Faded Leroy is a Boise-based post-hardcore band formed in 2012. With a high-energy blend of aggressive rock, melody, and dynamics, they take their listener on a journey. With a tight rhythm section and two contrasting vocalists, Faded Leroy create their own soundscape borrowing elements from traditional rock n' roll, punk, and metal. With an emphasis on dynamic range, they deliver their own brand of rock, while touching on themes such as self-reflection, conflict, and loss.
Jeremy Cummings - Starship Commander
Beau Kolar - Universal Rhythm Translator
Brian Lewis - Bass Spectrometer
Brendan Nickel - Intergalactic Tone Manipulator
Based out of Boise, ID, Faded Leroy formed in the summer of 2012. After performing in the Treasure Valley for over a decade with various bands, and touring regionally together, Brendan Nickel and Beau Kolar decided to rethink their approach to music. It wasn't long before the ideas were flowing. With Nickel on guitar and Kolar on drums, they began developing those first sketches and soon had nearly an album's worth of original material. Shortly thereafter, Kolar and Nickel enlisted the help of Jeremy Cummings on vocals to assist them in further developing the tracks. They began recording "Days Between Stations" on December 21, 2012 at the Tonic Room Studios in Boise with Jason Ringelstetter manning the controls. Erin Johnson spent a short time with the band on bass and recorded the bass tracks on "Days Between Stations". In the summer of 2013, the three met Brian Lewis and they hit it off immediately. With the addition of Lewis on bass the current lineup was solidified. The band released "Days Between Stations" on March 25, 2014. The singles, "Memes", "Through The Window Pane" and "The Quest?", have received radio play in the Northwest. In January 2016, the band began work on their second album, re-enlisting the help of Ringelstetter at the controls. On May 19, 2017, the band released, "Have Hope", a landmark representing both their beginnings and the future direction of the band. The first single off the album, "Typecast", premiered on 100.3 the X on May 14, 2017. The single "Chariots" has also received radio play.
In a short time, Faded Leroy has earned the privilege of sharing the stage with national acts such as Devour The Day, Trapt, Mushroomhead, Royal Bliss, Like A Storm, Crazytown, L.A.Guns, Enuff Z Nuff, Hell's Belles, Fit For Rivals, The Nixon Rodeo, Last In Line, The Sunpilots, Chrysalis, Fairy Bones, The Adarna and Wayland, as well as many of the regions finest bands. Faded Leroy's members are building on years of experience they gained playing in the region. Cummings is best known for his intense vocal stylings with Boise bands Sub*vert and Portrait of the Assassin. Kolar, drummer for Boise rock band Abrupt Edge, has a long-standing musical relationship with Nickel (both have been with Abrupt Edge, Solar Roller, and Uncle Bud). Kolar currently performs with Silverbridge in addition to Faded Leroy. Nickel may be best known for his guitar work in earlier projects such as Organech, and Matthew C. Vanderboegh's "The Erinys" (where he first shared the stage with Cummings). Lewis fills out the low end, dishes out tasty grooves, and brings his enthusiasm to the stage.
Together they have given birth to the legend of Faded Leroy, a forgotten broadcaster in the not so distant future when civilization has fallen under the shadow of dark forces. All media and transmitters are under control. Alone and abandoned at a forgotten radio outpost, Leroy works tirelessly to rebuild the station and equipment, to broadcast himself across the airwaves and make contact with any surviving translators. As the darkest hour nears, Leroy closes in on the outcome of what may be his most dangerous experiment yet...