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Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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"The Noise Boston"

This is the first time I’ve come out expressly because The FORZ were playing … Guess I’m officially a fan now (even if I’m not sure if their name is alluding to Star Wars or golf). Rather than “retro,” the band is self-described as “vintage” rock ’n’ roll. Put another way, The FORZ are a bunch of young guys doing mid-’60s British rock, specifically that point where it moved away from the Mersey sound but before the hippie/druggy sound took hold. So that would be interesting progressive, not boring, dull and bloated progressive. While they keep it all very authentic and faithful, their youth gives it vibrancy. Another big compliment is that they are excellent playing live, but in the studio they have even more color and nuance (check out their debut CD!). They are very, very, very good at what they’re doing. - Frank Strom

"Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio"

The Forz | The FORZ- These Boston boys, who take their cue from 1960s pop and rock conventions, grind out 15 catchy tunes on their debut album. It’s quite the corker and very well done. We especially love the manic, Merseybeat-styled “Sleep Deprived” and the equally Mersey-esque, mid-tempo, clapalongable “Today.” Both are now playing in rotation on Pure Pop Radio, along with “Back to You,” “Meant for Me,” “Night and Day,” and “What Can I Say.” We love this kind of stuff, and we’re thrilled to have this band on our air. -

"FORKSTER's Band Review"

The FORZ are a ‘Spot on’ glowing music definition of great music and all rock n’ roll ‘bopping & hopping’ formats being championed in now rock music times! Their songs, whether their own or superbly done covers, are all rocking with splendor and sunshining bounce! I really liked these stateside rockers really see many indeed, going along with their brilliant music vibes! -

"Tony Bates ; Program Resources – 3MDR"

“No nonsense with this track at all, as it goes straight into the attack with that perfect sound, lyrics and beat with The Forz giving it their all. Tight harmonies with a perfectly replicated sixties lead guitar break-what more could you ask for? This has to be a band to see live as their enthusiasm and love of the era shines through, but do not mistake them for a covers band as no such band could interpret such music and its era so well. Tightly produced and ready for partying. ©2014-Tony Bates ; Program Resources – 3MDR on their song,“Today” -


The FORZ (August 25, 2014)
Running From The Past (June 24, 2016)

In My Mind (July 2014)
Julie (You're So Sweet) (December 2015)
Running From The Past (April 2016)
Separate Ways (June 2016)



The birth of The FORZ was as cosmic as their sound. In June 2012, guitarist and songwriter duo Cole Tyler and Anthony Graziano first met and discussed ideas for a band. With Ryan Hottenrott on drums, Dave Gambon on bass, and all four sharing lead vocal duties, the new and most genuine rock ’n’ roll band in all of Massachusetts was born. 

The FORZ is a four piece, power pop combo from Boston, MA. They are known for their high energy performances, catchy original songs, and vintage-yet-refreshing rock sound. The band have recorded two full length albums while working the Massachusetts music scene; including performances at top Boston venues such as The Middle East, Church, Ryle’s Jazz Club, & Johnny D’s

They’ve played powerful shows in New York (Hidden Volume Record’s Field Trip and Yeah! Hop Festival), Rhode Island, Maine, and New Hampshire (Keene Music Festival) and at The Jersey Shore Festival 2016.. Their music has even traveled overseas, with reviews and airplay on 3MDR Australian Radio, The Music Authority, and Ice Cream Man Power Pop, which chose their debut album ‘Album of the Week’ in 2014. The band has given interviews and performances on 95.9 WATD FM, WEMF Cambridge, WFMO, and interviews in Metronome Magazine (Sep. 2014, July 2016). They were chosen as a Top 60 Independent Band by FORKSTER's Band Review, were a Top 5 pick on Boston Emissions and have most recently received airplay on Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

What is most important about The FORZ is their sound. With most of their music being written by Cole Tyler and Anthony Graziano, The FORZ’ new second album contains 14 original songs. Stand out tunes are “Julie (You’re So Sweet)”, “Separate Ways”, & “Words For Me”. Some notable covers include “Psychotic Reaction” by The Count Five, “Open My Eyes" by The Nazz, and “Here Comes Your Man” by The Pixies. With passionate performances and an entrancing show, The FORZ will, as one of their songs proclaims, give you a ‘taste of something new’ and always keep you coming back for more.

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