The Forty Nineteens perform a mix of popular covers and their own radio proven originals. The band includes two members from Mary's Danish, Matt Colleran (guitar) and Nick Zeigler (drums), alongside singer John Pozza (from LA garage rockers The Leonards) and guitarist Chuck Gorian. Pozza and Gorian have both worked as criminal defense attorneys in San Diego, hence the band name being code for “time off for good behavior.” Their debut album No Expiration Date was released in 2012.
They earned regular spins on Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sirius XM, are a favorite band of Drew Carey, and they've performed at Yankee Stadium and various national music festivals with Gin Blossoms, Robin Zander, The Alarm, The Fixx, Billy Bob Thornton and others. The band has recorded with Standells guitarist Tony Valentino, writer of the iconic guitar riff in "Dirty Water"
In May 2021, they released their fifth album, New Roaring 20s, featuring guest player and ex-Standell Tony Valentino, best known for the vintage hit single "Dirty Water."
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