The Dark Sinatras

The Dark Sinatras

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The Dark Sinatras are a Crossover band based in the UK; Influenced by Metal, Jazz and Funk
Their Album Sick Society is what happens when a Punk/Metal Guitar Player and Singer from Liverpool meets a Gypsy Jazz Drummer from Kazakhstan in Moscow and form a band with a World famous Session Bass Player

Biography


The Dark Sinatras' unique sound, sometimes ominous and sinister, sometimes tinged with ethnic theatre, was originally forged in the cold, unforgiving clime of Russia's punk clubs and watering holes where songwriter, guitarist and singer Mark White played for around 17 years; Mark met Eduard Laubinger, a Kazakhstani gypsy drummer, at a free jazz recording session in Moscow in 2006.

After his return to England, Mark was having some tracks mixed at Hook End Manor, when he was introduced to bass maestro Paul Turner of Jamiroquai. Paul had just completed some session work with Annie Lennox and relished the idea of completing a power trio.

A jam session followed and an exciting sound was forged, prompting a week-long recording session, once more at the historic Hook End Manor Studios in the Oxfordshire countryside.

The trio's album "Sick Society" was released in June 2012; it is a highly inflammable mix of hard riffs, hard funk bass lines and never banal time signatures.

Paul's funk sound meshes perfectly with Edward's hard hitting Jazz Flair, and they create a solid anchor for Mark's Byzantine guitar layers.

Sick Society is not collection of songs but rather an album that has a continuity and needs to be listened all the way through.

There are moments of pure avant garde mixed with ethnic soundscapes all held together by a wall of sound that takes no prisoners. The Dark Sinatras give dark nods to King Crimson's mix of improvisation and carefully structured compositions. The attentive listener will find quotes from Black Sabbath, Primus, Hendrix Living Colour and Soundgarden.

Their live experience is a no nonsense hour of the darkest funk around on the present music scene. Not for the faint hearted. The Band is currently active on the London Scene and the rock strongholds of the Midlands. The Dark Sinatras are currently planning a webcast show in partnership with another exciting ensemble; Hot Head Show, a power trio that supported Les Claypool and Primus.

The Dark Sinatras are scheduling a series of live sessions to be broadcast on the web from their headquarters Hook End Manor Studios. The concert will be broadcast on the ustream.tv channel and it will allow the band's overseas fans to experience the dark sinatras sound.

Mark, Ed and Paul are currently recording their second album.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-dark-sinatras-hook-end

Lyrics

The Power of Tradition

Written By: Mark White

The Power of Tradition

This is a simple tale, about men who were male.
With minds born stale, there was a girl who got caught.
She would learn a lesson, which was against the law
Of wisdom.

In the middle of the two, whose sense was few
And far between. They ruined her dream.

One was naïve, but exceedingly large.
With a mouth that was mean and a pain in his arse.

I can’t see why you want to hit the girls and make them cry.

He wanted to box the civilized way,
but the final solution was a bear glass contusion.

The power of tradition can beat into submission,
but there is a lot to be said for a glass in the head.

I can’t see why you want to hit the girls and make them cry.

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Optimus

Written By: Mark White

Optimus

Sail with me, into the open sea.
Where I will be you, and you will be me.
We will catch a wave, we will roll away.
Till a shark from below, takes us for prey.
We’ll live inside, some dumb fishes mind.
As memories shared, not left behind.

My loss. Your gain. My loss.

What went before will be once more.

My gain. Your loss. My gain.

Climb with me, into the sky and see.
If birds in the air are totally free.
You can bring me down, back to the open ground.
Where silence is king and love makes no sound.
We’ll never die, we will always be.
As I was once you, you were once me.

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Ridiculous

Written By: Mark White

Ridiculous

Oh, I see lies in the eyes of the ones who believe.
Freed from a rational mind.
Oh, it takes dark times to see.
Some things can only be real.

What is this? You are wasting our time.

Where would we be if we weren’t so ridiculous.

Oh, I smell fear in the sweat of the ones on their knees.
Oh, how the broken heads fall.
Oh, it’s so easy to take.
I just forget to recall.

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Face to Face

Written By: Mark White

Face to Face

Is this only my brain, or is it the same for you?
How about we stop all this shit. Or would it not do?
I see a time when all is gone, there is no me, there is no you.
You see tomorrow as today, just one conclusion to be made.

One to one
Face to Face

What would you give?
To be alone, to be alive, to be a living creature on this earth again.

Is this all in you mind? Or is it the same for me?
How about we just look for a while, or can you not see?
I see a liar in a suit, he’s chasing fleas and eating rhymes.
You see a saviour, shining light, these are illuminating times.

One to One
Face to Face

What would you give?
To be along to be alive, to be a living creature on this earth again

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Absolution

Written By: Mark White

Absolution.

Evolution – Absolution.
Evolution - Absolute in you.
Even if it’s self protection, even if it’s misdirection,
I’m the one left listening to you.
Even if it’s all emotion, even if it’s just commotion,
I’m the one left standing here with you.

Take the things I keep with me so near.
Take it all and leave me bare.

Contradiction leads to friction,
Contradiction leads to friction.
Two directions buried in your head.
Even if you’re complicated, even if you’re overrated,
Fact remains we’re living in one bed.
Call me wasted, call me lucid, call me thoughtless, call me stupid,
I’m the one still standing here with you

Leave me bare.

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Discography

The Dark Sinatras:
"Sick Society"

Sick Society Track Listing:

1.The Cooler
2.Ten Inches
3.The Power Of Tradition
4.Face To Face
5.Absolution
6.Governing Body
7.Local Treason
8.Of No Consequence
9.IPD
10.Motion Sickness
11.Three Shades Of Empty
12.Ridiculous
13.Optimus
14.The Sins Of Ignorance
15.No Measure

The Players:

Mark White: Guitar, Vocals, Percussion, Piano, Vibes

Eduard Laubinger: Drums, Percussion, Vibes, Piano, Trumpet

Paul Turner: Bass guitar, Upright Bass

+ Tallulah Rendall: Backing Vocals, on Power of Tradition, Optimus and Ridiculous
+ Lewis Newrick: Trumpet

Recorded at Hook End Manor 2011
Engineered by Alex Beitzke
Produced by Mark White

2012 DefectoscopeSounds Ltd
Catalogue No. IPD002CD

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DefectoscopePublishing Ltd

Set List


Optimus

The Cooler

The Power of Tradition

Ten Inches

Face to Face

Sinking Time

Ridiculous

Minor Mistake

Absolution

Of No Consequence

Do You?

Motion Sickness