Aerport Rocking Chairs

Aerport Rocking Chairs

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The Aerport Rocking Chairs are a Baltimore based rock n' roll band with funk, jazz, folk, bluegrass, and jungle influences. They are improvisational, they are emotional, and they will rock any gig, in any town, for any audience.

Biography

The Aerport Rocking Chairs have been jamming in and around Baltimore since 2003. They have played gigs at established venues like the 8x10, Fletchers, and the Santa Fe Cafe. They have also played numerous small venues throughout the DC/Baltimore area.

Four members are doctors by day and two are TPS flouting coporate types, but all are agreed that music is the passion that can make them leave it all behind and hit the road.

The band's music takes influence from various styles, including rock n roll, jazz, funk, bluegrass, blues, and surprisingly, jungle. The drummer, Scott Shapiro, is an accomplished DJ spinning house/intelligent jungle for the last 10 years. Shapiro also has long standing London based record contract for his original jungle tracks. His back beat has lead this band to explore sounds unheard of in a rock band. He can also be heard singing some of the covers during live shows. Scott Sherr is the acoustic guitarist and lead singer with multiple credentials from his days at UCLA. His voice seems to get better with every gig and every song he writes. Its deep, rich tones with a raspy air are unique unto himself. The self professed driver of the bus, otherwise known as the bassist, is Joe Scalea. Scaleas style is as varied as his influences, building a sound that'll keep you moving and knock you over, if youre not careful. The lead guitarist, Dan Gohzansky, has his roots in purist American rock n' roll. His lead style has been shaped by everything from the jazz and blues greats of the fifties, to the newest independents on the New York and Portland music scene. From clean to crunch, Gohzanksy is truly a versatile lead guitarist. Leroy "Bo" Vaughn brings the southern truth with his banjo, mandolin and bluegrass ways and Mark Shapiro rounds out the rhythm section on the bongos.

Lyrics

Rodeo

Written By: Aerport Rocking Chairs

Pink tie thursdays mean nothing today
Eyes red and swollen, with unjust actions at bay
decieved in time's entirety
i loved here unwaverlinly
now known, boys shoved in, with my feigning relations
she'll understands my torments, and my ruminations

Black boot fridays mean everything today
Lips red and ready, with unjust actions at bay
we are but a stagnant pool, never could shift, inertial old fool
the choice for loves burns in her hear
the other grows cold, closet ridden

So, saddle up the horses
Hold on tight
They're in the closet, coming out with the time if right,
Right

Anxiety ridden, shuffling actions but hidden, credit cards Unlocking her door,
Where is my calm disposition
Lying on her bed, while the boys take position
She's surrounded, they're laughing, they're jerring,
Suddently grow silent,
As a body falls behind them, no longer closet hidden.

So, saddle up the horses, hold on tight,
they're in the closet,
coming out when the time is right

Love, love betrayed, know that I know,
Your true man's name

So, saddle up the horses, hold on tight,
they're in the closet, coming out when the time is right
right.

Purse

Written By: Scott Sherr

It weighs her down, she walks slowly, slowly
Without a sound, never thinking outloud
She longs for trees and wind through their leaves, weightless burden
Airy autumn with shades of color that
That do not paint away her tears

She gives away, trys to throw it away,
But in her hands now law, all shades of misery
One to temp, one to dream, another to make her cry, with memories
One to temp, one to dream, another to make her cry, with memories

Two cents traded, a new life unknown
Who will she be when she wakes up a long
Perceptions as she wants them to be, traded (faded)
Change for change sheeps on going (and going)

She gives away, trys to throw it away,
But in her hands now law, all shades of misery
One to temp, one to dream, another to make her cry, with memories
One to temp, one to dream, another to make her cry, with memories

She sees hues of green in her dreams,
While faded remedies, tears fill her memory,
Self importantly, copper and gold, tears wiped away,
Faded to monochrome

She gives away, trys to throw it away,
But in her hands now law, all shades of misery
One to temp, one to dream, another to make her cry, with memories
And it weighs her down, she scowls at the their sound

Pants

Written By: Scott Sherr & Joe Scalea

How does if feel when you wake up without your pants?
Run and feel the breeze, won't you wake up and dance?
All I have is a newspaper to cover up my periodicals
Bareassed on the beach, where did they go?

They were bought far away from a polynesian gentleman
He took them off himself, he wasn't wearing anything else (anything at all)
I shrugged, it was strange, I took the pants anyway,
He said "go to the beach my friend, take my pants with you, the women will love you, that's all you have to do"

There's an intuition of those who know
There's something else lay down below
Not to much and not to slow
They're my pants Hawaiian and I'll take em off slow
They're my pants Hawaiian and I'll take em off slow

Walk on fine Hawaiian shirted gentleman, walk on
there's nothing to see here
The tropical island's glory down below
Patterned and pretty

There's an intuition of those who know
There's something else lay down below
Not to much and not to slow
They're my pants Hawaiian and I'll take em off slow
They're my pants Hawaiian and I'll take em off slow

Yeah, I'll take em off slow...(X8)
They're my pants Hawaiian and I'll take em off slow
They're my pants Hawaiian and I'll take em off

Discography

Aerport Rocking Chairs-Demos 2005
Aerport Rocking Chairs-YOUREVOLUTION 2007

Partial and Full downloads available at: www.myspace.com/aerportrockingchairs

Set List

Originals:
How’d It Happen
Step On Down
Variations On A Theme
You
Pants
Piss Song
Pieces of The Puzzle
Moment
Purse
Rodeo
Spanish
Monday’s Jumbled Love
Anticipation
Hold on to me
Broken
Don't tell Me Why
Naked Paint Love
907
Endless Jamming (of course, gig specific)

Covers
Aeroplane - RHCP
Badfish - Sublime
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
The Joker - The Steve Miller Band
Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes
Brickhouse - The Commodores
Your Love - The Outfield
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson
Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
Beverly Hills - Weezer
No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
Leslie Anne Levine - The Decemberists
Angel From Montgomery - DMB cover version
Mellissa - The Allman Brothers
Eli The Barrow Boy - The Decemberists
Help - The Beatles
Wrong Way - Sublime
Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper
What’s up?-4 Non Blondes
Betterman-Pearl Jam
Melissa-Allman Bros.
Requests are always welcome and Acom