The Matt Pistol Project

The Matt Pistol Project

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Biography

The Matt Pistol Project was formed around the year 2000 when two friends Hannu and Peter were enjoying playing guitar and writing songs. Devoted to their cause these two friends kept on playing and formed a solid team of songwriter and lead guitarist.

Hannu’s strong vision of storytelling and songwriting and Peter’s bluesy and sentimental playing style were soon reinforced by bass player Jouni, keyboard player Markku (who is also Hannu’s brother) and drummer Aleksi.

The band signed a management deal with Petri Ekman and Koetinkivi Oy in the beginning of the year 2006 and soon after that the band started working with producer Michael Blair (who has performed with Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello... produced Ryan Adams, Soul Asylum...). The Matt Pistol Project recorded four songs in April 2006 with Mr. Michael Blair. On April 2007 the band signed a publishing deal with the Stockholm based MARSONGS Publishing.

These songs have a strong meaning to the band and it’s singer- songwriter Hannu and they’re delivering meaningful images thru stories from different sides of life - its up and downs and heavens and hells.

The deep, dark and beautiful Matt Pistol Project-journey has begun.

This is what the band’s friend and producer Michael Blair wrote about The Matt Pistol Project:

"It is an honor and a pleasure to collaborate with The Matt Pistol Project. Hannu and the band have angels and devils firmly planted on their shoulders. This conflict creates music that shoots straight out from their very big hearts. They express genuine feelings with well structured songs, and I am fortunate to be able to work with them in this environment. Listen closely."

Lyrics

Pick Up The Phone

Written By: Hannu Lepisto

Pick up the phone

Walking down these empty streets

and it´s getting real late

I try to call you every minute

I 'm losing my faith

We are two souls searching for a place to land

Give me a chance to make you understand

I wanna dance with you girl

in to the night's groove

and take you to a place

where dreams are made true

Don't be afraid - I'm just a fool in love

Give me a chance - don't be so cruel in love

Would you pick, pick, pick up the phone

come on

I know you are in there so pick up the phone

come on

So would you please please pick up the phone

I 'm begging you

Would you pick, pick, pick up the phone

come on

I know you are in there so pick up the phone

come on

So would you please please pick up the phone

I just wanna be with you

I 'm broken hearted, my soul's departed,

devastated and I feel so alone

just wanna hear your sweet voice on the phone

Would you pick, pick, pick up the phone

come on

I know you are in there so pick up the phone

come on

So would you please please pick up the phone

I 'm begging you

Would you pick, pick, pick up the phone

come on

I know you are in there so pick up the phone

come on

So would you please please pick up the phone

I just wanna be with you girl

Would you pick, pick, pick up the phone

come on

I know you are in there so pick up the phone

come on

So would you please please pick up the phone

I 'm begging you babe

Would you pick, pick, pick up the phone

come on

I know you are in there so pick up the phone

come on

So would you please please pick up the phone

Homebound

Written By: Hannu Lepisto

Homebound

I've never been there

but I want to go,

to find out where I come from and what there is to know;

of who I am and why I think the way I do,

when I feel hurt and when I feel blue.

I feel so small now

We're all just passing by - only Lord knows why

We're in this damn round - we're homebound

And when those bad memories start running in my head,

there's nothing to be done or said - to make me feel better.

I don't want to go to sleep, cause when I wake up in the morning,

it'll strike me again,

I've lost a precious one,

a friend.

I feel so small now

We're all just passing by - only Lord knows why;

We're in this damn round - baby, we're homebound