SEEKINGBackground Singer, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Upright bass, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.
Looking to form / join steampunk ensemble for gigs at the various steampunk gatherings up and down the country
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- Member since:
- Apr 12 2017
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
The Men who.... rock/punk/folk/metal/electro
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Lead Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
Electric Guitars / Bass / Pedals / microphones / stands / amp / computer / soldering iron / lead tester / engaged brain
Tr 11 BOURBON STREET
Tr 11 BOURBON STREETBourbon Street Verse One Well my heart stopped beating, when i saw you, working outside, Larry's bar I was not twenty one, but i'd come to Bourbon, To see the way, the music was done I asked for JD you gave me Coke, Said i was much to young to smoke… Chorus On Bourbon Street where the jazz is played in the Vieux Carre In New Orleans where dreams are made Life goes by in a day. [alt: laissez les bon temps roulez] Verse Two You're working all hours, in the sleazy bars, I want a better life, for the two of us But when I asked you, to run away, you smiled sadly, i heard you say… Your father'd come to hunt us down, and i'd never be welcome in this town Chorus Verse Three Well I saw you praying, to Madame Gris-Gris, just past midnight in the cemetery Well you never saw me, and I won't tell a soul, if any one comes to question me With the voodoo done and our fates foretold, there's time to have fun before we get old… On Bourbon street…[twice]
Tr 10 DARKER DAYS
Tr 10 DARKER DAYSDARKER DAYS (Words & Music: Richard Skelt) VERSE ONE: Oh what uncontrollable joy I think that I might have found a boy. My heart is beating so fast... I hope that this feeling will last. VERSE TWO: Did you see? Did he took a look? Did he notice me? Did he take a look? He looks so fine, On this I could dine If he was mine, and I am on cloud nine but... CHORUS: Not every choice is mine to make (alt: Not every Dream is mine to make) I've done what I can to get a man I hope there's no mistake But while I kneel and pray I have heard them say Darker days, yes Darker days They are on the way. VERSE THREE I hope that I can spend some time with him Life without him.... it would be so grim But will they let me live out this dream? I feel that I've been drinking cream And I could scream because CHORUS BREAK ALTERNATE CHORUS & OUT
Tr 08 GONNA KEEP RUNNING
Tr 08 GONNA KEEP RUNNINGGONNA KEEP ON RUNNING (Words & Music: Richard Skelt) VERSE ONE: As if hounds were snapping at my heels I could not tell you just how this feels To be the running man, out there all alone With nobody I can call my own VERSE TWO: As if policemen were after me, each one with a gun Got no time to reason, all I do is run And I haven't got a girlfriend, I haven't got a wife 'Cos I have been running all of my life CHORUS: And I'm gonna keep running and i'm never going to stop My heart is aching and I'm ready to drop I'm gonna keep running, down this bitter track Go where the road leads, never looking back VERSE THREE: As if sirens were wailing, I need to move on I can't afford to stay in any place to long I have passed through cities and passed through people's lives but I never stopped to catch somebody's eye CHORUS VERSE FOUR: As if horses were chasing me I choose a rocky path I don't know where I'm headed, I'm running from the past And maybe there's wreckage lying behind me I don't turn round - I fear what I would see CHORUS BRIDGE: Its not what I have done that leads me to run The things that I have seen, the places that i've been I'm a restless soul... CHORUS & Out
Tr 09 UNICORNS
Tr 09 UNICORNS
Tr 07 THE BEST DAYS
Tr 07 THE BEST DAYSTHE BEST DAYS (Words & Music: Richard Skelt) VERSE ONE: So I’m sitting on the pavement, my eyes are tightly closed. I'm so cold I’m shivering, there's vomit on my clothes The pubs would not serve us, so we left without a fuss. To keep the party moving on we smuggled vodka on the bus. CHORUS: Its a nightmare for my mum and a nightmare for my dad But these are the best times I ever had These are the best times I ever had. VERSE TWO: So I’m sitting on the pavement, I’m not feeling well at all Don't make me try to stand I know I’ll only fall... I just want to sleep, so please leave me alone. What will the parents say, when I get back home? CHORUS BRIDGE I'm just sixteen, and I'm letting off steam and I’ve never been, this way before, this way before, this way before... LAST CHORUS: Its a nightmare for my mum and a nightmare for my dad But the the way it seems to me, These are the best times I ever had, These are the best times I ever had, These are the best days I ever had....
Tr 06 PORCUPINE
Tr 06 PORCUPINEPORCUPINE (Words & Music: Richard Skelt) VERSE ONE: You pissed in the picnic basket of my dreams when I turned my back But my unforgiving mirror showed me a glimpse of your underwear No invitation or romance in this gesture I wasn't meant to see Now I know you steal my stars, one by one leaving my skies bare PRE-CHORUS: Wasted moonlights falls to the floor, dripping slowly from my shoulders CHORUS: Porcupine oh Porcupine, I must resist your tight embrace Porcupine oh Porcupine, I need to breathe, so give me space Porcupine oh Porcupine, it's never the same, no never the same again. VERSE TWO: In the ordered clockwork of my life I found you pouring sand Our motorboat of fractured dreams is running low on fuel PRE-CHORUS CHORUS BRIDGE: Emotions that I cease to use securely tied up up with string, safe from... CHORUS Porcupine...
