Anders Hester

Anders Hester

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Hello! My name is Anders and I'm 23. My debut solo album is being released independently later this year through Love Ship Records. I'm playing shows around New York City and a few here and there while I record the album--so make sure to catch a show now before anyone else!

Biography

Born, and now back living in New York City, I moved around as a kid from NY to TX to CT to MN, and now my family is livin' it up in in Denver, Colorado where I can often be found snowboarding in the mountains.

I got my roots singing for shiny silver dollars in a local choir, and at 16, my parents gave me an acoustic guitar. I started listening to music from the 60's and 70's and it inspired me to write my first songs. Within a year I had formed my first band- 'The Drove'- and we would go on to record an album of rock & roll goodness--but, before we all knew it, we were off to different universities around the United States.

I began my "studies" at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and transferred into The Clive Davis School of Recorded Music at NYU as a sophomore. Now 23, I just graduated, and will release my first solo album in late-2008 through Love Ship Records. In the meantime, come join me at one of my shows with some friends!

peace and love

anders

[About the Songs]
The Chemistry--A demo recorded early April 2008(A nice lil' rock jam).

New York City Raw--A live demo recorded October 2008(A nice lil' blues jam).

The Blues is Back Again--A live demo recorded March 2008(A rockin' blues jam, and I must say, listen to the whole thing...I bring it.)

Let the White Snow Fall--A live demo recorded November 2008(A christmas/winter song!).

Lyrics

The Chemistry

Written By: Anders Hester

I wish I could depend on you, depend on you like a friend.
But every time I turn around you stab me in the mouth,
and then you grin.

It's not you.
It's not me.
It's just the chemistry.

I wish you could believe in me, like I believe in you.
But every time I speak my mind you leave me behind,
That’s what you do.

It's not you.
It's not me.
It's just the chemistry.

They've been trying to solve those problems for years,
Have you heard of ancient history?

It's not you.
It's not me.
It's just the chemistry.

And they say I'm gonna be
a casualty.

Well, move on.
Get away.
You'll never find glory when you try to get away,
Tryin’ to get away,
Try to get away.

I wish we could just make amends and make some music as friends.
I wish we could just get along and get on.

(guitar solo break over 4 bars)

It's not you.
It's not me.
It's just the chemistry.

It's not you.
It's not me.
It's just the chemistry.

And they say I'm gonna be
a casualty.
That the fire in your heart,
well, baby it's out
and I am going to be
a casualty.

Oh, I don't want to go.

I wish I could depend on you, depend on you like a friend.
I wish we could just get along and get on.

New York City Raw

Written By: Anders Hester

The nighttime is callin’
Baby I ain’t stallin’
Gonna get to Chicago before the night is over

Try to slow me down
Try to run my life
Baby you know I just won’t go
I’m a real steal kind of a guy

I won’t give up just because you let me go
I’ll move on, but you know that I’ll take it slow
Baby I just want to get out of here
Baby I don’t know where I’m gonna go

Maybe I’ll make it back to New York City
Find a girl lookin’ pretty
Baby don’t you know you’ll always be that girl

(muted trumpet solo)

Try to slow me down
Try to slow me down
Try to slow me down baby
Try to slow me down

Try to slow me down
Try to run my life
Baby you know I just won’t go
I’m a real steal kind of a guy

I won’t give up just because you let me go
I’ll move on, but you know that I’ll take it slow
Baby I just want to get out of here
Baby I don’t know where I’m gonna go

Maybe I’ll make it back to New York City
Maybe I’ll make it back to New York City
Maybe I’ll make it back to New York City

Discography

Debut Album: Winter 2008

Set List

All originals. Maybe one fun cover in the middle of the set...