Trapper John

Trapper John

BandAlternativeRock

Trapper John has developed their own sound based on catchy melodies, layered guitars and driving rhythms. Sometimes compared to other melody conscience bands such as Weezer, Nada Surf or Teenage Fanclub…Trapper John has their own unique and strong identity within the alternative rock genre.

Biography

Committed to gigging and recording constantly, Trapper John has spent the last few years building an impressive list of credentials to their name.

Festivals attended/Awards
• Clear Channel Musicianship Award Winner
• NXNE – 2 time attendee
• MidPoint Music Festival – 2 time attendee
• Indianapolis Music Conference

Film and Television
• Best of Tromadance Vol. 4 (DVD title menu track)
• HBO Special, June 2002
• Live Classical Concerts in the USA, 2003-2004 season

Airplay
Their first album "West Coast Stereo" has been received very positively by critics and fans. "Stereo" received airplay on Columbus radio stations throughout the fall, including CD101 (101.1 FM), the Blitz (99.7 FM), and the Ohio State radio station, KBUX (91.1 FM). Rob Harvilla of The Other Paper called "Wastoid", the first single off "Stereo", "The best Cars track since 'Just What I Needed'", while Ohio State's daily paper, The Lantern, alls 'Stereo' "Impressive" and "A fun listen." Trapper John’s second effort, the All Night EP, also garnered local airplay as well as great reviews both locally and regionally. Currently, their third self-released album “Find a Way” is being favorably reviewed and receiving airplay regionally.

Lyrics

Wait So Long

Written By: Trapper John

Verse 1
I want someone to be my better half when I’m drunk and I’m so full of it.
In the streets, on TV just like Hollywood all again.

Looking down in and out past my life again. Of all my friends…no one’s looking back again. I’ll do anything that I girl could want I know, but it’s not happening.

Chorus
Wait so long

Verse 2
Walk with me, I said I want to find a way to be all better.
Settled down, not mess around, no more lies. I swear that this time I’ll change.
Still you say that you’re leaving. And you say that you never needed me.
I tried everything that a girl would want I know.
But it’s not happening.

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Find a Way

Written By: Trapper John

Verse 1
If you know that I cannot be what you want then why don’t you just tell me?

If you know that I cannot stay I’ll go before I get thrown away.

Chorus
I try to, but I can’t seem to say that I’m leaving.
Here’s my chance, but I can’t figure out what I’m feeling.
I know we tried, but maybe it’s too late to find a way?

Verse 2
If you wait then I’ll do the same.
I tried, but I never could act patiently.
Maybe we just need to go away?
We’ll leave…never to be back again.

Chorus

Bridge
I know it’s lame, but I cannot stay awake.
But that’s okay ‘cause then I’d just feel the pain.

Chorus

I've Been Thinking

Written By: Trappe John

You know lately I've been thinking 'bout how you never tried to believe in me. Now that I'm gone will you try to do away with the seasons and take away all feeling?

You know lately I've been trying not to get my head so high I can't see. Now that I'm gone will you try to do away with the seasons and take away all feeling?

Somebody help me 'cause I can't go away...run away. I can't go away...run away. I can't go.

You know lately I've been thinking 'bout how you never tried to believe in me. Now that you're gone will I try to do away with the seasons and take away all feeling?

Discography

2002 - West Coast Stereo Full Length
2003 - All Night EP
2006 - Find A Way

Set List

We are capable of doing shows of up to three hours in length. We can do multiple sets in a night. Occasionally, we will do covers ranging from the Cars, Joe Jackson, the Police etc. However, typically, our set list is made up of 90% original music and is about 45 minutes long.