Amy Jo Lomas

Amy Jo Lomas

BandAlternativePop

Her sultry yet powerful voice, layered with jazzy chord changes are placed over ambient grooves to serve up a delectable dish of jazz infused pop.

Biography

The title track on Amy Jo's recently released EP is hauntingly romantic and the thrill of the chase has never sounded so beautiful. Themes among the tracks range from lover’s lament, to nostalgic childhood reflections to pro-peace messages, all of which are masterfully rendered with the same airy ethereal voice and smoky harmonies that is Amy Jo Lomas.

As a self-taught pianist, Amy Jo Lomas began composing instrumental piano pieces at the age of 15, shortly after the death of her Mother. Inspired by the gift of life and inevitable reality of death, she has never stopped creating music. "I cherish every breath..." says the songwriter, "you never know when it will be your last day."

By listening to Amy Jo, one can hear her love for Jazz as well as her influences from electronic music. Her voice, akin to Sade, paired with the ambient beats reminiscent of Everything But The Girl, showcase this new artist's superb songwriting ability.

Bouncing back and forth between America's two coasts, Amy Jo has worked in a variety of musical settings over the years. From performing her original music to working in the studio, she has been on a continuous quest to put forth her unique sound the way she envisions it.

Lyrics

Sunday Matinee On Fire

Written By: Amy Jo Lomas

recording produced and performed by Amy Jo Lomas

Like a feather falls from the sky
You pass me by
Swiftly, softly, you've come and gone
And as times before
I move on

Sunday matinee on fire...

Trees sway in the new autumn breeze
A season of new beginnings

Sunday matinee on fire...

"I'm sorry with love," he said,
And grabbed a hold tight of me
"If you need someone to love,
Love me..."

Sunday matinee on fire

I am waiting for the day
We don't have to say goodbye

The Daze

Written By: Amy Jo Lomas

recording produced and performed by Amy Jo Lomas

If someone asked you to write a song about highschool what would you say?

Sneaking out until sunrise
Empty bottles at our feet
Learning freedom within boundaries
Can you taste the irony?

Those were the days
Of infinite haze...

Making love on a swing
Running free through the ocean breeze
Guitars and microphones.
Up all night.
Incense. Candlelight.

Those were the days
Of infinite haze...

Tripping in a snow storm
Samples on the radio
You were my Knight
When I think of those days
Even in my haze
You're at my side

Those were the days
Of infinite haze...

Days of exploration
Nights full of
Magnum Opus and Mary Jane
Climbing trees on Old Town Hill
Talking to the stars

Those were the days
Of infinite haze...

Sancho

Written By: Amy Jo Lomas

produced and recorded by Amy Jo

Way down deep
Where no one goes
There is a man
That no one knows
With great big eyes
And a wide, wide smile
Go on and say Hello
Once upon he was a child
Now he's gone his way
And there's no way out

It's pulling him under
It's pulling him deeper
Making you suffocate
Making you contemplate
Reality

Why is it that we shake the sin?
There's a passion within

Only time can tell
How long it takes
Until the boat sinks
And the bow breaks
And down will come baby
Cradle and all
And soon he will fall

Hush little baby don't you cry
Just hold on tight
Stay by my side

It's pulling you under
It's pulling you deeper
Making you suffocate
Making you contemplate
Reality

Why is it that we shake the sin?
There's a passion within

We're Alive

Written By: Amy Jo Lomas

Copyright 2006

Oh did you know
We're alive and kicking

Bring the words to life
Make them come alive
Today

Too many times
We walk on by
Without a wave
Without a smile
We look away
Or at the ground
Lift up your head
And look around

Take advantage
of this moment
To sing. To breathe. To see. To love.

we already
have this gift of life
so are you ready
to end the strife and let it go

In this game
We need a plan
To please one's self
And take a stand
We're on our way
Don't pass it by
Now's the chance
what's your reply?

Take advantage
of this moment
To sing. To breathe. To see. To love.

we already
have this gift of life
so are you ready
to end the strife and let it go

If we continue to live the days
As if no one exists in our lives
Then we'll go down this road alone
And no one will be on our side
Have a life like a movie you'll never forget
Live with no regrets
Breathe

Take advantage
of this moment
To sing. To breathe. To see. To love.

Oh did you know
We're alive and kicking

Sunset In Baghdad

Written By: Amy Jo Lomas

Sunset in Baghdad
Written by Amy Jo Lomas
copyright 2007

The inspiration behind this song is a story I heard on NPR one morning. Abdullah Mizead, an NPR reporter from Baghdad, reported a story about his father being kidnapped. You can listen to the story on the NPR website.

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It only takes a love song
To bring you to tears
And nothing in this whole world
Can bring back the years

I doesn't take an army
To save the world
That's not how it's supposed to be

Blood is shed while we stand by...

Who are they
To decide what is given?
Who are they
to take the lives from life?

What will our children say
When they learn in history
That everyone stood by
And watched it all on TV

Brothers, Sisters, Children die
While they take the Fathers from their Wives

Another car bomb killed 25...

Who are they
To decide what is given?
Who are they
to take the lives from life?

No presence above
Would ever demand
That we use our guns
To control the man

In his name they fight
Over who's wrong and right
And it doesn't make sense
Just to give up the fight
So they keep shooting on
And people keep dying

And it was started all by a lie...

Who are they
To decide what is given?
Who are they
to take the lives from life?

What do we do!?

Discography

EP Sunday Matinee on Fire, June 2007

Set List

The vibe: sit down and drink a glass of wine and enjoy some good music. Best suited for a lounge with a capacity between 50 and 100.

Sets range between 30 - 60 minutes. When travelling solo, it's just me and my piano. Whenever possible, I will be accompanied by a small rhythm section.

My set consists of mainly originals.
I have a set of about 12 originals that I play live, each song is an average of 4 minutes.

I'm slowly adding more covers to the mix...currently my only covers include

'Aint No Sunshine When She's Gone' by Bill Withers
'Summertime'