RED, Framing Hanley co-headline Waterfront’s Oasis Stage
From press release
Rock performers RED and Framing Hanley will co-headline On the Waterfront’s Oasis Stage Saturday, Sept. 5.
Framing Hanley will take the stage first, with RED will perform directly after them.
From Wikipedia: “RED was officially formed by guitarist Anthony Armstrong, bassist and twin brother, Randy Armstrong and lead vocalist, Michael Barnes. Guitarist Jasen Rauch, according to the End of Silence album booklet, is the band’s primary composer. Enlisting the talents of Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning rock producer, Rob Graves, RED signed a development contract with Graves’ independent production company. After recording several demo songs, the band was quickly signed by SONY BMG imprint, Essential Records. Hendrix was fired and after an extended search, the band chose Hayden Lamb (twin brother of former Paramore guitarist, Hunter Lamb) as his replacement on drums. As a result of his successful early work with RED, Graves was chosen to produce the band’s debut album End of Silence.”
According to Wikipedia: “Lead singer and songwriter Kenneth Nixon, guitarists Tim and Brandon, bassist Luke and drummer Chris came together to form Framing Hanley and quickly gained a large following in Nashville. First formed in 2005, the band posted some demos of their songs on the bands myspace page. In November 2006, these demos were discovered by Brett Hestla, former Creed bassist and frontman of Dark New Day. Hestla helped the young Nashville-based quintet record a two-song demo in his Florida studio that captured the attention of Jeff Hanson (Creed, Sevendust, Paramore) and his record label Silent Majority Group. In June 2008, Tim left the band because of recurring back problems and to pursue other endeavors in his life. He was immediately replaced by a friend of the band, guitarist Ryan Belcher. This was originally a temporary arrangement but Ryan soon became a permanent member of the band.
“The band recorded their debut album, The Moment, with Hestla in Orlando, Fla. The disc was released in August 2007, and includes the single ‘Hear Me Now.’ In November 2008, Framing Hanley released The Moment Deluxe Edition, which also includes a rock cover of Lil Wayne’s hit ‘Lollipop.’ The band has since toured with Evans Blue, Red (band), and Cavo. Here is a recent live webcast the band did from Jacksonville Beach, Fla. http://app.synclive.com?show/30305 .
“According to an interview with up until the end of 2006, the band was called a different name, Embers Fade. Nixon stated that ‘our drummer’s fiancée Ashley Hanley passed away in October of 2006. She was a best friend of the rest of the band, and we wanted to do something to somewhat honor her. She used to take pictures for our band, hence ‘framing.’ Naming our band Framing Hanley was the least we could do for someone that means so much to us. Alone in This Bed (Capeside) is a song about her.’”
For tickets and more information, visit www.onthewaterfront.com.
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