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The Fray

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Denver, Colorado, United States (2002 – present)

From the sleepy sprawl of America’s ‘Mile-High City’, Denver, Colorado, United States, comes The Fray, a foursome whose melodic pop-rock songs and soaring vocals resonate with sprawling tapestries and tales of hopefulness and heartache.

Formed in 2002 by Isaac Slade (vocals, piano) and Joe King (guitar, vocals), The Fray earned a loyal grassroots following through impressive area gigs and the support of local radio which led a listener-driven campaign to get the band a record contract. With strong word-of-mouth, the band won “Best New Band” honors from Denver’s Westword Magazine and garnered substantial airplay on two of Denver’s top rock stations - the demo version of “Over My Head (Cable Car)” became KTCL’s top 30 most played song of 2004 in just 4 months. The band signed to Epic Records in 2004 and released their debut album “How to Save a Life” in September 2005.

The band FIRST began when Joe King’s band, Fancy’s show box, and Isaac Slade’s band, Ember, broke up. “Three years ago, I thought I wanted to start a real estate company,” laughs co-founder King. A serendipitous encounter with former schoolmate Slade at a local music store began an impromptu jam session that began an impromptu songwriting session that began The Fray. It wasn’t your usual rock n’ roll lineup - vocals, guitar and piano - but it worked. The uplifting, melody-driven songs were catchy enough to attract two former band-mates of Slade’s - drummer Ben Wysocki and guitarist Dave Welsh. “Ben and I were basically a package deal at the time,” explains Welsh. “Ben joined first, but I think he felt lonely without me.”

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  • Irwinx

    Look After You ♥

    9 Aug 8:20pm Reply
  • EnglishPete

    Всегда слушаю Be Still, когда плохо на душе.. Всё-таки не стоит говорить, что The Fray - группа одного хита. У них очень много хорошего материала, а не только песня из Клиники.

    23 Jul 2:22pm Reply
  • harrysalvatore

    Never say never <3

    22 Jul 4:12pm Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    How To Save A Life. ♥

    6 Jul 7:56pm Reply
  • RaizaRegina

    6 Jul 1:54pm Reply
  • Danidepre

    Hold My Hand ♥

    30 Jun 1:04am Reply
  • maddiehasson

    amo

    29 Jun 1:05am Reply
  • kalsonberry

    My review of their concert in Seattle last night! http://www.last.fm/user/kalsonberry/journal/2014/06/18/646rzm_the_fray_concert_review!_-_june_17,_2014

    18 Jun 11:51pm Reply
  • HKA47

    Never tried anything past How To Save a Life, but within that album, some pretty good songs.

    15 Jun 4:44pm Reply
  • Rentusia

    При всем уважении, но - группа одного хита. И все знают какого. И получается что-то по типу One Republic - вроде есть потенциал - неплохой вокал, красивое исполнение, но играют какую то муть. Товарищей ФОНАТОФ просим не беспокоится - унылое ИМХО постороннего слушателя.

    6 Jun 9:24am Reply
  • Serene_l

    Как много русских в рупоре, как трогательно :_(

    29 May 7:57pm Reply
  • Christoffer_Rob

    how to save the life тоже только из клинике узнал. трогательно

    7 May 6:12pm Reply
  • Bruna_KM

    amo esses reis ♥

    5 May 3:58am Reply
  • Sparkyblaize

    нравится только How to Save a Life, наверное потому, что в Клинике она заиграла в душераздирающий момент

    4 May 6:49pm Reply
  • PanyaTanina

    новый альбом не очень. но Hold My Hand запомнилась больше всех <3

    23 Apr 3:55pm Reply
  • Jovannnn

    Hold My Hand ♥

    16 Apr 12:32am Reply
  • kwayne16

    I need to listen Helios fast !

    9 Apr 9:58pm Reply
  • Mielok

    Hold My Hand - amazing!!!

    7 Apr 4:51pm Reply
  • leombenites

    Helios is something new, different but I really liked it :) [2] <3

    6 Apr 1:38am Reply
  • Jamimmy

    I love them soooooooo muuuuuuuuch!!!

    31 Mar 10:50pm Reply
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