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UnSaid Fate is an American alternative/hard rock band from Cleveland, OH. They are Jackie LaPonza (vocals), Don DeBiase (guitar), Nino Spadaro (bass), and Mike LaPonza (drums). UnSaid Fate “formed from the ashes of the highly acclaimed regional band Jackie.”  Highly recommended for fans of Halestorm, Evanescence, In This Moment, Paramore, etc.

Jackie LaPonza was voted one of the The 25 Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock. She was #25 in the Sep/Oct 2012 issue of Revolver magazine.

Selected discography (UnSaid Fate):

“The HYDE” (2013). Words & music by Brett Boardwine. This video was produced to promote Boardwine’s presentation of the play “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” at Streetsboro Theater.

Never Turning Back (2014). 6 tracks. Choice cuts: “Our Addiction”, “Never Coming Back”, “Memories”. Other good cuts: “Always”, “Faithful”. The rest: “Fear Inside”.

Note: “Always” and “Faithful” are re-recorded versions of tracks from Jackie‘s 2nd album.

Selected videos (UnSaid Fate):

Selected discography (Jackie):

Jackie (2005). 10 tracks. Choice cuts: “High Above”, “Baby”, “Less Filling”. Other good cuts: “Searchin'”, “Crystal Clear”, “Bad Ones”, “Indespair”, “Sometimes”. The rest: “Ashes”.

Almost Broken (2009). 11 tracks. Choice cuts: “Falling Down”, “Always”, “Faithful”. Other good cuts: “Go”, “Air You Breathe”, “More Than This”, “Muzik Gods”, “Can’t You See”, “Searchin'”, “The Choice”. The rest: “Suddenly”.

Note: “Searchin'” is re-recorded version of the track from Jackie.

Band links: website/Facebook

My thoughts… I’ve lived in Cleveland, OH, my entire life but I’ve never embraced the city’s local rock music scene. However, UnSaid Fate is, for this guy, Cleveland’s hard rock hope. I’m surprised the band isn’t as well known as its influences. UnSaid Fate delivers addictive alt-rock driven by Jackie LaPonza’s awesome vocals. I’m also surprised that the band’s previous incarnation Jackie never made any kind of waves outside of Cleveland. Jackie sounded like Pat Benatar fronting Goo Goo Dolls, while UnSaid Fate sounds like Halestorm meets Evanescence!

Read my original post on RCR (here) and my revised post on MHE (here).

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