Bill & Pam

Bill & Pam

BandPopAcoustic

Singer Songwriter Bill Furney and Pam Leffler team up and bring back some classic sounds of the 60's and 70's. From The Beatles to The Mama's & Papa's. Bill & Pam also play some original songs..

Biography

Bill Furney, guitarist, composer and improviser is co-chairman of RISA (Rhode Island Songwriters Association). Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Bill's early musical life began with the British Invasion in the early sixties and was greatly influenced by the Lennon-McCartney melodies. He was determined to duplicate that sound on a $20.00 guitar he purchased from Jordan Marsh in Boston in 1963. However, that didn't quite come about for a few years. After a stint in the Marines, Bill joined up with some other guys and formed a garage band that went on to perform at local high school hops, graduation parties, then on to nightclubs and eventually some outdoor concerts. After Bill married in 1972 he put his musical career on hold. About 1985 he rejoined his old friends and the garage band was reborn, that led to more nightclubs, parties and a couple of festival gigs. Bill met Pam at the Jersey Shore in 1998 where he was playing guitar and she came to live with him in Rhode Island in 2000. In 2001 Bill quit the band scene. He and Pam began doing acoustic music in parks and local coffee houses where they often became the crowd favorites playing the great melodies from the sixties and seventies. He soon became immersed in writing his own songs and creating melodies from his early influences, shortly after that Bill and Pam joined RISA (Rhode Island Songwriters Association). Since then Bill and Pam have been performing throughout Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts. In 2003 Pam and Bill were featured on WSAR radio in Fall River, MA, featured on RI Channel 13 "Center Stage" and were interviewed by the Providence Journal.

Lyrics

I Never Knew Love Before

Written By: Bill Furney

I Never Knew Love Before

Sometimes when I look Deep down in your eyes
There's something there that I really can't describe
Then you tell me how you feel
And I begin to think loves real
And I know I never knew love before

I love it when you stare
Run your fingers through my hair
That smile upon your face
I can feel your warm embrace
And you know just what to say
And look at me in a way
And I know I never knew love before

You showed me how to care
And that life's not always fair
You taught me that love should be shared

And I hope that you can see
I'm in love as I can be
And I want you to spend your life with me
Through eternity

----Instrumental 1 verse-----

There's really no way to hide
These feelings I have inside
Never thought it would be me
It all took me by surprise
But then along you came
And I'll never be the same
And I know I never knew love before

I feel I'm so alive
With you by my side
Your always on my mind
This feeling so divine
And I've waited oh so long
For you to come along
And I know I never knew love before

Nuthin Left To Lose

Written By: Bill Furney

Nothin Left To Lose
by Bill Furney copywrite 2002
key of C

Seems like I ain't got nuthin left to lose
Now that my job at K-Mart's through
All my bills are due
I'm afraid of losing you
I guess there's only one thing left for me to do
And do what those songwriters do...............

Chorus:
I'm gonna write me a tune that the radio will play
cuz I need a hit song in a very bad way
Please Mr DJ make it the order of your day
And get my song on the air today

I don't know where I went so wrong
I guess she had no faith in my song
She got a glass and drank a few
Out my back door she flew
I guess there's only one thing left to do
And do what those songwriters do...............

Chorus:

Well it get's hard to write at night
Now that the landloard shut my lights
Sears just took my stove
And damn it's getting cold
I guess there's only one thing left to do
And do what those songwriters do...............

Chorus:

Look's like this song is finally done
I think it's gonna climb to number one
But if it don't it ain't the end
Cuz I'll just grab a pen
And do what them songwriters do !
Chorus:
I'm gonna write me a tune that the radio will play
cuz I need a hit song in a very bad way
Please Mr DJ make it the order of your day
And get my song on the air today
Please Mr DJ make it the order of your day
And get my song on the air today

Discography

I wrote "Nuthing" Left To Lose in November 2001 and I wrote "I Never Knew Love Before" in May 2002.....

Set List

This duo performs a 1 hour to a 4 hour set...
Multiple sets are 45 minutes long with 15 minute breaks consisting of a mix of covers and originals.

A typical 1 hour set:

Dream A Little Dream-Mamas and Papas
Norweigian Wood-The Beatles
Tequila Sunrise-The Eagles
California Dreaming-Mamas and Papas
A Kind Of Hush-Herman's Hermits
Here Comes The Sun-The Beatles
Land Slide-Stevie Nicks
I Never Knew Love Before-Bill Furney
I Got You Babe-Sonny and Cher
City Of New Orleans-Arlo Guthrie
Take My Heart With You-Bill Furney
Promises-Eric Clapton
Lonley People-America
Desperado-The Eagles
Nothin Left To Lose-Bill Furney
In My Life-The Beatles
Rhiannon-Stevie Nicks
Angel From Montgomery-John Prine