Speedo Tuxedo

Speedo Tuxedo

 Oshawa, Ontario, CAN
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Our sound is fairly distinct: unique, groovy, and bold. Each member of the group draws their inspiration from funk, ska, rock, and jazz music. We are perhaps best known for our harmonies and lyrics that portray interesting wordplay. The philosophy behind our music is to encourage good vibes all around.

Biography

Ears across the world! Meet this brand new 'Super' group that combines four lead front men from different bands, each with clear individual specific musical talents. Take with Audio, These Three Cities, Neon Blunt and Six Foot Stupid have created a love child of music that is known as SPEEDO TUXEDO.

As a Canadian rock band based out of the Durham region in Southern Ontario, this group is blazing a trail of new sound. Formed in 2011 in Oshawa Ontario, the band currently consists of front man Koh Shigeo (lead vocals, lead/rhythm guitar), front woman Jennifer Swistun-Wolski (lead vocals/bass guitar), Troy Williams (lead vocals, lead/rhythm guitar), and Bernie Wolski (drums, percussion/backing vocals).

The sound of Speedo Tuxedo is unmistakable: unique, loose-limbed, while simultaneously groovy and bold. Mixing aspects of an improvisational jam band with dizzying arrangements of funk, ska, rock, and jazz. Speedo Tuxedo is quickly earning a reputation as one of the most exciting and high energy music experiences to ever hit the stage. They are perhaps best known for their astounding harmonies and lyrics which feature vivid imagery and inventive wordplay. The philosophy behind the music of Speedo Tuxedo encourages good vibes and a feeling of joy. Stay tuned as these musicians will be surly making music for years to come!

Lyrics

Diamonds and Goldrings

Written By: Koh Shigeo

Diamonds and goldrings
Like invisible ink
I never really stayed
on the page you left me on
like all remarkable things
I am seized to the ground
and nothing makes a sound
and addition to the floor
you got me wanting more, more, more
more, more

So as I was sayin like you were thinkin
let us groove to the moon
and ill be over soon
and ill be over soon just..
Don’t say a word
like those ones ive never learned
they were never meant to be heard
don’t say a thing
bout them diamonds and gold rings
they will never ever sing to you
And as trees grow
these thoughts on row and row
now this isn’t getting old
no,no,no,no
and as the pages turn
my heart starts to burn
but I guess ill never learn yet again but..
As I was sayin like you were thinkin
ill lend your love a hand
and we’ll start all over again
start all over again

Gimmie Freedom

Written By: Jennifer Swistun-Wolski

Gimmie Freedom
Written By: Jennifer Swistun-Wolski
Performed and Recorded by: Neonblunt

What do you do when you’re so far away,
Heavy hand on an ashtray,
Words are gone but they are not forgotten.
Sitting in a house campaigning from the top of a window,
We go,
We blow over,
When the police come don’t run let the riots of fun begin.
Some of them come and some of them go late at night,
Like a vixen mixing a can of sprite with fertilizer, we do not jive.
Perched in the cockpit waiting to take flight,
With the friends in my head.

Chorus
I see them, go free them, cut me slack boy gimmie some freedom.

Caught inbetween an alien and a man,
Communication cover breakdown,
Neurotic people they build castles in the sky,
And psychotic reside.
Kick-back sitting in my shack getting ready to weed-whack,
Tricks in my baseball cap-gun,
Gun in my patrolling the land,
Somewhere reality slipped.
But some of them come and some of them go late at night,
Turning on and off my bedroom light,
Lightning in my head, I’m better off dead,
Some things are not as they once were.
Perched in the cockpit waiting to take flight,
With the friends in my head.

Chorus
I see them, go free them, cut me slack boy gimmie some freedom.

You’re not alone, you’re not alone, you’re not alone.
And I don’t want ya,
And I don’t need ya.
Perched in the cockpit waiting to take flight,
With the friends in my head.

