PEECH

PEECH

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Peech was cultivated in Chico, California. Rarely can a group go from in your face meat and potatoes riffs, to delicate thought provoking acoustic arrangements. Peech does it all in a style that distills the alterna/folk/rock/lifestyle music genres.

Biography

The old adage "opposites attract" has proven its truth over time, and never more so than with the musical duo PEECH.

There couldn't have been two more opposite people when Chelsea Dohemann and Megan Osborn met at the Cal State Chico dorms during their freshman year.

"We were the two of three people -- we had another roommate -- who put music as their first interest, so they put us in the same room," recalls Dohemann. "Megan had piercing , black shorts and a bright green shirt that said 'Chaos Born'. I was wearing baby blue Dickies shorts and a polo shirt. I think she looked at me and said, 'I'm not going to like this girl.'"

They eventually bonded over music, but kept their individual spirits intact. That creative diversity makes the duo's self-titled disc an unclassifiable mix of pop, rock and ballads influenced by everyone from Janis Joplin to the Beatles, from Blondie to the Police. Songs like "Misery" have an edgy frantic vibe, while the light folk of "Missin' LA" show a sweeter side. Meanwhile, the twisted kiss-off ballad "Thank You" is the kind of song Tori Amos or Alanis Morissette wish they wrote.

"Our favorite band of all time is the Beatles. They always had so many different kinds of styles, but they always stayed within the pop genre," says Dohemann. "We want that to happen with every album."

Using that smart songwriting and alternative pop know-how as a foundation, the girls' have defined their roles in the band. "I bring the meat and potatoes. I bring the funk and the soul," says Osborn. "I write story songs. You can tell which songs I write, because they lyrically have a beginning, middle, and end."

Megan also brings a strong stage presence--and not just because of her tattoos and outgoing nature. "I have the big voice," she laughs. "They call me Broadway because I have such a big voice. I wanted to be on Broadway for so long, but then I realized I couldn't act."

Chelsea, who served as the leader of a women's octet group in high school, puts together the melodies and make sure everyone is on pitch -- or else.

"We lovingly call her the Pitch Nazi," says Osborn, "but she taught me how to work with somebody and make harmonies work."

"And I learned how to be lyrically impeccable. I was the shittiest lyricist before I met Megan," says Dohemann. "And now with our forces combined, we don't write cheesy lyrics and we sing harmonically."
The combo was potent from the very beginning.

Peech's first show was actually held in the hallway of their Chico dorm. They went on to win local musical competitions and Chelsea nearly failed out of school during their Sophomore year because they spent so much time writing and working on the original music that would make up their debut album. Both Chelsea and Megan were studying music business at Chico and by their Junior year, their mentor introduced them to Unison Music where they split time between L.A. and Chico to record their debut disc while finishing school. The time in the studio showed the two how to broaden their musical horizons.

"We take a lot of pride in being able to write about a lot of different subjects. All of our songs aren't about guys or love," says Dohemann. "Before we were writing from inside looking out, but now we're outside looking in, seeing things from a bigger perspective." It's all on the debut disc--happiness, anger, love, hate and more. Chelsea and Megan have taken their unique relationship and used it to put their emotions on the line. On the eve of their debut disc's release, the Peech girls even got up-close and personal with their growing fan base with an inaugural West Coast tour. Drawing their biggest audiences yet, Chelsea and Megan got a taste of how it feels to connect with more and more people through their music. And when fans give that back, it's the ultimate reward.

"If people respond to it, like cry or get really angry, just have an emotion, I feel like 'awesome, we touched someone,'" says Osborn.

"Yeah, if we were playing a show and I saw somebody in the audience who was right there with us, singing all of the words," adds Dohemann, "that would be amazing."

"We would start balling," laughs Osborn. "I think we would lose it right there."

