B.C.

B.C.

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Energetic and melodic hard rock with a unique focus on bass guitar and vocal harmonies

Biography

After extensively performing and collaborating with various bands and organizations across the United States for over sixteen years, “B.C.” now writes, records, and performs his own Alternative Rock compositions, which have been described as “refreshingly different” (Songramp). A bass guitar player by trade, this Chicago based musician is always exploring new and interesting ways of expressing himself on this instrument, at times tastefully interweaving multiple bass lines, as heard in “Imagination” and “Manic Tranquility”. While his music possesses a hard rock edge and consists of complex arrangements, B.C. always retains a keen focus on vocal melodies and harmonies. Many of his influences, including Porcupine Tree, Tool, Incubus, Rush, A Perfect Circle, Soundgarden, Pink Floyd, The Cure, King's X, King Crimson, and Primus can be heard scattered throughout his music, though the end result is a sound entirely his own.

Now armed with a talented and experienced group of musicians, B.C. continues to dazzle his fans with energetic live performances of songs from his debut album, “Map of the Muddled Mind”, as well as newly written original material. All members of B.C. are accomplished musicians and songwriters with extensive live and studio experience, particularly in Chicago and Los Angeles. They have performed as the supporting acts for such groups as Incubus, 311, King’s X, Phantom Planet, Greta, and Lisa Loeb, and have played in many acclaimed bands, including Monkeybread, Fran Banish, Souls For Rent, Blown, Selective Recall, The Euphoric, and Time Traveler.

As the recently released “Map of the Muddled Mind” continues to amaze progressive and alternative rock fans around the world, B.C. invites all music lovers to come experience what fans have referred to as “the best local band I’ve ever seen”.

Lyrics

Manic Tranquility

Written By: Brian Calhoun

Voices flowing through my mind
Only means of inspiration
Every truth has been a lie
All beliefs hallucinations
Surrender to this and let my soul be free

Give me a reason to forget it
The only peace that gives me answers
Let me be the one to make that decision
I believe it can be as it was before

Only one way to control
These friends of mine who leave me faceless
When "the cure" has taken hold
It gives my mind a sense of weightlessness
Realizing it is better to dream than feel

Give me a reason to forget it
The only peace that gives me answers
Let me be the one to make that decision
I believe it can be as it was before

I can know I can see I can learn I can dream
I can love I can feel I can live I can breathe
This malady lets me be anything I want to be

The Worm

Written By: Brian Calhoun

Wriggling through each division
Hanging out on the zombie tree
Chasing colors of opinions
Finding it so hard to be me

Off the track the train is burning
Wallow in my intentions deep
Suddenly a voice inside speaks
Follow me I'm your eyes to see

You are yourself but not the same
I'll be the pilot inside your brain
Count your blessings before we engage
My name is The Worm don't be afraid... yet

Seeing now what is meant to be
Why this noise has impaired my speech
I'm not strong enough to be free
Placing all my trust in The Worm

You are yourself but not the same
I'll be the pilot inside your brain
Count your blessings before we engage
My name is The Worm don't be afraid

Surrender to me
Resist and live in misery
Remember
No one can escape The Worm

Mission

Written By: Brian Calhoun

I have a mission
Not to wish
Not to dream
But to create
Shape my own destiny
Continually extend the boundaries

I will reflect all that is around me
Inhale the beauty and swallow the poison

And if I play with fear
Suffer rejection and negativity
If I embrace this misery
I will come to see the fruition of my mission

Some of us realize the myth of will
And yet still we feel this maddening dichotomy
A self dooming prophecy

Frightened not by darkness but by light
Never finding the way without a fight

And if I play with fear
Suffer rejection and negativity
If I embrace this misery
I will come to see the fruition of my mission

New Evolution

Written By: Brian Calhoun

When I first came to be
I only evolved from what was taught to me
Never questioned the rules
Could not believe there is more than this
Unable to see beyond the veil of illusion

Reject dependency fear and desire
Ascend and vibrate higher

A new evolution
Reach the next realm of existence

Intuition heightened
My conscious shifts as I move through the doorway
I am truly alive
Journey down toward the light inside
Energy surges as I discover my mind

Reject dependency fear and desire
Ascend and vibrate higher

A new evolution
Reach the next realm of existence

A new evolution
Dismiss dominance
Drop the blame
Vibrate higher
Reach the next realm of existence

Discography

Map of the Muddled Mind -

(1) Conception
(2) Grim Road of Banality
(3) Imagination
(4) The Dead Show
(5) Chaos Before the Storm
(6) The Worm
(7) Manic Tranquility
(8) One Way Out
(9) In Time
(10) I Can Live Again
(11) Choices
(12) The Voices

Evolution -

(1) Faith in Chaos
(2) Awakening
(3) New Evolution
(4) Mission
(5) Insomnia
(6) Subjective Reality
(7) Deceit
(8) The Burning
(9) The Deceased

Set List

Enough original material for 90+ minutes