The Dramas

The Dramas

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

NYC singer/songwriter Michelle Albano and LA transplant Dan Zweben came together in the beginning of 2006 to form the pop/rock harmony-driven duo known as The Dramas. Their song "Something More" was recently featured on ABC's new TV show "Men In Trees!"

Biography

NYC singer/songwriter Michelle Albano and LA transplant Dan Zweben came together in the beginning of 2006 to form the pop/rock harmony-driven duo known as The Dramas. The Dramas made their debut with a performance at the 57th Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame Showcase in March. Their song, "Something More" was recently featured in ABC's new hit dramedy "Men In Trees," as the closing song of the episode. They have also been featured on XM Satellite Radio's "The Radar Report" with Billy Zero, have received airplay on various other stations across the country including WLIR, and were selected as a "You Oughta Know" featured artist by Musiqtone.com.

Their debut EP, “The Actual Truth,” released in July 2006, is filled with can’t-get-them-out-of-your-head hooks and lush vocal harmonies. Already drawing comparisons to a modern day Fleetwood Mac, thoughtful collaboration between the two is apparent here as they share strengths and trade leads, creating a sound that is truly authentic and unique. The Dramas performed all around New York and Los Angeles throughout the summer and will continue to spread the drama up and down the east coast with dates throughout the fall.

* "Something More" featured in ABC's new hit dramedy "Men In Trees," as the closing song of the episode

* Selected as Musiqtone.com's "You Oughta Know" featured artists for September 2006

* Selected as Discmakers Independent Music World Series 2006 Semi-finalists

* Featured on XM Satellite Radio's "The Radar Report" with Billy Zero

Lyrics

GREEN

Written By: Albano/Zweben

She has lived through many moons
Sung her share of cover tunes
Paints her hair black to cover her roots
She still thinks her break is coming soon

Green is not your color
Seen your friends discovered
And it’s killing you
It’s killing you

Now she lives on cigarettes and wine
Her first husband he took her for a ride
She says love’s just a waste of her time
Now she’s trying the rock n roll life

Green is not your color
Seen your friends discovered
And it’s killing you
It’s killing you

If you took a step back
Would you regret the past

She’s got crushes on boys in the bars
They get scared when they see her scars
She pretends that she’s friends with stars
Back uptown in her beat up car

Green is not your color
Seen your friends discovered
And it’s killing you
It’s killing you

SOMEBODY’S GONNA LOVE YOU

Written By: Albano/Zweben

The sun is finally setting on you now
The moon’s your only light to find your ground
You can’t see your path when you’re looking back
The sadness in your struggle keeps you down

Somebody’s gonna love you baby
Somebody’s gonna need you baby
Somebody’s gonna hold you baby

The sun is finally talking to the clouds
They’ve got a plan to figure this all out
You can’t see it now, it’s gonna turn around
The tragic in your trouble keeps you down

Somebody’s gonna love you baby
Somebody’s gonna need you baby
Somebody’s gonna hold you baby

SOMETHING MORE

Written By: Albano/Zweben

You’re so intent
You won’t relent
To show me what you went through
To get here I know
I’m waiting for something more

You’re so content
You just resent me cause I’m
Out here you know
I’m waiting for something more

More, say that you want something
More, say that you need nothing
More, More

If you know then why are you waiting here
You should go and find what your fate beholds

More, say that you want something
More, say that you need nothing
More, More

SPEAK

Written By: (Albano/Zweben)

It’s just you, I just knew all along
It’s just through, Before we knew what went wrong

I’ve been walking through
The depths of my own contradictions
I’ve been talking bout
Regrets, they’re my own fault

I can’t speak
And I can’t breathe
And I can’t sleep tonight
I can’t leave
And I can’t be
Cause I just need tonight

It’s just fine, I can lie inside
I’ll just try, To rely on time

I’ve been walking through
A maze of my own lost convictions
I’ve been talking bout
The steps to moving on

I can’t speak
And I can’t breathe
And I can’t sleep tonight
I can’t leave
And I can’t be
Cause I just need tonight

Nobody said we didn’t put the time in
To find it
Nobody’s making up the story
This time, you’ll find, you’ll be mine

I can’t speak
And I can’t breathe
And I can’t sleep tonight
I can’t leave
And I can’t be
Cause I just need tonight

GOODBYE

Written By: (Albano/Zweben)

I'm asleep inside the truth
To think it means as much to you
There was a time you gave me faith
Then I came to learn your ways

Draw uncertain parallel lines
You’re no different, cutting your ties
Goodbye
Goodbye

You can hide your demons now
But they’ll come back to you somehow
So you’re stuck inside your space
And you’re willing not to change

Draw uncertain parallel lines
You’re no different, cutting your ties
Goodbye
Goodbye

Discography

Spring 2008 -- Talking to Strangers

Debut EP released May 2006 - available on iTunes

The Actual Truth EP

All songs music & lyrics by Albano/Zweben

Track Listing:

1. Green
2. Something More
3. Goodbye
4. Somebody's Gonna Love You
5. Speak

Set List

mostly originals, covers upon request