In 2013, FESTE raised over $5,700 on Kickstarter in order to fund the completion of their debut album, First Folio: a 13-track LP featuring 11 original songs and 2 songs from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – “Come Away, Death” and “The Wind and the Rain” – that combine the Bard’s words with FESTE’s original melodies and music. The band also performed at the 2013 VANS Warped Tour.
Since the release of their debut album, FESTE has begun making their mark with semi-formal, specialty shows like their Masquerade and New Year, New Music Show, as well as having their song, “Sweating Bullets,” featured on the popular zombie podcast, We’re Alive.
The band recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of “First Folio” with the release of the 10-song vinyl LP of the record and is currently working on their second album. FESTE has also since been featured on the NFL Network and “The Heidi & Frank Show” on 95.5fm KLOS in Los Angeles.