Based in Temecula CA, The Forty Nineteens' sound was forged in LA's late '80's underground scene. During those days, John and Nick were in The Leonards and Mary's Danish. Chuck played with Orange County punks US Bombs. The Forty Nineteens can be described as Garage Rock, Americana, with a Motor City powerplant and good-time raucousness.Their debut effort "No Expiration Date" was produced by David Newton of the Mighty Lemon Drops, mastered by Paul Dugre, and released on Heyday Records. It is a modern take on The Leonards powerful sound with Dave's warm harmony arrangements and (Stevie Wonder sideman) Kevin McCourt's Hammond B3 punch. Include influences by Tom Petty, Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, The Byrds, Elvis Costello, The Stooges, The Clash, Fleshtones, Plimsouls, Guided By Voices, Flesh for Lulu, Johnny Rivers, Beat Farmers, and you have "No Expiration Date." Since its release, the band is making friends nationwide, along with Spain, UK, Belgium, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, France, Mexico, Brazil, and Japan.
The Forty Nineteens continue the Motor City high-energy tradition that has earned them a loyal following from LA to Temecula's wine country. They've recently opened for The Fixx, Gin Blossoms, CBGB's icons The Fleshtones (in Joshua Tree at Pappy and Harriet's,) L.A. Guns, Gene Loves Jezebel, and Gilby Clark.