Gift Horse

Gift Horse

BandRock

This band is one reckless clash of old school classic and modern hard rock. It’s got real heart, catchy hooks, ferocious vocals, & slashing, fear inspiring guitar riffs, all standing on a solid foundation of infectious bone crushing grooves, And... ROCKS TO HIGH HEAVEN!

Biography

The music: It's a hybrid of classic rock including, Kiss, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, and the Allman Brothers styles, blended with modern sounds like Black Stone Cherry, Wolfmother, and, Black Label Society. The riff based rhythms and nasty grooves snag both guys and gals from the first note to the last song. Their catchy hooks and vocal harmonies make the choruses larger than life, and audiences can't help but sing along! The guitars are best described as a cross between tag team wrestlers, and a symphony string section complete with soaring harmonies!
The Band:Jarrod Sanders' vocals are nothing short of awesome, first and foremost, but to describe his sound, you'd have to include Chris Cornell, and Paul Rodgers -no kiddin'!
Barry Hall: Tone monster and stage hellion, this guy has it all. Killer thick, crunchy riffs delivered with passion and reckless abandon ie, the bull in a china shop approach!
Blake Hall: An agressive, yet somehow smooth player, he's the perfect complement to Barry in the guitar department & the talent just drips off him. He belts out powerful vocal harmonies as well, & he's one handsome devil that commands the audience's attention!
Mark Conner: Gift Horse's very own gOd of Thunder! When this guy lays down a groove, your feet are gonna move! His stage personality and vocal harmonies make him the perfect man for the job!
Rod Saylor: THE master of Groove, precision timekeeper, and wild showman extraordinaire is the foundation from which all Gift Horse music springs! If you watch & listen to this guy, you'll see what it means to "bring it", everytime!

Lyrics

SLOW LOUD AND DIRTY

Written By: Words and Music by Barry Hall

V1 I’M FROM THE OLD SCHOOL WHERE YOU LAY A NASTY GROOVE
BOY YOU AIN’T NOTHIN’ IF YOU CAN’T MAKE THE LADIES MOVE YEAH
GOTTA PLAY A GUITAR; SLING
It WAY DOWN LOW
YOUR AX HAD BETTER SCREAM IF YOU WANT A CROWD TO SHOW

RF- GIVE ‘EM THUNDER, LIGHTNIN’ POURIN’ RAIN
THEY WANT YOUR ANGER, PASSION JOY AND PAIN AND PLAY IT
CH- SLOW LOUD AND DIRTY
PLAY IT SLOW LOUD AND DIRTY

V2 GIFTHORSE HOTLINE... (i am a metal god!)
NAH, THAT’S NOT WHAT WE’RE LOOKIN’ FOR (but i play a seven string
through a digi amp)
YOU PLAY A WHAT? (a seven string!!)
NAW MAN, WE ONLY PLAY AMERICAN GUITARS THROUGH TUBE AMPS
-LLLATER (but, but, but...)

RF- GIVE ‘EM THUNDER, LIGHTNIN’ POURIN’ RAIN
THEY WANT YOUR ANGER, PASSION JOY AND PAIN AND PLAY IT
CH- SLOW LOUD AND DIRTY
PLAY IT SLOW LOUD AND DIRTY

BREAKDOWN & LEAD

CH- PLAY IT SLOW LOUD AND DIRTY
PLAY IT SLOW LOUD AND DIRTY

-YEAH

I LIKE IT

Copyright © 2004 by SONIC SALAD MUSIC, 3177 Carthage Ct., Orlando, Fl.32837
International Copyright Secured Made In U.S.A. All Rights Reserved

SILVER EAGLE

Written By: Words and Music by

V1 FORTY TWO SHOWS IN THIRTY NINE DAYS
BROTHER THAT’S JUST THE WAY OF THE ROAD
BIG WHEELS SPIN ‘ROUND LIKE WE’RE RUNNIN’ A RACE
THIS BIRD CAN FLY WITH A HEAVY LOAD

CH YEAH WE RIDE OUR SILVER EAGLE
HEY WE’RE COMIN’ TO YOUR TOWN
YEAH WE RIDE OUR SILVER EAGLE
AIN’T SLOWIN’ DOWN
AIN’T SLOWIN’ DOWN

V2 THE TRUCKSTOP GYPSIES CALL US ALL HIPPIES
BUT THEY KNOW WE GOT SOME PLACE TO GO
COLISEUM OR A DANCE HALL
YOU KNOW WE LOVE TO PLAY ‘EM ALL
CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW

