Daphne

Daphne

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Daphne is rock, punk and pop. Think Foo Fighters meets Green Day, with a dash of Weezer. The quartet brings its love of life and seemingly endless energy to every performance.

Biography

The self-titled debut album from the playful foursome Daphne mixes elements of rock, grunge and punk. The New York City based band originally formed as a quartet in 1999, spent a short stint as a trio before it’s final incarnation as a power quartet.

Daphne lists Guns N’ Roses, Janes Addiction, The Who and Jimi Hendrix as major influences on their music. It’s their love of music that drives the band. The band finds inspiration for their music in many areas. Their songs touch on themes of life, love, and relationships.

How they found one another…It was an ad that Tim placed in the Village Voice that led him to Scott. Jon who moved from Vegas to NYC in 2003, met Scott at a show and soon joined the band. Jon described his latest band to an old friend from Chicago, Ryan, who then moved to New York City to be part of the Daphne experience. The origin of the band’s name comes from Daphne, the attractive and clever detective from the Scooby Doo series.

While Daphne enjoyed their time in a Long Island studio recording this album (and their extracurricular activities of golf and wiffle ball during breaks), it’s playing live that really excites them. Infectious is one word to describe the Daphne live experience. The band creates and cultivates a connection with the audience that they use to produce an unmistakable energy and excitement. During the show, they bring the audience on a wild rollercoaster of emotions from the up-tempo hard rock song “Sin” to the harmonizing soft song “Astoria” and back to rocking us with “Crush”

New Yorkers may already know Daphne from when they won K Rock’s BATTLE OF THE BANDS in 1999. They beat out over 500 other bands for the honor. They’ve also been chosen as a Budweiser True Music Band, which has garnered them airplay, as well as numerous ad spots on the radio. Since then their song “Crush” has received airplay on K Rock as well as Q104.3. Their music has also been featured on FOX TV’s THE FAMILY GUY.

Tim is a self-taught musician, who after his 16th birthday realized he wouldn’t be the next Mickey Mantle, and focused his energy on writing music. Scott gave up his calling as a vet and found his passion in playing drums when he was nine years old. As early as he can remember, Ryan wanted to follow in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix. Jon would listen to Paul McCartney play bass and dream of the day he could play bass for a living.

The band is in complete agreement when it comes to the power of music. Tim, who wrote all the lyrics on the album, says “I believe music can be so important on many levels. The most important aspect in my mind is that it can alter your mood. It can cheer you up, make you reflect or represent a time in your life.” We all need that escape.

2/06

Lyrics

Sin

Written By: Tim Mercer

SIN

VERSE 1

I want it all so tell me about your sin sin
How you work what you’ve done and where you’ve been
I know it’s there because I’ve seen you with a big grin
I’ve seen you work and I think it’s working
I want a ball, I want to make the room spin
But there’s a problem, I’m drinking beer your sipping gin
I’m leaving room for the inevitable red pen
I stand corrected I’ll be correcting

CHORUS
You’ve got one minute to go you’ve got you’ve got
One minute to tell me all you’ve got
One minute to go you’ve got you’ve got
One minute to tell me everything

VERSE 2

You’ve been a doll so tell me about your sin sin
Like the tide you push me out I pull you in
Good girl but with a swagger like a king pin
I don’t believe it not for a minute
I’ve see you fall, and watch you get back up again
So fast I’ve wondered ‘bout your medicine
I’ve come to find that your resiliency doesn’t end
You’ve got your secrets I want your secrets

CHORUS
You’ve got one minute to go you’ve got you’ve got
One minute to tell me all you’ve got
One minute to go you’ve got you’ve got
One minute to tell me everything

VERSE 3

Last call I want to hear your sin sin
I’m all together but feeling like I’ll never win
So when you kick me would you kick me in the good shin
I stand corrected I’m resurrected
I want to brawl I think I might be caving in
I’m not an angel and wouldn’t mind a devil’s fin
I need you here because I need to feel your warm skin
I’ll let it go and you’ll let me know when you’ve got
CHORUS
You’ve got one minute to go you’ve got you’ve got
One minute to tell me all you’ve got
One minute to go you’ve got you’ve got
One minute to tell me everything

Astoria

Written By: Tim Mercer

ASTORIA

VERSE 1

Can I be graceful without grace when the game’s not on
With all the blood leaving my face I’m already gone
My attempt to imitate has gone on too long

CHORUS
You left me all alone the voice stayed on the phone
In Queens Astoria was never quite like home
I wanted you to know I feel I must be shown extreme euphoria

VERSE 2

I’ve yet to unpack my case and I feel like I’m broke
Do you buy my shit charade I will then I won’t
I watch you win every day when I definitely don’t

CHORUS
You left me all alone the voice stayed on the phone
In Queens Astoria was never quite like home
I wanted you to know I feel I must be shown extreme euphoria
(pull me down, hold me down, keep me down, and put me in the grave)
Or let me live
Or let me

Let me live
(cause your beliefs down anyone)
Let me live
(cause your beliefs down anyone)
Let me live
(cause your beliefs down anyone)

CHORUS
You left me all alone the voice stayed on the phone
In Queens Astoria was never quite like home
I wanted you to know I feel I must be shown extreme euphoria
(pull me down, hold me down, keep me down, and put me in the grave)
Or let me live
(cause your beliefs ride over)
Or let me live

Crush

Written By: Tim Mercer

CRUSH

VERSE 1

I’m going to shine shine forever
And if I’ve bad luck, and die too soon
Well then I’ll live live within you
All because I think I’ve got a

CHORUS
Crush Crush I’m in tune
Real love brings me closer to you
Crush crush I’m in tune
I’m in tune

VERSE 2

I’m going to wish wish my wishes
And if I look for the naked you
Well then I’ll swim in the river
I feel drugged out
All because I think I’ve got a

CHORUS
Crush crush I’m in tune
Real love brings me closer to you
Crush crush I’m in tune
I’m in tune
I’m in tune

(SOLO)

VERSE 3

I’m going to shine shine forever
And if I’ve bad luck, and die too soon
Well then I’ll swim in the river
I feel plugged in
All because I think I’ve got a

Crush crush I’m in tune
Real love brings me closer to you
Crush crush I’m in tune
I’m in tune
I’m in tune

Sweet

Written By: Tim Mercer

SWEET

VERSE 1

I feel fine I guess there’s something in the air
In due time I search for myself to find nothing there
No way would I think you would take my hand
In flux time you’re in California land
And I’ll be standing where I stand

CHORUS
Might not know I missed you missed you
Even when everything was sweet sweet
Might not know I missed you missed you oh
Might not know I missed you missed you
Even when everything was sweet sweet
Might not know I missed you missed you

VERSE 2

I feel right coming up to get down again
In due time, search searching out to sell all my friends
In no way would I think you would take my hand
In real time I’m in New York City land
And I’ll be standing where I am

CHORUS
Might not know I missed you missed you
Even when everything was sweet sweet
Might not know I missed you missed you oh
Might not know I missed you missed you
Even when everything was sweet sweet
Might not know I missed you missed you

When you’re older
When you’re older
When you’re older
And you’re older
You’re still older

CHORUS
Might not know I missed you missed you
Even when everything was sweet sweet
Might not know I missed you missed you oh
Might not know I missed you missed you
Even when everything was sweet sweet
Might not know I missed you missed you

Discography

self titled CD was released in June 2006

Set List

between 30 minutes and and 1 hour and 30 minutes all own material