FEMI

FEMI

BandR&BSoul

FEMI is the total package...vocalist, songwriter, producer, musican, performer...she can do it all! Commanding and intriguing - a woman with passion and conviction for the music she creates and delivers to the world.

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Biography

F*E*M*I

Bay Area native of Puerto-Rican ancestry, FEMI has established her musical presence with powerfully sweet vocals, passionately poetic song writing and sultry production. Her music has been defined as neo-funk & soul but its roots go much deeper with an infusion of afro-latin/carribean rhythms, jazz, hip-hop, salsa and rock, blending perfectly to create a unique sound all her own. As one of the pioneers of the Oakland underground music scene, FEMI began laying the groundwork as an emerging artist, captivating the heart, soul and ears of those in underground oakland art community, unaware that she was painting vivid collages of sound and texture that were considered "experimental" for the time. FEMI has since taken her sound and toured throughout the US in venues from Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and her hometown of the Bay Area. Her most recent accomplishments have been working with and/or opening for international recording artists like the Black Eye Peas, Ledisi, Mystic & Les Nubians.

FEMI is ready to hit the road in 2008 and share her depth as a performer, musician, singer, songwriter and producer with the world. She is beauty, strength, vulnerability blossoming right before your eyes. A radiating, fiery talent that should not be contained by categories or definitions, she has enough energy to power a 747 aircraft, and it is this fuel that burns bright through her music. "Oakland's visionary funk prophet FEMI is currently holed up in the studio with producer pc muñoz, sculpting her compositions into a unique new collection. "Sweet Water Soul" in stores September 23, 2008." ~ Talking House Records.

Lyrics

Sweet Water (Rezo/Prayer)

Written By: FEMI

Liberator
Shine down on me
Heavenly father
It's you I see
I call upon my ancestry
(omi tutu, ona tutu, ile tutu)
cause I know that my past
Sets my future free.

Sweet water
Let me fill you up
Come into the water
Let me lift you up

Imported

Written By: FEMI


There's evidence that love can linger
remembering the taste of you (familiar)
Like cool ocean breezes, calm and warm
Embracing you and I we carried on
As the night blended perfectly
(with the beauty that surrounds)
Our bodies (yeah)
He is I and I am him
Two birds of the same feather
We are one again

From the beginning of time
To the end of the world
You are mine
From the shore to the sea
(mi corazon, my everything)
You are my, everything forever

You left behind the sweetest memories
(Time cannot replace)
What is destiny
(in my mind)
I will hold onto the truth
(you are all)
The love I ever knew
As the night blended perfectly
(with the beauty that surrounds)
Our bodies. (yeah)
He is I and I am him
Two birds of the same feather
We are one again

Crush

Written By: FEMI

I don't know when it happened
All I know is I felt high
When I looked into the future
There you where shining so bright
I want to dive into you and know the things that make you cry
Learn about your conviction
The causes keeping you in the fight

It's a crush
I don't really know you
(I don't know you, i don't know love)
But I think I'm falling in love
(i'm falling in love)
With the things that you do and the way you are
but I would never tell you
Oh no, oh no, oh no, no, no
Oh no, oh no, oh no, no, no

The day you came into my life was unexpected
Made your home inside these walls that I protected
Found your way inside this heart
(i'm ready to start)
If you're the one the holds the key
unlock the love in me

I wonder if I can get to know you
I want you to know me too
I want you to take me high (take me high)
I wonder if I can get to know you
I want you to know me too
I want you to take me high, high

It's a crush
I don't really know you
(I don't know you, i don't know love)
But I think I'm falling in love
(i'm falling in love)
With the things that you do and the way you are
I would never tell you
Oh no, oh no, oh no, no, no
Oh no, oh no, oh no, no, no

If I knew anything about love, could it be with you?

Discography

Sweet Water Soul - EP
Crush - single
If I Knew - single
I Want you - single
Pages - single

Set List

Artist can perform 15-90 minuets sets.
Original material and cover tunes.