Soma City

Soma City

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Every now and then a band comes along that has the ability to take the club scene they are in by the scruff of the neck and shake it until it begs for mercy. With their party down attitude and straight from the gut approach, SOMA CITY has the potential to do just that.

Biography

The feeling is like getting rifled out of a black powder muzzleloader. Once the thick smoke settles and you pick yourself up off the ground from the mighty recoil, you gaze ahead at the devastating energy that just rocked you to the bone. You’ve just been struck by the Soma City experience.

Who is Soma City? Bryan Cordeiro, fronting the band on lead vocals, is accompanied by Ian Haggerty on lead guitar, Josh Floriano on rhythm guitar and vocals, James Thompson on bass, and Danny DeMelo on drums and keyboard. All five guys were in various local acts and needed more to quench their rock star thirst. James joined Ian, Josh, and Danny in mid 2004. Bryan came along in early 2005 and as they say, the rest will be history.

The members of Soma City have considerable experience in the music industry as a successful leading local act with moderate experience playing venues outside of the New England scene. Opening for national acts such as Candlebox, Static X, Tantric, Skid Row, Bio Hazard, Powerman 5000, Slash from Gun’s & Roses, etc., has given the band a small taste of what the future has in store for them.

“We have all the ingredients to be a good band, but we also have the “X” factor that will make us a great band!” says Ian Haggerty. He describes the “X” factor as that edge you have to have where hard work will only get you so far and rest you have to fight to the death for. Add hooks that get stuck in your head for days, plus blues infested riffs, some powerful and heavy hitting rhythm beats, then toss in a little of the “X” factor, and you have a band that just might be able to match up to the musical icons we all love.

Soma City’s mission is to remind people that the gritty rock & roll shows and the dirty raw sounds are still alive and flowing. Soma’s newly released EP titled, “Ties That Bind”, was produced and engineered by John Marques and co-produced by Soma City & Lucky Rhyno Management at Dynamix Studios in Fall River, MA. Their four song EP is a taste of what’s in store for the new full length album the band is eager to start recording. All music was written by Soma City and all lyrics were written by Bryan Cordeiro. The purpose of this EP is to help recruit more fans and to shop the labels for a contract.

Bryan is often heard saying, “Music is the universal language everybody can understand”. He is chopping at the bit to spread the Soma City message to the masses. This is a sound all of the working class will relate to the most. Soma City is looking forward to getting the opportunity to start touring to other parts of the country and world that have yet to hear and feel the Soma City Experience. This band was bred for the road.

Lyrics

Means To An End

Written By: Bryan Cordeiro of Soma City

Pulling me down, I can't believe it.

Everything's gone, leave me here bleeding.

Lost all alone, out in this cold world.

Following hope that doesn't exist.

Time won't wait, tomorrows another day but it won’t be the same without you. If I hold onto dreams its only means to an end and it won't be the same without you.

Tearing me out, forgetting forgiveness.

Lost control, the needle is burning straight thru to the soul.

Killing life slowly, watching you go is breaking my heart.

Time won't wait...

Until the end, not falling out now.

Won't soon forget the ones who looked down on us.

Bleeding the truth, now everyone suffers.

Said my goodbyes, Ill see you on the other side.

Time won’t wait...

No one could save you from yourself.

Dedicated to the memory of Sean Doolin.

All lyrics written by Bryan Cordeiro of Soma City
http://www.myspace.com/somacity

Ties that Bind

Written By: Bryan Cordeiro of Soma City

This time I think, we're fading out. The closer I get to finding out. I’m wandering this world, so long. Feeling like its, all for nothing. Am I losing grip...again?

One more chance to take, the ties that bind wont break. Only time heals. Life is right there just reach out and take it.

No one's here, no one to listen. Losing my faith, falling in deeper. I’m wandering this world, so long. Feeling like its, all for nothing. Am I losing my grip...again?

One more chance to take, the ties that bind wont break. Only time heals. Life is right there just reach out and take it. One more chance to burn, another lesson learned. If its all up to you. Life is right there, just reach out and take it.

All lyrics written by Bryan Cordeiro of Soma City
http://www.myspace.com/somacity

2 & Change

Written By: Bryan Cordeiro of Soma City

Once I hit the wall, stop me from screaming. Loneliness and the end coming on strong.

I can change my ways, everything, everyday. Can’t keep holding on to memories. They drag me down.

It’s the same situation. I’m tying up the loose ends. Try to get away, but they keep coming around. I’m lying on the floor. I’ve been down like this before. I’m just waiting for the sun to come shining down on my soul now. My soul burns.

Once I hit the wall, stop me from breathing. Loneliness and the end coming on strong. You are looking down I believe it. It’s time to change my ways after all.

I can change my ways, everything, everyday. Can’t keep holding on to memories. They drag me down. I can change my ways, everything, everyday. Can’t keep holding on to memories. They drag me down.

All lyrics written by Bryan Cordeiro of Soma City
http://www.myspace.com/somacity

Discography

Ties That Bind - 4 song EP
www.myspace.com/somacity - streaming audio

Set List

Right now Soma City is playing a typical set of 30-45 minutes. We currently have 13 original songs completed, 4 songs that we are working the kinks out of, and 8 covers that we mix into the set (1-2 covers a set).

A typical nights Set List might look like this:

Ties That Bind
Means To An End
Trainwerck
Still Standing
Life on the Run
God Forgive
2 & Change
For the Best
Just My Luck
195
Jumpin' Jack Flash - Cover
Creedence Clear Water Montage - Covers