Annie Handley

Annie Handley

 Courtenay, British Columbia, CAN
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Vancouver Island singer/songwriter/musician, with soul, energy and groove.

Biography

Annie Handley is a talented and exciting artist from Canada's beautiful west coast. Evolving from her early years songwriting and playing as a solo performer and later as lead singer with a rock band, she's now supporting the release of her first full-length CD "No Shooble", (Produced by Canadian music industry veteran Doug Biggs in Comox BC and co-produced by Annie herself.) Her writing touches on many personal and sometimes universal thoughts and feelings but is always infused with with her rich vocals and a bit of that west-coast vibe, sandy beaches and salt-spray

Her album "No Shoobie" is influenced by funk, rock, acoustic roots and even has some jazz and R&B Flare. Similar artists: Edie Brickell, Sara Bareilles, Sade, Meiko, Sheryl Crow. The album has been featured on iTunes under Pop - New and Noteworthy, Indie and Canadiana for several months.

To support the album Annie recently released the first video (for the song Bring Me Back Alive) that has received thousands of views and many accolades, viewable here:
http://www.youtube.com/watchv=HCuLU7PZ8tI&feature=relmfu

Her summer is starting to look very busy as she heads out to support the album with live performances. Check her website (below) and Reverbnation for dates and locations.

No Shoobie Song List:

1 Bring Me Back Alive (current video)
2 Zing Zing
3 Burned
4 The Garbage Song
5 Could It be
6 A Bigger Thing
7 Time Machine
8 Looking Back
9 The Moon Song
10 Bask
11 Old Bones

Some Annie Handley musical chronology:
1998 Demo CD Produced by Graham Shaw
2009 BC Musician Magazine Top 3 Finalist New Music
2010 Alternative Root Sampler Top 30 Worldwide Search
2010 Indy TV New Music Search Walk Away
2012 3900 Channel Subscribers & 256,000 Channel views Youtube.
2012 Release of CD "No Shoobie"
2012 First video produced for CD "Bring Me Back Alive"

Website: http://anniehandley.com/
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/anniehandley
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AnnieCanada
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnnieHandley
iTunes: Annie Handley or No Shoobie

Lyrics

Bask

Written By: Annie Handley

Bask
Annie Handley

What do you see
What do you Believe In
What does it mean to be You
Tell me what does it Mean

How does it feel
To be there beside you
How does if feel to be the One
That you believe

What do you Love
What do you Dream of
Does it ever seem enough
Does it ever seem Like its just too much
Like its just too much

Before you Go
Will you tell me everything
before you go
I want to hear it all, Take it in
Don’t you leave out anything
Before you Go

And I would trade you any day
And you would see things here
my way
And I would run through your fields
And I’d say

We still might never know
Is it easy come and easy Go
I guess I’ll bask in this Sunshine
And I’ll glow
Yes I’ll glow

What do you see
What do you believe in~

Just Tell Me (The Moon Song)

Written By: Annie Handley

Just Tell Me (The Moon Song)
Annie Handley

It couldn’t have been
that Ocean Between us
It couldn’t have been
that the water was too high
It Couldn’t have been
that maybe theres a Secret
Why the moons got its pull on you tonight

Everybody Knows
There’ll always be the Questions
Everybody Knows
the answer is there to find
Everybody Knows
There’ll always be a reason
Why the Moons got its pull on you Tonight

So Now I lay me Down to sleep
Give me some of those
hopes and dreams
Something for my soul to take
Just tell me that you’ll be there when I wake
Some of those hopes n dreams
Anything in between
Don’t wake me now…..
Just tell me
That you’ll always be here
Don’t you let that moon in

It Could have Been
that the tide was turning
It could have Been
you were walking out that way
It could have Been
but maybe theres another
If you let that moon Have its Way

Everybody Knows
There’ll always be the Questions
Everybody Knows
the answer can change
The way it is the way it was
and the way that it will be
If you let that moon have its Say

