Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger

 Lawrence, Kansas, USA
BandRockMetal

Touting equal doses of skill, experience, & abstract creativity, Jolly Roger combines a dizzying array of rock & heavy metal in their original song construction.
Utilizing raw instrumentation and vocal hooks, Jolly Roger's style ranges anywhere from Godsmack & Incubus to Motorhead, Tool & Pantera.

Biography


Hailing from the Midwest's live music capital of Lawrence, KS, Jolly Roger's overtly raucous sound and explosive live performances has been developing since what would come to be, one ominous day in June of 2006.
That day's meeting between guitarist and founding member, LexXxis, of past "Vibralux" fame, and Lawrence vocalist and founding member, The Ville, formerly of "Black Tooth Grin" would end with the realization that their past influences and style could, and should, spawn an aggressive, yet still accessible, new sound.
By August of 2006, the addition of Loach on bass coupled with the powerful styling and drum rhythms of Oklahoma native, Mr. Gallagher, bore the foundation of what would come to be known as "Jolly Roger."
Jolly Roger went directly to setting up "house party"-style shows with other Lawrence bands and their first original song "Let It Burn" was a good indicator that something truly unique was developing.
The band was soon headlining for incoming acts and would begin branching out to nearby cities in the NE Kansas area. The Fall of 2007 saw Jolly Roger winning its first "Battle of the Bands" contest they had entered (the annual Battle for Blacklodge at the Boobie Trap Bar in Topeka, KS).
Expanding their sound throughout Kansas, the Kansas City Metro-area, and into Missouri, Jolly Roger honed their craft and prepared to release its first full length album. By the Winter of 2009, the album "Wasteded" was a reality.
Since the "Wasteded" release, Jolly Roger became a mainstay on the Kilroy Presents circuit, reaching the Semi-Finals of Club Wars in 2009 and 2010. The band was quickly developing a solid reputation as a top local act.
In the Summer of 2010, Jolly Roger recruited a new bassist in Kegin (JFK), most recently of Emporia's "People's Punk Band" and "EvilLoveDrones." While meshing instantly with the band and its followers, he solidified the bottom end with an old school approach and grinding tone, further legitimizing Jolly Roger's status on the Midwestern music scene.
In 2011, The KC Rock and Metalfest, an opening slot with Krash Karma, and The Manhattan Metalfest highlighted another great year. With their winning the grand prize in Local Phenomenon's Sunday Smash Showcase at the Aftershock Bar in KC, JR was able to record 2 tracks w/ Paul Schneider at Rundown Studios in Topeka. The first track "Unspoken" was made available on Nov. 12th, 2011 on BandCamp.
JR also has another new track "Captured", which was recorded at Audio Cave Recording in KC, set to be released in Dec. 2011 as one of the featured tracks on "Kansas City Music Vol. 1" compilation album put together by Anthony Scott's Cauldron Soundwerx Productions and KCLA online radio.

Lyrics

Glamour Swill

Written By: Matt Rodvelt

Penny, nickel, dime-toss it in make a wish-they will stream it down from the satellites-worth a find funny, what we wish isn’t life delight/full of __Happiness fades-won’t see but a taste-lah te dah one hell of a world-try to leave my shell, weave, no fail-my style make a mess of what ya think of

Found a true pleasure, deed, my lot a cabaret fray route it be inside as you will moving in for the thrill glamour’s gonna pet you on the outside

Countdown-room to end the night-baby let’s once or maybe let’s twice-cue up my tune love is a lie, it’s alive-baby my hand agrees writhe and rule me my lap astride-happy to wait-hot’s your world make that face show me it’s hell when you’re crawling away-the fun, we’re driven we’re locked-gift stray and tell-enough dealing above/through a lovers day now

Found a pleasure do tell glamour’s gonna pet you on the outside-gloss compels-the sweat is lewd-I sought the show-now span for me-all is well my time is here having thrills-sight behold me-oh darling primed to thrill send me chills. I wanna shake my dollars-watch you go down

(Solo)

Moving in for the thrill-call it glamour swill-you know you want it grinded for the outside-bit taste of the sweet littles-guilt-won’t have it-feel-glamour’s a ton of…take my selfish sane demands at full throttle-open it up-night is day-lot’s hot to please-only human-my right now-take my dollars-all my money-skill it nightly-well is our day

Downriver

Written By: Matt Rodvelt

Downriver

Try to take it in stride-excesses from outside-side to side-troubles everywhere-stole some
truth to embellish a lie-hard to find what you want-randomly-we are everywhere
diverted by our busy lives-whispers struggling to survive-slave to views-held askew-by the daily news-it’s so hard to find time

Enter-revolutionary times-Enter-from dormancy we’ll rise-may we now beware-What’s Downriver

Knocked down we’re shrugged off a belief, desperate-nice relief, escape from what we need, move to front - where we the people become - It’s hell out there, son, but we are everywhere. Diverted by our busy lives-whispers struggling to surviving-slave to views-held askew-by the path we choose-RELY

(Solo)

