Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness

Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness

 New York City, New York, USA
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An early, 'Stranger'-era Billy Joel picks up a hitch-hiking Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Chris Robinson in a 70's Volkswagon Beetle minivan. Then they all get carjacked by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Biography

Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness expertly straddles the fine line between the underground and the mainstream, mixing catchy, hook-heavy radio 'singles' with a funky jamband mentality and high-energy rock feel...The wide range of influences include Stevie Wonder, P-Funk, Otis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughn, King's X, N. Mississippi All-Stars, Billy Joel, Jamiroquoi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, Herbie Hancock, 60's soul, 70's funk, and 80's hard rock. NYC-born and bred singer/songwriter Jason Yudoff's soulful voice and percussive keyboard skills lead this hypnotic group down an original path of funk, pop, rock, and soul, with a hip and passionate vibe. There just isn't anyone out there with this kind of sound.

Both Jason and his 2 studio albums,Smoke Sex Water and Tragic Hero were selected to the Official Grammy Ballots in a combined 12 categories, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist. Jason was also chosen by the Songwriters Hall Of Fame for their New Writers Showcase and Compilation CD, and has been featured on N.P.R., Next Big Hit, CMJ and Music Connection. Keyboard Magazine calls Jason's music: "Party Music of the Highest Order!", while legendary drummer Carmine Appice says "Great voice, killer keys, interesting grooves... Soulful songs, old school - as they should be!" All of Jason's albums, including a live show recording from The Cutting Room in NYC, are available on itunes, cdbaby, and amazon among numerous other internet outlets and retailers. Check out http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jason-yudoff/id4478256 for samples.

Jason has performed in every kind of venue - from Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall to busking in the NYC Subway system. He has rocked the House of Blues in LA, Highline Ballroom in NYC, the Al Hussein Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan, Central Park’s Summer stage, Hammerstein Ballroom, Knitting Factory, BB King's, Bitter End, Maxwell's and every bar and hotel piano he's seen from Hawaii to Budapest to Colombia to Germany to Jerusalem and everywhere in between. He has performed for President Bush, and hit "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" twice. Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness just recorded a new single called Satisfy You (check it: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/satisfy-you-single/id407842667) With an 8 piece band including a full horn section, JY&TNH guarantees an electric live show that will leave you funkified and wanting more. Jump on board the Jason Yudoff bandwagon now at www.jasonyudoff.com

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Lyrics

All Day

Written By: Jason Yudoff

So mother told you
there’d be days like this
Hold your breath until it’s
over
Your thoughts are heavy
with whatever you’re not
sharing
Lay your head upon my
shoulder
There’s so many things to
stress about
Why worry?
Just take them one by one
Close your eyes
and let yourself drift away
Just walk fast
if you can’t run

You see it doesn’t matter
what you’ve got to say
If there’s no one ‘round to
listen
But if you want me to
understand
Baby, I’ve got all day

You can’t take orders
but you do
I know you hate to wait in
line
Something’s eating away
at you
And you can’t figure it out
alone this time

You see it doesn’t matter
what you do
If there’s no one there to
see it
So if you need a witness
Baby, I’ve got all day

Sometimes you laugh
until you cry
Until you realize you’re okay
You didn’t get a kiss
goodbye
It’s funny
Things just weren’t
supposed to be this way

You see it doesn’t matter
what you’ve got to give
If no one wants to take it
But if you need somebody
to love
Baby, I’ve got all day

Good Man

Written By: Jason Yudoff

Put that down
and come lay next to me
I want to drink you in
I can justify anything
so let me keep my sins
And furthermore
I’m feeling torn
And I’m looking for
somebody to believe
But it don’t come cheap
Every step I take
I find myself confronted
by the endless possibilities

But it’s getting hard to see
what I know
is right in front of me
It’s getting hard to touch
I’m scared that I might feel
too much
It’s easier not to try
I can fall back on my alibis
Time to take a stand
I’m just trying to be
a good man
Trying to be a good man

Guilt, lust, greed, hate,
fear, shame, every day
Can’t escape from the pain
I need the courage
to explore my emotions
Before it gets too dark to
find my way
I might lose myself
I might never come back
I might seize control
Maybe it’s time to relax
I’ve got to learn to live
Got to stay true to myself
I’ve got to let the rythyms
take me someplace else
I’ve got to feel
the love I’ve got inside
I've got to feel
the love I've got inside

But it's getting hard to see
what I know
is right in front of me
It's getting hard to touch
I'm scared that I might feel
too much
It's easier not to try
I can fall back on my alibis
Time to take a stand
I'm just trying to be
a good man
Trying to be a good man

Side By Side

Written By: Jason Yudoff

Is there a way
to say what we want to say
without running away
if we don’t like what we hear
I’ll take your hand
I’ll make time to understand
I’ll even wipe away your tears

So I wrote you this song
for when we don’t get along
so try to be strong
and turn the other cheek
I know you’re scared
but I’m not going anywhere
so baby let me rock you to sleep
Baby let me rock you to sleep

Well you know we’ve come too far
to give up who we are
without a fight
But if you’re gonna be my wife
If we’ll walk together
through this life
we’ll do it side by side
we’ll do it side by side