Just tell me That you’ll always be there
Don’t you let that moon in

Old Bones

Written By: Annie Handley

OLD BONES

STANDING WAY OUT AT LOW TIDE
THINKING BACK TO YOU AND I
REMEMBERING US KNEE DEEP HIGH
YOU WERE LAUGHING AS I TRIED
SKIPPING STONES
MY MIND KEEPS TRIPPING ON BONES LIKE THIS

IF YOU’VE LAID IT ALL TO REST
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU’LL MISS
DID I MAKE IT ON YOUR LIST
OR WAS I JUST ANOTHER KISS
AND WHEN YOUR
SKIPPING STONES
DOES YOUR MIND TRIP IN BONES LIKE THIS
Trippin on Trippin on

HEY I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU
WHAT IF YOU’VE BEEN THINKING TOO

OLD BONES IF I’D KNOWN
I WOULDN’T CHANGE A KISS I’VE BLOWN
OR A STONE I’VE SKIPPED
OLD BONES ARE JUST OLD BONES
I’M TRYING HARD TO LET THEM GO
LET YOU GO LIKE THIS
A stone I’ve skipped

LYING AWAKE UNDER MY
SHEETS SO STILL ITS COLD OUTSIDE
I TRY TO SHUT OFF MY MIND
BUT I’M KNEE DEEP NOW
AND HERE I TRY
SKIPPING STONES
MY MIND KEEPS TRIPPING ON BONES LIKE THIS

IF YOU’VE LAID IT ALL TO REST
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU’LL MISS
DID I MAKE IT ON YOUR LIST
OR WAS I JUST ANOTHER KISS
AND WHEN YOUR
SKIPPING STONES
DOES YOUR MIND TRIP IN BONES LIKE THIS
Trippin on, Trippin on

Zing zing

Written By: Annie Handley

Zing zing

Its nothing you can see
That feeling
Zing zing
But it makes you weak in the knees

A little shaky
My heart goes crazy
Beating out that rhythm it’s pounding

I swear it’s on my sleeve
I think the world can see
What it is you do

What it is you do
What it is you do
What it is you do to me

Over mind and body
Is it a quantum thing, zing zing
I don’t know but I feel the matter moving

And it’s changing me
I want it to be, brought it to me
Just take a look and see

So turn it into a full-length movie
Colour sound you brought it to be
The picture is clear now
So turn it loud

Just say you believe it
It’s not about having or needing
The picture is clear now
So turn it loud

You know that the feeling is all about believing
It’s not about having, not about needing

The Garbage song

Written By: Annie Handley

The Garbage Song
Annie Handley

I don’t want to take out the garbage
Do the laundry
Or straighten that pile of papers staring at me

I don’t want to work on those English notes
Or go down to the corner store
Just for coffee and cream

But I know that I could sit and wait for a smile
From you, to me
It’s all I need
And I know that I would pocket up your chimes
So I could feel the way I do when you’re with me

I don’t want to stay in this racket
Got a closet of black, hurry and wait it’s been a long week
I don’t want to think of gas prices, and wonder how far this fifteen dollars is going to take me

Lets take our shoes off and run on that grassy ground and play
The day away
We could live out those schemes,
Or lay on our backs and dream
Or take the trail down to the beach

I don’t want to take out the garbage
Do the laundry
Or fill up those ice cube trays they’re always empty….

Discography

No Shoobie March 2012

Set List

Originals:

Bring Me Back Alive
Time Machine
Zing Zing
The Garbage song
Looking Back
A Bigger Thing
Burned
The Moon Song
Could It Be
Bask
Soft on My Skin
Walk Away
Old Bones
Delivered
1000 Faces
Could it Be
Not I
One Hope
Been There Done That
Lemonade
Looking Back
Open Windows
I'm Taking it Back
Mercy Me
I wont think Twice
Wash Me Away
Lemonade

Covers:

Roxanne
Cough Syrup
Abracadabra
Fire
Venus
Sexual Healing
When the Bullets Fly
Wrong Girl
Umbrella
I'm Yours
Save Tonight
Santa Monica
Breathe
You Sexy Thing
16 Tons
No Rain
Back To Me
Don't Let it Bring You Down
Steal My Kisses
Fire
Folsom Prison Blues
For the First Time