Artists You Should Know: Shiver Fox

November 12, 2009 

Shiver Fox is a new band from two local musicians who have done well for themselves in the past. Trey Tosh, an accomplished rock and blues artist, joined forces with Kyle Baker, who toured nationally and internationally with rock band Flight 409. Together, they call their new project "modern vintage" -- that means its dripping with classic influences, but also has the attitude and energy you'd expect from two guys in their early 20s.

Shiver Fox's EP release party is tonight at Starline, 831 E. Fern Ave. It starts at 9 p.m. and has a $10 cover. The first 50 people through the door get a free Shiver Fox T-shirt. Advance tickets are available at The Laundry Room for $8.

We talked to Tosh and Baker to learn more about the band:

How did the two of you start playing together?

Tosh: Kyle came over my house with a riff he had been working on and by the end of the day, it was a song. So we decided to get together the next day and ended up writing another. We decided we needed to get a band.

How is this project different from what we've seen from each of you in the past?

Baker: When Trey an I started talking about starting a band we had only one rule: He plays how he wants, I play how I want, and lets hope it sounds cool when it comes together.

The music is ripe with '70s influence, but neither of you were even alive then. Why is that? And what else influenced the sound?

Tosh: We're all very heavily influenced by bands like the Stones, Zeppelin, Humble Pie, Aerosmith, et cetera. We want to bring back that feeling you get when you put on a rock 'n' roll record -- but with a new energy.

Is this meant to be a full-time project for you both, or a side project while you do other stuff?

Baker: Now that we have a full band, it's really starting to take up lots of time. We haven't just been writing loads of songs, we've been building back drops, recording, networking, press stuff, loading up on stage gear, just building hype. It quickly turned into a full-time deal. We will always continue to ... write music, if it's separately or together. It's just something we do.

What can you tell us about the EP?

Baker: We recorded this EP live at Dinky Music in Corona. We wanted to do it live so it had the high energy of what were like live. It's pretty loud, I must say, but it's fun to listen to too. We really wanted to appeal to a wide audience.

Is your live show more like a Trey Tosh show, a Flight 409 show, or neither?

Tosh: Neither. A Shiver Fox show is more like a party. We want people to come to our show and let go of all worries or problems and just have a good time.

For music and more: Go to myspace.com/shiverfox.

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