No Control. Several cities. More than several musicians. Many fans. Not enough recordings… all of this describes a dynamic rock band that was originally formed in 1991, in Houston, TX, by vocalist and songwriter Zach Bair.
No Control is much more than a cover band – original songs have always played a major role; however, the band determined very early that one of the best ways to introduce new, radio-friendly material was to break it during “cover” performances.
The band’s full, tight and melodic, yet hard-driving and energetic sound is appealing to all, and enjoys a wide range in style and influence due to not only Zach’s vocal range, but also because of the musicianship of each player. The band is four piece – two guitars, bass, drums and alternating keys, which gives the band plenty of room to play with their set list to get it just right for their venues of choice.
In terms of covers, the band performs selections from artists such as 3 Doors Down, Alice in Chains, Better than Ezra, Cracker, Def Leppard, Foo Fighters, Gin Blossoms, Goo Goo Dolls, Rush, Jet, Greenday, Kansas, Fuel, Velvet Revolver, The Outfield, Stone Temple Pilots, Shinedown, REO Speedwagon, Matchbox 20, the Black Crowes, and many, many more.
In terms of originals, the variety is almost as diverse. Zach and the band’s newest original, Ordinary Girl, is a hard driving song with meaningful lyrics about a lonely girl growing up as an outcast, neatly positioned over melodic power chords that bring the emotion and intensity of the song to life.
One of No Control’s standout and oft-requested songs has been updated and given a current feel, and is due to be re-recorded this year. “Don’t Give Up” is the mostly true story of a young runaway in Houston. The song is full of thick guitars and a haunting piano sound (played in the original recording by Zach), and an uplifting message to anyone who has been down on their luck.
Come to a No Control show, leave breathless!
No Control is there for you!