Allie Joelle

Allie Joelle

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Often compared to fellow Chicagoan Liz Phair, Allie Joelle writes, sings, and plays that break your heart or put it back together. Her new EP, "Better Left Unsaid," features a full band and songs with big hooks that'll stick with you for days.

Biography

Music has always been a family affair for Allie Joelle. Growing up in a house filled with over 10 guitars and a guitarist father, it was inevitable that Allie would eventually pick up a guitar. (However, upon being asked what type of guitar she wanted to play, a four-year-old Allie insisted that she wanted to play "air" guitar and sing "just like Belle").

Fast forward a few years to the House of Blues Chicago. Captivated by a performance by Matt Nathanson, Allie made the decision to pick up a guitar and write.

Now, with the recording of a new EP under her belt, Allie is ready to take to the stage and share her passion with others. Most recently, she opened the Freesound Music Festival in Grinnell, IA, opened for Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu at a stop on his solo tour, and performed at the Cubby Bear in Chicago, IL.

For more, please check out www.allie-joelle.com

For video footage from previous shows, please go to www.youtube.com/AllieJoelleMusic

Lyrics

Passed You By

Written By: Allie Joelle

Sat at the table, starin' into my cup
Told you what I wanted, but you wouldn't keep up
Got real quiet, it seemed an eternity
You didn't make your move, so I let you be
You didn't even try
You didn't even try
So raise your glass to the girl who passed you by

It's been a while, I heard you're still there
Talkin' bout good old times that we used to share
Relivin' your past, and how you missed that train
Little did you know, I was doing the same
You didn't even try
You didn't even try
So raise your glass to the girl who passed you by

CHORUS
You didn't even try
You didn't even try
Can't be a surprise, boy
This is goodbye
You didn't even try
You didn't even try
So raise your glass to the girl
Who passed you by

Thoughts of you are few and far between
Well I couldn't care less, time to see and be seen
I may not know who I am, but I know what I'm not
So if you want me now, sorry, no such luck
You didn't even try
You didn't even try
So raise your glass to the girl who passed you by

CHORUS x2

You didn't even try
You didn't even try
So raise your glass to the girl who passed you by

Discography

Better Left Unsaid (2009; self-released EP; Distributed by CDBaby)
Allie Joelle (2006; self-released EP)

Set List

Sets are usually 8 to 10 songs long (approx. 30 to 45 minutes). A recent setlist included:

Me Without You (Allie Joelle)
Passed You By (Allie Joelle)
Sleep It Off (Allie Joelle)
Shadowman (Allie Joelle)
Starfish and Coffee (Prince)
Too Much Tension (Allie Joelle)
Sad Songs (Matt Nathanson)
Just Ask (Allie Joelle)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
Hopin' for the Best (Allie Joelle)