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Meet: A Hero Falls

March 29, 2012
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Meet: A Hero Falls
by: Chelsea Lewis of Examiner.com

Read the article here:
http://www.examiner.com/alternative-music-in-lansing/a-hero-will-fall

Comic books have their heroes, small town America has their heroes and now music is about to have a hero all their own. It seems that in 2012, a hero can be found anywhere. Lansing, Michigan found their hero in the form of a small town rock band. A Hero Falls is an upbeat, rock band that focuses on being optimistic and providing fun for the world. A Hero Falls hails from Lansing, Michigan and has plans for not only saving the world, but has plans to save the world from ordinary music. The band includes Ryan Concienne on guitar, April Glynn on vocals, Jake Deaven on bass and guitar, Kenny Glynn on guitar and Daniel Collins on drums with additional vocals.

A Hero Falls has built their following from the ground up starting in Lansing. The band never once lost sight of how important it was to keep moving forward with their own musical vision. Ryan Concienne has been with the band for a few years and has learned from the ups and downs in the industry. “It’s definitely a struggle to make a name for yourself, but it’s very rewarding too. We have gradually seen more and more people take an interest in our music and come to our shows. You just have to work extremely hard at staying connected with your fans and staying relevant. Like recently, we have been releasing a web-series documenting the making of our new album. But aside from that, and making good music, I think you really have to prove to people that your band has what it takes to stick around,” said Concienne.

I recently had the chance to sit down and get to know the band better. Asking them everything from the bands early years to their surprising future plans, including dreams of taking center stage at the famous Vans Warped Tour.

The following is the entire interview with A Hero Falls.

C: When did A Hero Falls come together?

AHF: We have all been playing music together for a long time in one form or another but, A Hero Falls basically started when we decided to start writing original material and take things more seriously. Which was around the beginning of 2009.

C: In a few words, how would you describe the musical sound of A Hero Falls?

AHF: Upbeat, pop-rock with an edge, or alt-rock. We try to keep things fun and optimistic, but we still have a rock feel. We do a lot of duel guitar riffs, but the thing that stands out the most probably, is the female lead vocals.

C: What musical influences do you pull from when you are performing or writing music?

AHF: We all like different bands and artists, so we have a wide variety of influences. Anything from A Day to Remember, Avenged Sevenfold, Bayside, and All Time Low to John Mayer, Nana Grizol, Anarbor, and No Doubt. The list goes on, sometimes the influence is noticeable and sometimes it isn’t.

C: A Hero Falls has gained quite a large following in Michigan and beyond, what was the process of coming up in the industry like?

AHF: It’s definitely a struggle to make a name for yourself, but it’s very rewarding too. We have gradually seen more and more people take an interest in our music and come to our shows. You just have to work extremely hard at staying connected with your fans and staying relevant. Like recently, we have been releasing a web-series documenting the making of our new album. But aside from that, and making good music, I think you really have to prove to people that your band has what it takes to stick around. It’s very depressing to people to invest their time and energy on a band that breaks up a month or two later.

C: How would you as a band describe the Michigan music scene?

AHF: There is no lack of talent in Michigan. There are new bands all the time, and a show that you could go see on any given night. But stuff like the economy, Michigan’s random weather, people’s busy schedules, and probably a little bit of “lazy promoting” makes it hard to predict the turnouts.

C: How do you all as a band feel social media has helped and will continue to help your career?

AHF: Social media is awesome. It’s the best tool a band can have. It helps you stay connected, share music and media, and it let’s people spread the word.

C: What does the future of the band hold?

AHF: Right now we have a few music videos we are working on, our new CD and web-series, and new merch. Also, we will be playing this years Bled Fest. As a whole, we will just keep improving on what we do, and doing more of it.

C: Anything else you would like to add?

AHF: Our biggest goal right now is to play at least a day of Warped Tour.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Meet: A Hero Falls – Lansing Alternative Music | Examiner.com

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