A seven-piece punk/ska band from Spokane, WA. Routinely voted Spokane's best by the regional art papers. Has three independent CDs to their credit as well as stints on the Van's Warped Tour and a rabid fan following across the Northwest and as far south as California's Orange County. Known for their extremely energetic live shows 10 Minutes Down has had the privelege to play with such great bands as Five Iron Frenzy, The Mad Caddies, Buck-O-Nine, and even such venerable and diverse acts as Sir Mix-a-Lot and Blue Oyster Cult. Visit their site today at www.10minutesdown.com!

10 Minutes Down Biography

The Offical Story

"Ska- and punk-fused hipsters 10 Minutes Down combine a rowdy stage act with a gig-a-minute approach to performing that has earned them a strong following among local college-aged music goers. More importantly, they make people jump up and down excitedly, always adding to the overall enjoyment of a show." So begins another performance review for the Northwest's most boisterous ska band, 10 Minutes Down.

10MD's live shows are legendary, the members spend more time in the air than on the stage. The band has not lost an ounce of energy during their non-stop, frantic effort to conquer the music scene both in their home town of Spokane, WA and the rest of the world.

10MD's latest release, "The Manhattan Project" was one of the most highly anticipated Northwest releases in 2003. One review calls it, "the gift that keeps on giving. This 12 song album is loaded with through-the-roof energy from start to finsh. The guys of 10 Minutes Down continue to impress with their successful blend of ska and metal... The Manhattan Project is a fantastic display of catchy melodies and clever lyrics."

The strength of their live show combined with the response to their recorded material has allowed 10 Minutes Down to accomplish great things, including:

- Winning a total of 11 Local Best awards in four years including best local band and best local album, three years in a row

- Selling more than 5,000 copies of their 4 independent records at live shows and through 10minutesdown.com

- Playing alongside such acts as Five Iron Frenzy, Mad Caddies, Blue Oyster Cult, Green Day, Fishbone, Papa Roach, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Tesla, and even Sir Mix-a-Lot.

- Three years on the regional stops of the Vans Warped tour, including perfmorming at VIP after parties for headlining artists.

- Penning a deal with Warner Brothers television to write songs for the Kids WB cartoon series Static Shock.

- Independently booking two Western US tours encompassing more than 30 shows in 11 states.

The band is looking forward in 2005, 10MD is currently working on a new EP and continues to promote themselves with their typical fervor, tenacity and determination around the Northwest and beyond. Check out www.10minutesdown.com to see when the circus is coming to your town.

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