Adam Fallon

Adam Fallon

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Real life written out 3 and a half minutes at a time. It's love....and it's all you need.

Biography

It’s dusk, it’s cool, and the stadium lights are on. About 50,000 concert-goers are singing a song back to Adam Fallon, the headline act.

This is Fallon’s ultimate musical goal. Based on the rapid growth of his audience throughout North America and his new EP, Slightly Used, hitting the market in 2006, he could achieve it very soon.

From his base in Chicago, Fallon is building a following throughout the Midwest, Ontario and across the continent. Audiences are opening up to his style: his own unique take on the tradition of singer/songwriter, but with an intangible quality that makes listener feel that, deep down, he knows what they are feeling. Fallon moves effortlessly from ballads to upbeat pop to full-out rock.

The 26-year-old Canadian singer and songwriter has been, at various times, a performer, producer, promoter, and roadie. Fallon is something of a local legend around Belleville, Ontario, where he pulled up to an A&W --former band Pickseed aboard a flatbed truck-and drew 300 people for an impromptu concert.

It may be his knack for producing and promoting that keeps him so connected to what his fans expect. “The typical person at my show tends to be laid back, casual and looking for good live entertainment,” Fallon says. “They just want to close their eyes, listen to the story, and be carried away.”

He’s been there himself: Fallon learned at an early age that music could take him away from problems at home and school. He started with clarinet at age 12; and really developed a deep appreciation for music at age 14, when he got his first drum set. “I’d go into the garage four hours a night,” he says, “and just put on a CD and headphones and play along.” He credits those early sessions with Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, and Foo Fighters with honing his skills and helping him feel good about himself. (He also includes Led Zepplin, The Beatles, The Who, the Matthew Good Band, Our Lady Peace and the Tragically Hip among his influences.)

As he finished high school and pursued a degree in radio broadcasting at Loyalist College, his songwriting style crystallized. Fallon considers himself a free-association writer. “The majority of my songs are written off cuff,” he says. “I get an idea in my head and then put the pen to the paper and just start writing, because if I think about what I want to say, I overthink and censor myself.”

Many of his songs spring from experiences with his wife, Kim, who has a profound influence on his art-she’s his Muse, you could say. Fallon credits her with keeping his creativity on track. “She’s not afraid to tell me if something stinks or needs to be better or if it's perfect,” he says. “I can sometimes come up with an idea that I've played before; she has a great memory and will step in very quickly to let me know that I’m re-using stuff that I've already done.”

Despite his extensive musical experience, Fallon understands the power of collaboration. His five-year co-writing relationship with guitarist Kyle Defreitas, whom he considers a “guitar genius,” is a good example “After developing the original idea for a song-the lyrics and basic musical structure-Kyle and I work on the progression and harmonies and then build the song from there,” says Fallon. “Two songs on the new EP, “Someday” and “Ignored,” are examples of what we can do together.”

When the new EP, Slightly Used, is released on NYOC Records this year, it will be Fallon’s fourth recording. He recorded a 3-song solo EP with Defreitas in March 2002 titled The Power of the Voice of One Vol. 1; followed that up with a full-length album with his former band, Pickseed; then re-teamed with Defreitas for The Power of the Voice of One Vol. 2. Scott Juba of the-trades.com said Vol. 2 “demonstrates his tremendous versatility as an artist and proves why he is beginning to earn radio airplay in select US and Canadian markets.”

Back to the stadium: the song is over, the crowd is roaring, and Adam Fallon lets the sound wash over him. Big dream? Sure. But this artist, who backs up the dream with talent, enthusiasm and a relentless drive to succeed, will soon be stepping onto a larger stage.

shared the stage with:
- Isaac Johnson
- Michael Warren
- Ryan Alwhart
- Wonderful smith
- Josh Dimigo
- Brad Passons
- Dave Yaden
- Eva Castillo
- Matt Jones
- Curtis Peoples

Lyrics

Someday

Written By: adam fallon

Stay alive
And break out of the inside
And listen for it one more time
Just open up your mind
Just listen for the playback
The fact is that we sacrificed
And sat down and rolled the dice
And I don’t realize
The detailed view of this hell
It stretches out as far as the eye can see

And this is life
And this is me
We’re looking to the distance now
as far as the eye can see
As far as the eye can see

And I don’t know that I
Completely realize
the path I need to take here
The road is rough but we can compromise
With a means to an end
My friend I see this distant vacation
As the two ends meet
And I don’t realize
The detailed view of this hell
It stretches out as far as the eye can see

And this is life
And this is me
We’re looking to the distance now
As far as the eye can see

And now that your here
We’ll look into the future
And everything is clear
And I think it’s real
And I think it’s real

And this is life
And this is me
We’re looking to the distance now
As far as the eye can see
And this is life
And this is me
We’re looking to the future now
as far as our eyes can see
and this is life, and this is us

Sweet Dreams

Written By: Christine Cozza and Adam Fallon

The city wants you
Won’t let you leave
Piped up on alcohol and pills
Leaning out of lonely window sills
Waiting for the spring air to fly you away
To better places and new dreams

With Johnny, Willy, Jack and Beam
Rest yourself sweet dreams, sweet dreams
Sweet dreams, sweet dreams

You’re so cowboy boots and fast cars
Siksika buffalo hunter
Wide awake
Late nights and day sleeping
Locked up alone
And sometimes with lonely woman
And summer times with...

