Framing Hanley

Framing Hanley

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Framing Hanley is a young rock band that writes and performs intelligent, RELEVANT rock songs. For fans of 30 Seconds To Mars, Breaking Benjamin, Incubus, Thrice.

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Biography

Straight out of Nashville’s bourgeoning rock scene (Paramore, Red, Kings of Leon) comes FRAMING HANLEY.

FRAMING HANLEY started their journey as EMBERS FADE out of White House, TN where high school friends, drummer Chris Vest & bassist Luke McDuffee met future vocalist Kenneth Nixon at Volunteer State Community College. The trio came together to jam, then recruited guitarist (and part time barista) Brandon Wootten to join the band. “We started practicing in Chris' parents’ garage, and then worked our way down to their basement,” Brandon jokingly recalls. Despite their humble beginnings, the combination of Nixon's smooth vocals and commanding stage presence, Luke and Brandon's searing riffs and Chris' driving rhythms quickly moved the band to the very top of their local rock scene.

Chris then ventured out and contacted former Creed bassist & Dark New Day front man, Brett Hestla. On the strength of their 5 song EP “With October Came the Fall”, Brett agreed to record two tracks with the band in November 2006. “I had the chorus to ‘Hear Me Now’ in my head when we arrived in Orlando to record” remembers Nixon, fondly. “But working with Brett is what helped us realize our potential as song writers.”

In January 2007, Jeff Hanson (manager Creed / Paramore / Sevendust) and his business partner, Rick Schmidt (former radio programmer of DC101 / 98ROCK Tampa) heard the first demo of ‘Hear Me Now’ and immediately signed the band to their new indie label Silent Majority Group. “Radio was my background for 20 years and I knew that Hear Me Now was a very special song; and Jeff has helped develop a number of very successful artists and there was no question in his mind that the band was capable of great things” says Schmidt.

With the new year also came a new name, and FRAMING HANLEY was born. The “Hanley” in the band’s name is a tribute to a friend, Ashley Hanley, who died tragically in a car accident in October 2006. “Ashley was our biggest fan. She was a tireless promoter of our music and she was an anchor for us emotionally. She was a best friend to the band,” said Nixon.

The start of 2007 brought a new record deal and Framing Hanley wrote and recorded their debut release “The Moment” in just 6 weeks. In March of 2007 “Hear Me Now” was already on numerous radio stations and Silent Majority Group subsequently released an independent version of “The Moment” in May. By June, on the strength of the song and the new album, Silent Majority Group entered into a distribution agreement with Warner’s Independent Label Group. “The Moment” was released nationally on August 7 and immediately the band joined a tour with Evans Blue and Fair to Midland, followed by multiple radio shows and fall tour with Trapt, Saving Abel, and Fuel.

Framing Hanley wrapped 2007 with the most played song of the year (Hear Me Now) on Sirius Octane and garnered airplay on over 50 radio stations across the nation, breaking into the top 40 on the active rock charts.

The successful ride continues in 2008 with the 2nd single “Built for Sin” off “The Moment” released and a lengthy tour with Tantric. National publications started to take notice. Guitarist Ryan Belcher joined Framing Hanley replacing Tim Huskinson. “Ryan came in and had big shoes to fill. After only a couple of hours of jamming with him for the first time though, we knew we found what we needed and were looking for,” Nixon says. The band began writing new material and recorded a cover of Lil Wayne’s smash “Lollipop”.

Less than 24 hours after the final mix of “Lollipop” was complete, it began airing on the Westwood One syndicated show Skratch N Sniff in major US markets. As Nixon puts it, “If you would've told me the day I suggested covering 'Lollipop' that we would end up shooting a video for it...or even pushing it at radio as a single, I would've laughed and told you you're crazy. It was already an incredible song, and we put our spin on it and created something that seemingly caught on and people seemed to enjoy. I just hope we make Lil Wayne proud.”

Lollipop was released to radio in October and added to the November 18th re-release of The Moment which includes the Lollipop bonus track and video. Over 130 radio stations have added into rotation in Alternative, Active, Mainstream and Top 40. The song and CD has charted on Billboard and ranked highly in ITunes.

Lollipop went Digital Gold in June 2009 (over 500,000 copies sold).

The band has been touring non stop since November with headline shows and also supporting Theory of a Deadman, Hinder, Hollywood Undead, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and several major radio shows including ROCK ON THE RANGE 2009.

