Fight The Bear is a rock band out of Falls Church VA/Washington DC. It's strange in this day and age to refer to a band as just " rock", but Fight The Bear is bucking that trend. Sure, many sub-genres, including metal, have had an obvious influence, but make no mistake - Fight The Bear is just rock music that's done right. The band started out in early 2005 when founding members Kurt Snyder (drums), Jude Plessas (bass) and Jason Hoese (lead guitar) first started laying down the instrumentation. The configuration of the band was set in March of 2007 when Bill Hughes joined to take on vocal duties, adding rhythm guitar to boot. From the Police to the Smiths, Queens of The Stone Age to Tool, Cheap Trick to Clutch, their influences are extremely wide ranging, letting each member bring something unique to the table to help shape their sound. Whether it's a straight-up rocker with groove, something melodic and soft, or whacked out indulgence, Fight The Bear does it a unique way with style and energy. Come see the band live for a dose of something genuine.