Boyd Mangum

Boyd Mangum

 Tallahassee, Florida, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Hi, i'm Boyd Mangum.
I'm a singer/songwriter, originally from North Carolina, but now residing in Tallahassee, Florida. I play solo, duo & trio acoustic shows and can showcase my full band as well. If you like soulful singing and lyrics from the heart, you'll love what I have to offer.

Biography

Some people work in an office, and they're happy. Some people own and operate companies, and they're happy too. I write, record & perform music for a living. It's what I do best and I love doing it! So that makes me happy. And, to pay the bills for my family, I play cover gigs. I love to tour.

I started singing when I was old enough to sing along with my mom & dad in the car. Not sure when that was exactly, but i'm glad that they inspired me to sing and play.
All through high school I sang and played guitar in bands, and i'll always do it I guess.

In early 2001, I moved from NC to northern, Va. There, after a year and a half of searching, I finally found a DC based rock band called Evenout. They were in the middle of auditioning singers. I jammed with them 7 different times, was given a couple of their songs that the old singer already had lyrics and melodies for...they wanted to see what I could come up with on my own. The true test to find out if we all would gel creatively. I landed the gig and we would spend the next 3 and a half years building something amazing.

In late 2004, October 14, our management (State of The Artist; Atlanta, Ga.-Chris Tanner) at the time, got us on one of the most incredible gigs of a lifetime ... "The Rock Boat 2004'", with artists like Sister Hazel, Tonic, David Ryan Harris, Cowboy Mouth, Collective Soul, Better Than Ezra & the list goes on. Here we are, an unsigned act, chosen, after only being a band for a little over a year, to play, chill & learn from some of our days' most sucessful artists...it doesn't get a lot better than that so early on in a band's lifespan.

I've shared the stage with Collective Soul, Sister Hazel, Tonic, 3EB, Blues Traveler, The Spin Doctors, Better Than Ezra, David Ryan Harris, Maroon 5, Sting, John Mayer, Fuel, etc ...

Emerson Hart, David Ryan Harris, U2, Radiohead, The Police, Led Zeppelin, Blues Traveler, Jeff Buckley & Seal are influences I've been fortunate enough to pick up along the way. The best is ALWAYS yet to come. So I can't wait to pick up an endless amount of new experiences, play & write with many more amazing artists, and play in your home town.

Thanks for listening,
Boyd

Lyrics

Waiting (aka Track 10 on EPK)

Written By: (Evenout) M.Boyd Mangum, Jason Browning,Doug Pagliaro,Van Swanson

SOMETIMES YOU GET SCARED
BUT MOSTLY YOU JUST FADE INTO THE BLACK AGAIN
NO QUARTER, NOTHING'S FAIR...ANYMORE
IT USED TO BE SO SAFE HERE

(chourus)
WHY AM I, STILL WAITING, WAITING, WHEN YOU NEVER, COME AROUND...

(verse 2)
I'M CONFIDENT AND BORED
BUT HONESTLY, YOU THINK I DON'T WANT SOMETHING MORE
THAN ALWAYS HANGIN' AROUND YOUR DOOR
IT USED TO BE SO SAFE HERE

(CHORUS)
(SOLO)
(CHORUS)

NEVER WANTED (aka Track 2 on EPK)

Written By: (Evenout) M.BOYD MANGUM,JASON BROWNING,DOUG PAGLIARO,VAN SWANSON

HERE WE ARE
GAIN YOUR BALANCE
TRAPPED SO LONG
BUT YOU COULDN'T LEAVE ME HERE

(chorus)
TODAY YOU LEARNED
THAT I COULD BE
SOMETHING THAT YOU NEVER WANTED
INSIDE THE PLACE
WHERE YOU FELT SAFE
I'M SOMETHING THAT YOU NEVER WANTED

(verse 2)
PRIDE...
LEADS THE FALL, DISTORTS THE FRAME
I'VE....
RUN OUT OF PLACES TO PUT THE BLAME
TOUCHING THAT YOU,THOUGHT OF ME SO HIGHLY
PEOPLE DON'T CHANGE
SO GIVE UP TRYING

(chorus)
(solo)
(chorus)

THINKING OF YOU (aka Track 1 on EPK)

Written By: (Evenout)M.BOYD MANGUM,JASON BROWNING,DOUG PAGLIARO,VAN SWANSON

TAKE ME
WHERE YOU ARE
CARRY, ME THAT FAR
I WANTED THIS TO BE
THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE
BUT NOW I KNOW YOU'RE OUT OF TIME

