"Afraid Of Figs is a high energy power pop band that mixes introspective, off the wall music and lyrics with manic, irreverent stage shows. AoF is a rare blend of talented musicians who take their craft seriously, while poking fun at themselves and anything else that needs a seriously good poking. AoF's hyperactive and interactive concerts always create a buzz. They are not to be missed!"
Read below to learn more about the boys from AoF.
Teeeeee..e - Lead Vocals, lyrics, ego-trips
Tee was born on location in the mid to late twentieth century. His interests are staring at shiny things for extended periods of time (often the sun) and collecting various forms of lint to show off at AoF's after-parties.
Tee authored the saying, "Would you like fries with that?".
Tee invented the Walkman.
Tee can do over 500 push ups.
Tee is a liar.
E.J. - Lead Guitar & freaky magic wizardry
Sometimes E.J. is a cool guy, and sometimes he's a Tazmanian Devil. He loves music, practices and teaches Ba Gua Zhang Kung Fu, does custom woodworking and has a soft spot for things that sparkle. He always refers to himself in the third person and places "The" before his name after a few drinks.
E.J. lives his life as AoF's rock and roll Taoist.
The C - Sax, backup vocals, general geekiness
The C's world was turned upside down by listening to a variety of rock and roll sax virtuosos when he was a little "c". As a result, he has been blowing on horns of various shapes and sizes for the past 15 years. Unfortunately, The C was rendered illiterate after receiving a BS in Engineering from Iowa State. His passions include Ultimate Frisbee, Ultimate Stage Diving, and anything else he considers Ultimately Remarkable - like his collection of vintage saxophones.
The C's musical drive in AoF is reflected in his organic and synthesized sax lines, along with his delivery of passionate back-up vocals. He owes all of his success and musical zaniness to his beloved wife, children and friends. And despite his lack of Super Ego, he is quite certain his saxes are WAY bigger than yours.
Rainbow - Bass, backup vocals, inappropriate commentary
Rainbow received the blessing/curse of being a musician when he was just a wee lad of five. If Flea and Julie Andrews had ever hooked-up, Rainbow would have been their 'Rosemary's Baby'.
Rainbow plays vintage Fender basses. When he steps outside of his musically induced AoF psychosis, Rainbow has a passion for Telemark Skiing, Long Distance Swimming and Single Track Mountain Biking. He also has a penchant for Indonesian Coffee, The Great Northwest and Self Actualized people.
"If Helen indeed brought down Troy, then men in dress pants could lay the world waste."
Mattie - Drums & Being Tall
Mattie is the "new kid" in the AoF family. He's 6'5" and if hungry, may eat you. Hailing from Parts Unknown, Mattie is a mystery wrapped in a fantasy, wrapped again in bacon. More to come on Mattie, as he lets us know who he truly is...