The Reckoning

The Reckoning

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"rock and soul", the reckoning is a killer rock band with horns. we put on an industry needed, visual show and deliver tight, kickin' songs that are very accessible to all. our demographic is wide open... you want to see and hear a good rock band? here we are!

Biography

the reckoning
The Band*

the reckoning is an original band from Houston, Texas whose core consists of four great musicians and songwriters. The band’s music is a combination of alternative and traditional rock with melodies and lyrics that only need to be heard once to be remembered. The reckoning also includes a powerful horn section giving the band a noticeable edge over much of the commercial market

the reckoning has just finished their newest CD with famed record producers Dito Godwin,
[No Doubt, Kiss] and Robert Berry [Magna Carta Records, Sammy Hagar, Michelle Chappell]
We are actively shopping for a worldwide record deal while we achieve the independent success that record companies are looking for with new artists.

Recently, the reckoning shot a new music video in L.A. and are now interested in touring in support of their album release.

Marketing and promotion*

Press / the reckoning received an outstanding review in the Music Connection Magazine from a live performance at the famed Hollywood Gig located in L.A.

Gigs/ The band will be showcasing and touring in support of their new CD which will be released and distributed in 2007.

the reckoning is doing acoustic shows at both BORDERS Books and Music and The Hard Rock Café.

- The band has also been doing radio remotes for The Buzz, 94.5FM in Houston.
- In-store promotion will include retail appearances and giveaways.
- MTV quality video will be aired on local and national music TV stations as well as the international market.

Merchandising, T-shirts, CDs, DVDs, are available now.

the reckoning’s goals are clear and undeniable, the market needs better music,
the reckoning’s got it.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

* the reckoning (under their former name “Pangaea”) has a successful CD and
following in the European market. The CD is available on Musea Records titled
“A Time & A Place”

* The band has enjoyed success in some of the top club venues in the country including
L.A.’s Hollywood Gig, Houston’s Hard Rock Café, Warehouse Live and the Scout Bar.

* Their music has received great reviews in top publications in the US and in Europe.

* the reckoning will release their first independent CD with HMG Records in 2006:
15 tracks, including 5 acoustic tracks and a video for “lost in a day”.

* The band is performing acoustic shows in-store at BORDERS Books and Music.

* the reckoning performed an acoustic show on the patio at the Hard Rock Café,
Houston, Texas, Bayou Place before the Rob Thomas concert and other shows.

* the reckoning has performed radio station remotes for 94.5 KTBZ “the Buzz”, Houston at multiple venues.

QUOTES
* Music Connection Magazine
“The Reckoning creates energetic hard rock with a modern approach”.

* All Access Magazine
“ …The Reckoning will be remembered as a great live act.”

* Producer Dito Godwin (No Doubt , Butterfly Boucher, Mötley Crüe)
“the reckoning writes truly great songs and are truly great people”.

* Producer Robert Berry (Sammy Hagar, Steve Howe)
“It was a privilege to work with the reckoning, their songs and lyrics are the best”.

Lyrics

Hold On

Written By: A. Schenck

Hold On
[A. Schenck / Berry]

I’m just around the corner
I’ll catch you when you fall
A shoulder you can cry on
The rock that makes you strong

Remember when I saw you
Cold and wet with blackest eyes
I offered you my soul
Did you realize?

I will be your solid ground
The strength to hold you all around
I was reaching out to you
From the world you thought you knew
Hold on…….Hold on

December days are colder
Is there something we should do?
The fire surrounds me
Will you be my refuge?

Remember when I saw you
Cold and wet with blackest eyes
I offered you my soul
Did you realize?

I will be your solid ground
The strength to hold you all around
I was reaching out to you
From the world you thought you knew
Hold on……..Hold on

© 2005, Fictional Rhythms Publishing [BMI]

Lost in a day

Written By: R. Berry, R. Poulsen, S. Osborn

Can we just be friends?
That’s what she said
Can we just be friends?
Here we go again

Lost in a day without you
In a haze, I get lost
And it’s all I can do

I’ll find somewhere to run
I’ll find somewhere to run to
I’ll find something to hold on to
I just might find my way right to you

Lost in a day without you
In a haze, I get lost
And it’s all I can do

Oh, take me to the other side
Make it what I dream at night
One on one or, two by two
My thoughts are what we do

Can we just be friends?
That’s what she said
Can we just be friends?
Here we go again

Call out your name, hear my voice the refrain
Like riding a burning train, desire fans the flames
Call out your name, hear my voice, the refrain
Like riding a burning train, desire fans the flames

Lost…
I’m lost…

© 2005, Buttered Cop Porn Publishing [BMI]

Tomorrow's Gone

Written By: C. Schenck, R. Beryy

You say I don’t know, you say I don’t care
You say I’m the one who left you standing there
I stand so cool, I stand so bold
You stand there with tears that burn with cold

Yesterday’s here, tomorrow’s gone
Got to find the strength to carry on
Yesterday’s here, tomorrow’s gone
Someday I’ll be where I belong

You turn to him, you turn me away
I turn my back on you with nothing left to say
I know you were right, I know I was wrong
I carry that weight though I’m not that strong

Yesterday’s here, tomorrow’s gone
Got to find the strength to carry on
Yesterday’s here, tomorrow’s gone
Someday I’ll be where I belong

© 2005, Schenck Lieder Publishing [BMI]

Discography

"the reckoning" -- self-titled LP [15 song CD-R including 5 acoustic tracks and a video for "Lost in a Day"];

"Lost in a Day" radio single; distributed nationally by FMQB;

"Lost in a Day" video single; pending with MTV Networks, MTVU
[see the video for "Lost in a Day" on our website: thereckoningband.com]

Set List

all original set; consisting of all songs from the self-titled album and some new

one set; approx. 40-45 min.

Tomorrow's Gone
Free
So Far Away
Lost in a Day
All I Want
On Top of the World
Cigarette [acoustic]
Happy Ending
Hold On
Why?

[additions and deletions to set list are subject to change]