Blue Light Bandits

Blue Light Bandits

 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Blue Light Bandits is a four piece groove rock band from central Massachusetts. They were voted "Best Up & Coming Act" in the 2016 Worcester Music Awards. “Their authentic sound is soulful, timeless, and not without a fair amount of funk” (Evensound, 2015).

Biography

Blue Light Bandits is a four piece groove band from New England serving a smooth combination of rock, pop, and R&B. BLB recently won the "Best Up & Coming Act" at the 2016 Worcester Music Awards and shared the stage with New Politics on their latest college tour. BLB was also nominated for "New Act of the Year" for the 2015 New England Music Award’s, after winning the Last Band Standing Competition for Rhode Island in 2015. Their music has been featured on CMJ, Hot Indie News, and aired on WXRV, Boston's Independent Radio.

The foursome came together in May of 2015 and embarked on a series of small tours that summer. The most notable shows included performances at Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard's Alex & Ani Summer Music Series, a sold out show at Westport Rivers Winery's Sunset Music Series, and a headline performance at the Black Potatoe Music Festival in Clinton, NJ.

Thanks to Converse RubberTracks, Blue Light Bandits was given complimentary studio time at Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA and released their first single in February of 2016 as a result of the project.  BLB is gearing up for another busy summer of regional touring, along with the completion of their first full length LP.

Lyrics

Sarah

Written By: Daniel De Cristofaro

She’s 28 and she’s looking great and
She’s spent her time with the guys my age
She said 22 was the best she knew
And guess what? I’m only months away
It’s easy to say that the space between
Could kill the possibilities
Of a bombshell blondie and a kid like me
But let me tell you one thing
I’m not easily impressed or intrigued
But you took the wind from my chest and the ground from my feet
The first time that you stood in front of me

Sarah in your black dress
I must confess that I’m pressing these keys for the woman of my dreams
As she pours me another whiskey
Sarah in your black dress
I must confess, I’m not here for the beer or the paycheck
I’m here for the waitress

You’re beautiful and when your eyes meet the other guys they smile
But not as wide as mine because I’m love drunk and they are drunk and in love
I didn't need any liquor to wanna be with her
So Sarah give this chance to me like I give my melody.

Sarah in your black dress
I must confess that I’m pressing these keys for the woman of my dreams
As she pours me another whiskey
Sarah in your black dress
I must confess, I’m not here for the beer or the paycheck
I’m here for the waitress

So Mine

Written By: Ethan Bates,Daniel De Cristofaro

I like Thursday morning
Big fan of Friday afternoon, too
There’s nothing like a good Saturday evening
Sunday morning I’m waking up with you
Maybe next week we could leave the world behind because I've got
Plenty of time to kill and you would kill for time
Not saying that I’m not busy
It’s just easier when you’re on my mind

It’s a beautiful day and I’m in love with you
Smile the afternoon away, I’ll see you soon
I've got the reason, you've got the rhyme
Living my life, one step at a time
Whether the weather is rain or shine
I'm all yours and you’re so mine

Thousands of people walking head down, stare at the ground
Hiding their eyes behind the flat brim ray ban style
The world’s not so shady, so look around
There’s never a reason not to smile

It’s a beautiful day and I’m in love with you
Smile the afternoon away, I’ll see you soon
I've got the reason, you've got the rhyme
Living my life, one step at a time
Whether the weather is rain or shine
I'm all yours and you’re so

Monday's mundane
Tuesday's just the same and it’s a damn shame
Wednesday we’re almost there and I bring myself to care
So I close my eyes and wake up and realize
That I like Thursday morning
Big fan of Friday afternoon, too.
There’s nothing like a good Saturday evening
Sunday morning I’m waking up with you
It’s a beautiful day and I’m in love with you
Smile the afternoon away, I’ll see you soon
I've got the reason, you've got the rhyme
Living my life, one step at a time
Whether the weather is rain or shine
I'm all yours and you’re so mine

Night Light

Written By: Daniel De Cristofaro

I know you’re scared
You gave your trust to someone who didn't know how to hold you
But if you trust me I think I’d say
I’ll hold you as long as the sun holds the day
To show you that I love you

What more do I have to say

You will see my love through the darkest times
By the moon in the night, each day I’ll go across the sky
To show you that I love you

What more do I have to say

When there are tears in your eyes and
You’re losing hope in the sunrise
See my love like a nightlight

