Minority For The Masses is a band that hails from the Kwazulu Natal province of South Africa.Formed at about the beginning of 2011 consisting of Jon Perry ( Guitar / Vocals ) , Jake Blackwell ( Guitar / Vocals ) ,Matthew Baxter ( Bass / Backing Vocals ) and Jarred Baney ( Drums ) .There name comes from a general feeling amongst the band that there is a hell of alot of good rock music out there that isn’t exposed to the general masses of the world.What happened to the days of taking risks and living on the edge, of going out to your local rock club regardless of who you are and where you come from, enjoying music that is the very spirit and sound board for the agony’s and ecstasy’s of life and youth.Well that is what this band is all about, trying to revive that very instinct that lies in all of us! Work hard- play hard, reap what you sow, life isn’t fair, the big wheel turns, party like a rock star and kick a little ass! Are common themes in their song writing.By taking these four individuals and combining their talents together to become a tornado of sound and energy, being released upon an unsuspecting world, i suppose only time will tell how far this storm of Rock will Rage!.
They have gigged with a number of great South African bands.Such as Chromium / 11th-Hour / Reject Theory / Luna Atra / Hash Tag Alice ( from the U.K ) to name a few!.At top venues such as Burn Nightclub ( Durban ), The Red Door ( PMB ), The Winston Pub ( Durban ), The Doors ( JHB ), Sundowners ( JHB ), Tanz Cafe ( JHB ), Rumours Lounge ( JHB ), Boston Rock Lounge ( JHB ).With there debut E.P "Hair Of The Dog "( recorded @ Red Room Studios in Pretoria, South Africa with Ace - Producer / Recorder / Mixer and Musician Jared Gunston ).Released at the beginning of 2012, spawning crowd favorites such as- MFTM !, Hair Of The Dog !( video on You Tube), Tequila Destroyer ! ( video on You Tube), Useless Tool ! ( video on You Tube * edited buy Jared Gunston @ Red Room Studios / Tone.Yard.Music ).
There has been a great anticipation for the follow up !.It was recorded on the weekend of the 9/08/2013 @ Red Room Studios with Jared Gunston again at the helm.It has been revealed that the new E.P title is " No Guts No Glory" ! ( a apt title if there was one ! ) with the first single "Say" , already being hailed as one of the best songs the band has come up with yet!.It has been aired on Radio Stations such as Mix Fm's -Before The Witching Hour, Q4radio.com, Hard Rock Radio Live's-Total Requests and Metal Nation Radio's -Battle Of The Bands Song Vote, and soon many more ( watch this space ! ).
The music video for "SAY" was premiered and released, at there show at the Winston Pub in Durban on the 28/09/2013 to very positive responses !.Set also to be forwarded to many online Music Video Channels, Such as South African based MK, MK Onderground, Alternative TV and more to be named shortly ( the video is up on You Tube ).It was Professionally Shot, Filmed and Edited buy Jared Gunston @ Red Room Studios / Tone.Yard.Music.
The track listing for " No Guts No Glory " has been revealed .1 - You R what they call No 1. 2 - Your Way . 3 - Say. 4 - Dead End . 5 - No Guts No Glory.The songs have been uploaded onto Soundcloud and Reverbnation .
The band has been featured in two online music magazines ! namely" Fanbase Music Mag" and "The Riff Music Mag" for the month of December .
It seems that 2014 is already shaping up to be a great year to look forward to for the band. They have been invited to play at premier music venue "LIVE " ( in Durban ) in March with American Metal band AFFIANCE !!!.Along with a great other supporting band the ever popular " Knew Town Knife Gang " .They are also in the " top 20 voted for Artists " to play at Splashy Fen Festival 2014 .