Tuned In to Fooling April
August 4, 2007 (WPVI) -- This year promises to be big for the Philadelphia indie band Fooling April. The group released their second CD, and are now reaping the rewards of having a hit song played on an ABC show broadcast nationwide.
The group started playing together in 2002, and Fooling April soon became a popular name on the Philly music scene. When you meet the band members and listen to their unique sound, it's easy to understand why they're finding success on an even bigger stage.
Band mates Brian Kenneth, Kevin Emery, Matt Ensminger, and Tommy Kay credit their amazing chemistry and a variety of musical influences for their ability to create a sound that's all their own. Fooling April blends rock guitar melodies and kinetic keyboards. Their lyrics can be deeply personal, but not always so serious. These guys know when it's time to have some fun with their tunes.
Fooling April's debut CD, "Every Good Boy Does Fine" proved a hit. The single, "Firefly", ranked Number One on Clear Channel's unsigned charts. Also, the explosive song, "C-4", has become a staple of the band's live show, highlighting the bands musical and acrobatic talents. Fooling April's next release, "In the Now", which came out in April, received rave reviews. Their single, "The Way Back Down", caught the ear of a producer for the ABC daytime soap, "All My Children". The song was featured on a recent show.
Even with all the recent success and attention, the members of Fooling April stay grounded and grateful for their good fortune.
Fooling April has played venues throughout Philadelphia and on stages across the country. Tuned In caught up with the group at the Grape Street Pub in Manayunk.
Now YOU are Tuned In to ... Fooling April!
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