The Whiskey Thieves

The Whiskey Thieves

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandRockBlues

Real music the way it should be played!

Biography

The Whiskey Thieves first formed in the spring of 2006 as a powerhouse quartet. Singer Codi Binkley, guitarist Gabe Brueske, bassist Zakk Murphy and drummer Thomas Bottari have formed a highly energetic and contagious rock n' roll sound; combining the old with the new. "Everyone loves their songs, and most of our clients sing along with their tunes." (from Lori Nuss, owner Vinoce Winery, full testimonial below).
The Whiskey Thieves, awing audiences since their first performance, have shared the stage with many great musicians such as Journey, Joe Cocker, Dick Dale, Keb Mo, The Doobie Brothers, Taj Majal, Jackie Greene, Tommy Castro, Los Lobos, Robert Cray and many more. The Thieves wrapped up their debut album "Almost Time" with producer Jimmy Goings of GFI Entertainment and rocked their 23 city "Whiskey and Women" tour! The Thieves are currently finalizing their second album and second music video based on their original song, "Stars Above".

Testimonials

"The Whiskey Thieves are the favorite band of our family, our friends, our many wine club members. Actually, when we have an event at the winery, the first question that is asked of our invited guests is "will The Whiskey Thieves be performing?" Everyone just loves them! Their music has people of all ages up and dancing. Everyone loves their songs, and most of our clients sing along with their tunes. Besides bringing great energy and music to our events, the men in the band are complete gentlemen. Very professional with everything. I would highly recommend them for any event."
Lori Nuss, Owner Vinoce Winery, Napa CA

"The Whiskey Thieves bring their hometown rock energy and bluesy vibe to all their shows. Their appealing Home-grown sound engages the audience and gets people dancing. Love the Whiskey Thieves."
Fred Groth, HelloCello, Limoncello di Sonoma

Lyrics

Cold Black Water

Written By: Codi Binkley

COLDBLACK WATER

COLDBLACK WATER ALL AROUND,
CAN’T YOU SEE I AM ABOUT TO DROWN
IN A WORLD OF CHAOS IT MUST STOP NOW
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE DYING
AND YOU ALL KNOW HOW.

WHY DON’T YOU COME ALONG WITH ME
I WILL SHOW YOU PLACES THAT YOU AIN’T EVER SEEN
IN THE COLDBLACK WATER IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA
YOU KNOW THAT IT'S ON AGAIN

I KILL YOU, AND YOU KILL ME
THAT’S JUST THE WAY THAT IT'S GOING TO BE
THIS ROAD IS A DARK ONE MY FRIEND
I JUST HOPE WE'RE HERE IN THE END

I ASK YOU HOW CAN YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT
WHEN THE WHOLE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
HAS TO FIGHT TO STAY ALIVE
I ASK YOU HOW CAN YOU DREAM
WHEN THE WHOLE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
HAS TO HIDE OR STRIVE OR FIGHT

SOLO

WHY DON’T YOU COME ALONG WITH ME
I WILL SHOW YOU PLACES THAT YOU AIN’T EVER SEEN
IN THE COLDBLACK WATER IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA
YOU KNOW THAT IT'S ON AGAIN

COME ALONG COME ALONG WITH ME X3

Almost Time

Written By: Zakk Murphy

ALMOST TIME

YOU WANT TO START SOMETHING NEW
YOU BETTER SEE IT THROUGH
WHATEVER WAS MEANT TO BE DEAR CHILD
I THINK WE'RE IN IT TIL THE END

FEELS LIKE I’VE RAN THIS RACE BEFORE YOU
AND AT THE END I FELT YOU FALLING DOWN
SO HOLD ON FOR THIS WILD RIDE NOW DARLING
YOU’LL BE RUNNIN INSTEAD OF FALLING

IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR YOU GIRL
IT'S THE ONLY THING YOU GOT
YOU'RE SO WORRIED
STOP TRYING TO BE SOMETHING YOU'RE NOT

ALL MY FELLING ARE NUMB
AND I’M LOST AGAIN
IN A CIRCLE OF THOUGHT BABY
I THINK SHE DID IT AGAIN

I DON’T FEEL LIKE I AM RUNNING AWAY FROM YOU
I DON’T FEEL LIKE I AM RUNNING AWAY FROM YOU
YOU CANNOT SEE NOR SEE ALL THE PAIN THAT I FELT

FEELS LIKE I’VE RAN THIS RACE BEFORE YOU
AND AT THE END I FELT YOU FALLING DOWN
SO HOLD ON FOR THIS WILD RIDE NOW DARLING
YOU’LL BE RUNNIN INSTEAD OF FALLING

IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR YOU GIRL
IT'S THE ONLY THING YOU GOT
YOU'RE SO WORRIED
STOP TRYING TO BE SOMETHING YOU'RE NOT
YOU'RE SO WORRIED
STOP TRYING TO BE SOMETHING YOU'RE NOT

Discography

Albums:
2008 - Almost Time

Singles:
2011 - Hard Love
2011 - I Don't Care

Music Videos:
2010 - Whiskey & Women
2011 - Stars Above

Set List

SET 1

1. Up the Road
2. Killer
3. Used To Be
4. Nasty Habits (Tommy Castro cover)
5. Hard Love
6. Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash cover)
7. Old #7 (Devil Makes 3 cover)
8. Whiskey and Women

SET 2 ..............................................
1. Gypsy
2. Workin Man Blues (Merle Haggard cover)
3. Stars Above
4. Okaboja
5. Menage a Trois
6. Tighten Up (Black Keys cover)
7. I Don't Care
8. Painful Heartache

ENCORE: Cold Black Water