I am a divine pouch for your iPhone. Allow me to keep your iPhone case safe.
"Maze Amazed" iPhone Tough Case
I'm a beautiful, tough case, and I'll protect your beloved iPhone.
"Norell" iPhone Tough Extreme Case
Tougher than the rest, I'm extreme, yo. Pick my bad assery to keep your iPhone truly safe.
"Neverland" iPad 2/3/4 Case
I'll remind you of imaginative daydreams while keeping your iPad safe and sound.
"In the Smoke" Coffee Mug
Enjoy your morning Java with this special edition TBF coffee mug, featuring Zander "In the Smoke", Photography by Jessica Ramaker.
"Standing in Time" Clock
Enjoy this 8" diameter wall clock with featured artwork by Zander. It is sure to add character to any room you choose to display it.
"Awakening" Pillow Special Edition
I am a special edition pillow featuring the album cover artwork of TBF's upcoming 2nd album, "Awakening". Photo by Jessica Ramaker Photography.
"Love" Limited Edition Mini Clutch Bag
Wear your love everywhere you go with this limited edition "Love" mini clutch bag, which features artworks by TBF's Zander, as well as lyrics from "You Came To Me", off of our debut album Last Words.
12x16 TBF "Awakening" Poster
Are you excited for TBF's upcoming 2nd album, "Awakening"? We are, too! You can order your poster featuring all three members of TBF, today! We'll autograph the front or back of it, your choice.
We have everything made custom to order and promise to get you your order as soon as we possibly can. The profits from our merchandising funnel into our creative projects. Your support helps us continue to make music, art, and apps.
Join us in a "Love Affair", event with the American Heart Association as charitable beneficiary, with live music by Korynn OC, DRYX, and Exi. Get your tickets in advance for treats! One free drink and surprise gift to the first 20 people who buy tickets on Eventbrite, redeemable upon admission. For details see: bit.ly/TBFLoveAffair.
We're happy to report that The Band Famous "Follow Your Dreams", event with LA Food Bank as charitable beneficiary, with live music by Crown, Korynn OC, Dakotah Faye, and K-Doh was a huge success. We raised money and food for the LA Food Bank and are STILL collecting clothing to be donated to My Friend's Place supporting homeless youth. We had people tuning in to the broadcast via the TBF apps and on Twitch. We are working on a video archive of the whole wonderful experience so stay tuned! To see images from the show in the meanwhile checkout our Instagram feed: @the_band_famous.
The Pre-Release Party for "Emotional Scatter" was a success! Thank you to everyone who attended and who tuned into the livestream. We did a private screening of the current progress of our music video, and look forward to sharing it when it is complete. Until then, enjoy our new single "Emotional Scatter" on TBF Radio!
We were on the radio ladies and gentlemen! We would like to thank every single atom in the Universe that got us here, this is a huge milestone for us. We are so incredibly grateful. Thank you to DJ Mark Bensen and everyone at Van 92.7 FM in Holland, Michigan!
Mr. Zero's, a vinyl record store, with games, and collectables, invited The Band Famous to sing for their commercial. Listen to The Band Famous on Mr. Zero’s official commercial for their location at 1744 Lexington Ave. N. in Roseville, MN, 55113. Check it out:
TBF was invited to attend the ESPY Awards! Zander and Norell were inspired by the red carpet event. For more photos of The Band Famous at the ESPY Awards 2018, be sure to follow @the_band_famous on Instagram. There are also photos on The Band Famous Tumblr.
Also some very inspiring people, including the co-creator of Adobe After Effects (think special FX in all your favorite movies) and the hover-board program, Greg Deocampo;
Or maybe you're familiar with the movie Guardians of the Galaxy?
Five Time Grammy Winning Artist BJ Thomas has one of his most famous songs in that movie's soundtrack. He downloaded our app and left a review for us on the iPhone App Store, is connected to us on social media and is very supportive.
Familiar with the old Nickelodeon show, Hey Arnold!? Arnold's best friend Gerald was voiced by actor Jamil Walker Smith. Smith has also been on popular television shows Sister, Sister; Girlfriends; Bones; The X-Files; and The Bernie Mac Show.
We can't forget about Tom Green, who you may remember from The Tom Green Show on MTV; Charlie's Angels as "The Chad"; Freddy Got Fingered; and Road Trip, to name a few.
How do I submit?
It's simple. E-mail us via our Contact Page and let us know you want to submit your music to the Hall Of Fame. You can even submit music that is not your own, provided you have the artist's permission.
We are accepting original works only. No cover songs.
