The Cryers

The Cryers

 Freehold, New Jersey, USA
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PASSIONATE: In creating & performing music. Their own, as well as others. Fully electric or completely acoustic. Eclectic & versatile. EXPERIENCED: Professional. Carefully crafted music. Collaborates with musical giants and pioneering rockers. GENUINE: Real. No ego. No attitude. Sincere.

Biography

THE CRYERS have been performing since 1991, throughout the U.S.A. & Canada, as well as their home base of NJ/NY. The band's sound is based deep within the roots of Rock 'n Roll. It features a solid beat, captivating harmonies, and powerfully written songs. Along with their original material, the band performs with gutsy exuberance, tunes from the multifaceted roster of Rock 'n Roll, breathing new life into timeless classics as well as contemporary songs from the cutting edge. Sid Berstein, the man responsible for bringing the Beatles to America, calls this band �Magical!�

The band's unique �rootsy� sound originates from the songwriting talents of bassist/vocalist Joe Orlando and guitarist/vocalist Jeff Brown. They are dynamically supported by keyboardist/vocalist Belle Liao and drummer Tommy Seesellberg. Orlando�s powerful, soothing voice and melodic bass lines, influenced by the early days of Rock 'n Roll, are complimented nicely by Brown�s seasoned vocals and gritty guitar sound chiseled from the Rock 'n Roll bedrock of the 60�s and 70�s. Liao�s sweet harmonies and classically trained keys are the icing on top, and the hard rockin� beat of Seesselberg, drives the sound home with one of the strongest two and fours in the business, honed from his days on the road performing with Rock Star Legends.

The Cryers have performed at premiere venues such as the The Rams Head in Annapolis, Maryland, The Cutting Room in New York, New York, Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen, Virginia, Westside Concert Theater in Hamilton, Ontario, Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, Indiana, Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, Manasquan's Algonquin Arts Theatre, the Brookdale Performing Arts Center, as well as other numerous concert venues, casino�s and events around the continent.

In addition to their own performance schedule, The Cryers can be seen performing classic hits with headlining acts such as Denny Laine founder of The Moody Blues and original member of Wings, Terry Sylvester formerly of The Hollies and Ian Mitchell of The Bay City Rollers. The band has toured or performed with many notable musicians, including The Pete Best Band, Laurence Juber, world class fingerstylist and former Wings lead guitarist, Jefferson Starship, Peter and Gordon, Indie singer/songwriter Vienna Teng, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Billy J. Kramer, Connie Francis, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Tokens, Bobby Lewis, The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters and more.

In 2007, the band released the self-titled CD �The Cryers� to rave reviews, and are currently working on their sophomore effort, set to be released later this year. You can follow the band's current happening�s at (www.myspace.com/thecryersrockon).

Cryers Joe Orlando and Belle Liao also co-own the Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts (www.monmouthacademy.com). Not only is the Academy a place of musical education, it boasts a state-of-the-art recording studio and an intimate 80 seat Recital Hall where The Cryers host their signature "Living Room" concerts.

In keeping with the core philosophy of The Cryers, Love, Joy, Peace and Purpose Through Music�, a portion of the Band's proceeds goes straight back to the Academy. Giving back to our global community, by teaching and promoting the love of music.

Lyrics

Back to Me

Written By: Joe Orlando

There's a time to be young and alive
There's the time to feel good inside
And when I see my old friends
It comes back to me again

Staring at the faces in the crowd
I was once one of them
Then I see that pretty face
It comes back to me again

It comes back to me
All the things we were
What is left for you and me
What happened to the world that we loved

Waiting for the train to come
There's a tear in her eye
As I watched her walk away
Out of my life

It comes back to me
All the things we were
What is left for you and me
What happened to the world that we loved

We Could Try Again

Written By: Jeff Brown

There's talk out in the streets
About how we used to be
And we know that talk is cheap
Lately it's been getting to me
If you can see your way to let me try again
Well I was wrong I know it's time to make amends

