The Connexions

The Connexions

 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CAN
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Adrian House / The Connexions takes the best of The Beatles, The Ramones, and everything since, and turns it into a timeless, irresistible brew of catchy powerpop / rock and roll. It's an original sound with wicked hooks, sincere lyrics and no frills.

Biography

St. John’s Newfoundland’s premiere powerpop band, The Connexions are "bringing back the golden age of rock and roll" (themuse.ca). The band started in 2012 when Adrian House (guitar, lead vocals) and Steve Doyle (drums, also in Green & Gold)) were chatting in a bar about the music they loved, and soon they were rehearsing and arranging songs. Eventually they were joined by Marc Finch on guitar and backing vocals, and Len O’Neill on bass (also of Green & Gold).

A fixture on the St. John’s, Newfoundland music scene, their music is a product of their influences, which range from Chuck Berry, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones to the Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, and Weezer. The Connexions are known for playing upbeat, edgy rock ‘n roll with a beat that always gets the dancefloor going. They’ve shared the stage with The Novaks, Repartee, Gentleman Reg, Al Tuck, Coyote and Jon McKiel (at the Pitter Patter Festival, N.B.), and in 2012 toured Eastern Canada to Toronto and back. In November 2013 they played a successful showcase at the 2013 Music NL Awards in Gander, NL, and completed a province-wide tour. 

In November 2013 The Connexions, supported by a grant from FACTOR, released their debut album Connect Four  to a packed crowd at the Rose & Thistle in St. John’s. Since then the album has been reviewed and featured in The Overcast (St. John’s), and national blogs A Music Blog Yea? and Grayowlpoint (“a good pick-me-up”). The band was interviewed and featured on K-Rock’s (St. John’s) “Under the Influence” in Dec. 2013. April 2014 saw The Connexions opening the 2014 Lawnya Vawnya Festival in St. John’s.  

It’s onwards and upwards for this exciting, dedicated rock ‘n roll band!


Lyrics

Against the Tide

Written By: Adrian House

I’ve got a room in my house where I keep my wounded pride
Try to keep it all there but there’s a little too much to hide
I’ve got a fuse inside that I’m trying real hard to burn
Try to light it every day but I just can’t seem to learn

Well I’m walking down the street and my feet are movin’ right in time
They say I gotta wait my turn but I’m tired of waitin in that line
I got a scream building up building up building up inside
You’ve gotta paddle real hard when you’re swimmin against the tide, yeah

There’s a secret in my heart and I try to keep it from myself
That I don’t need to keep fighting just to be like everybody else
I wanna let it all go but I’m scared I might hit the ground
So if you wanna be my friend will you promise me to stick around

Discography

  • CONNECT FOUR (2013)

Set List

Against the Tide
Gender Bender
Roll Over Beethoven
Lotta Lovin'
I'll Get You in the End
Sunrise
Set Me Free
Introduce Me
Stop me, Now!
Light My Fuse
I'm the One
Lover Girl