In your message to us, submit your preferred website/blog or virtual space you want us to include as your official site under our Hall Of Fame. Include a YouTube video of a track or music video as well. Any material will help us get a better idea of you and your vision that we may or may not pick to enter.
If selected to be added to the Hall Of Fame, a simple waiver must be signed by the copyright holder of the submitted track(s) that grants us permission to be promoted on our network and newsletter and featured for as long as you want in the Hall Of Fame, and TBF Radio.
What do I get when I am entered?
Free promotion on our Hall Of Fame; regular inclusion in our monthly newsletters to our fan-base and audience; and shout outs on our social media.
Did we mention free?
You also get: A track included in our online radio station which also includes some of our music exclusively available only on our station and not heard or found anywhere else on the Internet.
What if I want to leave the Hall Of Fame?
We would be sad to see you leave our community and team but if you need to, we won't stop you!
We can also remove the track from the radio station with just a simple e-mail of your request.
Mobafire is a very helpful in-depth website to help you with strategy build guides. It is, in our opinions, an essential guide to learning any champion of your choice, as many players in every Elo (LoL's adopted method of ranking relative skill levels of players, this is the same method used in games like chess) share their favorite item builds for various roles any champion is capable of fulfilling.
Ranked Boost is a great way to keep up with patches to see which champions are stronger than others. With additions to new champions in the game, there are always adjustments to balance gameplay between all champions. In the process, some champions are just naturally more op (overpowered) than others. Ranked Boost will help you stay current with what champions are popping off in competitive play.
Op.gg is a great resource for investigating your opponents to get a better feeling with who you are going up against. Doing this will better your odds if you use this as a guide to your draft picks, for example you can see what champions they lose against in lane, and also what item builds will help you most in game against them.
Pokémon Go Hub is a great site to stay updated with Pokémon Go news, guides, tips, and tricks. It is the biggest Pokémon Go news site that we have found, and includes in-depth raid guides.
PokéBattler is a great resource for learning what Pokémons are strong and weak against. This is primarily a Pokémon Go Battle Simulator, so you can see how your Pokémon will fare in battle without wasting in-game resources. It is very helpful for strategizing how to take down gyms while minimizing the amount of Pokémons that faint during battle. It has a raid guide as well, and various research articles.
The Silph Road is a network and community of Pokémon Go trainers and players around the world. This is a great site to learn about current nests in any given region, as real-life players report their findings during their Pokémon Go training and explorations.
Cult icon, actor and comedian Tom Green talked about TBF with singer Norell on his CBS Radio Show The Tom Green Radio Show: “Your band is exciting, you have an exciting - would you call it an industrial metal band? What is it more of a pop, pop industrial alternative band?”
Grammy winning recording and performing artist BJ Thomas calls "Band Famous!! This is my favorite new music. This girl just steps up and sings her heart out. I love that. BJ" – take a listen at this location: YouTube.com/TheeFamousBand
Check out TBF's DIY production for their single "Promises" off their upcoming 2nd album, Awakening.
Links to purchase the single are located in the TBF Online Shop, along with our catalog of custom merchandise.
TBF aka the Band Famous is an alternative rock group with soul EDM infusions.
The Band Famous came to life in 2013 when they filmed their own birth featuring spontaneous improvised music at the first meeting of founding members Jacob Alexander Figueroa aka Zander and Mary Norell Jackson aka Norell with Terrance Clifford. Their debut album Last Words is an album of entirely improvised material.
Music Reporter Jay Gabler of Minnesota Public Radio and 89.3 FM The Current, says:
“The more I read, the more surprised I was… They came together a couple of years ago in MN, they were all here in MN, and they all play music, they all make art, they also are all software developers… and actually some of the music from that initial jam session went on their debut EP ‘Last Words’ which was released - wait for it - not on vinyl or via iTunes or any of the conventional ways of releasing music, but via an app - because they’re all software developers, right? They made an interactive app by which they released their album…..It’s dreamy, it’s spacey…. I think people… will find a lot to enjoy, a lot of familiar, and ambient sounds… the whole thing is improvised by the way, all of their music to date has been entirely improvised…”
Awakening is their most focused and steadfast material yet!
TBF released “Lazer Eyes” free as a tribute to musical inspiration and legend, Prince Rogers Nelson on his birthday, June 7th, 2017. Now available from Awakening,
“Lazer Eyes” is out now:
Listen to TBF's Single Lazer Eyes Now!
TBF’s first official commercial release, from their upcoming 2nd album Awakening,
“Promises” - please be advised the music video for "Promises" is intended for mature audiences - is out now:
Buy TBF's Single Promises Now!
