Grab Brothers Band

Grab Brothers Band

 Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA
BandRockClassic Rock

We are in the vain of Retro music and Jam Band with a bit of Tull and Grateful Dead influences.. but a new term is called "Retro For Today"!

Biography

The Grab Brothers

A Biography

The Grab Brothers are true brothers—Larry and Marc Grab—with music that explodes in a kick-ass blend of “Retro for Today” lead guitar crunching rhythms, mystical-leaning lyrics and arena-filling vocals that pull your heart strings on a whim.

But there’s more. These brothers can also strum you a pot-full of acoustical gems and have you singing along to their life-fulfilling stories even when you’ve never heard the songs before.

Melora B., journalist for the North-Provincetown Banner recently wrote, “The brothers are like an “orchestrated tossed salad” with music emanating from flute, sax, harmonica, trombone, keyboards and electric and acoustic guitars, which gives them that full jam-band sound. “Their musical heart is enhanced by lead singer Larry Grab who really gobbles up time and verse with an insatiable hunger and passion that is hard to satisfy.” John Thomas of Lip Magazine had this to say: “It’s not just the catchy riffs and the memorable lyrics that distinguish the Grab Brothers Band from others but it’s their musical approach and the way they tell the story with real emotion, understanding and artistry. Larry and Marc can paint you a song about love, life and fantasy and connect you into it as well.”

Ultimately, it’s the live performance of The Grab Brothers Band that traps you in their web of musical journeys. This is partially due to their musical theatre background.
“Their performance and great ability to switch styles in an instant will keep you entertained like your first roller coaster ride,” says Gog at WKKL 90.7-FM radio in Boston, while Tim Emswiller at Noise Magazine adds, “Their sound is like going to a Jethro Tull, Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead and Rush concert with a touch of CSN&Y harmonies put in for good measure!”

Their newest CD release Asian Red has garnered them constant airplay stateside as well as internationally. For example, their song “Holly Would,” the second cut on the CD, is getting great reviews and is on a regular rotation on WPXY 103-FM. Cape Cod, MA

Most recently, the brothers penned a song about the Gulf oil disaster called “The Gulf Oil Blues,” for consideration as part of a movie score. The song has also recently been released to radio and is now on rotation KXBG Internet radio. The positive feedback was so strong that the music director there said, “It had to go into rotation!”

Born and raised in Boston, MA, The Grab Brothers Band is:
Larry Grab - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Harmonica, Sax and Vocals
Marc Grab - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Trombone and Vocals
Rob Scott - Keyboards and Vocals
Tom Corshia - Drums

Lawrence Grab
Grab Brothers Band
4 Tinys Way
Provincetown, MA. 02657
T - 508-487-4712
C - 508-246-2068
grabbmusic@hotmail.com
www.grabbrothersband.com
www.myspace/thegrabbrothers

Lyrics

Holly Would

Written By: Lawrence Grab

Holly Would

Boarding a plane left a blinding rain flying from the east
As a baby pines the engine whines sitting back against my seat
Cokes and sprites from a red-eyed flight as the sky just drifts away
Thoughts of you coming into view impatience rules the day

Holly Would
Wicked smile from time to time
Holly Would
Ready for malicious crimes
Holly Would

Well the clouds are grey on this Cali day but no one seems to mind
At work or play they all would say gets them through their daily grind
At the gate she stands looking all so fine waiting there for me
In a yellow skirt she's such a flirt just drops me to my knees

Holly Would
Wicked smile from time to time
Holly Would
Ready for malicious crimes
Holly Would

Holly's my girl she swings and twirls as her eyes peruse the room
She'll make my day in just about anyway, that would make others swoon
With lust and zeal and sex appeal we dance from side to side
There's not a day that Holly’s way would ever be denied

Holly Would
Wicked smile from time to time
Holly Would ready for malicious crimes Holly Would

Like my Holly Would-She’s a nasty girl
Like my Holly Would-Take her round the world
Like my Holly Would-She can rock your world
Like my Holly Would-She’s a dangerous girl

Song Length: 4:25 Primary Genre Rock – Classic Secondary Genre Rock - Hard Rock Tempo / Feel Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal Mood 1 Agitated – Anxious Mood 2 Lovable - Enchanting
Subject Matter 1 Excitement Subject Matter 2 Sexual Fantasy
Similar Artist 1 Aerosmith Similar Artist 2 Rush
Language English Era 1990 - 1999

