BACKSTROKE

BACKSTROKE

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We are a three piece band. We are a pleasant blend of hard rock, funk and soul. We write positive messages in all of our lyrics. If one person can relate to what we say and have a different perception on life because of what we write about, well...it was worth it!

Biography

If there has ever been a perfectly balanced blend of talent, passion and respectability, it can be found in Backstroke. Although new to the scene, Jon Scott(Lead vocals, Bass), Brian Powers(Guitar, Vocals) and Daniel Livingston(Drums, Vocals) are anything but rookies. Each member has had their fair share of experience on the road, in the studio and on the stage either in previous bands or as solo artists. With ages ranging from 24-29, the members of Backstroke are old enough to have developed their skills and learned to respect the business, yet young enough to appeal to a wide audience.
Formed in early/mid 2006, the three piece has been hard at work writing material and preparing to unleash themselves on the world. With influences ranging from bands like King’s-X, Nickleback and Tool to Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley and The Beatles and everything in between, their style is a unique sound that can’t fit into any one category.
With Jon’s soaring vocal range and thunderous bass, Brian’s crushing yet tasteful guitar riffs and Daniel’s powerful, solid drum work all topped with King’s-X style harmonies, Backstroke is a force to be reckoned with.
Fans want a music experience that their souls can echo, their lives can relate to and their bodies can move to and Backstroke can and will deliver just that!

Lyrics

Dirt

Written By: Backstroke

Seems out of his mind to the simple minded
To the ones who like to be the judge
He speaks to those no one wants to hear
To the ones who need to be heard

You might think I am blind

All you see is dirt on the window
Won't you take a look inside
The view to you could be so much clearer
It's all right here just open your eyes

He seems to be able to love the unloveable
To the ones who just want to feel clean
He offers a way to rid all the dirt
And he gives them hope of a brand new life

You might think I am blind

All you see is dirt on the window
Won't you take a look inside
The view to you could be so much clearer
It's all right here

All you see is dirt on the window
Won't you take a look inside
The view to you could be so much clearer
It's all right here just open your eyes

Sink or Swim

Written By: Backstroke

Hey what's it gonna take for me to prove to you
This ain't a mistake, I wasn't born to lose
I'm not like you, I've paid my dues
To dream is what I'm going to choose

Won't stay awake just 'cuz I'm scared to dream
I'll give it my all make it reality

Will I sink or swim
I won't know till then
But I've got to dive in anyway
When the dust is gone
I'll be standing strong
At least I'll know I gave it everything

Yeah it's your turn now what will it take
To change for the better forget your mistakes
Dreams never die they just get forgot
Yeah it's up to you man it's gonna take a lot

Don't stay awake just 'cuz you're scared to dream
You give it your all make it reality

Will you sink or swim
You won't know till then
But you've got to dive in anyway
When the dust is gone
Will you be standing strong
At least you'll know you gave it everything

Will you sink or swim
You won't know till then
But you've got to dive in anyway
When the dust is gone
Will you be standing strong
At least you'll know you gave it everything

Mourning

Written By: Backstroke

Watching every step I take
Sizing every move I make
Holding onto yesterday the more I waste away
Sinking deep in my disgrace
Falling free in outer space
Sometimes I think I'm gonna lose this race and cash it in

Say it ain't so
Say you won't go
That you'll take the blame for me
If I grow cold
I want you to know
That I'll always wait

Remember how it used to be
When you were still here with me
I guess you had somewhere to be 'cuz now you're gone
Some days I wanna cease to be
But pictures hold your memory
And I'm strong just like you said I'd be but I still fall

Say it ain't so
Say you won't go
That you'll take the blame for me
If I grow cold
I want you to know
That I'll always wait

Say it ain't so
Say you won't go
That you'll take the blame for me
If I grow cold
I want you to know
That I'll always wait

Discography

Just released five-song, self-titled EP. Check out some of the tunes on the audio page.

Set List

We mainly focus on originals, but do have to do covers. Some of those covers include:

Free Ride - Edgar Winter
Those Shoes - The Eagles
Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
We are One - Switchfoot
Groove Machine - King's X
Suspicious Minds - Elvis
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
I don't wanna Be - Gavin DeGraw
....all with a Backstroke twang to them!