This band knew how to save a life; with genuinely written songs that tug at every heart strings, they were able to connect with people and on a few occasions might have saved someone’s life through their heartfelt songs. On June 21, 2012 prepare for a celebration of love, sorrow and life as THE FRAY gives Manila a one night of auditory pleasure.
Formed in 2002, American pop rock band from Denver, Colorado started as a worship band and was initially composed of Isaac Slade and Joe King then joined later on by Dave Welsh and Ben Wysocki. They made waves in 2005 with their breakthrough single “How To Save A Life”. The single reached Top 3 in the Billboards Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by RIAA. The album, How To Save A Life, where the same titled song came from also brought forth the hit “Over My Head (Cable Car)”. The band was then nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or a Group and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or a Group in 2007. These singles propelled the band into commercial success and international recognition.
“How To Save a Life” was featured in the hit TV Series Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs, making it one of the most played and widely recognized song in that 2006-2007. The song’s inspired lyrics came from an encounter Isaac Slade had with a boy with drug problems and realizing that all the boy need was support from his friends and family. People related so well with the song it opened up variety of interpretations, all in all, the song was able to touched the hearts of many and thus solidify The Fray’s ability to reach out to their audiences at a deeper level.
Their single “You Found Me” from their self titled sophomore album The Fray, debuted at #28 at the Hot 100 and peaked at #7. “Never Say Never” also from their second album was featured in the movie Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, allowing them to increase their loyal fan following worldwide. With the release of their latest single the upbeat and ear friendly “Heartbeat” from their latest album Scars and Stories, The Fray once again displayed the emotional side of rock and their ability to connect to people.
The Fray’s musical approach is composed of piano driven, mid tempo tunes with a laidback feel. Their music is easy to listen to and the lyrics are highly relatable and heartfelt. Some compared the band to the likes of Coldplay and Keane primarily because of the piano driven tracks that leads into power ballads, though they cited The Wallflowers, Counting Crows and U2 as few of their influences. Isaac Slade vocal style gave The Fray the distinction it deserves. The band’s ability to render poetic, moving and sincere words into their songs is their strongest point, that and never lacking in melody and catchy hooks.
Be the first to witness The Fray’s first time performance here in Manila on June 21, 2012 at the new Mall of Asia Arena. For tickets visit www.smtickets.com or call 470-2222.
This event is brought to you by Dayly Entertainment and That’s Ntertainment Productions.
For tickets visit www.smtickets.com or call 911-5555 for more information. Ticket prices: Patron VIP6,000, Patron 5,000, Lower Box 3,500, Upper A 2,500 and General Admissions 1,000. (subject to 6% service charge).
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