New Day Dawn

New Day Dawn

 Maplewood, New Jersey, USA
BandRockAlternative

Part of ROCKLAHOMA 2013 lineup!! Anthematic Rock- If Nancy Wilson of Heart sang lead for the likes of Shinedown. Produced by Chris Henderson/ 3 Doors Down and John Moyer/Disturbed

Biography

For years New Day Dawn songwriter and front lady Dawn Botti led a double life. She was an executive at a major media company by day and a rock musician by night. Her band performed all over the U.S., including at a number of major music festivals, such as South By Southwest (SXSW) and the Millennium Music Conference. Her double life lasted until June of 2012, when she was confronted with an ultimatum.

“My boss said to me either you’re going to be successful here and push your music back down to a hobby level, or you can’t work here.” It was a choice Botti had thought about on a regular basis but she says when it was actually presented to her, “it was the easiest decision in the world to make. I’m not giving up music.”

Soon after she parted ways with her nine to five, Botti and her band consisting of drummer Gary Szczecina (who is also Botti’s husband) and guitarist PJ Angeloni, finished their second album, Rise Above This, which will be released in February.

Musically, Botti describes Rise Above This as “anthemic rock, with big, bold choruses.” This is due, in part, to New Day Dawn working with platinum-selling songwriter/ guitarist Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down), and John Moyer (Disturbed, Adrenaline Mob) who each produced tracks on the album.

New Day Dawn isn’t Botti’s first attempt at rock success either. Her previous band, Slushpuppy, received early airplay from Matt Pinfield on NYC’s K-Rock (WXRK 92.3FM), back when it mattered and regularly filled iconic venues like CBGB’s. Slushpuppy broke up in 2003. Shortly thereafter their bassist Cory Baker committed suicide. Determined to never quit, Botti started New Day Dawn, but then put it on the back burner when she became pregnant with her son. In 2006 the band started back up and released their first full length album, The Company We Keep, in 2008.

For Botti, she says one of the highest compliments someone can give her is that they can’t get her songs out of their head. “To me, that means I’ve succeeded. I want you to remember.”

After one listen to Rise Above This, it’s clear Botti is a woman, and New Day Dawn is a band, you won’t want to forget.

For more information or booking please contact:

Botti Parts Music LLC
201-970-3953
newdaydawnrocks@gmail.com

Lyrics

Daddy's Song

Written By: Dawn Botti

Where were you when I was five ?
Where were you when I was alive
You were down at the corner bar, trying to drown your heart
I was all alone on the phone, trying to make a fresh start

Don't worry about it
I learned my lessons well
When the world gives you nothing, you just turn around and give 'em hell.

CHORUS:
So I close my eyes to the sounds on the subway.
And I close my heart from feeling at all.
Now I close this book on all the ways that you hurt me.
Cuz I don't wanna live my life like yours.

Where were you when I was ten ?
Where were you, turned your back again.
You were having a hard time staying in just one place.
I was having a harder time trying to remember your god-forsaken face.

Don't worry about it
I learned my lessons well
When the world gives you nothing
You just turn around and give 'em hell....

CHORUS

Misunderstood

Written By: The Company We Keep

I smile, at the ring of the phone
I know I'm about to hear your voice
You say "What's goin on"
I can tell by your tone, soon we'll be fighting
CHORUS:
So tell me, what it is you said
Cuz your words sound different running through my head
This time take it slowly, my English ain't so good
Cuz every word you speak, I misunderstood

Passing days, you're filled with regret
Take back what you said, you didn't mean it
And me, your apology met ?
Just talk some sense, You'll get no argument

CHORUS
So tell me, what it is you said
Cuz your words sound different running through my head
This time take it slowly, my English ain't so good
Cuz every word you speak, I misunderstood

You don't recall, we've hit a wall...it's not enough to do the things that we were meant to
You don't recall, but you want it all... prone to forget, but you're so sure I don't remember !

CHORUS
So tell me, what it is you said
Cuz your words sound different running through my head
This time take it slowly, my English ain't so good
Cuz every word you speak, I misunderstood

Discography

2013 "Rise Above This" Produced by Chris Henderson/ 3 Doors Down and John Moyer/ Disturbed.

2009 "The Company We Keep" full-length CD (available worldwide on iTunes, CDBaby and Amazon)

Airplay: Q104.3, 95.9 The WRat (NJ), WMMR (Philadelphia), WNTI, WFDU, WRUC, WSUC, WUSB, and many more

FEARLESS MUSIC PERFORMANCE: Fox 5
http://www.youtube.com/user/fearlessmusicshow#p/search/0/FnyVj0IOSj8

Inquiries contact:

Marie Verdi
Botti Parts Music LLC
201-970-3953

Set List

Typical set is 45 mins. We can accomodate two 45- min sets per night (if appropriate). We can incorporate some covers - but mostly original songs.