Red Abbey

Red Abbey

 New York City, New York, USA
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Red Abbey is a super charged emerging rock band gaining momentum and attention for their high energy live shows and attitude filled songs that combine unique vocals, violin and edgy guitars resulting in a original blend of rock, punk and funk.

Biography

Thien-nga and Trey are the founding members and songwriting duo behind Red Abbey; a super charged emerging rock band originating from New York City. Fast on the rise, Red Abbey is gaining momentum and attention for their high energy live shows and attitude filled songs. Combining Thien-nga's (who also goes by "T") unique vocals and violin with Trey's edgy guitar results in a original blend of rock, punk and funk.

Since founding the band in 2009, T and Trey have honed their songwriting skills and tour as much as possible. With one EP under their belts, the duo self-released their first full length CD in the Spring of 2011, aptly titled 'Bulldozer with producer/engineer Kent Hertz (credits incl. Steve Miller, Godsmack, Beyonce). What followed was an entry into the Hard Rock Calling “Battle of the Bands” and a tremendous fan response to the music and their live show, which ultimately landed them in the top 20 finalists of the global competition in May 2011. Currently Red Abbey is bi-coastal between LA and NYC.

Red Abbey is continuously writing new music and will be touring nationally and in Europe throughout 2012.

Lyrics

Me

Written By: Red Abbey- Thien-nga Palmer &Trey Ordaz

Me
Music and Lyrics by Thien-nga Palmer and Trey Ordaz

Verse 1
People try to put you down
They aim to pull you apart
They see someone nice and sweet
Seems like an easy target

Chorus
But they haven’t met me
No they haven’t met me

Verse 2
This is who I am
I’m not gonna change
Sick and tired when people try to mold me

Chorus
Whatcha see is whatcha get
They’re no strings of a puppet
Cuz you don’t know me
No you don’t know me

Verse 3
Life is gettin’ crazy
Spinnin’ me around
People are full of demands
I’m just tryin’ to stay grounded

Chorus
Cuz I only have me
Ooh I only have me

Bridge
Stop suckin’ up don’t be pathetic
If you put me down you know you’re gonna get it
I don’t care what you think or say, You know, You know, You know,
I’m gonna do it anyways----yeah

Solo (Verse/Chorus)

Chorus
Cuz you don’t know me, No you don’t know me
Whatcha see is whatcha get
They’re no strings of a puppet
Cuz you don’t know me
Ooh I only have me

Cuz this is me--

One Way Ticket

Written By: Red Abbey- Thien-nga Palmer & Trey Ordaz

One way Ticket
Music and Lyrics by: Thien-nga Palmer & Trey Ordaz

Verse 1
One way ticket on a getaway train
Don’t know what’s my destination
Couldn’t get me away from this faster
Ready to void this situation

Pre- Chorus
Take me out of here
Take me out of here

Verse 2
Money in my pocket wore my heart on my sleeve
Now deal with
Give me some pennies and some Jimmy Bean
And I deal with

Pre-Chorus

Chorus
Get out, Get out, Get out before I get trapped
Head out, head out, head out before I’m wastin’
Get out, Get out, Get out before I get trapped
It’s a one way ticket

Verse 3
Playing my guitar like it’s the end of my world
Express my soul with every beat of song
Had all but I just walked away
I just walked away-

Pre-Chorus

Chorus 2x

Solo

Chorus 2x

Bulldozer

Written By: Red Abbey- Thien-nga Palmer & Trey Ordaz

Bulldozer
Music and Lyrics by Thien-nga Palmer & Trey Ordaz

Verse 1
Seconds tick-tock my clock’s running out of patience
Don’t want to bide my time on the sideline of possibilities
I admit, the fear consumes me, anxiety
Ready to move on

Verse 2
Running through my head, you said you’ll never make it
Always so black and white what’s right where’s my color wheel
I want to paint my own picture
Don’t need no connect the dots, untied knots to help guide me

Chorus
Cuz uh-uh-uh, cuz you know that I’m a dreamer
Cuz uh-uh-uh, I fill my own demands
Cuz uh-uh-uh ain’t no one going to stop me
Got my own little plans---

