Aaron Ball

Aaron Ball

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From Auckland, New Zealand, international multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Aaron Ball has the ability to reach out and GRAB YOU with not only his songwriting and voice, but also with his energetic, intensely entertaining and personal live performances.

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Biography

From Auckland, New Zealand, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Aaron Ball has seen the Stage in a variety of roles, and is currently touring in support of his newest record, “New Beginnings.” The much anticipated Full-Length LP will have recordings of several new songs, such as the country/rock guitar driven "Omaha," as well as a remix of the Hit "Second Gear" which received substantial radio airplay in the United States when it was originally released in 2010. Aaron performs and tours as a solo act with a guitar and sometimes a piano, and also travels with his Band, "the Aaron Ball Band" where he is the guitarist and frontman. To go to an Aaron Ball live show is an experience. Whether as a solo musician or with a band, Aaron has the ability to reach out and GRAB YOU with not only his songwriting and voice, but also with the energetic, sometimes outrageous crowd stimulating performances. His songs range from funny and humorous, to danceable pop and country, to dark and angry rock. With this variety of styles, he maintains a personal connection with audiences and a performance that is suitable for audiences of all ages. Aaron's soulful voice and passionate songwriting could easily be compared to singers and songwriters such as Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Ben Harper.

Originally as a Drummer, Aaron developed a love for rhythm and timing while playing Jazz in school, and in several different bands. Although he was a drummer, Aaron also wrote books full of lyrics and poems, so he bought a guitar and started teaching himself to play to as an outlet for his creative storytelling. Combine that with a talent to write catchy melodies and unforgettable hooks vocally, and accompany these on either a guitar or a piano, then add a live show that will draw you in and keep you moving, and BAM! Thats what Aaron is all about!

One of the first bands Aaron recorded with and toured with was as the guitarist, songwriter and frontman for the Band "Somewhere in the Middle." Aaron Toured the United Stated multiple times, Particularly the western States and promoted SITM's first two albums, which he wrote and funded, "Stepping Stones" (2008), and then the band's 2010 "Purple" EP, recorded at Fudge Studios in New Orleans, LA and produced by Tom Drummond.(Better than Ezra)

Since leaving SITM in 2011, Aaron has been The driving force behind his own band, "The Aaron Ball Band" sometimes called "Aaron and the B'All Stars" to highlight the all-star group of musicians he has assembled. Aaron has maintained a consistent touring schedule, focusing on the western United States, and has developed a very faithful following from Denver to Las Vegas, From Los Angeles to Seattle. The current Aaron Ball lineup includes Chris Wheelock on bass guitar, Dave Bowman on Keyboards, and Spencer Ruchti on Drums.

Despite the touring and load of other projects, Aaron has just finished up his first solo album as Aaron Ball. Aaron self-produced the record and employed friends and musicians from around the country to make the record. The album was originally scheduled to be out last fall, however that changed after Aaron was ran over by a tractor while working on the family farm early June of 2012. Miraculously, just two weeks after surgery on Broken legs, Aaron was up and managed to perform every single date of his Summertour 2012. All the while, Aaron and his band have continued to make a name for themselves as one of the most entertaining live shows on the road, selling out venues around the country and playing to over 200,000 people as an opening act for "Smashmouth" and "Sublime" at the 2011 Seattle Hempfest Festival. Aaron has also shared the stage with some of todays hottest rock acts, such as "Shinedown, Sick Puppies, Blessid Union of Souls, Great White, and Red.

Aaron has toured and performed as a solo act for over 10 years and has seen much success there. Nominated for a SIAC entertainer of the year, he was also listed as one of the top 100 independent artists in the independent Artist Registry last year as well as maintaing the number one alternative acoustic rock artist spot in his region on Reverbnation for several years. "Once on a solo acoustic tour in Eugene, OR," says Aaron, " I was accidentally entered into a battle of the Bands. I went up, played my set, was the unanimous winner of the contest, and then was disqualified because it was just me, and not a band!"

