Matt Germak Band

Matt Germak Band

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As heard on 92.9 WBOS!! An exciting, energetic pop/rock act reminiscent of Maroon 5, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and Gavin DeGraw. Amazing live performances and songs that stay with you long after you hear them!

Biography

We were featured on 92.9 WBOS (www.wbos.com) as the local music spotlight on Sunday, June 25 at 10pm. They played a couple of our songs and now have our CD in their catalog....so be sure to listen and call in to request MGB!

"...catchy hooks and sensitive songwriting." - The Boston Globe

"snappy funk pop...stellar keyboard stylist...potential-packed" - The Patriot Ledger

"Keep your eyes on this band." - Christie Leigh, CNC Music Productions

Raw energy and songs with wide appeal keep thrusting Matt Germak Band to the next level. Fans rave about their exciting live performances and catchy original pop/rock songs, reminiscent of Ben Folds Five, Maroon 5, and Billy Joel. The band's insightful lyrics, crafty hooks, and rock, funk, and jazz influences leave you wanting to hear more!

With their recent CD release, Strangest Days, Matt Germak Band continues to push forward with a current radio promotion campaign and a touring schedule that includes shows in New York City (CBGB, The Mercury Lounge, Lion's Den) and the Boston area (Middle East, Harpers Ferry, Felt). Their music can be heard on 92.9 WBOS, 104.1 WBCN, 100.1FM WBRS and 91.5FM WMFO in the greater Boston area.

Matt's inspiration to write comes from observing everyday life and trying to find deeper meaning in what's going on around us. He loves to perform, especially when it means establishing a connection with the audience. Jeff has an amazing knack for playing incredibly funky, melodic bass lines that really add to the whole experience. And Jonnie brings an unprecedented energy to the band, with the enormous talent of setting an impressive groove each and every time.

Together, they form a very original group with an easy-to-listen-to and catchy sound that fans - new and old alike - appreciate right away.

Radio:
92.9 WBOS (Boston) - request line 617-931-1111 (this is huge, so please call with your request! both Five O'Clock Shadow and Coming Home are in their catalog)
91.5FM WMFO (Tufts U) - request line 617-627-3800 Wednesdays 9pm-midnight
100.1FM WBRS (Brandeis U)- request line 781-736-5277 any day 8-10am or M-Th 3-4pm
WWW.BANDRADIOLIVE.COM - requests 24/7 via website

Lyrics

Strangest Days

Written By: M. Germak

Jack prepares his glass of iced tea and lemonade
Stares me in the eye
Paints a silhouette of complicated memories
Until his mouth runs dry
Someday he will learn to swim but now his ship is sinking in these

Strangest days
The strangest days I've ever seen
The strangest days
The strangest days I've ever seen

Pops the pill that takes his mind off of reality
Slowly fades away
Said the kids came in to visit him with Caroline
But she didn't have much to say
Down the drain she dropped the ring, the same ring that is sinking in these

Strangest Days
The strangest days I've ever seen
The strangest days
The strangest days I've ever seen

That I've ever seen...

One week passed and Jack is fast asleep in the T.V. room
Missing out on a game of cards
The kids and Caroline stand up to leave kiss Dad goodbye
Feeling miles apart
Slowly this story's ending, everybody knows in these

Strangest Days
The strangest days I've ever seen
The strangest days
The strangest days I've ever seen

Five O'Clock Shadow

Written By: M. Germak

In a house sits a man strung out by the fire
Takes a drag, high, hugs his boy goodbye
Smoke wanders 'round the room
Tiny dancers in his head scream and shout that he could do better

(Chorus)
He's always scared of his own five o'clock shadow
And there ain't nowhere to run and there ain't nowhere to go
He's always worried 'bout his own five o'clock shadow
And there ain't nowhere to stay and there ain't nowhere to go

The day is done and the blue sky starts to fall
Drops of moonlight he squints to see it all
Hopes that his time will come
To wear a pinstriped suit and tie but now his heart is trapped in a shadow

(Chorus)

People talking 'bout great expectations
Don't know where the road will lead
It leads right back to where it started

(Chorus)

Stripped Away

Written By: M. Germak

Spring has stolen the frozen ground I'm driving on
Chills crawl up my spine
I am driving top down to a brighter day
The rearview shows that it's time
Time to go to places undiscovered
I can feel the walls are crumbling down

'Cause it's all been stripped away
Stripped away

I sit back and dial up the radio
Sing with my favorite song
Sweet wind whispers hints of what tomorrow brings
Says it's time to move on
Time to go to places undiscovered
I can feel the walls are crumbling down

'Cause it's all been stripped away
Stripped away

I used to worry
Searching for answers
Now I will try to go to places undiscovered
I can feel the walls are crumbling down

'Cause it's all been stripped away
Stripped away

Coming Home

Written By: M. Germak

April I'm coming home
I hope that you are all alone
Days passed and now it's June
I'm wondering what you might be doing
My uniform is overworn
I'll beat this storm and head on home

(Chorus)
Baby I'm going crazy
That's why I'm coming home
Baby I'm going crazy
Yeah that's why I'm coming home

Eight-hundred forty days
He still has not shown his face
Amazing how we've crushed this place
There's gotta be a better way
Tonight I write you with my eyes closed
Soon I'll hop a flight and head on home

(Chorus)

Up and down this road I've traveled
Everyday going off to battle
Stepping through the sandy storms
Stepping where they once were born

But tonight I write you with my eyes closed
Soon I'll hop a flight and head on home

(Chorus)

Never Satisfied

Written By: M. Germak

Dust your coat, take a walk
Up and down this dusty path
Taste the shades red, yellow, blue
Smell the soil, see the past

(Chorus)
Open your eyes
Can't you see that everybody's watching
But you're just blind to what they see, just blind to what you mean
You are never satisfied
No matter how hard they try
You are never satisfied

Eagles glide, circling and searching for food to fly east and west
Build a wall, hover in the New York harbor
Steal the souls of those who pass

(Chorus)

There's a war to fight
But it's nothing like the one that's painted red and white and blue
If there's one more strike you lose

Dust your boots, clean your treads
'Cause the water's deep and the waves will crash

(Chorus)

Discography

Strangest Days (2005)
The Burren Project (2004) - compilation

Set List

Originals:

Five O'Clock Shadow
Coming Home
Vacation
Strangest Days
Live Today
Leave This Train Behind
Rain Has Fallen
Fly Down
Alright Here (Fine)
Never Satisfied
Stripped Away
Pocket Change
Far From Here
Runaway
Stained Glass
Losing My Head

Cover Songs:
Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
You May Be Right (Billy Joel)
The Sun (Maroon 5)
Crush (Dave Matthews Band)
Your Mama Don't Dance (Loggins and Messina)
I Don't Wanna Be (Gavin DeGraw)
The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles)
Alright (Jamiroquai)
Colorblind (Counting Crows)