Stoplight Jones

Stoplight Jones

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Stoplight Jones is a band with jazz, classical, and rock experience. Our originals have been known to sound like Mutemath, Queen, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. We provide an entertaining and memorable show. We hope you enjoy listening to our music on our EPK.

Biography

Stoplight Jones, the band, plays original music (and covers, too). Their music is a blend of rock and pop with occasional outbursts of jazz and funk; a Frank Zappa sound that fuses with MUTEMATH and Queen. Their lyrics rip at the heart with a blend of rejection, optimism, and redemption, and have an injection of just enough humor to ensure a bright, yet slightly odd outlook on love and life.

All four members met while studying at the renowned music program at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. The band is based in Chicago.

Stoplight Jones has played in Chicago at the Elbo Room, Reggies Rock Club, Ultra Lounge, Double Door, Tonic Room, and other area venues. The band has played at numerous venus in the midwest including venues in Bloomington, Quincy, and Macomb, Illinois.

The group's members come from a long background of playing experience. Pianist Steve Solomon has been playing the piano professionally since age ten, and made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2010. Guitarist Brady Lavin is a converted saxophone player who writes for Guitar International Magazine. Carter Stirtz plays the drum set with the renowned jazz vibraphonist Brad Stirtz and other jazz musicians. Their bassist, Josh Davis, has played saxophone since grade school and recently picked up the bass.

Lyrics

Douse the Fire

Written By: Brady Lavin

You're the kindest soul I have known
Can you calm this storm, how it blows
The embers smoldering, waiting to pop
They're burning through your dress and they won't stop
You try so hard to reason with them…
But you can’t reason with them

You're the kindest soul I have known
Your reach is inviting
Can you calm this storm, how it blows
You might be inside it
The embers smoldering waiting to pop
and now it’s on your lap, pretend you don't give a crap
They're burning through your dress and they won't stop
no matter what you do, you try so hard to reason with them

But you can't reason with him

Douse the fire while you can

Muster up all your self-esteem
and lean all your weight on your family
Think about how much better off you're gonna be when you no longer
Trip over things that you can't control
and be treated like you don't have a soul
It's true you really don't have a soul
It doesn't really matter at all

But you can't reason with him

Douse the fire while you can

Pull the Trigger

Written By: Steve Solomon

He knows you are alone and it turns him on
He knows you’re by the phone waiting for the call

Everyone makes you sicker press the button pull the trigger go
You're not sure if you miss it or just the concept of it, oh

One thing is certain
Your heart is burning
You need it bad for your life

He knows you are alone and it feels too good
He sees you lying there where you once stood

Everyone makes you sicker press the button pull the trigger go
You're not sure if you miss it or just the concept of it, oh

One thing is certain
Your heart is burning
You need it bad for your life

One thing is certain
Your heart is burning
You need it bad for your life

One thing is certain
Your heart is burning
You need it bad for your life

Discography

Douse The Fire - EP - Now available at their website, www.StoplightJones.com Official release date is February 2, 2013 at the Ultra Lounge in Chicago.

Set List

Covers Include (but not limited to) artists:

Weezer
Nine Inch Nails
Stevie Wonder
The Black Keys
The Strokes
Violent Femmes
Rare Earth
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Steppenwolf

A sample of the names of our original songs:

Renting Some Time
Personality
Past and Future
Asexual
Love Called You And Me
Foster Ave Beach
Gone are the Days
Chaperone
Into the Night
Swedish Girl
Love Called You and Me
The Beat of Her Drum