Lead Roses

Lead Roses

 Louisville, Kentucky, USA
BandRockClassic Rock

A multi-talented group of young musicians playing classic and contemporary Rock better than people twice their age, LEAD ROSES has thrilled audiences from 20 to 12,000 throughout Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Biography

Playing classic and contemporary Rock better than people twice their age, LEAD ROSES™ is an exciting and energetic group of young musicians which performs covers of over 30 Rock tunes and has just self-released their original song Once Again (play it and check the lyrics from Audio link on this EPK). LEAD ROSES has previously appeared at a wide variety of events and venues including Louisville's Hard Rock Cafe, Fourth Street Live, Kingfish, Wick's Pizza, Kingpin Lanes, The Kentucky State Fair (Young Adult Project, Battle of The Bands), The J-Town Gaslight Festival, The River Crossing Festival, The Harvest Homecoming Festival, and LHC/BSA's Centennial Jamboree (performing for a crowd of 12,000 people) as well as at numerous private parties and events.

THE MEMBERS OF LEAD ROSES

Readily recognizable by his short-spiked hair on stage, LEAD ROSES’ Lead Vocalist Scott O’Donnell (16) began his interest in music playing the piano at his Grandmother’s house when he was only 2 years old. He started formal keyboard lessons when he was 6, and has played the keys ever since. Scott’s interests in singing began when he started vocal lessons in 2005. Scott has further developed his vocal talents, with the help of his current live performance coach, vocalist, Marilyn Kington, to a level well beyond his years. Scott has performed in a Band and/or singing or playing solo for over nine years, appearing at over 120 events at a wide variety of venues throughout the Louisville and Southern Indiana area. Recently he was a finalist in the "East End Idol" competition at Wick's Pizza. Scott has been a Vocalist with LEAD ROSES since joining the Band in 2008. He also plays trumpet in his high school’s award-winning marching band. In addition to his musical interests Scott enjoys tinkering with computers and cars, playing video games, and camping.

His dramatic black hair gives Drummer Dakota Fields (15) the look of a classic Rock performer. Born in Oklahoma City, Dakota developed an interest in the drums early in his childhood. Dakota likely got that interest from his maternal Grandfather, a long-time drummer who gave Dakota a set of custom Pearl drums as a 15th birthday present. Playing with LEAD ROSES Dakota uses that custom set of drums (with the trademark two flower LEAD ROSES logo on the front of the kick) to create an incredible beat that drives all of the Band's performances. Dakota also sings backup on some songs and the lead on the Band's incredible cover of Cat Scratch Fever.

His big smile makes Lead Guitarist Marshall Lanning (15) a distinct stage presence at live LEAD ROSES shows. Marshall joined LEAD ROSES playing bass in 2009 and switched to Lead Guitar in early 2010. While he has only been playing the guitar for three years, Marshall is an incredible all-around musician. In addition to guitar, Marshall also plays bass, drums, and keys. Marshall has an extensive collection of guitars, including numerous Les Paul and Ibanez models. However, his favorite guitar is his recently acquired triple-pickup PRS. Depending on the venue Marshall plugs his guitar into either a 120 watt Crate or a 100 watt Marshall amp to make sure his fabulous solos can always be heard.

Immediately recognizable by his “aw shucks” smile and beautiful style of play on his Cherryburst Epiphone Les Paul Guitar, Rhythm Guitarist Ben Austin (16) has been with LEAD ROSES since it started in 2008. Ben plays through either a Line 6/Bronger modeling/tube amp at smaller shows or a classic 100 watt Sunn Beta Lead/Acoustic 4X12 half-stack at larger venues. Ben has a sound and style which both matches and contrasts perfectly against Marshall on the lead–you can hear a good example of this in LEAD ROSES' live performance of Kyrptonite.

The latest addition to LEAD ROSES is Bassist Jake Hakel (15). Born and raised in the ‘Ville, Jake has shown musical interest since pre-school. Jake burst onto the rock scene 1 year ago after watching his first Mom’s Music Rock School performance at Hard Rock Café. Jake wanted to master the electric guitar, but soon discovered a demand for Bass players. He was able to quickly adapt his skills to the Bass (a red, 4-string Yamaha RBX-170) and played in 3 different Mom’s Music bands. He was then able to connect with the local favorite, LEAD ROSES. Jake is ready to meet the Tall expectations of this established band. Jake is also hooking up with other local singer/song writers for side projects while in between gigs with LEAD ROSES.

