ThreePeace

ThreePeace

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ThreePeace is a First Class Michigan Rock and Reggae Band. Their first two albums have received World Wide Airplay and Many Positive Reviews. The Bands sound is Rooted in Rock / Reggae Genres and they are influenced by Bob Marley, The Police, U2, Green Day. The band is often compared to Sublime!IRIE

Biography

This in itself could be viewed as one of those miraculous stories, so before we proceed, ThreePeace requests a nod to our Creator, for the Blessings he has bestowed upon us all. ThreePeace hails from the great State of Michigan in the USA. Between Big R and Leftee there had been plenty of pain to go around in 2003-2004. Big R had a crippling back injury which basically took any hopes and aspirations of a musical future away. His future seemed bleak from his perspective, and that is just living from day to day. Likewise, Leftee and his two year old Son were victims of a head on traffic accident. The combined force of the impact was over 100mph. The accident left Leftee with a host of crippling injuries himself, but to have His life and his new Sons life spared, only left him feeling more alive after the recovery period. Big R had surgery to repair his damaged vertebrae and had dreams of a bright future once again. While Big R and Leftee were both in their hobbled states, Big R visited Leftee and they began to reminisce about the past. In the late 80's and early 90's the two were in a band called "The Rasta's", in which Leftee and Big R both began their musical journeys together. While they were in no condition at the time to be playing, they planned to get together again and jam, if for no other reason then to stop the pain for a little while. Big R always likes to quote Bob Marley, "One good thing about Music, when it hits you feel no pain."

Once the two rejoined for the first practice, the magic seemed to immediately return. In fact, the jamming went so well, that after a few practices they planned a trip to Empire, Michigan to record at a house overlooking Lake Michigan. They both were in need of this vacation, if for no other reason then to relax, Thank God for giving them a second chance, and to see if they could find some divine inspiration from the Creator. There were no real expectations, but Leftee would be doing some recording anyway just for good measure. Martin Sheehan (Drummer of Gene Pool) was brought in as session drummer for the project. They arrived on a Wednesday and were headed back home on a Sunday. Within the next four days the band was determined to come up with something creative, but also not to interfere with flow or atmosphere. Leftee claims to have learned this by listening to years of producing by Daniel Lanois. Over the course of the weekend the trio came up with 5 original songs that included "Empire of the Sun", "Woman is the Root of all Evil", "Emergency 9/11", "Assholes" & "Somers Time Reggae". The project was mastered on the portable recording system on Saturday evening so all involved could have a copy of the results immediately. This also forces the hand to create a good mix and just have faith it will work out. After the mix down was complete, the band and their trusty Roadie / Chef listened back to the results and were mesmerized by the results. The house where this recording was done had 15 foot vaulted ceilings with natural hardwood floors which added to albums ambiance.

3 months later the band returned once again to Empire, Michigan to complete what they now believed was going to be an album project. Raul had entered the band at this point and was bringing a new original song to the band. They were hoping to get 3 or four more songs finished for the album. So as the captain of the "Sleepy Bear Recording Studio", Leftee planned out the way the project would unfold from a technical standpoint, and the others prepared to be as creative as possible. Over the course of this weekend the Band finished the tracks for the album "Empire of the Sun". The songs that they recorded on this trip were "Use What Jah Gives You", "Threedom", "One World / One God". Much like the first time around the band was pleased with the result, and believed they had completed what to them seemed to be a miracle. With Big R and Leftee just glad to be alive, the band created a project that they feel was delivered by the Creator, with no impedance or resistance. There was no attempt to over-do or kill the creativity just for the purpose of being perfect, understanding perfection is unattainable. The band wanted to accept the gifts as they arrive and believed they are the divine inspiration, so why interfere with the process. Over the next six months, Big R and Leftee continued to recover from their injuries and played a few live gigs in 2005. Currently the band has just completed the recording and mastering of their first studio CD "For The Love of the Rastaman", a CD which is dedicated to their musical Heroes Bob Marley & The Police. They are preparing for a live DVD which will be assembled in 2007. The DVD will feature Live music as well as up to 4 music videos from the past two ThreePeace albums. The band has mentioned that some new material will also be featured on the new DVD. The band will enter the Studio in late March to begin work on the new project. ThreePeac

Lyrics

War / Shine On Children

Written By: Bob Marley / ThreePeace

War / Shine On Children - (War by Marley, Shine On Children written by Leftee) 2007

Until the philosophy which holds one race superior
and another inferior, is finally and permanently discredited
and abandoned.

Everywhere is War.

Until there's no longer first class or second class citizen
of any Nation. Until the color of mans skin is of no more
significance unto the color of his eyes. Until that day the
dream of lasting peace, World citizenship, rule of international
morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued but
never attained.

Everywhere is War.

Shining, Shining, Shining
Shine on Children.
Jah Jah take me from the Homeland I and I.
Told me to spread the message to America yeah.
So I took the responsibility to spread the words of Jah Jah.
Jah Jah said to "Come on spread the message".
So we'll be Shining, Shining, Shining
Shine on Children.