Good News

Written By: Koh Shigeo

Good News
Today I realized
ive been livin one big lie
and its making my hands cold
so I pick up the telephone
leave a message at my own home
to let myself know im alrite

(im alright)
Call me for the news
cause every things the same here
and I know that’s the way yah like it dear
So call a doctor please
cause she’s losing faith in me
I never really had what she wanted bottled up inside
now my low ends are showin
now my pigeons crow’n
and I still never have
what she wanted bottled up inside

(im alright)
Call me for the news
cause every things the same here
and I know that’s the way yah like it dear

Around the Bend

Written By: Jennifer Swistun-Wolski

Around the Bend

Don't stop don't come around here,
Your not one of us my dear,
Cliche as it just might be,
Pull out all of the dirty.

Chorus
Cause I got myself in a wave of a problem,
And I don't think I can be seen around you,
You got this way that can dig right at my hands,
And I don't think I can be seen around you.

Portrait of a criminal,
Watch out you just might explode,
Four wheels to move you forward,
Scratches will always be unknown.

Cause I got myself in a wave of a problem,
And I don't think I can be seen around you,
You got this way that can dig right at my hands,
And I don't think I can be seen around you.

Tip toe though the tulips,
Don't go.

Cause I got myself in a wave of a problem,
And I don't think I can be seen around you,
You got this way that can dig right at my hands,
And I don't think I can be seen around you.

TIc-tic BOOM!

Written By: Koh Shigeo

Tic Tic BOOM!
I found a new reflection today
seems like im livin
through the fates of yesterday
got a little room in my little pocket
if you got a lock babe?
you better lock it
Tic tic boom
this will all be over soon
Found a new reflection today
seems like im trippin
through the fates of yesterday
I got this little pill in my little pocket
you got a lock babe?
you’d better lock it
Tic tic boom
this will all be over soon.

24 & a Gas Can

Written By: Jennifer Swistun-Wolski

24 & A Gas Can

And there she waits all alone in her room,
she wonders if her partners gonna come over soon,
sounds like a good Friday night.
And I've got the matches and you got the gas,
and I have the personality of a plant,
sounds like a good Friday night.

Conquer all of your fears,
24 & a gas can.
Gas can, 24, 39 cents for a nail.

Oh shit, there goes the space,
we burnt down the only thing we can not replace,
truth is so bitter.
Parking is only permit able,
for the ones who are equitable,
truth is so bitter.

Conquer all of your fears,
24 & a gas can.
Gas can, 24, 39 cents for a nail.

When I come to your place, when I come to your place.
When I come to your place, you're gonna lose all your assets.

Conquer all of your fears,
24 & a gas can.
Gas can, 24, 39 cents for a nail.
Gas can, 24, 39 cents for a nail.

Discography

Bernhard C. Wolski
2008Take With Audio/Disc One: Faders Music Studio
2009 Kori Kameda/Indeed: Grassroots Studio
2010 Eric Bleich/Invisible Vehicles: Grassroots Studio
2011 Take With Audio/Twice Daily: Bedside Studios
2011 Neon Blunt/Bugsy: Garageland Studio
2011 Kori Kameda/Same Ol’ Song: Studio Phoenix
2011 Dustin Richtor/Open with Snow: Grassroots Studio

Koh Shigeo
2009 Kori Kameda/Indeed: Grassroots Studio
2011 Kori Kameda/Same Ol’ Song: Studio Phoenix

Jennifer Swistun-Wolski
2004 Jennifer Swistun/The Road: Canada Disc & Tape
2011 Neon Blunt/Bugsy: Grassroots Studios

Set List

Baby blues
7 debbies
Around the bend
24 and gas can
Gimmie freedom
Blow jobs for big macs
Csrbaw
Checkers and chumps
Holly
Intravenous
Lynch pin
Better days
Schoolyard skunk
Somewhere im lovin
Good news
Tic tic boom
The bottle
Ok to go
Notes and beats
Antigravity
Long train coming
Superstition
Firinne
Trip
Simple simple
After the laughter
Turn the lights on
What would you say
Roads ahead
I am a ram
Bump
Diamonds
Sugar cane
The scene
To much
Make it with you
Thrill is gone
Joe Louis