Rhonda Schuster

Rhonda Schuster

Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
SoloPopSinger/Songwriter

Rhonda is a diverse singer/songwriter of many genre's. Born to Rock in a Bluesy, Gutsy, Folky, Reggae, jazzy yet soulful way. We are both inspiring and uplifting. We give it all and you can't get enough . I am a solo performer as well as performing duo or 3 pieces Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums its a big but warm and moving sound.

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Biography

Rhonda Rocks in a Folky, Gutsy, Bluesy yet soulful way. Her performances are both High Energy and Heartfelt...

A singer songwriter born in the Bronx, living now in the Garden State, Rhonda Schuster plays the clubs
and concert venues anywhere & everywhere her music takes her.

Rhonda performs as a solo artist as well as performing as a duo with her bass player Alvin Harrison (a Dynamic player and artist in his own right )or with her full band...she will move you in many ways...
We perform with a percussive and melodic feel on guitar, harmonica & full drum kit with flawless vocals.
A prolific songwriter accomplished in all styles of music and noted for songs in Rock, Folk, R&B;, Americana, Pop, Blues, and Adult Contemporary.

She believes in microwaved Mallomars, and reaching into your soul without leaving the calories.

Rhonda's single "We Might Never Feel This Way Again" Is featured beautifully by Phoebe Snow on her "Something Real" album, also featured in a segment of the soap "As The World Turns"
The song was produced by Phil Ramon
(A true credit in itself)

"Out of My Heart" is Rhonda's first independent CD .
WINNING THE JPFOLKS Award for BEST AMERICANA CD in 2001~~ 2 Nominations for Best R + B songs of the year 2002~~
Winner of the "Towne Crier" Singer/Songwriter competition 2003~~
2004-The Bottom Line Special "Woman Who Rock" Show
2005-Nominated in 2 categories at the "New Mexico Independent Music Awards" BEST VOCALIST & BEST PRODUCTION

"Rhonda has taken almost every human feeling, from humor to love to loss leaving you uplifted with sincere inspiration...taking you into a musical lyrical world all its own. To Top it off, hers is a voice that is an instrument in and of itself"- Linda Messinger

Rhonda now has a cd sampler of her childrens CD"ROCKIN' WITH RHONDA
A performer for the organization HOSPITAL AUDIENCES:
entertaining at childrens aids facilities,psychiatric hospitals, senior citizen progams and Hospice Units in the Tri State area.

Rhonda currently has a new CD titled
"SO MANY OCEANS" just released 2007
With 2 Major CD release shows with her band, in the works...The Bitter End in NYC & Mexicali Blues in Teaneck NJ.
Already 3 out of the 12 songs from the new CD are being played on Satelite Radio~ Sirus & Virgin

RHONDA AND HER BAND
FEATURED FOR 1 MONTH at BAZBAR
in the FRENCH CARIBEAN at SAINT BARTHS
from OCT.15th-NOV.12
VIDEO SHOOT:" I FEEL FOR YOU" FROM NEW CD
"SO MANY OCEANS"

Rhonda is long overdue ...
thank god for the spirit and perseverance of the true artist, because her songs, like her performances are treasures to be shared.

Newest release vocal style:Euro Soul/Reggae

Aug.2009 New Release on a the reggae compilation CD called "FOCUS RIDDEM" featuring artist and producer Fragga Rank and Tom Laing many other top Reggae artists Athony Cruz, Freddie McGregor, Bigga Haitain, including Rhonda's song and vocal"It Don't Really Matter" to the Focus Riddem compilation.
To listen copy and paste:
http://nuff-vybez.blogspot.com/2009/09/focus-riddim-raw-moon-prod.html
9/2010 Newest Release:LAY BACK RIDDIM on Zigras Records
We Have To "Mother Earth" NOW AVAILABLE on WWW.CDBABY.COM/LAY BACK RIDDIM...
A Slammin Reggae compilation Featuring Elephant & Snow
Produced By ziggy & Alvin Thomas

www.cdbaby/cd/schuster2 www.myspace.com/songwriterrhondaschuster
www.rhondaschuster.com

