Every unsigned band in the country will say its music is “awesome” and “unique,” but while many of these bands are wasting energy blowing hot air, Charlotte hard rock band Fusebox Poet is out proving itself to rock music fans all over the East Coast music scene. Impressing the sorts of fans that keep Foo Fighters and Shinedown records in their CD players, Fusebox Poet holds the line on a mainstrea...m hard rock sound, adding flecks of indie and ’80s rock to create new music that still has a classic “ring” to it. Myriad influences and a shared drive to create and perform great music charge this band with the power to bring those sounds to life onstage.
Musical magnetism among the band members presented itself even before they hit the stage for the first time in July 2010; what began as a writing session for an EP blossomed into a full-length CD almost effortlessly. The band focuses its songwriting on creating high-energy tunes that fuse powerful rhetoric with an array of moods, thus creating a diverse and vibrant body of work for their self-titled debut album. Since the album’s release in November 2010, critics and fans alike have touted the music as “a pleasant surprise” among the onslaught of rock albums coming out from new, unsigned, regional bands these days.
After a year of delighting fans in the Carolinas via the Speed Street Festival for NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 and opening for national recording acts such as Everclear, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Taproot, Fusebox Poet aspires to spiral out even farther from their home turf in the Southeast music scene and meet new fans around the country. Having trekked up and down the East Coast and throughout the Southeast four times on D.I.Y. tours, the band seeks to team up with more established up-and-coming rock artists to extend their reach into the national touring circuit and infuse the flavor of their indie hard rock ear candy into mainstream radio.
Most recently, Fusebox Poet has had the opportunity to perform at the 2011 Fall Fest in Ladson, SC as part of the Rock Allegiance tour. The festival featured well known artists such as Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Red, Crossfade and Drive A and attracted an audience of over 5,000 rock music enthusiasts.