The title of their debut album - Experimental Tendencies - really represents the fact that Fate28 were experimenting with defining their sound through the process of putting together their album. Fate28 writes, performs, records, and produces their own original material. Their LP, Experimental Tendencies, debuted on 8/28/11 via the independent label they co-founded, OzoneBaby Records. Fate28 were excited to work alongside Kevin Crouse (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Blondie) a two-time Grammy award winning engineer, for their debut project. Art comes from the NJ / NYC metro area, while Jamie grew up in the southern mid-west Appalachian region of Kentucky. Their combination of influences range from rock blues-influenced guitar, country music vocals, to hard rock and metal. Experimental Tendencies reflects this combination of versatility in it's showcase of music, blending heavy riff-based songs and powerful vocals with melodic grooves and bluesy rock flavor. The two found instant inspiration when meeting each other to combine and create a balance that complements each of their strengths together in their lives and in music. They united in 2006 to form a marital union which has since spawned their musical 'baby' - Fate 28. 'Fate because we both ended up meeting each other at a time and place neither of us could 'get out of' though we both tried! The stars had aligned to place us together...28 because it has been the universal number that holds personal significance in both our lives continually and coincidentally.' The sound is different. It's a unique blend of various styles that unfolds through a passionate and exciting listen. Lyrical topics range from personal stories and interpretations (RunBoy lyrics contain references to Civil War times where freedom could be attained by making it to the Union side of the Ohio River...), to lessons learned in love as heard in Boys Like You (Momma Said), to political and social subject matter (Foresaking All Else) and more... Vocals are Berlin meets Pat Benetar and Jewel, married with Sabbath-like guitar riffs, and solos reminiscent of Neil Schon, Slash, and Jack White. Both Art and Jamie can rock explosively and powerfully, then bring it back down with heartfelt storytelling and moody ballads. Jamie sings a mean country song and Art is well-versed on slide guitar playing. No matter your musical tastes, this album has enjoyable listening appeal.