The Downtown Fiction (TDF) of Fairfax, Virginia have taken their love of music, friends, and a darn good time and created something really special. Citing influences ranging from Green Day to The Rolling Stones, the pop-rock trio has a sound comparable to the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182, and The All-American Rejects. With fans across America and even in South Asia, TDF proves to be on a musical mission. Formed in the summer of 2008 by Cameron Leahy (vocals/guitar) and Eric Jones (drums), the two posted three demos on their MySpace and were blown away by the response. Soon after, they recruited friend David Pavluk on bass and backing vocals to round out the trio. With Cameron’s majestic stage presence, and the band’s witty lyrics and catchy chords, it’s no question why label president Matt Galle quickly signed them to Photo Finish Records in 2009.
On March 3rd, 2010, TDF released their first EP “Best I Never Had” to a long climb up the iTunes chart. With a blossoming number of dedicated followers on multiple social networking sites and a YouTube channel currently boasting 5,000 subscribers and nearing a whopping 500,000 views, TDF is well on their way to taking over the media world.
The Downtown Fiction has been building a reputation for working hard and touring constantly alongside their contemporaries; making appearances on this past summer’s Bamboozle Road Show with headliners Boys Like Girls and All Time Low, as well as the 2010 Vans Warped Tour. With a loyal fan base that just keeps growing, TDF has created a perfect experience for their fans and for music lovers everywhere, providing an entertaining live show in addition to their high-energy music. And not only has The Downtown Fiction made it their goal to road trip across America with their catchy tunes, but they’ve also made a point to travel the globe; hitting up Japan in the fall of 2010 with We The Kings before embarking on a full US tour as the main supporting act with The Summer Set and recent tour buddies Stereo Skyline.
In addition to their world travels and popularity-gaining EP’s, TDF’s music has been circling the world in another form – by being featured on some of the most popular TV shows around. Not only did their debut video for “I Just Wanna Run” premiere on MTV Hits, MTV2, and MTV U; but their music can be heard throughout the new season of MTV’s Jersey Shore, and has been featured on other shows like The Hard Times of RJ Berger, The Challenge: Fresh Meat II, The Hills, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
And finally, once the hard-working boys in TDF get off their current tour with their buds in The Summer Set, they’ll be doing a bit of settling down in the studio; hoping to release their debut full length on Photo Finish Records by Spring/Summer 2011.