"GIVE ME A REASON TO LIVE" NOW!!!
here. Hear audio
- FOUNDRY PRESS RELEASE
LIVE @ JESSIE'S ROADHOUSE - FEB. 23RD, 2007 - 9PM
- NEW SONGS (SCROLL
DOWN FOR NEW SONG LINKS)
FEBRUARY 23RD, 2007 - 9PM
JESSIE'S LIP SMACKIN' ROADHOUSE
1810 MERRICK ROAD
516 379 - 7140
- Free Downloads:
the Rest of My Life - mp3
We Say Goodbye - Windows Media (New Foundry release from
the World Rattles 'Round sessions.)
Island alt.country band FOUNDRY - Featuring Doug Kwartler,
Michael Leuci, Mark Crosson and Jim Leach will join up for
a special electric show at Jessie's Roadhouse in Merrick on
Friday night, February 23rd, 2007. This marks the first time
all four original members have reunited since Sept. of 2004
for the Port Jefferson American Music Festival. Opening for
Foundry will be 2 acts, Steve Robinson and Toby Tobias.
the Foundry's most active period from 1997 - 2003, the band
released two critically acclaimed cd's - World Rattles 'Round
and Give Me A Reason To Live, both on Hollow Body Records.
The band toured up and down the east coast and Midwest playing
at several notable music festivals including Nemo, Millennium,
Rt. 1 South and sold cd's in the US and abroad including:
England, Italy, Denmark, Madrid, Netherlands, Japan, and Germany.
Sept. 11th, Foundry recorded the song "For the Rest of
My Life" as a tribute to the firefighters and police
officers who lost their lives during the attack on the World
Trade Center. The recording features over 50 L.I. firefighters
singing on the chorus and was downloaded over 3,000 times
for a suggested donation towards the Twin Towers Fund, set
up by then Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The song was also posted the
NY air-traffic controller's web site. The song can be downloaded
for free below.
for the band's first single, "It Matters," (from
World Rattle's Round) was shot at an abandoned farm in eastern
Long Island and can be seen at the band's website: http://www.foundryband.com
the song "Before We Say Goodbye," never before released
to the public, is being made available for listening here
and on Foundry's web site. The song was recorded during the
World Rattles 'Round sessions and not used on the album.
you can make it down to Jessie's on Friday, February 23rd
to see this very special event.
is all the information and links to the songs.
Robonson - http://stellarob.com/home.html
- FOUNDRY REHEARSING FOR NEW SHOWS
Foundry announced that the four original members of the band,
Doug Kwartler, Mark Crosson, Jim Leach and MIchael Leuci will
play a show in their home base of Long Island, NY. A venue
and date have yet to be announced. Additionally, the band
plans to take the show on the road. Stay tuned for more details
PERFORMS AT FUND RAISER FOR FIRST DATA INC.
will perform at Mulcahy's in Wantagh, NY for a fund raiser
for First Data Inc.
PERFORMS ON SAT. SEPT. 11, 2004 - 4PM.
Foundry announced that the original members of the band, Jim
Leach on bass, Mark Crosson on vox and
guitar, Michael Leuci on drums and Doug Kwartler on lead vox
and rhythm guitar, will reunite for a concert. The set will
take place at the Port Jefferson Jazz and American Music Festival
on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004. The band will go on at 4pm and
play approximately 50 minutes. Check the concerts
page for updates.
6, 2003 - OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE OF GIVE ME A REASON TO
LIVE SET AT NOV. 21ST - CD RELEASE SHOW IN NYC AT THE
BAGGOT INN. SOUND CLIPS AVAILABLE
Hollow Body Records announced
official release date for Give Me A Reason To Live,
(GRTL) Foundry's sophomore album, is set at Nov. 21st. On
that night, a CD release
and show will take place at The
Baggot Inn in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYC. Finished
copies of GRTL will be available for sale that night. The
Baggot Inn is located at 82 W. 3rd Street bet. Thompson and
Sullivan. As of today, the song order and lyrics have been
posted on this web site with 4 sound clips.. More sound clips
to follow. GRTL will be available for sale on-line in early
December. The first single looks to be the ballad, "Reston."
