HUCK

HUCK

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Voted "Top 5 Best New Acoustic Artists of 2008" by Gibson Guitars. Huck's music is a fresh blend of Post-alternative melody-driven grooves, integrating hip-hop, 70's soul beats and bluesy vocals.

Biography

Huck, the 26-year-old Long Island, N.Y. troubadour, has been acclaimed to “sing like a 40-year-old-blues-rocker” (Rafer Guzman, Newsday). From playing in living rooms to coffee shops, to clubs and colleges, as well as selling out theaters and playing stadium's, Huck’s “confident, soulful and romantically sophisticated arrangements and rhythmic verses” have been heard across the country. This young, accomplished artist has already independently released three albums: “Turn”, “Sketches From Within” and “Within This Process of Adaptation”, which have sold thousands of copies each and have been featured on major television shows such as “Dawson’s Creek”, “Joan Of Arcadia” and MTV’s “Real World” and “Real World Road Rules Challenge”, in addition to many commercial, XM, Sirius and college radio stations. His debut album, “Turn” was produced by two-time Grammy Award Winning Producer, John Rollo (The Kinks, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Jimmy Cliff, Stevie Nicks...) His Following (EP) “Sketches from Within” and (LP) “Within this Process of Adaptation” were produced by Ross Petersen (Jimmy Eat World, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen) Huck has become a prominent name in the college circuit, playing over 600 shows (colleges, clubs, cafes, theaters, baseball stadiums, coffee shops, house parties, basements, sorority houses, and pretty much anywhere else that had a stage and a mic) throughout his five-years of touring the country. Huck just finished and released his new self titled EP, and is currently working on his series of EP's with Boots Ottestad of “The Getaway People” (Columbia Records) who has worked with acts like Robbie Williams, Tim Mcgraw, Macy Gray and Toby Lightman.

Featured on: Rollingstone.com, MTV.com, VH1.com, Billboard.com, Garageband.com, Amazon.com, PureVolume.com, iTunes, Rhapsody, Awarestore.com, USAMusician.com and CDBaby.com
Featured in: Newsday, , The Long Island Press, RELIX, and Subzero Zine
Commercial airplay on 104.3, WBAB 102.3 FM, WLIR 92.7, and 94.3
2008 Top 5 Best New Artists Award by Gibson Guitars
Martin Guitar Endorsement since 2001
Songs "Sometimes" and "Words Pour out" repeatedly featured on the TV series "Dawson's Creek",“Joan Of Arcadia” and MTV’s “Real World” and “Real World Road Rules Challenge”
Has sold songs to ABC and The WB for the coming 2008/2009 seasons.
BMI affiliate and multiple showcases
Winner of "XM's Unsigned: Under the Radar"
Opened for Guster(Reprise), Ryan Star(Atlantic), Elephant Man (Bad Boy), Juelz Santana (Def Jam) The Ataris (Columbia),Kat De Luna (Epic), Amanda Diva, Day 26 (Bad Boy)
Channel 12 New Jersey Appearance
1% for the planet supporter
Surfrider Foundation supporter
Performed at NEMO(2 times), NACA(4 times), APCA
Repeatedly featured in "Impulse Newsday"
Won the WBAB "Home Grown" band of the month Competition
Radio station Island 94.3 Hosted Record Release Party
Sold out The Boulton Center on Long Island, N.Y two times
Performed at The Long Island Duck's baseball stadium

Lyrics

Butterflies

Written By: Huck

The slip of my tongue hits the slip of your dress.
At least that’s what I wished for.
From the second that I caught your smile.
You got me beggin like a child.
What will it take to break on through to you?

You and I could be an island of love
So put a message in a bottle if your likin what I’m thinkin of.
Watch the breakin of the waves till the morning light.

You see I know
The time is right
When I look into your eyes
Cause the butterflies in my stomach just won’t stop.
Let me wake
Up in your smile.
Baby hold me for a while.
Cause the butterflies in my stomach just wont stop.
Butterflies don’t stop yo.

