The BC Priest Band

The BC Priest Band

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A power group with modern & classic rock influences. The band attracts a diverse crowd, playing original & cover songs, featuring vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, keys, bass, & drums. Comparisons are made to FOO FIGHTERS, DISHWALLA, TOM PETTY, DAVID GILMOUR & JESUS JONES.

Biography

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The BC Priest Band officially formed in 2004 but collectively represent over MANY years of stage experience. BC started playing guitar at age 13 and was writing songs a year later. His mother, a classical pianist, influenced his love for the keyboards and he incorporated that element into songs in his larger catalog. A brief stint in the army introduced him to the acoustic guitar and he wrote and continues to write songs with acoustic flavors. He has come to appreciate and love many styles and genres of music and to this date, has over 400 songs in various categories, although rock n' roll remains his favorite.

The BC Priest Band is composed of veteran players to the club scene. BC 'Blueman' Priest is founder and principal ringleader of the circus they call a band, with over 500 shows under his belt.

The band is tighter than a keg of whiskey in rehearsal and performances, showing their sense of humor, and put on a great live show. They truly enjoy entertaining and making music ( & brownies) for a wide array of listeners.

The BC PRIEST Band---PRESS******* Chicago/L.A. artists makes sonic boom with new CD

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“Right off, this CD is different from most of the others that come out in this area. And I really like “Origin/Ascension” and “Threshold”. This is really good writing & professionally played. I will write a more in-depth review and post it on the Arizona Nightbuzz website very soon.”
Jorge Ribas, Editor, Arizona Nightbuzz, Arizona.

“I love singer/songwriter stuff. This is a solid performance and a good delivering of rock & roll. Good Job & best of luck!”
Chita, Asst. Program Director, KLPX, 96.1 FM Rock Radio, Tucson.

“You can play my club anytime!!! “Threshold” sounds like a soundtrack to an action movie…..very cool. “Believe” rocks too….really cool stuff on here. Come back to Chicago—we miss you. Keep rockin’! “ Scott Thompson, owner of ‘Horsin’ Around Club’, Chicago.


“Center of Gravity” has a strong rock influence with a strong Pop foundation. The title is a perfect choice. The vocals do a good job selling the song with emotion. The composition is extremely original and magnificently arranged and played. Excellent song. “Love of Gold” lyrics are sensual and extremely well worded, with a magnificent flow. The music has a strong Pop appeal that the listener won’t be able to get enough of. The composition is potent and lively and the melodies are outstanding, as well as the arrangement…this song is wonderful as it is. A few minor adjustments will put this song over the top and give it true hit potential! “Miles Away” has poignant and inspirational lyrics; the music has a strong rhythm and flow with a very catchy element. The melodies are simple but catchy and fit the song well and the structure is well arranged. This is a good, upbeat song that is very listenable.
Entertainment Journalist, ‘Song of the Year’ critique staff. Miami, Fl.

“It’s guitar-based rock with a somewhat ‘80s rock aesthetic mixed together with a more current alt rock feel. My favorites are probably the first three tracks. “Origin/Ascension” is a great opener, vaguely reminiscent of Eric Johnson…..nice way to start the CD. I really like the sinister feel and infectious groove of “Threshold.” Really good track. There are a lot of other things on the disc that I like too--some of the happier-sounding songs & passages are probably great for getting folks up and moving in the clubs! Vocals remind me of David Gilmour, kind of breathy and ethereal. Congrats on your album!!!”
Dave Gastambide, Prod. /Composer (Immovable Mover, Project Vector), Michigan

“I see solid potential and several nice highlights. The recording quality is strong and so is the musicianship--there’s clearly talent here.
Dr. Eugene Foley, Foley Entertainment, Artist Development/Publicity Firm, N.J.


