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Hard Fall Hearts / Bio

Hard Fall Hearts are Bryan Kelly (Guitar, Vocals), Eli Rinek (Drums, Vocals), and Andrew Verdugo (Upright Bass, Vocals).
Hailing from San Diego, this Punk/Rockabilly outfit is here to stay through the blood sweat and tears! Hard Fall Hearts' sound is both dark and distinct yet reverent to the roots of rock-n-roll. As always pressing the pedal to the metal these boys have been playing great SoCal/Regional venues, Europe, and US tours for the past 7 years.

In March of 2008 front man Bryan Kelly captured the attention of Drummer Eli Rinek and Upright Bassist Ian Watson a.k.a. "Rocket" with his haunting melodies. With the manic slapping style of Rocket uniquely complimenting the steady, hard driving back beats from Eli, HFH was born! Playing a show 24 hours after their first rehearsal these boys knew they were firing on all cylinders! In fact,that in itself motivated the title of their debut album, 'Last 24 Hours', released in October of 2008.

Utilizing their creative momentum, HFH finished recording their second album 'To All Believers' in Jan of 2010 and it was released on Double Barrel Records on March 26th. That coincided with a 6 week tour of Europe and US tour in early 2011. After some personnel changes on Bass, Kyle Olson a.k.a. "KRO" joined the band for a 4 week tour of Europe in June of 2012. Kyle played all Bass tracks for the current EP titled 'Die Before, We Die' released in October of 2013 on Splatterhouse Wreckords. Andrew Verdugo joined the band in Dec. of 2012 and is the "new face on bass!" Andrew has now been a part of HFH for 2 years and has completed several US/Regional tours and a European tour in Sept.-Oct. of 2014. Keep a lookout for us in a town, city, or village near you!!

These boys are definitely a band you'll wanna keep your eye on. Making friends and fans one show at a time, Hard Fall Hearts are sure to turn any dull day into a wild night!

In 2011 The Hearts headlined the Tiki Drive-In Stage at Ink N Iron (Long Beach, CA), performed at Las Vegas Shakedown 11'and successfully toured Northern and Southern Europe.

The band has performed with the likes of The Supersuckers, The Swingin' Utters, Lee Rocker, The Blasters, The Quakes, Klingonz, The Paladins, Lords Of Altamont, The Vandals, Throw Rag, Fishbone, The Head Cat, Frenzy, Detroit Cobras, Batmobile, The Sonics, Rezurex, and share bills often with The Chop Tops, Koffin Kats, 3 Bad Jacks, Deadbolt, and The Rocketz.

General Info

Band Members
Bryan Kelly-Guitar, Vocals, Eli Rinek-Drums, Vocals, Andrew Verdugo, Upright Bass
Artist Name
Hard Fall Hearts
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Active Since
Rock / Punk / Punkabilly

Contact Info

San Diego, CA

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