Following the successful launch of their debut single ‘Footprints’ and their first US tour, The Fell are thrilled to announce the addition of former INXS front man J.D. Fortune to their already strong lineup.
The Fell features Guitar player and multi platinum producer Mike Krompass, Bass legend Billy Sheehan (Winery Dogs and Mr Big), and notorious session drummer Randy Cooke who has played with names such as Dave Stewart, Ian Gillan and Ringo Star.
J.D. made a name for himself backin 2005 on the hit TV show ‘Rockstar: INXS’ where he was handpicked and chosen to be the new face for iconic rock band, INXS. During his time with the band, he wrote the multi platinum selling hit ‘Pretty Vegas’.
2011 saw J.D.’s official departure from the band after a long battle with personal issues. Now, he’s back in the game and fighting strong as the new lead vocalist for The Fell.
“It’s no secret that my story is one of highs and lows. I’ve had some incredible experiences and just over 11 years ago, my biggest low. I was battling addiction and depression and it was the toughest fight I’ve ever experienced in my life. The hardest part was admitting to myself that I needed help, and asking for it. It was a tough road to recovery, but I can proudly say that I faced my demons and won. Sadly, this isn’t always the case for everyone in my situation. That’s why I’m happy to talk about it. If my experiences help someone else in facing the same battles, then being open about it was worth it.
Regarding The Fell, Mike and I have been friends for a while and he mentioned he was looking for a vocalist. I jumped at the chance, I feel it’s the right time for me to really get fully submerged back into my music. We have already been writing and recording new material for the upcoming album. I’m really excited, the songs are awesome!” says J.D. Fortune.
Mike Krompass adds “It’s really exciting to have J.D. in the band. The new material is really strong and we have even been writing with legendary song writer ‘Desmond Child’ on a couple of tracks and will be releasing our new Single in the upcoming months. There’s so much going on behind the scenes at the moment and we can’t wait to share it with our fans!”
The Fell will also be appearing at NAMM later this month so don’t miss your chance to catch them!
NAMM Appearences By The Fell
HEAD RUSH – Invite Only – 3pm Friday 26th Jan
LANEY AMPS – Laney Amplification, Hall D, booth 5344 – 12pm Saturday 27th January