This teen (12th-Graders) alternative rock, power trio, played their first gig August 1, 2009 at The Venue. Since then they’ve recorded three CDs (EP: Exit; LP/Album: Mike Smith; LP/Album: Metaphoria). With over 150 gigs together (including in Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA) this 2011 Boise’s Got Talent Grand Champion has headlined at the CenturyLink Arena (formerly Qwest) and is a regular at the Knitting Factory Concert House. In the media they’ve been featured on TV: on Channel 7 (KTVB) and FOX 12 News; and in print in: the Idaho Statesman (front page; favorable M. Deeds CD review), the Ontario, Oregon Argus Observer (front page), the Emmett Messenger-Index (front page), and the Boise Weekly. Additionally, The X and The River radio stations have covered them. They have performed for one of their now raving fans, Chef Duff Goldman (Food Network: Ace of Cakes and Sugar High), played with All Time Low, and opened for Middle Class Rut.
AUSTIN WILLIAMSON: Band co-founder and the lead: guitarist, vocalist, and writer, Austin is a singer-songwriter whose passion, since picking up the guitar (classically trained), at age six is music. One of the top all-around high school guitarists in the Pacific Northwest, Austin began being noticed at age 13, first for his guitar play when pulled on stage by Tommy Castro and Kenny Neal (BB King R&B Champ) and also that same year for recording a Dunlop Crybaby guitar foot pedal video demo in his bedroom and receiving hundreds of thousands of ‘hits’ on YouTube for its creativity. In 9th grade he won first prize in the ArtsWest Guitar-off (with a perfect score) and recorded his first original scratch-track that same year. A committed poet and lyricist, Austin is currently enrolled at the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), simultaneous to his high school studies.
ZACH BONAMINIO: Zach is a self-taught drummer and co-founder of Workin’ On Fire. A grade school friend of Austin’s, Zach is an avid biker, photographer and snowboarder (Bonaminio Sausage family). He is currently a music theory student, and many of the band’s photos are his handiwork. Zach is known to play gigs with a broken arm (broken from snowboarding, of course).
PETER MAGUIRE: Peter is a thoroughbred slap bassist who also contributes backing vocals for Workin’ On Fire. Known to tinker on the drums and keyboard, Peter is also the 2011 5A state track and field 110 hurdles State Champion (also a varsity letterman in soccer). Interestingly, Peter’s grandfather (Walt Maguire) was the E.V.P. for London Records, with his famed production including ‘Monster Mash’ and the signing of ZZ-Top.