LANSDOWNE

LANSDOWNE

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Lansdowne's music is pure energy packed with strong, catchy melodies, lyrics that tell a story, and dynamic instrumentation. The live show is a flood of emotion channeled through explosive performance, refined but badass like a dirty Grey Goose Martini, with shots of Jack between every refill.

Biography

The members of Lansdowne, one of Boston's premiere rock acts known for its explosive live show, are tireless in their efforts. Jon Ricci, Shaun Lichtenstein, Glenn Mungo and Josh Migliori have earned a grassroots following built upon a sound filled with radio-ready choruses and hard driving instrumentation that, when performed live, are blended to match the perfection of their records. The foursome's catchy songs, charisma and dynamic stage antics have wowed fans at over 300 performances since they formed in 2007, including 12 sold-out hometown shows.

List of entertainment industry-related appearances, awards, and accomplishments:
- Over 10,000 units sold online and at shows
- Over 350 shows played
- Ranked one of Top Unsigned Bands in the Country by industry resource The Daily Chorus
- Chosen as one of the Top 100 Bands of 2008 by industry resource Absolute Punk
- Over 1,000,000 plays on MySpace
- Over 1,000,000 views on MySpace
- "Burn This For Your Friends"? debuted as #1 selling CD by an unsigned band (#2 overall) on Smartpunk.com, and remained #1 for 4 consecutive weeks
- Chosen as finalist to open for Bon Jovi at Gillette Stadium
- Chosen by Armed Forces Entertainment to tour Middle East (Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, 12/22/07-01/05/08)
- Played with major label recording artists Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Sara Bareilles, Saving Abel, Wyclef Jean, Eve 6, Madina Lake, Lights, Blessid Union Of Souls, OK Go, Cute Is What We Aim For
- Music has been featured on radio stations across the country including Kiss 108 FM, Mix 98.5, WBCN 104.1, WFNX 101.7, Yahoo! LAUNCHcast
- Official entertainment partner of USO New York
- Featured in/on Alternative Press, Boston Herald, ABC News, Buzznet, Warped TV, Fuse TV, MTV, The CW, New York Post
- MTV-featured blogs has over 600,000 total views
- 12 sold out Boston headlining dates
- Picked as "One of Boston's Best Bands" by Mix 98.5 FM
- Official entertainment partner of New England Revolution soccer team
- Chosen for Red Gorilla Festival 2009
- Chosen for Summerfest 2009
- Chosen as Mainstage showcase act for NACA Northeast Fall 2007

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"I have had several students come up to me and comment on how good the band was. Many have said Lansdowne is the best live band they have ever seen." - Vesta Wheatley, Director of Student Activities @ Tarrant County College (Fort Worth, TX).

"Leaving Boston is a fantastic radio-ready rock EP that sounds ready to trigger a huge creative leap in the near future....Continued perseverance and creative advancement will put Lansdowne on the map in a big way...Boston has no lack of great bands, but very few leave the lasting impression of Lansdowne." - Tony Pascarella, Album Reviewer for AbsolutePunk.net, 1/30/07

"Boston's Lansdowne is a band on the brink. With a hectic touring schedule that has them on the road indefinitely, the melodic modern rock group is steadily making their mark on music fans....a musical product that becomes the embodiment of quality rock music." - Laura Gardner, The Wagner College Wagnerian, 4/20/07

FOR MORE FEATURED PROFILES, SHOW REVIEWS, AND ALBUM REVIEWS, PLEASE VISIT THE PRESS SECTION!
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List of college dates played in the past three years:

5/8/09 - Marshall University (Huntington, WV)
3/26/09 - Belmont University (Nashville, TN)
3/24/09 - Tarrant County College (Ft. Worth, TX)
2/20/09 - Eastern Tennessee University (Johnson City, TN)
2/18/09 - Georgia Military College (Valdosta, GA)
2/14/09 - Marshall University (Huntington, WV)
2/13/09 - University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
2/12/09 - College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
2/10/09 - Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
11/20/08 - Umass – Lowell (Lowell, MA)
10/29/08 - University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)
9/17/08 - Worcester State College (Worcester, MA)
9/4/08 - Lyndon State College (Lyndonville, VT)
4/29/08 - St. Anselm College (Manchester, NH)
4/23/08 - Lasell College (Newton, MA)
4/11/08 - Anna Maria College (Paxton, MA) w/ Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (Virgin Records)
4/3/08 - St. Joseph's College (Standish, ME)
3/28/08 - Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
3/27/08 - Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, MA)
3/14/08 - Assumption College (Worcester, MA)
3/13/08 - Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
3/12/08 - Nichols College (Dudley, MA)
2/7/08 - University of Maine Orono (Orono, ME)
1/25/08 - University of Maine Machias (Machias, ME)
11/30/07 - Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
11/3/07 - NACA Northeast Showcase (Mainstage)
10/13/07 - Bethany College (Bethany, WV)
5/5/07 - Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, NY)
4/21/07 - Wagner College (Staten Island, NY)
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Lyrics

Just Let Go

Written By: Lansdowne

Just Let Go

Well I've got this story -
Not too long ago
September brought love songs,
November came and you let me go.

When I asked for reasons
You blamed circumstance.
The timing was wrong like the Dire Straits song
And this is how it ends...

Told me you kissed another man,
Well here's your independence.

You said we're no angels, now heaven's on fire.
We're burning down the only home I've ever known.
A love this courageous takes patience, so fight.
Everybody knows it's all about control so just let go,
Just let go...

