321illy

321illy

 
Tyler, Texas, USA
SoloRockJazz

illy is a powerhouse vocalist, balladeer, singer/songerwtiterand seasoned stage performer.

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Biography


illy is a powerhouse vocalist and balladeer. She comes from an
extensive theatrical and dance background and has performed coast to
coast entertaining audiences of all sizes.


She has been compared to a wide variety of entertainers. She is a big
fan of a huge variety of music from big band to alternative, pop, rock,
jazz, hip hop, R & B, Soul, folk, country, classical, gospel,
musical theatre, and new age, to name a few. She is also a forever fan of
the "oldies" and classics. These influences provide a unique blend and a
wide variety of style to the music she performs and writes.


2012 marked the debut of Mama Told Me Not To Come (COVER) which is the first official release for illy.

Feb 25, 2013 she was named ARZUK Artist of the Week.
She released her original tune, Friend of Mine in the summer of 2013.


Recently, illy teamed up with Booberken Productions to add lyrics,
lead and back up vocals to their smooth jazz ballad, Reminiscing You, March 2014.
She also co-wrote lyrics and added vocals to Find You, the pop/electronica duet by Marek Starx featuring illy which released June 2014.  Her full, self titled CD, "illy", is
on track for a November 2014 release.


illy is interested in performing at festivals, touring and playing other events in the upcoming year and beyond.

Join illy on her official website: 321illy.com for more information, updates and events.


Thank you for your interest.




Lyrics

Mama Told Me Not To Come illy ft Soulogik

Written By: Randy Newman

Mama Told Me Not To Come
Original Music & Lyrics by Randy Newman
Originally recorded by Three Dog Night, Unichappell Publishing

Will you have whiskey with your water
Or sugar with your tea ?
What are these crazy questions
That you're askin' of me
This is the wildest party
That there ever could be
Oh don't turn on the lights
'Cause I don't want to see

Mama told me not to come
Mama told me not to come
Mama said that ain't no way to have fun

Open up the window
Let some air into this room
I think I'm almost chokin'
On the smell of stale perfume

And the cigarette you're smokin'
'S about to scare me half to death
Oh open up the window, sucker
Let me catch my breath

Mama told me not to come
Mama told me not to come
Mama said that ain't no way to have fun

Soulogik verse

Wrong place, wrong time, gritty looks from all sides
Liquor bottles, skimpy dressed models, it’s like apartheid

Dudes on one side limpin’ like they got a piece
Honeys not feelin’ it, lookin’ like they gotta leave


And that leads to a ratio that’s invitin’ to violence
Smell the herbal smoke, ciroc bottles leakin’, everyone’s fired

Steppin’ on shoes, pushin’ and shovin’, messed up my mood
Got in a brawl… Oh Lord!! I should’ve listened to ma dukes


So now I’m here, black eye, knuckles feelin’ sore
Illy trynna make me feel better but I’m still euphoric
Lookin’ for heads to bust, my rep is up for question
I gotta rep the gang mentality – no morality once you’re stuck

This is not where I should be… I’m bright, I got a future
I should probably just be out before these brothers start shootin’

Hit the whip wit’ my chick, put my foot on the gas
I’m done wit’ that nonsense, I’m gone and I’m not lookin’ back.. nah

Radio is blastin'
Someone's knockin' on the door
I'm lookin' at this girl passed out on the floor

I've seen so many things
That I ain't never seen before
I don't know what it is
But I don't wanna see no more

Mama told me not to come
Mama told me not to come
Mama said that ain't no way to have fun

illy: www.321illy.com
Soulogik: www.soulogik.com
Produced by Marcus Banks, www.mbanksmusic.com

It Goes Like It Goes

Written By: Jennifer Warnes

Ain't not miracle being born
People doin' it everyday

Ain't no miracle going up
People just grow that way

So it goes, like it goes
like the river flows
And time it rolls right on

And maybe what's good
gets a little bit better
And maybe what's bad
gets gone

Bless the child of the workin' man
for he knows to soon who he is

And bless the hands of the working man
he knows his soul is his

So it goes, like it goes
like the river flows
And time it rolls right on

And maybe what's good
gets a little bit better
And maybe what's bad
gets gone

So it goes, like it goes
like the river flows
And time it rolls right on

And maybe what's good
gets a little bit better

And maybe what's bad
gets gone

Friend of Mine

Written By: illy

Friend of Mine by illy
______________________________
If, my friend, you were a friend to me
You would be honest, and you wouldn't cheat
Wouldn't get hung up on jealousy
You would learn just to let bygones be

If, my friend, you were a friend of mine
You would be sincere and not aim to blind
Just as in love there's more fish in the blue sea
And this here lame friendship just ain't meant to be

Ooh, my friend. Ooh ooh ooh

Unleash the friendless, and set them free
Why you wait?
No need to bleed, it turn into hate.
When yours is yours, it truly will be
Hold on be patient, girl,
Just breath

And, my friend, if you were a friend of mine
You would be sincere and not aim to blind
Drifted so far now it's hard to believe
But this here lame friendship just ain't meant for me

