Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist Launches Record Label

Former EVANESCENCE guitarist/songwriter Ben Moody has taken his love for the music in a new direction; as head of the new, artist-centered label, FNR Records!

Since his departure from EVANESCENCE in 2003, Moody has collaborated with some of the hottest stars in the music business; the established and the up-and-comers. His songwriting and producing credits include working with AVRIL LAVIGNE on her second release "Under My Skin", penning "Nobody’s Home", "This Time" with CELINE DION, "What About Now" from CHIS DAUGHTRY, and Moody co-wrote and produced the smash hit "Because of You" with David Hodges for KELLY CLARKSON.

The reason for Moody's new direction, FNR Records, is simple. He explains: "After going to such great lengths to protect the integrity of a project during the creative process, it seemed almost sinful to let the major label monster destroy it."

In order to live its credo of protecting the creative artists, FNR Records' first client is a young, Montana native, Hana Pestle; an alternative rock/acoustic solo artist. Pestle's sound carries a unique blend of influences as diverse as RADIOHEAD, SARAH MCLACHLAN, and THE CRANBERRIES. Hana Pestle is now touring the Midwest, performing her songs "These Two Hands", "Just a Phase" and her own haunting rendition of "Hallelujah".

Moody was instantly taken in by Pestle's voice, "It only took Hana singing one song and I was sold . . . I have never in my life been more in awe of such a breathtaking natural talent," he said.

For more information on Hana Pestle, visit her MySpace page.

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