Christian Wright and the joeZero band

Christian Wright and the joeZero band

BandFolkAcoustic

We're adult contemporary with a pinch of alternative, on the cusp of a piano band. We've got melodies that stick in your head and lyrics that actually make sense... imagine that.

Biography

Hello and welcome to our press kit. I’m Christian Wright of the joeZero band. I’m a singer/songwriter and one-man band that has somehow managed to include two band mates… Confused? Read on.

It took me 7 years to pin down my sound as an artist. I’ve run the gambit of musical styles. Since being thrust upon a violin at the age of 3, I’ve tried everything (classical, metal, swing, pop, mixing colas)... I didn’t think it mattered, because I believed that a good song would withstand any musical style and still do. Look at country music… I can hear most of my songs in the country style, even though I die a little inside. It’s too bad that a budding music career doesn’t have the same tolerance for stylistic exploration.

Interestingly, my lyrical focus was the one subject that remained consistent: my failings in life. (girls, poor social skills, aversion to depression, girls). I still write vignettes about the human experience (and girls), but now I also hope to craft phrases that draw empathic feelings from the listener (often about girls). After all, music is better when you share it.

Of note is that my music has never sounded like a solo act. Since my first musing on piano, I’ve been rotating guest musicians to fill the holes in my own proficiencies. Unfortunately, this made picking a genre all the more confusing.

Soon I found myself in Texas connecting with my two great pals, DJ and Chip. Unlike me, they knew exactly what they wanted their music to sound like. While DJ preferred complex, original progressions and acoustic sounds, Chip had a background in 4-chord punk and alternative. So much for an easy decision. This time, however, things were different… because these guys stuck around.

They’ve been helping me to refine my songs for 3 years now, and with their influence constantly thrumming in my over-analytical brain, I’ve somehow found a middle ground. As my producers, engineers, and step-in musicians, DJ and Chip sand down my rough edges and knock down every wall that we encounter. And we do it on top of stable paying jobs – that we’d gladly exchange for a record deal.

And so with extensive adieu, I hope you’ll have time left to enjoy the joeZero band!

Lyrics

Distance Chemistry

Written By: Christian Wright

A little night music,
A little southern heat,
Has caught me dwelling on her,
And drawn these thoughts from me,
The smell of fresh rain,
The breeze that's blowing in,
Or traces of her perfume,
Didn't know I noticed it.

This cup of EarlGray,
has brought me half way,
to the senses I lost while floating in her wake.
And I must banish,
her gently featured face,
or know paralysis.

Chorus:
It's like the night lost it's permanence,
Though I am still, there's chaos inside.
Could it be me reciprocated,
In every bend of your gaze.
Desperately I,
Wish I'd recall how to breath,
then maybe I could erode our mystery.
But I suppose I must settle for distance chemistry.

This song is not for her,
This once it's for myself.
I've got to cope with it,
and singing on it often helps.
There's something I can't trace,
that gently calls to me.
Is it her soft lips or halo and her open wings?

The storm has not passed yet,
haven't seen the worst of it.
Quiet I remain, and cast off this regret.
If she'd just go away, I could recuperate,
and my heart slow it's pace.

Chorus

The purpose is lost on me,
but there has got to be a reason,
I was drawn in so quickly.
I can't pretend to know,
if you share this attraction so,
I'll meditate until I seperate the sphere of your face from the one on my pillow.

I'm falling into you,
and I suffer so sweetly through
the silence,
I don't need this,
but if I knew one kiss I'd repeat it...

Chorus

Angel and Grace

Written By: Christian Wright

Once again I've stayed up much too late,
Kinda sad how this guitar controls me.
Fall asleep like a guy that's twice my age,
bed by nine but not up till twelve-thirty.
I can't leave the lights on,
'cause you might notice my color's not too good.
I don't blink the way I should.

How I hold on now...
what if I stop floating,
and sink futher down?

How could you leave,
before you've come home?
Wanted to show you how much I have grown.
I've done all you've asked,
even built self-esteem.
And I can give back the years you'd have given to me.
I would have kissed you at sunrise and held you at the end of the day,
until you we're asleep.
I would have waited for you,
so how could you leave?

Tell you what, we could really use some rain,
Pull some strings and I bet the sky would change,
but I'd rather you were here to hear me complain.
Afternoons in a daze,
messed up the kitchen in so many ways.
What the point in being clean,
when you don't have anything to fear?

It's still unclear,
when I lost courage,
and locked myself in here...

How could you leave,
before you've come home?
Wanted to show you how much I have grown.
I've done all you've asked,
even built self-esteem.
And I can give back the years you'd have given to me.
I would have kissed you at sunrise and held you at the end of the day,
until you we're asleep.
I would have waited for you,
so how could you leave?

I wonder about,
your face even now.
Would it have been reflected in me?

How could you leave,
before you've come home?
Wanted to show you how much I have grown.
I've done all you've asked,
even built self-esteem.
And I can give back the years you'd have given to me.
I thought I was meant to be with you,
but you can't have what God takes away.
Now you sleep.
I would have waited for you...

so please wait for me.

Expand

Written By: Christian Wright

Is anybody out there,
or is it your imagination
calling you down to the street where
there's a fog bank headed your way?
On the other side
something shiny caught your attention,
and it seems that exploration
is the only way to go.

But what about me?
I feel like I'm two feet tall.
I wanna' see what you see,
set my head free,
find a way to evolve.

Chorus:
I'll be the sun,
I'll be the ocean and the sand,
I'll be the rock that God created
for you to carry in your hand.
I'll be the fields,
I'll be the ground on which you stand.
I'm just delighted to be helping out
as your world starts to expand.
And if I choose to never turn back into me,
I hope you understand.

I'm sick of feeling sorry
for myself but what to do.
I cannot purge the sound of laughing
with this spiteful attitude.
But I could come on your adventure,
carry supplies and find you water.
I left a note on the fridge for mother
that says it's cool to follow you.

I think I could be
someone if I could get away.
I could be brilliant, save the whole planet,
and I bet you could point the way.

Chorus

Every plan you had was genius
until you found a better way.
We got older, started running,
and I'd win occasionally.
I noticed that I could see further
when I chose to stand.
So I tore the cardboard castle down,
and started to expand.

Chorus revised:
I am the sun,
I am the ocean and the sand,
I am the rock that God created
for you to carry in your hand.
I am the fields,
and I am the ground on which you stand.
I'm just delighted that you're here,
and that you helped me understand,
the person that I've always been,
is bigger than I am.

You helped me to expand.

Discography

"Distance Chemistry" LP, 12.06

"Mental Notes" Complilation CD, 6.06
Featuring "Shallow Attractive"

Set List

Shallow Attractive
Denial
Dark and Brooding
Perpetual West
Your Favorite Chair
Song for a Soulmate
Distance Chemistry
Loveless Child
Bastard
Birthday Song