Renaissance Blvd

Renaissance Blvd

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Pop Rock

Biography

Biography

Hailing from the entertainment hot bed of Los Angeles California Renaissance Blvd is quickly making a name for themselves. The music of Renaissance Blvd could be described as a mix of '70s pop rock combined with '80s-styled synth pop. However don’t be fooled Renaissance Blvd isn't living in the past. With influences ranging from The Doors, The Cure, U2 to present day Coldplay and The Killers, Renaissance Blvd manages to reveal a truly unique sound and style that gives them their own platform in today's musical landscape.

Renaissance Blvd came together in 2006. The band consists of Marcos Cardenas on Vocals & Guitar, Cesar Cardenas playing Bass and Jose Chavez the heart of the group on Drums.

In 2007 the group released their full length album "Love Hate and Tragedy". They managed to set up venues and concert dates to promote and sale their self released debut. It hit independent record stores and Internet distributors such as CD Baby and iTunes and sales have increased ever since. "Love Hate and Tragedy" was a more experimental album combining R&B, Latin and rock influences.

In 2008 Renaissance Blvd decided to expand their horizon. They are currently writing and recording their new album which so far consists of 6 completed songs and 6 more songs to wrap up. The completed songs are "Surrender", "Exposed", "Her Intentions", "Crawling", "After You" and "Passions". The sound of these songs are phenomenal and you'll be transported by the energy and force with which these songs hit you. Although they would fall into the "Indie Pop Rock" sound, you'll soon find that there is more to the Renaissance Blvd approach and style. These songs have a pop sound along the lines of Maroon 5, they have the passion and heart felt sincerity of R&B melodic expression but with the speed of punk songs. It's amazing how fast and hard they hit you and yet these songs manage to stay with you long after you hear them.

This same energetic vibe that went into the writing and recording of these songs also gets translated on stage. The band radiates with emotion and energy. Every gig draws in more and more people. Renaissance Blvd has performed at Universal City Walk, The Whisky A Go Go where of course many great artists have performed and various clubs in the Los Angeles area. Now with an arsenal of new songs the band is not only increasing the amount of shows but also moving on to bigger and better venues.

Renaissance Blvd is ambitious and ready to play for larger and larger audiences. The band has lofty goals yet understands the importance of balance. The balance to maintain a professional business career and the ever so important job of writing great heart felt material for the fans they love and appreciate. Look for Renaissance Blvd to embark on an exciting journey. Join them.

Lyrics

When Passion Takes Control

Written By: Marcos Cardenas

Believing In yourself
Might take a little time to build
It starts off right
Then right back down to zero
It’s like a love gone bad
When everything you felt was real
Believing In yourself
Might take a little time to build

When you get to the stage
Where comfort awaits
Just Hug her and kiss her
Love her to pieces
For she might not be there
When tomorrow awakes
Believe
When passion takes control

So when you’re feeling down
And the world weights on top of you
There is one rule you must not overlook
Don’t give up!
Your heart is in the right place
Believing in yourself is
The core of every human dream

When you get to the stage
Where comfort awaits
Just Hug her and kiss her
Love her to pieces
For she might not be there
When tomorrow awakes
Believe
When passion takes control
In every form

When you get to the stage
Where comfort awaits
Just Hug her and kiss her
Love her to pieces
For she might not be there
When tomorrow awakes
Believe
When passion takes control
In every form

After You

Written By: Marcos Cardenas

My eyes are shut
My mouth is dry
I feel the pulse
But my heart stopped ticking
I change the tube
But nothing’s on
It’s not all right
I’m not all right

I take a spin
On the Carrousel ride
I turn around
And my head starts thinking
The lights are bright
I’m having fun
Reminds me of
Reminds me of

You
Where I go
On my own
After you
Where
Where I go
On my own
After you

She hits me fast
As the radio blasts
I flip the tape
To the B-side Boogie
I turn the knob
To maximum
I hear your song
Your favorite song

Oh, by the way
I’m such a mess
I find myself
Watching late night movies
A brand new face
Maybe a shave
Should compensate
My Ugliness

Where
Where I go
On my own
After you
Where
Where I go
On my own
After you

There is one thing
I will not succeed in
It makes me feel so broken
She left without a reason
Tell me where

Where I go
On my own
After you
Where
Where I go
On my own
After you

Crawling

Written By: Marcos Cardenas

I heard
You’re waiting by the phone
Ready to call
Anxious to say hello
Whatever bond we had that day
Is over now
So don’t bother to call

She came to me
So desperately
But I refuse to let her in

How dare you seek me?
After you left me girl
Have you not found no shame?
For all the things you did

Now that you find yourself alone
Hang up the phone
I won’t return your calls
The bitterness inside you feel
This emptiness
Will eat you up alive wait and see

She came to me
So desperately
But I refuse to let her in

How dare you seek me?
After you left me girl
Have you not found no shame?
For all the things you did

And can you hear me
When I tell you girl
Another pretty thing
Has now replaced you well

And now you’re back again
Begging me to take you In
Is that suppose to make me
Change my mind
I’m trying to let you go
I’m trying to let you go
I’m trying to let you go
But you keep on crawling back

How dare you seek me?
After you left me girl
Have you not found no shame?
For all the things you did

And can you hear me
When I tell you girl
Another pretty thing

Discography

LP: The Beating Heart

Set List

1. When Passion Takes Control

2. After You

3. Crawling

4. The Beating Heart

5. Exposed

6. Wasted Time

7. That Girl's For Me

8. Surrender

9. Her Intentions Were Good

Approx. Set Time: 1 hour