I-94

I-94

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Big melodies, sing along chorus, great rock to listen loud in your car, been compared to Coldplay, and U2

Biography

Los Angeles and London: combined the two music Mecca’s have been responsible for half the greatest songs of the last four decades. So it’s only fitting that when you merge the two into one musical metropolis you get I-94, three English ex-pats and a L.A. musician, who take songwriting to new levels. The quartet’s self-produced debut album, Don’t Get Nervous (BootDisk imprint), is packed tight with songs that would sound great coming out of your car speakers, computer, iPod, or wherever, right next to U2, Maroon 5, and MatchBox 20.
I-94 recently has had 2 top 5 hits on Yahoo’s Launch Cast Radio, Adult Alternative station with “Go Back In Time” and “Not Alone” (reached 3) above artists such as Rob Thomas, Maroon 5, Coldplay, Collective Soul, Nickelback, Three Doors Down, Fall Out Boy, Finger Eleven.
Hollywood has taken notice. The foursome’s high-energy songs have caught the attention of many Music Supervisors. Among the movies and TV series that have featured the songs of I-94 are MTV’s “Laguna Beach”, “The Hills”, “Road Rules” and “Road Rules Challenge” (the band is now featured on MTV.com), A & E’s “Roller Girls”, National Lampoon’s “Half Baked”, ABC’s “Cutting Edge 2”, TLC’s “LA Riding Club”, Showtime’s “Reversal Of Fortune”, “Smallville,” “Six Feet Under,” “Without A Trace”,” “Crossing Jordan,” and multiple Lifetime TV movies. “As a philosophy you seem to have radio-driven bands and then you have bands that focus on the live thing. We intend to do both,” says drummer Martin. “Be the band that is played on the radio and are touring all over the country simultaneously.” I-94 make radio-friendly songs with no apologies. Tracks like the crunching rocker “Walls Around You,” the engaging mid-tempo ballad “Oxygen,” and the hook-propelled “Go Back In Time,” the closing song and centerpiece of the quartet’s live set, show a band at the peak of their songwriting prowess. The four individual members of I-94 have taken their extensive collective experience and brought it together into the well-oiled, harmonious machine that is
“Don’t Get Nervous. Because the band members believe in Bob Dylan and Satchel Paige’s philosophy of not looking back: here’s the barebones of their background. Mark and Danny were in a band signed to Universal called Bottlefly. Band broke up, they brought in bassist Angelo, and once they hooked up with guitarist Matt, who was a friend from the U.K., the current line-up of I-94 was born. While the band is thankful to have the support of Hollywood and to see their music on the big and little screen so much, they also hope that fans will take the opportunity to discover I-94 in their natural habitat: on stage. “Our favorite songs to play live are ‘Walls Around You,’ and ‘Go Back in Time,’” Martin says. “What we do is start on a high, then move up a gear, down through the set, and take you out on a high. Despite the fact the band are modern road warriors, having played around the world, and living for the chance to get on stage, the name I-94 doesn’t have a thing to do with the interstate highway. “It’s the immigration/visa waiver form you have to fill out to get into the U.S. as a non-resident. It’s called an I-94.” Ultimately, the band knows a name is just a name. “Let them think whatever they want,” says Arnell. “It’s okay as long as they love the songs.”

Lyrics

Somewhere Else

Written By: Mark Arnell, Danny Martin, Matt Cheadle, Angelo Barbera

If I could see you without eyes
Would you be any clearer
If I could keep you by my side
Could you be any nearer, child
Slowly beating to a sound that sounds the same
And it’s me you have to blame

If this is hate why don’t you break it
If this is love come on and make it
If you feel, you don’t believe it
I am going to take it somewhere else

How can you save my skin from snakes
Watching the words come crawling
Throwing a light on my mistakes
When I could have flown this open cage
And fly for freedom in a world that seems the same
When it’s me you have to blame

If this is hate why don’t you break it
If this is love come on and make it
If you don’t feel it, don’t believe it
I am going to take it somewhere else

A million words you write on the walls I have not found
Baby I try to read them I can’t see them now

If this is hate why don’t you break it
If this is love come on and make it
If you don’t feel it, don’t believe it
I am going to take it somewhere else

If this is hate why don’t you break it
If this is love come on and make it
If you don’t feel it, don’t believe it
I am going to take it somewhere else

Let’s put it together be here forever
It’s getting better
I’m going to take you
The planets are turning the fires are burning
And all that is bleeding but I still believe it
I still believe it

Discography

OUT THERE LP
DON'T GET NERVOUS LP
ACOUSTIC SESSIONS LP all available on iTunes
had radio play for GO BACK IN TIME and charting on Yahoo radio with GO BACK IN TIME and I WILL, many film and tv placements including all three Laguna Beach seasons, Making of the Band, Road Rules, Road Rules Challenge, Men in Trees, Roller Girls, National Lampoon's Half Baked, Smallville, Cruel Intentions 3, 6 Ft. Under and more

Set List

original songs is usual set, - new songs just finished recording but not out yet. can listen on myspace.com
Kiss Me, Alibi, The Streets, Breathe, Somewhere Else, One Thing, Good Friend, Oxygen, Clue,Go Back In Time

have covers of "Vertigo", and "Feelin' Alright" that have been played live/