The Fumes


THE FUMES

Indie Rock

  • BANDCAMP
  • REVERBNATION
  • SOUNDCLOUD 
Darren Jahn - Vox, Bass, Drums, Jon Banules - Vox, Keyboards, Bass, Sonic Duran - Guitar, Brian Webster - Drums, Keyboards. Past Members:Karin Schelzig. Soula Walters. Gem Habito. Elise Reid. Mike Eckel
THE FUMES
Indie Rock










"The Fumes cranked out indie, alternative, and new wave covers from the Equinox grand stand for most of the "Golden Years" of the Phnom Penh expat music scene, from 2010 to 2014. When the Fumes got into the sonic business, it was atypical to hear Nirvana, New Order, Pixies, Garbage, Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against the Machine, and REM (to name but a few) covers in a music scene dominated by blues with a touch of punk and death metal. Hardworking and disciplined, the Fumes managed to gain a cult following by constantly adding new songs to set lists and by surprising audiences young and ancient!

As a long time act in Phnom Penh, the Fumes had the pleasure of performing at Equinox during a time when bands had to haul their own drum sets, before manager Anthony Mrugacz invested in the bar kit. This kept a few of our Khmer roadie friends happy and supportive as come Friday or Saturday nights, they got to take the night off from families, move our equipment, and drink beers with buddies at a local establishment. We appreciated how the quality of the gear at Equinox grew over the years and the constant professionalism of Anthony at the sound helm. His engineering was especially important as our sound, with heavy synths, vocoder, harmonising vocals, and guitar and vox effects pedals required constant tweaking during sound checks and shows. The folks at Equinox took great care to make sure that shows went off without a hitch, with minor interruptions (such as when the Equinox soundboard blew up a few hours before a show)...

To all the Equinox crew, the Fumes thank you for giving us the chance to perform and for providing the kind of open-minded, creative, encouraging, and equipped party environment that all dedicated bands could succeed within! We miss you all and the 'Nox! Thanks man and see you soon,"  Jon