The Figureights are currently seeking a new singer.
Comprising GP Shook (Drums), Chris Rolling (Bass) and Gil Hegwood (Lead Guitar), the Eights formed in 1999 and play out every month at such DC/Baltimore-area venues as The Black Cat, The Velvet Lounge, The Galaxy Hut, The Ottobar, The Sidebar, and The Brass Monkey. Hallmarks of The Figureights' pop/punk sound include catchy vocal melodies and harmonies, meaty, fast-paced riffs, huge hooks, and exceptional musicianship and songwriting. Generally speaking, The Figureights are looking for a singer (either male or female) who shares their old-school musical tastes (Ramones, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Travis, Komeda, GBV, Ash, Beach Boys, etc), and who is committed to success and having fun. Other important considerations:
Must be between 21 and 30 years of age;
Must have reliable transportation;
Must be available to rehearse in Crofton, Md on Saturdays (usually 3 hours);
Must not own any albums by Creed, Incubus, Limp Bizkit, Staind, Korn, etc;
Must have charismatic presence
Bottom Line: we just wanna ROCK!!!!!!!
The following was just received by cable from Botswana's official news service, where, by virtue of their dual citizenship, the boys are to be feted in a state ceremony:
"All of Botswana is immeasurably proud of The Figureights...From the Cape to Cairo, from Accra to Zanzibar, our favorite native sons have captured the affections of an entire continent. I have no doubt that The Figureights will rank as our greatest cultural achievement since 'The Gods Must Be Crazy' parts I & II."
-President Festus Gontebange Mogae declaring June to be "Figureights History Month" in Botswana.