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"Colorado rock band takes fun seriously, drops third album soon"

It wasn’t the money that drew Brad Jones to rock music. After all, the current lead electric guitarist for Left Foot Green had made plenty of that, while playing six string and ukulele for a lucrative folk band.
Left Foot Green performs on stage at The Hut in Tucson.
Kim Hartman
Left Foot Green performs on stage at The Hut in Tucson.
Featured on NPR, the group had released four albums, produced national radio hits and provided a healthy living for Jones.
But something was still missing for him.
“I made a lot of money, but my heart wasn’t in it,” Jones said. “I didn’t want to play folk music. I wanted to play rock. So after a lot of thought and soul-searching, I switched.”
Enter Left Foot Green. The fun-loving, energetic, four-member poppy punk rock band out of Englewood, Co. that performs both original and cover songs at concerts and has a third album set to drop soon.
Their 2010 album release “Fun with Vengeance” featured six original cuts and an A-Ha’s “Take on Me” cover.
Composed of the hard-rocking crew of Russ Kettle (lead vocals), Harmony Greenhalgh (electric violin), Jones (electric guitar) and Danny Schade (drummer), Left Foot Green is committed to the cause, having performed 88 shows last year around the country and 13 so far this year.
Even outside of their demanding tour schedule, the members have music in their blood. Many of them had music-related majors in college. And when the four aren’t on the road as musicians, they are teaching music at schools or giving private lessons.
“This is honestly the best group of players I’ve ever been with,” Jones said. “They are smart, talented, sick musicians who really know their stuff.”
Schade and Kettle joined LFG after their sophomore CD was released, so this upcoming album will be the current quartet’s first one together.
Compiled of all originals and no covers, Left Foot Green’s new album – currently untitled – features tracks such as “Facebook,” a tongue-in-cheek tune about a Facebook stalker, and “A Better Reason,” a more poppy version of a previously-released song. Showing the group’s range, the EP also includes the passionate and angsty beats “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Stay Away.”
Each song is usually a 6-9 month process for the band. Once a song is born, there are countless additions, subtractions and revisions of musical and lyrical content to craft a final cut.
“When we go into the studio, there comes a point where we have to break everything down, piece by piece, and ask ourselves if this is truly what we want,” Kettle said. “Upon completion of a track, we sometimes don’t know what it started as or the exact way it came about, but in the end, we have an awesome song.”
Many of LFG’s songs are inspired by their own personal feelings and experiences. Take front-man Kettle, for example, who is the only one in the band with a child.
“As a musician, you get to tap into life a lot,” he said. “Your own relationships are a big part of that, so you use that inspiration to your advantage. It motivates your song writing.”
The 30-year-old Kettle has a fiancé and 2-year-old daughter Lyra.
“The only reason I have the motivation to do this is for my kid,” he said. “I want her to be able to have a good life and experience things.”
The band also said their upbringings influence their lyrics and song-writing. Three of the four members of Left Foot Green grew up listening to rock bands with controversial lyrics and swear words. In fact, when Jones was 9 years old, his mom handed him an electric guitar and an Ozzy Osborne album.
To them, this early exposure made them open to putting bold content in their own songs, such as their single “Dick,” the leadoff track on “Fun with Vengeance.”
“If you can put something on an album that the kids really want but the parents really do not want them to have, you’ve actually hit this awesome middle ground in the industry,” Jones said.
But at the heart of it all, LFG said the main factor in their song-writing is the fun factor. After all, the group’s name comes from the goofy classic game “Twister.”
“Let’s be real here – we want to be commercial and get on the Billboard charts,” Kettle said. “We want to write songs that you can sing to, dance to and get hooked on.”
The band’s favorite song to play off its new album is “Must Be Love,” which its chorus humorously rings, “It must be love, because you’re so damn ugly.”
“We don’t write these deep, dark songs,” Greenhalgh said. “I feel like we write songs where people can come to a show and just have fun. I hope that people will laugh at our lyrics and not get offended by them. I hope our fans just have a ridiculously fun time with our music.”
Left Foot Green plays for its third time in Tucson on Saturday, March 23 at The Hut.


- Digital Journal


"Colorado rockers Left Foot Green have taken their show on the road"

Left Foot Green, Hero Kid, The Fray, Zetara, Frozen Eternity, and OneRepublic are all local rock bands from the Colorado area, most of them are from Denver. Left Foot Green is one of Colorado's most creative acts, at this time.

