Behind Sapphire

Behind Sapphire

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
BandPopNew Age

Experimental Pop band from Vancouver, BC. Toured Canada, USA and China. Sang for Ellen Degeneres. Diamonds EP out now http://behindsapphire.bandcamp.com/album/diamonds

Biography

Even the adventurous Behind Sapphire couldn't have imagined the things that would happen to them this year. The boys and girl spent the first three months of 2011, on the road, touring the vast Canadian continent in support of their self-titled debut album. Their music video for "Oh My, What a Fine Day," staring actress Jodelle Ferland, hit semi-viral status on YouTube. The song was featured in hit TV series Degrassi, and the video was eventually picked up by Much Music. In May, Behind Sapphire was selected as one of BC's Top 20 artists in the Peak Performance Project.

After taking two months off to write a new record, the boys of Behind Sapphire embarked on a Western Canadian summer tour sporting blonde/white hair and overalls. The boys, following the tour, met and sang for the infamous Ellen Degeneres, who really enjoyed their music and stated "They're fantastic. I like 'em." The year also marked the bands first international tour to China. One of the highlights of the month long tour was the bands last show where they showcased for 100 million viewers on national TV.

Fresh from a whirlwind of incredible events, Behind Sapphire is set to release the "Diamonds EP." The EP is a collection of songs inspired by love, marriage and family. "Diamonds" is a true reflection of the bands live show; it's full of spontaneity, bouncy rhythms and affectionate melodies. The "Diamonds EP" is a precursor to the bands sophomore record, which will be released in early 2012.

Lyrics

Christmas Nigh

Written By: Behind Sapphire

Olden day snow,
It’s a cold night
A fire cries out
Cuddled close tonight
So far, we’re never alone
But looking back to when mother would say:

“We are alive and we have got the Christmas light of time,
Bulbs shining bright and high above the candles,
Christmas Nigh”

I have been living life
Through a window and
Through the artwork
Paintings that rose from the ashes
A warm soft glow echoes from the outside

“We are alive and we have got the Christmas light of time,
Bulbs shining bright and high above the candles,
Christmas Nigh”

Adventure through the cold
On a journey coloured white
Build yourself a snowman
You’ll surprise yourself with fright
Corncob and piping he is dancing
In the brightest of daylight

That’s how it started, several pages ago

Crazy Critters

Written By: Behind Sapphire

Well, crazy critters crawling off my hat
And the one who knows is to afraid to even call back
Mister play your cards right,
Can’t you keep them down at your side?

Dearly beloved we’re gathered
Together whenever we’re ever together
However the weather is better through your pretty eyes
Mister I know you did yourself some good in the present
With constant persistence
Abandoned three wishes can never be bargained for more

Well based on the fact is I’m a number of maps
The eating up inside of digestible lies
Gets you right on track
Spiral into dark times
Misconnected is the daylight

Dearly beloved we’re gathered
Together whenever we’re ever together
However the weather seems better through your googly eyes
Mister I know you did yourself some good in the present
With constant persistence
Abandoned three wishes can never be given away

I’ll smile in the winter
When the leaves fall off the trees
You could be my wives tale,
I’ll be your waiting man
And we’ll walk off hand in hand

Watch as the moments fall like rain
There’s things that can’t be told by age
Of course these folks don’t hear your name
You’re more than when you seem the same
But I won’t test you
I won’t

Waiting By The Satellites

Written By: Behind Sapphire

I’m rewriting Christmas thoughts
And what things could be like
Chasing other peoples dreams
Til we enter the light

We call to brothers with out fear of flight
We count the moments till we’re out of sight

Today, could be like any other day
Tonight, could be like any other night

So I’m waiting by the satellites
Hoping that the moon would call us back
These blankets are my fall
My hiding place from the dreaded cold Mondays
Take these tears to my house
The Kleenex is beneath us now
Dry your eyes; I am your surprise tonight

Today, could be like any other day
Tonight, could be like any other night
The joining of our eyes is so right

Tomorrow, we’ll be on our way
To late afternoons firestorms

Today, could be like any other day
Tonight, could be like any other night
The joining of our eyes is so right

Tomorrow, we’ll be on our way
Till late afternoon firestorms

Discography

Behind Sapphire S/T LP - March 2010 - iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp
Diamonds EP - December 2011 - Bandcamp

Radio Airplay on CBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 100.5 The Peak & Canadian College Radio Stations.

"Oh My, What A Fine Day" and "Growing Tales" TV placements on Degrassi: The Next Generation
"Oh My, What A Fine Day" Music Video on Much Music

Set List

Oh My, What A Fine Day
Christmas Nigh
Waiting By The Satellites
Black Ties
Tahera
Nearer
Teleferica
Coconut Highways
Vancouver, Baby!

Can play 30-60 minute sets. No covers.