The Graham Whorley Band

The Graham Whorley Band

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Physics rumbling up the attic stairs and tearing off the roof. "Explores psychedelic Southern rock and never fails to put on a dazzling show"- Mark Pantsari-The Post and Courier (Charleston,SC) "they feed off each other and constantly work towards perfection"- Michael Saliba-The City Paper

Biography

The Graham Whorley Band emerges from a pulsating canvas of hard driven electric guitar, blended with a smoky blues shade rising from the voice and innovative songwriting of 10 year veteran frontman Graham Whorley. A mainstay on the southeast music scene "they feed off each other and constantly work towards perfection," says Michael Saliba of The City Paper of the newly revamped trio. Their music has best been decribed as psychedelic Southern Rock by The Post and Courier. However, as a power trio with new addition, Dave McIntire II on bass, the band is taking a harder edge and leaving the Southern niceities at home.

Graham and The GWB are raising eyebrows of fans and gaining widespread recognition outside Charleston having played shows recently with Efrem Towns of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 2006 New Year's Eve with Tishamingo, and New Riders of the Purple Sage with members of Hot Tuna to name just a few. Graham Whorley recently had the pleasure of sharing an impromptu night on the stage with legendary harmonica player, Lee Oskar of WAR as well as performing with several other notable musicians in the last year.

The GWB is recording all of their shows in real time throughout this year and will be selling live bootlegs at the merchandise tables. The shows will also be available online at www.archive.org. Keep your eyes open as these are going to be available only for a limited time and are going to go fast!

Lyrics

Someplace to Start

Written By: Graham Whorley

You take the highway
We can take the woods
We can do it their way
Cause they know that we would
Know that we would
Know that we would
Know that we would
Wait til the sun goes
Carry a see through soul
Careful the friends you make
They don't all turn to gold
They don't all turn to gold
They don't all turn to gold
They don't all turn to gold
Carry your pocket
Close to your heart
Tie it up and lock it
They got someplace to start
Let the wind be you
Close to your heart
So the angels that watch us
Have someplace to start
Wicked will make you
What you want it to be
Wicked can always take you
But it won't take me
No, it won't take me
No, it won't take me
Don't take me
Carry your pocket
Close to your heart
Tie it up and lock it
they got Someplace to start
Let the wind be you
Hold it close to your heart
So the angels that watch us
have someplace to start
Someplace to start
Someplace to start

God's Playpen

Written By: Graham Whorley

You say you know him
His hand you're holdin'
When it comes creepin'
You bought and sold him
Made to his mold and
All cards are foldin'
You feel that hand grippin'
Your soul man
Do you hear the cries and the fears
God has been missin for years
Can you find a state of mind
Maybe soon he will appear
Missin for years
You can hold on your faith in
And you'll be feelin'
Your not so safe and
You must be stealin'
What you been prayin'
All that they're sayin'
God must have been
Done with his playpen
Do you hear the cries and the fear
God has been missin for years
Can you climb and stay in line
Maybe soon he will appear
Missin for years
Ah yeah
Missin' for years
Or listenin' for years
Listenin'
Listenin'
Listenin'
He's been listenin'
He's been listenin'
He's been listenin'

Discography

All recordings self produced and released.

Studio Demo-May 2006- (Recorded at Charleston Recording Studios-Engineered by Jay Miley)

Comcast Cable Show Live- 2005

Iridescent Sol- 1999 (Recorded at Charleston Recording Studios. Engineered by Jay Miley)

Live at The Music Farm-1998

The Graham Whorley Band (self titled)-1995 (Recorded at Island Sound Recording Studios. Engineered By Steve Green.)

The GWB currently receives airplay in South Carolina, New York, Virginia and Germany (maybe more) and has sent out over 500 copies of their LIVE 2005 Comcast Show to listeners worldwide including France, Japan, Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Germany, and The United Kingdom.

Set List

Generally, The Graham Whorley Band plays two sets consisting of one and half to two hours each with about 90% originals and 10% covers. The GWB does have enough original material to play for about four hours and depending on the taste of the crowd, prefers to play strictly their own music.

Originals

Try Not To Bump (Graham Whorley)
God's Playpen (Graham Whorley)
I'll Be Fine (Graham Whorley)
Phaze (Graham Whorley)
Someplace To Start (Graham Whorley)
G Free (Graham Whorley)
Waste Not (Graham Whorley)
Drive It Like You Stole It (Graham Whorley)
The Love (Graham Whorley)
The Man (Graham Whorley)
Shelby's Ball (Graham Whorley)
Leeroy's Bowl (Graham Whorley)
Buddha Face (Graham Whorley)
Yes You Are (Graham Whorley)
Crow's Feet (Graham Whorley)
Viscious Circle (Graham Whorley)
Dimentia (Graham Whorley)
Short Straw (Graham Whorley)
UFO (Graham Whorley)
These Things (Graham Whorley)
Seared (Graham Whorley)
Sleep Baby (Graham Whorley)
Blade (Graham Whorley)
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