Feriz Blue is a rock/funk/alternative band from New York. The band, consisting of emotional and dynamic vocalist Mike Fries (106.1 WBLI Radio Station Long Island Idol Winner 2007), producer-writer Brian Johnston, and bassist Mike Becker began working together and recording their debut album in November 2007, and released their debut album 'Showdown' in July 2008. Later to join were guitarist Tom Dintrone, bassist Chris Schropfer (taking the place of Mike Becker), and drummer Tom Fraoli. Within two months of launching their Myspace page, the band had a tremendous response, with over 9,000 plays and 2,500 new fans logged in February and March 2008 alone. Formed out of the original 5-member band 'Stilling the Lake', the group has turned to a more rock-funk oriented sound. The music is complex yet engaging, never sacrificing a great sound for the sake of showing-off. While the lyrics vary, leaning toward deeper psychological ends, and alternatively focusing on more universal themes such as relationships, the vocals manage to come off very versatile, while maintaining a consistent tone that listeners identify as specific to Feriz Blue.
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