TWEAK

TWEAK

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ROCK, ballad, fun, happy, goofy, sad, TWEAK's intentions are to share, relate, and entertain. A TWEAK show is an emotional roller coaster. Take it or leave it, love it or hate it, TWEAK's music will evoke an emotion - this is TWEAK's intention. LISTEN...

Biography

***Buy the TWEAK 7-Song Debut EP at www.mymusic.com*** A band that doesn't worry about sounding like anybody else, but only about sounding like themselves, TWEAK's intentions are anything but misguided. Driven by their love to create, a combination of diverse musical minds seems to be the only explanation for their sound. If TWEAK likes it, they keep it and if they don't, then it slowly fades to memory. The band's instrumentation labels them as an acoustic-rock alternative, but such a label can neither define nor justify TWEAK's musical vision. Each of the four members, talented in their own right, possess an eerie sense of musical unity...a chemistry that ensures a band's 'tightness', but like visual artists, they have the ability to paint pictures in the minds of their listeners. Tweak has been enthralling fans since December 2000. Singer/songwriter Jason Sultan-Khan formed the band with lead guitarist Frank Beecher with the intention to bring a new and unique sound to the Ottawa music scene that would appeal to the masses. With three years of dedication, hard work and the addition of experienced bassist Eric Ramsden and vibrant drummer Christian Emery, the original vision is now a reality. Tweak has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many talented acts such as: Default, Swollen Members, Not By Choice, Stabilo, Doctor, Stone Melodies, Staggered Crossing, Smoother, Grindig, Morning Maker, Nine Mile, Hennessey, The Populars, Stuck on Saturn, The Fully Down, Fluid, Iconoclast, Abandon, Siobhan, Six Weeks, Tim’s Myth, Simple, and Bitterfly. Individually, members have had the opportunity to play with such artists as: Matchbox Twenty, Bif Naked, Danny Michel, Martina Sorbara, Jian Ghomeshi, Jeremy Fisher, Chris and Kate, Byward Mayhem, TheRockin’Highliners, and Craig Cardiff. Rock, ballad, fun, happy, goofy, sad, TWEAK's intentions are to share, relate, and entertain. A TWEAK show is an emotional roller coaster. Take it or leave it, love it or hate it, TWEAK's music will evoke an emotion - this is TWEAK's intention. LISTEN...

Lyrics

Time

Written By: Jason Sultan-Khan

Time:
Be the one who saves me
And try your best to keep and open mind.
Place your trusting arms around me
Venture
Hearing hands, take a chance on grasping time.

Can you offer me some piece of mind?
Can you offer me a place in time.

Blistered chances slipping from my grasp
Hear the hands running in circles
Mole hills into mountains we grasp
Higher but climbing down.

Can you offer me spme piece of mind?
Can you offer me a place in time.

Make

Written By: Jason Sultan-Khan

Make:

If I were yours, would you be mine?
Is our love lost, or are we just blinded by,
Blinded by. . .
If yours were mine, would you be open to. . .
Could I say forever, or would be frightened by,
Frightened by. . .

I wish it could be
I wish you could see that
we’re so far away.
Even though we’re staring each other in the face.
You’re drifting away from me
Even though I know, we could make,
We could make it.

If I had to go, could you stay behind for a while?
Would our lines get crossed, or would you just wonder why?
If mine were yours, would what would you do?
Forever’s just a step away. Would you take it by the hand and not wonder why. . .

Melt

Written By: Jason Sultan-Khan

Melt:

Maybe I’m the only one, the only one
Who sees the affect it has
Your carnation cheeks have disappeared
Into your wounded silence, silence.

Say, say I’m going under
Wait, wait and watch me tumble to the ground
Play, play the same record over and over
Again I hear you pounding I am frozen but
I’m melting away.
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Away, away we’re gonna crack it like thunder
They, they are gonna wonder where this is coming from
Pray, pray you’re gonna see it coming
We’re not drowning we’re resounding
And we’re sick and tired of melting away.

And amidst the shatter, I hear the sobbing
Feel the throbbing but it’s not me
Caffeinated smile is painted badly
Though you’re trying hard to forget it,
It’s not letting you.

Never-ending tunnel-visioned carousel
Nauseated by the downward spiral existenz
Educated by experience
Inferiority resilience.

Discography

*Debut 7-song EP Released September, 2004 featuring the songs Time, Engrave, Make, Purple, Ferriswheel, Melt, and Whore.
*Available at mymusic.com
*Notable recent TWEAK track accomplishments
· “Time”, as of May 9th 2005, on Broadjam.com as part of Ontario Top 10
· “Time” featured on Kingston Rock Radio 105.7fm by Nancy Slater on The New Music Show.
· “Time”, and “Engrave” have received radio play on The Bear 106.9fm, Ottawa
· “Engrave”, on garageband.com, in one day jumped from #135 in Alt-Rock to #39, earning TWEAK an all-day feature on May 16th, 2005 atop the Alt-Rock Chart.
· “Engrave”, “Ferriswheel”, “Make”, and “Purple”, all in top 135 of Alt-Rock Chart (garageband.com) within first week of entry. All are still active and steadily climbing the chart.
· “Melt” receiving heavy rotation on Algonquin Radio CKDJ 107.9fm
· “Melt” charting #63 in first week on garageband.com Modern Rock Chart
*"Whore" featured June 1st, 2005 atop the Groove Rock chart at www.garageband.com
*"Time" available on music4ipods.com

Set List

*All ORIGINAL!!!
*NO COVERS!!!
*Sets vary (30-45min open, 60-90min headline)