Outsider

Outsider

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Recent winners of the John Lennon songwriting competition, Outsider are 4 musicians who live and breath music. Outsider create excellently cratfed songs that shake up the staleness of a post-winter music scene.

Biography

Danny Jones (Vocals/Guitar) grew up surrounded by musicians on the road with his Mum and Dad's band, subconsciously soaking up musical knowledge, he listened to a variety of music mainly 70's rock bands like Free and Zepplin.

Grez Slater (Drums/Vocals) has a wide variety of influences from 60's to the present day he has a shameful idle he doesn't wish to disclose, maybe if you ask him he may tell all. Grez is a completely self taught drummer and his devotion has given him a individual style which complements Outsiders songs perfectly.

Blake Slater (Bass Guitar) He plays bass very well and he's also partial to the odd caramac and he has dreads!!!

Lee Brotherston (Keys/Guitar/Percussion) brings a new element to the band adding keyboards, effects, rhythm guitar and percussion. A real all rounder of a musician who has played in London and Manchester bands Lee has worked with many artists recording/remixing tracks and has worked alongside stone roses producer Paul Schroeder.

Over the last year Outsider have packed out and played many venues, their following holds a vast cross section of people and since their amazing Radio 2 session on the Janice Long show it just keeps growing. A Radio 2 spokesperson said that they hadn't had that kind of a buzz around a session since Goldfrapp.

The bands first release was the 4 track Understanding E.P in October 2005. Outsider spent the latter part of 2005 performing in venues across the country promoting the E.P. The band are now in the process of writing tracks for their debut album and the second single release set to arrive in the next couple of months.

Outsider have been played on over 30 radio stations in England and Ireland and their first E.P has proven to be a big success, they have done several other radio sessions including Kerrang and BBC GMR but another real triumph was being put on the playlist at XFM this in it's self is a real achievement as they were battling with the likes of Oasis and other better known bands this station is renowned for being one of the most difficult to get playlisted.

Lyrics

Understanding

Written By: Danny Jones, Graham Slater

Come a long way and
spent a lot of time
And thought about all I’ve left behind
Never been lonely
no-one there to hold me
All because you’re so understanding

I’ve done a lot of things and
may have been in love
but doesn’t really mean much
more than any other
I cannot imagine
anything without you
How do you learn to be so understanding

I never thought that
Standing in the cold and
Staring in the mirror
Slowly gettin older
I cannot remember
Anything about it
All because you’re so understanding

Yeah, you’re on my side
You’re always on my mind
I’ll give you all my time

Good to have you by me
You can always find me
Watching all the trouble
Queuing up behind me
Don’t forget to mention
Keeping my attention
How do you learn to be so understanding

I never thought that
Standing in the cold and
Staring in the mirror
Slowly gettin older
I cannot remember
Anything about it
All because you’re so understanding

Yeah, you’re on my side
You’re always on my mind
I’ll give you all my time

We’re making waves moving faster
And when its time
You won’t have to be so understanding

What's Your Sound?

Written By: Graham Slater & Danny Jones

Answers, Questions
All with no direction
Happens everyday

Right Place, Right time
Meet you, your place or mine
Not your sound

Oh Whats your sound?

Talking to me
Watch you look right through me
Does it ever change?

I don't know you
I'm not singing for you
Not your sound

Oh Whats your sound?

Oh Whats your sound?

Left without you

Written By: Outsider

And so,
You happy now

Discography

Understanding EP Released in October 05

Set List

Set list duration: up to 1.5 hours

Set List:
The Mole
post argument sex
Mute
Road
Enoughs Enough
Only Yourself to Blame
Understanding
Beautiful Words
Afterlife
Do what you love
Cafe
Oldman
Twisted
The more i lie
Whats your sound