Lyrics

So Many Oceans

Written By: Rhonda Schuster

c 9/08/03
LYRICS/MUSIC:RHONDA SCHUSTER

I CAN’T TELL YOU WHAT I’M READY FOR
I CAN’T GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT
I DON’T KNOW ANY MORE
I ASK YOU TIME AND TIME AGAIN
YOU TELL ME MY FRIEND… THERE’S NO OCEAN… WE CAN’T SWIM IN
THERE’S SO MANY OCEANS

I CAN TELL YOU WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT
CAUSE I’VE BEEN IN AND I’VE BEEN OUT
THRU EVERYTHING I’VE LEARNED
YOU ALWAYS GET BURNED
UNTIL THE FIRES OUT…
THERE’S SO MANY OCEANS…SO MANY OCEANS
SO MANY OCEANS TO DEEP TO SWIM IN

AND THE WAVES GET HIGH …
AND THE WINDS GROW COLD…

COUNTLESS CARS AND OVERSTUFFED BARS
SOMEONES GOT THEIR HAND IN THE COOKIE JAR
AND ½ A MILLION STARS FLY HIGH TONIGHT

SPILLS, THRILLS, COMPUTER SKILLS
IS ANYONE SAFE WHEN MOSQUITOS KILL
AND A ½ A MILLION EYES WILL ASK WHY TONIGHT

THERE ARE SO MANY OCEANS
SO MANY OCEANS TO DEEP TO SWIM IN

Picking Up The Pieces

Written By: RHONDA SCHUSTER

C 5/4/2004 ~ RHONDA SCHUSTER

I’VE THROWN OUT ALL MY WATCHES

I’M RUNNING OUT OF TIME

I’VE EMPTIED ALL MY CLOSETS

AMAZED BY WHAT I’D FIND

I’M PICKING UP THE PIECES
JUST IN TIME
I’M PICKING UP …THE PIECES

I’VE TAKEN ALL MY LAUNDRY

HUNG IT ON THE LINE

I’VE OPENED ALL THE WINDOWS

AND THROWN AWAY THE BLINDS
(CHORUS TO BRIDGE)

I’M FACED WITH THE REALITY

THERE’S NO PLACE LEFT TO HIDE

EVER SINCE IT’S ALL BEEN CLEARED

I SEE THRU TO THE OTHER SIDE

THE FEELING THAT EXISTED

HAS SLOWLY DISSAPEARED

WHAT A BLESSING THIS IS

THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR … HERE

I’VE BLOWN OUT ALL THE CANDLES

I DON’T NEED TO WATCH THEM BURN

I’VE PUT AWAY THE MEMORIES

CAUSE THEY WILL NEVER LEARN… BUT I WILL ;-)

Christopher Said

Written By: RHONDA SCHUSTER

c2006-RHONDA SCHUSTER
CHRISTOPHER SAID…
I WAS OLDER THEN
WHEN…I WAS YOUNGER THEN I AM
I’M SO MUCH OLDER NOW
SOME HOW THROUGH A CHANGE IN DIFFERENT TIMES
EVER CHANGING … OVER TIME ALWAYS TIME AND TIME AGAIN

SO LET ME WRITE MY MANY LIVES
AND HOPE THAT MY HEART WILL DECIDE
I’M FREE TO OPEN EVERY DOOR TO FILL MY LIFE
TO FILL MY LIFE

CHRISTOPHER SAID…IT WAS SO FUNNY THEN
WHEN ...I WAS YOUNGER THEN I AM
IT’S NOT SO FUNNY NOW!

SOMEHOW THROUGH AN OLDER STATE OF MIND
SENSE OF HUMOR IS ON DECLINE
TILL THE SADNESS NEVER ENDS

SO LET ME RIDE MY MANY LIVES
IN HOPES THAT MY HEART WILL DECIDE
I’M FREE TO OPEN ANY DOOR TO FILL MY LIFE

TO FILL MY …LIFE WITH ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS
DREAMS CAN SHIFT AND SHATTER
IT’S SO HARD TO FIND WHATS TRUE

CHRISTOPHER SAID THAT I WAS OLDER THEN
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER THAN I AM
I'M SO MUCH OLDER NOW
SOME HOW THROUGH A CHANGE IN DIFFERENT TIMES
ALWAYS CHANGING ALL THE TIME...ALWAYS TIME AND TIME AGAIN
chorus-
CHRISTOPHER SAID

