Robbie Hazen and the Riot

Robbie Hazen and the Riot

 Orlando, Florida, USA
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Hazen brings his unique brand of aggressive pop to hundreds of venues throughout North America each year. His engaging songwriting, percussive guitar playing, powerhouse vocals, and charismatic presence make him a desired musician both in the studio and on the stage.

Biography

Robbie Hazen, the seasoned 27-year-old pop troubadour, knows how to start a riot. His music is accessible and energetic, and his dynamic live shows are intense and captivating. Over the past 5 years, he has released two EPs which have received national radio play and placement on TV shows (most recently on E!'s Kim and Kourtney Take New York), and performed well over 1,200 shows throughout the US and Canada. In December of 2012, Hazen dropped a single entitled 'Broken Wings,' which became the theme song for renowned artist and photographer Lloyd Goradesky's Gator In The Bay project.

ACCOLADES:
-Single 'Broken Wings' featured as theme song for 2012 Art Basel "Gator In The Bay" project
- Single Mrs. Dorothy DuVall (Come To LIfe, 2008) featured on Charlotte's Kiss 95.1
- Sponsored by Heineken June-December 2011, performed throughout the US for national Amstel Light campaign
- Performed over 150 shows in 2011
- Single Passerby (Come To Life, 2008) featured on Orlando's WMMO 98.9
- Performed over 200 shows in 30+ states in the US in 2010
- Performed with Grammy-Award winning rock group Los Lonely Boys, Grammy-Nominated SafetySuit, Steve Poltz
- Radio play and extensive touring of Canadian Maritimes Aug 2009
- Performed at Florida Music Festival, Garlic Fest, RedGorilla Music Fest/SXSW 2009
- October 2008, Come To Life was charted at #21 on CMJ's Radio 200
- Second EP entitled "Come to Life" produced by Duane Lundy at Shangri-La Productions in Lexington, KY, January 2008. Released October 25, 2008.
- Single "Special Place" featured on Oasis Disc Manufacturing Rock & Roots Volume 10 Radio Sampler
- Song "We're Not Alone" featured and incorporated into "Red: the Book" compilation album, May 2007
- Single "Advertunity" played on over 200 college and community radio stations across the country, September-December, 2007
- Debut EP entitled "Remedy" produced by Grammy, Dove, and BMI award-winning producer/engineer/songwriter Freddy Pinero, Jr.

-COLLEGE CROWDS:
Marymount University, IUPUI, Lynn University, UNC-Charlotte, Rollins College, Flagler College, University of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s College, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of North Florida, Florida State University

-CLUBS/BARS/FESTIVALS:
House of Blues, Stage AE, Union Transfer, National Underground, Arlene's Grocery, Elbo Room, Crocodile Rock Cafe, Tobacco Road, Florida Music Festival, RedGorilla Music Fest/SXSW, Jack Rabbits, Van Dyke Cafe, Legends of Notre Dame, Casanova Lounge, Florida Orange Festival, Hollywood Bandshell, Delray Beach Garlic Fest, Lake Eola Amphitheater Downtown Orlando, Dizzy Rooster, 1982 Bar, Capone's, The Space, Cicero's, Rocktoberfest, World of Beer, etc, etc, etc.

-HAS SHARED THE STAGE WITH:
Los Lonely Boys (Epic/Sony Records), Edwin McCain (Saguaro Road Records), We The Kings, Breathe Carolina (Fearless Records), The Ready Set (Decaydance), T. Mills (Columbia Records), Safetysuit (Universal Motown), Dave Barnes (Razor & Tie), Matt Wertz (Universal Republic Music), Ingram Hill, Ari Hest (Project 4 Records), Steve Poltz, The Downtown Fiction (Photo Finish Records), Cory Branan +others

ALL BUSINESS/BOOKING INQUIRIES:
Chad Anthony
Happy Hangover Entertainment
HappyHangoverEnt@Gmail.Com

