In central Maryland, there’s a sound emerging that, while familiar, is still very unique. A sound that roots itself in hard rock but has its own distinct feel that gives it a hard-hitting sound with a rhythmic and catchy backbone. That sound is Ignite The Fire, and the band is hoping to expose and bring along a whole new generation to their kind of music.
“We each have our own distinct personalities and we each listen to different types of music.” says drummer Caelan Gregory. “Interestingly enough,” adds guitarist Mark Quinn, “it produces a chemistry of our own and helps develop our own sound.”
Ignite The Fire, which has released their first demo and received national air play for their first single, Injustice, was formed January 14, 2011. The band consists of not only Gregory and Quinn, but Jack Gurecki as lead singer, and Dean Kidd as bassist.
The band writes all their own material. Songs on the first demo include subjects ranging from Bad Blood’s theme of the constant struggle between individuals to Paradox’s theme of being who you are in a world of conformity.
The breakthrough song, however, has been Injustice, which tells the story of the loss of innocence and those who are able to walk away from their wrongs. “We see on the news everyday of crimes being committed against individuals be they old or young,” says Gregory. “This is their anthem and how the situation isn’t fair. It’s not fair.”
The band and their songs speak to those listening. Ignite The Fire, relatively young and new to the music scene, has already made a name for themselves and created a strong fan base, recently playing at such venues as Rams Head Live and House of Rock.
The band is planning on releasing its second EP and expanding its musical reach in 2013.
“2013 will be a big year for Ignite the Fire,” says Gurecki. “We want to prove that we’re not just your next-door, small-town band. We’re something so much more. We’re Ignite The Fire.”