Nights & Weekends

Nights & Weekends

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Nights & Weekends is a 3 piece band who has had their music heard by over 1million people worldwide. They are quickly breaking out and emerging as one of the newest Canadian music sensations, and have international touring experience in two continents and over 3 countries.
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Biography

How many times do we find ourselves in the world of music searching or waiting for something new and different? With so much new material and so many different artists in the game, it is rare that something will have enough edge or clout as to stick around for more than just a couple of months before fizzling out, or being forgotten in our expansive iTunes libraries. And yet it is not the clout, edge, or Modern take on music that makes Nights and Weekends worth their weight in gold, but their seemingly and effortlessly timeless sound. There is a truly vintage vibe to this band and it does not at all feel contrived. Which can be so rare in a world with so many different groups trying to fit a mold or style as if trying to match the hip ness of the past or push the present into the future.

This Group makes a big noise. And it doesn’t come from a Quintet, or a four piece, but a trio to be reckoned with. Lead vocals come from sonically inclined Toronto native Brendan Beamish whose sound can easily take you back 50 yrs to the days of a soulful Motown rich Detroit. Accompanying him is feisty New Orleans Native Jermaine Hamilton, whose quick tongue and quicker wit weave story after story while all the while allowing you to bop your head and move your body in time to the music and still loose yourself. Which is easily done with the unrelenting driving beat and bass sounds of Drummer, multi instrumentalist and Texas Native Davey James, reminiscent of something you might hear from Johnny Cash or his Highwayman counterparts.

Their live shows are impressive and always seem to leave you wanting more. Proving that when a band just has “that thing” it needn’t be picked apart or overly discussed it simply just needs to be enjoyed.

The new EP Old Creek Revival was entirely recorded at Canadian Recordings an Independently run studio by Davey James himself, who crafted, fully recorded and mixed this spot on eclectic 4-song collection. The band is quick to mention that no auto tune was used on this EP whatsoever, it was organically conceived and so for the sake of capturing the true vibe it is only fair it should follow suit in the recording process. It is so refreshing to listen to an EP, love it and become a fan, and then be propelled even further along with the love affair when you see said band live and realize they are the real deal in every way. And the EP is but a tool to capture a moment in this bands budding and hopefully lengthily mainstay in today’s sometimes bloody and embattled music industry.

Lyrics

The Old Creek Revival

Written By: Nights & Weekends


I said rock and roll’s in trouble...
I don’t know what to do…
I said rock and roll’s in trouble…
Can somebody save it soon, yeah…

(Verse One)
Jimmy was my hero
Even though he was a Nergo
Taught me rock would just be zero
With no funk and just a kilo

I was just a Prince
When Queen taught love my radio
I was under pressure then I broke

An arrogant Aero Smith
Said to walk this way
Talk this way
Just push play

Don't be jaded
Let the day go on
A different tune
With the same rock song

Can’t find it on the radio
(radio)
Can’t find it on the TV show
I’ve been looking high and low
(high and low)
But nobody plays the blues
Like Jimi used to do
(Mr. Jimi)
Maybe those days are through

(Chorus)
Rock and roll’s in trouble
(rocks in trouble, rocks in trouble)
Can somebody save it
Rock and roll’s in trouble
(Say rocks in trouble)
I don’t know what to do
(Don’t know what to do)
Rock and roll’s in trouble
m)(Rocks in trouble)
Can somebody save it
(Somebody save it)
Cause I’ve been trying
(I’ve been trying)
But I ain’t got the skills
(I ain’t got the skills)
Cause I’ve been trying
(I’ve been trying)
But I ain’t got the skills
(I ain’t got the skills)
Ooh I’ve been trying
(I’ve been trying)
But I ain’t got the skills
Yeah, yeah, yeah…

(Verse Two)
Down with the needle let the record play
I heard an old black man talk about the bay
I heard a young white women just passed away
Cheap Thrills from the drugs and fame

I can have soul but not be a solider
We still need Lennon
Cause the wars not over
Would rock be born
If the greats stayed sober
And rock ain't dead
It's just slipped into a coma

You say you wanna play the blues
Can’t do it with your autotune
Can’t play it on the ones and twos
(Haha DJ)
You say you wanna be a rock and roll star
But you don’t even play guitar
(6 String)
Boy you ain’t gonna get too far

(Chorus)
Rock and roll’s in trouble
(rocks in trouble, rocks in trouble)
Can somebody save it
Rock and roll’s in trouble
(Say rocks in trouble)
I don’t know what to do
(Don’t know what to do)
Rock and roll’s in trouble
(Rocks in trouble)
Can somebody save it
(Somebody save it)
Cause I’ve been trying
(I’ve been trying)
But I ain’t got the skills
(I ain’t got the skills)
Cause I’ve been trying
(I’ve been trying)
But I ain’t got the skills
(I ain’t got the skills)
Ooh I’ve been trying
(I’ve been trying)
But I ain’t got the skills

BRIDGE
(We don’t quit….)

