topp crime

topp crime

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We stand out from the ordinary band, because we have our own style, and we take any opportunity we get, whether it be a big one, or a small one, to better our knowledge, and ability to succeed in the music industry. Playing live is what we live for, dig it.

Biography

Topp crime became a band during March 2006, when four friends Kevin, Derek, John and Scott, got together and wanted to create something very original that would stand out from the other bands in the music scene. They clicked right away, and knew they had something special due to that fact that they all meshed so well. The song writing started after the band finished getting 'loose' by doing a few covers to get the juices flowing, and they have not stopped writing since. After playing several shows for large amounts of people, topp crime thought that they had a missing link; something that would better them, but they just did not know what it was. An old acquaintance of the band had just recently ended his current project, and was looking for something that fit his keyboarding style a little more. With that in mind, the guys in the band met up with Carl Steinhauser and threw out the idea of him coming to jam with them. He was really into it. Carl also fit in well with the band so well, that within the first jam session, everyone knew this is how it was supposed to be. Within weeks of having Carl in the band, things have really picked up, including a show with the very popular illScarlett, in which topp crime brought out close to 500 people at a local show.

topp crime's music cannot be compared to many other bands, but if had to be, you could say that they sound like a mix of Led Zeppelin, Audioslave, and the acoustic styling of the Foo Fighters. The influences of the band range from classic rock (Boston, Led Zeppelin), rap (Dr. Dre, DangerDoom), house (MSTRKRFT, Justice, Parker Frisby), blues (Robert Johnson, Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, SRV), and classical (Stravinsky,Strauss, Brahms). What sets topp crime apart from other bands, would be the fact that they want this so much, and will do anything to make it in the music industry. Their style is a rare commodity, that involves a lot of musical talent and is looked upon as a breath of fresh air for many people. This is probably because there are hundreds of bands out there that try to be like someone else, while topp crime try and be completely original. They are not claiming that they are one of kind, they are just making music that they love to play.

Lyrics

Fallen For Before

Written By: topp crime

Fallen For Before

Maybe it's all in my head?
And I can't put this to bed.
The way she looks at me,
So Silently.

She can't make up her mind,
And this angel I did find.
The way she looks at me,
So Silently.

As you walked through the door,
Are you looking for more?
And this is that girl,
That you've fallen for, before.

As you walked through the door,
Are you looking for more?
And this is that girl,
That you've fallen for, before.
That you've fallen for,
That you've fallen for,
Too many times before, before.

And it's not like you mislead.
And it's like you said...
Oh everything nice, will come to an end.

Oh, and you fooled me twice,
And with love there ain't no price,
And in her eyes, in lis the prize.

As you walked through the door,
Are you looking for more?
And this is that girl,
That you've fallen for, before.

As you walked through the door,
Are you looking for more?
And this is that girl,
That you've fallen for, before.
That you've fallen for,
That you've fallen for,
Too many times before, before.

As you walked through the door,
Are you looking for more?
And this is that girl,
That you've fallen for,...

Before,
That you've fallen for,
That you've fallen for,
Too many times before....

Gonna Sail Away

Written By: topp crime

Gonna Sail Away

As I strum my guitar,
And he beats on his drum,
This man's got to find a way out,
Find a way out of town.

He's gonna leave this behind,
And he's gonna find,
Someone just right for him.

He finally gets what he wants,
He’ll never hear those taunts,
And as I strum my guitar,
And he beats on his drums...

He's gonna sail away for you,
Out into the blue,
If what you're saying is true.

He's gonna sail away for you,
Out into the blue,
If what you're saying is true.

Now he's out on his own
Trying to make it alone
Like you said on the phone,
Trying to make it alone.

He's gonna leave this behind,
And he's gonna find,
Someone just right for him...

He's gonna sail away for you,
Out into the blue,
If what you're saying is true.

He's gonna sail away for you,
Out into the blue,
If what you're saying is true.

As I strum my guitar,
And he beats on his drum,
This man's got to find a way out,
Find a way out of town.

He's gonna leave this behind,
And he's gonna find,
Someone just right for him...

He's gonna sail away for you,
Out into the blue,
If what you're saying is true.

He's gonna sail away for you,
Out into the blue,
If what you're saying is true.

Through The Trees

Written By: topp crime

Through The Trees

Just one wrong move,
Could lead to your demise,
Yet we wonder what we don't know,
Until our last goodbye.

You try and try and try again,
To strive for what you want,
Until you find out that thing you want,
It cannot be bought.

You don't see the simple things,
That I see now,
All you have to do is ask yourself,
Ask yourself how,
You don't see the simple things,
That I see,
All you have to do is look towards,
The stars through the trees.

You look above you head,
And find nothing there,
If you were there looking down,
You wouldn't find it bare.

It doesn't matter where you came from,
To see what I know,
I couldn't have missed it,
11 minutes ago.

You don't see the simple things,
That I see now,
All you have to do is ask yourself,
Ask yourself how,
You don't see the simple things,
That I see,
All you have to do is look towards,
The stars through the trees.

You don't see the simple things,
That I see now,
All you have to do is ask yourself,
Ask yourself how,
You don't see the simple things,
That I see,
All you have to do is look towards,
The stars through the trees.

Discography

MonsterLove EP- 5 songs (Live off of the floor- Through The Trees, Last Night Stand, Gonna Sail Away, This Little Girl, Fallen For Before).

We have radio play in Barrie on college radio, and we are working with a local bar that hosts 97.7 Hits FM every Saturday night.

Set List

All Original Set:

- Through The Trees
- Gonna Sail Away
- Last Night Stand
- Now She's Gone Insane
- This Little Girl
- If Only
- Boston Rush
- Fallen For Before

(Typical Run Time- 40-45 minutes)

Covers we can do:

- Led Zeppelin: Come On Everybody, Bring It On Home, Something Else, We're Gonna Groove, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You.

- Rush: Summertime Blues.

- Elvis: Jail House Rock.

- Neil Young: Keep On Rockin' In The Free World, My My Hey Hey, Heart of Gold, Comes A Time.

- The Beatles: Revolution, Day Tripper.

- Tom Petty: Last Dance With Mary Jane.

- Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here.

- Death From Above 1979: Turn It Out, Romantic Rights, Little Girl, Going Steady.

- Rage Against The Machine: Know Your Enemy, Killing In The Name Of.