Q*Ball

Q*Ball

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Bouncy beats, funky rhythms, virtuoso guitars, space-age keyboards, & melodic vocals are some of the reasons why Q*Ball has become one of the most talked-about, unique independent artists out there. Uncompromising & effective, light-hearted and optimistic party music reminiscent of Beck, U2, & Moby

Biography

Q*Ball was born of one Brooklyn-based bald man's love of electronic music. As a huge fan of 80's synthpop (Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears), 90's industrial (Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie), & experimental pop/rock (U2, Faith No More, Radiohead), young Q decided to put together musical ideas in a cost-effective way, incorporating the sounds of all his favorite bands. Besides making quality music, Q has always had the business side of the industry in mind - finding new ways to market & promote, creating a new style, & following the path of the true Do It Yourself artist. Q*Ball music draws comparisons to the ethereal sounds of Moby, the vocal stylings of Bono & Mike Patton, the 80's funk of George Michael & Prince, and an eclectic array of more popular acts like Beck, the B-52's, & Duran Duran.

Q*Ball, in defiance of the corporate, pre-packaged, American Idol-era of music, started his own label in late 2005, Bald Freak Music, to release his own albums, as well as those from other artists who would otherwise be ignored because they don't fit the major label mold & preconception of what a "pop band" or a "rock act" should look & sound like.

Q*Ball's partner-in-crime is Bumblefoot, best known as Guns N Roses' new guitarist. Bumblefoot's long & heralded career as a guitar impresario, his ability to immerse himself in any project he becomes part of, and his amazing ear for music makes him the perfect foil for Q*Ball's quirky keyboard arrangements. You may find Bumblefoot on stage wielding a guitar resembling a winged foot, or a block of swiss cheese. But it's Bumblefoot's production skills & songwriting contributions that are the secret weapons on every Q*Ball album.

Q & BFoot hooked up in the late 90's & have made beautiful music since the release of the debut Q*Ball album, Q*Ball In Space in 2002. Since then, Q*Ball has licensed songs with MTV, Bunim-Murray, Red Bull, UPN, & more. Satellite & internet radio play soon followed, as well as live performances with everyone from Gavin DeGraw to Mya to Splender. Q*Ball has performed, guest DJ'ed, & organized events in which independent musicians have performed to raise money for worthy charities like Musicians on Call, the MS Research Foundation, & Children's Specialized Hospital of NJ, raising thousands of dollars for charity & giving great indie musicians the exposure they deserve.

Q*Ball's albums, This Is Serious Business, Fortune Favors The Bald & Q*Ball In Space are available online at CD Baby, Amazon.com, iTunes, Rhapsody, & Napster!

Lyrics

Baby You Drive Me Crazy

Written By: Q*Ball

She’s a superstar
Wonder Woman, and you wonder how you got this far
I don’t care if you’re standard fare to them
A peach is only ripe until you pick it off the vine

You’re doing fine
You’re doing time
And when we’re free
You’ll finally see that

Baby you drive me crazy
You know what I like
So run away with me
And everything will be alright

I’m weak
They’re blowing smoke in my face
I need you here if I’m to finish this race
I feel so out of place
This isn’t me anymore
I’m not as sure of anything, I’m not as strong as before

I’m giving in
You finally win
Now I’m your man
And I hope I found a woman who will finally understand that

Baby you drive me crazy
You know what I like
So run away with me
Before they lock me up tonight

We’ll drive to Mexico, the wind at our backs
The sun is shining, Johnny Cash is on the 8-track
I’m driving, I’m singing
With your head on my lap
I stroke your hair, and who cares where we’re going?
This love just can’t stop growing

Fortune Favors The Bald

Written By: Q*Ball

B, be afraid, be very afraid of a smooth cranium where fortune is made
A man with hair may be savoir faire, but a man with head can stay out of the red
El mundo sera asumido el control por los hombres sin el pelo
D’s are the days when the bald amaze so get out your razor blades & join us

B-A-L-D, don’t you wanna be like me? Let’s put our heads together & show them what we’re made of
A, you know what they say about bald guys…..they’re freaking awesome!
L, well, hell, being bald is swell, and I pray for the day of an all-bald nation
D, dome chrome’s gonna take it on home, as I make this bold prognostication

