The Outer Vibe

The Outer Vibe

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
BandAlternativePop

Through their music and live performance, The Outer Vibe captures a “Big America” energy that is larger than a 1960s Detroit assembly line. Their sound is a collage of the motor city’s passion and power, the upbeat, good feelings of the West coast, and a cinematic southwestern nostalgia. The familiar, organic music supports a positive lyrical message of perseverance, maintaining relationships, and a carefree lifestyle.

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Biography

Through their music and live performance, The Outer Vibe captures a “Big America” energy that is larger than a 1960s Detroit assembly line. Their sound is a collage of the motor city’s passion and power, the upbeat, good feelings of the West coast, and a cinematic southwestern nostalgia. The familiar, organic music supports a positive lyrical message of perseverance, maintaining relationships, and a carefree lifestyle.


Recent months have been busy for The Outer Vibe. In 2012, the Grand Rapids, MI-based band began an expedition across the U.S. to support their album, “Hoka Hey.” The title track independently achieved much success, getting top 5 request at radio in Michigan, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. In Rapid City, SD, their return appearance increased street fair attendance from 7,000 in 2012 to 13,500 in 2013. “Hoka Hey” was also licensed by ABC News’s “Good Morning, America” and West Michigan’s Baker College in 2013.

Now The Outer Vibe has written a collection of new original material that has gained the attention of nationally known producers with multi-platinum status, as well as some key radio programmers, one of whom expects to see the band break nationally. The Outer Vibe is gearing up to play their new music live as they record their highly anticipated follow-up to “Hoka Hey” under the guidance of producer Brad K. Dollar (Bob Weir, The Grateful Dead, The National). Through the new album, they are striving to create the imagery of a weathered, rusty 6-string guitar, dusty conchos, Western America, and their home state’s very own motor city.

Lyrics

Hoka Hey

Written By: The Outer Vibe

Broken arrows and dead Pharaohs
You and I will fall like ancient Rome
So cock the hammer back and give that whip a crack
On this chariot of chrome

Take a bullet, take a stand
Now or never, take my hand
Lie down or resist
Blow a kiss, throw a fist
Come on, come on, come on, now tell me
What's on your bucket list?

Hoka Hey, Hoka Hey
It's a beautiful day

The West ain't wild in a magazine
And we can't touch through a touch screen
You get what you gave
Before you know it, grass covers your grave
You say tomorrow, well I say today

We've got a lot of love to give
But not a lot of time to live
You say tomorrow, I say today

Every hour glass runs out
Every clock gets unwound
If you never get lost, you never get found
A straight and narrow road
Tells tales that soon grow old
So chase those twists and turns
'Til your story's carved in stone

Set List

We can perform whichever of the following sets suits your event:

30-90 minute set of all original music

Two 75-minute sets of originals and covers

Three 60-minute sets of originals and covers.

Our covers are top 40 hits from the 50's through today by artists such as: The Rolling Stones, The Black-Eyed Peas, CCR, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Sublime, and many more!