NorthOfHollywood

NorthOfHollywood

BandRock

North Of Hollywood excites and energizes with their mixture of diverse rock. Their songs are everything from melodic upbeat anthems to straight ahead dirty rock. Add in an acoustic ballad and pour in aggressive punky beats and you have North Of Hollywood.

Biography

Chad Campbell – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

Chad Campbell was born in Calgary, Alberta. His father was a popular rock DJ so music was a part of his life from day one. At the age of 12 Chad got his first guitar and by the end of high school he had written an armful of original music. After completing high school Chad moved to Los Angeles to pursue a life in music. While playing solo shows in and around the LA area Chad attended the Musicians Institute and studied vocals and recording for four years. After another year of working in the A&R department of Capitol Records as an intern Chad moved home to Toronto.

Matt Horvath – Lead Guitar, Vocals

Matt Horvath's love of music was established very early in his life. He came by it honestly, as his father was also a musician who grew up in the Toronto music scene. Being exposed to music at an early age gave Matt an appreciation for all genres of music. This diversity has influenced Horvath’s song writing, and made him a more versatile guitar player. After high school, Matt’s love of music guided him to O.I.A.R.T.(Ontario Institute for Audio Recording Technology) a renowned school for audio engineering and a year later he graduated with honors. Once Chad returned to Toronto, the two childhood friends began to perform as an acoustic duo at venues across southern Ontario. After a couple of months of playing acoustic gigs they decided it was time to plug in and North Of Hollywood
was born.
Tom Oliver – Bass, Vocals
Tom has been playing bass guitar for most of his life. Growing up in Victoria BC Tom cut his teeth in the West Coast music scene. He toured and played with acts such as Big Sugar, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Vaughan, Matthew Good Band………….too damn many to list. With influences like John Paul Jones, Geezer Butler, Steve Harris and Noel Redding it is easy to see and hear why Tom is the backbone of NOH. Tom adds a passion for the music that has lifted the entire groups’ energy both in the recording studio and in front of a crowd.
Donn Dixon – Drums, Vocals
Welcome the Donn. Donn's been a professional drummer for the past 15 years, playing everything from Ska, Jazz, Blue Grass, to Rock, Pop, Punk & Classical. Through touring and recording he has worked with engineers & producers all over Ontario and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the band’s dynamic.
Donn is a driving force; it is with his beats and rhythms that North Of Hollywood will be propelled into the future.

Lyrics

Nasty Little Habbit

Written By: C. Campbell


Got my own sound, I’ve got a little band
Got a hook line and sinker, a pole in my hand.
I got six strings of steel that wear away my finger tips,
I got criminals for friends I hang with them for kicks.
I got no peace of mind a wandering soul
I got something to say so get ready to be told.

I got a nasty little habit of going hard
Then going home, hungry for more.
I got a nasty little habit of going hard
Then going home, hungry for more.

Those who find religion are waiting until the end
They just won’t believe in themselves or their friends
So they’ll turn to a higher power who may or may not be there.
I’ll see them in the after life and I’ll raise a glass to their stares.
I’ll order them a double from the angels and offer them up my chair.
I’ll know that I had lived my life while they were wasting theirs.

I got a nasty little habit of going hard
Then going home, hungry for more.
I got a nasty little habit of going hard
Then going home, hungry for more.

Ain’t no saint
Won’t bring you no prophecy
I’ve been a sinner, but I ain’t the fucking enemy
I’m just a kid who happens to be getting old.
I heard what you said but I don’t do what I’m told

I got a nasty little habit of going hard
Then going home, hungry for more.
I got a nasty little habit of going hard
Then going home, hungry for more.

Monster

Written By: C. Campbell

It’s like a self fulfilling prophecy,
I tear down the walls the roof caves in on top of me.
It may be easier to move to a different world.
Pack my tricks in my bag and leave without a word.
I’d travel through the galaxy to a far off distant land.
Find myself some new friends who don’t know what I am.

But what would I accomplish.
I can’t run away from what’s in my head.( I can’t run away from what’s in my head)
I can’t expect anyone to love me.
When I’m not sure I like myself.

There’s so many different kinds of silence.
Oh but your kind speaks volumes to me.
It’s not like I have never been through this before.
Just feel I’m too old to do it anymore.

