Night by Night

Night by Night

 London, England, GBR
BandRockClassic Rock

British hard rock band, pioneering a new movement of melodic hard rock. An intense fusion of searing guitar riffs, widescreen vocal harmonies and flawless modern production that casts a powerful spotlight on the band’s superb musicianship.

Biography

“All the best bits of the 80s rock scene, combined with the total relevance of today”
- Joel McIver, Metal Hammer

“A throwback to the days when melodic hard rock ruled the airwaves, there’s no mistaking the identity of Night By Night’s boyhood heroes – but the band performs with a skill and confidence
that does them credit."
- Dave Ling, Classic Rock

“Classic, kick-ass AOR by the Night Ranger of now. Top notch!”
- Tim Jones, Record Collector

Hailed by the British and international rock press as a force to be reckoned with on a rock and metal scene that has become sterile, this London-based five-piece – featuring The Sisters of Mercy guitarist Ben Christo – have made giant steps since their formation in 2008 and are poised to make an enormous impact with their debut album, produced by Romesh Dodangoda of Funeral For A Friend, Kids in Glass Houses, The Blackout and Bullet For My Valentine fame.

“We wanted to form a group that took its influences from the more profound bands of that era – who crafted their songs and musicianship before crimping their hair!” laughs Christo, who is joined by Daniel Rossall (lead vocals), Tom Daniel (guitar) and Jonny Thornton (bass and vocals). “There's a lot of complexity in the songwriting of, say, Def Leppard, but it’s done so artfully that it enhances rather than inhibits the flow. This was our vision.”

The secret behind Night By Night’s music is their modern update on classic rock, with its fusion of searing guitar riffs, widescreen vocal harmonies and a flawless modern production that casts a powerful spotlight on the band’s superb musicianship. You’ll hear classic Def Leppard and Bon Jovi in the Night By Night sound, but there’s plenty of unexpected (but awe-inspiring) creativity from the schools of Faith No More, Sevendust and AC/DC too.

If you need any more reasons to spend some quality time with Night By Night, just ask the thousands of fans who have witnessed their support slots with rock legends such as Y&T, The Quireboys, Heaven’s Basement, Adam Bomb, London After Midnight, Kory Clarke of Warrior Soul and Dear Superstar. They’ve toured the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Poland, with more international dates stretching into the future.

“We are melodic, intense, uplifting and totally for real,” says Christo. “Worldwide, a hell of a lot of people are already relating to our music, because we strive for good lyrics and big anthems."

Night by Night's debut album is due for release spring 2012.

Lyrics

Can't Walk Away

Written By: Ben Christo

Don’t talk it up,
Don’t play it down,
Describe the moment when the lights went out.
Pronounce the feeling,
Define the sound,
But just be sure: it’s over now.

I’ve got to leave this time; it’s the scene of a crime,
Never been one to read the signs.
Because the face of truth is too sheer to climb –
And it’s too late to believe in.

I can’t just walk away,
Every step leads back to you,
But what else can I say
When there’s nothing left but…?

Now waking-up,
Is breaking down,
The very fabric of life worn-out,
Vilified,
Cast in doubt,
The vibrant colours she disavowed.

I can’t walk away…

The Moment

Written By: Ben Christo

So lock the door and descend the stairs,
Spiral down into the headlights’ glare.
But I’m so afraid of the graceless truth,
And every step that leads to you.

This is the moment,
So what will you say now?
Cutting hearts and diamonds on the edge of silence.

A single word,
Her empty eyes,
The final breath before our language dies.
So incomplete,
Like the cut oblique:
The missing frames that flicker in my dreams.

Hit the lights - I’ll try to write you down tonight,
Can’t define - beyond the exit sign.
Hit the lights – I’ll try to write you down tonight,
Scars align - so I’m heading back into the night.

Seasons

Written By: Ben Christo

Five thirty-seven,
And I’m back here again,
I can’t remember how it feels to feel something.
Wait for the deadlights,
And put the cold back on,
Surrender to silence when the silver’s gone.

Every night it’s down to this,
The Zenith of hope to Angel’s last kiss.
Every night it’s down to this,
Just giving up and giving into emptiness.

If only I could still be someone you believed in.

At five past Eleven,
It all fell into place:
Viva deception and the final throes of grace.
I’m sick for the starlight,
So let’s hit the floor,
Surrender to silver before the silence falls.

Every night it’s down to this,
L’Zenith of hope to Angel’s last kiss.
Every night I can’t resist,
Just giving up and giving into emptiness…
Is there nothing left?

If only I could be someone you believed…

It's Not Faith

Written By: Ben Christo, Jonny Thornton

Somebody told me,
Where it all went wrong,
And it was just like the plan,
Give me the motive,
That I had all along,
This time these crimes
Are a state of mind.

Doesn't matter what you say or do 'cause
Nothing's changing, nothing's changing.

It’s not faith, I’m not running,
Now it’s the time,
We’re holding the line.

Somebody showed me,
What I already knew,
'Cause it was in all the plan.
The final journey,
Is always far from true,
These steps we take,
And all the doubt we forsake.

Holding Onto Holding On

Written By: Ben Christo, Daniel Rossall

So she fell to the floor,
A shape of regret that woke the dead again.
Through the hours that creep,
Clutching at sleep,
She couldn’t face the light.

