Jaded Sun

Jaded Sun

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
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"If you've been looking for a rock band to seriously GET YOUR ROCKS OFF, Jaded Sun is here to deliver the goods for you."... (allaccessmagazine.com)

Biography

Jaded Sun, a five piece classic hard rock band from the streets of Dublin, whose debut album, ‘Gypsy Trip’, was released on SiAn Records to rave reviews at the end of March.

Classic Rock’s Essi Berelian awarded ‘Gypsy Trip’ 7/10 in their April 2008 issue, enthusing “Now, this is the kind of thing that bodes well for modern rock’n’roll – a band with classic rock influences dripping each and every pore, yet a fresh and vital approach giving them a very contemporary vibe..... Assuming we actually get a summer this year, Jaded Sun ought to be part of the soundtrack in a very big way”.

Total Guitar’s Stephen Lawson reckoned ‘The playing’s so tight you’ll swear guitarists Sean Gosker and Eorann Stafford have been replaced by groove loving, whiskey glugging robots..... In five words: Rock and feckin’ rol, dudes! 4/5.” (March 2008).

Kerrang’s Ian Winwood hailed it as “The A (C/DC) to Z (Z Top) of historical rock in one easy album…Think classic rock of a geographical type that that lies midway between London’s old Marquee Club and the United States of America…The more you drink the better this album will sound. KKK”

Hotpress' Jackie Hayden says "an album that works as a total experience, a rarity in these downloadable days. If your tired of bands who wear out their shoes from glazing on them, Jaded Sun could be the pick up you need. 4/5"

Jaded Sun were formed in 2003 and have spent the last five years honing their sound and songs down playing live in pubs and clubs all round Ireland. They released their debut self-funded single ‘Raw’ late in 2004, which broke all download records in Ireland, the track staying at the top of premier download organisation CPU’s charts for almost 30 weeks.

In 2005 top Irish rock producers Chris O’Brien (Hothouse Flowers, Aslan, Adam Clayton, Boomtown Rats) and Graham Murphy came on board and produced the band’s second EP, ‘Falling On The Fears’, which also topped the download charts and won over numerous more fans in the rock community, not least Bon Jovi, who asked Jaded Sun to support them at Ireland’s biggest music arena, Croke Park, in May 2006.

SiAn Records then signed Jaded Sun to a full album deal and encouraged an intense period of writing new songs and reshaping the best of their early compositions prior to recording the group’s debut album. SiAn then flew Jaded Sun to Los Angeles to spend seven weeks there recording, mixing and mastering ‘Gypsy Trip’ in the Autumn of 2007, with producer Richie Mouser (Dream Theatre, Weezer, Tears For Fears) and co-producer Jimmy Coup (ex-Andrew WK band guitarist).

On the European release of their debut album “Gypsy Trip” in February 2008 the band received an extremely positive response from the rock writers, across Europe and even from a number of American writers, even though the album has had no release in the USA, showing the strength of the internet and the positive word of mouth. With the positive response from the media to the album came with it European touring, to Germany & Holland in 2008. Touring continued in 2009, with the band heading to the UK, France, Holland and of course a number of Irish dates.

2009 touring finished, with an 11 date stint in Spain, 2 dates in France where they spent a week recording their up and coming EP and live DVD before heading to Gran Canaria for a show and then to India to headline a rock festival.

Currently writing for their next album, with a number of shows planned for the months ahead!

"The newest messiah’s of rock n’ roll"
(All Access Magazine, USA)

“This album is stunning”
(Live For Metal, UK)

“this is an album of top notch blues based hard rock – turn it up and enjoy” 4.5/5
(Get Ready To Rock, UK)

Lyrics

Crave

Written By: Jaded Sun

Crave

This is what I want
This is what you need
This is what we live for and this is what I crave

Everything is changing slowly seems so fast
Nothing last forever and time was built to pass

I thought that I had everything
Everything that I could ever need
And I thought that I had everything ooohh to make you happy

Is this what you want is this what you crave
Tell me how you feel we’ve got a lot to save
Can we start it over could we change our ways
Oh baby you’re everything that I crave

I’ve been waiting too long to have you by my side
But you keep returning everything I’ve tried
You know I’m willing to bet to meet your every need
Cos every time I see you girl you knock me off my feet

