THE SURGENTS

THE SURGENTS

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A fresh, new 'voice' for modern rock/alternative music. Unlike any 'Canadian' band you'll hear - guaranteed. These socially conscious guys know how to mix the raw energy of rock with smooth production; sprinkling electronics whenever needed.

Biography

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Civil Rights Leader)

Rock music is a medium in which we believe artists must say something and speak to people. The power of message is undeniable and we are trying to channel beyond the meaninglessness and superficiality of much of today's mainstream music. We, as rock artists, have the responsibility to impact society and challenge everyday 'lazy' thought. We are attempting to say something in our music; we are rising up to the challenge and we are challenging the masses to make a change of thought and action; not through force or armed rebellion; no, never using sabotage or harassment; we are not insurgents - WE ARE THE SURGENTS...

THE SURGENTS were formed in April 2007 by worldclass producer/remixer Dr.Octavo (Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Emma Bunton, Korn & many others), The Professor (vocals) and Ayan Pax (drums). The first produced track “The Show” was immediately chosen by the modern rock station Sonic Radio 102.9 and The Surgents became the Band Of The Month for October 2007. The same month The Surgents dropped their debut CD bomb “The Show” creating buzz and momentum at College Stations as well as various major modern rock radios. At the same time they have shot a very unique hi-end music video thriller for “The Show” which was picked up by MuchMusic and MuchLoud TV on Nov 23, 2007 for immediate airplay, giving The Surgents nationalwide exposure and credibility.

Their original sound is being described as alternative/rock/electronica - a perfect mixture of killer guitar and synth riffs, hi-octane sound and ultimate vocal hooks. Their socially conscious songwriting and production expertise immediately translated in the four songs that are included on "The Show" EP. The first single, "The Show", deals with the brainwashing of the media and gives new strength to rise up against this potentially harmful medium. The second single, "Calls in the Night", discusses the issues surrounding the neglect of the world's children and that we must respond to the 'calls' of those young ones in need. The third track, "Terra Mater", addresses the importance of loving our planet once again and taking care of our Mother Earth. The last single from the EP, "Talk Talk", is a song which makes mention of the countless politicians who excessively bombard citizens with mere rhetoric, having very little to say of meaningful consequence.

Jason Manning (Music Director of Sonic Radio 102.9 www.radiosonic.fm) says:
“One of the best produced sounds I’ve heard to come out of Edmonton in a while. The Show is a sure hit! We’ve jumped all over it immediately.”

DR.OCTAVO is no stranger to success - from numerous original projects to movie soundtracks to superb surgeries for heavyweight stars such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ginuwine, Korn, Janet Jackson, Emma Bunton and Beyonce just to name a few, Dr.Octavo has produced it all. Doc's surgeries have been featured on virtually every major record & label, entering various top 10 charts in US, Europe and Asia, peaking at No. 2 on Billboard. Hailing from Bohemia, he immigrated to Canada in 1990 where he started the music label, publishing and recording studios, Octavo Productions (www.droctavo.com) . His trademark progressive sound is based on high energy hooks, killer grooves, and big production, fitting perfectly on radio as well as clubs. The latest project, The Surgents, is receiving a lot of care & love from the Doc, as he strongly believes the time has arrived to showcase something very special & timeless from the surgical room!

THE PROFESSOR has been composing music and performing in bands for more than 20 revolutions around our star. He has made his presence known in two different Kanatian settlements: Torontonia and Edmontonia, where he has impacted radio stations and clubs with his music and performing prowess. The Professor has entertained many a Club and party goers with his table-turning and disc-jockeying skills. He has fronted many bands, providing vocals and instrumentation. The Professor and Dr.Octavo have collaborated on countless original tracks and remixes for many in 'da biz' and the professor has the uncanny ability of drafting up and lyrically penning any kind of ditty on a whim. The Surgents is a project that the professor feels is the 'piece de resistance' of all that has accumulated throughout the aforementioned orbits.

