ALMO

ALMO

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ALMO's music is a luscious soul classic-full of rich melodic textures warm low-key beats and topped off with his soulful voice.

Biography

ALMO is a soul singer songwriter based in France He released 2 albums: "Unlocked"(2004) and "Eleven Love Inventions"(2007)
ALMO's music is a luscious soul classic-full of rich melodic textures warm low-key beats and topped off with his soulful voice.
His musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Cat Stevens and from these rich roots ALMO has developed his own sound: strong and loving soul R&B with mesmerizing vocals sung in impeccably natural american-english.

UNLOCKED national release was a beautiful adventure: this album was self-produced and received a very warm welcome in the SOUL section of the FNAC (France’s premier music stores) where it was available at listening stations.

Then, France’s most important media also welcomed ALMO. In the space of a couple of months, ALMO was asked to perform 13 times on TV (Canal+, France 4, France 5, LCI). Very popular radio stations have also invited ALMO to perform live: France-Inter, RTL, RADIO NOVA, FUN RADIO… Newspapers and magazines alike announced ALMO as the year’s soul revelation.

During his performances in Paris, ALMO received a very warm welcome by his fans who were touched by the outstanding quality of his music.
ALMO opened for José Féliciano, for Raphaël Saadiq, for Dwele, and for Caroline Henderson in Paris.

Lyrics

Voices

Written By: Andrew Crocker/Almo

BILLIE’S IN THE AIR
A SMOKEY HAZE OF VINTAGE WINE
FLOWER IN HER HAIR
THE THORNS OF THE TRUTH IN EVERY LINE

VOICES, VOICES,
I CAN’T EXPLAIN
HOW HER VOICE CAN MOVE ME
THE PLEASURE AND THE PAIN

JONI’S IN A TRANSE
HER MELODIES ARE MADE OF LIGHT
GUITAR IN HER HANDS
A RAINBOW GLOWIN’ IN THE NIGHT

VOICES, VOICES,
CAN’T YOU HEAR
VOICES LIKE PURE COLOR
SHINING BRIGHT AND CLEAR

I CAN SEE SO DEEP WITHIN
BEYOND BASE SELF-BETRAYEL AND WEACKNESSES
I WONDER CAN I
TEACH MY FEET TO FLY

AWAY FROM THE CRIES OF MEN
FAR AWAY FROM THE DEAFENING NOISE OF THEM
I JUST SHUT MY EYES
AND KISS THE BLUES GOODBYE

BLESSED IS THE CHILD
WHO FINALLY FINDS WHERE HE BELONGS
BLESS ME WITH A SMILE
JUST HOLD ME AND ROCK ME WITH YOUR SONG

VOICES, VOICES,
CAN YOU KNOW
HOW YOUR VOICE PROTECTS ME
AND HELPS TO EASE THE BLOWS

OF A WORLD WHERE BAREFOOT KIDS
FEED THE NEEDS OF INTOLERANT IGNORANCE
BE NIGHTMARES OR DREAMS
LIFE AIN’T WHAT IT SEEMS

STEP RIGHT UP PLACE YOUR BETS AND BIDS
ALL THAT WE’VE GOT TO LOSE IS OUR INNOCENCE
OH HOW CAN WE FLEE
THAT WICH MAKES US FREE

OH HOW CAN WE FLEE
THAT WICH MAKES US FREE

Make Believe

Written By: Andrew Crocker/Almo

NAKED, I HANG IT UP
OFF THE SUIT AND THE TIE
DROP THE DRESSING UP
YOU DON’T RULE MY WORLD
YOU DON’T EVEN WANT TO SEE
WHO I AM, THE REAL ME

OFF WITH THE SILKY STUFF
WITH THE CROWN I STEP DOWN
FROM THE STAGE, ENOUGH
OF THIS GAME WE’RE PLAYING
MAKE UP JUST WON’T MAKE ME BE
WHAT YOU WANT ME TO MAKE BELIEVE

LET’S MAKE BELIEVE THAT WE’RE BOTH STILL IN LOVE
HERE TODAY

YOU ALWAYS CRITICIZE MY ATTITUDE
I NEVER DO THE THINGS I SHOULD
FOR SO MUCH SACRIFICE, NO GRATITUDE
WOULD YOU START OVER IF YOU COULD
LET’S JUST MAKE BELIEVE

AGAIN I PLAY IT THROUGH
PLAY IT OVER AGAIN
GET IT RIGHT WITH YOU
ONLY YOU’RE NOT THERE
THERE’S NOBODY ON THE SCREEN
ONLY ME DOING MY SCENE

STRANGE HOW IT SEEMS SO CLEAR
ALL ALONE, THE RIGHT LINES
JUST COME EASIER
IT’S MY FAVORITE SHOW
TURN IT ON AND PLAY ALONG
DRESS IT UP, CALL IT MAKE BELIEVE

LET’S MAKE BELIEVE THAT WE’RE BOTH STILL IN LOVE
HERE TODAY

YOU ALWAYS CRITICIZE MY ATTITUDE
I NEVER ACT THE WAY I SHOULD
FOR SO MUCH SACRIFICE, NO GRATITUDE
WOULD YOU START OVER IF YOU COULD
LET’S JUST MAKE BELIEVE

GET IT RIGHT, THIS TIME

So Much Higher

Written By: Andrew Crocker/Almo

BABY YES IT’S TRUE WHEN YOU SAY
A LITTLE PRAYER JUST FOR ME
GIRL YOU’RE THERE THROUGH THE DAY
I HEAR YOUR PRAYER AND I SEE

A SPECIAL SMILE ON YOUR FACE
AND I FEEL WHAT YOU FEEL
IN THAT SENSUOUS SPACE
ONLY OUR LOVE IS REAL, YEAH

BABY YES I FEEL YOU SO NEAR
WHEN YOU DO WHAT YOU DO
I HEAR YOUR VOICE IN MY EAR
WANT TO BE THERE WITH YOU

TO FEEL THE TOUCH OF YOUR LIPS
WHEN YOU WHISPER YOUR PRAYER
AND YOU SAY WITH A KISS
I’M WITH YOU EVERYWHERE, YEAH

IT AIN’T NO MATTER
DON’T BE BROKEN HEARTED
WE WILL GO SO MUCH HIGHER
AND TONIGHT YOU’LL KNOW

WHEN I’M WITH YOU
I CAN’T STOP ONCE WE’VE STARTED
I’LL TAKE YOU SO MUCH HIGHER
AND TONIGHT WE’LL, AND TONIGHT WE’LL GO

BABY YES IT’S TRUE THERE ARE TIMES
I THINK I’VE LOST MY WAY
GONE AND LOST WHAT IS MINE
BUT LIKE YOU THEN I PRAY

THAT THE PEOPLE I MEET
WHO SEEM TRANPARENT TO ME
FIND THE LOVE THAT THEY SEEK
BUT HOW BLIND CAN WE BE

IT AIN’T NO MATTER
I WON’T BE BROKEN HEARTED
WE WILL GO SO MUCH HIGHER
AND TONIGHT YOU’LL KNOW

WHEN I’M WITH YOU
I CAN’T STOP ONCE WE’VE STARTED
I’LL TAKE YOU SO MUCH HIGHER
AND TONIGHT WE’LL GO

Discography

LP: UNLOCKED
LP: ELEVEN LOVE INVENTIONS

Set List

The set is around 90 minutes.