Let’s find a place
where there’s no ‘saving face’
Just give us the space
to settle down and breathe
I give you my word
don’t matter
what you think you heard
I might walk out
but baby I’d never leave

I want you so bad
You’re the best thing I ever had
but it makes me so sad
when you throw it all away
You should have known
I didn’t come from a happy home
And I believed
that you would show me the way

Well you know we’ve come too far
to give up who we are
without a fight
But if you’re gonna be my wife
If we’ll walk together
through this life
we’ll do it side by side
we’ll do it side by side

I know it goes fast
and you thought we’d never last
But my life is an hourglass
and I’m running out of sand
The moment of truth
and the choice runs back to you
But if you’re my woman
treat me like your man
Yeah if you’re my woman
treat me like your man

Well you know we’ve come too far
to give up who we are
without a fight
But if you’re gonna be my wife
If we’ll walk together
through this life
we’ll do it side by side
All we have to do is try
to do it side by side

Personal Addict

Written By: Jason Yudoff/BMI

Every time you say something that blows my mind
I’ve just got to shake my head
Live or die
but you better not question why
Girl, you've got me seeing red
And it’s not just what you say
it’s how you say it
(gotta make it through the night)
I’ll still be standing here
to let you know
you must be doing something right

I’M GOING AUTOMATIC
YOU GOT ME IN A DAZE
BUT I’M GETTING TOO MUCH STATIC
AND IT’S BREAKING MY WAVES
I’M NOT YOUR PERSONAL ADDICT
YOU CAN WHIP INTO SHAPE
BABY YOU’RE MY BADDIST HABIT
BUT YOU’RE JUST TOO HARD TO BREAK
YEAH YOU’RE JUST TOO HARD TO BREAK

I’m begging you baby
I’m getting down on my knees
Let’s talk things over for a while
You think that maybe
if I said pretty, pretty please
We can lose those daggers from your eyes
You’ve got to jump in with both feet
Lay your cards out on the table
When will you give your heart to me
You used to want to be my favorite

I’M GOING AUTOMATIC
YOU GOT ME IN A DAZE
BUT I’M GETTING TOO MUCH STATIC
AND IT’S BREAKING MY WAVES
I’M NOT YOUR PERSONAL ADDICT
YOU CAN WHIP INTO SHAPE
BABY YOU’RE MY BADDIST HABIT
BUT YOU’RE JUST TOO HARD TO BREAK
YEAH YOU’RE JUST TOO HARD TO BREAK

How I Want To Feel

Written By: Jason Yudoff/BMI

Looking at the same four walls
But it’s all right
We don’t have to talk at all
If you’re scared
you can hold my hand
But I need you to understand
I’m exhausted yet I cannot sleep
'cause there’s nothing to distract me
from me
Stuck in habitual philosophy, hypocrisy
There’s a blurry line
between where I’m at
and where I’d like to be

Well I guess that I said
that I love you
But am I just afraid
to send you to another man?
It’s been so long
So long since I’ve felt anything real
And I see those stars in your eyes
That’s how I want to feel

I can’t remember the day
Or who or what exactly
made me lose my way
Can anybody spare a cup of faith?
‘Cause I need something
to reassure me
that everything will be okay

Well I guess that I said
that I love you
But am I just afraid
to send you to another man?
It’s been so long
So long since I’ve felt anything real
And I see those stars in your eyes
That’s how I want to feel

I did not recognize
the way you’d been loving me
Please don’t lose that patience
My wounds will eventually heal
And I see those stars in your eyes
That’s how I want to feel

Pride

Written By: Jason Yudoff/BMI

My mother said I was special
but how do I know
Can’t tell what the plan is
I just learn as I go
Though I’m not a commando
I take it in stride
You don’t have to want me
I’ve got my pride
I think I’m trying too hard
when I’m not trying at all
Sure I’ll take your number
and maybe I’ll call
If you promise to seek me
well then I’ll go hide
But you’ll never find me
I’ve got my pride
I’ve got my pride

Well I can be anything
that I want to be
I’d keep self-destructing
but it just isn’t me
I can say that I loved you
and not have to lie
But I’d swallow my tongue
to hold on to my pride
Don’t know where I’m going
but I’ll figure it out
So I know you’ll excuse me
if I have a few doubts
Don’t take it so personal
that I can’t decide
You’ve shown me your patience
now show me your pride
Show me your pride

I’m not the voice of my generation
or the catch of the day
But there are a few things
that I’d like to say
If you dare to disagree
just hold it inside
I don’t need forgiveness
I’ve still got my pride
I’ve still got my pride

You Should Be My Girl

Written By: Jason Yudoff

What you’ve got that no one knows
An escape, a place to go
Even when the clouds roll in
you’ve got your private sun
Come on baby, take my hand
Blink twice if you understand
If you want to cry
when the lights go dim
I won’t tell anyone

Because when I look into your eyes
I see the love that’s passed you by
Baby, you should be my girl
I know you won’t give yourself away
But there’s no price I wouldn’t pay
Baby, you should be my girl