AYAN PAX is an accomplished drummer and percussionist. He has enjoyed playing in bands spanning all genres of auditory purveyance. He has been known to throw down the gauntlet by thrashing out bombastic beats that challenge even the most staid audile to "let it all go". The import of his moniker is undeniable. "Ayan" has many meanings in various tongues, including: a reflection of self/the soul; a style of African drumming; and a Shepherd. "Pax" is simply Latin for peace

Lyrics

The Show

Written By: Brabec/Oberst

To breathe, to live, just look at the shape you're in
You laugh, you cry, the time seems to pass you by

Don't wanna know, just want to feel it
Look at the show, the show that makes you feel you're in
Hold on and fight it, fight your feelin'
Look at the show, the show that makes you feel you're in

The show, you feel it
The show, you need it
The show, you feel it
The show, you need it
Look at the show

Cover your eyes, the picture is painting lies
The fear, the hate, why can't they just delay

Don't wanna know, just want to feel it
Look at the show, the show that makes you feel you're in
Hold on and fight it, fight your feelin'
Look at the show, the show that makes you feel you're in

The show, you feel it
The show, you need it
The show, you feel it
The show, you need it
Look at the show...

Written & performed by The Surgents
Produced by Dr.Octavo for Octavo Productions

(c)2007 Octavo Productions

Calls In The Night

Written By: Brabec/Oberst

Son, you look inside and you will find
All the treasures left behind And I will leave them all to you

Bleeding hearts and broken lovers Can smile again
Crying babies, tortured faces We’ll have no more

It calls in the night (hey!) Begging you to fight (hey,hey,hey!)
To hide all your fears (hey!) A face to erase your tears
It calls in the night (hey!) Begging you to fight (hey,hey,hey!)
To hide all your fears (hey!) A face to erase your tears

Girl, I see your smile; it lights my world
It shows me all the things I want; I owe this all to you

Bleeding hearts and broken lovers Can try again
Crying babies, tortured faces We’ll see no more

It calls in the night (hey!) Begging you to fight (hey,hey,hey!)
To hide all your fears (hey!) A face to erase your tears
It calls in the night (hey!) Begging you to fight (hey,hey,hey!)
To hide all your fears (hey!) A face to erase your tears

Bleeding hearts and broken lovers Can smile again
Crying babies, tortured faces We’ll have no more

It calls in the night (hey!) Begging you to fight (hey,hey,hey!)
To hide all your fears (hey!) A face to erase your tears
It calls in the night (hey!) Begging you to fight (hey,hey,hey!)
To hide all your fears (hey!) A face to erase your tears

Written & performed by The Surgents
Produced by Dr.Octavo for Octavo Productions

(c)2007 Octavo Productions

Talk Talk

Written By: Brabec/Oberst

A lie, I never knew what hit me – I never knew what happened
We’ve heard it all before, but now we see it happening
You walk right through the door; you walk right out of my life
You talk back into my life; you talk right out of my life

I don’t know what I’m supposed to believe
Everybody’s telling me what I should be
She don’t know what she’s supposed to believe
He’s just telling her that she’s so, so naïve
Talk talk – da da; talk talk ya da da
Talk talk – da da; talk talk ya da da
Talk talk – da da; talk talk ya da da
Talk talk – da da; talk talk

Good-bye, I never want to see you; I never want to hear your lies
We’ve heard them all before, but now we punt you out the door
You have no alibi – it’s time to say good-bye
You talk right out of my life; it’s time to say good-bye

I don’t know what I’m supposed to believe
Everybody’s telling me what I should be
She don’t know what she’s supposed to believe
He’s just telling her that she’s so, so naïve
Talk talk – da da; talk talk ya da da
Talk talk – da da; talk talk ya da da
Talk talk – da da; talk talk ya da da
Talk talk – da da; talk talk

So many times we’ve heard before; how many times, I’ve lost the score
Talking and talking all the time – you’ve gotta find a better line

I don’t know what I’m supposed to believe
Everybody’s telling me what I should be
She don’t know what she’s supposed to believe
He’s just telling her that she’s so, so naïve
Talk talk – da da; talk talk ya da da
Talk talk – da da; talk talk ya da da
Talk talk – da da; talk talk ya da da…

Terra Mater

Written By: Brabec/Oberst

Dear, you look so lovely in your eternal slumber
Are you sleeping tonight or are you dying inside?

