BWT

BWT

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A band of brothers that our proud to stand tall. BWT aims to entertain people from all walks of life. BWT's music is written to have a voice. We encourage all people to listen and enjoy the music and the message from this band of brothers.

Biography

When your snowed in for half the year the only other option is to work up a sweat rocking, until we get our indoor basketball court. We are harbingers of loud sent to you, John Q. Public, to destroy your eardrums. Since the summer of 2005, BWT has risen in popularity in epic time. Their following has grown everywhere and anywhere they have played. Throughout the northeast, they have appealed to audiences of all kinds, from punk rockers, to hiphop lovers, to senior citizens, to metal heads, to pop teenagers. The originality of their sound has allowed them to play at any venue with the ability to play multiple genres on cue. BWT plays originals, covers, acoustic sets, blue's sets, jazz sets, along with their normal rock set. Although BWT is only 1 year young, they are rising fast, and hope to continue on this musical conquest. The MacLean brothers each started playing music when they turned 5. At this age, they began taking music lessons from the finest teachers in western new york. They come from a family enriched with a musical and athletic history. Now each brother plays a plethera of instruments in which they helped teach each other. Scott the eldest of the MacLean brothers, began playing music in the early 90's and was a regular for all-county and all-state jazz. He played in a number of musical groups throughout high school and college. He is a regular at open-mic nights and helped BWT get off its feet in '05. Heavily influenced by 311, sublime, RATM and J5, Scott takes extreem pride in his technique and ability to play with multiple genre's. Scott's brother Steve's first instrument was the piano. He won multiple awards as a child with his ability to read and improvise his music. Probably the most talented overall musician of BWT, Steve succesfully learned how to play and then teach guitar, bass, drums, and probably more instruments that we dont even know about. He taught guitar and piano lessons for many years, and has played in music groups from jazz trio's to punk rock to good old rock. Steve has also been blessed with a brilliant set of vocal chords, and has the ability to scream with the likes of Steven Tyler. Steve is influenced by a wide array of peformers, but finds alot of insperation from the likes of Herbie Hancock, MMW, Stevie Wonder, and many others. Extended brother Tom Farley was an essential addition to BWT. Mr. Farley was the college roomate of Scott, where Scott found that his outrageous personality, endless vocabulary, and ability to rhyme over ANYTHING made this acquisition very easy. The final straw was at Scott's 21st birthday when he rapped and acoustically played version of "Stairway to heaven". Tom is heavily influenced by RATM, 2pac, kanye, 311, Ryson Hall, and classical music. Steve and Tom prove to be a viable duo as frontmen for BWT as their witty puns can keep the lamest of listeners entertained. Sean "the prodigy" MacLean as he is known most absolutely lives up to his name. The youngest of the three MacLean brothers seemed to pick up everything from his elder brothers and then take it to the next level. He began at an extremely young age, where his initial guitar teacher would not even teach him because he felt he was too young. However, after an audition with a cover of Jonny B. Goode at age 5, his teacher decided to reconsider. Sean has excelled in all facets of his life. For BWT, he primarily will play the bass, but also will switch to guitar and sing back-up vocals. Seans musical influence is basically generated from everything from jimi hendrix to red hot chili peppers.

Lyrics

We Will Not Be Sold

Written By: BWT

A free fall is the only thing free
I've been a million places its the only fall i've seen
A million other people are parts of this machine
The empty plate of the American dream
Useless efforts to keep a good name clean
The final results of the oppressive scheme
A thousand words to a man with a picture
justify abuse with the words of the scripture

smile son, your on tv
its only in america you buy reality
The actual, the ideal, the self-defined
You sacrifice the meaning for the corporate bottom line
Whats best for profits is best for me
How else can their be a healthy economy
There's no pricetag for natures beauty
Check for yourself, how could you refute me?

and We will not be sold
and We will not be sold
and I wont do what i'm told
and I will not be sold

I'm not a slave to the dollar
I refuse to be defined by the color of my collar
Frustrations from the smoke stacks, attempts to destract the absence of facts

With lives on the line, they lied, they lied
Didn't give a damn where the law applied
5 years in guantanamo bay and you ain't been tried
running secret jails where ya lucky to survive

