Fever Charm is a group of Oakland, CA natives, who create a unique Rock/Indie-pop crossover with a California beach vibe.
Fever Charm began in Oakland, CA when singer Ari Berl, bassist Yianni Anastos-Prastacos, and guitarist Theo Quayle met through mutual friends in high school after their friends realized they all happened to share the same December birthday. Drummer JT Gagarin joined the trio while they attended university in Boston (Berklee, Northeastern). During college the band split their time between the Bay Area and Boston, building up a dedicated bicoastal fan base in the process.
Fever Charm’s live performances are always filled with high energy, crowd-engag-
ing vibes consisting of loud guitars, beach balls flying through the air, crowd surfing, and the occasional instrument smash. Their music combines timeless pop sensibility with California surfy-garage rock, reminiscent of acts such as Grouplove and Cage the Elephant.
Fever Charm spent the winter of 2015 writing and recording their new EP, Retrograde, and made its return to playing live on the West Coast early Summer 2016.
Photography by Shabnam Ferdowsi.