Harry Bailey's Transport

Harry Bailey's Transport

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Hard to believe it only takes two guys to make such groovin music. Honky-tonk piano with smokin-funk drum grooves gives you a "Honky-funk" duo that rocks the house, and keeps fans asking for more.

Biography

In a time when every band in the pop and rock genre seem to sound and look the same, is there anyone truly unique? Presenting Harry Bailey's Transport, an all-original piano and drum duo, hailing from Prophetstown, IL, a refreshingly different kind of band.

HBT is made up of two professional musicians. Joe Roman plays piano, sings and whips out the occasional harmonica solo, while Steve Morris pummels the drumkit and belts out the vocals. The two artists have known each other since Kindergarten and each performed in multiple bands and recording projects prior to forming this duo in 2004. Both have shared stages with top names in the business, including Tesla, Kentucky Headhunters, Hank Williams Jr., and members of Guns & Roses. HBT are no strangers to the big stage and putting on an electric live show, something you must see to appreciate!

The music? Oh yes, the music! Being piano-based rock and roll, comparisons to Ben Folds, Elton, and Billy Joel are sure to pop up, but HBT draws from these inluences and countless others to define their unique sound. Add a heap of Led Zeppelin, a helping of Beatles, and a sprinkling of Prince and you begin to get an idea of where the band is coming from. Fans have described the HBT sound as "Honky Funk" (honky-tonk piano mixed with funky grooves), the "P-town sound" (after the band's hometown), "unbelievably full" and of course, "unlike anything I've ever heard". Fans of all ages agree, it's just fun music!

The end of 2006 brought the release of their debut album, "Nothing Glaring" to a fantastic response. From the opening rocker, "Philosophy" to the moody, epic closer "Static", this album begs not to be categorized, but simply listened to and enjoyed. Rock, pop, indie, funk, even a little jazz are melded into one sound. Bombastic, hard-rocking rhythms, beautiful melodies, lushly layered harmonies, and last but not least, finely crafted pop songs. Both members draw from their own sylistic ideas to create an original songwriting blend. Danceable, jaunty tunes like "Mom" make you laugh while the beautifully string-driven tribute, "And Another Thing" makes your heart ache. Truly something for everyone.

The album immediately garnered international radio interest and has received airplay in the U.S. Be on the lookout for this up and coming band at a concert venue near you as they tour in support of the "Nothing Glaring" CD.

Lyrics

Allergy

Written By: Morris

Once, we were a good thing
Once, I'd give you a ring
Once, was the time of our lives
Once, you said you were mine

I just thought I'd let you know
Where was forever six months ago

Baby you're my Allergy
I get near ya and you make me sneeze
But I don't know what's good for me
I keep goin'round my Allergy

NA NA NA NA NA NA,
NA NA NA NA NA NA,
NA NA NA NA NA NA,
NA NA NA NA NA NA,

You, you said you were fine
Your, your heart wasn't mine
You, you want to be free
Your, your plans weren't with me

Now, you want to come back
Now, my love has gone bad
Now, you say I'm the one
Now, you've got to move on

Scared

Written By: Morris/Roman

Drivin' in my car at night
A shooting star I pull to the side
something tells me it won't be long
Stay the course and you'll fall in love
I still my voice just to see it in your eyes

Everyone tells me you'll just know, I know
God please help me, cause I believe there's hope

Could this be love?
What if I wrong, I don't know.
I can't sleep at night and
I can't think and I'm Scared.
Could this be love?
What if I wrong, I don't know.
I can't sleep at night and
I can't think and I'm Scared.

My thoughts are racin' alone at night
My friends say I'm not alright
What can be seen before the dawn
Between the lines, Between the songs
It's all scattered on the floor of my mind

I can hardly breathe (x4)

I Like It

Written By: Morris

I LIKE IT

Ridin bikes to town above the gravel roads
Dust rising up through the floorboards
Runnin on the burned up grass in the hazy sunset
Our forts in trees fighting wars not found yet

Remembering all the long gone days
Remembering through a grown up haze
My Memories are all out of phaze
But we can always look back

I LIKE IT (x 4)

Looking out my window down an open road
Passers-by enjoying an evening stroll
Summer heat got me beat with the radio on the stereo
Sittin on the front porch dreamin of places I will go

Runnin on the burned up grass in the hazy sunset
Our forts in trees fighting wars not found yet
Summer heat got me beat with the radio on the stereo
Sittin on the front porch dreamin of places I will go

Mystery of youth left out the old
Pictures of home left out to be stole
Green trees that lined the river bed
Sayin things better left unsaid

I'm Tellin' Mom

Written By: Roman

I don't understand
I was playin nice and then you copped an attitude.
I didn't cheat, I died,
I counted to ten then I got up and shot at you.
Everytime you start losing,
you always go and change the rules.
Well I quit, besides you hit too hard
and I've got news for you.

I'm tellin' Mom
And you'll get a spankin'
You never should've done what you did
When Daddy get home
He's gonna ground you
for bein' a naughty kid

I've got a deal to make with you now
It's about your Barbie Doll
Gimme back my GI Joe guy
and we'll work it out somehow
There's no need for ransom demands we'll set 'em both down on the floor
-Hey-
I didn't hurt your Barbie doll,
What'cha bite Joe's head off for?

You threw my Frisbee on the freeway
You sold my XBox games on Ebay
When I ask questions, you don't answer
You said my guinea pig had cancer
You told me Mom didn't want to adopt me,
and that was why she always dropped me

I think I hear some grown-up voices
I know what my choice is

I'm tellin' Mom

Discography

Nothing Glaring
(2006) indie.

Demos availible here.

Set List

Sets will vary from venue to venue and crowd to crowd! HBT can perform 30 to 90 minute all original shows that will include the following tunes.

Allergy
Scared
Philosophy
Hello and Smile
Dance
Directions
I Like It
These Shoes
All
La La La
Static
I'm Tellin' Mom
Intermission
And Another Thing
Move Over Lonliness
Thread
Vicariously
Thrift Store Beauty
California
Gone
Tell Me Again
Blue Eyes
Flower Girl
& MORE