LEAD ROSES' SOUND SYSTEM

In addition to its multi-talented Members LEAD ROSES also has it's own sound system and experienced sound man. LEAD ROSES has a full set of mics, speakers, power-amps, and related stage gear sufficient to bring a LEAD ROSES show to any small to mid-size venue if there is not a house sound system available.

Lyrics

Once Again

Written By: Lyrics by Datota Fields and Harry Scott O'Donnell; Music by Marshall Lanning

Verse 1:
There’s that fine line once again
You found it again my once good friend
Say hello how’ve you been
Does it matter? It depends
The inception of ones words
Leaving anther insecure
Find solution find structure
Look at that fine line it’s undisturbed

Pre Chorus:
Your criminal unjust unfair
Losing my hair over affairs
Over lies these words
You tell again and again get worse

Chorus:
There’s that fine line once again
You found it again my once good friend
Say hello how’ve you been
Does it matter? It depends
The inception of ones words
Leaving anther insecure
Find solution find structure
Look at that fine line it’s undisturbed

Verse 2:
Leave the speech left the earth
Find solution and rebirth
A new man once again
Another lie my once good friend
Find solution Find structure
Look at that fine line it’s undisturbed
There’s that fine line once again

Pre Chorus:
Your criminal unjust unfair
Losing my hair over affairs
Over lies these words
You tell again and again get worse

Chorus:
There’s that fine line once again
You found it again my once good friend
Say hello how've you been
Does it matter? It depends
The inception of ones words
Leaving anther insecure
Find solution find structure
Look at that fine line it’s undisturbed

Slow Chorus:
Here we are once again
It’s hard to believe that it’s the end
Please come back to say goodbye
I wish you were here and I sigh
Now that I see you at the door
I don’t know anymore
Whether to walk or say hello

Intro:
Oooooo
Ooooo
Oooooo
Ooooo

Solo:
Yeah........................

Bridge:
(x2)
So how does it feel now
That they’re all gone all the ones that you loved
Once again once again
Once again

Chorus:
(x2)
There’s that fine line once again
You found it again my once good friend
Say hello how’ve you been
Does it matter? It depends
The inception of ones words
Leaving anther insecure
Find solution find structure
Look at that fine line it’s undisturbed

Lyrics Copyright (c) 2011 Dakota Fields,
Harry Scott O’Donnell;
Music Copyright (c) 2011 Marshall Lanning,
All Rights Reserved

Discography

Lead Roses LIVE DEMO--October 2010
Lead Roses LIVE DEMO--December 2010
Lead Roses LIVE DEMO--May 2011
LEAD ROSES Once Again--May 2011

Set List

Slither By: Velvet Revolver
Sweet Emotion By: Aerosmith
La Grange By: ZZ Top
We Will Rock You (Live version) By: Queen
Pour Some Sugar On Me By: Def Leppard
Sweet Home Alabama By: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Freebird By: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Kryptonite By: 3 Doors Down
Thunderstruck By: AC/DC
American Band By: Grand Funk Railroad
You Really Got Me By: Van Halen
Old Time Rock And Roll By: Bob Seger
Summer Of '69 By: Bryan Adams
Schools Out By: Alice Cooper
Under The Bridge By: RHCP
It's Not My Time By: 3 Doors Down
Pride And Joy By: Stevie Ray Vaughn
Johnny B. Good By: Chuck Berry
Kickstart My Heart By: Mötley Crüe
Foreplay/Long Time By: Boston
Snow By: RHCP
Forget You By: Cee-Lo Green
Cat Scratch Feaver By: Ted Nugent
The Middle By: Jimmy Eat
Harder to Breath By: Maroon 5
Smooth By: Santana
Second Chance By: Shinedown
Whole Lotta Love By: Led Zep
Rolling in the Deep By: Adele