Elise Major

Elise Major

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"Her voice is a gift...it simply can punch through the wall of sound of loud guitar, drums and distortion." -FVIC Records

Biography

Baltimore rocker, Elise Major, is a beacon for those who dig intense guitar work and vocal prowess, both executed by the girl herself. A recent 2008 Mid Atlantic Song Contest winner (Silver Award Alt/Rock), Elise opened and commanded the stage at the award gala with her politically charged and crowd pleasing "Green". In recent news, her song "Green" is now featured in the game, "Tap Tap Revenge 3" for Apple ipod touch and iphone. Elise shows no boundaries; her music transcends the trendy to focus on Rock and Rolls true spirit and grit. Bands such as the Foo Fighters, Led Zepplin, PJ Harvey, and Queens of the Stone Age all resonate within her music. Elise is also a classically trained pianist who strives to inject each song with interesting and challenging chord structures that keep her music fresh and innovative, yet strike a common thread with the masses. A feat hard to accomplish, yet Elise manages with ease and grace.

Major is not alone, she surrounds herself with impressive musicians. Theron Day, an engineer, bassist and accomplished songwriter who has formerly toured for the DC electro rock artist "Thomas Lunch", along with drum wizard and Peabody graduate Jamie Kelly add to a tight and dynamic rhythm section.

Supporting her new album and band, Elise will be touring regionally in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2009. The rock songstress is also getting a buzz on college radio stations across the country and on sites like Myspace.com (up to 3000 hits a day). Elise Major's new self-titled CD is available on Itunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, CD Baby, Amazon.com and many other digital retailers. Standout tracks include "Green", the venomous " Heroine" and the heartfelt "Icebox (piano), all of which are essential additions to any rock lover's library.

Elise Major has opened for bands such as Paramore (at the Vans Warped Tour), Big City Rock and David Ellefson of Megadeath. Awards include: "Best Band" at the Emergenza Finals '06, winner of the WHFS 105.7 Underground Live Battle of the Bands, and her song, "Heroine" received "Track of the Day" on Garageband.com. Elise Major was named "Band of the Month" by FVIC Records in July of 2009 and January of 2008.

Heroine (Live at Rams Head Live):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aVoc6siJF4

Lyrics

Heroine

Written By: Elise Major

Heroine

I’m waiting
For signs that you will come
I’m trying to start what you’ve begun
It’s your choice girl better choose it, better choose it
It’s your voice girl better use it, better use it.

I’m wasted here without you, I am. (2)

Pictures scattered on the floor
Of shattered dreams
These heroes were never here
Or so it seems and
It’s your choice girl better choose it, better choose it
It’s your voice girl better use it, better use it.

I’m wasted here without you, I am. (4)

It’s your choice girl better choose it, better choose it
It’s your voice girl better use it, better use it. (2)

Green

Written By: Elise Major

It's just the way you look at me x4
it's just the way you let me drown x6
ye ya

Are you feeling helpless tonight?
Do you need to be lifted up?
No one helped you not your city, not your gov'mnt
oo whoa
there's no light from up above

See it's a waste of time
They've got Green on their minds

I supported the cross
I supported the cause
Cause I've got Jesus in my pocket
and now he's in office
but I did my part but you left me hanging every time

See it's a waste of time
of my American pride
See it's a waste of our time
See it's a waste of our time
they've got Green on their minds

It's just the way you look at me
It's just the way you let me drown
My whole world was upside down
My whole world was upside down
It's just the way you let me drown
let me drown, let me drown
you can see?
you can't see me?
drowning?
I'm on your TV!

It's just a waste of time
of my American pride
It's just a waste of time
they'll let you drown all the time
It's just a waste of time
they've got green on their minds
see It's just a waste of our time
seeIt's just a waste of time
wAhh Ahh Ahh
...they've got green on their minds
wAhh Ahhh Ahh Ahh
...it's just Green all the time
Ahh Ahh Ahhh Ahhh Ahh

look at us
just wake up
look at us
or watch us drown

Icebox

Written By: Elise Major

I admit it
I told a lie
gave you a reason to try
to trample a heart so full and pure

I made you feel like a king
never wanted or needed
a body to expose at your every wish

Who put these visions in your head?
Who made you feel dirty inside?
You made you feel like you were dead?
Like an icebox frozen inside?

You let me down
Wore me out
I'm exposed
and it's never enough yeah

I saw you
saw you that day
dreamin of takin away
the one thing I hold dear in life
my body ached by the breeze
my anger shaped all my grief
you left this house
and a shell of me

Who made you feel so good?
Satisfied from the inside?
Who was trampled on in the end?
Now I'm thie icebox frozen inside
from the inside, from the inside

You let me down
Wore me out
I'm exposed
and it's never enough yeah
you know you, You let me down
Wore me out
I'm exposed
and it's never enough yeah

oh oh oh
it's never enough
it's never enough
it's never enough
it's never enough

Scars

Written By: Elise Major

One bad touch
has just destroyed me
just destroyed me
One bad touch
has brought me down to the ground
Torched my inner sanctuary
sanctuary
now it's down on the ground
but I'm still standing

Whatever you do

One bad touch
has just destroyed me
just destroyed me
One bad touch
has brought me down to the ground
Tortured my inner sanctuary
sanctuary
now it's down on the ground
but I'm still standing

Whatever you do
Whatever you do

Promise you'll pay no attention to the scars cause
they're gonna fade away
Pay no attention to that bitch with no name cause she's gonna fade away
away

123 yeah

Whatever you do, Whatever you do

Promise you'll pay no attention to the scars cause
they're gonna fade away
Pay no attention to the one with no name cause she's gonna fade away.......solo
away..............

Seal the Bleeding Heart

Written By: Elise Major

Seal the Bleeding Heart…………
By Elise Major

There are no lies tonight
There's no place in this world to hide
You're naked and stripped of your pride
You've sunk the last ship of your life
You've ran for an awful long time
Step into the light
There are no lies tonight
There's no place in this world to hide
The fear makes you crazy sometimes
Your bleeding heart's broken inside
Why spend the rest of your life
Bound by these ties?
Solo
You want to, you've got to
And so you'll change
So you, so you'll do it
For yourself
And so you'll change
Face, face it life will never be the same
Change, change
There are no lies tonight
There's no place in this world to hide
There are no lies tonight 


Discography

Self-Titled Album, "Elise Major" 2008

Set List

Set List: 10 songs ( 1 set ), about 45-50 mins,

1. Scars
2. Icebox
3. Green
4. Immigrant Song- Led Zeppelin
5. The Whole World is Against You
6. Seal the Bleeding Heart
7. Needs
8. Degenerate
9. Heroine
10. Creep - Radiohead
11. What's Wrong with My Head?