THIS

THIS

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"this." creates powerful songs with catchy melodies and unforgetable riffs. "this." is for anyone who appriciates great musicianship. Talented players with great songwriting capabilities and a live performance that will make you get up and body surf!

Biography

Biography
THIS is often compared to the works of the Foo Fighters, Weezer, Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Boston. All of these are clearly different bands but this creates catchy tunes with heavy riffs. Fast songs your friends can go nuts to in the mosh pit, soft tunes that will capture sentimental hearts, and riff-rock that even parents appreciate.

THIS's summer tour has widened the bands fan base and social circle. Strong relationships with other bands will create an easier avenue to tour like THIS is doing this summer. Some bands think and act like they are rock stars before they even attempt to tour. THIS knows better. Godfrey claims "Musicians we are not here to compete, but rather, share our talents along with our knowledge of the business side of the industry in order to keep what is ours, ours!"

Live:
Paul Godfrey and Ian Devilla rock the stage with their combination of guitar and vocal harmonies while being backed by the tight rhythm section made up of Darryl Hogan and Chino Devilla. Once the lights go down, take a step back, or be blown away by the first chord! This band is not messing around. It is high energy at its finest. THIS is loud.

THIS is not a screamo, emo, or any other type of boyband hiding behind guitars. THIS is here to rock out. Tracks like "Move On", " I can't Dance", and " What makes you so different?" really get the crowd going, while " Cat's n Cradles", "Kissing You" and "Never End" shifts the set to more soft intimate tunes about failed relationships.

History
Darryl Hogan joined "THIS" to replace the former bass player in the beginning of 2005. Since then the band has recorded "AGO 3A0" and recently "What Makes You So Different?” The band remains independent, keeping control of what so many industry professionals want to take advantage of.

Paul Godfrey and Darryl Hogan formerly of a group called "GLIB", which lasted six years, have a strong history in the recording field. Darryl who currently is a recording engineer at ETM has recorded with Kattie Griffen and members of The Odds. In 2004 Paul Godfrey created an acoustic album titled "Halfway" and was described by Canadian Music Week as a musician who “creates simply melodic tunes with thought-provoking lyrics".

Ian and Chino Devilla arrived in Canada in the year 2000. Performing in several bands together the two have a strong like-minded way of thinking towards music. In Indonesia Ian recorded his single “Left Me Roses" which gained him an audience at a young age. Once in Canada Chino recorded his solo album "Look", which has a Tool-like feel to it.

In 2005 This performed on the same stage as Theory of a Deadman at Belleville Waterfront Festival. On Labor Day Weekend 2006 This will be sharing the stage with Anti-Hero and High Holy Days at Bala Indie Fest 2006 an event that This is assisting to make an unforgettable event. THIS is a sharing band, not a selfish band. Paul Godfrey states “Musicians should help one another to find opportunities and warn other bands about sketchy people, festivals, companies who will try to rip you off. THIS is on the look out “.

Future
In 2006 they recorded their latest album and are touring parts of Canada and the USA to promote "What Makes You So Different?”. The new album "What Makes You So Different" is anticipated to be released in summer 2007.

Lyrics

Ploder's Birthday

Written By: Paul Godfrey

Ploder's Birthday
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Harmless poison
Fate has chosen you
I think we've gone too far
revenge is sweet and it is ours

Walking talking about that drink at that bar
I think we should be ashamed
cause he's drinking urinade

On Ploder's Birthday
On Ploder's Birthday
On Ploder's Birthday
To my understanding you've got something
On Ploder's Birthday
To my understanding you've got something

Open wide and swallow
all your pride
I think we've gone too far
revenge is sweet and it is ours

On Ploder's Birthday
On Ploder's Birthday
On Ploder's Birthday
To my understanding you've got something
On Ploder's Birthday
To my understanding you've got something

Somebody Stole my soul

Written By: Paul Godfrey

Somebody Stole my soul
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Maybe we can go some place
tell our stories stories
What is your name again?
My mind's little blurry blurry

