Waves on Mars

Waves on Mars

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Waves on Mars is a high energy progressive rock band with blues and funk influences accompanied by powerful heartfelt vocals.

Biography

Waves on Mars is a progressive rock band with blues and funk influences accompanied by powerful heartfelt vocals. Based out of the Denver/Fort Collins, Colorado area, W.O.M. have been together as a band for 2 years.
Waves on Mars has played shows as big as the Tatanka Music Festival in Boulder Colorado, where more than 30 bands performed for 3,000+ fans over the course of a summer weekend in late September of 2008, and as small as the intimate nightclub scene in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, CO.
At particular events such as the Tatanka Music Festival, Waves on Mars was performing on the same bill with prominent artists such as Big Head Todd and Rose Hill Drive.

Some of the bands’ biggest influences are artists such as Doyle Bramhall II, John Mayer and King’s X, just to name a few. They pride themselves on their hard driving rhythms and soulful tones. The members of Waves on Mars originally hail from all corners of the country. This fact really brings a great flavor to the bands’ sound and style of music that they produce. From the mean streets of New York City, to the Cajun influences of New Orleans, Waves on Mars brings an energy to each of their shows that gets people up out of their seats and fully involved in their shows.
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Lyrics

The Unexpected

Written By: Johnny Ryan, Pete Lacis and Tom McGrane

Oceans

She walks through salty raindrops/Shivering and shaking
Besides her love for life and people/She has nothing
Does being warm, and honest/make her passive
Must finding love in her blue world/Be so elusive.

crawl into a ball… in her frozen bed
being with a man… yearning in her head
pictures of her lovers…It’s happening once again

Writin’ poems under covers…singing songs from in her heart.
Walkin’ smelling roses…wishing them inside her vase
Ponderin’ for hours…of how she’d decorate her place.
photos never taken… barren frames

Chorus:
She’s hurting for/
someone to hold/
escape from the cold/

She’s yearning for/
staring alone/
At her reflection/

She catches her tears/
They fill the oceans she’d overcome to be loved

Her tears/ fill the oceans/just to be loved.
(Solo) Repeat chorus

Callused

Written By: Vincent Vega, Tom McGrane, Johnny Ryan

And in the wake of it all
Lied the life in us
Before we could blink
We lost our will.

We live and we die
Dare we ask why
We run under ladders
And conscience we kill

(chorus)
Once loved, Twice sheared
Bounded glory, bloodied my peers
Carry on, Callused my face
Withdrawn in hell, Melt alone in space

Our plans were erased
So we can cry out loud
Just keepin' our faith
Turns our stress into hate

Once love, twice sheared
Bounded glory, bloodied my peers
Carry on, callused my face
Withdrawn in hell, melt alone in space

Like zombies roaming the streets
With their guises and fears
The distilled look in their eyes
Reveals the pain deep inside

(Solo)

Once loved, twice sheared
Bounded glory, bloodied my peers
Carry on, Callused my face
Withdrawn in hell, melt alone in space

Like zombie roaming the streets
With their guises and fears
The distilled looks in their eyes
Reveals the pain deep inside

Discography

Singles Released on Compilation Album Rise of the Fliers; 2009:
"The Unexpeted"
"Callused"

Set List

Our sets range from a 1 hour opening set if we are not headlining a show or if we are playing a festival. Otherwise we typically do 3, 1 hour set gigs.

Our song list varies from venue to venue but in general you can expect to hear several originals mixed in with covers that range from artists such as:

Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Prince, Tom Petty, Doyle Bramhall II, The Beatles and Maroon 5 just to name a few.
http://www.wavesonmars.com