8KOunt

8KOunt

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This band plays big rock with an aggressive modern edge. Listening to the songs will probably have you singing along, but the power of the live show is something to behold. If you like your rock with high energy, attitude and full of delicious hooks, you'll love this band.

Biography

Zeppelin, U2, NIN: all three very different bands with one commonality – a passion for what they believe in and the ability to make you believe in whatever it is they’re selling. Dayton, OH’s 8KOunt is no different. They want you to believe in them, their music, and their ability to deliver the goods every time they take the stage. If their four song pre-release is any indication, sign me up. (Full Release to be out in March of 2006 with advertising on Fuse Television, Metal Edge Magazine and Hit Parader Magazine).
The Russ-T Cobb (Avril Lavigne, Butch Walker, Sevendust, Bowling For Soup) produced disc delivers solid songwriting and an ample supply of both rock and pop sensibilities. Even a casual listen to songs like Insanity Defense and Fire In The Hole and you get the sense that this band is going places – to rock radio, to music television, and if you’re lucky, to a venue in your zip code.

Their material translates well live. The guys in 8KOunt certainly aren’t shoegazers, this band moves, and in addition to that, they think. A scan of the stage reveals that thought and care goes into their production, probably one of the reasons why the band has been tapped to open for national acts like Shinedown, Tantric, Ben Jelen & The F Ups. To 8 KOunt, it’s all about winning friends and influencing people & they won’t relent until they can represent modern rock to the masses.

Lyrics

Insanity Defense

Written By: James Sayer


Uh-oh, what have I done?
Guess I ruined all your fun- excuse me, I’m sorry
Maybe I just didn’t think
Got selective memory
But if you would just let me speak

Can I plead insanity for my crimes against your needs?
If I give, will you accept my insanity defense?

Oh no, pardon me
For my foot-in-mouth disease- accept it, I’m sorry
Is it that I’m out of hand?
Is it that I’m just a man?
By now I’d think you’d understand

Can I plead insanity for my crimes against your needs?
If I give, will you accept my insanity defense?

Am I just another stupid game you jerk around ‘till I’m insane?
I’ve never known the sweet sensation of meeting up to your expectation

Can I plead insanity for my crimes against your needs?
If I give, will you accept my insanity defense?

Personal

Written By: James Sayer

When all the colors fade away
And all has turned to grey
Cast a glance my way and say it
How and when?
How and when did you begin?
How and when did you begin to stay away?

When the life inside has died
It’s all been swept aside
Give up all the lies and tell me
What and who?
What and who do you run to?
What and who do you run to to renew?

On the other side of the door to what you’re looking for
I’m all you need to know
It’s personal

When the tears have all been dried
Wiped away by pride
There’s something left to hide so tell me
Where and why?
Where and why you had to cry?
Where and why you had to cry all through the night?

On the other side of the door to what you’re looking for
I’m all you need to know
It’s personal

Discography

1)8KOunt Limited-Edition CD Release.

2) The album "Cornered" to be released in March of 2006.

Set List

We customize sets for the need of the show. We do a wide variety of mostly original music. In a 45min to 1 hour set, we typically include some acoustic songs as well as a few cover songs. We tend to customize the covers to our style and they include "More Human than Human" by White Zombie, "Money Talks" by AC/DC, "Runnin' Down a Dream" by Tom Petty, "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix, "All of the Night" by the Kinks. We are flexible on our live shows and we make SURE that we put on a "show" and not just play through a list of songs.

We don't play gigs in which we have to play 2 or 3 one hour sets. We are a showcase band, not a "bar" band, and our audiences our best served in this manner.