RAZ

RAZ

BandBluesRock

RAZ, a mix of styles that immediately feels familiar, It's American music. RAZ finds a wide range of appeal from younger to older listeners: from rock, blues, rock-a-billy and twist crowds to swing-dance and country crowds. The dance beat is infectious, the lyrics keep the listener curious.

Biography

This group of musicians formed in the fall of 2001. Each member brings an eclectic mix of musical experiences and history. Developing a unique style by playing in and soaking up influences from Denver's various musical scenes.
From these varied backgrounds comes a combined musical effort that hints of blues, swing, and rock 'n roll, spiced with hints of Latin, 50's pop, big band jump jazz, and even "countrified" music. It's a mix of styles that immediately feels familiar, yet comes only from RAZ - It's American music. RAZ finds a wide range of appeal from younger to older listeners: from blues, rock-a-billy, bee-bop and twist crowds to swing-dance and country crowds. The dance beat is infectious, while the humorous, romantic and serious lyrics keep the listener curious.
Song lists include RAZ's original tunes intermingled with new and old favorites, from "Mack the Knife" and "Brown Eyed Girl", to “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Call Me the Breeze”. All members of RAZ enjoy jammin' together and with their audience. They're not satisfied unless the audience can't help but "shake it".
RAZ was featured the entire month of February 2004 on the TV program “Denver’s Heartbeat” filmed at The HardRock Café in Downtown Denver. RAZ also appeared in the Rocky Mountain News’ “Local Noise” as the feartured Artist. RAZ’s music can be heard on 99.5FM “The Mountain”. RAZ was featured on the Denver Channel Seven Early Morning News and has performed at benefits for the American Cancer Society and Colorado Victim Advocate Fund. Recently RAZ could be found at such places as the Arvada Gold Strike Festival, Longmont’s ArtWalk Festival and The Westword Music Showcase at Six Flags Elitch Gardens, Littletons Summerset Fest, Little Bear in Evergreen, The Buffalo Rose & The Cherry Creek Arts Festival. RAZ takes pride in being versatile enough to successfully perform at music clubs, coffeehouses, sports bars, business holiday parties, private parties and family celebrations. RAZ is currently working on their 5th CD due out in early 2008.

Lyrics

Between The Lines

Written By: John Pedraza

Verse 1
Mamas Cry, Children Pray
For Daddys who have gone away
There's Jesus on the other side
He don't hear you, he will provide.

Chorus
It's Time, It's Time to read Between The Lines

Verse 2
Well you know Baghdad is a ticking bomb
One wrong move and you'll be gone
An eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth
Does anybody over there know the truth

CHORUS

Verse 3
Well you think its bad for you and me
I'll meet you outside of New Orleans
Where the Devil came with the water and wind
The Mississippi coast gonna rise again

CHORUS

Discography

"When You Fall In love" - 2008
"Ain't Got Time To Make It Right" - 2006
"The Other Side" - 2003 LP
"Feel Real Good" - 2002 LP
"Good Time Mama" - 2000 LP

Set List

70% Original American Music, various covers, Chuck Berry, Van Morrison, Beatles, ZZ TOP, Oldies.

Can do 45 Minute to 2 Hour Sets. 6- 7 Hours Total