Morning After

Morning After

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MORNING AFTER clearly strives to combine solid songwriting with the edginess inherent in some of rock's best performers. The attitude imbedded in traditional rock music has been lost on a generation of pop-songwriting - MORNING AFTER may be the band who is able to bridge that gap.

Biography

MORNING AFTER is a group of five guys from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada who have been playing music together in various forms for the past five years. During their tenures in various bands they have played with an assortment of Canadian talent including: the Philosopher Kings; The Headstones; Sandbox; Wave; and The Rainbow Buttmonkeys.

Musically, MORNING AFTER blends their classic rock influences with pop sensibilities in an effort to produce great pop songs with an attitude. MORNING AFTER’s latest material has been described as a blend of acts such as the Police and matchbox twenty.

Driven by a passion for making music and a passion to succeed, MORNING AFTER has been steadily honing their songwriting skills and their live performance for the past three years. While known for putting on a powerful live show, the guys from the band have been working overtime in the studio for the past five months on what will be their full-length debut CD entitled “Stand Alone”. The anticipated release for this initial MORNING AFTER project is January 2005. Additionally, the guys have been busy recording a music video for "Misunderstanding" which can be viewed on their website at www.thebandmorningafter.com.

“We really wanted to create a record that stood apart from anything we had done in the past,” says guitarist Jerry McCabe. “Not only is the record named for the title track, but it is also representative of our desire to create a cohesive and independent voice.”

The band consists of Jeff Thomas on lead vocals and guitar; Jerry McCabe on lead guitars and background vocals; Mark Mosher on rhythm guitar and background vocals; Joe McCabe on Drums; and Randy Burns on bass guitar. In addition to playing at various bars around Southern Ontario, Jeff, Jerry, and Mark have been playing steady Thursday night gigs at the Underground Garage in Toronto. At “The Underground”, the guys have developed a substantial following working in acoustic versions of MORNING AFTER’s own songs with their set of alternative tunes which range from The Who to the Cure to Radiohead to Hawksley Workman. If the buzz on the street in downtown Toronto is true, we should all expect to see big things from MORNING AFTER this fall.

Lyrics

The Way You Look at Me

Written By: J. Thomas

The Way You Look at Me (Thomas)

So I slipped down to the street;
I thought that I would never leave;
And I’m all alone now;

Then I picked me off my feet;
This infliction has got me beat;
So I turn to you for help now;

I can see the way you look at me;
Like there’s something to see;
A look that will stay right on through the week;
Does it have to do with the way that I should be;

But now the times have changed for me;
And when the sun sets I am free;
And you are all I own now;

Still its pulling back at me;
And you can tell I’m not at peace;
Still, it’s getting better now;

I can see the way you look at me;
Like there’s something to see;
So deep that I could almost hear you speak;

The way that I should be;
The way that it should be;
The way I’m supposed to be;

The way that I should be;
The way that it should be;
The way I’m supposed to be;

Wake Up

Written By: J Thomas

Wake Up

Subterranean voices
Underneath my mind say one thing or another
A little rest could make the difference

Underneath my ceiling
In the place I’m supposed to dream in
I am tossing and turning
My forehead is burning

Wake up again
Lay down, Wake up
Wake up again
Lay down, Wake up

In my mind you’re one way
But in the night you are another
Yet when I hold you
You’ve got the body of some other

Subconscious wants to own you
But I’m conscious of what I won’t do
And its raining outside but my jacket is dry
Everybody I meet is keeping secrets inside

Wake up again
Wake up again
Wake up again
Wake up again

In my mind
My own realty
It all seems like real life to me

Wake up again
Wake up again
Wake up again
Wake up again

Misunderstanding

Written By: J. McCabe

Misunderstanding

It’s hard to be me – yeah but I try;
It’s even harder to be other guy;
How did this deteriorate in front of my eyes;
I should have known it was the summertime;

I oh yeah its burning;
You’re not being real – I think that I’ve earned it;
How did I let this slip so far, far away from me;
I never thought it was the end of the story;

It’s just a misunderstanding;
Now it’s over;
I thought that we had landed;
I thought that we were lovers;

How did this deteriorate in front of my eyes;
I should have known it was the summertime;

It’s just a misunderstanding;
Now it’s over;
I thought that we had landed;
I thought that we were lovers;

Discography

Music Video: Recorded August 2004:
"Misunderstanding"
First Single: Wake Up", 2004
Compilation CD: "Wake Up", Gensub Records, 2004
LP: "Stand Alone" due January 2005

Set List

Our typical set-list consists of all original music, although we do on occassion insert the occassional cover into our set. Past covers include: Magic Carpet Ride, Just Like Heaven, Walking on the Moon, For What It's Worth. Our original sets are typically 25 to 55 minutes long depending on the venue. A typically set list might be:

1. Wake Up
2. Stand Alone
3. Desperate Decisions
4. Give a Little
5. Going Nowhere
6. Misunderstanding
7. So to Speak
8. The Roots
9. This Love
10. The Way You Look at Me

Three of the five members of the band also consistently play acoustic cover gigs throughout Southern Ontario. Their repertoire focuses on Classic and Alternative Rock and includes a catelogue of over 300 songs.