One Thousand Years

One Thousand Years

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandRockBlues

In an age of pop icons and indie fads, One Thousand Years inhabits a piece of the universe in which both time and space is entirely their own. Their music is, in a word, rock; their sound is as if Muddy Waters joined Led Zeppelin and they started playing Ziggy Stardust.

Biography

In an age of pop icons and indie fads, One Thousand Years inhabits a piece of the universe in which both time and space is entirely their own. Their music is, in a word, rock; their sound is as if Muddy Waters joined Led Zeppelin and they started playing Ziggy Stardust.

One Thousand Years arrived one sunny afternoon in mid 2006 amidst white lab coats and a haze of chemical fumes. Chris (vocals / guitar) and Cam (guitar), then university students, had just found out that they shared an eerily similar taste in music and a burning desire to put together a great rock band. The duo was very much influenced by the classic rock sounds that are best enjoyed when cranked all the way up to eleven.

Meeting for a casual jam one evening with long time school friend Kale (drums) and the jazz / funk / metal influenced new comer Geoff (bass) they knew after the first note that something great was happening.

The following months and years saw One Thousand Years continually striving to become proficient song writers and performers, playing countless local shows with high regard.

In late 2008, after the sudden departure of drummer Kale, One Thousand Years recruited youngster Brenton - who is influenced by the fast paced punk-rock styles of the nineties.

The diverse influences of the band, as well as their remarkable song writing and musicianship are captured in every heart pumping live show and on their debut EP titled Chateau de la Spaceman, which is currently available.

Only the future knows what is in store for One Thousand Years…

Lyrics

She's Gone

Written By: Christopher Boyd

She’s Gone
One Thousand Years
Words: Christopher Boyd
Music: Christopher Boyd & Cameron Hardie

Sitting in the corner of the station with a dollar in her fist,
She’s got no bags, she’s got no time for pleading if it aint soon.
Standing outside in the pouring rain, the puddles in my boots.
The late night brings us melodies of its own.

All she needs is just another cigarette, but all they’ve got is tea,
So she takes all the time and the lives that she’s lived and hides them all away.
She takes a long string of lace and she ties her hair to tell us all she’s moving on,
But the late night turns into some crazy dance for one.

She’s gone,
She’s gone,
She’ll make you think that she’s off to see the moon.
She’s gone.
You know she’s gone but she’s not the only one

I've Seen the Fire

Written By: Christopher Boyd

I’ve Seen The Fire
One Thousand Years
Words: Christopher Boyd
Music: Christopher Boyd

I’ve seen the fire burning down the rain
I said ive seen the fire
But I did not want to be the man who had to go and break your heart again

All the people singing the praises of war lords, blaming all the problems of the world on its leaders, and it’s breaking my heart.

I’ve seen the city lights
And it blows my mind,
Like a tom-cat caught in the firing line
You paid me once and I see you down on the Blackwood with your hands up and you’re waving bye-bye, saying “I’m going home”.

All the people singing the praises of war lords, blaming all the problems of the world on its leaders.

I said I’m sorry babe, I didn’t mean to break your heart.
I gotta get out of here!

Mr. Spaceman

Written By: Christopher Boyd

Mr. Spaceman
One Thousand Years
Words: Christopher Boyd
Music: Christopher Boyd

Baby, what's the redness in your eyes,
I saw you in the garden with your hair down
Baby, don't you realise.
I saw you in the upstairs with your pants down

baby, dont let me down

Hey Mr spaceman
Don't you get that song from me
Hey Mr spaceman
dont get the cold feet

baby, you got those mean reds in your eyes
I thought you got your lovin' from the milkman
Baby, don't you realise.
yeah but I saw you in the back seat with the dealer

baby, dont let me down

Hey Mr spaceman
Don't you get that song from me
Hey Mr spaceman
dont get the cold feet

Discography

Debut EP - Chateau de la Spaceman, available direct from the band or through iTunes.

Set List

Most shows we usually play a cover or two to really get the crowd going and so that people have more of an understanding of where our music is coming from / what we are influenced by.It's always fun geting the crowd up and singing Honky Tonk Women (Rolling Stones), or Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin).

But in a 45 minute set will only play at most two covers. The rest of our repertoire consists of all original hard-rockin-blues music. Our high energy shows are full of suprises.

We like to mix it up a bit by playing different instruments (harmonica, mandolin - we've even had a brass section join us for one show to fully replicate what we have recorded on our debut EP) and using rich vocal and/or guitar harmonies.

All band members show a high level of musicianship and professionalism at each and every show, whether there maybe be 2 people, or 200 people - we always strive to make a memorable performance.