Beau

Beau

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Following in the alternative rock footsteps of singer-songwriter luminaries David Bowie and Morrissey is BEAU, a Californian indie rocker whose musical vision is sophisticated, original, and exciting -fusing aspects of Post-Punk, New Wave, & Rockabilly with Glam, Progressive & Psychedelic Rock

Biography

Beau is an alternative rock singer-songwriter hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. His diverse and prolific collection of songs have been described as "electrifying," "haunting," "classic" and "adventurous." With nods to an eclectic array of alt-rock sub-genres, Beau imbues his sound with an aura of true originality all the while nodding to a visionary assemblage of influences who include David Bowie, Morrissey and The Smiths, Radiohead, REM, The Cure, Joy Division, Tori Amos, Love, Television, The Doors, Velvet Underground, Blonde Redhead and Roxy Music. Some of the themes flowing throughout his work include alienation, social disorder, the esoteric, alternate realities, death, totalitarianism, existentialism, fashion, spirituality, sanity, sex, decadence, love, betrayal, disillusionment and escape. Many tunes among his nearly 200 song catalog could be considered protest songs: "The Decline & Fall Of The Holy Roman Empire," "The Holy Land," "Mass Hysteria," and "From A View" were all written throughout that last 7 years of Bush and"In The Carnage" was written last month in memorium to the victims of the Virginia State Massacre. Beau's ultimate goal is for his music to transcend and heal so many wounded souls.

Lyrics

New Wave

Written By: Beau Phillips

Dancing alone in my room
The poem of a life in near completion
Left me to die in a tomb
A stone of light I view and through a vision:

I’m getting out of here:
It’s not an act of treason
I’m getting out of here:
Tis a change of season
I’m getting out of here:
I’ll give you rhyme and reason
Faster Fashion I do crave
Time to pave a New Wave

Sway! Succumb to the trance
The only way to pray is if you come on to the dance
Rave! To music you’re enslaved
By the beat you are saved
Welcome to the New Wave

Heaven is the record store
D-E-V-O-T-I-O-N doesn’t spell completion
You can all me Brit-Band Whore
Manchester, 1980’s, my Elysian Fields, yeah
I’m getting out of here
Got my gift, got my skill
I’m getting out of here
Get my drift: I’m Still Ill
I’m getting out of here
Lightning swift I will fulfill
Blessed Bowie is my fave
Time to pave a New Wave

Sway! Succumb to the trance
The only way to pray is if you come on to the dance
Rave! In music you’re enslaved
By the beat you are saved
Welcome to the New Wave

Copyright 2002 Beau Phillips
All Rights Reserved

Crush It

Written By: Beau Phillips

You bloody destroy me
You know that?
You hold me like a little petal in the palm of your hand
And you let me blow away
Before you catch it
And you crush it
Before you catch it
And you crush it
Before you catch it
And you crush it
Before you catch it
And you crush it
Before you catch it
And you crush it

It started as a crush
But skipped the Ten Steps
I'm a lush
I drank of love
Til I was drunker than a Hippy getting flippy trippy
Hippy getting flippy trippy
Maybe my baby don't love me no more
Maybe my baby don't love me no more
Maybe my baby don't love me no more
Maybe my baby don't love me no more

I gave you every ounce of my body
I gave you every tear every drop of blood
And now there's no more left of me
I'm the disappearing man
I've been displaced from the land
And now I'm floating away in the sky
When I see the light
I know the way is right
And now I'm floating away in the sky
When I see the light
I know the way is right

You catch it, you crush it
You catch it, you crush it
You catch it, you crush it
You catch it, you crush it

Maybe my baby don't love me no more
Maybe my baby don't love me no more
Maybe my baby don't love me no more
Maybe my baby don't love me no more

Copyright 2006 Beau Phillips

Be Not Afraid

Written By: Beau Phillips

HEY YOU I'M TALKING TO YOU
DON'T IGNORE MY VOICE INSIDE YOUR HEAD
I KNOW YOU HATE MY HYPOTHESES
COZ THEY IMBUE APOCALYPTIC DREAD
HE DOESN'T LOVE YOU, THEY DON'T LOVE YOU
EVERYONE YOU LOVE WILL TURN UP DEAD
YOUR DRIVING YOUR DYING YOUR DIVING YOUR LYING
YOU'LL NEVER SAY THE THINGS YOU LEFT UNSAID

NOW THAT WAS JUST AN EXERCISE IN WHO YOU SHOULD NOT LISTEN TO I KNOW IT'S HARD TO SHUT OUT THE DARKNESS WHEN IT'S SO PERVADING IN THIS MIDNIGHT WORLD ALL THOSE BONES YOU'RE WALKING THROUGH THE PAST AND ALL OF IT'S PERVERSIONS PLACED ON YOUR YOUNG PURE MIND IT'S TIME TO LET THOSE DOUBTS AND ALL THIS SADNESS FLOODING YOUR HEART POUR OUT AND MELT INTO THE OCEAN

MELT INTO THE OCEAN
MELT INTO THE OCEAN
MELT INTO THE OCEAN
MELT INTO THE OCEAN
BEFORE THERE IS A LIGHT THERE IS DARKNESS
YEAH YEAH YEAH
BEFORE THERE IS A LIGHT THERE IS DARKNESS
YEAH YEAH YEAH

THE FEAR IS THE NEAEREST TRAIN TO DANGER
MY DEAR, YOU'RE NEARER THAN YOU'RE FAR STAR SAILOR...
OVERCOME IT, OVERCOME IT
DARLING I KNOW YOU'LL OUTRUN IT...
BE NOT AFRAID
YOU'LL NEVER FADE...

Discography

Beau's first 2 albums Greenery and Lovetron were produced last year independantly by Avant Records. His songs have been downloaded over 80,000 times at ourmedia.org, beaurock.net and http://imuzic.com/artists/beau/ On Mixposure.com's indie, progressive and dance charts, he has had several chart toppers and many more Top 20 releases.

Set List

Since I broke up my band Darkened Bliss last year I've done all of my recording by myself, playing all of the instruments. While I have been successful playing a one man show - boy on a piano a la Tori Amos, I am looking to hire musicians that will replicate my recordings.