We are Your fearless leader
San Francisco band, Your Fearless Leader (YFL), began in 2015 as the solo project of guitarist and lead singer, Marcus Ghiasi. What was initially a personal diary soon progressed into a novel, influenced by the inclusion of each musical element in the band today. Incorporating the sound of a small orchestra into their music, YFL challenges the generic flavor of indie rock to create something fresh and invigorating. The band’s diversity plays a critical role in their versatile sound, at times reminiscent of dancehall or baroque pop with stadium rock energy.
YFL released their debut EP, Retrospection, in 2015. “With its arresting violin lines, propulsive drums, and anthemic sonic arrangements, “Retrospection” provided a refreshing and distinct sound to a genre overly-cluttered in the digitized century.” -BayBridged
After spending three years writing and evolving their sound, YFL released back-to-back EPs titled RITES and Call My Name (2018). Their widespread embrace allowed them to cement their place as one of the Bay Area’s most prominent indie rock bands. They continue their trend of reinvention as they prepare for the release of new material later this year.
Vocals, Guitar - Marcus Ghiasi
Violin, Vocals - Hannah Glass
Drums - Jerry Haagsma
Bass - Jamil Hawkins
Saxophone, Percussion - Aldo Jimenez
Guitar, Trumpet - Lucas Kang