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Failed Grace is a Detroit based hard rock band founded in 2000. After several line-up changes the band is tight, right and ready to play all night. The line-up is Robert Sherman on guitar and vocals, Robert Bennett on bass and vocals with John Sterlini tearing up the drums.
Why this name?
Actually it came from a computer generated random list of possible band names and the more I looked at it the more I thought it was appropriate. With all that is humanly possible we have let it come to this - Failed Grace.
Do you play live?
We play out all over the Metro Detroit area. Playing out is better than mothers milk. The "special" moments are starting to come more often now and there is nothing like feeling the hair stand up on the back of your neck when a song is hitting just right. Its a beautiful thing.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It allows performers access to a far wider audience than was previously possible. The only way to know if a song works is to put it out there. The internet makes that vastly more possible.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I would sign with a label but only if the promotion was right. You can cut a CD professionally in almost any location in the country but if the money isn't behind it, it's doomed. The internet is making headway but its a big playground. You still need media support to get things done.
Hendrix, Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and of course the Beatles. The list is really too long and I dig almost anything with a guitar in it.
I've been to LA but I still dig Detroit.
I'm a big Les Paul player and my #1 is a 1998 Std with a Seymour Duncan CC and a Pearly Gates neck pickup. My main amp is a Mesa Boogie Triaxis and 2:Ninety rack with EL34s in the SimuClass sockets.