Additionally, Aaron Plays Drums in the dance band, "Gas, Food, and Lodging" was the band leader for the pop singer "Izumi" from Tokyo, Japan on her Western US tour and has been a guest musician in several other projects on Drums, Vocals, Guitar, and Bass. Aaron shares his love of music wherever he goes, and regardless of what he's holding! "There is nothing better," he says, "Than to create something, and then share it with people and see how it can touch their lives. What a great b

Lyrics

Top of the World

Written By: Aaron Ball

I tried to tell you all that was on my mind, you didn't listen, was I out of my mind? I have this hunger to deal with this waste of time, so Iwait for the right words to fall in line.
I'm on top of the world, Oh what a lovely place, On top of the world, and I'm trying to keep a straight face, On top of the world and I'm looking all around, On top of the world, the only place to go now is down.
Im' waking, a frosty morn in mid July, I've been taken by those about to die, and the grass bends to meet with the breezeless air, and she reminds me, why I even bother care.
I'm on top of the world, Oh what a lovely place, On top of the world, and I'm trying to keep a straight face, On top of the world and I'm looking all around, On top of the world, the only place to go now is down.
And hey, patience makes you lose your cool. And hey, there's an end to everybody's cool.
I'm on top of the world, Oh what a lovely place, On top of the world, and I'm trying to keep a straight face, On top of the world and I'm looking all around, On top of the world, the only place to go now is down.

Better Man

Written By: Aaron Ball

I left her this morning, crying, dying she, she never was blind but she couldn't see. It came as no warning as I slowly closed the door, she said she was wrong to have fallen for me. When I left her this morning I was flying free but I knew that soon she would be aching for me, because
She'd never find a better man
She'd never find a better man, though she'd try
She'd never find a better man, then me
Later today, I saw her flying away, on a cloud called misery, later today I thought I heard her say that love must be blind cause I never could see, all he did for me
She'd never find a better man
She'd never find a better man, though she'd try
She'd never find a better man, then me
The day, it soon faded away, and she was left with just a memory of how things used to be, she looked at the sky, and started to cry oh why must it end this way, I thought I heard her say
She'd never find a better man
She'd never find a better man, though she'd try
She'd never find a better man, then me

Piece of Me

Written By: Aaron Ball

I've finally done something right, I can't take back that night, nor would I ever try, because there's a piece of me inside-of him

I've finally done something right, It makes me want to hold on tight, to the one thing that I have, that I cannot live without.

Oh, it's changed my life, and I don't regret a thing. It's all, I'm complete and tied, and there's a piece of me, Insde

If I have done something wrong, I don't regret being gone so long, at least I've found a reason to get by, and there's a piece of me inside.

Oh, it's changed my life, and I don't regret a thing. It's all, I'm complete and tied, and there's a piece of me, Insde

And please forgive me, I'm only human, it's true, that this is the one thing that will keep me from you-

Oh, it's changed my life, and I don't regret a thing. It's all, I'm complete and tied, and there's a piece of me, Insde

2nd Gear

Written By: Aaron Ball

It's peaceful tonight with nobody here, without all the lights my life is clear
I don't want to fight, I just want you near, this is my life in second gear,

I don't wish this upon you, I'll never give up on you, this is my life in second gear,

You're not always wrong, but not always right, not every choice is black and white,
and how many lost, just what was the cost, stop living your life with all this fear,

I don't wish this upon you, I'll never give up on you, this is my life in second gear, I don't wish this upon you, I'll never give up on you, this is my life in second gear,

It's almost more than I can take, I pray to God for one more day,

I don't wish this upon you, I'll never give up on you, this is my life in second gear,

Inspiration

Written By: Aaron Ball

Give me inspiration, give me life, but I still can't seem to find a light.
Give me a reason, give me tonight, to chase away the demons inside.

I want your arms around me, I want your love to drown me, with fire inspire me. I want to know the reason I can't give up these feelings with every breath inside my soul, I know.

Give me a window, a step ahead is alright, I'll chase away the demons inside.

I want your arms around me, I want your love to drown me, with fire inspire me. I want to know the reason I can't give up these feelings with every breath inside my soul, I know.

I haven't got there yet

Written By: Aaron Ball

I think that God has got a sense of humor, just take a look at you and me,
You're everything that I have ever wanted, but still I feel so incomplete.
Why do I feel that there is something bigger, why do I feel there's something more?
Why can't I be complete and satisfied, to be an ordinary guy?

I know that I haven't got there yet, will you wait for me to come around? I've been so tired with my head up in the clouds, terrified to come back down, and live my life, on the ground.

You know it's one thing to have a dream, and another to believe,
That we should work so hard for all the things we want, and just be handed what we need.
It's bittersweet, It's Irony, and it's killing me.

I know that I haven't got there yet, will you wait for me to come around? I've been so tired with my head up in the clouds, terrified to come back down, and live my life, on the ground.