THE WABBA CHU SONG

Written By: RHONDA SCHUSTER

WABBA CHU SONG 4 / 2006 c Rhonda Schuster

OOBBA DABBA WABBA CHU…
COULDN’T FIND HIS OTHER SHOE
DIDN’T KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO…
SO HE SAT AND CRIED

THEN OBBA DABBA WABBA’S MOM
SAID… OOBBA DABBA WHAT IS WRONG
OOBBA SAID, MY SHOE IS GONE
THEY’RE MY FAVORATE ONES

WELL! SAID MOMMA WABBA CHU
YOUR GRAMPA CHU NEW WHAT TO DO
HE’D SAY PUT THINGS BACK WERE THEY BELONG
AND SING THE WABBA CHU SONG

IF YOU TAKE IT OFF …YOU’VE GOT TO PUT IT AWAY
KEEP IT IN THE SAME PLACE EVERYDAY
IF YOU TAKE IT OUT …YOU’VE GOT TO PUT IT BACK
AND YOU’LL FIND IT EVERY TIME

NOW… THEY LOOKED IN THE CLOSET AND UNDER THE BED
OOBBA DABBA SCRATCHED HIS HEAD…
HIS LITTLE BROTHER ABBA SAID…I THINK IT DISSAPEARED
THEN OBBA DABBA WABBA’S DAD SAID…WERE DID I PUT THOSE KEYS I HAD?
I’M REALLY LATE…THIS IS VERY BAD, I DON’T KNOW WERE I PUT THEM DOWN

THEN OOBA DABBA WABBA CHU SAID
“GRANDPA CHU NEW WHAT TO DO”
(HE’D SAY) PUT THINGS BACK WERE THEY BELONG
AND SING THE A WABBA CHU SONG

IF YOU TAKE IT OFF …YOU’VE GOT TO PUT IT AWAY
KEEP IT IN THE SAME PLACE EVERYDAY
IF YOU TAKE IT OUT …YOU’VE GOT TO PUT IT BACK
AND YOU’LL FIND IT EVERY TIME

NOW OOBA DABBA WABBA CHU …HAD A SNEAKY DOG NAMED GOOBIE DOO
WHO TOOK THOSE KEYS AND OOBBA’S SHOE…JUST SO HE COULD PLAY

IF YOU TAKE IT OFF …YOU’VE GOT TO PUT IT AWAY
KEEP IT IN THE SAME PLACE EVERYDAY
IF YOU TAKE IT OUT …YOU’VE GOT TO PUT IT BACK
AND YOU’LL FIND IT EVERY TIME

IF YOU TAKE IT OUT …JUST DON’T PUT IT DOWN
IT GETS MESSY WHEN EVERYTHINGS ALL AROUND
YOU DON’T HAVE TO PLAY AT LOST AND FOUND
IF YOU PUT IT ALL AWAY

i HEAR YOUR NAME

Written By: RHONDA SCHUSTER

JUST A HEART THAT I COULD TRY ON
FIND A GENTLE WIND AND FLY AWAY
WOULDN’T YOU SAY?

WE COULD LAUGH, WHEN THE WORLD GETS COLDER
DREAM, LEND A SHOULDER, NOW’S A LONELY TIME
YOUR HEART BEATS ON MY MIND…

CHORUS:
WHEN I HEAR YOUR NAME….I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
YOUR NAME…BABY I PICTURE YOU
YOUR NAME…I CAN STILL FEEL YOUR FIRE
BABY ITS YOU I DESIRE

EACH OF US BOTH LOOKING FOR OURSELVES
KNOWING HOW WE FEEL, NO ONE TELLS
JUST A SMILE CAN FEEL…
SO WARM AGAINST MY HEART
BUSY DREAMING LOVE.. WILL BUST INTO THE LIGHT
SAY IT ALL TURNED OUT ALL RIGHT
IF WHAT I HOPE IS TRUE…
I’LL SPEND EACH NIGHT WITH YOU

