the Weedies

the Weedies

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New Power Fuzz Fun Rock Trio from Vancouver. Melodic, manic vocals with spastic guitar and a monstrous rhythm section. Links to many successful Canadian acts including Nickelback and Bif Naked. Potential for multiple radio hits.

Biography

Scott Holman gave up hockey to play music at age 15 when the coach told him he had to cut his hair or not be on the team. Smart move. The Weedies vocalist/guitarist and founder’s true talents lie in all things Rock & Roll. Holman, a self professed “bi-polar frontman: sometimes erratic sometimes sensitive” is all the time entertaining. “Everyone’s a show off - we're all entertainers. We don't just play music, we perform music. It's all about the show for us.”

Good to know. While many rock bands suffer from style over substance, The Weedies don’t waste time painting their fingernails black, they’d rather hone their act and be ready when it comes time to deliver live. “The cruise control is stuck on and we’re flying around the corners just barely keeping the wheels on the road. We’re a bit dangerous... it's common for one of us to be bleeding after a set.” An exciting live show is isn’t all The Weedies have to offer, their brand of manic, melodic, guitar fuzz rock is steeped with musical talent honed over time.

As a teen, Holman was singing to the Beatles White Album almost every day. Wanting to emulate his childhood heroes (Guns n’ Roses, The Beatles, Sex Pistols, The Doors, and Stone Temple Pilots) he started his first band at age 14 after his uncle gave him a drum kit. The turning point, ‘hair cut for hockey’ or ‘rebellion and rock & roll’ came when he saw a little know act called Guns n’ Roses open for Iron Maiden. The impression of the kicking, screaming and fighting Axl Rose remains Holman’s most memorable concert experience. “I've always been drawn to the honesty of out of control singers.” enthuses Holman.

Since then members of The Weedies, have individually been involved with many bands of note including SNFU, Econoline Crush, Village Idiot (who went on to become millionaires under another moniker) The Real Mackenzie’s, Bif Naked, and Static In Stereo. Other musician friends and hanging out at Charts Music rehearsal space was what brought The Weedies together.

“We struggled awhile with names - I wanted a name that was a bit dirty but not one that would scare people away“ recalls Holman. One night of brainstorming (and brain blastin’) did the trick. “Not that I'm into corrupting little kids to smoke weed or lead an abusive lifestyle but we've all lived the wasted lifestyle...not something I'm exactly proud of...but that's just the way it's been.” he readily admits. It’s that kind of honesty that comes across in songs like ‘I Will’ with the immediacy of distorted power chords driving throughout the 3 minute rocker and ‘New Gun’ whose theme of perseverance is delivered with vulnerable raw emotion. With a lifestyle worthy of reputation, stellar music and exceptional live, this band is the real deal.

Joining Holman and rounding out The Weedies are bass player Ken Fleming and drummer Scotty MacCargar. “Just getting this group of individuals together, surrounding myself with this kind of talent has been my main focus...now that it’s set we can begin our next journey of winning the hearts of more fans. Playing in The Weedies, I can stay creative and keep performing, which is my drug of choice… fuck hockey.”

Lyrics

I Will

Written By: Scott Holman

This situation doesn't do it for me anymore

She said and climbed into his bed

He doesn't trust me with his boyfriends, girlfriends,

He doesn't trust me with himself.

And the shoulder that she cries on, cries on

Doesn't want to be relied on, lied on

Swears she's never coming back

It's left me thinking.

If he don't treat you right I will.

Can he really tell her life and love are getting cold?

Can he really raise the dead?

He's forgotten about the one he used to dream about

He finds salvation getting head

And the shoulder that she cries on, cries on

Doesn't want to be relied on, lied on.

Swears she's never coming back

And it's left me thinking

If he don't treat you right I will

If he don't treat you right I will

And if he comes crawling after

We'll be strong and laughing

He don't treat you right I will

But I will

And if he don't know just what it means

And if he don't know it's as it seems

Well he just god damned better believe

When you seek the truth it's sometimes hard to see

This situation doesn't do it for me anymore

She said and climbed into his bed

She wants to smash him through the train car, train car

She wants to wrap it 'round his neck.

And the shoulder that she cries on, cries on

Doesn't want to be relied on, lied on.

Swears she's never coming back

And it's left me thinking

If he don't treat you right I will

If he don't treat you right I will

And if he comes crawling after

We'll be strong and laughing

He don't treat you right I will

But I will

New Gun

Written By: Scott Holman

She's desperate, killed a man
Yeah she kills and bleeds everyone,
She sent for me,
and said I'd been set free.
I should give back the loaded guns.
Don't think that I don't care.
Don't accuse me for the fallout.
I'm lying in a pool of yeah okay dispair.
Don't accuse father, never accuse father.
Show em your new guns
Not as big as the old ones, yeah
Make them think that you're tough
but lay them down when it gets rough.
The two of us, we gained alot of trust
to take back from everyone.
Will she play the game?
Calling out my name
And I didn't have nowhere to run.
Don't think that I don't care.
Don't accuse me for the fallout.
I'm lying in a pool of yeah okay dispair.
Don't accuse father, never accuse father.
Show em your new guns
Not as big as the old one, yeah
Make them think that you're tough
but lay them down when it gets rough.
Come on the little bastard gonna play the love song
the freaky little bastards gonna play our theme song.
Come on the little bastards always taking the chance
He's got the mind, he's got the action but he's stuck in the past.
Come on the little bastard gonna play the love song
the freaky little bastards gonna play our theme song.
Come on the little bastards always taking the chance
He's got the mind, he's got the action but he's stuck in the past, you gotta!
Show them your new gun
Not as big as the old one
Show them your new gun
Not like the old one
Lay down your new gun
Lay down your new gun
Lay down your new gun

Discography

recording debut album this summer 2005

two singles recorded
"I Will"
"New Gun"

Set List

our typical set is 40 minutes long and consists of 10 original songs.