Freakwitch

Freakwitch

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Freakwitch defies simple categorization. They are a high-energy rock band, but play acoustically. Their influences include the jam band scene, progressive rock, reggae and 80s alternative music among them. Above all Freakwitch is about one thing: exchanging energy with each other and their audience.

Biography

Freakwitch defies simple categorization. They are a high energy rock band, yet the rhythm section plays acoustic instruments. The singer (Matthew) cut his teeth in the jam band scene, the rhythm guitarist (James) is into progressive rock, the lead guitarist (Todd) takes his influence straight from the guitar gods, the bassist (Yo) loves reggae, and the drummer (Brent) has a thing for 80s alternative music. But one thing defines what Freakwitch is all about: exchanging energy with each other and their audience.

Brent's solid, exuberant drumming, Yo's fluid, melodic bass playing, Todd's rich, resonant leads, and James's inimitable acoustic guitar stylings (he thinks of his guitar as a percussion instrument) create a savory sonic landscape for Matthew, an engaging lyricist and a charismatic frontman. Freakwitch songs have a captivating energy that entices you to dance and trance.

"Our music is sacred to us. We've spent a lot of time and energy crafting what we're about. It sticks in your head, and there is a subtle depth to it. It resonates with our audience. The world deserves to hear these songs."

Freakwitch is an experience that leaves you lighter than when you came in. Come along for the ride. It doesn't work without you.

Lyrics

My Own Way

Written By: Freakwitch

I've been looking all day long for you
Now you're standing right beside me
So I'll just paint myself a fool
I should have trusted the light to guide me

Sometimes I just get in my own way
Sometimes I just get in my own way
So I'm left with nothing else to say
Sometimes I just get in my own way

I've been singing all day long to spite you
But I have not written one damn song
I guess I should have remembered to invite you
Then you could be singing along

Sometimes I just get in my own way
Sometimes I just get in my own way
So I'm left with nothing else to say
Sometimes I just get in my own way

I've been lost in these dreams for years
Still you're lying right beside me
As we turn to face a brand new day
I'll trust in the light to guide me

Sometimes I just get in my own way
Sometimes I just get in my own way
So I'm left with nothing else to say
Sometimes I just get in my own way

Sometimes I just get in my own way
Sometimes I just get in my own way
So I'm left with nothing else to say

©2003 Freakwitch. Some Rights Reserved.

Sway

Written By: Freakwitch

I am trying to convey to you
Something that you are not listening to
I am trying to convey to you
Something that you are not listening to
As the world is falling apart
I have found my heart
to be full of hope and full of joy
And all is chaos
And all is chaos

Let's dream the dream together
Let's wake up as one
Let's dream the dream together
Let's wake up as one

You know it don't matter if
any single one of us should live or die
But for some reason to me it matters
If I live or die
So I can believe that every single one of you today
Might feel exactly the same way
And I gotta say
That the way this game is playing out
That feeling leaves a lot of us in doubt

Let's dream the dream together
Let's wake up as one
Let's dream the dream together
Let's wake up as one

Hey Mr. Man what's your plan
My little boy and my little girl they ask me if I know
Hey Mr. Man have you got it all figured out
Have you calculated all your acceptable losses
Have you counted up all of your incalculable gains

Right now where I stand is holy ground
And when I pray I pray there will come a day
When all the people who believe in love
Are the ones who hold sway
And when I believe that this will come about
Is when all the people one day figure out
That the emperor, he has got no clothes today
That the emperor, he has got no clothes today

I am trying to convey to you
Something that you are not listening to
I am trying to convey to you
Something that you are not listening to

Let's dream the dream together
Let's wake up

©2003 Freakwitch. Some Rights Reserved.

Trouble On The Island

Written By: Freakwitch

Trouble on the island,
Seems we lost communication with the mainland.
Trouble on the island,
May even be too late to take a stand.
Look around you,
See the lost reflections of your dreams,
Reflected back at you,
From the poison waters of our streams.

Trouble on the island,
Look for someone lost in the waves.
Trouble on the island,
Hoping to find something its not too late to save.
Because there's,
Not enough food,
Not enough water,
Not enough fuel,
The air is hard to breathe.
Can't find our neighbors,
Lost our friends,
Look at all the children,
Must seem like lord of the flies to them.

Trouble on the island,
Here comes a great big wave.
Trouble on the island,
Better fix it soon before we all go to our grave.
If we're gonna get it fixed at all,
Before we go.
If we're gonna get it fixed,
Before we all go.
Somebody put a hole in the boat,
Now that boat won't float.

©2003 Freakwitch. Some Rights Reserved.

Discography

Trouble On The Island EP, released November 2006.

Debut album coming 2007.

Set List

We have a set of 17 original songs that we do regularly as well as a select few cover songs.

Our sets can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the time alloted.

Songs on Playlist (currently):
Beauty
Breathe
Cackle
Life's Too Large
Make It Through
My Own Way
Penelope
Phasing
Rain Song
Sacred And Profane
Seems Like
Shameless (Ani DiFranco cover)
Surprise
Sway
Tempted
Tip Of My Tongue
Too Bad For You
Trouble On The Island