The boy from the crowd

The boy from the crowd

 London, England, GBR
BandAlternativeRock

“One of the things that makes rock ’n’ roll great is its little imperfections and riding on the edge of disaster, knowing full well that any second it could all just fall apart."

Biography

We All Want Someone To Shout For: "A confident piece of British rock with an edgy blues rock finish."
We Plug Good Music: "Impressive first single, which offers up a raw and organic sound, accompanied by momentous and powerful staging and performance prowess."
Examiner.com:  â€œIndie punk at its finest. Inspires a continued head nod.â€?In an East London gutter, something deep, primal and most definitely weird is stirring.

The Boy From The Crowd Cocktail: take a pinch of Delta blues, mix with some edgy surf rock, shake (don't stir) with a hefty dose of punk attitude and some good old-fashioned rock n roll swagger. Infuse with tension, blend with menace and you're starting to get a flavour of the rich and potent firewater served up by Boy From The Crowd. 

When singer/songwriter/guitarist Vinny Piana met drummer Vegas Ivy at the crossroads of rock, noise and badass, there was no way things weren't going to get ugly. Here were two brothers from another mother, separated at birth it seemed, so closely were their musical inclinations aligned. Determined to be guided by their primal instincts and play music with guts, spirit and uncompromising integrity, the pair embarked on a fearless mission to discover tough new ways to rock the blues.

Vinny's songs often reflect about choices we make and how they lead us to bliss or sheer disaster, how we so often make the disastrous choice despite every fibre of our being screaming at us not to. Born in the south of France, Vinny toured Europe and the UK as a guitarist with various bands and wrote soundtracks for independent movies including Sundance favourite LoveSexy before setting his sights on a new, but long-cherished project. He had the ideas, he had the nerve and all he needed was a beat. 

Vegas' pounding voodoo drums proved to be the perfect base for Vinny's twisted songs and dirty blues dream. The big man was ready for a new challenge, and with Vinny's mercurial, deeply unstable guitar carnage, he's found it.. 

Between them the pair have forged a fractured new direction in alternative music, that finds a weirdly winding path that leads from Robert Johnson and Howlin' Wolf through Captain Beefheart and Jon Spencer... all the way to The Boy From The Crowd. 

Lyrics

Love is your fear

Written By: Vinny Piana

Love is your fear

Love is your fear
It's hard to give and to trust
I know where we've been
and we're not much on our own

Our luck tonight is what we make of it
Our chance is now to get us both back in

there are many ways to be a fool
You use everyway to be cruel
I'll never forget

Dry off your tears
You still laugh at my jokes
I know how it feels
The thought of loosing it all

Is it goodnight?, time has lead us here
Is it goodnight?, bye bye kid

there are many ways to be a fool
You use everyway to be cruel
I'll never forget

It's strange I'm still here (slow down)
Drop at your feet (think now)
What good is it dear (tell me how)
If you take it too far down

love is your fear, love is your fear,
so hard to give, so hard to trust

there are many ways to be a fool
You use everyway to be cruel
I'll never forget

Copyrights Vincent Piana (2009)

All I wanted

Written By: Vinny Piana


The city awakes, the sun still rising east
Shine on you beauty, good morning my dear

You’re all I wanted
You’re all I need to find my way

New day breaks with its devine light and heat
Rises with new hopes for all of our dreams

You’re all I wanted
You’re all I need to find my way

Being with you brings and end to my greatest fear
Of reaching the end of my life before I lived

You're all I wanted,
You're all I need to find my way

The Road

Written By: Vinny Piana

The road splits into two as reach the woods
I wish I could have travelled them both
And as I stood undecided
Which way may lead me to you
The morning sun came to guide me
And warmed the path for me to choose

I stood on my toes on the highest rock I found
And looked as far down the path I could
I often get unsure
Half way down the road I choose
In front of the golden offering,
And I still wonder if I should

And then the path I walked merged with a larger road
I wondered where its travellers came from
And as I thought of asking
The man who travels without his fool
He himself told me I’d find you
Whichever path the sun got me to choose

© Copyrights Vinny Piana

I know

Written By: Vinny Piana

I know, I know my friend I know
Don’t tell me how it’s bound to fail, don’t say it
I know, I know my friend I know,
You tried so hard you tried your best, you did

If she goes, if she goes my friend you’ll know
Despite good times it just wasn’t meant to be

All your dreams, all your making,
All your yesterdays right now

Forget it bruised, and roll the dice for me
I’m ready for my time, I’m ready for my time
We still have youth, to fail and start again,
I’m ready for my time, I’m ready for my time

