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Genre: Alternative / Indie / Rock
Location Orange County, United States
Profile Views: 2514542
Last Login: 1/17/2013
Member Since 9/3/2007
Type of Label Unsigned
BioThe Bolts are a modern rock band who walk the fine line between classic and contemporary with enough finesse to pique the interest of even the most jaded of hipsters. Fusing the best elements of Queen, The Beach Boys, Muse and The Killers, The Bolts have created a distinct and energetic, powerful pop-rock sound that has earned them acclaim as "LA's hottest new band," according to LA Weekly. The Bolts are from everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Only in the pop music suburban melting pot of Southern California could this be possible. The Bolts are the direct musical descendants of a long list of great bands such as The Eagles, Van Halen, RHCP, and No Doubt, which were spawned along the Interstate 5 Freeway from the San Fernando Valley to the OC—and they have learned their lessons well. "The OC has a scene for almost every musical genre, and we have fans from every one of them," explains guitarist/vocalist Heath Farmer. "I think rock music fans have been waiting for something new that doesn't require that they conform to a scene's standards; something organic and unrefined that says you can enjoy it whether you have a moptop or a mohawk. We are for them." The Bolts showcase their stadium ready talents with nonchalance and confidence as if it were all by birthright. Well, that's pretty much true for siblings, Addam, Heath and Austin Farmer, who along with fellow Bolts, Matt Champagne and Ryan Kilpatrick create a unique pop rock sound that pulsates with muscular musicianship, brilliant 4-part vocal harmonies, and multiple lead vocalists. The Bolts Manager/Producer Guy Eckstine states, "I saw an urgency and rawness to their live performances that I wanted to capture on record, and I felt I needed to rough it up a bit in the studio to reflect that attitude. The results are impressive on their debut.' With the completion of their debut album The Bolts- in 2013, the last 12 months have been highlighted by sold out shows at The Roxy and The Troubadour in Los Angeles. The Bolts were handpicked as the only local band given the honor of opening the prestigious Sunset Strip Music Festival, as well as landing on the cover of The Huffington Post, with enough press buzz across the blogosphere to ignite a full on brush fire. The Bolts have also earned numerous music licensing spots with Fox Sports, Delta Airlines, television shows, Degrassi, and Necessary Roughness, with branded marketing strategic partnerships with You Rock Digital Guitars, and the Sobe drink campaign, featuring Sports Illustrated cover supermodel, Kate Upton. In just a short period of time, The Bolts have developed an army of devoted fans who mobilize at a moment's notice for their energetic performances from San Diego to Los Angeles, turning up in frenzied droves at their ongoing residencies at The Roxy and Disneyland's Tomorrowland Terrace. With the release of their "Fall" EP in September 2012, the band gained momentum with national radio play with their first single, "Walk Away." With the release of their full length debut, "Wait 'Til We're Young" coming in 2013, the time is now to take on the world on their own terms, one great show at a time.
MembersAddam Farmer bass, vocals Ryan Kilpatrick guitar, keys, vocals Austin Farmer keys, vocals Matt Champagne drums Heath Farmer guitar, vocals
InfluencesThe Beatles, The Beach Boys, Queen, The Killers, The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Muse, My Chemical Romance, Franz Ferdinand, The Clash, Modest Mouse
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