Ember - Vocals; Mike Loudenback - Lead Guitar; Brandon Biggs - Guitar/B Vox/Screams; Gavin Ward - Bass; Aaron Brown - Drums
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About the ArtistRecent years have seen Stillfire progress from playing their music at small venues to rocking fairs, theaters, and music festivals such as X-fest, Tom-fest and Creation. As a female fronted hard-rock band, it may seem easy to lump Stillfire in with other bands of the genre with a woman as the lead singer. Instead of the gloomy gothic industrial style characteristic of many of their counterparts, Stillfire draws more influence from the 'Post-Seattle' rock sound of the mid to late 1990s. Their sound has sometimes been described as 'Bi-polar'. The lead vocals are highly distinctive and carry a strong sense of passion and resolve. Conversely, the songs range musically from heavy riffs and guitar solos through acoustic interludes to screaming breakdowns and back again. The unique use of this diversity gives Stillfire a solid niche within their genre.
What sets Stillfire apart is a firm devotion to their values which are woven in and out of their songs. Stillfire believes that their message should be lived out in how they relate to the audience, event staff and the bands that they perform with. As the old Proverb says, 'Iron sharpens iron.' Stillfire especially hopes that their convictions are portrayed to others in the way they relate to one another.
To be a still fire is to allow the passion inside of you to speak for itself. It is allowing Love to work through and speak through you. This is what Stillfire strives for as the way of injecting love peace and clarity into a genre generally consumed by hate lust and confusion. The world will not be changed by merely voicing pain through emotion, but by living out love and compassion to those who are living with that pain.
Stillfire has played at events like Creation '08, the Gorge Amplitheater, Tomfest, X-Fest, The Extreme Tour, the Marion County Fair, and many other northwest festivals.
Stillfire has played events with the following signed or major label bands:
Red, Kutless, Destroy the Runner, Lower Definition, Flyleaf, Toby Mac, Charlie Drown, Mankind is Obsolete, Dizmas, Melotia, MxPx, Switchfoot, Thousand Foot Krutch, The Myriad, Showbread, Pillar, Skillet, Disciple, Ruth, Falling Up, Crooked X, and many others.
The Wounded - 7 song, self produced CD released in December 2007. Songs included on CD are:
1. I'm Yours
3. You Never Leave Me Alone
4. Introspective Meltdown
6. The Awakening
7. Further Still
Most songs available for streaming on our MySpace page.
1. Stage sizes can vary.
2. 2 Vocal mics front of stage, 1 vocal mic for drummer, 2 mics for guitar amps, 1 mic for bass amp, 2 D.I. Boxes front of stage, Full set of Drum mics.
3. 1 straight mic stand front center of stage, 1 boom mic stand front-left of stage, 1 boom mic stand for drummer.
4. 3 front of stage monitors and one back by the drummer. 2-3 different monitor mixes is ideal.
5. Lighting preferred
6. Private Dressing/Meeting Room preferred
Reached 41st in Best of Rock chart in 2013. In the top 100 for 2 weeks.
Reached 66th in Best of Rock chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 4 weeks.
April 2010 Hard Rock
March 2010 Modern Rock
March 2010 Judging Excellence
February 2009 Judging Excellence
Top 40 in Hard Rock, September 2012
Top 40 in Hard Rock, August 2012
Top 40 in Hard Rock, May 2012
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