Trust

Written By: Aaron Ball

I don’t know what all I told you, I don’t know what all you heard
All I ever really wanted, was to be what you deserve

I think I’m finally headed in the right direction, my life will never be the same
Cause I don’t ever want to walk that road again, and take along the bitter taste

So I’m trying so hard to learn to trust myself again, I’m trying so hard so you are sure
That you won’t ever have to turn and walk away, and wonder if my heart is pure.

There are people who will tell you, I’m someone they can’t believe
All the things I’ve ever wanted, I will never achieve

I think I’m finally headed in the right direction, my life will never be the same
Cause I don’t ever want to walk that road again, and take along the bitter taste

So I’m trying so hard to learn to trust myself again, I’m trying so hard so you are sure
That you won’t ever have to turn and walk away, and wonder if my heart is pure.

I think I finally should forgive you, for not forgiving me
I know that you will go on living, Better off without me
Cause I can’t change my ways I’m dying to be someone I can’t be
Then I’ll probably end up lying again, It breaks my heart that I’m so weak

I think I’m finally headed in the right direction, my life will never be the same
Cause I don’t ever want to walk that road again, and take along the bitter taste

So I’m trying so hard to learn to trust myself again, I’m trying so hard so you are sure
That you won’t ever have to turn and walk away, and wonder if my heart is pure.

New Beginnings

Written By: Aaron Ball

This is a song about new beginnings
And all the good things left in life
Oh the battle’s still worth winning
And there’s a reason still to try

This is a song about starting over
With nothing more than what you have
Cause I don’t want to see you hanging on
Things just really aren’t that bad

I don’t want to terrify you
And I don’t want to bring you down
All I want - is to say it like it is
And keep you coming off the ground

Everything that's Nice

Written By: Aaron Ball

She said, I’ve got everything that I’ve ever wanted
And she said I’ve got everything that I’ve ever dreamed of
And she said I’ve got everything I’ll ever need
And I said I’ve got nothing, I’ve got nothing I have for free because

Everything that’s nice, everything has it’s price
Don’t chase the glory if you can’t take the fame
Every reaction, it has it’s name

She said you’re crazy to try and change the world
With just a song just a tune
I said I know dear, I haven’t got a clue
But somehow I managed to change you
She said it’s so cold I’m alone this is insane
We’re living a life where everything is just the same
I said I know, just hold on, just for awhile just hold on just hold on because

Everything that’s nice, everything has it’s price
Don’t chase the glory if you can’t take the fame
Every reaction, it has it’s name
Don’t chase the glory if you can’t take the fame
Every reaction, it has it’s name

Everything that’s nice, everything has it’s price

Explain Yourself

Written By: Aaron Ball

It breaks my heart to see the way you live you’re all alone and that’s a shame
You try to beg and smile your way through this, somehow it doesn’t feel the same
And I don’t know where I should go, and all I know, is I need you there

You’re on the corner and you’re looking out, the cars and people pass you by
You think aloud although you’re crowded in, was she really worth a lie?
And I don’t know if I’ll ever have this chance again
And I don’t know, if maybe I should have given in

Now you’re trying to explain yourself to someone who don’t give a damn
You’re trying to explain yourself, I really don’t know if I can

Now you’re trying to explain yourself to someone who don’t give a damn
You’re trying to explain yourself, I really don’t know if I can

Discography

Aaron Ball, New Beginnings, LP 2013
SITM 2011 EP
Somewhere in the Middle - EP 2010
Stepping Stones - LP 2008

Set List

We typically stick to venues friendly to all ages crowds and original music, however the Band will cover most styles of music and can play performances ranging from 1 to 5 sets.
Original music set: typically 30 to 60 minute sets
Songs include: Omaha, Beer Before Whiskey, This Road, Nancy, Inspiration, 2nd Gear, For All The Things, Better Man, Everything That's Nice, Wounds, What Was I Thinking?, Beautiful Night, It's Up to Me, Explain Yourself, Top of the World, Piece of Me, Eventually, If I Go Away.
The Band typically covers songs from a large variety of artists during appropriate performances. Some of these artists may be included in a set, along with special requests and others:
Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones, Bruno Mars, The Killers, Ben Harper, Incubus, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Zac Brown Band, Daft Punk, ShineDown, Bowling for Soup, Tom Petty, Better Than Ezra, Bush, The Calling, Katy Perry, The Police, Johnny Cash, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Blue Oyster Cult, Blink 182,