Angie Nussey

Angie Nussey

 a, Ontario, CAN
SoloAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Since 1999, Angie has released six, full length albums and won over 15 industry awards for songwriting, vocals, and performance. Oscillating between piano and guitar, Nussey is full of surprises, and her love of music and performance shines through every time she takes the stage.

Biography

Nussey will argue that she is a storyteller first and a musician second, but her most recent release Still Hope, suggests otherwise. With its sweeping string arrangements and melodic lines, you might believe that Nussey is planning to move into a more orchestral style. But her lyrics always bring you back, pull you in, make you think, and inspire you to shine as she does.

Nussey grew up in the small town of Lively, Ontario where both parents dabbled in music and creativity. She learned to play piano at the age of 6 and she soon began writing and recording her own songs.

In 1999, She released an 11 song demo CD which was soon noticed by Movie Producer, Albert Botha, who helped launch her first studio album, Circumstantial Overload.

Six albums, 12 years of touring, and over 15 awards for Best Song, Best Vocal performance, and Female Performer of the year, youd think Nussey might be interested in slowing down. Im actually a very slow songwriter, Nussey says with a laugh, after every album, I think this will probably be the last one. But then, a year or two later, I have another 12 songs, so I just keep going.like a happy snail.

Angie Nussey is the kind of artist who leaves thank you notes. Her attitude towards life and other people has the appealing charm of a long lost friend. Her stage presence is disarming and although she maintains a wonderful degree of humility, she never fails to perform a world-class show. It has been said that she wears her heart in her voice and her voice rings with the ease of a warm shower.

Nussey released her last album Still Hope, in 2011 and is currently working on her next album. To be released when its ready.

Lyrics

Quiet Room

Written By: Angie Nussey

If you listen in a quiet room,
You can hear it calling out to you,
It will try to steer you away from harm,
With a solid voice and a strong arm.

But it can’t make you, and it won’t save you,
It gets bothered, in the time when it can’t protect you,
Some will hurt it, some will try to destroy it,
And some will mend it, some will dare you to embrace it.
Tired and shaking, there is no breaking your spirit.

It may have failed you,
But it’s the only thing that keeps you alive,
And some think,
It’s the only thing you take when you die.

There are times when you can’t stop it,
From screaming out loud,
And sometimes when you need it most,
It gets lost in the crowd.

It can’t stand, when you’re uncertain,
And it gets tired, in the times when your heart is hurting,
It feels small, but it is still not afraid,
It will try to be heard, again and again each day.

Tired and shaking, there is no breaking your spirit.
Tired and shaking, there is no breaking your spirit.

So stand up.
Stand up.
Stand up.
Stand up.
Stand up, are you going to take this lying down?
Stand up.
Stand up, are you going to take this lying down?
Stand up.

If you listen in a quiet room,
You can hear it calling out to you.

Still Hope

Written By: Angie Nussey

There are people who have started planting gardens in the backyards,
Engineers designing newer houses from the scrapyards,
Buyers who are slowly, becoming more aware,
Of the businesses who share in responsible ways,

There are restaurants who won’t support the scraping of our oceans,
Farmers treating livestock like they’re one of God’s creations,
Soldiers who can understand the innocence and truth,
In the face of every child.

There is still hope, there is still light,
There is still good, in each and everyone,
Even if it is, a long shot,
May I always be,
One of the million,
Who still believe.

There are people finding ways of sharing wealth among all nations,
Doctors seeking out affordable solutions,
Companies who’ve stopped releasing their emissions,
Regardless of Kyoto, regardless of the cost,

There are governments allowing cars to run on other fuels,
Non-partisan words spoken in the public schools,
Children urging parents to seek peace among the races,
Peace among their neighbours and peace within themselves.

There is still hope, there is still light,
There is still good, in each and everyone,
Even if it is, a long shot,
May I always be,
One of the million who still believe.

One of the million,
One of the million,

There is still hope, there is still light,
There is still good, in each and everyone,
Even if it is, a long shot,
May I always be,
One of the million,
Who still believe.

Whisper in the Air

Written By: Angie Nussey

There is a whisper in the air,
There is a whisper in the air,
Change is on its way,
Change is on its way,
Change is on its way.

Let’s stand for something,
Let’s stand for something,
Let’s dig our heels in,
Let’s raise the roof.

There is a whisper in the air,
A whisper in the air,
A whisper in the air.

And if you wonder where your voice is,
It’s right beside your heart,
If you wonder who will listen,
It’s anyone who dares.

There is a whisper in the air,
A whisper in the air,
A whisper in the air.

I can hear it,
I can hear it,
I can hear it,
I can hear it...

There is a whisper in the air,
A whisper in the air,
A whisper in the air.

Chant:
T’ Goneecweeyoh – Cayuga word for “of sound mind”
Varenderen - Dutch word for “change” / Transform
Cinta – Indonesian word for “love”
Freiden – German word for “freedom”
Mengubah – Indonesian word for “change”
Zmiana – Polish word for “change”
Pokoj – German word for “peace”
Schimba – Romainian word for “change”

Cambiar – Spanish word for “change”
Promjena – Croatian word for “change”
Friour – Icelandic word for “peace”
Amoré – Italian word for “love”
Valtozas – Hungarian word for “change”
Henka – Japanese word for”change”
Rauha – Finnish word for “peace”
Amana – Arabic word for “peace”

Swan Song

Written By: Angie Nussey


I saw a women running up the stairs of Casa Loma,
Looked at her determined face, hoping she could win this race,
I know exactly how she feels, I feel it all the time,
Running nowhere, running nowhere.

I have a certain staircase of my own, it seems to follow me around,
And every time I fall it kicks me when I’m down,
It doesn’t have an ending I’m convinced I should ignore it,
But every now and then I take a step I just can’t help it.

And, ohhh, I crave the momentary win,
Ohhh, foolishly again.

But if this is my last chance, if I’ve done it all wrong,
If I’ve been a joker all this time and here’s my swan song,
I won’t be the one to cool the torch, won’t be the one to swim to shore,
You won’t find me saying I could have done, I could have done more,
If I’m going down, I’m going down swinging.
Yeah if I’m going down, I’m going down swinging.

There’s something in that inconsistent pace that starts a rhythm,
The illusion of control is why we chase and never give in,
Relief will come so seldom to the ones who can’t rest easy,
And I stand in between, my staircase and what pleases me.

Most, I’ve always been a different girl,
Ohhh, stuck between two worlds.

But if this is my last chance, if I’ve done it all wrong,
If I’ve been a joker all this time and here’s my swan song,
I won’t be the one to cool the torch, won’t be the one to swim to shore,
You won’t find me saying I could have done, I could have done more,
If I’m going down, I’m going down swinging.
Yeah if I’m going down, I’m going down swinging.

There is rumbling from the ground and a calling from the staircase,
I am taken by the sound, of others in the same place,
Who are asking themselves, where they ought to be,
And when the woman running by, stops to get some water,
I can see it in her eyes, she’s fully in her power,
And I know for sure, there is one more, step for me.

‘Cause if this is my last chance, if I’ve done it all wrong,
If I’ve been a joker all this time and here’s my swan song,
I won’t be the one to cool the torch, won’t be the one to swim to shore,
You won’t find me saying I could have done, I could have done more,
If I’m going down, I’m going down swinging.
Yeah if I’m going down, I’m going down swinging.

Warm Hands

Written By: Angie Nussey

My daddy had warm hands,
Rough and dirty like a workin’ man,
Changing tires in a blistering storm,
His hands would still be warm,

I remember his leather mitts,
He’d leave ‘em on the living room chair,
I’d stick my hands inside,
Just to see if it was warm in there,

My daddy had warm hands.

And those hands fixed everything,
Everything but a broken heart,
When the family was torn apart,
They were outside fixing cars,

When we left him his face went dull,

We knew he loved us despite it all,
Watched his kingdom begin to fall,
While his hands tried to hold up those walls,

My daddy had warm hands,
Rough and dirty like a workin’ man,
Changing tires in a blistering storm,
His hands would still be warm,

They would steam in the cold air,
I can still see him standing there,
Thick hat and a winter coat,
Wool scarf wrapped around his throat,
My daddy had warm hands.

And as I begin to age,
I understand how things go their ways,
Sometimes this world demands,
A little more than warm hands,

My daddy had warm hands,
Strong and steady like a workin’ man,
Though they’ve grown much softer now,
I guess time broke ‘em down somehow,

They can still fix everything,
Right down to my broken heart,
Even when they’re out fixing cars,
I know they won’t let me fall apart.

My daddy had warm hands,
Rough and dirty like a workin’ man,
Changing tires in a blistering storm,
His hands would still be warm,

They would steam in the cold air,
I can still see him standing there,
Thick hat and a winter coat,
Wool scarf wrapped around his throat,

My daddy had warm hands.

Discography

LATEST RELEASE:
Still Hope
September 2012

COMMERCIAL RADIO
Multiple Stations across North America.

SATELLITE/INTERNET RADIO
Currently receiving airplay on over 50 satellite and internet radio stations

DISCOGRAPHY
September 2012 - Still Hope
October 2007 - "Little Tragedies"
June 2007 - "Silly Songs - Live at Hugh's Room
October 2004 - "Paint and Turpentine"
2002 - "Circumstantial Overload"
1999 - "Here's my Demo"

Set List

Here are two sample set lists.
Depending on the show, I will often play a cover song at the end of a set (usually "Hallelujah," "Joey," or "Folsom Prison Blues."

1st Set

Swan Song
Your Lucky Day
I used to
Hunny Bunny
Warm Hands
Ocean's Daughter
Still Hope
Take me home / Broken
Forbidden Thoughts
Quiet Room

2nd set
Your Lucky Day
The River
Broken
Change
Don't Give Up
Leave You Behind
Hunny Bunny
Neighbor Song
Gem
Am I Too Bold