People Coyote

People Coyote

BandRockAdult Contemporary

People Coyote/ rockin the roots of blues, americana, east coast country, and pop rock. People Coyote is proud of their 2007 New Music Weekly awards nomination for best new Hot AC/AC group / duo and their radio fans across 42 states! Nominated song "Life Dance" is featured here w/ debut album!

Biography

People coyote is a band out of central New Jersey with a unique blend of of rock, country, jazz, and blues. It started as a father/son acoustic project driven by ;the love of music and poetry, interest in activism, diverse cultures and world events. Today they add more instruments and attack you with a larger sound. Still most of the songs are acoustic based and "raw" sounding. They like to take you on a trip, a musical trip, that is. You may feel like you are on an island with the summer sun beating down on white sand beaches on one song, then be tranported to a small cottage down south in the dead of winter on the next song.

This is a band with something to say, exploring all the creative possibilities of a songs true potential, and constantly searching for a certain "tone" or "Pull". Thatch describes "pull" as "the feeling you get when a song tends to take on a life of its own . It can actually pull you closer to it. You might have a page of lyrics or an old demo on tape laying around collecting dust, and then you read it again, or listen to it again, on that particular day, at just the right time , and it draws you in. You end up writing a song or having a greater understanding of some lyrics for a song based on an emotion or a tone in your life that day". "Its exciting, and we love writing.We can only hope you enjoy our music as much as we enjoy making it". People Coyote was nominated for the 2007 New Music Weekly Award for "AC/Hot AC Best New Group/Duo" w/ their song "Life dance." The hit singles, "Life Dance" , "New Year" ,"Stone cottage",and "Pass On Love"have all made their way to radio charts.

1. What is your stage/band name? Does it have a special meaning?
Where does it come from?

People Coyote stands for freedom of the natural order of things.
It represents everything that was real and soviergn before the modern
way of living took hold of us.
There was a time when love and family were the primary focus' in ones life,
when time spent with a sister or brother was of more value than time
spent with one's new ipod.
So in a ,not so literal sense of the word, People coyote hints of
people heading back to the wild.
Another early meaning of the name represented a "power to the people"
type of induendo.
Like the lyrics say in the People Coyote song "War" ; "The masses are
walkin' down the street with a fearless leader",
People Coyote also represents "the people" taking a stand against
corruption and the "fear instilling" personalities of "big business".
hence , People 'COYOTE' = People 'WILD'.
This name was originally the title of a piece of writing talking about
this concept of "the people".
2. How would you describe your music to people? (This is not a
short answer. Discuss it. Please include information regarding
genre/style/lyrics/etc)

People Coyote is a father/son started acoustic based project
with rock,blues overtones and hints of
jazz and country while touching on roots of americana. Modern touches
of a son and ageless influences of a father.
Two wonderfuly different writing styles that mesh together to form a
post modern, politically influenced,emotionally charged rythem, with
everday life's ups and downs of everyday people.The lyrics reflect on
all of this and it dosen't end there. It's always ongoing. We are
always learning and listening for new sounds that will drive us to
create more and to take the listener to new heights of knowledge of
the world around. We bring light to the dark side of issues of world
affairs in the relationship of two distant lovers longing for touch
and love.

3. Where are you from? Where do you live? What is your musical history?

"People Coyote is from NJ. We live in Wall township and Jackson.
We also record in both of these places. My father has a lifetime of
musical, artistic foundations never straying
too far away from his musical roots. Playing saxophone at an early age
led him to other instruments like drums and piano finally settling
down on guitar and vocals. I remember at an early age , sitting on the
basement stairs, watching as "The Graham Band" would perform.
i, on the other hand have always been an artist making clay figures,
drawing in all medias and acting out the parts of tv show / movie
characters. It wasn't untill recently , that i started focusing more
on musical aspirations."
(Ken, aka Thatch)

4. Have you recorded any CDs/albums? EP's? (Which studios? Who
>> produced them? Please provide dates/names of albums and/or popular tracks

People Coyote has recorded a cd in 2007 and 2008.The full length album
features ten original songs
all written by Dave and Ken (thatch).The album, titled ; "Life Dance"
is the first of many albums planned from
this dynamic duo. Dave and Thatch decided at one point that they
wanted to find a local studio nearby where they
could just record a couple songs together back in 2006.They've always
wanted to collaborate and thoug

Lyrics

Life Dance (album)

Written By: Dave Megill and Ken Megill

SHE'S WILD

You woke up with blue eyes, blue eyes soon enough you'll see .

It takes so long, and I don't feel so scared, feel free.

You make a mess of my life, I run into the

Knife, everytime. You know your just wild.

Will you wake up tomorrow

alone again? Or will you find

yourself with her in the lion's den?

She'll make a mess of your life

if you've only had her once,

you'll never have her twice.

You know she's just wild. wild.

You know you're done when she walks,

she walks into your life,

you know you'll never have her twice.

You know she's just wild.wild.

In the middle of the night

I snuck into your room and

we danced. It only took one

look from you and I knew.

yes, I knew.

One night in those arms wasn't

enough. Those eyes so blue.

You woke up with blue eyes,

blue eyes someday you'll see.

Soul meets style and a southern

heartbroken touch.

She opens the heavens to a man

like me. The darkness of her past

means nothing to me.