..... band from Englewood/Boulder Colorado. The motivation for their diverse alternative pop punk sound, merged with the inventive use of the electric violin, positions Left Foot Green on a level high above their competitors. The lively and light hearted Left Foot Green puts on a show that is perfection mixed with humor and it is a refined and skilled concert experience. If the future of music is a show to be seen and heard, Left Foot Green delivers that and more to their fans.

The band makeup is as follows:

Brad Jones - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Harmony Greenhalgh - Electric Violin, Vocals
Carter Smith - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Danny Schade - Drums, Vocals
Russ Kettle - Vocals, A** Kicker

"On the band's sophomore release, Fun With Vengeance, the five-piece churns out six snappy pop-punk tunes, as well as a rambunctious rendering of A-ha's "Take on Me". Left Foot Green injects a good deal of energy into the cuts, especially the album's opener, "Dick," with its fist-pumping, head-bobbing chorus."
Joe Solomon, Denver Westword

“The band literally tears through track after track on its seven song EP Fun with Vengeance, with fierce tracks that sound like a soundtrack to an X Games film.” Brian F. Johnson, Marquee Magazine

“Harmony has taken the electric violin to a new level and the other members lay it down just as heavy. A pumped up animated show!” Charlie Sullivan - Colorado Music Buzz Magazine

“Their Songs are Killer!”
Earth to Josh

"The band's overall sound has a raw, crunching feel. . . Solid Musicianship!"
Coner Hooley - The Scene Magazine

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For Booking Contact: booking@leftfootgreen.com Publicity - Intrigue Public Relations Samantha Hanson samantha@intriguepr.com 720-628-3291

Listed below is the link for their tour through September 2012.

http://www.leftfootgreen.com/tour.cfm?showall=1 - Colorado Springs Examiner


"Left Foot Green Fun With Vengeance"

After forming the Denver-based rock group Stinos in 2006, Justin Harned and Brad Jones were looking for a new musical direction, and so they brought in violinist Harmony Greenhalgh and a bassist and drummer and started Left Foot Green in early 2008. On the band's sophomore release, Fun With Vengeance, the five-piece churns out six snappy pop-punk tunes, as well as a rambunctious rendering of A-ha's "Take on Me." While taking a few cues from Blink-182 and Panic! At the Disco, Left Foot Green injects a good deal of energy into the cuts, especially the album's opener, "Dick," with its fist-pumping, head-bobbing chorus, and with Greenhalgh tossing in some slightly Celtic riffage on electric violin run through some distortion. Greenhalgh's violin playing adds an original ingredient to the tunes, some of which can be a bit derivative at times. But even if the cuts aren't anything especially original, the band makes up for it with fervor and energy. - Jon Solomon - Denver Westword


"Back to School Weekend!"

If your “new” back-to-school clothes are actually second-hand skinny jeans then the hi-dive is your kind of place … even though we know you’re just so above it all. The Denver-based group Left Foot Green is hosting this party for the release of their new CD Grey In the Sky and with a unique combination of modern pop rock and soaring fiddle, the local band has a chance at making even the most die-hard hipster move a little on the dance floor. - Denver Westword


"Left Foot Green Pumping Up The Decibel Level"

For those of you familiar with Left Foot Green, take a seat and hold on, the band has taken an about-turn and pumped up the decibel level. The crew has taken on a harder, edgier sound that suits them just fine. "We decided we wanted to change our style and went Punk-Pop; we really like the way we sound now and are having a great time with it," states Brad Jones (guitar). As a matter of fact, all of the band members are ecstatic about opening a new chapter in the band's history.

"We went through kind of an identity crisis and have finally found our brothers-in-arms, so to speak," adds Justin Harned (vocals). Harmony Greenhalgh (electric violin), Justin Blincoe (drums), and Carter Smith (bass) round out this dynamic outfit, churning out an auditory assault that'll leave you quivering.
The band is ready to hit the road for some heavy touring through the West and Southwest to promote their new album Fun With Vengeance, freshly completed and ready for release.

"Justin Peacock helped a lot with this one, we recorded it between Immersive Studios and The Hook Factory in Boulder," divulges Brad. Check it out at MySpace.com/TheLeftFootGreen and let the band know what you think. I liked the new cut, "Shit And Rats," it takes a nice jab at the government bailouts. Harmony has taken the electric violin to a new level on this one, "I've always wondered where I can take my sound with this genre of music," says Harmony, the lady shreds the violin with the best of them. The other members lay it down just as heavy; this is a fun album and the band members don't take themselves too seriously.

