With a unique blend of traditional Irish melody and the pure thunder of progressive and classic rock, Fathom is destined to musically innovate, as well as energize the jaded masses. "Fathom bombards people with an intense and powerful show! They belong on all large Irish and Celtic festivals as well as the big rock concert stages," says Charlie McKenna, founder of Slainte Irish Festival, the largest of its kind in the North East USA. Charlie continues, "No one sounds like them or performs with their contagious energy!
Fathom boasts a kinetic live show that will give any heavy metal band a run for its money. "Traditional Celtic music reaches down into people's souls and shakes them and says 'wake up, its time to dance, shout and have a good time', declares guitarist Robert Muller. "We have hybridized that ancient sound with monster guitar riffs, added some Guinness for good measure and we are thunderstruck with the result!
Fathom's songs and sound explore landscapes of Celtic myth breathed through modern and traditional instruments. Their third and latest self-released CD "Celtic Rocks" follows their critically acclaimed "Pollution Blues" CD. "We are currently working on new material for our yet unnamed fourth album, and we are forging a prodigious and heavy sound," explains lead singer/songwriter John DiBartolo. John's poetic lyrics meander through history, myth, and weighty spiritual topics to the primal theme of lost love
John Farrell, a virtuoso of the mandolin and violin, has been playing since the age of four. His mastery of traditional Irish music is a driving force in Fathom's Celtic lifeblood. As blues is to Led Zeppelin, Irish music is to Fathom. Farrell states, "Irish and classical music was all I played growing up. I'm really excited to be able to assimilate traditional Irish music in a non-traditional sense with the band, some of this music is very complex.
"Fathom has broken the boundaries of the traditional Celtic music scene. We have exposed ourselves to mainstream rock audiences by playing shows with diverse and classic artists such as Hot Tuna, Jason Bonham, Tom Tom Club, as well as folk legends like Fairport Convention and then the whole gamut of Celtic giants such as the Wolfe Tones, Black 47 and countless others", notes drummer Gary Tourigny
There are no boundaries for Fathom's musical pursuits. All forms of music have traditional roots and Fathom draws its creative juices from a deep source. "Music needs to be progressive and at the same time tip its hat to the past. Fathom wants to bring intricate Celtic melody to the rock fans and rock to the Celts", concludes bassist Erich Roelofsen.
Bio written by:
H.E. Douglas Buchanan Bailey
13th Armorial Head of The House Of Bailey.
Hereditary Knight Of Altenburg GP OBT KGCJ
LP's: Available Light, Pollution Blues, and Celtic Rocks available at bands website www.fathom.tv
with streaming media. Also available on I-Tunes and other major digital download sources