So I introduced you to him,
How could I have known that you'd take it upon yourself?
In a New York apartment with your two lips parted,
To kiss him back when you knew how I felt.

Does he know that place just behind
The spot where your neck flirts with your jawline?
Can he feel it in the palm of his hand,
Pinning back fields of strawberry strands?

You said we're no angels, now heaven's on fire.
We're burning down the only home I've ever known.
A love this courageous takes patience, so fight.
Everybody knows it's all about control so just let go,
Just let go...

Half-tucked inside the sleeves
Of a sweatshirt you stole from me
Were shaking hands and longing arms.

But now I sing
To an angel without wings,
With no courage, no courage in her love.

You said we're no angels, now heaven's on fire.
We're burning down the only home I've ever known.
A love this courageous takes patience, so fight.
Everybody knows it's all about control so just let go,
Just let go...

Her Eyes Will Tell You Everything

Written By: Lansdowne

We walked side by side but never hand in hand,
You were always two steps ahead of me when it counted.
Waiting for me to arrive, anxious to take a stand,
You hung on every word, hoping they'd feel the way they sounded.

Whoa, whoa.
Whoa, whoa.
Whoa, whoa.
Whoa, whoa.

And all I had to do was give myself to you,
Just follow through with what I already knew.
It's times like this I wish that time just didn't exist.

But maybe someday I'll come around
And tell you all the thing that I never said,
With the courage that I never found...

Whoa, whoa.
Whoa, whoa.
Whoa, whoa.
Whoa, whoa.

Doorstep...
She leans closer.
Her eyes say, "Come on just kiss me,
What are you waiting for?"

And he knows it's now or never.
He hesitates, she walks away,
The day breaks and I say:

Whoa, whoa.
Whoa, whoa.

Whoa, whoa.
Whoa, whoa.
Whoa, whoa.
Whoa, whoa.

And I say...

I'll See You Again

Written By: Lansdowne

Maybe it's time for moving on,
I'm not good with goodbyes or being alone.
But we've tried so hard, so hard at hanging on;
You're pulling away, but someday

I'll see you again.
I'm coming home, you're not alone.
I'll see you again.
Don't Lose hope.

Six months have passed and I'm still doing what I can
To get me through the days and keep remembering
How things were in the beginning,
How the scent of your shirt smelled when you were here.

I took it from my suitcase
And brought it to my chest,
With two hands held it to my face,
And said goodbye cuz' there's nothing left...

I'll see you again.
I'm coming home, you're not alone.
I'll see you again.
Don't Lose hope.
These lonely days are growing old,
It's been too long since I've seen
Your longing eyes upon my own,
Don't lose hope.

I was there when the phone hit the floor,
Bags were packed sitting out by the door,
Waving goodbye with tears in my eyes.
I'll see you again...

I'll see you again.
I'm coming home, you're not alone.
I'll see you again.
Don't Lose hope.
These lonely days are growing old,
It's been too long since I've seen
Your longing eyes upon my own,
Don't lose hope.

By Your Side

Written By: Lansdowne

When it rains it pours, you can't ignore
The storm bearing down on the sea.
Gotta hold the line and redefine
The man you were meant to be.

Anywhere you go
I'll be close behind,
I'm by your side you know
Whatever it takes I will follow.
Rain or shine or firefight ohh,
I'll be close behind,
I'm by your side.

Got a past? Well, don't we all.
These days don't come without a price.
You pay in tears and lessons learned,
And save a little with the right advice.

Years from now when they ask you,
When push came to shove what did you do?
Did you tow the line or fall behind,
When you fell did you get up again?

Anywhere you go
I'll be close behind,
I'm by your side you know
Whatever it takes I will follow.
Rain or shine or firefight ohh,
I'll be close behind,
I'm by your side you know.

This moment comes for all of us,
A name when all you wanted was
Just to move along anonymous,
Well I'm sorry but that's not enough.

Today's the day that they'll ask you,
When push came to shove what did you do?
Did you tow the line or fall behind,
When you fell did you get up again?

Anywhere you go
I'll be close behind,
I'm by your side you know
Whatever it takes I will follow.
Rain or shine or firefight ohh,
I'll be close behind,
I'm by your side.

Discography

ZK Sessions
Lansdowne recently recorded 3 brand new songs with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel, Mayday Parade) and is available on iTunes. This EP features "I'll See You Again", a tribute to our troops and their families.

1) All I Ever Wanted
2) OK
3) I'll See You Again

BURN THIS FOR YOUR FRIENDS (Released 9/1/07)
The band's sophomore release, "Burn This For Your Friends," is available at smartpunk.com and on iTunes and was the #1 selling record from an unsigned band for 4 straight weeks.

1) The Anatomy of a Symphony
2) Just Let Go
3) Revolution
4) California Time
5) Her Eyes Will Tell You Everything

LEAVING BOSTON (Released 6/24/06)
Lansdowne's debut-EP, "Leaving Boston," has completely sold out since its release in June 2006 and includes:

1) Hours In Between
2) Leaving Boston
3) Can't See
4) Amidst The Gray
5) Defy The Universe

Set List

A typical 60 minute set list includes the following songs:

All I Ever Wanted
By Your Side
Friend or Enemy
Just Let Go
Burn It Down
Ready To Fly
You Got It Bad (Usher Cover)
Come Alive
Anatomy of a Symphony
Okay
Rescue
Girl Next Door
I'll See You Again
The Secret That You Keep
Hands Off
Empty
Her Eyes Will Tell You Everything