The Faraway Boys

Sunday, March 28th
8pm No Cover
Fort George Brewery
1483 Duane St.-Astoria

“So(outhern) O. C. Rockabilly”- heidie johnson

Southern Orange County, California Rockabilly band The Faraway Boys will tour through Astoria at The Fort George Brewery on Sunday, March 28th at 8pm. Somewhere between Psychobilly, Rock-n-Roll and traditional Rockabilly, falls the sound of Faraway Boys. A power trio that first began on a street corner in Laguna Beach, CA. in the summer of 2005, and have since progressed to playing the local club scene as well as a string of small tours. The band members are Scott “Scotty” Young on guitar/vocals; Sean “Bucky” Walbrink on drums/vocals and Miguel “Ralphie” Gonzalez on up-right bass/ vocals. That street corner taught the Boys how to perform in front of an audience for the first time and gave them the confidence they needed to write their own songs. Faraway Boys are greatly influenced by the greats: Johnny Cash, Elvis and the Stray Cats. Back in those early days, it was a common sight to see the Boys on their street corner every Friday night, playing away.

Then, in the fall of 2005 the Boys decided they had out-grown their little corner and began to rehearse in a regular practice space. It was at this timethat they began to try out their original material for the first time. Within a few months, the first of three Faraway Boys song demos had been recorded and the sound was more traditional, spawning the classics Sailor Jerry Rum and Cowboy Moon. For the next year or so, Faraway Boys spent most of their time in thier practice studio close to home – refining their sound and focusing on performing live. The weekends would give them good opportunity to showcase the songs written during the week and propel them towards becoming a better live act. The live show is the true love of the boys and their energy is full of contagious emotion, humor and heart-felt spirit. The band’s policy of performing “Any time – Any where” has led them from San Diego to Sacramento and parts of the mid-west during the first year playing “Any time – Any where” they could! Currently, Faraway Boys have just come out of the studio with their first album: Pirate Ship Set Sail, which they are planning to release on April 4, 2008. Their love for meeting new people, writing songs and playing live shows keeps them busy on most weekends. To put it simply, their music is their life and love…and it shows!

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