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DUFREIGN - Far Too Long

Tracks that have received play:
'I Feel Sick'


Feeling a bit camera shy


The origin of DUFREIGN began with singer/songwriter Josh Heinz. Josh spent six years as the singer for the Memphis, TN based outfit, Wyndom Earle. After the band ran its course and the members went in different musical directions, he relocated to the Coachella Valley. Not content to simply let a lack of band members spoil his chances for performing live, Josh picked up his acoustic guitar and rode the solo circuit for the better part of three years. His passionate delivery of intense rock transcended the acoustic stage. But deep down he was searching for the right members to bring the music to life with a full band. During this time he would conceive, write and record the full length album Blasting Echo as a way to share this vision. In the fall of 2004 Joshs participation in the Mystic Avalanche A & R Showcase Competition led him to meet the future members of DUFREIGN. As the only solo acoustic act to make the finals of the competition, he received a writeup in the Desert Post Weekly, Coachella Valleys area weekly. This article caught the attention of bassist Dave Virginia. The four year veteran of the desert music scene, which included stints with Wood Monkey and Less Than Zero, was inspired by the music Josh was creating. Within a week the two began jamming together. Daves diverse influence of funk, metal and rock enhanced the songs. His overall enthusiasm and genuine appreciation for the music and lyrics has made him an asset since the first time they played together. At the same competition Josh met Nathan Marchi. At the time he was the drummer for metal rock band, Laid In Concrete. Previously he had played in a project called The Film. Like Dave, Nathan found the music and passion in Joshs material very powerful. Hearing that Josh was on the hunt for a drummer, Nathan jumped at the chance to play. Nathans talent and experience, from drum line to playing metal, has brought another dimension of power and precision to the music. DUFREIGN was born. DUFREIGN has gained steady momentum since its inception as a full band with their high energy and explosive live performances. In only a short amount of time the band has played several very successful shows, which includes winning in the 93.7 KCLB Battle of the Bands contest at the 2005 Riverside County Date Festival. In September of 2005 the band received Best Rock Band honors from the first annual Coachella Valley Music Awards. Josh was awarded Best Singer/Songwriter and Best Song honors for Sunburn in the Shade. With their powerful sound and intense stage presence, DUFREIGN is a band that must be seen and heard.