Merlin Engine

Merlin Engine

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3 part vocal harmonies Smoldering bass lines Out of the box guitar playing Incredible Drummer (Wow) Power Blues with Hardrock

Biography

Who and What are Merlin Engine?

"A moment in which the music combined with the already present sound energy takes over and brings us to the sound of Merlin Engine." AF

"Refers to a state of mind. A certain chemistry of tones complimenting each other, which in turn produce a myriad of audible phenomenon that tickles the soul. Merlin Engine is musical synergy." TB

Karl has immersed himself into his music for the past 10 years, writing songs and polishing his chops. Karl brings a rawness to the band focusing on witty lyrics and catchy guitar riffs. An early version of Merlin Engine is formed with present guitar player Troy in late 1998.

Emotions can sometimes run pretty high in the band and that feeling is felt in the tunes. Karl always wears his heart on his sleeve. The dialectic grounds Karls voice in an impressive display of bravado and fear. Karl is an emotional front man, has the ability to convey his emotions through song.
Passion, desire and commitment are the three things Karl brings every time he plays.

Troy exudes confident lead guitar sounds allied with rock, blues background making the perfect team member in the pursuit of feeling trippy and chillin.
Troy wants to be played with. And with his cornucopia of gadgets & gear he creates an expansive soundscape. Delightful & indulgent, playful & sincere. He wields his guitar like a weapon of mass destruction and has the ability to lock into any groove presented to him.

Aaron hailing from Eastern Canada, brings a certain groovy robustness to Merlin Engine. Focusing on building a strong foundation with smoldering bass riffs and vocal harmonies.

Aaron had played in a band called the "Paisty White Boys" with Troy from 1993 to 1997. Aaron joined the guitar duo of Merlin Engine in early 2001.

Aaron has an incredible ear, is a good harmony man, and is only happy when hes playing outside the box. His honest, straightforward ideas bring a sense of stability to a song.

Ross has played in many many bands across Canada and the U.S. He brings a lot of experience to Merlin Engine.

It was an obvious good decision after the first three songs that we played with him. He has the skills and the desire to make it happen for all of us. We are very excited about the energy that he brings to the band!!!

Lyrics

When you're Lost

Written By: Merlin Engine

As he waits, for it all to fall from the sky
He’s just a fool as failure becomes his lullaby
And he treads upon his hot coals, created by his own soul.
And he treads upon his hot coals, created by his own soul.

Sometimes I feel like when I’m alone maybe
It chills me to the bone

When you’re lost, I want to find you
When I’m lost, I need to find you
When I’m lost, I want to find you
When I’m lost, I need to find you

As she waits, for it all to fall from the sky
She’s just a fool as failure becomes his lullaby
And she treads upon his hot coals, created by her own soul.
And she treads upon his hot coals, created by her own soul.

Sometimes I feel like when I’m alone maybe
It chills me to the bone

When you’re lost, I want to find you
When I’m lost, I need to find you
When I’m lost, I want to find you
When I’m lost, I need to find you

As you waits, for it all to fall from the sky
You’re just a fool as failure becomes his lullaby
And you tread upon his hot coals, created by your own soul.
And you tread upon his hot coals, created by your own soul.

Long & Dead

Written By: Merlin Engine

I got some thing to hold onto, you know I’m able
It gives me something to believe in, I wear my heart on my sleeve.

I just want t fly high
I don’t want to die high

You’ve got to give what you give
Gotta say what you mean
Gotta live how you live
Gotta dream how you dream

You’ve got to give what you give
Gotta say what you mean
Gotta live how you live
Gotta dream how you dream

I got some thing to hold onto, you know I’m able
It gives me something to believe in, my cards are on the table.

I just want t fly high
I don’t want to die high

You’ve got to give what you give
Gotta say what you mean
Gotta live how you live
Gotta dream how you dream

You’ve got to give what you give
Gotta say what you mean
Gotta live how you live
Gotta dream how you dream

I just want t fly high
I don’t want to die high
I just want t fly high
I don’t want to die high

Pride

Written By: Merlin Engine

These times may lead to sorrow
May even begin tomorrow
Visions seen today, will never happen again
I see a way through my pride

I threw away my pride
I threw away my pride

Wake me in the morning, aside from all this rain
I can see through the veil, of a lifetime
And listen to the reason, reason as it seems
I see a way through my pride

I threw away my pride
I threw away my pride

So easily disappear, floating away on the wind
Messing up her hair, taking it on the chin
Menstrual blood tastes like wine, these shadows are a friend of mine
Just like I did before, just like any other time.

I threw away my pride
I threw away my pride
I threw away my pride
I threw away my pride

I threw away my pride
I threw away my pride
I threw away my pride
I threw away my pride

I threw away

Discography

6 tracks being spun on HSB (Internet Radio)
www.hotshotbands.com

Set List

Our sets range from 40 to 90 minutes in length, depending on the venue.

Long & Dead
Sweet Cherry Red
Pride
Tear away
Fuck you
Seen a lot of People
Sanctuary
Apparent Addiction
Realize
They Say
Universal
When your Lost
Running
Hen Drixle
Superhero
Devils’ Door
Numb

We rarely play covers, but if we did:
3rd stone from the sun
Born under a bad sign
Dear Mr. Fantasy