Motion Picture Ending

Motion Picture Ending

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A musical force to be reckoned with ... MOTION PICTURE ENDING presents its own blend of melodic/alternative rock. MPE is here to embrace the hearts and minds of music lovers satiating for that new flavour of rock music that you will never forget.

Biography

Think of the last time you were in a dark theatre and stepped out into the fresh air with your mind buzzing and emotions still running wild. Motion Picture Ending is a concept stemming from one of the most truthful moments you’ll ever experience at the end of a movie when nothing has skewed your thoughts and tainted your feelings.

Motion Picture Ending is an alternative rock band from Trenton, Ontario, Canada consisting of Tyler Wilkinson (lead vocals, guitar), Justin Devries (drums, vocals), Curtis Weekes (bass, vocals), and Greg Bolton (guitar, vocals). Their goal is to spark the same honest and organic reaction they infuse into every single note and chord.

Tyler says the band's name, just like their music and live show, "Is an honest feeling… we're honest about what we play, and we're honest about what we do, and we want to bring out that kind of honest reaction."

The early roots of Motion Picture Ending go back to Tyler Wilkinson’s professional music childhood as he started touring with his family's country music group, The Wilkinsons, when he was just six years old. Since he was 16, Tyler had been writing material for a solo rock project, so when the family returned home in 2004 after spending the previous nine years in Nashville, he hooked up with his old friend Justin Devries to play drums.

In 2005, the Motion Picture Ending lineup was completed when Tyler and Justin found guitarist Greg Bolton through Tyler's girlfriend. MPE became a four-piece with the addition of bassist Curtis Weekes who was playing alongside Greg in another band at the time.

Justin believes that Motion Picture Ending is a very personal, from-the-heart kind of band. "MPE is just a very honest, passionate, heart-driven band," he says. "A passion for the music is what stands out for me. We're all doing this for our own personal reasons, but we came together so fast and so well, and as a group we all believe in this. It's not like a 'what if' kind of thing... it's something we completely believe in."

With opening slots already played with major Canadian acts such as Hedley, Lights, illScarlett, and Ten Second Epic, their complete belief in the band is paying off. It’s also had a chance to shine south of the border as MPE has played several showcases in Nashville and Los Angeles.

"Music -- it's such a personal thing," says Greg. "Music is this powerful thing from your heart that, when you play live, everybody's kind of feeding off that. That's where we show them where our heart is from and how much we love what we do."

Curtis says their music is all-inclusive of moods and a wide-open range of musical tastes. He hopes to inspire Motion Picture Ending fans. "I want people that listen to our music -- whether they're sad or happy, or in any kind of mood -- I want them to be able to use it as a remedy to satisfy something in them at the time," Weekes says. "Our music sends the message that dreams are within reach, and that anything they put their mind to is possible."

After teaming up with renowned Producer/Mixer/Engineer David Kalmusky (Emerson Drive, The Wilkinsons, The Road Hammers), MPE's debut full-length album “Clarity in a World of Chaos” is recorded and ready to be released in 2010.

Expect to be singing along with Motion Picture Ending as they set ablaze a chorus of infectious melodies on a stage near you.

Lyrics

MAYBE

Written By: T.Wilkinson/A.Wilkinson

VI She’s on the phone, all alone
But it’s one sided conversation
And she’s unaware nobody is there
Through this futile demonstration
She drops the receiver, rises up
And tries to believe she’s touched someone

CH Maybe if she closes her eyes she won’t be lonely
Make believe and converse with people who aren’t there
Maybe everybody out there thinks she’s crazy
Well maybe, yeah maybe

VII Solid as stone, her heart was a home
Now it’s just a cage of memories
The plans that they made
The vow he betrayed
Left her desperate, lost and empty
She can’t put the pieces back again
She cracks every time she thinks of him

CH Maybe if she closes her eyes she won’t be lonely
Make believe and converse with people who aren’t there
Maybe everybody out there thinks she’s crazy
Well maybe, yeah maybe

BR And she thinks that someday he’ll come back
Maybe he’ll come back one day
She thinks that someday he’ll come back
She thinks that everything’s OK

Copyright 02/20/06

GIRL

Written By: T.Wilkinson/A.Wilkinson/R.Stevenson

VI Will you give me back my sunshine
Please don’t put me on hold, cause lonely is getting so old
Can’t you see that you are wasting my time
Baby please intoxicate me, but don’t manipulate me