We all will be bald one day
Fortune favors the bald
Fortune favors us

Telly was a handsome felly
Lollipop cop catchin skells
Who loves ya baby? Everybody
Cause fortune favors the bald
Yul was cool, the King of Siam
Ramses was as bald as I am
Still, he was magnificent
Despite his lack of his follicles
Agassi got to the top
Once he shaved that shaggy mop
Shaquille O’Neal is the real deal
He’s got no locks, he can’t be stopped
Patrick Stewart made it so
Eisenhower won the war
Jordan, Corgan, Curly Joe
Q*Ball is the next to go!

We all will be bald one day
Fortune favors the bald
Fortune favors us

John Hughes

Written By: Lyrics by Q*Ball

JOHN HUGHES

You said that when you love someone, you know
Well now I finally know, but where’d you go?
Was I too blind to ever really see
All the reasons why you’re doing this to me?

I could never learn to love you in the dark
You’d feel better if you kept me in the light
Things will never be the same if you surrender now
Remember how I made you feel before you say goodbye

You said you didn’t love me anymore
But doesn’t “Love Always” mean love always?
Something deep inside you isn’t sure
Would you sooner fight for us than run away?

I could never learn to love you in the dark
You’d feel better if you kept me in the light
Things will never be the same if you surrender now
Remember how I made you feel before I say

Be my baby, drive me crazy
Never let me go tonight
Brace yourself & hold on tight
Don’t fly away, I’ll find a way into your heart
Hold on to me before I fall apart

Copyright 2004 Bald Freak Music (ASCAP)

El Disco

Written By: Lyrics by Q*Ball.

EL DISCO

Come on, get up, let’s get down
Shoot your hands straight up & shake your booty round & round & round & round
Let’s get musical

Queen of the dance floor, we want more
So show us why you are our queen
I’d sooner sing a song about a girl who likes to twirl
Then sing about a girl who left me nothing

And we’re gonna get high
Ya know we’re gonna get high
Ya know we’re gonna get higher than we’ll ever get
I wanna know why
That even if we try
We can’t get high as the first night that we ever met

Fat lady in a hot tub
So hot, she’s so hot, she’s falling out of her top
She’s a tidal wave, she’s about to pop
Somebody get a mop

And we’re gonna get high
Ya know we’re gonna get high
Ya know we’re gonna get higher than we’ll ever be
I wanna know why
When I lay down & die
You’ll play my song & sing along & you’ll remember me

Space junkie
Who da funky people in the house?
Let me see ya getting funky
Soul Brother #1, are you having fun?
If you’re not, I guess you oughta be

Space junkie
Who da funky people in the house?
Let me see ya getting funky
Soul Sister #1, are you having fun?
Then come on, come on, come on, come on, come on

Copyright 2004 Bald Freak Music (ASCAP)

Discography

This Is Serious Business (2007 Bald Freak Music)
Fortune Favors The Bald (2005 Bald Freak Music)
Q*Ball In Space (2003 Bald Freak Music)

Set List

30-90 minute full band sets, including any or all of the following:

Get On The Bus
Chew
Life of Riley
Sinking
Fortune Favors The Bald
Hey DJ
Committed
Everything
Who Said Chivalry Is Dead? (Not Q*Ball)
Candle Wax
Beautiful
John Hughes
Showcase
El Disco
I Hope You're Happy Now
Pez Dispenser
Super Ball
His Name Is Goliath
Baby You Drive Me Crazy
This Is Serious Business
Second Chance
Freak Out, Rock Hard
Goodbye Piano
Baked On The Freeway
Small Business Development Center
Conversation Piece
Closer & Closer To The End
Various 80s covers (Take On Me, Whip It, Maniac, Working For The Weekend, Dancing With Myself, Sunglasses At Night)

2-3 hour DJ sets incorporating Q*Ball tracks:

Edith
Licky
The Man With No Name Who Saved The Town From the Scourge of Evil
Brock Thurmon P.I.
A Different Age
Goodbye
Music And Pizza Boy

into full DJ sets