DonkeyPunk

DonkeyPunk

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DonkeyPunk is an energetic, spontaneous and fast-paced rock band, whose unmatched enthusiasm is taking the music world by storm. On stage their performance is unmatched, combining acrobatic visuals with impressive music that has an infectious bounce that won't leave your head for days.

Biography

DonkeyPunk was formed early in 2006, from the ashes of several burnt out bands, whose futures were becoming increasingly uncertain.

Because of this, all of DonkeyPunk’s members have vast previous experience in the music industry and contribute to creating the dynamic sound DonkeyPunk is becoming known for, as each of the boys bring different strengths and influences to the band. Founding members, Sam and Richard have a distinctly punk background, whereas Logan prefers a classic rock style and Alan jams out with metal influences.

The melting pot of styles works though, both to listen to and in its delivery - Anyone who has seen them play comments on the unrivalled energy that is a cornerstone of DonkeyPunk’s live shows.

Having toured both New Zealand and much of Australia, DonkeyPunk have a burgeoning fan-base that continues to grow. Their professionalism and attitude is second to none. This is what these guys were born to do!

Lyrics

You're Yuck

Written By: DonkeyPunk

(Verse 1)
At first sight, you looked Beautiful,
You stole my mind that night.
To bad, you couldn’t stand the sight of me,
I decided to play it cool

(Verse 2)
On that night, you looked so cute,
You turned your eyes to me.
Asking will I, will I get the truth from you
I’ll never get the truth from you
(Chorus)
So why won’t you just leave me,
Why won’t you leave me by myself?
It’s all the company, I need to be around.
Don’t push me, I’m not aroused by you!

(Verse 3)
So now, you’re looking to find me,
Curious I see.
Wanting to know why I don’t want you,
You make me sick, the girls like you.

Missconception

Written By: DonkeyPunk

(Verse 1)
I know you recognise, all your faults, I see right through them.
I know you realise all your dreams and potential.
Why does the world, Hold you back, Hold you back, you’re holding to,
You deserve everything, everything and anything.

(Chorus)
So why, don’t you know, what I know?
I know everything about you.
And I always believed, you can be,
Anything you want to be.

(Verse 2)
You owe yourself, much more than that, don’t let go of your beliefs.
Care about everyone else, I know inside you love yourself.
Yet these things they hold you back, hold you back it’s holding to,
You deserve everything, everything and anything.

Gothic Waltz

Written By: DonkeyPunk

(Verse 1)
Don’t tell me till we get there,
Don’t cut me now; you're nowhere to be found.
To bad, you cannot see anything that I’ve shown you,
Don’t pretend, plastic smiles, I see through.
A liar to yourself

(Verse 2)
Don't dare hate me till we get there
You've been here before, don’t you remember?
Do not try those whose patience has preceded you.
With everything you've been through, I've been through.
I was with you through it all.

(Chorus)
How about you take the time to know me
What about the friends we shared, who scream at me
How about the time, you cut me and leave me to die
What about, you decide
Shut up and don’t speak to me!

(Verse 3)
The end is nearing, I can see there,
As more transparent I become.
I can see those smiles you showed me, as I lie here.
You dictate what will be, anything.
I leave it in your hands.

A Cause for Hate

Written By: DonkeyPunk

(Verse 1)
How can you hate me?
Your lack of self control, unkind.
Like a slap to face
If hating you could be so easy
If only for a time

Fight the feelings
Push deep inside
Through gritted teeth
I compromise

(Chorus)
How can you leave me here?
I won’t break down
Down with the things discarded by your tongue
A source of lies, a cause for hate.
As your eyes surrender all that’s mine.

(Verse 2)
How can you fake this?
I won’t help you, no not this time.
Another fist to the face
Hating you it seems so easy
If only for a time

Fight the feelings
Push deep inside
Through gritted teeth
I compromise

Ivory Child

Written By: DonkeyPunk

(Intro)
My white, ivory child,
Lies within a stain of you.
Porcelain shape of you.
This porcelain shade of blue.
Who is this that I see now?
A soul within an empty shell.
But as I look, I have found.. . .

(Verse1)
This ode to you my lonely friend.
Unseeing eyes see no value in what you are.
Stay sane; don't let the good times end.
Don't let this good time end.

(Chorus)
My lonely friend it's not the end
I'm always there for you
My lonely friend you're again
Don't fight for what you knew

My lonely friend it's not the end
I'm always there for you
My lonely friend you're again
You're there again!

(Verse 2)
I have you my eyes if need you
My arms open I catch you but still you fall
You're burnt from life again
You burn, you burn, you burn again!

(Interlude)
Desperate now, I enter you
Let it bleed for me
For me!

(Chant)
Again,
You die,
Never,
Be free

Discography

Singles released:
You're Yuck (2006)
MissConception (2007)

Debut album: 'White Lies & Black Hearts' (2007)

Both singles have received moderate airplay, but particularly 'You're Yuck' a radio-friendly youth pop anthem.

Set List

We perform two working set lists, short (30mins) and long (50mins)
12 songs for the long, 6 for the short.

This is the list of songs in our usual setlist:
A Cause for Hate
Ivory Child
One Last Dance
Never Forget
Gothic Waltz
Missconception
Yeah Yeah
Cherry Lou
Moonlight Tonight
Jester of Kings
Lock the Door
You're Yuck