Francesco Fonte Band are a progressive Rock band based in the UK and formed in 2011. Previous releases include the debut album ‘Blue Omens’ (2011) and the EP ‘Arousal Addiction’ (2013). Both records were reviewed by many webzines and magazines all over the EU. The same year as their latest release they performed more than twenty successful shows in some of London’s best music venues. They also achieved numerous airplay’s from radios (K2KRadio, VirginRock, ClassicRock and Bcfm-Bristol). The new album ‘Eight’ was released through NMTCG records on 1st June 2018.
How would you describe your music?
We are a progressive rock/metal band with goth influences
Tell us about how the history of the band?
Everything started from a jam session at one of the many live venues that have been shut down The Black Gardenia, in London 2011. Our releases include the debut album ‘Blue Omens’ (2011), the EP ‘Arousal Addiction’ (2013) and our second album ‘Eight’ (2018) which we just released through NMTCG records.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
Tool, NIN, Faith No More, Sound Garden, Nick Cave, Bowie, early Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Doors
What inspires you?
Life and the Universe it self, anything inside and outside it that we know and we don’t know.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
Both, the inspiration is unpredictable.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Sun, the second song of our new album ‘Eight’.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
The next (if it will ever happen) Tool’s tour.
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
A huge laugh and disappointment but same time such a predictable censure coming from medias and who ever controls that, which we could already see years and years ago and that now reached the highest level ever.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Involuntary injuring each other during the end of a gig to loud in our gears. Our drummer Wayne ended up with a huge cut on his left eyebrow from a cymbal stands.. we can’t stop laughing about it altho it was so scary to see that and we thought that was the end of the tour.
What are your future plans?
Keep making music no matter what’s the deal, music is a need for us!