Midstokke

Midstokke

BandRock

In the vein of Aerosmith, Led, ZZ top and countless other guitar based, in your face bands, this is balls out rock with heart and soul. A throwback to the rock of yesteryear but played by the youth of today. It's rock the way it was meant to be; classic and from the heart.

Biography

Everyday a band or two writes a bio about how they are going to become "the next big thing" in music. More often, bands break up and wonder, "what went wrong?" Sometimes a group tries something different to get a buzz going, and once in a great while they do something just right. Maybe it's a gimmick like makeup, or a flashy stage show, but whatever it is, it gets them noticed.
Other than sounding like seasoned rockers at 24 years old, Midstokke have no gimmicks. They don't pander to the "flavor of the month" crowd like so many aspiring bands do. They just come out and play real rock and roll in an attempt to do justice to the greats that came before them. Rock and roll never died, it just got sold out by the big wig record execs, and with the explosion of digital music, the fans are back in charge of what they want to listen to. Across the board, people want to hear good music coming from bands with TALENT, rather than the typical "whine about life, then scream about it" genre, found in most local clubs and venues nationwide.

Midstokke offers something for everyone, from straight forward rock and roll, to power blues, to funk, and all of it comes across with genuine emotion that people connect with. They have five members when you don't count the people singing along in the crowd.
The two guitarists are true products of classic rock, channeling everything from Aerosmith to ZZTop, scathing solos and all. Complimented by a high energy, harmonica playing front man, and grounded by a rock hard rythym section, Midstokke is a force to be reckoned with.

After almost two years of polishing and refining their sound, Midstokke released their first studio album "Private Stokke" in September '05, and have taken steps to establish themselves as a legit markatable act. With the formation of Midstokke LLC, and a new E-Commerce friendly website, Midstokke is ready to take the next step and move up the ladder towards nation-wide recognition.

The only thing holding them back is a super saturated market of mediocre local bands. Promoters and booking agents are tired of booking bands that only bring girlfriends and family to shows, and frankly, Midstokke is tired of playing with them.
We're ready to go all the way, step by step, and all we need is an excited pair of ears in a position to help out. Perhaps that pair of ears is yours.....

Lyrics

Questions

Written By: Midstokke

With a word
the breaking of a wave
indifference with little left to say
remembrance from another place
is this indifference
of a fall from grace

questions questions waiting
waiting for a key that fits
unforgiving force of habit
fractured at our fingertips
questions questions waiting
and the candle's blind before our eyes
only promise waiting
yeah we're waking under velvet skies

distant distant visions
the second spring that is soon to be
there will be no more waiting
waiting for that final key
to set it free

City Streets

Written By: Midstokke

Running wild
upon these city streets
lit up in their orange tinted rows
to my heart
to my flesh
to my weary soul they speak
they speak to me

I know you're everywhere
I hear you speak my name
I know you're calling me home

I keep moving
I'm chasing down these dreams
until I get to where you are
she was destiny
she was everything to me
and now she's gone and I know

I know you're everywhere
I hear you speak my name
I know you're calling me home

do you remember
anything I said
or like my love is it all lost in the wind
come home to me
I feel you burning up this city
down upon your knees
I know, I know

you're everywhere
I hear you speak my name
I know you're calling me home

Riot

Written By: Midstokke

You are the spark that lit the flame
Dreary justice isolated
with money in the pouch
there's danger on the road
Broken hearts
They are consecrated
We have nothing left to
call our own

Riot Riot Riot
There's a riot in the streets
Riot Riot Riot
There's a riot within me

Voices screaming from within
Untamed anger desolated
The iron is in his fists
The trigger is at his hip
Shattered image
He's been so degraded
Only fury, baby, is his friend

Riot Riot Riot
There's a riot in the streets
Riot Riot Riot
There's a riot within me

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Won't you set it off
Baby set it off

Riot Riot Riot
There's a riot in the streets
Riot Riot Riot
There's a riot within me

Discography

We just finished our very first full length, independent CD entitled "Private Stokke"

Set List

We have two hours+ of music...both electric and acoustic and covers.