Junction Five

Junction Five

 Rochester, New York, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Junction Five, stationed in Rochester, NY, has been defying the gravitational pull of classic genres for three years. Their mix of Pop/Rock and Alternative is well rounded out with further Electronic stylings.

Biography

Junction Five is an explosive alternative rock band based out of Rochester, NY, with sounds similar to that of Sum41 and Taking Back Sunday. Junction Five is recognized by their catchy choruses and memorable melodies. They bring a fiery element to every show, which has secured them opening performances for Creed, Maroon 5, Sponge, Electric Six, Pilot Speed, The Tea Party, and more. They have licensed songs with MTV and have had airplay on over 90 radio stations across the country.

The band consists of guitarists Aaron Conn and Tommy Masters who have a longstanding history of playing together. The boys eventually picked up long time friend Mark Andrews on bass and then next scooped up drummer Ian MacDonald. With a college radio campaign that debuted Junction Five in the top 10 on over 20 radio stations, licensing with MTV, and an opening for Maroon 5, J5 began their push for a successful career. The 2008-2009 year has been a monumental success for the band.

Their name saturates the internet in full force. Junction five has been the featured artist on A2GMusic.com and in the Artist Spotlight at Grokster.com. J5’s song was awarded the #2 song on GigAmerica.com’s “Best of Top Ten” of all time. Additionally, Junction Five was voted #7 best guitar of all time, and #19 best male vocals of all time on Garageband.com and achieved “track of the day” on mp3.com and IUMA.com.

The press is no stranger to Junction Five either. Freetime Magazine says J5 is “rich with melody and smart lyrics.” Rochester, NY’s City Newspaper states, “…Junction 5 comfortably defies pigeonholing, and sounds good doing so.” Following a performance in Pennsylvania, a music major told The Centurion, “I was really feeling the smooth melodies.”

The band has appeared live on WOKR TV13’s morning show, The Zone WZNE 94.1FM, WBER 90.5FM, and WGCC 90.7FM. Radio stations across the country have been involved with Junction Five through a radio campaign launched by The Planetary Group. This has earned them airplay on Music Choice and Radio@AOL/Spinner.com. They have also been in rotation on over 60 CMJ reporting college stations and independent stations across the US and Canada. Nine stations previously debuted Junction Five in the top 30, including a #2 peak debut. MTV has licensed 7 songs for use in the popular reality shows; “Fraternity Life” and “Sorority Life.” In addition, Carlson Entertainment has recently licensed 7 new songs.

Throughout the years, Junction Five has opened for Creed, Maroon 5, Sponge, Days of the New, Electric Six, The Gay Blades, The Tea Party, Pilot Speed, Neverset, Socialburn, Jesus Jones, Jeff Healey, Tony C and the Truth, Twin-A, and more. They have showcased at the 7th and 8th Annual Millennium Music Conference, the M.E.A.N.Y. FEST 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2009 (NYC), and have received song placement on the A&R Network CD sampler. Some of the clubs and events they have played include Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, CBGB’s, The Continental NYC, Kenny’s Castaway’s, Crash Mansion NYC, The Elbow Room NYC, and more…

Lyrics

So Cold

Written By: A. Conn

So Cold
I knew I had to know you
As soon as you came into view
There was no grasp that could hold me
I think I might be breakin through
You told me to tell you I love you
So I did it just for you
I start to think it might be real
Just want you like me
Just to show you I can do things for you
What can you do for me
I played your game for you tonight
It seemed unnatural but I did it and that’s right
You told me to tell you I love you
So I did it just for you
I feel that someone’s not for real
You told me, you dug me, but something, inside me
Told me, you never, had me, inside you

Can't get enough

Written By: A. Conn

Can’t get Enough

I’ve been waiting for so long for someone like you
To come into my room
I said I’ve been waiting for so long for someone like you
I’ve been waiting for so long for someone like you
Because you’re so damn beautiful
I’ve been waiting for so long for someone like you

Someone like you
Like you

I’ve been waiting for so long for someone like you
Into my room
I said I’ve been waiting for so long for someone like you
Think what I would do

I can’t get enough, can’t get enough
I said I can’t get enough, can’t get enough
I said I can’t get enough, can’t get enough
I said I can’t get enough, can’t get enough

You
Love you
I’ve been waiting for so long for someone like you
Can’t believe it’s true
I’ve been waiting for so long for someone like you
Think what I could do

I got to have you baby

You
Love you
Can’t get enough of you

Ginman

Written By: Aaron Conn

Do you remember when the ginman shows, down on the avenue?
Do you remember what he charges though? I hope I have enough for two.
Have you seen Delores around? She's counting clouds out the window.
Pick your head up off the ground, its time to go see the show.

Hey, ho, yo you know, where the ginman shows, no you don't.
I , I like to go, where my friends all go, don't you know?
The time is right by candle light, and the beer flows like gold, you know. You never know, you never know when something's wrong.

Where's Jerome? Has he found a home. He can't stand the Grandma's land.
Where's Jim, on the plain he roams, plateau of a disco band?
Tear drops roll down your face all night, dreaming of a past time love.
Simple man, will we be alright? Just tell the ginman what you're thinking of.

Discography

January 2001 “A Fairly Reasonable Life” CD
January 2003 “MissiongloryAlphavader” CD
January 2003 “Live at the Water Street Music Hall” DVD/VHS

Set List

Typical set would be 45min-1hour.