Minus Six

Minus Six

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Consisting of piano, saxophone, bass, and drums, Minus Six is an energetic pop-rock group drawing influences from artists like Ben Folds, Maroon 5, and Elton John. The group creates the energy of a rock band without the six strings of a guitar, thus leading to the band name Minus Six.

Biography

"The show's energy continues to build.
Fans yell out favorites and the playlist is forgotten. By the end of the show, the band is dripping with sweat and the crowd is shouting for one more song!" - Todd Welvaert, The Dispatch & The Rock Island Argus.

Consisting of piano, saxophone, bass, and drums, Minus Six is an energetic pop-rock group drawing influences from artists like Ben Folds, Maroon 5, and Elton John. The band was formed in 2003 by Kevin Carton (piano and vocals), Kameron Rummans (bass and vocals), Matt Sivertsen (saxophones), and Tyler Kaschke (drums). The group created the energy of a rock band without the six strings of a guitar, thus leading to the band name Minus Six.

During 2003 the group expanded their audience as they played coffee shops and parties throughout the Quad Cities. In 2004 they recorded and released their first album entitled Overdue. With the help of Phil Schaefer the band had a solid debut album, containing 16 original compositions.

In the summer of 2005 Minus Six recorded Some Things Change in Nashville under the direction of producer Joe Hand. In October of 2005 Rob Baner joined Minus Six as the new drummer. Since then, the band has continued to expand their act, performing at clubs, bars, and events throughout the Midwest. The band just returned from Nashville where they recorded their exciting 3rd album with producer Joe Hand.

Lyrics

Lost at Sea

Written By: Kevin Carlton

I wish I could hear the song
That saved the world from going wrong
Transcribe it from my fingers to the keys
And all this madness would be gone
Goodbye all hate and sorrow
Instead I’ll see you tomorrow
We can’t last without the pain
What would become?
We’d go insane

The world survives on broken hearts and one day we’ll be saved
After the seven trumpets send the sinners to their grave
The clouds will all come rolling and the sun light then will fade away

Refrain: I am happy to protect you
From this emptiness you’re feeling inside
We’ll sneak away together and hide
They won’t find us, they’ll claim we’re lost at sea
We know what it means to be free

I have been there, I’ve been angry
Been let down, you never left me
And I promise I will hold you
Pick you up as long as you let me
Through all our tears and sweat
I’ll shelter you should you get wet
For you have carried me by dancing to my melody

The world can be a scary place, you’ve heard it all before
And I’ll admit I’m nervous cause we’re all contributors
Of CO2 that’s suffocating, hate crimes that are nauseating
Torture we put ourselves through like making war and killing babies
Can’t take it I’m going crazy, lucky I have you to save me (refrain)

Trust me you’re the only one who knows I feel this way
You hold me when the lights go out and I walk off the stage
You hold me when I’m feeling low and let me know that it’s okay (refrain

Good Days

Written By: Minus Six

Good Days
Nothing could be better than beautiful weather on a Saturday
Ball, bat, turn around your baseball cap
Round the base, homerun
Celebration’s overdone
The sun goes down and the sky turns dark
You don’t want to go home, not leave Karsten's park
You promise to meet the next day, pick it up from the start
I miss the good days

Riding our bikes back home, hitting fireflies on the front lawn
I remember that red waffle ball bat
Fireworks we lit up the sky, reminding us the fourth of July was coming up
Sneak Dad’s beer in a cup

I miss those days, I miss my old friends
I sure hope sometime we’ll reminisce
And we’ll laugh and we’ll talk and remember way back when

Refrain: When we would sit back and never worry bout a thing
Just prayed that the grass came up thick and green
So we could lay down at night and wish on the stars up above us
That’s what we liked to do when we were young
Now all we want to do is you know what
I guess that’s part, I guess that’s part of growing up

The girls collected butterflies and the boys set up the slip n’ slide
And we’d all eat lunch in our swimming trunks
We’d talk about what we’d be in life
When we grew up and how we’d drink wine
Cause that’s just what you do at your neighbor’s barbeque
We did what we wanted, nobody could have stopped us
We were young, energetic, vibrant and rebellious (refrain)

I’ll never forget the day I felt so alone
Waving goodbye to moving van as she left her friends and her home
That was the first time I knew I was not a kid
Nothing is suppose to hurt quite as bad as that did
And I tasted the tears falling down on my face
I realized everything I’d begin to miss
Time was changing
Life was changing
I wish I could go back to the days I relaxed
Back when I was just a kid (refrain)

Discography

Some Things Change
2005;
Overdue
2004;

Set List

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