CALLIA BARA

CALLIA BARA

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CALLIA (Kuh-lee-ah) BARA is a mix of smoke, mirrors, boobs, bones, rock & roll and macabre fairy tale. She is a singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, performance artist, creative director, cinephile and pop cult fanatic.

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CALLIA (Kuh-lee-ah) BARA is a mix of smoke, mirrors, boobs, bones, rock & roll and macabre fairy tale. She is a singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, performance artist, creative director, cinephile and pop cult fanatic.

CALLIA has immersed herself in music through school, choir, band, ensembles, and performing on her own in the city. At sixteen, she taught herself to play the piano by ear, and began composing her own music & lyrics. Four years later, at the age of 20, she has devised a comprehensive and wide-ranging repertoire of authentic, innovative music.

Among CALLIA's influences are Cher, Antony & The Johnsons, Nadia Ali, Peaches, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Shiny Toy Guns, Leonard Cohen, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, Beyonce, The Weeknd, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Drake, Amy Winehouse, Lenny Kravtiz, Kanye West, Guns n' Roses, Depeche Mode, Aerosmith, BT, Nancy Sinatra, Chet Baker, Coldplay, Prince, Jack White, The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Glass Candy, Cab Colloway, Iggy Pop & The Stooges, KISS, U2 and GaGa. Her particular musical style utilizes big, industrial dance synths and metal drums, mixed with heart and soul, and slow, Sade-like mysterious rock. CALLIA's encyclopaedia-like knowledge of music is incredibly vast, as she enjoys and strives to record almost any and every kind of genre and style of music. She is a big tent in the industry, capable of writing, singing & performing a variety of musical genres.

Visuals also play an integral role in CALLIA's performance - tantamount to the music. She is an illustrative artist, self-taught as well as formally educated in the artistic and social realms, including but not limited to photography, film, literature, artistic & psychological analysis and popular culture. As a performance artist, she seeks to delve deeply into issues, narratives and beauty related to both the music and the human condition.

Currently stationed in Montreal, she continues to write music, record & perform. She is inspired by Old Hollywood film, glam rock, pop art, electro cabaret, big band, Frank Sinatra, Coca Cola, Elvis Presley & Jessica Rabbit.
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GET THE RECORDS & ART HERE:
BANDCAMP http://calliabara.bandcamp.com/
iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/callia-bara-ep/id643468092

http://www.soundcloud.com/callia
http://www.youtube.com/CALLIAofficial
https://new.myspace.com/calliaofficial
http://www.twitter.com/CALLIA23
http://indiecharts.com/callia
https://vimeo.com/calliabara
http://www.mtv.com/artists/callia-bara
http://calliabara.tumblr.com/
The EPK: http://www.sonicbids.com/2/EPK/?epk_id=349645
http://pinterest.com/calliabara/pins/
http://whyd.com/u/51b740207e91c862b2aea056

On February 19th, CALLIA's record 54 jumped 250 spots to #1 on the Independent Music Charts. It has been #1 for over five months. (http://indiecharts.com/)

Lyrics

The One

Written By: CALLIA

I'm a big girl and I know I can
He's a grown man and he understands me
Smells so sweet like cotton candy
Something tells me that he'll come in handy

We're on the run...

Bring me back to the sun
I'll hold you down for another one
Sweet and sad I know I'm done
Finally I've found the one...
I've found the one.

The summer heat is bringing me down
But I get high when he comes around
He's so deep I can hear the sound
of his voice from six feet underground

We're on the run...
He's got a gun.
I've got a gun.

Bring me back to the sun
I'll hold you down for another one
Sweet and sad I know I'm done
Finally I've found the one...
I've found the one.

I'm a fool baby...
I'm a fool baby.

Bring me back to the sun
I'll hold you down for another one
Sweet and sad he knows I'm done
Finally I've found the one...
I've found the one.

Let Me Go

Written By: CALLIA

Since you came around I can't find the words to say
Say what you want, I'm not playing games today
Sweet lips, gimme a kiss on purple rain
Tied up, got me tied up, don't be afraid

In your arms
I'm not afraid
In your heart
I wanna stay
On my own
I was so alone
Hold me close
I'm letting go
Don't let me go.

Been a long time, been a long time coming back
Been a long time, put my heart under attack
Talking in his ear, so rich, so pretty
Know just what to say... take me away.

Take me down
Change my name
Disco heart
I wanna stay
Lethal dose
Put me on the road
Hold me close
I'm letting go
Don't let me go.

In your arms
I'm not afraid
Disco heart
I wanna stay
On my own
I was so alone
Hold me close
I'm letting go
Don't let me go.

CRIMINAL

Written By: CALLIA

Baby told me I'm
I'm the only one
Set me up
Said you're better than all my fun

And it was fun
I had my fun
But now I'm done...

