Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Andrew's piano based pop songs have deep melodic hooks coupled with his passionate vocals. Already produced by a Grammy winner, Andrew has slowly built a passionate following along with an industry buzz amongst many music industry executives.

Biography

“Solomon’s songs are more intricate and expansive in their melodic construction which allows him to weave rich tales of boyhood dreams and romance”
Larry Flick, Billboard Magazine

“Andrew’s passionate songwriting clearly separated himself from the others. I very much look forward to working with him in the studio”
Matt Serletic, Grammy Award Winning Producer

At various points in his life, Andrew Solomon has been many things –an entrepreneur, a music dotcom pioneer as well as a graduate student at Harvard Business School. Throughout each station in life however, the one consistent label that he has held onto most fervently has been “songwriter.” While working in corporate America, Andrew always had an eye on his watch, eagerly waiting for the evening hours at New York’s finest clubs to get behind his piano and play a great set.

His career as a singer/songwriter blossomed during the last decade. Andrew honed his songs and craft playing the most famous venues for singer songwriters in New York City, Boston and Nashville – Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End, The House of Blues, The Bluebird Café. As a graduate of ASCAP's competitive Advanced Songwriting Workshop, his music has been heard on shows on FOX, ABC, CNBC, and PBS. He's been featured in Billboard Magazine, Forbes, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Recent collaborators include Grammy Award winning producer Matt Serletic (Matchbox Twenty, Aerosmith), who praised Solomon's "passionate songwriting." Influenced by Bruce Springsteen, U2, Sting and many others, Solomon writes music that looks for the beauty in the everyday. "I'm interested in those little moments between people that pass quickly, that pass without notice or comment, but are rich with feeling," said Solomon.

Andrew now lives in the San Francisco bay area with his wife and two young boys. His new album, "Something More," is produced by Joey Muller (Savage Garden, Celine Dion) and mastered by Steve Hall (Chris Isaak, Madonna). It will be available through CDBaby and iTunes in April 2009.

Lyrics

Saving Grace

Written By: Andrew Solomon / Seth Glassman

Can you feel the hunger in my eyes, can you feel the heat when we touch
Can you see behind my disguise, cause I want you so much

Can you feel my body next to yours, can you feel my heart beating fast?
I’m never gonna stop wanting more, I can’te let this moment pass

Chorus
You - your the saving grace
your all that makes sens in this fool’s chase
my reason to live in this killing place
if I let you get a away I’d be losing, losing
my saving grace, you’re my saving grace

I can’t live filled with regret
cause a good friend is hard to find
But this vision of you and me together
keeps running through my mind

Chorus Repeat

Leap of Faith

Written By: Andrew Solomon

just a little anxious today
because I think I’ve lost my way
from a path that defined
direction for my mind
where this heart confides

but I’m living within this life where I cannot deny
I’ve been watching the world just passing me by
if I could just break these walls that keep me so safe
and open up this window, I will take my leap of faith

I watch the boy practice down on Reade
chasing a dream to one day be
walking higher ground
he’s reaching for his goal
making pieces whole

while I’m living within this life where I cannot deny
I’ve been watching the world just passing me by
if I could just break these walls that keep me so safe
and open up this window, I will take my leap of faith

but this conscience in mind
I’m too scared to show true colors kept below
but I watch this little boy play and I
crack open the window and I’m
taking my leap of faith

I’m living within this life that I will leave behind
I’m no longer watching the world just passing me by
it’s a life I need to live with each day
and it only begins by taking this leap of faith

I Will

Written By: Andrew Solomon / Seth Glassman

I watched the way you touch his face
how you run your fingers through his hair
seems so natural, fits right in place
he’s your world, he’s your air

And I can see
that have your plans
I understand
but I dream
that your calling for me

I will
I will
I will
You’ll see
Is ever gonna love you
Ever gonna touch you
Like I will

Guess I sound a little desperate
like I’m sinking to the bottom of the sea
and I always know we’ll be friends
I just wish you could feel a little something more for me

But I can see
that you have your plans
I understand
but I dream
that you’re calling for me

Chorus

Does he have the strength
to be by your side
when the world isn’t simple
and your life’s a bumpy ride
can’t you see that I’m the one
let me be in your dreams

Chorus repeat

The Hurting Distance

Written By: Andrew Solomon & Dee Adam

Verse 01
There’s a song behind her eyes.
Different words but we still fall in line.

She walks with me but always walks away
Heart to head, the things I said- still remain.
The storm waits....

Chorus
(I) Can’t reach her.
Love’s sober
Can’t break the spell – put over.
The hurting distance we can’t hide.
(I’m) not myself
She’s someone else
The silence tears us up inside
The hurting distance we can’t hide.

Verse 02
What is there left to give?
If our heavy hearts keep sinking

I run with her but I can’t run away
Heart to head, the things I said still remain
The storm breaks.

The rain soaks through my skin
But still she won’t let me in…the storm ends.

Chorus
(I) Can’t reach her.
Love’s sober
Can’t break the spell – put over.
The hurting distance we can’t hide.
I’m not myself
She’s someone else
Why would they want this to survive
The hurting distance we can’t hide.

Too Much For You

Written By: Andrew Solomon, Dee Adam

So why wanna rip at my heart and break me baby?
You’re pushing me away.
Why d’ya wanna trade what we are baby?
You act like we won’t see the sun again.

If you slip out of this mood tonight
I won’t keep you holdin

I don’t wanna won’t fight- (I) won’t argue bout nothing, nothing
am I
Too much for you
ripping at the seams I don’t wanna be like you
(and feel) nothing, nothing
Am I
Too much for you

The good stuff never comes easy lately
But it comes to those who wait
You gotta ride out this storm with me baby
You gotta give as much as you take

Am I’m slippin out of your head tonight
your touch isn’t right.

