Idle Ride

Idle Ride

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Since 1998, Idle Ride has been wowing audiences up and down the east coast with their unique blend of original rock. The band started out as a college party band and has independently gained a solid reputation with critics and rock fans playing their own innovative style of music.

Biography

Idle Ride

Winchester, Virginia is the home to southern fried alt rock artist Idle Ride, whose infectious rock and roll flavors are bound to turn the rock scene on its ears. It's also bound to find its way into the ears of many. Idle Ride's sound is both distinct and full of mass appeal, making for mainstream success in a context of honesty, original songwriting.

Perfect

Music is perfection in an imperfect world. Just ask Jason Trenary of Idle Ride. “For a brief period of time that we get to be on stage, playing for a crowd, everything in the world in general to me is perfect.” It's Idle Ride's ability to span the range of human emotion, capturing perfectly the vibrations of the human soul in musical form, that allows the band to make such exciting music whose energy is nothing short of addictive. “I personally can roll through a whole range of emotions when I sing and play on stage.”

Heard, Unheard

Most people pass through their lives unheard, their ideas unexpressed except to their inner circles. But with music, the everyman finds the opportunity to share ideas and entertain people in a binding force of light called music that links artist to fan in an ethereal and undefinable way. “Music gives me a voice in a world that forces me to stay silent. Everything that impacts me finds a way to transform itself into lyrics or sounds so I can create a sort of commentary on life.” Idle Ride doesn't stay slavishly with one theme but rather explores the depth of human thought, offering a variety of ways by which people can relate to and become enamored with the artist's works. “There's bad and good; positive and negative in all aspects of life. All I do is tell you what you already know about yourself and the life you are living”

Life Experiences

Of course, looking to the life that everybody lives allows Idle Ride to explore themes that are relevant to the majority of listeners. This, coupled with just downright excellent songwriting, allows for the opening of doors between artist and listener, the conveyance of rich ideas through engaging music, making for the enlightenment of all. “Our inspiration for writing music comes from life experiences.”

Accomplishments

Idle Ride has proven its mettle by opening for such artists as The Clarks, Exile and Ricochet and by sharing the stage with the likes of Jet and Halestorm. The group is especially proud of its chance to open for Live. Next year will mark the tenth anniversary of Idle Ride. The group has made a name of itself with an independent, eleven-state tour and the sale of 10,000 CDS. Idle Ride will tour from Maine to Florida for much of 2007. Idle Ride has just finished a new song, “This Is Life” and topped off another “work in progress” named “One More Time.” The “Down for Whatever” EP will be released in the near future. Idle Ride is currently working with A&R Select, the leading independent A&R firm in Hollywood, CA.

Review

“Idle Ride is no idle band of idle hands. This busy artist is busy turning out top shelf songwriting.” - A&R Select

*Tony Sicilia at Morning After Management in Greenville, North Carolina (571.242.2586 or MorningAfterMGT@hotmail.com).

Lyrics

Houston

Written By: Jason Trenary - Idle Ride Music, ASCAP

“Houston” 108. – 10.31.06

Drop D Tuning

1.You’re the only dream I’ve ever had the chance to wake up to/
I’m only disappointed in the things out of my control/
And you should only care about people who care about you/
Your humor is honesty; you tell me things I already know/

PC:So we’ve got to go/
Get threaded through the clouds/
Kick shadows in the sky/
Take off and leave the ground/

C:Let Houston bring us down/
One by one by one/
The stars will all come out/
Pretty skyline for you on the way home/

2.On the surface I am fine but there’s a guide you should read through/
Lions never want to be lambs but they never hunt alone/
Texas isn’t big enough to hold the thoughts on the tip of my tongue/
Give me dawn through the window on your skin; give me souvenirs to show/

PC:
C: Let Houston bring us down/
One by one by one/

Bridge: (Instrumental)

C:Let Houston bring us down/
One by one by one/
The stars will all come out/
Pretty skyline for you on the ride home/

It Is What It Is

Written By: Jason Trenary - Idle Ride Music, ASCAP

1. People think I'm crazy like I'm bleeding and it hurts/
If I had something good to say I'd sing a hymn in church/
But you, you entertain me, pulling your broken heart behind/
It's so hard not to want a soul worse off than mine/
Worse off than mine/
And I'm leaning on you all the time/
We'll fall down until we get it right next time/

C:Oh, it is what it is/
And there's nothing to doubt/
If it wasn't for you here/
I wouldn't be here now/
I wouldn't be here now/

2.People think they know me like I'm plastered on the walls/
Screaming insecurities I'm rollerskating down the halls/
But you, you hold my hand and I finally fall asleep/
Oblivious to the war outside burning buildings on my street/
On my street/
My wounded heart lay at your feet/
Come on, stitch a cut that hurts too deep this time/

C:Oh it is what it is/
And there's nothing to doubt/
If it wasn't for you here/
I wouldn't be here now/
I wouldn't be here now/

This Is Life

Written By: Jason Trenary - Idle Ride Music, ASCAP

1. The wind blew the hair back from my face/
Arms outstretched towards the sunshine/
I let go, the wheels took their place/
Free to go along the roadside/

PC:And I was blown away/
By innocence and magic/
Completely out of place/
Comfortable in madness/

C:And this is life/
A game of chance/
And this is life/
A game of chance/

2.With sweaty hands you led me to your room/
Who knew? It was your first time/
But in your eyes a scared and trouble view/
That knew it was the right time/

PC:And I was blown away/
By innocence and magic/
Completely out of place/
But comfortable in madness/

C:And this is life/
A game of chance/
And this is life/
A games of chance/

3.I said goodbye to the family with my name/
And turned around to walk the dormhalls/
Eager to stake my claim/
In a campus full of utter downfalls/

PC:And I was blown away/
By innocence and magic/
Seeing a different way/
As a man, with a child's eyes/

C:And this is life/
A game of chance/
And this is life/
A game of chance/

O:The wind blew the hair back from my face/
Arms outstretched towards the sunshine/

Discography

"Idle Ride" - 10 original songs, 1999
"Four Only Children (EP)" - 3 original songs, 2000
"The Words in Their Eyes" - 13 original songs, 2001
"Gravity (EP)" - 3 original songs, 2004
"Down for Whatever (EP)" - 3 original songs, slated for release in early 2007

Set List

Our shows are usually three hours long with three 10-15 minute breaks. We play three sets of 12-15 songs that typically consist of 65% originals and 35% covers, though this varies depending on the venue and the crowd.

Sample List of Cover Songs:

1. Crackerman - Stone Temple Pilots
2. All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix/Dave Matthews Band
3. Down on the Corner - Creedance Clearwater Revival
4. Hangin' Around - Counting Crows
5. High - Feeder
6. Hook - Blues Traveler
7. Got You Where I Want You - The Flies
8. Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
9. My Own Worst Enemy - Lit
10. Santeria - Sublime
11. Shimmer - Fuel
12. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
13. The Joker - Steve Miller Band
14. What I Got - Sublime
15. Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam
16. Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
17. Break On Through - The Doors
18. Midnight Rider - The Allman Bros. Band
19. Hey, Man Nice Shot - Filter
20. The Warmth - Incubus

Originals:
We actively play a variety of 40+ origina