Sex And Violins

Sex And Violins

 Seattle, Washington, USA
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Sex And Violins has created what your mind has been pounding inside your skull for every day and every night your entire life, it’s Sex Rock. The world has been waiting, and Sex And Violins is standing right in front of you. Choose it!

Biography

Sex And Violins…the scream of ecstasy, the whisper of the heart. It’s the beat of the tormented soul, the caress of a longing hand. It’s the sparkle in a child’s eye, the dark of a wind from hell. The black, the white, the laugh, the cry. It’s life, it’s here and it’s in front of you. TAKE IT!

Lynn Sorensen (lead vox/violin) and Jeff Kathan (drums) had been touring the world with legendary rock vocalist Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, The Firm and Queen) as the rhythm section in his solo band. In the summer of ‘06, Shane Valdez of Realm Films out of Las Vegas recruited the two to record music for upcoming feature film projects. After the first session in Las Vegas, making it a band was the only choice. Sex And Violins was born.

By December of ‘06, Sex And Violins was shooting the video for the title track Sex And Violins. It was directed by Shane’s son Ryan Valdez (Panic at the Disco, Tool, Nora Jones and Jet) on film in two days on location in Las Vegas. With high energy and raw passion, this video gives you a unique visual look into the compulsion that drives a young woman’s sexual appetite to the point where she must take the trophy at all costs. And take it, she does!

In July 2007, Lynn and Jeff brought on long-time friends, guitarist and back-up vocalist, Joe Shikany (Paul Rodgers), and bass player, Evan Sheeley (TKO, Q5). Lynn and Jeff went on tour through Europe and the US with Paul Rodgers for the summer. Off the road, Lynn spent every spare second finishing all the vocals, mixing and mastering in his home studio in Seattle. In October 2007, Sex And Violins was signed to Dead Famous Artists. CD pegged for world-wide release in 2008. This CD is truly “hot off the press.”

Meet each member:

Lynn Sorensen:
Lynn Sorensen is the co-founder of Sex And Violins. Lynn is the voice, the violin, and the producer for the self-titled debut. He’s burnin’ inside with a lot to say…take the time…give him a listen.

Since June of 2001 Lynn has been the bassist, back-up vocalist for the Paul Rodgers solo band. From the Barrowlands in Scotland, to the Royal Albert Hall in London, to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, to BB Kings in New York, to the Ryman in Nashville, to the Sidney Superdome, Lynn has toured Europe, Japan, Australia and North America with Paul. As Lynn puts it, "You have the worlds premier rock vocalist touching the hearts of millions, and I'm a part of it! He just gets better with age. He has inspired me to realize that no matter how long you do this or how accomplished you are at your craft you should always challenge yourself. It makes no difference how many gigs and sessions I do with Paul it is always a deep musical pleasure to hear that man sing!" After spending much of 2005 touring the world as frontman for Queen, Paul is back with his solo band. Lynn toured Japan with Paul (with Nils Lofgren and Howard Leese on guitars) in the Summer of 2006 and the UK in October 2006. A full DVD of the Glasgow Scotland show entitled Paul Rodgers Live At Glasgow is currently available in stores worldwide. It charted #1 in the UK and Canada and #3 in the US. Lynn has just finished touring the States and Europe with Paul through the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2007.

Currently, Lynn has signed with Astral Records/Dead Famous Artists for his band Sex and Violins. Expect digital worldwide release by Febuary 2008, touring in 2008. Lynn is the writer, producer, lead vocalist and electric violinist and bassist for the band. Jeff Kathan is on drums. A video for the title track, Sex And Violins, was filmed in Vegas with Shane Valdez of Realm Films (Panic At The Disco, Jet, Nora Jones, Tool) directing.

Lynn has also finished his second record with founding HEART members Roger Fisher and Mike Derosier with the band Clever Bastards. The album is titled Dumb It Down. It is available on iTunes, and CD Baby

You can see Lynn with Spike and the Impalers feauring KZOK's Bob Rivers, Spike O'Neil and the whole morning show crew at a concert venue near you. Lynn has worked with Sir-Mix-A-Lot and his apprentice Mike Singleton. The project is called Outtasite. He has also worked on Randy Hansen’s album “Drunk With Power”, and with Ronnie Montrose , in Sacramento, California.

In 1998, he became a member of the Major League Baseball All Star Band, also the Players Choice Band thru 2000. Lynn represented these groups as their lead vocalist and bass player. In the year 2000, Lynn had the opportunity to sing for the Players Choice Awards for ESPN where it was broadcast for national television at The Joint in Las Vegas. The song that Lynn performed is titled “Welcome To The Show” which is the title cut for the album “Big League Rocks” on Capital-EMI. The song is co-written and co-produced by Lynn who also played bass and sang the lead vocal.

