Forget Me in Vegas
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|Forget Me in Vegas|
Forget Me in Vegas, 2012
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|Past members||Kevin Harrington
Forget Me in Vegas is an American pop punk band from Rochester, New York. Their musical style has been compared to Forever the Sickest Kids, All Time Low, The Maine, and Allstar Weekend. The band consists of lead singer Chris Wurzburg, guitarist Jamie Okrzynski, drummer Joe Raymond, and bassist Garrett Chamberlain. Through Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites the band has promoted their music to fans in all corners of the world since its start back in 2009.
Formed in Rochester, New York in 2009, pop-punk rockers, Forget Me in Vegas, performed at numerous local and regional venues, quickly developing a loyal fanbase locally and an even larger online following. They refer to their fans as "High Rollers".
Concerts and recordings
Their first recording, a 6-song EP, titled Get Gone, Stay Gone after the single was released in December 2010 for free to download. They opened for several well-known rock acts including Mayday Parade, Cute Is What We Aim For, Never Shout Never, Ice Nine Kills, Action Item, and Punchline. In April 2011, the band released a single called "Is Anyone Up", a song condoning sexting and the popular website Is Anyone Up?, teasing their first full-length album due out in late 2011/early 2012. The song also featured backing vocals by Benjamin Dean, a singer/song writer from Rochester, NY. Forget Me in Vegas took a large step when they were voted on to the Vans Warped Tour in 2011, playing the Ernie Ball Stage at the Buffalo, NY (Darien Center) show on July 12 of that year. In spring of 2012 the band released a cover of Carly Rae Jepsens hit single Call Me Maybe which garnished over 100,000 views on YouTube. Forget Me In Vegas won the Alternative Press contest to open for Never Shout Never in Allentown, PA as well as a spot in the AP&R section of the July 2012 issue of Alternative Press Magazine. In July 2012 Forget Me In Vegas repeated their 2011 win of the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands to play the Buffalo, NY (Darien Center) date of the Vans Warped Tour. After performing on the Vans Warped Tour in 2012 the band went out on the "Don't Trust Boys Tour" for 13 days with What Looks Like Crazy and Call To Attraction sponsored by Vitamin Water and Stickam. Forget Me In Vegas is currently in writing process of their next record which the band hopes to have released by the summer of 2013.
The band is releasing a new five song EP titled The Coulda-Shoulda EP which was produced by Christian Medice (New County, Glory Days). The Coulda-Shoulda EP was released on June 1, 2012. The band will be touring in July and August in support of its latest release.
The name Forget Me in Vegas comes from the band all going on a trip to Vegas together once a couple years ago while in past bands and accidentally left Chris (now lead vocals) at the Palms. According to the band "His taxi got stuck in traffic and his phone had died so we we’re all kind of freaking out. Long story short, we missed our flight because we almost forgot Chris in Vegas and thought that'd be a rad band name. So when all of our past projects broke up and we decided to form this project, it just fit.."
Forget Me in Vegas was originally a band thrown together at the last minute to jump on a show supporting Mayday Parade; since then, they have established an increasingly large and intensely loyal fan base, hailing from all corners of the world. Forget Me in Vegas prides itself on staying in constant touch with their fans through responding to every comment, tweet, message, email, etc. that comes their way. The band also streams their live performances and has weekly featured webcasts Sunday nights at 7PM EST on www.stickam.com/forgetmeinvegas which tend to acquire 200+ viewers from all over the world. Their debut EP Get Gone, Stay Gone was released on December 17, 2010 for free to download. Since then, it has been downloaded over 15,000 times worldwide on multiple music sharing sites. Kellyé West of YoungHollywood.com said: "Influenced by girls, partying, and just living life, FMIV's freshman album, produced by Steve Sopchak, is a musical journey of allusion with lyrics that bring out those universal feelings, to create an album that will surely be played all over the world."
- Current members
- Chris Wurzburg, vocals (2010–present)
- Jamie Okrzynski, guitar/vocals (2009–present)
- Joe Raymond, drums (2011–present)
- Past members
- Mike Adams, drums (2009–2010)
- Kevin Harrington, guitar (2009–2011)
- Kyle Vorbach, drums (2010–2011)
- Mike Russo, vocals/bass (2010–2011)
- Joel Rice, drums (2010)
- Garrett Chamberlain, bass/vocals (2011–2013)
- Get Gone, Stay Gone (self-released, 2010)
- The Coulda-Shoulda EP (self-released, June 1, 2012)
- "Is Anyone Up" (self-released, 2011)
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