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Discography

Current Single "Over and Under"
Airplay on WBYR- Ft Wayne, WXSR - Tallahassee, WCPR- Biloxi, WZOR - Appleton/Green Bay, WWBN - Flint, WJJO- Madison, WQXA - Harrisburg, KUPD - Phoenix, KIOZ - San Diego,
Singles up on deck "You Make Me Sick"and "Home"
Debut album self titled Egypt Central coming mid September 2006

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Federated Media 98.9/Ft. Wayne Music Director Stiller:

“# 6 at Callout Research. This is not a fluke. This record has been steadily picking up. There’s little to no burn on it.”

CBS Radio 93X/WMFS Memphis Program Director Rob Cressman:

“I felt the early Memphis reaction to Egypt Central before I ever saw them perform live. Requests and the street led me to the record. From there, the band’s relentless self promotion and the fans’ willingness to buy the disc got it on the air here. They’ve played several events for 93X – all have been beyond sell-outs. The live show is amazing. The music connects on the radio. PLAY THIS BAND.”

Clear Channel 98 Rock-WXTB Tampa Music Director/Afternoon Drive Mike Killabrew:

“Big songs! Big hooks! It's the second coming of Linkin Park. Egypt Central is THE new rock band...period!”

YahooMusic/Launchcast Senior Music Director John Lenac:

“Doing AMAZING! Testing as good as or better than most major rock records!”

From a street in the northeast part of Memphis, Egypt Central has risen to a level of celebrity in their hometown. Together about three years, they pride themselves on their intensely passionate lyrics about overcoming the obstacles of life and love and the ability to move you with thundering, moody, groove oriented music. Their self released debut album has sold close to 3000 units in Memphis in several months. With a remarkable first week of sales, their cd debuted as #1 independent release in the Memphis market. In some Cats Music store locations the Egypt Central release blew down the doors outselling new releases by Coldplay and the White Stripes. The group’s fame had developed rapidly from the early support of local venue New Daisy Theater owner Mike Glen and Mike Killabrew who was formerly MD at 93X-WMFS. As the power of airplay from CBS Radio’s commercial alternative station 93X-WMFS and PD Rob Cressman’s conviction rose, so did the demand for the release. Best Buy started calling the band asking how they could carry the record. Finally, Select-O-Hits distribution jumped in ordering 200 – 300 at a time to supply the retail monster with units. Egypt Central’s album continued to fly off the shelves.

It didn’t stop there. The band created a community for Egypt Central fans on myspace that has garnered over 113,000 plays and collected a sizeable amount of friends/fans. Additionally, Yahoo Launchcast learned of the band and programmed the single on their site. Both internet outlets have held an integral part in generating worldwide sales of the Egypt Central cd and digital downloads via CdBaby.com. This success has resulted largely from many nights pounding the pavement with self promotion, friendship and unshakable belief.

There is no time for a pity party. Your life is what you make of it. John Falls (front man) would be the first to tell you this having firsthand experience at it after spending his childhood as a ward of the state. A few of the members of Egypt Central (affectionately known as EC) have had to weather and overcome their fair share of hard knocks – child abuse, drug addiction, emotional instability – early on in life between the ages of 2 – 15. The five of them found a safe haven in music where they could feel the security, acceptance and stability they’d never known. A brotherhood formed from the music they wrote together to extinguish being an outsider and embrace anyone who’d ever felt those fears of being left out. “Music is about having a good time and expressing the crazy emotions that go on inside as a human being, whether you’re the writer/creator or the listener/viber.”

John lost sight of his path for a moment at fifteen when he fell into gang activity, selling drugs and rebelling against authority. Fortunately for John, good friends inspired him and encouraged him to a new way of life through music. This began the journey to piece together a band and find his success in music. In late 2002, John’s gift of persuasion convinced the strikingly handsome guitar man Heath Hindman to join him on his quest.

The two were nearing their breaking point when they heard a drummer boom from down the hall at a friend’s rehearsal spot. Heath knew who it was and that this was the drummer they needed. He told John to talk his magic and convince the young prodigy – Blake Allison - to join their group. Blake told John that he might do it but that he only played with one bass player and that they came as a pair. Blake called his best friend and fellow musician Joey Walser in Chicago with the proposition of leaving the jam, funk, jazz scene and trying rock. Months of private conversations between the two followed. Blake and Joey decided to join John and Heath but not without sacrifice - Blake dropped out of college and Joey moved to Memphis. Now the core of the band was finally realized.

For the next few months the group wrote and wrote and wrote, every night sweating out the new style of music, and smashing