Camaro Brothers

Camaro Brothers

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The Camaro Brothers play high-octane rock and roll with a soulfull passion infused with classic rhythm and blues beats and muscular grooves from the streets of Detroit . The Music is the message.

Biography

The Band blends influences ranging from classic Soul, Jazz, House and from the Rock and Roll of the 70’s through the current sounds of todays rock. Each of the seven members brings something unique to the table, including years of experience.

The band was created by chance October of 2005. Hassan and Ron were selected by a songwriter who wanted to record a song and was looking for a singer and a guitarist/musician to create the music and melodies. The song was written and recorded before they ever met. Once completed, the end product was given to Hassan and Ron separately for their reviews. After reviewing the completed song, they both knew that there was a strong synergy between the two of them and they had to meet. Over the next two months, they were able to bring together the other members and shortly after wrote, composed and recorded their first CD; FREEDOMLAND (released February 2007).

July 2007, the Camaro Brothers were selected as one of the top nine finalists in The Detroit News Sonic Summer Battle of the Bands. Making it to the finals, the Camaro Brothers preformed at Pontiac’s Art’s, Beats & Eats Festival on the Comcast stage. They took a close second to the band Green Street, and continued to perform throughout the summer of 2007 at various festivals and at numerous charity events in the Tri State area. Their live performance is 90% high energy with focus on audience interaction. The message is upbeat and positive. The sets are true performances.

The Camaro Brothers have just finished thier second CD "CHANGE" released July 11, 2008.

Individual Bio's are as follows:
Hassan Watkins - Vocalist Hassan Watkins began singing at age thirteen with the Detroit Festival of Performing Arts, under the direction of Kim Weston. Hassan's career took off when he sang on several dance track hits like "These Are My People", "Party of the Year" and "Reach Out for the Love" with the world-renowned house group Members of the House.

Along with the Members, Hassan has opened for many artists’ such as Martha Walsh, Colonel Abrams, Crystal Waters, Nunez, Jomanda, and Gospel artist, Take Six.

Hassan has also won international success as a writer, arranger and background vocalist on the smash UK hit "Let the Music Lift You Up".

Ron Thurau - Guitarist/Songwriter, began his musical career at age 12 in Detroit and has awed and outraged audiences with his energetic and irreverent take on rock and roll ever since. He has done studio work with many local Detroit area bands and is one of the founding members of Camaro Brothers.

Rick Mickens/Bassist/Songwriter-Self taught,grew up listening to Stanley Clarke,Jaco Pastorius, Ralph Armstrong, Larry Graham and other bass players in the early jazz fusion days.Has done Gospel projects including with Dr.E. LeQuint Weaver and the Hallelujah Singers and currently playing with Abundent Faith Ministries in Detroit. Also working on Techno projects with Ghetto Tech, DNA Recrords, and Doc Midi Productions. Currently working on solo project with F.U.A..A Productions and 3lelement due out by October.

Dave Thurau - Percussion, Background Vocals,
originally from Spring Valley, IL, began playing in Detroit with the Slippery Anderson Blues Band and tour stints with several bands, including The Virtues and New Laundry.

Kevin Holevar - Lead Guitar -vocals,
Started playing the guitar at age 4, and fronted 1st band by age 6. Started recording by age 12. Early influences were primarily Soul & R&B. Had multiple small record contracts from age 16 to the present. Attended Wayne St University & studied jazz guitar. Played musicals in the Detroit area while attending school. Opened Underground Productions in 1987. Currently working with the Camaro Brothers & teaches Recording at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI.

Performing Credits:

David Leibman ( Jazz Sax)
Noel Pointer (Jazz Violin)
Jimmy Dean (Country)
David Gates (Bread)
Head East (Rock)
Sly Fox (Pop)
Blues Traveler (Rock)
Incubus (Rock)
Billy Ray Cyrus (Country)
Pam Tilis (Country)
Mitch Ryder (Rock)
Los Lobos (Rock)
Dino (Pop)

Recording & Production Credits:

Carl Craig
Kevin Saunderson
Art Forest
Code Industry
Brave New World
UNV
7 Mile
Brazil & Beyond
Clinton River
Keith Saxton-Kevin Holevar
2 Live Crew
Hot Buttered Soul
Bellita Woods
Commission
Marcus Devine
Universal Xpression
Ray Cash
Musique
Caruso
Eminem
Royce Da Five Nine
D12
Ford Motor Co
Lexus
Keith Johns (Stevie Wonder & Babyface)
KMC Crew

Kevin Knott - Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals - AKA “K-Stoke”, started his musical journey as a young child. A fan of all sorts of music, he went on to be a self taught keyboard player and formed several local bands in high school including The New Breed; which featured brother Hassan and Sister Saroya on vocals. Later, after high school, he joined the band Venum which was one of the Budweiser showdown winners. In 1989 K-Stoke played k

Lyrics

Black Camaro

Written By: Camaro Brothers

BLACK CAMARO

NO MATTER HOW MUCH SPEED
GOES RUNNING THROUGH YOUR VEINS
NO ONE ELSE CAN FEEL YOUR PAIN
NO ONE CARES IF YOU GET LAID
YOU CAN PARK YOUR BLACK CAMARO
OVER THERE IN THE SHADE
THAT DEBT YOU BEEN FEELING
IS ABOUT TO GET PAID.

