berlington

berlington

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Berlington's commitement, patience and humility will threaten the foundations of ego driven rock and roll. Writing songs with melodies that grade extremely well from a commercial standpoint, yet force the listener to enjoy something new.

Biography

Follow the career arc of Canada’s latest critical darling, Berlington, and you’ll see that their career looks less like an arc and more like a straight line upward.
• If you could look them up in the dictionary, they might show up like this: But you’re more likely to find Berlington on a map, charting their way across the continent, playing show after show, with bands that include Hawk Nelson, Seventh Day Slumber, Kids in the Way, Spoken, Chasing Victory, Last Tuesday and Staple. The spy satellites couldn’t possibly keep up with all the territory they cover up and down the interstate.
• Somehow Berlington has managed to retain the energy and enthusiasm of a brand-new band, while displaying the poise and professionalism that only a veteran band can bring. This proficiency has only increased as they’ve grown their tour-legs on such prestigious festival stages as Cornerstone, Purple Door, Ichthus, and Freedomfest.
• But Berlington isn’t just confined to playing festival stages. They can shoe-horn their brawny set-up into stages of all sizes, discriminating against no venue that will provide them an opportunity to showcase their spirited songs and tightly-wound melodies. The band has been touring extensively, building up a fan base under the moniker “Trouble with Ferguson.” But the new year brought about a change in direction and, with it, a change of names. TWF became Berlington, and they haven’t looked back since, logging miles in numbers that can only be matched by their muscular CD sales (which have reached close to 3,000, independently since last November).
• The word “buzz” clings to this band like a price tag to your pants. In the May/June 06 issue of HM magazine, Berlington made the “Pick Of The Litter” page. “A good voice and solid playing are great to listen to.” Doug Van Pelt (HM). Awaken magazine featured the band on their “Indie Avenue Spotlight” page for the June/July 06 issue. “When all is said and done, these guys have a well produced original sound that takes clean vocals, combines them with catchy guitar riffs, and fuses it all together to make none other than Berlington.” Douglas Shank (Awaken). Despite their seemingly inevitable voyage to notoriety, the members of Berlington (Johnny Simmen, Randy Simmen and Jordan Dean) have managed to stay focused, deferring to a higher power, and always exploring the limits of truth and humility.
• This manifests in the indie flavour of Berlington’s music, which combines rock with style to form a sterling musical alloy of dynamic, elegant anthems that swell and taper into muted piano refrains. Muted refrains inflate into wall-of-guitar choruses that propel you forward and back again. The sound is as commanding as their presence on stage. In short, Berlington is exploding, and all that’s left to decide is whether you want to get on the ship, or strain your neck to watch them take off.

Lyrics

postcard

Written By: trouble with ferguson

Postcard -
your cable's out,
your homework's stacked.
hot water's cold,
against your back.
your cd's broke,
your stereo.
and all thats left,
is radio.
this fuzz torn noise,
is all you've got.
its all you've got.

YOU'RE FAVOURITE POSTCARD WILL BE COMING SOON,
THE ONE YOU WROTE YOURSELF THAT SUMMER AFTERNOON.
AND EVERY WORD INSIDE WROTE OF YOUR EMPTY MOODS.
YOU'RE SO BRAND NEW.

nail polish fades,
so does your mask.
conceal your fait,
just like your past.
true happiness,
you can not fake,
try to find yourself,
in those lies you make.

YOU'RE FAVOURITE POSTCARD WILL BE COMING SOON,
THE ONE YOU WROTE YOURSELF THAT SUMMER AFTERNOON.
AND EVERY WORD INSIDE WROTE OF YOUR EMPTY MOODS.
YOU'RE SO BRAND NEW.

hey shyla

Written By: trouble with ferguson

Hey Shyla-
don't leave the light on, she won't be home for days.
lastnights distractions, they beg for more today.
surprise phonecalls, they keep coming from this place.
yesterdays problems seem so much worse today.

and its not too hard to want this,
when you've last all that you came for.
i tried to help and i was honest.
but i was helpless.

FOR THIS SAME COLD REASON,
SAVE GOODBYES FOR ANOTHER DAY.
FOR THIS SAME COLD REASON,
SAY HELLO TO ME TODAY.

new cotton sweatbands they soak up her mistakes,
bebox the bottle,
and reperscribe her fait.
and hold you close,
those nights you thought you were alone.
cut off the phonelines, but that won't change a thing.

FOR THIS SAME COLD REASON,
SAVE GOODBYES FOR ANOTHER DAY.
FOR THIS SAME COLD REASON,
SAY HELLO TO ME TODAY.

and blue

Written By: trouble with ferguson

And Blue -
wakin up like sunday's just an afternoon away.
i rub my eyes bloodshot, blink twice and stare at shades of grey. and
blue.
the sun breaks through the sky and at my eye.
nobody falls perfect the first time.

IT'S HARD TO SAY GOODNIGHT,
WITH HIGHFIVES GOODBYE.
WE'RE ALL SO YOUNG.

we are, the sorry ones that could of had it all.
so tired, since this started as if you cared at all.
one for the road, so i'll remember.
so you'll remember it.

IT'S HARD TO SAY GOODNIGHT,
WITH HIGHFIVES GOODBYE.
WE'RE ALL SO YOUNG.

Discography

full length record released Oct 2005 under
trouble with ferguson
self titled EP released 06 name change to
berlington
extensive US and southern Ontario radio play

Set List

50 minutes prepared
90% original material