The Venial

The Venial

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Biography

The Venial are a group of talented teens who have been involved in music in some way since grade school. Their sound is a mixture of alternative, emo rock/pop. Biggest influence is Brand New. Others include Silverstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers,Yellow Card, Blink 182, My Chemical Romance,Ray Charles,Saosin this is just a short list of influences.

Nick Stanley & Drew Meyer met in grade school, performed with the award winning Jazz Band at their middle school then decided to form a rock band. In the beginning it was just Drew and Nick. After a few unsuccessful tries to get a serious band started up, a guitarist turned up and Brandon Scott moved here from some place called ummmm michigan at the beginning of sophomore year. These guys agreed to join Drew and Nick taking the name "Another Lost Cause." Considering the many attempts to form a band before "ALC", Nick and Drew believed this project was simply another lost cause. Little did they know it would turn out to play a major role in their lives. The quadra pod of musicians started practicing in August of 06 and played their first show in October '06 and they were an instant local teen success.

The band’s name of "Another Lost Cause" struck controversy all over the city of Louisville and in some parts of Poland so the band dropped the name and became "The Venial" (a small sin, not too devilish, inspired by a catholic religion class) After playing a few shows and parties, there was a member change and Eric Gresham, who was a friend of the band and had already filled in for one show, was next to join The Venial's journey of music.

With Eric now on lead guitar, the Venial’s true sound was found. Nick began putting the music and lyrics playing in his head to paper.

The band entered it’s first battle of the bands, landing second place. They were the only teen band to make the finals. It was during this battle that they got the attention of local promoters and booking agents. The quartet is currently writing new songs, booking gigs and will soon be releasing their first EP.

Lyrics

A Dream That Won't Come True

Written By: Nick Stanley

A Dream that Wont Come True (lyrics)

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Verse 1
When I think
Its about you
When I dream
I dream of you

You give me hope
You put me down
Im tired of you
Throwin me around

Youll never no
How much that I
Need you
I need you now

Chorus
I can not sleep
I can not think
Youre the only thing
That I need
So Come to me
So Come to me
Forget the past
And Be with me

Verse 2
I try to forget
The memories I have of you
They wont go away
Help me forget
This pain You've inflicted
Upon me, the sting, the throbbing

Youll never know
How much that I
Need you, I need you now

Chorus

Bridge
I can not sleep
I can not think
Youre the only thing
That I need
Come to me
Come to me
Forget the past
And Be with me

I can not sleep

I can not think

Youre the only thing
That I need
Come to me
Come to me
Come to me

COME TO ME

I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to hurt you like I did
I never meant to hurt you Like I did In any way………

Chorus

No More Lies

Written By: Nick Stanley

Monday, February 12, 2007

No More Lies

I want you back

But I cant have you

That's not what im worried about

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No more waiting for you

the wrong things always seem right

to me

your nothing

just another memory

another memory

no more lies

look me in the eyes

and tell me

you don't want me

no more time

wasted on you

move on

get it through your head

the nite

is young

don't go home

don't leave me waiting

cuz you no ill stay

ill stay for you

now wait

and you will see

the darker side of me

no more lies

look me in the eyes

and tell me

you don't want me

no more time

wasted on you

move on

get it through your head

I want you back

Come where u belong

I see right through you

Now here's

The darker side of me

I thought ud never have to see

Close my eyes

And go too sleep

Tomorrows light sparks another chance to fight

no more lies

look me in the eyes

and tell me

you don't want me

close my eyes

go to sleep

tommorows light

sparks another chance…to fight

My final words

Give it a chance

Make it worth it

It might be worth your time

Discography

-Demo 2007
-Currently in the process of recording our first EP

Set List

1+ Hour set list consisting of original music and usually a few covers depending on the length of the set. The band is currently writing new music to add to the set list.
Original Music:
1. A Dream That Wont Come True
2. No More Lies
3. Faking It Doesn't Help
4. Help Wanted
5. Disparity
6. Ruins

commonly played Covers:
1. Okay I Believe You But My Tommy Gun Don't - Brand New
2. Jude Law and a Semester Abroad - Brand New
3. 70 X 7 - Brand New
4. Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades - Brand New
5. The Shower Scene - Brand New
6. Jesus Christ - Brand New