Members: Lou, Ryan, Jason, Chris, David
Buffalo-based band Start the Fight was put together by cousins Ryan and Lou Mattiuzzo in early 2010. Starting off as an acoustic project by the name of The Nickel City Standard, they both decided that this was not the direction that they wanted to go, so they changed the name of the group, as well as the sound, recruiting fellow cousin Jason DeLuca on bass in order to give their band the full, pop-punk sound they desired.
They soon after recruited close friend Chris Majewski to play drums, and after a few shows with friends filling in on lead guitar, friend (and Fighting for First guitarist) David Miller Jr. joined to give them the sound, and the group dynamic, that had eluded them for so long.
With a collective love of music, sarcasm and superheroes, these 5 young lads intend to bring a unique sound to the over-saturated music scene. That love of music includes hard (August Burns Red, Norman Jean, Of Mice and Men, UnderOath, etc.), soft (Michael Jackson, Boys II Men, Justin Timberlake, Hillsong United, etc.), classic (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Metallica, the Who, etc.), smooth (the Temptations, Craig David, Jackson 5, Jonny Craig, etc.) and staples of the scene (New Found Glory, the Starting Line, Hit the Lights, Blink 182, etc.).
All of these influences have made their way into the sound of Start the Fight, and the members doing their best to create something meaningful, melodious and catchy for their listeners to enjoy. They are hellbent on making a fan of every single person who hears their songs. Give them a shot?