With Johnny, Willy, Jack and Beam
Rest yourself sweet dreams, sweet dreams

With Johnny, Willy, Jack and Beam
Rest yourself sweet dreams, sweet dreams
Sweet dreams, sweet dreams

I’m finding comfort in lost sweetness.
With jet black hair and guitar songs
Mushroom promised me
A comfort drunk and broke

Together with my Johnny, Willy, Jack and Beam
Rest yourself sweet dreams, sweet dreams
Sweet dreams oh....

Johnny, Willy, Jack and Beam
Rest yourself sweet dreams, sweet dreams
Sweet dreams, sweet dreams

The city wants you
Won’t let you leave
Piped up on alcohol and pills
Leaning out of lonely window sills
With Johnny, Willy, Jack and Beam
Rest yourself sweet dreams, sweet dreams
Johnny, Willy, Jack and Beam
Rest yourself sweet dreams, sweet dreams

sweet dreams, sweet dreams
Rest yourself
Sweet dreams, sweet...
Johnny, Willy, Jack and Beam
Ohhhh....yaaaaa....

Johnny, Willy, Jack and Beam and me
Hanging out on the street
On the porch
Something here that rhymes with me (all they way with me down through it all)

Gravity

Written By: adam fallon

Another time alone tonight
another conversation with my mind
standing outside
the moon is bright
i can't help but feel
that i messed up what was real
by never giving you a call.

gravity is holding me at bay
these memories of you are drifting away.
i've felt this way a thousand times
i suppose
since the day......your casket closed.

this fever i feel is deep
and this whole inside is starting to creep farther into my soul.
i can't help but feel that i somehow need to steal what it will take for me to bring you back and.....

gravity is holding me at bay
and these memories of you are drifting away.
i've felt this way a thousand times i suppose. since the day your casket closed.

gravity is holding me at bay
and these memories of you are drifting away.
i've felt this way a thousand times i suppose. since the day your casket closed.

it's the simple things i miss
like the way my forehead would get kissed when i was young and sick.
it's hard to think sometimes of what life was like when you were fine.
two years ago you were alive.

gravity is holding me at bay
and these memories of you are drifting away.
i've felt this way a thousand times i suppose. since the day your casket closed.

gravity is holding me at bay
and these memories of you are drifting away.
i've felt this way a thousand times i suppose. since the day your casket closed.

a lie lie lie.............

Everything

Written By: adam fallon

Oh now I’ve got my luggage
And now I’ve gone
Will you wait for me from dusk until dawn

I feel my plane is leaving
I see the wind is in your hair
You know i love you and how much i care

And now i pray
How i wish i could stay
And hold you , so

I want to spend my life beside you
Feel that fire burn inside you
Let you be my everything

I know i wana stay but
I just can’t explain it now
It feels like my hearts been ripped away

These years have gone so slowly
I miss you more and more each day
I think the choice i made was wrong

And now i pray
How i wish i could stay
And hold you , so

I want to spend my life beside you
Feel that fire burn inside you
Let you be my everything

Oh i want to spend my life beside you
Wana turn this plane around and find you
So you can be my everything

Oh can you please forgive me
You picked me up when i was down
I feel so empty because you’re not around

Oh i know i’ll always be this way
I know that i should have stayed
I wish I’d wake up and come back to you

I want to spend my life beside you
Feel that fire burn inside you
Let you be my everything

Oh i want to spend my life beside you
Wana turn this plane around and find you
So you can be my everything

Restricted Exit Sign

Written By: adam fallon

I can’t find the exit sign
It’s out of reach
With now time to spare
But I don’t care
Nothing to spare
I can’t find the exit sign
But something tells me it’s not far
Not hard to reach now
But that’s how some are

Stretched out and useless
With no help from your star
I can’t see the exit sign
But I think I know how
I used the sunshine in your eyes
and found my way somehow

I’m reaching for the exit sign
Helping my way outside
I’m breathing free
Running speed
I rest in your arms for now I’m freed

With no help from your star
I couldn’t see the exit sign
But I think I know how
I used the sunshine in your eyes
And found my way somehow
We past the restricted exit sign

And i don’t know
We’ve come too far to hold
I’m in this now
And i can’t fold from you not now

I was useless with no help from your star
Couldn’t see the exit sign
But i think i know how.
I’ll use the sunshine in your eyes and find my way somehow
Past the restricted exit sign

Pouring Rain

Written By: adam fallon

So here i am
And i can feel
The wind coming at me
Through the fields

I see your face
Through the windowsill
I know your gone
But i miss you still

I see it all
Your master plan
It was helping me
Be a better man

And i can’t change
With the wind in my face
So here i’ll stay
In the pouring rain

I’m speechless
I can’t find the words
My memory is clouded
And it hurts

The weathers bad
My mind is worse
The rain’s hailing down on me like a curse

I’m soaking wet
And my soul is damp
Just write me off
And add your postage stamp

I can’t change
With the wind in my face
Here i’ll stay
In the pouring rain

Please help me my friend
A storm is breaking over my head
As i sit here near the end

And i can’t change
With the wind in my face
So i’ll sit here
In the pouring rain

Repeat.........

Discography

The EP "The Power of The Voice of One" released 2002
LP "The Power of The Voice of One Vol. 1" released 2003
LP "The Sessions" w/ former band Pickseed released 2003
LP "The Power of The Voice of One Vol. 2" released 2004
LP "Slightly Used" released 2006

currently recording new album due out in June '07

Set List

enough original material for 90 minutes