Gladhander

Gladhander

 Eugene, Oregon, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Gladhander plays straight ahead rock with obvious grunge influences. The music has great composition and the playing is tight. Gladhander gives a great live performance and the members have a tremendous work ethic. Worth checking out if you like quality tunes.

Biography

Gladhander is an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Mitch Chamberlain and drummer Kasey Waite in Eugene, Oregon. Gladhander has had 3 different bass guitar players including Dustin LaRoche, Rick McFadden, and David Ghelfi, who labels himself the band's "third and final bassist".

The band became a local favorite in Eugene, releasing its debut album One Against Three for the independent record label DeMille Productions in 2008. Singles from the album are played on a regular basis on KNRQ, Eugene's local rock station.

In 2009, a music video for the song "Tooly" was produced and released to critical acclaim. Directed by Nicholas Lam and produced by Mike DeMille and Wilfred Driscoll, the video won awards at the Las Vegas Film Festival, Oregon Film Festival, and The Accolade Competition. Tooly was also an official selection at SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival, Paranoia Horror & Sci-fi Film Festival, Crystal Palace International Film Festival, and Shockfest Film Festival.

Lyrics

Space

Written By: Mitch Chamberlain

Should I walk away
it doesn’t seem to matter what I think or say
it’s evident to me
when she walks away
turns her back and shuts the door in my face
is that what she needs...Space

So I’m stepping back
giving her that space that she once had
before I took it away
Walking by, I might shrug
I might raise a brow
I might give a fuck
but won’t say anything...for space

solo

Times are different now
I finally see what I’m all about
and my stones are in place
Walking by, I might shrug
I might raise a brow
I might give a fuck
but won’t say anything...for space

Bitter Recluse

Written By: Mitch Chamberlain

I don’t know how to show
put it away, leave it alone
I don’t know when to go
I think that I’ll be on my way

now you say
in my direction
why should I stay?

I draw the line, doing just fine
I found a place, this place is mine
bitter recluse locked in my mind
only to learn...I’ll never find

now I pray
in his direction
why should I stay?

Solo

I draw the line, doing just fine
I’m locked away and this place is mine
bitter recluse that’s what I am
just go away
I don’t care if you’re mad

now I stand in my direction
why should I stay?

Blind

Written By: Mitch Chamberlain

I can’t see when I am blind
feeling like this most of the time with you
asking myself, when should I go
push me and prod me, make me feel like you...yeah

Take it or leave it but watch me explode
feels like I’m dragging my heavy head again
I can’t see it when I am blind
please wont you show me, cause I’m in tow again

I know things have felt so cold and here you’re suffering again
I can always admit when I’m wrong
and I’ve got something to say, I’d appreciate you not hanging up on me
you say I harass you when I call, and I call, you throw the phone at the wall cause of me

I can’t see when I am blind
I’m damning your Hyde just like you’ve damned mine.
Asking myself when is my turn, cause I always get burned
and I’m feeling it from you.

I know things have felt so cold and here you’re suffering again
I can always admit when I’m wrong
and I’ve got something to say, I’d appreciate you not hanging up on me
you say I harass you when I call, and I call, you throw the phone at the wall cause of me

Fallen

Written By: Mitch Chamberlain

Here I’ve fallen down again,
that’s ok I’ll have better days
And I’ve got nothing left to say,
I already said it, you didn’t hear a thing

don’t know where I’m going
But I know where I’ve been
it’s not happening again...yeah

Here I’m going out of my way
packed my things, that was yesterday
I hope I don’t make the same mistake
I’m out on a limb, hoping it don’t break

I know where I’m going
and god knows where you’ve been
it’s happening again...yeah

small solo

Here it is today
can’t you see everything’s ok
and if you’ve got nothing good to say
shut your mouth, and don’t say a thing

I know where I’m going
and I know where I’ve been
It’s not happening again ...yeah

break down into solo

repeat first verse/ chorus

Fit For A King

Written By: Mitch Chamberlain


Tell yourself it doesn’t mean a thing
live alone so you can be a king

that’s right
yes I know
everything
here It is
fit for a king

See me now, but I can’t see a thing
Live alone, I’m dying on my throne

that’s right
yes I know
Everything
here it is
fit for me....me...the king

Solo

Yes I know it’s me
here I die everyday
at least I know my name
it’s me...the king

