Quick Shot Paulo

Quick Shot Paulo

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We are a three piece power pop rock band with wide ranging influences, great songwriting, and really energetic live shows. We love to perform and we always have a good time because that's what it is all about.

Biography

Armed with pop sensibilities, a knack for hooks, and a penetrating rhythm section, Quick Shot Paulo is a melodic, modern pop-rock band and one of the most formidable trios in the southeast. Led by former Transcontinental Records recording artist Chris Harman, and rounded out by Jay Gervais and Vince Mini, Quick Shot Paulo is a dynamic rock outfit with its sights set on glory.

Officially formed in the spring of 2002 in Tampa, FL, Quick Shot Paulo quickly went to work on penning material and refining a live act. Striking inspiration from a wide range of influences, QSP has carved out a sound that is a sweetened blend of the music that its members grew up on. From the glam rock of the 70?s to the radio-rock of the 90?s and everything in between, QSP has picked up many, varied musical pieces along the way and added them to their arsenal.

QSP’s energetic, exciting live show has shared the stage with many well-known artists, including American Hi-Fi, Simple Plan, Tonic, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Vertical Horizon, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Exies, Cowboy Mouth, and The Raveonettes among others. In May 2002, only three months after they formed, QSP finished second in the Clearchannel Starfest Starsearch, which was a fan based poll to determine Tampa Bay’s most popular band. Also, in September 2002, QSP was the only unsigned band invited to perform on The Rock Boat, an annual cruise headlined by Sister Hazel and featuring the music industry’s hottest up-and-coming acts. In March 2003, QSP was handpicked by MTV’s College Television Network to play the main-stage at their Spring Break 2003 show in Panama City, FL, and, that same month, they were selected by Miller Lite as one of the top ten bands in central Florida. QSP was invited to perform at both the 2003 Florida Music Festival in Orlando and the 2003 Music Law Conference in Gainesville, FL. They kicked off the year by being the first rock band ever to perform at the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, FL, opening a week of festivities that included Hootie and the Blowfish, John Anderson, and K.C. and the Sunshine Band. In May, 2004 they were invited to perform at the North by Northeast music conference in Toronto with the likes of Daniel Lanois, MC5, Evan Dando, Mark Arm, and Gary Cherone among others. The boys used the second half of 2004 to write and finalize material, with Chris doing a six week solo tour in Europe. QSP will be in the studio this summer to record their highly anticipated debut album with a late fall or early 2006 release date in mind.

“What we feel and what we know/ emotions aren’t just for show/ we free ourselves.”

- We’re Not Alone

Lyrics

Sometimes

Written By: Christopher C. Harman

Floating away off into space,
I feel a wave of love, I feel all of your grace
And I love you, I do;
Drifting away as we escape,
Is this a dream or am I here lying awake?
Please tell me you’re true

Sometimes, I feel it coming over me
Sometimes, I can’t even hardly breathe

Flying away I can’t explain,
All of these things inside my head inside my brain
But I wonder, can you?
Running away, so far away,
From all these things that make this life so hard to take
But I smile any way

Sometimes, I feel it coming over me
Sometimes, I can’t even hardly breathe

Things Are Harder Now

Written By: Christopher C. Harman

I remember when we used to talk about
All the things we were gonna do
We were younger then, we never thought about
All the things we would go through

If I knew then, what I know now
I’d have never been so proud
Of all I said and all I did

Things Are Harder Now
Things Are Harder Now

I remember when we used to laugh about
All the things that our moms would say
We were stupid then, we never cared about
Anything that anyone would say

If we knew then, what we know now
We’d have never been so proud
Of all we said and all we did

Things Are Harder Now
Things Are Harder Now
I don’t know how we made it without going crazy

I remember when we used to laugh about
All the things that we would do
That was long ago and we don’t laugh no more
You messed up and now you’re gone for good

If I knew then, what I know now
I’d have never laughed about
All we said and all we did

Things Are Harder Now
Things Are Harder Now
I don’t know how we made it without going crazy

Discography

Quick Shot Paulo "QSP Demo"

Set List

Things Are Harder Now
In Your Bedroom
Now or Never
You Break Me
Fear
Cannonball
She Always Gets Her Way
Across the Sea
Come With Me
Everything To Me
Sometimes
Lost

Covers:

Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley