Anjelia and The Boy

Anjelia and The Boy

 Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
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We'll rock your ass sensitive-style ;-)

Biography

"With a beautiful voice soft or filled with power and emotion, lovely Anjelia Pelay always moves her audience."-NewsBlaze.com

A singer, songwriter, actress, and multi-instrumentalist (playing piano, guitar, melodica, harmonica, ukulele, and even accordion), Anjelia Pelay, was born and raised in Toms River, N.J. It all started at the age of 5, playing Mozart and Beethoven pieces on the piano by memory. She then grew up entertaining and performing for almost her whole life. After spending some years as an actress appearing in small guest star roles in Film/Television, dappling in some dance gigs and Off-Broadway roles as well; Anjelia was quietly writing her original music, working hard at perfecting her craft. You may have seen her before 'in character', but her music will surprise you even more

When she met Nick Kiefer; guitarist, designer, and also multi-instrumentalist (playing guitar, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, and slide guitar,) it was the perfect musical match. They began playing their original music at coffee houses and lounges along the east coast of New Jersey and also New York City. They headlined as "The Featured Artist" at The Legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J. on December 3rd 2009. They were also selected to be a 'Showcase Artist' at 2010 The Cape May Singer-Songwriter Music Festival and The Seaside Music Festival.

Press:

"The songstress’ stark blonde bangs, big black eyelashes and white thread crown make her look like a Lady GaGa, but the music is less RaRa boombeats and more coffee shop pop. Kiefer’s rhythm guitar is an ever-present drive while Anjelia taps out the melodies on her keyboard and, at times, a melodica. Her voice almost always comes from the bottom, belting out her lyrics rather than the talk-at-you or breathy whisper style that similar singers revert to.
Songs like “In Colors” and “Ours Will Be The Sky” shift between throwback rock ballads and country-tinged ditties, while “Giving Up” and “In The End” recall the femme-fronted acts of the late Nineties/early Aughts. Whatever it is that Anjelia & The Boy grows into, it will be worth watching."
-Aquarian

"Sunset seemed to take longer over the New Jersey hills as beautiful singer Anjelia Pelay cast some of her own light at Keyport's Espresso Joe's. On this cold Saturday night off the Jersey shore, her sweet, lovely, emotionally charged voice, warmed coffeehouse patrons. As she pours her heart and spirit into her performance, Anjelia creates a moving and joyful experience for her audience."
-David Pambianchi/NewsBlaze.com

"Anjelia & The Boy is one of the most amazing and most original bands I have ever heard. Check them out! AMAZING music."
-Heather Thompson [fan]

Lyrics

In The End

Written By: Anjelia Pelay

I have a strong heart
with some broken bones
I'm insecure
but where it counts I'm just as strong

I may be weak
but I'm a good soul
I may get crazy
sometimes I might lose control

And I wish I didnt care
Cause in the end
I aint seein' no one there

People always leave
So tell me how can you be any different?
Can't you see that maybe
this is all because of me so..

Maybe I should just leave now
Cause in the end
I aint seein' no one there

You look at me with true sincerity
So should I believe it?
It's hard..
Pessimism's always on my side

So maybe I should run and hide
My heart can't take this dyin' ride
I wish I didn't care
Cause in the end
I aint seein' no one there

Giving Up

Written By: Anjelia Pelay

If I could I would fly away today
cause I can't seem to keep the pain away
If I could I would die alone today
If by accidental happen
then I wouldnt have a say

And I wouldnt put up a fight
I wouldnt put up a fight

The days just keep getting colder
The years keep passing
and I'm getting older
with pain, as my best friend
Me and pain until the very end

So I wouldnt put up a fight
I wouldnt put up a fight

Life can hit you pretty hard with surprise
And if this keeps goin on then
I might just have to die

I'm giving up
Cause I've had enough

..I've had enough

Tinkerbell

Written By: Anjelia Pelay

If you see me walking
And holding his hand
Know it wasn't him at all
That I had planned

It was you all along
But you took too long
And my heart
Couldn't take the pain no more

Cause I was
Always your girl
But on the side
Always your girl
But on the side

When I was just your extra fairy dust
I dreamt we were in love
Purposely obvious
I never saw the lust

Maybe if you made it clear
That you'd been lyin'
All along
It'd be easier to forget
What I feel
Forget what you make me
And move on

I was always your girl
But on the side
Always your girl
But on the side

I wish I was your Wendy
And you my Peter Pan
I would dream about you constantly
Time and time again
Til one day
You'd come and
Take my hand
And we'd fly together far away
Back to neverland

Cause I was
Always your girl
But on the side
Always your girl
But on the side

And because you were never there
To catch me
Steal my wings
I am through
Cause waitin forever just aint fair

This Life

Written By: Anjelia Pelay

I hate people
I hate people
That's right

And their ignorant judgmental selves
That's all they know
That's right

But little do they know they better start
Opening their eyes
Cause then they might start changin' and
believin' in each other
And seeing this is their lives

Cause you only get one shot
One chance
To live
This life
Cause you only get one shot
One chance
To live
This life

I believe in reincarnation,
Reincarnation
That's right

But I dont believe it happens to all
Or if you remember at all
From the first time

But when I look and see your picture
It sets a trigger in my mind
And maybe if it's true and this is my second time
No regrets

Cause you only get one shot
One chance
To live
This life
Cause you only get one shot
One chance
To try
This life

And all the haters, close-minded cynics
Maybe they'll change in time
If they never get to see the light
how can they know what's right

Cause you only get one shot
One chance
To live
This life

One Shot..One Chance..In this Life...That's Right

Ours Will Be The Sky

Written By: A. Pelay, N. Kiefer, J. Chiappelli

I've been dreamin bout the night
When I will hold you tight

And ours will be the sky
Ours will be the sky

I've been lovin' you for such a long time now
And I think it's about time we found the other side

And ours will be the sky
Ours will be the sky

I've never seen that color
In anyone's eyes before
And I don't believe you
When you say

You love me

more [x]'s 4
more [x]'s 4

I believe in me and you
In Romeo and Julie too
I can't believe you feel this too

And ours will be the sky
I've been dreamin' bout this night
My whole life

Ooh [x]'s 4
Ooh [x]'s 4

In Colors

Written By: Anjelia Pelay

I keep feelin' alright
I never thought that'd be
Cause I've got issues
Head down to my toes
Until eternity

Til you
You-ou-ou
No more blues-ue-ues
I'm colorblind no more

I only saw in black
Now I see in colors too
And I never thought
There would come a day
When I would find someone

Like you
You-ou-ou
No more blues-ue-ues
I'm colorblind no more

You're the glass full
To my half empty glass
I guess they were right
Opposites attract
Your the rainbow
to my dark nasty storm
The light to my dark side
Forevermore

Oou
You-ou-ou
No more blue-ue-ues
I'm colorblind no more

A Long Way

Written By: Anjelia Pelay

Every day I get a little bit closer
Da-da-da-da-deh-da
I never thought I'd even get this far
Da-da-da-da-deh-da
You opened my eyes to new and better things
I never thought I'd see
I used to think that I was better off on my own

But I was wrong
And you
made me come
A long way

Home, back to where I started
Back to where I come from
Sometimes I'm scared of the scars
That put me on this run
I thought runnin away would help me
Never face those days

But I was wrong
And you
made me come
A long way

Been through it all on my own
Got comfortable all alone
But nothing compares, without you there

A long way 2x's
A long, long way

A long way 2x's
A long, long way

Music Break

But I was wrong
And you
made me come
A long way

Discography

"A Long Way" - (90.5 The Night, Brookdale Radio - N.J.)

"In The End" - (Digital Download - Single, release 10/09, Radio Crystal Blue Airplay 1/10, Coffee House Earth Airplay 3/10, NEM TV/105.9 FM Radio Station, 2010)
"Ours Will Be The Sky" -
(Single - Country Radio Airplay, 1/10 - Texas, USA, & Radio Crystal Blue Airplay 1/10, NEM TV/105.9 FM Radio Station, 2010)
"Giving Up" - (Indie104 - iRADIO LA Airplay, 2/10)
"Ours Will Be The Sky" - (Singer/Songwriter Cape May Compliation CD 2010)

They are currently recording their first EP release for Winter 2010.

Set List

-30-90 minutes of original material: performed acoustic with one Piano/Keyboard, two Guitars, and Bass.
[some songs include Strings, Mandolin, Uke, Slide Guitar, Banjo, and/or Percussion.]

-Any covers [if included at all] are changed completely to an original A&TB sounding style.