TRANQUIL

TRANQUIL

 Red Deer, Alberta, CAN
BandRockAcoustic

Tranquil is currently in the middle of recording their first official album at Lake Effect Studio through the Wellcraft Music group. Some rough sample clips are available to listen to in the audio section of the press kit.

Biography

Tranquil is currently in the middle of recording their first official album at Lake Effect Studio through the Wellcraft Music group. Some rough sample clips are available to listen to in the audio section of the press kit.

About Tranquil
Joseph Accardi graduated from St. Thomas of Villanova High school in 2003 with honors, as President of the student council. He was then accepted to the University of Toronto for computer science. Joseph started playing and performing music at the age of 10. He plays piano, saxophone, flute, trumpet, clarinets, guitar and he sings. Joseph has also performed in and directed a handful of musicals over the last couple years.

Bram Cayne has been playing drums and percussion since the age of 11. He has studied under many professional drummers, including Toronto greats Barry Romberg and Rick Lazar. He has also learned from such jazz artists as Mike Murley and Mark Eisenman. He is currently attending York University. Bram has performed in various jazz bands, rock bands and pit orchestras (including West Side Story and the Rocky Horror Show) which have helped mold his diverse drumming style.

Darren Ricci began his musical career at a young age by taking piano lessons through the Royal Conservatory of Music. At the age of 13 he bought his first bass guitar. Although he is primarily self-taught on the bass, Darren has taken some private lessons throughout the years, and continues to strive to be the best musician he can be by listening and learning from others. Darren has played bass in various groups and bands ranging from a wide genre of music including rock, alternative, progressive, funk, and jazz to name a few. Darren is currently working on finishing his Bachelor of Arts degree in the social science program at the University of Toronto.

Mark Brathwaite began studying classical piano at age six, under teachers certified by the Royal Conservatory of Music. He is a grade 10 certified RCM teacher in piano, harmony, counterpoint, and also teaching practical guitar techniques. He has played the Markham Jazz Festival, the Markham Hilton Suites Hotel, and Unionville Festival with his former �Mark Brathwaite Trio�. This foundation in classical music has allowed him to excel in other genres many guitarists have trouble crossing; namely jazz, blues, and rock. He joined Tranquil officially in June 2008.

We have a large pool of influences we pull from. The band plays a pop-rock acoustic style. I would say we sound like some of the pop acoustic rock of the 90's, but my band members might strangle me for saying that. We do put a heavy modern spin on that style.

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Brief list of Venues (with last date played):
May 3rd, 2008
Holy Joe�s

January 4th, 2008
Jeff Healey�s Roadhouse

December 20th, 2007
Sneaky Dee �s

November 30th, 2007
The Opera House

November 24th, 2007
Foundation Nightclub

November 23rd, 2007
Hard Rock Caf�

October 4th, 2007
The Kathedral

Saturday, September 23rd, 2007
The Reverb

Friday, September 14th, 2007
The El Mocambo

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
University of Toronto Campus

Thursday, August 30th, 2007
The Revival

Saturday, August 25th, 2007
Wasaga Beachfest

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
Rivoli

Friday, October 14th, 2005
The Black Swan

Saturday, April 16th, 2005
Smiling Buddha Bar

Monday, February 28th, 2005
The Underground
York University

Wednesday, October 1st, 2003
Clinton�s

Lyrics

Whisper In Your Ear

Written By: Joseph Accardi

Lay here awake with me,
Wont you help me count the sheep?
Painted on the ceiling,
Like clouds above the sea.
I know the answer,
But it's hard for me to share.
Since I don't know how we got here,
Or if we were ever really there.

So wait for the sun to rise,
to see if this is real
Wait for the moment,
Like a whisper in your ear.

Lay here awake with me,
won't you help me pass the time?
I know your eyes are heavy,
But believe me so are mine.
It's nearly morning,
and there's only one thing left to say.
But I'm afraid after I say it,
That this here dream may go away.

So, wait for the sun to rise,
To see if this is real.
Wait for the moment,
Just like a whisper in your ear.
I know tomorrow brings
An answer it's so clear.
I just don't know if you
were really here.

If you were here
Here with me, tonight

Oh, wait for the sun to rise,
to see if this is real.
Wait for the moment
Like a whisper in your ear
I know tomorrow brings
an answer it's so clear
I just don't know if you
were really here.

Ordinary

Written By: Joseph Accardi

It’s such an ordinary, plain old type, of simple life we live.
That doesn’t mean that it’s ordinarily simple for me to say what I believe.

So, should I tell you all about you?
And I would tell the truth. ‘cause I don’t want you to say,
'You’re only ordinary'.

We talk and talk but it’s always just about that and this And this and that but you know,
that talk is cheap and soon enough everyone here will see the truth start to show.

So, should I tell you all about you?
And I would tell the truth. ‘cause I don’t want you to say...

Take me to the spot where everybody thought you’ve got a lot you’ve got a lot a lot on your mind.

I know you don’t care but everybody there will feel it in the air every time you try to hide, what you are, and what I perceive you to be. As I watch you as you’re stairing back at me.

It’s so fake ...
But I try
Not to make this out to be another lie.
I know you’re scared.
Believe me, I do.
But it’s hard not to pretend I think you’re ordinary too.

So, should I tell you all about you?
And I would tell the truth. ‘cause I don’t want you to say,
'You’re only ordinary'.

Discography

Tranquil - Paint You A Picture (2004)
Inspired
Meant to me
Last Night
Whispers
For the Proud
Your Eyes
Shades of Grey
Talk to Me
Hide
All is Well

Tranquil - EP (5 track) (2006)
Meant to Me
Cross that line
Missing You
Hide
Nobody Somebody

Tranquil - (Title coming) (10 Track) (2008)
Better Alone
Cross that Line
Everything for you
Hide
I want you to Know
Ordinary
Sullen
Too Late
Walk Away
Whisper in your Ear

Set List

Originals:
Anyways
Better Alone
Cross That Line
Everything for you
Fortune Tells Me
Hide
I want you to Know
Leave me Alone
Meant to Me
Missing You
Mr. Stick-man
My Blue Skies
Nobody Somebody
Ordinary
sullen
The Fall
Too Late
Walk Away
Whisper in your Ear

Covers (but not limited to)
Rockapella - Carmen Sandiago
Rob Thomas - Smooth
U2 - Where the streets have no name
Fastball - The way
Muse - Starlight
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Queen - Under Pressure