Home At Last

Home At Last

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Brazen rock, a soft underbelly, at once smart and primal. Home At Last will make you think, but first: they'll make you MOVE.

Biography

Home At Last embraces a rare sense of adventure--and courage--in their approach to the music, and somehow end up with something at once challenging, very listenable, and distinctly Rock and Roll. To begin with the present: Home At Last has spent most of 2005 in the studio, working with engineer/producer K.C. Taylor (Garaj Mahal, New Monsoon, others) on an album that will find its way to a growing fanbase, and far beyond. While the band models live performances after the gurus of jam rock—Phish, the Grateful Dead, Hendrix, to name a few—their forthcoming studio effort draws from an intriguing list of influences, from the Flaming Lips to The Band, Radiohead, and The Beatles. The songs are familiar and resonant, but painted with striking colors unique to the 21st Century, elegantly laced with the fruits of technology. The crisp warmth from the aging wood of an acoustic guitar is bolstered by fat, trunk-rattling low end from a laptop drum loop.

HAL formed in Berkeley, CA, when Sean Lehe (Guitars) and Jeff Coleman (Keys) left their home in Sacramento for the fog and deep musical gene-pool of the Bay Area. The two have been writing and performing music together for nearly ten years, and have been great friends since high school. The years, and the deep connections they have brought, make Jeff and Sean a potent and mesmerizing “two-headed monster” on stage and in the studio. Upon arriving in Berkeley, Coleman stumbled upon the rhythm section of his dreams while having a beer at a San Francisco landmark, the Boom Boom Room.

Lucas Carlton (Drums) and Murph (Bass) were playing at the legendary club owned by John Lee Hooker every week with Bizar Bazaar, a rotating cast led by well-known session guitarist Michael Bizar, playing funk and jazz standards with world reknown A-list players joining the lineup each week. Murph comes from Chicago, where he began turning heads at a very young age, and ultimately landed a permanent spot playing bass with Capricorn recording artists, the Freddy Jones Band. Before the band broke up in 1999, FJB toured with the H.O.R.D.E. Festival, Dave Matthews Band, Train, and many others. Lucas Carlton quickly became one of the most in-demand drummers in the Bay Area after graduating from UC Berkeley. Almost overnight, he went from entertaining throngs of drunk students at college co-op parties to performing with members of Santana, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Ratdog, and others.

Home At Last (HAL) began rehearsing in October 2002, and debuted for a national audience at the High Sierra Music Festival in July 2003. Since then, the band has toured the Western US, played weekly shows at some of San Francisco’s best clubs, and supported numerous acts at larger Bay Area venues including The Independent, the Great American Music Hall, and more. With the album set for a June release, and an outstanding—and proven—management team in place, the future looks good for these four great friends.

Lyrics

In Blows Change

Written By: Jeff Coleman

I remember the days of blindness
we thought hard times were behind us.
we'd sit and smoke and wear burning smiles
and pain we felt hid miles and miles away below

and then a star began to shift
our soveriegn souls were set adrift
and sometimes change blows like a hurricane
things are gone that may never return again

When we were younger hope was king
we hadn't hardly felt the sting
of letting go of our closest friends
of severed ties that may never mend

Like Neil Young, I've loved them all
I guess it's just a part of rock and roll
I hope that soon brighter days return
with understanding, and lessons learned

and sometimes change blows like a hurricane
things are gone that may never return again
So please take me
please don't leave me here
where the darkness comes
where the darkness comes

At the time it seemed so real
as real as every joy we feel
as real as you, sitting next to me
dreaming things we could never be

let's have courage and face our fears
let in light disguised as tears
it takes a lot to be all alone
and close you eyes -realize you're one.

and sometimes change blows like a hurricane
things are gone that may never return again
So please take me
please don't leave me here
where the darkness comes
where the darkness comes

Discography

Home At Last (2003) - Debut Self-Titled CD; Featured on AOL Radio; Several tracks played on over 18 radio outlets in the Western US

Live recordings widely available through various websites and P2P services.

Set List

Variable setlists. This band will play until the sun comes up if you'll let them. Over 50 original songs and countless covers in the quiver, but never more than a couple on a given night.