Captain Firebutton

Captain Firebutton

 Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
BandRockAlternative

Captain Firebutton is an eclectic, fresh indie rock sound borne of popular music influences from the 60s until today. Our songs focus on melody with vocal harmony set against exciting instrumental work, but the overall goal has always been to have fun and transmit our infectious energy to the crowd.

Biography

Captain Firebutton has always been the little band that could. Initially formed as a six-piece group with a horn section, Firebutton channelled classic rock mixed with modern indie music to create a totally unique sound. Firebutton quickly broke into the music scene in our native Ottawa, playing high-profile gigs with Ill Scarlett, The Golden Dogs, and The Beautiful Unknown at Ottawa's premiere live performance venues. The band was dealt a huge blow with the departure of a member: our trumpet player, lead singer, and founder. After four years of performing together the band was forced to completely re-evaluate their approach and emerged as a five piece ensemble with a decidedly richer and more exciting sound. With influences ranging from Radiohead to Billy Joel to The Beatles to Supertramp, Captain Firebutton puts together a sound completely unlike anything else, yet remarkably cohesive and addicting. Today, Firebutton continues to branch out musically and is one of the premiere performing acts in the Ottawa area. Our hope is to bring the dynamic Firebutton sound to everyone, everywhere!

Lyrics

Hey Marianna

Written By: Ryan Brown

You know you really are a bitch/
and it really makes my day, yeah/
to see you stumbling around when you're in my way

if you don't get up/
and get your head on straight/
then there'll be nothing left to stop me from laying the blame

Hey Mariana/
you're a lover/
like no other/
but you're stuck inside a skipping groove and/
you can't recover/
you just hover/
and you stay, yeah

You know you're really full of shit/
you try to take me for a ride, yeah/
you know it gets me down to see you wasting time

if I had to choose/
to pick you up or let you go/
it seems unlikely to me that you'd even know

Hey Mariana/
you're a lover/
like no other/
but you're stuck inside a skipping groove and/
you can't recover/
you just hover/
and you stay, yeah

and it's time to let go/
of all the highs and the lows/
and sing

You're a lover/
You're a lover

Hey Mariana/
you're a lover/
like no other/
but you're stuck inside a skipping groove and/
you can't recover/
you just hover/
and you stay, yeah

Hey Mariana/
you're a lover/
like no other/
but you're stuck inside a skipping groove and/
you can't recover/
you just hover/
and you stay, yeahHey Mariana/
you're a lover/
like no other/
but you're stuck inside a skipping groove and/
you can't recover/
you just hover/
and you stay, yeah

Momento

Written By: Johnny Weston

Shut up, and get inside
I’ll give you shelter from the storm that rains and pours and hails and creates landslides
And I’m just a little bit younger than I remember
Give into dreams and themes and teams and rings and ream me out plenty

Who do you think that you are?
Telling me off at the time I’m on

I’ve got my own place
My own face
My own style
My own name
What do you think of me now?
And I’m ashamed to let you hold me down
So I’ll keep swimming till’ I drown

Get off of your ass and into the game
Get your mind out of the gutter, open the shutters and begin to dream
And I’m still confused as to why I played your fool
You get caught up in school, you lose your cool and you start reminiscing the golden rule

Who do you think that you are?
Telling me off at the time I’m on

I’ve got my own place
My own face
My own style
My own name
What do you think of me now?
And I’m ashamed to let you hold me down
So I’ll keep swimming till’ I drown

Ain't Comin' Round Here No More

Written By: Johnny Weston

Well I’m gonna fight it, I ain't coming here no more
Cause if I don’t fight it, you know I’ll end up at your door
And if I do that, you’ll just break my heart like before
And I’ll have no reason to come round here anymore

These things keep changing
They’re not the same
Even the laughter is causing me pain
Too much of my heart rides on your answer
Well I’ve got an answer
I ain’t coming round here anymore

So, what do you say when it’s all over
I can’t keep the thought outta my head, “what if we were closer?”
I’ve noticed the past while that you’ve been drifting away
You say that you live for tomorrow so you won’t die today

These things keep changing
They’re not the same
Even the laughter is causing me pain
Too much of my heart rides on your answer
Well I’ve got an answer
I ain’t coming round here anymore

I have to admit that I’m happy as hell
You’re out of my head and my heart as well
You’re now just a memory and a hard tale to tell
But I can shoot you a smile as I bid you fair-well

Yes things have changed
For better and for worse
And it used to kill me that I couldn’t reverse
And although I’ll never know I don’t need your answer
Cause I’ve got my own answer
I ain’t coming round here anymore

Discography

- Captain Firebutton and The Thunder & Lightning 35 (LP)
- Captain Firebutton (EP)
- Myspace.com/captainfirebuttonband (streaming tracks)
-Dog on a Leash (radio play on Ottawa's LiVE 88.5)

Set List

Set Lists are usually 45 minutes without break. We've played shows with up to three 45 minute sets.

A typical set might include:

Theme (original)
Ain't Comin' 'Round Here No More (Original)
Hey Marianna (Original)
Missin' You (Original)
The New You (Original)
Fire (Jimi Hendrix Cover)
Unix Girl (Original)
Lady Madonna (Beatles Cover)
Try (Blue Rodeo Cover)
Whatever Disappears (Original)

A few bands we have been known to cover are:

The Beatles
Supertramp
U2
Radiohead
Pink Floyd
Elton John
Fleetwood Mac
Bob Dylan
The Killers
The Police
Modest Mouse
Sam Roberts
Wings
etc.