Somewhere between an electronically charged atomic particle and an algebraic function lay the band FMera (ef-em-er-uh). FMera extrapolates its post-Shoegazeresque era influences from bands such as Ride, the Cure, Interpol, the Smiths and New Order and masterfully weaves them into a mechanically timed and melodically spaced equation of undulating sounds. Heavy layers of rhythm guitar laced and chimed with notes ring high above the vocals, subdued in tone but not in volume. FMera is fronted by Paul Welch, who had the humbling opportunity of playing keyboards on a regular basis with the legendary two-tone band, The English Beat. As a full-time member of The English Beat, Paul served on the front lines of an exhausting schedule that would take him through 48 states and three countries. In 2007 alone, he performed in over 120 concerts and in a handful of live radio performances across the United States. He began the year performing with the likes of INXS, UB40, Berlin, the Fixx and the Psychedelic Furs and then completed the year on 311’s “Unity Tour”, opening for Matisyahu and 311. During an England based tour with INXS, he performed at prestigious musical venues including The Apollo Hammersmith in London and the Birmingham Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

FMera is active to this day and continues to produce original new music as well as coming up from the depths to present live performances.