Autumn and Empire

Autumn and Empire

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

If Delores of the Cranberries and Fiona Apple were able and willing to have a love child, they would have Autumn. Autumn & Empire is an emotional, piano based adult/alt/pop, band that has been rockin' Central Oregon with award winning songs for 3 years.

Biography

A&E are currently working on polishing up these songs and finishing a full length album which they aim to have out earily next year. They are also now in the process of planning a summer and fall 2007 West Coast tour.

Autumn & Empire is an emotional, piano based adult/folk/pop, band that has been rockin' Central Oregon with award winning songs for 3 years.

They have played some of the same stages as Jewel, Jack Johnson, Heart and Fiona Apple. Their experience together ranges from touring as guns for hire with a country rock band to making the captive audience of the Oregon State Penitentiary tear up a little.

Autumn is an award winning songwriter having compiled around 200 songs which she began writing at age 11. Since then, she crafts each song with honesty, bent on leaving behind emotional forgery. People have asked how a girl who is so happy and optimistic about life can write such heart felt, about such things as abuse while making it sound so personal. It is personal. The difference is that these songs all carry a coorelating message. Self empowerment. This is the overlying tone surrounding the up and coming album.

Some accolades inlcude:
Regional Finalist (Top 10 Nation wide) in Jewels Soul City Cafe Music Quest, 2003
"Song of the Year" - 'Day Dream', Central Oregon Songwriters Association, 2003
"Best Pop Song" - 'Day Dream', Portland Songwriters Association, 2003
"Best Pop Song" - 'Day Dream', Central Oregon Songwriters Association, 2003

For more fun tid bits and individual bios
http://www.autumnandempire.com

Fan site
http://www.myspace.com/autumnnempire

Lyrics

Time for a Change

Written By: Autumn

How many times have I told you
I'm sorry for all the things that you do
and I was younger and lonely
for someone to hold me
and saw only you
and I know it's not all of your fault how you act
you were raised to be cruel
you must be cruel to be kind
you were raw and all mine
and I suffered the view

But it's been
Time for a change
I'm older in so many ways
it's easy to be old
without you
cause with dawn's another day

I've heard that same noise before
from that old kitchen door
and I thought that you'd left
I grabbed my keys and my purse
and I swore and I cursed
that I'd never come back
and every step to my car
wasn't echoed by far
of the torchure I felt
and how I'd sell my soul
for a place I could go
that would help me forget

that it's been
Time for a change
I'm older in so many ways
it's easy to be old without you
cause with dawn's another day

You tell me that my kisses are cold
and I'm ugly and old
and then turn out the light
the words don't stick in your throat
like a memory of old
on a hot summer night
and on that damn dusty road
there's a turn that I know
I would drop out of sight
so take a good look around
it's just me and the ground
that I'm leavin' behind

It's All Right

Written By: Autumn

I walk around this place I call home all alone
an open door a drawer nothing else nothing more

but it's all right
yes, that's what they told me
that it's all right

I see your car drive by again and again
and there's something that sure looks like feet
'neith the curtain
I find a knife that just might sufice for a weapon

but it's all right
won't you come and get what you came for
cause it's all right

How do you think the stain will come out of my rug
you grab his head and I'll grab his feet out of love
now do you think the police will take me serious?

cause it's all right
yes, that's what they told me
that it's all right

and I came to you asking
for your protection
but all your silly rules only
qualified me for rejection
now tell me how is this all...

Candy Girl

Written By: Autumn

Candy, she's your candy girl
in your selfish world
ya, I see her
Can you taste her lips
can you feel her ___
can you read her mind like you read mine?
can you read her mind like you read mine?

but I'm not about to fight for you

And all these things wash you mind away
without leaving a thought of me
and that's ok lon as I have me
so play your game pretty baby
and take your things take them far away

Well I hope you realize what you left behind
and it haunts you
cause I've come to see just what life can be
and I don't need you here to tell me
what to hear think do feel and see

cause I'm not about to fight for you

Discography

A&E is currently working on their first full length CD which is due out Spring 2007.

Set List

Band Concert:

Average 14 songs / 1.5 hours
95% Originals

Solo Concert:
Average 13 songs / 1.25 hours
100% Originals

Set list:
How I've Changed
It's All Right
Day Dream
Mind Reader
Again
Fallen Star

(switch to acoustic guitar)
What makes you think
Better
Mamma
With You

(Switch back to keys)
Scared for You
True Faith (New Order remake)
It Hurts sometimes
What a Day
You made the Dark
Time for a Change