Vertigo Blend

Vertigo Blend

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Alternative Pop Rock Group that interests all ages from kids to Baby Boomers and everyone in between. playing catchy tunes that are not all the same and keep both the band and the audience interested. Original and familiar music.

Biography

***Promotional Video Available Upon Request***

Contact:
Doc Rogers
PO Box 4186
Weslake Village, Ca 91359
805/492-4482
805/506-4333

Funny Story how our CD 'Gigs & Garage Sales' got it's name. Stick around until the end of the bio to find out (or heck, just skip down)...

Vertigo Blend is a group of eclectic musicians coming together to create a music that very much matches their name; an incredible blend of interesting sounds, words and energy. This mixture of musical tastes has helped to create an incredible team that can create feverishly paced upbeat rock and roll, turn around to give you a grooved out heavy Blues piece, then hit you with a psychedelic return from the sixties with today’s influences before bringing you back with a rockin’ finish. One of Vertigo Blend’s main goals is to create interesting music that does not sound all the same but maintains a continuity and energy to it, thus both keeping the band and the audience entertained.

One of Vertigo Blend’s true strengths in their four year history has been their live show. A VB gig is never short on energy, fun and antics. From impromptu visits by Elvis impersonators, to unexpected guest sit-ins from top flight musicians, to not-so-choreographed spontaneous jumping, the Blend strives to entertain their audience. And the fun doesn’t stop there! Vertigo Blend also gives you an awesome musical sound with great three part harmony vocals soaring over it all…

With a strong following, Vertigo Blend is positioning itself to be one of the most sought after musical groups in Southern California and the surrounding regions. The Blend’s goal is to go as far as they can while enjoying every step of the journey. With passion, talent, charisma, energy, and a true love for what they do, Vertigo Blend is both ready and anxious to show anyone and everyone just why ‘it’s better blended!’

...and now for the story of how Gigs & Garage Sales" came to be...

VB's newest release, 'Gigs & Garage Sales', may seem like an oddly named and obscure CD Title, but it's really as straight forward as it comes. Realizing that the project of creating a full length professional CD would be a costly endeavor, the band discussed the financial needs of the project during a CD production meeting. It was decided that all profits earned from any shows would not be paid out and would go into the business account to help pay for the CD project...but after forecasting gigs vs financial needs, the 'gig' money just wasn't going to cover it. So we brain stormed ways to raise money as a band for the CD...as a throwaway idea that seemed easy enough to follow through, the band organized multiple garage sales in differing locations on different days. The band combined all their crap (Pardon, I mean 'pre-owned treasures') together to see if anything could come out of it. A half dozen garage sales and $5000 later, we had the money to subsidize what the gigs couldn't cover. Then one day, someone asked Carmen how she had been doing and she simply stated she really hadn't had time to do anything lately with all the Gigs & Garage Sales the band had been doing lately. Another band member was in ear shot when she said it and bam! A CD name was born.

Lyrics

Don't Steal My Heart

Written By: Doc Rogers

You can take my breath away
any time you want to,
you can fill my fantasies
time and time again,
I will never tire
of this friendship that you offer, just don’t steal my heart,
Don’t steal my heart,

I can’t take it this time,
this tiny little moment,
when I start to loose control,
Yeah, just like a bad ‘B’ movie
I see this one coming,
so the story goes,
Suddenly it’s you and me
and me and you
and you and we and…
Wait a second,
where did WE come from?

(CHORUS)

Stop looking at me the way you do,
Stop making me feel so funny,
Cause just one little wink from you and I go crazy,

(CHORUS)

(SOLOS)

Suddenly it’s you and me
and me and you,
and us and them
and her and them and we and she…
Wait a second, where did WE come from?

(CHORUS)

No don’t steal my, my heart

(END)

Fly

Written By: Doc Rogers

She waits all afternoon
to hear her favorite tune
Of a ’69 Mustang Ford,
They’re playing her song again comin’ around the bend,
this time’s a little sweeter
than before
This time she’s made up her mind,
After 18 years and three long months, she thinks it’s time to

Fly away and live her life
The way that she knows how,
she needs to get going,
Where tomorrow leads,
there’s no way of knowing,
But today’s her time
and Baby’s gotta fly away

She slaves all night and day cause she’s got bills to pay,
But the boss-man never gives her, her reward,
Yeah she gets kicked down,
no respect is found,
Just some pocket change
from a table of four,
This time she’s made up her mind,
She thinks that they can wash those dishes on their own just fine, it’s time to

(CHORUS)

My baby flies away

(SOLO)

This time she’s made up her mind,
She thinks that she can live her life on her own just fine
It’s time to fly,
It’s time to fly,
It’s time to

(CHORUS)

It’s time to fly,
It’s time to fly,

(END)

Pieces Of Me

Written By: Doc Rogers

If I crumble, if I fall,
can I count on you to catch me?
Can I count on you to understand, understand I just need to be me,

Cause I can’t stand to have to think that one of these days I’m gonna sink,
Cause I can’t swim
and the water is rising,
And If I crumble, if I fall,
if I tumble off the wall,
Who will be there
to pick up the pieces of me?

I have failed, I’ve been scorned more times than I need to be,
I have cut out my own tongue
just to save me from the misery,

Of saying too much, being too loud, being a sore thumb in this crowd,
I’m saving myself from another awkward moment,
If I crumble, if I fall, if I tumble off the wall, who will be there
to claim that they own it,
And pick up the pieces of me,

(Am I saying too much)
I got caught up in a moment too soon,
(All I want is your touch)
To help me understand what’s true, cause I don’t know,
(I don’t know) I don’t know….

Saying too much, being too loud, being a sore thumb in this crowd,
Saving myself from another awkward moment,
If I crumble, if I fall, if I tumble off the wall, who will be there to claim that they own it,
I can’t stand to have to think that one of these days I’m gonna sink,
Cause I can’t swim and the water is rising,
If I crumble, if I fall, if I tumble off the wall,
Who will be there to pick up the pieces of me?

Discography

1. 'Talk To Me' - EP (2004)
2. 'Gigs & Garage Sales' - CD (2006)
3. 100.7fm KHAY Artist Spotlight - July 2006. 30 minute segment featuring interviews and the songs "Fly" and "I Am Nothing" from the CD 'Gigs & Garage Sales'

Set List

All sets usually consist of 45 minutes on with a 15 minute break, but can be negotiated for the event needs. Below is an overall idea of material available:

Original Material - 2 hours worth of Material based in Rock, Blues and various influences.

Cover Material - 6 hours worth of available material from artists like:
All American Rejects
Barenaked Ladies
Beastie Boys
Blondie
Beatles
Blues Traveler
Bon Jovi
Bowling For Soup
Chris Isaak
Heart
H.I.M.
Counting Crows
Don McLean
Edwin McCain
Five Man Electric Band
George Thoroughgood
Georgia Satellites
Gin Blossoms
Guess Who Band
John Fogherty
John Mellencamp
Kelly Clarkson
Lit
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Melissa Ethridge
Meredith Brooks
No Doubt
Pat Benetar
Santana
Sheryl Crow
Sister Hazel
Stevie Ray Vaughn
The Romantics
Tommy Tutone
U2
Van Morrison
Weezer
Wilson Pickett
and more.
We can learn material if needed for the event.