Zander

Zander

BandPopFunk

Beatlesque melodies, thunderous grooves and infectious hooks; Zander and his band have a unique blend of Pop-Funk-Rock that reflect the eclectic sound of Long Beach, CA.

Biography

As the founding member and lead vox of the veteren funk outfit SIXATENINE, Zander Vera has been been providing the booty bustin funk and hook infused pop to the masses up and down and all around the west coast for over a decade. Finally after much anticipation, Zander has released a collection of deeply spirited and often heart wrenching songs that reflect a side of him that until now only a privledged few has ever seen. Written and recorded by Zander at Painfully Huge Studios in the LBC 2007, he gives his heart and soul to you. Handle with care may cause spontanious hot sweats.

For those still seeking the funk, Zander has been kind enough to throw in some heaters that will leave your speakers sizzlin and your pets running scared.

Lyrics

Long Beach

Written By: Zander Vera

LONG BEACH

Looking out over long beach
Its 5am again
Im runnin out of cigarettes
But im dead on my feet
I just cant sleep I can feel the beat
Of all those hungry hearts
And long before the morning starts
The crazies walk the streets

This aint no love song, shit
This aint about that
This aint even a good song
Just a bunch of random crap

I write when im up all night
in long beach

Long beach up all night

Tuesday night drunk at haydens
They threw me out again
I met this fine senorita
She just wanted to be friends I guess

Aint it a bitch when your on the street
And they haven’t said last call
I need a drink and a pack of smokes
And while your at it the answers to it all

This aint no love song, shit
This aint about that
This aint even a good song
Just a bunch of random crap

I write when im up all night
in long beach
Long beach up all night

So you want me to be crazy
Crazy I can do
So you want yourself a rock star
Well then look right here baby
Loud and clear baby
Every night I’m a bringing it live
To Long Beach

Right up your street, insider long beach
Oh, long beach
Shit, you know, long each

I write some shit down and I spit it out
I don’t dig girls that do that
But I appreciate the thought
Im so glad to mate your occasion
So glad to *&%$ your persuasion
So sad were fadin
Screw this im going back to Haydens

Lately

Written By: Zander Vera

lately,

she started wearing black in mid july
socks that never match her chocolate eyes
smoking parliaments and getting...

crazy,

her friends all say she's surely lost her mind
that man that broke her heart love struck her blind
and now the best she does is waste her time wondering why

if you look you'll find find
it never really ends the way you had in mind
if you look you'll find find
the future only holds what you let inside
and I wish that I could dry
every tear she cried.

morning,

half asleep she makes coffee for two.
throws them both away, feels like a fool
takes the day off work and cries till noon wondering why

if you look you'll find find
it never really ends the way you had in mind
if you love and lie
the guilt you carry on the rest of your life
and I wish that I could dry
every tear she cried.

lately,
i think she's feeling, feeling again
lately,
i think she's feeling, feeling again
lately,
i think she's getting over, getting over me.

lately,
she started wearing black in mid july
socks that never match her chocolate eyes

106 [ where are you now ]

Written By: Zander Vera

I see the rain staring out the window
A stormy night always gets to me
I hear the wind crush the water
As my tortured mind slips into a dream

So where are you now?
Run off to see the world like a circus clown?
So where are you now?
One hundred five time ive thought about you
and 106 is sure to break my heart again
and 106 is sure to break my heart again
and 106 is sure to break my heart again
and 106 is sure to break my heart

got a chill I cant melt with fire
the steady glow ive now has come and gone
then again ive lost all desires
somebody let me know when the sun comes again

So where are you now?
Run off to see the world like a circus clown?
So where are you now?
One hundred five time ive thought about you
and 106 is sure to break my heart again
and 106 is sure to break my heart again
and 106 is sure to break my heart again
and 106 is sure to break my heart

a mistral’s song
a casual misery wrapped in irony
and now your gone
this mythical tragedy
broke and shattered me
Stripped and unraveled my soul
Why did you have to go?

An idle mind is sometimes a blessing
Better still than trembling in fear
Then again Im second guessing
Oh my God how I wish you were here!

