Posted On 23 Jul 2019
Get to know the rock/pop band, Fab The Duo! Made up Greg Driscoll and Brendan Eprile, these guys released their debut single “American Icon”, backed by an eye-catching animated lyric video, showcasing the group’s glamorous and powerful image earlier this summer on June 18th.
Listen to the track here: https://promo.theorchard.com/Mp73amipG1LgViZpagFH
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/VR5T1aNqh10
The track, written by the duo themselves, was produced and mixed by Grammy Award Winning Producer/Engineer JC Losada “Mr Sonic” (Ricky Martin, Santana) and mastered by 2019 Grammy Award Winning Engineer Emily Lazar (Beck, Sia). “American Icon” was released by Sonic Projects, distributed through Sony Music US Latin/The Orchard and published through Peermusic /Sonic Projects.
The power couple’s debut single “American Icon”, celebrates every walk of life. Through heart-wrenching fierce vocals and a carefully crafted combination of Rock, Pop, Blues, and Broadway elements, this global anthem focuses on embracing our differences. Fab The Duo’s mission goes beyond music, touching into the social aspects of diversity and inclusion. Beyond their compelling lyrics, the single combines retro and vintage elements with the punch of a modern pop production. As the chorus preaches “Don’t stop him”, they promise to be an unstoppable force, starting a movement that redefines what it means to be a 21st-century icon.
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Learn more about Fab The Duo in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! What is on tap for the rest of your day for you both?
We’re both working different side hustles to support our indie music life!
Now that we are well into the 7th month of the year, how would you say that 2019 is treating the band so far? What are some goals that you have for this year? How close are you to reaching them?
2019 has been THE year for Fab The Duo, and we’ve definitely hit some big milestones! Last month, we released our first single “American Icon” on all streaming platforms. One big goal of 2019 was to play an official pride show, and we are very excited to be performing at Austin Pride next month. For the rest of the year we’re planning on coming out with more singles and building our fan base, leading up to an EP.
Can you recall the moment when you thought you could be in this band together? Has anything surprised you about this musical journey so far? How did you come up with your name?
We were dating for nearly a year before we ever played a show together. We didn’t expect people to be so excited about a boyfriend duo but we were blown away by the response we got. Honestly, everything that we’ve done so far has surprised us. We’ve come so far in just a year. In regards to the name, “Fab” is actually an acronym for “Fierce Ass Bitches”. We’ve spent the last year trying to live up to that name.
How do you think your hometown has influenced the sound and how you both carry yourselves in this band?
We both grew up in small towns (Greg grew up near Austin, Texas and Brendan grew up in Bennington, Vermont) but Fab was born in New York City. We live in Brooklyn and our sound and style reflect that.
Why would you say that you two work so well together? Where is one of you weak where the other is strong and vice-versa? Why does this duo work?
We’re pretty much complete opposites in every way. Where Brendan is great at songwriting, Greg is great at arranging. While we’re strong individually, we’re even stronger together. We call this the Yin and Yang effect.
Let’s talk about your debut single “American Icon.” What was the inspiration for this track? What was it like working with your producer and engineers on it?
We wanted to celebrate authenticity. American Icon is an anthem for people to proudly flaunt who they really are. We were lucky enough to work with Grammy Award winning producer JC “Mr. Sonic” Losada AND 2019 Grammy Award winning engineer Emily Lazar. It was an honor to work with them both and “American Icon” would not sound the way it does without them.
When do you hope to release more new music or an EP or full album of new songs? How will your new material compare to “American Icon”?
We are planning on releasing our next single early fall and an EP early next year. We would love to record a full album, and we’ll hopefully be getting that started after the EP.
Where do you think you are both happiest- in the studio recording new music, on stage performing or elsewhere?
There is no competition— we are always happiest performing on stage. Nothing else in the world is like it.
What has been a favorite show of yours to date? What do you think makes an ideal performance for this band? Where are you excited to play next?
It’s a tie between our single release show at The Cutting Room and a pop-punk tribute show at The Bowery Electric. At the end of the day it’s all about the energy of the crowd- we had a standing ovation at The Cutting Room, and we had people jumping for an hour and a half at The Bowery Electric! Up next, we’re super excited to be playing at Austin Pride!
How do you think being musicians and in this band gives you all the most joy in life today?
We feel really lucky that we get to do what we love with the person that we love.
We are currently living through a very trying and politically charged time right now so I am curious to know how your own music is reflecting this time period? If you don’t think it is, why is that? Would you say that other musicians are making music that has been influenced by this climate?
As a bi-racial gay couple who performs together, our mere existence is political right now. Many of our songs have political themes. One of our most powerful songs is called “Our Love Is Resistance”. In this current climate, our love in itself is an act of resistance.
Who would you love to work with in the future? Who are some of your favorite artists right now? What do you think would be a dream collaboration for this duo?
We definitely have some artists that we’re eyeing for a collab. Lizzo and Lady Gaga are at the top of our list. We also recently met pop artist Kiesza, who’s making a huge comeback after a terrible car accident. We think she’s the coolest chick and would love to work with her.
Where would you love to hear your music being played? A TV show, a movie, in your favorite store, etc…?
What do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people continue to take away from your songs?
Our motto is “Be You, Be Proud, Be Loud”. We hope we can inspire people to live authentically, proudly, and lovingly.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with us?
“American Icon” is available on all streaming services! To stay up to date, follow us on socials @fabtheduo or go to our website www.fabtheduo.com.