Rusted Nails
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Rusted Nails

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The best kept secret in music


This band has no press


Our sole relase so far is our self-produced, self-recorded, self-titled 10 song cd "Rusted Nails" which we offer for sale at gigs.
CD song list:
1. Let It Go (Mike Williams)
2. Check It Out (M.Chambers)
3. Hooked (M.Williams)
4. I Look Into Your Eyes (M.Chambers)
5. Living In The Country (M.Chambers & M. Williams)
6.Looking For A Change (M.Chambers)
7. Mercy (M. Chambers)
8. Running Out Of Time (M.Williams)
9. September Girl (M.Chambers)
10. Teach'em (M. Chambers)

So far no radio airplay that we know of.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Rusted Nails was born in the spring of 2004 when Matt Chambers(an elementary school art teacher) was invited by a mutual friend to sit in on drums for a jam session at Mike Williams(a construction worker) garage. The garage jams were weekend parties that could be described as "stoned soup" sessions with each player adding a piece of the musical mosaic.
Over time Mike, a punk and metal influenced bassist and Matt, a rock, blues, folk oriented guitarist found common ground playing at covers of some of their favorite artists such as Neil Young, Tom Petty, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Green Day, Ramones, Red Hot Chillipeppers and others.
More importantly Mike and Matt discovered each others desire to write and perform original songs publicly and started learning each others existing songs and writing new material as well.
As a wide range of musical talents passed in and out through the garage door Matt and Mike remained steadfast and developed more and more of their original songs and built up quite a catalog of catchy riffs and hook laden tunes dealing with relationships past and present, existential, social and political issues, and just plain old rockin' fun.
Around this time Mike and Matt began pressing the bands direction by announcing their intention that the band be performing gigs on a regular basis, traveling to promote the band, earn what could be earned, sell cd’s and t-shirts, to be a working band. It was necessary to know who was truly with the band and who was just hanging out before heading out of the garage.
Departures of the faint of heart soon followed. With that Matt and Mike began booking and playing gigs, hauling gear, loosing sleep, recording original material for a demo cd, and learning the ropes of the band business.
In the spring of 2005 Rusted Nails entered a contest to be "House Band" for Raleigh NC radio station WRAV, "The River". Out of over two dozen bands, including eventual House Band winners Jociefus Rifle, Rusted Nails placed fourth in a market where we were not known at all.
The spring/summer of 2006 was especially productive for Rusted Nails following the self release of our self made, self titled 10 song debut cd.
Rusted Nails has performed many (3-4 10 song sets) at nightclubs around southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina plus a number of benefit shows for causes such as Relay For Life, M.S. Walk, and a local firemans association.

Currently our favorite place to play( Usually a 15 song set) is at Zakk's Coffeehouse in Murfreesboro, NC where we had the privilage of opening for EuroRock 2006, a tour of international bands (MidTerm Break, The State of Pangea, Feddy and others) from England, Switzerland, Russia, and Egypt promoted by Lou Ricca of BackStagePass Productions. We have since rocked the house six more times at Zakk's.
With the recent addition of power drummer Zakk Royce laying heavy beats on drums Rusted Nails has boiled down to its essential core of Mike Williams on bass and vocals, Matt Chambers with guitars/harps and vocals and Zakk Royce on drums.
Rusted Nails is fast becoming known around northeastern NC and southeastern VA for it’s hard driving, multi-layered, rock/alternative/pop/blues styles of original music.

Our current plan is to focus on recording for our second cd collection, obtain appropriate management, continuing the search for "our audience" and to promote the band to the highest level we can achieve.