Sound Off: The Resistance

Song: Rock N' Roll Man

Bio

One day, sometime in mid July of 2010, a 16 year old Jerad Smith decided to put an ad up on Craigslist, claiming that he had a band that was in need of a teenage singer. On that same day, a 14 year old Sierra Carey decided to post an ad on Craigslist saying that she was a singer searching for a band. A few messages, some creepy old guys, and a phone call later, "The Resistance" was born...

"The Resistance" is a hard rock band based out of Burnham, Maine, and is comprised of Sierra Carey on lead vocals, Jerad Smith on lead guitar, Justin Burnell on rhythm guitar, and Ayden Young on drums. The band officially formed on October 8th, 2010.

Throughout the years, "The Resistance" has played all over the state of Maine. From Howland, to East Port, to Portland, and all in between. They have also played some successful shows outside of Maine, including the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston and a few packed bars in New Hampshire. They have played multiple fairs and festivals throughout the state of Maine, and have even shared the stage with past winner of "The Voice": Cassadee Pope. They also had the privilege of playing at a meet and greet for the band "Seether".

Recently, the band has gone through a major change in members. Sierra and Jerad have been original members since the beginning, but they had to add two new guys: Ayden and Justin. They have really stepped up to the plate and proved themselves to be the talented, dedicated, and hard working musicians they are. They were a perfect fit.

When asked where they thought they would be in the next 10 years, they responded with: "We don't think about it. In a perfect world, we'd be playing for thousands of people, sharing the stage with some of our idols, and living the dream. But we choose to think day-to-day. In 10 years, we might be getting married and have kids running around at our feet, or we might be rocking out around the world. Either way, this band will be our life, and we'll still be playing music. No matter what happens, music will always be there. Where the future is never set in stone, music is. Music is definite when nothing else is. No matter what, we'll be playing music. That's what we'll be doing for the next 10 years, and the rest of our lives."

Song Lyrics

I never wanted to get drunk every night,
Say I'm in a band, or even call it mine.
I never felt the need to tattoo my face,
I'd rather spend my money on a new road case.

The rock n' roll man, he said:
"Listen here, hun,
I see you're in a band, I won't tell anyone.
You only live once, and you're pretty young.
Let's get drunk and have us some fun."

I don't need drugs to get me where I'm goin',
Only six strings and I can't stop playin'.
I only need your love to stop me from breakin'.
You gotta feel it to hear what I'm sayin'.

Well I guess us youngin's, we're doin' alright.
Without that cheap fix, that whisky and wine.
That girl there, Molly, she can mess with your mind.
We'll be on a stage, you'll be wasting your time.

The rock n' roll man, he said:
"You know where you are?
You ain't no millionaire, ain't no movie star.
We do it all the time, we've got pretty far.
Playin' to ourselves in run-down bars."

I don't need drugs to get me where I'm goin',
Only six strings and I can't stop playin'.
I only need your love to stop me from breakin'.
You gotta feel it to hear what I'm sayin'.

Maybe the problem with the rock n' roll man,
Is he gets to hide to truly understand. 
Maybe the problem with the rock n' roll man,
Is he gets to hide to truly understand. 
Maybe the problem with the rock n' roll man,
Is he gets to hide to truly understand. 
Maybe the problem with the rock n' roll man,
He gets to hide.

I don't need drugs to get me where I'm goin',
Only six strings and I can't stop playin'.
I only need your love to stop me from breakin'.
You gotta feel it to hear what I'm sayin'.

I don't need drugs to get me where I'm goin',
Only six strings and I can't stop playin'.
I only need your love to stop me from breakin'.
You gotta feel it to hear what I'm sayin'.