Like a night light

Known & Loved

Written By: Daniel De Cristofaro,Joel Ansett,Ethan Bates

You’re in a place you think you know
Surrounded but you feel alone
You have a place to rest your head, but not a home
Feels like you lost yourself again
Sit in the silence of a friend
When you are fully known and loved you have a home

The burden you chose to bare
Hiding yourself from those who care
Problems and pride play hide and seek, you’re unaware
That all of the things you keep concealed
One day are bound to be revealed
We paint a picture of ourselves that isn't real

Feels like you lost yourself again
Sit in the silence of a friend
When you are fully known and loved you have a home
You have a home

In time may you find peace of mind with me my friend

Feels like you lost yourself again
Sit in the silence of a friend
When you are fully known and loved you have a home
You have a home

In time may you find peace of mind with me my friend

What I Have Is What You Need

Written By: Daniel De Cristofaro

There you are, here I am
You've been trying to find a man
Don’t you walk, don't you walk away
Because I’m not the type to beg you to stay

In a couple of years when you’re done being young
And what I have is what you need
I might be here but when that time comes
No you can’t come back, you can’t come back to me

I don’t know where you learned
I don’t know from whom you learned
But love ain't just a game to play
It’s not easy when you do it the right way

So in a couple of years when you’re done being young
And what I have is what you need
I might be here but when that time comes
No you can’t come back, you can’t come back to me

Oh when will you be through being young forever
I don’t wanna hear better late than never
When young and wild and free was keeping you from me
What I have is what you need

In a couple of years when you’re done being young
And what I have is what you need
I might be here but when that time comes
No you can't come back

Mess You Make Me

Written By: Daniel DeCristofaro

Mess You Make Me

You can blame on the time we spend thinking too much.
You can blame it on all our mistakes.
You can blame it on things we should have done.
You can blame it on the love that's been replaced.

We've been spending all our days thinking about what we need, but we are forgetting about one thing, making each other see that there is nobody else who loves the things that we hate about ourselves. So, forgive me please for not loving you with every single part of me.

You can blame it on your heart
that's been broken before... take mine and give me yours
With time I can mend it and return it
Deliver me love, send it if I've earned it.

We've been spending all our days thinking about what we need, but we are forgetting about one thing, making each other see that there is nobody else who loves the things that I hate about myself. So, forgive me please for not loving you with every single part of me.

I've been searching, because I've forgotten what is white, so I'm seeking black, and comparing in the light. Let me make it clear about one thing I am in love with you baby and the trouble that you bring.

I am a mess without the mess you make me
Without the mess you make me

We've been spending all our days thinking about what we need, but we are forgetting about one thing, making each other see that there is nobody else who loves the things that I hate about myself. So, forgive me please for not loving you with every single part of me

Oh with every single part, cuz I’m a mess without the mess you make me

A Little Love

Written By: Daniel DeCristofaro

A Little Love

It was all just too damn hard
Out of your way you came to help me along
You took my dullest hours and lit them up
With a smile on your face and a little love

If you were falling through the cracks
‘Till a little love came ‘round
And someone got you back on your feet
If the world was caving in
‘Till a little love came ‘round
And you can breath again
I’m gonna love somebody with the love that you gave to me

It was all just a bit too much
You were just in time and just enough
To calm me down, to pick me up
With a smile on your face and a little love

If you were falling through the cracks
‘Till a little love came ‘round
And someone got you back on your feet
If the world was caving in
‘Till a little love came ‘round
And you can breath again
I’m gonna love somebody with the love that you gave to me

I was tired and feeling old
You turned my poorest hours into gold
With every hour we laughed, with every story told
Now feeling loved is something that I know

If you were falling through the cracks
‘Till a little love came ‘round
And someone got you back on your feet
If the world was caving in
‘Till a little love came ‘round
And you can breath again
I’m gonna love somebody with the love that you gave to me

Discography

THE BLB DEMO

Released: July 8th, 2014 through CD Baby

Format: EP

Mixing & Production:  Bill Ryan for RMI Records and Blue Light Bandits

Key tracks: “Sarah”, "City", "Known & Loved"

A LITTLE LOVE/MESS YOU MAKE ME

Released: February 26th, 2016 through Reapandsoe.

Format: Single

Mixing & Production: Bill Ryan for RMI Records, Matt Beaudoin at Q Division, and Blue Light Bandits

Key tracks: “A Little Love"