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The Fray

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The Fray Biography

This Pop-Rock Alternative-Rock band was formed in the spring of 2002 by Joe King and Isaac Slade, schoolmates who grew up together in Denver, Colorado USA and even sang in the same school choir; several years after graduation and following stints in various local bands, the two decided to start The Fray, with Slade on piano and King on guitar, they share lead vocal and songwriting duties; over a period of about a year the band progressed from a basement project to adding lead guitarist David Welsh and then Benjamin Wysocki on drums.

2003 saw the release of the band's debut disc, the 7-track "Reason" EP.

In September 2005 the quartet released their first full-length album, "How To Save A Life", which peaked at #14 on The Billboard 200 chart and spawned two massive smash hits with "Over My Head (Cable Car)" which climbed into the top 10 of The Billboard Hot 100 and "How To Save A Life", which rose to the #3 slot on the same chart, both of which crossed over to The Hot Modern Rock Tracks at #37 and #31, respectively. The CD went on to sell over 2 million copies in U.S. alone and became a top 10 in Canada, a top 5 in U.K. and a #1 album in Australia; another single, "Look After You", reached the #59 position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 over one year after the album's release.

The Colorado-based rockers returned in February 2009, with their eponymously titled sophomore effort reaching the top spot of The Billboard 200 Albums chart in no time; the disc included "You Found Me" another Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit and a Hot Modern Rock top 40 entrant for the band.

"Scars & Stories", The Fray's third full-length album followed in February 2012, it peaked at #4 in U.S. and at #6 in Canada while the lead single, "Heartbeat", grabbed a #37 position on the Billboard's Rock Songs chart.

Latest News:

The Fray have announced the release of their new album, "Helios", for January 14, 2014, via Epic Records. The lead single is "Love Don't Die".


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    Group shot 2005
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    The Fray 2006