WADE

WADE

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Undeniable acoustic-electric fused rock and/or roll that sounds like the ‘je ne sais quois’ you’ve been missing all your life.

Biography

WADE exists in music where Radiohead finds Arcade Fire and Led Zeppelin; a sophisticated kind of songwriting that will have the people listening deeply while dancing to the end.

The four met on stage as fellow actors; pursuing higher education as theatrical artists has enriched WADE’s live show to the point where it “proves that the local Calgary music scene still has some guts and some class, and is something to be proud of” (FFWD Magazine Vol.10, No.18). WADE has pushed forward in both performance and songwriting and continues to be a force to be seen and heard.

WADE released their debut album entitled “(Parenthesis)” in 2005. It holds eleven tracks that speak to the theme of The City; the ghosts and memories that live in the streets at our feet, and more importantly, where we found our place in it all.

WADE’s second studio album – “Ademain’ – is to be released in early 2008. Produced by Edmonton, AB’s Terry Tran (producer of Theresa Sokyrka's Juno-nominated pop album “These Old Charms,” and the critically acclaimed “Not Saying Just Saying” by Shout Out Out Out), “Ademain” promises to be a mature follow-up to “(Parenthesis),” showcasing ten of the band’s best songs to date.

In 2006 and 2007, WADE collaborated on two music video projects with director Doug Cook – See them both at: www.dougcook.ca/work.

This band stands alone in style and artistic expression. WADE is undeniable.

Lyrics

(Parenthesis)

Written By: WADE

If I ever see that face again
I know it'll be too soon.
I'll be waiting by the same old path,
I've done the math,
Because:

This is my life in a nutshell.

Perfect circles, round and round
It's a figure eight circus
I'll be singing by the train
With my hand stretched out,
With my hand stretched out, Because:

This is my life in a nutshell.

Don't forget what the good doctor said:
"You'll be working for the rest of your life,"
Because:

This is the world in a nutshell.

(I think you're wrong.)
(But you're wrong.)
(Oh, you're wrong.)

Summersong

Written By: C. Harper and WADE

The snow was falling on my shack
I never though the ice would crack
All was lost, all was lost
I held a heavy bandaleer
But overhead I heard something clear
A summer song is coming on

We were but an eighth foot from
The corner where we hid the crumbs
A lonely sound, a lonely sound
Running blue and running red
In my heart and in my head
A summer song is coming on

Oh and the sun will shine
Oh and the sun is mine
Oh what a day it is
To hear it

All was gone, all was lost
Dug into the permafrost
A lonely sound, a lonely sound
I see the cause, I hear applause
It's in my head, it's in my claws
It soon will come, my lovely one
My lovely one

Oh and the sun will shine
Oh and the sun is mine
Oh what a day it is
To hear it

A summer song is coming on

Murder and the Fool

Written By: C. Harper and WADE

They said he was so alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
Surrounded by the bones
Mister Mistletoe and no oh no oh no
I'll never know
I'll never know

Murder and the Fool
(I confess nobody cares)

Where do I go now? I'm all alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
Alone
Surrounded by the bones
Put the bear bells on me
Ring a ling a ling a ling a ling
'cause I'll pay anything

Murder and the Fool
(I confess nobody cares)

Discography

"(Parenthesis)" - June 4, 2005
- Produced, recorded and mixed by Chris Herard
- Photography and artwork by Cody Harper and Anton deGroot
- Mastering by Dave Horrocks

"Untitled" EP - June 1, 2006
- Produced by WADE
- Recorded and mixed at The Beach Studio in Calgary, Alberta

"Ademain" - Winter, 2008
- Produced, recorded and mixed by Terry Tran
- Recorded at Riverdale Recorders; Edmonton, AB.

Set List

We play original set lists with a reinterpreted cover here and there. Our usual sets last about an hour (ten-eleven songs average), and we have sufficient material to play up to three sets in an evening.