Do I matter, do I impact you?
You really matter to me - yes, you do

Let’s start a new life, you and me and
Wash all our sins clean away
Let go of the truth, let go of the lies and
Love Terra Mater again
Let’s start a new life, you and me and
Wash all regrets clean away
Let go of the truth, let go of the lies, I
Love Terra Mater again

Dear, you look so peaceful in your eternal beauty
Don’t know the stranger I was – I’m so sorry I used you that way

Do I matter, do I impact you?
You really matter to me – I love you

Let’s start a new life, you and me and
Wash all our sins clean away
Let go of the truth, let go of the lies and
Love Terra Mater again
Let’s start a new life, you and me and
Wash all regrets clean away
Let go of the truth, let go of the lies, I
Love Terra Mater again

I love Terra Mater again; Let’s Love Terra Mater again…

Figure It Out

Written By: Surgents


The pressure’s building up The tension’s stirring up
The calm before the storm’s enough To convince us we are all to blame
The wealth you like to hoard Your accolades just bore us so
Corporations want just more - they say It’s all for the good of all mankind
Is this what we all are to believe? Honestly, how could we…

Get it right when they just get it wrong
And then you just might figure it out
In your plight, when they just seem too strong
You must wage the fight then you’ll figure it out
This time – you’ll figure it out this time

They think they’ve already won They think they’ve made the sun go down
The fact is we all see the sun Coming up the other side
The words that sound so cheap The actions they will speak will come
Come at a higher cost for us all Is this what we all must achieve?
Honestly, how could we…

Chorus

Give me a break for feeling
Give me a break for wanting more – wanting more
How could your riches soothe us?
How could your pillaging be just?
How could you honestly believe that we can’t figure it out?

Instr.

Is this what we all must achieve? Is this what we all are to believe?
Honestly, how could we…

Chorus to fade

The City

Written By: Surgents

Looking at the shadows falling; the sun burns my eyes
Feel the heartbeats drummin’, pounding; the city comes alive

It’s so cold outside – everybody runs and hides
Violence in the streets – pick up yourself and wipe this city clean

Time and time (and time and time) again
We hear the cries for our
Troubled times (our troubled times) to end
We hear the cries, we all hear the cries

Coming down from a great fall is like the worst broken heart
What the hell are these kids thinkin’ – even worse when did they start

It’s so damn confusing; how someone could wreck a life
Violence in our streets – so, pick up yourself and wipe this city clean

Time and time (and time and time) again
We hear the cries for our
Troubled times (our troubled times) to end
We hear the cries, we all hear the cries

Hear…we can try to patch this hole
But, will this really heal…
There’s something missing from our core
Somebody, somebody, somebody…hear…

Time and time (and time and time) again
We hear the cries for our
Troubled times (our troubled times) to end
We hear the cries, we all hear the cries

Always the Truth

Written By: Surgents

The world’s about to fall from grace
You and I will meet up face to face
The time for us has come and gone away
The world’s about to make things right
You and I will run away into the night, ohh..
Come to think of it, don’t mess things up

Your words spoken bring us hope
The truth from your lips are dope
You and I will get a closer look outside
The world’s about to make a change
Walls are down, we’re breaking all these chains, ohh..
Come to think of it, don’t mess things up

No matter, whatever happens
Always the truth
No matter, whatever happens
Always the truth
Time’s no longer a weapon
Always the truth

The world’s about to fall from grace
You and I will meet up face to face
The time for us has come and gone away
The world’s about to make things right
You and I will run away into the night, ohh..
Come to think of it, don’t mess things up

The Haunting

Written By: Surgents

Haunt my world
Show me a place without love
Show me a place where love and fear’s the same
Haunt my days
Tear into the lonely nights
Ripping out the hope of a better time for us all
Ripping out the beating heart of us all

Something is coming of that I’m sure
Taking it in and breathe it out
The images blinding of that no cure
Making the choice to say you’ll take no more

