When I Look Into Your Eyes
"When I Look Into Your Eyes" is the sixth single released by American rock band FireHouse. The song became the band's second hit ballad, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending October 17, 1992. The song peaked at number 65 on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending December 19, 1992; the song was written by guitarist Bill Leverty and vocalist C. J. Snare. Music Video for "When I Look Into Your Eyes" Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
FireHouse is an American rock band formed in Richmond, Virginia before moving to Charlotte, North Carolina where they were signed to Epic Records in 1989. The band reached stardom during the early 1990s with hit singles like "Reach for the Sky", "Don't Treat Me Bad" and "All She Wrote", as well as their signature power ballads "I Live My Life for You", "Love of a Lifetime" and "When I Look Into Your Eyes". At the American Music Awards of 1992, FireHouse won the award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist, they were chosen over Alice in Chains. As the 1990s progressed, the band remained popular in Asia in countries like Japan, India, Philippines and Singapore, they maintained popularity in South America and Europe. FireHouse continued to release new material throughout the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, most of which has charted in Japan; the band has continued to tour internationally as of 2007, having participated twice in the annual Rock Never Stops Tour with other bands of the 1980s.
FireHouse is estimated to have sold over 7 million albums worldwide since their debut. Composed of vocalist/keyboardist C. J. Snare, guitarist Bill Leverty, drummer Michael Foster, bassist Perry Richardson, the band has maintained its original members with the exception of Richardson, who departed in 2000. Richardson was replaced two times before current bassist Allen McKenzie was given the position in 2004; the history of FireHouse can be traced back to 1984, when Leverty's band White Heat needed a drummer. After over 20 auditions, current FireHouse drummer Michael Foster answered the ad and when Leverty was impressed by his skill, he hired him; when the band wasn't on tour and Foster would visit rock clubs, it was at one of these clubs where they caught sight of a band called Maxx Warrior. Singing for the band was C. J. Snare, the band's bassist was Perry Richardson. Leverty and Foster were impressed with Snare's vocal ability, became determined to unite the bands; as soon as Maxx Warrior broke up, Leverty sent Snare some of his songs and asked him to sing on his tape.
Foster and Leverty were again impressed, so they brought Snare in to be the band's lead singer for a show in Virginia several weeks later. The three-member group took their tape to Perry Richardson, the ex-bassist for Maxx Warrior, who said he liked it but had made a six-month commitment to the band that he was a member of at the time; when the commitment was fulfilled and his new bandmates moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and began recording demos in Leverty's bedroom. The band would play hotel shows at night to earn income. Since Leverty and Foster's band name of White Heat was trademarked, the band chose FireHouse instead. In December 1989, Michael Caplan of Epic Records flew to Charlotte, NC to see a FireHouse show, told the band following the performance that they were ready for a record deal; the band went into the studio with David Prater as producer. Prater, who produced bands such as Dream Theater and having drummed with Santana, produced the band's first two albums; the band's self-titled debut in 1990, FireHouse, was met with much critical acclaim.
The band won the American Music Award for Best New Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Band of 1991, Metal Edge Magazine's Best New Band of 1991, Young Guitar Magazine's Best Newcomer of 1991, Music Life Magazine's reader's pop poll Best Newcomer of the Year 1992. The band's first album sold over two million copies in the United States, was certified double platinum by the RIAA; the band's third and most successful single, "Love of a Lifetime," reached No. 3 selling over 500,000 copies. Other singles charted including the harder-rocking "Don't Treat Me Bad" at No. 14. The first single from the album, "Shake & Tumble" enjoyed success on the radio and brought attention to the band, but it failed to chart on the Pop charts, although it did at Metal radio; the album went on to become certified Gold in Canada and Japan. The band followed their impressive debut with Hold Your Fire in 1992. Although not as successful as its predecessor due to the recent explosion of Grunge and Alternative rock, Hold Your Fire produced three more hit singles and was certified Gold in the USA.
To date, Hold Your Fire has soundscanned over 873,000 copies in the United States alone. It is estimated that the RIAA will certify Hold Your Fire as platinum in 2008. Singles from Hold Your Fire included "Sleeping with You," "Reach for the Sky," and the ballad "When I Look Into Your Eyes." The latter single became a Top 10 hit in the United States. For the band's third album, aptly titled 3, they changed producers. Ron Nevison, who had served as producer for Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Europe and many other groups, produced this album. While the band's success had waned in the United States by 3's release in 1995, the album brought them more success overseas than before, it was certified Gold in several Asian countries, giving the band an opportunity to tour in countries like India and Thailand. The lead single from the album, "I Live My Life for You," was the band's third Top 20 ballad in the United States. Snare remarked that despite drastic changes in the industry, FireHouse was the only band of its genre that managed to have a Top 20 hit as late as 1995, without having to make drastic changes to their sound.
