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Down For Five

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"The Time Has Come for Down For Five"

"The time has come for Down For Five. Dynamic, melodic, hardworking, sincere -- is there an adjective I've missed? -- this band has understandably forged an incredibly loyal fanbase. The bandmembers' combination of technical skill, original sound and onstage charisma has DFF poised to become a progressive metal music powerhouse. Don't take my word for it. See a show for yourself."
- Jennifer Chancellor, Tulsa World Newspaper

"Down For Five Rocks Unapologetically"

"The night truly kicked into gear with Down For Five, who rocked unapologetically ... Seriously, a snapshot every five seconds with those guys!"
- Ryan Williams, Digital Music For Dummies

"One of the Best Surprises of Dfest 2006"

"Face Rocking Metal, one of the best surprises of Tulsa's DFest!"
- Ricardo Baca, Denver Post

"This is just-try-looking-away metal"

"With more than 150 bands playing the South Park Music are a dozen don't-miss bands playing this weekend to help lead the way...Down For Five: This is just-try-looking-away metal. (It's impossible.)"
- Ricardo Baca, Denver Post

"Janna Jordan Commands Respect"

"In an often male-dominated genre of face-searing guitar riffs and solos, Janna Jordan fearlessly -- and seemingly effortlessly -- commands respect and awe from her testosterone-fraught counterparts. And watch out, ladies, because this axemaiden eats skirt-wearing, flippy-haired, self-absorbed, mike-stand throwing, undertuned, overbaked rock-goddess wannabes for breakfast. To put it simply, Jordan wears the pants around here, and don' t you forget it."
- Jennifer Chancellor, Tulsa World Newspaper


"Time Has Come" - release date is April 4, 2006 on Sunset Trash Records. Streaming audio can be found at

Down For Five songs can be heard on KMYZ Z104.5 The Edge in Tulsa as well as KRSU 91.3 FM. The band's songs have also been used on local commercials for "The Jam Shack" music store and the band's song "Rise" was used as the intro music on the Tulsa Talons of the Arena Football 2 League's website (



In the world of music, where cookie cutter, sound-alike bands can be found in nearly every club and venue across the country on any given weekend, Tulsa-based melodic rock metal band Down For Five is setting standards to set itself apart from this pack, both musically and visually in its live performances.

The band was formed in the spring of 2002 by lead guitarist Janna Jordan and lead vocalist Syke Mochek. With the entrance of bassist Scott Squires in early 2005, Down For Five solidified itself as a true, unparalleled force in heavy rock in the Midwest. Drummer Carl Lowe joined the band in November of 2006 to round out the power house lineup.

Even since the band’s inception, the vision has always been to combine modern, grooving heaviness with the musicality, flavor, and attitude of old school rock and metal. This vision has been, and continues to be, carried out by Down For Five in a very successful and effective manner.

Down For Five has developed a reputation for its over the top and in your face live performances, including use of props such as banners, lasers, state-of-the-art lighting, pyro fog machines, and more. The band prides itself in giving its fans a true rock and roll show to remember, reminiscent of the “larger than life” acts of days past.

Down For Five has already achieved respectable levels of success, with its recording of Time Has Come – a full length release which came out on Hollywood, CA based Sunset Trash records in April of 2006. The album is receiving airplay in various parts of the country, as well as Canada. Time Has Come was mastered at Capitol Records in Los Angeles, CA and the band has seen consistent sales since its release. The band played three shows in Hollywood shortly after the album was released and, at one of those shows, had the opportunity of jamming with Lemmy from Motorhead, as well as other well known musicians. DFF recently picked up endorsements from Hollywood-based Coffin Case and TurboTrem Bar Corporation.

In addition to receiving radio airplay, Down For Five has done countless on air interviews with various media outlets, on air live performances, received television airplay for its 2003 DVD, which featured an EPK and three professionally shot videos, and also did the soundtrack for a nationally distributed paintball video. In 2003, the band was invited to that year's Edgefest, performing alongside acts such as Evanescence and Mudvayne.

In 2005, the band recorded a song entitled "Let's Go" which was named the official theme song for the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League. The song was used as the team's intro music during skate out at the Oilers' home arena. Tulsa's AF2 football team, The Tulsa Talons, also saw fit in collaborating with Down For Five, using the band's song "Rise" in 2004 and 2005 as the intro music on its official website.

The band performed at Diversafest 2006 in Tulsa, OK to a packed house at The Venue, in which industry personnel was present to check out the band’s live performance. A writer for the Denver Post and Rolling Stone named Down For Five as one of the top five performances at the festival.

Down For Five has performed consistently at events such as Freaker's Ball and Cancer Sucks, both at historic Cain's Ballroom in downtown Tulsa. The band also performed on the main stage at Rocklahoma 2007, one of the nation's largest rock festivals of the year. Down For Five continues to perform live and is currently writing new material for its next release. The band is looking for opportunities on a national/international scale, in particular landing on a national/ international tour.

You can hear songs off the band's album by visiting the Down For Five MySpace page at