Founded in December of 2006 in Dayton, OH, Bound to Fail immediately gained all the necessary members to be a solid, working band with the intent to write memorable, heart-felt songs that people can move to. Bound to Fail's enthusiasm to play the music that they love to create is sure to secure them a spot at the top.
All members of Bound to Fail came from different musical backgrounds. All four members of Bound To Fail are all from Dayton Ohio and have all played together previously in other projects. Matt Good (drums) has spent over a decade developing his very diverse style of drumming and stems from a hardcore background that has helped to develop Bound To Fail's rhythm section. Matt's flare and timing present an excellent composure behind the drum kit. Matt joined Bound To Fail after his departure from the North Carolina hardcore scene and his predominately successful band "Beyond Blood". Michael Shepherd (lead guitar) previously played the drums in his Jazz/Metal/Fusion ensemble "Fugue" and has also spent the better part of a decade performing his music live in the Midwest hardcore scene. Mike has devoted his efforts as a founding member of the band, towards developing Bound To Fail's taste full melody and epic string work. James Crabtree (singer/guitar) recently pushed his talent in his solo indie project "A Voice Of Your Own" before focusing all of his attention into the machine that has become Bound To Fail. James has quickly adapted his own new style of vocals and beautiful sing along lyrics that have grown to become the voice of Bound To Fail. Jonathan Lovegren (bass) joined Bound To Fail previous to his band "Scarlett Letter". John's talent truly glistens in this band and his smooth bass lines flawlessly hold down the other half of Bound To Fail's thunderous rhythm section. This diversity of Bound to Fail's music shines with a little taste of all these ingredients. Their sound is now and their desire is strong.
Taking Back Sunday, The Police, Embodyment, 311, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Botch, The Beatles, Beastie Boys, Nirvana, Blindside, Incubus, Coalesce, The Smashing Pumpkins, Brand New, Poison The Well, Journey, Deftones, Alkaline Trio, Weezer, etc
Bound to Fail has a self-made studio in which they have been producing their own recordings for their full-length album entitled "Good Days Turn Into Bad Nights" set to be released in 2007. "Patience is a virtue." James Crabtree states, "We've been extremely patient with our song writing." "We write a lot of different material, and try to push the songs through various arrangements until we can find what works for us." "We're constantly listening to it while trying to pick and choose what's quality and what's not." Bound to Fail is a collection of many talents. Not only musically, but artistically and digitally. Handling their own production, design, recording, webpage layouts, merchandise, video, etc. Bound to Fail wants to convey their willingness to play for a living and their determination to make it happen.