Bums Lie is a band that was started out of a love for music that not only makes you feel good, but also leaves the listener with a sense of substance. Bums Lie was took shape and four friends were brought together armed with a Urban reggae sound and a punk attitude. Within a year and a half Bums Lie was opening for reggae legends Culture, and shortly thereafter released their underground classic album First Time Offender. Bums Lie has since opened up for Grammy award winning artist Damien Marley at The Music Farm in Charleston, SC, and Yellowman at Ziggy's in Winston Salem, NC. May 26th 2007 marked the day that Bums Lie released "Why Lie It's For Beer" with Rob Tavaglione at Catalyst, the album went on to get air play at 106.5 The End, and put Bums Lie on the map.
In 2008. The Bums recorded a live album at the Visulite Theater in May entitled "Stumbling, and Mumbling", and promoted it on 10.65 The End with live on air performances. Bums Lie ran into King Django, who has played with Rancid, The Slackers, and The Stubborn Allstars, and gave him s CD. Django like it and put us on his label Stubborn Record. Bums Lie went up to New York City this past summer, and did a show with King Django at The Kniting Factory. We all had a great time, and now we are back in the Queen City trying to spread the lies.
You can always find us at your local bar.
In 2009 Bums Lie has been mixing down their new live album "Stumbling and Mumbling", and playing shows around the area. "Stumbling and Mumbling" was recorded one drunken night at The Visulite Theater in Charlotte, NC, and the crowd was fantastic. We had a great time making the album, and now everyone can feel the excitement of a live Bums Lie Show.
In 2011 Bums Lie has been working hard in the Studio and have a new song Uptown that is quickly gain popularity. Some highlights of 2011 have been opening for The Dirty Heads, Pepper, Sublime w/ Rome, and 311. We also have a Winter Tour coming up in Florida in January.
Cullen-Vocals and Gutiar
Randy- Keyboards, Trumpet, and Vocals
Why Lie Its for Beer- LP
"Destruction" Radio airplay on 106.5 The End in Charlotte
Stumbling & Mumbling- LP Release Date May 23 2009
Bums Lie Live Review
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I was also graced with the pleasure of hearing “Bums Lie” for the first time it had been a long time...I was also graced with the pleasure of hearing “Bums Lie” for the first time it had been a long time since I had heard a Ska band that could get a room as energized as these four did. Do not confuse “Bums Lie” for your normal run of the mill Boardwalk Billy’s sublime cover band; these guys are the real deal. I could not help myself from skanking around while their steady beats and horns filled Snug and spilled out into the street. If you like Ska or reggae then “Bums Lie” will not disappoint.
Live review: Bums Lie
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Bums Lie capped off the night, bringing all of us together in a nostalgic musical daze. People reall...Bums Lie capped off the night, bringing all of us together in a nostalgic musical daze. People really seem to enjoy themselves while getting down to the simplistic-yet-catchy ska. Ladies and dudes alike danced down like they had been waiting to see this band their whole life. I can’t deny the fact that Bums Lie’s music is catchy to the point I get it stuck in my head for days after their show. Something about ska in general always gets into my psyche and plays on repeat. However, it helps that memories of Bums Lie’s shows are fond and lingering because they are extremely passionate when they perform. This time, an amalgamation of shirtless and shoeless musicians felt the notes they were playing with all their emotion, bringing us to our peak of celebration for KP’s birthday and closing out the night.
Bums Lie can play anywhere from 50 minutes to 2 1/2 hours of original Songs.
Story Of The Year
Dawn of The Dead
Long Way Home
Stand By You
Just a Game
You Do Me Wrong
To Die Game
Bums Lie also plays a few covers which are.
Love Song- The Cure
Rocky Raccoon- The Beatles
I Turned into a Martian- The Misfits
There are no upcoming dates at this time.