Verse 3
Give it all you’ve got, I’m taught but something keeps holding me back
Feeling enclosed, my woes of feeling boxed in
But I just know in my soul I wasn’t born for ordinary things
I just gotta keep moving—

Chorus 2x

Bridge
Cuz uh-uh-uh, cuz you know that I’m a dreamer
Cuz uh-uh-uh, I fill my own demands
Cuz uh-uh-uh ain’t no one going to stop me
Got my own little plans---

Chorus 2x

Broken Heart

Written By: Red Abbey- Thien-nga Palmer & Trey Ordaz

Broken Heart
Music and Lyrics by: Thien-nga Palmer & Trey Ordaz

Verse 1
I was sittin’ by myself all alone that day
Hatin’ you for makin’ me feel this way
Why did you have to go and say?
‘ I think we should break’

Pre-Chorus-
Pick’ up the pieces of my broken heart
Know that I should leave it and find a new start
I can’t help but wonder what could have been
Its hard to get over what I feel in—

Chorus-
My heart, oh my broken heart
My heart, oh my broken heart

Verse 2-
Goin’ back and forth like you wanted me
Love me than you don’t, I’m danglin’ on a string
Foolin’ myself, its hard to pretend
Want it to be over and come to its end

Pre-Chorus

Chorus 2x

Bridge-
Bah Bah, Bah Bah, Bah Bah
Bah Bah, Bah Bah, Bah Bah 2x

Chorus 2x

Outro:
Bah Bah, Bah Bah, Bah Bah
Bah Bah, Bah Bah, Bah Bah 2x

Life's Avenues

Written By: Red Abbey- Thien-nga Palmer & Trey Ordaz

Life’s Avenues
Music and Lyrics by: Trey Ordaz and Thien-nga Palmer

Verse 1
I don’t know what to do
Look back on my life’s avenues
Wonder what makes me feel this way
And if I’ll change, if I’ll change

Verse 2
Seems like it goes so fast
Not much time to record my past
Knowing I only have these days
To try and change it, try and change

Chorus
In life you can’t turn around
Some days are upside down
Living life's crazy train
And what can you show for it

Verse 3
Some days I feel confused
About all the work I’ve used
Lately it’s fallen short of what I need
I’m left feeling incomplete

Chorus 2x

Bridge
When I’m busy living mine
Fill my days trying to do right
But it never seems to matter
Always left wishing it was better

Chorus 2x

Breakout

Written By: Red Abbey- Thien-nga Palmer & Trey Ordaz

Breakout
Music and lyrics by: Thien-nga Palmer & Trey Ordaz

Chorus
It’s time to break out of my skin,
It’s time to break out of my skin,
It’s time to break out of my skin,
It’s time to break out of my skin,

Verse 1
Used to care what people really thought about me
Taking all the criticisms to heart
Trying to conform to this image thing
Losing myself as an individual

Pre-Chorus
But than I woke up and smelled the roses
Who needs to play to societies ways
I’d rather be known for my crazy notions
Than be a sucker in this carnival game

Chorus
It’s time to break out of my skin
It’s time to break out of my skin
Used to be unbearable, now it’s so comfortable
It’s time to break out of my skin

Verse 2
Used to let others dictate the situation
Now I have my own deck of cards to deal
Won’t let anyone try to control me
Cuz Only I say what’s going down

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge 1
Cuz I-I-I was lost in knowing myself
Now I-I-I am content in just being me
You can’ tell me, no
you can’t tell me anymore

Chorus 2x

Bridge 2
It’s time to break out
It’s time to break out
It’s time to break out
Of my skin-

Chorus 2x

Discography

Red Abbey - “Bulldozer”
February 26, 2011. Self-released.
Produced by Kent Hertz.
Key Tracks: One Way Ticket, Bulldozer, Breakout, Me

Red Abbey - ‘On My Way"
March 11, 2010. Self-released; debut EP.
Produced by Dan McLoughlin .

Music available on iTunes, Amazon & online outlets

Set List

Me
Life's Avenues
Bulldozer
Nothing to Lose
This Thing
Bird On a Wire
One Way Ticket
Beat
Breakout
What Can I Say
Over and Done
Broken Heart
Blab
Pleasure Pain
Wonder Woman
Jones'n