I'm comin' home
If you still want me
I'm comin' home
Hey yeah

The way you touched my hand
The way you smiled when you called my name
It breaks me up again
And I was throwing it all away
The road's been rocky
Yeah, we've had our ups and downs
But now i know there's nothing lost that cant be found

I'm comin' home
If you take me back
I'm comin' home
We could try again

Nothing matters more to me
now can't you see
If you won't take me back
it'll be the end of me

So if there's still a chance
and you will let me in
I'll give to you my heart
and my love will never end
You said you'ld always be there for me win or lose
Can't you see I love you
and that these words are true

I'm comin' home
If you take me back
I'm comin' home
We could try again

Shine On

Written By: Jeff Brown

You greet the morning sun
Off to face what is to come
You just don't know what each new day will bring
Some days you're on the run
Like you were holding a smoking gun
Well life is stranger than fiction so they say

But you've got to shine on
No matter what is to come
'Cause in this life there ain't no guarantees
You'd better stand fast
'Cause only the strong will last
If you just keep on shining
Your day will come

Now life should be a joy
Each day a brand new toy
But you only get back what you put in
So treat your brother right
So he may shine his light
To brighten up one of your darkest days

But you've got to shine on
No matter what is to come
'Cause in this life there ain't no guarantees
You'd better stand fast
'Cause only the strong will last
If you just keep on shining
Your day will come

You better shine on
No matter what is to come
'Cause in this life there ain't no guarantees
You'd better stand fast
'Cause only the strong will last
You just keep on shining
Your day will come
Yeah, you just keep on shining
Your day will come

Vagabond

Written By: Jeff Brown

She says she doesn’t care
Just let the wind blow through her hair
People stop and people stare
She just doesn’t care

She says her life is good
Wouldn’t change it if she could
Then she offers me a pull
She just doesn’t care

Traveling around she’s thrown her cares to the wind
I wonder if I’ll ever see her again
I turn around again and she isn’t there
She broke my heart again and she just doesn’t care

Now I walk these streets alone
A vagabond no place to go
I can’t stand to be alone
But she just doesn’t care

Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na
Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na

I Think She Knows

Written By: Joe Orlando & Mick Walsh

She checks her smile
Before she leaves to take the train
It's a thin disguise
She employs to hide the pain
Love has it's seasons
Sometimes sun and
Sometimes snow
The Winter's here
And inside I think she knows

His love was cold
But it was all she ever knew
And she grew old
Believing all his lies were true
Love's jagged edge
Like the thorns upon a rose
Have cut too deep
And inside I think she knows

A woman knows
When it's time to cut the cord
And set her heart free
It's a lonely road
And solitude is just
A place to be
Where real love
Where real love grows
I think she knows

It's a lonely road
And solitude is just
A place to be
Where real love
Where real love grows
I think she knows

She checks her smile
Before she leaves to take the train
It's been a while
But she feels alive again
Love has it's seasons
Sometimes sun and
Sometimes snow
The Summer's here
And inside I think she knows

The Summer's here
And inside I think she knows

I think she knows
I think she knows
I think she knows

Copyright 2007 The Cryers Ltd Inc

Rock 'n Roll Holiday

Written By: Jeff Brown

Well I heard some talk about it, I thought I might head on down

To that rockin’ little joint down on Juniper Street, It’s sure been the talk of town

So baby put on your ancing’ shoes ‘Cause we’re gonna shake it loose tonight

CHORUS

On a (To A) Rock and Roll Holiday

Gonna Feel Good deep down in your soul

If you let the music take you away

And if the band slows down we’re gonna beg for more

Come on baby we’re on our way to a Rock & Roll Holiday
 
 
They say the band is really jumpin’, They can really lay it down

It gets a little tight on the dance floor baby for that good old Rock & Roll sound

We’ve been uptight and we gotta get right so come on & let me show you the way
 
Repeat Chorus
 
Break
 
Repeat Chorus

Back In The USSR

Written By: Lennon/McCartney

Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night
Oh, the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man, I had a dreadful flight
I'm back in the USSR
You don't know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the USSR, yeah

