Steve Fentriss

Steve Fentriss

BandRockAdult Contemporary

Steve Fentriss has created a uniquely sincere, hard-rocking style of music that fits in with Foo Fighters and Green Day, yet impresses fans of The Beatles or Pink Floyd. Steve's touring rock group borrows its Drummer and B3 Organist from some of Detroit's top jazz and funk acts.

Biography

Ex computer programmer Steve Fentriss used to spend his days coding HTML and Javascript.

But with a little courage and a lot of practice, his life changed forever. In early 2012, Steve quit his job and picked up the electric guitar.

"I had been on stage before, but this was different. I wanted to play and sing my own songs," says the now 26 year old Fentriss.

After a few months of songwriting, Steve had lined up his first gig in Ypsilanti, MI. The gig, booked solid with a written contract, called for a full band.

But Steve didn’t have one.

Rushing to meet his deadline, Fentriss called on Ann Arbor keyboardist Glenn Tucker. After a few weeks of hard work, Glenn had arranged an entire book of Steve's original tunes to be performed by a full rock group.

With Fentriss' electric guitar playing and rich voice, plus Tucker's masterful work on Hammond B3 organ, the group was off to a good start, but still lacked a drummer.

After several phone calls, Steve was able to recruit Griffin Bastian (Macpodz, The Hounds Below) on the drum kit. The trio was complete and ready to rock.

After a few successful live performances, Steve's group was ready to record. Ayrik Wojahn at Solid Sound Recording had heard of Fentriss' group, and asked to hear some of the tunes.

Wojahn agreed to record the group, and everything fell into place. The group's first single is in its final mixing phases at the time of this writing.

To tide fans over, though, Steve has released a four-song album titled "The Steve Fentriss EP." Having no band at the time of its recording, Fentriss recorded all of the instrument parts on the EP himself.

Steve's EP is available on his website, Fentriss.com, as well as other MP3 stores like Amazon and iTunes.

Lyrics

Believe Me

Written By: Steve Fentriss

I don't remember to call
You don't believe me at all
What did I do baby
I don't believe when you say you believe me

I don't remember her name
I let her go all the same
What did I do baby
I don't believe when you say you believe me

(guitar solo)

You've got more issues than a newspaper
So long goodbye and see you later
What did I do baby (what did I do)
What did I do baby (what did I say)
What did I do baby (what can I do)
I don't believe when you say you believe me

Before I Give In

Written By: Steve Fentriss

She's got me under her powers
She's got me buying her flowers
I took her out in the sunshine
And I was making her mine
(and she said)

I wanna watch the rain
Fall down
I wanna watch the rain
Fall down, all around
Before I give in

She's got me wasting my time
She's got me losing my mind
I took her out on the town
We started fooling around
(and she said)

I wanna watch the rain
Fall down
I wanna watch the rain
Fall down, all around
Before I give in

(guitar solo)

(drum solo)

I've seen this pattern before
I'm walking right out that door

I wanna watch the rain
Fall down
I wanna watch the rain
Fall down, all around
Before I give in

The Rest of My Day

Written By: Steve Fentriss

There's only a few
Things that I do
I clean up my room
And then I assume
The rest of my day
Will be okay

There's really a lot
Of problems I've got
But I'm glad that I'm not
A shiny robot
The rest of my day
Will be okay
The rest of my day
Will be okay

'Cause I think I'll be just fine
'Cause I think I'll be just fine
'Cause I think I'll be just fine
'Cause I think I'll be just fine,
yeah

And one of my fans
Is a crazy old man
You think he forgot
But then maybe not
The rest of my day
Will be okay
The rest of my day
Will be okay

The Same World

Written By: Steve Fentriss

I'm on an airplane
I didn't see you back there
Living in the same world
Living in the same world
She's like a hurricane
She always keeps me grounded
Living in the same world
Living in the same world

Venus and Mars
Are not very far
We're getting closer every day

She watches football
I keep my toilet seat down
Living in the same world
Living in the same world
She keeps me wondering
She keeps me wondering around
Living in the same world
Living in the same world

Venus and Mars
Are not very far
We're getting closer every day

I gotta be myself
I can't be someone else
I gotta be myself
I can't be someone else, but I'm
I'm getting closer every day

She's got my number
She's got me down to zero
Living in the same world
Living in the same world
She makes my coffee
Like I'm a superhero
Living in the same world
Living in the same world

Venus and Mars
Are not very far
We're getting closer every day

All I Have Is My Heart

Written By: Steve Fentriss

Wish I could take you out my darling
But I have nothing left to give
When times were better I thought starving
Was something other people did

But now I'm down on my knees
Don't have a ring but I have my heart
And someday I'll give you
The moon and the stars
But for right now
All I have is my heart

Wish I could go back in time dear
Wish I could be a better man for you
But when I cannot change my mind dear
I will make a stand for you

But now I'm down on my knees
Don't have a ring but I have my heart
And someday I'll give you
The moon and the stars
But for right now
All I have is my heart

Discography

Believe Me (single) - iTunes, Amazon, YouTube
The Steve Fentriss EP - iTunes, Amazon, YouTube
The Fentriss Studio Pass - Available through Fentriss.com

Set List

I Just Care About Tonight
I’m Getting Wasted

Mojito Mama
I Don’t See The Sun

Before I Give In
The Rest of My Day
The Same World

My Woman
Who Am I

Believe Me
All I Have is My Heart
A Couple Beers Ago

Let’s Call It Even
Since I Fell For You
Sass
Shame On You

Out In The Sun
Number One