Carl Fritch

Profile Updated: August 11, 2011
Residing In: Orem, UT
Homepage or Facebook (if any): http://facebook.com/carl.fritch
Current Occupation: Currently simi retired
Spouse/Partner: Kristie Fritch
Children: Brandi Barnard
Chantia Raye
( both step children)
Bands You've Played With (list):

Survival - 1975 ..1978
Peace & Quiet 1978..present time

Instrument(s) you play (and/or vocals):

Lead Guitar Vocals

Current Musical Equipment:

Carvin Ultra V
Carvin DC 150
Carvin Amps and PA Speakers
Behringer PA
Cakewalk Sequencer

Your favorite band stories:

Wow too many to mention. We are very much Utah's Spinal Tap and Anvil. We lost our main lead singer/Keyboard player Mike Gabbitas about 1985. Various female vocalists over the years. Three of them still live around Utah. Jim Goodin moved to California about 1988. The other four members, Walt Jones, Doug Salter, Gary Horan and I have been playing together since 1975.
We had a top 40 hit in Europe back in 2000. That is our biggest claim to fame. The album sold over 5 million copies:)

At one time when were were Survival we had the reputation for being Utah's loudest band;) We seem to have more than our share of bad luck. (Just like Spinal Tap)

Like Anvil we have been around forever and still rockin, always "flirting" with big breaks but never quite making the crossover to fame and fortune.

The most recent was a couple of years ago when we opened for REO Speedwagon, Styx and 38 Special. We headlined the 2nd stage and supplied the sound for the other two bands that played the show. The first two bands shows went flawlessly. When we started we didn't get more than 3 songs into our set and a small intense thunderstorm drenched and chased the 2000 people that were there away. Once the rain quit and we got back on stage and started playing to a much smaller crowd. The power went out about three songs into our next set. After fighting through that we finished up to a still smaller crowd. The crowd grew back to about 800 people by the time we finished.

We did a live performance for the CD Highway show for PBS and our mixer decided it was a good time to quit working(we had to get a new one). The sound mix was so bad because of the mixer for that show and I think we never appeared on the show.

I will try to add more stories as time goes by.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM