Just Like Me

Just Like Me

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Experimental Rock music unafflicted by the constraints of genre, Just Like Me writes rock music for the serious listener. A medium between improv and organization; this is rock music that pays homage to influence and experience.

Biography

Music can mirror experience, this band represents the mirror. Over the last 5 years Frank Cervantes and Troy Clark have been playing all over Philadelphia under the name "Just Like Me." Troy and Frank started writing and recording songs together at the age of 14, making homeade demos with their friends and developing experimental song structures. 10 years later and with the addition of Josh and Jay, the band has become a powerhouse in the Philly Music scene. Combining an eclectic and commanding live show with serious songwriting; this band knows how to jam and how to write good songs. Their music constantly explores the medium between improv and organization. With their first full length album under their wings, Just Like Me personifies the Do It Yourself attitude that makes and breaks great bands. Recorded and Produced by the band, this album stands as a testimonial for their artistry.
In the summer of 2007 Just Like Me independently released their first full length album “Afraid of Rock and Roll,” available for digital download on itunes and for purchase at local mom and pop records shops. Loaded with complex song structure and catchy vocal harmony play, the album received heavy rotation among the bands devoted listeners as well as high reviews from local critics. With their first full length album under their wings, Just Like Me personifies the Do It Yourself attitude that makes and breaks great bands. Recorded and Produced by the band, this album stands as a testimonial for their artistry.
A year has passed since the albums release and Just Like Me has already began work on their follow up, which is expected to be released on a label rather than independently. Currently the band is shopping tracks from the album to labels as well as playing loads of live shows in and around the tri state area. Over the past year the band has enjoyed several gigs in surrounding cities including New York, Boston, and DC. This summer the band will have a residency at Shenanigans in Sea Isle City every Thursday night starting June 19th, where they have been given the unprecedented permission to showcase original music to shore patrons rather than the usual onslaught of cover songs. This will give the band the opportunity to finish their latest album while marketing their sound to a spectrum of listeners.

Venues Played:
Grape Street (Philadelphia)
Trocadero (Philadelphia)
The Red and Black Bar (DC)
TLA (Philadelphia)
Pontiact Grille (Philadelphia)
Northstar (Philadelphia)
Lions Den (NYC)
Doc Watsons (Philadelphia)
The Fire (Philadelphia)
The Bridgeton Pub (Mt. Holly, New Jersey)
Tiberino Sculpture Garden (Philadelphia)
Raven Lounge (Philadelphia)
NXNW (Philadelphia)
Phila funk live (Philadelphia)
Shenanigans (Sea Isle City, NJ)
World Cafe (Philadelphia)

*Philadelphia Finalist - National Bodog Battle of the Bands

Lyrics

Build A Refuge

Written By: Frank Cervantes

If I could be my better half, then I'd never feel regret.
I'd curse my past, gonna flee my home. Find a place to Build a Refuge.

Then I'd be like a whisper.
Regret is something i don't feel.

Dream in instantaneous clips, memories start to eclipse; I see my past in abstract shades.
Drive all night to see my girl,
Drive all night to see my one
true (I'm gonna have to be in) love.

Then I'd be like a whisper.
Regret is something I don't Feel.

The Witches of Emerald City

Written By: Frank Cervantes

Calm me down, Cause I can smell a liar
Can She raise the dead?
Cast her right into the fire.
Confess now, were they gathering at night?
Can you point her out?
Tie her to a stick and start the fire!

We will only save
strangers and thieves.

Cleanse me now, cause I still see her smile.
When we found her out, and cast her right into the fire.
Tie me down, And you curse me with a kiss.
Will you kill me now?
Burn me at the stake over a fire!!

We will only save
Strangers and Thieves.
This decision is not what it seems;
it's the right one.

It's the only one.

Why would i say it
if i didn't mean it?

We will only save
Strangers and Thieves.

The Mirror

Written By: Frank Cervantes

If I told you I discovered the answer, would you hear me now?

Where I'm going there's no coming back but I don't want to stick around, Cause I don't want to find God; that'll only slow me down.

There's a place I'm going and there's no coming back but I'm not gonna turn around. Cause I don't want to die young; youth is gonna set me free.

I look in the mirror
It's not getting better
I can't remember
When I said a prayer.

Discography

Afraid of Rock and Roll (2007)
-Recorded at Moonrocket Studios (philadelphia) between January and May 2007.
All songs written by Just Like Me, all lyrics written by Frank Cervantes.
Mastered By Paul Geissenger at the Royal Bank of Starkville (Philadelphia)

Set List

We rock hard and we'll play all night. We won't run out of material and we'll play to the crowd. We've covered everything from "Over the Hills and far Away" to "Mr Blue Sky,' our shows tend to be unpredictable for our fans and fun for the whole crowd.