|Four Minutes Til Midnight
Eli Taylor (Vocal), Kenta Hayashi (Guitar), Yusuke Ikegaya (Bass) &Josh Vore (Drums)
What is Four Minutes Til Midnight (FMTM)? Well if you haven’t been living under a rock for the past couple of years you would know that, FMTM is a funk, rock and Jam band gaining momentum in the Southern California and the Japan music scene. Their strength is that they have 2 American and 2 Japanese in the band. Because of that they mixed different culture and music background, so a great chemistry happened. FMTM created such unique and exotic sound. Why the name Four Minutes Til Midnight? 1156 were the last 4 digits of Eli’s home phone where we they only could play music, and FMTM was born. Eli Taylor (vocals), Kenta Hayashi (guitar), and Josh Vore (drums) Jonathan Green(He past away in Sep 2009) met while attending the Musician Institute in Hollywood, California and in March 2004 formed FMTM. Andre Davis joined after John left in May 2005. Yusuke Ikegaya (bass) joined FMTM after Andre in May 2008.
FMTM has played in venues such as: The House of Blues (Los Angeles and San Diego), The Viper Room, Key Club, Roxy, Knitting Factory, B B King, Troubadour, 4th&B and Canes.
FMTM won The Battle of the Bands in LA.
Their fist CD, “Oak Tree” was released in 2006 also. They sold 10000 Cds.
FMTM did their first Japan tour. They played 11 shows all over in Japan including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya.
FMTM relocated to San Diego in order to escape from smog and traffic. However, they gained their fans dramatically.
FMTM was accepted amazingly well in San Diego. They have had the pleasure to open for: Ozomatli, Greyboy Allstars, Common Sense and The Expendables. Just to name a few.
“Find My Way” is the bands new release CD, launched in June 2009. They sold 4000 CDs already. “Find My Way” is a 10 track CD, filled with sound that only FMTM can deliver, from tracks that make you reminisce about love, to tracks that will make you get up off your seat and groove!
FMTM also successfully finished their 2nd Japan tour. They played 64 shows within 90 days this time, and gained so many fans, and shocked Japanese music scene big time.
FMTM is currently on a 3 month tour in U.S. They will keep touring and creating unique music.FMTM’s goal is to connect with each individual; from the first time listener to the die hard fan, thru the love and art that is their music.