The Trojan Rabbit

The Trojan Rabbit

BandAlternativeRock

Seasoned pros making a run for the big time... All original material written by the band itself, with heavier alternative rock tunes to sultry lounge lizard jams. The powerful female lead vocalist, Blank, is the cornerstone of this eclectic group.

Biography

The Biography of "The Trojan Rabbit"

The Trojan Rabbit is a modern alternative rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio. The band formed in September of 2005 and began playing regularly, logging over 100 shows in their first 15 months. Their EP "Welcome to the Hole" (recorded two months after they first played together) has earned significant broadcast and internet airplay.

The band is fronted by Bebhin Blank, lead singer and principle lyricist. Lean and energetic, Blank has a rich well-trained voice. This powerful alto is a welcome relief from the piercing near-sopranos with thin vocals that all too often reside in this rock genre. There is no reaching for the earplugs when she belts out a strong chorus while strumming her guitar; but she may very well knock you out of your seat.

Taking the reigns and powering the wagon-train down the rock and roll highway is Chris Mullins. A Virginia native, and recent member of the Stapletons, he has taken the band to that next level since joining the band as lead guitarist in late 2007. His hard driving blues-based rock licks, commanding stage presence, and dedication to writing and tweaking songs is a welcome addition to the band.

Providing a driving low end and adding a percussive element is bass player Thomas Curran. His style is very unique, combining funk inspired slap/pop and more traditional walking bass lines. This mesh of styles came from growing up with the bass players in his father's band, two bass players in one rock-fusion band. These two taught him their individual styles and Thomas fused them into one.

Driving this fusion of styles is the steady beat being pounded out by the well traveled drummer, Brian Kitzmiller. Brian is a veteran of the touring music scene with the band Ray's Music Exchange and a former studio drummer for Liquid City Records in Seattle. He has seen it all, done it all and is ready to do it again.

All the members bring their individual sounds, personalities, and backgrounds together to provide a unique and undeniably jamming music experience.

The Trojan Rabbit's first full-length CD "Beat To Hell" is finished, and was released in September of 2007.

Lyrics

Void

Written By: Bebhin Blank

Void
Lyrics by Bevin Blankenbuehler

Sitting in the dark
I forgot who I was
A monkey on a leash
Empty picture frame

And I’m thinking too hard
About what I’ve done
Powerless and full of Pride
I can’t stop this no I won’t stop this
I can’t shut this void

Blinded by the fog
Lost on a dusty road
Everything has gone
Swim up stream

And I’m thinking too hard
About what I’ve done
Powerless and full of Pride
I can’t stop this no I won’t stop this
I can’t shut this void

Fly too close to the sun
You’re bound to get burned
A thousand lost ideals
A thousand more lost souls

And I’m thinking too hard
About what I’ve become
Powerless and full of Pride
I can’t stop this no I won’t stop this
I can’t shut this void

Dixi Crystal

Written By: Bebhin Blank

Dixi Crystal
Lyrics and music by Bevin Blankenbuehler

This natural bio-hazard a sharp pain in side
Don’t poison these bodies with harsh regrets
Old habits too hard to break wound this mending heart
Don’t rekindle that old flame
I cannot compete

Lyin’ awake in the dark
Fantasies dance on my walls
It’s nothing more than forgotten dreams
Melting away with the dawn, with the dawn

Iridescent visions, right from the start
I see them try not to die in the wind
Stop acting so innocent, try not to strike this chord
Deep inside of me, I don’t need to sing

(Guitar solo)

Early morning adventures, the sunrise inspires
You’ve become and addiction too hard to hide
Many years from now, at our breakfast buffet
Will you pass me over for the sugar and cream

Lyin’ awake in the dark
Fantasies dance on my walls
It’s nothing more than forgotten dreams
Melting away with the dawn, with the dawn

Missing long talks in the rain loosing pieces of time
I’m sorry I hurt, I tried to hard to hold

Too hard
Too hard

Back Pocket Girl

Written By: Bebhin Blank

Back Pocket Girl
Lyrics by Bevin Blankenbuehler

Just let the ash fall to the floor
Hope that I can keep it together
Don’t come round now knockin on my door
Cuz I know that I can do better

I never signed away my soul
I never wanted it to grow
And all I can say
Don’t wanna be your back pocket girl
Don’t wanna be your back pocket girl

Don’t go singing all of that Jazz
You know that you can’t handle it
And Don’t go spinning all of your Razz Matazz
I don’t have the time to sit

I never signed away my soul
I never wanted it to grow
And all I can say
Don’t wanna be your back pocket girl

I’m not feelin all of that press
Over flowing on my table
I don’t wanna be a part of your mess
Cuz I’m not willing or able

I never signed away my soul
I never wanted it to grow
And all I can say
Don’t wanna be your back pocket girl
Don’t wanna be your back pocket girl
Don’t wanna be your back pocket girl

Discography

November 2005: The original line-up recorded 'Welcome to the Hole' a 3 song EP. Early in 2006 the band added a forth track and re-released it as 'Get Back in the Hole'. The songs included on the EP were Void, Back Pocket Girl, Dixi Crystal, and Gonna Be.

A re-mastered version of the 2005 EP called ‘Welcome Back to the Hole’ was released with an additional track, Dixi Crystal.

All tracks for the EP and the re-master were recorded at Roc Records in Cincinnati, Ohio. They were produced and engineered by Joseph W. Petrocy.

'Beat To Hell' is now finished and was released in September of 2007.

Set List

The Trojan Rabbit performs all original material, with lyrics and music written by the band itself. A typical set for us is from 50 minutes to an hour. We currently have a repertoire that can cover more than two full sets and have pulled off 3 hour shows. New songs are being written constantly and very few get left on the shelf. Here is a typical setlist.

The Trojan Rabbit Set List: (High Energy)

She's Not Right (from Beat to Hell, 2007)
It's Not Disco (from Beat to Hell, 2007)
Postcards (from Beat to Hell, 2007)
It's Too (from Beat to Hell, 2007)
Void (from Welcome to the Hole, 2005)
Not Your Dog (Unreleased, 2007)
So Far Behind (Unreleased, 2007)
No Smiles (from Beat to Hell, 2007)
Kelly Likes Candy (Unreleased, 2006)
Sweet Thang (from Beat to Hell, 2007)
My Wretched Mind (Unreleased, 2006)