Micheal Collins: Lead Vocals
Robby Rigsbee: Guitars
Dustin Red Dorton: Bass & Vocals
Josh Copeland: Guitars & Vocals
Evan Wilons: Drums
THE BAND – Further Down is a (5) five member original rock band based out of Northeast Arkansas. The guitar core includes cousins of rock legends, Tommy Shaw (Styx) and Jim Dandy Mangrum (BOA). The Band's success is a direct result from their powerful live performances at some of the top clubs and concerts in the South. Venues such as Juanita's (Little Rock, AR), The New Daisy (Memphis, TN), Cicero's (St. Louis, MO), Newby's (Memphis, TN), and 12th & Porter (Nashville, TN) to name a few. Further Down has performed main stage at most of the top music festivals in the Mid-South and have shared concert billing with these national acts: LIVE, SALIVA, SEETHER, KING'S X, TANTRIC, TRAPT, VINCE NEAL OF MOTLEY CRUE, SWITCHFOOT, DROWNING POOL, WARRANT, POISON, APRIL WINE, INGRAM HILL, SKID ROW POCO, FIREFALL, LUNA HALO, FLYLEAF, SOUTHERN ROCK ALLSTARS, STROKE 9, DUST FOR LIFE, THE GOURDS, MAN MADE GOD, OUR LADY PEACE, CLUTCH, DIE TRYING, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, BLUE OYSTER CULT, JIMMY DAVIS, TONY SPINNER of TOTO, TH' LEGENDARY SHACK*SHAKERS and LITTLE RIVER BAND.
2008 GRAMMYS AWARDS - Further Down has received 8 category entries on the Official Nomination Ballot for the 2008 GRAMMY Awards, including BEST NEW ARTIST.
NEW RECORD - "7 Years Hard Luck" was recorded in Memphis TN at the legendary Ardent Studios and was produced by Pete Matthews (Evanescence, North Mississippi Allstars, Devon Allman, Paul Simon). He is credited with the development and signing of Arkansas multi-platinum artists EVANESCENCE to WIND UP RECORDS. Rick Steff (Hank Williams, Jr., The Gin Blossoms) is featured on keyboards on "Black & Bleach" and Susan Marshall (Lenny Kravitz, Afghan Whigs, (Lynyrd Skynyrd) & Jackie Johnson are featured as backing vocals on "Get Your Rocks Off". The new songs have over 100,000 spins on MySpace. - "Get Your Rocks Off". The new songs have over 100,000 spins on MySpace.
LICENSING AGREEMENTS - Further Down has entered into a synchronization and master use licensing agreement with Games Productions, Inc. of New York. The license agreement authorizes the use of the songs from the Band's record, "7 Years Hard Luck", in several top television shows that air on the Nickelodeon Television Network.
RECORD DISTRIBUTION - Select-O-Hits and WoodShed Record, LLC have entered into a national record distribution deal to release Further Down's newest full length record, "7 Years Hard Luck". The initial retail release includes over 18 States with chain and independent record stores in 60 major cities.
BIG NOISE, LLC - Further Down has joined the roster of A&R Firm, Big Noise, LLC, which includes major acts such as Christina Aguilera, Katharine McPhee, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Patti Rothberg, actor/director Andrew McCarthy, Tiffani Thiessen and Chicago.
NEW MUSIC VIDEO - Further Down has released their new music video "What You Say". The video was directed and produced by Harpole-Phillips-Woodard Jonesboro AR). The video features actor, Lorraine Smith (Hollywood CA) and KISS 101.9 FM on air personality Brandon Baxter (Jonesboro AR).
CD REVIEW: "7 Years Hard Luck" by Arkansas band Further Down is a great Southern Rock CD reminiscent of greats from Lynard Skynard to The Black Crowes with a couple Matchbox 20-esque mainstream songs peppered in to keep "7 Years" new and fresh with an updated sound.
"7 Years" is laced with the standard Southern Rock subject matter of women, drinking, and just having fun. Driving rhythms with Bluesy leads dominate "7 Years" while Collin's confident vocals effectively enforce the bands "don't F with us" attitude without going too far. Each track, from the mainstream "What You Say" to the upbeat party song "Get Your Rocks Off," is solid enough to stand on it's own as a strong single.
Having kept apprised of Further Down over the last three years, I've seen them hone their craft and take it to a whole new level, and "7 Years hard Luck" is a high energy CD with the ability to motivate even the most lackadaisical among us." - Vexar Entertainment, Memphis, TN 7/06/07
SHOW REVIEW: "Tight, powerful, and with new songs that struck a chord, plus a couple at the end from their earlier days that are top flight rock songs. This is a rock band that in constantly touring the region has learned to perform to a level seen from big-time touring acts." - Arkansas Times (April 2007)
Evan Wilons has artist endorsements with DC California Drums, Soultone Cymbals and Silver Fox Drum Sticks.
Further Down has performed live in major television markets in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. The new songs have been receiving air play in major radio markets in Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri. Clear Channel (THE EDGE FM 100.3 * Little Rock AR), Archway Broadcasting (THE RAZOR FM 93.3 * Little Rock, AR), Clear Channel (ROCK 103 * Memphis TN), River Radio (THE BONE FM 95.5 * Poplar Bluff MO), Clear Channel (KISS FM 101.9 * Jonesboro, AR), Sage Communications (The Eagle FM 100.5 * Jonesboro AR), WRD Entertainment Group (THE MAX FM 93.1 * Batesville, AR), SAU Tech's KCAC (RADIO 89 * Camden, AR) Sudbury Broadcasting Group (FM THE FIX 105.7 * Searcy AR) InterTech Media LLC( FM 93X * Memphis TN).
INTERNET: WEBSITE: www.furtherdown.us EPK: www.sonicbids.com/furtherdown. New songs have over 95,000 spins on www.MySpace.com/furtherdown. Band's email base exceeds 10,000 with over 15 major website listings.
CONTACT: Management – Skip Mooney, Jr., Mooney Law Firm P.A., P.O. Box 1428, Jonesboro, AR 72403-1428. firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com (870) 761-1828.
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