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Archives 2002-2005

Calendar • Archives: 2002-2005200120001998-99
DJ FM Opens For The Backstreet Boys at Raleigh's BTi Center
DJ FM was the opening act for the Backstreet Boys Saturday, April 16th, 2005. The performance took place in Meymandi Autitorium, part of Raleigh's BTi Center for the Performing Arts. Big shout-outs to Allen Corbett of C&C Concerts for giving me the opportunity to play! And thanks to all the BSB fans who showed love during my set...hope to see you all again soon!
The FM Initiative Performs at 2AM Management Showcase

Event Flyer from the 2AM Project
The FM Initiative performed live at 2AM's Annual Artist Management Showcase in Springfield, MA. The group performed from 10:30-11:30 on the main stage through a 100,000+ watt PA system. This performance marked several significant milestones in the history of the group - first and foremost, it was by far the largest crowd we've ever performed before (between 3,000 and 4,000 people were in attendance). Second, it was the first show performed with recent line-up additions Kirstin Peterson on vocals and Chris Anderson (of raleigh's own Stranger Spirits) on drums - hopefully, the first of many to come! They did a fantastic job! Keep watching the website in the upcoming weeks for a full length quicktime download of our entire performance...

I have to extend several thank-you's: to Keith Haas, 2AM Management and True for giving us this opportunity to perform - they extended us every courtesy and kindness, made room for all our gear on-stage, and made sure that both we and our equipment were safe. Here's what Keith had to say about our performance:

"...I personally am honored with their performance as they showed us that music in all forms is truly universal and can touch everyone! I think they gave a performance like no other and should play more often in our area.....This group drove 12 hours from North Carolina because they felt they had something to give to the New England scene and God Dammit.... THEY DID! To DJ FM and your group, you owe us absolutely no thanks what so ever. I speak for myself, Jeff Gil, all the production crew and every person who attended "The 2am Project" when I say, You are hands down, a performance within a performance! Because of the performance you gave, you are GREATLY responsible for the vibe that went through that building on Saturday night!...."

Aside from that, these guys know how to throw one KICK A** PARTY! I think I can speak for everyone in the group when I say that we had a great time and look forward to working with 2AM in the future. I'd also like to give a HUGE thanks to the guys from Shy Productions, who handled sound for all of the artists and DJ's performing that night, as well as Jeff and The Asylum for providing such a great venue for this event.

And one additional thank-you: to the kids. You made us feel welcome, even though we were 12 hours away from home. You cheered us on, you danced, you enjoyed what we did. As a musician and songwriter, I couldn't ask for anything more. And from what I could tell, there were 0 attitudes and 100% positive energy. For those that know, I'd say P.L.U.R. was in full effect. Thanks to all of you, and we'll be seeing you again soon!

Update: Keith Haas from 2AM Management passed away on March 18, 2010. Thank you for the opportunity you gave me Keith. You are missed.