Chelsea Dohemann
Megan Osborn

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Lyrics

DRIVING BLIND

Written By: Dohemann/Osborn

Driving Blind

VERSE 1:
Now baby I am driving blind
Don’t count on me to stay in line
Stupid words pollute the air like carbon tantrum
So clutch and drive
And meanwhile I can’t see the sings stop and go
Through all the lights but I’m not they’re my thoughts verbatim

CHORUS:
Two and ten yeah
I’m one up again
I seem to feel like a loser when I when
I’m a loser
I’m a loser
I’m a loser

VERSE 2:
Five foot three sugar and spice
Feels so good to look so nice
But just inside my olive skin the pit is rotten
See me in shade beyond the haze
One good lay to end the day
I leave before you even wake and you are smitten

CHORUS:
Two and ten yeah
I’m one up again
I seem to feel like a loser when I when
I’m a loser
I’m a loser
I’m a loser

BRIDGE:
I couldn’t care
One night here and there
It’s just a stand
Well I might as well be a man
I’m a loser
I’m a loser
I’m a loser

VERSE 3:
Somehow it feels so good to be
Outside the rules and inside me
Think I’m perturbed, think what you will
Cheap thrills are free (I’m free)
And so we play my fucked up game that I am proud to self proclaim the leader of
Don’t want a boy I put to shame

CHORUS:
Two and ten yeah
I’m one up again
I seem to feel like a loser when I when
I’m a loser
I’m a loser
I’m a loser

BRIDGE:
I couldn’t care
One night here and there
It’s just a stand
Well I might as well be a man
I’m a loser
I’m a loser
I’m a loser

MISSIN' L.A.

Written By: Dohemann/Osborn

Nothings like a cup of branded coffee to start my morning
Days ‘round here have been a little hazy that’s the way I like to live them
I barely made it to my job this morning and I’m missin’ L.A.

Yesterday I quit and yet I have a cigarette between my lips again
Days ‘round here are bound to vape away leaving clouds turning grey above them
Well I wish there was time to stay in line
But what with all the criminal thoughts I got in mind
All I’m ever doing is wasting my time ‘till we go to L.A.

And I’m missin’ L.A.
It’s a California morning and I’m missin’ L.A.

Tried to catch a plane but security knows my name
I got an escort from the airport
Oh I try to hop a train but a girl should never pay
And they call me a stowaway
I said, “Mister you’re wrong.
I’m just a dollarless, penniless, dime-a-dozen girl with a song.”
Two tennis shoes later I was thumbing my way along the highway to L.A.

And I’m missin’ L.A.

VULNERABLE

Written By: Dohemann/Osborn

Stone-cold expressions plastered on my face twenty-four hours a day
But inside I cry wanting someone to melt this mask from my eyes

I’ve locked my fragile heart in a safe. No one can break it free
But in my mind I try to convince myself that emotions are worth a chance

But I know I don’t want to find
Someone so pure and true
To steal my fears and my doubts
Leaving me vulnerable

I parade the streets in the shiniest armor, admirers stop to stare
But underneath my polished shell, perfections break and my pain seeps through my skin

But I know I don’t want to find
Someone so pure and true
To steal my fears and my doubts
Leaving me vulnerable to the big bad world

In a simple moment my eyes met yours and my guard collapsed
I wanted to lose my armor, open my heart,
And mumble the words I’m afraid to admit
I’m in love

And I know I didn’t want to find
Someone so pure and true
You stole my fears and my doubts
Leaving me vulnerable to the big bad world

I didn’t want to be but I am now vulnerable to you

Discography

PEECH: Self-titled debut release on Unison Music,
Driving Blind
Felon
Missin' L.A.
Misery
We Ask Why
Hue
Molly Brown
Down On Me
Vulnerable
Adam's Song
Goodbye
Thank You

Tracks with Radio Airplay:
all tracks

Key Radio Airplay Tracks:
Driving Blind
Missin. L.A.
Felon
Adam's Song

Set List

::Acoustic::

Adam's Song
Molly Brown
One Last Time
Hue
Felon
Charlatan
Blink
Driving Blind

::Full Band::

Adam's Song
She
Missin' L.A.
Charlatan
Hue
Molly Brown (acoustic)
Felon
Driving Blind
Misery
Heartbreaker (cover)