MIDNITE ROGER

MIDNITE ROGER

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YOU WANTED THE BEST? WELL THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT...FROM THE GHETTOS OF DC...MIDNITE ROGER! Bone-crunching guitar interlaced with jazz riffs and elements of funk...electric vocal performance and a scintillating stage presence. MR offers unforgettable stage antics and energy in a ROCK format.

Biography

Exalting their name from personal tales of tragic irony, The Midnite Roger is emerging as one of the most promising and talented young bands of their time. Coalescing a vintage classic rock sound with a heavy modern alternative twist, their sound is distinct and refreshing, with driving bass lines and searing guitar riffs. The Midnite Roger sound beckons memories of a young Jim Morrison, giving tribute to bands from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Guns n’ Roses to Black Crowes.

Scintillating live performance has been The Midnite Roger’s focal point and primary weapon of choice for spreading the MR gospel, branding an indelible mark in the minds of the audience. Spending most of 2004 playing shows from DC to NYC, the band has been able to hone their skills and perfect their style while still connecting with fans. All this from a band that almost never happened…

In 2003, only three bands were out trying to make a name for themselves at Georgetown, the school all members attended. By the end of the year, after achieving local success, all three bands disbanded, leaving guitarist Chaucer, bassist Shuster, and drummer Capone, each in rivaling bands, with no musical outlet. They were scattering around Washington DC, searching for the right musical chemistry. Chaucer had started another modern rock band, while Shuster and Capone tried to pull together another jam band project, each with modest success. It was at this time that they were invited by a close musical friend to tryout for Georgetown’s annual charity rock show called Cabaret. After some coaxing, the three decided to audition, and eventually, each earned a spot in the elite musical group. The three musicians, who just months before were denigrating each other’s music, were forced to collaborate and make music. In their minds, this musical union was only temporary. Vocalist Chaz and guitarist Viano were then added to the musical powderkeg—at this point, the real sound of The Midnite Roger was slowly developing and evolving.

Despite preconceived ideas of each other’s musical abilities and tastes, the band started writing songs together. Unexpectedly, the band started making music that struck an explosive chord—to them and to their audience. After successfully performing the charity show, the members decided that they should continue to write and perform—thus, rising from the ashes of past musical endeavours and Cabaret, the fantastic phoenix known as The Midnite Roger had finally emerged.

Things started moving quickly after that—performing sold out shows (and several not-so-sold-out shows) throughout 2004 in DC, MD, VA and NY, The Midnite Roger was quickly propelled onto the regional music circuit. The release of the Paul is Dead to Me EP has earned the band regional attention and local independent label interest, and continues to intrigue listeners.

The Midnite Roger has something to say and they want you to listen. Through aggressive touring and marketing, the band hopes to engage its listeners and put on a show like they’ve not seen before. The Midnite Roger will prove through its music and live show that the light shines brightest in DC.

Lyrics

All the Envy

Written By: Chaucer, Chaz, James

Look at that man
Watch him glitter shimmer shine
He's all the envy
the epitome of fine

And it just makes me wanna break down and die

Look at them all watch
ev'rything that he does
Wouldn't it be so grand
if i were who he was?

Why must we all
love him so?
Why can't we all
just let go?

Selling souls to the devil
cuz that's the name of the game
If you're trying to play it
you better bow your head in shame

And it just makes me wanna
break down inside

Why must we all
love him so?
Why can't we all
just let go?

Let's go buy
the whip we saw on TV
let's do it while we
stand in line
We are just
getting our kicks for free
isnt that just fine
Let's go out and buy the lastest cd
Let's do it while we stand in line
We are just
getting our kicks for free
Isnt that just
Stop stepping in my line

Why must we all
love him so?
Why cant we all
just let go?
Why must we all
love him so?
Why can't we all
just let go?

Nottingham Blues

Written By: Chaucer, Chaz

Got my bags all packed
And the stick is stuck
Another slap in the face from
Good ol' lady luck
Could it be that she clings to me
or something that she said?

I can't help from feeling
like its all just gone to shit
I think I'd like to sit around
and space out just for a bit
I cannot seem
to find the words to say
I just cant quit
and I just cant quit
No No

And I'll give you my pride
if you come back to my side
There must be one thing
One thing we havent tried
Neither one of us lied
I know I could provide
There's gotta be something
Something

Gotta push away this frown
Gotta wait for the sun go down
See the sky thats full of red
and push it from my head

I can't help from feeling
like its all just gone to shit
I think I'd like to sit around
and space out just for a bit
I cannot seem
to find the words to say
I just cant quit
and I just cant quit
No No

And I'll give you my pride
if you come back to my side
There must be one thing
One thing we havent tried
Neither one of us lied
I know I could provide
There's gotta be something
Something we haven't tried.

I know what you said
but i'm doing just fine
nine months, nine days and an hour since we died
I know what you said.
I know I know I know

Lookachu

Written By: Chaucer, Chaz, James, Justin

Stretched thin
Falling further from his feet
Hurt and heavy
but too hungry to eat
Hot sunreams it seems
on the street
But he can't seem
to escape the drone of the beat

Subtle sleep creeps over him
like ocean waves
Draggin out dreams
he desperately craves,
the best parts he wished
he could save
til the last precious moments
before his cold grave

Oh please
won't you help him?
Wont you save him for me?
And he won't share
his animosity
cuz its the only thing
he can get for free

Cut like coke
but not quite from concentrate
It's harder to dilute
the enemy of state
As the world grows smaller
look what he consecrates
Western ideals
and a history of hate

Oh please
won't you help him?
Wont you save him for me?
And he won't share
his animosity
cuz its the only thing
he can get for free

The way that he walks
makes it seem like he talks
about his thoughts
but nobody cares.
The thick and the thin
just bear it and grin
Oh I think the verdict is in

Discography

Paul is Dead to Me EP

Set List

All the Envy
Love Obscured
The Battle
Concentric
Lookachu
Walking Shoes
Enter the Samurai
Nottingham Blues
In my Time
Quazista
Use Your Toulouse
Wallowsound

Suck My Kiss
Manic Depression
Confusion
The Ocean
Sweet Emotion
Misty Mountain Hop
Hard to Handle
Take the Money and Run
Casey Jones
Jailhouse
Time
Dissident
Alive
Billy Jean
Low
Thrill
I Believe in a Thing Called Love
LA Woman
Free Ride
Possum Kingdom
Bertha
Saw Her Standing
Barracuda