The Out-Siders

The Out-Siders

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Take a splash of Foo-Fighters, a shot of Candlebox, a dash of Godsmack, and a hint of Blind Melon shaken (not stirred) with Motley Crue, add 4 shots of Jager and you have The Out-Siders ...The best damn ROCK band you never heard... UNTIL NOW!

Biography

Acoustic solo artist and band!
The Out-Siders, a band that originally started out as a solo project for Chris Blevins 5 years ago, has started building momentum over the past year. After a name change and a few member changes two years ago, The Out-Siders are coming on strong and show no signs of slowing down. With the March 2005 release of their debut album, "Read Between the Lines", the band has started to reap the benefits of hard work and persistence. The cd, engineered by 4 time Grammy winner Tony Daigle, Joe Gary of Spank the Monkey (who also played drums on several songs on the cd), and Chris Blevins himself, has seen much success over the past year. With the help of several different musicians including Brian Stephens of Sound Decision Studios (who was in Modern Drummer recently), along with many others' help, the cd has taken off. Moving over 600 copies and reviewed at unsignedmusicmagazine.com (release expected spring 2006), the cd has received recognition for its raw, straightforward rock sound and unbelievably strong vocals. The song (Pills of Shame) is featured on the Montel Williams MS Compilation cd and received the honor of being selected as semi-finalist for the UK International Songwriting Competition as well as semi-finalist for Billboard Song Contest 2005. Chris was also interviewed and featured on the cover of Rise Music Magazine. But don't let the strength of the cd fool you. The Out-Siders are a well-oiled, in-your-face, live rock band. With their energetic stage show, powerful vocals, and melodic guitar work over heavy riffs, they will get your attention and keep it. Recently performing at the 2006 Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass Music Festival as well as SXSW, the band is building up their live show. With a fall tour in the works, this is a band that you do not want to miss.

Lyrics

Everything's Blue

Written By: Chris Blevins

Verse I
Want you come inside, and let me see
What I'm looking for, what I need
Gotta take a chance at something new
Feel like hell today, everything's blue

Chorus (2x)
Everything's blue

Verse II
Last time I was here, I lost my cool
Fell in love with a girl, thought it was true
Now I look back on that crazy day
You got what you wanted get out of my face

Chorus (2x)
Everything's blue

Bridge

Verse III
The sun can't shine through black stained glass
Like troubled waters come back from the past
You left with a bitch that's good for you
Feel like hell today, everything's blue

Chorus (2x)
Everything's blue

Tends to Fade

Written By: Chris Blevins


TENDS TO FADE
Verse I
As the day goes by, not a minute I don't count
Every waking moment, I try to fit into the crowd
If tomorrow comes, will I know the path to take
Go the wrong way now, will I make it through the day

Chorus
Don't wanna be the one
To let this fade away
Don't wanna be the one
To fade

Verse II
Runnin' round in circles, try to straighten out my life
Every road I take, leads me right back to the start
Not much on my side, though time is slowly passing by
Taking life for granted, time to step off of this ride

Chorus
Don't wanna be the one
To let this fade away
Don't wanna be the one
To fade

Verse III
When life's got you down, there's no future that you see
Don't hide behind the shadows, you've got to face your destiny

Chorus
Don't wanna be the one
To let this fade away
Don't wanna be the one
To fade

Alone

Written By: Chris Blevins


ALONE
Verse I
A long time ago, I left you alone.
Many paths I've roamed, our heart's are lonely and cold

Chorus
Alone on the road
Memories warm the soul
Alone but not bro-ken
Soon I'll be coming home

Verse II
Longing for the taste, your sweet lips next to mine.
If I could just touch your face, lose myself for the time.

Chorus
Alone on the road
Memories warm the soul
Alone but not bro-ken
Soon I'll be coming home

Bridge
Will you be there waiting for me.
I'm still the same man you loved.
Am I part of your life still.
Or will'ya leave me out in the cold.

Chorus
Alone on the road
Memories warm the soul
Alone but not bro-ken
Soon I'll be coming home

Chorus
Alone on the road
Memories warm the soul
Alone but not bro-ken
Soon I'll be coming home

Angel (acoustic)

Written By: Chris Blevins


ANGEL
Verse I
Didn't see it comin' now it's clear to me
Most things are special, I'm blind to see
She's been right there, we've looked eye to eye
A blonde, blue eyed angel sent down from the sky

Verse II
When I'm around her I feel my life's at peace
But my angel's with someone else, I begin to cease
Tell her how I feel or will it push her away
Scared to open my mouth, what the hell should I say

Chorus (2x)
My flight has no path
To the angel I can't have

Bridge
Still I want her no matter what
Gotta go for what I want, can't lose touch

Solo
Verse III
Tell her this story could she feel this way too
Maybe I'm going crazy, making myself blue
We've come so close, and it's all been fun
I know angel's can fly, but please don't run

Chorus (2x)
My flight has no path
To the angel I can't have

Discography

Read Between the Lines (March 2005)

Radio Airplay:
Alone:
106.9 The Buzz Meridian, MS
99.9 The Fox Columbus, MS

Tends to Fade:
105.7 The Buzzard Spokane, WA

Pills of Shame:
103.7 The Foxx Hattiesburg, MS

The whole CD:
RenegadeRadio.net

Set List

Originals:
Release
Lies
In the Air
Alone
Scarred
Drowning
Pills of Shame
Everything's Blue
Unforgivin
Tends to Fade
Left Behind
Angel
Ghost
Never Knowing
Journey's End
Broken
Unglued (STP cover)
Everlong (Foo Fighters cover)
Wasteland (10 Years cover)

Typical set length: 60 to 75 mins