Lyrics

Specify the Contradiction

Written By: Robbie Hazen

Should I specify why
She comes when she wants to
Should I realize my plight
I know that I ought to

Enter the end of the day
The night
Enter the words that I pray
They help they fight

Can I understand when
The naughty in her comes out
We’ll have a good time then
With hands over her mouth

Enter the end of the day
The night
Enter the things that I say
They dim the lights

And Life
Is one big contradiction
Whatever I can’t help but to reason that
Tomorrow morning is a decade away

Should I entertain how
To do this the right way
It always gets so loud
The music’s here to stay

Enter the end of the day
The night
Enter cologne that I spray
Smells good just right

And Life
Is one big contradiction
Whatever I can’t help but to reason that
Tomorrow morning is a decade away

We’re born here with sin
It comes from within
And we can do nothing about it
So lets live it up
There’s never enough
of good times to be had so lets get drunk and lets go crazy

Enter the end of the day
The night
Enter the words that I pray
They fight
Enter the moon coming out
Tonight
And this is what life’s all about
Alright

And Life
Is one big contradiction
Whatever I can’t help but to reason that
Tomorrow morning is a decade away

And Life
Is one big contradiction
Whatever I can’t help but to reason that
Tomorrow morning is a decade away

Let Go

Written By: Robbie Hazen

Relax, we’re close
We’ll never let go
He’ll stay By your side
You’ll walk with him until the end of time

Until we’re there to see you
Until we’re there to be with you

They’ll throw a party in heaven when you reach the door
They’ll sing praises to God like never before
With both your mother and daughter together with you
We want to say, “We’ll miss you”

To touch Our lives
It hurts so much to say goodbye
But your soul Released
We know now that you’re at peace

And when we’re there to see you
Until we’re there to be with you

They’ll throw a party in heaven when you reach the door
They’ll sing praises to God like never before
With both your mother and daughter together with you
We want to say, “We’ll miss you”

They’ll throw a party in heaven when you reach the door
They’ll sing praises to God like never before
With both your mother and daughter together with you
We want to say,
They’ll throw a party in heaven when you reach the door
They’ll sing praises to God like never before
With both your mother and daughter together with you
We want to say,
We’ve got to say
We want to say
“We’ll miss you”

Relax, we’re close
We’ll never let go

Mrs. Dorothy DuVall

Written By: Robbie Hazen

You have to find where you belong
Stop painting other people’s pictures
The canvas waits for you to draw
Investigating all its mixtures

Oh Mrs. Dorothy DuVall
Before you go and watch the neighbors
Pick up the paintbrush down the hall
And let its strokes become your savior

The blues and greens, they will seem to be much brighter
And you will find that yellow has a darker side
With every move, you will prove your star’s a sight to see
When you come to life

Before your body hugs the wall
Before all your thoughts become so shocking
Before your mouth begins to call
Allow your heart to do the walking
Pick up the paintbrush down the hall
And let the colors do the talking

The blues and greens, they will seem to be much brighter
And you will find that yellow has a darker side
With every move, you will prove your star’s a sight to see
When you come to life

Oh Mrs. Dorothy DuVall
Pick up the paintbrush down the hall
Oh Mrs. Dorothy DuVall
Pick up the paintbrush down the hall

The blues and greens, they will seem to be much brighter
And you will find that yellow has a darker side
With every move, you will prove your star’s a sight to see
When you come to life

Discography

* SINGLE -- Broken Wings Released December 2012

* Come to Life -- Released October 25, 2008

* Single "Special Place" incorporated into Oasis Disc Manufacturing Rock & Roots Volume 10 Radio Sampler, 2008

* Single 'We're Not Alone' Released on "RED: The Book" Compilation May 2007

* Remedy -- Released November 2005

* Self-Titled Demo -- Released October 2003

Set List

Normal sets range from 30 to 75 minutes, with the typical performance encompassing 11-15 songs (1-3 of which being rearranged/remixed/reworked cover tunes).

Longer sets (up to 3-4 hours) are negotiable.