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Cause For Concern

Cause For Concern

Cause For Concern

There have been 4 bands (2 active) under the name Cause For Concern (CFC) : 1) The Band has existed in some form since the early 90's, with members Darren Taylor and Phil Stunnel being the core throughout. The band has had other names, such as Brand X, but for the best part of it's life has recorded and gigged as 'CFC', (Cause for Concern). The First album release was 'Don't Panic', which featured the song '1000 Tears', which is also the title track of the E. Read more on
There have been 4 bands (2 active) under the name Cause For Concern (CFC) : 1) The Band has existed in some form since the early 90's, with members Darren Taylor and Phil Stunnel being the core throughout. The band has had other names, such as Brand X, but for the best part of it's life has recorded and gigged as 'CFC', (Cause for Concern). The First album release was 'Don't Panic', which featured the song '1000 Tears', which is also the title track of the E.P which was released a few years later. The song is about a personal loss in vocallist Taylors life, with very emotional and moving lyrics.

The last line up of CFC was: Taylor, Stunell, Clark, Jackson, Dempster. Currently, the band are on a 'Break', and are rumoured to be returning to the South West scene under a new name, and minus Taylor. Whether or not CFC will be born again in the coming years is yet to be seen 2) CFC were a 4 piece based in Bournemouth and gained a large local following as they performed at various venues and festivals all over the counties of Dorset and Hampshire. The 4 members: Geoff Shaw, Alex Vine, Stuart Taylor and Rob Taylor all met at Bournemouth School and formed the band in their early teens. In 2008 Geoff left the band due to musical differences and there has been no activity with CFC since, depsite constant rumours of a reunion tour. Geoff and Alex went on to form the band Wooden Pigs with 2 other Bournemouth School pals and have since played gigs as far afield as London proving they are already gaining more momentum than CFC despite being an Indie band in the style of Kings of Leon and Black Keys instead of hard rock band like CFC. The Taylor brothers have both experimented in side projects and cover bands whilst both stating their desire for a future CFC reunion. The band recorded an EP and 2 full albums (A Cause for Concern and White Noise) together and won several talent competitions of various forms picking up valuable prizes along the way aswell as a wealth of live experience. 3) Cause for Concern, A British Nu-Metal band formed in 2011 who are attempting to bring back the Nu-metal genre for a new generation. Inspired by bands such as Static-X, The Defiled and Korn, Cause for Concern are a low tuned band with tight groove riffs, an experimental approach to song writing, synth and memorable lyrics both cleanly sung and dirty screams. During the 3 years that Cause for Concern have been together, they have played a wide variety of shows ranging from intimate pub venues to the O2 academy 3 and some small festivals. After a 10 month hiatus where the line up was changed to the 5 piece group that it is today Cause for Concern had a chance to really thing about what direction to go in and have come back more determined that ever, with many shows booked in this coming year that will be full of energy and a great sound. Cause for Concern plan to play these shows with the new material to get more fans and then at the end of the year have a large launch event where the image of the band will be reviled. The plan is to use UV lights, paints and outfits to create a memorable stage image and show. For the immediate future we are home producing a demo EP to showcase the current sound so promoters and labels can see the potential that a live setup and professional respectively can bring.

With this demo EP we will also release a music video with the title track which has yet to be confirmed. Cause for Concern does not wish to go along with the music made today, there is enough of that, we want to make our own stand, our own sound and our own look that will make Cause for Concern a band worth listening to and worth the time to make a lasting career. 4) Cause for Concern is a 5 piece punk band from South Bend, Indiana. Taken from an upcoming article in June, 2012s issue of AMP Magazine "Travis and I, Heath Hicks, have been in multiple bands together over the past six years. In 2010, we left a project in order to start writing together and to search for the right band mates that could contribute not only in the capacity that we were looking for, but also in the quality of the music that was being collaborated. We went through months of writing, and trying to find new band mates, when we picked up our original drummer, Joseph Santilli, from the local open-mic circuit (he appears on drums on the Dying City EP).

Travis’s brother Mitch, an accomplished guitarist and bassist, was interested in collaborating with us and we thought that he would be a perfect addition. After arranging a few songs we came to the consensus that none of us wanted to take on the role as front man as we wanted to focus our attention on the writing of solid melodies and catchy rhythms. Dom Sobieralski approached us expressing that he’d like to audition, and he fit in with us instantly thus becoming the front man for Cause for Concern in July 2011. Unfortunately, we went through a slight line-up change on drums in the winter of 2011-2012, due to creative differences, and brought in seasoned drummer Mikey Martin, who’s really cranked up the energy level of our songs.

