A Few Angry Villagers

A Few Angry Villagers

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandBluesAdult Contemporary

A Few Angry Villagers use traditional Blues, Country and Rock sounds and give them a modern twist with thoughtful, insightful and sometimes funny lyrics.

Biography

A Few Angry Villagers are a Sydney based trio who play dark country blues with a modern twist. Formed in 2008 they released their debut “Dream Downsizing” EP in December of that year. Each member brings their own ingredients to the sonic stew that is “a few angry villagers”.

James Emery has been giging in Sydney in various original bands since 2002. He lends his vocal, guitar and songwriting skills to provide the meat and potatoes for an angry stew.
Adam Matthews hails from Wollongong and lends his blistered hands to ballsy twanging licks and gut churning power chords. He adds a big pile of hearty vegetables to the angry stew.
Penrith based Peter Davies has been writing, recording and performing music for 20 years. Peter brings his experience in drumming and sound recording to the band. Peter seasons the angry stew to taste.

Lyrics

If I Lie

Written By: David James Emery

I have often got to wondering
What it means to be free
They say were all born equal
How can that be
How can they dangle
That carrot money
While we fall over each other
Slaves, Economically
In my desperate quest for freedom
I ask, the same old question

If I lie
will I win
If I cry
Is that a sin
How will they remember me
How can that be

This is the time of instant gratification
and instant greed
Nobody wants to sow,
Watch it grow
and reep in spring
They all want it right here, right now
and love don't mean a thing
Well it doesn't work that way
and it never will
you've got to work and wait
to get your fill

but still I hear

If I lie
Will I win
If I cry
Is that a sin
How will they remember me
How can that be

Discography

Ep Dream Downsizing

If I Lie
It's Fat
Lotta Said
Dream Downsizing
Hollywood

Set List

If I Lie
One Day Soon
I don't know about you
It's Fat
Under Ground
Lotta Said
Give Me A Dollar
Hollywood

A typical Set is 40-50 minutes but we can play up to 80mins