Finish Ticket

Finish Ticket

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandAlternativePop

Finish Ticket offers a sound that is broad and touches on everything in between the rock and pop realms, playing with the lines between underground and radio-friendly. Regarded for their live show, FT has played w/The Black Keys, Phoenix, SmashingPumpkins, Broken Bells, Young the Giant, and more.

Biography

Finish Ticket is young and promising indie pop band from the San Francisco Bay Area, consisting of twin brothers Brendan and Michael Hoye, and Alex DiDonato. They formed the band in 2008, and while still in high school, quickly became recognized by many bay area blogs/tastemakers as one of SF Bay Area’s best new local acts. Now barely out of high school, Finish Ticket has self-released two EPs, “Life Underwater” in 2009 and “Shake a Symphony” in 2010 and has opened for large touring acts, such as the Smashing Pumpkins, Train, The Black Keys, My Chemical Romance, Phoenix, Broken Bells, Young the Giant, Switchfoot, Awolnation, 100 Monkeys, and many more. You can hear their songs “New York” and “Rivers” played on The Bay Area’s Live 105 (FM 105.3), the top radio station in the area for modern and alternative rock music. This past summer, after a successful nation-wide college radio campaign, they embarked on their first national tour with Bird By Bird (Jonathan Devoto, formerly of The Matches), which included two radio shows/festivals put on by Live 105, and a slot on Milwaukee’s annual Summerfest music festival, where they shared the stage with Young the Giant and Switchfoot. Currently they are writing and recording new songs for an upcoming full length.

Lyrics

We'll Be Okay (Part 2)

Written By: Brendan Hoye/ Final draft by Finish Ticket

Are you nervous, It's about that time by now
Are we living, have we danced this dance
Are you worried, we're only seventeen right now
In this lifetime, we'll take a chance

This life is so much more, than our hearts becoming sore and our time wasted on this love
Oh no answers, just reasons that we'll be okay

We don't notice just how fun this really is
We just focus on the pain
Yeah you're worried, but only seventeen right now
You've got the passion, but where's the drive

This life is so much more, than our hearts becoming sore and our time wasted on this love
Oh no answers, just reasons that we'll be okay

We're not what we could be, we can evolve
We're in an open sea of possibility, resolution
Open your eyes, and see the world in front of you
Yeah see it as it is

This life is so much more, than our hearts becoming sore and our
Time wasted on this love
Oh no answers, just reasons that we'll be okay
I said we'll be okay

Her Way Out (Part 1)

Written By: Brendan Hoye/ Final draft by Finish Ticket

She walks a path, and must follow
No need for what's ahead but it's all she knows
Gentle like fire, subtle like gold
Like lights against the night sky,
her face grows bold

This could be, her way out
This could be, her way out now

As lights fall low, a city sleeps
Creeps come out from their caves,
it's her flesh they seek
She throws her crown, burden be gone
She's finally gonna get her way
She's finally gonna get her

This could be her way out,
This could be her way out now

New York

Written By: Brendan Hoye/ Final draft by Finish Ticket

Sometimes we all get stuck in redundant times
Our way out is right in front of our eyes, but we won't see
On these roads we'll find new places
With no signs of pride on our faces
Happiness seems so far away

New York, New York, I'm calling out to you
My mind, re-find, a time so washed away
It'd take a miracle to get me on my feet

We sit and wait for progress,
But we failed to learn the process
We'll be stuck on this coast the rest of our lives
Step back and get the picture,
You won't know what hit you
What you see is what you got unless you leave

New York, New York, I'm calling out to you
My mind, re-find, a time so washed away
It'd take a miracle to get me on my feet

Miss Woe, I'm Glad

Written By: Brendan Hoye/ Final draft by Finish Ticket

I walk these streets, and my soul drags behind me as I go
And you search his eyes, for that life you'll never find, the one we shared
And he takes your hand, in a way that you just don't quite understand
In a way that you just don't quite understand

Miss Woe, your thoughts are gray
Because now you see this mess you've made of your liberty
And now, yeah everything
You've ever known, it crashes down before your feet
You know I'm glad

This loneliness is all I really know of you still
And that emptiness, it cuts right through you,
deep into your bones
So when you press your lips, against his cheek it's just not quite what you prepared
against his cheek it's just not quite what you prepared

Miss Woe, your thoughts are gray
Because now you see this mess you've made of your liberty
And now, yeah everything
You've ever known, it crashes down before your feet
You know I'm glad

Now, your wrists like rivers,
every drop of blood spilled for your mistake
And as you weep in silence,
my heart it screams with pleasure, I become alive
But in that moment, I begin to realize
And now I see what I've done
And I'm too late.
Yeah you're watching, watching him and it's me, it's me you see
And he's touching you, and it's me you feel
You're suffering

Miss Woe, my thoughts are gray
Because now I see this mess I made of my liberty
And now, yeah everything
I've ever known, it crashes down before my feet
And I was glad
But that went bad

Rivers

Written By: Brendan Hoye/ Final draft by Finish Ticket

River and rivers and rivers,
Oh currents who carry me
Slivers of quivers in my knees, these shivers
Brings rivers and rivers of tears

I see a better day, my sins have crept away
And I have everything to lose
Retrace those butterflies,
Lost inside demon eyes,
You can hold me to my word

I'm writing my name in the sand,
Leaving myself with this land,
I say that I'm fine, but you know that I might
Just let the tide carry me away

Rivers and rivers and rivers,
Oh currents who carry me
Slivers of quivers in my knees, these shivers
Brings rivers and rivers of tears

My knees are trembling, they shake a symphony
And all i think to do is change
But I'm stuck, I can't get out,
Euphoria of doubt
And I'm holding to my word

I'm writing my name in the sand,
Leaving myself with this land,
I say that I'm fine, but you know that I might
Just let the tide carry me away

All alone

Rivers and rivers and rivers,
Oh look what you've done to me
Slivers of quivers in my knees, these shivers
Brings rivers and rivers of tears

I'm writing my name in the sand,
Leaving myself with this land,
I say that I'm fine, but you know that I might
Just let the tide carry me away

Discography

Debut Release "Life Underwater" released in September 09

Sophomore Release "Shake A Symphony" in 2010

New album coming soon in 2012

Set List

Her Way Out
We'll Be Ok
New York
Hyrule
Cover Song
Miss. Woe, I'm Glad
Rivers
Confidence

On average a 6-7 song set unless asked to play longer or shorter.