Gun Shy

Gun Shy

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GUN SHY, A YOUNG BAND FROM DETROIT, IS BUILDING A REPUTATION FOR PROFESSIONALISM, SKILLED MUSICIANSHIP THAT DEFIES THEIR AGES (AVERAGE 16.5 YEARS), HIGH ENERGY PERFORMANCES OF ALL ORIGINAL MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS, AND WOWING AUDIENCES OF ALL AGES ALL AROUND METRO DETROIT. GUN SHY IS ANYTHING BUT!

Biography

When NBC affiliate WDIV, a local Detroit TV station, ran a contest to find an original song for their new commercials, a young band made it to the finals and took everyone by surprise. As a result, Gun Shy took the National Stage at Arts Beats and Eats and opened up for Classic Rockers .38 Special and had .38 Special band members cheering them on from the side of the stage. Since that day, Gun Shy has remained focused on honing their craft, and taking their show of all original music to audiences all over metropolitan Detroit, and at the same time adding to their list of noteworthy accomplishments not ordinarily realized by bands so young. Gun Shy has played national stages at prestigious summer festivals such as: Stars and Stripes, St. Clair Riverfest, Arts, Beats & Eats, Boats Balloons and BBQ’s, the Michigan State Fair, and the Mt. Clemens Music Festival, just to name a few. The band was recently recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, for their participation in the Assembly Line Concert – earning a world record for “Longest Non-Stop Live Musical Performance by Multiple Artists”. Gun Shy has been featured on ABC television, WNBC, the Mitch Albom Show – WJR Radio, WHFR Radio, St. Clair Shores Radio Podcasts, WXOU Oakland University Radio, as well as world-wide live stream events from AJ’s Café and Skye Television, UK. The young band has numerous self-titled cds, with the newest EP entitled “That Was Then … This Is Now”, released February 20, 2010.

Gun Shy, has been making a name for themselves as more than just another young band...they write songs, love to perform, and they are serious about what they do. Founding members, the Morris brothers, Michael (lead / rhythm guitar & vocals), and David (bass guitar/vocals), have had the great honor of sharing the stage with many talented musicians, including, Lance Johnson (drums), Kate "Cat" Hernalsteen (vocals / keyboard / synth) and the band's newest addition Dave Edwards (rhythm guitar). This group of seriously talented musicians brings so much to the stage; you quickly realize they are more than your average teenaged garage band. Gun Shy's members range in age from 15-18, and have a uniquely different sound that is heavily influenced by Classic Rock with an alternative pop punk twist. The band's primary focus remains high energy performances of their original music, featuring clever and emotional songwriting.

Each of Gun Shy's members brings influences that, when combined, are an eclectic and electric mix of yesterday and today's hard and alternative rock. Gun Shy makes music beyond their years. They are passionate about what they do and they have a big, rocking sound that makes audiences of all ages stand up and take notice.

Don't let their ages fool you; "Gun Shy" ... is anything but!

CHECK 'EM OUT!

For more information on the band call or write

Gun Shy
c/o MAD Music Enterprises, LLC
21923 Maple Steet
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

e-mail: gunshy@wideopenwest.com

madmusicenterprises@wideopenwest.com
Revision: 2/2010

Lyrics

Party Favor

Written By: Michael Morris (Music and Lyrics) - C. Sieradzki (Music)

PARTY FAVOR
Music and Lyrics: Michael Morris
Music: C. Sieradzki

She's just a party favor, no one can save her.
yeah she's goin 'til the sun comes up.
Until she's finally had too much.
Well, she thinks she can drink her problems away.
But she's only livin' for today. She's just a party favor.
But no one can save her.

Life is starting to catch up with her,
she keeps taking sips until her vision blurs.
But she doesn't know what's wrong or right.
'Cuz she's only livin' for Friday Night.
She's just a party favor.
But no one can save her.
Yeah, she's a party favor.
But no one can save her.

She likes to have her music way up loud.
So she can lose her thoughts and get lost in the crowd.
Well, she's slurring her words
and her views, but it's the only thing she can do.

She's just a party favor.
But no one can save her.
She's just a lost cause, lookin' for applause.
She's just a party favor.

She's just a party favor.
But no one can save her.
She's just a lost cause, lookin' for applause.
She's just a party favor.

Discography

EPs include Gun Shy's self-titled debut CD released May 2007 (Walk Around, Snow Ball, Dodgin' Bullets, Renegade Angel), Gun Shy II - released December 2007 (Fly Away, California, Pick Me Up, Nothin' Personal - Funk Jam), and our newest release August 2008 (Satellites on Parade, 11:11, Lots of Cars, More than Just Friends, Super Hero)

"Dodgin' Bullets" was featured on St. Clair Shores Radio in May 2007.

"That Was Then ... This Is Now" (released February 20, 2010) has been performed live on WHFR Radio, featuring the following tracks: Fu Man Chu, 30 Seconds Later, Let's Set Fire to the Night, An Unconventional Love Song, In My Arms, I'm Holdin' On, The Crash, Party Favor, Motion, Everything to Me, as well as other previously recorded work, WXOU featured several live and recorded tracks from the "That Was Then ... This Is Now" set-list.

Set List

FU MAN CHU
CALIFORNIA
30 SECONDS LATER
SET FIRE TO THE NIGHT
RENEGADE ANGEL
CRASH
PARTY FAVOR
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE SONG
MOTION
SNOWBALL
HOLDIN’ ON
Typically 45-60 minute set