Fashionably Late: An early start for a new band
For the relatively new Fashionably Late, there are few things as exciting or as nerve-wracking as releasing their first EP recording. Their EP release show is on Friday the 24th at 8:00 (they play at 9:00) at the Buffalo Rose in Golden. The album is focused, heavy-melodic rock with a painstaking attention to quality. As the guitarist and lead vocals, Aaron Medina, put it, “good music is powerful and inspiring. The right chords and melody, in any genre of music, can make you stop breathing, give you goosebumps, and make the world right again,” a tall order for a first album.
Fashionably Late is a rather good-looking, three-man band; but make no mistake, they’re a band with heavy guitar riffs and metal energy. Aaron Medina learned piano as a child and went on to get a degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. Patrick James, bass guitar and vocals backup, took bass lessons early in his teens, then committed himself to percussion all through high school at a competitive level. Michael Sasser, drums, played percussion in middle school until his teacher told him he should probably try something else. Look at him now Mr. Butler! Later he resumed his musical career with guitar, piano and a focus on drums.
Their audience enjoys the spirit and the beauty of music regardless of how it’s categorized. The band can’t predict the footprint they will leave in the music industry, but feels it is extremely important that they are always moving forward. “Our future is a great unknown” says Medina. In the mean time, they are constantly improving, writing, performing good songs and taking the band one step at a time.
Here’s a taste of what you can expect on the 24th.