Lost in hindsight,
Trapped in straight lines
But it’s time for her to rise:
To live again.

Now we’ll never let go;
We’ll be holding on,
Holding on for something,
We always know: holding on,
Holding onto holding onto.

Barricaded the door,
In silhouette he woke the dead again.
To the hours beneath,
Stuttered like grief,
He couldn’t face the night.

Lost in hindsight,
Drowned in daylight,
But it’s time for him to rise:
To live again.

If Only

Written By: Ben Christo, Daniel Rossall

When nothing remains but a lie,
The fallen rise to control me,
I'm trying to understand why,
She smiles and whispers 'if only.'

I thought that it was me,
Got lost inside a dream,
I need to be complete,
With nothing....

If only to rephrase,
Or maybe just erase,
The words that killed so slowly:
“If only,”

Perception will always conspire,
The meaning glitters remotely,
But faith has already expired,
She's taken every “if only.”

And I was broken down,
As you replaced the past,
I need to be complete,
With nothing...

And I was broken down,
With nothing.

Die Again

Written By: Ben Christo


“Are you there?”
Transmission failure,
Unaware,
White noise.

“Are you there?”
Words into vapour,
Unaware,
No voice.

Vacant stare,
Skylines and silence,
Lifeless air,
So cold.

Hopeless prayer,
Meaning expired,
“Are you there?”
Unsolved.

So bring me back to life,
Bring me back.

Something there:
Reach through the blankness,
Gasping air,
Breathing in, breathing out.

Cover face with shaking hands,
Struggling to understand.

Something there;
Still out there.

Now I awake,
And I'll never die again.

So bring me back to life,
Another chance to redefine,
I don't want to die again.
Bring me back to life,
A living shadow re-ignites
And I won't die again.

Through the glare,
Finding a foothold in my despair,
Looking down, looking down.
And the light that I follow,
For a sign of tomorrow,
Will flicker but it won't go out.

Siren

Written By: Ben Christo

So I betrayed my life for silver,
The Goddess is to blame,
Her glittering italics draw,
Under Lethean waves.

‘There’s nothing more than this’,
She whispers, I start to fall,
The coma in her kiss,
Is as deep as the ocean floor.

And I’ve been given the chance; given the choice,
But she’s always stronger.
Given the chance; given the choice,
Can’t break away from her.

Now I’m overwhelmed by devils:
The Goddess and her thieves,
I’m carried by the undertow,
Into her cemetery.

Beneath the vinyl hiss,
The serpents of desire crawl,
Ten thousand-metre kiss,
Fallen prey to her scarlet jaws.

And I’ve been given the chance; given the choice,
But she’s always stronger.
Given the chance; given the choice,
Can’t break away from her.

And I’ve been given the chance, given the choice,
But I can’t look into her eyes.
Given the chance, given the choice,
But I can’t look into its eyes.

So I betrayed my life for silver,
The Goddess is to blame,
She got in many years ago,
And that can never change.

Everywhere Tonight

Written By: Ben Christo, Daniel Rossall

Cast upon the walls again,
We try to go back.
Sentiments in fading hallways,
Can never go back.

Now every page has an empty shade,
I still remember the questions.

There's no choice,
No time,
But I've looked everywhere tonight.

All the words we used to treasure,
Now silent as earth.
Years of you in hands of strangers,
Is this all it's worth?

But every page has a lucid shade,
I still remember the rapture.

There's no choice,
No time,
But I've looked everywhere tonight.
Still I'll try,
But I've looked everywhere tonight.

A final message to the stars,
But there's no answer from afar,
Just concrete silence.

Time to Escape

Written By: Ben Christo

My eyes are open: roughly awoken again,
Choking on panic: psychosomatic regrets.

Regret,
Seconds counting down,
Regret,
Lights go out.

You think it's over,
You think it can't be saved,
But now it's time to escape.

Make the decision, fuse of ambition ablaze,
Tune out the static, become emblematic of faith.

This faith,
Seconds counting down,
Faith,
Lights go out.

You think it's over,
You think it can't be saved,
But now it's time to escape.

Discography

COMING MARCH 2012: The debut Night by Night album, produced by Romesh Dodangoda.

'Can't Walk Away' (E.P.)

Release Date: October 12th 2009 (iTunes)

Composers: Ben Christo, Jonny Thronton, Iain Frisk, Moyano de Diego.

Musicians: Ben Christo, Jonny Thronton, Iain Frisk, Moyano de Diego.

Producer: Romesh Dodangoda.

Engineer: Rob Thomas.

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'Just Tonight' (E.P.)

Release Date: September 2008

Composers: Ben Christo, Jonny Thronton, Iain Frisk.

Musicians: Ben Christo, Jonny Thronton, Iain Frisk, Bob Malkowski.

Producer: Paul Tipler.

Engineers: Paul Tipler and Iain Frisk.

Set List

Just Tonight
It's Not Faith
Seasons
Can't Walk Away
If Only
Die Again
Holding Onto Holding On
Siren
Time to Escape
The Moment
Here I Am
That Girl (cover, FM)
All She Wrote (cover, Firehouse)
Photograph (cover, Def Leppard)
Firewoman (cover, The Cult)