Mordecai

Mordecai

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Pulling their influences from Alter bridge and Shinedown to Pink and Joe Bonamassa, Mordecai have fused together a rich and dark, but melodic, American hard rock sound, with their own British twist.

Biography

Mordecai are 4 musicians with the dream of doing nothing but playing and creating the music that they love. Having formed in 2006 and quickly establishing themselves within the London scene, they continued to build a strong fanbase in both the UK and on the other side of the Atlantic. Recording their debut EP with Grammy award winning producer Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Bruce Dickenson, Biomechanical), and playing festival slots alongside bands such as Fightstar, Esoterica and Godsized helped them gain media interest, and gave them great opportunitys to progress.

Like most bands, Mordecai have had some minor lineup changes, but they continued to push hard and do what they enjoy doing most. The arrival of Lead Guitarist Andy Short in March 2009 saw the Mordecai family solidify their sound and direction, shortly followed by the release of their 2nd EP 'Always & Forever'. The band have always embraced their indivdual influences and have a "what happens, happens" attitude when it comes to writing. Never deciding to sound like a particular band or genre but letting the song almost write its-self. Pulling their influences from Alter bridge and Shinedown to Pink and Joe Bonamassa, they've fused together a rich and dark, but melodic, American hard rock sound, with their own British twist. Currently endorsed by companys such as Bare Knuckle Pickups, Blackstar Amps and Ernie Ball the band continue to push hard, write and perform.

2010 sees alot of doors being opened for Mordecai... With video shoots, brand new recordings, festival slots and much more in the pipeline, its going to be a great year and we encourage everyone to join us and be a part of the Mordecai family!

Lyrics

Always & forever

Written By: Dan M Hicks

You saved me.
Almost fell to deep.
And you changed me.
Almost his to keep.
But you knew me.
I knew that you could turn around.
You found me.
All the thorns and voices around me,
Evil grins and noises surround me.
You knew I was your safe and sound.

Everything I want,
Is everything I need.
And everything I have is one step closer to me.

I want you to know,
And I want you to see,
I’ve never seen so clear,
Clear into, the eyes of an angel.
And I want you to know,
I want you to feel,
What it feels like to,
Sleep inside, the arms of an angel.

You know me.
For my faults and faces you love me,
Only see the man deep within me.
See the promise written on my soul.
You push me,
To stand and fight for what I dream.
All the nightmare and life scares that you’ve seen.
They’ll sacrifice your sacred ground.

And everything I want,
Is everything I need.
And everything I have is one step closer to me.

I want you to know,
And I want you to see,
I’ve never seen so clear,
Clear into, the eyes of an angel.
And I want you to know,
And I want you to feel,
What It feels like to,
Sleep inside, the arms of an angel.

Without You

Written By: Dan M Hicks

Now let me tell you about the way it used to be.
You need to sit down and shut up, son listed to me.
It’s been a damn long time coming,
Your reign has been and gone.
You claimed it to be yours, so this is your song.

Like a bird with no wings,
Like a sword with no shield.
You’re just a boy without a soul.
Like a beast with no stripes,
Like a hell with no fire.
With no fire!

You could not break me down,
No matter how hard you tried.
Look how far I’ve come without you.
The writing’s on the wall.
It’s written there in front of you.
We’re not lost without you.

Now that I’ve got your attention,
Are you sitting comfortably?
The story continues, of the way it used to be.
You tried to control her,
Tried to pass the blame.
I saw right through you.
Your goal with just your gain.

Like a scotch with no rocks,
Like a coffee with no cream.
You’re just a scratch without the itch.
Like a bark with no bite,
Like a kingdom with no king.
With no king!

You could no break me down,
No matter how hard you tried.
Look how far I’ve come without you.
The writing’s on the wall,
It’s written there in front of you.
We’re not lost without you.

Set List

(up to 45 minutes)

Lifeline
Wings
White horse
No More Reason
Always and Forever
Without you
Sober