Full Stride

Full Stride

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Full Stride is a very intense blend of heavy rock alternative. They sound like a creation between heavy riff rock and alternative new rock. They also blend sweet vocals into the mix from Amber and a heavier growl from Trent.

Biography

Full Stride is wide open rock and roll with a tone that is unmistakably full throttle. Amber Dickerson, on guitar, pushes that big sound through both a vintage orange half stack and an Ampeg SVT classic full stack to cover the bottom end. A vehicle with that much power can only be driven with strength and finesse. Trent Parker straps in and commands this ride, cranking out rhythm on his drums as though he had a big block engine floored.

Both Trent and Amber have toured throughout the US with mutiple bands including Southern Gun Culture, Seth James, Collin Gilmore, and Austin Collins from Austin, TX and are known for hardwork in the industry. Full Stride continues to tour around the US constantly spreading their music to all who will listen. Also, The Zippo Hot Tour and The Cabo Wabo Battle of the Bands chose Full Stride in 2005 for their search for new talent. With their new album out co-produced by Omar Vallejo and Full Stride they stand poised to dominate modern rock. They share a musical vision of celebrating life. Having played together for over eight years, they are uncompromising in pursuit of something fresh and new. Bringing sweet folk like vocals over heavy riffs, Amber speaks her mind. With a few comments of his own, Trent is fueled by rock and roll soul. Their radio blasts Black Sabbath, C.O.C., Lenny Kravitz and many others that boldly lay down groove and insight. Make no mistake, this two piece proves less is more.

Lyrics

Exposed

Written By: Full Stride

I never wanted, to infect you
All I wanted was to feel you
My life isn't real yet
Some things I can't feel it
My friends are being weary
They're scared to be to caring
Why can't you just release me
into forgiveness
I can't figure out,
what this is all about

Will you expose to me
(How to get out)
Anything I want to see
(What to tell you)
How to face this
(How to face this)
I can't take it

You say that I am real
Why do I feel so fake
I tried so hard to leave you
Tell me what does it take
This world is hard to live in
everything is tempting me
I'll try to get better
at life and reality

Will you expose to me
(How to get out)
What you're suppose to be
(What to tell you)
Willing to do for me
(How to face this)
Anything I want to see
(I'm so exposed)
It leaves me feeling free
(How to get out)
Is this what I need
(What to tell you)
Somethings just can't be said
(How to face this)
If this could all work out
(I'm so exposed)
As good as in my head

I can't help it, wanting this
but I can stop
doing it

Feet On The Ground

Written By: Full Stride

Trust in that, which has no end
Your only true and personal friend
Hold this kingdom deep with in,
Trust in God and love all men
Faith in life is what you need
Faith in life's the key to win
To conquere over selfish greed
Victory over self with in
Judge me just and judge me fair
My dought and lust, my nature's snare
Faith is life and life is true
In wicked times the old is new

You've got to (believe)
You've got to (believe)
You've got to (believe)
Get you're feet on the ground

Faith is not ritual creed
Life is being spiritually free
Total devotion only hearts can see
The bread you eat
The breath you breath
A hundred fruit from a single seed

You've got to (believe)
You've got to (believe)
You've got to (believe)
Get your feet onthe ground

Hurting

Written By: Full Stride

Oh I screwed up,
I lost control again
I went to see a friend
You know I had to win
I know it's not fair
To say I don,t care
I live with myself, here
After hurting you again

I can't defend my action
Or control reactions
My heart is searching
There's something missing

Oh I screwed up,
I lost control again
I went to see a friend
It had to end
I know it's not good
I never understood
I live with myself, now
After hurting you again

I can't defend my action
Or control reactions
My heart is searching
There's something missing
(I'm tired)
Will this ever end
(of hurting)
A longing to fit in
(So tired)
Can we make this work
(of hurting)
Can I control my words

Oh I screwed up,
I lost control again
I went to see a friend
I live with myself
after hurting you again
I hope we stay friends

Just Cause

Written By: Full Stride

Can you feel the evil
coursing through your veins
And you're numb to the people
that you bring on pain
You try to wash your hands,
of the lives you take (Hell Yeah)
Your freaks are defensless
to your burning stake

You know why?
Cuz your money and your power
They can control your soal, and
your self pride and your tangled lies
are the just cause to lose it all.

There's no escaping,
the wrongs that you do
And it's high time,
your kharma catches up with you
The smile that you have
is so full of hate (Hell Yeah)
The pain you breed,
will be your final fate

You know why?
Cuz your money and your power
They can control your soal, and
your self pride and your tangled lies
are the just cause to lose it all.

Lose it all
You're going to loose it all
Lose it all
You're going to lose it all

Pride for your hide, foolish and vain
Gas money, Blood money, all the same
Pretension, Descension,
your no bid propositions
Are all just cause to lose it all

Discography

Full Stride released their EP "Full Stride" in the fall of 2004. Played on Local Licks 93.7 KLBJ by Loris Lowe and "Give Me Something" was added to the Semi Finals Compilation CD for Austin in the 2005 Zippo Hot Tour. In the Fall of 2006 Full Stride released their debut full length CD "Hell Hath No Fury" produced by Omar Vallejo and Full Stride. Their DVD Video for "Feet on the Ground" released summer of 2005, played on the Austin Music Network, ME Television, Adrenaline Nation(Florida), Absolute Indie Video(NY) and Public Access Channel 10 in Austin TX. on shows like Garage TV and Raw Time regularly.

Set List

Lots of Originals and covers:
Originals:
Feet on the Ground
Meek
Invitation
Give Me Somethin
Exposed
Cheating
WWIII
I Search
Believe
Just Cause
Living
Inspired
Spread a little Sunshine
Don't Need You
Hurting
Getting Closer
Who Knows Me
Turn it Around

Covers:
Children of the Grave(Black Sabbath)
Sweet Leaf
Paranoid
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Lord of this World
Albatros(COC)
Beat on the Brat(Ramones)
Down in the Basement
Sniff Some Glue
Dreams(Fleetwood Mac)
Landslide
Thumb(Kyuss)
Bad Moon Rising(Creedance)
Rosemary(Lenny Kravitz)
Won't Back Down(Tom Petty)
Free Falling
All Apologies(Nirvana)
Talkin' About a Revolution(T. Chapman)
Highway to Hell(ACDC)
Me and Bobby Mcgee(Janis Joplin)
Mississippi Queen(Mountain)
Ain't Living Long Like This(Walon Jennings)

Each song ranges from 3 to 5 minutes and we play shows that are 45 min. to 3 hours in length.