Multi-award-winning Southern California rock group Feisty Piranhas again perform as the opening act for legendary punk band The Misfits at the Ventura Theater, 26 S. Chesnut St., Ventura, Friday, November 21 at 8 P.M. Concert being video recorded for the upcoming live DVD. Tickets are $25 and available through Ticketmaster or at www. piranhas.tv.
The band has been selected as a “Top 100 Artist for 2008” by respected national trade publication, MUSIC CONNECTION, in their year-end issue that comes out December. Feisty Piranhas were picked for the honor from over a thousand band and solo artist submissions.
The Camarillo, Calif-based, socially-conscious group recently performed at Brave New Music In Venice, an outdoor music event that was staged on the world-famous Venice Beach, Calif.
Feisty Piranhas’ new CD, LIVE IN SOCAL, is scheduled for January 2009 release.
FP’s recently placed in the Top 10 Final Voting of the “Global Search for the Ultimate Indie Band” Contest for “Rock Against Diabetes” (R.A.D.) The worldwide competition consisted of bands from Italy, Australia, Columbia, Switzerland, the U.K., Germany, Canada, and the U.S., from a field of over 1,500 entries.
The band took home multiple honors at year-end Awards shows in the Los Angeles area: “Album of the Year” at the 2007 All Access Magazine Music Awards in November in Hollywood at The Knitting Factory; and the band was eligible for nominations in the 48th, 49th Grammy’s for “SHOCKED” and the multi Award winning record “THE END” which was eligible for nomination in 12 categories in the 50th Grammy’s and is presently eligible for nominations in 6 categories in the 51st Grammy’s.
Feisty Piranhas also recently performed at the yearly NAMM Show ’08 at the Anaheim Convention Center and were interviewed on the ROCKWIRED Radio Program (ktstfm.com) as well as featured on the November cover of Orange County entertainment publication, WHATS UP. The Feisty Piranhas were also profiled in VENTURA COUNTY STAR and reviewed in an upcoming issue of the MUSIC CONNECTION magazine.
The band consists of Peter Alexander Lust III – rhythm/lead/bass guitars; lead/background vocals; Peter Lust Jr. – drums/percussion; Jens Schnabel – Art and design, clarinet/background vocals; Will MacGregor – bass; and Chris Mullen – rhythm guitars/background vocals. Feisty Piranhas were also on the bill for the 30th Anniversary show of seminal punk band, The Misfits, last November at The Ventura Theater and part of the nationwide Vans Warped Tour in 2006. FP also won “Best Punk Group” plus “Best Independent CD” at the 2007 South Bay Music Awards.
“By combining straightforward arrangements with instrumental virtuosity, the Piranhas have achieved a sound that is remarkably powerful: simple without being sloppy, big without being ostentatious, “ noted VENTURA COUNTY REPORTER scribe, Matt Singer. “Their sound is dark, moody, Socal punk/pop with unexpected flourishes,” says Host Brian Lush of the ROCKWIRED RADIO SHOW. “After listening to the first song (on their CD), I was hooked,” wrote Matt Zeltzer of THE SPARTAN. “Each song kept the same basic principles that seem to define the Feisty Piranhas: simple yet bold clarinet and sax lines, solid rhythm guitar, electrifying lead guitar, and an amazing amount of layers in the sound (four out of five stars).” “They bring so much energy!,” writes the VENTURA COUNTY STAR. “"The band’s mix of blues-punk-hard rock guitar, progressive rock drumming, emotional vocals, and razor sharp clarinet harmonies creates a new breed of songs that are catchy but also have true emotion and musical attitude that are supported by Peter Alex’s lyrics," says the LONDON GARCIA SHOW
The group’s previous CD, SHOCKED, received two ALL ACCESS MUSIC AWARDS in 2006 as well as being eligible for three Grammy Nominations in 2005 and 2006.