Steal my world
Show me a place without cheer
Show me a place where joy and hate remains
Steal my love
Tear into the bitter nights
Carrying the weight of the pain and all despair
Carrying the weight of all despair

The timing’s right
But I feel wrong
Haunting my days
Haunting the nights
Please go away…

Reverie

Written By: Surgents

Give me a light in the darkness; lend me a smile in the sadness
You have a way to bail me out
Dreaming the dream, but disbelieving; wishing the wish
But always doubting – My heart is afraid but willing too
It’s willing too
Holding on to what you’re fearing; choosing the life you’re meant to be in

Falling down and push me around
Here I do it again – everytime I look at the man I am
I stumble to the ground in a reverie, a reverie, a reverie, a reverie

Tell me the truth without the lying; share me your thoughts without denying
Are you the one you’re meant to be
Holding on to what you’re fearing; choosing the life you’re meant to be in

Falling down and push me around
Here I do it again – everytime I look at the man I am
I stumble to the ground
Falling down and push me around
Here I do it again – everytime I look at the man I am
I stumble to the ground in a reverie, a reverie, a reverie, a reverie

I’m holding up for good but for now I don’t know
Something’s got to give but for now it’s just for show
I’m numb to your touch, I’m numb to your touch

Holding on to what you’re fearing; choosing the life you’re meant to be in

Falling down and push me around
Here I do it again – everytime I look at the man I am
I stumble to the ground
Falling down and push me around
Here I do it again – everytime I look at the man I am
I stumble to the ground in a reverie, a reverie, a reverie, a reverie

Ego

Written By: Surgents

So many times I’ve felt that way
I felt they’re watching me
Cared what they thought, what they might say
Oh no, they’re laughing, can’t you see?

We hide in shame, cover our faults
We know not what we’ve done
These burdens to bear, those lessons to learn
There’s so much we do that’s no fun

Living a lifetime in one day is madness
Climbing a ladder only to look down
And see the mess we’re in

Building a better world and we’re
Changing what we’ve learned
But see there goes your ego again
Finding deep in yourself that you’re
Harming everyone ‘round you
‘Cause there goes your ego again

As we have seen many times before
The world’s suffering
People fear, they all distrust
We are feeding our misery; we are

Living a lifetime in one day is crazy
Trying to get to the top, just to fall down
And feel the pain we’re in

Falling

Written By: Surgents

Pick another life, ‘cause this one’s not for you (echo)
Careful what you wish for it just might come true (echo)
Picking up the pieces from the mess you made – the plans you laid
Picking up the pieces from the mess you made – the plans you laid

God knows I’m wrong, God knows I’m wrong
I know I’m falling in, I’m falling out of love
God knows I’m wrong, God knows I’m wrong
I know I’m falling in, I’m falling out of love

Pick another day, this one’s not meant for you (echo)
Facing all your crimes and doubting’s nothing new (echo)
Seeing what you want, you touch it in your hands – you’ve laid the plans
Seeing what you want, you feel it in your hands – you’ve laid the plans

God knows I’m wrong, God knows I’m wrong
I know I’m falling in, I’m falling out of love
God knows I’m wrong, God knows I’m wrong
I know I’m falling in, I’m falling out of love

God knows I’m wrong, God knows I’m wrong
I know I’m falling in, I’m falling out of love
God knows I’m wrong, God knows I’m wrong
I know I’m falling in, I’m falling out of love

Discography

THE SHOW (digital single)
CALLS IN THE NIGHT (digital single)
TERRA MATER (digital single)
TALK TALK (digital single)
THE SHOW (EP CD including the above 4 singles + 9 remixes)

Set List

Talk Talk
Calls In The Night
Figure It Out
World Keeps Spinning
Last Dance
I'm Alive
Falling
Reverie
The City
Always the Truth
Ego
The Haunting
Terra Mater
The Show

Covers:
Mr.Brightside (The Killers)
Pride (U2)
Need U Tonite (INXS)
Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode)
All My Loving (Beatles)

Total showtime: 75 - 90 minutes