So where are you now?
Run off to see the world like a circus clown?
So where are you now?
One hundred five time ive thought about you
and 106 is sure to break my heart again
and 106 is sure to break my heart again
and 106 is sure to break my heart again
and 106 is sure to break my heart

Bonnie and Clyde

Written By: Zander Vera

bonnie in the backroom,
dancing to her own tune,
sippin on a port, smokin camels
lookin good,
you know what i mean?
she got the numbers
all 34,23,34 and she was like 5'3"
I said,
hey whatcha doin here,
you got nothin better to do?
she said,
i've been lookin for my man
and my man i think its you
i said,
why don't we, why don't we
go and waste some time
she said,
i got a better idea
brewing in my mind

She got the numbers
i got the time
she can handle a pistol
i got the nine
she got the numbers
ive got the crime
here comes the getaway
of Bonnie and Clyde

so we rolled up to a joint
with the bourgeoisie
limousines outside
they were drippin hundred dollar bills
and beggin to be shanghaied
she walked in, pointed it
and said all ya all get down
we bring you funky music
in exchange for your crown
~ jewels that is

She got the numbers
i got the time
she can handle a pistol
i got the nine
she got the numbers
ive got the crime
here comes the getaway
of Bonnie and Clyde

bonnie and clyde
oh you sexy sexy little beast
bang bang bang

bonnie in the bedroom,
coniac and perfume,
munchin on her torte,
what a scandal
and she was tasting good,
know what I mean?
she got the numbers
all 34,23,34 and I was like
her um whipped cream
I said, hey i guess were famous now,
a fine how do you do
she said,
i've been lookin for my man
and my man i think its you
i said,
why don't we, why don't we
go and waste some time?
she said,
i got a better idea
brewing in my mind!

She got the numbers
i got the time
she can handle a pistol
i got the nine
she got the numbers
ive got the crime
here comes the getaway
of Bonnie and Clyde

so the cops rolled to the crib
with the borrowed limousines outside
they had come here
with their bright and flashy lights
to collect on the price of crime
they burst in, pointed it
and said all ya all get down
we leave you funky music
in exchange for your crowns
~ victoria that is

Lights and LimoZines - Miss Her

Written By: Zander Vera

She was barely 17
living in a broken home
across the street
Dreamed of getting out
and being seen
Her name in lights
and limousines
Living big
on the jet set scene

Oh I miss her, I miss her, I miss her so much
Regret her, regret her but never her touch.
oh no
Oh I miss her, I miss her, I miss her so much
I regret her, regret her, but never her touch.
Oh ya.

She came to me one rainy day
Before
she left
she said
she had
something to say
Why don’t you
come away with me, please?
our name in lights
and limousines
Living big
on the jet set scene

Oh I miss her,
I miss her,
I miss her so much
Regret her, regret her but never her touch.
oh no
Oh I miss her,
I miss her,
I miss her so much, ya
I regret her, regret her, but never her touch.
Oh forgive me.

never knew what I could feel
when you were gone
so many night I wish
that I had gone along
with her,
oh ya

toe to toe beneath the rain
in her autumn eyes I could see the pain
she slowly turned and walked away
Her name in lights
and limousines
She Living all for the jet set scene

Oh I miss her,
I miss her,
I miss her so much
Regret her, regret her but never her touch.
oh no
Oh I miss her,
I miss her,
I miss her so much, ya
I regret her, regret her, but never her touch.
Oh forgive me.

Discography

" [ solo ] ".
available for download at www.zandervera.com

Single: "Long Beach"
Featured on:
Tecate's Thunder Thursday, the Long Beach Grand Prix Pre-Party (2003 - 2004)

"My Land"
Single: "I am America"
Featured on:
Univision (2001) - Despierta America (Spanish Version)
Armed Forces Radio (2001) - Sunday Morning Show
Access Hollywood - (2003) - Artist Showcase

"MACHINE" with SIX ATE NINE
"8 songs that dont suck" with SIX ATE NINE

These are highlights - much more on the website

Set List

Typical 40 minute set. Can triple this easily

• bonnie + clyde
• long beach
• lately
• destiny
• my love
• lights + limoZines
• my future x-wife
• x:girlfriend
• 106 [ where are you now ]
• amazed
• die for you
• franci
• much better
• storyteller