EAST LANSING — Charmer, a five-piece emo band from Marquette, has officially signed with Have Fun Records. HFR is run by Zack Parr and is based out of Riverview. Formed in 2014; HFR is a record label supporting alternative bands from all over the Midwest region.
"Zack Parr has been doing a lot of cool things lately with Have Fun Records. We're really proud of our friends in Charmer and can't wait for everyone to hear what is to come next from them,” said the guys from Hot Mulligan, a six-piece emo/pop-punk band from Lansing.
Charmer includes five members: David Daignault, 22, from Marquette, Zachary Riley, 22, from Buchanan, Neil Berg, 22, from Escanaba, Jake Edwards, 23, from New Buffalo and Jacob Kotler, 22, from Ithaca, N.Y.
“How we all met and formed was really pure dumb luck and perfect timing,” said Daignault.
Looking ahead in 2016, Charmer will be releasing some new material and will continue to release show dates. The band is excited for what the year holds and to work more with HFR.
“Working with Have Fun Records has been a super cool experience. I've developed a real nice friendship with Zack Parr” Daignault said. “We just finished recording all the material that we will be putting out the (for) rest of the year and we'll be doing so in three different releases”
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It was pointed out to us that it was not clear if we were donating the money or not before this press release was posted. We are terribly sorry for this confusion. We want everyone to know that we (Thomas and Zach) would NEVER profit in any way from a tragedy. Our number one goal is to help those in need, and right now, Flint needs help.
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