The Science Fair

The Science Fair

 Detroit, Michigan, USA
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The chemistry of sound, the alchemy of rhythm, and the physics of the beat all come together in the form of pop rockers, The Science Fair.

Biography

A 21st Century band with a 20th Century groove.

The chemistry of sound, the alchemy of rhythm, and the physics of the beat all come together in the form of pop rockers, The Science Fair. Founders Chris Heine (guitar) and Chris Young (bass) shared a mutual love of jazz and funk, but when combined with fellow Scientists Nigel Hemmye (synth/keyboard), Jonathan Davis (drums) and Brian Bills (vocals/guitar), the result was something altogether different.
Calling themselves The Science Fair, their sound coalesced into a blend of rock that took elements of 80s New Romantics like Roxy Music and Simple Minds, and modern dance oriented rock like !!! and the Killers. After a series of performances in southeast Michigan, the band began work on their first full length release.
There’s a twisted sensibility to The Science Fair, in that the upbeat tunes mask darker lyrics, dealing primarily in the convoluted dynamic of human relationships. Disinterested lovers speak honestly about cheating and sexual manipulation is confessed as dysfunction is dismissed as the norm. And it’s all done with an equal dose of humor at the ridiculousness of it all, a reflection of the times we’re living in.
While the initial influences are clear, there’s also something distinctly Detroit about The Science Fair as well. The sonic fusion of genres in a way that makes sense has precedents in groups as diverse as Was (Not Was), the White Stripes, and Funkadelic. The Science Fair steps to the plate, proud of its heritage, but not looking to mimic anyone that’s come before.

Lyrics

Make It True

Written By: The Science Fair

In this world you gotta change
Everybody else, just stays the same
And I know, that when I talk to you
Just because it's said, doesn't make it true

and I say
Oh, Oh
I've been thinking
Oh, Oh
Just because I
Oh, Oh
Doesn't make it true

In this life I found a way
To get the things I need, not have to pay
But I know, that all I get from you
Even at the end, doesn't make it true

Oh, Oh
I've been thinking
Oh, Oh
Just because I
Oh, Oh
Doesn't make it true

In The City

Written By: The Science Fair

I, give in to myself
Living through my fantasies and waiting for the tell
Yeah, in a waking a dream
A missing night is on my mind and nothing's what it seems

I never thought I would dance with you
You're still holding back like there's something to prove
I don't have the time to play this game
So tell me why you don't feel the same

You belong in the city tonight
And we become the flashing lights
We could dance until we get it right
And you I love until the morning light

Discography

Deal it Like Drugs EP - 2007

Make It True EP - 2009

Ready Like A Radio EP - 2011

Odd Years EP - 2013

Set List

Oh Oh Oh
In The City
Not In Love
Pale Horse
Magazine
Love Title
Electrical Fire
Make Love
Teenage Dream
Escalator