Thanks everyone who sent us photos from our last show! They were great. Here are some I liked:
“I invited them to be interviewed and the rest is history!”
1. How did The Fashion Slaves get their start?
****The members of the Fashion Slaves were recruited to make a demo for some of the songs Emily Jayne and Eric Din wrote. The songs weren’t Ska, so they got Eric Knight and Pete D’Amato to learn the songs. Playing together was so much fun, they continued it.
“The lead singer of the Berkeley band the Fashion Slaves, which features an all-star lineup of Bay Area musicians..” Read more
Thanks to: Roberto Alvarez-Galloso for the kind words.
“The only difference is that they write and perform their own material compared with today’s mainstream music whose conglomerates dictate the music to the artist.” Read more.
The Fashion Slaves respect Roberto’s spreading the word.
We are SO thrilled to be part of Discarded to Divine’s Preview event on Friday, April 13, at the de Young.
Here’s Emily Jayne with her Gibson in an outfit designed by Bo Choi for Discarded to Divine. The piece was inspired by Japanese Kimono art exhibited at the de Young, and Emily is going to rock it onstage for The Fashion Slaves’ 2nd set on Friday.
The photo was snapped by Pat Johnson, and you can learn more about the event, the designer, and D2D at their Facebook page!
The Fashion Slaves, c’est à première vue le fruit d’une recette déjà bien connue: une blonde sexy et énergique (Emily Jayne) assortie d’un groupe de garçons luttant tant bien que mal contre le triste statut de faire-valoir. Debby Harrie, alias Blondie, et Chrissie Hinde, leader des Pretenders, sont toutes deux dépositaires du brevet de la working girl dominante du rock.
Mais à l’écoute, The Fashion Slaves sont aussi une nouvelle facette de la très bouillonnante scène rock californienne.
Read more at clubrock.fr!
“Best recording this year so far.”
“Emily Jayne is compared with Debbie Harry of Blondie and Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. She continued where they left off.”
“Emily Jayne is the coolest singer I’ve ever seen, and she plays a mean guitar.”
– Millard Fillmore Gazette
“The Fashion Slaves album is fuggin’ awesome. They are definitely one of the best bay area bands right now. Their tunes are catchy, energetic, and exactly what I was hoping to hear from Emily Jayne ever since I first heard her captivating voice.”
– Joe Phort (The Started-Its, The Phenomenauts)
Here’s a youtube vid that Emily made of the first cut on our live album, “Check Out The Fashion Slaves”. The song is “Psychotic Reaction” and it is insane. Get the whole album @ iTunes Store today.
Millard Fillmore Gazette March 3, 2012
When Principal Rooney announced over the P.A. system that the Leap Year Day’s assembly was moved to the gymnasium, and we had to leave our cell phones in our homeroom, I was sure the “Foo Fighters” rumors were true. I was wrong. It was a rock concert, but no Foo Fighters. A band I’d never heard of was going to perform. The gym was packed. No one wanted to go back to class. So we all stayed for the show. The Fashion Slaves were the performers. Once the Slaves started playing, everyone forgot about The Foo Fighters.
I had never heard of the Fashion Slaves, but now I love them. Emily Jayne is the coolest singer I’ve ever seen, and she plays a mean guitar. The show started with some amazing guitar playing by Eric Din, who is also a member of the Uptones, my favorite Ska band. Emily Jayne and Eric Din are joined by Engine 88 bass player, Eric Knight, and drummer Pete D’Amato from The Agent Deadlies.
All their songs are great, I especially loved the song about Styrofoam. The show was over way too fast. When Emily Jayne closed the show with “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” no one wanted to leave. I can’t wait to see The Fashion Slaves again.