CORE

CORE

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The energetic showmanship of Core accompanied by the sultry in your face lyrical style will leave you begging for more!

Biography

Four best friends hailing from the small town of Quincy Florida with only one mission in life; to share with the rest of the world the story of CORE!

It's hard to believe there almost was no Core. The near ending came just as swiftly as the beginning. Their first few months as a band would prove to be the roughest Core has had to face to date. Their ability to stay focused was tested not only once, but twice in 1998. In July 1998 just as Core was getting ready to set of on their venture, Adam Benedict best friend to all band members, and original bass player for Core, decided to end his own life (Jake Loehner would later step in as an attempt to save the band, and to keep the memory of Adam alive). Just as the band began to heal from the loss of Adam, a fire claimed all of the bands equipment. Nothing was salvageable, and Core was forced once again to start from scratch. Which they did, and they haven't stopped since.

Core's Music can be summed up as a montage of lost love, lust, pain, anger, and fantasy. The music of Core is guitar driven with just the right amount of bass and drums to exhaust any crowd. The energetic showmanship, accompanied by the sultry in your face lyrical style always leaves the crowds wanting more!

In May 2001, Core released their independent album poetically entitled "Find Yourself" much to the delight of their ever growing fan base. You can hear "Change" on several radio stations across Florida and Georgia. In December 2002 Core wrapped up recording of their 3 song demo with Rock the World Studio in which Eric Durrance Wind-Up Records recording artist (Big Dismal) produced, and recorded the demo. "Drowning" which is featured on the demo, is being spun on radio stations across Florida and Georgia. "Drowning" is also being spun on regular rotation on X101.5, and it was also the first ever song recorded by and "unsigned" band to be added to the Hall of Fame via The Hard Drive at Five on X101.5.

Over the past several years Core has gained a lot of attention and respect from their local music community. By staying true to their form, and their beliefs, Core is now looked at as one of the top rated bands on the local circuit, which has given them the opportunity to open for a number of National acts such as: Sevendust, Presence, Jackyl, Hoobastank, Trapt, Earshot, Adema, Die Trying, and The Impotent Sea Snakes, Beautiful Creatures, 8-stop-7, Josh Todd, and Bone Thugs -N- Harmony to name a few. Core has also taken part in the Ernie Ball Tour, and the Inverse Music Tour. Core has also played several festival, and local showcases. Core will also be showcasing at Club Ovation for 3 major labels in late Feb. 2004.

In March 2003 Core became a True Music Live band. Being sponsored by Budweiser as a True Music Live band has given Core the opportunity to showcase their music on a much higher level. They've played a private show for race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., and top executives of Budweiser.

Core has faced many dark and relentless storms in the past. Due to their ability to take the good from the bad, Core has prevailed and they're proving themselves to be unstoppable. Like their song "Change" sings "They're going straight to the top, and they'll never look back.

All shows and songs are dedicated to the memory of Adam S. Benedict; our fallen brother and guardian angel.

Lyrics

Drowning

Written By: Core

Can't you see, I've been here too long
You keep me singing, this same sad song

When-will-you understand, that I am, who I am
(AND THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE)

It's you, drowning me again
(All my life you've been holding me down)

After all this time, I'm still here
Through all the lies, and the tears

When- will- you understand, that I am, who I am
(And that will never change)

It's you, drowning me again
(all my life you've been holding me down)
It's you, holding onto my wings

Can't you see, it's make believe
One day you'll open your eyes, and realize.
What you've done to me...., WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME!

I'm drowning, I can't breathe again.
I'm on the edge, you keep pushing me in....
The outside, locked and living on, the outside.

It's you, drowning me again.
It's you, holding onto my wings.

It's you drowning me again.

It's you....

Home

Written By: Core

I can't seem to find a brighter day.
I'm lost inside, and I can't find my way.
But I can see the sunlight through the clouds, and I know nothing can save me now.

Can you help me, find my way back home.
Can you help me.

I never thought that I would see this day.
Lost inside as I slowly drift away.
Farther from what I thought was real.
All these changes, I don't know what I feel...Yea

Can you help me, find my way back home.
Will you save me I've been gone way to long.

Lights out, I'm outta control again.
Reaching new depths will all this pain within.
I know I can't go on living this way.
Please God, just give me one more day.

Can you help me, find my way back home.
Will you save me, I've been gone way to long.

Way to long,
Way to long....

Please God, just give me one more day.

haahaahaahaa

Discography

In 2001 Core released their independent album "Find Yourself". "Change" which is found on this album is being spun on several radio stations throughout Florida and Georgia.
New album and new songs coming in 2005!
In 2002 Core recorded a three song demo at Rock the World Studio, Tallahassee Florida in which Eric Durrance (Big Dismal Wind-Up Records) produced, recorded and mastered. "Drowning" which is found on this demo is being spun on several radio station in Florida and Georgia. "Drowing" is also being spun in regular rotation at X101.5.

Core will be heading back into the studio to record their follow up demo in Feb. 2004.

Set List

Core Set List:

*depending on show
Who's the man
Rebel yell
W/O U
Drowning
Break These Chains
Turn It Up
Change
Breathe
Leave Me Alone
(new) break these chains
(new) leave me alone
(new) slippin away
(new) breathe
(new) who's the man
(new) love 2 hate

Core's set list runs from 45 min. to an hour. They're also known to do three 45 min. sets when needed.