Fenwicks : Eudaimonia

CD [Cover Art for Fenwicks / Eudaimonia] Your Price: $13.42
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Sell date: 8/2000
Label: CD Baby
Mfg's Catalog#: 5637296
CDC Part#: 502820
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'The Fenwicks are a twisted yet eloquent fusion....impossible to forget, and with a story the producer's of VH-1's 'Behind The Music' would slaver over.' - Mark Faulkner, Florida Times Union So, just what are THE FENWICKS? The Fenwicks, are a 10-piece 'Afro-Celtic Yiddish Ska' band guaranteed to make you giggle and sweat. Imagine Bob Marley being molested by The Marx Brothers, and there you pretty much have it. Insanely enough, The Fenwicks were first formed when Lynyrd Skynyrd's drummer Artimus Pyle, discovered Steven Schub singing for a punk band called 'Jew2' in Jerusalem Israel, and decided to fly Schub and his song-writing partner, guitarist Jim Corrieri, to Jacksonville Florida. Within 72 hours, (and with a mere 3 rehearsals), The Fenwicks played their now almost legendary first show: opening for Foreigner and Billy Squier, in front of 8,000 confused classic rock fans. Listening to The Fenwicks' cockamamie combination of ska, funk, folk and punk, and watching the band's nutty, nearly vaudevillian stage show, those Foreigner fans had no idea what to make of 'em. Over ten years, 3 CDs (on 3 different record labels), and umpteen national tours later, much of the world still doesn't. But tens of thousands of Fen-heads and 'Wick-heads world-wide like it that way! With a hard-earned (and hard-core) fan base, stretching literally from Baghdad (where soldiers have been cranking The Fenwicks in Saddam's former Presidential Palace) to Jerusalem, Sweden, Jersey and Hollywood, The Fenwicks have been able to carve out a happy, if subterranean, existence for themselves as underground underdogs, and one of the progenitors and instigators of 3rd Wave Ska. Some Highlights from Fenwick History: -Cover story in Billboard magazine upon signing a record deal with (now defunct) record label Guitar Recordings, and a publishing deal with Cherry Lane. -Playing an unheard of 32 gigs in 31 days, each at a different venue in New York City. -The Fenwicks' debut CD 'Member of No Tribe' charts in the Top 100 on the CMJ radio charts, with airplay on over 200 college radio stations. -The Fenwicks tour nationally as the opening act for Two Tone Ska legends The Selecter. -Singer Steven Schub, and The Fenwicks, star in the Sony Pictures Classics film 'Caught' directed by indie film icon Robert M. Young. Entertainment Weekly says: 'Steven Schub is hypnotically intense, an electrifying debut.' - Academy Award nominated director Bennett Miller ('Capote') directs The Fenwicks first video for the song 'Another Deadly Mother'. 'Another Deadly Mother'. -Academy Award winning actor (and former college room-mate of Schub and Corrieri) Philip Seymour Hoffman records and sings with The Fenwicks. -2001. The Fenwicks release their self-produced CD 'eudaimonia' on their very own record label Flip-Dog Discs to national critical acclaim. Dishwalla lead singer J.R. Richards calls it, 'One of the best three albums of 2001' -The Fenwicks play Town Hall on Broadway in New York City as part of the 2002 Toyota Comedy Festival, alongside Jon Stewart, Colin Quinn, and Lewis Black. The next night The Fenwicks play a sold-out live show at Arlene Grocery on the Lower East Side, and record and release the concert, as a free download, on The Fenwicks' website. Due to overwhelming demand The Fenwicks are ultimately forced to release a live CD of the concert, 2003's 'Truth & Memory'. CMJ New Music Report says: 'Lace up your dancing shoes, this album is going to light a fire under your seat!' -The Ayn Rand Institute gets wind of The Fenwicks' philosophical lyrics and asks the band to play at it's 2003 University of Southern California Philosophy Conference. -2004. The Fenwicks liberate Baghdad. Citing The Fenwicks' pro-Individualist lyrics, U.S. Navy Journalist Joseph Kane reports on The Fenwicks' CDs being played, and Fenwick 'Member of No Tribe' T-shirts being worn, by off-duty U.S. soldiers, in and around Saddam Hussein's (former) Presidential Palace. -In 2005, The Fenwicks play all the dates on the Florida leg of the Vans Warped Tour, and achieve what Warped Tour founder Kevin

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