Laced

Laced

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

You know that feeling when everything in your life feels right, everything is slotting into its respective place, you have the after taste of sweet vanilla honey in your mouth? Well its nothing like that. My music is the way I express myself and make people FEEL GREAT! Give it a try its interesting

Biography

From when I was a little kid sleeping in my dad's uillean pipe box while he was gigging, to now when I have my own guitar case to sleep in I have been in love with music.
Music is a form of communication that connects all of us no matter what background or mother tongue we have.
My family has a huge Irish traditional music background and my uncle , Joe McKenna, is a professional musician/band manager. Him having played gigs in the albert hall in england and in general being so inspirational musically had a huge effect on me.
My main influences would probably be bands such as Kyuss and queens of the stone age but also bands such as soulwax are a major influence on me. Erol Alkan, who is an incredible dj, was also a huge influence in my songwriting.
As well as writing rock/pop ballads I am currently working together with a local dj/songwriter on our 'aminism' project which is dance music based and would be located in the market somewhere between Digitalism and Boys Noize.
I am currently also playing in a rock band called 'Glyding Hyperbole'. The sound of that band would be positioned in the market place somewhere between soulwax and queens of the stoneage.
I studied music management for two years as well which opened my eyes to opportunities in the business but also the traps that artists sometimes fall into contractually and creatively. So I have been very careful about publishing my music and have put more emphasis on playing with as many people as I can and learn as much musically and creatively as I can.
Because when words are not enough to express your current state of emotion, that is were music comes in in my opinion.

Lyrics

All you had to say was when

Written By: Sam McKenna

Feels like another day,
of greys and greens and other shades,
come from your tower and take a look,
What's left in the sand isn't much.

And all you had to say was when,
another challenge, another experience,
Another day in the sun, what a beautiful morning.

Today sit and watch the morning,
today take some time to think,
today open up your mind,
today sit and watch the morning.

Feels like another day,
of greys and greens and other shades,
come from your tower and take a look,
What's left in the sand isn't much.

Another life another start,
burning bridges wasn't smart,
everyone is different but also the same,
I think I'm half to blame.

And all you had to say was when,
another challenge, another experience,
Another day in the sun,
what a beautiful morning.

Today sit and watch the morning,
today take some time to think,
today open up your mind,
today sit and watch the morning.

And all you had to say was when,
and all you had to say was when,
and all you had to say was when,
what a beautiful morning.

Something from Jerry Springer

Written By: Sam McKenna

Don't get to heaven on a feather bed, I kind of like it but I should be dead,
the more of us, the less of them get to heaven on a feather bed.

Don't get to heaven on a feather bed,
The more I think about the more I've read,
The more of us, the less of them get to heaven on a feather bed.

Don't wait for me,
I've always known you were up to something,
Don't wait for me I've always known
that I was out of my mind.

Don't get to heaven on a feather bed,
I kind of like it but I should be dead,
the more of us, the less of them don't get to heaven on a feather bed.
Don't get to heaven on a feather bed,
the more I think about the more I've read,
the more of us, the less of them don't get to heaven on a feather bed.

Don't wait for me,
I've always known you were up to something,
Don't wait for me I've always known
that I was out of my mind.

Don't get to heaven on a feather bed...
Don't get to heaven on a feather bed..
Don't get to heaven on a feather bed..

Don't wait for me I've always known
that I was out of my mind.

Don't wait for me...
Don't wait for me...
Don't wait for me...

Discography

With one of my bands 'Laced' we won some Irish district battle of the bands and won recording time and a place on a cd which was sold in shops in Ireland. I am currently working on three different cd projects and I have contacts in phantom radio in Ireland, Shanachie records in Ireland and also MCD in Ireland so once we are at our completion stages we will launch some singles to test the market and then the albums.

Set List

Set lists are usually between 40 minutes and an hour depending on the type of slot and the type of music and which band I am playing with.