Hailing from a small city Concord, North Carolina, Damsel Down has made a big impact on the local music scene in the short period of time they have been playing as a band. With their 2010 debut release, “Now We Rise”, Damsel Down has created a major buzz. The first singles ‘Shine’ and ‘My Way’ have been featured on radio stations internationally, podcasts, FM hit radio stations, and in the internet radio as well- topping the charts in the United Kingdom. In the United States, Damsel Down has topped many alternative and rock charts including the number one position for weeks at a time on Revebnation.com.
Four musicians with very different musical backgrounds have found their place in a highly competitive musical market that is Charlotte, North Carolina. The band consist of David Burke, projecting out clean crisp vocals, JT's forward tempo beats, Darrin Craft's pumping bass riffs, and finally Kyle's intricate power guitar. Damsel Down's music has been described as melodic driven contemporary rock. Together as a quartet, Damsel Down's members provide a seasoned breed of music that has been found pleasing to the ears, and attracts people from every walk of life.
As professional musicians, they have continued to prove themselves as assets to major promoters as well as live music venue and club owners. Priding themselves on hard work and good music, Damsel Down has accomplished in a short time what many people work years to achieve. Damsel Down has been featured on major festivals, including ‘The Coca-Cola 600 Festival’ opening for Corey Smith. Damsel Down was also been nominated for ‘Best Rock Band’ for the 2010 Carolina Music Awards, held yearly in Raleigh, NC. Damsel Down has also opened for the likes of Wheatus, Corey Smith and Middle Class Rut.
The album “Now We Rise” was reviewed by nationally published “Creative Loafing”. Jeff Haynes described, “Damsel Down’s music lies in that radio-friendly brand of metal – melodic lyrics combined with heavy drumming and some loud and energetic guitar riffs. It’s music that’s built for clubs and larger venues – you won’t hear this blowing the doors off of a small place. There aren’t a lot of local bands in this genre, of this quality – most of them sound more basement-friendly. There are some ’80s metal elements in here, as well, but without sounding dated. ”
In conclusion, Damsel Down continues to strive at delivering good solid music to a growing fan base.