3against1

3against1

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3against1 plays agressive Rock along with a high energy stage show. 3against1's music incorporates many commercial elements while staying original.

Biography

3against1 won "Best Rock Band" in the 2004 San Diego Music Awards as well as winning the 1st National 2004 Zippo Hot Tour out of 1,200 bands.

As their confrontational name would imply, the four-piece hard rock band known as 3against1 has never shied away from a challenge. Hailing from the punk / indie-rock hotbed of San Diego, CA and now located in Los Angeles, the group formed in 2001 and proceeded to earn a commendable reputation for musical non-conformity. Composing and performing radio-ready modern rock, 3against1 originals like "Broken," "A Day In The Life" and "Monster" were not so much songs but hit-and-run assaults -- high-impact rockers that creatively showcased the soulful vocals of Mark Weiss, the stun-chord assaults of guitarist Arnaud Lemaire and the banzai rhythms of bassist Ryan Gonzalez and drummer Curt Minerd. The band took a similarly take-no-prisoners approach to business, managing themselves, booking their own gigs, promoting their own shows and maintaining an informative, fan-friendly website.

Before long, 3against1 had cultivated a rabid fan base and achieved a list of accomplishments that would flatter many major label bands, much less an unsigned group. In January 2005, the band was named the winner of the Zippo Hot Tour (www.zippohottour.com), an unsigned band competition that over 1,200 acts from across the US. As if that wasn't impressive enough, 3against1 took "Best Rock Band" at the 2004 San Diego Music Awards. The single "It's Over" was licensed to THQ's "MX Unleashed" on PS2 and Xbox, as well as MTV "Road Rules" and "Real World." Budweiser also recently signed the band to the "Bud True Music Live" program, making them the only San Diego rock band with that sponsorship.

Now, having mesmerized both fans and critics alike, the members of 3against1 find themselves poised on the brink of stardom. AandROnline.com recently raved about the band's "hooky, angst-ridden songs delivered with style and fervor," while SDMusicMatters.com wrote that "individual instrumental mastery on all parts lends to their tightly packaged, hard-rocking sound and sheer overall musical power." Hilary, the afternoon DJ at San Diego's popular 91.1-FM effused: "I've seen 3against1 play around town a few times now, and each time I see them, they seem to get better and better! A super-fun band with a lot of passion."

While all the recognition is gratifying, it simply validates what founding members Weiss and Lemaire knew all along: that 3against1 is not just a band, but an unstoppable force of nature that will not be denied. In fact, their unshakeable faith in their musical mission is embodied in their name. "It's more like a statement of how this band operates," singer and co-writer Mark Weiss says of the name, 3against1. "In this band majority rules.' From songwriting to arrangements and business decisions, everything in this band revolves around that philosophy."

"What makes it work is that we all come from diverse backgrounds," states guitarist Arnaud Lemaire. "I come from a sort of Metallica and Slayer background, while Mark started out more in the classic rock, almost R&B vein. Curt brings an incredible backbeat and variation in the rhythm, and he sings well, too. Ryan is just a solid bass player who has this ability to look at the music from an outside angle and put a different twist on things. We all balance each other out."

Fans nationwide will get the opportunity to hear that musical balance when 3against1 releases their independently-produced CD in 2005. Until then, the band's remarkable ascent continues. They just placed a song on the official soundtrack to the forthcoming feature film, "Cruel World," (Maverick Films and Primetime Pictures) featuring Edward Furlong, Susan Ward, and Jaime Pressley. It's the just the latest triumph in the ongoing saga of 3against1, a passionate and intensely creative band that is determined to win success on their own, uncompromising terms.

Lyrics

Fading

Written By: 3against1

Feed me, in your special way
Cause I'm losing all my faith in love
Please me, if only for a day

Does it make you feel above
You're always acting tough
And pushing me down
You don't say a word, bout anything you've heard

FADING!
In and out my head
Cuz I'm not afraid to be in love, I'm just...
Fading
On my own again
Cuz I'm not afraid to be alone

I'm just fading...
I'm just fading...

See me, help me find my way
Cuz I'm rollin down this lonely road
Bleed me, and take me from this pain
Cuz I'm not afraid to be in love, I'm just...

FADING!
In and out my head
Cuz I'm not afraid to be in love, I'm just...
Fading
On my own again
Cuz I'm not afraid to be alone... I'm just

I want to feel, I want to try
Don't ever want to be alone again, alone again
But
She wants to breath, she wants to fly
She's scared to open up her heart again
Cuz I'm not afraid to be alone!

FADING!
In and out my head
Cuz I'm not afraid to be in love, I'm just...
Fading
On my own again
Cuz I'm not afraid to be alone!

I want to feel, I want to try
Don't ever want to be alone again, alone again
But
She wants to breath, she wants to fly
She's scared to open up her heart again
And I'm not afraid to be alone!

Weight Of The World

Written By: 3against1

Hey lady where you goin?
This fight ain't over yet.
I got a lot to say but
You light a cigarette.

Don't turn your back on me
Look me in the eyes
It's never black and white
With you that's no surprise.

I... (i)
Won't... (won't)
Swim... (swim)
In your dirty water today (today)
Today is the last day BABY!

So turn your back on me
Don't look me in the eyes
This time it's black and white
There's no more compromise

This time it's done, it's over now
We try again and again and again
I feel it coming down on me
Like the weight of the world!

What's wrong?
You're wasting my time
You're out of control

What's wrong?
You're breaking my spine
With the weight of the world... THE WORLD!!!

This time it's done, it's over now
We try again and again and again
I feel it coming down on me
Like the weight of the world!

This time it's done, it's over now
We try again and again and again
I feel it coming down on me
Like the weight of the world.... THE WORLD!

My Machine

Written By: 3against1

I picked the parts, I picked the colors
I started building my machine
In a vision I had one time late last night in a dream

I plugged her in, that turned her on
Then she kept me up all night
Without saying a word, without causin' a fight

I made the perfect woman
Or it seemed
But she started breathin' in the air that I breathe

What's goin' on
Said what's goin' on with my machine
What's goin' on
Said what's goin' on with my machine

Well I dressed her up and I took her out
We made a night out on the town
About 11 o'clock the crowd gathered around

To watch her shake, to watch hher dance
Soon she left me on my own
With a drink in my hand I decided to go home

I made the perfect woman
Or it seemed
But she started breathin' in the air that I breathe

What's goin' on
Said what's goin' on with my machine
What's goin' on
Said what's goin' on with my machine

I made the perfect woman or it seemed but
She started breathin' in the air I breathe!

What's goin' on
Said what's goin' on with my machine
What's goin' on
Said what's goin' on with my machine
What's goin' on
Said what's goin' on with my... machine

What's wrong with my machine
What's wrong with my MACHINE!!!

Discography

The Rocco Files (EP) - 2007 - on iTunes
7 Song Demo - 2005 - on iTunes
Unstable (LP) - 2002

both recordings have received airplay on 91.1fm, 92.1fm, 94.9fm & 105.3fm in San Diego & Indie 103.1fm and 95.5fm in Los Angeles as well as www.UnsignedMusicNetwork.com
www.RadioWazee.org
www.RadioMojo.com
www.FanaticRadio.com
www.KNAC.com

Set List

45 minute Set of all original material. Song lengths vary between 2.5 to 4 mintues