Been away so long I hardly knew the place
Gee, it's good to be back home
Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case
Honey disconnect the phone
I'm back in the USSR
You don't know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the US
Back in the US
Back in the USSR

Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the west behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
They Georgia's always on my my my my my my my my my mind
Oh, come on
Hu Hey Hu, hey, ah, yeah
yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm back in the USSR
You don't know how lucky you are, boys
Back in the USSR

Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the west behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
They Georgia's always on my my my my my my my my my mind

Oh, show me round your snow peaked
mountain way down south
Take me to you daddy's farm
Let me hear you balalaika's ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm
I'm back in the USSR
Hey, You don't know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the USSR
Oh, let me tell you honey

Til There Was You

Written By: The Music Man

There were bells on a hill
But I never heard them ringing
No, I never heard them at all
Till there was you

There were birds in the sky
But I never saw them winging
No, I never saw them at all
Till there was you

Then there was music and wonderful roses
they tell me in sweet fragrant meadows
of dawn and dew

There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No I never heard it at all
Till there was you

Then there was music and wonderful roses
they tell me in sweet fragrant meadows
of dawn and dew

There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No, I never heard it at all
Till there was you
Till there was you

Be Bop A Lula

Written By: Gene Vincent

Well Be Bop A Lula she's my baby
Be Bop A Lula I don't mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby
Be Bop A Lula I don't mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll.

Well, she's the gal in the red blue jeans
She's the queen of all the teens
She's the woman that I know
She's the woman that (scream) loves me so.
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby
Be Bop A Lula I don't mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll.
(Let's rock)

Well, now she's the woman that's got that beat
She's the woman with the flyin' feet
She's the woman that walks around the store
She's the woman that yells (scream) more, more, more, more.
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby
Be Bop A Lula I don¹t mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll.
(Let's rock again, now)

Well Be Bop A Lula she's my baby
Be Bop A Lula I don't mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby
Be Bop A Lula I don't mean maybe
Be Bop A Lula she's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll.

Uptown

Written By: Roy Orbison


Uptown, in penhouse number three
Uptown, there lives a doll just made for me
Shes the finest thing that youve ever seen, oh ho ha

Uptown, I see her most every day
Uptown, but she never ever looks my way
Im just a bellhop, you see I cant stop
And tell her what I wanna say

That one of these days, Im gonna have money
Shell wanna be my ever-lovin honey
It wont be long, just wait and see
Ill have a big car, fine clothes
And then Ill be
Uptown, in penthouse number three
Uptown, just my baby and me

Yeah, one of these days, Im gonna have money
Shell wanna be my ever-lovin honey
It wont be long, just wait and see
Ill have a big car, fine clothes
And then Ill be
Uptown, in penthouse number three
Uptown, just my baby and me

You're Going To Lose That Girl

Written By: Lennon/McCartney

You're gonna lose that girl.
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)
You're gonna lose that girl.
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)

If you don't take her out tonight,
She's gonna change her mind,
(She's gonna change her mind)
And I will take her out tonight,
And I will treat her kind.
(I'm gonna treat her kind)

You're gonna lose that girl.
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)
You're gonna lose that girl.
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)

If you don't treat her right, my friend,
You're gonna find her gone,
(You're gonna find her gone)
'cause I will treat her right, and then
You'll be the lonely one.
(You're not the only one)

You're gonna lose that girl.
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)
You're gonna lose that girl.
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)
You're gonna lose that girl.
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)

I'll make a point
Of taking her away from you, yeah,
(watch what you do)
The way you treat her what else can I do?

*** guitar & You're going to lose that girl [2X]***

You're gonna lose that girl,
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)
You're gonna lose that girl.
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)
You're gonna lose that girl.
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)

I'll make a point
Of taking her away from you, yeah,
(watch what you do)
The way you treat her what else can I do?

If you don't take her out tonight,
She's going to change her mind,
(She's gonna change her mind)
And I will take her out tonight,
And I will treat her kind.
(I'm gonna treat her kind)

You're gonna lose that girl.
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)
You're gonna lose that girl.
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)
You're gonna lose that girl
(Yes, Yes, You're gonna lose that girl)

When The Stars Go Blue

Written By: Ryan Adams

Dancin' where the stars go blue
Dancin' where the evening fell
Dancin' in my wooden shoes
In a wedding gown

Dancin' out on 7th street
Dancin' through the underground
Dancin' little marionette
Are you happy now?

