Formed in a basement in early 2006 by childhood friends Bill Rahko and Dan Ryan, Fragile Utopia has reached beyond their humble roots and become a prominent figure in the Madison music scene. Simultaneously powerful and expressive, the band's signature sound captivates fans wherever it goes. Rahko's heartfelt vocals soar over a foundation of rock-solid grooves from drummer Dan Ryan, heavy-hitting riffs from guitarists Brandon Acker and Brandon Brieske, and are complemented by Acker's infectious leads. The band brings raw power bathed in silky vocal harmonies to create a sound that both embraces and defies categorization by bringing out the best of their myriad of influences.
In 2007 they released their self-titled debut album to the delight of fans. From the first four cymbal hits, the album grabs you by the brain and doesn't let go. Seamlessly flowing from solemn ballads such as "Lost and Found" to no-holds-barred rockers like "Four Leaf Clover", the album has something for everyone.