(chorus)
I CAN ALWAYS BE FOUND
THINKING OF YOU
THERE'S SO MUCH LEFT TO PROOVE
AS THE ANGER TURNS TO TRUTH

(verse 2)
I'M SORRY FOR EVERYTHING
BUT WE ALL NEED FORGIVENESS
I WANTED THIS TO BE
THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE

(chorusx2)
(bridge)
YOU KNOW
WHO I AM
AND YOU KNOW
WHERE I STAND

(solo)
(chorus)

SAVE TOMORROW (aka Track 9 on EPK)

Written By: (Evenout)M.BOYD MANGUM,JASON BROWNING,DOUG PAGLIARO,VAN SWANSON

NOW I'M WAKING UP
WITH EVERYTHING I SAID TO YOU
I CAN'T SHAKE THE TASTE OF ALL THOSE PAINFUL WORDS
I NEVER USED

YOU'RE SO BEAUTIFUL
IT'S EASY TO BELIEVE
THAT YOU'RE SO WONDERFUL
BUT YOU'RE WAY TOO GOOD FOR ME

(chorus)
SAVE TOMORROW
DON'T BREAK DOWN ON ME
CAN WE BORROW
THE TIME, TO HEAL

(verse 2)
COULD YOU TURN AROUND
TO WATCH ME BLEED
COULD YOU LOOK BACK AT YOURSELF, AND FORGIVE ME
I'VE FORGIVEN YOU

YOU'RE SO BEAUTIFUL
IT'S EASY TO BELIEVE
THAT YOU'RE SO WONDERFUL
BUT YOU'RE WAY TOO GOOD FOR ME

(chorus)
(solo)
(chorusX2)

CUT THE LINES(aka Track 12 on EPK)

Written By: (Evenout)

YOU WANNA SCREAM AT ME
AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS I'M CHEAP
YOU THINK I DON'T KNOW
WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND
IT'S QUITE INSULTING
YOU THINK I'M BLIND

I CRADLE THE MEMORIES
I GAVE ALL I AM TO YOU

YOU CUT THE LINES
SO WE DIE
ANOTHER TIME

(verse2)
I COULD GO IF I PLEASE
I'M NO LONGER BOUND
I'M FREE
WE CHOSE THE WRONG WORDS WHEN WE WERE FRIENDS
WE TURNED A WHISPER, INTO A SIN

I CRADLE THE MEMORIES
I GAVE ALL I AM TO YOU

(chorus)
(solo)

I CRADLE THE MEMORIES
I GAVE ALL I AM TO YOU

(chorus)

Discography

Evenout-The red EP/2003
Evenout-Drown Inside/September 2004
***Drown Inside is available on itunes and amazon.com***

Set List

HOTEL CALIFIORNIA-EAGLES
SUPERSTITION-S.WONDER
FREE FALLIN'-T.PETTY
SLEDGE HAMMER-P.GABRIELLE
MISSIN' YOU-T.WAITE
DECEMBER-COLLECTIVE SOUL
CLOSE TO YOU-MAXI PRIEST
COUNTING BLUE CARS-DISHAWALLA
LIVIN' ON A PRAYER-BON JOVI
IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE-TONIC
SISTER CHRISTIAN-NIGHT RANGER
THE BREEZE-SKYNARD
DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'-JOURNEY
HEY,HEY WHAT CAN I DO-LED ZEPPELIN
AIMIEE-PURE PRARIE LEAGUE
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC-DOOBIE BROS
MIDNITE RIDER-ALMOND BROS
LADY-LITTLE RIVER BAND
BAKER STREET-GERRY RAFFERTY
LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS-BEATLES
SHOW ME WHAT I'M LOOKIN' FOR-CAROLINA LIAR
3A.M.-MATCHBOX20
I DON'T WANNA BE LONELY-ROB THOMAS
CREEP-RADIOHEAD
DROPS OF JUPITER-TRAIN
SWEET EMOTION-AEROSMITH
TINY DANCER-ELTON JOHN
BABY COME BACK-PLAYER
CRAZY-GNARLES BARKLEY
BEAUTIFUL DAY-U2
GOT YOU WHERE I WANT YOU-THE FLYS
RUN TO YOU-B.ADAMS
GIVE A LITTLE BIT-SUPERTRAMP
I'M YOURS-J.MRAZ
LAY DOWN SALLY-ERIC CLAPTON
BLACK-PEARL JAM
COME UNDONE-DURAN.DURAN
867 5309-T.TUTONE