“Fiction 20 Down are the real deal” - Skope Magazine
Since the Baltimore band debuted in 2007, their music has always abounded with modern rock, hip-hop and reggae influences. Indi...view more“Fiction 20 Down are the real deal” - Skope Magazine
Since the Baltimore band debuted in 2007, their music has always abounded with modern rock, hip-hop and reggae influences. Indie Music Review calls Fiction 20 Down “a delightful, upbeat, soothing rock fusion mix, with elements of R&B, reggae, and pure rock!" Led by Jordan Lally's inspired lyrics and impassioned vocals & rhythm guitar, Justin Berdeguez’s incomparable lead guitar, Deejmon’s reggae bass, and Andre Toney’s soulful, rock-steady drum work, Fiction 20 Down have come together to forge a truly original music brew that's rocking live audiences. "If you want to see a great live rock band, Fiction 20 Down is where it's at!" - BranchOutMusic.com
F20D (as fans affectionately call the band) has conquered nationally renowned stages up and down the East Coast, opening for MTV acts like EVE 6 and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack and sharing the stage with international touring bands like Badfish, Groundation and many others along the way. F20D has played college campuses from the University of Maryland to the University of Findlay in Ohio to Framingham State in Massachusetts; venues like the Howlin Wolf in New Orleans, the House of Blues in Atlantic City, Baltimore’s Ram’s Head Live and the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL, as well as independent music showcases like the Millennium Music Conference and Park Rock. The band has headlined a wide variety of large scale events, such as the Babe Ruth Museum’s Opening Day Bash at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The members of Fiction 20 Down are heavily involved with various charitable organizations, having played benefit concerts for Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, There Goes My Hero Foundation, Haiti Relief, Music 4 More, etc.
Beyond the stage, F20D has conquered the radio & television as well. In addition to live on-air performances and interviews on college, commercial and internet radio outlets, F20D is in rotation at upwards of 50 college radio stations from Buffalo's WBNY down to Savannah, GA's WRFS and is featured on internet radio giant Pandora. The band has been in rotation on large commercial radio like Baltimore's famed 98 ROCK, WTMD & MIX106.5, Delaware’s WSTW and XM Satellite Radio and more. F20D has also made appearances on regional television shows like New York's "Poughkeepsie Live" and Delaware & New Jersey's "The Tim Qualls Show".
To call Fiction 20 Down prolific songwriters would be an understatement to say the least. With the addition of a brand new EP entitled “Let It Ride", F20D has now released 4 original albums in only 3 short years - all recorded, mixed & produced by F20D front man Jordan Lally. F20D originals have been featured on a wide variety of compilation albums, including Millennium Music Conference 13, Branch Out Music Vol 1, Home Grown Vol. 9 and A Taste of Triple A Vol 56.
SublimeStylee.com praised the 2007 F20D debut "Down n' Out + Up n' Rising" as "one of those precious albums where all twelve tracks must be listened to before putting the CD away". Their follow-up album - 2008's "Welcome to the Grassroots" - was touted by Denmark's Glimmer of Whimsy music blog as "a pleasure to listen to, addictive", Suzie Mudd of Music Monthly added "I love it!" and HomeGrownMusic.net says of their 2009 LP “Comfortable Fools”, "Fiction 20 Down creates well crafted songs with a likable, infectious spirit, coupled with strong playing and musicianship… very impressive”; The Centre Daily Times of State College, PA praises, “F20D have IT nailed down pat”; and SkopeMag.com adds "Fiction 20 Down merge rock and reggae like I have never heard before... [they] are the real deal and Comfortable Fools is one freshly cool LP." And how about the band’s just released EP “Let It Ride”? The buzz has already begun - New Jersey’s MetroMix says, “this well-sequenced EP piles on the bouncy, reggae-fueled rock, while also bringing in elements of hip-hop and delivering killer smooth jams…leaving the listener wanting more and eager to hit the play button again once it's run its course”.
Be sure to check out Fiction 20 Down on iTunes, on-air or live on tour in a town near you! Find out why Sam Sessa of the Baltimore Sun says, “Fiction 20 Down is simply good enough to be true."view less