"Q"

"Q"

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An INDUSRTIAL/ METAL hybrid with an amazingly versatile female vocalist.

Biography

“An INDUSTRIAL/ METAL hybrid with an amazing female vocalist”
Q is based out of the Springfield Mass area. The band was founded in the year 2000

Q has a unique sound, one that has been quoted as “Completely new and refreshing”. With styles & influences ranging from “industrial”, “heavy metal” and “techno”. Q uses programmed sequences that adds to their music and creates a fuller, almost orchestral sound. Their style is heavy but melodic and produces songs with an almost pop sensibility while still maintaining an “underground” appeal. During the writing process much thought it directed towards the live presentation. Nothing is written without the ability of being able to recreate it live.
Amongst their growing list of accomplishments the band was voted the #1 progressive/experimental band in 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005 Valley ADVOCATE “GRAND BAND SLAM”, Also Vocalist Missy Benerakis was voted "BEST FEMALE VOCALIST in 2005. The voting consisted of mailed in ballots by the W.Mass readers/ club goers, as well as e-mail votes.

“Q” was chosen as one of the final 4 out of over 800 bands all throughout New England & beyond for a guaranteed audition for THE BATTLE FOR OZZFEST based on industry insider votes. In the end “Q” was beat out by a narrow margin and took 2nd place, not withstanding, before the contest ended the band was contact by OZZFEST and guaranteed them an audition whether they won or lost the finals. Although “Q” did not make it past the second round of auditions “Q” vocalist Missy is featured in the intro to every BATTLE FOR OZZFEST show which airs on MTV.

“Q” is one of only two unsigned bands throughout New England to be sponsored by JAGERMIESTER MUSIC. “Q” is also endorsed by SILVERFOX percussion, AMP WORKS, RIFF RUNNER cables & SPECTOR basses.

The main focus of the band is the writing and the performance of the music. Each member of Q has a wide variety of influences that would be too long to list. The band pours their heart and soul into every note. Therefore the end result of all four members creates the band Q.
This is real. This is Q.

Lyrics

BEAUTIFUL LIAR

Written By: "Q"

Beautiful liar, trying to hide it
It’s eating inside you. Beautiful liar

Stories that fade away. Layer more everyday.
It’s turning your world around.
It’s turning you inside out.
Being something your not.
In your perfect fake world.

Beautiful liar, trying to hide it
It’s eating inside you. Beautiful liar

Keeping your stories straight.
Gets harder everyday
And when they come crashing down,
your stories will fade away.

LIVING A LIE TO KEEP FROM CRAWLING
SO SAD YOUR PERFECT WORLD IS FALLING
IT’S EATING AWAY AND IT’S DIRTY
SO SAD YOUR PERFECT WORLD IS FALLING. 2X

Beautiful liar, beautiful liar

CHORUS

And when your perfect lies come crumbling
Your world will come crashing down, down, down, down

Beautiful liar, trying to hide it
It’s eating inside you. Beautiful liar

Stories that fade away. Layer more everyday.
It’s turning your world around. It’s turning you inside out.

Chorus

Beautiful liar, beautiful liar

© 2002 Q TUNES

FADE

Written By: "Q"

Beautiful liar, trying to hide it
It’s eating inside you. Beautiful liar

Stories that fade away. Layer more everyday.
It’s turning your world around.
It’s turning you inside out.
Being something your not.
In your perfect fake world.

Beautiful liar, trying to hide it
It’s eating inside you. Beautiful liar

Keeping your stories straight.
Gets harder everyday
And when they come crashing down,
your stories will fade away.

LIVING A LIE TO KEEP FROM CRAWLING
SO SAD YOUR PERFECT WORLD IS FALLING
IT’S EATING AWAY AND IT’S DIRTY
SO SAD YOUR PERFECT WORLD IS FALLING. 2X

Beautiful liar, beautiful liar

CHORUS

And when your perfect lies come crumbling
Your world will come crashing down, down, down, down

Beautiful liar, trying to hide it
It’s eating inside you. Beautiful liar

Stories that fade away. Layer more everyday.
It’s turning your world around. It’s turning you inside out.

Chorus

Beautiful liar, beautiful liar

© 2002 Q TUNES

WHAT AM I?

