earrl

earrl

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Earrl's latest release, "Wicked Still" is kick'n rock with diverse influence. " An indie band never has it easy but these guys have it together."(Roz Fulwell, ETC NEWS.)

Biography

“The music comes first so check your ego at the door."
earrl, a rock n’ roll band from Toronto, Canada embraces this philosophy and it has become their mantra. Formed in 1994, the band has released three CD’s: 1997’s EARRL, which contained 11 original tracks, THE FIRST SIX DIVIDED. Released in 1998, a 6 song EP inspired by the ancient book of Chinese wisdom known as the "I Ching" & The new disc WICKED STILL released in November 2002.

earrl have developed a powerful live show which is supported by the likes of Edge 102.1’s Dave Bookman who dubbed them "the hardest working band in show business". Earrl has worked with producer Peter Prelisnik (Sarah Harmer) and are a favourite of DJ Al Joynes formerly of Q107. Many college stations have covered the band as has Rogers television. earrl have had the opportunity to play numerous gigs throughout Ontario, Quebec and parts of the United States including the 2003 Millenium Music conference in Harrisburg PA. and the prestigious North by Northeast Festival in Toronto.

Currently earrl are back on the road in support of the new album WICKED STILL. They have also released a video for the song "tom thomson…" which was an official selection of the 2001 Toronto Online Film Festival. The band is indebted to the music for allowing them to meet many great people along the way and they are continuing their quest to become a kick ass rock n’ roll machine making music that matters.

Lyrics

candy, kisses, sunshine

Written By: earrl

sunshine you put a smile on my face
but the other night i left in disgrace
honey it's you and me wrapped in parentheses

sweetheart when you pull the shades down
without sunshine i hear your words fall down

where we burn away
in the warmth of those u.v. rays

sunshine no your not right
when i needed you the most you were out of sight
o.k. it's mostly me and my hypocrisy

sweetheart now you know you're not well
you used to be heaven but now you've gone to hell

where we burn away
in the warmth of thoses u.v. rays

The Morris Song

Written By: Earrl

Can you whisper in my eye
Holding truth down instead of lies
A woman feeds you & may even mistreat you
But will she ever realize

I played the game I was a tragedy
You threw my life around in front of me
I was thinking man that I wished that you had missed
Now I’m aching for the comfort denied me

I want you to remember me
Those things you do to make us feel alive
Sunny days they are my hiding place
When you’ve forgotten really how to shine

Yesterday there was a friend of mine
He grew up and started wasting my time
He said can you heal me cause I’m breaking on the inside
And I pray to god that this will be the last time

I want you to remember me
Those things you do to make us feel alive
Sunny days they are my hiding place
When you’ve forgotten really how to shine

And when the lights come on
You’ll be scurrying on home just like ants
And when the lights come on
I’ll still be thinking how I’d love to have you near me

in the sun

Written By: earrl

IN THE SUN
in the sun lives me in my domain
& the stars they make us feel the same
we're all the same we all remain
last night we were in the garden ‘till 3:00
i hope you will remember times like these
in the sun lives me in my domain
set the world a flame gather round we'll play a game
sing the songs no one can name
we're all the same no one complains
so i say listen up fellas it's a soulful for me
last night we were in the garden ‘till 3:00
i hope you will remember times like these
in the sun lives me in my domain
& we will rise like the hive, share the wealth into
our lives no one will ever be alone again
so i say listen up fellas it's a soulful for me

Discography

WICKED STILL - 2002

1.Tom Thomson... 2.Candy, Kisses, Sunshine 3.Morris' Song 4.In The Sun 5.Headshop Store 6.In The Dead Of Night 7.The Portable Song 8.The Shaft 9.Tinted 10.Leonard Peltier 11.Eyelid 12.Super Lava Flow 13.Dear Prudence

THE FIRST SIX DIVIDED - 1998

1.Vic 2.Pete's Old Dog 3.Smc 4.Tanika 5.Sweetwater Eucalyptus 6.Feet

EARRL - SELF TITLED - 1997

1.Messiah & The Fear 2.Burned 3.The Grey 4.Unwind 5.Scoobie Where's Earrl 6.Six Pack 7.Shiner 8.Bender/Bootie Free 9.Feather 10.Villified Suicide 11.Man Of 100 Miles

Set List

A typical earrl set list is a mix of tunes from our three disc repertoire with a couple of our favourite covers thrown in. We've played sets ranging from 45 - 90 minutes. Some of the artisits we've covered include: Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, The Smiths, Neil Young, RATM, Skynard, The Beatles & Ben Harper.