Famous Underground


“They all have the right riffs crunching and metallic melodies exploding like the best that traditional metal can bring in a contemporary market.” - Patrick Prince (Power Line Magazine, USA)

“Every now and again, a band comes along that grabs you by the balls and demands that you listen; perhaps you may even be able to still breathe after a sonic assault from Famous Underground.” -Angry Todd Harley (94 Rock WOTT, USA)


In the fall of 2011, Famous Underground was formed founded by Nick Walsh and Laurie-Anne Green who previously spent 10 years in the band Revolver.  Before Revolver and Famous Underground, Nick Walsh was the front man and main songwriter of Canadian hard rock band, Slik Toxik.  As a member of Slik Toxik, Nick signed with Capitol/EMI Records and earned Gold Status in Canada and a Juno Award (Canada's Grammy) for “Hard Rock Album of The Year.“

After many successful years with Revolver, garnering critical acclaim supporting acts such as Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Kid Rock and others, they wanted to take a new direction.  They decided to start a new project and recruited Desche Sparboom on drums and Darren Boyd on guitar to form Famous Underground. These talented musicians came together to bring you Famous Underground, a melting pot of influences of Metallica, Megadeth, Alice In Chains and Guns N’ Roses.

In 2013, Famous Underground released their debut self-titled CD  through a licensing agreement signed with German recording label, Dust on the Tracks Records (DOTT), which was distributed through Sony (Europe), MVD (USA), RSK (UK) and Universal (Canada).

Famous Underground’s songs are a combination of hard rock and heavy metal. Writer Carl Begai from the elite hard rock/metal magazine, “BraveWords.com” describes their debut album as: “It’s a darker if-METALLICA-were-GUNS N' ROSES direction with the debut."

With the debut, they released three videos for the songs, “Bullet Train”, “Necropolis” and “Dead Weight”.  “Dead Weight” ranked in the Top 5 in the UK with Firebrand and the “Bullet Train” video stayed at number 1 for an unprecedented 8 weeks straight with Melodic.net. The album was met with critical acclaim in prestigious magazines around the world garnering rave reviews with press in the hard rock and heavy metal community.

Fast Forward to today, Famous Underground is currently performing at select shows and is currently in the studio tracking and mixing their latest collection of songs. On February 24, 1017 the band released a two song Digital 45 online with their new single “Corrupted” and the B-side is a mash-up of Megadeth’s “Peace Sells” with Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up”.  Laurie-Anne: “With what’s going on in the world today we felt that there is no better time than now to release these songs for our fans to enjoy.”  Nick: “Bringing these songs to life in the studio is an awesome process; I can’t wait to deliver them live on stage!”


Official Video for the song 'Bullet Train' from Famous Underground's self titled critically acclaimed international debut release.

 

THE BAND:
NICK WALSH - LEAD VOCALS/GUITAR
LAURIE-ANNE GREEN - BASS/BG VOCALS
DESCHE SPARBOOM - DRUMS
DARREN MICHAEL BOYD - GUITAR

 

 

The Band

Nick Walsh Famous Underground
Laurie-Anne Green Famous Underground
Desche Sparboom Famous Underground
Darren Boyd Famous Underground

The Buzz

94 Rock (USA)

"Every now and again, a band comes along that grabs you by the balls and demands that you listen; perhaps you may even be able to still breathe after a sonic assault from Famous Underground." ~ Angry Todd Harley - 94 Rock WOTT (USA)

Rock U Review (CANADA)

"Famous Underground's debut is packed with power-driven vocals, political angst, piercing fluidity & self-certification."
~ B. Patoine (Rock U Review - CANADA)

106.9 The Bear (CANADA)

"My fav's were "Mommy is a Junkie," "Dead Weight," and "On Broken Wings" seems like honest reflection. I've always liked when Nicky gets the Alice Cooper snarly thing going"
~ Gonzo Mark (106.9 The Bear - Ottawa, CANADA)

BW&BK (GERMANY

"Being the first to embrace an original band with a unique vision takes balls, because doing so is an exercise in uncertainty and fear of "What will everyone else think?" Famous Underground is that road test, you're the deer in their headlights, and the impact is a skull-rattling reminder that a stand-alone...

RockStar Weekly (CANADA)

"Toronto hard rockers Famous Underground are the real deal. With flash, balls, big guitar and a real arena rock sound, Famous Underground are poised to take their self titled debut album and an upcoming concept video to the world."
~ RockStar Weekly (CANADA)

Power Line Magazine (USA)

"They all have the right riffs crunching and metallic melodies exploding like the best that traditional metal can bring in a contemporary market."
~ Patrick Prince – Power Line Magazine (USA)

Metal Rules (CANADA)

"This is a must own album, easily a contender for Metal Album of the Year."
~ by Celtic Bob – Metal Rules (CANADA)

Legacy Magazine (GERMANY)

"Bereits mit Slik Toxik leistete Walsh Überzeugendes; mit dem Famous Underground debut legt er jedoch sein bisheriges Meisterstück ab."
~ by BB – Legacy Magazine (GERMANY)

Flight Of Pegasus (GREECE)

"Elaborate work, with tough style, proving that experience and the clear targeting of musicians always translate into great immediacy of the songs."
~ by Flight Of Pegasus (GREECE)
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