18 SHADES

18 SHADES

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"Imagine doing 118 in a Dodge Charger in a race against a freight train, and just as you jump the tracks and the whistle screams, it rips off your back bumper but you make it out alive; 18 Shades would be the soundtrack."

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Biography

18 Shades is an active rock band from Sandpoint, Idaho.

Jesse Bennett's intense and melodic vocals top off the band's larger than life style. Tony Ari’s and Bob Capka's hard hitting guitars and
infectious high energy riffs and stage presence blend perfectly with the thunderous boom that is the rhythm section provided by
Jason Stoddard on bass and KC Carter on drums.

To put it simply, they sound like they’re already famous” wrote Zach Hagadone - The Sandpoint Reader (Sandpoint, Idaho).

We feel like there's something missing in rock today..." says Stoddard "... and that something is vocals. There aren't many
bands around these days who use one of the best weapons in the rock arsenal; harmonies! It makes people want to sing along...
" With very accomplished vocalists being part of this 4-piece, they have been drenching their sound with big hook
harmonies throughout.

Already this year, 18 Shades has brought their live chaos to some of the most sought after clubs in the business, more
recently including an opening slot for indie rockers The Spill Canvas, and award winning band ”Train “. They've also shared the
stage with acts like: Everclear, Jet Black Stare, Presidents of the United States of America, and Powerman 5000. Late last year they
caught the attention of producer Jeff Johnson - Bailey Way Entertainment (Jet Black Stare, Adelitas Way). They began working
together at Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver B.C. with recording engineer Chris "Hollywood" Holmes (Korn, Katy Perry, The Veer
Union). From Bennett's point of view, "The recording process has been an entirely different experience than we've had in the past.
This is our first time working with a major production company and it’s pushed us to a whole new level!"

The writing process for 18 Shades is simple, and it works. They get together almost on a nightly basis and experiment with
rhythms and melodies. "We'll just jam on something for hours, and almost like clockwork new parts will start to form and the song
will take on its own new life." reveals Bennett. He does know a thing or two about new life... He raced motorcycles until it killed
him. For whatever reason, Jesse came back to us after two minutes dead. Breathing stopped. No pulse. Two minutes on the other
side and then brought back to life again. According to Jesse, the two minutes seemed like two years on the other side – and it
shifted his consciousness. Let’s face it, he was a little strange before but now the two sides of his brain are like opposing magnets
that push his thoughts in every direction imaginable. On the other hand, his lyrics have never been better. Some people say they
can even open a doorway to the 18th shade.

"You’ve never really lived until you’ve died”. – Jesse James Bennett - 18 SHADES

With touring on their brains and writing in their blood the band is itching to make an impact on the music scene by
creating mystery, tension, and love making between music and listener. So put the pedal to the floor because this train
is haulin' ass and doesn't have time for any stops.

Lyrics

Happy Ending

Written By: Jesse Bennett, Jason Stoddard, KC Carter, Jeff Johnson

He was born from a broken home
On the street got no where to go
He can see her through the window
She could break this heart of stone
All he wanted was to meet her
She could be his only hope

All alone here, going nowhere

pour the bad days in a cup
Cause tonight we’ll drink it up
I’m done pretending
Here’s to a happy ending
We can change this life today
Cause Tomorrows just too late
I’m done pretending
Here’s to a happy ending

She makes her money, dancing on the stage
Teasing guys who r twice her age
She was hoping to be an actress
But she knows there’s bills to pay
Babies cryin, in the backroom
As she waits for a twist of fate
All alone here, going nowhere

pour the bad days in a cup
Cause tonight we’ll drink it up
I’m done pretending
Here’s to a happy ending
We can change this life today
Cause Tomorrows just too late
I’m done pretending
Here’s to a happy ending

United we stand
divided we fall
Cause your not alone now
Not alone now
Take me somewhere far from here

pour the bad days in a cup
Cause tonight we’ll drink it up
I’m done pretending
Here’s to a happy ending
We can change this life today
Cause Tomorrows just too late
I’m done pretending
Here’s to a happy ending
pour the bad days in a cup
Cause tonight we’ll drink it up
I’m done pretending
Here’s to a happy ending
Here’s to a happy ending

Here’s to a happy ending
No we’re not alone now
Not we’re alone now
Here’s to a happy ending

Nightfall

Written By: Jesse Bennett, Jason Stoddard, K.C. Carter, Jeff Johnson

V1 Night falls into morning
Headed for the freeway
Why do I still feel the pain
I know I made the same mistakes
A stupid situation
Why do I still lie awake

Pre C. it’s not too late, to start, again

Chorus:hold your breath and count to ten
We can change our fate we can make a amends
Its another lesson learned in life
(oh, oh, oh)
Now the past it falls behind, we can’t look back
Or turn back time.
Its another lesson learned in life
We can save tonight, tonight, tonight

V2Wrong way the wrong direction
From what I really needed
Why do I still run away
(is there really any place to go)
Memories are tough to swallow
They always seem to haunt me
Why do I still feel the same
I’m tunin' back around)

Pre C. a second chance to start again

CHORUS

BRIDGE (tonight, tonight, tonight )

V3 down Night falls into morning
turnin' off the freeway
1 thing left that we can save

CHORUS
Hold your breath and count to 10 your alright.

Disease

Written By: Jesse Bennett, Jason Stoddard, K.C. Carter, Jeff Johnson


Like a sickness, with a quickness
you undressed and I became a witness to the things you do
Your perfection for infection
Like a fool I never thought to question
All you said was true

Deception , And now you think I don't know

Now I can see you're like a disease
and you're the pain that's following me
Now I can see you're like a disease
Her poison never seems to stay...away

Numbers unknown, on your cell phone
you deny every lie when you come home
now I know the truth
Start to question, your reputation
Friday night you were fucking with my best friend
all has come unglued
Confessions, And you don't want me to know

CHORUS

Sick of all your second chances
no excuses for the the lies you've gone and told

sick of all you take for granted
like a broken soul im left here lying on the floor
Broken down
I’ve done this all before, I’m crawling back for more

CHORUS

Discography

"Happy Ending", single 2009
Produced by Jeff Johnson (Jet Black Stare)
Recorded at Greenhouse Studios Vancouver, BC
Engineered by Chris "Hollywood" Holmes (Korn)
Mastered by Tom Baker (Seether, Avenged Sevenfold)

Currently "Disease", single 2010
Produced by Jeff Johnson (Jet Black Stare)
Recorded at Avast Studios Seattle WA.
Engineered by Chris "Hollywood" Holmes (Korn)

Currently "NightFall", single 2010
Produced by Jeff Johnson (Jet Black Stare)
Recorded at Avast Studios Seattle WA.
Engineered by Chris "Hollywood" Holmes (Korn)