All of the Above

All of the Above

 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CAN
BandAlternativeRock

"Summer-on-a-blanket" rock.
Acoustic-centered folk/rock songs, danceable funk-rock and reggae inspired grooves, and soaring harmonies like only brothers can sing.

Biography

Fronted by a duo of brothers, All of the Above describe their sound as "summer-on-a-blanket" rock. Their songs are a blending of acoustic/roots heart-and-soul, danceable funk-rock and reggae inspired grooves, and soaring harmonies like only brothers can sing. If you can't picture it, imagine a blending of Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Bedouin Soundclash and Barenaked Ladies.

After releasing their debut album in April 2011 (with help from a $10,000 grant from Rawlco Radio) All of the Above performed over 20 shows throughout the summer, including the Ness Creek Music Festival, New Music West, and the Saskatoon Fireworks Festival. Throughout the summer they shared the stage with bands like Secret Broadcast from Toronto, Broken Ride from Calgary, In Medias Res from Vancouver, and home-province favourites Wyatt, Volcanoless in Canada, and Slow Down Molasses.

In other news, the long-running American television show Road Trip Nation will be featuring "Roll With It" on the first episode of their 8th season, airing in September of 2011. Look for All of the Above to continue touring throughout 2011 and into 2012.

Past Highlights:
- 'Roll With It' and 'Feather' win Honorable Mentions in the West Coast Songwriters International Songwriting Competition (May 2011).
- 'Feather' included on the SaskMusic 2011 promotional compilation CD. (February 2011).
- 'Feather' reached the short-list of the ASA Songwriting Competition in the International category (July 2010).
- Awarded a $10,000 grant by Western Canada's Rawlco Radio (June 2010).
- 'This Car' wins 2008 Single of the Year award from the Saskatchewan Home Grown Top 30 Podcast (January 2009).

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Lyrics

All I Want is You

Written By: Jared Cechanowicz

Woke up to your face, your big brown eyes
Sun poured on your hair, your skin, and mine
But this time there’s no smile on your lips
So I already know what’s on your mind

You don’t want what you have
We’ve been through this before
You’re gonna miss me when you leave, but still you walk out that door

You want me to beg, to tell you you’re the one
But you want to be chased so all you do is run
I try and I try to keep from loving you
And that tears me apart, cuz all I want is you

You’ll put up your hair, paint your nails
Red dress, high heel shoes, it never fails
And once you’ve found a man who turns you on
It won’t take you long until you’re gone

You want what you don’t have
You come cry at my door
You know I want you back, but I can’t do this anymore

You want me to beg, to tell you you’re the one
But you want to be chased so all you do is run
I try and I try to keep from loving you
And that tears me apart, cuz all I want is you

And I don’t need your heart, I don’t wanna fight
I don’t need to be loved, and I don’t care if I’m right
And I don’t need to eat, I don’t need to sleep,
No I don’t need what I need
I need what I want, and all that I want is you

You want me to beg, to tell you you’re the one
But you want to be chased so all you do is run
I try and I try to keep from loving you
And that tears me apart, cuz all I want is you

Feather

Written By: Jared Cechanowicz

Another day, workin’ myself to an early grave,
I got rent to make and bills to pay
I’d take a break and lay my head down for a while
But I’d just add worries to the pile

But then a feather floating with the breeze
Made me see that I’m running outta time.
I gotta change my state of mind.

I gotta let go of my worries now
I gotta lose this weight, forget all the troubles that are draggin me down
I gotta fall like a feather before I hit the ground

Finally home, see my laundry on the floor
I could be up all night just doin’ chores
I take one big sigh, step right back out the door
And I spread myself out on the porch

Now working faster gets more done
But there are perks to slowin’ down
Like not bein’ a crater in the ground

I gotta let go of my worries now
I gotta lose this weight, forget all the troubles that are draggin me down
I gotta fall like a feather before I hit the ground

Fall, fall, fall to the ground
I gotta lose this weight, lay my worries down, let them fall

I gotta let go of my worries now
I gotta lose this weight, forget all the troubles that are draggin me down
Before these worries all go draggin me down
and babe I gotta do it now
I gotta fall like a feather before I hit the ground

Blind Love

Written By: Jared Cechanowicz

Young man walkin’ and he’s guided by a cane
Can’t see where he’s goin’ but he gets there just the same
A blue-eyed beauty says hello with a kiss
He touches her skin, breathes her in, and I see what I missed

I still believe in love at first sight
But it ain’t got to do with what you see with your eyes

This is, this is, this is blind love
The kind you smell the kind you taste, kind you’re dreamin’ of
My eyes, my eyes I will tear them out
If they are keepin’ me from givin’ blind love

Suits and dresses push past you on the street
Perfection in motion and it’s all for you to see
But for all that time and money spent its just a show
They got the body, but where is the soul

