Direct Line

Direct Line

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Direct Line’s sound is a high octane mixture of metal, funk and hip-hop. Three years of existence has brought the band many recongnition (Best band in Canada --Emergenza 2002--) (4th International final -- Germany 2002-- )... a lot more to come....

Biography

MONTREAL, June 2004 —Founded three years ago by three of its current members (Fred Joyal, Welby Medeiros and Eric Hamelin, later joined by G-Jay, followed by L-P Spina), Direct Line’s sound is a high octane mixture of metal, funk and hip-hop.

The band recorded its first demo in November 2000, which became quite successful in helping build the band’s reputation on the Montreal scene. Direct Line performed in numerous bars and clubs in Montreal, before recording their first album, in April 2001. FIND YOUR TARGET was launched on their own label.

In March 2002, the band decided to take part in “EMERGENZA”, an international competition bringing together 3,000 bands in more than 25 cities in Europe and Canada. After four grueling rounds pitting over 150 bands against each other, Direct Line came out as the winner at the Canadian finals held in Montreal at the Medley club in front of 1,700 people and a panel of 8 judges. Total tally: Best Band, Best Original Song, Best Show, Best Drummer, and Direct Line was voted number one by both the audience and the other bands in the finals. Direct Line went on to Germany in July 2002, to represent Canada at the international finals of EMERGENZA, competing against 25 other top bands from around the world. The big event took place at the TAUBERTAL FESTIVAL in Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, a three-day festival that attracted over 20,000 people each day. Direct Line performed on Saturday night and had the crowd screaming for more. The band finished 4th overall.

Direct Line has since performed on a few radio shows in Montreal (CoolFM, Montreal’s No. 1 rock station) as well as TV shows (Musique Plus (Montreal’s MTV), the city’s No. 1 music station) and their song Adrenaline was played on a regular basis on radio stations in Montreal. The band contributed to the soundtrack of an extreme sports video, EQ Extreme Sport, which to date sold over 10,000 copies as well as taking part of the three EMERGENZA compilation albums of 2003 in Europe, Canada and Italy, which regroup the best upcoming bands over the world.
In October 2003, Direct Line went on the road to take part at the B.E.S.T. of Emergenza Tour 2003 which putted together the best bands ever to take part in the Emergenza festival in the last years. Together with bands from Italy, Germany and Toronto, Direct Line played at Montreal’s “Club Soda”, Toronto’s “Reverb” and Ottawa’s “Barrymore’s” in sold out venues.

Spring 2004; the band participated in "Music In Paradise 2004", a 3 week vacation concert series in Florida to celebrate Spring Break with stops in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando and Boca Raton, along with acts like Blink 182, Deftones, Sugar Ray and more…

The band is now working on new songs in the studio and are getting ready for their first European tour in France, Italy and Germany starting next September 2004. Direct Line is also schedule to participate at the International finals for the METRO SEARCH Band Contest in New York City on October 7th.

In concert, their main goal is to raise the crowd's energy level and maintain it at its peak at all times. They see their live performances as on opportunity to interact with their fans—whether they are 20 or 20,000. Their focus and drive make Direct Line a band to be reckoned with, now and in the future! *Get’em while they’re hot!

Lyrics

Adrenaline

Written By: Direct Line

MY FACE WON’T SHOW
BUT I’M NOT BLIND
I FEEL IT RUNNING DOWN MY VEINS
MY SOUL, MY MIND
I’M EAGER AND I WANT MORE
AND MORE, AND MORE, AND MORE

THERE’S TIMES WHEN ALL SEEMS TO FADE AWAY
TO DIE AWAY
ADRENALINE
THERE’S TIMES WHEN NO ONE SEEMS TO PLAY MY WAY

MY FACE WON’T SHOW
BUT I’M NOT BLIND
I FEEL IT RUNNING DOWN MY VEINS
MY SOUL, MY MIND
I’M EAGER AND I WANT MORE
AND MORE, AND MORE, AND MORE

