Ben Folds Five are choosing support bands

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Ben Folds Five are choosing support bands
« on: September 26, 2012, 07:38:48 PM »
Hey guys,

I drum in a band called The Autumn Isles, we're based in Perth, Western Australia. As soon as I heard the news of BFF coming to Perth (originally only announcing Harvest festival dates on the east coast) and quit hyperventilating and calmed myself down, I managed to make contact with the promoter for the show and give them my bands stuff in an effort to get the support for the band when they play here on Nov 14th. Today I get word that apparently BFF are personally choosing the support(s) themselves!

BFF mean a whooooooole god damn lot to me. I've been into them since I first heard and became obsessed with OAD back in 98 and saw them twice in 99 here in Perth and later that year in Dec at the Royal Albert Hall in the UK (I was 14, 27 now) and i've been obsessed over the band ever since as well as Ben's solo work. I've always wanted to support my all time favourite band and the opportunity is there and i'm hoping Ben, Darren and Robert end up picking my band to support them.

I'm posting this here in case there are any twitter-minded folk out there who wouldn't mind tweeting @BenFolds to consider @theautumnisles as support. I believe we're the most suitable support for the band and i'm hoping Ben might notice enough tweets to help sway his decision to us. If you need some audible proof, you can hear our whole album online here - http://theautumnisles.bandcamp.com and our website is http://www.theautumnisles.com (with links to all our other media/etc).

A few highlights...

If Your Love Is Blind - http://theautumnisles.bandcamp.com/track/if-your-love-is-blind
Fire Away - http://theautumnisles.bandcamp.com/track/fire-away
Throwing Stones (piano led) - http://theautumnisles.bandcamp.com/track/throwing-stones
It's Been A While - http://theautumnisles.bandcamp.com/track/its-been-a-while
Murky Water - http://theautumnisles.bandcamp.com/track/murky-water

And we made a music video for one of our songs too! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wg_As801Ek

So y'know, if you dig the music and you deem it appropriate to compliment Ben Folds Five when they hit my home town, tweeting something like "I think @theautumnisles would be perfect to support @BenFolds Five in Perth on November 14"

Worth a shot, right?

Thanks guys!

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Re: Ben Folds Five are choosing support bands
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 09:43:10 PM »
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Re: Ben Folds Five are choosing support bands
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 06:38:54 AM »
I don't know if I'd call you guys the "perfect" band to open for Ben Folds Five. Typically the opener is very similar to headliner, your stuff seems like it's in a bit of a different ball park.

Which is not bad. I think you show a lot of professionalism and true talent, more than your typical run of the mill band. The real deal, if you may.  I wish you the best of luck, you deserve as much of a chance as anybody else to open for them. Try to see if you can open for other bands, too. You've got a sound that could "open" for a lot of different groups

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Re: Ben Folds Five are choosing support bands
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 03:42:49 PM »
We've opened for heaps of different international bands but THIS is the one I want to open for. It's good we're not exactly similar to BFF's music (cause a direct rip off would just be annoying) but we're similar in the sense that we also create great pop music (well I like to think so anyway) so I figured we'd be in with a chance. BFF are my all time favourite band (no, really!) and i'm in a band where getting the support isn't all that unrealistic so I wanna try and heighten my chances.

Hopefully they announce the support soon and put me out of my misery.

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Re: Ben Folds Five are choosing support bands
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 04:14:31 PM »
I really dig your music!  Hope the Man is paying attention to this thread and gives your stuff a listen! 

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Re: Ben Folds Five are choosing support bands
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2012, 12:22:07 PM »
Just popped in to say I too dig the music.

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Re: Ben Folds Five are choosing support bands
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2012, 08:11:31 PM »
Thanks for the kind words guys :)

If you have a twitter account, feel free to tweet Ben about how we'd make for an appropriate support act :)