Butterflies.
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

A sip of your love I won’t settle for less.
One taste and ill be done for.
Its like the birds and the bees don’t fly
When you walk on by.
I do my best just to keep up with you.

You and I could be an island of love.
Skinny-dippin body drippin I can’t get enough.
Watch the breakin of the waves till the morning light

You see I know
The time is right
When I look into your eyes
Cause the butterflies in my stomach just won’t stop.
Let me wake
Up in your smile.
Baby hold me for a while.
Cause the butterflies in my stomach just wont stop.
The butterflies in my stomach just wont stop.

Kick off your sandals
Come closer
Like in the movies
Slow.
Motion.
Fandango
Sunset poster

You and I could be an island of love.
So put a message in a bottle if your likin what I’m thinkin of.
Watch the breakin of the waves till the morning light.
Till the morning light.

Butterflies.
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

You see I know
The time is right
When I look into your eyes
Cause the butterflies in my stomach just won’t stop.
Let me wake
Up in your smile.
Baby hold me for a while.
Cause the butterflies in my stomach just wont stop.
Butterflies don’t stop yo.

Butterflies.
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

Princess

Written By: Huck

Strange how a moment, turns to a year
stuck in the wonder of standing here. But how else can I say to you how much I need you dear.
So princess wont you wear this ring?

And fall in my arms where we're safe from harm as long as you’re holding on my princess. Don’t be alarmed wherever we are. If you know my weakness you know the stronger side of me.

Your heads on my pillow, hands on my chest you know how I love this
When I don’t have to say to you how much I need you dear.
So princess, wont you wear this ring?

And fall in my arms where we're safe from harm as long as you’re holding on my princess. Don’t be alarmed wherever we are. If you know my weakness you know the stronger side of me.

I know this everything I am is for you.
A promise, what else can I do?

Yeah.
Lanahnahdada nahnahladada yea yea
Wont you wear this ring?

And fall in my arms where we're safe from harm as long as you’re holding on my princess. Don’t be alarmed wherever we are. If you know my weakness you know the stronger side of me.
Princess
Wont you wear this ring...?

Handsome Fool

Written By: Huck

It’s getting easy to read your mind
You’re the beauty in the daylight. Your the kinda girl I wanna nibble like bubble gum, come on come baby give me some. Your lighting up the room, like an uncovered moon, from the instance that my life caught yours. ummmhmmm

Of all the handsome fools that role your way
there callin out your name with false display
Where all I’ve got is my heart
Cause a smile looks so good on you baby

Nah nah nah nah
As it falls upon your face
Nah nah nah nah nah nah
Could make me lose my faith
nah nah nah nah nah nah
It’s in the way you sway me slay me of baby

Don’t you know what’s happening you’re in my dreams your everything?
I could be the one for you
If you want me to

I aint no stranger to your bedside manner. Your skin couldn’t get much tanner. Your the perfect dictionary definition for the word that means perfection.
I am a fool in another guys clothing whose always been looking for someone like you someone to grow old with

Of all the handsome fools that role your way there calling out your name with false display
Where all I’ve got is my heart
Cause a smile looks so good on you baby

Nah nah nah nah nah
As it falls upon your face
Nah nah nah nah nah nah
Could make me lose my faith
Nah nah nah nah nah nah
It’s in the way you sway me slay me of baby

Don’t you know what’s happening you’re in my dreams your everything?
I could be the one for you
If you want me to

Cause when you smile it looks like you mean it, its been a while since I’ve seen it and oh how good it feels to know you feel so good yea
Say nah nah

Cause a smile looks so good on you baby
Nah nah nah nah nah
As it falls upon your face
Nah nah nah nah nah nah
Could make me lose my faith
Nah nah nah nah nah nah
It’s in the way you sway me slay me of baby

Don’t you know what’s happening you’re in my dreams your everything
I could be the one for you
If you want me to

Cause when you smile it looks like you mean it
And oh how good it feels to know you feel so good yea.

