About Ignite The Fire
And for Ignite The Fire, life is making music. The band is a strong presence on the East Coast music scene (and even beyond), established through powerful music and a strong connection with their audience. Music fueled with raw and relatable emotion has drawn a dedicated fan base that continuously grows. Ignite The Fire have not only defined themselves through their music, but through their live shows as well. The same emotion and intensity in their songs is played out in every show; engaging the crowd. Formed in 2011, vocalist Jack Gurecki, guitarists Mark Quinn and Michael Nelson, bassist Holly Smith and drummer Caelan Gregory have consistently played shows at venues both big and small. The band are no strangers to sharing the stage with notable touring acts including Three Days Grace, Theory of a Deadman, In This Moment, Black Stone Cherry, All That Remains, Starset, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Devour The Day, Saving Abel, Hoobastank, Like A Storm, Project 86, The Letter Black, Gemini Syndrome and many more. The band's music has also been featured on internet radio and on-air markets throughout the U.S., U.K., Australia and in Europe; and has a global fan base. In 2017, Ignite The Fire expanded upon their creativity while reinventing themselves in the process. The result was their highly anticipated EP “Trial and Triumph”. The five-song EP includes songs that deal with overcoming adversity and takes musical inspiration from topics such as vices, struggle and loss. “We wanted to create something that was both lyrically and musically relatable,” said drummer Caelan Gregory. “When you listen to each track, the music matches the emotion of the lyrics. It was important for us to create songs that anyone could relate to.” The first single released, “Over It”, is a song about learning to accept and overcome the demons in your life; knowing that they are a part of who you are but can no longer control you. Another song, “Breathe”, deals with abuse whether it be physical, mental or emotional. "The concept revolves around being trapped within a metaphorical house and gaining the strength to break free from it," explained Gregory. Other songs are “Criticize”, “Remember Me” and “You”. “'Trial and Triumph' encompasses everything that is Ignite The Fire and the style and message we want to present to the world,” said lead singer Jack Gurecki. “We are excited to release new music that is both inspired by, and for, our fans.”
2017 - Song of the Year, 'Criticize' - Z98 and iHeartRadio
2017 - Up and Coming Band - 94.1 KFML
2017 - Artist of the Year - Lurch's Lair on Neue Regel Radio
2017 - Top 100 Songs of the Year, 'Criticize' - Hard Rock Daddy
2018 - 18 Bands to Watch in 2018 - Uncivil Revolt
Jack Gurecki - Vocals
Mark Quinn - Guitars
Michael Nelson - Guitars
Holly Smith - Bass
Caelan Gregory - Drums
2017 was an outstanding year for us! Everyone (fans, friends, family, bands, venues, radio, entertainment personalities, etc.) made 2017 a great year – you keep the music alive and in our lives! From festivals to shows with national and local artists, EP release to video releases, radio airplay to media interviews, here are the […]
We are excited to release the Official Music Video for our new single ‘Criticize’ off of our EP ‘Trial and Triumph’!
Ignite The Fire will be playing this year’s Ink in the Clink Tattoo and Music Festival in Mansfield, Ohio on Sunday, July 16. The three day festival (July 14, 15, 16) features national acts including In This Moment, Three Days Grace, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Starset and others.