Fighting Gravity (theatre group)
|Purpose||Avant-garde, performance art|
Fighting Gravity first broke out onto the national scene during season 5 of NBC’s hit TV show America's Got Talent where they placed 3rd out of nearly 100,000 acts. After their success on America's Got Talent, Fighting Gravity continued to perform on their first nationwide tour hitting twenty-four cities across the United States. Following the tour, they agreed to perform for Chabad's Children of Chernobyl Children at Heart Gala Dinner and Celebrity Fantasy Auction on November 22, 2010. On New Years Day 2011, just after midnight, Fighting Gravity appeared live on television with Far East Movement and Dev in Times Square, New York during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Fighting Gravity also performed on the sixth season of America's Got Talent on July 27, 2011 during the results show as a guest performance.
Since then, Fighting Gravity has been performing all over the world for clientele such as Mercedes Benz, Audi, Quicken Loans, and Autotrader.com. They have also been back on TV for shows like "Germany's Got Talent" in Austria, "Red or Black?" in London, and the "American Music Awards" with Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Lopez. Their most recent television appearance was on the season premiere of Brain Games (National Geographic) in January 2014.
Fighting Gravity has performed in six countries since they left AGT, including Canada, Russia, China, Austria, the UAE, and Great Britain.
Full-Length Stage Show
Fighting Gravity is currently in production for their full length stage show that is supposed to premiere Fall of 2014 in New York City.
The members of Fighting Gravity began performing together while members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Virginia Tech. They initially took a semester off of school to perform in America's Got Talent until the season was over. Some of the members are still enrolled at Virginia Tech, while others have already graduated.
- Andy Farrell
- Gregg Curtin
- Travis Dalrymple
- Wes Schoeb
- Brett Sposa
- Brian Lusher
- Caleb Sharp
- Jordan Powers
- Phil Deverna
- Rob Grimm
- Shawn McDonough
Music used during their television performances
- New York Auditions: The Glitch Mob - Drive It Like You Stole It
- Quarter Finals: The Glitch Mob - How To Be Eaten By A Woman
- Semi Finals: The Glitch Mob - Animus Vox
- Top Ten: Justice - Genesis
- Finals: The Glitch Mob - Beyond Monday, Kraddy - Android Porn, edIT - More Lazers
- America's Got Talent Live: Little People - Start Shootin', The Glitch Mob - Drive It Like You Stole It, edIT - More Lazers, DJ Shadow - Organ Donor (Flirtphonic Remix), (Also performed to "More Important than Michael Jordan" - Pretty Lights at Virginia Tech show)
- America's Got Talent (Special Guest): The Glitch Mob - A Dream Within A Dream
- Red or Black? Guest Performance: The Glitch Mob - We Swarm
- Exton, Emily (8 September 2010). "'America's Got Talent' Top 10: Prince Poppycock is a Yankee Doodle Dandy". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 9 September 2010.