The Big Red Rooster

The Big Red Rooster

BandRockHip Hop

The Big Red Rooster's style is so creative that they almost need a genre of their own. They pull styles from rock, reggae, and even country, with hip-hop based lyrics.

Biography

While some might describe The Big Red Rooster as a hip hop/rock band, those who have attended their performances will attest to the claim that no genre truly pinpoints their highly original works. When the talented artists who make up The Big Red Rooster perform live, their bold-faced passion and relentless energy are combined to ensure that the party never stops once they take the stage. With the mission to create something unheard of that could be appreciated on multiple levels, the Rooster began performing at various venues including the Curtain Club, Club Clearview, Granada Theater and Gypsy Tea Room. The Rooster was able to raise enough money to independently produce their debut full-length album, Live.a.bit, in February of 2006. Their popularity has spread throughout Dallas while their success afforded opportunities to play with artists including Grammy winning artists Bone Thugs N Harmony as well as Vanilla Ice. Lead singer Andrew Meals (aka Multi-id) accredits his lyrical style to 311, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Sublime; however, his tongue twisting rhymes rival the quickness of rappers such as Twista and Krayzie Bone. He has always appreciated Kid Rock’s ability to create his own style by mixing his country style with rap and rock. Multi-id and the rest of The Big Red Rooster thrive on creating their own style that will put the south on the map with the hip-hop as well as rock communities.
The Big Red Rooster has taken many turns on their journey from idea to reality but has always stayed true to their mission of fusing its members’ creative ambitions and various musical interests into a unique blend of undeniably appealing music. The original vision of The Big Red Rooster was conceived by Multi-id and his brother Michael, a guitarist and recording engineer. After several years of focused collaboration, Michael had to quit due to career pursuit, leaving Multi-id at the helm. He put his vehicle of ambition into full gear, revved the engine, and floored it through the next few years of his life, making The Big Red Rooster the sole purpose of his musical aspirations. Isaac Wimberley jumped in shotgun and began working with Multi early on to define the melodic and essential vocal counterpart to his high school friend and band mate. Ted Lauck, Philip Griffin, DJ PAC, and Evan Anthony now occupy the passenger seats. Ted is a rock-reggae influenced guitarist from California while Philip is a classically trained bassist who has performed countless recitals and studied under members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. DJ PAC adds turntables, keyboards, and synth to the mix while his musical skills also extend to guitar and producing. The most recent addition to the Rooster, Evan Anthony, is a talented and tested drummer with the experience and dedication the Rooster has long been searching for. He and Philip lay down a foundation of solid grooves for the rest of the band to build on. One cannot begin to fully appreciate the Rooster until they have watched this fresh group rock a party.

Lyrics

21 Years

Written By: Multi-ID/Isaac

Twenty-One Years

Verse 1:
Twenty-one years with my head in the sky
Open my eyes wide and I realize im
Living life while im living a lie
So surprised these white lies running my life I
Try to run and I try to hide while I
Try to fight for the rest of my life
As I look into the mirror see a different side
Two roads ahead of me ones hard to find
Should I
Try to run should I try to hide
Should I
Stand my ground should I try to fight
Should I
Sacrifice dreams compromise
Should I
Be a man and live my life

Chorus:
Underneath it all
When you’re feeling that you’re wrong
Find the strength to get up and stand
Cuz deep inside us all
There’s a feeling that we’re wrong
But we’re rising up again

Verse 2:
Why live why fight why try
Fade into the whole for the rest of your life
Blend into the mold cuz you didn’t decide
Cuz you were always told which road to ride
If you’re feeling the vibe
Then you’re feeling the fire
Melting from these flames of a burning desire
Breaking from the chains of a common life
Cuz they were always saying that we couldn’t survive
We sacrifice we bleed
We chose this path we lead
We walk we talk we breath
And we chose when we will leave
Twenty-one years with my head in the sky
Open my eyes wide and I realize im
Living life and im doing all right
Yes im doing all right
Yes im doing all right

Chorus:
Underneath it all
When you’re feeling that you’re wrong
Find the strength to get up and stand
Cuz deep inside us all
There’s a feeling that we’re wrong
But we’re rising up again

Verse 3:
Throw your hands high
Realize why
Lets your life shine
We believe in our lives
We all have dreams
So let your dreams be
Everything that we need
Come on baby believe
So hold your dreams close
Don’t ever let them go
We on our last rope
This may be our last hope
And they may wonder why
And question our rhymes
Instead of ask why
Look into your own lies

Chorus:
Underneath it all
When you’re feeling that you’re wrong
Find the strength to get up and stand
Cuz deep inside us all
There’s a feeling that we’re wrong
But we’re rising up again

Chorus:
Underneath it all
When you’re feeling that you’re wrong
Find the strength to get up and stand
Cuz deep inside us all
There’s a feeling that we’re wrong
But we’re rising up again

Ending:
Throw your hands high
Realize why
Lets your life shine
We believe in our lives
We all have dreams
So let your dreams be
Everything that we need
Come on baby believe
Throw your hands high
Realize why
Lets your life shine
We believe in our lives
We all have dreams
So let your dreams be
Everything that we need
Come on baby believe

Discography

Debut Album-"Live.a.bit" was released independently in February 2006

Set List

Rooster has enough material to play up to a three hour set, and they have played sets that long in the past. They primarily play their own music, but they have played covers in the past for private parties. Some covers they have played are from Sublime, Matisyahu, Pepper, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Outkast, 311, Maroon Five, Citizen Cope, and Rage Against the Machine.