All The Brightness

All The Brightness

BandAlternativeRock

This three piece outfit from Toronto melds modern rock and power pop to create a unique but accessible brand of alternative music.

Biography

This power trio hailing from Toronto is comprised of frontman Nick Mazzei, bassist Kevin Bailey and drummer Pete Maniatis. Growing up in the big city and coming from three culturally distinct backgrounds, the group has found a way to intertwine their diverse musical influences, inspired by the one thing they love the most... kick ass rock! The end result speaks for itself as great success followed the '05 release of their debut album "Lost in the Soul Deposit". The band took first prize in the USA songwriting competition in '06 for alternative rock, had their video added to rotation on MUCH MUSIC'S MUCH LOUD in the fall of '07, and had their song "Never You" chosen to be part of the musical score in an episode of the hit T.V. series "SHARK" starring James Woods. Other notable achievements include co-producing/performing the opening theme song for the reality based T.V. show "Crash Addicts" on the Outdoor Life Network, and most recently being featured in the Vin Diesel video game "Wheelman" by Midway Games soon to be released. Taking their experience and confidence into the studio in early spring 2008, the band set out to put their songwriting/producing skills into motion to record their second album, "Destiny Weeps". The result of their efforts is a collection of 12 masterfully crafted, super-catchy songs which has already been received with overwhelmingly positive feedback from the music industry since its release in late summer of 2008. Poised to build off the success of LITSD, All The Brightness looks to conquer, wherever their "destiny" takes them.

Lyrics

Soul Deposit

Written By: Nick Mazzei

So this is your life, shrink wrapped
And prepared for you, do you like

Living a lie, walking the line
Missing it every single time
Diggin’ a hole, to call your home
Working your fingers to the bone
And how it just keeps slippin away…

Lost in the soul deposit,
You keep searching
The world keeps turning
Lost in the soul deposit
Fuel keeps burning and
Wheels keep turning

Can’t seem to change your shape
To fit in this puzzle of life

Your walking alone, Misery prone
Hanging your hopes, on burning rope
Crumbling down when it matters the most
Trying to walk straight in a turning world
That just keeps slipping away…

Lost in the soul deposit,
You keep searching
The world keeps turning
Lost in the soul deposit
Fuel keeps burning and
Wheels keep turning

Beautiful Massacre

Written By: Nick Mazzei

It’s top of the morning but…
it still feels like yesterday
I’m peeling the layers…
only to find it’s just the same old skin
With a tone of sin
Can’t wash it away it’s rooted within
All the love we make is bottled in place
And held for the ones who can pay

Will you follow even for no reason
(Will) you swallow, if you don’t know what you’re eating
A Beautiful Massacre,
Word by word and one by one you all fall down

Always searching for something more
Never content or complacent
There’s always a treasure out there
to be uncovered
But at what price?
Is it worth a life?
If it’s what you believe, what gives you the right?
All the walls we make, built out of hate
That’s nurtured for heaven’s sake.

Will you follow even for no reason
(Will) you swallow, if you don’t know what you’re eating
A Beautiful Massacre,
Word by word and one by one you all fall down
It always ends the same

I feel love is all around me, all around me
I feel love is all around me, all around me

Is that impossible?

Chorus

Never You

Written By: N. Mazzei

You said you won't forget
all the things i said
So it's time for regret,
and what comes next in line for me this time
You never should have crossed that line
Now everything's a great big mess
You point at me, (when) you should confess

CHORUS

It's always the same
It's never you, it's never me
Then who's to blame?
It's nothing new that it takes two
to change it
Or it's alway's the same

It's all or nothing
is what you said
I didn't believe you
Should've quit while i was ahead
And never mind, you pull at me when you're behind
Trust is earned but with you it's bled
As the feelings burn, my hands turn red

(CHORUS)

Frozen

Written By: Nick Mazzei

If I had the choice I’d choose to stand
As far away as possible
From all the things that conspire to bring
About the end of all that’s right
Surrounding me and crowding me, like
Stepping on a lifeline just to see if it ‘d hurt…

Frozen
For the moment with fear
Coping
With the prospect of losing (my) sanity

If I had the chance to change the past
The only thing I’d change would be
The only thing that changed me
Invaded without warning
Left before I knew I wasn’t through.
Was waiting for the end to come then
Suddenly it’s gone

Frozen
For the moment with fear
Coping
With the prospect of losing (my) sanity
Toward Impending doom
I brace for tragedy
Choking, emoting

Fear of the unknown is there

Do you suffer much?
Made to suffer much.