I don’t wanna won’t fight- (I) won’t argue
bout nothing, nothing
am I
Too much for you
ripping at the seams I don’t wanna be like you (and feel) nothing, nothing
Am I
Too much for you

You got all the know you know I’m gonna be the one who says, Stay
I don’t wanna love another love no other, there’s no other, just love each other
Please just stay

Is my ego a little too big for this room
No one is stopping you

I don’t wanna won’t fight- (I) won’t argue bout nothing, nothing
am I
2 much for you
would you say its my greatest virtue
to feel nothing, nothing
Am I
Too much for you

No More Wishing Time Away

Written By: Andrew Solomon

She stands by the window, it’s so late at night
Wind picks up and races through the trees
She wonders if he comes home will they start to fight
A love has been lost in the cold, cold seas
Maybe its time she sets her soul free

She stares at the photograph on the window sill
His eyes full of passion but so carefree
There comes a time when its lust, she can’t fulfill
Tired of hoping that, he might see
How she stood by he side despite the man he might be

Thunder cracks the night, there’s a storm within
She’s never felts so empty, but not a tear for his sins
She’s closer to the light, touched by the wind
It won’t be long, she must be strong, so she can say
No more wishing time away
No more wishing time away

She sees him staring at her with a look of fear
The scent of a woman blows her way
She gently pulls him to her and whispers in his ear
Darling they’ll be no more wishing time away
Life is too short to be wishing time away

Thunder cracks the night, there’s a storm within
She’s never felts so empty, but not a tear for his sins
She’s closer to the light, touched by the wind
It won’t be long, she must be strong, so she can say
No more wishing time away
No more wishing time away

Thunder cracks the night, there’s a new life to begin
She runs out into the night as the rain cleanses her skin
The storm echos her fight that she’s about to win
It won’t be long, she must be strong, now that she can say
No more wishing time away
No more wishing time away

Wait For You

Written By: Andrew Solomon

Your kindess is your heart
You know
It’s where everything should start
You reach for me, we lie

and the world will never stop inside your mind
It’s the pain that keeps your will to survive
It’s the words you know that you can never say

I’ll wait for you
Wait for you
Wait for you

you think you’ve done your part
but you know
patience is an art
you reach for me, we lie

and the world will never stop inside your mind
It’s the pain you think that keeps us alive
It’s the words you know that you can never say

I’ll wait for you
Wait for you
Wait for you

You reach for me, we lie

and the world will never stop inside your mind
you embrace it knowing we won’t survive
I just want to hear it once the words you’d say

I’ll wait for you
Wait for you
Wait for you
Wait for you

Lay Me Down

Written By: Andrew Solomon, Moe Loughran

It's a song in a passing car
I hear on an empty street
The smell of the midnight air
Makes me think of you and me

lay me down down down
lay me down

Was it too much for you to stay
Did our love turn to stone
If I asked would you turn away
leaving me all alone

lay me down down down
lay me down

My heart keeps telling me
You’re the only one
And believing through it all
you’re not really gone

lay me down

lay me down down down
lay me down

The Race

Written By: Andrew Solomon, Geoff Byrd

RAT RACE

Sometimes it’s hard to let go
When you feel like you need to know
No guarantees no sure things
We only own what we don’t control

I’ll never understand it
I’ll never comprehend all the intricacies
Yeah it seems like the more that I learn
The less I know just like Socrates

Yeah so be it cause
I know our love is pending
We may not get a storybook ending
Seems like life is full of mystery
So what that’s the way it goes dear
I believe we got a really good thing here
Embrace the rat race with me

You have a volatile imagination
The sky is falling every argument
No need to worry about expectation
There’s a foundation that we cement

I’ll never understand it
I’ll never comprehend all the intricacies
Yeah it seems like the more that I learn
The less I know just like Socrates

Yeah so be it cause
I know our love is pending
We may not get a storybook ending
Seems like life is full of mystery
So what that’s the way it goes dear
I believe we got a really good thing here
Embrace the rat race with me

Fully embrace the rat race
Fully embrace the rat race

CHORUS
CHORUS
OUT

Rat Race

Written By: Andrew Solomon, Geoff Byrd

RAT RACE

Sometimes it’s hard to let go
When you feel like you need to know
No guarantees no sure things
We only own what we don’t control

I’ll never understand it
I’ll never comprehend all the intricacies
Yeah it seems like the more that I learn
The less I know just like Socrates

Yeah so be it cause
I know our love is pending
We may not get a storybook ending
Seems like life is full of mystery
So what that’s the way it goes dear
I believe we got a really good thing here
Embrace the rat race with me

You have a volatile imagination
The sky is falling every argument
No need to worry about expectation
There’s a foundation that we cement

I’ll never understand it
I’ll never comprehend all the intricacies
Yeah it seems like the more that I learn
The less I know just like Socrates

Yeah so be it cause
I know our love is pending
We may not get a storybook ending
Seems like life is full of mystery
So what that’s the way it goes dear
I believe we got a really good thing here
Embrace the rat race with me

Fully embrace the rat race
Fully embrace the rat race

CHORUS
CHORUS
OUT

Discography

Andrew Solomon, "Andrew Solomon" (1998-9)
Andrew Solomon, "Two" (2003)
Andrew Solomon, "Something More" (2009)

Set List

Sets are anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hrs. Usually all orginal material with occasional covers (Police, Lenny Kravitz, Bryan Adams).