Tr 05 BARRICADES
Tr 05 BARRICADESThe Barricades (Richard Skelt) VERSE ONE: My sister has - not been seen Since she joined them - in the square We've scoured where she might have been And we have searched - everywhere VERSE TWO: smoke is rising - from the town The streets have been - set ablaze You do not want to - walk around The nights are not safe - at all these days CHORUS: You tell that you - love me - and will Help me - in this fight. But will you - storm the barricades Beside me - tonight? VERSE THREE: A knock on the door - spells bad news Some one has been - telling tales They do not like your - moderate views You’ll be taken - to the cells CHORUS M8 it is not easy - to turn away From safety - and privilege You can put it off - and pretend But you know this - has to end. CHORUS RPT of last part of chorus and out...
Tr 04 LEAVING THE LOSERS BEHIND
Tr 04 LEAVING THE LOSERS BEHINDLEAVING THE LOSERS BEHIND (Words & Music: Richard Skelt) VERSE ONE: I spend my time looking around and I do not like what I see A dreary Street in a dreary town with little personality. It’s a graveyard for your dreams - ambitions are set low. When they ignore your screams then you know its time to go CHORUS: We're leaving the losers behind, We're leaving the losers behind. We’ve got to get out Of this little town ‘Cos they are just....holding us down VERSE TWO: I'm making my plans with wider boundaries No more sitting on my hands there has to be much more than this... Red traffic light shines so bright, to stop us leaving home When we've seen the lights go green then we know its time to go. CHORUS VERSE THREE: You tell me that you’ll leave today so just be sure that you do No one will stand in your way when they see you coming through Take any route you like the exits are the same Hitch hike or motorbike take the train or catch a plane CHORUS BRIDGE: Most people are quite happy here, they're not in a rush When they find that we've left town, they won't want to follow us CHORUS & Out
Tr 02 LIKE A ROSE
Tr 02 LIKE A ROSELIKE A ROSE (Richard Skelt) my love is like a rose...... verse one Tender as the rose, this precious love is frail, Give nurture to prosper and love will prevail If you hide your love away, dark clouds will come your way Love requires love, and work throughout the day Protect this love from harm and infidelity And proudly display so that all of us can see ...and so like a rose, all gathered in thorns, jewels on velvet the dew before dawn. my love is like a rose...... Verse Two The desert in bloom, so unexpectedly Laid out in colour, like a tapestry. call them to vanish inappropriate thoughts, Require them to banish that which you ought my love is like a rose...... Verse three And if there is a plea, well listen carefully For if you do not listen you know your love may sicken. .....and so like a rose, all gathered in thorns, jewels on velvet the dew before dawn. OUTRO If you tell this man a lie, you know your love will die And if your love should die, you’ll know the reason why. No jewels in the dawn, but snagged upon a thorn Crimson petals scattered, as our dreams lie shattered If you tell this man a lie, you know your love will die And if your love should die, you’ll know the reason why. No jewels in the dawn, but snagged upon a thorn Crimson petals scattered, as our dreams lie shattered my love is like a rose......
Tr 01 TRUST
Tr 01 TRUSTTRUST (Words & Music: Richard Skelt) VERSE ONE: You wound back the clocks, one beautiful day And wound us all up, your own special way Gave us some hope, where there had been none Gave us a voice, we could have been dumb. On election day you called for our vote, It was a time for change and a time for hope CHORUS: What can I say, what can I do? I was the fool, who trusted you. You took my trust, and you threw it all away. What can I say, what can I do? I was the fool, who trusted you. I know you’ll come back some other day VERSE TWO: Women and men, young girls and young boys. You gave us our treats, you gave us our toys. You promised us this, you promised us that Promises broken, you left us flat. I saw your face on camera, you were smiling on TV But you there was no smile when you looked at me CHORUS BRIDGE: You think your lies don't matter Cos others tell lies too. But we trusted you and We thought your words were true. CHORUS
Tr 03 GERM FACTORY
Tr 03 GERM FACTORYLIVING NEXT DOOR TO THE GERM FACTORY (Words & Music: Richard Skelt) VERSE ONE: So this morning the fog seems to persist The sun can't break through this very thick mist And I have new neighbours I did not invite And something in their manner is not quite right VERSE TWO: Beyond the garden fence there is much industry There's so much to see thats a worry to me And the masked workers scurry busily to and fro They're macabre dancers wearing white coats CHORUS: I'm living next door to the Germ Factory Open up again after years of inactivity So many things that I can't control So many things that invade my world (alt: So many things that invade my soul) VERSE THREE: There are so many people that have come to stare Both to watch and to revel in my despair And bad dreams ferment in the overlong night Pale phantoms twist at the edge of my sight... CHORUS BRIDGE: And so there won't be trouble When they take me away They've made life unbearable I don't want to stay 'cos I'm... CHORUS & Out I'm living next door to the Germ Factory...