King Bee

King Bee

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King Bee is a 6 man high school rock and blues band with a little bit of progressive rock influence. We take our music very seriously, and are often praised for our high levels of musical talent and our long list of influences, nearly all of which were in their prime during the 60's and 70's.

Biography

King Bee was formed from some of the best musicians at Groves High School and Detroit Country Day. Elliott, our drummer pulled everyone together to try to cover Pink Floyd's "Arnold Layne" for a contest. Though we never recorded that single, we clicked well and formed the band. We have a wide variety of influences, most of which were big in the 60's and 70's. We're set apart from other bands (especially the same age as we are) because of our vintage sound, often described by listeners as "old school." We describe our sound as a mix of Traffic, Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Jeff Beck Group, and early King Crimson.

Lyrics

Every Day

Written By: Drew Machak, John Rake

There's a little bit of red
in the void of all your blue
But the colors in your dreams
fail to captivate you

And you're seeing all this light
It's darkness
coming after you

(chorus)
Light sounds
defuse the basal
while hazel
pounds the visual (x2)

The woman's closer now
You can smell her sweet perfume
But you assume too well
and you can tell

That you're seeing all this light
It's darkness
coming after you

(chorus)

The Things We Do

Written By: Drew Machak, John Rake

As we are slowly winding
so far beneath, consistency
Your fingers on my trigger where it
really shouldn't be

But tragedies happen too
as long as theres no one in the cell
can reverse the things we do
Can't reverse the things we do

You say you're dying
but as far as I can see
I'm closer to the edge than
you are from me

But tragedies happen too
as long as theres no one in the cell
can reverse the things we do
Can't reverse the things we do

Maybe You Do

Written By: John Rake

Roses in black and white
just like a young boy with an AK
He don't know nothing else
And it's so sad
He could never love

Sons and daughters of the free land
come to fight the boy who done wrong
Incorrigible he is
But its too long, it's too late
He is far-gone

And I wonder, just like everyone else
When's it gonna be?
Will love defeat hate?
Maybe we'll never see

Oh, I hope not
I haven't got a clue
Maybe you do (2x)
I hope you do (2x)

And I wonder, just like everyone else
When's it gonna be?
Will love defeat hate?
Maybe we'll never see

Discography

We have a three song Demo CD and a handful of original songs that have yet to be recorded, as well as a number of songs we like to cover on a regular basis. The best song from our demo, Every Day, has been played over the radio at the Wayne State Welcome Center in Detroit and Street Corner Music in Southfield, where people have enjoyed it and asked about the band.

Set List

Our sets so far have been 20-30 minutes long, and consist of the 3 songs in our demo (Every Day, The Things We Do, Maybe You Do), one or two new songs, and these covers:

Foxey Lady - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Badge/Tales Of Brave Ulysses - Cream
Get Ready - The Temptations
Mr. Skin - Spirit