Framing Hanley Biography
Framing Hanley is a five-piece outfit from Nashville, Tennessee USA. Lead singer + songwriter Kenneth Nixon, guitarists Tim Huskinson and Brandon Wootten, bassist Luke McDuffee and drummer Chris Vest came together in the mid-2000s to form an Alternative-Metal band that quickly gained a large following in Nashville. In November of 2006 the band was fortunate to hook up with Dark New Day frontman Brett Hestla, who helped harness their energy into two songs. These two songs were enough to capture the attention of Jeff Hanson and his record label, Silent Majority Group.
The band recorded their debut album, "The Moment", with Hestla
in Orlando, Florida. The disc was initially released in August 2007, trailed
by the Modern Rock minor hit single "Hear Me Now".
In the fall of 2008 "The Moment" was re-issued with a bonus track, their rendition of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" which peaked at #22 on The Hot Modern Rock Tracks sending the album to #24 on the Top Independent chart and to #169 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 listing.
In December 2009, Framing Hanley flew to Soundmine Recording Studios in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania to record their sophomore album, again with Hestla at the helm. "A Promise To Burn" was released six months later; the 13-song set marked the studio debut of guitarist Ryan Belcher, who, in 2008, replaced Huskinson, who left the band on good terms to spend more with his family. The record went straight to #7 on the Top Independent Albums chart, also reaching the #57 position on The Billboard 200. It includes three singles "You Stupid Girl", "Back To Go Again" and "WarZone" but neither of the tracks got enough airplay to make the Billboard's radio charts.
Framing Hanley's forthcoming new album is entitled "The Sum Of Who We Are"; it was funded entirely by the band's loyal fanbase by donating money via a Kickstarter campaign and is set to be released on April 29, 2014. The CD contains 13 songs including the single "Criminal".