FESTE is a 70's inspired rock band from Anaheim, CA. Behind FESTE and their music are lead vocalist Tony Torrico, guitarist Charlie Magdaleno, drummer Carlos Macias, keyboardist Mark McCombs and bassist Chris Standifer. FESTE's dark, gritty and aggressive sound is influenced by the works of artists such as Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and William Shakespeare.
FESTE recently participated in and won the Ernie Ball/Skinnie Magazine Battle for Warped Tour; which culminated with their tournament winning performance at the House of Blues Anaheim. As a result of the win, FESTE performed at the 2013 Vans Warped Tour in Pomona, CA.
They also raised over $5,700 on Kickstarter in order to fund the completion of their debut album, "First Folio," which was released on August 20th, 2013. Regarding the record, G.W. Hill of ReviewYou said, "[First Folio] is likely to make some 'Best of the Year' lists. It's just about a perfect album."
Since the release of "First Folio," FESTE has begun making their mark in-person and online. The band has begun performing consistently throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, was named a Reverbnation Featured Artist in September 2013 and had their song, "Sweating Bullets," featured on the popular zombie podcast, "We're Alive," which is now a member of the Nerdist Podcast Network.