Fighting Chance

Fighting Chance

BandRockReggae

Infectious grooves, melodies, and lyrics brought to you with more intensity, soul, and emotion than most bands care to exhibit. Just when you think they've mastered a ska groove, they move seamlessly into a dark, acoustic ballad that you will HAVE to hear again!!!

Biography

About Fighting Chance





FORMED IN 2003 BY LONGTIME FRIENDS ERIN G. AND RYAN EAST, THE TWO STARTED PLAYING ORIGINAL ACOUSTIC SONGS IN LOCAL COFFEE SHOPS, AND SOON MOVED ON TO A U.S. TOUR WITH NOTHING BUT A COUPLE HUNDRED COPIES OF A BURNED DEMO TO FUEL THEIR JOURNEY. THEIR DEBUT “SOMEWHERE BETWEEN RELIEF AND REGRET” (AVAIL ON CDBABY.COM, MYSPACE.COM/FIGHTINGCHANCE, AND THROUGH SUPER D ONE STOP) WAS RELEASED IN 2006 TO RAVE REVIEWS AND HAS HELPED FIGHTING CHANCE FORM THEIR SIGNATURE ROCK/REGGAE/SKA SOUND. THIS RELEASE WAS FOLLOWED BY EXTENSIVE TOURING THROUGHOUT THE U.S. IN 2006 AND 2007, INCLUDING DATES AND TOURS WITH THE EXPENDABLES, H.R. (BAD BRAINS), THE AGGROLITES, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, LIT, LIVE, BUCKCHERRY,GREGORY ISAACS, BLUES TRAVELER, CHEAP TRICK, GOVT. MULE, AGENT ORANGE, ……..

HERE’S WHAT THE STRANGERS HAVE TO SAY:

“SURE TO START A FIRE UNDER A CROWDS COLLECTIVE ASS” G. Starkey New Times Magazine

"ONCE YOU’VE HEARD A FIGHTING CHANCE SONG, YOU’LL WANT TO HEAR ANOTHER, ONCE YOU’VE SEEN A FIGHTING CHANCE SHOW, YOU’LL NEED TO SEE ANOTHER. NO ONE CAN DENY THE GUT WRENCHING HONESTY OF THEIR LYRICS ". Sam-Las Cruces Sun News (Carlsbad, New Mexico)

“YOU’RE DROWNING IN YOUR WEEKDAY WAR. SKALICIOUS TO MY EARS. WHAT I TAKE FROM THE LYRICS IS-HEY, BE COOL, DON’T STRESS OUT, FIND SOMETHING THAT YOU LIKE TO DO, OR YOU’LL DROWN IN THE STRESS OF MONOTONY. SIMPLE ENOUGH, PLUS, I MAY HAVE IT ALL WRONG, WHO KNOWS? AS I BOUNCE MYSELF AROUND THE ROOM, I SIMPLY DON’T CARE BECAUSE THE STRESS OF THIS DAY IS LEAVING MY BODY THANKS TO THE SKALICIOUSNESS OF THIS CUT OWED TO THE DANCABILITY AND THE TIME CHANGES THAT KEEP THIS TUNE MUSICALLY EXCITING. SHOUT OUT TO “FALLING IN”. Rich-eartaste.com

“MAY 2008 WILL SEE THE RELEASE OF THEIR SOPHOMORE RELEASE “A LIFETIME OF BASIC CABLE”- A DEFINITE STEP UP IN MUSICIANSHIP AND MORE DEFINITVE EXPLORATION OF SKA/REGGAE HOOKS, EARTH SHAKING LYRICS, AND SWEET MELODIES THAT CAN BE ENJOYED BY ANYONE WHO IS LUCKY ENOUGH TO CATCH AN EARFUL OF THIS MOVEMENT”- High Times Magazine 2008

Discography

Full length release(12 songs) - "Somewhere Between Relief and Regret"

Tentative 2008 Full length release- "A Lifetime of Basic Cable"

Set List

FALLING IN
NO SLEEP
THE ILLUSION
COLDEST NIGHT OF SUMMER
NEXT TO NOTHING
NO LINES
WHERE'S THE GUN?
QUICK WITH A BLADE
LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE
THE MILLIONS
SOMETHING MORE
LOUISIANA
BURN BRIGHTER
INCOMPLETE
WHAT MAY BE MAGIC
CRITICAL CONDITION
CONTAGIOUS WAVES
DOWN BELOW
DEAD WEIGHT
IF YOU INSIST
STRAIGHT LIFE
IT'S A DISEASE
TORN AWAY
SAY GOODBYE
WE BELIEVE

USUALLY WE DO ABOUT 2 SETS, DEPENDS ON HOW WE BREAK THEM UP, AND HOW THE PROMOTER WANTS THEM BROKEN UP...WE CAN USUALLY DO TWO SETS, EACH AN HOUR LONG. WE DO NOT PLAY ANY COVERS AT THIS TIME.