The band is now endorsed by:

DEAN MARKLEY
FENDER
GIBSON
MEINL
PEARL
PEAVEY
VATER

www.myspace.com/framinghanley
www.silentmajoritygroup.com

Lyrics

Alone In This Bed (Capeside)

Written By: Framing Hanley

Waking up without you
It doesn't feel right
To sleep with only memories
Is harder every night
And sometimes I think I can feel you breathing on my
neck

Tonight I'm reaching out to the stars
I think that he owes me a favor
It doesn't matter where you are
I'll hold you again

I wish I could hear your voice
Don't leave me alone in this bed
I wish I could touch you once more
Don't leave me alone in this bed
Not tonight, not tomorrow

I've got the feeling that this will never cease
Living in these pictures
It never comes with ease
I swear if I can make this right
You'd be back by now

Tonight I'm screaming out to the stars
He knows he owes me a favor
It doesn't matter where you are
You'll be mine again

I wish I could hear your voice
Don't leave me alone in this bed
I wish I could touch you once more
Don't leave me alone in this bed

What about the plans that we had
We'd be crazy not to go
Meet me in Capeside

I wish I could hear your voice
Don't leave me alone in this bed
I wish I could touch you once more
Don't leave me alone in this bed
Not tonight, not tomorrow

Hear Me Now

Written By: Framing Hanley

I swear to God we've been down this road before
The guilts no good, and it only shames us more
And the truths that we all try to hide, are so much
clearer when its not our lives
When we don't face the blame

Won't you (get on your knees)
believe (have faith)
in this lie with us all.
now my body's on the floor and I am calling, well I'm
calling out to you...can you hear me now??

It's not rebellion when you're selling out to an out
of fashion salesman
Our promising lives, are full of empty promises
Temptations falling and calling you home again
well I'm sorry, if we've let you down

Won't you (get on your knees)
believe (have faith)
in this lie with us all.
now my body's on the floor and I am calling, well I'm
calling out to you...can you hear me now??
Now my bodys on the floor and I am crawling, I'm
crawling out to you, can you feel me now???

What's wrong, what's wrong, what's wrong (4x)

Now my bodys on the floor and I am calling, I'm
calling out to you
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW(2x)

Built For Sin

Written By: Framing Hanley

There's a train leaving town, If you hurry up I think
you just might make it
Dammit I hope you make it
Conscience is a faint, unpleasant sound, You've
worried enough, here's your chance so take it
Dammit I hope you take it
A heart attack is sleeping in your chest, waiting
until the timing's best
So make a move, while you're still breathing

Say so long to innocence
From underneath the evidence
You taste like Heaven, but God knows you're built for
sin

There's a lie, for every truth, If you take these
pills, I think you just might make it
Dammit I hope you make it
When you were mine, was I for you, Just one cheap
thrill just to help you make it
Dammit I hope you didn't fake it
Hypocrisy has really aged you well
The white on your nose is your secret to tell
So you should speak, while they're still listening

Say so long to innocence
From underneath the evidence
You taste like Heaven, but God knows you're built for
sin

You can scream out loud
But your panic falls on deaf ears
This is where you've brought yourself
And this is what you've always feared
There's a faceless crowd, with no sympathy
So you can scream out loud
But there's no one listening

Say so long to innocence
From underneath the evidence
You taste like Heaven, but God knows you're built for
sin

Home

Written By: Framing Hanley

Insecurities hid beyond the hotel lobby
While I’m forced to call this a home without you
So let’s keep this conversation lingering on
Don’t say goodnight, not while I am

Gone
This will be a long, long ride
And I’ll be dreaming of coming
Home
And when you are alone tonight
I’ll be writing you another song

Waiting for release
I miss the sound of you laughing
And I’ll never call this a home without you
So let’s get this conversation lightened up
Don’t say goodnight, not while I am

Gone
This will be a long, long ride
And I’ll be dreaming of coming
Home
When you are a lone tonight
I’ll be writing you another song

Keep your eyes on the road
We’re gonna make it out of this town
Keep your eyes on the road
We’re gonna make it out of this town

We could run away, away

I’m gone
This will be a long, long ride
Long ride
I’m dreaming of coming
Home, Home, Home
I’m writing you another song

Slow Dance

Written By: Framing Hanley

Pardon me for saying I was afraid
She'd never give me the time of day
If love is a slow dance
I just hope for one chance

I hope time can stop
It's hard for me to breathe
She's really walking over here to me
What should I say? What should I do?

Don't let this end now
Slow this dance down
I could stay here all night
Forever…Forever

This is not my strongest point, that she knows
She pardons me for stepping on her toes
I've heard she's a pageant queen
So what's she doing dancing with me?

