FIRES are a collaboration between four Seattle rockers, Ty Willman, Alan Hunt, Regan Hagar, and Dave Place.
They are driven to defy the conventional notion of what a rock band is. Their individual styles, histories and influences have gathered
to form a maelstrom of rock fury. Once you are in its path, you are forced to become part of it.
Ty Willman is an enigmatic and energetic vocalist who has fronted the Seattle bands Inspector Love & The Ride Me Babies,
Green Apple Quick Step, Novatone and Nine50nine as well as collaborating with many other Seattle musicians on various projects over the years.
His voice has a unique quality that is at once soft and soothing and a moment later, powerful in a way seldom heard. His versatility has yet to be fully explored.
Regan Hagar is a name synonymous with Seattle drumming at it hard hitting best. A founding member of the bands Malfunkshun, Satchel, Brad and Buffaloes,
he is credited as one of the founders of the heavy sound that has made Seattle a city of rock. Armed with an ability to bring the softest touch to a beat, with an undercurrent that promises in the next moment, the entire song could explode into the heaviest you've ever heard. The promise delivered again and again
in each project he has been involved in.
Alan Hunt hails from Charlotte, Michigan. His eventual drift into Seattle was fueled by a wanderlust and a desire to play with whoever, wherever and whenever he
could. He randomly met Ty and, after hearing him sing, famously commented " Hey man, you could be a real singer! " The two collaborated in Ty's bands
Mass Sugar as well as Nine50nine. He was previously in a band called McDicken, a story that remains, unfinished...
Dave Place moved from The Bay Area to Seattle in the summer of 93'. A fan of all things heavy, he recognized that the size of Seattle was far smaller in direct proportion
to the amount of kickass rock that was coming out of the city. He knew he had to be there. Upon arrival, he quickly found a band to join and,
days later, found himself on stage at MOE opening a sold out Satchel show. The decision to go North would continue to be a wise one.