Shapiro

Shapiro

BandPopJazz

Shapiro formed in 2003 in the hills of Central Virginia. With mature and eclectic taste, a flare for original and tasteful composition, and more talent than any one band should be allowed, the band has been making a name for themselves along the East Coast for two years now.

Biography

Shapiro formed in 2003 in the hills of Central Virginia. With mature and eclectic taste, a flare for original and tasteful composition, and more talent than any one band should be allowed, the band has been making a name for themselves along the East Coast for two years now.

Shapiro consists of Jeremy on lead vocals and piano, Carl on the bass, John on drums, and Nathan on electric guitar. Though the musical background of the boys ranges from being completely self-taught to being university-trained, the sum is truly greater than its parts, and they have learned to approach the tasks of writing, arranging, and performing as a band with a passion and strength that can only come with a collective dedication to their art and to each other.

Several months after forming, armed with a handful of their strongest work, the band went in August 2003 to the noted Cue Recording Studios outside of Washington, DC to record in the very same space used previously by the likes of Michael Jackson, Dave Matthews Band, and Madonna. The result was a successful and well-received recording which set the band moving at new pace and brought them a new dose of attention and many new fans. The self-titled EP was followed in 2004 by the EP If I’d Known, which has sold over 2500 copies solely on the band’s efforts.

Shapiro has continued to push themselves, impressing audiences not only with their talent and energy, but also with an interesting but accessible, jazz-inflected pop sound that neither bores nor alienates their listeners. The band has gained experience touring and playing a variety of venues up and down the East coast. In 2005, Shapiro was invited to perform at MACRoCk, a college radio conference which dedicates a weekend to the progress of college radio and independent music through independent band performances and round table discussions with DJs, managers, and artists.

All of these experiences have played a part in developing the band’s sound and the live experience that they bring with them at every show they play. This energy and intensity are captured well on Shapiro’s latest recording, You Are Alone, (2005) which not only shows the band at their most creative but also gives listeners a little idea of what they’re in for when they have the chance to see Shapiro perform.

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Lyrics

Jesse's Song

Written By: Jeremy Teter


!You had it coming you had it coming for a long time running and now its over for us but you’re forgotten you don’t remember how we lost ourselves in the words and the thoughts. Separation is the key to success that’s what you said to me when you were tired and wanted some rest. You had it coming you had it coming for a long time running (now) its knocking at your door.

You’ve got your money but I’ve got my pride its kind of funny(hahah) how you always try to run and hide when things get stuck(boom boom boom) when things get going I’m left here by myself and you going running aaaaaaaawwwwwwwwaaaaaaayyyyy from ittt.

?What are you running from where are you running to you never stop to take a break or check out the view I’m tired of cheap tricks cheap talk broken promises and everything you tried to tell me was the truth(?) that’s why…

If I'd Known

Written By: Jeremy Teter

Its astonishing how we fake ourselves out Shut your eyes and see what you’re really all about Time will tell but sometimes it lies Hard to breath being choked by your eyes

If you want to know how we all should feel how we all match up and pretend to make it real If I’d know to run you should have allowed me one head start cause I’m not as quick at switching places not as fast at changing faces.

Kick(in) and screaming all the way it was my chance to save the day
Kick(in) and screaming all the way IT WAS MY CHANCE TO SAVE THE DAY

If you want to know how we all should feel how we all match up and pretend to make it real If I’d know to run you should have allowed me one head start cause I’m not as quick at switching places not as fast at changing faces.

I’m in trouble (tttttrrrrrrroooouuuuuuuubbbbbbblllllllleeeeee)
I’ve been running out all night (all night)
I’ve been looking ( looking for what!?)
For someone to prove that I’m right ( he’s right he’s right)
I’ve been thinking (thinking about what!?)
I’ve been crying my eyes out (whaaa whaa!)
I’ve been waiting (tick tock tick tock)
To break your heart (thump tha thump)

Do da bop ba da do wop.

If you want to know how we all should feel how we all match up and pretend to make it real If I’d know to run you should have allowed me one head start cause I’m not as quick at switching places not as fast at changing faces.

Discography

You Are Alone, EP - Winter 2005
If I'd Known, EP - Winter 2004

Set List

You Can't Talk to Me
Sharp Teeth
From the Start
I Do
Jesse's Song
I lie here still
Leaving.