Goodbye Providence

Goodbye Providence

 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
BandPopRock

Music that draws your head bobbing routine? That's Goodbye Providence. That shiver up and down your spine? That's Goodbye Providence. The kind of music you put on repeat? That's Goodbye Providence.

Biography

Taking listeners on a musical roller-coaster that spans multiple genres, the diverse musical background of the members of Goodbye Providence is evident in each song they play. What starts with a funk-infused, gritty verse may be followed by a soaring chorus in the California reggae / rock tradition, grabbing the audience and invoking the infectious head nodding that ultimately results in a communal dance party. If Beethoven, Ben Harper, Bob Marley, and Bono had a love child, it would bear a striking resemblance to Goodbye Providence.

What started as casual songwriting sessions on the back porch in Providence, Rhode Island with John Penrose and Stephen Cerasoli would soon evolve into the creative whirlwind that is now known as Goodbye Providence. Transplanting to Raleigh, NC to assemble the rest of the band , they found that the addition of keys, bass, and drums, (Nicolas Moreau, Paul Benner, and Lukas Barry) gave the songs new life, and the varied influences of each new musician added a different flavor to each track. Picture a classical piano melody over an ambient acoustic guitar and a fuzzy vintage bass sound, paired with fittingly smooth vocals and a tight, crisp drum groove, and you will have a small glimpse at the Goodbye Providence sound. Gaining momentum with each show, the group is poised to take the NC music scene and beyond by storm.

Lyrics

Where's Your Home

Written By: Goodbye Providence

I know they say home is
Where you lay your head
But I just don’t feel the same
When I’m lying in my bed

I can’t wait for you
To turn out the light
The promises you made me
They don’t make it right

You’ve written yourself into my bones
This home it’s not home to me
I know how it is to be alone
But I’m dying can’t you see

My soul has been washed away
The streets been painted red
Still I’ve been holding on
The hope inside ain’t dead

I can’t feel anymore
But that doesn’t matter to you
If you knew what alone it was
You’d know mine was true

You’ve written yourself into my bones
This home it’s not home to me
I know how it is to be alone
But I’m dying can’t you see

Raining Down

Written By: Goodbye Providence

Speaking freely, say what comes to mind
I just can’t get through
Feeling leery, still I spend my time
Wondering what to do

Feeling weary, most the day has passed
There’s just no relief
Unless merely, this shadows been cast
It’s time for a new leaf

It’s all coming coming coming down
Can’t get nothing done
It’s all raining raining raining now
There just ain’t no sun

Can you hear me, you can drown me out
But I am still right here
Sinking nearly, yes you can hear me shout
It’s goodbye my dear

It’s all coming coming coming down
Can’t get nothing done
It’s all raining raining raining now
There just ain’t no sun

Discography

Isolation Studio Demo (2010)

1. Raining Down
2. Flying
3. Clever You

Set List

A typical setlist for Goodbye Providence ranges from thirty mins to an hour. As new songs make their way, the setlist is changed.

In no particular order:

Raining Down
The Magician
Where's Your Home
The End Of The Day
Clever You
My Train
The Ocean State
The Impossible
Flying
Tommy
I'm Running On Low