They’d say that beauty is only skin deep
But beauty runs as deep as you are willing to see

This is, this is, this is blind love
The kind you smell the kind you taste, kind you’re dreamin’ of
My eyes, my eyes I will tear them out
If they are keepin’ me from givin’ blind love

Now hold me closer baby, don’t you let me go
Close your eyes and let that lovin’ feelin’ flow.
Hold me closer baby, don’t you let me go
Let that blind love show, now let that blind love show

This is, this is, this is blind love
The kind you smell the kind you taste, kind you’re dreamin’ of
My eyes, my eyes I will tear them out
If they are keepin’ me from givin’
This is, this is, this is blind love
The kind you smell the kind you taste, kind you’re dreamin’ of
My eyes, my eyes I will tear them out
If they are keepin’ me from givin’ blind love

Eyes on Me

Written By: Jared Cechanowicz

She’s like smoke movin’ through the room
She’s like dark and silky smooth
The kinda girl that’d make you wanna cheat
Leather boots strutin’ to the beat

Checkin’ her out when she walks by
She got ‘em sweatin’ got their eyes wide
Skirt low, hair pitch black
Her Lululemons peakin’ out the back

She’s more that just hot, she’s renewing my faith in God

Got a voice so sweet and low, her perfume like sex and snow
I wanna touch, I wanna taste, but all she says is
“I just want your eyes on me”

Half-smile saying, ‘I’m shy’
An, ‘I’m a freak’ look in her eye
Oozin’ attitude from her fingertips
My heart beatin’ to the swing of her hips

That kinda girl don’t want love, that kinda girl she wants it rough

Got a voice so sweet and low, her perfume like sex and snow
I wanna touch, I wanna taste, but all she says is
“I just want your eyes on me”

We start to dance, she got skill, and I’d be dead if looks could kill
I wanna touch, I wanna taste, but I hear ya babe:
“I just want your eyes on me”

Roll With It

Written By: Jared Cechanowicz, Annette Campagne, Michael Hepp

Slept through your second snooze and now you’re running late
Stumble through your bedroom in a bleary-eyed state
Lost your keys, you’re running fast
As the bus just pulls away

There’s only one way this river can flow
Instead holding on, maybe baby you should just let it go

You gotta roll with it, go with it, ride that wave
You gotta get high on it, fly on it to find your way
It’s all about the space you’re in, your personal zen, your state of mind
So just let go of it, don’t make a show of it,
just let it roll and it’ll all be fine

Get to work, your boss is there to meet you at the door
From the look on his face, you don’t work here anymore
And your lover says, ‘you made you made your bed,
So that’s where you can lie’

Ya you’re falling, you’ve run right outta luck
But every hole has a bottom, so when you hit bottom just pick yourself up

You gotta roll with it, go with it, ride that wave
You gotta get high on it, fly on it to find your way
It’s all about the space you’re in, your personal zen, your state of mind
So just let go of it, don’t make a show of it,
just let it roll and it’ll all be fine

That fine line, keepin’ you sane stretched beyond repair
So let it unravel baby, like you don’t even care

You gotta roll with it, go with it, ride that wave
You gotta get high on it, fly on it to find your way
It’s all about the space you’re in, your personal zen, your state of mind
So just let go of it, don’t make a show of it,
Lean back, don’t have a heart attack baby

Just roll with it, go with it, ride that wave
You gotta get high on it, fly on it to find your way
It’s all about the space you’re in, your personal zen, your state of mind
So just let go of it, don’t make a show of it,
Don’t let it ruin your whole life
just let it roll and it’ll all be fine

Discography

'This Car' - May 14, 2008 - (MP3 single)
"Home" - October 27, 2010 - (live/studio EP)
"All of the Above" - April 9, 2011 - (studio LP)

YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/aotaband

Set List

All of the Above can perform between one and three 45-minute sets of music as an acoustic duo, acoustic trio, or electric four-piece.
- A one-set show is typically 90% original music.
- A two-set show is typically 80% original music.
- A three-set show is typically 50% original music.

Originals:
Love Defined (Punchy pop/rock)
Set Me Free (Singable reggae/folk)
This Car (Driving rock/alt-country)
Your Sailor (Rock ballad)
It's Easy (Laid back jazz/folk)
The Beautiful Life (Funky folk/rock)
My Home (Driving rock ballad)
Take it All (Funky folk/rock)
All I Want is You (Reggae/rock)
Blind Love (High energy alt/rock)
Roll With It (Funky folk/rock)
Open Arms (Latin influenced folk/rock)
Feather (Funky folk/rock)
Fly (Bluegrass rock)
Madly (Alt/rock ballad)
Eyes on Me (Gritty alt/rock)
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