Aubrey Agard

Aubrey Agard

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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Groovy acoustic-based songs with influences from Motown, The Beatles, James Brown. Imagine Jack Johnson on a psychedelic edge. THETANGERINETOAD.COM

Biography

Judging by initial reactions, its been too long since a songwriter/artist came around with songs that just rejuvenate your soul and capture your imagination.

With his debut CD "The Tangerine Toad", Aubrey Agard pulls listeners into his world with a fusion of psychedelic 60s and acoustic roots music, entwined with his own mixture of tropical rhythms.

At once focused and groovy, "The Tangerine Toad" is a combination of several styles, and the result of mixing them in unique proportions to reveal a catchy new blend.

Inspired by Bob Marley and The Beatles, Agard began playing the guitar in his pre-teen in the Caribbean. By the time he moved to Toronto in his late teens, and started logging thousands of gig-hours on bass and keyboards, in nightclubs and speak-easies, it became clear he had a gift.

Agard earned a Billboard Song Contest "Certificate of Achievement" award for his first attempt at songwriting and is a semi-finalist in the 2007/2008 International Songwriting Contest (ISC).

Besides writing and producing "The Tangerine Toad" CD, Agard sang all parts and played all instruments. That is, except where he allowed some real drumming heavyweights to add their talents, including: James Brown's funky drummer: John 'Jab O' Starks; Motown's golden-era master percussionists: Pistol Allen, Uriel Jones, Jack Ashford; Aerosmith's rock solid Joey Kramer; session drummer extraordinaire (Madonna, Elton John): Ralph Salmins.

Aubrey Agard brings a fresh change of style to listeners who are tired of the same old competitive sound in music. His natural vocals provide a fresh complement to his off-the-mainstream groove of songwriting techniques.

"The Tangerine Toad" CD is good listening, filled with all of the powerful dynamics that make a great record. To quote one fan, the only trouble with it is, it leaves you "wishing for more!"

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Lyrics

Mister Sunshine

Written By: Aubrey Agard

Now that she's back intact and winter is giving way again
Bad news the blues have gone to find some other fool who's not forgiving yet
While I remind myself that happiness isn't guaranteed
In fact I'm glad that she came back to be with me

And just like rain everything has to fall
Even pain from lonely people

So good morning to you Mister Sunshine
How is your day and is everything all right
Thank you for all that you've done through the dark night
Saving your rays for the days you were so right

My guess the best pretended to be so good for the curious
High life the lies the manic lullabies not so good what they do to us
Tattoos the do's you leave some clues but no one’s analytical
What if the gift is to be true to be you

And just like rain everything has to fall
Even pain from lonely people

So good morning to you Mister Sunshine
How is your day and is everything all right
Thank you for all that you’ve done through the dark night
Saving your rays for the days you were so right

Lemon Life

Written By: Aubrey Agard

I just come and go and they stop-stop
Some they stop and stare
They don’t know for sure but there’s something
Something’s happened here

You don’t know what happens
Every time you go by
You’re so amazing
You dissolve my lemon life

Its a Lemon life
Whenever you got to go uptown

And there ain’t no cure and its something
Its something stronger than
Everything I know and I ah-ah
I can’t understand

You don’t know what happens
Every time you go by
You’re so amazing
You dissolve my lemon life

Its a Lemon life
Whenever you got to go uptown

And whenever you go away
You don’t know the things you do to me
I need sugar and prayer and I don’t know what
And I can hardly breathe

It’s still a Lemon life
Whenever you got to go uptown
When I can never get you by
By yourself just you and I
It’s a lemon life

Tight Like That

Written By: Aubrey Agard

Sixty days later I can’t get enough
No it’s not so hard to figure this out
Ain’t no sleep it must be day sixty-three
I belong with her and I have no doubt
Champaign roses grow longer every day
Silly love going round my way

I love my baby she loves me
And she tells me we’re meant to be
And we’re tight like that
Its tight like that

And the feeling’s getting stronger everyday
Staying longer playing on in my head
Mama said that its serious as hell
And she knows there ain’t no cure anyway
Champaign roses grow longer every day
Silly love going round my way

I love my baby she loves me
And she tells me we’re meant to be
And we’re tight like that
Its tight like that

The more it seems I am feeling down
And need attention
The more I get and she gives me
All of her sweet affections

I love her
Everyday now
Every night and
Everything is all right

Oxygen

Written By: Aubrey Agard

Baby don’t you worry
I didn’t know that you were hurt and
I don’t know what to say and
Baby we got this fairy tale and

I see you standing
Baby you’re standing in the street
And I see you smiling
Baby you’re smiling back at me

And baby, baby I’m
Higher than Oxygen can see
Hold my hand and baby
Seven sweet layers of suns shine
Baby they’re shining over me

Baby, baby and they’re saying they saw
And they know we are
Don’t change a thing
Just stay the same
Baby don’t you change things
We are the same things

Its extraordinary
That you should even want me
And sexed up on the pavement
Baby nobody knows we’re saying it

I see you standing
Baby you’re standing in the street
And I see you smiling
Baby you’re smiling back at me

A Change of Heart

Written By: Aubrey Agard

And there ain’t no cure
Its something stronger than
Everything I know
And its hard to understand

When you needed more
I needed time alone
I just let you go
And when you were gone

I hope you gonna have a change of heart
You’re the one I want
I hope you gonna have a change of heart
You’re everything I need
I hope you gonna have a change of heart
We can work it out baby
It’s the one thing that in time
Won’t let you down

I keep dreaming on
You’ll be back again
You must know I don’t
Mean the things I said

And I need you more
Than I did before
I know you hated me and
Sometimes I’m not really sure

I hope you gonna have a change of heart
You’re the one I want
I hope you gonna have a change of heart
You’re everything I need
I hope you gonna have a change of heart
We can work it out baby
It’s the one thing that in time
Won’t let you down

Discography

EP: The Tangerine Toad
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