Before starting Future Feats, frontman Josh was just an average songwriter trying to make it big. He first began his career touring with soul legends at the Carolina Beach Music Circuit for a few years. Eventually manager Robert English discovered him on MySpace and, from then on, everything slowly started to fall into place. The artist flew down to New York to showcase for some big names in the music business including Atlantic Records and Clive Davis.
Those showcases were not smooth sailing for Josh. “I got to play for Clive, which was super exciting. A dream come true. I then got an offer from Atlantic, a record deal. But when they found out that Clive passed, Atlantic pulled the deal and I was left with nothing.”
After that happened, he continues, “Robert convinced me to move to Chicago; that’s where he’s from, that’s where he lives. And he was like, 'I know a lot of people in the music scene out here; we can get you started with a producer. Let’s make a record.”
Josh took the chance, left his hometown of Wilmington, NC and moved to Chicago. “I stayed about eight years there trying to make it as a songwriter guy and it didn’t pan out.”
Eventually he switched gears and formed Future Feats, along with some buddies, and created demos in Los Angeles, including the single “27.” Those demos eventually got into the hand of Jon Cohen from Fader. Cohen offered Josh a publishing deal for his work, but not a record deal.
“It wasn’t until we were playing a sold-out show opening for Strange Talk,” Josh recalls about finally getting the record deal. “It was one of those classic things were music executive sees the show, talks to you afterwards and then offers you a record deal not too long afterwards.”
The band has been busy in 2018. They kicked off the year on tour with The Wombats before heading out this spring on two more high profile runs––first with Public Access TV and the Soft White Sixties, then joining Matt and Kim and Tokyo Police Club later in the spring. They recently released the single “Keep Up” and are putting the final touches on their debut album.
Date Signed: N/A
Label: FADER Label
Band Members: Josh, vocals; Ben, guitar, vocals; Michael, bass; Patrick, guitar; Zach, drums
Type of Music: Alternative
Management & A&R: Robert English
Booking: Marty Diamond - Paradigm
Legal: John Strohm - Loeb & Loeb
Publicity: Rich Nardo - NGAGE Sports & Ent., [email protected]