Misguided Acrobat

Misguided Acrobat

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Formed in December 1999 this Calgary three piece offers a wide variety of covers guaranteed to please a crowd, as well as a great deal of creative originals that demonstrate their writing and musical skills, the tightness of the band, and the talent needed to succeed.

Biography

MUSIC . life . MUSIC . love . MUSIC . diverse . MUSIC . loud . MUSIC . concept . MUSIC . fun . MUSIC . tangents . MUSIC . addiction . MUSIC . pain . MUSIC . change . These are the words that describe Misguided Acrobat, their hopes, their dreams, their passion, their life. Formed in December 1999 this Calgary three piece offers a wide variety of covers guaranteed to please a crowd, as well as a great deal of creative originals that demonstrate their writing and musical skills, the tightness of the band, and the talent needed to succeed. Offering an air of professionalism and creating an atmosphere of fun, Misguided Acrobat is embarking on a journey to conquer the local, national, and hopefully world music stage.

Over a one year period, the band has been able to self-0produce a 15 song debut album entitled Fall & Rise. The album was a vital step in the band’s progress; it brought more performances and encouraged the three members to plan their future as a band; a band that you should see more of in time. The album provided a framework for their eclectic style of rock, combine with a hard rock edge. They strive with each new melody to push their musical limits through experimental and progressive song writing.

The three members of Misguided Acrobat each bring a different musical background to the bands unique sound. Before becoming misguided, Stonehocker (lead vocals/guitar) released a full length album, “Star Flake”. While preparing to further his career he met Bill (bass), who was an aspiring song writer, and discovered the new chemistry that would later pave the way for Misguided Acrobat. Sean (drums), venturing down south, met up with Bill and Stonehocker bringing his technical, but rhythmic pulse to the band.

When the lights turn on, Misguided Acrobat brings the stage to life; an explosion of innovative sound will capture the audience. The members of Misguided Acrobat have developed their unique style over four years of song writing, and the devotion to their craft shows through in their music as well as their lyrics. Misguided Acrobat works hard to please their ever-growing fan base as they continue to explore the Canadian music scene.

Misguided Acrobat is in for a busy year.

Lyrics

My Day

Written By: Stonehocker

My Day
Words by Stonehocker
Music by Misguided Acrobat

Silence Today
From pulpits around the world
The day of rest gone
And I’ve been a busy man
But I do believe
That time is of essence
Immortal we’ll be
‘cause we control everything.

This is the way
That I know I want to be
This is the way
And I choose to drown this way
This is the day
The world will say to me
Silence the fool (shut the fuck up)
Before his words get away

I’m gonna be rash
I’m laying it down my way
Fall upon me
The victim of secrecy
Hide in the church
I know they don’t want to see
There’s too much disease
In the confines of walls like these.

“loose canon man
blowing himself apart
sometimes you just say too much”
and this is all I hear
mostly from myself
I can be so hard.

This is the way
I know I have to be
This is the way
I soon shall drown this way
This is the day
The world will say to me
Silence yourself
Before your words get you.

Fell Through

Written By: Stonehocker

Fell Through
Words by Stonehocker
Music by Misguided Acrobat

Today a little rain fell
It fell through me
Today I lost my best friend
He deserted me

Just a little more pain
I’ll be fine
He fell right through me
I’ll be fine

Yesterday was sunshine
We were alive
Death was right behind us
We didn’t mind

He struck himself down
He fell right next to me
I’ll be fine

Today is all that counts
Tomorrow is up to me
Don’t take me with you

I am fine.

As I Break

Written By: Stonehocker

Your silence is the wind that's driving me away
Please help me remember the quiet days
When there was no break between us

Is there time to find you
Before I walk away
Will you look for me
As you break

Is there time to find me
Before I fall away
Will you look for me
As I break

Tell me that you know
How to feel my pain
Tell me that you know
How we could be saved
Tell me that you know
Who we are today

Old letters and faded words
I'll search them again to find the pure
Love that we had between us

Discography

Misguided Acrobat demo - copyright 2001
Fall & Rise LP - copyright 2003

Set List

original set (45 minutes)
- Open Road
- See Me Slip
- As I Break
- Fell Through
- Disturbed
- My Day
- Say Goodbye
- Nothing Left
- Just Images
- Tired Day

Our other set list is made for a 2 day, 4 hour/night show incorporating covers and originals.
- covers include
Ahead by a Century by Tragically Hip
Buddy Holly by Weezer
Bullet with Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins
Cecilia by Simon & Garfunkel
Change (in the House of Flies) by Deftones
Free Falling by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
High and Dry by Radiohead
In The Meantime by Spacehog
Lady Picture Show by Stone Temple Pilots
Load Me Up by Matthew Good Band
My Hero by Foo Fighters
Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Selling the Drama by Live
Song 2 by Blur
Sparkle and Shine by Econoline Crush
Starseed by Our Lady Peace
Stay Together For The Kids by Blink 182
Take a Picture by Filter
That Song by Big Wreck
Thinking About You by Radiohead
How You Remind Me by Nickleback
Typical Situations by Dave