Beyond Tomorrow

Beyond Tomorrow

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We are a band working to get back to the basics of good songwriting, blending vocal harmonies with catchy guitar riffs and lyrics you can sing along with. We are tired of hearing the same song over and over on the radio. We are here to bring something fresh and exciting to the music world.

Biography

Ever since a tsunami wave of fan support catapulted Beyond Tomorrow into an opening spot for a capacity crowd at Philips Arena via Atlanta radio station Star 94's Bon Jovi Battle of the Bands, the band's outlook on the future is all but bleak.

Before Beyond Tomorrow, there was the acoustic duo of Steve Gagnier and Patrick Hoydar. Through relentless hard work and frequent appearances throughout Athens , the duo won two open mic nights, helped set attendance records at Washington Street Tavern, and recorded a two track acoustic demo.

After tacking on the respective drum and bass talents of Phil Goodwin and Alec Wooden in January 2005, Beyond Tomorrow was born.

Since solidifying its lineup and producing a five song EP with the help of friend and producer Marc McKlusky, Beyond Tomorrow's popularity has grown exponentially and earned them the attention of national touring acts, arena venues, and multiple record labels.

With songs that range in sound from Jimmy Eat World to U2 to New Found Glory to Goo Goo Dolls, it's no wonder Wooden insists, “The key word is ‘eclectic.'” When asked to describe the band's sound. “It's really an eclectic mix of acoustic power-pop, rock, and punk.”

“We're just rock. That's what we tell people,” says Hodar, who claims Foo Fighters, Metallica and The Marvelous Three as strong early influences. These influences have helped to bring an alternative edge and unique vocal style to the band.

When writing songs, Gagnier, who cites Green Day, Blink 182, and Story of the Year as influences, aims for catchy lyrics and vocal melodies, as well as the kind of guitar riffs that stick in your head for days.

Much like Gagnier, Goodwin claims pop-punk influences such as Travis Barker (Blink 182) and Cyrus Bolooki (New Found Glory).

Wooden, a jazz funk bassist and twelve-year student of classical piano, is largely inspired by bassists such as Victor Wooten and bands like Bella Fleck and the Flecktones.

Going from the basement of Washington Street Tavern to Philips Arena within their first year as a band, Beyond Tomorrow pride themselves on being a hard-working, self-promoting band, but remain level-headed. When not playing music, the members are full time students at the University of Georgia .

Beyond Tomorrow produces their own merchandise ranging from self-designed t-shirts and CDs to stickers and buttons. Beyond Tomorrow also designed their own website: www.RockBeyondTomorrow.com and vow to work as hard as they have to in order to get the recognition they deserve.

Lyrics

Don't Tell Me

Written By: Beyond Tomorrow

Don’t Tell Me I was a waste of your time
Was a waste of your life.
Cause I know I just wanna be in your life,
Just wanna be in your mind.

Pre-Chorus:
And it’s almost over now
And our time has almost run out

Half-chorus:
And It's overstated, just how much you hated what we had
Just wished you had told me right before now.

Please Tell Me why you led me on all this time
Keeping me here to fight it out.
I always wanted you to be
Some part of my reality
I knew that you would never see me…the same

Pre-chorus

Chorus
And it's overrated
Just how much you stated
I love you, i need you
And it's overstated just how much you hated
What we had, just wish you had told me right before now.

Don’t Tell Me I was a waste of your time
Was a waste of your life.
Cause I know I just wanna be in your life,
Just wanna be in your mind.

And it's overrated just how much you stated I love you, I need you
And it's understated just how much you hated what we had, I just wish you had told me right before now,

right before now, yeah right before now, yeah right before now...

It's Overrated, Understated, I know just how much you played it out...

Winter In July

Written By: Hodar

Another day fades away
And I can feel tonight
Slipping through my fingers
Covered by the morning sky
I can feel tonight
Fading through the window
And I can't see tonight
I just say goodnight

Chorus:
I never knew it could be so cold in July
Even without you tonight
I never knew it could be so cold in July
Even with you by my side

Another day fades away
And I can feel my life
Slipping through my fingers
Covered by the morning sky
I can see tonight
Fading through the window
And I can't feel tonight
And I just say goodnight

Chorus

Another day fades away
I can feel tonight
Slipping through my fingers

Chorus:
I never knew it could be so cold in July
Even with you by my side
I never knew it could be so cold in July
Even with you by my side

I never knew it could be so cold in July
I never knew it could be so cold in July

Discography

August 8, 2005 - Release of first self-titled EP
Track Listing:
1. Follow You
2. Don't Tell Me
3. Fade Away
4. Winter In July
5. Fade Away (Acoustic Version)

August 10, 2005 - Single, "Don't Tell Me" featured on the Atlantis Music Conference compilation album.

Set List

Typical set last about 50 Min
Songs:
1. I Miss Bein Alone
2. Tomorrow's Not What it Used to Be
3. Don't Tell Me
4. My New Addiction
5. She's Already Gone
6. Fade Away
7. Winter In July
8. Holding On
9. This One's For You
10. Follow You