Come on (x5)
I want (x4)
I want it

CH Girl come find me
You’re all I need

VII Feels like I’m walking ‘round in circles
In this twisted crazy daydream, that never works out for me

Come on (x5)
I want (x4)
I want it

CH Girl come find me
You’re all I need

Copyright 02/20/06

THE DEVIL WEARS PINK

Written By: T.Wilkinson/A.Wilkinson

Listen closely to me
This is life threatening
Information you need
The devil wears pink

She may look like an angel
But she'll sell your soul to save herself
And she's not what you think
The devil wears pink

Sweet manipulation gets her elevated
She says what she needs to say
To get inside your head
So watch out for the wolf that is hidden in sheep's clothing
Remember one thing
The devil wears pink

Yeah I've felt the kiss of death
It's so sweet till the aftermath
And her poison starts sinking in
The devil wears pink

Sweet manipulation gets her elevated
She says what she needs to say
To get inside your head
So watch out for the wolf that is hidden in sheep's clothing
Remember one thing

Trust in what I say
Watch out for her evil schemes
You should turn and run away
Or you'll curse the day, curse the day

Sweet manipulation gets her elevated
She says what she needs to say
To get inside your head
So watch out for the wolf that is hidden in sheep's clothing
Remember one thing

Listen closely to me
This is life threatening
Information you need
The devil wears pink

Copyright 11/10/06

THESE EYES (Through Bright Lights and Liquor)

Written By: T.Wilkinson/C.Weekes/J.Devries/G.Bolton

It's so typical, it's so overrated
Who they become on the weekends
It's like selling out just so you can win
It's like lowering your standards just to fit in

We all know how it goes
Boys and girls out all night
Just one thing on their minds
And it is so obvious
The right place, the right time
The set up, the knock down
The lead up, the let down
And this is social suicide, social suicide

If your looking for a cheap thrill
Looking for a fight
Looking for an answer to boredom on Friday night
This is your place, step right in
We’ve got bars full of bottles
Skirts wall to wall
And it looks oh so pretty when viewed from afar
But it will suck you in
It will spit you out
So don’t go looking for lust through bright lights and liquor, bright lights and liquor

We all know how its goes
Boys and girls out all night
Just one thing on their minds
And it is so obvious
The right place, the right time
The set up, the knock down
The lead up, the let down
And this is social suicide (x4)

Oh this game that they play
Is like a knife firmly placed in their hands

So watch your back (x4)

We all know how its goes
Boys and girls out all night
Just one thing on their minds
And it is so obvious
The right place, the right time
The set up, the knock down
The lead up, the let down
And this is social suicide
Suicide, suicide, suicide

So watch your back

Copyright 11/10/06

SCIENCE

Written By: T.Wilkinson/C.Weekes/J.Devries/G.Bolton

Insecurities lie neath the mask you wear tonight
And you’re praying that nobody sees through this disguise
And the colours you wake up with all run and hide
But the truth is that baby you do not have to lie

But you buy into this superficial science
Of changing all you are and it never feels enough

And your friends are all saying that you're not the same
As the person that they all knew back in the day
And you swear up and down and you say you haven’t changed
But where you come from is something you can’t erase

But you buy into this superficial science
Of changing all you are and it never feels enough
Yeah you wrestle with this superficial science
Of changing all you are just to be in love

Just to be in love, just to be in love
It never feels enough just to be in love

But you buy into this superficial science
Of changing all you are and it never feels enough
Yeah you wrestle with this superficial science
Of changing all you are just to be in love
Yeah you wrestle with this superficial science
Of changing all you are just to be in love

Copyright 11/10/06

NATURAL

Written By: T.Wilkinson/C.Weekes/J.Devries/G.Bolton

You make me feel so new
Your presence is so refreshing
I’m not tripping on my youth
Cause you've shown me what I was missing

Life air to a dying soul
Each breath is even sweeter
A secret only I know
A feeling I can measure


And this is so natural, so natural
And I’ll never let you go, never let you go (x2)

You never know, never know what you do to me (x3)

You never know, never know

You entrance my every move
This is not infatuation
It's always, always back to you
Like a river to an ocean

And this is so natural, so natural
And I’ll never let you go, never let you go (x2)

You never know, never know what you do to me (x3)

You never know, never know

Copyright 11/10/06

THE LIGHT

Written By: T.Wilkinson/C.Weekes/J.Devries/G.Bolton

Not an inch of me is torn
'Cause I know I'm right where I belong
My guard is down and I am yours
These clouded eyes are open

