Fences is the creation of singer/songwriter Christopher Mansfield, Seattle native and graduate of Berklee College of Music. In 2009, his EP was discovered via MySpace by Sara Quin of the popular Canadian indie band Tegan & Sara, who ended up producing, recording, and adding vocals to his debut album. The debut album made the SPIN Magazine year-end list of "Albums You May Have Missed" in 2010.
In late 2010/early 2011, Fences toured supporting Against Me!. Their next tour will begin in July 2011 with Hellogoodbye. The band has collaborated with other Seattle-based musicians, such as Macklemore, Mansions, and Sabzi.
Christopher Mansfield has openly mentioned his sobriety on his blog and Twitter account. In an interview with a Seattle publication, he discusses the time he spent in rehab, saying "I also came to terms with the fact I cannot drink like other people. I know I put a lot about it in the music of Fences and have an image of being that kind of person. The "drunk tortured artist." It is total bullshit! In reality, I was blowing any chances I may have of ever touring or recording a real record or meeting any goals short or long." According to his Twitter account, he has been sober for nearly a year as of April 2011.
Christopher is supportive of the LGBT community and is friends with several out musicians. He owns a dog named Sadie, a Pomeranian, who makes a "guest appearance" in his debut music video for the single "Girls with Accents".
- Fences - The Ultimate Puke EP(2009)
- Fences (Self Titled Debut, Sept. 28th 2010)
- Christopher Mansfield - Guitars/Vocals
- Ben Greenspan - Vox/Guitar/Synth/
- Lindsey Starr - Bass/Moog/Vox
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