Amphibians

Amphibians

 New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
BandRockAlternative

AMPHIBIAN - ‘living a double life.’ Amphibians dig back to when vocals were key, melodies integral and lyrics from the heart. They mix this with a progressive backbeat for an appealing new sound unique in its freshness, a change and yet preserving valid elements from the past. In a word-EVOLVING.

Biography

AMPHIBIANS


AMPHIBIAN - From “Amphibios” meaning literally “living a double life”.The Amphibians dig back to simpler times when vocals were key, melodies integral and lyrics from the heart. They mix this with a progressive backbeat for an appealing new sound unlike any other. Their offering is unique in its freshness, a change and yet preserving valid elements from the past. In a word-EVOLVING. The Amphibian’s track record speaks for itself and gives an indication of their enormous popular appeal. The Garaffa Brothers, also a versatile songwriting team, hail from central New Jersey and also perform vocals, guitar and bass in live shows. They have fine-tuned their actat many NYC area clubs including the Stone Pony, CBGB”s Maxwell's and the Bitter End.




AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:


* "New Day (I Feel Alone)" and "Hangin' On" Included in: "I Dance"

Positive Gaming Video Game "

Theme song for Fox Television Show Pilot  “Hollywood Today Live”


* “New Jersey’s Best Rock” CD, released by WDHA 105.5 FM, Dover, NJ


* "Roadtrip Nation" PBS Television program soundtrack.


* Two songs chosen for  UNESCO New Songs For Peace Project.


* "New Day (I Feel Alone)" chosen as the theme song for official


Disney Corporation podcaster, Mike W. Geoghegan's popular website "ReelReviews.com."


* "New Day (I Feel Alone)" becomes one of the most podcasted songs on the web.


* Budweiser.com (True Garage) artist and song "New Day (I Feel Alone)".


* Supercuts "Rock the Cut" Artists 


* First and Second Prize, Musicians Network Songwriting Contest


* Four Billboard Magazine Songwriting Awards


* Recognized by ASCAP Songwriters Workshop


* Winner of Musician’s Network and Soundclick's International


Songwriters Discovery Network song contest


* Included on The Best Of Billboard TN “New Talent Spotlight” CD


*  Two #1 and Four top 4 songs on Garageband.com Charts and Best of Garageband Compilation


* 1 on Billboard TN three different times


Reviews:


*  Don Dixon, REM/Counting Crows/Smithereens producer. "A great band from New Jersey, a wonderful band that’s going to be around forever.” 


Nikki Sixx member Motley Crue, Sixx Am . "Ran across the “Amphibians” song “New Day” on my playlist today. Don’t know if they are still around but I dug that band.” 


* Jerry Harrison producer, Garageband.com founder “ sixties British sound with cool guitar riffs. It’s nice to hear a song that sounds happy without being saccharine.” review of “New Day (I Feel Alone”.


Billboard Magazine "Progressive rock with brilliant melodies.” 


Yahoo Music "When a band ís from Jersey you expect alot and the Amphibian's power pop definitely delivers.î


Aquarian Magazine "Every one of the songs I heard tonight would make a great hit single.” 


Adam Curry, (podcast pioneer and MTV personality, on The Daily Source Code Podcast) "Great song for a kind of gray day at Curry Cottage, Guilford, here's "Rain Came Down." 


Musicians Network "interesting and catchy, you guys understand that rock is groove oriented. I loved the songs! Great job and congratulations!” 


Jason Evangelho "Why aren't these guys bigger?" (Podcast Pioneer, Insomnia Radio/Kill Your FM )


*  Steve Zuckerman, Grammy award winning producer, freelance writer, Rolling Stone and other music publications. "They combine styles such as rock, dance and pop with the drive, ambition and determination shared by few songwriters.”


Contact Info: Phone: (732)-768-6235


E-mail address: amphibiansrock@gmail.com 

Artist URL: http://www.myspace.com/amphibians 

Lyrics

Hangin' On

Written By: Fred and Bob Garaffa

Hangin' On
Copyright 2008 Fred and Bob Garaffa

This morning I woke up and you were gone,
I used to feel like you were the only one.
But now I know the future never tells us what path we're on,
It's been too long.

Chorus
I'm hangin' on by a very thin line,
feels like I'm losing my mind,
looking for you.
I'm hangin' on by a very thin line,
feels like I'm wasting my time,
Waiting for you.
Where are you?

The house is cold your warmth is gone,
I took your love for granted all along.
But in the past when I was sinking fast,
I knew for sure.
Your love was strong.

Chorus repeat

Hangin' on by a very thin line,
Hangin' on by a very lthin line.

Repeat

Wouldn't You Like It?

Written By: Fred and Bob Garaffa

Wouldn't You Like It?
Copyright 2008 Fred and Bob Garaffa

When I look in your eyes,
I see the memory of what used to be love.
I see you're frightened and hiding from the Love you seem to get so little of.
You can fire a love up,
Enjoy a brand new high.
You won't reach your lover,
If you never try.

Chorus
Now wouldn't you like to fall in love again.
Things may never be the same way.