CHORUS:
BRIDGE:
IN MY HEART I BELIEVE IT…
I DON’T HAVE TO PRETEND
IN THE DARK I HEAR YOU BREATHING…YOUR MORE THEN JUST A FRIEND…

CHORUS:

WANTING YOU NOW …SOME WAY SOME HOW
WELL IT’S SO INSANE…WHEN I HEAR YOUR NAME

1 of 2

Written By: Rhonda Schuster

1 of 2

IF THERE IS A LINE WE CROSS
ON A FLOATING BREEZE
LIKE THE SILENT TOUCH OF A FRIEND
WELL…. LETS PRETEND

IF I COULD WATCH OVER YOU
LIKE THE SUN SEEPS THRU
EVERY SHINING VIEW FROM THE CLOUDS
I’D SAY OUT LOUD
(chorus)

COULD’T WE… SHOULDN’T I…
WANT TO HOLD YOU UNTILL WE CRY
AND I THANK MY LOVING EYES THAT I FOUND YOU

WHILE EMBRACING(and together)WE CAN SEE
HOW TENDER LOVE CAN BE
IN MY HEART I’M FAITHFULLY 1 of 2

THERE IN YOUR FACE …AN AWSOME PLACE
I WANNA KNOW WHY I CAN’T ERASE
BETWEEN THE LINES…THAT SAYS KEEP TRYIN

I DO BELIEVE WE ALL NEED TO BREATHE
NEED THE FAITH TO READ THE SIGNS
I FEEL IT’S TIME

(chorus)
1 of 2….1 of 2…..in my heart I’m faithfully 1 with you

What Was I Thinking

Written By: Rhonda Schuster

I've been walking in my sleep
going through the motions
way to numb to speak

Oh! and I drifted out ...
what was that all about?
All wrapped up in possibilities

Its all true enough and I can't do enough to make it go away.
(chorus)
What was I thinking...oh I don't know
What was I thinking...I want to know. I want to know,
I wanna know

I've been working endlessly
My money disappears
before I get to see
Oh! and my heart beats wild with my inner child all wrapped in debts intensity .

Well its all true enough
I can't do enough
to put it back the way it was

(chorus)

Whatever it is...I might never understand
I've got to let it go,
not to do it again
Afraid of the change,
time to move on
I can't worry about it now
(hard not to worry about it now)

It's all true enough...
I can't do enough
To make it go away

(chorus)

(WE HAVE TO) Mother Earth

Written By: Rhonda Schuster

( WE HAVE TO)… MOTHER EARTH c 3/2010 Rhonda Schuster

THIS IS THE PLANET OF OUR BIRTH
BENEATH OUR SKYS
WE’VE SEEN SUCH DEVESTATION
WE SAY WHY … …WHY
THERE IS KNOW SINGLE ANSWER
FOR THOSE WITH GREEDY APPETITES
INHUMAN BEINGS WITH, NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE
*chorus
WE HAVE TO MOTHER EARTH…MOTHER EARTH WE CRY
…BUT THE TEARS AREN’T ENOUGH
WE HAVE TO MOTHER EARTH…MOTHER EARTH WE CRY
…BUT THE TEARS AREN’T ENOUGH

THE EARTH WILL QUAKE
MORE STORMS WILL COME
SOME WON’T SURVIVE ANOTHER ONE
WHEN THE ELEMENTS HAVE SPOKEN
THE CRIMES MUST BE UNDONE
MISSTREATMENT ON THIS PLANET
IS EFFECTING EVERYONE
*chorus

EVERYONE NEEDS A PLACE THEY CAN COME TO
EVERYONE NEEDS A PLACE THEY CAN RUN TO BE SAFE
BE SAFE - EVERYONE
*chorus

(WE ARE ALL PARENTS OF THE CHILDREN
THE CHILDREN OF ALL PEOPLE
WE NEED TO CARE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE
HELP US SHARE WITH ALL THE PEOPLE
…PEOPLE…PEOPLE)
* chorus counterpoint round

