The Heavy Sandwich

The Heavy Sandwich

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A dynamic sonic experience afraid of no style. We're also not afraid of costumes. We are an official Carolina Live Music Society band (www.carolinalivemusic.net).

Biography

You’re hungry.

Driving through the middle of nowhere, the only food available is in a mid-major supermarket in a nondescript strip mall. You walk to the deli counter, suspiciously perusing the pre-packaged food before you. Of all the choices, it seems a regular sandwich would be the safest bet. But as you reach for it, you are shocked by the weight it carries and the reasonable price it offers. This is far more than you’d expected. It’s huge, and it’s more satisfying than you were hoping for.

That’s The Heavy Sandwich.

Originally conceived as a live band, they constantly tweaked their performances to encompass a startling diversity of sound. Rock, blues, improv, pop, funk, r&b – you name it, and they can play it. The musical ability of each member has allowed The Sandwich to play virtually whatever they want, and the voracious appetites of their fans encourage them to do so. All of the five are prolific songwriters, so original material is a luxury. Taking advantage of this, the band recently wrapped up recording of their debut album, “Songs About Stuff Sometimes”.

A THS live show can be unpredictable, but in the best way possible. Club shows lean toward blistering improv, heavy dynamics and spontaneity. Theater shows reveal the depth of the music and lyrics. A recent show, in an old courthouse, was notable because THS completely rearranged its songs, adding violin, banjo, tons of percussion and a beautiful old grand piano. The band always wants to try something new, and always wants to surprise listeners. Whether it's on a couple of acoustic guitars or a full electric setup, THS always delivers.

With already well over 17,000 MySpace plays, limitless ideas and a rabid following, The Heavy Sandwich is just beginning.

Lyrics

Eve

Written By: A. Peeples

I'm not looking for a place to set down
and I'm not ready for a space to buy
Neither was Eve when she first came down
like an out of place rain from a sunlit sky

She was always acting like she's thinking bout
something better than you're thinking bout
even though
most of the time she's wond'ring what you're thinking bout
so she can get there first

It happens far too often
my hardened heart will soften
whenever she thinks to apologize
and it's oh so easy
to think that she believes me
when I'm telling her that
she still needs me too

right around midnight I hear her on the next flight
sittin' in the stairway with someone new
singin' all the songs that she wrote in my bedroom
on a guitar with my blood on the strings

She was always acting like she's thinking bout
something better than you're thinking bout
even though
most of the time she's wond'ring what you're thinking bout
so she can get there first

and I try and tell her
and I hope she listens
but I won't hold out for too long
things will never be the same
as we're caught in this
in this same crazy game
you can be with another
treat me like your brother
as if we were never anything more
but soon you'll discover
that there's no better lover
and nobody will ever love you quite the way I did

Moving Up

Written By: A. Peeples

First days in a melancholy haze and I just don’t know where to go from here
This street's got me feeling pretty beat and I spent my last on imported beer
It will soon be cold at least that’s what I’ve been told
By the locals who think I deserve to have my jacket stoled
In this strange new land where the color of my skin makes more enemies than friends I thank god I’m moving up again.

I’m sad that you’re birthday was so bad but what doesn’t kill us only makes us sick
It’s me that has caused this tragedy and my only thought
is to get home quick
Back home where I never drank alone it was easy to get bored when there’s nowhere left to roam
But this strange new land is already out of hand and I’m doing all I can I thank god I’m moving up again.

Ain’t it funny how 20 comes 100 comes 1000 and it’s never enough? Life keeps coming at us leaves us drooling for the status, till nothing really matters
Back home where I never drank alone it was easy to get bored when there’s nowhere left to roam
But this strange new land
put a shot in either hand
Drinking solo to the man
Shave and look for work again
Perhaps tonight I’ll meet a friend
Notify my neighbors next of kin
That the freaks are moving in
and I can’t stand this moving up again.

Main Drag

Written By: J. Nipe, A. Peeples

I drove the main drag to see you, to see you
Find a way out of this
Past all the people who flood all the steeples
That you and I don’t seem to fit

So tired I can’t sleep but dreams here are dirt cheap
Everyone loves a plan
Here all my best friends find dirt roads and dead ends
Let’s both get out while we can

For you and I both know this life
just ain’t right
Here we sit counting out
All the things we’ll never do tonight
But it’s all right.

This house is too tall I hear all the angels
Tsk tsk tsk on the roof
I’ll take the pity and saddle the city
With the burden of proof

So tired I can’t sleep but dreams here are dirt cheap
Everyone loves a plan
Here all my best friends find dirt roads and dead ends
Let’s all get out while we can

For you and I both know this life
just ain’t right
Here we sit counting out
All the things we’ll never do tonight
But it’s all right.

We live while we can
But it’s all right
In the promised land

Everyday brings a new way of living
A new way of giving in more
But it’s time to break out and even the score.....

For you and I both know this life
just ain’t right
Here we sit counting out
All the things we’ll never do tonight
But it’s all right.

We live while we can
But it’s all right
In the promised land

Matters

Written By: J. Nipe

Take me out in the warm sun
Away from this room and the gloom that has spoiled it
Matters of hearts in tatters
Are best locked away behind doors with a million keys that won't fit

Do you feel loved like you should
If you could find the strength to give in to weakness
Are you angry inside, have you died
In such sadness you never imagined

Fame will buy you a brief kiss
From someone whose briefcase is full of faces like yours
Broken and softly spoken
You'll wish to god that you'd only ever been ignored

Do you feel loved like you should
If you could find the strength to give in to weakness
Are you angry inside, have you died
In such sadness you never imagined

You would feel loved if you could
Find the strength to give into weakness
Are you angry inside, have you died
in such sadness you never imagined

Discography

Songs About Stuff Sometimes (2008 - LP)
"Nothing At All" (track played on WXRY Columbia)
"Eve" featured on Oasis Alternative Sampler 2008
Music submitted to the television show "Scrubs" at show producer request.

Set List

Currently we can do 2 full original sets (20-25 songs). The typical set list includes around 15 originals and 10 covers. We cover a variety of things, such as Stevie Wonder, Ozzy Osbourne, The Allman Brothers and Gil Scott-Heron. It's all over the place...