We first came upon Los Angeles based independent band Forty Feet Tall in August 2014 at DL Music‘s 20th year anniversary party. The band, who has a licensing deal through DL Music, was performing at the event. After the first couple songs of their set, I thought to myself, “they sound like some of my favorite classic rock bands, but current at the same time.” Later, I found that I was not the only one feeling this way, having heard others compare the band’s bluesy rock sound to Jack White, The Black Keys, and Led Zeppelin.
“Forty Feet Tall are the rock band missing from this generation.” – Infectious Magazine
The amazing thing about their new-classic sound is that it is coming from a band so young. They recorded their first album in 2014 while 4 of the 5 members were still in high school… well kinda… being that the entire band has been homeschooled up until college. On top of that odd fact, two of the band mates are brothers and the entire band has been friends for most of their lives.
Having already begun to carve out a loyal following in the Los Angeles scene by playing shows at venues including The Troubadour, Club Nokia, The Roxy, and the Grammy Museum, Forty Feet Tall has entered a new chapter in their journey as music makers by keeping their band going strong while they are all away at various colleges spread around the west coast. When asked how they continually churn out new songs while being apart, they simply reply “without this whole internet thing we’d pretty much be out of the band business.” Fortunately for fans everywhere, business is good for Forty Feet Tall. In early 2016, the band released a new EP entitled “Red Dressed” and had their song “No Control” placed in the hit HBO series Shameless (season 6, episode 5).
Forty Feet Tall is:
Cole Gann (Lead Vocals/Guitar)
Jack Sehres (Guitar)
Charlie Sehres (Keyboard)
Guy Moore (Bass)
Steven Driscoll (Drums)
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