Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

BandRockAdult Contemporary

The music brings you back to an Era when music had more meaning and Soul. The Days when you found yourself listening to the same album over and over again just to discover something new each time.

Biography

Out of the Blue

Michael Deneau is lead vocals and rhythm guitar. Picking up the guitar at age five and playing ever since, he has been writing and performing his own songs for many years. His vocals are reminiscent of Clapton; his early influences were Elvis, Willie Nelson, Santana and Led Zeppelin, to name only a few. His passion for music only slightly outweighs his versatility and sheer talent. He composed the melodies and wrote the lyrics for the self-titled debut release “Out of the Blue.” Then the Band improved them…

Ruben Lopez is the lead guitar player, and is one of the hottest lead guitar players in Northern California. He has a Santana-like style that is filled with rich soul and feeling, along with blazing speed and accuracy in each and every note. He studied at the Musician's Institute of Music in Hollywood CA. and Graduated in 2000 before moving to Mount Shasta and joining the band.

Out of the Blue has recently added bassist Jim Odum, born in Nevada and raised in Stockton, he began playing in 1995 and jammed with friends for several years, influenced by the Beatles and Motown legend James Jamerson, as well as Duck Dunn and Phil Lesh, while finding his own sound and style. Jim has also been associated with Michael Klooster, keyboardist for Smashmouth, when both were in Sugarfoot. Jim has become an integral part of the band, contributing toward its classic, upbeat sound.

Drummer Billy Davies of Modesto has also recently joined the band. Billy has been playing for 29 years, in almost as many bands, all heavy metal, and several opening for headlining acts. Born and raised in Castro Valley, he aspired to such legends as Neal Peart of Rush and Tommy Aldridge. The multi-talented Billy also plays bass guitar and keyboard, and would like the opportunity to tour sometime in his career. Switching to contemporary rock, he is lending his extraordinary gift to Out of the Blue, and has blended fluently with the band.

Out of the blue recently wrote and recorded an adaptation from an A cappella song written by Willie Nelson called “A peaceful Solution”. The song itself explores the harsh landscape of war through lyrics and the solo by Ruben Lopez is quite moving. The band
Has released this song and is available for purchase on their myspace page now! Their debut self titled release “Out of the Blue” will be available on itunes stores including:
Rhapsody, Napster, Groupie tunes and Amazon MP3 in the early part of 2008.

You can visit the links below for more information on “Out of the blue” and Willie Nelsons Peace research institute.

Lyrics

Out of the Blue

Written By: Michael Deneau

Rising up from the infinite circles
of endless space and time.
Ever changing in every direction, A billion Stars in the Sky.
Like a Teardrop that falls in the Ocean, inconsequencial to the bigger scheme.We will reach the Stars in the Heavens,dream where the dreamers dream.
Out of the Blue we rise
out of the blue Sky
Out of the Blue we rise
Out of the Blue sky

A Peaceful Solution

Written By: Michael Deneau,Willie Nelson,Amy Nelson

Now there’s boot’s on the ground
And there’s bullets flying round
All I hear are politicians talking

They say we’ll fight em over there
So we don’t fight em here
I don’t believe a single word there’ sayin

John said give peace a chance
And that’s exactly my stance
We gotta bring em home
And let the wounds begin to heal

War is over if you can dream it
War is over if you believe it
War is over I can feel it

We need peaceful solution
We need a peace revolution
We gotta take back America again
Yeah there’s a war and we’re in it
I don’t know if we can win
We gotta take back America again
We gotta take back America again

You’d think we’d recognize
When things went wrong
From Ho chi min to Bagdad
It’s the same sad song
The poor man pays the price for the rich mans war
The poor man pays the price for the rich mans war

War is over if you can dream it
War is over if you believe it
War is over I can feel it

We need a peaceful solution
We need a peace revolution
We gotta take back America again
We need a peaceful solution
We need a peace revolution
We gotta take back America again
We gotta take back America again
We gotta take back America again
We gotta take back America again

War is over if you can dream it
War is over if you believe it
War is over I can feel it

Discography

Out of the Blue
Self Titled Debut, ITunes Release Jan,27th, 2008

Set List

Give Love
Just a Man
Out of the Blue
I'd be a Fool
Crash and Burn
Feelin' Bad
Faded Love
It takes Time
Look a little Closer
The Twilight
and more Originals that are Currently being Recorded in Studio. Our set usually last about an Hour.We've been known to do select cover such as
The Forgotten by Joe Satriani,For the Love of God by Steve Vai and some Classic Rock like U2. This only happens on rare occasion though!