I know, I know my friend I know
It’s hard to think you could loose it all, it is
If she goes, if she goes my friend you’ll know
Some girls need more than the kindness you had to give

All your dreams, all your making,
All your yesterdays right now

Forget it bruised, and Roll the dice for me,
I’m ready for my time, I’m ready for my time
We still have youth to fail and start again,
I’m ready for my time, I’m ready for my time

I’m ready, I’m ready , I’m ready, I’m ready , I’m ready

Forget it bruised, and Roll the dice for me,
I’m ready for my time, I’m ready for my time
We still have youth to fail and start again,
I’m ready for my time, I’m ready for my time

© Copyrights Vinny Piana

Fade out

Written By: Vinny Piana

Lover it comes to this thing,
Lover, lover, the harm is done
The pleasure of all simple things
Lover, we should have enjoyed more

Even I want you to know
Even I want you to see
Even the brightest lights, fade out
Even the brightest lights, fade out (fade out, fade)

I don’t think you’ve let me down
And none of these things matter,
Amongst the flowers and the city lights
Lovers should know how lucky they are

Even you want me to know,
Even you want me to see,
Even the brightest lights, fade out (fade out, fade)
Even the brightest lights, fade out (fade out, fade)
Even the brightest lights, fade out (fade out, fade)

Lover it comes to this thing,
Lover, the time has come
Do you still hear me when I speak? and,
Where do you get your wisdom from?

Even I want you to know,
Even I want you to see,
Even the Brightest lights, fade out (fade out, fade)
Even the brightest lights, fade out (fade out, fade)
Even the brightest lights, fade out (fade out, fade)
Even the brightest lights, fade out (fade out, fade)

© Copyrights Vinny Piana

Kind of Crazy

Written By: Vinny Piana

Girl it’s kind of crazy, it’s kind of crazy, it’s kind of crazy,
in my dreams you always come for me

Time is of the essence, my luck is running out
I told you I’d be there for you but never thought we’d last

Girl it’s kind of crazy, it’s kind of crazy, it’s kind of crazy,
In my dreams you always come for me

It’s easy to think you’re not quite good enough, that you’re not quite the man,
You’ve always wanted to be so much more, and crave for your reward

Girl it’s kind of crazy, it’s kind of crazy, it’s kind of crazy,
In my dreams you always come for me

I’ve read the self help books, and the words of the good man
I’ve let them gather dust and whisper to me in the dark

Girl it’s kind of crazy, it’s kind of crazy, It’s kind of crazy,
In my dreams you always come for me

I told you I will be there for you,
be there no matter what
I told you I’d do anything,
And in my dreams it all works out

Girl it’s kind of crazy, it’s kind of crazy kind of crazy

© Copyrights Vinny Piana

Surrender to the exercise

Written By: Vinny Piana

When your world is on fire,
And you seek shelter from the heat
When every little change life brings
Seems to burry you further deep

Surrender to the exercise

It’s not anything you’ve done
Or anything I did
You can always ask for a little more
Or wonder what might have been

Surrender to the exercise

It’s not anything you’ve done
Or anything I did
You can always ask for a little more
Or wonder what might have been

Surrender to the exercise
Surrender to the “X”
Surrender to the exercise
As you once surrendered to me

© Copyrights Vinny Piana

Last time

Written By: Vinny Piana

Last time I tried,
Last time I walked with you a while
Last time you smiled
Last time I woke up by your side
Yeah, last time I tried

Last time we laughed
Until our belly ached and tears dropped
Last time we laughed
All night we kissed and talked and talked some more

This one was real, and this one’s gone
Until next time my precious friend
This one was real and this one’s gone
I guess we live to try a again

Last time we spoke
Of the future and the kids we’ll have
Last time we fought,
Last time I let you settle the score

Each time we agreed, of leaving the city
Of just packing a bag and travel a while
Each time we waited, let the chance pass by
The further we drifted until things weren’t right anymore

This one was real, and this one’s gone
Until next time my precious friend
This one was real and this one’s gone
I guess we live to try a again

© Copyrights Vinny Piana

Wildfire

Written By: Vinny Piana

Come here with me,
And enter my dream
Where the wildfires
Consume me
And this love we share, will it stay this way
Incandescent light of our modern days

Wild, fire at will
Wildfire is burning in me, wildfire is burning in me

Come here with me,
Let me guide you in,
See the wildfires, making for the sea
Where the raging flames finally meet their end
And snowflakes of fire melt into the waves

