The Better Half

The Better Half

 Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
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We can assure you you will be humming at least 1 of our songs by tomorrow.

Biography

The Better Half is poised to bust out of the Philadelphia area with radio-ready hits like "Rain", off of their Equilibrium EP. Just a little over a year old, the band sounds fully formed, complete with polished vocal harmonies, huge production, and powerful guitars.

“Ray Milanese provides solid and heartfelt vocals in the Nickelback/Foo Fighters vein, though his soulfulness reminds me more of J.R. Richards from Dishwalla. Layered backing vocals in the chorus provide the hook and complete the big sound of The Better Half.” Travis Dow, Indie-Music.com.

Starting out as a local cover band playing bars in the South Jersey area under the name Outshine, The Better Half was formed in early 2009 when Ray Milanese (Vocals/guitar), Ronnie Howell (Guitar), Caleb Wahrenberger (Bass/vocals), and Patrick Keating (Drums) decided to take their music to the masses. Since then, the band has spent their time honing their writing style that now defines The Better Half, perfecting their live performances, and growing their fan base. Having opened for national touring acts such as HALESTORM, and DIVE, and headlined such places as The Northstar, The Khyber, The Trocadero, Crocodile Rock, and Arlene’s Grocery, the band has built an ever-growing fan base in NJ, PA, and NY.

While always striving to capture their own sound, The Better half draws their influences from a wide range of bands including Pearl Jam, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, and Nickelback, to name a few. The band’s musical style reflects their diverse influences and produces music that ranges from a hard rock style on “Running on Empty” to a more “rock/pop” style on “Brand New Day.”

Currently in the studio finishing their debut full-length album, the band has put together their first EP (Equilibrium) with a collection of 4 songs that represents The Better Half.

Lyrics

Face Down

Written By: The Better Half

I see the look in your eyes tonight
Where we're going I won't put up a fight
I think a devil has taken over you
It never felt like this before
If we go now we can slip out the back door
I think a devil is pushing me to you
Turn the key and off we go
Don't worry he'll never know

Facedown
In the middle of a quiet bed
Not a sound
I'm not alone any more she said
Her gown
On the floor was I misled
And the lights dim down
It was all in my head

Overwhelming desire tonight
I can't believe its the best time in my life
Deep down I know this can't be right
Turn the key and off we go
By now they have to know

Chorus

This all seems wrong
This isn't real
I think I'm dreaming again

Rain

Written By: The Better Half

I see the Rain
Coming down
My way
I may be to blame
But Im on
My way

I see the shame
Coming down
My way
It may be the same
But Im on
My way

If I can find my way
Hoping its not all in vain
Building quickly everyday
Looking all the same to me

I see the Rain
Coming down
My way
It may be the same
But Im on
My way

Chorus

Find my Way...

Chorus

If I can find my way (find my way)

Brand New Day

Written By: The Better Half

Now
your leaving
On a 7:30 train to nowhere
So deceiving
your not the type to wait around and see
Believe me when I tell you
I not the one to bend and break but
You see them flash around you
Hurry up and don't be late 'cause

No more
Times left
Leave it all behind

Its a brand new day
I'm through with waiting
anticipating
Every word you say
Wont be persuaded
Your pictures faded
Its a brand new day

Burning bridges
Daylight fades and
Darkness follows
Hitch a ride to nowhere
Hurry up and
don't be late 'cause

No more times left
leave it all behind

Chorus

Give it to me

Written By: The Better Half

I need a friend
More than any time now
You need somebody
That won't let you down

You know everybody wants some time alone
I know everybody wants to see me go

Give it to me
Let me know
Give me some kind of
Sign to let go
Give it to me
Let me show
Let me go

I saw your face last night
I knew weren't alright
Still I walked right by your tears
I knew you needed me
I knew I needed you
Still I don't know how this feels

Let it unwind make it alright
Let it all shine make it alright

Chorus

Discography

EQUILIBRIUM- EP

Set List

Face Down
Rain
For a Moment
Best Of Me
Brand New Day
Till There was you
Hero
Let Go
Lie to me
Running on Empty
Give it to me

Typical set times range from 30 mins- 1 hour