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Name Far Horizon Genre Alternative Rock Location Cape Town, South Africa Target market Mass appeal- all age groups Band Members Tyron Munnik, Devin Rist, Sean Murray, Keegan Willey Producer Alfredo Ridolfo (Argentina) Manager Afsana Khan | 083 2263 564 | email@example.com Website: www.farhorizonband.com
Far Horizon is a South African band from Cape Town, formed in 2008 and composes of lead vocalist- Tyron Munnik, drummerSean Murray, bassist- Devin Rist and Keegan Willey as lead guitarist.
Keegan was the first person that sprung into Tyron’s mind, when faced with this critical issue. Both had previously performed in a band together for over five years and Keegan’s incredible skill could not be ignored.
The idea of forming a band came into place one afternoon as Sean was leaving University and started following the sound of melodic rock coming from the Tertiary Institutions basement.
The four soon found themselves in the studio and stage working tirelessly on improving the overall identity and talent of the band. Three years of performing, writing and producing have gone by and Far Horizon is ready for the release of their debut album.
Sean stumbled upon Tyron, the sound engineer responsible for this addictive sound and promptly introduced himself. The two masterminds soon realised the potential of their combined talent and set upon a search for other individuals to embark on an assured once in a life time journey. Devin clearly made an impact due to his social and musical ability, as Sean and Tyron chose him from thousands, to be the bass guitarist. Devin did not partake in the auditions, but simply mentioned his passion in casual conversation. He was approached with the idea of the formation of a melodic rock band and simply put – could not refuse.
Far Horizon takes great pride in the music their produce. It was formed with a strong foundation of friendship and the passion of music. Their songs encapsulates life’s experiences and adventures. ‘Far Horizon’ is an emotion that keeps us wanting to achieve more.
Once the dynamic trio, were to proceed with the recording process at The Sound and Motion Studios in Cape Town, they became frightfully aware, that a vital piece to the puzzle was missing.
TYRON MUNNIK - Lead vocals + rhythm guitar
KEEGAN WILLEY - Lead guitar + back-up vocals
Tyron Munnik, 23, developed his interest in music and guitars from a very early age and his passion has taken him above and beyond what he imagined. Tyron is the technical guru within the band and strives to achieve the very best outcome in all that he does. Over 200 songs have been written by this musical genius as his influences range from all styles of music. Co-founding Far Horizon has allowed him to venture into his creative realm and produce music that makes South African fans burst with pride.
Keegan Willey, aka “Bob”, 24, has had music and rhythm running through his veins since he was born. With absolutely no musical background, theory or lessons, Keegan motivated himself to learn through the use of hearing and has done phenomenal performances. Keegan’s musical style is emotionally driven which is easily felt from watching him perform. He captivates an individual to feel, what he is feeling at that very moment in time, drawing them in to the story of a song.
Gear Mic: Shure SM7B Guitar: Fender Strat Amp: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier with Marshall 4x12 “Greenbacks” Cab
Gear Mic: Shure SM58 Guitar: ESP LTD EC-500 Amp: Marshall JCM 900 Head with Marshall 4x12 G12T 75 Cab
DEVIN RIST - Bass
SEAN MURRAY - Drums
Devin Rist, 22, was corrupted by the sounds of rock ‘n roll in his early teens, even though he had been playing the saxophone and achieved his Grade 8 in music, he couldn’t resist the deep sounds of a bass guitar. Devin is known as the jokester in the band and manages to uplift anyone, he has even tattooed Far Horizon on his forearm to show his dedication and love to the band. Rist is definitely a talent to put on your ‘must see’ list.
Sean Murray, 21, indulged enthusiastically into his passion for drums and music from the early years of his life. Gracing us from Johannesburg, Sean has played in many bands of many different genres, which has given him an extensive insight into all spheres of music. Co-founding Far Horizon has been one of the best career moves on his part, as he believes that Far Horizon will be the next big thing to hit South Africa.
Gear Bass guitar: Cort 5-string Amp: Hartke HA3500 Head with Hartke VX410 Bass Cabinet
Gear Drum kit: 4 piece Gretsch
MEDIA SOCIETIES + COMMUNITIES (We use to market Far Horizon and our shows.)
PRESS TABLETALK WEDNESDAY APRIL 29 2009 NEWS
YOUR LMG JUNE 2010 BANDWATCH
YOUR LMG MAY 2010 NEWS
Endor Media & Events cc Band Manager Afsana Khan B.A Film and Media Production (UCT) Phone (outside RSA +27) 021 534 5241 083 2263 564 Skype afsana.24 Email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Blog www.capetownmusic.wordpress.com Twitter @endormedia Website www.endormedia.co.za