3's follow-up, Good Acoustics, was a collection of acoustic arrangements of several of their greatest hits, as well as four new songs. Good Acoustics, produced by the band's guitarist Bill Leverty, went Gold in six countries around the world including Malaysia and the Philippines. Tracks "In Your Perfect World," "You Are My Religion," and "Love Don't Care" became hits in many Asian cou
Dario Seixas Filho is a rock bass player, who most played with the multi-platinum band Jack Russell's Great White. He has toured with the hard rock band Firehouse and recorded their 2003 release Prime Time, he has been credited by the Brazilian media as the first Brazilian musician to play in a top hard rock band. Seixas has toured with metal legend Stephen Pearcy of RATT, is a current member of the bands Goodbye Thrill and Crown of Thorns, his stage presence and bass tricks have earned him the reputation of a "not to miss" performer. Dario Seixas was raised in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the son of Dario Seixas and Suelly Motta Seixas, Seixas started playing bass at age 14, inspired by the performance of rock band KISS at his home town in 1983. He studied three years of music theory at the Brazilian Conservatory of Music of Rio de Janeiro and had lessons with multiple bass teachers. At age 17 he decided that he needed to move to the States in order to play hard rock, not popular in Brazil at the time.
At 19 he sold everything he followed his dreams to America. 1990 – Arrives in Atlanta, GA, where he tours the South with the cover band First Wish. 1992 – Moves to Minneapolis to play with the band Strickland, is recruited by Chainsaw Cain for his new high-energy project, U. K. I. 1997 – Relocates to L. A. looking for new musical horizons. 1998 – Scores an audition with one of his guitar heroes, Steve Vai. The audition goes well. 1999 – Forms a project named Drastic Party with Dread Zeppelin guitar player Carl Jah. 2001 – Joins Jive recording artist Amsterdam for a US tour opening for Ratt. 2002 – Records an album with Glass Wolfe, featuring Phillip Wolfe on keys, Howie Simon, on guitar and Stefan Svensson on drums. 2003 – Joins multi-platinum band Firehouse and records their critically acclaimed album "Prime Time". Tours extensively with the band and shares the stage with rock and roll greats, such as Poison, Skid Row, Vince Neil, Great White, Sammy Hagar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, GrandFunk Railroad, L. A. Guns, Quiet Riot, Night Ranger and XYZ.
Seixas parts ways with the band that year. 2004 – Tours Brazil with an early version of Goodbye Thrill, at the time called Monkey Bite. This line-up includes Marco Ferreira and Alex Ferreira, they perform live at a popular local TV Show. 2004 – Plays a few shows with Anthrax's original singer, Neil Turbin, including a couple of dates with King's X. Personal differences split the band. 2006 - Records female Argentinian guitar sensation Carina Alfie's album "Electric Fuzz." Sessions are done at Steve Vai's Mothership Studio. This album includes Linda McDonald from Phantom Blue. 2007 – Joins Kivel Records artist Goodbye Thrill. They play, amongst others, the now infamous, "Melodicrock.com Fest #1" alongside many popular acts such as Nelson and Jeff Scott Soto. 2009 – Joins Takara as lead singer and bass player. 2009 – Goodbye Thrill opens for Dokken, Skid Row, Bret Michaels and other acts at Rockfest in Iowa. They go into the studio to record their new release. 2009 – Seixas joins Stephen Pearcy of RATT on his solo tour.
