Tate Rooper

Tate Rooper

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Smooth Rock/Pop sound. We play the songs that go well with sunny days and cold beer!! High energy feel good music for all!!

Biography

Tate Rooper is a 4-piece rock band from Appleton, WI. Originally formed in 2000, the band is well known in the area for their energetic live performances, which have entertained and dazzled many local live music fans over the years. Their style, which has evolved, is self-described as “rockin sexy feel good music”. The band attributes their sound to artists such as The Foo Fighters, Ben Folds, and Dave Matthews to name a few. In 2004 they were included on the compilation CD "The Best of Mill Creek Vol 1", which showcased the areas best bands such as Verona Grove, Cool Waters Band and Rob Anthony. In 2005 they recorded their debut EP, "Out of Blue" at Rock Garden Studio (2006 WAMI Studio of the year award winner) with recording engineer Marc Golde.

Here's what people have been saying...

"Tate Rooper is the kind of band who, especially if you've never seen them live or heard their recordings, give you a pleasant sense of deja vu. Their excellent musicianship and warm, personal song writing will draw you in. The genuine friendliness and accessibility of the members of the band will bring you back." Scott Saxe - Recording Engineer - Studio Six Recording

"Tate Rooper is a solid rock band with an infectious live show." Roxanne Steel - Program Director, Razor 94.7 fm

"I think this is one of the most unique sounding bands I have heard in a long time. Instrumentally complex songs yet the sound as a whole is smooth and very inviting. I think this band will be one of the next great things in rock and roll!" Eliot Shepard - Music Critic/TR fan

Lyrics

For Nothing

Written By: Jason Schaefer - Tate Rooper


It seems I’m all alone and I don’t know what to do
It’s coming off of me and rubbing onto you
And I don’t know why I sleep most of the day
I had a couple dreams but that’s my favored way

Cannot be for nothing
Cause nothings all I see, it seems so hard at times
It’s when something turns to nothing
Then things seem to turn out right

I don’t seem to mind these lines decide my fate
And I know what is right, but some how I can’t equate
That I’ve been talking to myself all of these days
That I’ve been talking to myself from outer space

Cannot be for nothing
Cause nothings all I see, it seems so hard at times
It’s when something turns to nothing
Then things seem to turn out right
Cannot be for wisdom, so much I have to learn
When something turns to nothing
Then things seem to turn alright

And with the world on me, it’s nothing that I want to be…

Everybody Knows

Written By: Jason Schaefer - Tate Rooper

I hold in all my breath
Cause I know there’s not much left
I had seen it all before
And closed another door

I found this only seed
Been planted now for weeks
Off away it goes
And it’s windy and it blows

A timeless wave of fate
Came crashing on me late
Bright sunshine on my day
I’ll hold you here to stay

There’s something in the air
The way you touch your hair
The smile I give you shows
And now everybody knows

Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Everybody knows except for you

It’s better all the time
Since you’re on my mind
The sun appears to shine
And it’s all because of you

I know I need to be
A lesser mystery
Now everything you know
Is not everything I show

A timeless wave of fate
Came crashing on me late
Bright sunshine on my day
I’ll hold you here to stay

There’s something in the air
The way you touch your hair
The smile I give you shows
And now everybody knows

Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Everybody knows except for you

You and I
We’ll go floating away in this time
You’re the sun shining down to me
And one day if I’m right
It will be quite a sight
And you’ll be here

Ocean of life

Written By: Jason Schaefer - Tate Rooper

Sometimes I want to go
But I don’t know
Just where I want to be
Before and ocean much to wide
And drift about the sea

And things there so unfair
I stop and stare
And wonder what’s with me
Before my 50 years are gone
And I never got to see

So I stop to stay
It’s been a long trans-ental day
On and on I stop to stay
Before it all gets washed away

My grandma lived so long
And never saw the oceans of her dreams
Never got to see the colored air
So soft and floating free

And now my time has come
Before I’m done
I’m hoping I can be
More than a shadow of that prayer
Before I am released

So I stop to stay
It’s been a long trans-ental day
On and on I stop to stay
Before it all gets washed away

And we move on
This big thing of fate
So we can look back say “wasn’t that great?”
On a far off day
But who knows if tomorrow
Will come or it’ll go
Like this autumn air and soon then the snow
Oceans of my dreams

Discography

Out of Blue (EP) 2005
The Best of Mill Creek Vol 1 (Compilation Album) 2004
Tate Rooper Live (EP) 2003

Set List

Set lists and lengths vary. Typical shows consist of either two 90 minute set or three 60 minute sets. We play a mix of originals and covers depending on the venue and audience.

We perform over 30 originals.

Some of the covers we play:

#41 – Dave Matthews
Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers
All Night long – The Commodores
American Girl – Tom Petty
Army - Ben FoldsBackwater - MeatPuppets
Bittersweet - Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Brian Wilson - Bare Naked Ladies
Chalkdust Torchure– Phish
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Creep – Radiohead
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Flake – Jack Johnson
Folsom Prison Blues - Johny Cash
Goodbye Stranger – Supertramp
Hashpipe – WeezerHey Girl – OARHey Jealousy – Gin BlossomsIt’s a mistake – Men at Work
Jungle Love - Steve Miller Band
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Just what I needed – The CarsLimelight - Rush
Long Train Running - Doobie Bros
Love and Memories - OAR
Message in a Bottle - The PoliceMr Jones – Counting Crows
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