Written By: "Q"

Walk in my world, with a shadow close behind
Walk with me, who am I?
Always told what I’m supposed to say
Always told what I’m supposed to do
If they only knew, they’d let me be

What am I supposed do
What am I supposed to say?
What am I supposed to be?
What you want me to be

Wasted time I sit and stare
Deep within I know who I am
Feeling trapped and held down
They want me to fear being strong
I’ve been confined I’m taking back my life

CHORUS x2
BREAK
CHORUS

Don’t tell me what to do – not again
Don’t tell me what to do – not again
I’m going to be, who I am
Pieces of you trying to be me
I will rise above this, I will rise

CHORUS x2

OUT
© 2002 Q TUNES

NAMELESS

Written By: Q

Nameless faces in a distant world
Strangers are nameless, faceless
Feeling naked, bare to the world
Endlessly walk the streets no more

Isolation of the soul
Feeling empty and old
Who are you, who am I
Passing me by no word no sign

Over and over my mind it goes
Who are we and why do we go
They’re in a hurry, no where to go
Where are they going and do they really know
Separate lives, separate ways
Falling away, falling away
Endlessly walk the streets no more

CHORUS
BREAK
CHORUS

Over and over my mind it goes
Who are we and why do we go

EMOTIONLESS

Written By: Q

Do you know me, do I care
You were my friend and I know you now
I stepped back and saw the real you
Your selfish your needy your secrets your lies you kept from me
Never again I know you. But do you know me
You talk the shit you talk the crap, your lies you lied do you know me

GET UP, GET UP AND GET OUT 3X
YOU DON’T KNOW ME NO
GET UP, GETUP AND GET OUT 2 X

Your pulling me down your pulling me – 2x
You can’t judge me. No one blames me.
Emotionless you are. We don’t care any more.
Tension lies all around you. Stress surrounds you.
Your selfishness, attention starved. You don’t care. Your bringing me down, your
Bringing me. Emotionless you don’t care. Never, never, never again.

CHORUS

You don’t know me and you never will. You’re not my friend. Never, never, never again
You don’t know I can see through your games your lies, your games your lies. You can’t hide. I tried to help. You took the money. You don’t care. You took me for granted. I don’t really give a damn. Never, never again. You’re not my friend.

CHORUS

GONE

Written By: Q

Watching, waiting is this what is real
Watching, waiting save me from myself

It’s slipping away, it’s slipping away
Your life is leaving, Emptiness it turns to black
Your life was short now you’re gone
Too young to die, too old to cry
You leave us an afterglow, and smiles
That echo. When life is done

CHORUS

You’re reaching out, you’re whispering to me.
I know what to tell them. How you died is hard to believe.
We’re crying out, we’re crying out for your life.
Now you’re gone, it’s hard to believe, when life is done

CHORUS
BREAK

I will tell your mother & father
I will tell your brother & sister
I will tell the friends who loved you
You loved them
I will tell them you’ll be there somewhere
Sometime, let go. It’s time

CHORUS

Discography

Released in 2001 as a FREE demo at shows, this disc features early versions of the songs: "IT" & "EMOTIONLESS". The disc was recorded on a 4 track in Missy's basement.

Released in November of 2002.The "LIMITED EDITION" 2 SONG SAMPLER, featuring DEMO versions of the songs "BEAUTIFUL LIAR" & "FADE" these two songs appear on the full-length CD with a more refined sound. Only 1,000 were made of this disc.

Released in August 2003. Titled "thisisq", this is the first full-length album by "Q", featuring 11 songs.
Distribution: Eastern US

Released in October 2003. INNERVENUS RECORDS presents "URSA MAJOR" Featuring the song "FADE" by "Q"
Distribution: US

Released in December 2003. DECONSTRUCTION RECORDS presents "THE REAL UNDERGROUND V 1.o" Featuring the song "FADE" by "Q"
Distribution: US

Released December 2003. SKIPPING DISCS RECORDS presents "SPIDERS FROM VENUS". A DAVID BOWIE tribute record featuring "Q's" version of the DAVID BOWIE/N.I.N. song "I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS".
Distribution: US & CANADA

Released in May 2004. RAGEMORE RECORDS presents "RAGEMORE CD SAMPLER" Featuring the song "FADE" by "Q"
Distribution: US

Released in July 2004. GAME FACE presents “FREE TUNES!” 10,000 copies we’re passed out at an extreme sports convention. Featuring the song "FADE" by "Q"
Distribution: 10,000

Released in October 2004. JAGER music presents “Q” 5-song sampler. Featuring the songs “BEAUTIFUL LIAR”, “EMOTIONLESS”, “FADE”, “WHAT AM I?”, & “SUFFOCATE”.

Release date Summer 2005. NU METAL RECORDS PRESENTS: THE BEST OF MILLENIUM METAL Vol. 1 & 2. Featuring the “Q” tracks “FADE” & “SUFFOCATE”
Distribution: WORLDWIDE

Release date Fall 2005. New “Q” album featuring approx 13 songs.
Distribution: US & CANADA

Set List

Sets can be as long as 1 1/2 hours long. Which can consist or all original or half original half covers.
Covers include;
David Bowie
Marilyn Manson
Static-X
Pantera
Nine Inch Nails
Rob Zombie