Feisty Piranhas

Written by on August 11, 2010 in News To Shout About! - Comments Off on Feisty Piranhas

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE ABOUT AWARD-WINNING HARD-ROCKERS…

Feisty Piranhas 2010 New Color Photo

            

FEISTY PIRANHAS CONTINUE SUMMER/FALL PERFORMANCES WITH BIG-NAME ACTS AT WORLD-CLASS VENUES; BAND TO PLAY WITH METAL ROCKERS, Y&T (KEY CLUB, AUGUST 26); SUBLIME TRIBUTE BAND, 40 OZ. TO FREEDOM (VENTURA THEATER, SEPTEMBER 17); AND SEMINAL L.A. PUNK ROCKERS, FEAR (OCTOBER 28, KEY CLUB), PLUS SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SHOW AT JJ BREWSKY’S IN CAMARILLO (OCTOBER 30),  W/ TANTALUS MUSE

FEISTY PIRANHAS NOMINATED IN “SHOWCASE ARTIST OF THE YEAR,”  AND PETER LUST   NOMINATED IN “BEST ROCK DRUMMER” CATEGORY — 20TH ANNUAL L.A. MUSIC AWARDS

Since their sophomore, and best known, album Shocked in 2005, Feisty Piranhas have been making a splash (forgive me for the pun) in their local Southern California music scene…the first song that literally blew me away was “Do You Know.” From the opening chords, to the later solo work (which, even I’ll admit, is incredible), to the overall style of the song, I could’ve sworn it could’ve been by the likes of the Bad Religion. Which is by all means a compliment.” 
                                                      RIOT ON BROADWAY

                                                       Feisty Piranhas Live In SoCal CD Cover

             (HOLLYWOOD) – Award-winning rockers Feisty Piranhas are taking it to the next level, as they continue playing with big-name acts at world-class venues throughtout Southern California. To wit: The band  are Main Support for metal mainstays Y&T (August 26; Key Club); Sublime tribute band, 40 Oz. To Freedom (September 17, Ventura Theater);  and seminal punk legends, Fear (October 28, Key Club). During 2010 Feisty Piranhas have shared the stage with renowned rockers The Tubes, Blue Oyster Cult and Death By Stereo.

The father-and-son fronted band — who have received great reviews for their recently released LIVE IN SOCAL CD – are nominated in the “Showcase Artist of the Year”  category for the 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards; additionally, drummer Peter Lust has received a “Best Rock Drummer” nomination for the LAMA’s, taking place November 18 at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood, Calif. and the longest-running independent awards show of its kind.

The eclectic Ventura County-based rock group was recently interviewed for a MUSIC RAWsegment on KNBC-TV and were videotapted during The Tubes’ show by MTV-style video site, ROCKAHOLICZ (www,rockaholicz.com).  Other recent highlights: Taking part in one of the Spring’s major concert events, performing as part of SKINNIE MAGAZINE’S “Top 100 Bands” Festival on the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Feisty Piranhas 2010 Black & White Pic

“From this collection of songs I can hear a band who are very tight live and who can really get a crowd going…This live album shows the band’s onstage power…lead singer Peter has a distinctive voice, due at least partially to him having a quite severe hearing impairment; but truth be told it works for him as it sets him apart from the nasally vocals of the Piranhas punk peers.”                                                        MUSIC REVIEW UNSIGNED

 

2009 was a watershed year for the unique “father-and-son” band (drummer Peter Lust is the father of front person Peter Alex Lust), starting with guitarist Lust Jr. being pulled onstage by seminal punk band NoFX to perform the song “Linoleum” at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood and resoundingly winning over the raucous crowd; and ending with the band again being selected a “Hot 100 Unsigned Artist for 2009” by longtime respected trade publication, MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE. In between, they opened for Nations Afire at The Whiskey and rock royalty the Blue Oyster Cult for the second consecutive year at the Canyon Club, where they also headlined; were interviewed by “Focus In The Mix” television show; released a new CD, “Live In SoCal;”perfomed with alt-rock front-runners Death By Stereo and A Static Lullaby in Long Beach; appeared with Korn at KROQ’s “Halos N’ Horns” Festival; opened for longtime rock gods, The Misfits, a third consecutive year, as well as the power/metal mainstays DragonForce, both at the fabled Ventura Theater; and were submitted for consideration for a Grammy nomination in eleven separate categories into the 52nd Grammys, the band’s fifth consecutive year receiving such an honor.

      Feisty Piranhas Y&T Flier

 Reviews of the Live In SoCal have been favorable. “A killer pop/punky bunch of guys from Southern California who have really great catchy punching memorable songs,” writes U.K. magazine METALLIVILLE. “They’ll definitely grow on you as they did me…”Godfather is an excellent political number with some funky ska moments…they’ll have you hooked for sure.” RIOT ON BROADWAY raves, “Live In SoCal is an example of the amount of talent the Feisty Piranhas possess on stage, and not just in studio…you get a touch of the band’s hip-hop side in “24,” which has a rapped verse over a nicely dirty, although dark, guitar backing, with a much more punk chorus and second chorus. You also get a touch of the band’s softer side in tracks like “A Better Day” and “Alone,” although the latter features a touch of what might sound to some like a little bit of ska punk.The first song that literally blew me away was “Do You Know.” From the opening chords, to the later solo work (which, even I’ll admit, is incredible), to the overall style of the song, I could’ve sworn it could’ve been by the likes of the Bad Religion. Which is by all means a compliment.The Feisty Piranhas are, without a doubt, deserving of every award they’ve received. From the ability to sound as good live as in studio, to the commendable amount of chemistry this band has, not least of which is because of the father-son involvement. In any case, this is an excellent release for anyone who appreciates this type of music. Perfect for anyone who wants to experience this band in any way. Really good stuff here.”

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