By Lawrence A Grab ©2009 all rights reserved

Email: grabbmusic@hotmail.com
www.grabbrothersband.com
H-508-487-4712
C 508-246-2068

Reflections

Written By: Lawrence Grab

Reflections

LOOKING GLASS SEE THE LINES APPEAR ACROSS YOUR FACE
LOOKING GLASS IS IT ME THAT APPEARS TO GROW SO RAPIDLY
REFLECTIONS OF YOUR LIFE
ALWAYS LOOKING TWICE
REFLECTIONS ARE YOU A PART OF ME
A PART OF ME

LOOKING GLASS REFLECTING TIME
ALWAYS CHANGING WITH SOMEONE ELSES LIFE
LOOKING GLASS CAN YOU SEE
THE REFLECTIONS OF EVERYBODY

REFLECTIONS OF YOUR LIFE
ALWAYS LOOKING TWICE
REFLECTIONS ARE YOU A PART OF ME
A PART OF ME

LOOKING GLASS REFLECTING TIME
ALWAYS CHANGING WITH SOMEONE ELSES LIFE
LOOKING GLASS CAN YOU SEE
THE REFLECTIONS OF EVERYBODY

REFLECTIONS OF YOUR LIFE
ALWAYS LOOKING TWICE
REFLECTIONS ARE YOU A PART OF ME
A PART OF ME

Song Length: 4:18 Primary Genre Rock – Classic Secondary Genre Rock – General Tempo / Feel Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal Mood 1 Calm – Composed Mood 2 Calm - Relaxed
Subject Matter 1 See, Vision, Eyes Subject Matter 2 Life
Similar Artist 1 Jethro Tull Similar Artist 2 Men At Work
Language English Era 1980 - 1989

By Lawrence A Grab ©2009 all rights reserved

Email: grabbmusic@hotmail.com
www.grabbrothersband.com
H-508-487-4712
C 508-246-2068

Asian Red

Written By: Lawrence Grab

Asian Red
Lyrics:
WHEN LIGHTS GO DIM
FLICKER, TOUCH THE WIND
YOUR BREATH I SEE AGAINST AN AMBER SKY
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
NOT HERE, NOR THERE
HAVE WE FOUND THE TRUTH WITHIN A LIE

HERE WE STAND
SHOW ME AND I'LL SHOW YOU
THE MYSTERY BETWEEN US WE AMMEND
A LINE OF TRUTH
WITH A WHISP OF INSPIRATION
FOR WHICH WE ALL CAN DEPEND

RED IS WHAT I SEE
ASIAN RED FILLS MY EYES
IT'S IN MY HEART
AND CONFORTS ME
RED IS WHAT I SEE
ASIAN RED FILLS MY EYES
SHE'S IN MY HEART

WHERE COLORS DANCE
I AM A NEW ARRIVAL
WITH TIME ALL DOES DESEND
IT WILL COME TO PASS
A POINT AT WHICH WE MARVEL
AT HOW WE FIND WE CAN'T PRETEND

RED IS WHAT I SEE
ASIAN RED FILLS MY EYES
IT'S IN MY HEART AND CONFORTS ME
RED IS WHAT I SEE
ASIAN RED FILLS MY EYES
SHE'S IN MY HEART

TAKE THE PLUNGE
THE MOVE COULD BE FOREVER
THROUGH THIS OPEN DOOR I WALK
STANDING HERE, UNABATED
WE WHISPER OUR DEEPEST THOUGHTS

RED IS WHAT I SEE ASIAN RED FILLS MY EYES
IT'S IN MY HEART AND CONFORTS ME
RED IS WHAT I SEE ASIAN RED FILLS MY EYES-SHE'S IN MY HEART- SHE'S IN MY HEART

Song Length: 8:11 Primary Genre Rock – Classic Secondary Genre Rock – Psychedelic Tempo / Feel Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal Mood 1 Sad – Heartbreaking Mood 2 Calm - Serene
Subject Matter 1 Long-Distance Love Subject Matter 2 History, Past
Similar Artist 1 Pink Floyd Similar Artist 2 Joe Satriani
Language English Era 1970 - 1979

By Lawrence A Grab ©2009 all rights reserved

Email: grabbmusic@hotmail.com
www.grabbrothersband.com
H-508-487-4712
C 508-246-2068

