Artist News

Fervor Records Helps Spur Gene Pool Reunion

Gene Pool TourTwo decades after their last stint on the legendary Mill Avenue 1990s alt-rock scene, Tempe trio Gene Pool is reconvening for a series of 25th anniversary performances. These shows are driven, in part, by the recent reissue of the group’s debut album “Time & Place” by Fervor Records.
Guitarist/vocalist Ronnie Winters, bassist/vocalist Jeff Owens and drummer/vocalist Kevin Lofton had been casually considering a reunion since 2015. Fervor’s serendipitous reissue of Gene Pool’s 1992 debut helped make the reunion a reality. “We’d actually been thinking about doing a gig for a while and we were all really enthused about it, but it never got past the phone-calls-and-texting stage,” Winters said. “When we heard that Fervor had reissued our first album, it hit us that it’d been 25 years since it came out, and that realization was a big inspiration to actually go through with it.”
Gene Pool’s first gig since August 1997 is with another popular 1990s band with a 25 year anniversary. They’ll share the stage with major label chart toppers Dada, who are best known for their 1992 breakout hit “Diz Knee Land.” Get your 90s on March 8, 2017, at the Rogue Bar in Scottsdale with Dada and Gene Pool! Tickets on sale now, and hit the event’s facebook page for details!


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Fervor Congratulates John Finbury on 2016 Latin Grammy Nomination!

We are thrilled to announce that Fervor Records writer, John Finbury, has been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award! John is up for Song of the Year for his gorgeous Bossa Nova composition, “A Chama Verde.” In the running against such esteemed company as internationally renowned artists Shakira and Enrique Iglesias, we wish John all the best! Tune in to the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards November 18th, 8pm, on Univision. Boa Sorte, John!


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Lynn Ready Lands on EASY Spotify Soundtrack

lynn-ready-x150 easy-placeCheck out the Joe Swanberg-directed, Chris Swanson-music-supervised, series EASY now streaming on Netflix. Also, enjoy the amazing songs from the show on the Official Spotify EASY Playlist! Fervor is proud to be included with Lynn Ready’s “Heaven and You.” Click the link to enjoy!
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Fervor Records Presents: 7 Burning Questions for Kailey Swanson

Fervor Records is proud to announce the 9.30 release of “Nashville Stickup” – songstress Kailey Swanson’s debut EP – out 9/30/16. We sat down with Kailey to help get to know her a bit, and shed some light on her career for fans both new & old. Get to know Kailey below, and check out the video for “Nashville Stickup” here and order your copy of her debut EP today!

1. Having working in theatre, television, and now music – how do you describe yourself? 

I would describe myself as someone who is passionate about performing and telling stories. There are so many different mediums through which to portray a story. Storytelling has been a passion of mine from a young age and one of my favorite things to do is to explore new ways to share my stories.

2. What is an artist? 

I believe an artist is someone who is fearlessly baring their genuine self to share their talent with others. An artist is real. An artist is driven only by the love of their craft.

3. You’re known to play some songs by Patsy Cline live, and have cited other artists as influences on your music, but who are some musicians that have played a role in your development that might come as a surprise to your fans? What current artists have caught your ear? 

I would say some artists that have influenced me that may be a surprise would be Elvis Presley or the Stray Cats. I love the rockabilly style and the whole country rock swing.

4. What was the first concert you attended, and who did you go with?

Well, the FIRST concert I actually attended was Hilary Duff in Las Vegas! I think I was 7 or 8 years old? I went with my mother and some friends. I do remember loving those lights!

5. “Nashville Stickup” is something of an introduction to your songwriting – what kind of statements were you hoping to make? 

There are many statements behind “Nashville Stickup”. I think some are rather apparent and maybe others are a little more subtle. Because my roots are old country, Nashville Stick Up is about country music going back to its roots. Perhaps the most important one is simply “I’M HERE.” I wanted to kick off what I have been working on for most of my life with a big statement that lets everyone know who I am in a memorable format. I aim to say and do what very few are doing and I believe Nashville Stickup accomplishes just that.

6. Since recording “Nashville Stickup,” what have you been up to? 

Writing!! I’ve co-written many more songs and recorded a few. I’m very excited about some of the new stuff as well. I also attended a songwriters retreat in Northern France. It was awesome to collaborate with songwriters from all over the world, a truly life changing experience!

7. If you could play your music anywhere in the world (not just venues or stages!) – where would it be? 

I think a better question would be where wouldn’t I play? I love to travel and explore new cities, so I hope one day I get a chance to see the world and share my music.

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Fervor Turns RED

red-release-blogAcross both decades and continents, Fervor Records is proud to have unearthed a time capsule of pure London power pop from 1998. RED was the brainchild of John Kwiecinski, Julian Emery, and Tim Goodyer. They laid down these tracks after gigging extensively throughout London & neighboring cities. With tight playing & top-notch production, these 90s gems make for an exciting addition to the Fervor catalogue! Keep your ears open for RED – and in the meantime check them out on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and beyond!

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Sanford Clark – Once Upon a Time

cover_sanfordclark-x300Sanford Clark burst onto the national scene in 1956, lighting up radio airwaves with his recording of Lee Hazlewood’s “The Fool.” The song peaked at #14 on the Billboard Country Singles chart, #7 on the Top 100 chart, and #5 on the Black Singles Charts. Sanford continued his recording career with releases on Dot, Jaime, Ramco, Ember, London, and LHI Records. He also kept busy touring with the likes of Roy Orbison and Ray Price. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Sanford Clark’s chart topping success, Fervor Records offers up: Sanford Clark “Once Upon A Time,” a collection of songs from the mid 1960s. Experience this amazing compilation, available worldwide via AppleAmazon and/or Spotify on September 23rd, 2016.

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