2000 debut full-length release - full-on ska/punk OUT OF PRINT since 2002 - re-released on Sliver Records in 2007 3 Imaginary Girls (Webzine Review) - "Really original, in fact, creative, and so full of youthful energy, it's just infectious." The Tacoma Reporter (Show Preview - June 2001) - "Best described as an ever evolving, unique mix of chunky guitars, and timely horns..." and "Instant Winner obviously knows what it takes to get noticed." Outspoken Newspaper (Show Preview - May 2002) - "Their electric stage performance and infectious songs are all possible because this is a tight-knit group of guys who have unexplainable chemistry." - New Single "In Words" currently #1 ALL TIME in Punk category at Garageband.com - Newest pre-released songs already being featured on Seattle-based commercial radio station 107.7 The End on the local show: "The Young & The Restless" - Dominating the local punk/rock/skate music scene in the South Puget Sound with consistant shows at Hell's Kitchen and Club Impact in Tacoma and the Liberty Theatre in Puyallup. Constantly gaining popularity in the flooded Seattle Music scene with every show (at venues which include: The Showbox Theatre, Graceland, The Paradox, The Central Saloon, and The Vera Project.) - Multiple West Coast tours have begun to build fanbases outside the NW from Missoula, MT to Salt Lake, UT and San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA - Latest full-length record "Free For All" peaks at #8 in "The Stranger's" Northwest Top 20 - Voted "Best Local Band" in 2001 by College Rock radio station 89.9 FM KGRG Conception of the Instant Winner sound started with the release of the Yellow No. 5 EP (Jan. 1999) by a trio of friends from Jr. High School. After meeting some horn players in High School and gaining some show experience and beginning to quickly develop a following, the band was forced to changed it's name to Instant Winner. Packing out all-ages shows, they sold all 1000 copies of their first LP Instant Winner (Feb. 2000). Local college station 88.9 FM KGRG picked up on it immediately. Word spread fast. Shows continued to pack out. Merchandise sales doubled. After release of the self-produced and recorded Cease & Desist (March 2001)the shows just got bigger. They soon played the Ernie Ball Stage at Warped Tour and have opened for many national touring acts. Some of which include: Sum 41, Sugarcult, Statix-X, The Vandals, Millencolin, H2O, The Mad Caddies, Mest, The Ataris, The Mad Caddies, Rx Bandits, Five Iron Frenzy, The Long Beach Short Bus, and Goldfinger. Instant Winner's newest full-length Free For All (May 2002) is filled with anthems, sing-a-longs, and experimentation. These songs pack a punch. They are passionate and intimate while still maintaining an edge. Upon it's release, Free For All charted on Seattle's alternative newspaper- The Stranger's 'NW Top 20' list, peaking at #8. After a short hiatus in the fall of 2003, the band returned in the Summer of 2004 with a slight lineup change and a reformed agenda to have fun and make music that they all enjoy. An upcoming full-length is in the plan as is continuing to spread the Instant Winner sound to the masses.
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