Leaving Cash formed in early May of 2005. Based out of Coatesville, PA, the name is a direct reference to the high school's acronym: "CASH," or Coatesville Area Senior High.
The versatile four-piece, known for switching instruments throughout the show, was originally made up of Brian Fitzgerald, Brenna Fitzgerald, Matt Lobach, and Andrew McLean. The quartet recorded their first full-length release "Give A Little Try" over the summer and winter of 2008, and released it independently on January 2, 2009.
During the summer of 2009, Matt Lobach and Andrew McLean parted ways with Leaving Cash and Matt Radomile (guitar/vocals) and Jason Smith (bassist from the band Hippocampus) filled their places.
The band performs both original material and covers, with covers spanning several genres and decades of music. A testament to this variability, as a drummer for the Paul Green School of Rock's All Stars band, Brenna has performed with John Wetton (King Crimson) and Skunk Baxter (Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers). Leaving Cash's original material is also across the board, ranging from alternative rock to funk & hip hop-influenced grooves.
Leaving Cash is currently active in State College, the West Chester area, and Philadelphia. Recent media coverage has been on NBC, performing on the 10! Show, on WMMR, performing live on the Preston & Steve show from Finnigan's Wake for St. Patty's Day, and Brian performed in February of 2008 with the Foo Fighters on national television at the 50th Grammy Awards. The band has had support from radio stations in other cities as well, including State College's 105.9 JOE-FM, and Wilmington's 93.7 WSTW.