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"The Boy EP"(2002)- 4 song demo at Runaway Studios, featuring an acoustic cover of "Come Sail Away" by Styx

"Number 5"(2003)- 8 song album at Sapone Studios, featuring guest musicians Davin Solomon of The High School Football Heroes and Vic Ruggerio of The Slackers

"Quit Your Band & Join THE FAD"(2005)- 3 song EP produced by Rob Guariglia (Streams Free @



The Fad has have had to deal with many problems that come along with such dedication to music. As a result of lost cymbals on their first tour, guitarist Tom Malinowski was brought to defend himself on The People's Court. The following summer, The Fad too a wrong turn and found their way onto a week's worth of shows on the 2004 Vans Warped Tour. During that time, Kris Baldwin (Glassjaw, Edna's Goldfish) filmed their experiences and produced "ADD: The Movie Vol.1 (My Summer with THE FAD)". A series of lineup changes prevented The Fad from recording, let alone playing for a while, even having to use a drum machine for a weekend of shows right after returning from tour.

Eventually, the current lineup of The Fad came together. Vocalist and guitarist Jimmy Doyle, gutarist and backup vocalist Tom Malinowski, bassist Danny "Dangerous" Sabella and drummer Adam Foster made a great combination almost immediately. After a few months, they recorded three tracks for "Quit Your Band & Join THE FAD" with producer Rob Guariglia, and have been searching for any opportunity to tour. In the summer of 2005, The Fad hit the road for a month or so, playing numerous dates with High School Football Heroes, Patent Pending, and The Flaming Tsunamis. In that time they visited most of the east coast and all of the gulf coast, as well as parts of Texas.

While visiting the Warped Tour in 2005, singer Jimmy Doyle dropped his band's demo into a box to be submitted into the Takeover Records Sign My Band Contest. Along with thousands of other submissions, The Fad's CD was listened to by the label's staff and ten bands were selected as finalists, and a Myspace voting site would determine the winners. The Fad was one of those 10 bands, and although they placed second in the contest and were overlooked by the label, they still gained a great deal of attention from different parts of the globe.

The Fad embarked on a holiday tour late December 2005 into January 2006. A week of shows with CJ's Turtle & some with Stealing From Peter. Then another week of shows with The Flaming Tsunamis & some with High School Football Heroes. That tour ended with a memorable show at CBGB with The Arrogant Sons of Bitches & The Flaming Tsunamis.

The Fad just returned from what was their longest tour to date. More than a month was spent on the road with Nashville, TN ska-core boys Stuck Lucky. They played shows all over the East Coast, Florida, Texas & Midwest. Many of these places will be revisited this July when The Fad hits the road again with Bomb The Music Industry!, as well as making a triumphant return to the west coast under legit circumstances.

The Fad is still without a record label or booking agent & promise that you are messaging, commenting & booking shows with us and us alone at this point. Thank you for supporting us & giving us hope.

In the past, The Fad has opened for such acts as: Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Big D & the Kid's Table, Catch-22, The Starting Line, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Murphy's Law, The Casualties, Motion City Soundtrack, Thursday, River City Rebels, World Inferno Friendship Society, Westbound Train, The Pietasters, The Fight, Mustard Plug, Planet Smashers, MU330, The Know How, Suburban Legends, Patent Pending, The Code, and a number of other bands.