South Oval

South Oval

BandAlternativeRock

The music has infectious riffs combined with catchy melodic choruses, while at the same time deriving emotion from the listener.

Biography

Our band is called South Oval primarily because it is the street where the inspiration for our music was formed, but also because it has many connotations. South Oval (formerly known as Memory Burn) was formed by Greg and Andrew Almas 5 years ago. After performing as a duet acoustically and electrically, the brothers decided to expand the band to include a bass player (Graham Booth) and a drummer (Bill Stewart). South Oval is from Hamilton (Canada) and currently performs locally around the Golden horseshoe/Greater Toronto Area.

South Oval draws its inspiration from bands such as Jimmy Eat World, The Foo Fighters, Coldplay, The Goo Goo Dolls, Bush, U2, Blink 182, Oasis, and many others.

"We try to write songs with catchy riffs, so that when listeners hear our songs, they get annoyed that they can't get the tunes out of their heads! We want people to listen to our songs so many times that they are sick of hearing them, because that is what a good song evokes from a listener."

South Oval is playing Canadian Music Week Mar.4th at the Richmond Lounge on the Mastermind stage. Mar. 17th (St. Patrick's Day) is their cd release party at Absinthe in Hamilton.

Lyrics

Keep Smiling

Written By: South Oval

One thing to do for a little while
You can dance and sing
with a great big smile
If you don't have a lot of time for things
Just remember to always bring
A smile with you where ever you go
So people may still think they know
You're a positive person with some style
And you always show it with your smile

chorus:
It's not about what you say
It's always how you try to portray
A positive outlook everyday
That glittering smile just can't go away

I know a nice place to go
Where the summer is sun and the winter is snow
And if you want a nice place to see
Just look around there could always be
A place that brings your smile out
And makes you want to look about
To seek out more of this bliss
Satisfy your smile with this

chorus

chorus

Through and through and through and through
Keep on smiling through and through

I Cannot Be With You

Written By: South Oval

I can't eat, I can't sleep
can't talk but we should walk
I need to vent and you're to blame
I can't believe that things have changed
Even though I still feel the same
As I did once before
Maybe it's just something I can't ignore
But it's been awhile since I last saw you
And yet I am still confused

chorus:
You're to blame don't you real
don't you realize
You're the same why don't you
take off the disguise
I'm alive and it's time you open
open up your eyes
Cause I cannot be with you

I can't eat, I can't sleep
can't walk but we should talk
I need to vent and you're to blame
where did we go so wrong
and why don' t you even feel the same
As I do when I'm with you
now it's time for you to prove
that you want to be with me
that's the only way that this can be

chorus

Your words are killing
They're killing me
How can I explain it so
That you can see
It feels like I'm the one
Keeping this alive
And now we have died

I can't eat, I can't sleep
can't talk but we should walk
I need to vent and you're to blame
I know that this is so over
And now I feel so ashamed

chorus

You're to blame don't you real
don't you realize
You're the same why don't you
take off the disguise
I'm alive and it's time I open
open up my eyes
Cause I cannot be with you
with you

Everything At Once

Written By: South Oval

Now that I feel you
I know that I will let you slip away
And now that I need you
I know that you will take that place
So foolish
Falling from the Earth to the sky

chorus:
Now listen to me
I miss you everday
Like summer rain
Washing away
Take the pain away

x2

And now that I'm frozen
This desert life ain't that unbearable
I wish I could touch your, feel their softness
So Foolish
These blood blisters will help ease the pain

chorus x1

Now listen to me
I miss you everday
Like summer rain
Walking away
Take the pain away

I miss her like summer
Like breathing, like my sense of touch
And like seeing is believing
Like everthing at once

Discography

South Oval recorded 6 songs at Mastermind Studios (Hamilton) for their the album "Sane In Insane Places". The titles are:

1.) Keep Smiling
2.) Like All Good Things
3.) I Cannot Be With You
4.) Everything At Once
5.) Turn And Look The Other Way
6.) Reciprocation

We have many more songs but they are not all recorded. Those who come out to the live shows usually get the treat of hearing a few of our other songs.

You can also find South Oval songs at:
www.myspaces.com/southoval
www.purevolume.com/southoval
http://cdbaby.com/cd/southoval

Set List

We usually get about 45 minutes to play our songs. Typically that means we can play about 8 songs. A Typical set list includes:

"Everything At Once (Summer Rain)"
"Keep Smiling"
"Like All Good Things"
"Reciprocation"
"Deal With"
"I Cannot Be With You"
"Turn & Look The Other Way"
"Ottawa"