Mavin

Mavin

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We play real Rock/Jam/Blues and appeal to all ages (And Jam Like MF's)! Our band has received only positive comments from promoters and event management, about our performances and attitude. We have also done TV and film work and have had national and international airplay and distribution.

Biography

Mavin began when actor AJ Trauth decided he wanted to be a rock star. He called up his two brothers Pete and Chris, and friend Mike T, and asked them to move to Los Angeles and start a rock and roll band. Due to their conservative Chicago upbringing, Pete, Chris, and Mike all agreed that this was the wisest career move a young adult could make, and caught the next train to California! Be it sheer natural talent or just plain old dumb luck, Mavin actually broke through the thick icy shell of the music industry and has gone on to do some pretty awesome things.

Mavin filmed a part on a major motion picture and got put on the soundtrack (Herbie: Fully Loaded), recorded the theme song for a hit Disney animation series (Jake Long: American Dragon), recorded and published 2 CDs (Blu and Desperate Side of Me), and jammed out at some of the hippest music venues in Hollywood (House of Blues, the Roxy Theater, Whisky A Go Go, the Key Club, the Knitting Factory, The Gig, The Cat Club). They have even taken their show out of town (Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, PA, Malibu, CA).

In front of the camera, behind the scenes, and on the stage, Mavin has taken the spotlight, displaying their ability to draw and captivate large audiences across the U.S. and the momentum is building. The international recognition and success of lead singer, AJ Trauth, have only added to Mavin’s mass appeal among teens and young adults. AJ is one of the four lead actors in all three seasons of Disney's enormously popular series "Even Stevens" and has had many other notable acting jobs since.

For additional band information, articles, interviews, photos, and music, visit Mavin’s official MySpace Site:
http://www.myspace.com/mavin
or check out Mavin's official website: http://www.mavinmusic.com

Contact the band directly at:
mavin1@sbcglobal.net

Lyrics

Schizophrenia

Written By: A.J. Trauth and Chris Trauth

Feel a little better now,
lying in my bed.
'Cause I've been walking all around
with these voices in my head.

Feeling strange, man.

Go downstairs, have a cup.
Take a look outside.
Friend you see, on days like these,
I'd like to run and hide.

Felling strange, man.
I'm insane, man.

Hey Mama don't you want to know.
I got a big car, take you to the show.
I got some bags sitting in the back,
and a big box that goes boom, boom, boom.

Say Boom!

Janie's saying funny things.
Her voice is rather high.
Don't see Johnny in the yard,
thank God I'm still alive.

Felling strange, man.
I'm insane, man.

Desperate Side Of Me

Written By: Mavin

Never had to learn the hard way
And I hope I never do
Hide and seek is not my
favorite game
But if I had to look for you

Close my eyes
Turn around
And I'd count up to ten
When I came to look for you
Would I find you next to him
Laughing
At this desperate side of me

And my heart sings
And my heart sings

Never woken up to find
That the sun forgot to shine
Just imagine my surprise
When I opened up my eyes

You're not lying next to me
Where you've gone I cannot see
Here come tears to cloud my view
And they're all because of you
Laughing
At this desperate side of me

And my heart sings
And my heart sings
And my heart sings
And my heart sings

Darling why'd you have to leave
Didn't even say goodbye
Does it hurt to see me cry

And my heart sings
And my heart sings
And my heart sings

When you're lying in your
bed with your dreams
Does your heart tell you
just what you
Need me
Need me

But you're laughing
At this desperate side of me

Shine

Written By: Mavin

Oh my mind, so strong and so true
Not your kind, you're one of the few
I think about love and things
A life without pain
But settle on lust
A life lived in vain

And you'll shine on and on
and on and on and on
Like the sun and the moon

My wick's burned short
Help me my dear
Your strength comes from love
And mine comes from fear
My light has dimmed
And it will soon fade
You bask in the sun
While I die in the shade

And you'll shine on and on
and on and on and on
And you'll shine on and on
and on and on and on
And you'll shine on and on
and on and on and on
Like the sun and the moon

My light will soon fade
From green into blue

And you'll shine on and on
and on and on and on
And you'll shine on and on
and on and on and on
And you'll shine on and on
and on and on and on
Like the sun and the moon

My light will soon fade

Turn Your Light On

Written By: Andrew Trauth

Early morning and the Sun won't rise.

It's on holiday.

Turn Your Light On

Written By: Andrew Trauth

Turn Your Light On

Early morning and the sun won’t rise
It’s on holiday
I didn’t know night could last so long
Good times come my way

And I don’t understand it
Darkness surrounding me
Baby, you got to turn it on
Turn your light on, so I can see

Take a step outside to hide
From the hurt that might catch my eye
These walls don’t have no answers for me
But the sky knows what I can be

And I don’t understand it
Darkness surrounding me
Baby, you got to turn it on
Turn your light on, so I can see
Turn your light on, so I can see

Babe you know that you got me
Oh but I, I don’t got you
All I want is for you to want me
The way that I, the way that I want you

And I don’t understand it
Darkness surrounding me
Baby, you got to turn it on
Turn your light on, so I can see
Turn your light on, so I can see

Discography

NEW! Listen to Mavin on UnderWorldMixradio.com and on the "Underworldmixradio" channel on iTunes Radio. Listen to Mavin's "Shine" and "Sleep Tonight" on episode 4 of The CW's "Pepper Dennis". Listen to Mavin's "Schizophrenia" on leading internet radio station, MVYRadio.Com. Get Mavin's "Blu" and "Desperate Side Of Me" albums on many popular digital download sites including iTunes, Napster, and Last.FM.

Hollywood records release of "Welcome to My World" on the Herbie: Fully Loaded soundtrack, 2005.
"Welcome to My world" is also available on i-Tunes and Napster, and plays in the feature film, Herbie: Fully Loaded. Also, look for Mavin on the Herbie: Fully Loaded DVD. We have been featured on the Disney Channel's Movie Surfers program to promote Herbie: Fully Loaded.

Self-released EP "Blu" (Available at CD Baby.com and all popular digital sites including iTunes).

Self-released EP "Desperate Side Of Me" (Available at CD Baby.com and all popular digital sites including iTunes).

Performed "Senorita," from the Blu EP on the Disney Channel's NYE special.

Recorded the title track for Disney's animated series, "American Dragon," which is airing internationally.

Set List

Mavin's setlist is always changing. They are writing new songs all the time and incorporating them into their sets. They can accommodate any set length from 30 minutes to 120+ minutes and have no explicit lyrics. Mavin plays mostly original songs (about 90%). A few of the covers they have done recently include: The first half of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" album, "Shape I'm In" (The Band), "Shakedown Street" (Grateful Dead), "Rock and Roll" (Velvet Underground), "Rebel Rebel" (David Bowie), "Jumping Jack Flash" (Rolling Stones), "Character Zero" (Phish), "Golden Road" (Grateful Dead).