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The Fade are a Scottish rock band that formed in Dunfermline, Fife, composed of Raymond Donnelly (Vocals), Reece Webb (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Jonny Gronbach (Rhythm Guitar), Tony Connelly (Bass/Vocals), George Wood (Keyboards/Pianos) and Dougie Irvine (Drums/Percussion). They are currently signed to Rock Avenue Records USA. They have released one studio album Worth Waiting For.
The Fade formed in 1991 and endured many years of playing gigs around Fife and Edinburgh, Scotland. Unfortunately, due to other commitments, The Fade took a hiatus in 2002.
In 2015, The Fade reformed after 13 years and started writing new material. They started recording their debut album 'Worth Waiting For' in 2017.
Rock Avenue Records USA signed The Fade to their label in 2019 and their debut album was released on November 1st, 2019.
Formation & Early Days (1991-2002)
The Fade formed in 1991 with original members Raymond Donnelly, Michael Wallace, Willie Timms, Campbell Halkett and Kenny Hannah. They played small clubs and gigs throughout the 1990s gaining a large following. In 2001 they competed in Fife's Battle of the Bands at Kelty Rock Club and won.
The Fade disbanded in 2002 due to families and other commitments.
Reunion & Worth Waiting For (2015-2019)
The Fade reformed in 2015 with founding members Raymond Donnelly, Michael Wallace and Kenny Hannah. Jonny Gronbach, Dougie Irvine and Chris Calder also joined to complete the 6 piece. They started playing locals pubs & bars and writing new material. Whilst writing their debut album, Chris Calder departed from the band and was replaced by the nephew of Michael Wallace. Reece Webb took over the bass guitar and helped The Fade launch the new album at The Monarch Bar, Dunfermline. This would go on to be Michael Wallace and Kenny Hannah's last gig with The Fade due to musical differences. Upon releasing 'Worth Waiting For' the band were scouted by Rock Avenue Records USA and signed a deal with them in August 2019. Rock Avenue Records USA re-published the Fade's debut album and spread the band to a much wider audience.
Home (2019-Present Day)
In 2019, Tony Connelly and George Wood joined The Fade with Reece Webb taking over Lead Guitar. They started writing the follow up album to 2019's 'Worth Waiting For' and have released 2 singles (Home & Great Story) from their upcoming album 'Great Stories' which is set to release in early 2021.
The band cite influences from Indie Rock Bands (The Enemy/U2) to Heavy Metal bands (Black Sabbath/Slipknot) however reviewers have linked their sound to that of The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen.
The band have a very diverse range of influences from Stereophonics, Queen, The Buggles, Elton John, Coldplay, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Biffy Clyro.
- Raymond Donnelly - Lead Vocals - (1991-present)
- Jonny Gronbach - Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica - (2015-present)
- Reece Webb - Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals - (2017-present)
- Dougie Irvine - Drums, Percussion - (2015-present)
- Tony Connelly - Bass guitar, Vocals - (2019-present)
- George Wood - Keyboards, Piano, Synth (2019-present)
- Michael Wallace - Lead Guitar - (1991-2017)
- Kenny Hannah - Keyboards, Percussion (1991-2017)
- Chris Calder - Bass Guitar, Vocals (2015-2017)
- Worth Waiting For (2017)
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