Joel Port

Joel Port

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Joel Port and The Shadows is the ultimate fusion of todays Pop/Rock and yesteryear's sound of the 80s. With vocals that rival the reach of the hairbands, and melodic lines and lyrics that hook you from the first note, you will see why they are capturing audiences and air waves across the US.

Biography

Possessing a unique voice, coupled with a coveted vocal range and stage presence, Joel Port (JP) has quickly gained, well deserved recognition by key players within the music industry. His ability to write thought provoking lyrics that lie smoothly on top of catchy, melodic lines, has allowed him to achieve a level of success that is creating new sound/shock waves in the music industry

The band is currently in the studio working on his soon to be released and highly anticipated, debut solo album, "Lifesong." For this effort, he has been working with managers, musicians, studios, sound engineers and collaborators, with whom he is excited to share this experience with.

JP+Silos Shadow can be heard on DC 101, 105.7 HFS, 97.9 ROCK, Clear Channels Broadcasting and the Soldiers Radio and Television Network (SRTN).

JP would like to thank TTFR for everything they have done, and all the support they have shown him. He would also like to share his excitement in working with their PR firm as well, which was started by the man who managed the Eagles and was Executive VP of the MCA Music Entertainment Group. They have an incredible group of people who have years and years of industry experience. Just to give you an idea, this firms past and present client roster includes Bon Jovi, Boston, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Counting Crows, Dixie Chicks, Don Henley, Dr. Dre, Eagles, Eminem, Frank Sinatra, Ice Cube, John Mellencamp, Journey, Justin Timberlake, Lollapalooza, Pantera, Paul McCartney, Prince, Rod Stewart, Smokin Grooves Tour, Snoop, Steeley Dan, Stevie Nicks, STYX, Tom Petty, Usher, Van Halen...and that is only some of the artists and groups they've done PR for that you may know.

They just did Bon Jovi's tour last year and this year they did Justin Timberlakes, as well as the Dixie Chicks. Let's just say they have a little bit of industry experience, and the band is in safe hands.

Lyrics

Come Over

Written By: Joel Port

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Forever Was

Written By: Joel Port

Why is she standing in my room?
Why is she undoing my pants?
Why is she dimming out the lights?
Why are her arms around me tonight?

Why is she in my room? Why isn’t this woman the image of you?
Why am I not by your side? It’s all because of pride, so tell me

Why are we more then friends, less than lovers?
Don’t make me give myself to another
I tired, I cried, my heart almost died, you lied saying what forever was

Why is he standing in your room?
Why is he smelling your perfume?
Why is he unveiling you without the lights?
Why are his arms around you tonight?

Why is she in my room? Why isn’t this woman the image of you?
Why am I not by your side? It’s all because of pride, so tell me

Why are we more then friends, less than lovers?
Don’t make me give myself to another
I tired, I cried, my heart almost died, you lied saying what forever was

You lied, saying what forever was
You lied, saying what forever was
You lied, saying what forever was
You lied, saying what forever was

My Song

Written By: Joel Port

Sitting here starring at a blank page on the table
How does one right his life into a fable?
But the melody line is dead; the words get all stuck up in my head
Gonna close my eyes and write what I hear now

This ones’ for where I’m standing here today
This ones’ for the faith that lies deep within
This ones’ for the hopes and dreams and all of those memories
This one, ill keep inside just for me

Ten tracks, last track, backtrack and what would I have to say?
If this were it my life’s last track, how would they judge me today?
But the melody line is mine, the chords were written in the hands of time
Gonna close my eyes and write what I hear now

This ones’ for where I’m standing here today
This ones’ for the faith that lies deep within
This ones’ for the hopes and dreams and all of those memories
This one, ill keep inside just for me

So this is how the story goes, these notes and chords they map out my road
And standing here before you today, I have the faith and the courage to say
G, D and every Minor key, make up every part of me
Gonna close my eyes and write what I hear now

This ones’ for where I’m standing here today
This ones’ for the faith that lies deep within
This ones’ for the hopes and dreams and all of those memories
This one, ill keep inside just for me

This ones’ for the hopes and dreams and all of those memories
This one, ill keep inside just for me
Sitting here starring at a blank page on the table
How does one right his life into a fable?