ALL LIGHTS ARE OUT
IT FEELS LIKE WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
TOGETHER, TOGETHER

I FEEL IT TAKING ME OUT
I FEEL IT TAKING ME …

On My Own

Written By: Direct Line

IT HAPPENED AGAIN
THIS TIME I REALLY LOST MYSELF
AND ALL ALONE
I FEEL LIKE SHIT
AND NO ONE’S GONNA TAKE ME HOME
AND ALL ALONE
AND ON MY OWN

IF YOU SOME HOW
BRING ALL THE PLEASURE BACK TO ME
I’LL SHOVE IT AWAY
IF YOU KNEW HOW
TO SAVE FROM WHAT’S LEFT OF ME
I’LL SHOVE IT AWAY

SHOVE IT AWAY
SHOVE IT AWAY
SHOVE IT AWAY

NEVER WAS ENTITLED
I’VE PUT MYSELF IN THE CYCLE
AND ALL ALONE
I GOTTA GET A GRIP
‘CAUSE NO ONE’S CRYING WHEN I’M GONE

AND ALL ALONE
AND ON MY OWN

IF YOU SOME HOW
BRING ALL THE PLEASURE BACK TO ME
I’LL SHOVE IT AWAY
IF YOU KNEW HOW
TO SAVE FROM WHAT’S LEFT OF ME
I’LL SHOVE IT AWAY

SHOVE IT AWAY

Trust

Written By: Direct Line

NO HUMAN FRICTION
IS BREAKING DOWN MY STATION
KEEP IT UP, KEEP IT UP, KEEP IT UP
MY MIND IS BUILT WITH BRICKS MAN
I’M NOT THE KIND
WHO’S FILLED WITH CONTRADICTIONS
WASH IT UP, WASH IT UP, WASH IT UP
WAIT FOR MY CONCLUSION

BUT WHEN I CAN SENSE
THAT YOU’VE PLAYED ME ALL ALONG
ALL THE BULLSHIT YOU SAID
STILL YOU KEEP ON GOING ON
YOUR STABS IN THE BACK
IS ENOUGH FOR ME TO PUT YOU DOWN

GIVING NO MERCY UNTIL YOU DESERVE ME

MY HUMAN NATURE
SCENE OF DEVASTATION
KEEP IT UP, KEEP IT UP, KEEP IT UP
MY FAITH IS OUT FOR SALE NOW
I’M NOT THE KIND
WHO’S FILLED WITH CONTRADICTION
WASH IT UP, WASH IT UP, WASH IT UP
TASTE MY SATISFACTION

BUT WHEN I CAN SENSE
THAT YOU’VE PLAYED ME ALL ALONG
ALL THE BULLSHIT YOU SAID
STILL YOU KEEP ON GOING ON
YOUR STABS IN THE BACK
IS ENOUGH FOR ME TO PUT YOU DOWN

GIVING NO MERCY UNTIL YOU DESERVE ME

Discography

-- Direct Line --- (Demo 2 songs, 2000)
The Way I Feel Now
Get Physical

-- Find Your Target -- (12 songs, 2003)
Trust
As Alway's
On My Own
Adrenaline
These Are The Faces
Say It Out Loud
Apart
The Way I Feel Now
Get Physical
Up and Far
Underneath The Surface
What U See

-- B.E.S.T of Emergenza Canada --
( 1 song/compilation) 2003
Trust

-- B.E.S.T. of Emergenza Italy --
( 1 song/compilation) 2003
Say It Out Loud

-- B.E.S.T. of Emergenza Germany --
( 1 song/compilation) 2003
Underneath The Surface

Singles (Radio AirPlay)
-- Trust -- 2002
-- Apart -- 2003

Set List

Set List 90 minutes ( about 15 songs )
Aternative Rock, Funk

Trust
As Alway's
On My Own
Adrenaline
These Are The Faces
Say It Out Loud
Apart
The Way I Feel Now
Get Physical
Up and Far
Underneath The Surface
What U See
+ (choices of over 30 covers)