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The Fray have had a rather impressive year. Their debut single ‘How to Save A Life’ burst on to the UK music scene and they’ve been in demand. Influenced by U2, Better Than Ezra and Counting Crows, their rocksteady sound has enjoyed a white-knuckle grip on UK radio since their debut, with over 20,000 plays so far.
The smash-hit single ‘How To Save A Life’ has already clocked up 12 weeks in the UK Top Ten – becoming the 4th best-selling single of the year – while the LP has sold over 330,000 UK copies.
The Fray was formed in 2002 by Isaac Slade (vocals, piano) and Joe King (guitar, vocals) when the two former school friends met up again in a local music store. They soon began regular two-man jam sessions that led to writing songs and devising a style pitched between the arena-friendly style of U2 and the authentic rock of bands like Counting Crows. Rounding out the lineup with two former bandmates of Slade's drummer Ben Wysocki and guitarist Dave Welsh, the Fray began playing shows in the Denver area. Their popularity grew quickly and their first demo recordings became local radio faves and the band was voted Best New Band by Denver's Westword Magazine. This all led to them being signed by SonyBmg Records in 2004.
If you're a fan of the band, our feature is not to be missed!
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