And I thought that I had everything
Everything that I could ever need
And I thought that I had everything ooohh to make you happy

This is what I want this what I crave
I told you how I feel we’ve got a lot to save
Want to start it over could we change our ways
Oh baby you’re everything that I crave yeah yeah

And I thought that I had everything
Ooohh to make you happy
This is what we want this what we need
This is what we live for ooohh this is what we crave

We could start it over we can change it over
We could change our ways
Oh baby you’re everything that I crave yeah yeah

Breaking Through

Written By: Jaded Sun

Breaking Through

Forgive me baby I have sinned
You can give me up but I’m not giving in
When I’m walking the line with a grin on my face
You can turn your back on me in disgrace

But its alright its alright were breaking through
Ye it’s alright baby, baby it’s alright we’re breaking through

Breaking up breaking through wakening up we’re on the move
Breaking up breaking through got to take a chance or two
Breaking up breaking through got to take a chance or two
Breaking up breaking through shake it up we’re on the move

There are no words there are no needs just a space so we can breath
Put your Champagne on ice your party on hold ye better watch this space cos we’re gonna explode

It’s alright it’s alright we’re breaking through yeah
I said it’s alright baby, baby it’s all right we’re breaking through

Breaking up breaking through wakening up we’re on the move
Breaking up breaking through got to take a chance or two
Breaking up breaking through got to take a chance or two
Breaking up breaking through shake it up we’re on the move yeah

We’re breaking through yeah
Baby we’re on the move yeah
Yeah we’re breaking through yeah

Hey You!

Written By: Jaded Sun

Hey You

Hey you, well have you ever told the truth
I knew, it was all just a joke for you
My tattoo, guess that’s how much I was stuck on you

Hey you, you had your chance now I’m making the rules
We’ve done our time now I’m out the front door
I’ll never take you back you’d only let me down
(Hey you)
Brought out the worst in me now you can go
(Hey you)
You ripped me open and took my soul
Hey you

Hey you, I’m up to here walking in your shoes
I’m through, beautiful future with-out you
Hey you, I’m sick of all the shit you put me through
Here’s the truth, you’re only in this for the loot

We’ve done our time now I’m out the front door
I’ll never take you back you’d only let me down
(Hey you)
Brought out the worst in me now you can go
(Hey you)
You ripped me open and took my soul
Hey you

You ain’t got me worried don’t got me worried no
Cos I can stand on my own
Ain’t got me worried don’t got me worried no no
I can stand on my own
I never needed you anyway, anyway, anyway

Hey you, have you ever told the truth
Hey you, beautiful future without you
Hey you, I ain’t gonna let you ruin me no
You broke me down

Crazyman

Written By: Jaded Sun

Crazy Man

He’s walking down the high street watching his reflection in a window pain
He’s talking to himself waiting for an answer doesn’t know he’s insane
I’m trying to tell you the story of a crazy man who is out of his mind
If you could see the words you’d see yourself that crazy’s underlined

Mister crazy man are you out of your mind
Are you trying to find, a sign
Miser crazy man can you roll with the times
Or have you crossed the line in your mind

He’s married to his shadow but his shadow went and left him couldn’t toe the line
He brought himself to dinner cos there’s no-one but himself left to wine and dine
Now he’s walking down the high street watching his reflection in a window pain
Talking to himself waiting for an answer doesn’t know he’s insane

Mister carzy man are you out of your mind
Are you trying to find, a sign
Mister crazy man you got to listen to learn
You got to learn to listen to me

I don’t need this that’s what he said
I believe in the world in my head
I don’t need this

Mister crazy man are you out of your mind
Are you trying to find, a sign
Miser crazy man can you roll with the times
Or have you crossed the line in your mind

Mister crazy man, yeah crazy man
Everything is fine in your mind
Ooohh mister crazy man

Can't Stop

Written By: Jaded Sun

Can’t stop

I could tell you I know you
Or I could tell you goodbye
You could tell me I’ve got nothing you want
I’m not about to cry
All this fuss over nothing
Just to tell me I lied
If you wanted I could lie down baby
And you could spit in my eye

