Opus Road

Opus Road

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Hooking listeners across the country with a melodic hard rock sound reminiscent of Kings of Leon, The Watchmen, and Pearl Jam. Opus Road are five different, uniquely-styled musicians who produce one powerful, melodic, & memorable rock sound.

Biography

It takes dedication and hard work to reach the kind of success that Opus Road has been able to attain in such a short time span. From their college start to the recent release of their self-titled debut EP, these gritty rockers have quickly become a dominant force in both Toronto's and Southern Ontario's music scene.

The Opus Road EP -- released in September 2009 and produced by Eric Paul, drummer of Canadian rock giants Thornley and Big Sugar -- is a 5 track testament to where you can get with hard work, a little luck and a lot of raw talent. It was the band's heavy schedule of shows in Toronto and Southern Ontario that helped catch Paul's attention. A friendship was soon forged and the result is an undeniably great offering from one of Canada's most promising new rock bands.

Since then, the band has rocked some of Canada's best venues and festivals, including The Ricoh Coliseum, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Niagara's Grape & Wine Festival, North By Northeast and Canadian Music Week, and shared the stage with Grady at the first ever Queen West Musicfest in Toronto. Opus Road has also caught the attention of many professional athletes who have asked the band to perform at private parties for sports teams such as the Toronto Marlies and the Detroit Red Wings. They are currently working on a full length follow-up to their 2009 EP which will be seeing a winter 2011 release.

Opus Road started as a modest three-piece acoustic act playing around their hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario while Rob, Jeff and J.P. were still in school. They quickly realized they were destined for something much bigger than playing around town to pay their way through college, so the boys packed their bags and headed to the big city. Shortly after moving to Toronto they met drummer Ryan and veteran bassist Jay (Rise Electric/Lukas Rossi, Jaw) and the band solidified into its final form: Rob Brown (vocals), Jeff Mahoney (rhythm guitar/backing vocals), J.P. Nadeau (lead guitar), Ryan English (drums), & Jay Cianfrini (bass).

In the short time they have been together, Opus Road has managed to achieve what few local bands are able to: they have earned a steady following through their consistently flawless live show and have caught the attention of some of Canada's major music industry players. With their honest blend of solid, spirited rock n’ roll, die-hard work ethic, and ability to effortlessly ignite a large crowd, Opus Road is proving they are a band poised to make some serious waves in the industry.

Lyrics

Motel Freedom

Written By: All Songs Written and Performed by Opus Road, Lyrics by Rob Brown.

'Motel Freedom'

You wont believe it, I got lost on my way down here
For no good reason I forgot where I was.
Well they've come to see her take her last final bow
So take a good look gentleman before you lay your money down

Cause she's a Habit
A bad habit to have,
and curiosity killed the cat

In the Motel Freedom , she got cold as a stone
No time for sleeping just waiting for the sun to come up
No you couldn't keep her, you couldn't hold her anyway
so take a good look gentleman before you lay your money down

Cause she's a Habit
A bad habit to have
Well she's a Habit
A bad habit to have
I know shes a habit
A bad habit to have
And curiosity killed the cat

In the no tell motel freedom
she got him alone, she got him to break
in the no tell motel freedom
She took all his love, she took it all away

Cause she's a Habit

A bad habit to have
Well she's a Habit
A bad habit to have
I know shes a habit
A bad habit to have
And curiosity killed the cat

One to Spare

Written By: All Songs are Written and Performed by Opus Road, Lyrics by Rob Brown

'One to Spare'

"Well your a young man
you can do no harm"
if you believe it
then everyhings gone wrong
so are you lonely?
do you feel no pain?
or are you wondering
how it falls apart again?

So how far is far away
cause I keep running out of breath
when they say 'How many lives you got left?'
We answer 'one to spare'

so your my brother
your another me
we dress the same way
and you've seen all i've seen
so are you going?
have you left your way?
or are you hopin,
to make peace out of this hate?

So how far is far away
cause i keep running out of breath
when they say 'How many lives you got left?'
We answer 'one to spare'

Down down down,
I know there's a way out, now, now
The voice of change is loud, loud, loud,
the masses are calling out, out, out.

So how far is far away
cause i keep running out of breath
when they say 'How many lives you got left?'
We answer 'one to spare'

50 Feet High

Written By: All Songs are Written and Performed by Opus Road, Lyrics by Rob Brown

'50 Feet High'

You're going to get what you deserve
fat wallet and a heart that was bought with gold
Im going to get what I deserve
I know

And every-time i see her now
i get myself this feeling now
I get myself this feeling
that now i should be leaving
So i start myself deceiving
Stop myself believing
cause I don't really need her
no not anymore

I want to let my conscience go
I want to throw myself to the great unknown
I want to let my conscience go
She knows

And every-time i see her now
i get myself this feeling now
i get myself this feeling
that now i must be dreaming
so i stop myself deceiving
i start myself believing
the grass don't get no greener
No not anymore
no not anymore

And from where I'm standing now
i can see everything
Im 50 feet high
and I'm on the rise
From where I'm standing now
i can see everything
and there's no way you'll take me down alive

Everytime I see her
Everytime I see her
Everytime I see her
The grass don't get no greener
No not anymore

Im 50 feet high and I'm on the rise
Im 50 feet high and I'm on the rise
and there is no way she'll take me down alive
no not anymore...

How it Goes

Written By: Lyrics by Rob Brown

'How it Goes'

Someone locked me down
someone threw away my key
I felt myself hit ground
Felt the walls fall all over me

Ain't that the way it always goes
I never had the money but I guess I didn't need it anyway, anyway
I never had the feeling but I guess I didn't need it anyway, anyway

I lock myself on in
so no ones getting in or out
oh I felt this all begin
I heard the scream as it turns to shout

Ain't that the way it always goes
I never had the money but I guess I didn't need it anyway, anyway
I never had the feeling but I guess I didn't need it anyway, anyway

Someone is calling on me
Its the middle of the night
The room starts burning
from inside...

Ain't that the way it always goes
I never had the money but I guess I didn't need it anyway, anyway
I never had the feeling but I guess I didn't need it anyway, anyway

I never had the feeling but I guess I didn't need it anyway ....

Reelin

Written By: Lyrics by Rob Brown

'Reelin'

Take a look around cause there's nobody here
No there's nobody they've all disappeared
Everybody says its cause im just a little bit lazy

Well look me in the eye and say to my face
And I'll believe it when I read it any other case
And everybody knows its cause i'm just a little bit lazy

Cause I said "if you walk away from this"

Consequence or not I ain't looking for the change
I'm not saying, im just saying so get out of the way
Everybody knows that it all get a little bit hazy

Pushing comes to shoving, come along for the ride
She took heaven from the gates, she takes the reason from rhyme
Everybody knows that it all gets a little bit crazy

Cause I said "if you walk away from this,
you walk away from me."
You sent me reelin, she sent me reelin

So give me a second chane
give me a way to get out of this
give me a second chance
thats all I'm asking

Cause I said "if you walk away from this,
you walk away from me."
Sent me reelin, sent me reelin

Discography

Opus Road's self-titled debut EP, officially released in December 2009 -- includes 5 KILLER original tracks:

1. Motel Freedom
2. How it Goes
3. 50 Feet High
4. Reelin'
5. One to Spare

Set List

Opus Road puts a great deal of emphasis on their originals FIRST, while performing covers on occasion as well.

Opus Road covers many bands including: Pearl Jam, The Tragically Hip, Dispatch, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Neil Young, and many more…