Stop

Written By: Lawrence Grab

Stop

SOME SAY
AS WE LOOK AT THE CLOCK
AND SOME PRAY
FOR THEM IT'S A LOCK

WITH ALL OUR SPARE TIME, NO WONDER
AND FROM THAT MOMENT WE PLUNDER

STOP
THINK ABOUT IT
TAKE YOUR TIME
WHERE DO YOU GO
WE NEED TO STOP
AND THINK ABOUT IT
WHAT'S YOUR HURRY
IT'S NEED TO NOW

WHY FRET
ALL'S UNDER CONTROL
YOU'VE BET
SOMEONE ELSE WILL PAY THE TOLL

AND IF YOU ARE READY FOR THAT
THE WORLD WILL PASS YOU THE HAT

UNLESS YOU STOP
THINK ABOUT IT
TAKE YOUR TIME
WHERE DO YOU GO
YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO STOP
THINK ABOUT
WHAT'S YOUR HURRY
BASK IN THE GLOW

So easy
It's so sleazy
STOP
THINK ABOUT IT
TAKE YOUR TIME
WHERE DO YOU GO
YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO STOP
THINK ABOUT
WHAT'S YOUR HURRY
WHO NEEDS TO KNOW-Stop-Stop-Stop-Stop

Song Length: 4:3 Primary Genre Rock – Modern Secondary Genre Rock – Classic Tempo / Feel Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal Duet Male Mood 1 Calm – Diplomatic Mood 2 Friendly - Welcoming
Subject Matter 1 Time Subject Matter 2 Life
Similar Artist 1 Cars, The Similar Artist 2 Jethro Tull
Language English Era 1980 - 1989

By Lawrence A Grab ©2009 all rights reserved

Email: grabbmusic@hotmail.com
www.grabbrothersband.com
H-508-487-4712
C 508-246-2068

Such Is life

Written By: lawrence Grab

Such Is Life

TONY HAD A PASSION LOVED HIS FOOTBALL
A PATRIOT FAN BUT YOU WOULDN’T KNOW
SPENT HIS LIFE AS A SCHOOL TEACHER’S SON
GOT PICKED ON BY EVERYONE

EXCEPT TWO GIRLS CINDY AND SUE
THEY LIKED HIS SMILE LIKED HIS HAIR-DO
INSEPERABLE WERE THE THREE
MADE A VOW LOVE ETERNITY

BUT IT DIED IN A FATAL CRASH
CINDY AND SUE WELL THEY DIDN’T LAST
AND TONY WAS LEFT ALL ALONE
BLAMED HIMSELF HE COULDN’T LET IT GO

CHORUS:
THAT’S THE WAY LIFE TAKES YOU THERE
DOESN’T MEAN IT’S ALWAYS FAIR
UNEXPECTED FATE IS PLAYED
SUCH IS LIFE WE SAY

NOW UP FROM HEAVEN AN ANGEL CAME TO ME
SAT ON MY BED AND SAID YOU SEE
I HAVE A JOB JUST FOR YOU
YOU’RE GONNA GUIDE SOMEONE THROUGH

THERE’S A VOW THAT NEEDS TO BE FULFILLED
YOU ARE THE HOPE FOR WHAT THEY WILLED
THEIR NEEDS TO BE A UNITED THREE
THEY MADE A VOW LOVE ETERNITY

CHORUS:
THAT’S THE WAY LIFE TAKES YOU THERE
DOESN’T MEAN YOU’LL BE PREPARED
UNEXPECTED FATE IS PLAYED
SUCH IS LIFE WE SAY

CHORUS:
THAT’S THE WAY LIFE TAKES YOU THERE
DOESN’T MEAN IT’S ALWAYS FAIR
UNEXPECTED FATE IS PLAYED
SUCH IS LIFE WE SAY
SUCH IS LIFE WE SAY, SUCH IS LIFE WE SAY, SUCH IS LIFE WE SAY

Song Length: 3:47 Primary Genre Unique – Polka Secondary Genre Unique - Avant garde Tempo / Feel Fast (151 - 170)
Lead Vocal male Mood 1 Happy - In High Spirits Mood 2 Happy – Ecstatic
Subject Matter 1 Miracles Subject Matter 2 Imagination
Similar Artist 1 Squirrel Nut Zippers Similar Artist 2Brian Setzer Orchestra, The
Language No Language Era
1930 - 1939

