Astrella Celeste

Astrella Celeste

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

“Astrella Celeste's 'Dream' Combines a fusion of jazz, pop and country wearing such female icons as Liz Phair, Shania Twain and Natalie Merchant on her sleeves. An accessible top 40 gem that shine with sensational vocals. Can easily win an ADULT CONTEMPORARY audience”

Biography

Astrella-Celeste’s music captures the lyrical and relaxing spirit of her father’s music, whilst fusing jazz, pop and country in a way that is unique to her. Her songs are very personal, soulful and sensitive with a sweet, almost innocent quality that expresses a beautifully casual yet spiritual lifestyle.

Astrella’s career has been richly developed by working with other musicians in recording sessions, performances and/or home jams, amongst them David Gilmour, Brian Setzer, Donovan, Mark White, Happy Mondays, and Graham Nash, to name but a few. Musicians are drawn (almost moth-like!) to Astrella with the result that the credits for ‘Blue Star’ (the Spanish translation of Astrella-Celeste) make for interesting reading – written by Astrella with Kevin Hunter (of Sheryl Crow fame), the record is produced by Yoad Nevo (Sugababes, Goldfrapp), string arrangements are by the legendary John Cameron (Les Miserables, Jose Carreras) with Rat Scabies on drums, Andy Hobson (Pretenders) on bass and Carmen Squire on rhythm guitar and BVs.

Having performed on stage since her childhood (releasing a single in Italy aged 8 which led to the Pope asking to meet her) Astrella spent her youth in acting schools and dance troupes before working with her father providing backing vocals and touring with him. She says, “My dad will always be my biggest influence but I also love Chet Baker, Nina Simone, Sade, Tori Amos, The Cardigans… I could go on and on.”

Astrella-Celeste recently opened for her father at the Jazz Café to critical acclaim and will be playing a series of dates in the Spring. Interest in Astrella is high with features already having run in Sunday Times Magazine, Hello and Daily Mail.

Lyrics

Dream

Written By: Kevin Hunter

dream anyway
you will not know what you’l
you will not know what you’l see
dream anyway
you can put your trust in
you can put your trust in me

you may know what you may want
but i know what you need
you may know what you may want
but i know what you need

dream anyway
you will not know what to
you will not know what to say
you may know what you may want
but i know what you need
you may know what you may want
but i know what you need

you where sleepin when i
said i loved you better
we can only wait and see
you where sleepin wheni
put our lips together
can you hear me

dream anyway
you can put your trust in
you can put your trust in me
you may know what you may want
but i know what you need
you may know what you may want
but i know what you need

The way we are

Written By: Astrella Celeste / Kevin Hunter

i need you i need you tonight
so come to me
i want you i want you tonight
so run to me
Diving into darkness is
the hardest thing for me to do
i need you i need you tonight
so come to me

for we are the way we are
does it have to be soo hard
i was following my heart
for we are the way we are

tomorrow tomorrow will come
and with it bring
a savior a savior the sun
and pretty things

the world is bursting
breaking open
bringing light to lost and lonley
we need you we need you come
send away the night

for we are the way we are
does it have to be soo hard
i was follwing my heart
for we are the way we are

recless light and lovley
life is full of stories
wittness as the twilight slows
bring the sun to me

for we are the way we are
does it have to be soo hard
i was following my heart
for we are the way we are
+2

Kiss

Written By: Astrella Celeste / Kevin Hunter

Aligator pillow cases
pressed against our sleeping faces
dreaming of the world outside this room
the silver surfer passes by
he’s perry masons alibi
the tv shines a universal blue
And when you kiss me on my
oh you know i like it
oh you know i like it

fed express our captain crunch
send us rosses by the bunch
we always take our tea and lunch at noon
some may think us too bizarr
my horney rhinestone jgaur
in our beloved galaxy for two
And when you kiss me on my
oh you know i like it
oh you know i like it
Bridge

you’re my nationality
my sexy country tis of thee
theres no place that i’d rather be
than with you
And when you kiss me on my
oh you know i like it
oh you know i like it

Play Along

Written By: Celeste / Hunter

PLAY ALONG

Take it easy whats your hurry
i can see no need to worry
take it easy life is long
loves a game so play along

i see a girl
on top of the world
in love with a boy
that she cant talk to
i see a boy other side of the room
doesn?t know what to do
cant even moove

take it easy whats your hurry
i can see no need to worry
take it easy life is long
love?s a game so play along

is it soo hard
to be where you are
takin it slowly
takin it easy oh yeh
secret it seems
is let youself be
whatever you are
your gonna be perfect

take it easy whats you hurry
i can see no need to worry
take it easy life is long
loves a game so play along

if all the worlds a stage
why don?t you write yourself
a part to play

take it easy whats your hurry
i can see no need to worry
take it easy life is long
loves a game so play along
+ 3

Discography

Dream - Single
Donovan Discs
www.donovan.ie

Play Along - EP
Dream - Music Video
www.astrella-celeste.com

We Too Exsists - Single
Bubble Records, Italy

Love Is Only Feeling (backing Vox)
Donovan

Set List

Originals:
Dream
Play Along
Run Away
Kiss
Without Me
The Way We Are
Ever More
Fine Now
Pitty You
With Me

Covers:
Blue Prelude
Love Me
50 Ways
Silver & Gold
Funny Valentine