Wild, fire
Wildfire is burning in me, wildfire is burning in me

Come here with me,
Let’s make this real
Let the wildfires
Only be a dream
Where the hot wind blows and the pine trees break
I know which way to go and how we’ll make it safe
Wildfire is burning in me, Wildfire is burning in me

I, I, I ,I cannot think straight
Me, me, me and my precious friend
Bloody my hands, bloody my dreams,
Wildfire, is closing in

© Copyrights Vinny Piana

I was wrong

Written By: Vinny Piana

I can feel it in my veins
All those things I could give
Frustration builds up again,
I guess you know how it feels

It so got me down, it’s so hugely disappointing

I was wrong,
To treat badly this way,
The things I told you, I was wrong
I got so angry and afraid,
That’s no excuse I was wrong

Now I’m ready to make amend
And hope that you can forgive
My crazy outburst of rage
And all the things that I did

It so gets me down, so hugely disappointing

I was wrong,
I was so selfish and weak,
The things I told you, I was wrong
It’s hard to think was me,
I lost control, I was wrong

You say it’s all ok now,
All forgiven and sweet
Time heals all wounds my dear,
Even those I inflict

It so got me down, it’s so hugely disappointing

I was wrong,
To treat badly this way,
The things I told you, I was wrong
I got so angry and afraid,
That’s no excuse I was wrong

I lost control, I was wrong
I was wrong, I was wrong, I was wrong …..

When you feel hurt
When you feel down
And you’re willing to hurt back those you love most
And you just can’t help being so full of rage
I’m sorry love, I was wrong

© Copyrights Vinny Piana

Revelator

Written By: Vinny Piana

All my dreams, all my dreams the same
Find the girl, find the girl and see
Heartsick lover, you will call for me
Heartsick lover, you are here with me

All my dreams the same, join the Revelator
Join the Revelator and see

All my dreams the same
All the girls, they will call for me
In the morning you will call for me
In the morning you are here with me

All my dreams the same, yeah,
Join the Revelator, join the Revelator and see

All my dreams the same
They will call for me
All my dreams the same
You are here with me

All I need

Written By: Vinny Piana

Honey I thought you were the one
I remember long after you've gone
The days I spent staring at the world
passing by my window, pale blue and golden

Out there the world looks good,
Sometimes grey and cold, sometimes warm and blue

And all I need is believe
All I need is feel
All I need is to feel and believe

You hit the road with an empty bag
As if endless troubles could be left behind
By the simple act of travelling light
Just another girl hitching for uncertain skies

Yeah, Out there the world looks good
I'll take my chances and hit the road too

All I need is breathe
All I need is dream
All I need is dream and breathe

Don't tell me how I will never find my way back home
You say know the way to all hearts
But you're chained, your chained
And you'll never be free

And then one day I met another girl
I said Honey I think you are the one
She shook her head and shook my world
And said: "oh boy you couldn't be more wrong"

I'm just a girl passing by
And I'm not as true as you think I am

'Cos all I want is money,
All I wants is gold,
All I want is money and gold

I know the sound lovers make when their heart explode
I know the sound they make when they break

We are so small beneath the sky
beneath the willow, waiting for the sun to shine
I'll roam endlessly to find love
As a mother seeks her only son long gone

And all I need is believe
All I need is feel
All I need is to feel and believe

Don't tell me how I will never find my way back home
You say you know the way to all hearts
But you're chained, you're chained
And you'll never be free

All I need (Single Edit)

Written By: Vinny Piana

Honey I thought you were the one
I remember long after you've gone
The days I spent staring at the world
passing by my window, pale blue and golden

Out there the world looks good,
Sometimes grey and cold, sometimes warm and blue

And all I need is believe
All I need is feel
All I need is to feel and believe

You hit the road with an empty bag
As if endless troubles could be left behind
By the simple act of travelling light
Just another girl hitching for uncertain skies

Yeah, Out there the world looks good
I'll take my chances and hit the road too

All I need is breathe
All I need is dream
All I need is dream and breathe

Don't tell me how I will never find my way back home
You say know the way to all hearts
But you're chained, your chained
And you'll never be free

And then one day I met another girl
I said Honey I think you are the one
She shook her head and shook my world
And said: "oh boy you couldn't be more wrong"

I'm just a girl passing by
And I'm not as true as you think I am

'Cos all I want is money,
All I wants is gold,
All I want is money and gold

Don't tell me how I will never find my way back home
You say you know the way to all hearts
But you're chained, you're chained
And you'll never be free

Discography

Revelator - Single - 2015

Where the bees come to die - EP -2015

Set List

however we feel...