A friend and I are starting a band (check - https://soundcloud/theaffairband for some rough demos). Think Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, but with dashes of Roxy Music, White Stripes and the spirit of Neil Diamond (!?!). My mate plays bass, I play guitar and sing. We've got a bunch of songs, but need a drummer to add some punch and ideally a keyboardist and lead guitarist to fill things out and add some sizzle. We're both in our 40's (just), but obviously have the musical experience and maturity that comes with that age.....
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Oct 12 2015
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- 47 years
Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, White Stripes, PJ Harvey, Roxy Music, Neil Diamond, Neil Young
Members Of Band
Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Before I Met You
Before I Met You Genre: Alternative
Sleazy kind of caberet, country rock thing. Just a rough demo. Programmed drums, but should give people an idea of where we're going with the song
A country number. Programmed drums - need a real drummer to get the song properly arranged and finished
When I Was 10
When I Was 10I fell in love you know When I was 10 Her picture hung upon the wall, in the garden of Eden Well her hair was black and long And her eyes were deep and blue And at the age of 43, I spent my life searching for you As I laid sleepless on my bed Her smile would flicker in the light And as I drifted off to sleep She's sing these words each night Chorus…. I want you to hold me Yeah I want you to hold me Cos the lies that they told me So lie me down and unfold me I want you to hold me Yeah I want you to hold me Down the river they sold me They beat and they scold me I want you to Want you to Want you to hold me Well I met a girl at the age of 12 We ran away at just 16 Well I rescued her, from a stepmother I made her the happiest she'd ever been By 22 we'd had 2 kids At 24 she took my hand But on my 30th birthday she sat me down Said she'd met another man Well the talk turned to screams and we argued all night What had it meant then all those years? But I swear these words were written in her eyes beneath the wailing and the tears I lived alone for several years My life was uncomplicated thing But then one day, in a local café I met a waitress who made my heart sing Well her hair was dark, and her lashes long And her mind was light as air And even though she was half my age Well we just didn't care But at last I came to realise That our age might be a splitter Cos she kept taking selfies on our dates And then she put these words on Twitter
Imagination (live)Recorded live at a friend's house to try and capture what we sound like when performing live - bit more stripped back than our typical recordings.
One More Round (live)
One More Round (live)Recorded live at a friend's house to try and capture what we sound like when performing live - bit more stripped back than our typical recordings.
Before I Met You (live)
Before I Met You (live)Recorded live at a friend's house to try and capture what we sound like when performing live - bit more stripped back than our typical recordings.
The RiverThere's a river in flood There's a mountain in rain And I don’t want to go back again He came from that region He said he was Legion Oh little lover get down You jumped with both feet in Your heart took a beatin' He was on the front row, he paid for premium seating He scattered your ashes from the east to west Oh little lover get down So doctor can I get a witness? A nurse who'll cares for my mental fitness Because I can't unsee the things I've seen My body is old, my mind's not green And my soul's it isn't made from plasticine So someone wake me from this slumber Say honey can I get your number? Words for centuries been unsaid Are sung by voices in my head A roaring choir of the undead
Twist of Her Hips
Twist of Her HipsFrom the very beginning, to pretty much the end. Wrote this one just over 2 years ago. The words say it all with, autobiographical accuracy. With a twist of her hips She fell into my room High with tequila And sweet with perfume Somewhere in her eyes I could foretell our doom But she had persuasions That I couldn't refuse That was the night she fell into my room In search of tequila We took to the street She whirled like a dervish So I took my seat She sang 'oh, just kiss me' On a luscious repeat In awe of her spirit I was swept from my feet That was the night she fell into my room So we fell for each other Like young lovers do Making love in a cupboard at the works xmas do We were fierce, free and fearless And my heart pumped anew And when she was in pieces Well I was the glue That was the night she fell into my room So to marriage and mortgage And child birth of 2 So to work and career And trips to the zoo So the fire turns to embers And the embers turn blue And I guess that contentment Doesn't sit well with you That was the night she fell into my room Were we formed in a furnace Or sticky taped up like fools Be it laziness, cowardice, or the stubbornness of mules But while the world has divided We're still stood here us 2 The gods can't explain How I'm still here with you That was the night she fell into my room Do you remember the night, you fell into my room?
City LightsThose pretty city lights, They dance upon the horizon, They tremble like the stars, That reflect in your eyes. We drive into the desert, No rain for a 100 days or nights, Turn on the car radio, Turn off the car lights, We dance upon the baked earth, I put my arms around your waist, You smile and say my lines are cheesy, My moves all clumsy and full of haste. I dreamed a dream, I had a vision, I lived a free and blessed life, Them I woke on Monday morning, Held to ransom, 9 to 5, The pendant dangles from the bracelet, And does a sweet hypnotic swing, I may be just another puppet, But honey you are just the string. A picture coming from the TV, A photo in a magazine, It says there's someone out there for you, Someone who'll listen and believe, A thousand hopes and teenage wishes, A thousand footsteps on the sand, A thousand faultering first kisses, A thousand lovers holding hands.