But I can’t stop thinking
Can’t stop thinking of you
No I can’t stop thinking
Can’t stop thinking of you (I know it’s crazy)
After all the things you put me through
I can’t stop thinking, can’t stop thinking of you

What we shared was true blue
I wouldn’t quote you on that
You blew me up like a 10 amp fuse babe
I found it hard to come back
All this fuss over nothing I should have told you last night
If you want I will die now baby and you can read me my rights

But I can’t stop thinking
Can’t stop thinking of you
No I can’t stop thinking
Can’t stop thinking of you (I know it’s crazy)
After all the things you put me through
I can’t stop thinking, can’t stop thinking of you

(Can’t stop) I’m never gonna get away
(Can’t stop) she’s never gonna go away
(Can’t stop) I’m never gonna get away
(Can’t stop) she’s never gonna go away

Your still on my mind after all you put me through
Your still on my mind after all you put me through

But I can’t stop thinking
Can’t stop thinking of you
No I can’t stop thinking
Can’t stop thinking of you (I know it’s crazy)
After all the things you put me through
I can’t stop thinking, can’t stop thinking of you

(Can’t stop) I’m never gonna get away
(Can’t stop) she’s never gonna go away
(Can’t stop) I’m never gonna get away
(Can’t stop) she’s never gonna go away

RAW

Written By: Jaded Sun

Raw

I dreamt of all the things we know
No stone unturned, no pressure zone
People talking on the phone
Others trying to make their way home
So Daddy please don’t turn the TV on
I’d rather stand out in the cold
I always seem to feel the pain
As another harmless soul is sold

Armies race to save the world
We’re more trouble than we’re worth
We’re fighting never-ending wars, never-ending wars

We see poor soldiers sent to war
To fight for what world they’re not sure
Hand in hand walk with your brother
At least well then they’ll go together

We pray to God forgive our sins
We’re turning men into machines
They’re having nightmares in their dreams, nightmares in their dreams

All we need to be is free, stray away from killing fields
All we need to be is free
We’re free, we’re free

Chorus

Sweetness

Written By: Jaded Sun

Sweetness

Pull yourself from the window babe
Distracted by the world outside
Bring yourself to the face inside the mirror
Got to see what the fighting is all about

Take your hand from that sharp blade babe
And leave those bad pills alone
I’m saying prayers for you all the time
May your bad dreams be washed away

Cos your sweetness ooohh you’re not alone
There’s still love in your soul ooohh yeah girl your sweetness
I know it’s hard to find your way
To find your way out of the dark
but inside there’s a sunshine of your own
So take a stand and understand
Sometimes it’s just so easy to try and blame
But I promise time will heal your pain
And your childhood memories will visit you again and again

Cos your sweetness ooohh you’re not alone
There’s still love in your soul
Girl you’re sweetness, you’re sweetness

Can you remember good times when you were young
Life was easy no worries but time moves us on

Oh your sweetness you’re not alone
There’s still love in your soul
Oh girl you’re sweetness, you’re sweetness
It’s in your eyes never mind the lies
Oh girl you’re sweetness

Positive

Written By: Jaded Sun

Positive

I see it now in another light
I stuck my neck to make it right
I don’t have a say in everything I do
But I try to see it as a positive view

Everybody said that I couldn’t handle it
Baby you knew that I could
The bar was set and I stepped up
Baby you knew that I would

Closed my eyes I’m seeing blind
I’m fighting things I know I’d like
Will you take my hand and lead me to the light
And see me through the darkest night

Everybody said that I couldn’t handle it
Baby you knew that I could
The bar was set and I stepped up
Baby you knew that I would

Everybody said that I’d never make it
Just let me out of this cage
The history books repeating itself and baby I’m turning the page

(Always try to think positive, yeah open your mind)

Yeah everybody said that I’d never make it
Just let me out of this cage
This history books repeating itself
Oh everybody said that I couldn’t make it
Baby you knew that I could
The bar was set and I stepped up
Oh I stepped up, I stepped up you knew that I would

She's Got Class

Written By: Jaded Sun

She’s Got Class

She’s got class
She’s all mine
Her lips possess a taste of sweet wine
I could walk a million miles and never find another girl like mine

