Orchard Drive

Orchard Drive

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Orchard Drive is an energetic melodic rock band with a message of hope. The band is committed to writing and performing excellent original music in the tradition of great rock bands such as the Beatles, U2, the Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead and others.

Biography

Whether in a small studio, outdoor festival or a packed nightclub, they are always making energetic, melodic rock with a purpose. This is the music of Orchard Drive, originating in Rochester, New York. The members have always remembered having a love for music, though it took a while for them to find a project that they fully believed in. In 2006, Nate Cronk (lead vocals/guitar), Eliot Giebel (bass guitar) and Pete Gallagher (drums) formed and began creating original, thoughtful songs. The band went into the studio and released the One Year EP only a few months later. After beginning to gig that year, O.D. placed second in the Rochester Ugly Idol Battle of the Bands Competition, competing against 27 other established bands. Orchard Drive has supported acts such as Mae, Edison Glass, Bernard, Among the Thirsty and Shelflyfe. On August 11, 2008, their first single "Still Alive" was voted the Alternative Rock Song of the Week on GarageBand.com. Their fan base has ballooned and they continue to pick up steam. Now, after adding Kyle Sortore (guitar/vocals), the sonic energy is complete. Orchard Drive is better than ever and could not be more excited about what lies ahead.

Lyrics

Still Alive

Written By: Nathan Cronk

She woke up and in her head- reason at it's end
And in it's stead...fantasy
She stayed undercovers- where dreams imitate
But do not relate to reality

And when will you find out girl, that soaking in the sun
Will warm up your senses, but leave you feeling numb

Even when you're jaded, even though you hate it
Make no mistake, love is still alive
Even when it's over, it's never really over
Dont you wait, love is still alive

She laid down without a sound praying for the man
And the perfect plan...destiny
Shuts her eyes, to her surprise there is no answer
And her response...calamity

When will you learn this girl- that staring at the sun
Will cover your darkness and leave you blind and numb

Even when you're jaded, even though you hate it
Make no mistake, love is still alive
Even when it's over, it's never really over
Dont you wait, love is still alive

How long will you wait to give in?
Love means giving up everything
How long will you wait til the right one comes along?
Your waiting wont make you belong

Even when you're jaded, even though you hate it
Make no mistake, love is still alive
Even when it's over, it's never really over
Dont you wait, love is still alive

Here's To...

Written By: Nathan Cronk & Timothy Lambert

Here's to the traffic-
The spinning tires and the blinding lights
Here's to the chaos-
We're getting nowhere faster tonight
This is it, what we've become
This is what it feels like to be numb

I know you've heard it before
But the pain that we take doesn't make us strong, no
It's nothing we should ignore
We can look through the glass
And then ask what is wrong
And when you touch us
We know we belong, we know we belong

Here's to the social pipeline-
The ladder that never has a top
Here's to the suicide-
The rat race that never stops
This is it, what we belie
This is what the bottom feels like

I know you've heard it before
But the pain that we take doesn't make us strong, no
It's nothing we should ignore
We can look through the glass
And then ask what is wrong
And when you touch us
We know we belong, we know we belong

Real is a state of mind
Death is a page in time- it's not the end
Angst is pride, pain is real, pain is real
So how do you feel, so how do you feel?
How do you feel inside?

Here's to tomorrow- a hope there's another sun
Here it is rising...yes it's only just begun

When you touch us we belong
For the first time we belong

One Year

Written By: Nathan Cronk

This is the end
This is the end of the beginning
This is the end of it all

Let's not pretend
Let's not pretend-this is tomorrow
Let's not pretend, it came like we feared
It came like we feared
Whenever you sleep, whenever you sleep
You know I'm there with you
Don't ever dream
Don't ever dream--too far away

How can we sing?
How can we sing in a foreign land?
How can we sing for them?
A year's not so long; a year's all too long
Where is this going?
I'd wait a year for you

It's not the end, it's not the end

It's the beginning, the beginning, the beginning

Discography

One Year EP (2006)

Set List

Orchard Drive's set list is typically an hour long, which consists mainly of original songs. However, the band can play for up to 2 hours. Here are names of some of the originals:

Still Alive*
One Year*
Peace on Earth
All Is Lost
New Life
Go
All Around Us
Be Here
Alcohol & Alphabets
Fading Out
First Time
Tomorrow's Song
Sex Sells
Upside Down

*these songs can be heard streaming

The band also plays covers, which include, but are not limited to:

Stay With You (Goo Goo Dolls)
Sweetness (Jimmy Eat World)
Any Way You Want It (Journey)