Fuzzcat

Fuzzcat

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Fuzzcat's music is explosive, diverse, and original, bringing all the qualities that impress. Never lacking surprise, there's a song for all tastes, and a groove for all shoes. Experiencing Fuzzcat live once is never enough.

Biography

Fuzzcat, Vancouver’s funk-filled reggae rock attack, has been exploding Western Canadian dance floors since 2006. Danceable rhythms, infectious lyrics, and provocative musical arrangements have earned Fuzzcat a growing reputation as one of Vancouver's most exciting emerging bands.

Charismatic, high-energy performances draw comparisons to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Manu Chao and Sublime, but the band has diverse influences which range from hip-hop to punk.

Fuzzcat regularly plays Vancouver’s Media Club and Railway Club and has made four tours of the Rockies, playing Sun Peaks Resort Mountain Bike Festival, and venues such as The Drake in Canmore and The Rose and Crown in Banff, Alberta. Fuzzcat also organizes their own shows at the Anza Club, the Railway Club, and the Sweatshop, playing sold-out nights with local favorites Freeflow, Los Furios, The Dreadnoughts, Mongoose, and many more.

Fuzzcat has performed on Live from Radio Thunderbird Hell on UBC radio and on Radio Bandcouver on 102.7, Co-op Radio. In the spring of 2007, Fuzzcat released their first album, Impact!, with a sold-out show at the Media Club. Two songs from the album were featured in the 2007 documentary The Five Ring Circus, a Workless Party production about the 2010 Olympics.

A Fuzzcat show is a high-energy, musically-diverse party, whether they rock with ska, funk, or punk bands, or go acoustic at the monthly Monday they host at the Railway Club.

24 Hrs. newspaper in Vancouver describes Fuzzcat as having “...hooky grooves, catchy lyrics, and rug-cutting riffs.”

Mace from Ronatron.net writes, “Fuzzcat had their mighty legion of fans out of their seats with the quickness. Moreso than any other band of the night, Fuzzcat seamlessly shifted gears and tore through a plethora of genres, all the while mixing up a crazy mix of very tight and technical instrument solos with one-wheel-in-the-dirt jam sessions.”

Check out the digital release of a new 4-song EP (Emergency) recorded at The Hive in Burnaby, B.C., as well as more great shows and another Western tour in February.

Lyrics

Good Man

Written By: Chris Ryan

Good Man

Am I doing all I can?
Do I even care enough to take a stand?
For what? Against who?
And it doesn’t even matter,
you know that when the dust settles
the fighting, the fighting is never through

And we’re left alone, Never a conversation of two
I just have to justify my memory
Before I fall into a troubled sleep

Chorus:
And I wonder why
Am I always wondering why
Why do even try to be, be a good man

Chorus2:
When I drink, I drink too much when I don’t drink I don’t drink enough (2x)
And when I smoke, I smoke too much but when I don’t smoke I don’t smoke enough
And when I think I think too much but sometimes I don’t think at all, sometimes I don’t think at all

Saturday night going out into the fray
Gonna get it done in that cultural way
And the one big fat sucker running on through is that big ole river of booze
You’ve got cachaca in Brazil tequila in Mexico
A little sake in Nippon
Soju in Korea Vodka in Moscova
An Emerald Isle pint is fine
But when I want to get the home taste it’s gotta be the rye

Chorus2:

Chorus:

Emergency

Written By: Chris Ryan

Emergency

Emergency (x2) -- They are fighting in the street
" -- You can hear the children scream

Where is that look in their eyes
That touch of warmth that
Keeps you going through the long cold night

Hands reaching out
To be slapped back
There is no right to life.

Emergency (x2) -- They are fighting in the street
" -- You can hear the children scream

Chorus:
Bruk out.
Get down.
Run.

Emergency (x2) -- They are fighting in the street
" -- You can hear the children scream

Chorus:
Bruk out.
Get down.
Run.

Blood for Money
Money for Blood
The dollar's getting higher (x2)
......You can hear them scream!

Chorus:
Bruk out.
Get down.
Run.

Oceans

Written By: Chris Ryan

Oceans

Look out now your toes are tappin'
Feet stompin' and your finger's snappin'
Shoulders grooving and your hands are clappin'
Forget about it all just get up there dancin'

Row to row, front to back
Bodies seeking sweat just let it relax
Beat takin' over, rhythm is the mind
Release like water, ebb and flow with time
Gravity grips, swayin' through your hips
Breath slow and steady, thought gone, just forget it

Moral supposition, carnal disposition
Forget about it all, here comes the transition

Chorus:
Sorta like the ocean
Can't you tell
Sorta like the ocean
See that swell
Sorta like the ocean
Can't you tell
Sorta like the ocean
See that swell

Take you to the future 3006
Disease, war, and famine
Took a population hit
Seas only stretch in legendary tales
Along with descriptions of fauna like whales

No more coastlines, they all dried up
300 years ago came an age of mud
Sun kept shining to beat us all down
Stretching coastlines the whole world 'round

Living in oases, structures of sand
People tied to water as they always have
People in the past just didn't understand
Said, "You can't do nothing." You always can.

Chorus:

Try and fail now is a seed for the future
Never underestimate the power of nurture
If you let a dream die before it's alive
You only guarantee no one will survive
What do we want? Hope.
What do we need? Love.
What do we want? Hope.
What do we need? Love.

Chorus:

Home To You

Written By: Chris Ryan

It's the middle of the night and I'm out on the road
I've shifted out, I'm rocking the roll
Headlights are glaring but that's okay
I wouldn't have it any other way,

But when I'm on that long lonesome stretch
Thoughts of you always come back
I gotta make it, gotta push on through
Lord you know I'm coming home to you

Chorus:
Home to you

This country runs on 18 wheels
The roaring engine the horn's forlorn peel
I gotta make it by the break of dawn, or else my bonus will be gone
And we could use it to get away
A week in Mexico just to play
You forget your suits, and I'll forget my truck
We'll only complain about drinking too much
Oh coffee help me through,
Lord you know I'm coming home to you

Chorus:

Discography

2007 - Impact! LP - independent

2009 - EMERGENCY - 4 song digital EP - CDBaby now.

Set List

When on tour, we comfortably handle 3 x 60 minute sets a night, electric or acoustic. Mostly originals - incorporating an upbeat flow of ska, rock, punk and reggae. Covers range from Manu Chao and Matisyahu to Dead Kennedys, DJ Shadow and Operation Ivy. Also an Outkast/Julie Andrews mash-up.