6 string, drum roll
Muscle car, Afro
Woodstock ,white nose
7 inch vinyl

6 string, drum roll
Muscle car, Afro
Woodstock ,white nose
7 inch vinyl

6 string, drum roll
Muscle car, Afro
Woodstock ,white nose
7 inch vinyl

6 string, drum roll
Muscle car, Afro
Woodstock ,white nose
7 inch vinyl

6 string, drum roll
Muscle car, Afro
(6 srting, drum roll)
Muscle car, Afro
(6 string drum roll)
Come on and get your rock on
(6 string drum roll)
Come on and get your rock on
Come on and get your rock on
Come on and get your rock on
Come on and get your rock on
Come on and get your rock on
Come on and get your rock on

Yeah we keep on playing
Night after night
We keep on playing
Night after night
We keep on playing
Night after night
We keep on playing
Night after night
We keep on playing
Night after night
We keep on playing
Night after night…..

Never Let You Down

Written By: Nights & Weekends


I’ll Never let you down….
Uh yeah…

(Verse One)
Street lights are calling me just to come home
I'll never let you down
Is what I left on
I swore too the ink
I'd never ever be gone
Fast lies
I apologize for being wrong

Unforgotten memories and unthought, thoughts
My mind is such a maze
I'm locked up in this vault
Follow no rules I am my own boss
Self made boy, I'll remain lost
(I’ll never let you down)

I will never be a victim or a tragedy
Leaving broken hearts all behind
They are my causalities
Life is such a lesson and I slept with all the facility
You are not alone
(Oh your never alone)
Welcome to my fantasy

Slap an S on my chest and be your Superman
Last vine when your sinking in that quick sand
Blood and flesh I do only what I can

If ever you’re lonely I’ll take you in
(I’ll take you in)
When you feel like you’re losing I wanna help you win
(Wanna help you win)
When it’s a little too dark out and you’re cold in the night
(When it’s cold in the night)
I’ll be a candle, I’ll be the morning light
(Your morning light)

And I won’t always get it right
(Won’t get it right, won’t get it right)
But we’ll keep on dancing through the night
(Through the night)

(Chorus)
I’ll never let you down
(Never let you down)
I’ll never let you down
(Never will I, never will I)
I’ll never let you down
(Never let you down)
I’ll Never let you down
(Never will I, never will I)

(Verse Two)
My darkest demons come out in my brightest moments
I am, my greatest ally, my worst oppent
Hunted by my ghost a slave to my omens
Guided by my greed not sure to where I'm going

Street lights are calling me just to come home
I'll never let you down
Is what I left on
I swore too the ink
I'd never ever be gone
Fast lies
I apologize for being wrong

It was a cold night in December
And I’m sure that you won’t remember
But suddenly on my way home
I was thinking I’m never gonna leave you alone

Cause you pick me up

(BRIDGE)
Street lights are calling me just to come home
I'll never let you down
Is what I left on
(Cause you pick me up)
I swore too the ink
I'd never ever be gone
Fast lies
I apologize for being wrong
(Cause you pick me up)

Street lights are calling me just to come home
I'll never let you down
Is what I left on
(Cause you pick me up)
Street lights are calling me just to come home
I'll never let you down

And I won’t always get it right
(Won’t get it right, won’t get it right)
But we’ll keep on dancing through the night
(Through the night)

(Chorus)
I’ll never let you down
(Never let you down)
I’ll never let you down
(Never will I, never will I)
I’ll never let you down
(Never let you down)
I’ll Never let you down
(Never will I, never will I)

No I’ll never let you down

Just A Little Too Much

Written By: Nights & Weekends


(Verse One)
What is it about you that makes me change
Honey and lose all my confidence after just one date
I know I shouldn't call you
(I shouldn’t call ya)
But I do
(But I do)
I know I shouldn't text you
(I shouldn’t text ya)
But I do
(But I do)
And though it stands to reason
(Too reason)
It's too soon
(Too soon)
All I ever think about is you

(Chorus)
Cause I want ya just a little too much
I need ya just a little too much
I want ya just a little too much
I'm in love just a little too much

Just a little too much…
Just a little too much…

(Verse Two)
Told I was a heartbreaker
Mind fucka
Mr. Steal your girlfriend
Do you mind sucka

Got a habit for chasing girls with nice eyes and tattoo's
Tell myself their different but it's all Deja vu

When I was just a boy I had fantasies
Of sleeping with girls from dirty magazines

A pad on the blvd
Where the sunset
knee deep in this life style,
Go and get your feet wet

And we all try to find our Dorothy
But mine is so lost, lost in my memories,
But if I find her, I'll be sure to keep her
I am the Tin Man, it's nice to meet ya

