3rd scenario

3rd scenario

 Long Beach, California, USA
BandJazzSoul

Funky Jazz with R&B overtones...imagine Miles Davis, Brian McKnight, Stevie Wonder, and Bootsy Collins in the same band!

Biography

3rd Scenario is the veteran collaboration of two of L.A.'s most promising Jazz/Funk/ R&B visionaries -- Bassist/trumpeter/vocalist Scott "Bugs" Allen, 2005 N.A.A.C.P. Theatre award-winning musical director, a native of Baltimore, MD met multi-talented Guitarist/Vocalist Earl "Tee" Harris, (Improm2, Stephanie Mills, BeBe Winans, Euge Groove) a Chicago son, 12 years ago at an audition for the now defunct Soul/Pop band Back2Back (Scene 1). This gifted duo seeking a more "cutting edge" project branched off with several of its departing members for a second project, but were still unsatisfied with the results (Scene 2). Finally, Allen and Harris decided upon taking the name "3rd Scenario". The name is meant to pay homage to both men being 3rd generation; Harris in namesake, and Allen in family musical legacy.The name also represents their third and final attempt at uncompromising musical excellence. In this effort, they would align themselves with only the best musicans available, thus raising the bar, and have been making their mark on stages and in the studios of L.A. ever since. With their national debut CD "It's About Time..." primed for world-wide distribution, 3rd Scenario has inked a deal with the Spectra Jazz label of Spectra Records. Their sound has been called sophisticated and funky! Their live stage shows with a band comprised of the elite session musicians in the industry have been described by the local jazz press as "The Dynamic Duo of FunkJazzSoul..."

Lyrics

"Make it up"

Written By: Earl Harris

All ya gotta do is make up your mind that you can really do it.

Nothing in the world can take away your dream if you make it up.

Just stop yourself from saying no; and now you're gonna do it.

This is your life so I believe that you can just make it up.

Chorus:

You can be who you wanna be ...Let your mind be free.
You can do what you wanna do ...make it up and see.

Let your mind be free ...make it up you'll see.

"It's About Time"

Written By: Earl Harris

It's about time for a new kinda Life, yeah.
It's about time that we kinda get it right , yeah yeah yeah.

I Now I know that we what we wanna do when we do it,
And we never get tired of trying to find some love in something.
But we know that it won't be long before we need something real inside of our soul.

It's about time for a new kinda Life, yeah.
It's about time that we kinda get it right , yeah yeah yeah.
It's about time for a new kinda Life, yeah.
It's about time that we try and get it right , yeah yeah yeah.

Now if we keep on pushing on keep the faith and stay strong there's I believe a pretty good chance we wouldn't go wrong.
Your attitude is everything so keep your heart and your mind in the right place and you'll go far.

And I know we can make it, if we get on up we can take it.
Gotta do the dang thang, let the whole world see ya flap your wings and fly.
Gotta make up your mind & let your light shine ...How you gonna be number two and number one, at the same time?!

"If I was There"

Written By: Earl Harris

Love is our hiding place, we have no thought of time or space,
And even if we may be miles away ... It would really be nice if I was there.

If I was there with you, we would do all the things we wanted to,
together we'd live life anew ...If I was there with you.

CHORUS:

Can we just run away into our hiding place?
We'll find a better way and happiness we'd embrace.
If I was there with you, ...that would be I need.

Can we just run away into our hiding place?
We'll find a better way and happiness we'd embrace.
If I was there with you, ...Love would take us away!

Discography

Soundtrack from the WebSeries "Who...." by Emmy-Winning Producer Michael Ajakwe

available at www.ajakwetv.com

Theme song from the upcoming series "Hottywood Helps"

www.reverbnation.com/3rdscenario

Set List

Originals and various Jazz and R&B covers

Partial list of popular covers:

Ain't No Sunshine*
Footprints
That's The Way Love Goes
Human Nature
So What?
People Make the World Go 'Round*
Summertime
Use Me
Rock With You
Inner City Blues
On and On
Maputo
Superstition
Iggin' ME
What's Goin' On?

*Special 3rd Scenario arrangement