Without Will

Without Will

BandRockPunk

raw, real, full of energy and character, melodic

Biography


In it’s infancy one could say that Without Will began as a hardcore rap group from Hudson QC. Paul Woods Lafleur and Robert Bowe began their musical career dropping intricate stanzas overtop of established instrumentals. Diverging musical tastes however, caused Bowe to pick up a guitar and part ways with the group leaving Lafleur to continue on the hip-hop path until 2005. At this point Lafleur realized that although hip-hop was in his soul, his heart was truly that of a punk rocker and he began composing melodies reminiscent of the early days of Face to Face and Millencolin. In 2007 Lafleur joined a Ramones cover band in Montreal alongside then 17 year old drummer Jonathan Erskine. The group obtained a regular spot playing at O’Regan’s pub in Montreal on Tuesday nights. The band eventually adopted the name Without Will after bassist Wilfredo Figueroa left the group to pursue other interests. As Without Will began composing original songs it was decided that a strong guitar lead was lacking to fill out the sound. As luck would have it longtime friend of Lafleur’s, Rob Bowe came into contact with the singer and announced his return to Montreal after a 2 year absence. Erskine and Lafleur both agreed that Bowe should assume the role of lead guitar player in Without Will. Shortly after in the early months of 2008 the need for a new rhythm guitar player arose which prompted the trio to seek the services of ex- Judgmental guitarist Robin Greenhough originally from Montreal, who had been on a 9 month hiatus in Victoria BC. An Immediate Chemistry was born as Without Will took flight.

Without Will has since released a street demo selling over 200 copies. The group is currently in the process of preparing a 6 track EP for commercial release due out in the summer of 2009. Without Will’s music draws on influences from the Beach Boys to NoFx in a high energy melodic style punk rock eclectic. The topic of their songs range from political satire to a sardonic approach to relationships and materialism.

The band’s singles What Does It Matter and Occupational Bliss will be hitting radio in early 2009. Without Will is also preparing a Quebec tour, where they will be playing Montreal and surrounding areas in August 2009, dates TBA on the websites.

Lyrics

What Does It Matter

Written By: Rob Bowe, Jonathan Erskine, Paul Lafleur

She pulled an axe out while i was sleeping/she found the secret that I was keeping/
she found the vault, but wasn't my fault/
I left the keys right next to the salt/all my posessions my books and edicts/
was acting funny she found the reason/
was acting strange for the last 16 months/

Chorus
I wanna run away, and never say goodbye/
and if you get too close, know that you might get fried/
cannot vest my strength in you/
you ripped my wings and I, managed to keep on flying/
and with a stealth like speed, nothing can keep my down/
cannot vest my strength in you/

stuck in the midst of what she can't handle/
my hidden treasures were such a gamble/
cannot vest her strength in me/
I was not who she thought I could be/
all an illusion's what most were hoping/
can't overcome this abrupt explosion/
now they'll never, ever be the same/

Chorus
I wanna run away, and never say goodbye/
and if you get too close, know that you might get fried/
cannot vest my strength in you/
you ripped my wings and I, managed to keep on flying/
and with a stealth like speed, nothing can keep my down/
cannot vest my strength in you/

Occupational Bliss

Written By: Jon Erskine, Paul Lafleur, Rob Bowe


The darkness never let her grow/ the more she watched, the more she slowed
And as the years would come to show, that she's lost and never found just what she could've risen to be/
But they trust , that she could do no wrong, just as long as she never ask too much.

Chorus
She does her job so well, though conputed by others, she's doing her part.
They do their jobs as well.

This machine built from above/maintained by countless thongs of thugs/unable to retrieve what she had been told now it's time to take insurgencies to next

Chorus
She does her job so well, though computed by other's, she's doing her part.
They do their jobs as well.

50 years went down the drain, when she realized she'd lost her brain
Unable to unleash their will, so they throw in the towel, take the bench and let it go

Discography

EP to be released called Without Will, we have a great following in our home city of montreal. we have had an interview on CHOQ FM an online radio show that has large audience and has played our songs, we were also the LOCAL SPOTLIGHT on HITS FM in Montreal and our song 'occupational bliss' was played during that show

Set List

what does it matter, coffee cups and cigarettes, Boomer, Serenity Now, Blissful Sin, Destructive Behavior, Occupational Bliss, 2 in The Pink, Runaway, Wasted, Beetle Juice, No Joe, I Dislike You, Black Rose, Wasted, Travis
set length: 1h30
covers (optional):
Bullion - Millencollin
Murder the Government - NOFX
Disconnected - Face to Face