lazybones

lazybones

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

In previous lives Tim Macneill combined pop, reggae and ska in Arlibido while Matt Wells and his band Bucket Truck twisted folk driven protest songs with hardcore metal. Now as Lazybones, the duo has moved from the kitchen to the studio and now the stage finding a musical meeting place somewhere between Bob Marley and Willie Nelson…..or something like that.

Biography

About Lazybones
Lazybones captures the musical chemistry of 2 east coast songwriters who fronted 2 completely different bands. While both brought socially and politically charged lyrics to the music they were making one combined pop, punk, reggae and ska while the other found a meeting place for folk driven protest songs and hardcore metal. Now they’ve connected as two singers, with two acoustic guitars and a collection of new songs that have found a musical meeting place somewhere between Bob Marley and Willie Nelson…..or something like that.

Matt Wells spent the better part of 12 years releasing music and trying to slam his foot through every stage he performed on as a member of the notorious Newfoundland band Bucket Truck. His other life has been as a Gemini Nominated music television host and music journalist who has helped hundreds of independent musicians gain national television exposure. Wells has also interviewed everyone from Lou Reed, Metallica and Coldplay to Ozzy Osbourne, Lady Gaga and Deborah Harry; and he just might be the only music journalist who has opened for Slayer AND sang onstage with half of Van Halen. Fellow east coaster; Nova Scotian Tim MacNeill fronted the critically acclaimed east coast band Arlibido and has continued his award winning song writing now as a published author. With a BA in International Development Studies and a Masters Degree in Development Economics, Tim has presented papers all over the world on the power of music to motivate, inspire, and bring meaning to lives, as well as be a resource for political and economic development. He currently is completing a Doctorate in Communication and Culture which has found him devoting much of his time working with Indigenous Mayan groups in Central America as they rebuild their communities.

Lazybones debut album, Songs From Here, was released on August 11, 2009 through the fair trade music website noisetrade.com and features Newfoundland artists Dave Panting, Geoff Panting, Patrick Boyle and also Huey Lewis and Jill Barber. With a sound that borrows from Matt’s Newfoundland and Labrador roots and love of old time country and bluegrass mixed with Tim’s long lasting love affair with reggae along with the influences he has taken in while spending months at a time in Central America-the album (Songs from Here) found itself happily floating between genres. Different songs kept popping up at different radio formats and the live show has also grown from a duo to Matt and Tim accompanied by band and chorus of other singers. Perfect Life has been spinning at country radio, with a video on MuchMore and CMT; Slowmotion and Sleepy Tune have been featured regularly on CBC radio and the album also found its way onto the Canadian campus radio charts. Sleepytune is currently being played regularly on MuchMusic, MuchMore, and CMT.

Lazybones has slowly moved from the kitchen to studio to the stage and Matt and Tim continue to write, record and now perform with a collection of friends and guest musicians creating a new band line-up in each city they visit.

Lyrics

Slowmotion

Written By: Tim Macneill/Matt Wells

I’m a catastrophe
I’m just a fool on the radio
I don’t know when the feeling stopped
I don’t know if the buzz ever did wear off

You said you needed me
I was your third favourite celebrity
You could turn me on like a TV set
Then turn me down like we never met
I’ll kiss you once, I’ll kiss you again
But not so fast it’s better in

Slow motion baby
I’d be a fool if I let you go
Everything is better in slow motion baby
Watch how slow I can go

I’m a philosophy
Someone thought me up when they were desperate
Meet me down where the ocean stops
Tell me things that the TV thought
Kiss me once, I’ll kiss you again
But not so fast it’s better in

Slow motion baby
I’d be a fool if I let you go
Everything is better in slow motion baby
Watch how slow I can go

Another storm goes out of the East Coast
And all the yuppies in the middle go oh…
This aint no a typhoon
It’s just an afternoon
One fine day spent drowning in a mid-sized wave, oh…

I’m a catastrophe
I’m just a fool if you have to know
I wrote a love song for everyone
Who couldn’t be in love
I wrote a love song to myself
This is a love song

Perfect Life

Written By: Matt Wells and Tim Macneill

I don’t have the answers, can’t you see this ain’t a game.
I’ve got heart like Monday morning and man I’ve got eyes like the grave.
And I’ve got pockets like a sinner, man I’m movin from payday to payday,
And nothing moves faster than time moves when you’re broke we hate to lose but we love to waste.

I’m jealous of the moonlight, it’s only job’s to light up the sky.
I’m leanin’ on an alibi and I’m dyin’ for that perfect life.

I knew an old man lived ‘till he was 85, he lived a simple life he said you love, pay taxes and die. His best girl was the twinkle in his and she sparkled there ‘till the day she died.

I’m jealous of the moonlight, it’s only job’s to light up the sky.
I’m leanin’ on an alibi and I’m dyin’ for that perfect life.

I trace my life with photographs, look at the times I cried and laughed.
I see the growth of my years and remember why I hated it, I just can’t recall how it got so complicated

I’m jealous of the moonlight, it’s only job’s to light up the sky.
I’m leanin on an alibi and I’m dyin for that perfect life.
Heaven comes as advertised and I’m dying for that perfect life.

Slowmotion

Written By: Tim MacNeill/Matt Wells

I’m a catastrophe
I’m just a fool on the radio
I don’t know when the feeling stopped
I don’t know if the buzz ever did wear off

You said you needed me
I was your third favourite celebrity
You could turn me on like a TV set
Then turn me down like we never met
I’ll kiss you once, I’ll kiss you again
But not so fast it’s better in

Slow motion baby
I’d be a fool if I let you go
Everything is better in slow motion baby
Watch how slow I can go

I’m a philosophy
Someone thought me up when they were desperate
Meet me down where the ocean stops
Tell me things that the TV thought
Kiss me once, I’ll kiss you again
But not so fast it’s better in

Slow motion baby
I’d be a fool if I let you go
Everything is better in slow motion baby
Watch how slow I can go

Another storm goes out of the East Coast
And all the yuppies in the middle go oh…
This aint no a typhoon
It’s just an afternoon
One fine day spent drowning in a mid-sized wave, oh…

I’m a catastrophe
I’m just a fool if you have to know
I wrote a love song for everyone
Who couldn’t be in love
I wrote a love song to myself
This is a love song

(Chorus out)

Discography

Songs From Here
-Perfect Life f/ Huey Lewis received widespread play on Canadian Country Radio
-Sleepy Tune f/ Jill Barber and Slowmotion both received national airplay on CBC radio.