Let Me Be

Written By: Mitch Chamberlain

The worst thing that I ever saw
was my best friend all covered in red
so let me be cause I’m doing my crazy thing
don’t really care what you think of me

oh now I’m coming around
you wouldn’t know cause you don’t know my name
I’ve been feeling down
it doesn’t matter I always feel the same
when she is by my side, placebo effect , ya,,I’m doing just fine
guess it’s just always me

So what’s with you and your whole attitude
don’t know who’s better, me or you
but let me be, cause I’m doing my crazy thing
never really see what you get from me

now I’m coming around
you wouldn’t know cause you don’t know my name
I’ve been feeling down
it doesn’t matter I always feel the same
when she is by my side, placebo effect , ya,,I’m doing just fine
guess it’s just always me

break down

I’ve been waiting so long to get through to you
and I never thought that things would go this way
I’ve been making changes, taking it slow in stages
in hope the sun will shine on me

now I’m coming around
you wouldn’t know cause you don’t know my name
I’ve been feeling down
it doesn’t matter I always feel the same
when she is by my side, placebo effect , ya,,I’m doing just fine
guess it’s just always me

No Matter What I Question

Written By: Mitch Chamberlain

She felling so free, she made it be, oh how clumsy
she’s only fourteen and she’s a mother now
he, he made it be, fled to the sea, not an illusion
now all alone, she doesn’t know what she’s in for.

But she is young
and she is dumb
and she is out there having fun.

Hey, hey look at me expect what you see, so I’m stupid
clowning around in the back of your class
please, please leave me be, because I’m free, oh what a future
check in on me in a few years

cause I am young
and I am dumb
and I’m out here having fun
no matter what I question
because I don’t even know what the fuck

what the fuck?

SOLO

Hey, hey look at me, oh cant you see there’s something broken
wonder if it’s on the inside
oh, oh I know , know how to be, throw in the ocean
save it for all, all of the others to see
cause we are young , and we are dumb, and we are out here having fun
no matter what I question, cause I don’t even know what the fuck
what the fuck?

Pathetic

Written By: Mitch Chamberlain

Your pathetic existence is plagiarism on life
let’s me see I’m alive.

I don’t know why you promised me
maybe on day it’ll make sense to me
hanging around man, I know what I am
and oh I meant, every fucking word that I said

Capricorn was the crazy one that jumped down my throat
let me see what I know

I can be anything
wrinkled pages torn from a magazine
hanging around man, I know what I am
I swear I meant, every fucking word that I said.

Solo

I can see everything and I don’t see what you gathered from me
but hanging around man, I know what I am
and oh I meant
I swear I meant
and oh I meant
Every fucking word that I said

Bad Things

Written By: Mitch Chamberlain

You label things
you don't know me
say what you think
Hope it makes you feel great
Now I choose to lose cause it's safe
I turn my face and walk away
It's no surprise your truth bears your lies
I burnt my mouth on a word I said to you.

No way can I
Without wings I can fly
The angels took them from me
Cause I do bad things

Now here I stand
I'm half that man
I always said
Just what I meant
And I said some words that caused pain
I tried to catch them all before they escape

Repeat chorus

Solo

Chorus

Tooly

Written By: Mitchell Chamberlain

Now call me Tooly
because I fix things
Here I stand back
Oh, just waiting
Oh, now to rescue you

Here we are now
What do we have?
It's out the window
Hey man look what I have become

Living on the scene of someone else's dreams
How'd you do this
Here you damn me
I can't even see
what the hell I did to you

Here we are now
What do we have?
It''s out the window
Hey man look
what I have become
I have become, It's Tooly

solo

Finally realize
I can fix you
Here I damn you
the same way you've damned me
now, how's it feel to you

Here we are now
What do we have
It's out the window
Hey man look
what man has become... Has become ...It's Tooly

solo

You can't fix me

Now call me Tooly and I can fix you
Here I realize
and It's no surprise
I'm just as broken as you

Here we are now
What do we have?
It's out the window
Hey man look what
man has become...Ya...have become ...I'm Tooly

Discography

One Against Three - Album

Fit for a King - Radio

Tooly - Music Video

Set List

We usually play for about forty minutes. This is usually around eleven or twelve songs. Our favorites are Bitter Recluse, No Matter What I Question, Blind, Tooly, Fit For A King, Fallen, Pathetic, Space, Pee Girl, Make You Hate Me, Bad Things, and Let Me Be