Stradio

Stradio

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The band has developed itself around influences such as U2, Goo Goo Dolls, Bon Jovi and Match Box Twenty. The band's great live shows and lead vocals got them a deal with German entertainment giant Maxi Media in association with Universal.

Biography

Fresh out of high school (Class of ’03) and barely legal drinking age in his adopted hometown of Toronto, 20-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist Martin Acosta has already lived more life than most people twice his age. Born in turbulent Argentina at the tail-end of the Central American Anti-Communist Crusade in 1984, young Martin brought with him a love of soccer and music when his father, a private jetliner pilot, relocated the family to Canada a few years later in search of a better life. By age 15, Martin was being scouted to play professional soccer, but a knee injury forced him to revise his career plan, and he immersed himself in music instead. Privately he learned to play the guitar and started writing, while publicly he joined a band, playing drums. It was not until the band’s singer missed rehearsal that Martin set up the microphone next to his drum kit and started singing—at first as a joke—and unearthed yet another one of his gifts. Shortly thereafter, Martin and his best friend, bass player and second-degree black belt Mike Kovacs, set out to form a new band, this time with Martin on vocals and guitar. Martin and Mike hooked up with guitarist Jay Formosa and drummer Kyle Lazenka, and STRADIO was born.

As Martin puts it, “The chemistry was immediately evident inside and outside of the rehearsals, and we knew that it was going to be the beginning of something totally wicked. We all take our parts and add flavour, so that when people hear it, they can better understand our emotions and how we feel just by listening to the way we play our instruments.” That understanding also translates around the globe, in that Martin sings both in English and his family’s native language of Spanish.

The band has developed around influences such as U2, The Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox Twenty and other very successful artists. Building on the band’s great live shows and solid repertoire of almost 50 songs the band landed a record deal involving German television and record powerhouse Maxi Media and Universal Music. Currently the band is recording its first record in Los Angeles with Stuart Brawley with plans for a release in Canada during the summer and for Europe and the USA in the fall of 2006.

Lyrics

SEARCHING FOR YOU

Written By: Martin Acosta, Stuart Brawley

SEARCHING FOR YOU
(Stuart Brawley, Martin Acosta)

If there's hope, then can we talk about it
I lost my faith somewhere along the way
God knows I've tried to be everything you wanted
But you keep slipping through my hands
Makes me question who I am

And i don't wanna be lonely
I need something to lose
and I keep looking for reasons
I'm searching for you
I'm searching for you

I walk this earth without direction
I try to feed the fire that burns, burns within my soul
And God knows I've tried to pick up all the pieces
But they keep slipping through my hands
I keep trying to understand

And i don't wanna be lonely
I need something to lose
and I keep looking for reasons
I'm searching for you
I'm searching for you

And every day that you're not here
I die a little
Could it be that all my fears are keeping me from you

And i don't wanna be lonely
I need something to lose
and I keep looking for reasons
I'm searching for you
I'm searching for you
I'm searching for you
I'm searching for you

LOSING YOU

Written By: Martin Acosta, Stuart Brawley

Losing You

Where did our love go
How did we let it slip away
Sometimes it’s hard to know who’s to blame
When a heart has been betrayed

Now we’re falling apart
And it’s getting too hard

Chorus
So I close my eyes
But I can’t sleep
I drift away ‘cause I’m in too deep
And I’m not sure if I’m ready to let you go
But I’m losing you
I’m losing you

Everywhere I look
I can see your smile
But all the faith you took from me
Makes it hard to reconcile

And I’m missing you now
But I gotta get through somehow

Chorus

I can’t watch you wake away
I’m losing you

Chorus

ORDINARY

Written By: Martin Acosta

Ordinary
(Martin Acosta)

I can’t even count the ways
That I have tried to make this last forever
Some things are too hard to take
When we’re so far away
You’ve got to see it’s better to say
The things you need to say

But you broke down, you broke down
You’re not waiting for me

You tear my pictures off the wall
So they’ll no longer call to you
As I wonder where you are ‘cause
God it’s been so hard
Letting go of love that we were never meant to lose
Every time you close your eyes
The images burn so bright
And you begin to cry ‘cause
God Damn you’re not alright
You can’t take another night
You want that ordinary life

I guess we made some mistakes
But would you throw it all away
When we belong together forever and ever now
And you’ve go to keep moving on
You’ve got to stay strong
You wrote that in your letters
But in between the lines

You broke down, you broke down
You can’t keep waiting for me

You tear my pictures off the wall
So they’ll no longer call to you
As I wonder where you are ‘cause
God It’s been so hard
Letting go of love that we were never meant to lose
Every time you close your eyes
The images burn so bright
And you begin to cry ‘cause
God damn you’re not alright
You can’t take another night
You want that ordinary life
God damn you’re not alright
You can’t take another night

And I can’t even count the ways
That I have tried to make this last forever

You tear my pictures off the wall
So they no longer call to you
As I wonder where you are ‘cause
God it’s been so hard
Letting go of love that we were never meant to lose

Everytime you close your eyes
The images burn so bright
And you begin to cry ‘cause
God damn you’re not alright
You can’t take another night
You want that ordinary life
God damn you’re not alright
You can’t take another night
You wan that ordinary life

Discography

New band with first CD to be released in 2006.

Set List

Searching For You
Stay
Just A Game
Don't Let It Get To You
Sorry Life
Ordinary Life
When Everything Goes Your Way
Losing You
Somewhere to Hide
Buried Alive
If Not For Now
Twist And Shout/La Bamba Medley