I could whisper in your ear
Tell you what you want to hear
I could make sweet love to you
‘till morning comes around
Come on baby, let’s get high
Put away our alibis
Then there’s nothing you could say
To ever bring me down

It’s not that you don’t pose a challenge
I can see you love to play hard to get
I know you’ve been hurt before
But baby what I’ve got in store
I promise I’ll make you forget

So hard to get to know yourself
Through the eyes of someone else
Who are you supposed to be
when you get left alone
Now it’s time to change your mood
Your situation or attitude
I just want to be there for you
So let me take you home

Good Enough

Written By: Jason Yudoff

Another day to slay the dragons
Another night to give in
But there are oh so many battles
just pick the one you know you can win
Wake me in 30 days
and we’ll see what’s changed
Do you still feel the same
Got to get out of this place
I’d better run away
And live to fight another day

It’s never good enough
Nothing is good enough
It’s never good enough for you
You’re never good enough
I’m never good enough
It’s never good enough for you

So I was talking to myself
And I figured out I was losing my mind
Just fulfilling obligations
Not leaving anybody behind
I feel the weight of the world
And I’m waiting for somebody to help
But in times of quiet consolation
The highest expectations
Are a curse in itself

Get Up

Written By: Jason Yudoff

I like it when you give me affection
but don’t pretend to be inside my head
Waiting for my resurrection
Hit rock bottom but I’m still not dead
don’t let it get you down
I’m giving it all I’ve got to give
Help me get up off the ground
I’ve been alive
Now show me how to live

Gotta get up, gotta get up
gotta get, get-get up

Still haven’t tapped my potential
I feel the best is still inside of me
You think it’s inconsequential
Too hard for you to believe
what you can’t see
I still get up every day
Try to be the man
that I’m supposed to be
I might stumble on the way
but I won’t stop
until I make my peace

Gotta get up, gotta get up
gotta get, get-get up

Oh I like to tell myself
that I’m still getting by
You can close your eyes and smile
but you don’t believe it
Unspoken though I know I’m running out of time
don’t want to say goodbye

I’m innocent until proven guilty
but you could never settle
for second best
So let’s get on with the mutiny
You can never forgive
and I can never forget
Wait a minute
what’s that sound?
I think they’re coming to get me
Let me take a last look around
My heart is heavy but my soul is free

Gotta get up, gotta get up gotta get, get-get up

Room To Breathe

Written By: Jason Yudoff

Now let me get this straight
Before we say goodbye
‘cause I don’t want to hate
and I know you love to cry
you can’t break me down
It’s all been said before
The only sound I want to hear
Is you walking out the door
I don’t know why
this always has to be so cruel
I wish it was beautiful like you

But I feel all right and now that I’ve got a little room to breathe
I’ll take my time
before I throw my heart away again
I’ll be just fine
every now and then I get some T.L.C.
So save your smiles
for another rainy day
when it comes back around my way

An uncomfortable silence fills the air
Stillness Like I’ve never heard
where the beating of my heart
Is just another dirty word
When will I ever learn
that you could be any girl
and without what it takes
for me to stay
you make me want to
pack up all my shit
and wait down
by the end of the road
like a runaway
You never even tried to understand
now it's time for you
to find another man

The inhibitions decline
but the pain only worsens
i love people online
but i hate them in person
Sometimes I despise
but I’m willing to be left alone
A shattered remnant
of a broken home
A martyr with a microphone

Now it’s a funny thing
With everyone you know
Because you only get to see
What they choose to show
Sometimes your eyes
were just so blue I couldn’t see
That we were never meant to be

Discography

Jason Yudoff: "Tragic Hero"
Released: November, 2007

*Placed on Official 2008 Grammy Ballot in 4 categories including Album Of The Year & Best New Artist *

Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness:
"Live at The Cutting Room"
12 song live performance album
worldwide release date: Feb. 1, 2006

Jason Yudoff: "Smoke Sex Water"
solo debut full-length album
* Selected for the 2005 Grammy Ballot in 8 categories (see PRESS)
* SSW received airplay on over sixty internet and college radio stations across America -
* Charted on CMJ with singles "Happiness", "Pride", and "How I Want To Feel"
* "Happiness" played on Z100 commercial NYC radio
* NPR half hour feature interview show -
also airing "All Day", "Happiness", "No Such Thing"
* Featured on PODCASTNYC "Alley Cuts" - feature show where they played seven songs off of SSW

*Songs can be sampled at:
www.jasonyudoff.com
www.myspace.com/jasonyudoffandthenewhotness
www.cdbaby.com/yudoff
www.cdbaby.com/cd/yudoff2
www.cdbaby.com/cd/yudoff3

Set List

Set lists vary from venue to venue depending on set length....we've played 15 minutes to 2 hours straight, and two-set shows as well. We play a few covers (i.e. "I Wish", "Angry Young Man", "Feelin' Alright", "Use Me") but mostly for encores. We like to keep the original vibe happening. An average set list in a NYC club may look like this:

Good Enough
You Should be My Girl
Happiness
Get Up
Room To Breathe
Locked In The Box
Personal Addict
One More Try
Too Late Janie
No Such Thing

but of course, we're always more than happy to throw in another song or three.....