Mr. Wizard can you please give me a heart
Life is such a script
And I'm just trying to play the part

Ridiculed for being gifted & different at the time
Who needs drugs baby, I'm on my own high

(Chorus)
Cause I want ya just a little too much
I need ya just a little too much
I want ya just a little too much
I'm in love just a little too much

(Bridge)
I hate the way you make me wait
(You weren’t waiting that long)

I hate the way you make me wait
(Baby I don’t know what your talking about)

I hate the way you make me wait
(It’ll be worth it, I swear)

I hate the way you make me wait

I know I shouldn't call you
But I do
(But I do)
I know I shouldn't text you
But I do
(But I do)
And though it stands to reason
It's the truth
(It’s the truth)
All I ever think about
(You on my)
All I ever think about
(You on my)
All I ever think about is you
(You on my mind like all the time)

(Chorus)
Cause I want ya just a little too much
I need ya just a little too much
I want ya just a little too much
I'm in love just a little too much

………………………..

You might be with somebody else
And I'm used to being by myself
But baby it's you
And it's always been you

Paycheque to Paycheque

Written By: Nights & Weekends


(Chorus)
We go hard we go hard
21st century rockstars
We live paycheque to paycheque always
We drink all night and sleep all day
Hard, we go hard
21st century rockstar
we live paycheque to paycheque always
we drink all night and sleep all day

(Verse One)
No microphone just a pen and a pad
And a traveling bag with everything that I have.
Working hard just mini waging
Baby I'm just out here trying to make it.
Top hat with a twenty dollar bill
But I'ma stay out here till the top hat fill.
Playing gigs at the coffee house
No pay just trying to get my music out, yeah!
Chasing girls with skinny jeans and tattoos
Dirty days and drunken nights by the pool
Blacking out then waking up in the afternoon
Drunken scandals turn it into a new tune.
For every actress, waitress
For every band out here trying to make it
For every model who needs to get naked
Don't worry baby, cause we gonna be famous.

(Chorus)
We go hard we go hard
21st century rockstars
we live paycheque to paycheque always
We drink all night and sleep all day
Hard, we go hard
21st century rockstars
We live paycheque to paycheque always
We drink all night and sleep all day

(Verse Two)
Can we please have a moment of silence
MJ's gone and music crying
But I'm still flying and I'm still soring
And I'm just still going in my life ain't boring, Yeah!
Give me the microphone and let me spite what I know
Let me hope up on the beat and watch me kill it for sure
Screaming late night pub shows
Late night bar hoes
Drunkly convo's
this is how my life goes!

Three digits, no comma, in my bank account mama
But still I make it work baby
(That you do)
But still I make it work baby
I only buy if it’s on sale, I’m the victim in retail
But still I make it work baby
(That you do)
But still I make it work baby
I’m the original thing
(Yeah you are boy)
So if you’re with me then sing
(Are ya’ll ready come on)

(Chorus)
We go hard we go hard
21st century rockstars
we live paycheque to paycheque always
We drink all night and sleep all day
Hard, we go hard
21st century rockstar
we live paycheque to paycheque always
we drink all night and sleep all day

Paycheque to paycheque
We live paycheque-to-paycheque baby
Paycheque to paycheque
We live paycheque-to-paycheque baby
Paycheque to paycheque
We live paycheque to paycheque to baby
Paycheque to paycheque
Oh and then we do it again
We live paycheque-to-paycheque baby

Then we do it again
Then we do it again
And then we do it again
Pen and a pad and traveling bag

And then we do it again
No, no microphone
And then we do it again
No, no microphone
And then we do it again
No, no microphone, just a pen and a pad and a traveling bag

And then we do it again
No, no microphone
And then we do it again
No, no microphone
And then we do it again
No, no microphone, just a pen and a pad and a traveling bag

And then we do it again
No, no microphone
And then we do it again
No, no microphone
And then we do it again
No, no microphone, just a pen and a pad and a traveling bag


Discography

Old Creek Revival EP

Set List

Originals:

Steven Tyler
Caught Up In The Cycle
Never Let You Down
I Want You
Mr. Right Now
Take Me To La
Old Creek Revival
21st Century Rockstar
Small Town Girl
Saving Saturday
Babyface
I Might

Covers:

Can't Always Get What You Want
Got What I Need
What I Like About You
Runway
All I Do Is Win
Melt With You
No Rest For The Wicked
Your Love
This Is How We Do It
New York
Easy
The Weight
Fat Bottom Girls
Sign Sealed Delivered
Ooh La La
Big League
Ain't To Proud To Beg
She Drives Me Crazy
Stereo Hearts
Ghost Busters
Rolling In The Deep
Twist And Shout
Broken Arrow
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
My Girl
With A Little Help From My Friends
Soul Soldier