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December 1, 1999

The Music Box

Are you unfamiliar with the bands of the local music scene? Maybe youíve heard a few downtown bands and they didnít leave a lasting impression. Well, Iíve got a local band called FMA you need to hear that will change your impression of local original bands.

FMA is a five-piece band whose music style straddles that fine line between the alternative and metal genres. Just recently, I got a copy of the bandís self-produced debut album, FERMIUM AMPERE.

album.gif - 1634 BytesFERMIUM AMPERE explores the new music styles in the ever-explosive rock arena. FMA hopes to set a precedent for music of the present and future. The band has a driving, energetic sound, defined by powerful songwriting and musicianship.

group.jpg - 12097 BytesFMA consists of the following members: Steve Marler and Danny Dunbar on guitar, Jason Boone on drums, vocalist Chris Cole, and bassist Clay Davis. Each member contributes to an explosive live show that is a must-see for concert fanatics.

Fortunately, you can enjoy the band live and get your own copy of the new album at the bandís CD release party next month on Dec. 4 at Jagís Music Hall (located on Old Shell Road across from the Mitchell Center). The CD will only cost $5 as a special one-night offer for the show. The show starts around 8:30 and will also include two other local bands from the Mobile area, Merge and 4 Years Down. Also, FERMIUM AMPERE will be available at some of those fine local record stores in Mobile that stock local music. Check out the FMA website at http://fmarocks.webjump.com/.

If youíre in a local band and would like to get in this column, drop me a line at jeffdunnam@aol.com. See you at the show!!!!!

-- Jeff Dunnam


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