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Shane O’Malley Firek of The Ferdy Mayne as photographed by Alexander Harris.
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Hear “Define My Name” by The Ferdy Mayne via Buzzbands.la or see the video via Culture Collide or at the links below!
“A beautiful guitar solo, a pleading chorus, a spacey Western twang.” – Buzzbands.la
“Nuance and beauty. Provides an immersive and mind-altering experience.” – Culture Collide
The story of Shane O’Malley Firek, the single constant member of The Ferdy Mayne, is one of journeys – physical, spiritual, and a combination of the two. Today, Firek announces a month-long tour in support of his upcoming debut album as The Ferdy Mayne, out 3/24 via Greater Peaks Records. It’s yet another journey for Firek – certainly physical, potentially spiritual – that will take him to the East coast and back to his new home of Los Angeles.
Joining Firek in The Ferdy Mayne band on this tour is Nick Zomparelli on Lead Guitar (Duane The Jet Black Eel, NODATA, Daughters Of Eternity), Nick Rapley on Drums (Ben Clark and The Long Shadows), and David Van Witt on Bass (Sidewalk Dave, Hnry Flwr). Van Witt’s Hnry Flwr will also open some dates. See below for full itinerary.
“I was going through massive change when I was writing this material,” Firek explains of his self-titled debut album, out March 24th via Greater Peaks Records. “Before my sobriety, I was completely insane, in and out of jail, losing friends and putting myself in considerable debt,” he confesses. “I quit drinking around the time I began to perform in New York, and I’ve been sober a little over three years now.”
Free of the law, and free of the hold of alcohol, Firek accomplishes on this album what any artist hopes to who has lived through pretty good and really bad, and that is to fully inform the work with experience. Firek is most proud of his lyrics, and unlike some songwriters, he fights hard for them, sometimes over the course of many years.
“When I write songs, it takes a very long time. Very rarely do songs come quickly, aside from a few on this record,” he says. One that came more easily is the album’s first single “Define My Name,” premiered exclusively via Buzzbands.la, the music discovery website focused on Los Angeles, where Firek recently relocated from Brooklyn. Culture Collide recently premiered what they’ve called the “immersive and mind-altering” music video for the tune.
The self-titled debut album by The Ferdy Mayne arrives on March 24th, 2017 via Greater Peaks Records. Shane O’Malley Firek is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
The Ferdy Mayne – “Eponymous Tour 2017”
3/21/2017: New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
3/22/2017: Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
3/23/2017: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbery
3/24/2017: Brooklyn, NY @ The Footlight
3/26/2017: Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
3/27/2017: Canton, OH @ Buzzbin
3/28/2017: Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
3/30/2017: Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
3/31/2017: Detroit, MI @ El Club
4/01/2017: Chicago, IL @ The Floods
4/02/2017: Grand Rapids, MI @ Tip Top Deluxe
4/04/2017: Indianapolis, IN @ Square Cat Vinyl
4/05/2017: Milwaukee, WI @ Bremen Cafe
4/06/2017: Beloit, WI @ Coughy Haus
4/07/2017: Minneapolis, MN @ Reverie
4/08/2017: Winona, MN @ Ed’s No Name Bar
4/10/2017: Davenport, IA @ Moeller Nights
4/11/2017: Omaha, NE @ Under Lounge
4/12/2017: Lincoln, NE @ Duffy’s Tavern
4/13/2017: Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
4/14/2017: Denver, CO @ Lion’s Lair
4/15/2017: Albuquerque, NM @ The Tannex
Daytrotter session just-posted! Hear several live versions of tunes appearing on the upcoming debut album by The Ferdy Mayne here.
The Ferdy Mayne
March 24th, 2017
(Greater Peaks Records)
01. Factory Release
02. Real Shackle
06. In The Thick Of The Night
07. Slipping On Dimes
08. Heavy Metal Heart
09. Greater Peaks Of Avid Laurel Evenings
The Ferdy Mayne Links
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion