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OCTANE 99 - STATE OF THE BAND ADDRESS - No. 1 - "NATION 99"
(June 2nd, 2010)


A NATION IS BORN...

Greetings & salutations, and welcome to the very first installment of Octane 99's "State of the Band Address".
If you're reading this you already may be a proud new member of "NATION 99", Octane 99's brand-new official fan club! A personal thanks to all of you out there who have taken the time to support us by visiting the new site and signing up for the club in the last couple months - This is the age of a New Nation!, and if you haven't signed up yet, then what the hell are you waiting for?! Anyway, this address will cover some of the low-down on the band's new members & recent rebirth, Octane 99's plans for their very first, all original album, and info about new Octane 99 merchandise, as well as periodic new video, pics & sneak-peek song clips coming to the website this summer.


HERE WE GO...

As many of you may (or may not) have heard, Octane 99 is giving up it's cover-band roots to pursue the creation and performance of all-original music; After one-last private show scheduled for mid-June, the band is slated to enter the studio to begin production of their very-first all-original album (still to be named). In fact, the band is so headstrong about the new material that they have already begun early independent production of the album's first two tracks ("It Gets Stranger" and "Song Seven").


YES, IT'S TRUE (IN WITH THE NEW)...

Octane 99 not only has a new lead singer, but has also recently added a fifth member as well!
Fresh lead-vocalist / lyricist JT Walter joined the band as the new front-man in late February of this year; As vocalist / lyricist and professional multi-media producer / engineer, Walter is charged with the new album's lyrical content and *song writing, as well as all Octane's new graphics and production - you like that website & shiny new logo?!
*(But of course, all music will ultimately be written / composed by the entire band)
Shawn Coles, professionally acclaimed solo musician, has also recently stepped onto the scene this May as new guitar addition and back-up vocalist to help round-out that brand-spankin'-new Octane 99 signature sound that's brewing in the lab.
Want to meet us? Visit our bios online, or better yet, come visit us during open-studio night sometime and watch us work our magic!
*(Want to learn more about VIP access to open-studio nights this summer? drop us a line at octane99rocks)


BUY OR DIE (FASHION VICTIM)...

"Come-one, come-all, step right up and get your Octane 99 merchandise here, hot off the conveyor belt from hell!"
It's true, now you too can shine! be hip & happenin' just like the rock-stars and cool-kids! Coming this summer (drum-roll please Boogie)... The Official Line of Octane 99 Must-Have Merchandise: T-shirts, hoodies, hats, stickers, posters, can-koozies, glass-ware, and of course, CDs, DVDs and more, so keep your eyes and your wallets open!
*(You'll also soon be able to reserve your very own limited edition, fully-autographed copy of Octane 99's first CD! - Quantities Limited.)


FOLLOW THE MUSIC, JOIN THE NATION - NATION 99...

Like I said, if you support what we do, join the fan-club, and also be sure to check out the website often for brand-new content like:
- Photos & Video footage documenting the making of the new Octane 99 album (not to mention a studio party pic or two).
- Fan photos & video submissions *(email yours to: octane99rocks).
- Exclusive sneak-peek song clips & live studio-recording snippets of the new album, as well as exclusive, candid studio interviews with the band.


Well, that about does it for the first installment of the OCTANE 99 "State of the Band Address", thanks again for your support, and be sure to keep visiting the website (or the studio) so you don't miss a magical moment of real rock history in the making!

Until then, go to work or school, or whatever it is that you do you poor bastards... damn it's good to be a rock-star!!!

Screen name:
OCTANE 99
Member since:
Jan 07 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
3
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Age:
38 years

Members Of Band

Jeremy Renken - Lead Guitar
Bryan Woodhams - Bass Guitar/Back-up Vocals
Garry Ginsbach - Drums/Percussion
Joshua T. Walter - Lead Vocals/Harmonicas
Shawn Coles - Guitar/Back-up Vocals

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