Performer at the 14th annual LA Music Awards
Nominee for Independent Live Performance Artist of the Year at the 14th annual LA Music Awards
2004 Unanimous Choice Award Recipient – Independent Alternative Rock Band of the Year – 14th annual LA Music Awards
Performer at the 15th annual LA Music Awards Voting Party and Main Event
Originally from North County San Diego, Faceles is emerging as one of the fastest rising talents in the Independent Rock world. In 2004, the band was nominated for Best Live Performance and Best Alternative Rock Group at the Los Angeles Music Awards. Faceles won for Best Alternative Rock Band in 2004 and 2005, and has since been on a terror. The LA Music Awards have helped to launch the likes of No Doubt, System Of A Down, Korn, Everclear, Black Eyed Peas, 311, and more. And now; 2005 winner for Independent Hard Rock Band of the Year at the LA Music Awards!
North County band Faceles was named Best Hard Rock Band at the 15th annual L.A. Music Awards last Sunday. Vocalist Roger Baca says Faceles plays twice a month in L.A. at either the Roxy, the Whiskey, House of Blues, Dragonfly, and/or the Viper Room.
No Doubt, Everclear, Korn, Sugar Ray, and System of a Down won L.A. Music Awards before achieving major-label success. In spite of their award and the L.A. gigs, Faceles struggle in their hometown.
“We get no love here,” says guitarist Mark Reveles. “When we play a new venue, people are withdrawn. It’s like they are afraid to applaud because of what others may think. In L.A., if we blast out a set, people immediately respond. Down here, people are stuck either in old-school punk or the old-school metal…. We tried like hell to get into Soma and the Epicentre. But down here it’s who you know, not how good you sound.”
How is it that a San Diego band can get an L.A. Music Award?
“We accept artists from all over the world,” says LAMA founder Al Bowman. “We got a call from the guy at the San Diego Music Awards who wondered why San Diego musicians are allowed [to win awards] at the L.A. Music Awards. It’s because we’re an international city and we don’t shut out music from anywhere.”
In January, Faceles performs at the Sundance film festival in Utah followed by a show at the Winter X Games in Aspen.