2010 – Goodbye Thrill releases a full-length DVD and new album. 2010 – Seixas begins writing material for a solo album. 2011 – Joins Crown of Thorns on their European tour. 2011 -- Is named. 2012 – Begins Jack Russell's Great White "High Seas World Tour". 2013 – Quits Jack Russell's Great White. 2001 Glass Wolfe – Glass Wolfe 2003 Firehouse – Prime Time 2005 Glass Wolfe – Predator 2007 Carina Alfie – Electric Fuzz 2010 Goodbye Thrill – Keepsakes 2010 Goodbye Thrill – Outrageous 2013 Ferreira - 5 2013 Herman Rarebell & Friends - Acoustic Fever http://www.seixas.com
Band (rock and pop)
A rock band or pop band is a small musical ensemble which performs rock music, pop music or a related genre. The four-piece band is the most common configuration in pop music. Before the development of the electronic keyboard, the configuration was two guitarists, a bassist, a drummer. Another common formation is a vocalist who does not play an instrument, electric guitarist, bass guitarist, a drummer. Instrumentally, these bands can be considered as trios; the smallest ensemble, used in rock music is the trio format. Two-member rock and pop bands are rare, because of the difficulty in providing all of the musical elements which are part of the rock or pop sound. In a hard rock or blues-rock band, or heavy metal rock group, a "power trio" format is used, which consists of an electric guitar player, an electric bass guitar player and a drummer, one or more of these musicians sing; some well-known power trios with the guitarist on lead vocals are the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, the Jam, ZZ Top, Green Day, while power trios with the bass guitarist on lead vocals include Cream, The Police and Motörhead.
Two-member rock and pop bands are rare, because of the difficulty in providing all of the musical elements which are part of the rock or pop sound. Two-member rock and pop bands omit one of these musical elements. In many cases, two-member bands will omit a drummer, since guitars, bass guitars, keyboards can all be used to provide a rhythmic pulse. Examples of two-member bands are The White Stripes, Pet Shop Boys, Flight of the Conchords, the Ting Tings, Hall & Oates, Twenty One Pilots and T. Rex; when electronic sequencers became available in the 1980s, this made it easier for two-member bands to add in musical elements that the two band members were not able to perform. Sequencers allowed bands to pre-program some elements of their performance, such as an electronic drum part and a synth bass line. Two-member pop music bands such as Soft Cell and Yazoo used pre-programmed sequencers. Other pop bands from the 1980s which were ostensibly fronted by two performers, such as Wham!, Eurythmics and Tears for Fears, were not two-piece ensembles, because other instrumental musicians were used "behind the scenes" to fill out the sound.
Modern bands that use this format include Ninja Sex Death Grips. Two-piece bands in rock music are quite rare. However, starting in the 2000s, blues-influenced rock bands such as the White Stripes and the Black Keys utilized a guitar-and-drums scheme. Death from Above 1979 featured a bass guitarist. Tenacious D is a two-guitar band. Ratatat are a two-guitar band. W. A. S. P. Guitarist Doug Blair is known for his work in the two-piece progressive rock band signal2noise, where he acts as the lead guitarist and bassist at the same time, thanks to a special custom instrument he invented. Heisenflei of Los Angeles duo the Pity Party plays drums and sings simultaneously. Royal Blood is a two-piece band that drums along with electronic effects; the smallest ensemble, used in rock music is the trio format. In a hard rock or blues-rock band, or heavy metal rock group, a "power trio" format is used, which consists of an electric guitar player, an electric bass guitar player and a drummer, one or more of these musicians sing.
Some well-known power trios with the guitarist on lead vocals are Campsite 85, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and Muse. A handful of others with the bassist on vocals include Thin Lizzy, Rush, Motörhead, the Police and Cream; some power trios feature two lead vocalists. For example, in the band Blink-182 vocals are split between bassist Mark Hoppus and guitarist Matt Skiba, or in the band Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J. Mascis is the primary songwriter and vocalist, but bassist Lou Barlow writes some songs and sings as well. An alternative to the power trio are organ trios formed with an electric guitarist, a drummer and a keyboardist. Although organ trios are most associated with 1950s and 1960s jazz organ trio groups such as those led by organist Jimmy Smith, there are organ trios in rock-oriented styles, such as jazz-rock fusion and Grateful Dead-influenced jam bands, for instance Medeski Martin & Wood. In organ trios, the keyboard player plays a Hammond organ or similar instrument, which permits the keyboard player to perform bass lines and lead lines.
A variant of the organ trio are trios formed with an electric bassist, a drummer and an electronic keyboardist such as the progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer. A power trio with the guitarist on lead vocals is a popular record company lineup, as the guitarist and singer will be the songwriter. Therefore, the label only has to present one "face" to the public; the backing band may or may not be featured in publici
Childhood sweetheart is a reciprocating phrase for a relationship between young persons. This may come about by an extension of friendship, physical attraction or develop from natural affinity; the relationship is platonic and lasts a short to medium period of time. This experience forms the basis of subsequent future relationships in childhood and/or adulthood. An individual will have no more than one childhood sweetheart as this term is indicative of a milestone in the growth and maturity of a young person. In ideal circumstances, the term applies mutually to both parties and corresponds both ways, hence the plural being childhood sweethearts; the relationship may be an extension of a close friendship. Intimacy by way of kissing will occur in order to show affection; this is in addition to holding hands, etc.. The term first love may apply in certain situations. In years, these friendships are "rekindled" following separations or passing of their adult partners which lead to a life marriage, union etc.
