FORTY CENTS FLAT
ROCK - Alternative
In November 2010, Lake County received its newest local band. Formed in the wake of local punk/ska groups such as The Allies and Ceasefire, Forty Cents Flat looked to break the mold by bringing a brand new sound to the scene. On that chilly November day, a warm fusion of reggae, ska, punk, and rock was born.
Brothers Will and Michael Richter are united as songwriters for the first time, creating
a musical chemistry that can only be formed by years of cranking out cover tunes ranging from Rise Against to Led Zeppelin.
Drummer Michael Richter has played with punk/ska band Ceasefire for over a year, but a recent fascination with bands such as O.A.R., Sublime, and The Expendables has pushed him to form this new group with a desire to master the intricacies of reggae. His tight snare and tighter rhythmic sensibilities are a hallmark of the Forty Cents Flat sound.
Lead guitarist and singer Will Richter has co-fronted The Allies since 2005, recording 3 EP's, 1 full-length album. He