“… you give a more intimate experience to the fans”
“Their art is now gaining traction nationwide…This spring, TBF performed on the Tom Green Show and other L.A.-based podcasts, following the fall Android release of their album, Last Words. Their second album, Awakening, is being released soon.”
“I just had to have them on the show immediately because they were one of those teams that you may come across, or individuals you come across at any entertainment function that was genuine… everything about them was about their business… I saw a humanitarian part of them as well… these are genuine individuals… Wowww - that there is really interesting… That’s an upgrade! …That there is really something that’s ingenious……. you actually bring the folks great tunes, you actually have fantastic artistic ability when it comes to body painting, and there’s a host of other things that you do…you guys were actually created through live-streaming, which is one of the biggest things and benefits that we have today in the entertainment industry…”
“You’re a group of collaborators, I mean musicians, developers, and people who are very creative, body painters, writers - I mean you have a little bit of everything and when you put everyone together, its like ‘we create the band famous’…”
“And the technology nowadays…You just have it in your pocket because everybody - everyone right now has a smartphone, so if you say you don’t have a smartphone, please c’mon. You know how to connect even with WiFi in your house… This is an amazing and huge idea, I love it. Let’s talk a little bit about you’re music - we’re listening right now, it’s very nice, relaxed.”
“…the band famous, who somehow managed to form live on the internet..that’s right…it’s like they filmed their own birth…they made an interactive app by which they released their album… The more I read, the more surprised I was… They came together a couple of years ago in MN, they were all here in MN, and they all play music, they all make art, they also are all software developers… and actually some of the music from that initial jam session went on their debut EP ‘Last Words’ which was released - wait for it - not on vinyl or via iTunes or any of the conventional ways of releasing music, but via an app - because they’re all software developers, right? They made an interactive app by which they released their album…..[The music?] It’s dreamy, it’s spacey…. I think people… will find a lot to enjoy, a lot of familiar, and ambient sounds… the whole thing is improvised by the way, all of their music to date has been entirely improvised…”
“'Climax,’ a track on the Band Famous’s debut EP Last Words, was taken from that initial improv session. The band finished their initial release over a subsequent series of improv sessions—with Norell singing, Terry largely handling production duties, and all three members playing multiple instruments—and released the dreamy, synth-laden EP as a ‘smart album’ in the form of an app. The app, which also features a game and videos, can now be downloaded for free on your iPhone or iPad (search “Band Famous” in the app store)”
“He is also a contributing member in The Band Famous, adding violin to synthesizers to their EDM sound, and unveiled a new body art installment for their debut performance, body painting at the Love Monster Famous App Release Party on Friday the 13th, this June.”
What makes the Band Famous (TBF) different from other bands?
They are arguably the first band in the world who can say one of their band members is a recognized body painter.
They are the first band in the world to release an album of completely improvised material.
They are the first band in the world to have their birth live streamed on the internet.
They are the first band in the world to self-release their debut album in the form of a “smart album”, their own virtual venue and record store.
TBF has proudly been endorsed by: Greg Deocampo, Atmosphere, Jack Ramos, Jay Gabler, Kim Dotcom, Emre Erturk, and Tom Green.
Photo by Jessica Ramaker Photography.
Photo/Style/Set/Makeup/Hair/Edit by Zander.
Lady Gaga and Björk are among entertainers that have an app, but they hired others to build it.
Not TBF! They not only programmed and released the smart album, but they are also “fine-tuning” the new technology to cater to their fan base. In other words, the “downloadees” are going to determine the future of TBF’s apps.
They write all their own music, lyrics and do all of their own compositions and mastering - TBF is entertainment’s three-person army. The band formed over a spontaneous improv and livestreamed recording session in Saint Paul, MN, on July 26th, 2013.
Photos by Jessica Ramaker Photography.
From self-recording their debut album of complete improvisation, to programming their smart album and releasing it on the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play for free, TBF has proven to be a very capable group of pushing artistic and musical content, but is more focused on the art and the music than on distribution.
Their members include renowned artist and body painter, Zander aka Jacob Alexander Figueroa, app expert Terry aka Terrance Clifford, who - also the creator of “TV Machines” - has over six apps on both iTunes and Google Play App Stores, and soulful singer and lyricist Norell, who is working on her first autobiography i.e. all three members are multifaceted artists and entrepreneurs.
Photo by Jessica Ramaker Photography.
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TBF in Studio
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Please get in touch with TBF staff at [email protected] for guest list, interviews, or promo copies of Awakening.