HIGH RISK

HIGH RISK

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We are a fun punk rock band who kicks peoples ass into a good mood. We remind most of fun memories from their youth when times were care free with our loud and energetic music and stage show, always keeping things upbeat and positive.

Biography

HIGH RISK is a band who's main goal is to kick your ass into a good mood with some fun, energetic, punk influenced, ROCK. Their live show is like having a party on stage that the entire crowd is invited to. With songs about love, life, and just having a good time, the band strives to give the listener something to jump around and sing along to.

Artist History

As the originator of the band, Dave DiSarro first began the project in 2000, one year prior to the band getting together in RI. He lived in CT where he recorded the first album Take The Chance with his old drummer (from a band named Static) and friend Will Taylor of STS Records. Soon after the album was made Dave moved up to RI where he met (Belligerent) Jay Gordon while working at a local pizza restaurant. They started to jam out together at Dave's house just playing covers for fun when they began to start playing the songs from Dave's album. The music was starting to come together and they soon realized that they needed one last piece to complete the band. They tried a couple of people for the bass slot when they played at frat parties, but none of them worked out. Dave knew a friend down in NJ (Drew Felter) who played bass and had already tried to build HIGH RISK with Dave years before. Dave invited him up to live with him over the summer and Drew caught on quick. They started playing club stages in July 2002.

Dave, Drew, and Jay hit the studio in Jan 2003 to record and release their power packed follow up, "Rock Out With Your Cock Out" with songs ranging from punk, to hardcore, to slower alternative sounding songs, to even a couple rap songs. The album consisted of a remake of the 10 songs on “Take the Chance” plus new ones that were written since then. The boys played together as a power trio for a year and a half rockin out (and sometimes selling out) the stages, having a blast, and hanging out with every band they could meet. They were frequently seen playing at places like The Ocean Mist (RI), Finbacks (RI), The Bonvue (RI), The Living Room (RI), The Empress Ballroom (CT) The Webster Underground (CT), and The Webster Theater (CT). The band also played for hire at birthday and graduation parties for fans that have emailed the band.

Their up close and personal open relationship with fans got the word spread about them at a rapid pace. But this wasn’t the combination HIGH RISK needed. Drew left the band in Feb 2004 in hopes of starting his own project. The band played for a while in 2004 just Dave and Jay with other performers filling in for shows. Dave played either the guitar or bass (depending on who is filling in) until they found someone who was as serious and dedicated as they are. That someone was John DeSarro. After months of trying people out they finally found someone who fit the shoe. Soon after that they also found out that John was actually related to Dave but the two had never met before.

Dave Jay and John packed up and headed out to California in hopes of a better life. After being put through test after test, the boys found things they needed to work on first, in their lives and in the band, before giving music the shot it deserved. After years of ups and downs, internal battles, and band break ups, they have hit the studio together again with thoughts of using new instruments such as piano, keyboard, horns even turntables on some of the new tracks. The band is always writing and trying new ideas and new styles but always keeping their sound. They have re-recorded, remixed, and remastered their old album and renamed it, Rock Out With Your Cock Out (RE-ROCK) adding many changes to each song. And right after the release of it, are finishing up another album to hit the public directly behind it!

Their shows are a must see and were said to be one of the best shows in RI. They have shared the stage with bands such as Fall Out Boy, Simple Plan, Everclear, Acceptance, Matchbook Romance, Digger, Catch 22, Big Wig, Punchline, Lost City Angels, Pennywise, and Guttermouth. They have also been asked to open for Mest, Reel Big Fish, and New Found Glory, but do to illnesses and other reasons the boys had to turn these shows down

The band is slowly finding its way to radio play on stations like 95.5 WBRU (RI), 107.7 WCSU (CT), and 103.7 FNX (RI) and college radio stations wherever they can get on. They have been notified that they were the HIGHEST DOWNLOADED UNSIGNED BAND on Kazaa in the summer of 2003, maintained the #1 slot on the charts of Cornerband.com for over 10 weeks in a row, and have won the “30 Best band Promotion” put on by Cornerband. They were also Nominated for Buzzplay’s Best Unsigned Band in 2003 and 2004 and won URI’s battle of the bands in 2004. They have also been able to be placed on some great compilation CDs.

No matter what has happened to this band, they have stayed with it and kept rocking through the trials and problems that you come face to f

Lyrics

Partyin' With Drew Felter

Written By: David DiSarro

I'm so fuckin bored (I know).
Let's go to the show (let's go). Where are all my friends (right here).
Yo give me a drink (a beer).
Let's all get real trashed (alright).
Punch me in the face (let's fight).
Just another party on a Friday night.

Wake up in the morning,
I'm hung over again.
There's questions in my head.
How? Why? Where? When?
Wake up in pain
cause I slept on my arm.
I'm pissed off, it's Saturday,
and I set my alarm.

