Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Overcoming debilitating bouts with alcohol, jail time inform poignant lyrics-driven songs of Shane O’Malley Firek’s, The Ferdy Mayne.

L.A. based songwriter’s debut album out now, US tour continues. Hear latest single “Slipping On Dimes” via The Bluegrass Situation.


Shane O’Malley Firek of The Ferdy Mayne as photographed by Alexander Harris.



Hear “Define My Name” via See the video via Culture Collide. Hear “Slipping On Dimes” via The Bluegrass Situation.


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


“A beautiful guitar solo, a pleading chorus, a spacey Western twang.” –
“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.  Firek’s latest journey is a US tour in support of his just-released debut album, out now via Greater Peaks Records. Hear the latest single “Slipping On Dimes” via The Bluegrass Situation.

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 above for full itinerary and remaining dates.

“I was going through massive change when I was writing this material,” Firek explains of the new album. “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, 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 is out now via Greater Peaks Records. Shane O’Malley Firek is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


The Ferdy Mayne
Out Now
(Greater Peaks Records)

Track Listing:

01. Factory Release
02. Real Shackle
03. Pears And Asian Wine (STREAM | MP3 | SPOTIFY)
04. Define My Name (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO | SPOTIFY)
05. Roseanna
06. In The Thick Of The Night
07. Slipping On Dimes (STREAM | MP3 | SPOTIFY)
08. Heavy Metal Heart
09. Greater Peaks Of Avid Laurel Evenings
10. Moonier
11. Sucker


The Ferdy Mayne Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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