54 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
8:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013
Supporting Acts: Sovereign Soldiers, Empire Theory Fell On Deaf Ears
Fell On Deaf Ears (FODE) is a return to the beginnings of alternative American rock with modern outside influences... USA based lead vocalist Josh Lyons studied voice and classical piano in college, when he began his pursuit of being a singer in an all original band. For several years he honed his skills at performing and writing with several different bands, until eventually, Josh reached his goal. His ...band, “Big Mother Thruster”, signed with Maverick Records, and he signed with Warner Chappell Music Publishing. Josh has opened for such bands as The Goo Goo Dolls, Sugar Ray, Kid Rock, Pearl Jam and CandleBox. UK based guitarist/producer Diamond Duggal, a/k/a “DJ Swami” is an Ivor Novello and Mercury Music Prize nominated music producer, songwriter, DJ and guitarist. He is winner of 'Best Producer 2008' at the UK Asian Music Awards and is also the leader of UK pop/ electronic/ bhangra band “Swami”. An internationally accomplished British Asian music producer, having produced a variety of platinum-selling recording artists, including Shania Twain, Pras, Apache Indian, Maxi Priest, Stereo Nation and China Black as well as remixing Erasure, The Beat and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He has also performed and toured as a guitarist with Robbie Williams, Boyzone and Blue. His most successful solo album to date was 2004's DesiRock, from which the title track has been used in a variety of movies, TV shows and video games, such as EA Sports’ “FIFA World Cup 2006”. After being introduced by their respective manager and attorney, “Fell On Deaf Ears” began as an internet songwriting collaboration between Josh and Diamond, with the two artist working together while separated by the Atlantic Ocean. After a year of long distance partnership, the two met in person in New York, and followed shortly thereafter with a week of high-intensity writing and demo recording sessions in London. These sessions produced 8 songs, and the group is off to a great start. In 2010 Josh teamed up with Bobby Lane and Michael Rizzo, both of the band Weszt . Michael Rizzo had also been a previous band mate with Josh in Big Mother Thruster. When getting the band together, Bobby reached out to an old acquaintance and drummer Jay DiBella and firmed up the line up for Fell On Deaf Ears. FODE seeks international licenses, synchronization placements, tours, endorsements and new media deals.