Botfly
Gig Seeker Pro

Botfly

Band Rock Alternative

Calendar

This band hasn't logged any future gigs

This band hasn't logged any past gigs

This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos

Music

Press


GO recently asked 5 questions of Liz Wood from the band Botfly. Look for 5 questions with other local bands and bands playing in the region in future editions of GO.

How did your band form? Where and when?
Botfly formed in 2006, originally playing pop music for my (Liz Wood’s) solo pop career. We began to mess around with new, heavier rock songs, and realized they had something great.
We changed our name from Liz Wood and Band, to LWB, and then to Botfly.
With a few member and name changes, we have been Botfly officially since early 2008.

What type of music do you play? Describe it.
The type of music we play is progressive, mainstream rock. The songs are constantly building. They have catchy melodies, and you will catch yourself humming them.
By “mainstream,” I mean you would be able to hear the same style on the radio.
Our songs apply to all ages, we find old and young people coming out to every show.

What’s your live show like?
Botfly’s live show is all about energy.
There hasn’t been a single show where we got off stage and felt like we didn’t give it our all, or are not sweating from head to toe.
We feel as though if we are energetic and passionate while we perform, the audience will feel that.

Why has your band been so successful?
I think Botfly has been so successful because to each of the members, the band is their lives, their drug and their passion.
Every song we write comes straight from our emotions, so every song has a ton of meaning to all of us.
With that said, we push ourselves to promote and write the best we can, so we can play together for the rest of our lives.
What’s in the future for your band?
The future of our band is unknown. We look to further ourselves and our career as much as possible.
I know for a fact we want to play with each other for the rest of our lives and we will accomplish that.
A tour is in the works for this summer, and we are of course writing to put out another demo.

Profile
Botfly
Hometown: New London/ Westbrook.
Genre: Alternative/Rock.
Members: Liz Wood, lead vocals; Mike Theriault, bass; Justin Wood, drums; Joseph Thibeault, guitar.
For more information, visit www.botflyrocks.com - Norwich Bulletin


Female fronted Alternative/Metal/Rock. A mixture of hard rocking riffs, funky bass lines, huge drum fills, and powerful singing, Botfly put their feelings and personalities to music. Held together by a bond composed of many different music styles, this up and coming act believes that they have something special to bring to the table. Their music reaches out to many people and often times find the songs as the subject of their humming or whistling throughout the day. The energy of Botfly's music cannot fully be appreciated until one has experienced them live. The energy given off the stage is transferred directly to the audience resulting in a mob of dancing, singing, crazy people all enjoying themselves. - WailingCity.com


In other aggrandizement gossip, Hartford's Botfly has been pushing fans to vote online for them at supernova.com/events/2357/vote# so they win a battle of the bands at NYC's Sullivan Hall. A recent e-mail blast from the band said they'd cornered 100 percent of the votes cast thus far — not bad for a nine-band competition — but at press time they'd fallen to second place with a more humbling 25 percent. If you need to see a band before you're willing to engage in the democratic process on its behalf, Botfly's playing the fourth Brake for Moose Fest at New London's American Legion Hall Aug. 23 (with A Moment of Silence, Amido Black and IZM), the Montville Polish Club in Uncasville Aug. 30 and a whole other Battle of the Bands Aug. 23 at Hartford's Webster Underground. How many titles do they clamor for? They're like the Ralph Ferrucci of Connecticut rock. - New Haven Advocate


Discography

Emergence (Full Length Album)
Available on iTunes and Amazon.com
All tracks are available for online streaming at sites such as Virb.com, Last.fm, MySpace.com, and more.

Photos

Bio

A mixture of hard rocking riffs, funky bass lines, huge drum fills, and powerful singing, Botfly put their feelings and personalities to music with their new album Emergence, released in late 2008. Held together by a bond composed of many different music styles, this up and coming act believes that they have something special to bring to the table.

In early 2006 the embers of what is now known as Botfly began to ignite. Liz Wood began her music career as a pop solo artist searching for a defining sound that she could call her own. After dealing with many record labels and radio stations she soon realized that hard rock was in her soul. Her brother, Justin, had been involved in many bands prior to Botfly. However, none truly satisfied his musical abilities. Liz and Justin began collaborating with their sister Noelle, and brother-in-law Mike Theriault to compose songs of this type. They immediately exploded into the New England music scene known as "The Liz Wood Band," but they soon realized this name did not fit their style. Soon the band members recruited Joseph Thibeault as their new guitarist and changed their name to Botfly.

Finally with a solid lineup and musical chemistry they began work on a full length album. They sought the help Kent Clemmons, a seasoned sound engineer to help produce and mix their songs. Their album, "Emergence," was released in 2008 and sold on iTunes and Amazon.com. Botfly wanted even more exposure than this, so they decided to release their album to other sites for free, grossing over 2000 downloads and tons of positive feedback.

Ranging from the upbeat sounds of "No Gravity," to the aggressive and melodic sounds of "Endure," their music reaches out to many people and often times find the songs as the subject of their humming or whistling throughout the day. The energy of Botfly's music cannot fully be appreciated until one has experienced them live. The energy given off the stage is transferred directly to the audience resulting in a mob of dancing, singing, crazy people all enjoying themselves.

With these experiences set in Botfly's history, they feel poised to make a breakthrough in their musical careers. More importantly, everyone is encouraged to come to their shows, meet the band members, and have a great time. With their unique sound, Botfly is seeking representations and connections and more opportunities to spread their music around the world, so be sure to introduce yourselves. They try to remember everybody and every fan is important to them.