Cos when God made that women yeah he must have read my mind
When God made that women yeah I said give me some of that sweet wine
The promise of a little good time a little loving and a new high

Since that girl has come around I’m so high I’m never coming down
But while I’m here in the clouds I’ll thank God for the loving I have found

Cos when God made that women yeah he must have read my mind
Cos when God made that women yeah I said give me some of that sweet wine
The promise of little good time a little loving and a new high yeah
Give me some of that sweet wine, yeah I promise you a good time
A little loving and a new high

Give me some, alright, alright, ooohh yeah
Give me some of that sweet wine

Fever

Written By: Jaded Sun

Fever

I got a fever and it’s burning me down
I got a fever and I’m down my knees and I’m down on my knees yeah
ooohh yeah, yeah

I don’t believe it thought I had nothing to lose
I didn’t think I could take anymore bad news
I want to close my eyes and hope I never wake
Cos this fever it was more that I could take

Now I’m not what I want to be
I have lost what I want to see
Seen this world through eyes a wide
But this fever’s left me blind

I don’t want your pity
Don’t need your loving
Don’t want your money hey hey hey
Don’t need your pity
Don’t need your loving
Don’t need your money hey hey hey

I’ve got a fever and I’m losing control
There’s no relieving this torture to my soul
I want to close my eyes and hope I never wake
Cos this fever it was more than I could take

Now I’m not what I want to be
I have lost what I want to see
Seen this world through eyes a wide
But this fever’s left me blind

I don’t want your pity
Don’t need your loving
Don’t want your money hey hey hey
I don’t want your pity
Don’t need your loving
Don’t want your money hey hey hey
I don’t want your pity
Don’t need your loving
Don’t want your money hey hey hey

I don’t need anything from you
I close my eyes I’m losing control

I don’t want your pity
Don’t need your loving
Don’t want your money hey hey hey
I don’t want your pity
Don’t need your loving
Don’t want your money anyway
I don’t want your pity
Don’t need your loving
Don’t want your money hey hey hey

Sweetness

Written By: Jaded Sun

Sweetness

Pull yourself from the window babe
Distracted by the world outside
Bring yourself to the face inside the mirror
Got to see what the fighting is all about

Take your hand from that sharp blade babe
And leave those bad pills alone
I’m saying prayers for you all the time
May your bad dreams be washed away

Cos your sweetness ooohh you’re not alone
There’s still love in your soul ooohh yeah girl your sweetness
I know it’s hard to find your way
To find your way out of the dark
but inside there’s a sunshine of your own
So take a stand and understand
Sometimes it’s just so easy to try and blame
But I promise time will heal your pain
And your childhood memories will visit you again and again

Cos your sweetness ooohh you’re not alone
There’s still love in your soul
Girl you’re sweetness, you’re sweetness

Can you remember good times when you were young
Life was easy no worries but time moves us on

Oh your sweetness you’re not alone
There’s still love in your soul
Oh girl you’re sweetness, you’re sweetness
It’s in your eyes never mind the lies
Oh girl you’re sweetness

Discography

'Whiskey Drinker' EP - Released Oct. 2010

'Gypsy Trip' - debut album - release dates:
Ireland - 28/03/08
UK - 07/03/08
Spain, France, Italy, Benelux - 30/05/08
Germany, Austria - 20/06/08

'Falling On The Fears' EP - Released Dec 2005

'Raw' Ep - Released 2004

Set List

Jaded Sun's sets are usually between 40 - 50mins but will play up to 1hr 30mins under reasonable request.

Set list varies but comprises of the following songs:

Breaking Through (Gypsy Trip)
Crazyman (Gypsy Trip)
Fever (Gypsy Trip)
Hey You! (Gypsy Trip)
Stay With Me (Faces cover)
Crave (Gypsy Trip)
Can't Stop (Gypsy Trip)
Dorothy (Falling On The Fears EP)
Sweetness (Gypsy Trip)
He Knows Home (Gypsy Trip)
Do It Again (Falling On The Fears EP)
She's Got Class (Gypsy Trip)
Take Me As I Am (The Raw EP)
Higher (Gypsy Trip)
Give Me Some Loving (The Spencer Davis Group cover)
Positive (Gypsy Trip)