Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Welcome to our website!

Thanks for visiting our little corner of the interweb!

If you're new to the site and our music, you may want to start by checking out some of the following songs...
Take a listen and let us know what you think!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Upcoming gig: Feb 24 @ Music Cafe (Fitton Center) in Hamilton

Yep, that's right... we have a gig coming up... our first gig of the year, and our first gig in (just over) a year.

Join us for the February Music Cafe. We'll be doing a set of our original rock tunes.

Here are the details:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
101 South Monument Avenue
Hamilton, OH

Hope you can make it, but even if you can't, tell a friend!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Original: Last Forgiveness (2008)

The latest finished song to emerge from the studio is Last Forgiveness, which is the first song I brought to the table in Necessary Distraction. This is an "updated" version with somewhat different arrangement, instrumentation, and vocal stylings compared to the original version. It does maintain the big "arena rock" ending, of course!

Last Forgiveness (2008)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Originals: Through the Years / I'll Find You Hiding

Today we managed to finish up two songs... the first (Through the Years) is a completely new song (haven't jammed on it with any band... yet) and is the only song we've got that's all acoustic (no electric guitars in the mix). I'll Find You Hiding is a song we've been playing for just over a year now with Necessary Distraction--it's definitely one of the darker sounding songs we've got. Here are the links to the MP3's:

Through the Years / I'll Find You Hiding

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Original: Rock of Gibraltar

Sunday afternoon we managed to finish up another track called Rock of Gibraltar, which is one of the most straight-forward rock songs we've written over the years. This song's probably about a year old, and we've been jamming around on it with Necessary Distraction ever since it was written. Everything but the guitar solo was recorded last week... it was actually copied from a demo version of the song recorded back in January.

Rock of Gibraltar

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Originals: Empty Walls / Perspective

Here are two more originals, both of which are songs we've been playing for about a year with Necessary Distraction. The chord progression for Perspective dates back to 1998 (it was one of the first songs I ever wrote/recorded) though it has been re-arranged a bit with completely new lyrics as presented here.

Empty Walls / Perspective

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Original: Turn and Run

Tonight's project... polishing up an old track from the pre-Necessary Distraction days when we thought we were going to be a blues band. Pretty simple music, pretty simple lyrics... feels like it would make a good "bonus track" for our upcoming CD.

Turn and Run