Castaways

Written By: Huck

Slow down don’t you know I’m taken pictures at ya
sand dunes keep us close together in your stature.
Right now is a moment that I wanna capture.
Cause I got cha I got cha.
Some days you wish that they could last forever
its always the days that we have been together
sometimes you gotta ride the waves into night.

But for now
I’m saving every smile that you give to me.
And somehow I’m hoping that it never ends.

Oh were just castaways
caught up on an island with nowhere to stay.
We've thrown away our hotel keys, so give me something to sip on sitting under the trees.
I like the freckles on your face
finding little treasures you’ve got hidden for me.
Your slowing down my island breeze yo

La da da da da

Lets go don’t you know that we could be alone.
Some place where the crickets are the stereo.
Waves keep creeping at cha but cha got to know.
That I’ve got cha I’ve got ya tonight

I’m standing in the love that you give to me
And in your eyes I’m staring into what could be.

Oh were just castaways
caught up on an island with nowhere to stay.
We've thrown away our hotel keys
so give me something to sip on sitting under the trees.
I like the freckles on your face
finding little treasures you’ve got hidden for me.
Your slowing down my island breeze you.

For each and every day I spend with you.
you’re the only thing that gets me thought.
Singing nah nah nah nah nah
Singing nah nah nah nah nah

Oh were just castaways
caught up on an island with nowhere to stay.
We’ve thrown away our hotel keys
so give me something to sip on sitting under the trees.
I like the freckles on your face
finding little treasures you’ve got hidden for me.
Your slowing down my island breeze you.
singing nah nah nah nah nah

Everytime

Written By: Huck

Shes shaking in her sleep
A memory ill always keep
A moment ill forever hold.
her magic isnt in her make up
or in the clothes she wears
its in the way she walks through the room as i stare.

if im asked to choose
id put all our freckles in a line.

everytime i listen to my baby
before the silence comes a sudden sound
everytime i listen to my baby
sing aloud

if i could write a poem
after rambling on
a hundred pages long
to brush the dust away
with all the past debree
the bracing on the canvas
for everyone to see

With the paint id use
id put all our freckles in a line

everytime i listen to my baby
before the silence comes a sudden sound
everytime i listen to my baby
sing aloud

oohh la nahnah

if im asked to choose
with the paint id use
id put all our freckles in a line

everytime i listen to my baby
before the silence comes a sudden sound
everytime i listen to my baby
sing aloud

ohhh la nahnah

Pacman

Written By: Huck

You gotta let it out
to take it in
put it all down on paper so i can
free the maze of your mind
chasin mosters that hide
baby i could be your pacman
just do me one favor
dont you know that
if you let me save ya
baby i could be your pacman

do, do, do, do, do

we all believe in somthing
but it dont got to be
the same old somthing that becomes our destiny oh
the game is never over till you want it to be
i kept a stack of quarters so i could set you free oh

so put your trust in mine

You gotta let it out
to take it in
put it all down on paper so i can
free the maze of your mind
chasin mosters that hide
baby i could be your pacman
just do me one favor
dont you know that
if you let me save ya
baby i could be your pacman

do, do, do, do, do

Whatever it is on your mind i know we can work it out
weve been done this road before and it only leads to doubt oh
no matter how things change they always stay the same
your not the only one who thinks there all to blame no

just take a look around

You gotta let it out
to take it in
put it all down on paper so i can
free the maze of your mind
chasin mosters that hide
baby i could be your pacman
just do me one favor
dont you know that
if you let me save ya
baby i could be your pacman

dont ever let the game be over
you can lean upon my shoulder

so put your trust in mine

You gotta let it out
to take it in
put it all down on paper so i can
free the maze of your mind
chasin mosters that hide
baby i could be your pacman
just do me one favor
dont you know that
if you let me save ya
baby i could be your pacman

do, do, do, do, do

Discography

HUCK - "SHAPE SHIFTER" EP (2009) Produced by Boots Ottestad (Columbia Records) of "The Getaway People"

"HUCK" EP (2007)
Produced by Boots Ottestad, who’s worked with acts like Robbie Williams, Tim Mcgraw, Macy Gray, Toby Lightman, and Ima Robot.