Notes: War is a song performed by the late great Bob Marley which has always inspired ThreePeace, with the current World situation the band felt it would be a good time to bring it back to the people. Leftee composed Shine On Children after visiting Bob Marley's Mausoleum in the Parrish of Nine Miles, Jamaica back in 1991. Leftee played the Drums, Bass Guitar, Vocals. Raul played the percussion guitar, Big R played Rhythm and Lead Guitar

Lay My Life Down

Written By: ThreePeace

Lay My Life Down - (Music by Big R, Words by Leftee) 2007
The Spring arrived and the sun will shine.
We planted our seeds and our love arrived.
I dreamed of you and what did you do?
You Rocked Me, Rocked Me Baby right on through.
The future is bright right here at the start.
Please believe I'll never break your heart.
When the Spring time storm blows in.
I'll communicate with my best friend.

When I'm feeling down, alone or blue.
I think of your love, it pulls me through.
I would lay my life down for you.
I love you more with everything we do.

Summer came and we had more fun.
Believing in each other and everything we've done.
I dreamed of you and what did you do?
You Rocked Me, Rocked Me baby right on through.
Thinking of now and the time we've shared,
Looking in you eyes and I know you care.
When the Summer breeze blows in,
I'll share it with my best friend.

When I'm feeling down, alone or blue.
I think of your love, it pulls me through.
I would lay my life down for you.
I love you more with everything we do.

The Fall showed up right outside my door,
The colors were blazing like never before.
I dreamed of you and what did you do?
You Rocked Me, Rocked Me baby right on through.
Tomorrow looks bright and that's for sure.
Whatever ails me baby your the cure.
And when the leaves from the trees blow in.
I'll thank the Lord for my best friend.

When I'm feeling down, alone or blue.
I think of your love, it pulls me through.
I would lay my life down for you.
I love you more with everything we do.

Winter arrived with a blast of snow,
by the fire side our love would grow.
I dreamed of you and what did you do?
You Rocked Me, Rocked Me baby right on through.
Life is short and I keep that in mind,
While I'm lucky enough to have another time.
When the skies of Winter blow in.
I'll cuddle up with my best friend.

When I'm feeling down, alone or blue.
I think of your love, it pulls me through.
I would lay my life down for you.
I love you more with everything we do.

Notes: Lay My Life Down is a collaboration between Big R and Leftee. This song is about new love, and the progression of that love though life. The seasons are used as a metaphor to describe the different stages of a wonderful love through life. This kind of love doesn't come around very often, the song reminds us to appreciate the ones we love and make the most of the limited time we all share together. A song of appreciation. Leftee played the Drums, Vocals. Raul played the Bass Guitar, Big R on all guitars.

A Little Reggae Rock

Written By: ThreePeace

A Little Reggae Rock -(Words and Music by Leftee) 2007

When the World has got you down, don't ever stop.
Put on a little Reggae Rock.
When the World has got you staring down a barrels stock.
Put on a little Reggae Rock.

The World weighs on you soul.
You've come up short of your goal.
You'll survive with belief in yourself.
Turn it up and push on through.

When the World has got you down, don't ever stop.
Put on a little Reggae Rock.
When the World has got you staring down a barrels stock.
Put on a little Reggae Rock.

Your best friends turn on you.
Now your wondering what to do?
You'll survive with belief in yourself.
Turn it up and push on through.

When the World has got you down, don't ever stop.
Put on a little Reggae Rock.
When the World has got you staring down a barrels stock.
Put on a little Reggae Rock.

Hypocrites rise to power.
But they know not the hour.
You'll survive with belief in yourself.
Turn it up and push on through.

When the World has got you down, don't ever stop.
Put on a little Reggae Rock.
When the World has got you staring down a barrels stock.
Put on a little Reggae Rock.

Notes: If the World is your oyster, then you will need some music as a soundtrack. There is nothing easy about living in today's World. This song is intended to be the catalyst to help you survive. "Turn it up and push on through." When your down don't ever stop, put on a little Reggae Rock. Leftee played the Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals. Raul played percussion guitar. Big R played the Lead Guitar. Martin Sheehan (Session Musician) played the Drums.

Discography

2006 Empire Of The Sun
2007 For The Love Of The Rastaman
2008 Bush Wacked (Currently In Production)

Set List

We Currently play around 30 Songs. We generally play about 21 songs in a 3 set configuration. Each set generally lasts about 45 min to 1 hour. We take 3 half hour breaks and the show generally lasts 4 hours. We provide Rock and Reggae in set breaks over our sound system.

Here is a Typical ThreePeace Show.

Set 1

War / Shine on Children - Bob Marley / ThreePeace
Let It Grow - ThreePeace
Emergency 9/11 - ThreePeace
Bush Wacked - ThreePeace
ROCK in the USA - Mellencamp
Threedom - ThreePece
Victim of Circumstance - ThreePeace

Set 2

One World (Not Three) - The Police
Austin's City Limits - ThreePeace
Fat Cats - ThreePeace
Use What Jah Gives You - ThreePeace
Shadow People - ThreePeace
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Now I See - ThreePeace

Set 3

Stir It Up - Bob Marley
Walking In Your Footsteps - The Police
One World / One God - ThreePeace
Asshole - ThreePeace
A Little Reggae Rock - ThreePeace
Pyroclastic Flow - ThreePeace
Roots, Rock, Reggae - Bob Marley