"Their tunes are catchy and crowd engaging and it's something music needs right now. I can't wait to see what else these guys have up their sleeve. It promises to be phenomenal.”
- Molly Mayhem of Local X Radio -
Fear. The Sparrow is a melodic rock band from Memphis, Tennessee that focuses on infectious hooks and melodies that target the heart and head.
In late 2017 Ben Hardy’s (frontman for FTS) 13 year retirement from music ended. Tired of all the new and bland radio music that was “charting”, he sought out 2 former bandmates from a previous band and recorded two songs (Critical & Life Without You) with Memphis producer David Cowell. These two songs were the catalyst for Ben to start a brand new band and begin playing live again. In a quest for band members, Ben quickly added an old high school friend, Johnny Friedman on drums and through mutual friends added bassist Rhyan Tindall. Their live debut was January 23rd, 2019 to a packed house at the Hi-Tone in Memphis, Tn.
Their first single “Critical” reached #1 on the British Internet Alternative Radio Charts in November 2018 and also voted top rock song on the OurStage Internet Radio in March of 2019. Their second single “Panic” reach #11 on the Indie Star Radio Top 21 in April 2019. Fear. The Sparrow’s sound has been compared to some of the late 90’s and early 2000’s alternative rock heavy hitters like Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Jawbreaker, Green Day and Blink 182. Ben Hardy’s lyrics address the dichotomies of relationships not only between people but also the relationships and conflicts with one’s self and the ways of the world.
"One of the most talented melodic rock bands to come out of Memphis”
- Taylor Agee of Refreshing Shows -