Blind Shame

Blind Shame

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Detroit Melodic Modern Pop Rock with an alternative edge, full of catchy melodies, meaningful lyrics, slammin drum beats, and rockin' guitar hooks.

Biography

The band is currently busy writing/rehearsing several new songs to be recorded in 2006.

Blind Shame is a young, high-energy modern-rock band from Detroit that delivers cranium-etching leads over fuzzy guitar riffs, alongside infectious lyrics released with genuine enthusiasm. Rhythm guitarist, Jay Arnold, perfectly compliments a solid lead- adding essential texture, while bassist, Jason Smith, holds down the low-end and fills in gaps with his monstrous tone without overshadowing the band's melodic sound.

Lyrics about seizing the moment, following your impulses, and introspecting on past relationships are occasionally filled with neurotic witticism.

Drawing influences from an unlimited source of rock, punk, and emo bands, Blind Shame has developed a distinct sound that exemplifies modern rock radio. With countless shows since their inception in 2002, this well-seasoned, yet fresh, young band is sure to hook listeners with a performance that is both musically and visually unforgettable. Blind Shame leaves the fans always wanting more and coming back again and again.

Career Goals:

BLIND SHAME is currently an unsigned band & is searching for a record label that will help promote and advance the band's career.

The band is currently seeking the following:

Management/Booking Agent
Booking opportunities (Festivals, Clubs, Colleges,etc.)
Publishing
Film/TV/Video Game placements
Sponsorships & Endorsements
Record Label (open to Major and Indie)

Accomplishments/Highlights:

Nominated for 3- 2005 Detroit Music Awards

Outstanding Rock/Pop Artist
Outstanding Rock/Pop Album - "All N Compass"
Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist - Shane Douglas

Detroit Music Awards held April 20th at The State Theatre-Detroit

http://www.detroitmusicawards.com

Selected as one of the "Top 10" bands to compete in the "Battle for Bon Jovi" contest with 96.3 FM WDVD at Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak. Over 150 Detroit area bands submitted material to open for Bon Jovi at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Nov. 2005

Two songs Licensed in Martial Arts Manager video game due out in 2006.

Appeared live on Fox 2 News Detroit Morning Show
Aug. 2004 - Acoustic Performance/Interview

Showcased at the Motor City Music Conference (MC2) - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI April 2005

Showcased at the MEIC Conference - Lexington, KY
Nov. 2004

Band of the Month - July 2004 - Michiganartist.com

Featured band of the week - June 2004 - AlternativeAddiction.com

CD Release Party - The Magic Bag -Ferndale, MI
June, 2004

Produced own commercial for CD Release Party via Comcast Cable on MTV/VH1 in the Detroit Area for 1 week (airing 100 times on the two channels)
June, 2004

Headlined Lapeer Days Festival (West Stage) - Lapeer, MI Aug. 2004

Charted on CMJ's Retail Rundown* - Fall 2004
*Selling a high volume of CDs through DMRC stores in the Detroit area

Performed at the Motor City Music Foundation (MCMF)/Detroit Music Awards Showcase- Royal Oak, MI - Memphis Smoke - Jan. 2005

Performed at following venues:

The Magic Bag-Ferndale, MI
Alvin's - Detroit, MI
The Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall -Detroit, MI
The Shelter - Detroit, MI
Clutch Cargo's - Pontiac, MI
Small's - Hamtramck, MI
Memphis Smoke - Royal Oak, MI
The New Dodge Lounge - Hamtramck, MI
The Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI
The Hayloft Liquor Stand - Mt. Clemens, MI
Clio Amphitheatre-Clio, MI (opened for INXS 2002)
Rubble's - Mt. Pleasant, MI
Rick's - E. Lansing, MI
Union Street Station -Traverse City, MI
Shooter's - Saginaw, MI
Howard's -Bowling Green, OH
Soupies-Cincinnati, OH
6-Flags of America - Louisville, KY

Performed at Following Universities/Schools:

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) "Annual Campus fest" (3,000+ in attendance) - Bowling Green, OH
Oakland University - Rochester, MI
Oakland Community College- Farmington Hills, MI

