Never the Nines

Never the Nines

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Never The Nines derives an edgy piano driven pop-rock formula pulsing with groove and intensity, and layered with hook-ridden melodies. The group uses conventional instruments to deliver rock that is as reckless as it is careful and as honest as it is satirical.

Biography

“He will most likely never write normally and he will not be able to play the piano or participate in similar activities requiring full use of the fingers on his right hand”. This is what singer/pianist Charlie Irwin's mother was told after her 2 year old son’s right hand was severely damaged in a freak tractor accident. The skin grafting, nerve damage and scarring were not enough, however, to keep her from aiding him with her own form of physical therapy. It was at the piano that she helped the toddler build strength in his hand.

Charlie would not sit down to write on the piano until 15 years later. It was then, not so ironically, that he found his reason.

In spring of 2003, Charlie called upon his best friends and skilled players Tito and Corby Hewson to form a band. “It was clear from the moment I started writing some of these song ideas that this would not be a solo project,” said singer/pianist Charlie Irwin. “Never the Nines is based around diversity of mind and the natural democracy of music. Where is the adventure in doing things according to one specific set of rules? It’s the combination of each individual’s insight and discipline that makes this music what it is”.

Since the bands first rehearsal, they have written 3 albums worth of music, released a professional full length album independently (1000 copies since April, 2006) and played at high profile events such as Bamboozle 2006 at The Meadowlands in New Jersey and The Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In the summer of 2006, Never the Nines ended a yearlong search for a fourth member. Austin Briggs joined the band on guitar and in various other roles.

With the group finally complete, Never the Nines is prepared to move their highly emotional and universal music to the masses. With the music business so focused on fads and short-term products, legends must be dug for and discovered. Never the Nines makes legendary music. Music that our children’s children will be listening to on antiques called mp3 players.

Lyrics

Liar

Written By: Never The Nines

I said that I would never leave. All we had to do was breathe. I said I'd be your fantasy. But I am a liar The faces that I knew seem strange. There's nothing left to do but change. But in my self constructed cage. I am a Liar. I am a Liar. It's the only way I could ever get by. I lied. The sadness and the bitter wind. The arms that you've been lying in. Have never really felt your skin. Cause i am a liar. Now there is this shine of hope. The fear with which I cannot cope. I cannot take your fading smile. Gotta get away for a while. I am a Liar. It's the only way I could ever get by. I lied. This way I cannot complete. A lifetime here has come and gone. The old man weeps softly now. How could this have taken so long. So many things I want to say. So many things you'll never know. If you don't believe it, well. Believe it as you watch me go. I am a Liar. It's the only way I could ever get by. I lied. - Lyrics - C. Irwin 2002

November

Written By: Never The Nines

And so it was the world went dark
and only few survived
to tell the tale of foolish kings
and how all reason died

So I thought I might write it down
A warning sign to all
for every empire
you are sure to watch it fall

We fought the wars like those before us did
but all in vain
and we held a lifetime for the moment, but the moment never came
I am dying in my sleep, I will never be the same

And the world I've left behind, is surely too dare
The words I abandoned there
are all that you are
These fragments of memories
are all tha we have
and the day I will best recall
is the day it all went bad.

And so we change like people do
with fire infesting nights
And we held a lifetime for a savior
but your savior never came
I am dying in my sleep I will never be the same

And the world I've left behind, is surely too dare
The words I abandoned there
are all that you are
These fragments of memories
are all tha we have
and the day I will best recall
is the day it all went bad.

We should have been wise
We should have been wise
C. Irwin - 2005

Leave

Written By: Charlie Irwin

Should the heavans send the storm
We'll let crazy keep us warm
But you greedy little child
you want everything

It's too late tonight
to make this thing okay

Hey, we're washing away our sins tonight
So say now what you want, what you need
Anything else I should know before I up and leave

I've confessed and I have burned
and the only thing I've learned
Is that the writing on the wall
don't mean anything

Discography

Live at Sirius Satellite Radio 3 song Live CD - 2003
The State of Things - Debut LP featuring 11 studio tracks. - April 2006
The Barbershop Sessions - 4 song demos recorded with producer Jason Corsaro - September 2006

Set List

Typical sets range from 50 minutes to 90 minutes.
Leave
Out & Through
Devious Things
Doors
The Apology
Help Myself
November
Liar
What You Did
Pills & Prophets
Evolution of a Smile