Fight The Bear perform in Room 9
Fight The Bear in profile
By Annabel Jones
Formed in Bishop's Castle some time in 2004 (they seem unsure of specifics), Fight The Bear have been "taking it more seriously" for two years now, and look set to continue.
Influenced by Californian reggae-punks Sublime and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the band have created a unique mix of ska and rock, with smatterings of reggae and really quite clever lyrics.
Fight The Bear
Although their demos and other assorted recordings that you may find in various places on the internet are pretty impressive, prospective fans shouldn't judge them solely on that.
Go and see them - the energy they put into live shows will probably make you dance like a fool, but it'll be worth it. And their almost-constant gigging means that if you want to see them live, they're most probably playing very near you sometime soon.
The four lads explain what drives them: "It's just the energy, I think, in the crowd is the main thing. If everyone's dancing and having a good time... a good crowd means a good gig."
last updated: 14/08/07