They tell me my baby is a criminal
Yeah they say my baby is a criminal

Well don't be cynical
and don't be clinical
Our love is biblical

Baby I told my mother
I'm gonna love ya
Until we're miserable
So let's be miserable

I'm gonna love ya till
I'm gonna love ya till...
Until we're miserable
So won't you be my
Criminal.

Tennessee

Written By: CALLIA BARA

I saw you yesterday
Thought I saw, saw your face but
We never met halfway

You don't come around no more
Knock-knockin at my door
Midnight on the kitchen floor

These bottles of champagne and
The promise of the fame, they
Don't really ease the pain

So tonight I'll spend it all
Waiting for you to call but
You never really did your job and
You know that I'd do it all for you

In Tennessee
In Tennessee
Ain't got nothin to do but think of you and me
One lonely star
Sitting at an old bar
Drinkin whiskey
Wondering if you miss me

Heard that you're doing fine
Now that you're no longer mine, you
Found a girl who has the time

They say she's good for you and
Does the things you wanna do but
We both know she'll never do them like I do, and

In the time we had
I was pissed and you were mad but
It never really felt so bad

So tonight I'll spend it all
Waiting for you to call and I'll
Charge it to my card
Just charge it to my card

In Tennessee
In Tennessee
Ain't got nothin' to do but think of you and me
Just some lonely star
Sitting at an old bar
Drinkin whiskey
Wonderin if you miss me
Oh, I'm...

Hello, it's me again and
No I can't just be your friend, I...

Tell me, when she says your name
Does it feel the same
Does it feel the same?

In Tennessee
In Tennessee
Ain't got nothin' to do but think of you and me
Just some lonely girl
Sitting at the bar
Drinkin whiskey
Wonderin if you miss me
Oh I'm...
Drinkin', got me thinkin', baby

Just wonderin' if you miss me.

STARS

Written By: CALLIA BARA

Spoken: Ladies and Gentlemen
Step right up
Welcome to the greatest show on Earth
Are you ready?

Flashing lights
Baby take off your disguise
Roll the dice
Somebody tell another lie

Bring her down
Bring her down till you hear the sound
The sweetest cry
Sounds just like paradise

Stars in his eyes
He's got stars in his eyes
Stars in his eyes
He's got stars in his eyes
And now he's so high
So high
So high
So high

All he's got
Is one shot tonight
Say goodbye
To somebody else's life

Bring them down
bring them down till you hear the sound
The crowd cries
Feels just like paradise

Stars in his eyes
He's got stars in his eyes
Stars in his eyes
He's got stars in his eyes
And now he's so high
So high
So high
So high

She cries
Every night she cries
Takes off her disguise
Tonight
Every night's tonight
In the light she dies...

Stars in his eyes
He's got stars in his eyes
Stars in his eyes
He's got stars in his eyes
And now he's so high
So high
So high
So high

54

Written By: CALLIA BARA

Something in the air tonight
Something about your pretty eyes

Oh baby
gotta feel it
your fire burning bright
I'll be here
getting higher
Feedin off of your burning light

Who said love was a crime
Tastes like sugar and wine
Feel the beat and in time
Dance until the morning light
Like a star in the sky
Something to believe in
Baby I feel the beat as
We dance, we dance

You and I can make it right
Show me everything you hide

Oh baby
gotta feel it
your fire burning bright
I'll be here
getting higher
Feedin off of your burning light

Who said love was a crime
Tastes like sugar and wine
Feel the beat and in time
Dance until the morning light
Like a star in the sky
Something to believe in
Baby I feel the beat as
We dance, we dance

STARS

Written By: CALLIA BARA

(Ringmaster):
Ladies & Gentlemen
Step right up
Welcome to the greatest show on Earth
Are you ready?

Flashing lights
Baby take off your disguise
Roll the dice
Somebody tell another lie
Break her down
break her down till you hear the sound
The sweetest cry
Sounds just like paradise

Stars in his eyes
He's got stars in his eyes
Stars in his eyes
He's got stars in his eyes
And now he's so high
So high
So high
So high

All he's got
is one shot tonight
Say goodbye
To somebody else's life
Bring them down
Bring them down till you hear the sound
The crowd cries
Feels just like paradise

Stars in his eyes
He's got stars in his eyes
Stars in his eyes
He's got stars in his eyes
And now he's so high
So high
So high
So high

She cries
Every night she cries
Takes off her disguise
Tonight
Every night's tonight
In the light she dies

(Ringmaster):
And they keep coming back for more
And they keep comin back for more
Will you keep coming back for more?
Praise God.

Stars in his eyes
He's got stars in his eyes
Stars in his eyes
He's got stars in his eyes
And now he's so high
So high
So high
So high