Another night out with the guys going crazy.
Some things we do amaze me.
Well I survived and I'm alive so
let's go out to another party.

Call all of my friends (what's up).
Get me at my house (you suck).
Let's go get some girls (ok).
I really need to get some play.
Where should we all go (the mall)
How bout her right there (to tall).
Just another chick that I'm never gonna call.

Wake up in the morning,
I'm in a good mood.
Get up and get dressed
and get some food.
Get on the phone and
call all my friends and
talk about the weekend
when we'll do it again.

Another night out with the guys going crazy.
Some things we do amaze me.
Well I survived and I'm alive so
let's go out to another party.

Cheers

Written By: David DiSarro/Richard Venezian

I don’t want to see your face.
Don’t want to be in the same place.
I think that I can erase,
Every single f***ing taste.
Collecting all these tears.
Facing all my fears.
I’m tripping over the years.
Well f*** it pour me two more beers!

Cheers to you and cheers to me
Cheers to what you want me to be.
Cheers to me and cheers to you
And cheers to every little thing we do.

Now yes I’m lit,
but that don’t account for sh*t.
I still love you.
I just hate your attitude.
We will survive,
So just let me leave and drive
And if I make it home tonight
Then we’ll finish up this fight.

Cheers to you and cheers to me
Cheers to what you want me to be.
Cheers to me and cheers to you
And cheers to every little thing we do.

Will you go away
If I keep drinking this way?
There's not a thing to say
So just get on your way.
And if I'm being clear
Then why are you still here?
Maybe you'll disappear
If I have another beer.

Cheers to you and cheers to me
Cheers to what you want me to be.
Cheers to me and cheers to you
And cheers to every little thing we do.

Looking Back

Written By: David DiSarro

Well I remember when and I know you remember too,
Those days when I couldn’t get enough time with you.
Those days when we were kids and we didn’t care about anything else.
I’m so glad you were there cause it wouldn’t have been fun by myself.

Well take me back to those days and
Take me back to those ways and
Take me back to all that fun and
Take me back to those punk rock days.

Do you remember those days when we used to drive around,
Just causing trouble all over town?
And do you remember when we hangout after school,
Just doing nothing at all but we thought that it was so cool.

Well take me back to those days and
Take me back to those ways and
Take me back to all that fun and
Take me back to those punk rock days.

Now that we’re all grown up do you think that we have really changed?
Do you see a difference at all or do you feel that we have stayed the same.
Well I still feel like a kid and I think I’ll always stay that way.
And if you tell me I’ve gotten old I’ll look at you and this is what I’ll say.

Well take me back to those days and
Take me back to those ways and
Take me back to all that fun and
Take me back to those punk rock days.

Rachel

Written By: David DiSarro

I think it’s funny that you’re so able,
To stand up and dance on a table.
And I think it’s funny when you whine,
Cause you’re so drunk you can’t walk a straight line.
I have so much fun with you.
I love every little thing you do.
And I know you feel the same about me.
You make me feel so free
Cause you’re the girl of my dreams

And so what if we argue once in a while.
And so what cause you always make me smile.
And so what if it’s not always the way it should be.
I can’t explain why, but you’re the girl of my dreams.

I remember times when I first met you.
We went out and you acted so cool.
And I remember that one-day,
When you had to leave and I wished that you could stay.
Next night I went out to the same place.
All I could picture was a smile on your face.
And I knew you were thinking of me.
You made me feel so free
Cause you’re the girl of my dreams

And so what if we argue once in a while.
And so what cause you always make me smile.
And so what if it’s not always the way it should be.
I can’t explain why, but you’re the girl of my dreams.

With You

Written By: David DiSarro

There was this time in my life,
Where I felt so alone.
I just needed to find
A place to call my own.
I ran into these guys one day
Who had the same problems.
We moved into together and started a band
And now we will see what comes and I say,

I don’t know just what to do.
All I know is I’m fine here with you.

The three of us grew closer.
We had now formed a team.
No one could stop us
Even when close friends laughed at our dreams.
People try to bring us down.
But I don’t give a shit.
Try to tell us we cant do something
Just makes us work even harder at it and I say,

I don’t know just what to do.
All I know is I’m fine here with you.
(repeat chorus)

Discography

Take The Chance - 2000

Rock Out With Your Cock Out! - 2003

Rock Out With Your Cock Out! (RE-ROCK) - 2008

Set List

HIGH RISK (punk) SET:

Looking Back
Partying With Drew Felter
“Blitzkrieg Bop”
Cheers
Nikki
“Wipe Out”
Tonight
Outcast
My Way
With You
“Bro Hymn”

HIGH RISK (pop) SET:

(Rachel)
Looking Back
(Weekend Of Change)
(Girl By The Sea)
(High School Hell)
(Nikki)
(Apology)
(Sleepless Night)
(Don’t Expect Me)
My Way
(With You)