Artist Name: Five Iron Frenzy
Formed when? 1995-2003, then reunited in 2011!
Based in what city? Denver, CO
Social Media accounts/website/contact info?
Reese Roper – Lead vocals
Micah Ortega – Guitar
Andrew Verdecchio – Drums
Nathanael “Brad” Dunham – Trumpet
Dennis Culp – Trombone
Leanor “Jeff the Girl” Ortega-Till – Saxophone
Sonnie Johnston – Lead guitar
Scott Kerr – Guitar, Bass
Subgenre(s) of your music? Ska punk, Rock with horns- ha!
RTA: Favorite artist(s) (not yourself)?
Leanor: Oingo Boingo is probably the band the most infulences me when it comes to playing, recording and performing in FIF.
RTA: What is the inspiration in your music?
Leanor: To save the world on cup o’ soup and student loans. The goal: to tour the world with our best friends playing songs we enjoy and seeing friends we have made because of the band.
RTA: Favorite movie(s)?
Leanor: Favorite Christmas movie because of the lyrics of the songs, the humor and the characters- The Muppet’s Christmas Carol
RTA: Last album/EP/single release?
Leanor: We just released a single featuring Mike Hererra of MXPX called “When they Find You” – it is about child abuse.
RTA: Any upcoming music releases? When?
Leanor: Sadly nothing to share at this time.
RTA: Upcoming shows/tours?
Leanor: See above.
RTA: What is a venue you always wanted to perform in? Why?
Leanor: Always wanted to play in the country of Japan after seeing how well other ska bands are received there! It would be dream come true!
RTA: What artist(s) would you want to tour with?
Leanor: We love MU330! That would rock! Or any band featuring Mike Park!
RTA: What brand instrument(s) do you play? Any favs?
Leanor: I am sponsored by Cannonball Saxophones and I play a Raven from the Big Bell series. So loud! Love it! I prefer Vandoren Java reeds.
RTA: What is the song of yours that means the most to you?
Leanor: Every New Day.
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