Aiden

Aiden

BandPopAdult Contemporary

A unique vision on the singer-songwriter scene, Aiden features the songs and voices of two distinctive songwriters through diverse instrumentation. Aiden adds to the standard coffeehouse setup by incorporating electric and bass guitars, three part harmonies, saxophones, flute, and pennywhistle.

Biography

After touring colleges and clubs for the past five years as Crash "A Dave Matthews Tribute Band", William Sterling, Eric Totherow, and Kyle Henderson decided to invest their talents into a new creation named Aiden. Combing the unique voices and songs of two singer-songwriters, Will Sterling and Eric Totherow, along with the inventive flavor of multi-woodwindist Kyle Henderson, Aiden is a breath of fresh air on the acoustic coffeehouse scene.

Please contact William Sterling for any booking inquiries or questions.
(815) 474-0213
william_viii@hotmail.com

Our prices are all inclusive in regards to production. Aiden will provide sound and lights (if applicable) for all shows. No equipment rental or AV technician is necessary.

Lyrics

All of Me

Written By: William R. J. Sterling VIII

I don't know why I break like I do
I cannot see through this wall between me and you
I am

I come and go but you stay just the same
This love for you I know, it is destined to remain

I don't want you to want me too
Unless you want... All of me

You can fly across the world, but you cannot escape your past
I've run but not so far, I have died but not so fast

I don't want you to want me too
Unless you want... All of me

I drove right past your house
And I wanted you to come out
But you stayed up in your room

So I sent my love on the wings
Of the angels who cry as they sing
The beautiful song

So was your heart ever moved
And did you ever pick up on the tune
Of a man... Who's broken for you

So was your heart ever moved
And did you ever pick up on the tune
Of a man... I'm broken for you

Drink the Deep

Written By: William R. J. Sterling VIII

(Verse 1)
Drown in here
Catch your breath
Fall into my arms again
Overcome
When we meet
Taste the air that is so sweet

Drink love in
From the core
Crashing down upon your shore
Swirl and turn
Lovers burn; and melt… into… one

(Chorus)
I want to know you
I long to show you who I am
There are those who cross the waters
And those who dive in
Let us drink the deep together
And forever live within

(Verse 2)
Drifting down
Deeper now
I know you inside out
Light walks out
You close in
I feel warmth rise up again

Beneath our waves
We long to stay
With a surface paper-thin
Despite the wind
We’re warm within; and melt… into… one

(Chorus)
I want to know you
I long to show you who I am
There are those who cross the waters
And those who dive in
Let us drink the deep together
And forever live within

Early In the Morning

Written By: William Sterling

Early In the Morning
By Billy Sterling

(Verse 1)
Early in the morning you strip me of my pride
Take me as I am, you take me to your side
Cover me and keep me from all my fears
Kiss me on the cheek and dry my tears

(Chorus)
Early in the morning, before the sun calls
You protect me and you keep me
Before their eyes fall on me again

(Verse 2)
Some folks look for lovers, and others for friends
Some they look for promises to make their troubles end
You are above all of these things
You’re the only one who can make my heart sing

(Ooh-La’s)
It says Ooh-la-la-la-la in the morning
It says Ooh-la-la-la-la-la-la in the day
It says Ooh-la-la-la-la in the evening
It says Oh-Oh-Oh in the night

(Chorus)

(Verse 3)
I have been to Paris and I have been to Rome
But the place of highest beauty to me is our home
I’ve stood in halls where angels are rumored to walk
But to look into your eyes is to hear heaven talk

(Ooh-La’s)

(Chorus - Extended)

(Bridge)

(A Cappella – Ooh La’s)

Discography

Deeper Still EP
Aiden Summer Promo 2004
Aiden Fall Promo 2004

Set List

An Aiden set is usually 45-90 minutes long, though we are prepared for longer or shorter sets. We are available for opening or headlining slots. Aiden is comfortable both indoors and out (weather permitting). Below is list a list of our songlist and some examples of artist we cover in our sets.

Original Songs:

After Hours
All of Me
Autumn Leaves
Breaking This Moment
Change
Drink the Deep
Early In the Morning
Falling Asleep/Wake
Halo of Time
In the Air/Grace
Let Go
Memory
Out of My Head
Secure
Silent Treatment
Silhouette
Simple Things
Singer of Songs
Skin Deep
Soon
Travels

Covers include:

Dave Matthews
John Mayer
Damien Rice
Wilco