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The number-one modern rock song of all time...

The nation's number-one high school show choir...

A perfect combination...

John Easdale of legendary alternative rock unit Dramarama teams with the John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association for a searing, chorally-enhanced version of "Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)," recorded LIVE August 21, 2015 at JBHS Alumni Pop Show V.

This is the premiere cut from the forthcoming album, RAISE YOUR VOICE: An All-Star Fundraising CD for the JBHS VMA.

For more information, please visit:

www.jbhsvma.com/RaiseYourVoice

or email: VoicesCarry2015@gmail.com

ABOUT THE JBHS VMA

Since 2007, John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association's POWERHOUSE, the advanced-mixed show choir under the direction of Brendan Jennings, has won seven National Championship titles.

They’ve delivered critically heralded performances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Dancing with the Stars," "The Voice," "America’s Got Talent," Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family Holiday Special,” and at LA County Museum of Art’s 50th Anniversary Celebration (performing for luminaries like Barbra Streisand, Betty White, Ryan Seacrest, Seal, Dustin Hoffman, Jim Carrey, and Will Ferrell), the Hollywood Bowl (providing rich choral support to Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, as well as Glee’s Darren Criss), The Thirst Project’s Annual Thirst Gala, and Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

They’ve raised their voices with recording artists as diverse as Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Harry Connick, Jr., Foreigner, Nelly Furtado, The Canadian Tenors, and the cast of "GLEE" (a show Fox and producer Ryan Murphy have stated repeatedly was inspired by the JBHS vocal music program).

Powerhouse has traveled across the United States and internationally, recently performing in Hong Kong and Beijing, using the universal language of music to connect as show choir ambassadors around the world. They’ve also been featured multiple times on "Parade Magazine’s" annual list of "America’s Top 10 Favorite Show Choirs."

The other six award-winning choirs at Burroughs, including two entirely a cappella units, proudly present student talent every bit as phenomenal.

Each year, in their hometown venues, these Burbank choirs deliver astonishing, unparalleled performances before tens of thousands of audience members, including an annual Broadway-style revue, Burroughs on Broadway; a Holiday Concert that combines cherished winter standards, liturgical compositions (often in foreign languages), and centuries-spanning classical fare (frequently arranged in eight or more vocal parts); a Spring Concert that celebrates the season’s change with a variety of musical styles; and the exhilarating Pop Show, which has sold-out four dazzling performances annually for more than 35 years.

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lyrics

"Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)"
written by John Easdale

OK, what is it tonight?
Please just tell me what the hell is wrong!
Do you want to eat?
Do you want to sleep?
Do you want to drown?
Just settle down, settle down, settle down!

I'll give you candy
Give you diamonds
Give you pills
Give you anything you want
Hundred-dollar bills
I'll even let you watch the shows you want to see
Just marry me, marry me, marry me

I'm so sick of you tonight
You never stay awake when I get home
Is something wrong with me
Something wrong with you?
I really wish I knew, wish I knew, wish I knew

I'll give you candy
Give you diamonds
Give you pills
I'll give you anything you want
Hundred-dollar bills
I'll even let you watch the shows you want to see
Because you married me, married me, married me
Marry me, marry me, marry me

I was young I learned a game
That love and happiness were the same
Now I'm older and I don't play
I found out the hardest way

I got wasted, she got mad
Called me names then she called her dad
He got crazy and I did too
Wondered what I did to you

I gave you candy
Gave you diamonds
Gave you pills
I gave you anything you want
Hundred-dollar bills
I even let you hear the songs I want to sing
I gave you anything anything anything

I'll give you anything anything anything
I'll give you anything anything anything
Anything
Anything
Anything

credits

released February 25, 2016
Lead Vocals: John Easdale of Dramarama

Backing Vocals: John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association Alumni, directed by Brendan Jennings

Vocal Arrangement: Joe Leone

Bass: Brian Kukahn
Drums: Austin Farmer
Guitars: Max Wagner

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John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association Burbank, California

The internationally-acclaimed John Burroughs High School & Jordan Middle School choirs are the primary reason Burbank, CA is known as “The Show Choir Capital of the World.” Since 2007, JBHS' Powerhouse has claimed 7 National Championship titles. They’ve performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show & The Voice. 100% of Bandcamp sales benefit these music programs. www.jbhsvma.com. www.jordanvma.com ... more

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