I know you feel like you're all alone,
And nothing seems to really matter.
You try so hard but you can't go on when,
All your dreams have all been shattered.
You can fire a love up,
Enjoy a brand new high.
You won't reach your lover,
If you never try.

Chorus
Now wouldn't you like to fall in love again.
Things may never be the same way.

Love like a dream,
(dreams they can come true)
You are love to me,

Love like a dream,
(dreams they can come true)
You are love to me,
(You're in my dreams)

Please don't give up so easily,
I know your dreams you'll soon recapture.
And the love that is waiting there,
Is all I think you're really after.

Chorus
Now wouldn't you like to fall in love again.
Things may never be the same way.
Now wouldn't you like to fall in love again.
Don't be afraid to take that chance again.

Wouldn't You like it?
To fall in love?
Repeat

New Day (I Feel Alone)

Written By: Fred Garaffa,Bob Garaffa and Frank Fitzgerald, Bob Garaffa and Frank Fitzgerald

New Day (I Feel Alone) Copyright 2008 Fred Garaffa, Bob Garaffa & Frank Fitzgerald
Voice#1 Every day it's the same, you've got yourself to blame. You know your room was just a womb, now it's feeling like a tomb. There's no warmth or peace of mind, in your psychedelic grind. No one knows just where your at, 'cept your friend Morris the cat. And this frost of discontent, never thaws it just ferments. And the shock of growing old, will it wash away the mold? All the love that's there to take you just can't appreciate, You're a loser, You're a loser......

Voice#2 And a new day has begun, I've got my suitcase filled with worn out clothing, To Cali' and my dad and no more living like a nomad. And I feel alone, And I feel alone today.

Voice#1 You can't drink and toke away all the problems of the day, When the people you adore just don't need you anymore. What if daddy wasn't home, could you make it on your own? God! Why can't you understand that it's time to be a man? And you stand without a clue, as people mock at you. 'Cause you can't communicate while your mind's so filled with hate. And the candle on the floor, those days are gone forevermore. You're a dreamer ,Your'e a dreamer.........

Voice#2 And a new day has begun but I can not bear to see the sun, I'd really love to start again and try to right these wrongs my friend. But I don't know how to love.... But I don't know how to love anymore. Lead break Voice#1 In a haze of drugs and food and pics of women in the nude, Just keep sitting all alone, fat and wasted by the phone. You'll never know what could have been, It's much to late to start again. You're a loser, You're a loser....

Voice#2 And a new day has begun but I can not bear to see the sun, And I'd really love to start again and try to right these wrongs my friend. And I feel alone..... And I feel alone today.

Keep Your Distance

Written By: Fred and Bob Garaffa

Keep Your Distance

Love is blind, oh yes they say,
You still smiled at her today.
You should give her a little space,
Put that smile back on your face.
I'm just trying to set you free..
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.

Chorus:
Keep Your Distance,
Keep it Cool.
Keep Your Distance,
Don't play the fool.
Keep Your Distance,
Love is a game.
Keep Your Distance.

You need to show her how you feel,
But her freedom you're trying to steal.
Love it needs some room to grow,
Her true feelings are bound to show.
You've got to learn to set love free.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah , Yeah.

Chorus Repeat:

Lead Break:

You know my friend it's hard to hide,
True feelings that you keep inside,
I've made the same mistakes, can't you see,
You've got to learn to let love breathe.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah Yeah.

Keep Your Distance,
Don't Play The Fool.

Repeat Fade

There's No Honesty

Written By: Fred and Bob Garaffa

There's No Honesty

Chorus:
There's no Honesty in your heart,
and now it's clear to me.
You're just an actress playing a part,
Disguised so cleverly.

You turn me on just to turn me off,
Just like the toy you begged your mother for.
A dusty object upon your shelf,
that serves no purpose for you anymore.

Chorus Repeat:

You know I'm tired of being walked upon.
You stretch my ego like I'm a rubber band man.
You bring me up just to put me down,
And after all this time I understand.

Chorus Repeat:

Why can't you see the light,
You're on the darker side of life.
In such a lonely world,
You're playing the evil girl.
Why can't you see the light,
You're on the darker side of life.
In such a lonely world,
You're left with nothing.

Lead Break:
Chorus:

You turn me on just to turn me off,
Your growing ego's gonna smother me.
You know I'm tired of being walked upon,
You know I'm drowning in your misery.

'Cause there's no honesty,
'Cause there's no honesty,

Repeat and Fade

Discography

Compilations

1. WDHA 105.5  "New Jersey's Best Rock" New Jersey Rocks 7 

2. Best of Garageband.com 

3. Best of Billboard TN 

4. Tunecore "ALL ABOUT LOVE 2016"  (Available at Amazon.com)

Album's and Singles

Amphibians "New Day"-Album

"Summertime"- Single

"Love Will Pull Us Through"- Single

"Here Comes Tomorrow"- Single

"Hangin' On' " -Single

Their music is streaming across the internet on radio playlists and podcasts.

Set List

Set list varies by the night to keep it interesting.