Where do you go when you're lonely
Where do you go when you're blue
Where do you go when you're lonely
I'll follow you
When the stars go blue
When the stars go blue

Laughing with your pretty mouth
Laughing with your broken eyes
Laughing with your lover's tongue
In a lullaby

[x2]
Where do you go when you're lonely
Where do you go when you're blue
Where do you go when you're lonely
I'll follow you
When the stars go blue
The stars go blue, stars go blue

Follow you
Follow you

When the stars go blue
When the stars go blue
When the stars go blue
When the stars go blue

Where do you go when you're lonely?
Where do you go when the stars go blue?

Year of the Cat

Written By: Al Stewart & Peter Wood

On a morning from a Bogart movie
In a country where they turn back time
You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre
Contemplating a crime

She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running
Like a watercolour in the rain
Don't bother asking for explanations
She'll just tell you that she came
In the year of the cat

She doesn't give you time for questions
As she locks up your arm in hers
And you follow 'till your sense of which direction
Completely disappears

By the blue tiled walls near the market stalls
There's a hidden door she leads you to
These days, she says, I feel my life
Just like a river running through
The year of the cat

Well, she looks at you so cooly
And her eyes shine like the moon in the sea
She comes in incense and patchouli
So you take her, to find what's waiting inside
The year of the cat

Well, morning comes and you're still with her
And the bus and the tourists are gone
And you've thrown away the choice and lost your ticket
So you have to stay on

But the drum-beat strains of the night remain
In the rhythm of the new-born day
You know sometime you're bound to leave her
But for now you're going to stay
In the year of the cat

Discography


The Cryers (Self-Titled Album) �The Cryers 2007

1. You're Gonna Lose That Girl
(John Lennon - Paul McCartney) 2:32
2. Be Bop A Lula (Gene Vincent) 2:54
3. Don't Want To Lose You Yet (Steve Earl) 3:12
4. Back To Me (Joe Orlando) 3:09
5. Vagabond (Jeff Brown) 3:02
6. Uptown (Roy Orbison -Joe Melson) 3:29
7. When The Stars Go Blue (Ryan Adams) 4:15
8. We Could Try Again (Jeff Brown) 4:15
9. Inside Of Me (Joe Orlando) 3:45
10. Shine On (Jeff Brown) 3:10
11. Tough Way (Joe Orlando) 3:12
12. Year Of The Cat (Al Stewart) 6:17

Set List

CRYERS ORIGINAL MATERIAL
Lies
Back To Me
Vagabond
Inside of Me
We Can Try Again
Tough Way
Shine On
All In All
Rock And Roll Holiday
I Think She Knows
Behind Those Eyes

THE BEATLES
Back in the USSR
One After 909
Ticket to Ride
You Can't Do That
You�re Gonna Lose That Girl
The Word
Paperback Writer
Wait
If I Needed Someone
Anytime At All
When I Get Home
I�m A Loser
Tell Me Why
�Til There Was You

CHUCK BERRY
Roll Over, Beethoven

EDDIE COCHRAN
Twenty Flight Rock

THE EVERLY BROTHERS
Bye Bye Love

RYAN ADAMS
When The Stars Go Blue

BUDDY HOLLY
It's So Easy

ROY ORBISON
Blue Bayou
Only The Lonely
Uptown

STEVE EARLE
I Don�t Want To Lose You Yet

THE MOODY BLUES
Go Now

AL STEWART
The Year Of The Cat

JOEY MOLLAND AND BADFINGER
Hero

THE ROLLING STONES
The Last Time

THE BYRDS
Feel A Whole Lot Better

DEL SHANNON
Runaway

WARREN ZEVON
Poor Poor Pitiful Me

LUCINDA WILLIAMS
Passionate Kisses

NEIL YOUNG