February 3rd, 2012
So it's the day before my birthday, and I just wanted to shoot out a couple thank you's and that sort of thing!
So contrary to the previous message displayed here, we ARE playing Firefest 2012 and CANNOT wait! The previous message was an unfortunate leftover from last year's sad news bulletin and will absolutely NOT be repeated this year!!!
Additionally we are diligently working on new material and absolutely hope to have something new and amazing to bring with us to Nottintgham in October for our good friends attending Firefest!
Other than that I have to (and want to!) thank all the fans who came out on Facebook and via email to tell Kieran Dargan and co. over at Firefest just how much you wanted another chance to see us. We are forever in your debt!!! In addition to the fans and friends of the band, we certainly have to thank our great friends at ARfm including Steve, Paul, Allee, Dawn, and everyone else, and of course the awesome Firefest crew... even Tony Marshall!!! Okay, Tony told me he would punch me in the face if I didn't mention him, and I do need to stay pretty... tough business out there... ;-)
So there you have it... we'll be seeing you in Nottingham come October... bring your earplugs! ;-)
Keep it loud!
Sept. 19th, 2011
Unfortunately we've had to bow out of our appearance at Firefest. Comments follow from both the label, and Pete Fry:
"Hello to All,
It is with regret and disappointment that Farcry will not be able to attend this year's FIREFEST event. Both the band and label are honoured that there was such an interest in them to perform. For that we sincerely thank you. I wish that I could lie to you and say someone is unable to attend due to >insert cliché press reason here<, or blame it on a "disagreement" etc., etc. I wish it was that easy. However, both myself and the band have far too much respect for the fine folks at the Firefest organization, not to mention, YOU. The faithful fans that attend each year, and show your support for our modest genre/scene.
So the bottom line? Why? Who? Well, the buck, so to speak, stops and lands with ME. Unfortunately the expense of 5-6 international plane tickets has proven way too expensive. We had hoped that the price would drop, and they were starting to show promise to a somewhat "reasonable" price. However, time was not on our side. Firefest needed Visas in this week and could not take the chance that the airfare would be procured. So it was agreed that we had passed the deadline. Fault does not lay with the band, or anyone associated with Firefest (Maybe the Oil Co. perhaps? LOL.) Both I and Pete Fry have looked into every possible idea and suggestion conceivable. In the end FARCRY is a 5 piece band, and no one was going to be left behind. We weren't going to find a local "fill in" guy to sit in, or play as a 4 piece, just so I could save $$$. If we all couldn't go, then none of us would go.
Let's look at this as a delay for the UK fans to see FARCRY in concert, and hopefully, FARCRY will be asked to play next year. I would like to thank Kieran, Bruce and Co. for offering Farcry the chance to play their shindig. It truly was met with great appreciation, and we sincerely thank them. We are sure the weekend of Oct 22nd will be a blast!
Now please allow me to get on my soap box for a second. Please, if you haven't purchased your tickets for FIREFEST yet, then I strongly suggest you do just that. Please get out there and show support for this scene. These websites, Labels, Bands and Promoters. Don't assume that you'll just go to the "next" Firefest. Go to Firefest NOW. Like a Plant needing sunlight to grow, our genre and scene needs positive support to grow as well. Be well my friends and enjoy music, as it’s the soundtrack to our lives.
Sincerely, John Kivel, Kivel Records"
"I would just like to sincerely echo John's appreciation for all parties involved in giving us the honour of a spot on the bill. I really can't even put into words how it feels to get that kind of support. We are truly sorry to disappoint all of you by not being able to perform. Please don't take any of this as a lack of appreciation on our part. Believe me, like John said we looked at this from every angle and we just couldn't make it happen. I and everyone else in the band knows that the label did everything they could, sometimes things don't work out the way you want them to. As John mentioned we hope to have the opportunity to play Firefest again!
On a slightly more positive note, being as I had already purchased my airfare, I will be attending the show and staying in Nottingham the entire weekend.
Pete Fry, Lead Guitarist, FarCry"