How come they only take action for a convienient genocide
and the only good killing is when we choose who dies
the real images are kept from ya eyes!
as they hide the evidence just to keep you in line

Freak Sreak

Written By: BWT

Your daddy comin for you make you drunk
I need a girl who can take the punch
Stare, stare at the picture on the wall
you just dont care at all
Then i turned just to see you there
Just to stare
Well she gets me up in the mornin'
i'm just a man, freak streaks got out of hand

I got the
Freak Streak
I want the girl with the
Freak Streak
You know I got the biggest
Freak Streak
And every month you see my
Freak Streak
Not a day goes by till i satisfy

It was out on the boardwalk, I found a lady
We started to talk talk, and all she said was maybe
Said she's been that way since the late 80's
I got the digits and the rest was crazy
From sun up, right to sun down
We woke up just to get down
and now we're bouncin off walls and kickin ceilings
Never got tired, never hurt her feelings
Arch of her back was so appealing
Bouncin off my head left my head realing
Now I like to start and I like to finish
then i hit reset go back and I mimic
all the twists and turns as far as pleasure's concerned
Show this little lady all the lessons I learned
For every single day of the weak, you know I want the girl with the

Freak Streak
I want the girl with the
Freak Streak
You know i got the biggest
Freak Streak
and every month you see my
Freak Streak
not a day goes by till i satisfy my

Your daddy comin for you, get you wasted
I cant forget the way that you tasted
Stare, stare, stare at the picture on the wall
You just don't care at all
Then your turned just to see me there
Just to stare
Well you get me up in the mornin
i'm just a man, freak streaks got out of hand

I got the
Freak Streak
I want the girl with the
Freak Streak
You know I got the biggest
Freak Streak
And every month you see my
Freak Streak
Not a day goes by till i satisfy

BWT

Written By: BWT

Steve this is out of control
who can say we aint got soul
These 4 boys from Buffalo
are gonna get this ride rockin
cause this ride it rolls
The lows, the lulls, the pieces i picked
We got 88 keys and 2 drumsticks
Now just add a couple guitar licks and all that creates what is simply sick
A definition with some clarity, you are now listening to the BWT
A day in the sun or a week in life, understand that your purpose is worth the fight

It's the life I lead
Its the blood I blead
baby can't you see
It's BWT
The life I lead
The blood I blead
Cant you see
BWT

It's a theory of a quarted made with gold
If you haven't heard it out yet with this much soul
A lyrical drive to make your rhythm
Here only good vibes are given
Its gets me through the deepest rough
Its funktastic, not plastic, but tough
The theory of a genetic code, which cannot be sold

It's the life I lead
Its the blood I blead
baby can't you see
It's BWT
The life I lead
The blood I blead
Cant you see
BWT

A simple idea, a simple plan
A long history of one night stands
If you can't trust us, then trust who you can because
I am that man that stands
at the forefront of a movement
been there since it began
So now ask you to try it
The biggest crime is silence
Towards the business of violence
you just gotta open your eyelids
A definition with some clarity, you are now enjoying the BWT
A day in the sun or a week in life, you have to understand that your purpose is worth the fight

It's the life I lead
Its the blood I blead
baby can't you see
It's BWT
The life I lead
The blood I blead
Cant you see
BWT

Discography

BWT - "Yea, it was good for us too"

BWT is currently in the studio working on re-recording some of these tracks, producing an acoustic CD, as well as adding a handful of other BWT favorites.

Set List

Originals:
-Welcome
-BWT
-Moses Jones and the Goat
-Freak Streak
-Event Horizon
-Po'dunk Jenklebean
-Cultures Covered
-We will not be sold
-I stubbed my toe
-Makin House
-The dusty trail
-Canyon Gap
-Alabama Soul
-Slide song
-Ransom
-For Tonight
-Pigman's Road

Some covers:
Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
Cold Beverages - G Love
STP - Sublime
Summer Romance - Incubus
Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Beer - Reel Big Fish
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Greatest Hits - Sublime
What was I thinking - 311
Applied Science - 311
Third Rock from the sun - Jimi Hendrix
Stir it up - Bob Marley
this list goes on for awhile...