By Lawrence A Grab ©2009 all rights reserved

Email: grabbmusic@hotmail.com
www.grabbrothersband.com
H-508-487-4712
C 508-246-2068

Summertime Sunshine

Written By: Lawrence Grab

SUMMERTIME SUNSHINE

IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE TIME
DRIVE BY THE OCEAN
TAKE A LITTLE SMILE, IT CARRIES EMOTION

SOME ARE SMALL AND SOME ARE WIDE
SOME ARE CROOKED IN THEIR MIND
JUST A LITTLE SMIRK
CAN MAKE YOU FEEL ALRIGHT
IN THE SU-U-UN SUNSHINE

IF YOU WANNA NEW LOVE
MAKE IT SUMMER TIME
CHANCES ARE YOU CAN FIND YOUR KIND (FIND)
AND IF YOU’RE IN A DAZE (DAY) WHERE NOTHING BEGINS
AND YOU TAKE YOURSELF AWAY- IN A WHIRLING WIND
(WITH SOME BOURBON AND GIN)
BETTER KEEP YOUR CHARM IN THE SUNSHINE
IN THE SU-U-UN SHINE

SUMMERTIME SHE CALLS ME
SUMMERTIME SHE CALLS ME
SUMMERTIME SHE COMES, COMES AROUND

IF YOU WANNA NEW LOVE
MAKE IT SUMMER TIME
CHANCES ARE YOU CAN FIND YOUR KIND (FIND)
AND IF YOU’RE IN A DAZE (DAY) WHERE NOTHING BEGINS
AND YOU TAKE YOURSELF AWAY- IN A WHIRLING WIND
(WITH SOME BOURBON AND GIN)
BETTER KEEP YOUR CHARM IN THE SUNSHINE
IN THE SU-U-UN SHINE

SUMMERTIME SHE CALLS ME
SUMMERTIME SHE CALLS ME
SUMMERTIME SHE COMES, COMES AROUND
IN THE SUNSHINE, IN THE SUMMERTIME
(WHATS YOUR SUN SIGN)

Whatever Baby Wants

Written By: Lawrence Grab

What ever baby wants

What ever baby wants
Is what baby gets
She wants a pink jaguar
And it’s on my expense

She’s got a new hair-do
She claims it’s all just for you

She’s got everything
Shoes and cuddly things
I give her what she wants- she wants

Chorus: whatever baby wants, she gets
Whatever baby wants, she gets

Its baby’s birthday
It’s all about her today
She loves the color pink
You better buy her everything

She’s a picky girl
You better give her all the world

She’s got every need
Hats and funky beads
I give her what she wants

Chorus: whatever baby wants, she gets
Whatever baby wants, she gets
She gets, she gets, she gets

She’s got everything
Shoes and cuddly things
Diamonds and rings and bling

whatever baby wants, she gets
Whatever baby wants, she gets
Whatever baby wants,Whatever baby wants,Whatever baby wants,Whatever baby wants she gets!

TRAFFIC JAM

Written By: Lawrence Grab

Traffic Jam

GET OUTTA MY WAY
GOT NO TIME TO WASTE
SHOULD’VE TAKEN THE TRAM
GOD DAM THIS TRAFFIC JAM

GOTTA GET MY CAT
GOTTA GET TO MY BAND
GOTTA GET MY WAY OUT OF THIS TRAFFIC JAM

CHORUS:
TRAFFIC JAM IN LINE (HEY)
TRAFFIC JAM, TRAFFIC JAM (WHOAH)
TRAFFIC JAM NO TIME (HEY)
BE-BEEP BE-BEEP BE-BEEP BE-POW (2X)

NO PATIENCE FROM BEHIND
CAN’T STAND STANDIN’ IN LINE
BUT IT’S BUMPER TO BUMPER
I’VE GOT YOUR LICENSE NUMBER

GOTTA GET OUTTA HERE
GOTTA GET THERE
GOTTA KINDA MAKE MYSELF JUST DISAPPEAR FROM HERE

CHORUS:
TRAFFIC JAM IN LINE (HEY)
TRAFFIC JAM TRAFFIC JAM (WHOAH)
TRAFFIC JAM NO TIME (HEY)
BE-BEEP BE-BEEP BE-BEEP BE-POW (2X)

