Save Ferris

Save Ferris

Stacked Like Pancakes, Bam!Bam!

Fri · November 3, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$22 in advance / $24 at the door

This event is all ages

Save Ferris
Save Ferris
SAVE FERRIS is a ska-punk band formed circa 1995 in Orange County, Southern California. Their name is
a reference to the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

The band formed after the dissolution of a number of Southern California bands. With Monique Powell
as manager, front person, and co-songwriter, the band began to book shows around Southern California
to a great underground response.

Financed by Powell's sister, the band released their debut EP "Introducing SAVE FERRIS" on Powell's
label, Starpool Records, in 1996. They ended up selling close to 20,000 copies of their EP out of the
trunks of their cars, with huge support from Orange County independent record shops and fans. That
year, Powell provided vocals on the Reel Big Fish song "She Has A Girlfriend Now" on their album "Turn
the Radio Off" (Mojo).

With Powell as manager and lead, and as favorites of KROQ radio's legendary Rodney on the Rock, SAVE
FERRIS created a presence on LA's KROQ radio, possibly being the first unsigned band to do this in LA
alternative radio history. Later that year, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences gave the
band a Grammy showcase award for best unsigned band, earning them a recording contract with Epic
Records (SONY).

The band released their debut full-length album for Epic in 1997. "It Means Everything" featured several
re-recorded tracks from the EP, several new songs, and, on Powell's urging, a cover of Dexy's Midnight
Runners' "Come on Eileen," which the band released as their first official single, and what was to
become their most successful single. The band also released "The World is New" as a single which was
featured in the film "The Big Hit" starring Mark Wahlburg. Olympic medal winner Tara Lipinski used "The
World is New" in her debut program as a professional skater in the nationally telecast 1998 Skate TV

The band toured extensively in support of "It Means Everything", opening for bands such as Sugar Ray,
The Offspring, and Reel Big Fish. In April 1998, they made their television debut on HBO's music series
"REVERB" and made an on-screen appearance in the cult classic teen film, "10 Things I Hate About You".
The album sold over 400,000 copies, and spawned three Top Ten hits in both Japan and Mexico. With
two singles in the Billboard top 100 and full rotation on alternative radio all over the world, SAVE FERRIS
has managed to go Platinum internationally.

Winter 1998 saw the departure of their drummer. After a thunderously successful main stage tour with
the Vans Warped Tour, the band began writing their follow-up to "It Means Everything". The
appropriately-titled "Modified" was released in October 1999. The album saw the band moving away
from their ska-punk roots and into pop-punk territory. The band toured nationally with the band "Lit", of
hit single "My Own Worst Enemy" fame. SAVE FERRIS continued to tour in support of "Modified"
throughout 2000 and 2001. In August and September 2001 the band did a short tour of the UK. Winter
2002, SAVE FERRIS had the rare opportunity to play front and center at the nationally broadcast Winter
Olympics Snowboarding Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Still fronted by their original lead singer, SAVE FERRIS has been through a number of changes in their
musical lineup through the years…

Powell self-financed what she called the "For the Fans" SAVE FERRIS US tour in 2003. On March 29, 2003
at Ska Summit 2003 in Las Vegas, SAVE FERRIS played on the main stage to a thunderously positive

Other appearances of note Ms. Powell has made: "Mayor of the Sunset Strip" film, "Roswell" network
television show, "The Conan O'Brien Show", "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher", MTV's Loveline with
Dr. Drew, the "Keenan Ivory Wayans" show, and the "Late Show with Craig Kilbourne".

The sold out Pacific Amphitheater at the Orange County Fair 7/27/13 marked the first appearance of
SAVE FERRIS in ten years. Keep an eye out for Save Ferris' return to a town near you soon, as well as a
new EP, due out Summer of 2016…
Stacked Like Pancakes
Stacked Like Pancakes
Reinvigorating the sounds of classic ska, Stacked Like Pancakes (SLP) piles on boisterous horns and punk
rock attitude to create high energy music synthesizing the vibes of Reel Big Fish, twenty one pilots, Foo
Fighters, Paramore, Cage the Elephant, and an untraceable amount of other artists and genres. Since
2007, SLP has shared the stage with national and international acts, toured on the Vans Warped Tour,
headlined their own self-booked tours, released their latest crowd-funded 15-track monster-album THIS
IS US in December 2015, and in 2016 went on the road with Reel Big Fish for a month-long nation-wide
syrupy tour.

The token with this group is their live performance. Concert venues and music patrons alike should be
prepared for the stage to shake, the crowd to be wild and unpredictable, and the show to be a
deliberate fusion of spontaneity and precision. Their community fan base – the #PancakeNation – is
hungry for their band to grow. Stacked Like Pancakes epitomizes a tough DIY band despite a meaningless
band name, and are rightfully on the rise to claim an international stage of their own.
Venue Information:
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704