Eric Barao

Eric Barao

 Seekonk, Massachusetts, USA
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Eric Barao is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter who's influences include Michael Penn, Elliott Smith, Elvis Costello, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Sam Phillips, Andy Partridge, etc. He is currently recording a full-length album due out in 2008. Eric also plays in the band The Cautions.

Biography

Eric is a graduate of Berklee College of Music (songwriting degree). He has performed since 2001 with his power-pop band The Cautions, who were Top 10 finalists in the 2001 American Music Awards' "New Music Award" contest, sponsored by Dick Clark, Coca-Cola, and Clear Channel.

The Cautions have also been included on movie soundtracks, high-profile compilation albums, and have enjoyed nationwide radio airplay and critical praise.

Currently Eric is recording a solo album featuring songs of a more personal, singer-songwriter style than the power-pop he has been known for to date.

Special guest musicians participating on this project include: Bleu (Bleu, L.E.O., Loud Lion), Ducky Carslile (producer, Norah Jones), Nate Leavitt (Blizzard of '78), Jay Raffi, Matt Boynton, Jeff Caglarcan and others..

Lyrics

Trying Too Hard

Written By: Eric Barao

Maybe this is where I get off
but then I look at you and get lost
your friends and my friends don't mix
they try to hurt us with their dumb politics
maybe I'm just

Trying too hard, not to get scarred
not to get scared, where is the love
we both know is there

Why have you been quiet all day
try and think of something to say
cause if something's wrong I should know
so just let me have it, or just let me go
maybe you're just

Trying too hard, not to get scarred
not to get scared, where is the love
we both know is there

One more night to lose you over
or we might be okay
one more day to take it slower
one more chance to start all over
and over again
maybe we're just

Trying too hard, not to get scarred
not to get scared, where is
the love we both know is there
the love we both know is there

In Love With a Broken Heart

Written By: Eric Barao

Tomorrow's just another day
where I'll still want the girl who got away
maybe she was something real
I wasted every chance to close the deal

I'm in love with a broken heart
addicted to a second start
without some work, it's not a work of art
I'm in love with a broken heart

I've taken it one step at a time
hoping that you might keep me in mind
and good things come to those who wait
unless you learn the lessons way too late

I'm in love with a broken heart
addicted to a second start
without some work it's not a work of art
It's not a life until it falls apart
I'm in love with a broken heart
addicted to a second start
without some work it's not a work of art
I'm in love with a broken..

Record that you threw at me
it's melancholy melody
I'm in love with a broken
promise that we'd never call it quits
maybe we should admit
I'm in love with a broken heart

Discography

Balls of Fury (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Eric plays synth on Loud Lion's cover of 'Rock of Ages' by Def Leppard

L.E.O. - Alpaca's Orgling
A power-pop collective featuring Bleu, Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish), Hanson, Mike Viola, John Fields, Jason Scheff (Chicago), Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes), and more..
Eric plays synth on this album.

International Pop Overthrow Vol. 9
features a track by Eric's band The Cautions

Substitution Mass Confusion - A Tribute to The Cars
features a cover of 'Night Spots' by The Cars, recorded by Eric and The Cautions.

Proceed With The Cautions (The Cautions) 2005
15 song full-length album

The Cautions (self-titled EP) 2001
6 song EP

Other compilations featuring The Cautions:
- Hook Heaven Vol. 1 (NotLame Recordings 2005)
- Coffee With Joe (2004)
- Krautfest- Live Boston Rock (2003)
- These are Centre Street Tracks (2003)

Set List

Trying Too Hard
In Love With a Broken Heart
To All You Guys
Alive (but barely breathing)
She Needs Air
Sugar and Cream
New Earth
Scratch Ticket