From the age of nine until 17, Lynn studied classical violin and viola from Don Weyand of the Seattle Symphony. All-Northwest Orchestra at age 15. All -State Orchestra age 1

Lyrics

Sex And Violins

Written By: Sorensen, Crawford, Kathan ©2006

You have me wild with the look of those undressed eyes
As you pierce through the hole of that thick disguise
You conduct your business from a mile above
But you hold me down low with that white dress glove

You’re sex and violins
Open wide and let me in
You run my bow down the small of your back
You’re a night at the opera, you’re a
Sheer heart attack

You hold me soft as a Brahms concerto
You cum down hard like a Pam Ann video
You move me to tears with Beethoven’s 9th
Then you cut me hard with a twist of that knife

You’re sex and violins

You lay like a blanket of fresh Kansas snow
As you smudge those hearts on the window
Christ,
I’ll never live a day without you.

You’re sex and violins

I'm On Fire

Written By: Sorensen, Crawford, Kathan

Is it hot in here, or am I burning down?
I can't quite put my finger on it, can't tell you how
It's not what I bargained for, am I just tied to
Everything I can't explain to you

And it's a little crazy, from time to time
Can you give me a clue now baby, before I lose my mind
I need to get away from here, no more for me
Something's changing in the air, something to set me free

There's something missing here that I just can't figure out

And I'm on fire
And I'm burning up this town
I got my feet back on the ground
You try to put me out
But that ain't happenin' now

I get's a little hazy, the way you call the shots
Have trouble getting back together, need to clear my thoughts
Been days since you've spoken, you know I ain't joking
You really think you're fooling everyone

And there's something here, that I just can't without

And I'm on fire
And I'm burning up this town
I got my feet back on the ground
You try to put me out
But that ain't happenin now

Cuz I want and can't have
Knowing what I've said has kept me out of time
And I'm over my head, wanna start a new way
Turn a new page, in my story
Make the change
Let everything slip away

Beyond These City Lights

Written By: Sorensen, Crawford, Kathan

Sing me to sleep
With your eyes so bright and deep
And a better love, couldn’t fall from above
With you is where I’ll always be

Will you follow me tonight?
Far beyond across the sky
And if I could I’d take you higher
Far beyond these city lights

Draw a way to say
What I’ve been thinking every day
And if I could I’d stand as strong as any man
Would you be my only way?

I don’t know if you can hear
Show me all that’s in your eyes
I’ll take my past away and change my life
If you’d only let me try

I don’t know if you can see
We both know that love is blind
And with that I give you everything that I feel
Far beyond these city lights

Will you follow me tonight?
Far beyond across the sky
And if I could I’d take you higher
Far beyond these city lights

Las Vegas Rocks

Written By: L Sorensen

Flying down Alaska flight 628 I got a date at the VooDoo Lounge
Welcome to Las Vegas it’s a 24-hour town
There’s bodies in the desert and live music every night
Get your card, get your kicks, it’s a smokers paradise

Win or lose
It’s where the stars come out to play
Take my hand child
We’ll go to the beach at Mandalay Bay

The black book, the take, take the winnings, better odds, best odds, bet the house, double down
Double double, let it ride, spin the wheel, roll the dice, the pass line, the hard way, a hard six, no way
Cash your paycheck, get your free drinks, mini mega, mega bucks,
get married in the morning, get divorced by noon, it’s a lockdown honey and I’m coming back soon

Las Vegas Rocks
8 days a week and 25-hours a day
Las Vegas Rocks
From Hooterville to Nellis Air Force Base
Las Vegas Rocks
From the Valley Of Fire to the fountains at Bellagio
Las Vegas Rocks
I know where I’m headed, do you wanna go?

Bugsy built Las Vegas, Oscar never met a martini he didn’t like
The Rat Pack played the Stardust, and the Hilton had Elvis every night
That’s old town Vegas full of all that history
No matter what you try to tell me, Vegas rocks to me

Get your steak at The N9NEs, get your girls to go, the Chicken Ranch, Little Darlings and the Palamino,
The Artfest, CineVegas, Junefest, desert racing, Ghostbar, Tangerine, Risque, legal prostitution,
Hard Rock where I get in trouble, Go-Fight-Win UNLV Runnin’ Rebels,
Get married in the morning, get divorced by noon, I’m coming back soon

LAS VEGAS ROCKS!!!

