Loyal readers of GayRVA, let me introduce you to My Darling Fury:
With pipes like Andrew Byrd and song-writing akin to Aimee Mann, we love this band. And you can show how much you love them too by heading over to their Kickstarter project and throwing them a few bones.
Now lots of folks have a Kickstarter these days, but few are as successful as Fury’s. The band hopes to release their first full length album and, though they’ve reached their goal, there is still time and options available for people who’d like to support awesome local music.
Openly gay lead singer, Danny Reyes, spoke with GayRVA briefly about the success the band has had so far, and what they hope for in the future.
Reyes said the initial success of the Kickstarter was a pretty big surprise. “We weren’t sure what to expect, so we set a goal that we thought was realistic to reach in a month… So its been great.” The band managed to reach their $5,000 goal within 3 days.
Reyes described My Darling fury as indie-rock, but “it still has choruses and standard pop form. The melodies are wide-ranging.” And his vocals are more than capable of supporting those impressive ranges.
Reyes writes the lyrics, and while he said some of the more romantic songs don’t specifically address a gender, those that do are sung by a male to another male. “A lot of the lyrics are, well, gay… we don’t hide anything about it.”
So head on over to My Darling Fury’s Kickstarter page – if they reach $6,500, all backer’s get vinyl stickers, at $7,500 the band will be able to record 2 additional songs, and at $10,000, the band will be able to set up a live special performance for all those who helped them reach such a mighty goal.
The folks at Virginia Pride kicked off their Pride season over the weekend with an event at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Performances included My Darling Fury, Trunk Show Band and Toxic Moxie. We were also on site trying to get folks in the Pride spirit by asking them a simple question – “What does Pride mean [...]