The Wheels

The Wheels

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandAmericanaRock

Likened to “a combination of the Everly Brothers and Paul Westerberg with a new edge.” Critics have called the Wheels’ musicianship “flawless and contemporary” and songwriting “nothing short of excellent.” Smart lyrics, catchy hooks and seamless harmonies give the music enormous cross-genre appeal.

Biography

The Wheels

Nashville rock/Americana duo The Wheels (Sean Locke and Jabe Beyer) met onstage at a Billy Block show in 2007 and performed together before ever speaking a word. “Jabe and Sean are remarkable talents individually and, together, they are magical,” says manager Ramona E. Simmons. The Wheels have been likened to “a combination of the Everly Brothers and Paul Westerberg with a new edge.” Critics have called the musicianship “flawless and very contemporary” and the songwriting “nothing short of excellent.”

The Wheels’ live performances include sold-out gigs at 3rd and Lindsley with Raul Malo, Leon Russell and the Duhks and other local shows at The Bluebird, 12th & Porter and more. The band has also toured through Massachusetts and Vermont. The Wheels’ management, Global Eyes Entertainment, is currently booking gigs throughout the US and Europe to support the band’s upcoming release.

The Wheels' debut album of eleven self-penned tracks was produced by Stu Kimball (guitarist/Bob Dylan) and Doug Lancio (guitarist/Patty Griffin) at Patty’s Nashville Studio. In the vein of artists such as Tom Petty, Wilco and Ryan Adams, the Wheels' brand of rock/Americana boasts smartly crafted lyrics, catchy hooks and seamless harmonies giving the music enormous cross-genre appeal.

Sean Locke, a Nashville writer with a number of hits, including Pinmonkey's "Barbed Wire & Roses," quickly became a staple of the Nashville songwriter scene after making the move from Iola, Kansas. His songs have been recorded by Gary Allan, Bruce Robison, Kieran Kane and others. Jabe Beyer, an award-winning songwriter from Boston, MA whose credits include a Songwriting Hall of Fame Award and a 2007 BMI Musicmaker win, toured the U.S. and Europe extensively with his namesake band, JABE and his side project The Benders.

Lyrics

FERRIS WHEEL

Written By: Jabe Beyer and Sean Locke

I’m coming unraveled, I’m coming undone
The miles I’ve traveled and all the races I’ve run
Now I’m rusted, a bunch of worthless steel
Cuz you been spinnin’ me around, like a ferris wheel

Holdin’ on to you girl, is a heavy load
Feels like I’m walkin’ on a thin wire that’s about to explode
I been searchin’ for something, searchin’ for somethin’ that’s real
But you been spinnin’ me around, like a ferris wheel

Bridge:
Round and round I go
When it’s gonna stop, well I just don’t know
Stuck at the top I feel that cold wind blow
Makes my heart stand still
On this ferris wheel

Lost in the bright lights, lost in the crowd
Tryin’ not to wind up in the lion’s mouth
Got a real bad feelin’ that my fate’s been sealed
And I’ll be spinnin’ round forever on this ferris wheel
And I’ll be spinnin’ round forever on this ferris wheel

OTHER SIDE

Written By: Jabe Beyer and Sean Locke

I been a long way down this road
Far enough now I should know
When somethin’ bad has got the best of me
I’m my own worst enemy

You learn fast if you get around
Some people wanna take you down
Give an inch and you lost a mile
And they’ll take it with a great big smile

But here on the other side
There aint no weight on my world tonight
Across the great divide
There aint no weight on my world tonight
No there aint no weight on my world tonight

It’s hard to know when to drop your guard
Sometimes you gotta show your cards
Times you lose and times you win
That’s the way that it’s always been

But here on the other side
There aint no weight on my world tonight
Across the great divide
There aint no weight on my world tonight
No there aint no weight on my world tonight

Some hearts just cant play nice
They can burn you when they’re cold as ice
You did a number girl, I’ll give you that
Parts of me I won’t ever get back

But here on the other side
There aint no weight on my world tonight
Across the great divide
There aint no weight on my world tonight
There aint no weight on my world tonight
No there aint no weight on my world tonight

MOUNTAIN SONG

Written By: Jabe Beyer and Sean Locke

Hey now hey now gonna go up to the mountain
Hey now hey now for to find a little peace
Hey now hey now gonna go up to the mountain
for to find a little peace for to find a little peace

oooooh
oooooh

hey now hey now lookin over the valleys
hey now hey now what beauties I see
hey now hey now lookin over the valleys
now what beauties I see now what beauties I see

I said sunshine…cool clear streams
Sweet grass…tall pine trees

Hey now hey now gonna go up to the mountain
Hey now hey now for to find a little peace
Hey now hey now gonna go up to the mountain
for to find a little peace for to find a little peace

ooooh
ooooh

for to find a little peace for to find a little peace
for to find a little peace for to find a little peace
for to find a little peace for to find a little peace

Discography

The Wheels self-titled album