Blame Gary is a 6-piece rock band from St. Louis, Missouri, creating the most intense live show in the area without compromising the quality of their songs. Blame Gary balances deep, rhythmic progressions with high, squealing guitar riffs and soothing, melodic breakdowns. Blame Gary feeds off the crowd and aims to keep people at the same, unfathomable level of energy as the band.
Life long friends, Blame Gary has been through many changes, each one more beneficial than the last. They have finally made a home with the distinct high pitched and catchy sound of vocalists Dan O’Keefe, and the powerfully driven voice of Tony Delia. Joe Fitzsimmons and Chris Hirbe make up the layers of guitar sounds that play over the incredibly talented rhythm section of Chris Blake’s bass and Andrew Ghiassi’s drums. Blame Gary produces a new genre of music that blurs the line of a hard rock insanity into a progressive reality that will overwhelm music listeners from present day on.
Blame Gary has been thrilled to play with Story of the Year (Maverick Records), Bowling For Soup (Jive Records), Hawthorne Heights (Victory Records), Calico System (Eulogy Records), When Sparks Fly (Nice Guy Records) and Halfway Home (Criterion Records). Blame Gary has enjoyed playing for packed shows at some of the biggest clubs in St. Louis, including Pops, as well as, headlining a CD release party at Mississippi Nights. Blame Gary’s song “The Big Race” was nominated for Best Song Musically on stlpunk.com, the largest web resource for St. Louis bands. They were also champions on 101.1 The River’s Homegrown Show Competition. Blame Gary can be found on websites such as cornerband.com, purevolume.com, stereokiller.com, artistsdirect.com, pulse.com and myspace.com.
Blame Gary’s first Self Titled release sold more than 2000 copies in 9 months and their second release “The ART in party” has already sold more than 1000 copies in 2 months. Blame Gary has also had two singles played on St. Louis’s biggest hard rock alternative station 105.7 The Point. Blame Gary’s future includes an extensive tour of the Midwest and a blitz of media publicity.