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Quincy, Illinois, United States | SELF

Quincy, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


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Sharing The Rays (2010)
Tri Colored World (2007)
Fielder EP (2006) - 5 song demo
Fielder EP (2005) - 5 song demo
Basement Recordings (2003)



Fielder is a five piece band out of a little old town up on a bluff just east of the Mississippi River called Quincy, Illinois. Fielder combines aspects of its acoustic roots to its current rock and roll demeanor. The band was formed in late 2003 as a 3 piece but their current 5 piece structure was not fully established until late 2006. In the relatively short amount of time that the five members were playing together they put together an amazingly tight eclectic musical connection that couldn't be kept underground. A buzz surrounded their hometown of Quincy, Illinois and off they went playing shows for Colleges/Bars/Friends.

Fielder's lead vocalist is 25 year old Logan Kammerer. His unique songwriting ability and intense style of singing are only matched by the masterful prowess that he exhibits while serving as Fielder's self-taught acoustic front man. Over the past ten years, Kammerer has excelled at writing numerous amounts of songs that can be described as nothing less than soulful. Listeners can feel the edgy vibe in his voice and are left overwhelmed by his emotion time and time again.

The backbone of the band comes from the band's bassist Alex Tappe, one of the founding members of this original alternative/rock band Fielder. Tappe’s unique style of play and techniques on the bass can be explained with two seemingly simple words that carry sophisticated meaning when applied to Tappe; smooth and passionate. Alex started playing bass guitar at the age of 12 with some of his grade school buddy’s playing cover tunes from the 90’s before later picking up the acoustic guitar in his early high school career. Tappe then started playing/writing songs on the acoustic guitar with Logan Kammerer which would soon be the foundation for Fielder.

The heartbeat of Fielder is drummer Chris Cornwell. Growing up in his family's music store in Quincy and playing drums in his High School Pep Band/other bands around the area, Cornwell was able to develop a great deal of knowledge in music. Having multiple instruments at his finger tips in his family music store growing up gave Chris an ability to learn more than one instrument. Cornwell can also play guitar, bass, and does some back up singing for the band. With Cornwell’s knowledge on numerous instruments allows him to hear each member of the band individually which is a skill that allows him to accompany any sound to perfection.

Playing the electric guitar for Fielder is Matt Lawless. Lawless exhibits a vast range of musical talent/knowledge on the electric guitar that has further aided the development of rock-n-roll band Fielder. While growing up playing piano for 10 years, Lawless soon picked up his older brothers electric guitar his freshman year and began playing lead guitar for bands around Quincy. Matt’s passion for the three piece band Fielder at the time made him want to add another element to the band and soon joined in early 2006 with keyboardist Scott Smith. His heart-pounding guitar rifts supply an indescribable high that raises the band's musical energy to an outstanding level.

The final member of Fielder is Scott Smith. Having taken piano lessons since he was five years old from the same piano teacher as Matt Lawless, Smith was able to acquire a genuine appreciation for his expertise. His work on the keyboard is unquestionably one of the most important elements in creating the euphoric sensation that accompanies Fielder's music. Smith is able to bridge the gap between musical peaks within a song which gives each track a natural and free-flowing feel.

Fielder's music speaks for itself. The electric atmosphere witnessed at one of the band's live performances illustrates the impact that Fielder has on an audience.