armslengthaway plays music written in the spirit of relationships and everyday life of young people. Most songs written by Pete Nysted, lead singer, his exquisite and unique voice speaks to those who listen, and the band backs him every step of the way.


profile updated May 23, 2007

Pete and Thom met eachother in the late '90s, working at the same Restaurant/Playhouse. Through a love of the same music, i.e. Pink Floyd, they forged a long lasting friendship. They started playing music together, both previously excellent musicians. The band was formed a few years later, featuring Keith, Chris, and Willy. The band is influenced by such artists as Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, The Shins and The Libertines. Pete, funny, witty, charming, and exceptionally talented, and with over 30 songs to his credit, is the main force behind the band, an excellent front man and lead singer. Thom, who spent 7 months of the last year in Germany, plays a guitar which is quite lovely, melodic, and loud (when electric), backed up by Keith's steady and sweet sounding guitar, Chris's smooth bass rhythms and Willy's lively and solid drums. Together, they creates a sound which leaves listeners wanting more, or at the very least a recording of the music they just heard. Having been told only good things from everybody who has heard armslengthaway's music, the band hopes to bring their music to a wide audience with a wide array of musical tastes.


LP - By This Time She's Already Dreaming
EP - Demos, B-Sides, Acoustic, Versions

Set List

Typical Set List (full band)

Gone South
Eyes Wide
You'll Go Far
Jamaican Food
Gone South
In A Ball
Dirt Nap
Gluesniffers of University Square
The Breeze
Trouble Sleeping
More Beautiful
(many new songs being recorded at the moment)
Radiohead - Airbag
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
Willie Nelson - The Way Young Lovers Do
Van Morrison - Moondance
Babyshambles - East of Eden
Placebo - Pure Morning
Pink Floyd - Speak to Me/ Breathe
The Shins - Phantom Limb
Dave Matthews Band - Minarets
The Beatles - Mr. Mustard/A Day in the Life
RHCP - Snow (Hey Oh)
Coldplay - Yellow
Adam Green - Emily
Hendrix - Voodoo Chile