WHO ARE WE?
The Fill Ins are Charlotte NC’s premiere high-octane Rock n Roll band; sporting catchy guitar riffs and an unapologetic attitude. Conceived in the summer of 2010 and officially debuting in 2013; The Fill Ins have strived to become the high octane rock n roll machine that you see today.
From 2013 til 2016, the band stuck close to home fine tuning their live show and releasing 2 full length albums; "Hipster Killers" and "5th Time's The Charm"; spawning the singles "Save The Rock" and "Spit In My Face". The band also had the pleasure of having PJ Soles reprise her role as Riff Randall from "Rock n Roll Highschool" for the intro to the track "Save The Rock"!
In early 2017 and after getting new drummer Adam Patterson behind the kit, the group partnered up with local record company NO PROFIT RECORDS and released a split 7in vinyl single "Hit The Gas"; not only marking the band's first time on vinyl, but also a sonic shift from their classic punk roots, to fully embracing the power of Rock n Roll!
Their follow-up album "THE TIME IS NOW" released in June 2017 to wide praise by fans and critics alike, keeping in the same tradition of making the best high-octane rock n roll music possible! The lead single "Lock and Load" was featured in Classic Rock Magazine's issue 242 mix CD included with every copy, including a writeup about the band featured inside the magazine. Recorded at Fithman Studios in only a few days, THE TIME IS NOW marks new territory for the band and are very optimistic for the future of the band's sound.
In 2018, the band returned to FITHMAN STUDIOS (responsible for almost all Fill Ins recordings after Hipster Killers) to cut a new EP titled "NO LOVE LOST" featuring a blistering and polarizing cover of KISS' classic tune STRUTTER and two re-records of fan favorites from "Hipster Killers" exclusive to the cassette tape pressing; helping bring these classic songs into current day.
In the sprit of being unique and wanting to be different from the rest; the band partnered up with a private venue located in West Virginia called THE RIM to release their own energy drink called HATE ENERGY. HATE ENERGY was conceived out of a conversation trying to find a unique product they could name after one of their songs. After going through some trial and error, the group landed on the idea of energy drinks. They knew that if they were to release the drink, it would not only have to be eye catching, but would need to actually provide results. With this in mind, HATE ENERGY boasts a low sodium, no sugar alternative filled with vitamin B12, B6 and Niacin to help wake up your brain without the crash of the leading energy drinks on the market.
The band has had the honor of opening for legendary acts like Richie Ramone, The Dwarves, The Reverend Horton Heat, Koffin Kats, GBH, Total Chaos, Joe Buckyourself, ANTiSEEN, WhiskeyDick, Cold Blue Rebels, and Wednesday 13; to name a few.
The Fill Ins have been featured as the main act for wrestling shows, local festivals (including; Punk Rock Picnic and Heroin Kills), and headlined Tremont Music Hall's 20th Anniversary Show.
Today; the band consists of Alex Stiff on vocals and guitar, Mikey Black on lead guitar, James "Captain" Nunn on bass, and Adam Patterson on drums.