I'm giving up the chase
Letting go of games from yesterday
I've lost the urge to run away
And it's you and me, you and me
Facing all life's tragedies

The sea may sweep me from your grace
But I'm coming back to you
Because we've wrote the pages they can't erase
A crowded room, a masquerade
And all I see is you, a light
In all life's darkness

This self induced coma
Had me numb to the sense of a lovers touch
And too much is never enough
These clouded eyes are open

A spring kiss on winters chill
You reverse this curse
Taught me how to feel
A love I once denied was real
And it's you and me, you and me
Facing all life's tragedies

The sea may sweep me from your grace
But I'm coming back to you
Because we've wrote the pages they can't erase
A crowded room, a masquerade
And all I see is you, a light
In all life's darkness

This world can get so cold
The blessed find someone to hold
Someone to hold

And it's just you and me
Facing life's great tragedies

Copyright 09/04/08

Discography

'Clarity in a World of Chaos' (TBR - 2010)
Produced by: David Kalmusky and Motion Picture Ending
1. White Flags
2. Girl
3. The Devil Wears Pink
4. Last Hallellusion
5. Call it a Day
6. Shifting Sand
7. Science
8. These Eyes (Through Bright Lights and Liquor)
9. The Light
10. Natural
11. One Light Town
12. Undertow

'Live for a Cause' - A live acoustic album (2009)
Produced by: Motion Picture Ending
1. The Devil Wears Pink
2. Last Hallellusion
3. White Flags
4. Be Somebody (Kings of Leon cover)
5. Shifting Sand

- Late '05 to early '06 - Motion Picture Ending recorded a two song demo - "Girl / Shake It Up", produced by Brian Moncarz (The Junction, Pilot Speed, Silverstein, Moneen).

- Spring 2006 - "Girl" is added in rotation at 91X Belleville and then achieves airplay on MIX 97 Belleville and on The Wolf 101.5 in Peterborough.

- "Girl" subsequently charted at #1 for two weeks on the 91X Indie Top 5 during the summer and had a run which ended in late September. "Girl" ended the year at Number 65 on the 91X Top 91 of 2006.

- The songs "Girl" and "Shake it Up" now combine with six recordings completed in the summer of 2005 in their hometown of Trenton: "Cold Feet", "A Day in the Life of Green", "The One", "Ode De Paris", "Emergency", and "Fade".

- To this, add two newer masters - "Letters" and "Maybe" - recorded at Pappa D's Studios in Trenton - February 2006.

- “Maybe” was added to the rotation of 91X Belleville and is featured on Kingston’s K-Rock 105.7. "Maybe" reached #1 on the 91X Indie Top 5 immediately following a great run with "Girl".

- "Maybe" is available on the CD “Weapons Grade Audio 2”, a Pappa D Recording Studio compilation release. "Maybe" is also included on the Emergenza 2006 North American CD compilation release.

- Four more MPE songs were recorded by Mark Rashotte in early '07 at The Studio Without Windows at The Empire Theatre in Belleville. "These Eyes", "The Devil Wears Pink", "Science", and "Natural" were mixed and mastered by David Kalmusky.

- "The Devil Wears Pink" ranked #4 on the 91X top indie tunes of 2007.

- Mid '09 - The album "Clarity in a World of Chaos" was recorded, mixed, and mastered with David Kalmusky at The Swamp and Blue Loft studios in Stratford, ON. The band posted blogs on MySpace and videos on YouTube throughout the process.

- Late '09 - "Clarity in a World of Chaos" is available for purchase on iTunes and CD Baby.

- Spring 2010 - "White Flags" is added in rotation at 91X Belleville and spends several weeks at #1 on their Indie Top 5 chart.

- March 2010 - "The Devil Wears Pink" is featured all month on K-Rock 105.7 Kingston. The track is also included on the soundtrack for the Lionsgate movie "Unrivaled".

- July 19, 2010 - Motion Picture Ending is the featured indieSolo artist of the day at indiesolo.com.

- There are a number of fan generated videos of live MPE performances and the band has also posted their own "MPEpisodes" on Youtube.

- MPE merches CDs and t-shirts at their gigs.

More great songs to come!

Set List

Enough original material for a minimum of 90 minutes ...

White Flags
Maybe
The Light
The Devil Wears Pink
One Light Town
Science
Call It a Day
Natural
Shifting Sand
These Eyes (Through Bright Lights and Liquor)
Ode De Paris
Girl
Undertow
Last Hallellusion
You Remain
Back To Me
Katie
Mora