néGar

néGar

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Elemental and elegant. Bluesy and bold. Negar’s lush arrangements and lilting vocals reverberate with the strength and grit of Jim Morrison and Patti Smith.

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Biography

Elemental and elegant. Bluesy and bold. Negar’s lush arrangements and lilting vocals reverberate with the strength and grit of Jim Morrison and Patti Smith.

Born in Tehran, Negar moved to Canada at age three, leaving a country torn by revolution and war. She returned to the Middle East at age 11 to live in Abu Dhabi, a city of wealth and repression, that in turn inspired her to express her creativity.

She began writing songs about acceptance, culture, love and ambition, taught herself to play on a secondhand acoustic guitar, and discovered artists such as Nirvana, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan.

After graduation she attended OCAD to complete a Bachelor in Design. Upon graduation she decided to focus on her music and create her debut album. Negar found an ideal collaborator and mentor in producer Dan Achen, whose sudden passing in early 2010 added another haunting chord to her life, and to whom she dedicates her upcoming five-track CD.

Her passion is evident in the power and beauty of every note she sings. With the launch of her album, top club dates, and her original music featured in an entry to next year’s TIFF, Negar is one to watch.

Lyrics

A Woman

Written By: Negar Mokhtassi

It's okay that your here, its okay to shed tears,
I can see your stomach on the floor from here dear,
It's okay that your sad, its okay if your mad
Just don't go and lay it out on another lad

Won't you stay with me, play with me, pray with me
stay with me, play with me, pray with me now

The little girl please

Won't you stay with me, play with me, pray with me
stay with me, play with me, pray with me now

The little girl please

But sometimes a girl, must be a Woman.
A Woman, A Woman, if she wants to live.
A Woman, A Woman, if she wants to live.

It's okay that you left, scars for me to mend
You live in the now, and I stand still somehow
Its okay to write this, yeah I bless and I miss
Sometimes my heart is like a game of risk

Won't stay with me, play with me, pray with me
stay with me, play with me, pray with me now

The little girl plead.(*2)

But sometimes a girl, must be, A Woman, A Woman, A Woman,
A Woman, A Woman, A Woman, A Woman.

Off the Ground

Written By: Negar Mokhtassi

Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
(Verse 1)
Saw you down the road with that look in your eyes
You were gone before I could, even say hi
And I know that I’m not right, Yes I know that I’m wrong
But before you leave the room, honey hear this song.
(oh oh oh oh oh)
(Chorus)
Watch it all fall down,
As I hit the ground,
It made that awful sound but I still
can't get my head off the ground.
Watch it all fall down,
As I hit the ground,
Those familiar sounds
My hope was lost
but now is found.
(Verse 2)
See your getting ready to steer, away from your fears,
And as soon as I turned up I could see your tears,
I’m heading back home, and I’m not picking up the phone
Cause the sun only comes up when I’m alone.
(oh oh oh oh oh)
(Chorus)
Watch it all fall down,
As I hit the ground
It made that awful sound
but I still can't get my head off the ground.
Watch it all fall down
As I hit the ground,
My hope was lost but now is found.
(Bridge)
I needed someone to show me where the road began
Yes I know…
I needed someone to show me, love…
(Chorus)
Watch it all fall down,
As I hit the ground,
It made that awful sound
but I still can't get my head off the ground
Watch it all fall down
As I hit the ground,
Those familiar sounds,
My hope was lost but now is found..-OOOOOOOHH WOOOhhhooohooooo
oooooooooooooowooooohoooohooohoooooo
whooooo whoooooooo...

Faceless, Nameless

Written By: Negar Mokhtassi

Faceless, Nameless
(Verse 1)
Am I your Guide?
Am I your sight?
Taken for a ride,
I'll be your saviour
in this fire
and I, remain faceless, nameless,
faceless to the end.

and I remain faceless, nameless
faceless to the end.
(Chorus)
oh oh oh oh singing
oh oh oh oh singing
oh oh oh I will get my time
oh oh oh singing
oh oh oh singing
oh oh oh I will get my tiiiimmme.
(Verse 2)
Am I the other side?
The truth taking flight?
See whats wrong
may be right, when darkness
is the light. And
remain faceless nameless, faceless
to the end. And I remain faceless,nameless
faceless to the end.

(Break) Ah Ah Ah---
(Chorus)
oh oh oh oh singing
oh oh oh oh singing
oh oh oh I will get my time
oh oh oh singing
oh oh oh singing
oh oh oh I will get my tiiiimmme.

By the Sea

Written By: Negar Mokhtassi


By the Sea
(Verse1)
I’ve been walking in my head
I’ve been tripping in my dreams
I’ve been running through my mind

I’ve been looking for a key
Someone come and rescue me
Drag me out to the
Sea,
(Chorus)
By the sea
THE SEA…..
Sea, sea, sea,
(Verse 2)
I’ve been riding out this high
I’ve been living on these lies
I’m tired and tried
I’ve been looking for some peace
Someone took a piece of me
Now its buried by the sea
(Chorus)
The sea…….
By the sea
The sea,
Sea, sea, sea……
Sea, sea, sea
(Verse 3)
I’ve been walking in my head
I’ve been tripping in my dreams
I’ve been running through my mind
I’ve been looking for the key
Someone come and rescue me
Drag me out to the sea
By the sea, The Sea
By the sea, the sea, sea sea sea sea sea sea sea sea*2
(Bridge)
Gonna ripe through this hole
Gonna take my mind
out of this world out of your sight
gonna leave all my pain
leave it behind
gonna do what I want, what I want this time,
Sea, Sea, Sea,
mow mow mow…..

One Minute.

Written By: Negar Mokhtassi

One Minute
(Verse 1)
One minute your flying the next your crashing down,
Somebody tells you to change that frown
but you ain't gonna be nobody's clown.
Oh well, I told you my name and you
told me to change it and I ain't gonna change
for the sake of your game.
Take it or leave it, it won't drive me to shame.
(Chorus)
So what are you? What are, what are you?
What are, what are you, going to be?
So what are you? What are, what are you?
What are, what are you, going to be?
(Verse 2)
One minute your sitting behind a desk,
your back aching, your bones a mess
you punch your buttons but you ain't
getting no further then your last, breath
One minute your walking the next your on the run
living outside your skin and I know thats no fun
when happiness, is your warm gun..

(Repeat Chorus)
(Bridge)
Where you going baby?
Your intellects have left
You've got to get these thoughts
out of your head
Now get on up baby
You've got to realize
this dreams been
right in front of your eyes
(Repeat Chorus)
You…….

Discography

néGar ( 2011 EP Release)
1.Off the Ground
2.One Minute
3.Faceless, Nameless
4.By the Sea
5.A Woman

Purchase link
http://negar.bandcamp.com

2004 Digital Demo Release:
1.I'll say okay
2.Run and Hide
3.To be
4.Shame

For a full list of site's streaming the EP & radio airplay
email negarmusic@gmail.com

Set List

Off the Ground
The Punches
One Minute
Fear & Doubt
Faceless, Nameless
Woman
Tie My Fingers
You don't have to say you love me (Dusty Springfield Cover)
By the Sea

45 minutes | Note: this is the average length for the set list & can be longer or shorter depending on the event or preference.