Hush, be patient girl
No place for greed
Hush, don't waste it girl
This friendship's diseased.
___________________________
© 2013 321illy
___________________________
Accompanied by Thomas "Slade" Whittle
Arranged by illy and Thomas "Slade" Whittle
Original concept by Lexington Brown
Recorded at Hick House Studio, TN
Engineer, Mark Beall

Reminiscing You ft illy by Booberken Productions

Written By: 321illy,illy,BooberkenProductions,Booberken,ReminiscingYou,Reminiscing You

REMINISCING YOU (lyrics) by illy

Spoken: Sometimes I like to think about the one who got away

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ahhh Ahhhhh

Touch your hand and my heart beats out of pace
Touch my heart and my head just can't think straight

Move in closer I melt in your embrace

Under cover I long for just a taste

Reminiscing you

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ahhh Ahhhhh

Speak so gentle I quiver, lose control

You deliver, caressing my whole soul (you deliver)

Cheek to chest our hearts in perfect tempo ( my heart beats for you)

No distractions, the whole world placed on hold (the world will wait)

Reminiscing you

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ahhh Ahhhhh

Just Reminiscing You
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Music by Booberken Productions
Produced by Booberken Productions
Vocals by illy
illy vocals recorded at Hick House Studio, TN
Engineer, Mark Beall

© 2014 Booberken Productions & 321illy
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SHINE

Written By: illy

SHINE! by illy
DANCE!

I know he’s gonna step to the floor
I know he’s gonna sweep up the floor
I know he’ll leave us beggin’ for more
I know he’ll leave us wantin’ some more

Does he dance?
Yea, girl he dance
Yea, girl.
Does he shine?
Yea, girl he shine.
Yea, girl

He stepped in off the street straight off a red eye jet lagged and had a good time YEA!

VERSE:

This guy who just walked through the door
I never seen him ‘round here before
I know he’s gonna step to the floor
I know he’s gonna sweep up the floor

Every eye is locked tight on him
But every eye ain’t diggin’ his whim
I know he’s gonna show how it’s done
I hope when he’s all done we’ll be one

DJ played the funkiest beat
This guy slowly took to his feet
I know he’s gonna school all these bums
Watch just how he’s feelin’ those drums

When he dance
He shine
He stepped in off the street straight off a red eye jet lagged and had a good time YEA!

CHORUS
I know he’s gonna step to the floor
I know he’s gonna sweep up the floor
I know he’ll leave us beggin’ for more
I know he’ll leave us wantin’ some more

Does he dance?
Yea, girl he dance
Yea, girl.
Does He shine?
Yea, girl he shine.
Yea, girl

He stepped in off the street straight off a red eye jet lagged and had a good time

(REPEAT)
Dance?
Yea, girl he dance
Yea, girl.
Shine?
Yea, girl he shine.
Yea, girl

He stepped in off the street straight off the red eye jet lagged and had a good time YEA!

VERSE:

Silence fell all over the pub
Judging how he cuttin’ the rug
Man, you got some really smooth moves
Watch em’ gettin’ into your groove

Now they wanna imitate
Wish their skills were half as great
Don’t worry they got nothin’ on you
You go on and do what you do

When you dance
You shine
You stepped in off the street straight off the red eye jet lagged and had a good time YEA!

CHORUS

I know he’s gonna step to the floor
I know he’s gonna sweep up the floor
I know he’ll leave us beggin’ for more
I know he’ll leave us wantin’ some more

Cause when you dance

Boy when you dance
Go dance.
You shine
You sure do shine
You shine

He stepped in off the street straight off a red eye jet lagged and had a good time YEA!

VERSE:
Left the best impression on me
Glad you stepped in here off the street
Original that’s you through and through
You got nothin’ left to prove

Owned your dance
Owned your shine
You stepped in off the street straight off a red eye jet lagged and had a good time

I know he’s gonna step to the floor
I know he’s gonna sweep up the floor
I know he’ll leave us beggin’ for more
I know he’ll leave us wantin’ some more
Boy when you dance
You dance.
You shine
You sure do shine

He stepped in off the street straight off a red eye jet lagged all had a good time YEA!
TAG:
He stepped in-side right off the street
He stepped up to a funky beat
This guy can make you move your feet
This guy can even sweep the street
He’s mastered super freak just havin’ a good time YEA!

Lyrics by illy
Lead vocals by illy
Back-up vocals by illy & Horace E. Smith
Music by Lexington Brown
Engineer, Mark Beall, Nashville, TN

© 2014 321illy

*SHINE is a song about acceptance and belonging.

Set List

I Can't Make You Love Me


Good Morning Heartache

Fever

At Last


Pick Yourself Up


Mama Told Me Not To Come

Someone Like You

Don't Go To Strangers

Respect

Girl On Fire

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

I'm Every Woman

Love is a Losing Game

Poetry Man

Square Biz

So Emotional

Friend of Mine

(Please note: illy is very versatile and therefore able to take special requests for events in advance of the gig date.)