How bad do you want it?

You go through all the moves

like the pro that they

say you are.

Just a rain of wet tears

from the sky as you lay,

wither, and die.

Make a mess of my life,

run me into the knife,

every time.

She drives men wild.

She drives me wild.

wild.

LIFE DANCE I can see faces under the wind. It blows over me like the karma sin .Over the hill ,and through the crossfire. Mother storm can dance through nature's fire.
I can see shadows of former friends, and loved ones wavin' me on. A trip that no one comes back from.
The road is paved with the light of souls. Waiting to come back one more time.
Wave me on, wave me on. Can you tell me how to get home ?(Steppin with you.. steppin with you..
i got the whole world steppin under my shoes) I put my hand out to greet you. Get you humor, and get you the meaning.
I can see the people reach out... From the cries of a collective mind. (Now these days people are so busy.
No time to spend with a loved one. No time to waste. Time to spare.) I need more, i need more time.
This is life. Its a dance. Its a trance. Its a long way to get home .(Steppin with you.. steppin with you..
I got the whole world steppin under my shoes.) Can you tell me how to get home? This is life.
Its a dance. Its a trance. Its a long way to get home. How do i prepare for tragedy? How do i prepare for heartache?
How do i prepare for love and life, in the dance of the wild?

BACKFALL

Well, the politician's not for me

and the clones are not for me.

Everybody's got their own agenda.

Sodagun, bubblegum, pop rock for free.Makin out with the pros of con.

Makin light out of dark belief.

Show me all of your toys and riches.

Show me how you teach.back, backslide backfall

back, backslide backfall

back, backslide backfallA portrait hanging in the corner

of a long-winded politician.

Made a million promises to families

who don't have a home.

Seeing everything that they

struggled for, dive into the sea.

Smiles at the camera.

Kisses little babies.

You can see its plastic soul.back, backslide backfall

back, backslide backfall

back, backslide backfallNews: [Congress today, responding to the will of the people. We'll have a special report of what happens to the operations of those six U.S. ports, and oh yes, what about the other fifteen ports?] The high price of silence,now it's everyone's fault.

Over on Abbey Road

sits a stranger with long hair and kaleidoscope

sun glasses, pointing his

finger with disapprovalof the bloody road we're on

of the bloody road we're on

of the bloody road we're on

of the bloody road we're on……

back, backslide backfall

back, backslide backfall

back, backslide backfall

back, backslide backslide

PASS ON LOVE

A dozen white roses, hand one out

to a friend and friend, and a friend...

and a friend then you pass on love.

Pass on love… pass on love

Pass on love… pass on love

If you wanna do something good in

this life and giving money from an

empty wallet isn't your style,

you can barely make ends meet

then you…

Pass on love… pass on love

Pass on love… pass on love

Pass on love… pass on love

I'm givin us one more chance

gonna let you roam and get

it all out of your system.

Now

I wish Santa could stay

Written By: People Coyote

It's magic i saw i his eyes
All at once, peace, love,
hope, happiness
I never knew this kind of light
A break from being low
and even if it's just for the night
my spirit lives on

I wish Santa could stay with us
I wish Santa could stay with us
I wish Santa could stay with us

I can hear bells
drifting off into the night
A memory i know will last
my whole life
Well, take me back to that,
stary eyed kid
To the magic
hope rings out
Walk into the night
His brand new sight
Bring me back to life, love
It's real now
I feel it
You feel it too
The freedom soul
Takes us back to that,
stary eyed kid
To the magic

I wish Santa could stay with us
I wish Santa could stay with us
I wish Santa could stay with us, all night

I wish Santa could stay with us
I wish Santa could stay with us
I wish Santa could stay with us, all night

Peace , love, hope, happiness
Peace , love, hope, happiness
Peace , love, hope, happiness, the magic

Peace , love, hope, happiness
Peace , love, hope, happiness
Peace , love, hope, happiness, the magic

I wish Santa could stay with us
I wish Santa could stay with us
I wish Santa could stay with us, all night

Peace , love, hope, happiness (I wish Santa could stay with us)
Peace , love, hope, happiness (I wish Santa could stay with us)
Peace , love, hope, happiness (I wish Santa could stay with us, all night)

Peace , love, hope, happiness (I wish Santa could stay with us)
Peace , love, hope, happiness (I wish Santa could stay with us)
Peace , love, hope, happiness (I wish Santa could stay with us, all night)

Discography

Debut album ; Life Dance includes title track single-"Life Dance" (New Music Weekly awards nominie) "New Year"and "Stone Cottage" radio hits
People Coyote songs played on radio: Life Dance, Stone Cottage, Pass on Love, She's Wild, Backfall, New Year.

Set List

-Album Line Up (in it's entirety)from start to finish
She's Wild
Life Dance
Backfall
Pass on Love
New Year
Bird
Stone Cottage
That's Good Enough
War
Aurora
-covers and originals (mixed set)
Eric Clapton, Beatles, George Harrison, John Lennon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Matchbox Twenty,
to name a few.
-Half rock half Blues set
- 6 song all blues
Sweet Home Chicago (cover)
Call Me Crazy(original)
Unfaithful (original)
The Clock (original)
Stormy Monday (cover)
She's Wild (blues rendition original)