I hope time can stop
It's hard for me to breathe
She's really falling in love with me
What should I say? What should I do?

Don't let this end now
Slow this dance down
I could stay here all night
Forever…..Forever

Dance with me forever
Teach me every step
Every dip and every turn
Your arms around my neck
You make me want to learn

I'm only getting better
Don't let this end now
Slow this dance down
I could stay here all night
Forever

Don't let this end now
Slow this dance down
Don't let this end now
Don't let this end now

All In Your Hands

Written By: Framing Hanley

The guts it's taken you
Just to say what you mean.
Let's do this right tonight.
'Cause there's no inbetween.

The self deprication of
What you put your faith in
Has brought you to your knees.
You're waiting at the starting line,
What if the gun is empty?

Run - Leave it all and run.
Just run.
It's all in your hands, all in your hands.
It's all in your hands, all in your hands.

If the questions never asked,
You'll never find the answer.
Waiting for the truth,
Could become your cancer.
The conforming ways, in this tragic play,
Have this stage set for a great ending.
We're miles from the finish line.
Is your heart worth defending?

Run - Leave it all and run.
Just run.
It's all in your hands, all in your hands.
It's all in your hands, all in your hands.
We've taken this, for way too long.
We're taking this tonight.

Leave it all and run.
It's all in your hands, all in your hands.
It's all in your hands, all in your hands.
It's all in your hands, all in your hands.

We've taken this enough.
We're taking this tonight.
You're staning at the finish line.
We're taking this enough.
We're taking this tonight.

Leave it all and run

It's Not What They Said

Written By: Framing Hanley

Like a foggy mirror,
Where receptions blurred
And things could stand to be clearer.
Sometimes it's hard to look you in the eye.

If I could be the man on your shoulder
A guide as you grow older.
I'd sleep so much easier tonight.
Close your eyes, they'll tell a story,
Of happy endings.
Close your eyes, re-write the story,
A new beginning.
It's not what they said, and it's not what we read
And all the promises they made us,
Are all shattered on the ground.

Your defense, you've done no wrong
And live life in innocence,
So how could they ever look you in the eye?

If I could be the man on your shoulder
A guide as you grow older.
I'd sleep so much easier tonight.
Close your eyes, they'll tell a story,
Of happy endings.
Close your eyes, re-write the story,
A new beginning.
It's not what they said, and it's not what we read
And all the promises they made us,
Are all shattered on the ground.

It's on the ground. And when the cards are down,
It's safe to say that all bets are off.
It's on the ground.
And when the cards are down,
Well it's time to play, it's hard to say.
So bet all call.

It's not what they said, and it's not what we read
And all the promises they made us,
Are all shattered on the ground.
It's not what they said, and it's not what we read
And all the promises they made us,
Are all shattered on the ground.

Shattered on the ground,
All the cards are down
Everything they told us
has always been so wrong,
So wrong, so wrong.
So wrong

23 Days

Written By: Framing Hanley

YOUR KISS WAS A PERFECT DRUG.
IT GAVE ME THE PERFECT HIGH.
AND CHEATERS FALL IN LOVE,
THEY ALL DESERVE TO DIE.

I NEED TO FEEL YOU AGAIN.
I NEED YOUR LIPS ON MY SKIN.
FOR ONE NIGHT I COULD BE HIM.
WELL I COULD BE BETTER.

IN YOUR EYES I THOUGHT I SAW TOMORROW.
NOW ALL I SEE IS WASTED TIME.

CAN WE PRETEND IT’S ALWAYS BEEN OK?
WE NEVER LOST IT ALL, LOST IT ALL.
CAN WE PRETEND WE NEVER LEFT THIS FATE?
WE NEVER LOST IT ALL, LOST IT ALL.

THIS TOWNS NOT MUCH OF A FRIEND,
AFTER TWENTY-THREE DAYS.
MY PATIENCE HAS REACHED IT’S END,
BUT I’D TAKE YOU BACK ANYWAY.
HOLD YOUR BREATH.
YOU MAKE THE PERFECT SOUNDS.
THIS IS WHAT A LOVE IS MADE OF,
AND BABY YOU ARE MISSING OUT.

CAUSE IN YOUR EYES I THOUGHT I SAW TOMORROW.
NOW ALL I SEE IS WASTED TIME.

CAN WE PRETEND IT’S ALWAYS BEEN OK?
NEVER LOST IT ALL, LOST IT ALL.
CAN WE PRETEND WE NEVER LEFT THIS FATE?
WE NEVER LOST IT ALL, LOST IT ALL.