The Call

Written By: Joel Port

Didn’t call you, late last night, to hear your voice on the telephone
Confession, obsession, is he there? Are you all alone?

‘Cause this suspicious mind won’t let me sleep
Visions of your body I cannot repeat
Please tell me that it’s not true
Is he there? Is he there with you?

Dirty thoughts, of your body, make me feel oh, so weak
Visions of, your arms around me, make me feel so complete
‘Cause this suspicious mind won’t let me sleep
Visions of your body I cannot repeat

Later on that night, as I lie in bed, visions of you still in my head
Listen to, your favorite band, with the cell phone in my hand

‘Cause this suspicious mind won’t let me sleep
Visions of your body I cannot repeat
Please tell me that it’s not true
Is he there? Is he there with you?

Dirty thoughts, of your body, make me feel oh, so weak
Visions of, your arms around me, make me feel so complete
‘Cause this suspicious mind won’t let me sleep
Visions of your body I cannot repeat
‘Cause this suspicious mind won’t let me sleep
Visions of your body I cannot repeat

(SOLO)

‘Cause this suspicious mind won’t let me sleep
Visions of your body I cannot repeat

Dirty thoughts, of your body, make me feel oh, so weak
Visions of, your arms around me, make me feel so complete
‘Cause this suspicious mind won’t let me sleep
Visions of your body I cannot repeat

Amy

Written By: Joel Port

I’m dreaming of this life, believing even though its not completely possible
And I’m believin’ and I’m schemin’ and I’m walking down that road again
I’m praying for our time together, even though it’s no completely logical

Though I tried and tried to let you go, you crept right back to my head
So tonight I’m singing this song I wrote to you

Amy do you remember making music in the night?
You on the piano, with me by your side
How I long for those days gone by and wish for them yet again
I must have dreamt it, a million times since then

The hourglass is draining and our short lives are fading
And I’m coming to terms with our fate
Do you ever think of us together, and what coulda, shoulda, woulda been?

Though I tried and tried to let you go, you crept right back to my head
So tonight I’m singing this song I wrote to you

Amy do you remember making music in the night?
You on the piano, with me by your side
How I long for those days gone by and wish for them yet again
I must have dreamt it, a million times since then

Amy yeah, Amy yeah, Amy yeah, Amy yeah, Amy yeah, Amy yeah

Though I tried and tried to let you go, you crept right back to my head
So tonight I’m singing this song I wrote to you

Amy yeah, Amy yeah, Amy yeah, Amy yeah, Amy yeah, Amy yeah

Fade Away

Written By: Joel Port

I’m a one-way street, that’s what you say
It’s sure crowded here today
Look at the view; you’ll see that it’s true
There standing in line to be you

Now I know, that its you that must go
Where I don’t care, as long as it’s away from here
So as you leave, don’t look back at me
‘Cause you’ll only watch as I draw this line on you

Fade away, march away into the night
Do what you want do, say what you want to say, its’ still my life
Though I tried to hide, these feelings deep down inside they found the light

You’re reading between the lines, trying to match up the times
To see if this songs about you
It’s about you, and all of those things you do
It’s about me, and that street

Now I know, that its you that must go
Where I don’t care, as long as it’s away from here
So as you leave, don’t look back at me
‘Cause you’ll only watch as I draw this line on you

Fade away, march away into the night
Do what you want do, say what you want to say, its’ still my life
Though I tried to hide, these feelings deep down inside they found the light

(Guitar solo)

Fade away, march away into the night
Do what you want do, say what you want to say, its’ still my life
Though I tried to hide, these feelings deep down inside they found the light

Fade away, march away into the night
Do what you want do, say what you want to say, its’ still my life
Though I tried to hide, these feelings deep down inside they found the light

These Things

Written By: Joel Port

Blue eyes and highlighted hair
A beautiful smile, perfume in the air
And these are things that remind me of you

Kissing in the rain on a summers night
Making out by the candlelight
And these are things that take my mind to you

Oh when we touch, it feels
And when we kiss, it tastes
And when we make love, it feels so good

I believe, I believe in the songs we sang when we were young
I believe, I believe in a love that lasts all life long
And I do believe in the wonders of you and me