Stay here for awhile
and sing a lullaby

Somebody stole my soul
witches ride on brooms
i`m starting to feel alive
but there's never enough time for you

My eyes are glued to you
Pour your arms around me
how can I say goodbye
sorry I apologize apologize

I"m yawning away tonight
although I am inspired

Silent wave yeah yeah
It's gone it;s gone

Somebody stole my soul
witches ride on brooms
i`m starting to feel alive
but there's never enough time for you
Somebody stole my soul
please don`t make me speak
my mouth is filled with knives
it's cutting every time we meet

Something's in the dark out there

Written By: Paul Godfrey

Turn around hearing it again
In the darkness there's something there
As I walk in the cold unknown it wails

Someone Something Someone
Something's in the Dark Out there

Walking around falling into trees
I`m so high I can`t see a thing
As I walk in the cold unknown it wails

Someone Something Someone
Something's in the Dark Out there

Move On

Written By: Paul Godfrey

I wish I could move on
I wish I could move in up the ladder
Open all of my soul to the world but I can`t seem to find it

Dreams that shattered
They don`t matter
Life is wasting
these days are just fading away

Your words echo away
Choking on all the pain you made for me
Life of love is now dead
Sadness and anger are waiting inside now

Mindless Chatter
It don`t matter
You betrayed me and now you are going to pay

Hey hey hey..............
I`m sorry my darling our love has surely faded now
I ve seen it
The light above
Cry Cry Cry my angels song

Woah ay oh

I Can't Dance

Written By: Paul Godfrey

The world is cold and blind
Love is lost in time
If your dreams don’t come out right
I’m sorry I can’t dance

Tell me have you ever seen the lover that you always needed
Walking by on someone else’s arm and then you wanna beat him up
For the last dance
You’ve swallowed all your chances whole
Until the end
Until the end
End
End

The world is cold and blind
Love is lost in time
If your dreams don’t come out right
I’m sorry I can’t dance

Noone wants to hear about the “what ifs” in life you contribute
Action is a power if you use it you can’t lose you can’t lose
Trust in your instincts
You’re a rat in testing
Until the end
Until the end
End
End

The world is cold and blind
Love is lost in time
If your dreams don’t come out right
I’m sorry I can’t dance

You are taking your pride
And you are packing your soul
And you want to let go let go

The world is cold and blind
Love is lost in time
If your dreams don’t come out right
I’m sorry I can’t dance

What Makes You So Different?

Written By: Paul Godfrey & Ian De Villa

Wild life in this circus
Tight rope about to break
I hear the screams
They make me nervous
Try to find some shade
You say you can’t relate

What makes you so different?

You speak from the top of mountains
Block the sun from everyone
There’s more than you on this ball of water
Your time will come
Thy will be done

Get up Rise up

Discography

"What Makes You So Different" 2006 ETM
"AGO 3A0" 2005 Wanted
"Hey" 2004 Dr Lang Studios

Before this.

GLIB (Paul and Darryl)
"Recover" Deschamps Studios 2000
"S.O.S" Deschamps Studios 2001

Paul Godfrey
"Halfway" Artfist co. 2002

Canadian Music Week 2004 Comp Disc
" Halfway"

Darryl Hogan w/ Kattie Griffen - 2002

Chino De villa "Look" 2001
Ian De villa "Left me roses" 1998

Set List

1. Summer Song
2. Waiting 4
3. When the morning comes
4. What Makes You so Different
5. Kissing You
6. Never Never End
7. Greensleeves
8. Major
9. I can't dance
10. War ain't over
11. Cats n Cradles
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12. Move on
13. Halfway
14. Somebody Stole My Soul
15. Ploder's Birthday
16. Something's in the dark out there
17. The curse
18. Yourself and I
19. Endeavour
20. Hey
21. Gime me my money
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22. Wake Up
23. On Top of the World
24. Run Into The Sun
25. China Doll