Strangeway

Strangeway

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An energetic mix of powerful grooves, smooth harmonies, and melodies that will keep singing in your head for days. You'll get hit with tasty chord structure, heart-felt lyrical content, and musicianship. Mix all your favorite rock songs together and enjoy music the STRANGEWAY.

Biography

In 2002, after his seven year stint with 7th House (Blackbird/Atlantic), guitarist Walter Ino moved back to Pittsburgh to hone his skills as a songwriter and vocalist. Finding inspiration from his life on the road and the relationships that came and went, the songs seemed to flow out. From that point, he knew he needed a band. Before long, Walter stumbled upon the mad drumming skills of Ray Vaughn who understood the concept of the songs with quick resolve. Their partnership and understanding of each other grew rapidly - and soon after, their brains and ears worked almost as one.

Gigs and recording sessions soon followed, resulting in "Turn It On" - a self-produced, 12 song debut CD released in 2003. Walter and Ray soon joined forces with Zig Daniels, whose bass and backing vocal skills fill the soundscape, and David Lewetag, whose guitar texture completes the chemistry of the sound. Strangeway have consistently played throughout the region, sharing stages with the likes of Fishbone, the Exies, Flickerstick, Social Burn, The Clarks, King's X, Blue October, and Mike Campbell's band, The Dirty Knobs.

The band is currently touring to support their long?]awaited self?]produced sophomore release consisting of 12 new songs and titled: "My Best Friend". The tour includes ongoing showcases in New York City and Los Angeles.

Mix high energy, hooks, and harmony with a dose of honesty. and you'll experience rock?]n?]roll the STRANGEWAY.

Lyrics

if i choose you

Written By: walter tolentino

IF I CHOOSE
I AM HAUNTED BY A LITTLE GHOST
MILES AWAY FROM HERE
MILES AWAY FROM HERE
SHE'S DANCING OVER TO THE COAST
PULLING OFF THE HIGHWAY
SOMEWHERE OVER THERE

BUT IF I CHOOSE YOU...
WOULD YOU CHOOSE ME TOO?

SO NOW I THINK JUST LET HER GO
BUT WILL I BE LET DOWN
WILL I BE LET DOWN
I HEARD THAT IF IT'S MEANT TO BE
YOU'LL NEVER BE APART FOR LONG
NEVER BE APART

BUT IF I LOSE YOU...
WOULD YOU LOSE ME TOO?

I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND A WAY TO GET IT THROUGH TO YOU
THE PICTURES AND THE TRAGEDIES THE MEMORIES LEFT BRUISED
SOMEHOW YOU CAN PACK IT IN A SUITCASE & MOVE
BUT I WILL MAKE MY WAY TO YOU
LET ME FIND MY WAY TO YOU...

my best friend

Written By: walter tolentino

MY BEST FRIEND
FAR FROM HOME, YOUR DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN
AN OPEN INVITATION
THAT'S JUST YOU, YOU KNOW...
YEARS AGO, I HELPED YOU PACK YOUR SUITCASE
YOUR RAINBOW COLORED SHOELACE
THAT JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW
COLORFUL YOU ARE
NOW I UNDERSTAND...

I HEAR YOUR VOICE, IN EVERY NOTE YOU SEND ME
I FILE AWAY THE MEMORIES
CAUSE IT'S WHO I AM
BUT I WON'T LET GO, OF THE THINGS I KNOW
SOMETIMES HOLDING ON IS EASIER THAN THIS
BUT I UNDERSTAND...

THERE YOU ARE...YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN AGAIN
YOU KNOW YOU WERE MY BEST FRIEND X2
THERE WE GO... CAUSE I'M OUT HERE ON MY OWN
I'M PERMANENTLY STUCK HERE X2

WAKE ME UP, AND PULL ME OFF THE SOFA
CAUSE YOU CAN SEE MY SHAPE THERE
I'M SO TIRED NOW
BUT I WANT TO SEE, WHAT YOU SEE IN ME
SOMETIMES LETTING GO IS HARDER THAN YOU THINK
BUT I UNDERSTAND...

Discography

"Turn It On" (2003) www.cdbaby.com/strangeway
"My Best Friend" (2006) www.cdbaby.com/strangeway2
www.myspace.com/strangewaymusic

Set List

We have 30 min, 45 min & 90 min set lists:

30 min:
-golden rule
-twisted and peculiar
-inside your head
-dreamsong
-undertow
-if i choose you
-my best friend
-wait to see what happens

45 min:
same as above plus
-sometimes i curse
-whatever happened to the day
-mother mary
-turn it on
-beautiful
(sometimes a cover)
either "cherub rock"(smashing pumpkins)
or"Jet" (wings) 0r "burnin for you" (B.OC.)