On Sunday, FUSE headed north almost near Baltimore Maryland to compete in the Century Battle Of The Bands and to help support a worthwhile music charity. FUSE took home 4 trophies including 1st Place, Best Guitarist – Devin Streight, Best Bassist – Jacob Gemma, and Best Vocalist – Drew Reuschlein. We are happy we had a chance to play along side such a great group of bands. We are looking forward to next year!
Jacob Gemma, FUSE’s bassist extraordinaire, was awarded the highly coveted Best Overall Musician honor at the Rock For Liberty battle of the bands 2018.
The judges noted his relaxed stage presence and excellent skills on the bass guitar as contributing factors during the award presentation. Jacob has always been a driving force within the band and wants to pursue a career in music after college.
FUSE returned to the Baltimore area with vengeance to claim their 1st Place win at the Rock For Liberty battle of the bands. This was the second time FUSE competed at this yearly event and the competition was better than ever! “I was nervous when they started to announce the winning bands as there were some really good bands competing. One band had some of the best harmonies I have ever heard at this level.” said Devin Streight, FUSE’s guitarist.
Playing to a sold out event, the highlight was when the majority of the audience waved their phone flashlights during the bands cover of ColdPlay’s popular song Fix You. Drew Reuschlein commented “It was one of the most surreal moments I had ever experienced. The idea that our audience was as passionate about hearing our music as we were about playing it was electrifying. Their reception was just unforgettable”.