What to expect from the band live? You'll get a pumped-up animated show with crowd interaction between most of the songs; ninety percent of the material being original and a few surprising covers. Sitting in the studio with the band they performed an intrepid version of "Comfortably Numb" – it took me a second to pick up on the lyrics.

When we were done with the interview I pumped the crew about their future and how they rate success in the music industry. The consensus was they're in it for the long haul and if they don't have to work any other jobs and are paying the rent, that'll be a good gauge for making it. What it really comes down to is how long can you hold it together and keep your heart in it. I know a few people that can relate to that. Show your support for a great local act – get out and check 'em out. - Colorado Music Buzz


"Left Foot Green"

Every band needs something to give it that little spark — that thing that sets it apart from its contemporaries — and for Denver’s Left Foot Green, that “something” comes in the form of violin shredder Harmony Greenhalgh.
Left Foot Green plays alternative pop punk, and Greenhalgh sets them apart from other Warped Tour-style bands, by having her electric violin soaring as a lead instrument over the angsty-rock.
The band literally tears through track after track on its seven song EP Fun with Vengeance, with fierce tracks that sound like a soundtrack to an X Games film. But when the band finally tackles a remake of A-ha’s 1980s hit “Take on Me,” Greenhalgh saws on her fiddle better than Poindexter from Revenge of the Nerds during the epic grand finale of the film — proving, once again, that a violin can rock as a lead instrument.
While Greenhalgh’s playing takes center stage, the rest of the band certainly holds its own as well throughout the album, and the styles work well to compliment one another. — Brian F. Johnson - Marquee Magazine


Discography

Left Foot Green "Left Foot Green" EP release date May 24th, 2013. Recorded at Silo Sound. Engineered by Jeff Kanan. Produced by Left Foot Green.

Left Foot Green "Fun With Vengeance" EP release date December 1st, 2010. Recorded at Immersive Studios and The Hook Factory in Denver Colorado. Engineered and Produced by Justin Peacock.

Left Foot Green "Grey In The Sky" EP release date June 8, 2009. Recorded at Plan 9 Studios Denver Colorado. Engineered by Mike Henderson. Mixed and Mastered at Criteria Studios in Miami Fl. Grey In The Sky had great local radio and Jango radio success!

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Bursting on the Rock scene, Left Foot Green is honored to be mentioned in the same sentence as other Colorado bands like The Fray and Tickle Me Pink (examiner.com). Their new and unique sound, constant touring, and energetic stage show proves they deserve such an honor.

Left Foot Green's innovative sound in centered around the explosive and heavy Electric Violin playing of Harmony Greenhalgh. Fist pumping, ear melting riffs fill Left Foot Green’s music leaving the listener to believe this is the band Rock music desperately needs right now.

Their upcoming 3rd studio release, currently untitled, is rich with texture, great melodies, energetic rock choruses, and a little tongue and cheek inter-woven into the fun, memorable lyrics. The album grabs the listeners ear from the word go!

The consummate road warriors, Left Foot Green set out with a goal to play 150 shows this year. As of October they have far exceeded that goal. Their live show leaves the audience with open mouths and a sense that they have just seen the next big thing. Their clean, tight and high energy show is one of the main reasons Left Foot Green has built a strong following across the US.

Don’t miss out on the next big thing. Be sure and catch Left Foot Green before the nose bleeds is all you can afford. ;)

"On the band's sophomore release, Fun With Vengeance, the five-piece churns out six snappy pop-punk tunes, as well as a rambunctious rendering of A-ha's "Take on Me". Left Foot Green injects a good deal of energy into the cuts, especially the album's opener, "Dick," with its fist-pumping, head-bobbing chorus." - Jon Solomon of the Denver Westword

“Harmony has taken the electric violin to a new level and the other members lay it down just as heavy. A pumped up animated show!”
- Charlie Sullivan of the Colorado Music Buzz Magazine.

“Their Songs are Killer!”
- Music Blogger Earth to Josh.

“The band literally tears through track after track on its seven song EP Fun with Vengeance, with fierce tracks that sound like a soundtrack to an X Games film.”
- Brian F. Johnson of the Marquee Magazine