The Shouting Ground

The Shouting Ground

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The Shouting Ground create a wild and brilliant fusion of reto rock, funk, soul, roots and world music. Their message is heady and uplifting, and their grooves are infectious. Seeing them play live will simply be one of the best times you've ever had...period.

Biography

The Shouting Ground are a fun-loving group of creative cats who deliver music with an infectious, feel-good message that people in all walks of life can relate to, no matter how far the listener is traveling. The group's sounds are a deliciously eclectic mix, steadily focused on the delivery of a good hook, and is always rooted in a vivacious groove. With styles ranging from soul to funk, disco, retro rock, roots and world music, this is one band that will get the party started no matter what the time of day.

Within less than a year of glorious gigging on the scene, The Shouting Ground’s high- energy sound has already drawn comparisons to the collaborative funk pioneers Sly and the Family Stone. Their soul-rebel rock delivery recalls late 60’s era The Rolling Stones. And their infectiously fun live show vibe has garnered similarities to such jam band legends like the Dave Matthews Band and the Grateful Dead.

With a newly released self titled EP which contains the hits “Love is the Reason”(Regional Finalist for the 2008-09’ Canadian Radio Star Songwriting Competition) and “Hey Busrider!”(Independent Singer Songwriter’s Association 2008 Environmental Category Finalist) TSG is ready to venture beyond the borders of their home base and bring their uniquely solid gold flavors to the world!

So do yourself a favor and get to know The Shouting Ground. Don’t miss out on what will probably be the best time you'll ever have being entertained, period!

Lyrics

Love is the Reason

Written By: j saint james and The Organic Chocolate Shockwave

There’s something about the way you walk, sugar me up inside, something about the way you talk, take my inhibitions aside
Something about the way you move, make-a me a man in need, something about the way you groove, make-a me a man indeed!

Yeah love is the reason, love is the season and I want more of!
I want more of! }x2

I wanna meet your needs, but sometimes it gets hard to breathe
Deeply, sooo deeply

But I can’t face the night alone & you got it goin on,
So let’s break it down to the break of dawn and

Yeah love is the reason, love is the season and I want more of!
I want more of! }x2

Somethin’, Somethin’

Yeah love is the reason, love is the season and I want more of!
I want more of!

Run T'ward

Written By: j saint james and The Organic Chocolate Shockwave

We drive a fast fast car, we place a guise upon who we are
And we can only take it so far, before it falls apart
We take a sad sad song, change up the words just to sing along
Re-write the bridge until it goes on and on, so far to tread upon
Without a final chorus to lean on

If we run t’ward the light, run t’ward the light. No more hard roads no more night
Open your heart to the sorrow in sight, make your heart known
Run t’ward the light

Well we want more more more, we’re blinded by what we’re pinin’ for
And heaven only seem to know what’s in store, so what you waitin’ for
This world ain’t gonna last forever

If we run t’ward the light, run t’ward the light. No more hard roads no more night
Open your heart to the sorrow in sight, make your heart known
Run t’ward the light

One love, it takes me higher,
One world, it takes me higher
One hope it takes me higher
One light it takes me higher

When we mask our ambition we’re headed for collision and the blind leads the blind
With our selfish salvation the message we be missin is to leave no one behind
With emotion my mission and passion my conviction
I’ll run t’ward the light

If we run t’ward the light, run t’ward the light. No more hard roads no more night
Open your heart to the sorrow in sight, make your heart known
Run t’ward the light

Hey Busrider!

Written By: j saint james and the Organic Chocolate Shockwave

Well I’m waitin out in the cold
Middle of winter 30 below
And I’m waitin for the fourty four…
It’s 30 minutes late
I’ve made friends in the time it takes To cab it to my place.

Cause I am a busrider!
Hey bus rider!
Calling all busriders

Hey bus rider! You better hang on to your seat!

With a transfer on board
I can ride just a little more
Long enough to reach the shore
Where they sing a bunch of songs
Locked in and loaded on
It’s the soundtrack to the life I long…

the life of a busrider
Hey busrider just hang on to your seat!
Calling all a busriders
Hey busriders you better hang on to your seat!

Ride ride ride Sally ride…
Ride ride sally ride

Said I’m waitin’ out in the cold
Middle of winter
30 below
And I’m waitin on the fourty four

Said I’d rather take a cab
And I’d rather sit in the bath
But the friends I’ve made on the way to heaven
just hit me up for a laugh

Get it Together

Written By: j saint james

Where is my emotion? When I lose my feat, I can’t imagine you’d be losin’ sleep
Caught up in a vision, no one seems to see I find this imagination vexes me

Are we ever gonna get ever gonna get it together?
Are we ever gonna get ever gonna get to breathe?
Are we ever gonna get ever gonna get it together?
Are we flyin’ blind ---- oh!

I’m fallin’ for attention, fallin’ on a bended knee
I can’t eat well a I can’t sleep until you answer me!
A whirlwind, of emotion caught up in a beggars need
I need a lil’ bit lil’ bit lit – a-li’l bit of a beg and plead!
Are we ever gonna get ever gonna get it together?
Are we ever gonna get ever gonna get to breathe?
Are we ever gonna get ever gonna get it together?
Are we flyin’ blind ---- oh!

Gonna break it…down…down…down break it down

Are we ever gonna get ever gonna get it together?
Are we ever gonna get ever gonna get to breathe?
Are we ever gonna get ever gonna get it together?
Are we flyin’ blind ---- oh!

Pink Cadillac

Written By: j saint james and the Organic Chocolate Shockwave

I feel sexy
I feel crazy
With this little bitty top down I don’t mind to soak up the sunshine

I feel like it’s graaavy
It’s so tasty
Yeah this little bitty top down is-a bonafide, got-it-made in the sunshine
It’s so right yeah

I’m in a pink Cadillac goin’ down the track on Sunset Blvd

Who feel’s sexy
Who feel’s dangerous
With this little bitty top down you’re gonna find you’ll be kissed by the sunshine
With this little bitty top down you’re gonna find you’ll be kissed by the sunshine
It’s so tight yeah!

I’m in a pink Cadillac goin’ down the track on Sunset Blvd

Bridge (over David’s la-dee-da’s)

Hey baby, c’mon step inside
Check out my sweet ride
It’s from 1985
I know that’s not such a good year
But it’s still a Cadillac
And it’s got a sweet vibe

I’m in a pink Cadillac goin’ down the track on Sunset Blvd

Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard
I’m in a pink Cadillac doin’ this ‘n that on Sunset Blvd”

Discography

Self titled EP released in December of 2008.
Singles "Love is the Reason", "Hey Busrider", "Get it Together", "Run T'ward" and "Big Money" are currently tracking on Hot 103.1, CBC Radio 2, CHVN 95.1, UMFM 101.5, and Kick 92.9 FM.

Set List

Currently we have three 45 minute sets worth of material which includes our originals:
Hey Busrider!
Run T'ward
What are we fighting for?
Disco Days
Let it Out
Love is the Reason
Get it Together
Big Money
Pink Cadillac
Movin on up
Oh Yeah
Fussin'
As well as the following covers to name a few:
Riders on the Storm
Son of a Preacher Man
Signed sealed delivered
Everyday People
Gimme Shelter
Magic Carpet Ride
Lowrider
Here for a good time
Underdog
Have you ever seen the rain?
Get up Stand up
Feelin' Alright
Signs
Groove is in the Heart
Ain't no Sunshine
Proud Mary