About the Music - the science
music ever after soft rock writes and performs is about the
human experience. It is designed to reach into your head and
heart and grab you to engage your emotions. The words mean
something, and the music for each song is designed to grab at
you and bring the emotion of the words to a higher level."
Tom and Bonnie believe that people listen to music in 2 basic
ways - Some folks are more inclined to listen to the words and
absorb the meanings and emotions from that part of the song. The
rest listen more closely to the music and absorb the emotions
from that. It all depends on what kind of thinker you are.
Their music is designed to grab a hold of BOTH groups of people
to give them the same emotional response, at a higher level. If
you break it down to the raw basics, people listen to music
because they either want to be up or they want to be down. By
gearing both the words AND music to the emotions, you make sure
your audience gets an enhanced experience. And that is what the
music that ever after writes is about.
ever after soft rock - The Songs
All lyrics and musical scores for ever after are composed,
performed and copyrighted by the band's founders, Bonnie and
The band's name, ever after
soft rock, was
chosen based on Bonnie & Tom's passion for music and steadfast
love for one another - especially significant considering the
hurdles the relationship had to overcome to make it to this
While a great deal of thought is put into the
lyrics, ever after also places great importance on the
instrumental tracks - which play a prominent role in each song.
ever after soft rock has many songs ready for distribution. For
example, examine Fly Away Home, Alice and Santa Ynez:
Fly Away Home is based on Bonnieís
initial reaction to the September 11, 2001 terrorist
attacks. Deeply moved by the sacrifices of the public safety
personnel who stepped up in the face of disaster, Bonnie
wrote the song as a tribute to those brave souls who
embodied the true spirit of America. The song is based on
the story of a female police officer who gave her life on
that day in the line of duty. Itís a haunting soft rock
piece designed to grab at your heart strings and pull.
Crafting the song was such an emotional experience for
Bonnie that she put it aside and did not finish it until
early 2005. The emotions are still as strong today. Itís
more than the police officerís story Ė Fly Away Home
is a tribute to all the men, women, and their families, who
were touched by the events of that fateful day.
Alice is a dark story of lies and
the downward spiral of a relationship. The song is based on
the emotion the music brought forth while Tom was working on
the main guitar riff line. Bonnie was struck by the darkness
of the music. Inspired, she had the lyrics and melody
written in under an hour; Tom had the score outlined and the
rough draft of the song done in about three hours.
Santa Ynez personifies the bandís
philanthropic side. Bonnie and Tom created the score after
attending a performance at the Firestone Estate in Santa
Ynez, California. The performance featured David Crosby and
Neil Young, to raise funds for the local arts programs in
the school system. It embraces the Santa Ynez spirit:
friendship, fine wine, fun and festivities.
Stormin Down The Road is a fun theme
song written about a small trucking company out of Spring
Lake, MI called Stormin' Transport. The owners are friends
of Tom and Bonnie, and the lyrics are from conversations around the camp
fire. The song has a unique ending.
ever after soft rock Musical credits
Fly Away Home was written by Tom and
Bonnie. All instrumentals performed by Tom. Vocals
performed by Bonnie. Copyright 2005.
Alice was written by Tom and Bonnie. All instrumentals performed by Tom. Lead vocals
performed by Bonnie. Harmony vocals performed by Tom. Copyright 2005.
Santa Ynez was written by Tom and
Bonnie. Instrumentals performed by Tom, with the
exception of the Celtic fiddle, which was performed by
Natalie Beversluis. All vocals performed by Bonnie.
Stormin' Down the Road was written by Tom
and Bonnie. Instrumentals performed by Tom, with the
exception of the fiddle, which was performed by Natalie Beversluis. Vocals performed by Bonnie and Tom. Copyright
Ever After Today was written by
Bonnie and Tom. Bonnie and Tom on Vocals. Bonnie on
piano, Tom on the rest of the instrumentals. Copyright
Final mix and engineering of all songs
completed by Rodger Bliss of River City Studios, Grand
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