Haymaker

Haymaker

 Lynnwood, Washington, USA
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"When you've got the time, tenacity and talent you deliver a worthy product." Somebody famous said it and this northwest writing duo have proved it to be true. From rootsy acoustic folk to balls-out power rock they have not been limited nor confined to the typical everything sounds the same genre.

Biography

Haymaker is a laid back/in your face original rock band with music that features courageous lyrics, sneaky harmonies, and engaging guitar lines. Based in Seattle, their influences span the genres of all that is dirty, hard, real and sweet.

Founding members Chris Wright and Lance Bachler met in a history class and wound up collaborating together over several of Chris’s homemade Micro brews. A drunken night produced (to their amazement) a combination of sticky guitar riffs and aggressive vocals which they luckily recorded. Since that fateful night, they’ve compiled an arsenal of tunes that have been applauded from Bremerton to Santa Fe and a couple street corners in between.

During a Seattle downpour, Chris moved to Arizona and formed the band Jamie’s Brother who received consistent airplay on KDKB and played with the likes of Queensryche, Crosby Stills and Nash and the Goo Goo Dolls.

Lance stayed in Seattle and formed his own bands, Stuck and Groove Movement which gathered some notoriety (though not very much) of their own.

The duo regrouped in 2004 and after spending a season writing and recording they hooked up with various Seattle musicians to release Haymaker’s self titled debut CD.

While searching for a drummer with the right chemistry, they found the Ohio transplant Dean “The Doctuh” DeShetler who had logged time in various Ohio area bands including the Welfare Gypsies and The Shrunken Heads. His diverse playing style and dry sense of humor provides the “it” factor Haymaker needed.

Next came the bassist, Scott Jefferson. A Yakimanian Icon, Scott has honed his chops in the highly popular bands Quarter Mile Pumpkin and The Space Cretins. On stage, his big rock energy is infectious.

With the line up finally complete, Haymaker has hit the studio again. Their anticipated third release is set for early 2014. You can find them rocking Seattle-area venues leaving a smoking trail of rock, awe and open jaws.

Lyrics

Get it Right

Written By: Lance Bachler

I’ve been boring, insightful
A prick and delightful
And I hope like hell I get it right this time

I’ve been a coward, courageous
And I really hate to admit this
But I run myself into the ground if I don’t get life turned around

And I swear to you that I’ll get it right this time
And I promise you that this one’s true and I’ll get it right this time

Cus it’s a long way on a short walk
If you haven’t been there then you can’t talk
And Jesus Christ is whispering in my ear

Either ignore it or listen
But I’m dealing with my demons
And I want to make this perfectly, crystal clear

And I swear to you that I’ll get it right this time
And I promise you that this one’s true and I’ll get it right this time

I’m gonna get it right this time

I’ve been boring, insightful
A prick and delightful
And I swear to God I’m gonna try and get it right this time - I might

And I swear to you that I’ll get it right this time
And I promise you that this one’s true and I’ll get it right this time

Discography

Haymaker

Set List

Heard it All Before
The Way
Bastard
Heartache
I Agree
Summer of Love
Where Were You
Farmer
Tongue Tied
Dumbassity
Milky Fly
San Pedro
Get it Right