"Within this Process of Adaptation" LP (2004)
and "Sketches from within and other overlooked places" EP (2004)
Produced by Ross Petersen (Jimmy Eat World, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen)
Over 3,000 physical copies sold.
"This is far and away the best independent release I've heard in years. "Within this process of adaptation" is superb and is sure to announce Huck as a force for years to come" ....Adam Griffin (VP - JAC Music Group)

“Turn” (2002)
Received prominent college and mainstream radio airplay across the country.
Sold over 3,000 physical copies
Produced by two-time Grammy Award Winning Producer, John Rollo (The Kinks, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Jimmy Cliff, Stevie Nicks)
"This album has an intriguing, mature sound. This young artists' talent and dedication shine through every song. The universal lyrics speak to anyone who has experienced desire and love, and touch you in an intimate, personal way. Huck's soothing voice captures the emotions of each song and delivers them in a sexy, professional tone. “Turn” is an album that inspires. Great insight for what’s to come from Huck in the years that approach us..."
"This is the best music I've had the pleasure of working with. It is only a matter of time for Huck."--John Rollo

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COLLEGE REVIEWS:

"Huck was great. He was very easy to work with an was a laid back performer. It was the first event of its kind in the building and everyone really enjoyed themselves." Beth Hoag, Assistant Director of Campus Life - Babson College (MA)

"Huck was great! the crowd that we had was bigger than usual, and he is such a great performer. Everyone raves about him. He is such a nice guy." Molly, Music Chair - Iona College (NY)

"Huck was great - our students loved him! He completely fit in with the typical UNH student - white t-shirt, cargo pants, flip flops - he could have been another UNH'er walking around! I think he has a new group of female fans here now - about 6 or so females stayed up to the end to hear him. I hope now that he's been here, some of our student programming groups will decide to also bring him. I thought he sounded great. Thanks for all of your help!" Brett Mongeon, Coordinator Off-Campus Services - University of New Hampshire (Durham)

"Huck and his road manager were great to work with. Over 90% of the students who filled out an evaluation sheet for Huck’s performance, gave Huck a great review and indicated that they would like to have us bring him back. Performing in a café where students are coming and going is not easy, but Huck was able to capture and hold the attention of many of the students and also staff. I had staff, who were only able to stop in for a minutes, comment to me later about how good Huck was as a performer. These were unsolicited comments! I didn't even know they had stopped by to see him." Sandra L. Arsenault, Program Asst. - Mount Wachusett Community College (MA)

"Huck was amazing! We had a record number of people attend the event (96)! The publicity that was sent was awesome. Everyone loved the show and they hung out after to meet him and buy merchandise. We would def. love to have him come again!" Brandon Gavin, Concerts Coordinator - Salve Regina University (RI)

"We were very pleased with Huck's performance. He had a steady crowd of 40 people which is really good for our institution on a Saturday evening, especially with the World Series game on. Huck was nice and allowed the students to watch the game while he performed. The students enjoyed the free merchandise as well. Last but not least, I really appreciate Huck donating 3 shirts for prizes for our next program. I am sure we will book him again in the near future. Huck is a great guy and an amazing artist" Jen Furner, Director of Student Activities - Keuka College (NY)

"Huck did a great show here at Canisius! We want to extend our appreciation!! I had nothing but good comments on his music and everyone seemed beyond pleased. Thanks!" Mary Dust, Chair of Campus Programming Board - Canisius College (NY)

"The Huck show was awesome. The student's loved him. In fact, we have a student here who has connections with the radio station here and they are going to be playing Huck on YES FM in 3 days. So that's cool huh!!! He was great. We loved him. He also had a good turnout!!" Jacque Jones, Assistant Director of Co-curricular Ed. - Saint Lawrence University (NY)

"Huck played an excellent show here at Southampton College. All three guys are very talented musicians which was very evident in their performance. The crowd enjoyed the mus

Set List

Enough original material to play for three hours and over, plus a wide variety of cover songs.