David Easton Band

David Easton Band

BandRockFunk

--Funk and Jazz infused rock! --Soul-stirring and dynamic beats! -- More grooves than James Brown in a screw factory! -- Soulful and melodic tunes.

Biography

"Smart like Steely Dan and with a whole lot of originality to boot."

-- Greg Allen, Host of The Right Balance radio program. Former rock critic for The Atlantic City Press

"David Easton Band is exciting...sophisticated original tunes. David is a dynamo on vocals and keyboards, and his energy is infectious... sure to please. Don't miss this group!"

--Joe Bouchard (www.joebouchard.com)
Former Bassist and Founding member of Blue Oyster Cult

David Easton Band, based in NYC/NJ have traveled the US, performing everything from original pop/rock music to jazz standards. David (singer/songwriter/keyboard) and his band released their debut CD "You Got What You Wanted" in 2006, and single, "Change The Way You See Everything," a companion song to the best-selling book with the same name. Talent runs in the family. David's father, Jack Easton composed for NBC and 20th Century Fox, and his great uncle Louis Silvers, won an Oscar (The Jazz Singer) and composed such classics as "April Showers."

David has also played keyboard in the off-Broadway hit show "A Jew Grows In Brooklyn."

Lyrics

Lonely Robot

Written By: David Easton

LONELY ROBOT

I've been sufferin' from a Multitronic existential blues
A digital darling that's fallen out of use
I used to think I could change the world someday
But it was just a fad that we had along the way

I'm a Lonely robot

My friends have gone high tech they don't know me any more
a fossil and forgotten like an ancient dinosaur
You may think there's nothing in my heart that I can feel
But they made me, just a little bit too real

I'm a Lonely robot

I'm more than just a wanna be, a wonder of technology
miracle of science,
a heart and mind alliance
I'm the six million dollar man
I speak English and Fortran
groovin down the hallway
I play like Sidney Bichet
the current is flowing
my circuits are glowing
so turn up the voltage
turn up the voltage
turn up the voltage
turn up the voltage
turn up the voltage

I couldn't change the world but lord knows that I tried
You just can't keep people satisfied
So here I am with vinyl and the 8 track tape
In a techno-void i just cannot escape

I'm a Lonely Robot

You Are The World (For Earth Day)

Written By: David Easton

You Are The World (Prologue)
The world feels so big and I feel so small
I burn my brain trying to understand it all
I search for answers I search for reasons
for my existence within the seasons
I question god, question man
trying just to understand the plan-
but these things are unseen
am I alive or dead --
or somewhere inbetween?
and sometimes I just want to scream!

the answers aren't clear
What's it for? Why am I here?

Wandering far outside my neighborhood
I pass a building where a buddhist temple once stood --
inside there's a shop with an old man selling books
who gets the ones down from high up with hooks
Seeing me and my state of mind
with eyes both piercing and kind,
he hands me a book wrapped in gold and red.
Inside here's what it said :

You Are The World

You are the eyes
and the mouth and the ears
the soul of the Earth
the wisdom of years

History
in the future's shoe
a question
and a clue

you are the world
you are the world
you are the world

the deep quiet
stillness of night
you are
peace and light

the melody
of the song you sing
you are everything

you are the world
you are the world
you are the world

You are the gift
and you are the giver
the ocean that fills
from lifes river

A man at war
and a child at play
you're what you choose
every day

you are the world
you are the world
you are the world

Don't Let Them Tell You (Who You Are)

Written By: David Easton

They can tame a horse,
name the earth and stars
and own the songs from your guitar
Some want to rule you
like a Russian czar,
but don't let them tell you who you are
They'll try and sell you
like a used car
then leave you melting in the tar
they'll cash you in while
they smoke a cigar;
don't let them sell you who you are

there are things you learn from someone else
you didn't know about yourself
this good advice is worth more than gold
never let them sell your soul

They may make you feel
like an alien from Mars
you haven't left the earth so far
listen now
It may sound bizzare
Don't let them tell you who you are

there are things you'll learn from someone else
you didn't know about yourself
this good advice is worth more than gold
just never let them take your soul

for all your pain
you're right on par
you're not the only one with scars
they'd just as soon
stuff you in a jar
don't let them tell you who you are

don't let them tell you who you are

Rock My Soul

Written By: David Easton

Losing my mind in front of the TV screen
you know I’m caught in-between
the colors of Red and Blue-
do you know what I mean
when I say I need to scream?-
a change is overdue

my Job got me running this way and that
feeling like a laboratory rat
and I been spinning my wheels;
somewhere between alive and dead
I hear the voices in my head
say “this must be how a zombie feels”

Rock my soul right through my bones
make me alive, don’t want to drive alone
rock my soul right through my bones
got to revive I know my life’s on loan

You can have riches and you can have fame
you can play the game
but not even see the goal...
well then it’s time to wake up your body and mind
see where you are blind
get out of the hole!

ain’t no Armageddon ain’t no end of days
life’s just a bloody, muddy haze
you need to get in the zone.
but there can come a time you hit a wall
and get the wake up call
the future’s made of clay, not of stone!

Rock my soul right through my bones
make me alive don’t want to drive alone
rock my soul right through my bones
got to revive I know my life’s on loan

Discography

Long Road Home (2010)

"Change The Way You See Everything" (2007)-- single based on and to be included in the best-selling book of the same name

You Got What You Wanted -- Debut CD, 2006

Set List

Crazy Tonight
Good Goodbye
Around the World
Forgiving And Forgetting
Don't Let Them Tell You
You Got What You Wanted

We usually perform one or two 45 minute sets of original music with some covers mixed in.

Covers could be anything from Otis Redding, to Maroon 5, Steely Dan. We bill ourselves as an original band, but have no aversion to playing some covers.