NO ONE CARES IF YOU READ THAT BOOK
NO ONE CARES IF YOU BEEN SAVED
PARK YOUR BLACK CAMARO
WHERE SUNSET STARTS TO FADE
THAT DEBT YOU BEEN CARRYING
IS GOING VANISH IN THE HAZE.

NO MATTER HOW MANY BLUES PILLS
GET WASHED DOWN
BY THAT BOTTLE OF WINE
ONE OF THESE DAYS
YOUR GONNA GET BIT
BY THE TEETH OF SUMMERTIME
YOU CAN PARK YOUR BLACK CAMARO
OVER THERE NEXT TO MINE.

ONE OF THESE DAYS
PROMISES TO BITE
WITH THE TEETH OF SUMMERTIME
YOU CAN PARK YOUR BLACK CAMARO
NEXT TO ME ANY TIME.

AND IF YOU SHOULD EVER BREAK
THIS LITTLE OL’ HEART OF MINE
YOU CAN PARK YOUR BLACK CAMARO
WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE.

King of Gypsies

Written By: CAMARO BROTHERS

King of the Gypsies

My father commands three caravans
My father’s royalty spins the Spanish night
His seven guitar army
Brings the forest road to light

(Chorus)
My father is the King of the Gypsies
A cruel blessing over everything he sees
But he is just my father; he is just my father,
He is just my father to me.

My father’s anger explodes without warning
When the cards turn to losing
My father smiles like the werewolf moon
When his caravans are moving

(Chorus)

My father wears three gold watches
On every finger shines a diamond ring
Around the fire his men play their guitars
And call my father out to sing

(Chorus)

My father has no clear idea
He just wants the gypsy to be free
The absence of light is his sovereign
But the darkness is just my father to me.

(Fade Out)

King of Gypsies
King of Gypsies
Your fortunetellers
are a plague upon the earth
King of gypsies
King of gypsies
Tell me what a life is worth
Fortuneteller, Fortuneteller
Tell me what a son’s life is worth

Skin & Bones

Written By: CAMARO BROTHERS

SKIN AND BONES

THE COMFORT YOU GIVE
IS ONLY TORMENT
DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE
THE LAST WORD?
I COULD EASILY SAY
WHAT YOU’VE BEEN SAYING
AND NEVER ONCE
THINK YOU HEARD.

I AM NOTHING
BUT SKIN AND BONES
BUT THAT’S NOT THE FIRST
MISTAKE IN THE BOOK
I HAVE PAID OFF ALL YOUR LOANS
DOESN’T THAT LET ME
OFF THE HOOK.

NOTHING I SAY
COULD EVER HELP YOU
YOU HAVE WORN ME OUT
AND TURNED ME BLUE
YOU’RE ANGER
TEARS ME LIMB FROM LIMB
IT’S A DANGEROUS FEAR
YOU’VE BOUGHT INTO.

I AM NOTHING
BUT SKIN AND BONES
BUT THAT’S NOT THE WORST
MISTAKE IN THE BOOK
I HAVE PAID OFF ALL YOUR LOANS
DOESN’T THAT LET ME
OFF THE HOOK.

FIRE DESTROYS THE LIES
BUILT ON BRIBERY,
DESTROYS THE HEART
BUILT ON DECEIT.
THERE IS NO NEED FOR YOU
TO CONDEMN ME
YOU ARE CONDEMNED
BY EVERY WORD YOU SPEAK.

I AM NOTHING
BUT SKIN AND BONES
PEOPLE DON’T EVEN
BOTHER TO LOOK
I HAVE PAID OFF
ALL YOUR LOANS
DOESN’T THAT LET ME
OFF THE HOOK.

GO GO GO

Written By: Camaro Brothers


GO GO GO
I’m thinking about the way I feel
It hypnotizes so surreal

It makes me wonder if I’m in control
I can’t hold back I have to let it go

I’m thinking about the way I feel
It hypnotizes - so surreal

It makes me wonder if I’m in control
I can’t hold back I have to let it go

Oh Yeah – Just Rocks my mind
Oh Yeah – Just Rocks my mind

Sometimes I know that you’re in my soul
You make me feel young
Even though I’m old
Feels so right
I feel it in my toes
I got to lose my body
I just can’t say no

Yeah- Yeah –Yeah
I’m going to rock my mind
Oh Yeah- Just rock my mind
Oh Yeah- Just rock my mind

Drink my Drink
Smoke my Smoke
I do a lot of things
But - I don’t do dope
So wave your hands in the air
Give a damn – Don’t care
There’s a party over here
So – lets GO GO GO
Why don’t you jump in the air
Wave your hands
Now - Jump it
Now - Jump it
Now - Jump it

Oh Yeah – GO GO GO

Discography

Freedomland CD released 2007. All tracks (12 in total) are streaming on all internet music sites itunes, Napster, CD Baby and our web site www.camarobrothers.com. Change the new CD released on 07/11/2008 will soon be streaming on the internet.

Set List

All orginal music written and prefromed by Camaro Brothers, No cover tunes. We have 2 - 1 hour sets one for each of our CD's. Set lenght can be customizied for an individual show/venue.