LET’S REINTRODUCE OUR SHADOWS,
AND WATCH THEM BECOME ONE.
THIS ROOM IS OUT OF OXYGEN,
AND I’M NOT NEARLY DONE.

THE FAMILIAR FACE OF YOUR BODY,
IS HOW I KNOW THIS IS RIGHT.
I’M NOT ASKING FOR TOMORROW.
I’M JUST ASKING FOR TONIGHT.

CAN WE PRETEND IT’S ALWAYS BEEN OK?
NEVER LOST IT ALL, LOST IT ALL.
CAN WE PRETEND WE NEVER LEFT THIS FATE?
WE NEVER LOST IT ALL, LOST IT ALL.

THE FAMILIAR FACE OF YOUR BODY,
IS HOW I KNOW THIS IS RIGHT.
WHY WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW?

Count Me In

Written By: Framing Hanley

Cradled up there's a fragile life
you can paint the picture pretty
but it serves as no disguse
its only getting later now
and you've become a waste of time

the silver spoon won't feed you friends
does life taste bitter when you eat with your hands

count me in and i'll be the one
to take the knife out of your spine
cause i know you'd be the first
to bury the blade deeper into mine
into mine

living up this charming life
you can write the prefect setting
but the story i'm not buying

we're only getting older now
and you've become a waste of time
the silver spoon won't feed you friends
does life taste bitter when you eat with your hands

count me in and i'll be the one
to take the knife out of your spine
cause i know you'd be the first
to bury the blade, to bury the blade
im counting on you to bury the blade

count me in and i'll be the one
to take the knife out of your spine
cause i know you'll be the one
to bury the blade but she's still in mine

count me in and i'll be the one
to take the knife out of your spine
cause i know you'd be the first
to bury the blade deeper into mine
count me in, count me in
count me in, count me in
to bury the blade deep in your spine

Wave Goodbye

Written By: Framing Hanley

A pen and a note, Is this all that I have earned?
The words you wrote are from lessons you've unlearned
about who you are inside.
What are you trying to hide?
'Cause I can see through you so clearly.

Now you're standing at the edge
of breaking new ground.
There's so much in your head
before you hit the ground.
Just wave goodbye
To everyone you thought you knew
Just wave goodbye
To everything that's keeping you alive
Keeping you alive
Just say goodbye
Say goodbye

Before you jump, the time has come
to make all your wishes
And burn, burn, burn, burn, burn all your bridges.
And hope they remember you,
as something more than just a failure.
Something more than a lock without it's key
'Cause that was me.

Now you're standing at the edge
of breaking new ground.
There's so much in your head
before you hit the ground.
Just wave goodbye
To everyone you thought you knew
Just wave goodbye
To everything that's keeping you alive
Keeping you alive
Just say goodbye.

Think twice, think twice, think twice
Don't say goodbye.
Think twice, think twice
Just clear your mind
Think twice, think twice,
Think twice for me this time.

Just wave goodbye
To everyone you thought you knew
Just wave goodbye
To everything that's keeping you alive.
Keeping you alive.
Just say goodbye.

The Fold

Written By: Framing Hanley

We're at the climax now
It's no surprise this is where you back down
I've heard the stories,
This is where you come up short
It's not really a big deal, it's not really a big deal
You just threw it all away.

You've got your shades shut tight,
But you left the door wide open.
And you know it's everything you wanted
But you set yourself apart
No fingers need be pointed
You put yourself where you are
Did it fold? Did it fold?

For every action there's a consequence,
So just keep distant,
'Cause it's time you sat this one out.
It is really a big deal, yes it is, a really big deal.
You just threw it all away.

You've got your shades shut tight,
But you left the door wide open.
And you know it's everything you wanted
But you set yourself apart
No fingers need be pointed
You put yourself where you are
Did it fold? Did it fold?
get your lies straight?
'Cause you've been hit with reality.
or you could call it fate
trust doesn't come with a guarantee.
Who you gonna call when there's no one left around?
Who you gonna call when there's no one left around?

It's everything you wanted,
But you set yourself apart.
No fingers need be pointed
You put yourself where you are
Did it fold? Did it fold?

Did it fold? Did it fold? Just watch it unfold.
Did it fold? Did it fold? Just watch it unfold
It's everything you wanted.
But you put yourself where you are

Discography

Single - "Hear Me Now"
Single - "Lollipop"
Debut record - "The Moment" (re-release contains Lollipop bonus track and video)

Set List

Range from 45 - 60 minutes containing songs from The Moment and some new material