Energy; this word can be used to explain what the band strives for, putting on a very energetic and memorable live performance. Longshot's live sets can be explained as dangerous yet one of the most positive places to be. They're first show as a band was with a member of the Sumerian Records roster, Stray From The Path. This really helped shaped the bands career as they went on to play with many notable bands including Shai Hulud, Lionheart, My Children My Bride, It Prevails, Counterparts and Betrayal to name a few.
The band continues to work very hard and impress people in every town they visit. Freshly returning from an Ontario tour with Uplift, Longshot has now had a taste of touring and does not plan to stop there with a Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan tour coming up and plans to go to the United States in the summer. Longshot intends to remain a force to be reckoned within the underground hardcore scene. Members: Kurt Cuffy - Vocals Ryan Garbutt - Guitar Jordan Finn - Guitar James Gagnon - Bass/Vocals Terrance Pettitt - Drums DL FREE EP http://www.mediafire.com/?zhbukzta5f8t6zq "THE DISTANT" DL FREE 7 song CD http://longshothc.bandcamp.com/album/never-see-the-sun "NEVER SEE THE SUN" 2) Based out of Southeastern Massachusetts, LONGSHOT is exploding onto the scene with the release of the Realignment EP. The band is touring hard all over New England in support of it- garnering an incredible reaction at every show and developing a reputation for an intense and energetic live performance.
Intelligent lyrics and a positive outlook set LONGSHOT apart from many “tough guy” hardcore acts, following in the footsteps of bands like Bane and Have Heart. Passionately delivering their positive message, LONGSHOT has hit hard and shows no signs of stopping. 3) Born in ’79 on Chicago’s south side and inspired by artists like Tupac, Al Green, Redman, and Jim Morrison, Chad Heslup, a.k.a. LongShot, first published “Scream of the Butterfly,” a book of poetry, in ’99 followed by a 12" with DJ Anomaly entitled “Happiness is Hard to Find” in ’02.
These releases paved the way for his debut album “Open Mouths Fed” and vinyl 12" single "Pretty Brown Skin" in '03. His sophmore album "Sacrifice" came out on Molemen Records in '04, along with his third single "Never Go Slow." His motivation and drive to succeed as an artist defy the name "LongShot." The oldest of six siblings, LongShot and his family moved throughout his childhood from Oakland, California to Fort Worth, TX, and back to Chicago. Eventually, the family was split up by DCFS and LongShot moved to a group home. His life experiences in the streets of America struggling to be a role model for his brothers and sisters are the main themes and inspirations for his lyrics; his honest and potent delivery is accessible to listeners of any musical genre.
4) Rock band from Porvoo, Finland. Active 2004-2005. Members: Sointu, Junde, Jare, Janmu, Emilia. Released one self-published EP in 2005 with 6 tracks. 5) "LONGSHOT" is the brainchild of the French keyboardist John Cleese, who since 1988 has been playing keys and/or making backing vocals in different bands such as HARLEQUIN, BADGE and MURPHY'S LAW, MAELSTROM, etc, plus solo projects as multi-instrumentalist. As a confessed fan of GENESIS and SUPERTRAMP he has always felt close to Progressive Rock, but the discovery of MARILLION made him give that extra footstep towards Neo Prog. In the late 90's he read a Sci Fi novel by Thierry Guilleminot and decided to release a trilogy based in the book, so in 1997 he recruits the former TROLL drummer Michael Altmayer and in the same year releases, "The Cosmic Bacteria's Experiences" which has a strong Genesis connection, with the melody of CAMEL but circumscribed to Neo Prog. In the year 2002 now with a full lineup that includes Michael Reese (Keyboards & Backing Vocals), Phil Wake (Guitars & Backing Vocals).
Freddy Lynn (Bass & Double Bass) plus Ben Larson in Drums & percussion; LONGSHOT releases "Assylum" the second part of the trilogy, again with strong GENESIS influence but closer to Symphonic. The third part of the trilogy was announced for 2007 and already had a name "Armaggedon", but still we don't see it, but the pre orders are made in their new web site, so hopefully we'll see the culmination of the work this year. Great band in the border of Neo Prog and Symphonic, combines complex arrangements, radical changes and soft melodies, deserves to be listened. Iván Melgar-Morey Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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