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Save Ferris

Recorded Feb. 12, 2017



Save Ferris is a ska-punk band formed in Orange County, California circa 1995. Their name is a reference to the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. ?Lead by the inimitable front-woman Monique Powell, the band enjoyed mainstream success in the late 1990s with radio hits, constant touring and appearances on a variety of television shows and movies.?FRED
?The band released their debut EP “Introducing Save Ferris” on Powell’s own Starpool Records, in 1996. They ended up selling close to 20,000 copies of their EP out of the trunks of their cars, thanks to loyal fans and huge support from Orange County independent record shops. That same year, Powell provided vocals on the Reel Big Fish song “She Has A Girlfriend Now” on their album “Turn the Radio Off” (Mojo).?

As favorites of KROQ radio’s legendary Rodney on the Rock, Save Ferris became a regular presence on LA’s KROQ radio.?FRED
?Later that year, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences gave the band a Grammy showcase award for best unsigned band, earning them a recording contract with Epic Records (SONY).

?The band released their debut full-length album for Epic in 1997. “It Means Everything” featured several re-recorded tracks from the EP, several new songs, a cover of Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come on Eileen,” which the band released as their first official single, and what was to become their most successful single.?

?With two singles in the Billboard top 100 and full rotation on alternative radio all over the world, “It Means Everything” went platinum internationally.

?In April 1998, Save Ferris made made their seminal on-screen appearance in the cult classic teen film, “10 Things I Hate About You”.

?After a thunderously successful main stage tour with the Vans Warped Tour, the band began writing their follow-up to “It Means Everything”, the appropriately-titled “Modified”.  Released in October 1999, the album saw the band mix their ska-punk roots with pop-punk stylings.

?After almost fifteen years, Save Ferris will make their long awaited return to the music scene in 2017.  Following a successful PledgeMusic campaign, the band’s new EP - Checkered Past - will be released on February 10th. The EP, produced by Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila, embraces Monique’s ska and dub roots and also features a guest appearance by Neville Staple of the Specials on the first single “New Sound.”?

?February 10th also marks the start of the band’s first full tour of the United States. The tour will take the band’s energetic show around the country starting in Santa Barbara and finishing at the new House of Blues in Anaheim, California with support from Vista Kicks on the West Coast and Baby Baby on the East Coast.?

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Save Ferris is a ska-pop-punk band led by the inimitable front-woman Monique Powell, whose dynamic stage presence and contagious lyrics rose the band to fame becoming one of the most successful ska groups of their generation. Save Ferris’ 2017 recorded performance features radio hits “Come On Eileen,” “Goodbye,” and “The World Is New,” as well as songs from their 2017 Checkered Past EP - the band’s first release in 18 years produced by Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila.

Run Time: Approx. 66 Minutes
File Size: Approx. 121MB

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