Fire Flies, a band that formed while all four members were students at Purchase College, won first place at the 2007 Emergenza International Music Festival in Rothenberg, Germany. Dan Romer, Wil Farr, Matt Krahula and Seth Faulk competed against 6,000 bands and Faulk won best drummer. The New York quartet was declared the best unsigned band on the planet by contest organizers. The band won the jury over with a performance that reeked of fun and passion. A truly enjoyable set with fantastic pop songs.
The group won a slot to appear at the RedGorilla Festival in Austin, Texas in March 2008 and a chance to record at the RoastingHouse Studios in Sweden with a full management contract with Track1Music.