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Framing Hanley
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Post-grunge
Post-hardcore
Emo
Alternative rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Silent Majority, Warner
Website framinghanley.com
Members
Kenneth Nixon
Ryan Belcher
Brandon Wootten
Luke McDuffee
Chris Vest
Former members
Tim Huskinson

Framing Hanley is a five-piece outfit from Nashville, Tennessee, USA and released their first studio album in August 2007. They are best known for their songs "Hear Me Now" and "Lollipop", originally by Lil Wayne.

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History

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Formation and The Moment (2005-2009)

Lead singer & songwriter Kenneth Nixon, guitarists Tim and Brandon, bassist Luke and drummer Chris came together to form Framing Hanley and quickly gained a large following in Nashville. First formed in 2005, the band posted some demos of their songs on the bands myspace page. In November 2006, these demos were discovered by Brett Hestla,[citation needed] former Creed bassist and frontman of Dark New Day. Hestla helped the young Nashville based quintet record a 2 song demo in his Florida studio which captured the attention of Jeff Hanson (Creed, Sevendust, Paramore) and his record label Silent Majority Group. In June 2008, Tim left the band due to recurring back problems and to pursue other endeavors in his life.[1] He was immediately replaced by a friend of the band, guitarist Ryan Belcher. This was originally a temporary arrangement but Ryan soon became a permanent member of the band.

A Promise to Burn(2009-present)

In early November of 2009, Framing Hanley entered the studio to start working on the sophomore record, "A Promise to Burn". In a recent interview with alternativeaddiction.com, lead singer Kenneth Nixon stated that “The album tells a story that a lot of us have been through, where you have to have everything taken away from you before you can be humbled and know how lucky you are, it’s sad that it’s like that, but it’s true in a lot of people’s cases." Nixon says the band has a lot to prove with the new album, foremost that the band is more than just ‘that rock band that covered Lil Wayne's song "Lollipop.” “Three years later when one song that they are remembering you for is a cover song, it kinda leaves a bad taste in your mouth,” said Nixon. “That song did a lot of things for our band, but it was really just something that we were doing for fun.” Nixon says the band was discouraged when the band re-released their debut single “Hear Me Now” following the success of “Lollipop” and saw very little response. It leaves us with something to prove on this record. We are not just a band that covers songs, we want to prove we are a band that writes rock songs that we care about , and that is what we did with this record.”[2]. The album is set to release May 25, 2010, along with a bonus DVD containing footage of the band recording the album in studio.

Name and meaning

According to an interview with up until the end of 2006, the band was called a different name, Embers Fade. Nixon stated that "Our drummer's girlfriend Ashley Hanley passed away in October of 2006. She was a best friend of the rest of the band, and we wanted to do something to somewhat honor her. She used to take pictures for our band, hence 'framing'. Naming our band Framing Hanley... that means so much to us."

Members

Former members

  • Tim Huskinson: Guitar (2005-2008)

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album details Chart peaks
US 200
[3]
US Rock
[3]
US Heat.
[4]
2008 The Moment
  • Released: May 15, 2007(Online) August 7, 2007(Retail)
  • Re-released: November 18, 2008
  • Label: Silent Majority
  • Format: CD
169 91 5
2010 A Promise to Burn
  • Released: May 25, 2010
  • Label: Silent Majority
  • Format: CD/DVD
a "—" denotes an album did not chart

Singles

Year Title Chart peaks[5] Album
US US Pop US Main. US Mod. US Dig.
2008 "Lollipop" 82 62 27 22 60 The Moment
2009 "Hear Me Now"
2010 "You Stupid Girl" A Promise to Burn
a "—" denotes a single did not chart

References

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:hifwxq8rldae~T1

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=3332563

http://www.hotindieartists.com/?p=364


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