Jason Farnham

Jason Farnham

BandAlternativeNew Age

"If Yanni got caught in a tornado with Dido and Moby's electronic percussion, it would blend together to form the sounds of Jason Farnham." - Indigo of 'Surviving the Odyssey' (2/2/08)

Biography

Born in New York City, Jason actually grew up in Canton, Ohio. His parents started him on piano lessons at the age of 4, but he quickly grew tired of playing classical music and started searching for something else. Jason's interest in Euro style bands began after he saw U2's Zoo TV Tour at the Cleveland Coliseum during his high school years. He was so impressed that he started listening to bands like Simple Minds, Depeche Mode, and Peter Gabriel, and began writing his own music, building his songs around his primary instrument, the piano. After developing his sound, recording his first CD 'Barriers' in Toronto, and playing shows around Ohio, Jason made the move to Los Angeles, where he quickly adapted to the SOCAL music scene.

Within the past 18 months of moving to Los Angeles, Jason has formed his band and aquired a dedicated fan base, playing shows to packed houses at The Mint, BB King's (Universal City Walk), Key Club, The Joint, Cat Club, The Whisky a GoGo, and Temple Bar (Santa Monica). The L.A. based band plays to a sequence including techno loops and sound effects, resulting in a hard-hitting and danceable live performance.

Take for example "First Man on Mars", from the album 'Barriers' and the 5th song on Jason's setlist. It is an "eclectic mix of piano, synthesizer, electric guitars, drums, and a megaphone. Thanks to Jason's keen musical ear, he avoids the telescope altogether, packs you up on his spaceship of sound and transports you to Mr. Big Red Planet himself. By the time you're half way through the song, you're ready to kiss Mrs. Earth goodbye and start learning the ways of a Martian. That's how good Farnham's songs are; they make you want to go alien! With his complex intricate music patterns it's easy to overlook Jason's true gift: songwriting." -Deron Wade, Ijamr.com magazine (7/07).

‘Barriers’ is quickly gaining national attention. ‘First Man on Mars’ is the official theme song for the 4Frontiers Corporation’s Mars exploration campaign. It is also the musical track for the 30-second animated Mars flyby video, which can be seen on the official 4Frontiers website: www.4frontierscorp.com. Track 4 ‘Spin’ was featured on the Montel Williams Multiple Sclerosis Music Fest 2006 Compilation CD for the Pop/Rock/Alternative genre.

PAST VENUES INCLUDE:

Pride Festival Main Stage, San Francisco (6/24/07), Chivas USA Pro-Soccer Stadium, (Carson, CA)
Key Club (L.A.), Silver Lake Lounge (L.A.), The Joint (L.A.), The Cat Club (L.A.), The Mint (L.A.), B.B. King’s, (L.A.), Temple Bar, Nocturnal Bar (Santa Monica), Borders (Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, L.A.),Coffee Junction (Tarzana), Talking Stick (Santa Monica), The Hub Theatre (North Hollywood), Lime Spider (Akron, OH), Thursday's (Akron, OH), Hi-Fi Concert Club (Cleveland, OH), Peabodys (Cleveland, OH)

www.jasonfarnham.com 2008

Lyrics

First Man on Mars

Written By: Jason Farnham

The red planet Mars was named after the Roman god of war / it is the third smallest planet in the solar system / Mars is thirty-five million miles away from the earth at its closest point / the average surface temperature on Mars is negative fifty-four degrees Fahrenheit / gravity on Mars is one-third that of the Earth / yellow clouds in the atmosphere create dust storms on the surface / Mars is a desolate, dry planet on which no life exists… until now /

Dreaming of you, I’m waiting for love / here all alone, I’m losing control / heaven below and heaven above / thinking of you, I’m waiting for love /

It would take three years to successfully complete a human mission to Mars / in space travel, there is a danger of cosmic radiation, and radio contact with the Earth is scarce / the red planet takes nearly two Earth years to revolve around the sun /

Dreaming of you, I’m waiting for love / here all alone, I’m losing control / heaven below and heaven above / thinking of you, I’m waiting for love /

I am a little man with big plans / I come from little towns with safe hands / all of my little friends, so far away / all of my troubles only yesterday /

Dreaming of you, I’m waiting for love / here all alone, I’m losing control / heaven below and heaven above / thinking of you, I’m waiting for love

Soul

Written By: Jason Farnham

Where am I going, where have I been?
Things I never did and things I never said.
Well now I'm leaving and I can't seem to explain.
I'm on my way, it's the beginning of the end.

Don't lose your soul in Los Angeles, trying to fly too high with angels. You still have time to change.
Just be yourself now, just be yourself.

Things I could have done if they showed me the way.
It's the same, the same, as just the same as yesterday.
Well now I'm leaving, and I can't seem to explain.
We're on our way, it's the beginning of the end.
There's no easy way out, there's no easy way in.
Thinking about the beginning of the end.

I lost my soul in Los Angeles, trying to fly too high with angels.
You still have time to change.
Just be yourself now, just be yourself.

And I'm sorry for the things we've done, but think about how far we've come.

Don't lose yourself in Los Angeles trying to fly too high with angels.
You still have time to change.
Just be yourself now, just be yourself.

Running in Berlin

Written By: Jason Farnham

Love, isn't it cool? Isn't it wonderful that I'm with you?

This is the song I'd rather sing.
These are the thoughts I'd rather think.
This is the drink i'd like to drink with you, with you.

This is the way I'd like to stay.
These are the words I'd like to say.
This is the game I like to play with you, with you.

Feels like I'm running in Berlin, running in Berlin, I feel I'm running in Berlin, living in sin.

These are the things I am not.
This is my world, don't mean a lot.
These are the times I'd rather not believe, believe.

Feels like I'm running in Berlin, running in Berlin, I feel I'm running in Berlin, living in sin.

Love, isn't it cool? Isn't it wonderful that I'm with you?
Come on now love, isn't it cool? Isn't it marvelous that I'm with you?

This is the song I'd rather sing.
These are the thoughts I'd rather think.
This is the drink i'd like to drink with you, with you.

Feels like I'm running in Berlin, running in Berlin, I feel I'm running in Berlin, living in sin.

When

Written By: Jason Farnham

no lyrics

Discography

Barriers- 09/12/06- debut electro-pop album

Special Times- 10/15/05- instrumental piano/new age

Set List

Soul
I Don't Believe in Anything
Call Box 40-255
Running in Berlin
First Man on Mars
On The Inside
Spin
Where is my Miracle - encore
(more songs may be added, depending on time allowed)