SOLO-SECTION

HOURS WAITING (SO LONG)
HOURS IN LINE (SO LONG)
HOURS YOU’RE WAITING BUT YOU’LL NEVER BE ON TIME

WHOAH BE-BEEP BE-BEEP BE-BEEP BE-POW

CHORUS:
TRAFFIC JAM IN LINE(HEY)
TRAFFIC JAM TRAFFIC JAM(WHOAH)
TRAFFIC JAM NO TIME(HEY)
BE-BEEP BE-BEEP BE-BEEP BE-POW(2X)
BE-BEEP BE-BEEP BE-BEEP BE-POW, BE-BEEP BE-BEEP BE-BEEP POW-POW

My City Girl

Written By: Lawrence Grab

My City Girl

City girls with secrets they can’t share
Washes away in a moments despair
And they’re always on the run to nowhere

Practical words fall on your shoulder
It’s a weighted guilt
That makes you feel a bit older
And if you talk
You’ll become bolder

Can you compromise?
Can you look straight in your eyes?
Before you fall
My city girl, my city girl
(My city girl, my city girl)

Triumphant troubles tenderize your heart
A noble Shakespearian plays your part
In a kingdom where everyone else is in the dark

There’s a break in the news
You’re not alone in this game
And you’ve got away out
A way for you to be saved
But you know you’ll just take it to the grave

Can you compromise?
Can you look straight in your eyes?
Before you fall
My city girl, my city girl

Where’s the point in what you feel, and how you take on all your deals
My city girl, my city girl, my city girl


By Lawrence A Grab
Sunday, April 06, 2008
©2008 copyright, all rights reserved

SHE MAKES ME FEEL SO GOOD

Written By: Lawrence Grab

SHE MAKES ME FEEL SO GOOD

AH, AH, AH
DI DO DO..DO DO..DI DI DO
AH, AH, AH DI DO DO DO

WOKE UP, TOKE UP, SMOKE UP, BROKE UP EVERYTHING I OWN-
JUST FOR YOU
BUT I FEEL SO GOOD WHEN SHE’S AROUND
SHE HEELS MY MIND, SHE’S SO FINE
SHE LOVES YOU
THAT’S ALL I KNOW, THAT’S ALL I NEED TO KNOW
SHE HOLDS YOU
IT’S HER COMFORT ZONE, SHE MADE YOU HER OWN

AND ANYTIME I HEAR HER CALLING
I COME RUNNING, AND I SING HER SONG
AND EVERYTIME I SEE HER BY MY SIDE
IT ALWAYS FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME

CHORUS: SHE MAKE ME FEEL GOOD, SHE MAKES ME FEEL GOOD
SHE MAKES ME FEEL GOOD (ALL THE TIME)
SHE MAKES ME FEEL GOOD (SHE'S SWEET AS WINE)

PRETTY BABY, PRETTY, PRETTY, KITTY, SMILES IN A ROW
SHE MAKES YOU GROW
AND I WALK HER HOME, SLIPPED IN HER ROOM, SHE HOLDS ME RIGHT
SHE LOVES YOU..THAT’S ALL I KNOW, THAT’S ALL I NEED TO KNOW
SHE TELLS YOU..IT’S HER COMFORT ZONE, SHE MADE YOU HER OWN

AND ANYTIME I HEAR HER CALLING
I COME RUNNING, AND I SING HER SONG
AND EVERYTIME I SEE HER BY MY SIDE
IT ALWAYS FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME
CHORUS:
ADDLIB:
She’s my baby, baby, baby
makes me love her makes me grow
she’s the one that has the heart
that makes me warm that makes me glow
love her all the time I can’t deny
I want to make her, make her mine
She’s so fine I can’t escape the spell she makes the spell she breaks
She makes me, makes me, makes me, makes me, makes me, makes me feel so good, so good
feels so good, feels so good, feels so good, feels so good.

BY:LAWRENCE A. GRAB
Sunday, January 21, 2007
©2007 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Discography

"Asian Red" CD
"Everybody Wants" CD
"Grab It" CD
"Grab This" CD
"Acoustical Bookends" CD

All CD's are being played on Radio! Since our newest release-Asian Red, we have Holly Would, ASian Red, Reflections and Stop being played constantly!

Set List

Our sets can vary. Usually we do 3 sets that are 45 minutes each.
We do both covers as well as originals.
It all depends on the venue and what they're looking for.