MAINTAIN

MAINTAIN

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MAINTAIN is L.A.'s most original blend of Funk, Soul, Vintage R&B & Acid Jazz. Infectious grooves, killer vocals and urgent lyrics combine to create one of the most exciting & original groups around!

Biography

MAINTAIN was formed by Vocalist/Bassist Gino Garofalo & Guitarist/Vocalist Jason Gutierrez as a vehicle for songs they had begun writing and recording in 2001. The addition of extremely talented and seasoned pros: Rahsaan Dorsey(keys/vocals) & Joakim Ekberg(drums) has created a unit which has far exceeded their musical expectations. MAINTAIN's funky, soulful grooves combine the influences of artists such as The Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Hendrix, in an original way that takes the music into a new era. Having played together for 6 years now the band has matured and evolved into a world class recording and touring act. Exciting to see & hear, this is one of the most original bands to come out of the L.A. area in decades. In a sea of copycats and imitators this band truly is a breath of fresh air!

Lyrics

TREES

Written By: MUSIC:MAINTAIN LYRICS:Jason Gutierrez/Gino Garofalo ASCAP

(verse1) I CAUGHT YOU MOVIN' BABY, WAY TOO FAST - YOU KNOW THAT THIS KINDA LOVIN' JUST WON'T LAST - THESE ARE THE LESSONS THAT I LEARNED BACK IN THE DAY - I THINK YER GONNA HAVE TO LEARN THE HARD WAY (chorus) TO TAKE IT FOR WHAT IT IS, BECAUSE IT IS - BLOW IT OUT LIKE SOME TREES, FEEL THE BREEZE - TAKE IT FOR WHAT IT IS, BECAUSE IT IS - BLOW IT OUT LIKE SOME TREES, FEEL THE BREEZE - (verse2) I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW, THAT THIS IS REAL - WHEN YOU CAN'T TELL A DIAMOND FROM A PIECE OF STEEL - OR STONE, YOUR BONES ARE DIGGIN' IN SKIN - BABY THAT AINT NO WAY TO WIN (chorus) SO TAKE IT FOR WHAT IT IS, BECAUSE IT IS - BLOW IT OUT LIKE SOME TREES, FEEL THE BREEZE - TAKE IT FOR WHAT IT IS, BECAUSE IT IS - BLOW IT OUT LIKE SOME TREES, FEEL THE BREEZE (verse3) I HEARD YOU TALKIN' BABY, WAY TOO LOW - IS THERE SOMETHIN THAT YOU DONT WANT ME TO KNOW? - IF SO, I'LL GO...DON'T MAKE ME BREAK - I DONT WANNA BE YOUR LAST MISTAKE! I TAKE IT FOR WHAT IT IS, BECAUSE IT IS I BLOW IT OUT LIKE SOME TREES, FEEL THE BREEZE (chorus) I TAKE IT FOR WHAT IT IS, BECAUSE IT IS I BLOW IT OUT LIKE SOME TREES FEEL THE BREEZE! (C)2006

Discography

MAINTAIN, the San Fernando Valley’s most original soul/funk band releases their first full length record “Soul Music” Saturday October 6, 2007 at Club Good Hurt - 12249 Venice Blvd West Los Angeles, 90066. The infectious grooves of MAINTAIN will come alive as they take to the stage at 11pm to celebrate the release of this highly anticipated album!

Set List

Our typical set is 1-2 hours. We play our original songs with occasional covers by the Isley Bros., Curtis Mayfield, Hendrix, Al Green & The Meters.