CHORUS

One Thing

Written By: Nick Mazzei

I don’t know you
but I want to show you everything
There is to know about what’s behind nothing…
At all

Stumbling over myself
You’d think I was drunk but I’m under your spell

Forget what you may have heard
because I wanna show you

CHORUS

By young and old
I’ve always been told
That I’m so good
So good at Nothing
But I want you to know
That I’d be so good
So good at one thing
Being good to you

If you’re ever short on company
There’s no place on earth I’d rather be
Then in your heart
Cause It gives me a reason to breathe

How did good fortune
Ever find and deliver me from a place so unkind
Never before have I ever wanted to show me

CHORUS

I can’t keep it a secret
cause I know you would know by looking inside
I can’t seem to figure things out
but I know this feels so right.

CHORUS

Overtaken

Written By: Nick Mazzei

What’s left, is left behind
To be living in that time
is a waste and
I’m focusing on this now
What stands in front of me

A challenge of the heart
A test of mental dedication
A quest for vindication
Setting us apart

It’s never ordinary
The road to glory

CHORUS
I can take
All that you can give
And I won’t break
‘til you’re Overtaken
(Repeat)

Have we taken this too far?
When there’s never any room for weakness
Revealing that you’re squeamish
Will only cut you down

A challenge of the heart
A test of mental dedication
A quest for vindication
Setting us apart

It’s never ordinary
The road to glory

CHORUS X 2

Part of understanding what it takes to get to
where you want to be is understanding what
you have to do and understanding who you are…

It’s never ordinary
The road to glory

CHORUS X 2

Facing It Alone

Written By: Nick Mazzei

Taste the bitter sting
Of your broken wings
Now your world seems darker
Than any place you’ve ever been

But never leave before it ends
You never know what fate intends
A brighter day lies just ahead
And all I know is you won’t be….

CHORUS
Facing it Alone
I’ll help you find your way back home
I’ll always be the wind when your wings are ready to fold
And the words when you got nothing to say

Bitterness inside
A product of your pride
Dulling all the colour
that once made up your bluest skies

But never leave
Before it ends
You never know what fate intends
A brighter day lies just ahead
And all I know is you won’t be …

CHORUS

Everyday starts out the same
How it ends
Depends on how you spend
Your time and attention
And did I mention
Only sometimes people
Get what they deserve…

You never will be…

CHORUS

Next Time

Written By: Nick Mazzei

I see everything that you offer me
Then push you away I’m not tryin’ to be mean
It comes down to this: will I be ready
When life bares its crown so suddenly?

I like to think that over the years
The hills and the holes have been good to me
But all the while and underneath, I can’t
Help but think that if you

Say “next time” it’ll never be the
Same way twice
Then you’re left to wonder “what if”
Always comes to mind and memories
Made hard to find

Remember when you said to me
“you go I go” so eagerly
When push came to shove
And time made to bleed
I looked all around and you
Were never seen

Days come and go
Out of your control
You sift through the hours
As if searching for gold
But all the while and underneath
I can’t help but think that if you

Say “next time” it’ll never be the
Same way twice
Then you’re left to wonder “what if”
Always comes to mind and memories
Made hard to find

Keep running from this time
And then you’ll find that what
Could have been gets left behind

Don't Get Me Wrong

Written By: Nick Mazzei

Why is this life so hard to get
It’s always late when you’re
Closing in.
You follow the lines
That take you down
and in the end are you
Holding on for the wrong reasons?

Everyday you’re just rollin’ and’
Throwin’ punches in the air
‘cause you can’t do what you want to.

CHORUS
Don’t get me wrong, I’m movin’ on
Going strong. “never fade away!”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m just tryin’ to
Hold onto everything that’s right.

So much for so little
Reward’s the norm.
For most of us, we
Ride this storm.
Spend all our time
Searching for answers
And in the end we
Never get what we came for

Everyday we’re just rollin’
And throwin’ punches in the air
‘Cause we can’t do what we want to

CHORUS

You want it all
in spite of all the things
That make you happy.
And all the while
You’re in denial,
your life’s not where it…
Where it should be.

CHORUS X 2

Easier Said

Written By: Nick Mazzei

Another chance to make the most of it
Has found you but grounds you You can’t Get a hold of it
And now the world is out to get you again
You’re lied to, denied
as you try to make amends

So you say it to yourself...

You say you want to get on with your life and then
Woah oh oh! No oh no life comes to a halt
You say you want to believe in yourself and then
Woah oh oh! No oh oh you fall apart….

It's Easier Said

If all the things you love came crashing down…
You shoulder that load everyday before there’s a sound
And now you find you’re always a step behind
Between all the mines that your mind buried in the ground.

CHORUS

Even though it's not your time
You gotta believe that someday
The stars are gonna start to shine
If you know where to look

CHORUS

Discography

'Lost in the Soul Deposit' - 2005
'Destiny Weeps' - 2008

Set List

Typical 45 minute set:

Right Where I Want to Be
Overtaken
Lies, Lies, Lies
Soul Deposit
Never You
Number One Zero
Frozen
Beautiful Massacre

Covers

War Pigs (Black Sabbath)
Won't get Fooled Again (The Who)