MEATBEE

MEATBEE

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MEATBEE are not only the hardest working band in their hometown Canberra, but also one of the most diverse rock acts in the country. From fat electric rock to moody acoustic, their sounds are consistently linked by the melancholy feel they have become known for.

Biography

MEATBEE formed in the year 2000 and have proven to be a dynamic and ambitious band. Consisting of Kate Sullivan (vocals/rhythm guitar), Ben Lopez (lead guitar), Charlie Bigg-Wither (drums), and Chris Holly (Bass) MEATBEE combine their unique blend of guitar driven rock and bluesy melody with passion and enthusiasm for their music.

MEATBEE have played supports for artists as diverse as Pete Murray, Jimmy Barnes, Waikiki, and Nitocris. The band push themselves not only to create exciting and innovative music, but also to keep shows varied in their format.

MEATBEE are not only renowned for their larger than life electric sets, but also for acoustic sets, and an acoustic duo put together by Ben and Kate. This has made them attractive to many artists as openers for a show.

MEATBEE have also had success in the recording studio. Their independently released debut EP 'If I Were King' was so popular that the first run of 500 CDs sold out due to sold out gigs within the first month of its release.

MEATBEE's second acoustic EP self-titled 'MEATBEE' received airplay on both the Triple J and Austereo networks, and again proved a fast seller at the band's live gigs.

MEATBEE were asked by Dreamworks to re record their version of the Theme for transformers for the 2007 movie, however at the last minute the soundtrack was taken over by a major US label so we were omitted. The video for the 2007 version is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAEJgFIXl4c

When it comes to MEATBEE, the story is only just getting started. With a video clip that was aired on Rage but banned in the UK, a website which attracts over 1000 hits per month, live gigs which have attracted crowds of 500 to 800 punters, and two independently released EPs which combined have sold close to 2000 copies in their local area alone, MEATBEE have well and truly learnt how to stretch their wings and are ready to hit the ground running.

Lyrics

In Bed Asleep

Written By: Meatbee

Don't take me out,
'Cause I've no use for conversations about the places we'll never go.
Don't make me dance,
'Cause I've never liked the music anyway.

I guess I'm imperfect
But I can see that you're flawed too.
I'd rather be at home than deal with the real me and you.

In bed asleep,
I don't think of you.
In bed asleep,
I don't bleed for you.
In bed asleep,
It's just a dream of you.

Don't make me laugh,
'Cause I'm past clutching my belly and rolling on the floor.
Don't say a word,
Because everything you say I have heard before.

I guess I'm imperfect
But I can see that you're flawed too.
I'd rather be at home than deal with the real me and you.

In bed asleep,
I don't think of you.
In bed asleep,
I don't bleed for you.
In bed asleep,
It's just a dream of you.

The Party is Over

Written By: MEATBEE

Take me as you find me
I'm ready to give up the lie
I'm too damn broken
and I'm sick of you making me cry

Take me as you find me
I'm tired and I'm going to bed
I'm too damn over it
And I won't dwell on things that you've said
The hurts that you meant

If you wanted a show
I would have bought you tickets
If you wanted a show
I would have bought you tickets to something good right in the front row

They're shutting the bar now
and they're turning out all of the lights
I've said my farewells to you
and I wish you godspeed through the night
The party is over.

Dont Come Over

Written By: MEATBEE

I do not have enough moisture in my body to support all the tears that I’m crying over the mess that is you and me. How I wish I had a cold, cold heart. I’d ring you up tell you to fuck off and say ‘baby it’s over’, but I just want to go back to our beginnings.

I keep on waiting for you to leave. It’s either a deadline or destructive infinity. And my friends, they are all waiting for me to stop waiting for you to leave. It’s either a deadline or destructive infinity.

I don’t wanna pop the cork on this bottle of red wine and have that same old conversation about how insecure you can be and watch you change your mind again. I’ve been trying to listen to happier CDs, but you keep putting on Tom Yorke wailing Fake Plastic Trees.

I keep on waiting for you to leave. It’s either a deadline or destructive infinity. And my friends, they are all waiting for me to stop waiting for you to leave. It’s either a deadline or destructive infinity.

So don’t come over.
Don’t come around.

I am not walking down this hall again. I am not reaching for the phone. I am not dialling your number, just to hear you breathing.

I keep on waiting for you to leave. It’s either a deadline or destructive infinity. And my friends, they are all waiting for me to stop waiting for you to leave. It’s either a deadline or destructive infinity.

So don’t come over.
Don’t come around.

IN BED ASLEEP

Don’t take me out, ‘cause I’ve no use for conversations about the places we’ll never go. And don’t make me dance, ‘cause I’ve never liked the music anyway.

I guess I’m imperfect, and I can see that you’re flawed too. I’d rather be at home than deal with the real me and you.

In bed asleep, I don’t think of you. In bed asleep, I don’t bleed for you. In bed asleep, it’s just a dream of you.

Don’t make me laugh, ‘cause I’m past clutching my belly and rolling on the floor. And don’t say a word, because everything you say, I have heard before.

I guess I’m imperfect, and I can see that you’re flawed too. I’d rather be at home than deal with the real me and you.

Discography

Transformers - 2007
The Chronicles of Sapphire Sundew - 2007
If I Were King - 2002
MEATBEE - 2003

We were asked by Dreamworks to re record our version of the Theme for transformers for the 2007 movie, however at the last minute the soundtrack was taken over by a major US label so we were omitted. The video for the 2007 version is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAEJgFIXl4c

We have a number of MP3s available from our download site at www.meatbee.com as well as mp3.com.au

Our track transformers (acoustic version) (from the EP MEATBEE) has been#1 on the mp3.com.au hard rock chart for over three years and has been downloaded an average of 1000 times per month since its release from our website.

Set List

Recently our setlist has been:
Change my Name
Dead Sexy
Queen of the Castle
Pieces of Pretty
Dont Come Over
Nothin Good on TV
Not Happy Jan
Helter Skelter (cover)
Dogs
Transformers
Pachinq
Never Liked You

We have designed our set to work in either electric or acoustic modes - both modes contrasting vastly.