But what would I accomplish.
I can’t run away from what’s in my head.( I can’t run away from what’s in my head)
I can’t expect anyone to love me.
When I’m not sure I like myself.

So much baggage
It’s quite a load.
I’ll find my way home if I could just find the road.

Well I’m saving my sanity
I will not dry out but yes I will come clean.
I’ve evolved but at times I slip into old me.
And I am a monster that no one wants to be around.

Mediocrity

Written By: C. Campbell

Way above the tallest clouds, I fell down.
Way below the deepest hole I crawled out.

This mediocrity is killing me I’m wide away and half asleep.
I’m on my way up to heaven; I pass through hell.

I tie knots in your hair to watch them fall out.
I fall asleep at the wheel to scare myself.

This mediocrity is killing me I’m wide away and half asleep.
I try to learn as I teach I pass and fail. I pass and fail.
I’m on my way up to heaven; I pass through hell.

Time moves slowly as life fly’s by it’s like a dream.
It ain’t real to me.
We’re all signposts on the 401 if you close your eyes, you might pass by mine.
So I’ll light mine up like a neon sign, so in time. You’ll recognize.

This mediocrity is killing me I’m wide away and half asleep.
I try to learn as I teach I pass and fail. I pass and fail.
I’m on my way up to heaven; I pass through hell.

Natural Immunity

Written By: C. Campbell


In her eyes, I see her in the sky
And she’s in love with life, in the sky.
See’s no one believes in, their own death.
I want to loose my fear with you.
It’s a natural immunity, a natural immunity. I’m never saying sorry

Pick myself up
Falling over me
I am my worst enemy.
Pick myself up
Falling over me
I am my worst enemy.

(guitar solo)

Natural immunity, a natural immunity. I’m never saying sorry

Pick myself up
Falling over me
I am my worst enemy.
Pick myself up
Falling over me
I am my worst enemy.
In her eyes, I see her in the sky
And she’s in love with life, in the sky.
See’s no one believes in, their own death.
I want to loose my fear with you.
It’s a natural immunity, a natural immunity. I’m never saying sorry

Pick myself up
Falling over me
I am my worst enemy.
Pick myself up
Falling over me
I am my worst enemy. I am my worst enemy

Monday Morning

Written By: C. Campbell

Sitting here drinking twelve of my closest friends,
I been resting, I’m currently on the mend.
I’m sitting here thinking about taking time for myself,
Cause I’m sinking I’m thinking about my mental health.

Monday Morning reflecting on myself.
Monday morning baggy eyes clean bill of health.
Monday Morning reflecting on myself.
Monday morning baggy eyes clean bill of health.

Solo

Procrastinating getting this train on track.
I’m domesticating a dream, body-swerve a sidetrack.
Now I’m waking reboot my adrenaline.
I ain’t faking I’ll hit you like mescaline.

Monday Morning reflecting on myself.
Monday morning baggy eyes clean bill of health.
Monday Morning reflecting on myself.
Monday morning baggy eyes clean bill of health.

Repeat chorus

About You

Written By: Chad Campbell

About You

Had to give up
All the bad things
Having no will is bringing down me.
Stepped to the plate
And back to have a sip
Maybe next pitch is when I’ll get a hit

I’ve been living with my heart upon my chest
Saw it wiped it off and now I’m like the rest
Hoped that you’d relieve this pressure in my head
But instead you tore it off with the things you said.

Came full circle
Back to the end
Don’t believe,
But I do and I stand,
Stand Straight and stand tall
And loud enough to tear down these walls

Chorus

Bridge

Don’t care what you say about me anyway
Would I be so wrong if I wrote this song…..about you
And I wrote this song, it didn’t take me too long and I wrote it about you.
And there ain’t nothing you can dooooooo

Discography

Live at The Horseshoe 2004 EP
Scrap Metal 6 song 2005 EP
How Quickly Things Change 2008

Set List

From 45 - 90 minutes of Original music.
Lies
Low and Deep
Natural Immunity
Foof
Monster
Cutting Room Floor
Without You
Higher Than
Mediocrity
Kaleidoscope Dream
Nasty Little Habit
Monday Morning
About You
I'm Sorry