Keyboards and Lead Vocals - Dallas, Texas
Greg was somewhat of a musical prodigy in his youth excelling in all phases of music
and dance. The recipient of various honorariums and scholarships, he set out for New York City and "the big time" at the age of 20. There he joined a national road show, impersonating well-known recording artists while developing his own entertaining style and delivery. Greg performed radio commercials while in New York, gaining valuable studio experience in the bargain. In addition to sharing frontman duties with Ken, Greg adds density to FURY's mix with his keyboards. Greg also paces the visual image of FURY onstage with his possessed, trance-like performances, using his voice, instrumental, and danceability to sell each song in the repertoire. Greg is one of FURY's primary songwriters as well, and his voice is featured on the three tunes, that were recorded during the Quadradial Session.
Greg Westmoreland: "I feel that our attitude towards our performance sets us apart from
other acts. We have a high-spirited energy on stage without being overbearing, and as a result, we appeal to an up-tempo, high fashioned, dance-oriented crowd. With our originals,
we are looking to make a few commercial yet artistic points that will lend credence to our music. We are confident that brand of intricate pop will strike a resident cord in today's marketplace."
Lead Guitar and Vocals - New York, NY
Steve earned his B.A. in music from New York University; it was also during this time
that he studied with noted jazz guitarist, Hy White. Steve's first successful venture was Trust,
a popular disco-funk band that enjoyed a large following in the tri-state area. Trust eventually evolved into MAGNUM, a rocking showband that is still a hot attraction on the East Coast. Steve co-wrote MAGNUM's single, "Rock & Roll Man", which received extensive airplay in
Steve supplies leadership to FURY in both business matters and onstage, where his guitar work is described as the spark which lights the fire in the FURY show. His electronic knowledge and technical ability are especially valuable to the band in the studio. Steve also coordinates all pre-production work on their originals.
Steve Weiss: "Dedication and desire have kept us playing six nights a week for the past
three years. We feel we have a distinctive show and the nightly response we receive confirm our suspicions. The trick is to get our distinctiveness on vinyl. We just have to continue writing and things should fall into place. Since we opened for quite a few national acts, we know that the talent in this band is equal to or greater than average recording bands. It is just a matter of plugging away and taking advantage of every opportunity that comes along."
Bass and Lead Vocals - Bangor, PA
Tim's first performing experience was at 15 and by his eighteenth birthday, he found himself in Tyrynt, a young cover band with a cult following in Jersey. Tyrynt released several selfproduced singles during Tim's tenure which provided him with a working knowledge of the recording studio. On stage, Tim never stops moving and his forceful bass lines underlie Ken's strong percussion. This showman contributes to FURY's songwriting and, with his studio experience, gives FURY four veteran studio musicians who know what they want from each session.
Tim Lewis: "Most bands are looking to find a competent frontman: we have two! And our rhythm section boasts two drummers: one human and one computerized. We really are different from your average aspiring recording act and this is what caught the attention of producers and record companies. It's now up to us to deliver with the right tunes to sustain this interest."
Percussion and Lead Vocals, Easton, PA
Ken is a native Pennsylvanian who is a 10 year veteran of the rock club scene, both as a
drummer and as a lead vocalist. Before joining FURY, Ken was a member ofthe five-piece act, Bullet, that enjoyed a great deal of popularity on the Pennsy-Jersey circuit. Two of Bullet's originals were on a popular Pennsylvania FM radio station's compilation album. Ken's drumming and songwriting were honed to a fine edge in Bullet.
Ken's vital rhythm tracks are the backbone of FURY's frenetic musical energy. He is as
comfortable in front of the band as he is behind the drums. Ken and Greg share the frontman duties in FURY. Ken takes an active role in the studio, writing lyrics for and arranging FURY's originals. He is also responsible for the band's visual appeal by influencing and helping to create FURY's distinctive onstage wardrobe, a band trademark.
Ken Wendland: "What sets us apart from other bands is our professionalism and dynamics. You cannot expect to have success if you are not well-organized, or if your sound is one dimensional. Cooperation is central to organization, and we find it easy to cooperate with one another, because we are friends as well as associates. We work together daily to achieve one goal in a record contract for FURY. I believe that we have the will power needed to succeed."
October 12, 1988, Rock N Roll Cafe, Lantana FL
October 19, 1988, Sloppy Joe's, Key West FL
October 26, 1988 Metro 107, Kendall FL
November 23, 1988, Summers on the Beach, Ft. Lauderdale FL
January 15, 1989, Big Daddy's Okeechobee W. Palm Beach FL
January 27, 1989, Summers 219 Ft. Lauderdale FL
February 4-10, Crown Lounge, Kendall FL
February 19-24, Playpen South, Ft. Lauderdale FL