Woodward

Woodward

 Detroit, Michigan, USA
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New Vintage Power Pop: "Woodward stands for the type of Rock N Roll that has been missing from the popular scene since Grunge exploded out of Seattle almost twenty years ago" -Wildy's World

Biography

Woodward has jolted the Independent music scene with a powerful mix of vintage guitar tones, hook-heavy synth lines, and creative four-part harmonies that have fans across the globe enamored by their smart songwriting and powerful drive. As one CD reviewer put it, "Don't be surprised if a few years from now theirs is the concert ticket you can't buy anywhere but on eBay…" Listeners are besieged with a thrilling combination of sounds that are both fresh and nostalgic, uniquely delivered with energy and sophistication.
With comparisons ranging from The Ramones and The Beatles, to such contemporaries as a "less-adenoidal Weezer," Woodward has carved out their own musical style by reminding its audience where rock has been while quite seriously challenging where it might go. Proud of their hometown heritage, Woodward is named after Detroit, Michigan's thoroughfare Woodward Avenue, which bridges worlds by connecting the Northern suburbs to the Southern tip of downtown Detroit. Similarly, the cutting edge modern attitude and vintage, classic tone of Woodward's sound is putting a new face on the Detroit music scene by bringing together all different types of music lovers.
Woodward's electrifying stage presence and fun personalities has earned them the reputation of being a tremendously talented live act. Playing alongside notable artists as Fueled By Ramen recording artist The Hush Sound and Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe, the foursome's energetic delivery of memorable vocal hooks and deep-pocket groves keeps the crowd moving while impressing fellow performers.

Lyrics

Find The Words

Written By: Zammit/Karmel

Find The Words
(J.Zammit/D.Karmel)

Been here too long singing all the same old songs,
Waiting for someone to call about a weekend.
Pick up the pace, get a jump start and erase,
All those times you had to face before the weekend.
So take a word from a friend, and grab your girl and pretend,
That this will never end.
Best not be late everything is put in its place
With what they say make no mistake about the weekend
Can’t wonder why things here all seem to subside
These idle times tend to arrive well past the weekend.
Now take a word from a friend, pick up your girl and pretend,
That this will never end.
Will I ever find the words from all I’ve read and observed will I know just what to say,
And will I ever find the time too put in my dollar dime
Tell my friend that in the end I’ll find the words
All said and done my emotions start to run
Showing me what I’ve become before the weekend.
So take a word from a friend, and grab your girl and pretend,
That this will never end.
Will I ever find the words from all I’ve read and observed will I know just what to say,
And will I ever find the time too put in my dollar dime
Tell my friend that in the end I’ll find the words
And I’ll be back with what I’ve learned I’ll be swell sound and superb and I’ll know just what to say.
I’ll put in my dollar dime and the words I’ve come to find
Tell my friend it’s not the end I’ll find the words

Take It Back

Written By: Zammit/Karmel

Take It Back
(J.P. Zammit/D. Karmel)

Gone, without a chance to say, I’m fed up and afraid, Of what today will offer me.
Awoken way too late, there’s too much on my plate, I hesitate to answer, where
Where did you sleep last night?

Whoa, I feel a bit confused, not easily amused,
By what you choose to say to me.
It's taking too much time, I’m never satisfied, Just left behind here waiting, where
Where did you sleep last night?

Take it back and ride it out, you won’t believe the pain,
No sense in trying.
Lies! Take it back and write it down, there’s no one left to blame,
She’ll never make up her mind
Where did you sleep last night?

No, don't go; don't leave me here alone,
I don’t know what they want with me,
Sensation to release, Emotional police,
I thought you would have been there Where?
Where did you sleep last night?

Take it back and ride it out, You wont believe the pain,
No sense in trying.
Lies! Take it back and write it down, There’s no one left to blame,
She’ll never make up her mind
Where did you sleep last night?

Lies, take it back you’ve said enough
No one left to blame,
She leaves you unsatisfied.
Never try to write it down,
Nothing left to say,
She’ll never make up her mind.

Take it back and ride it out,
Cuz you won’t believe the pain
God knows how I’ve tried and tried,
Take it back and write it down,
No one left to blame,
She’ll never make up her mind,
Where did you sleep last,
Where did you sleep last night.

Switch Hit Resistor

Written By: John-Paul Zammit

Switch Hit Resistor
Words and music by John-Paul Zammit
Produced and Performed by WOODWARD.

It started out another hum drum Saturday,
Another show let's hit the road and start packing them in,
As we roll we lose control we’re crashing anyway,
These Saturdays come and go.

Break out, Forget about the self doubt, No worries what a turn out,
We're ready to go!

As we arrive, we take a drive around the sliding door,
Two scenester girls with that half crying look in their eyes,
They help unload and start to poster local record stores,
Calling more to come inside.

Stand up, Don't have to understand much,
Come closer reach out and touch,
It’s all about the perfect time

Tic tac toe we're putting on a show,
Another switch hitting resistor,
Rip set go, it's all about to blow,
You never leave yourself behind, let it go.

We’re standing by, we're going live in five four three two one,
There couldn't be a better crowd so it's time to begin,
No turning back, time to attack and blast the starter gun,
Come undone, become alive.

Let go,
Forget about the work flow,
Just follow 'long and ride slow,
It's all about the perfect timing.

Tic tac toe we're putting on a show,
Another switch hitting resistor,
Rip set go, it's all about to blow,
You never leave yourself behind, let it go

Don’t let them down just forget it and go
Next time around you could define radio
Made up my mind deleted my firewall
Next in town we’re gonna capture them all
Don’t let them down just forget about it
Next around we’re gonna capture them all
Don’t let them down, let them down, yea.

Tic tac toe we're putting on a show,
Another switch hitting resistor,
It’s a go turn on your radio,
You’ll never understand, never understand, so
Tic tac toe we're putting on a show,
Another switch hitting resistor,
Rip set go, it's all about to blow,
You never leave yourself behind, let it go

Discography

What I'm In Need Of (Single) (2010)

Switch Hit Resistor (EP) (2010)

...But Your Kids Are Gonna Love It (LP) (2007)

Enjoy Their Company (Demo) (2006)

Set List

Typical Set is 45 Minutes-1 Hour, all original with the occasional cult-classic or iconic cover.

There is plenty of crowd banter as the band's personality takes over the room. Overall, Woodward shows remind everyone that music is supposed to be fun. The band leaves the crowd screaming for more, and everyone leaves the concert saying, "Man, that was fun!"