Fick

Fick

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With roots in rock n' roll, Fick explores and exploits swing, jazz, blues, funk, and new wave--holding it all together with catchy but sincere vocals.

Biography

"Step right up, boys and girls, don't be shy. We've got a wiiiiide range of delights... for you and yours to come explore, so c'mon take a look inside."

Guitars, Piano, Bass and Drums.... the lineup is nothing new--almost cliche. However, what Fick brings to the table is anything but. Founding members Kyle Fick, Jeremy "Red" Redding and Dan Nolan spent years writing and performing with dozens of musicians before finding the right crew. "I think the originality in the band stems from the fact that every song we've put together has gone through a number of hands. I mean, most songs you will hear us play have been touched by 4 or 5 drummers over the years...each one leaving his own stamp on it, " Red said. Completing the lineup Brian Dean in early 2006, Fick entered Vision Sounds Studios near Jacksonville, FL.

The album "Neon Carousel," released in December 2006, blends together and serves up a wide gamut of genres and influences. While listening to their debut effort, it's impossible not to notice the veins of funk, jazz, blues, dance and of course, good ol' rock 'n roll, that pump their 13-track album and wonder how it's held so well together. "We went with the title," Dan said, "because as the album started to come together, it felt like a circus or carnival where around every corner there is something new and often unexpected....welcome to the show!"

Lyrics

Suburbia N' Superstars

Written By: Dan Nolan

Get your money kid
Time to buy up your heartache
And your loneliness
We've got your hearts and your box of tears
To keep you Cool
Oh so cool
So very cool
And they keep you right where they
Need you, bleed you of personality to
Be like all the kids on MTV who
Dress in the latest fads just copycats
Of the people they perceive in the magazine ads.
No name to proclaim
When you're feeding cliches
They're in line for the ride into stereotypes
Made for the TV screens
Called reality
To be sold back to the mass
With their narrow view
All their view
So narrow view
And they keep you right where they need you

And all the things you try to hide
Creeping in your weary mind
Creepin in the place
From where you always try to
And all the things you try to be
Falling further out of reach
Falling from the place from
Where you always try to
Where you always try too damn

Hard to fall into society's arms
When you're cold...so cold
And you made it a song
With the suburbia n' superstars Generation lost
In the corner crying trying to glue on their scars
Pain's only paint
That you poured across your face And your crying is dye
Spread in black around your eye. You play the part and you play the fool
Like everybody walking by
Thinking they're oh so cool
Oh so cool
So very cool
And they keep you right where they need you

And all the things you try to hide
Creeping in your weary mind
Creepin in the place
From where you always try to
And all the things you try to be
Falling further out of reach
Falling from the place from
Where you always try to
Where you always try to
Where you always try to
Where you always try...try to fly

But this house is not a home
And you're better off alone
With the million people singing on
But I won't be down
No, I wont be down

And all the things you try to hide
Creeping in your weary mind
Creeping in the place
And everything you try to be
Is falling further out of reach
Falling from the place from
Where you always try to lie
And all the things you try to hide
Creeping in your weary mind
Creeping in the place
And everything you try to be
Is falling further out of reach
Falling from the place from
Where you always try to
Where you always try...

Neon Carousel

Written By: Dan Nolan

Welcome to the show!!!! hahaha

She's tired of the city lights
Replacing all the stars
And tired of sitting by
And watching them revolve

And she wants
To escape the city for the shore
(wanting nothing more)
To escape the city for the shore
And she wants
To escape the city for the shore
(wanting nothing more)
To escape the city for the shore

She's tired of the buildings
Scraping grey polluted skies
Traffick jams and business suits
Like prisons nine to five
Spiralled by the neon carousel society
She's walking in slow motion
With everyone at full speed

And she wants
To escape the city for the shore
(wanting nothing more)
To escape the city for the shore
And she wants
To escape the city for the shore
(wanting nothing more)
To escape the city for the shore

She can't explain
What keeps her here
A fear of change
Her life out of the wheel
Rolling the weight
Back building strength
Inside her skin

She's breaking
To escape the city for the shore
(wanting nothing more)
To escape the city for the shore
And she wants
To escape the city for the shore
(wanting nothing more)
To escape the city for the shore

Warmest

Written By: Dan Nolan

Through wanted days I remain
A little older and estranged
And with the sun I am born
A little colder than before
Before the storm

I go unseen
I go unheard
Just a fading
Portrait of the Earth

Standing still invisible
To the traffic rushing by
On a busted chair upon the grass His throne of buried discontent
He rubs his glasses clean of fog,
His vision blurred, he's seen too much
Shiverring in the summer heat,
Cold from memories he screams.
Once someone's Father and a loving son
Oh, what has happened to yesterday's word
Once someone's Father and a loving son
Oh, what has happened to yesterday's word
Nearby, beneath an aging palm
A woman sits with outstretched arms
With a canvas sign and a cardboard sign
To catch the the traffic rushing by
But the dance persists with steady beat
Ignoring those who can't compete.
Her smile leaves her wrinkled face
and in the wind she cries disgraced
Once someone's daughter and a goodman's wife
Oh, what has happened to yesterday's light
Once someone's daughter and a goodman's wife
Oh, what has happened to yesterday's light

Discography

Neon Carousel- 2006

Set List

Typical sets run about 40-45 minutes, although Fick can perform up to 2 hours of original material. Fick very rarely performs covers. This would be a typical setlist.
Neon Carousel
Suburbia 'n Superstars
Sol Train
Wire Act
Glass Display
Almost Home
Bleeding Dreams
Land's End
Piano solo/Look Away
Warmest
Different Light
Pollution