“Your music is quite good and I’m sure you have received favorable reviews since it is high quality stuff. It is obvious you are very passionate about your music and that is quite admirable. Best of luck with your music”
Jay Anderson, POPBANG Radio, Minnesota

“I just got your CD! WOW!! I like your songs a lot. Really terrific music that makes my heart rock ….that’s music that beams you into space…… “Miles Away” is my favorite so far. Congratulations and wish you all the success you deserve “
Manuela Roigk, Professional photographer/web artist, Berlin, Germany

“Rockin' Keyboards. “World of Difference” and “Reason” stand out as two of the songs I liked best. You’ve added the return of tasteful keyboard lines into the rock genre. Your songs a

Lyrics

Believe

Written By: Brian C. Priest

LIVIN’ LIFE IN EVERYDAY
TAKIN’ TIME TO REFLECT
MAKE THE MOST IS MY ONLY WAY
I KEEP MY SYSTEMS IN CHECK

STILL I KEEP ON PUSHIN’ IT
PUSHIN’ HARD TO ACHIEVE
& I’M NOT READY YET TO QUIT
I WANT SO MUCH TO BELIEVE
BELIEEEEVE…I BELIEEEEVE… BELIEEEEVE…I BELIEEEEVE

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?
COULD YOU MAKE IT ANY BETTER?
DO YOU STAND & DRAW THE LINE?
ARE YOU A TRENDSETTER? …..YEA

YEAH WE KEEP ON PUSHIN’ IT
CUZ WE WANT TO ACHIEVE
& WE’RE NOT READY YET TO QUIT
WE WANT SO MUCH TO BELIEVE
BELIEEEEEVE…..I BELIEEEEEEVE……BELIEEEEEEVE……I BELIEEEEEVE

GO FOR THE GOLD AND
CREATE YOUR WONDERLAND

YEAH WE KEEP ON PUSHIN’ IT CUZ WE WANT TO ACHIEVE
& WE’RE NOT READY YET TO QUIT
WANT SO MUCH TO BELIEVE
BELIEEEEE…… I BELIEEEVE…...BELIEEEVE…...I BELIEEEVE
BELIEEEEEVE………..I BELIEEEEVE……..BELIEEEEEVE……..I BELIEEEEEEEEEEEEVE……

Miles Away

Written By: Brian C. Priest

Woke up and met the light of day
I grabbed my guitar and I started to play
Then something slipped thru to me
A message from far away….…

Miles away…….even miles away, the message gets through
Day after day, with grey skies or blue And miles awaaaaay….

Some feelings can’t be denied
when they’re rooted from deep inside
like melodies………from my guitar
no matter where you are, how near or how far

Even miles away, the message comes through
With all there is to say, and all that we knew from miles away

It’s too strong a signal for me to miss
It cracks the airwaves……. with sounds like this

Even miles away, the message gets through…..
Day after day, with grey skies or blue…
Still miles away, the message comes through…..
With all there is to say……and all that we knew

Yea miles awaaaaaaaay, miles awaaaaaaaaay

Discography

CD, 'Center of Gravity' released December, 2004.
Song, 'Believe' also available on Oasis Alternative Volume V, #1 AND....................
Streaming/Mp3 audio tracks on Bands website [www.bc-priest.com], Sonicbids.com, Guitar 9, Amazon.com, CD Baby, aznightbuzz.com, Eye85.com.

Set List

Each Set list is between 25-60 minutes depending on event promoter needs, and features 75% original music and 25% covers (Foo Fighters, Petty, modern bands, etc..)

1. Origin/Ascension
2. Believe
3. You wreck me (cover)
4. Breather
5. Threshold
6. Hey You (cover)
7. Love of Gold
8. Everything
9. Speed of Sound (cover)
10 Man of Steel
11 Miles Away
12. He's a whore (cover)
13. Center of Gravity
14. Reason
15. Learn to fly (cover)
16. Breakthrough
17. World of Difference
18. Low (cover)
19. Why
20. Sanctuary
21. I want you (cover)
22. Undone
23. Saddletramp
24. Shadows in the box
26. Now

adding new songs......................