The Make

The Make

BandAlternativeRock

The Make" is a phrase with over 120 meanings—from "to create" to "put together" to a slang term for sexual intercourse. Boston band The Make mirrors this diverse definition with eclectic moods, ranging from loop-based jams to acoustic sweet songs, to tunes with hard rock influence.

Biography

"I hate when bands sound the same over and over again," says band founder, Joe K. Graduating from Emerson College as audio/recording major and moving on to a job as an equipment tech at Berklee College of Music, Joe K. is responsible for the songwriting, lead vocals, keys, and rhythm guitar in the project. After struggling with his own past projects, Joe K. started the Make to satisfy his own musical cravings. With this in mind, he spent over two years searching for like-minded musicians, and in early 2007, finally found a band lineup that gels.

K. plays along with a host of varied and talented musicians, who add to the complex sound of the band. The varied backgrounds of each musician gives the Make its well-rounded sound.

Although she is a photographer with Abbott Imaging by day, Erin Yunes lends her voice to the Make, blending seamlessly because of her years of a capella singing experience. She also plays percussion in the band, and works with K. on bringing her fresh, new ideas to rock n' roll.

Edward Lee is a telanted Berklee graduate. Originally from Taiwan, Edward's low key stage presence provides the band completes Th Make's rhythm section.

Gutarist Nick Randall is a Berklee graduate who is a talented improviser and committed composer. Once a student of Buffalo, NY Music Hall of Fame Inductee Tony Scozzaro and Dave Tronzo, Nick Randall now teaches guitar to his own students.

Jack Ko is from Taiwan. He is currently a Berklee student who adds to the Make with his drum-playing talents. Influenced by John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Ian Paice of Deep Purple, and Yukihiro of L'Arc~en~Ciel, Jack Ko is well-trained and highly dedicated, adding a polished backbeat to the band's sound.

We got reviewed in the January Edition of the Northeast Performer Magazine.. check it out..

Adrian Emberley & the Urban Anthropologists / American Water / The Make

T.T. the Bear's
Cambridge, MA
November 20, 2007

Boston-based Berklee noise rockers The Make kicked off this solid night of local music with a set of brooding, epic jams. For a relatively new band, The Make boasts an impressive live show, comprised of anthemic drumming, meandering lead guitar, washy minor chords and boy-girl harmonized vocals. While lead guitarist Nick Randall's virtuosic guitar work comprises most of the band's technical prowess, The Make's ethereal vocal melodies are what tie the sound firmly together. Sounding vaguely like a cross between the late Layne Staley and the less coherent Sigur Ros vocalist Jón _ór Birgisson, the band's vocal attack is soothing enough to lull the listener to sleep yet punctuated enough to draw blood.

-Review by Adam Arrigo

Lyrics

Dig My Own

Written By: Joe K.

You tried to tell me what i always knew...
You told me lies so that i could see the truth.
You built me up.
I let myself down.
I let myself drown

and i will be the last to leave...
i won't let you bury me.

So instead will I dig my own grave?
then at least i'll know that i will lie my way.

You tired to tell me, but I always knew.. you told me lies.. i thought it was the truth.
you built me up,
and watched me fall down...
you let me drown

and i will be the last to leave...
i won't let you bury me.

So instead will I dig my own grave?
then at least i'll know that i will lie my way.

Flood

Written By: Joe K.

Is this another time we breath?
Are we ever, ever going to stop?
Will another time they need?
Ever climbing, ever climbing...
What is this top we see?

So speak to me like there's nothing else, like there's no one around.
Make me feel like water's flowing down all around.
Breath in deep.. hold it in now, when sparks start to fly.
We've got wet feet.. it's coming coming quickly, too fast to deny.. tonight.

Is this another ride for me?
I hear the echoes, never meant to write.
Is this inspiration free?
Always knowing, never showing.
This is not mine to be.

So speak to me like there's nothing else, like there's no one around.
Make me feel like water's flowing down all around.
Breath in deep.. hold it in now, when sparks start to fly.
We've got wet feet.. it's coming coming quickly, too fast to deny.. tonight.

July 9th

Written By: Joe K. & Erin Yunes

There you were like a ghost inside my past...
Holding onto these things that cannot last.
Feel alone?
Do you feel the way I am?
If nothing's wrong, why do you fall when you try to stand?

I need you, but that's a secret you'll never know.
You ran too fast.. or did I just run to slow?
Relax your mind, take a breathe and let it go.
I'd paint the sky, if we had the colors to show.

(I can't tell you what you want to hear.. feeling like there's nothing left for me... or you)

For you I..
Do what's right.
I keep this in sight.
Just to see that look in your eyes.

Discography

The Squeeky Chair Sessions Vol. 1 EP
The Squeeky Chair Session vol 2 & 3

Set List

Our set consists of original alternative rock music. Our set can be as long as 1.5 hours. We seldom play covers.