Our credo is to “Do Good” and we try to spread that message throughout the band and the scene. Too many musicians, once they have been together in a group for a while, seem to forget that the most important facet of the band experience to remember is to have fun. That is one of the fundamental aspects that Travis and I set out to accomplish with the birth of Cause for Concern. We have all heard a lot about how there are a many bands out there that don’t seem to get along that well within the band and that usually leads to the deterioration, and eventual disbandment of the group.

It’s the complete opposite for us --- we’re all pretty tight with each other, and we make it a point to hang out on the weekends when we’re not working, and keep each other “in the loop” via text message or Facebook. We feel that it is important to stay “tightly-knitted” in order to overcome the pitfalls that a lot of bands find themselves in. In this way we think of each other more as family members than band mates and we feel that it is pivotal to have this frame of mind in order for a band to survive long term. Travis and I started writing in November 2010. It took us several months to get a solid line up.

We started rehearsing with a full band in April of 2011 and spent 7 months rehearsing, and revising, our songs. Our feet hit the ground in local venues in November 2011, and we have been running strong ever since. We have shared the stage with such acts as: Continental (featuring Rick Barton from the Dropkick Murphys), The Tossers, We are the Union, and Flatfoot 56. In March 2012 we released our debut EP, Dying City and have received great peer reviews from the people that make up the local scene here as well as fans online and we are hard at work winning over fans a show, and a city, at a time.

It’s nice to have the great support of our dedicated fans who show up to our shows, whether it be in blizzards or deluges, donning Cause for Concern T-Shirts and singing the lyrics to the songs along with us as we perform. They are truly just as much a part of the whole experience as we are on stage playing for them. We have been showcased on, and our music has been played on several internet radio stations such as: out of New York, out of Los Angeles, CA, and out of Indiana. We have also been played on 91.7FM in South Bend, which is The University of Notre Dame’s radio station.

We are currently submitting ad-work to Maximum Rock and Roll, in hopes to gain more exposure, and our music is available on Itunes. We’re an aggressive punk band with a melodic hardcore edge, and a little bit of old school metal undertones. We try not to take ourselves too seriously and that carries over into our music by allowing us to blur the lines of genres and carve out a niche’ for ourselves. It is really hard to try to pin us to a specific genre since each member has many diverse influences that they bring to the table. We like to mix in harmonized guitar work, and we’re always writing music that challenges us as musicians.

The introduction of syncopated lyrics over our melodies seems to set us apart from many of the other bands that we play with and adds to the allurement of Cause for Concern. Cause for Concern loves to incorporate intricate and catchy guitar solos into their pieces in order to add a dreamy and transcending layer that blends seamlessly in with the rocking rhythm and dynamic vocals. Everyone in the band brings in their own influence, mixing street punk with old school metal solos and in your face drumming and catchy lyrics. To sum it up, we have a well-rounded style that not only crosses over the genre lines, but breaks through them wholly, leaving them a shattered mass of music classifications scrambling to define us. We’re trying to bring in some positivity to our local scene.

Newsweek Magazine labeled our hometown, South Bend, In., (which is the 5th largest city in Indiana) as a Dying City, so we’re out to prove that although the economic status of our city may have been thrown a deathblow due to various factors, our underground is very much alive and thriving. Our punk scene consists of 5 gigging bands, so we’re always willing to play with bands that don’t necessarily fall into the stereotypical punk rock mold since we feel as if we, as a band, also do not fit into the stereotypical punk rock mold. We aren’t the latest trend; we don’t get into fashion or looking “scene.” We try to let our music speak for itself. This summer we plan on branching out more into the Midwest supporting our debut EP, Dying City.

Whether it be taverns, all ages venues, or outdoor festivals we plan on making our mark on the Midwest and spreading our musical tendrils out as far as our resources will let us. We’re also releasing a compilation called “No Coast, No Problem” on the DIY record label (Wrecked Hooligan Records) we’ve been working on starting up. This compilation will feature some of the premiere unsigned musical talent in the Midwest. It will definitely be a must have for those people that are looking for the hottest and newest underground bands.

We are also planning to finish writing and recording our first full length album titled “Dissention in the Ranks” for a late fall release. " Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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