The Johnny McCuaig Band

The Johnny McCuaig Band

 Regina, Saskatchewan, CAN
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- Rockin - Original - Energetic TJMB is all of this and more. Melding elements of Rock, Blues, Country, and ska. All this and yes even the Bag pipes! TJMB is extremely entertaining and is a must see for all ages!!

Biography

The Johnny McCuaig Band is a Canadian band. Don’t worry, they don’t sound like Nickelback, Justin Bieber, or Drake. Instead, they draw on Canada’s rich, cultural mosaic to create a super fun blend of hard rock, pop, new wave, folk, and blues combined with their not-so-secret weapon: bagpipes! TJMB exemplifies the honest, hard working, and proud (yet humble) spirit of Canada.

Offstage, The Johnny McCuaig Band is your neighbour who shovels the driveway and mows the lawn while you’re away on vacation. And when they’re onstage, they work their butts off to consistently thrill fans with their one-of-a-kind live show that bursts with energy and positive vibes. With the release of their stunning 2015 album Hold Fast (produced by Juno Award winner Jason Plumb) TJMB proved they mean business.

To truly get the full Johnny McCuaig Band experience, you HAVE to see them live onstage. Live, their brand of melodic ear candy becomes a feast for the senses. Bagpipes, a kilt, crunching guitars, a hip-shaking rhythm section, and boundless energy makes for one hell of a show. With high profile gigs at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas and the 2013 Grey Cup Festival under their belt, TJMB is set on expanding the McCuaig Brigade around the world.

It’s not Celtic. It’s not Pop. It’s not Alternative. It’s everything. It’s TJMB. The McCuaig Brigade is a party and you’re invited!

Lyrics

Pieces

Written By: John McCuaig

Crazy things like funny bones are what you really need
it's kinda like a vagabond who's been kicked beyween the knees

I know it doesn't make any sense but that's just what I mean
a little of this and some of that and maybe some TLC.

Now your crumbling into pieces
I know I know
And now your crumbling in to pieces
I know I know

Stand up in the middle of a movie
gotta get me some fresh air
It was there that reminded you of something that you once shared

I know it doesn't make any sense
but thats just what I mean
A little this a little of that and maybe some TLC

Have you ever walked in the rain with your tongue hanging out have you ever watched an old man and asked him what he's all about

I know it doesn't make any sense but that's just what I mean
A little this a little that and maybe some TLC

repeat 2 times

Feel Like Getting High

Written By: John McCuaig

Once when I was happy I started to unwind
took a little trip and everything was feeling fine
Well the next thing you know everything was was turning black and blue
I am standing over there next to you.

Oh way Oh
Oh way Oh
Oh way Oh
Feel like getting high
Everybody sing
Oh way Oh
Oh way Oh
Oh way Oh
Feel like gettin high

Just the other day I thought I'd go for a walk down the way to junction street just down the block
Everything was going kinda crazy everything was turning black and blue
All of a sudden I'm over there standing on the Bayou

x2

C'mon

Lost in My Hometown

Written By: John McCuaig

Mister can you help me out I got a problem
The worlds gotten bigger and I can't find my way
I know I used to hang around here somewhere
Have you seen any of the boys down at mikes place

And suddenenly I think that I am falling down
And I hit the ground
and I look around
and I wonder if anybody knows that I'm here

Lost in my hometown

Is L.V Rogers still the only high school
Did the bombers ever win a championship
And do the people still hang out at the 7-11
Is the savouy still the place that's really hip

I look around and see so many places
so many new faces
so many new races
And I wonder if anybody knows that I'm here

I'm lost in my hometown

So mister can you help me out I got a problem
The worlds gotten bigger and I can't tell
I know I used to hang around here somewhere
So please please help me or just go and wish me well
Cause I'm lost in my hometown

Take my Hand

Written By: John McCuaig

Take my hand, don't be shy
I will love your lies
Come with me, to a place
Take my hand and come

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

I will follow your insane thoughts
Touch my kiss and come

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Take my hand don't you understand

Ease on Down the Road

Written By: John McCuaig

I know you think you're special
You got me losin' my mind
Every little thing about you baby
I think it's makin' me blind

And just the other day woman
I thought I would take a chance and talk to you
But every little thing I said to you
Last night baby
Every little thing I said bothered you

You say that you're
movin' on now
But then you're back
So tell me what's up with that?
Well I think I'll just be easin' on down the road
Ease on down the road

Just the other day woman
Well you came over to talk this thing through
and every little thing that we said that night baby
Every little thing I said bothered you, it's true

Every little thing, every little thing, every little thing

Rain

Written By: John McCuaig

It seems crazy how I"ve been
Worrying about the little things in life
And the fact that it really doesn't matter
Give me the peace and give me strength
To weigh the promises that I made
Well I've got to keep on moving, hell I'm groovin'

But somehow something's in my way
Can ya help me stop the rain
Can you help me fight the pain
Can ya help me stop the rain
Can you help me stop the pain

I'd like to catch a ride to anywhere
And not be scared, to fall in love again
I have wondered to myself,
And the shoes are wearing out
Letting my soul slip away, I'm okay

Bridge
It's the same old way that I"m runnin'
It's the same as it was yesterday
But I don't see her comin'
Can you help me stop the rain

Discography

McCuaig (1998)
Tales From the Shroom Room (1999)
Stems and Pieces (2003)
Feel Like Gettin Live (2005)
Vita (2007)

HOLD FAST (2015)


Set List

We prefer to play a 90min set with encore but we have enough material to play over 120 min.

A kickass night includes all original music which may follow a setup similar to this:

Ten Penny Bit
Secrets
My Nobility
Lost in my Hometown
Ease on Down the Road
Emily
Feel like Gettin' High
Take my Hand
Mr. Reasoning
Neverland
She
Tell my Love
Paddy's Leather Britches
Pieces
Long Way to the Top
Mushroom Stump