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Sometimes described as funk-rock, sometimes as rock fusion, always as organized chaos, The Final came of age in the summer of 2009 as a stimulation of brilliance and color. A product of keyboard driven hooks and melodies, and drums that defy explanation, The Final create an experience in sound equal to only that of an orgasm.
After arriving in Tempe, AZ in 2003 to realize his dream of playing the hits in a successful piano bar called the Big Bang, Mikey C soon met Nick Segall after declaring an all-out war on the classic Led Zeppelin hit, “Fool in the Rain” one night at the bar. Nick was a veteran of the diverse Phoenix music scene and well versed in jazz, rock, punk, and as a result, improvisation.
They quickly realized the potential of writing songs that combined elements of funk, rock, jazz and a whole lot of experimentation. The two players had a common thread to build upon, and the result became The Final.
After several failed attempts to become a trio, Mike and Nick gelled as a duo until Nick was reintroduced to a bass man he had known for some time. Ethan Newman, working the Phoenix circuit in several successful projects, was invited to plug into The Final, and within the hour it became extremely clear that Ethan was the missing ingredient, and the trio was finalized.
After several months of rehearsing, the band debut original songs in the fall of 2009, and finished their first full length LP, “Stanktopia”, in the fall of 2010. In addition to the melodic charge of funk and passion, The Final bring an element of fun and interaction to each and every performance, and a complete willingness to let the dogs out.