FRUITY WORDS TRACK # 5

Written By: Rhonda Schuster

Fruity Words
C2006-RHONDA SCHUSTER

NOBODY’S HOME ON MY BANANA PHONE
NOBODY’S THERE IN MY STRAWBERRY CHAIR
I CAN’T GET THRU TO THE PINAPPLE ZOO

IN THE SILLY WORLD OF WORDS
THERE'S SO MANY FUN FRUITS
I’LL TAKE THE LEMONS
AND YOU TAKE THE LIMES
LETS CREATE SOME MORE FRUIT DESIGN

THERE’S NO AIRPLANE PEARS
FLYING UP IN THE SKY
OR CANTALOUPE BUILDINGS
5000 BERRIES HIGH
LITTLE KIWI BIRDIES WITH GREEN GRAPES FOR EYES

IN THE SILLY WORLD OF FRUITY WORDS
THERE ARE SO MANY TO TRY…

I WOULDN’T DARE COMB MY BLUEBERRY HAIR
OR STEP TO THE TOP OF THE APRICOT STAIRSWEARING CRANBERRY SNEAKERS WITH TOMATOE SHOE LACES
TO CATCH A COCONUT BUS TO TAKE ME FRUIT PLACES…
ARE THERE APPLE BICYCLES WITH RED CHERRY WHEELS
WOULD YOU SWIM INSIDE A PEACH OR PLUM TO SEE JUST HOW IT FEELS
WALK ON SIDEWALKS OF RAISINS ON RASBERRY STREETS

FRUIT WORDS CAN BE FUNNY
AND THEY’RE SO GOOD TO EAT

I’LL TAKE THE LEMONS
AND YOU TAKE THE LIMES
LETS CREATE…. SOME MORE FRUIT DESIGNS

I’LL TAKE THE LEMONS
AND YOU TAKE THE LIMES
LETS HAVE SOME FUN….
MAKE UP ANOTHER ONE …AND SO I REPEAT

FRUITS ARE FUN
THE SWEET AND JUICY ONES
ARE SO GOOD TO EAT

Discography

2001 - full lenght CD "OUT OF My Heart"
2003- ROCKIN with RHONDA(original children's songs)
2007-Newest CD "So Many Oceans"
Air PLay:WFDU(NJ),WUIS(IN),WKPN, SIRIUS(CT),SIRIUS,VIRGIN
Dan Pinto's "Anomalies" Flight Of The Phoenix
2009 -FOCUS RIDDIM
It Don't Really Matter" Raw Moon/Top Tierr Records
2010- Lay Back Riddim
We Have To " Mother Earth" Zigras Records

Set List

ALL OF MY ORIGINALS
EXTENSIVE COVERS AS NEEDED SUCH AS:
NEXT TO ME- Emell Sande
TRY TRY TRY - PINK
I WILL WAIT FOR YOU- Mumsford & Son
HO HEY- LUMINEERS
LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN- BRUNO MARS
HOME-PHIL PHILLIPS
TOO CLOSE- ALEX CLAIR
A TEAM- ED SHEERAN
I'M GLAD YOU CAME- THE WANTED
TITANIUM-SIA/ DAVID GUETTTA
SET FIRE TO THE RAIN-ADEL
ROLLING IN THE DEEP-ADELE
TO MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE-ADELE
DO BAD THINGS TO YOU-TRUE BLOOD THEME
THE LAZY SONG- BRUNO MARS
ON & ON -STEPHEN BISHOP
I"M YOURS -JASON MROZ
PUMPED UP KICKS
ANIMAL-NEON TREES
CLOSER-NE-YO
CRAZY- GNARLES BARKLEY
BLEEDING LOVE-LEONA LEWIS
YOU & ME -LIFE HOUSE
BUBBLY-COLBIE CAILLAT
TO LOVE SOMEBODY _ BEEGEES
THE GAMBLER
BIG GIRLS DON"T CRY_FERGIE
UPSIDE DOWN-JACK JOHNSON
SUNNY
JOS STONE-IN LOVE WITH THE BOY
BOB MARLEY-NO WOMEN ON CRY,
3 LITTLE BIRDS
DON"T STOP BELIEVING-JOURNEY
PINCE-1999
RUNNING DOWN THE DREAM-TOM PETTY
COLDPLAY-CLOCKS
HAD A BAD DAY
K.T. TUNGSTALL-BLACK HORSE AND THE CHERRY TREE
I S