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So Far So Good
Influenced by 90’s rock and a love of late night mischief, pop-rock group So Far So Good was founded after a particularly bad shift at T.G.I Fridays. The band resides in Hamburg, New York, and consists of lead vocalist Craig McDorman, lead guitarist Jeff Foley, bassist Rob Buskirk, and drummer Ryan (Urwin) Urbank. So Far So Good made their debut in 2009 after gaining the attention of award-winning record producer Armand Petri. Currently, the band is working with Petri to finish their first national studio EP “Through the Static." The EP is expected to be released this spring followed by a national tour.
Taking influence from such artists as the Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Weezer, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, So Far So Good has written a number of original singles, including the catchy riffs of “Last Call” and the edgy melody of “Something New." Each member adds their own quirk to the whimsical chemistry of the group. According to the band, Foley is the musical force, Urbank the creativity, Buskirk the energetic peace keeper, and McDorman the outgoing lyricist. Petri, the band’s producer, has led a successful career working with such world-renowned acts such as The Goo Goo Dolls, Ten Thousand Maniacs and Six Pence None the Richer. “So Far So Good is the best band I have worked with since The Goo Goo Dolls,” stated Petri. “It is composed of some of the most talented songwriters and easy-going musicians I’ve ever had the pleasure of collaborating with.”
In a world run by auto-tune, Tina Marie Williams proves that natural talent refuses to be manipulated. Her gentle voice lands softly on the ears of listeners, while her words are daggers of truth about the world and subtle issues she has witnessed. As if Tom Waits' lyrics made love to Jeff Buckley's guitar, Tina Marie comes at you a poetic folk musician with a bad attitude and a strong message. Drawing inspiration from her hometown of Buffalo, NY, Tina's lyrics and voice are haunting in their expression, yet uncannily observant and brutally honest. With help from renowned producer Armand Petri (Goo Goo Dolls, Sixpence None The Richer), and with the release of her new single, "Skeleton City," Tina is speaking for a generation searching for a voice.