CH YEAH WE RIDE OUR SILVER EAGLE
HEY WE’LL HELP YOU PARTY DOWN
YEAH WE RIDE OUR SILVER EAGLE
AIN’T SLOWIN’ DOWN
AIN’T SLOWIN’ DOWN

LEAD-

CH AND WE RIDE OUR SILVER EAGLE
HEY WE SURE ENJOYED YOUR TOWN
YEAH WE RIDE OUR SILVER EAGLE
AIN’T SLOWIN’ DOWN
AIN’T SLOWIN’ DOWN

Copyright © 2004 by SONIC SALAD MUSIC, 3177 Carthage Ct., Orlando, Fl.32837
International Copyright Secured Made In U.S.A. All Rights Reserved

RUN AWAY

Written By: Words and Music by Barry Hall

 V1 YOU HIDE ME FROM HIM
LIKE A DESPERATE FOOL I STAY
THE DEEPER I FALL
THE MORE FERVENTLY I PRAY
THAT YOU’LL LET HIM GO
OR I’LL GAIN STRENGTH TO WALK AWAY

CH YEAH RUN AWAY
BUT I CAN’T RUN AWAY

V2 YOU MAKE LOVE TO ME
BUT YOUR EYES SAY YOU WANT HIM TOO
I LEARNED AS A CHILD
NEVER GIVE UP, SEE THINGS THROUGH
BUT THE PROBLEM RIGHT HERE
IS I CAN SEE CLEARLY THROUGH YOU

CH SO I SHOULD RUN AWAY
BUT I CAN’T RUN AWAY

BR NO I’LL NEVER BE MORE THAN
A CHEAP DISTRACTION
SO MAYBE IT’S TIME NOW
TO TAKE SOME ACTION

LEAD-
CH I SHOULD RUN AWAY
BUT I CAN’T RUN AWAY

TG NO I CAN’T RUN AWAY

Copyright © 2004 by SONIC SALAD MUSIC, 3177 Carthage Ct., Orlando, Fl.32837
International Copyright Secured Made In U.S.A. All Rights Reserved

DEAD MAN WAKING

Written By: Words and Music by Barry Hall

V1 I WAS- STONE DEAD IN DARKNESS
SIN CHOKED AND COLD
THEN THE KING OF ANGELS CALLED OUT
AND HE SHOOK MY SOUL

C1 LIKE LAZARUS SHEDDING GRAVE CLOTHES- I-
WAS A DEAD MAN WAKING
A DEAD MAN WAKING

V2 LISTEN- I LIED IN SHADOWS
CHAINED TO THE NIGHT
THEN THE BLOOD OF THE MAN OF SORROWS
GAVE ME LIFE AND LIGHT

C2 LIKE LAZARUS SHEDDING GRAVE CLOTHES- I-
WAS A DEAD MAN WAKING
A DEAD MAN WAKING
-DRUM SOLO
-LEAD BREAK

I WAS A DEAD MAN WAKING
A DEAD MAN WAKING
I WAS A DEAD MAN WAKING
A DEAD MAN WAKING

Copyright © 2007 by SONIC SALAD MUSIC, 3177 Carthage Ct., Words and Music by
Barry HallOrlando, Fl.32837
International Copyright Secured Made In U.S.A. All Rights Reserved

Discography

Gift Horse music can be reviewed online at:
myspace.com/gifthorserules and:
myspace.com/desolationangelstribute

They are:
1. SLOW, LOUD & DIRTY
2. SILVER EAGLE
3. RUN AWAY
4. DEAD MAN WAKING
5. OPEN DOOR
6. BOARD IT UP, BURN IT DOWN
7. I’LL GO ON
8. NOW
9. Curse OF THE BLACK PEARL
10. WHITE CROSS ON THE HIGHWAY

Set List

The set is negotiable, but since most Gift Horse shows are opening slots for national acts, it's usually a 45 minute set of Gift Horse material with a surprise or two like, Kiss' "King of the Nighttime World", Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well", or any number of Bad Co. or Led Zeppelin barn burners.
Gift Horse numbers include:
1. SLOW, LOUD & DIRTY
2. SILVER EAGLE
3. RUN AWAY
4. DEAD MAN WAKING
5. OPEN DOOR
6. BOARD IT UP, BURN IT DOWN
7. I’LL GO ON
8. NOW
9. Curse OF THE BLACK PEARL
10. WHITE CROSS ON THE HIGHWAY
11. FREEDOM AIN'T FREE