Tell me what would you like, tell me what would you like

Still we take it in stride-excesses from outside-side to side-troubles everywhere-somewhat a truth-somewhat a lie-it’s gonna gitcha if you don’t define what lies under there. Diverted by our busy lives-whispers struggling to survive-point of view needing to shine through-it can’t be that hard to do-we are alive

Enter-revolutionary times-they’ve always been here-Enter-from dormancy we’ll rise-may we now beware-What’s Downriver-What’s-Down-What’s Downriver

Copyright 2009
GlamSwill Productions

Underdoggin'

Written By: Matt Rodvelt

Underdoggin’

You are marked, get set-on top the best-odds are you’re not strong enough to handle it-work is over better guess again-there is no time when you can resign and not defend

Whether it’s high/low, red or black, impromptu or contrived- a concrete slab’s slated for me I’m not here to wait in line-whether it’s mine/yours, held/attacked-should come as no surprise-you fall a pace behind you’re showing it’s about your tuck in time

Ready, come and get-place your bets-odds are proving strong for those underdoggin’-haven’t seen it yet-prove, contradict-show some signs, budge, cut up above all the rest

Whether it’s high/low, red or black, impromptu or contrived- a concrete slab’s slated for me I’m not here to wait in line-whether it’s mine/yours, held/attacked-should come as no surprise-you fall a pace behind you’re showing it’s about your tuck in time

Royalty becomes of me-all that we desire-loyalty to all those who have placed you here-or stand to lose the fight

(Instrumental)

Go ahead and underestimate me all you want I will prove you wrong again

Whether it’s high/low, red or black, impromptu or contrived- a concrete slab’s slated for me I’m not here to wait in line-whether it’s mine/yours, held/attacked-should come as no surprise-you fall a pace behind you’re showing me it’s about your tuck in time.

It’s about your, It’s about your tuck in time, time, time. IT’S ON!

Copyright 2009
GlamSwill Productions

Reason Y

Written By: Matt Rodvelt

Reason Y

Read your lips whisper mystery, adventure-tryst the topic described-chains, eyes for whips-the risk shifts tonight, tonight

Lure, you drip-we make and spend our own tender-knocking on hardening thighs-pain, we’ll eclipse-taste of your lips-I will not quit ‘til you arrive, you arrive, you arrive

I like the reason y-the reason y

Learn your skin-mean serves an end to remember-as long as it excites-gaining you I am with glistening from our night, through the night, through the night

I like the reason-cause you know-insist it-you know you can’t deny-reason y we can not hide-cause you know it’s twisted-shows the prose written inside-reason-I like you here-I like to feel-I like the reason.Lure you drip me-I do like-I like the reason y-the reason y

Copyright 2009
GlamSwill Productions

Let It Burn

Written By: Matt Rodvelt

Let It Burn

Erased not coming back you’re right to step right off the track-can not see it coming, baby, but this is what you have-can’t quite understand, well, nobody does, you and I may be a little crazy but that’s the way it’s gonna be.

(Chorus)
These trials for whom they may concern-watch the smiles quickly, sickly as they turn-if you haven’t by now are you ever gonna learn. Impact. Reach Back. Let It Burn.
(Chorus)

Breaking out the chalk-trace artists running out of stock-see, minus a plan-lines riddle-walking a walk-can’t quite understand, well, nobody does, you and I may be a little crazy but that’s the way it’s gonna be.

(Chorus)
(Solo)
(Chorus)

Riled up where is your concern (riled up, riled up)
Miles we yearn (miles and miles)
Now is the time to turn-back on track
Let it burn

One more time

Riled up where is your concern (riled up, riled up)
Miles we yearn (miles and miles)
Now is the time to turn-back on track
Let it burn

Copyright 2009
GlamSwill Productions

Discography

2008 "Mixed Nuts" Compilation CD--Track 5 "Glamour Swill"

2009 Truckhenge Music Sampler--Track 1 "Downriver"

Dec 2009 "Wasteded"
nominated "2010 Best Album" @
projectbackstage.com

Streaming 5 tracks:
Glamour Swill, Reason Y, Let It Burn, Underdoggin', and Unspoken
@
www.kc-radio.com

Artist showcase Artist on KCLA (www.kc-radio.com)
April 18, 2011-April 24, 2011

"Unspoken" single released Nov. 12, 2011 on @http://rockjollyroger.bandcamp.com/

"Captured" single included on "Kansas City Music Volume 1" Dec 2011

Set List

Original Music

1. Downriver
2. Glamour Swill
3. This Is It
4. Reason Y
5. Underdoggin'
6. Wrecking View
7. Ease Me Down
8. Cure The Mood
9. Let It Burn
10. Unspoken
11. Sandshark
12. Uppercut Ink
13. No Exchange
14. Captured
15. Almost

Cover Songs (Partial List)

1. Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
2. Ace of Spades - Motorhead
3. Crash Course in Brain Surgery - Budgie/Metallica
4. It's So Easy - Guns 'N Roses
5. We Die Young - Alice In Chains

Our sets can range anywhere from 20-minute showcases to two-hours of music.