Evan Bliss

Evan Bliss

 Bethesda, Maryland, USA
BandAlternativePop

Evan Bliss, a 2011 Billboard Songwriting Competition winner, has an inimitable voice & style; he has performed for Sir Richard Branson & had his music featured in commercials for Reef. His infectious lyrics & guitar melodies have him performing in support of artists such as O.A.R., Wyclef Jean & the Flaming Lips while achieving his own cult following.

Biography

New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Imagine PR) - Evan Bliss is one singer-songwriter to watch. His voice, combining the effortless soul of Maroon 5's Adam Levine with the smoky blues undertones of Ray LaMontagne, makes his alt/rock/pop sound unmistakable. Ubiquitous despite not yet being a household name, Evan's music has been featured in commercials for surf-inspired footwear maker Reef, and he has performed in support of artists as diverse as O.A.R., Wyclef Jean, and the Flaming Lips. Evan is building on the groundswell of popularity he enjoyed with his former band, well-respected East Coast reggae rockers 'The Low Life'.

Evan Bliss' song "Love is a Dancefloor" recently won 2nd place in the 2011 Billboard Songwriting Contest; Evan was the featured performing artist at the Gigaton Awards hosted by Sir Richard Branson and Ted Turner at the 2010 World Climate Summit in Cancun, Mexico.

Evan is a partner of Holster Records, an independent label run alongside two friends. Holster's goal is to provide music as a catalyst for philanthropy. Evan is currently writing and recording new material in Managua, Nicaragua.

Lyrics

Love Is A Dancefloor

Written By: Evan Bliss

Love Is A Dancefloor
by Evan Bliss
March, 2010

(intro)
love is the rhythm, love is the pulse
love is the dance floor as we sway back and forth
love is the waltz, honey, step step turn and bow
I don’t wanna twist, babe, I don’t wanna mess around

(first verse)
I come up close she ties her running shoes on,
kicks the door and she takes off down the street
but when I’m gone she straps her dancing shoes on
comes up behind me and she starts to sway

(pre-chorus)
but I bet she don’t dance to the rhythms
I bet she don’t dance anymore
I bet she don’t like to cut up no rugs
so what the hell are we dancing for?

(second verse)
I open up tell her I love her what I want
she grabs her i-pod and presses shuffle play
so I get quiet she breaks down and starts her crying
she’ll only dance, only dances with me

(pre-chorus)
(chorus)
and she’s gonna run far away

(bridge)
don’t know why I bother, why I try
she’s just so damn easy on the eyes
throw me around and watch me fly
but this craziness always goes too far
lying naked with you or I’m under your car
you’re all I know, but I don’t know who you are
who you are

(alt verse)
I said I love you.
don’t want nobody but you.

(chorus)
(intro/outro)

Fleiss

Written By: Evan Bliss

Fleiss
by Evan Bliss 2010

she calls when I’m higher than I’ve ever been
she calls when I’m bottomed out broken and bare
here comes the noise again
it’s calling out my friend
how much deeper can I get?

I’m lying to myself, and I don’t trust no one else
if only you could save me from my hell
if I should hard and let it out
you’re the one thing baby I can’t live without
singing “oh, how I love this word regret”

cuts the silence in half
walking down my path
how much deeper can I get?
so I close my eyes, and I shut them up real tight
she likes me in the morning but she loves me from noon to night

I’m lying to myself, and I don’t trust no one else
if only you could save me from my hell
if I should hard and let it out
you’re the one thing baby I can’t live without
singing “oh, how I love this word regret”

I’m trying to learn my lesions
when you ride in wrong directions
you get tied to your protections then you get fried
so I dig down and hold on tight
but it slips through my fingers didn’t get it quite right
maybe now, I know about walking down the line

I’m lying to myself, and I don’t trust no one else
if only you could save me from my hell
if I should hard and let it out
you’re the one thing baby I can’t live without
singing “oh, how I love this word regret”

The Last Ride

Written By: Evan Bliss

The Last Ride
by Evan Bliss 2010

brothers have gathered, blood thirsty every last one
came on a promise that I’d make them rich, when the day comes
water for their horses, bullets for their steel
eat well tonight, for it may be, your very last meal

and I won’t, but I might, take it all and vanish in the night
and you’ve come along with me on my very last ride

father once told me, “don’t never do dirt work alone,
it’s easier making new friends, than making new gold”
two o’clock trains a coming, car of gold for the bank
you boys ride ahead, I’ll stay behind, watching your backs

and I won’t, but I might, leave ‘em dead in the desert tonight,
and they’ve come along with me on my very last ride

don’t touch me don’t trust me don’t follow no more
I told you I’m wicked I’m bad to the core
I’ve got one thing on my mind, all of your gold

brothers, I hear you crying
father, people are dying
I told you I’m wicked I’m bad to the core