Tears Fall Astray

Written By: Sorensen, Crawford, Kathan

Been with you now for such a very long time
I know all the little things you do
The twitch of your mouth, the shine in you eyes
I sense your mood before you do
But lately now honey as I draw you down
The lines are harder to trace
I see the hole in your heart, the black of your eyes, the emptiness
While sun falls on your face
I’m your Superman, I’m El Presidente, I’m your lover too
I’m your sugar pill baby come on
I’ll give it all to you

Don’t let your tears fall astray
I’ll hold the pain you carry
I’ll take your blues,
all away

You sleep like death and you dream all black
And you cry most every day
Just like a movie reel runnin’ and runnin’ away
Just take my hand and I’ll pull you up
And I’ll hold your beautiful face
There’ll never ever be a reason ever again
To crawl down to that place
I’m your Superman, I’m El Presidente, I’m your lover too
I’m your sugar pill baby come on
I’ll give it all to you

Don’t let your tears fall astray

You've Got Me Addicted

Written By: L Sorensen

From the second that you locked your eyes upon me
The hand of God came down right through me
I’ve never felt the same no matter how hard I deny
You look around almost every corner
The smell of you permeates every border
Here you come oh my

You’ve got me addicted
To this feelin’
My head is runnin’
My feet are spinnin’

If you want to go just strap me down to a gurney
Shut the door and let me kick you cold turkey
And I’ll forget the little whispers that you say
If not I’ll tie you to a cage and keep you
I’ll be the hand you never bite that always feeds you
You’ll never get away

You’ve got me addicted
To this feelin’
My head is runnin’
My feet are spinnin’
I can’t erase you ‘nor negate you
You’ve got me addicted, to this feelin’

How To Love You

Written By: L Sorensen

How to love you
Where did I go wrong? I’ll sing it in this song
How to love you
Let me be your man. I’ll give you what I can

How to love you
Every single day, you show me all the ways of
How to love you
And if the sky should fall, I wanna know all of
How to love you
Tell me with your eyes. They give me all the signs of
How to love you
Let me be your man

How to love you
If it takes my whole damn life, to learn to get it right.
How to love you
I want to hold you in the stars
Talk to you for hours, touch you in every way
If you look deep into my soul, you fill up every hole
And for you I’ll do the same
You’ll never cry for me again
I’ll never ever stray away from this path.
I’ll put the fuckin’ monkeys off my back
I’ll drop a thousand miles down to my knees and pray.
If I can just find all the ways
Of how to love you

Eva

Written By: Sorensen / Shikany / Kathan

You spin my heart on the tip of your finger
Punch holes with a pull of your trigger
Have another drink and drown our love

You turn around and act so luvy-duvy
I swing my bat like a Willy McCovey
Make me feel light and all luvy-duvy too

Let me go
Or chain me up and let me die
Shut the door
I don’t want you to see me cry
Let me go
Or chain me up and let me die

Let’s go to the ball on the hill
Let’s see if you can give it a kill
It’s just a matter of mind and will

Don’t you act so luvy-duvy
Glue me up like a twisted hobby
You make me act so luvy-duvy too

Let me go
Or chain me up and let me die
Shut the door
I don’t want you to see me cry
Let me go
Or chain me up and let me die

Don’t you know I’ll always love you true
Oh Eva
Chain me up

Outside Your Door

Written By: Sorensen / Shikany / Kathan

Just think how often, You find me cryin’
Right outside your door
Conversations, left unspoken
Always needing so much more

I can’t take much more
Tears outside your door

My back is breakin’
My faith is shaken
My life was taken, right outside your door

In agony I listen
Every word burns through my soul

Even though I’m deafened by my tears
Your message came through loud and clear
You left me to lie and die outside your door

I don’t think I can tell much more

Outside your door

Deep inside your soul

I Can't Wake Up

Written By: Sorensen / Shikany / Kathan

Feel uneasy my mind could blow
Worrying ‘bout things I’m not supposed to know
I’m gonna see it through the other side
And I’m not gonna take it while I’m still alive

I’m moving slow in a night-sweat dream
Come on, shake me harder
I need to hear the truth from your lips through the glare of the morning light
But I can’t wake up

Things are going on no-one says a word
Right in front of me my eyes never heard
I’m gonna see it through the other side
And I’m not gonna take it while I’m still alive

I’m moving slow in a night-sweat dream
Come on, shake me harder
I need to hear the truth from your lips through the glare of the morning light
But I can’t wake up

Something’s gone wrong the whole worlds gone mad
Craziest nightmare I ever had

I Can’t Wake Up

Feelin' Alright

Written By: Sorensen / Crawford / Kathan

I’ve been drawing lines, finding ways to pass the time better for me
But this must be a joke, we’ve hardly even spoke since I’ve been here
Chorus
I’ve been watchin you but they say that there are worse things I could do
This is not so clear, I just want to know the truth about you my dear
Got to get away from this town, got to get myself outta here
Havin trouble now but it’s allright….I’m
Chorus
Solo
Chorus

Discography

2007
Sex And Violins ®

2007
Video / Sex And Violins

Set List

You've Got Me Addicted
Outside Your Door
Beyond These City Lights
Eva
Las Vegas Rocks
I Can't Wake Up
Sex And Violins
Str8 2 Hell
I'm On Fire
How To Love You
Tears Fall Astray
Feelin' Alright
5/4
Dead Tomorrow

Covers:
Since I've Been Loving You