References for venues:

The Magic Bag - Jeremy Habberman
(248) 544-1991
jeremy@themagicbag.com

Small's - Alicia Gubur
smallsbooking@earthlink.net

Emerald Theatre - Laura Calandrino
laura.calandrino@emeraldtheatre.com

Memphis Smoke - Neil Sever
audioneil@ comcast.net
248-789-3036-cell

Lyrics

Everything

Written By: C. Goklani

Everything
I've taken all this time, but still this all won't seem much better You take me with your lines, and slay me with your smile again I've waited all this time, these words of mine full circle with my rhyme I'd take them back If I could take back everything from this The time has passed for me There's nothing left for these tired eyes to See, Everything Could I be anything to you For me to say such things, I know this time means Everything Before all I'm asking for must fall I swear I know this time, I won't see like the rest She said "your happiness breeds misery"; I guess that says it best The time will pass for me This moment of my time to let this Be, Everything To me, I know I see in you For me to say such things, I know this time means Everything Before all I'm asking for must fall And I can't let this all out If even I can't understand what this is all about If this won't pass I know that I'll be waiting for the time For this to crash (Before all I'm asking for must fall) I need to hear these things from you (Before all I'm asking for must fall) I'll tell you everything (Before all I'm asking for must fall) I'll keep this burning in my mind.

Get It

Written By: C. Goklani

Get It

Sit down she tells me that I've had enough, I just don't wanna keep giving up, don't don't tell what I need to do to get it now, I I know what it's like there anyhow, with all this time to think this out, i know all i can do without, go on you can put that all away, 'cause i don't want it anyway, go now she tells me i don't need to wait, somehow everything she says just sounds the same, don't don't say what I need to do to get it now, now I know what it's like there anyhow, with all this time to think this out, I know all I can do without, go on you can put that all away, 'cause I don't need it anyway, just take back every time before, 'cause I've been there before, I can stand not being there anymore, don't don't tell what I need to do to get it now, I I know what it's like there anyhow, don't don't say what I need to do to get it now, now I know what it's like there anyhow.

Close the Door

Written By: C. Goklani

Close the Door

She shuts the door for the last time and pulls the curtains down she paints her fingers black and throws the bottle to the ground she knows the nighttime is the hardest part oh can't she make it through she said I know how I should be feeling I know it don't seem so bad but all I can see is this shadow of me let me be and close the door when you leave she sits down on the floor now, yeah her eyes look down the hall and she feels so far away like the faded pictures on the wall she finds it hard to think of yesterday oh can't she make it through she said I know how I should be feeling I know it don't seem so bad but all I can see is this shadow of me let me be and close the door when you leave oh don't let yourself go can't you open up your eyes oh can't you make it through I know how I should be feeling I know it don't seem so bad but all I can see is this shadow of me let me be and close the door when you leave she said I know she says let me be.

Discography

CD- All N Compass
Released June 5, 2004
First single: Get it
More MP3's at www.blindshame.com & www.myspace.com/blindshame

Read Reviews at www.cdbaby.com/blindshame

Radio Play:

101.1 WRIF FM Motor City Riffs Show -Detroit, MI

88.7 FM - 89X Homeboy Show - Windsor, Canada

91.5 FM - Central Michigan University-Mt. Pleasant, MI

95.3 FM - Grand Valley State University-Allendale, MI

89.3 FM WHFR- Henry Ford Community College- Dearborn, MI

88.3 FM WXOU - Oakland University-Rochester, MI

WJR 760 AM - The Mitch Albom Show -Detroit, MI- April 2004

94.5 FM - Modern Rock The Zone - Traverse City, MI

Several Internet Radio Stations as well

Contact Blind Shame:

Email:
blindshame@blindshame.com
www.myspace.com/blindshame

Phone:
Jay - 248-819-1897-cell
Chad - 248-894-3061-cell

Set List

Normally 1 set between 50-75 minutes (depending on venue/event) We normally play 12-14 of our own songs with an occasional cover thrown in.

We are a very easy band to work with, and can adapt to most situations (i.e.-acoustic sets, longer sets if needed, etc.)