Captain Collins Navigates From Star To Star

Written By: Evan Bliss

Captain Collins Navigates From Star To Star
by Evan Bliss 2010

Captain Collins, what’s your report?
search co-ordinates and chart us a new course
the lives we’re leaving, the ones we’ll find
I hope it gets easier with all we’ve left behind

away we go, in search of something
here we go, to believe in something

Captain Collins, sits on the bridge
calm and confident he carries our secrets
but there’s a softness, behind hard eyes
and that’s enough for me to grant him his disguise

away we go, in search of something
here we go, to believe in something

sailing through the star shine faster than the speed of light
destination unknown I want to be with you tonight

my friends I hope you never know
the pain that stays inside
kiss your darling daughters head as she tells her dad good-bye
to hold your lovely crying wife
and you do your best to smile
say the little lie she needs, you’ll see her in a little while

sailing through the star shine faster than the speed of light
destination unknown I want to be with you tonight

Big Decisions, Little Things

Written By: Evan Bliss

Big Decisions, Little Things
by Evan Bliss 2010

big decisions, little things, what to wear and what to eat,
what to watch on my tv
going out, staying in
somewhere familiar or different
all alone, invite some friends
all in all, I’m as busy as can be
satisfying, every need,
glass of water or whisky,
have some sex or go to sleep,
it all sounds good to me,
I might come around,
I guess we’ll wait and see

big decisions, little things, how to spend eight hour days
do some work or play some games
going places, giving up
empty glass, overflowing cup
wanting more or it’s enough
all in all, I’m as busy as can be,
satisfying, every little need,
I’ll be fine on my own time,
stacked them up in little piles
out in front for me to find
I might come around,
I guess we’ll wait and see

hello, my friend, it’s been awhile now
face looks the same, just aged and tired
breathe in fresh air, expand your chest
pick up your head, we’re not done yet

today’s a lot like yesterday
with a little subtle change
to keep me good and sane
big decisions I can make,
to take me to a place,
that I’ve wanted to see
all in all, I’m as busy as can be
but there’s always time,
enough of it to squeeze
big decisions, better days
they won’t happen right away
never will unless they’re made
I might come around,
hang around and see

Thirsty

Written By: Evan Bliss

television's throwing blue all over my walls
and my phone's unplugged, i won't take any calls
dishes are piling up in my sink
i'm so thirsty i need a drink

jack comes by to get me out of my bed
after much complaint, i just do what he says
he starts asking questions but i don't want to think
tell him i'm thirsty, let's grab a drink

martina knocks on my door while i'm asleep
i can tell from the look of her face she's been crying
she says she misses me but i see her blink
i start getting thirsty i need a drink

Discography

ShhhPOW - 2010 - Evan Bliss
The Holster Project Presents Evan Bliss & Vasi (EP) 2008
Evan Bliss & The Welchers - 2007 - Evan Bliss & The Welchers
Live in Vienna - 2006 - Evan Bliss
Pour-Soi, En-Soi - 2006 - Evan Bliss
Live at the Recher Theater - 2006 - The Low Life
Live at St. Mary's - 2006 - The Low Life
Daisy Cutter - 2005 - The Low Life
Repossess - 2004 - The Low Life
Thixotropic - 2003 - The Low Life
You've Gotta Die Somewhere (EP) - 2002 - The Low Life

Set List

*Set List - Varies based on performance requirements/limitations*

Original Compositions:
Sheen
Bag of Money
Fiona
Crazy Maybe
Boogie Man
Four Walls
Nassau
5:09
Goose
Tell Her Goodbye
Metro-Liner
Big Picture
Untitled #1
Everybody's Eyes
Amputee
Wet and Drying
Kings
I'm Fine With it
Pula Aena
Two Points of You
Jack Strong
F'in A'hole
Fall Away
L.A.
Can't Wait to See You
Standing Alone in the Park
Acquaintances
Vampire Woman
Southern Gentleman
Love is the Dancefloor
Fleiss
The Last Ride
Captain Collins Navigates From Star to Star
Passerby
Thirsty
Come Shine
A Little Goes
Awake
Shotgun Ho-Down
The Crazy Lady With Ten Cats
Parachutes and Ladders

Cover songs:
Available on request......