Made of Music and Fire
FIRA is a duo consisting of Hannah Fira and Michael “Vette” Rodd. Their rock opera album, “From Vegas With Blood”, is an original blend of metal and dance music based around a storyline. The songs are written with a plot that follows the characters “Fira” and “Vette” as they set off on an adventure to save their realm.
The group was solidified after their first international tour and initial recordings in Italy. They went on to play shows throughout the pacific southwest and built a consistent following in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. FIRA then expanded their radius in the United States by performing at the New Orleans House of Blues in 2019. The following November the group headlined the major Los Angeles goth club “Bar Sinister”. Several months after that they shared the stage with iconic goth rock band Orgy at the Los Angeles “Endless Night Vampire Ball”. Their song “Endless Night” has also been featured as the opening theme song for the Endless Night Radio Show on DashTalkX radio. FIRA is quickly becoming a leading force in the goth music scene.
Up until the end of 2019 FIRA had played as a four piece band, which included a hired bassist and drummer, in addition to the core members, Hannah Fira and Michael “Vette” Rodd. After the show at Bar Sinister the core members made the decision to proceed as a duo for the sake of consistency, efficiency, and musicality.
The duo wanted to move away from acoustic drum and bass sounds and progress into a more electronically based sound that would be more appropriate for the goth and dance clubs with which they were building relationships. FIRA then began working with producer Anthony Montemarano (lead singer and producer for MURSIC and Neon Coven) on their debut album “From Vegas With Blood”. Montemarano helped elevate the quality of content tremendously. His experience as a DJ and rock/metal musician helped to establish the sound that the group wanted to achieve with this album and brought together a perfect marriage of metal and dance music. Further, the theatrical nature of his production style has lent itself perfectly to the content and storyline of the album.
FIRA truly is a labor of love, made of music and fire!