Hope Anchor

Hope Anchor

BandAlternativeRock

Post modern , melodic punk influenced rock-pop. Formed by Terry Linehan, Green Day's touring second guitarist( 2000+2005). Influences; Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cure, The Clash, David Bowie, The Replacements, Psychedelic Furs, Husker Du and U2. Has opened for The Bravery and White Rabbits.

Biography

After touring North America as second guitarist for Green Day in 2005, guitarist Terry Linehan (Waterdog, Frustrators) decided it was time to apply what he had learned and start a band in his native Rhode Island. Having spent months recording home demos, Terry realized he needed a top notch singer to accomplish his vision and turned to Paul Everett, whom he had long admired in bands such as Coat of Arms, Delta Clutch and The Blizzard of 78.
After months more of writing new songs, the two realized they had something great and recruited a band of Providence's finest. Guitarist Eric Fontana had made his name in local band Mother Jefferson, as well as being a first call studio musician (No Doubt, Dropkick Murphys, Avoid One Thing, The [Amazing] Royal Crowns). Jack McKenna, also of Mother Jefferson and Von Doom, had made the jump from drums to bass and was a perfect fit, as was Paul Myers, who had been bashing the drums in perfect time for Delta Clutch and The Blizzard of 78.
Showing influences such as Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cure, The Clash, David Bowie, The Replacements, Generation X, Psychedelic Furs, Husker Du, U2, The Ramones, T-Rex, Brian Wilson, and The Ronettes, Hope Anchor has opened for several national touring acts, including White Rabbits and The Bravery and The Mooney Suzuki.
In April 2007, Hope Anchor recorded a four song E.P., “The City Limits,” with the legendary David Minehan (The Neighborhoods, Paul Westerburg) at his Woolly Mammoth studio (woollymammothsound.net) in Waltham, Ma., now on sale at amiestreet.com/hopeanchor, buzzplay.com/hopeanchor and myspace.com/hopeanchorri. Several of the new cuts have already gained prime time, lunch hour
airplay on 95.5 WBRU , Providences main alt-rock station, and one of the largest in the entire New England radio market. Hope Anchor are currently mixing six NEW songs , tracked at Woolly Mammoth with the mighty Sir Dave Minehan once again behind the board , due for a Spring 2010 full CD release.
Performing songs of a post-industrial, small city, their vision is to bring the characters that are Providence to life, in a way that honors Providence's history and tradition as one of the birthplaces of alternative music, while remaining universal and connected to anyone standing in the outer shadows of their own town, anywhere in the world.

NEW VIDEO for "Means to an End" at
www.youtube.com/hopeanchorri

Discography

"The City Limits"
4 song EP , recorded at Woolly Mammoth studio (woollymammothsound.net) in Waltham, Ma. with David Minehan.
available at amiestreet.com/hopeanchor, buzzplay.com/hopeanchor and
www.myspace.com/hopeanchorri
Currently mixing SIX NEW songs for full length CD coming soon (Spring 2010)!
NEW VIDEO for "Means to an End" at
www.youtube.com/hopeanchorri

Set List

45 to 90 minute sets, depending on the show and venue.
SONGLIST:
Tell Me Something
Halfway Home
Losing My Mind
Drifting Out To Sea
You Mean Everything
Go
Means To An End
Fools Game
One Life To Live
Everything's Gone Wrong
You Were The One
So Strong
Dear Departed
Lucky
Doom And Gloom
COVERS:
Don't Change (inxs)
Band Of Gold (freda payne)
Stand By Me (ben e. king)