Some of the the CD's initial rhythm tracks were recorded as
early as spring, 2002. The disc contains 10 new Foundry songs.
GRTL exudes a spontaneous and raucous feel as most of the
initial tracking was done live at Castle Ave. Studios in Westbury,
NY. with additional overdubs and all mixing done at Hollow
Body Studios, in Floral Park, NY. The CD features, Doug
Kwartler on vocals, rhythm guitar - Mark Crosson on back vox
and rhythm and lead guitar, Jim Leach on bass and back vox
and Michael Leuci (Foundry's original drummer) on drums, percussion,
piano and Hammond. Sean Minardi, Leuci's successor, took over
drumming duties this past spring, 2003, and will be rockin'
with the band on upcoming supporting shows and tours.
stay tuned for more information and check out the concerts
page for show info.
3, 2003- OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE OF GIVE ME A REASON TO LIVE
today, the finished copy of Give Me A Reason To Live,
the sophomore cd from Foundry, is currently being pressed.
It looks like an official release date of Nov. 21st is expected,
with a CD release party to take place on that day at The Baggot
Inn, in NYC. The CD will be for sale shortly after that from
this web site. Stay tuned for more details.
12, 2003- CD IS PROGRESSING!
note from Doug: Yeah Yeah we know it's late. Very very
very late. I can harbor all the blame for this. Too busy for
anything. Look at our freakin' gig schedule. But, alas, progress
is being made. Things looking good. Have no fear, CD will
be out this year! (Hopefully soon!) This CD should be worth
the wait. Hang in there our friend in Italy! - Doug
16, 2003 - BACK BEFORE THE STORM!! FOUNDRY RETURNS FROM MILLENIUM.
before 12 - 24" of snow is expected to fall in the northeast,
Foundry returned to NY this afternoon after an amazing night
of roots rock and roll. Foundry played at the Appalachian
Brewing Company. The band shared the night with Great American,
Radio Caroline, Wayne Supergenius and Soda Jerk. All of whom,
will be going onto the links page shortly, and all of whom
put on STAGGERING sets of roots rock and roll. Foundry also
met up with their friends Idleride whom they played with last
week in West Virginia. More on Millenium, including pictures
will be posted shortly.
12, 2003 - FOUNDRY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE IN ANTICIPATION OF
Body Records has launched a newly redesigned website for foundryband.com.
The new site is in anticipation for the release of Give
Me A Reason To Live, the new album from the band. The
site reflects the overall look for the new album and features
more menu items than the last site. Look for new audio clips
from the new album to be posted sometime in March and a new
video in April.
9, 2003 - FOUNDRY
RETURNS FROM A SUCCESSFUL TRIP TO CLEVELAND AND THE WVMC.
READIES FOR THE MILLENIUM MUSIC CONFERENCE IN HARRISBURG,
PA NEXT WEEKEND.
has returned from it's Cleveland, OH and West Virginia Music
Conference trip. The band (minus Big Jim) played a semi-acoustic
acoustic set at the infamous Barking Spider Tavern in Cleveland,
on the campus of Case Western Univ. Then it was off to Charleston
West Virginia for a full-band, electric set at the Empty Glass.
It was there that Foundry met up with Idleride,
a young up and coming pop rock act from Virginia. The night
finished with a jam on "All Along The Watchtower"
with both bands participating.
Foundry next heads to Harrisburg Pennsylvania for their showcase
at the Millenium Music Conference. The band will again feature
songs from their upcoming album, Give Me A Reason To Live.
15, 2003 - FOUNDRY READIES GIVE ME A REASON TO LIVE.
SET FOR MARCH 30, 2003 RELEASE. THE
FOLLOW UP TO THEIR 2001 RELEASE, WORLD RATTLES 'ROUND.
City, NY - On March 30, 2003, Hollow Body Records will release
the long awaited second cd from Foundry. A five-piece outfit
from the New York City / Long Island area, Foundry combines
rock, country, folk, blues and rockabilly to create a unique
sound. The band is also known for its frenetic live concerts
that showcase tasteful musicianship with Springsteen-like