hy80

hy80

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Hy80 is a Jersey City- based band of 4. We specialize in a sound based not only on energy, but also on vocal harmonies and a dynamism not seen by today’s standards.

Biography

Hy80 is a Jersey City based band of three siblings and a guy named Gary.
We specialize in a sound based not only on energy, but also on vocal harmonies and a dynamism not seen by today’s standards. Not afraid to call ourselves fans of 60’s and 70’s groups ranging from The Who and Kinks to Neil Young, we also get into the less mentioned Humble Pie and Fairport Convention. Yeah, we like Nazareth and Thin Lizzy and Free. We like more cowbell. We can be quite jam-oriented and free to experimentation. We’re also folkie in substance and high energy in execution.

Dan Hyland- Youngest member and the frontman of the band. Likes to play on his SG Gibson bass with the authority afforded the most prodigious players. Has an affable self-effacing nature not afforded the most prodigious players. Shares the vocals with two other members of the band.

Kevin Hyland- Drummer of the band. Has been in groups with consumer-tested names such as Smiling Potatoes, Dead Squash and The Ferguson 5. Has been continually playing since he was 16, when he saw old Who footage and Keith Moon, after which he went out and got two bass drums. Later he acquired a snare drum and some cymbals. Pioneered the technique of the stick toss used in blinding oneself.

Gary Townsley- Newest member joined in June ’03. A very versatile guitarist who has in the past gained considerable knowledge due to his role as Engineer at Coyote studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Understands the subtlety of the band as well as finding 11 when need be. Usually seen with a Miller Lite.

Ellen Willwerth- The essential part that gives Hy80 its distinction from others due to her ability on a variety of instruments including guitar, mandolin, flute and harmonica.

Lyrics

falling back to me

Written By: dan hyland

Falling Back To Me
I think I’ve seen this before, it’s the same as the last time Some of the feelings remain, but something’s being left behind Now kind words flow about, but I think I feel a chill moving in There’s still a feeling of doubt, let me see where it is that I begin Now I don’t know where to start, but I know just where to end This wheel of fire spins around, but I know now for certain it won’t turn again (CHORUS):I see you falling back to me It’s all a game now, but you still don’t see That when you walked out, I was then set free That was the last chance that you had to make a damn fool out of me Now you turn back to the past when your future starts looking rather gray You’ve been left out in the cold, and now you’re looking for a warmer place to stay So now I’ve opened the door and you’re saying everything I wanna hear And all wounds heal over time, but the scar you left can still be seen my dear So just stop wasting your time with these false messages you send This wheel of fire spins around, but I know now for certain it won’t turn again (Chorus)
This is the last time that you’ll be falling on back to me

lately

Written By: ellen willwerth

Lately (Willwerth)

Well alright Got the point Thinking about him Night and day It has taken Over lately In the way game Got the message Not the meaning Twisted up Encrypted phrases Tell me nothing Keep me guessing So I wait CHORUS: Tap Into the Spirit Captive to these thoughts When nothing is ventured there is Nothing that is lost Tap into the spirit Captive to these thoughts Just what I want and what I need all seem the same Seem the same In this game Get to it later Heavy thoughts now Are draggin’ down The inspiration No momentum He has taken It away (Chorus)

Lights Out

Written By: Dan Hyland

Back on this dark road again Street lights no longer my friends As they shine on what’s for hiding In this forgotten town There’s one up for every down And I think down’s where I’m going So now I’m taking that ride along 22 And when I reach the end of that road, I’ve got some business to do I feel my heart beating fast Hoping that my luck will last But luck ain’t how I’d describe this This lasting urge I feel My hands hold tight to the wheel I wish I had never returned to where I now sit Reaching these empty streets I can’t seem to move through I’m right back where I started, so now I’ll lean back on you I haven’t taken this road now for some time It’s been so long now it feels like the first time
I wish that I could move on with a clear mind But now my mind’s set on hold And I’m on that same old line But why should I even care
I’ll lose myself there Oh it’s been so many years Reaching these empty streets I can’t seem to move through I’m right back where I started, so now I’ll lean back on you

Discography

LP- Hy80- released Feb. 05, played on WDYN, Blowup Radio, and Underground Radio among others

Set List

We can play all-original or all-cover sets but often play a mix as described below:
1)1Let It Go
2Where I Stand
3Out Of Mind
4Street Fighting Man (Rolling Stones cover)
5December's Song
6Light's Out
7Where Did She Go
8Cross Eyed Mary (Jethro Tull cover)
9Lately
10Falling Back To Me
11Break Of Day
12People Today

Typical Set length- 1 hour

Covers added from Rolling Stones, The Who, Jethro Tull, Neil Young, The Beatles, Cheryl Crow, Janis Joplin, U2, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, others...