CINEMA STAR

CINEMA STAR

 Boonton, New Jersey, USA
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Biography

Cinema Star has existed in the NJ music scene since 1999. The band's vision has always been that the music itself was the most important: without good songs, a band is nothing. Early Cinema Star consisted of Ken Heim (Guitar, Vocals), Keith Shapiro (Bass), and John Crocco (Drums).

The band started out playing many bars and clubs in the New Brunswick college and shore areas of New Jersey. After the recording of their first demo, "Gallery" in 1999, Kenny's twin brother Randy (guitar, vocals) joined the band. This added more prominent harmonies, fatter guitar sound, and more song writing resources to the band. In 2000 Cinema Star recorded and self produced their second demo entitled "Widescreen E.P." One of the songs on the disc, "Clone", won a runner-up award in the 2001 John Lennon Song Writing Contest, a contest judged by many famous songwriters, performers and industry insiders. Due to a wide range of influences- (everything from Teenage Fanclub and Buffalo Tom, to New Order and Depeche Mode) Cinema Star's sound has always been rooted to catchy indie rock with an uncommon serious tone to it. The band's music has been branded by one reviewer as "thinking man's pop". Within this Cinema Star has always maintained a dark, artistic quality to their overall sound and image.
In 2003 the band self produced its first full-length album entitled Stay Gold.
The CD received airplay on 105.5 WDHA's "Homegrown Spotlight" and glowing reviews in some NJ music publications.
The band has shared the stage with Remy Zero and South from the UK and played countless NJ and NJ venues.

The band completed their 2nd full length album ENEMIES on MAY 17th 2011, available on itunes.

LIVE AT THE BITTER END, recorded live at the legendary Bitter End in NYC, available on iTunes and cinemastar.bandcamp.com

ATTRACTIVE, the new single available everywhere digitally. Check out the video for ATTRACTIVE on youtube. Here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5o4-GnIfSw

Lyrics

Sometimes

Written By: Randy Heim


Sometimes I think I can take on the world
And if given the chance I probably could
Sometimes I think I can take on the world
And if given the chance I probably would

I would

Oh then right from the start
You' ll break my heart

The Afterglow

Written By: Kenneth Heim


I've been reeling in the afterglow
I've been studying the past
Trying to make sense of what happenend here
Tearing my heart with broken glass

I've been dealing in the aftermath
I've been trying hard to sleep
Haunted by memories of when things were good
Promises she forgot to keep

It's nothing new after all that we've been through
To just want a little of the truth
I can't complain
In the end it's all the same
Obscessed with things I'll never know
Still reeling in the afterglow

I've been analysing space and time
Wondering where it all fits in
Sometimes I wish that it was over with
Sometimes I don't want to begin

It's nothing new after all that we've been through
To just want a little of the truth
I can't complain
In the end it's all the same
Obscessed with things I'll never know
Still reeling in the afterglow

You've made your choice
You've made it clear - many times
I've lost your love
I've lost my heart and my mind

It's nothing new after all that we've been through
To just want a little of the truth
I can't complain
In the end it's all the same
Obscessed with things I'll never know
Still reeling in the afterglow

Discography

Cinema Star - Gallery EP 1998
Cinema Star - Widescreen 2000
Cinema Star - Stay Gold 2004
Cinema Star - ENEMIES 2011
(hear clips from every song on Stay Gold @ www.cdbaby.com/cinemastar)
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Set List

usually 35-45 min sets of new songs.