Bryan Flannery Band

Bryan Flannery Band

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Bryan Flannery Band is Northwest-based, adult acoustic rock. Sounds like Organic Northwest rock on a road-trip through the dirty south!

Biography

The Bryan Flannery Band formed in Portland, Oregon after a friendship between vocalist/guitarist Bryan Flannery and bassist Eric Banke materialized into a need to fulfill something more. Eric introduced drummer Marcus "Big Daddy" McQuade (a long-time musical partner) to the mix, and the band has been selling out shows and spreading their name ever since.

Bryan Flannery Band is recognized as one of the top bands in the region, not only for drawing huge crowds to local clubs, but also because of their ability to keep their shows new and fresh every time they take the stage. With a driving rhythm section and off-the-cuff, inspired vocals, the band frequently infuses a new verse or style of music into an original song they've played for fans many times before.

The band plays throughout the West Coast and Northwest, including Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and California, but is looking to expand in the very near future to the National market. Their ambition, however, is balanced by a sense of community and a responsibility to give back to the people that support them. Bryan and the band have played several concerts for local youth, raising money to help promote the arts and benefit low-income, medically challenged, and at-risk children. Executive Director of Law Enforcement for Youth, Steve Polanski, said, "Bryan and his band lit up the stage. This performance was incredible and had adults and kids rocking out together!"

"Rushing Back" Bryan Flannery Band's debut CD is set to be released on June 28th and it is sure to recieve national attention.

Bryan Flannery:
Bryan's journey begins with a pen, paper, and guitar. From the true story of a man fleeing his failed life in "Ohio," to personal resurrection after failed love in "Not About You," his songs tell the stories we all share. As a kid in Southern California, Bryan realized that his heart and talent lay in his music, but it was late 2004 when he wrote his first song and began mapping his future. Bryan's first CD "Electricity" was a solo project, and was extremely well received by fans and media. His next CD with Bryan Flannery Band is sure to propel this band into the national spotlight.

Eric Banke:
Eric has been playing bass for over 20 years in bands and with solo artists covering nearly every musical style. He has traveled all over the U.S. and Europe performing for crowds of up to 35,000. Eric is a multi-talented musician, playing drums, guitar, and singing backup vocals. His approach to playing bass is, "Whether keeping it simple or being aggressive, serve the song. It's not always the notes we play; sometimes it's the notes we don't play."

Marcus "Big Daddy" McQuade:
Marcus has been playing up and down the West Coast music scene for over a decade, getting his start playing for local artists in the studio and at their shows. He moved on to play with the Shake Down Blues Band and toured with international blues legend Darrell Mansfield. Marcus has got a fun, powerful style reminiscent of his influences Stewart Copeland, Dennis Chambers, and Carter Beauford.

Lyrics

Electricity

Written By: Bryan Flannery

Hey Brother, where you going
Have you seen her walking around
I think she's really something special

Now I'm sure you wouldn't miss her
If I know you she'd draw your attention
Well, she's got me losing my breath

Chorus:
I don't even know her name
Oh but she's got me spinning
I don't even know her name
But she's killing me....
w/ Electricity

See she's got the look, got the style
Baby girl's got a body for miles
And I'm pretty sure I want to take a jog

I'll run for hours, I'll run a sprint
I really don't give a shhhhh
She only need to let me strap on my shoes

Chorus:
I don't even know her name
Oh but she's got me spinning
I don't even know her name
But she's killing me....
w/ Electricity

She seems to stop the traffic,
I think she change the lights
All the stars seem to shine for her at night
Ain't seen nothin' like her,
No, No she's one of a kind
Everytime she's walking by me
Baby blows my mind

Chorus:
I don't even know her name
Oh but she's got me spinning
I don't even know her name
But she's killing me....
w/ Electricity

Victoria

Written By: Bryan Flannery

This old house, needs fixin'
It's bones are creaking, it's heart is breaking,
Seals starting to leak, tears flowing through,
I know what I'm missing, I miss you

Chorus:
I think I'll head up to Victoria,
Watch the leaves change, feel the wind upon my face,
I was hoping you would be here with me,
I'm heading up Victoria

Got in the car, and drove all night
It was raining in Portland, and it cleansed my mind
Listening to our favorite love song, playing on the radio
The one I used to sing when you would cry.

Chorus:
I think I'll head up to Victoria,
Watch the leaves change, feel the wind upon my face,
I was hoping you would be here with me,
I'm heading up, Victoria
I'm on my way, Victoria
I'm coming home, Victoria

She offers me redemption, and she gives me my space
When I'm in her arms, in her warm embrace
I know this house, will be ok

The distance is much too far,
The work at hand seems so damn hard,
But this old house needs fixin' and I know what I'm missing,
I miss you...

Chorus:
I think I'll head up to Victoria,
Watch the leaves change, feel the wind upon my face
I was hoping you would be here with me,
I'm heading up, Victoria
I'm on my way, Victoria
Maybe I'll stay Victoria
I'm coming home, Victoria
I'm on my way, Victoria

Discography

Electricity - 2006 (Bryan Flannery Solo Project)
Rushing Back - 2008