megaphone

megaphone

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megaphone is a 4-piece ROCK band from Orlando, FL. Our music is driven by loud guitars & hooks that stick to the side of your head. We know how to bring the rock & we bring it every time. Our live show is impressive. "megaphone truly is a bunch of guys who know how to rock"-Orlando Weekly, Feb '06.

Biography

megaphone is a four-piece rock band from Orlando, FL. Loud guitars, big drums, solid vocal harmonies, and hooks that stick to the side of your head are what drive their music. This band of Orlando local music scene veterans was formed in early 2004 by Matt Bloodwell (former drummer for the well known Orlando band Precious). Matt put down his sticks, picked up a guitar, and enlisted some of the best rock musicians in town. Matt Brown (former drummer for RCA recording artists 3AE) signed on, as did Paul Smith (former touring guitarist for Seven Mary Three - Mammoth/Atlantic, and VonRay - Electra), and James Woodrich (former bassist for My Hotel Year - Doghouse Records). With a killer line up, the band released its first full length CD on April 15, 2005. Capitalizing on momentum the band gained from this release, they proceeded to play every high profile gig they could get their hands on. These shows included opening slots for national acts such as Seven Mary Three, Everclear, Edwin McCain, VonRay, and The New Left, as well as appearances at WJRR 101.1's Earthday Birthday 12, and the 2005 Florida Music Festival Main Stage. That's not to mention repeat performances at some of Florida's most prestigious venues, including Hard Rock Live, House Of Blues, and The Social, to name a few.
This band's live performance is nothing to shake a stick at. From the moment they take the stage, it is obvious that these guys know what they're doing, and they love to do it. The energy is undeniable, and the sound is equally as powerful.
megaphone has also been heard repeatedly on several Central Florida Radio Stations including WJRR 101.1, O-Rock 105.9, WHOG 97.5, and Rollins College Radio 91.5. The band has also been listed in the top 10 most requested songs on XM Radio Unsigned (channel 52). Between all this exposure, and two songs planted firmly in the top 5 most downloaded rock songs list on the podcast friendly website PODSAFEAUDIO.COM, megaphone's sound is making a statement, not just regionally, but globally.
For more information about megaphone, check out www.megaphonemusic.net, and myspace.com/megaphone.

Lyrics

Not Your Enemy

Written By: Matt Bloodwell

No matter what I say or do
there's not a chance of me impressing you
not even flowers or candy
You think I'm dumb and all men are scum
cause your last one just dumped all over you.
and nothing makes you happy.

No I'm not your enemy
I'm not a spy.
I am on your side, but you hang me out to dry
You know, know that it's not me.
I'm innocent.
someone did you wrong
but the enemy is gone.

I gave sympathy to draw you to me cause he left you lonely
if I only knew
I might have just left you there
but now he's gone and I'm the one
to pay for all his sins done on to you.
it's an emotional nightmare

so infatuated
but it's so hated

no I'm not your enemy
I'm not a spy
I am on your side. but you hang me out to dry
You know, know that it's not me
I'm innocent
someone did you wrong
but the enemy is gone
not your enemy
I'm not your enemy
I'm not your enemy
I'm not your enemy

Wasted

Written By: Matt Bloodwell

I'll dig up all my doubt
and turn it inside out
and plant a little trust where it used to be
I'm beginning with the end
anyone who's my friend
for the wrong reasons is gonna walk I'll watch em leave

So why did I wait so long
I held myself for ransom with an empty gun

wasted
stare into the sun too long
wasted
what was left when I was wrong
wasted away

I'll take everything I hate
and throw it all away
and make a little room for the good I need
and hang up all my fears
I've collected through the years
cause it falls on deaf ears when I say I'm afraid to say

so why did I wait so long
I held myself for ransom with an empty gun

wasted
watching myself fade away
wasted
try to change the past
wasted away

I'll dig up all my doubt
and turn it inside out
and plant a little trust where it used to be
I'll take everything I hate
and throw it all away
and make a little room for the good I need

wasted
procrastination overload
(I'll dig up all my doubt)
wasted
I'm ready waiting to explode
(and turn it inside out)
wasted
for everything that I've delayed
(plant a little trust where it used to be)
wasted away

Stain

Written By: Matt Bloodwell

I can't believe I made the list
of all the things that you don't miss
I guess that you and I were meant
was just an accident

you kept my shirt
you kept your distance
I kept the blame
and I can't wash away the stain

I wish you left without a trace
without a memory to erase
there's nothing left to think about
your brainwash wore me out

you kept my shirt
you kept your distance
I kept the blame
and I can't wash away the stain
it's so ground in
it's so consistent
it's so ingrained
and I can't wash away the stain
and I can't wash away the stain
and I can't wash away
and I can't wash away
and I can't wash away the stain

Discography

For Cryin' Out Loud - 2005, Self Released LP
The songs "Not Your Enemy", and "Stain" from this record have been in the top 5 most downloaded rock songs list on the podcast friendly website podsafeaudio.com
"Not Your Enemy" has also been in the top 10 most requested list on XM Radio Unsigned (channel 52)
megaphone has also recorded a version of Butch Walker's song "Alecia Amnesia" to be included on the future release of "Ready, Tribute, Go!", a tribute to Marvelous 3 / Butch Walker, to be released by CD Smash Records.

Set List

Our set typically includes various combinations of all of the music from our CDs. These songs include:
Freak
Wasted
Not Your Enemy
Drama Queen
Purple
Stain
Uncool
Cutting Room Floor
What's Her Name
Let Go
The Horse You Rode In On

We are an original rock band, but are capable of throwing out a few covers when requested. Our repertoire of covers includes:
Photograph - Def Leppard
Surrender - Cheap Trick
Don't Change - INXS
Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
Show Me How To Live - Audioslave
Alecia Amnesia - Butch Walker
What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) - Information Society