partlycloudy

partlycloudy

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Given the chance we know our music would speak for itself. But we all know that good music alone won't make a great band. A great band has drive, vision, and stage presence. These are all attributes that we not only possess but exploit undeniably.

Biography

There's no moon on the South Dakota highway as a box truck full of music equiptment cruises at a top speed of 60 mph and followed closely by a Toyota Camry full of sleeping musicians. The heavy eyelids behind the wheel of the box truck belong to Jon Harms. His brother, asleep next to him, is about to realize that trying to drive from Sioux City, Iowa after a latenight show all the way to Spearfish, South Dakota for a music festival the next afternoon might have been a bad idea. This realization strikes Dave as he awakens to find his brother asleep at the wheel and the box truck flying down the grassy median of the highway.

Later at the hotel everyone has jokes for Jon, but partly cloudy has learned a lesson from this. You may want to play as many shows as you can, but a little extra attention in planning could save your life. partly cloudy has learned many lessons like this one, but the one lesson they refuse to learn is that you can't make a living as an upstart muscian anymore. After touring to promote "State of Mind", partly cloudy realized that this is the only life they can live.

After parting with LIR due to contrary ideas over the direction of "Arm Your Weapons", partlycloudy recorded and released the EP independently and set up a tour that spans the country (excluding any +15 hour drives).

Hard work and determination along with a few simple ideas about what makes great music, this is the fuel that has kept the PC bus going. partly cloudy knows that you can never work too hard or write the perfect song and you have to stay true to who you really are both in your song writing and your performances. partly cloudy also believes that music should be intense and have a message, but as serious as we are at what we do, we don't take ourselves too seriously.

We have much experience with touring the college circuit. Our first national tour was sponsored by ECAMPUS.com taking us to dozens of colleges. Some included:
Bowling Green State (Bowling Green, OH)
Kent State (Kent, OH)
Rose-Hulman Institute (Terre Haute, IN)
Monmouth College (Monmouth, Ill)
Black Hill State (Spearfish, SD)
Frostburg State (Frostburg, MD)
Virginia College (Huntsville, VA)
University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
Brecsia University (Owensboro, KY)
...and many, many more.

For Booking contact: DreamScapers
Jennifer Bair
jennifer@seethemusic.net
612-216-4124

Discography

The last single we officially released to commercial and college radio was "Misery Loves Company (I'm Buying Drinks). This was to promote our first album, "State of Mind", on LIR records. Since then we have just released "Arm Your Weapons" independently with commercial and college radio promotion pushing our latest single "helpless".
We will have "helpless" streamed to Tivo, PSP online and will appear in several reality TV shows on several networks including Mtv, E!tv and Oxygen network.

Set List

Our typical set list consists of anywhere from 6-10 songs a night. The set lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half depending on the venue. Our set right now is as follows:
YOU KNOW YOU'RE WRONG
MR. AND MRS. U.S.A
HELPLESS
...BUT TO ME IT'S EVERYTHING
HONESTLY, NOT INTERESTED
TO THE GODS
GOTTA BE RIGHT
THIS BURDEN
LINOLIUM/SANTERIA (MEDLEY)
CLASSIC CASE DEFEAT
ALL YOU NEED
MISERY LOVES COMPANY (I'M BUYING DRINKS)
ARM YOUR WEAPONS
STAY DOWN

When we do covers we generally do something a little more obscure, not anything really mainstream. Unless we feel like doing an 80's top forty hit (Journey, AHA, or Brian Adams).