Falling Blind (also referred to as "FB") is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 2006 by Clayton Marquiss (lead vocals), Mike Davidson (guitar), and Joe Koster (drums, percussion). Falling Blind released their debut Self Titled demo in 2008. Falling Blind has shared the stage with numerous notable acts, including Trust Company, Taproot, the Dreaming, Sherwood, Mike Herrera of MxPx, and John Nolan, lead singer of Straylight Run and formerly of Taking Back Sunday. Falling Blind's music has seen radio rotation across the country, including KISW in Seattle,KFNK in Tacoma, and KUFO in Portland.
Formation & Tinderbox Demo (2006-2007):
After moving to Seattle from Redding, CA, Mike Davidson and Joe Koster soon met up with Mike Shoemaker and Clayton Marquiss to form the original lineup. The original lineup recorded one demo together, the Tinderbox Demo, with a limited pressing.
Self Titled Demo & Tour (2008-2009):
Mike Shoemaker left the band in the summer of 2008, feeling he needed more time to devote to his newly born child. Si Katara was added to the lineup as the new bass player shortly after. In December 2008, Falling Blind released the Self Titled demo. The music has seen radio rotation on stations including KISW in Seattle,KFNK in Tacoma, and KUFO in Portland. Falling Blind toured in the summer of 2009 to support the Self Titled demo. In review of the album, Wildy's World said "Falling Blind is sure to find fans across the hard rock spectrum. Guitarist Davidson is a special find, with a style that could become distinctive and even signature over time." According to Punk Globe, "this is the band's debut release and I am sure will be hearing more from this Seattle band.". Basement Bar referred to Falling Blind as "a straight ahead rock band with a talented vocalist. Clayton is a talented singer and the band is good at what they do. I have a feeling we'll be hearing more from them again in the future."
Comets was released on Saturday, March 19 with a release show at the King Cat Theater in Seattle. Absolute Punk gave the album an extremely favorable review, describing it as a "soaring and contagious E.P. that will be pounding into my ears for months to come". Stereo Killer reviewed the album with high praise of their musical ability. Roctober Magazine also had extremely positive reviews, stating the album as "melodic hard rock you will fall for". Falling Blind was recently in studio interviewing with radio personality Jolene on KISW 99.9FM in Seattle.
Style and influences:
Falling Blind has a unique blend of influences. Incubus and Tool are regarded by the band as heavy influences on their sound. Falling Blind can be classified as an alternative rock band, utilizing the standard instrumentation of electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals.
vocals, rhythm guitar (2006-present)
lead guitar (2006-present)
Vocalist Clayton Marquiss
Guitarist Mike Davidson
Bassist Si Katara
Drummer Joe Koster
The members of Falling Blind performing in Seattle in 2009
Mike "Shoe" Shoemaker - bass (2006-2008)