These instances are notable. Attractiveness Courtship Dating Friendship Infatuation Limerence Puppy love Romantic friendship
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew on the genres of blues and blues, from country music. Rock music drew on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, incorporated influences from jazz and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar as part of a rock group with electric bass and one or more singers. Rock is song-based music with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become diverse. Like pop music, lyrics stress romantic love but address a wide variety of other themes that are social or political. By the late 1960s "classic rock" period, a number of distinct rock music subgenres had emerged, including hybrids like blues rock, folk rock, country rock, southern rock, raga rock, jazz-rock, many of which contributed to the development of psychedelic rock, influenced by the countercultural psychedelic and hippie scene.
New genres that emerged included progressive rock. In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock reacted by producing stripped-down, energetic social and political critiques. Punk was an influence in the 1980s on new wave, post-punk and alternative rock. From the 1990s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break into the mainstream in the form of grunge and indie rock. Further fusion subgenres have since emerged, including pop punk, electronic rock, rap rock, rap metal, as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock's history, including the garage rock/post-punk and techno-pop revivals at the beginning of the 2000s. Rock music has embodied and served as the vehicle for cultural and social movements, leading to major subcultures including mods and rockers in the UK and the hippie counterculture that spread out from San Francisco in the US in the 1960s. 1970s punk culture spawned the goth and emo subcultures. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music has been associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race and drug use, is seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism and conformity.
The sound of rock is traditionally centered on the amplified electric guitar, which emerged in its modern form in the 1950s with the popularity of rock and roll. It was influenced by the sounds of electric blues guitarists; the sound of an electric guitar in rock music is supported by an electric bass guitar, which pioneered in jazz music in the same era, percussion produced from a drum kit that combines drums and cymbals. This trio of instruments has been complemented by the inclusion of other instruments keyboards such as the piano, the Hammond organ, the synthesizer; the basic rock instrumentation was derived from the basic blues band instrumentation. A group of musicians performing rock music is termed as a rock group. Furthermore, it consists of between three and five members. Classically, a rock band takes the form of a quartet whose members cover one or more roles, including vocalist, lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboard player or other instrumentalist. Rock music is traditionally built on a foundation of simple unsyncopated rhythms in a 4/4 meter, with a repetitive snare drum back beat on beats two and four.
Melodies originate from older musical modes such as the Dorian and Mixolydian, as well as major and minor modes. Harmonies range from the common triad to parallel perfect fourths and fifths and dissonant harmonic progressions. Since the late 1950s and from the mid 1960s onwards, rock music used the verse-chorus structure derived from blues and folk music, but there has been considerable variation from this model. Critics have stressed the eclecticism and stylistic diversity of rock; because of its complex history and its tendency to borrow from other musical and cultural forms, it has been argued that "it is impossible to bind rock music to a rigidly delineated musical definition." Unlike many earlier styles of popular music, rock lyrics have dealt with a wide range of themes, including romantic love, rebellion against "The Establishment", social concerns, life styles. These themes were inherited from a variety of sources such as the Tin Pan Alley pop tradition, folk music, rhythm and blues.
Music journalist Robert Christgau characterizes rock lyrics as a "cool medium" with simple diction and repeated refrains, asserts that rock's primary "function" "pertains to music, or, more noise." The predominance of white and middle class musicians in rock music has been noted, rock has been seen as an appropriation of black musical forms for a young and male audience. As a result, it has been seen to articulate the concerns of this group in both style and lyrics. Christgau, writing in 1972, said in spite of some exceptions, "rock and roll implies an identification of male sexuality and aggression". Since the term "rock" started being used in preference to "rock and roll" from the late-1960s, it has been contrasted with pop music, with which it has shared many characteristics, but from wh
The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zills". Classically the term tambourine denotes an instrument with a drumhead, though some variants may not have a head at all. Tambourines are used with regular percussion sets, they can be mounted, for example on a stand as part of a drum kit, or they can be held in the hands and played by tapping or hitting the instrument. Tambourines come in many shapes with the most common being circular, it is found in many forms of music: Turkish folk music, Greek folk music, Italian folk music, classical music, Persian music, gospel music, pop music, country music, rock music. Tambourines originated in Egypt, where they were known as the tof to the Hebrews, in which the instrument was used in religious contexts; the word tambourine finds its origins in French tambourin, which referred to a long narrow drum used in Provence, the word being a diminutive of tambour "drum," altered by influence of Arabic tunbur "drum".