Standing on this stage with you below
Watching you sing with the words to my show
And these are things that take my eyes to you

Dancing all night, cheek to cheek
Making promises I know I can keep
And these are things I can’t do without you

Oh when we touch, it feels
And when we kiss, it tastes
And when we make love, it feels so good

I believe, I believe in the songs we sang when we were young
I believe, I believe in a love that lasts all life long
And I do believe in the wonders of you and me

Some of these things I cant do without you
All of these things they take my mind to you

I believe, I believe in the songs we sang when we were young
I believe, I believe in a love that lasts all life long
And I do believe in the wonders of you and me

Blue eyes and highlighted hair
A beautiful smile, perfume in the air
And these are things that remind me of you

Tell Me a Lie

Written By: Joel Port

Take a deep breath in, and let it out
Just close your eyes girl, and forget about
I know you’re hurting, I can feel your pain
The look in your eyes, blows your disguise

Your hear is beating, and so is mine
Just use my body, if he’s still in your mind
It’s not a sin girl; I give you permission
This is what I wanted, to be used by you

This is what we wanted; this is what hoped for
This is what I prayed for, for all my life
Just for this moment in time, just for you to be by my side
Tell me a lie girl, tell me when I leave you die

Morning light is breaking, and you’re in my arms
Has morning guilt found you, I’m not surprised
Was it good girl? I meant you no harm
Don’t analyze, what you see in my eyes

This is what we wanted; this is what hoped for
This is what I prayed for, for all my life
Just for this moment in time, just for you to be by my side
Tell me a lie girl, tell me when I leave you die

They say that when you love someone, you learn to let them go
But I say when you love like that; you never let go

Should I let you go, or ask you to stay?
Should I lie girl, and say it meant nothing?
Will you leave now? I have no claim to you
Will you return, once his memory fades?

This is what we wanted; this is what hoped for
This is what I prayed for, for all my life
Just for this moment in time, just for you to be by my side
Tell me a lie girl, tell me when I leave you die

This is what we wanted; this is what hoped for
This is what I prayed for, for all my life
Just for this moment in time, just for you to be by my side
Tell me a lie girl, tell me when I leave you die

Discography

Released in July of 2007, their debut album "Forever Was," received immediate airplay on Clear Channel radio stations. Garage band nominated, and subsequently awarded 5 tracks from that album for "Track of the Day."

They are currently in the studo working on their sophmore album, "Lifesong." The first single "Come Over," from that album has been put on the TTF Records label, with a prospective distibution of over 10,000 units.

NEW RELEASE "JEZEBEL" gains unprecedented reviews and applause with musician peers at garageband.com

Track Of The Week on 3Mar2008 in Power Pop
Track of the Day on 5Jan2008 in Power Pop
Track of the Day on 29Feb2008 in Pop
Best Male Vocals in Power Pop, week of 21Jan2008
Best Guitars in Power Pop, week of 4Feb2008
Best Drums in Power Pop, week of 4Feb2008
Best Production in Power Pop, week of 14Jan2008
Best Production in Power Pop, week of 21Jan2008
Best Production in Power Pop, week of 4Feb2008
Best Beat in Power Pop, week of 4Feb2008
Best Mood in Power Pop, week of 4Feb2008
Potential Soundtrack in Power Pop, week of 4Feb2008

Set List

Spanning both CDs, a current original shows setlist is sure to hold the fan favorites of "The List," "Jezebel," "Come Over," "Amy," and "Forever Was."

When putting on their renowned cover shows, Joel Port + Silos Shadows pull out all the best/Top 40s from the 60s to today, coving; The Beatles, My Chemical Romance, The Rolling Stones, Fallout Boy, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam and any band that has ever been known to make even the most reseved indivdual "cut a rug."

COVERS

Adams Song – Blink 182
A Murder of One – Counting Crows
All Along the Watch Tower – Bob Dylan
Beverly Hills - Weezer
Big Shot – Billy Joel
Black Parade – My Chemical Romance
Dammit - Greenday
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Down Down – Fallout Boy
Drop of Jupiter - Train
Famous Last Words – My Chemical Romance
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
Glycerin – Bush
Got You – The Flys
Helter Skelter – U2
How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox 20
I Miss You – Blink 182
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
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