KlüverBücy

KlüverBücy

BandRockAdult Contemporary

Take the melodies and rasp of Elvis Costello and combine them with the jazzy groove of Steely Dan ... add a dose of Beach Reggae, and you're getting closer ...

Biography

When pianobar crooner Mike Oristian plugged his Rhodes electric piano into a gritty combo amp, a sound was born - a sound with jazz voicings and rock attitude. The lights came on, and the white-bearded man in the shadows was pleased.

He had seen the piano lessons since age 7, the early songwriting influenced by Journey and Hall & Oates, watched the young boy's hunger for jazz as he developed a more sophisticated sonic palate. And though this boy's father's military career whisked him all around the world, he saw the tremendous effect of early-80s California culture had had on him.

Then there was the rebellion. The attempt to fit in, to toe the line, to take only what was given. The boy enrolled at Stanford University and pursued Environmental Engineering and launched into a consulting career that would have been just dandy ...

As the white-bearded man stood in the shadows of the young man's company's Holiday party, it all became evident. As the tie loosened, and the spirits flowed, the raw madness of sheer performance imbued those raspy cords and dancing hands with a new critical mission - to front a soulful and rockin' project with keys.

The path would not be straight. Because boy had the face of a young Paul Newman or Robert Redford with the plasticity of Jim Carrey, so his Los Angeles trials included those of the stage and the screen. UPN wanted his Spiccoli-ness as a series regular for their failed pilot "The Edge". The following year Disney wanted the piano maverick as their very own Paul Schaeffer for "The Tony Danza Show" ... but in the wee small hours of the morning, Mike was working with some of the best to define the sound of :kB: namely Charles Goodan (Santana, The Dust Brothers); Geoff Tyson (T-Ride, Snake River Conspiracy); and Chris Campbell (Infidel Incorporated)

Meanwhile, 4 nights a week at restaurants around LA, Mike was getting the "Man, what are you doing here ... " line. From Sinatra to Soundgarden, Mike took requests and drew crowds for his ability to attempt the most ridiculous. His voice grew stronger; his immersion in the classics only enhanced his own songwriting.

Coinciding the release of Kilo Bravo, Mike hired Shannon Williams, a blind drummer from New Mexico and Romanze Willoughby, a virtuoso bass player from Virginia with 9 years experience in the Navy Band to bring their phenomenal musicianship to the live manifestation of KluverBucy.

In Los Angeles, they've drawn sizable crowds at The Mint, Little Temple, 14 Below and The Good Hurt Club and are looking forward to a prosperous 2007. The white-bearded man still stands by, for only he knows what comes next ...

Lyrics

4 U My Friend

Written By: Mike Oristian

I can rest but I can’t sleep
I can look but I can’t see
It may make no difference to you at all
My friend

Cause in our time we’ve lived too much
Of everything … but not enough
Wandering I sigh and turn
And See you heard it too

For you, for you – I lose myself
For you, for you – and no one else
For you, for you – I lose myself
Nothing every happens in the wintertime
Anyway

This is how I convince myself
This is what I really want
I can’t even run away and hide

Everything 2 U

Written By: Mike Oristian

I could be blind but I won’t
Didn’t you know that
I can see everything

I could be shy but I won’t
Didn’t you know that
I got a reason to meet you

I could say hi but I won’t
Didn’t you know that
These things have a way of unfolding

I could just walk on by but I won’t
Didn’t you know that

I could be everything to you … whoa
To you … I know you know

Your eyes just caught mine, but then broke
Didn’t you know that
I can see everything

You could just smile but you don’t
Didn’t you know that
I got a reason to meet you

You could say hi but you don’t
Didn’t you know that
These things have a way of unfolding

You could just walk on by but you don’t
Didn’t you know that

I could be everything to you
To you … I know you know

Gimme a sign that you’re caught on my line
and I’m pulling you slowly
Show me a sign that you wanna break free
and I’ll give you the key babe,
cause I could be everything to you
I could be everything to you

I could be everything to you
To you … to you … I know you know

Nothing's Happening 2 Me

Written By: Mike Oristian

Waking up
At 10:30
Used to be clean-cut
Now I’m dirty
Miss my dreams and the man that I used to be

Touch myself
And smoke a cigarette
Won’t someone tell me that the
Worst part is over yet?
Miss my life and the boy that I used to be

And I don’t know why
Everything I try
Has me stuck here
Nothing’s Happening to Me … oh whoa oh
Nothing’s Happening to Me

Take a drive
To the city
Reflections off the buildings
Seem so pretty
I Miss my eyes and the things that I used to see

By your house
I feel queasy
I miss the certainty in knowing you were easy
I miss our love and the way that it used to be

And I don’t know why
Everything I try
Has me stuck here
Nothing’s Happening to Me … oh whoa oh
Nothing’s Happening to Me

Discography

Debut EP: Kilo Bravo (2006)

Set List

50 minute set goes like this:
Everything 2 U
Nothing's Happening
Fire
4 U My Friend
4 Letter Love
Overkill - (by Men at Work)
Talk About U
Big Shot - (by Billy Joel)
Mimetic