April Dawn

April Dawn

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

April Dawn's soulful approach will have your ears begging for more. A fun and energetic band on stage will keep the crowd entertained and begging for encores!

Biography

Hailing from Bastrop, Texas, April Dawn brings her trusty guitar, her impassioned voice, and her heart on her sleeve. In her aptly named debut album, Something to Say, April is the compelling voice for every human heart. Her lyrics describe the dynamic situations and inner turmoil that we all face, in and out of love, so that each interaction with her a music is a poignant experience.

Drawing from a deep appreciation of music at an early age, April found joy in singing along with her favorite artists, and hoped to become a musician herself one day. That dream didn’t solidify into reality until she received a guitar for Christmas when she was 18. Immediately, she began taking lessons, and quickly exceeded her instructor’s expectations. She played fervently, up to six hours a day, for her parents and friends. Soon, she was writing songs and singing her own music, carving out her own style.

After she graduated from college, April moved to Austin, and thus began her journey to becoming the musician she is today. She played at open mics in coffee shops, and small gigs at restaurants and live music venues, and was featured in the Big Red Sun Benefit concert along with Patty Griffin, Bruce Robison, Kacy Crowley, and John Dee Graham, amongst other talented musicians.

Something to Say was a meandering project two years in the making. It involved a lot of torturous starts and stops, and a few unexpected turns, but finally has come to fruition. Its crafting required copious amounts of patience and perseverance, but with the help of some amazing musicians and music engineers, it’s become a full body of work that realizes its potential as a heart-rending experience that, like April, truly has Something to Say.

EVENTS PLAYED
ROCK & ROLL MARATHON SAN ANTONIO, TX
CENTRAL MARKET HATCH CHILI FESTIVAL SAN ANTONIO, TX
SXSW 2006 @ VANILLA GIRL AUSTIN, TX
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS CHARITY EVENT @ AUSTIN
CHILDRENS MUSEUM, AUSTIN, TX
CONCERT IN THE COUNTRY HONDO, TX
FRIENDSFEST DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX
BARN-B-Q BASTROP, TX
MAYFEST FORT WORTH, TX
53RD ST. BLOCK PARTY AUSTIN, TX

VENUES PLAYED LIST
KRVL STUDIOS ON-AIR KERRVILLE, TX
FOX 7 MORNING SHOW AUSTIN,TX
CENTRAL MARKET SAN ANTONIO, TX
LIGHT BAR AUSTIN, TX
SHAKESPEARS AUSTIN, TX
MAGGIE MAES AUSTIN, TX
CHEERS AUSTIN, TX
LA TAZZA FRESCA AUSTIN, TX
BOOKWOMAN AUSTIN, TX
THE DOWNTOWNER KERRVILLE, TX
HOULIHANS AUSTIN, TX
RUTA MAYA AUSTIN, TX
VANILLA GIRL AUSTIN, TX
EL MERCADO AUSTIN, TX
RED ROOM SAN ANTONIO, TX
DIRTY DOG AUSTIN, TX
TAMBELEO AUSTIN, TX
AUSTIN JAVA AUSTIN, TX
RED EYED FLY AUSTIN, TX
12 BAR NEW ORLEANS, LA
NEUTRAL GROUND COFFE HOUSE NEW ORLEANS, LA


Lyrics

Something To Say

Written By: April Dawn

I see you looking at me
Like you’ve got something to say
I hope you get the nerve to
But you keep on walking away

I’ve got something to say about
The way I’ve been treated
I’ve got something to say about the way
You push me away
Push me away
Push me away
Keep pushing away
And I’ve
Got something to say

I never want to hear the words
They all turn to lies
It’s too much for my tiny shoulders
They can’t bear the weight you provide

Fall Away

Written By: April Dawn

Well I finally have you like I want you
I’ve wanted for so long
But don’t go away this time never to return
Cuz I couldn’t handle that in the long run

Don’t fall away
From me this time
Don’t fall away
Thinking im not the one
Don’t fall away
From me this time
Just fall into my arms
And love is there waiting

Well who could picture a love this great
I don’t think this one could ever be matched
Cuz I feel so much when you lips touch mine
Like the world has stopped for a moment in time

Never Will

Written By: April Dawn

Were all walking down this same road
With our eyes closed
Scared to open to see what’s ahead
Scared to realize
Scared to realize

And I open my eyes and see you there
But yours are closed you never will
See me standing here with open arms
See me standing here
Standing here with open arms

Keep looking but don’t see
The future that I always dreamed
Us together for the rest of our days
Knowing us together is just the way

Discography

LP-"Something To Say" Take a listen to samples of tracks at https://www.facebook.com/AprilDawnBand/app_155326481208883
Track List
1. Fade
2. Something to Say
3. Staring
4. One Day
5. Just Not Good
6. Everlasting
7. Never Will
8. Fall Away
9. Somewhere
10. Tomorrow

Set List

We can play up to a 2 hour set including April Dawn originals and a variety of covers.

Fade
Something To Say
Staring
One Day
Just Not Good
Everlasting
Never Will
Fall Away
Somewhere
Tomorrow
Break Me Down
High

Bands we cover.
Coldplay
Sheryl Crow
Lady Gaga
Jackson 5
The Cure
George Michael
One Republic
Lady Antebellum
and many more...