From the rise of electronically produced music, virtually forcing self-contained bands into extinction The Fix, arose. The latest band taking the DC music scene by storm. The Fix does it all live arrangements that can combine the latest in Hip-hop, with rhythmic lead guitar played by Ariel O'Neil, or crooning lush, "baby-making" soulful covers sung by singer Steve Smith. This much sought after band, quickly evolved within a year's time from a friendship shared between 6 musicians. Brought together by drummer, Silk Gates after the death of fellow drummer, and friend David R. Callaham, and a love for musicianship seen in bands like Earth Wind & Fire. Smiles, Frank, Steve, Reek, Ariel and Silk formed the band We The Fix.
"We decided to not let ourselves become bogged down with strict thematic or musical boundaries,". "We wanted, instead, to bring back feel-good live music that was expressive of iconic bands like Mint Condition". For the first time in our career, we could go back into musical favorites from our past for inspiration and resources and put our own fresh spin on it. Without being a direct throwback, The Fix threads 90's nostalgia into the musical mix.
Nothing is formulaic or routine with The Fix. "It is a kind of organic creativity". Years of performing nationally and internationally made it possible for us to deliver such intoxicating live arrangements. "The Fix is taking over" Famed DC DJ, DJFlex says. They are refreshing change from the status quo. They are a musical force to be reckoned with, and fans from all over can always be heard chanting "WE THE FIX!"