Dr. FU also performs as legendary 80's tribute band, Herr Metal. For more information, please see the Herr Metal website.
FU is a dynamic rock cover band known for its energetic stage shows and rock versions of hits from the 80's through today.
Dr. FU has entertained thousands at events such as Big Night DC, Celebrate Fairfax!, ShamrockFest, Power Plant Live, BlocktoberFest, the U.S. Marine Corps Marathon, Broadlands Live, Clarendon Day, and FreedomFest, performing in notable area venues such as the 9:30 Club, the Gaylord National Resort, Nationals Park, RFK Stadium grounds, FedEx Field, the Howard Theatre and the State Theatre. FU also provides entertainment for private and corporate events, works with municipalities such as Loudoun County, the City of Falls Church, South Riding, Fairfax County, the Town of Herndon and Arlington County, and with professional sports franchises including DC United and the Washington Nationals.
FU features a collection of experienced musicians who have shared the stage with national acts such as Cheap Trick, Third Eye Blind, Pat Benatar, Bootsy Collins, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Biohazard, Naughty by Nature, Kongos, Rob Base, The Sugar Hill Gang, Super Diamond, White Trash, Dee Snider's Widowmaker, Sick of it All, Vicious Rumors, Agnostic Front, Wayne Newton, Arlo Guthrie, Larry Gatlin, Maynard Ferguson, Herbie Mann, and Arturo Sandoval.
Dr. FU won the WUSA*9 "A List" competition for "Best DC-Area Band" and the South Riding Battle of the Bands. FU has been featured in the Washington Post (Editors' Pick), The Post Express (1 Top Stop), The Washingtonian (What to Do Tonight), On Tap Magazine, the DC Citypaper, Voice of the Hill, the Washington Times, The Buffalo News, and the Loudoun Times-Mirror. FU has a working relationship/sponsorship agreement with Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company (Bud Light). FU's drummer has published in Modern Drummer Magazine.
FU's current lineup is: Chris DeChiara (drums/vocals),
Greg Gonzalez (guitar), Rob Harris (bass/vocals), Kent Strang (vocals),
(guitar/vocals). The FU formed in 1999.
out our sound and video samples and
you will see why Dr. FU's energetic live
performances, great stage shows, and excellent song selection keep
the band booked year-round in the best Northern
VA and DC venues.
"Dr. FU absolutely rocked the 9:30 Club! These guys are consummate professionals with a top-notch sound and an even better attitude. The crowd could not have had a better time; they were dancing and rocking from the moment Dr. FU hit the stage 'til they played their last tune. We've received so much praise from all those in attendance that I'm sure many gigs will stem from this one performance. Book them NOW, before their schedule fills up, you will not be disappointed."
"I thought Dr. FU was exceptional. Really enjoyed your performance, song selection and stage presence. You really killed."
Trips & Special Events
"[T]here's nothing not to love about Dr. FU, [they] put on dynamic performances—they radiate fun on the stage."
"Dr. FU injected their boundless energy into the Battle of the Boulevard 10k/2k & Wellnessfest. Everyone attending the event found a familiar song to get pumped-up to as FU rocked through their incredibly fun song list. They are enthusiastic, talented, and very professional. I highly recommend that you book this amazing act for your next event."
"Dr. FU was awesome at the Loudoun County Chamber annual holiday party. No one EVER dances at business functions, but there was one point where everyone but the caterers were dancing–and many were singing as well. The authentic but edgy renditions of rock songs brought everyone back to a time before suits and business cards dictated our party behavior. It was just plain fun for all. I loved the selection of music and especially how the band added a robust, modern bang to the songs–all meat, no cheese! Thanks, Dr. FU!"
Past Chairman of the Board, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
President, AR Group
"FU brought outstanding energy to the Taste of Falls Church stage, captivating our crowd of all ages. We will keep this band coming back to Falls Church for sure!"
Senior Program Supervisor
City of Falls Church
"Dr. FU delivered a dynamic and energy-filled performance at Broadlands
turned out in full force to enjoy the amazing show put on by Dr. FU- the
perfect band for a family-friendly event because of their vast repertoire
of familiar favorites, and their connection with fans of all ages. Dr. FU
makes you love their version as much as the original, and keeps the crowd
consummate cover artists who work hard to capture the precise musical moments
that make magical memories."
FU delivers "good-time rock."
"What other band can claim 20,000 people ran over 20 miles to see
them onstage? Dr. FU provided a powerful, contagious energy boost for the
Corps Marathon participants during their performance on the Final Mile Stage,
that's why we brought them back for a command performance."
Marine Corps Marathon