From the Middle Persian word tambūr "lute, drum". The tambourine can be held in the hand or mounted on a stand, can be played in numerous ways, from stroking or shaking the jingles to striking it with the hand or a stick or using the tambourine to strike the leg or hip. There are several ways to achieve a tambourine roll; the easiest method is to rotate the hand holding the tambourine back and forth, pivoting at the wrist. An advanced playing technique is known as the thumb roll; the finger or thumb is moved over the skin or rim of the tambourine, producing a fast roll from the jingles on the instrument. This takes more experience to master; the thumb or middle finger of the hand not holding the tambourine is run around the head of the instrument one centimeter from the rim with some pressure applied. If performed the thumb should bounce along the head producing the roll; the end of the roll is articulated using the heel of the hand or another finger. In the 2000s, the thumb roll may be performed with the use of wax or resin applied to the outside of the drum head.
This resin allows the thumb or finger to bounce more and forcefully across the head producing an sound. A continuous roll can be achieved by moving the thumb in a "figure of 8" pattern around the head. In rock music, a tambourine is most played: By lead singers who shake it while they play – Lead singers such as Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury, George Michael, Mike Love, Jon Anderson, Jim Morrison, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Liam Gallagher, Gene Clark, Ray Thomas, Trent Reznor, Ian Astbury, Stevie Nicks, Roger Daltrey, Jon Davison, Tyler Joseph, Gerard Way, Florence Welch, Tim Booth, Taylor Momsen, Davy Jones and Ryan Tedder have all been known to use a tambourine while singing. By drummers/percussionists – Drummers such as Larry Mullen, Jr. of U2 mount a tambourine above the cymbals of their hi-hat stand. Other drummers and percussionists who have played the tambourine include Ringo Starr, Roger Taylor, Hal Blaine, Phil Collins, Charlie Watts, Maureen Tucker, Bev Bevan, Ralph MacDonald, Danny Seraphine, Laudir de Oliveira, Mick Fleetwood, Milt Holland, Paulinho da Costa, Sheila E. Steve Gadd, Airto Moreira, Bobbye Hall, Russ Kunkel, Liberty DeVitto, Nigel Olsson, Luis Conte, Dave Weckl, Steve Jordan, Jeff Porcaro, Neil Peart, Graeme Edge, Dallas Taylor, Don Henley, Emil Richards, Ray Cooper, Crystal Taliefero, Angus MacLise, Alex Acuna, Joe Lala, Nick Mason, John Bonham, Billy Cobham, Ian Paice, Frank Ricotti, Carl Palmer, Bobby Colomby, Tré CoolTambourines in rock music are most headless, a ring with jangles but no drum skin.
The Rhythm Tech crescent-shaped tambourine and its derivatives are popular. The original Rhythm Tech tambourine is displayed in the Museum of Modern Art. Jack Ashford's distinctive tambourine playing was a dominant part of the rhythm section on Motown records; the tambourine was featured in "Green Tambourine", a busking-oriented song with which The Lemon Pipers, a 1960s musical group, notched a chart selection. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was among the earliest western composers to include the tambourine in his compositions. Since the late eighteenth century it has become a more permanent element of the western orchestral percussion section, as exemplified in some of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's dance pieces from The Nutcracker Suite. Gustav Holst's seven-movement orchestral suite The Planets features the tambourine in several places throughout the suite in the "Jupiter" movement. Buben is a musical instrument of the percussion family similar to a tambourine. A buben consists of a wooden or metal hoop with a tight membrane stretched over one of its sides.
Certain kinds of bubens are equipped with clanking metal rings, cymbals, or little bells. It is held in the hand and can be played in numerous ways, from stroking or shaking the jingles to striking it with hand, it is used for rhythmical accompaniment during soloist or choral singing. Buben is used by some folk and professional bands, as well as orchestras; the name is related to Greek language βόμβος and βομβύλη and related to Indo-Aryan bambharas and English bee. Buben is known to have existed in many countries since time immemorial in the East. There are many kinds of bubens, including def, daf, or qaval, daf or khaval, doira, daire or def, pandero. In Kievan Rus and milita