Vision

Vision

BandRockAdult Contemporary

Characterized by vitalizing vocals with the versatility to intertwine both acoustic and electric guitars complimented by an authorative rhythm section, makes this seasoned quartet unique.

Biography

Formed in the late 1990's, VISION readily established an identity as a "classic rock" band. The quartet was completed by founding members, Mike Matousek, Joe Bates and Ron Neal with the aquisition of seasoned drummer, Sam Funk.

Fronted by the dynamic vocals of Bates, VISION responded to a demanding schedule and captivated audiences with energetic performances. 5 months into a relentless agenda, Funk and VISION parted ways. VISION remained intact when a mutual friend, Dan Doughty, introduced veteran drummer, Shawn R. Simister to the group. Behind the drumming of Simister and the bass of Matousek, VISION established a powerful rhythm section enhancing Bates' vocals/guitar and lead guitar riffs of Neal.

Upon completion of an exhausting 3 1/2 year program, that included a brief tour in Cleveland, VISION decided to slow the bookings down to be reaquainted with family. By the summer of 2004, Neal was called to Virginia to care for an ill family member. Neal did however, maintain a relationship with the band with trips back to Detroit for occasional shows. By August of 2005, lead guitarist/vocalist Jeff Hughes, a long time friend of Simisters, was recruited by VISION, permanently replacing Neal. With the addition of Hughes' versatility and high level of professionalism, in conjunction with the established Matousek, Bates and Simister, VISION continues to be a local favorite.

Lyrics

"It's All Been Done"

Written By: BARENAKED LADIES

BARENAKED LADIES LYRICS

"It's All Been Done"

I met you before the fall of Rome
And I begged you to let me take you home
You were wrong, I was right
You said goodbye, I said goodnight

It's all been done
It's all been done
It's all been done before

I knew you before the west was won
And I heard you say the past
was much more fun
You go your way, I go mine
But I'll see you next time

It's all been done
It's all been done
It's all been done before

And if I put my fingers here, and if I say
"I love you, dear"
And if I play the same three chords,
Will you just yawn and say

It's all been done
It's all been done
It's all been done before

Alone and bored on a thirtieth-century night
Will I see you on The Price Is Right?
Will I cry? Will I smile?
As you run down the aisle?

It's all been done
It's all been done
It's all been done before

Ain't Even Done With The Night

Written By: John Mellencamp


Ain't even done with the night
Well our hearts beat like thunder
I don't know why they don't explode
You got your hands in my back pockets
And sam cooke's singin' on the radio
You say that I'm the boy who can make it all come true
Well I'm tellinya that I don't know if I know what to do

Chorus:
You say that's all right, hold tight
Well I don't even know if I'm doin' this right
Well all right, hold tight
We can stay out all day or we can run around all night
Well all night, all night
Well it's time to go home
And I ain't even done with the night

Well I don't know no good come-ons
And I don't know no cool lines
I feel the heat of your frustration
I know it's burnin you up deep down inside
You say that I'm the boy who can make it all come true
Well I'm tellin ya that I don't know if I know what to do

Chorus

Two Tickets To Paradise

Written By: Eddie Money

Got a surprise especially for you,
Something that both of us have always wanted to do.
We've waited so long, waited so long.
We've waited so long, waited so long.

I'm gonna take you on a trip so far from here,
I've got two tickets in my pocket, now baby, we're gonna disappear.
We've waited so long, waited so long.
We've waited so long, waited so long.

I've got two tickets to paradise,
Won't you pack your bags, we'll leave tonight,
I've got two tickets to paradise,
I've got two tickets to paradise.

I'm gonna take you on a trip so far from here,
I've got two tickets in my pocket, now baby, we're gonna disappear. (You know why?)
We've waited so long, waited so long.
We've waited so long, waited so long.

I've got two tickets to paradise,
Won't you pack your bags, we'll leave tonight,
I've got two tickets to paradise,
I've got two tickets to paradise.

Discography

Live @ Izzys........The Demo Tracks

Set List

TAKE IT EASY
ONE OF THESE NIGHTS

VENTURA HIGHWAY
PINK HOUSES

ALL BEEN DONE
BREAKDOWN

LONELY PEOPLE
THE JOKER

I'M YOUR CAPTAIN
AUTHORITY SONG

TWO MUCH LOVE
LOW

TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE
TEQUILA SUNRISE

AINT EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT
MOON DANCE

TURN THE PAGE
REBEL-REBEL

LAST KISS
SWEET MELISSA

PEACEFUL EASY FEEELING
GIMME 3 STEPS

TIME OF YOUR LIFE
The one I love

LONELY O'L NIGHT
BABIES BLACK BALLOON

LAST DANCE WITH MARY JANE
Brown Eyed Girl

R.O.C.K IN THE U.S.A
WILD NIGHTS

HEY JEALOUSY
TWO MUCH LOVE

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU
Gloria

Margaritaville