One Night Stand
One Night StandI know you've been waiting Yeah kneeling in line I'd like to say that you've been patient But look at how you've wasted your time You tried to do good, but you just done bad, even when you didn't want to This things a bit one sided honey It's a bit embarrassing, I guess I ought to break it to you Your waiting, your waiting, your waiting for the sign Please don't waste your time I aint coming any time soon You're waiting, you're waiting You're waiting for my hand That is not my plan You were just a one night stand I know you like to think you're special Unique in my eyes The point of all of whole creation But that's just a lie I don't want you to suffer I don't want you to beg But you're just a stray dog, that's been humping my leg This thing's a bit one sided honey It's a bit embarrassing I guess I ought to break it to you (chorus) Do you remember when I offered you Eternity and truth? Then you spoiled it When you said you needed proof!
ImaginationIn your mind's eye you're sat there, sipping on Ribena On the passenger side of your Daddy's Ford Cortina You wanna listen to Abba, he wants to listen Ike and Tina And to hide your toothless mouth, you smile just like the Mona Lisa Hundreds and thousands get sprinkled on you ice cream and apple pie He looks at ya and he tells ya, you're the twinkle in his eye …magination It's your deep intoxication It's your rehabilitation Get some rest and recuperation Isolation Hibernation Lay off the liquid medication Re-hydration Consternation Take a ride down to the station You spin around me like some homeless satellite I'm the fuel and you’re the flame lets set this thing alight The world is sunk into the dark let's make everything burn bright The world is blind, lets now bestow upon it second sight You sprinkle those hundreds and thousands, like you tell your little lies You say that you've seen Jesus, I say that it's something in your eye (chorus) I've got a feelin' That she's got a feelin' That he's got it under control I don't wanna linger on it There's a slab with your name on it And it's stood above a 6 feet hole Yeah I'm really pleases to meet ya Your one hell of a teacher For a creature with a standard operating procedure Well I guess it's plain to see That you've been sipping on my soul Well I'm sure you'll get the answers, right before the day you die You think you've seen it all before, from the corner of your eye (chorus)
Lie with me
Lie with meGoddess mother Descend from high Be my lover Take me inside Please be gentle And listen to my plea All I need is one thing Won't you lie with me? I need validation I need to feel your divine love I need it here beside me Not out there up above A lovers kisses To be all this man can be All I need is one thing Won't you lie with me? So love is for the young And loss is for the old For all your youthful hopes and dreams Got left out in the cold The endless sunless winter Has brought me to my knees All I ask is one thing That you lie with me She didn't break my heart She simply drained it dry And then she shedded all my tears So that I couldn't cry Somehow my heart's now fit to burst Your blood flows within me All I need now is one thing That you lie with me Stuck here on this island Won't you, hear my call I wail and there's no echo And it drives me up the wall I've been bound and gagged and left for dead Won't you set me free? And all it would take is one little thing Won't you lie with me? Mother Mary Won't you hear my prayer I know you may not be listening But I don't even care I see clearly your vision An epiphany My voice it calls for one thing Won't you lie with me? Someone raise the alarm You're immune to my charm And your love is a mere fantasy I know I could have known you It's a tragedy Cos all I ever wanted Was for you to lie with me
Before I Met You
Before I Met YouIt's late at night. He's in search of amour. Her profile is appealing. He tailors a message. Clicks send. Sits, waits, ponders their future of eternal happiness. She never replies.
One More Round
One More RoundThe ramblings of the barfly. Another weekend spent reeling from hangover to hangover. Replete with the rumbling, lolloping bass, meandering strings, steadfast drums and mournful horns.
Baby Im Done
Baby Im DoneWhen you're done, you're done, and Baby I'm Done. An alt-country investigation into the breakdown, dissolution and absolute decry of a marriage,
On The Run
On The RunRecognition and homage to Neil Young on this one
Imagination (scratch demo)
Imagination (scratch demo)Another demo - desperately need a real drummer to bash this out!
Before I Met You (scratch demo)
Before I Met You (scratch demo)Kind of a sleazy,slightly caberet rock number. Still just programmed drums. Lots or arrangement still to be done - it's a rough demo only.
RootlessKind of a country number, I guess. It's a rough and ready demo, but enough for people to figure out if they like the track or not. Programmed drums again - need a real drummer!
Baby I'm Done (scratch demo)
Baby I'm Done (scratch demo)Just a rough demo. Need a real drummer in order to get the track finished and gig ready. And need a lead guitarist and keyboard player too....