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Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Spectra Records recording artist FireBug have captivated audiences at music venues and festivals across the globe. Performances in North America that include appearances at SXSW Austin, CMJ NYC and NXNE in Toronto. Furthermore their shows at festival events in the European Union that include Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth UK and London's famous Dublin Castle, just scratch the surface of the mileage that FireBug has covered since their inception. Their signature modern rock sound injects a New Orleans influence with elements of 70's rock, grunge, blues and folk rock.

Sharing stages with big name acts like Iron Maiden, Iggy Pop, Alice In Chains, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), The Cult, Dave Catching (Eagles Of Death Metal) and many other internationally acclaimed acts.

FireBug's upcoming full-length release 'Wandering Soul' co- produced by Chris Goss (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age) features multiple singles that include the album's debut single 'Follower' produced by Chris Goss recent rave review in Elmore Magazine "Firebug blends Optimism with Blistering Rock n Roll Fury".

Other reviews include Canadian Rock Zine Pure Grain Audio " 'their music is a lesson in how modern bluesy swamp rock should both sound and feel. Juliette Tworsey's vocals perfectly match the great groove and it's truly hard to avoid listening to them on repeat." In the UK FireBug was voted best songwriters of the year and winners of the coveted UK New Music Video Awards and has also won the Best International Act two years in a row at the UK Exposure Music Awards. Exemplary reviews from a multitude of industry publications include high praise from; HITS Magazine, LA Weekly, Time Out NY, Elmore Magazine, Pure Grain Audio, The Vinyl District to name a few.

Building a following from Los Angeles to Chicago, from New Orleans to London and beyond FireBug have proven their dedication in the music business and will continue to grow their presence. Described as a Chrissie Hynde-meets-Grace Slick 70's vibe, with her own unique twist and flavor, Lead vocalist Juliette Tworsey says "cutting our musical teeth in and around local hot spots in Chicago, Los Angeles and New Orleans, has allowed us to connect on a deeper level not only with our music and fans but also with ourselves." Guitarist Jules Shapiro adds, "It was the laissez-faire attitude that attracted us to New Orleans. The depth and musical soul of this eclectic city have inspired our sound."

FireBug have performed at many festivals in New Orleans that include; Satchmo Festival, French Quarter Festival, NOLA Fringe Festival and many others.Venues in New Orleans include the famed One Eyed Jacks, Gasa Gasa, House Of Blues and Howlin' Wolf. In Los Angeles, FireBug has hosted the Firelight Music Festival in Silverlake multiple times and have showcased their best material at The Viper Room in West Hollywood and The Echo in Echo Park. In London, England they received critical acclaim for their performances at famous venues such as Dublin Castle in Camden and their performance at the 80,000 + Sonisphere Festival Knebworth.

The band continues to grow it's global following and is very excited to release their highly anticipated album "Wandering Soul" They plan on touring extensively during 2018.

FireBug are proudly endorsed by;

Hiwatt UK

Moody Leather Guitar Straps

Pure Salem Guitars

Screen name:
julesfire
Member since:
Oct 19 2017
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years together:
8
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Age:
32 years

Influences

Queens Of The Stone Age, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Cream, PJ Harvey, Spiritualized, Soundgarden, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Free, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Muddy Waters, Johnny Lee Hooker, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Dr, John, Radiohead, loads of late 60's / 70's soul acts including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, James Brown, etc..as well as arty folk rock, prog bands, big sound!

Members Of Band

Jules Shapiro - rhythm and lead guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, bass, Hammond organ, piano

Juliette Tworsey - all vocals, rhythm guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, piano

EQUIPMENT

everything we use is top notch both vintage and new guitars + amps including vintage 60's 70's Hiwatt AND Marshalls, Vox AC 30's echoplex, etc.. (too many to list) with endorsements:

HIWATT AMPS
PureSalem Guitars
Moddy Leather Guitar Straps

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

We're back @ Joshua Tree Saloon Friday 7-9p for our quasi-acoustic set