Bleeding Harp

Bleeding Harp

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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There's a New Harmonica Slinger in Town... Rockin' Blues harmonica and a powerful voice drive Bleeding Harp, together with insane guitar and rich bass & drums. Turn up the volume and get your groove on

Biography

This formerly British-based, harmonica lead Blues outfit cut their teeth playing a number of clubs in the London area, where for 10 years, they were a mainstay of the British Blues scene. They also toured Germany and the Czech Republic, where they played the Golem Blues Festival with headliner BB King.

Paul Vallis, lead vocals and harmonica, skillfully threads together the styles of his own mentors, Junior Wells and Sugar Blue with a modern blues vibe of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Buddy Guy. Paul has appeared with Beverly Skeets, Mica Paris and the legendary Slim Gaylard. Vallis brings a new and unique interpretation of Blues harmonica to the fore and by adding soulful vocals, takes Bleeding Harp to another level altogether.

Vallis has since relocated to the States and pulled together a new line-up featuring guitarist Jeff Marshall, world class drummer Bobby Jarzombek and former Lucinda Williams bass player James Kirk. They are currently gigging in and around California's Southland. According to “Southland Blues” Magazine, “Vallis burns up the stage”. Their new CD , “Gotta Have” was released in May 1st 2004

Lyrics

Gotta Have

Written By: Jeff Marshall

GOTTA HAVE
Words and Music by Jeff Marshall

I’m a king for a day, but a fool for a lifetime,
I guess I’ll never learn.
If I could rule in hell, or be a slave in heaven,
I choose not to get burned.

But when that girl comes around with her love,
I know she’ll be bringing the stuff,
I gotta have, I gotta have, I gotta have.

I’m a fool for your sweet love, I’m a sucker for your smile,
And if the truth be known,
I would spend a thousand dollars when I’m down to my last dime,
If you’d just throw this dog a bone.

But when that girl comes around with her love,
I know she’ll be bringing the stuff,
I gotta have, I gotta have, I gotta have.

Hard Way

Written By: Paul Vallis

HARD WAY
Words and Music by Paul Vallis
Gonna pack my suitcase, gonna move on down the line.
Gonna pass by your place, and take back everything that’s mine.
Now you can lose that hurt face, I’m gonna leave the damn dog behind.
He wasn’t mine in the first place, I hope you both have a real good time.

And you can keep the damn car,
Shit I don’t need that hunk of junk slowing me down anyway.
But if you’re wondering what fool’s gonna drive you around from bar to bar,
Well I guess you just found out the Hard Way.

I guess you found out the Hard Way,
Always got to get your own way,
‘Til you start to see it my way,
I’ll be moving down the Highway.

Now you can stop that crying, your tears won’t make me stay,
And while your eyes are drying, I’ll be on my merry way.
Now with your cheating and lying, you done drove a good man away,
But if you keep on trying, I know you’ll find another fool some day.

And you can keep the damn car,
Shit I don’t need that hunk of junk slowing me down anyway.
But if you’re wondering what fool’s gonna drive you around from bar to bar,
Well I guess you just found out the Hard Way.

Discography

"High and Low" on sale at peoplesound.com
"Gotta Have"on sale at cdbaby.com, Apple iTunes and rhapsody

Set List

Mixture of orinals and covers to play up to 3 hours plus

Come on
Empty Arms
Whatd’ya want me 2 do
Born under a bad sign
Help me
She May Be Your Woman
End Of The Line
Don't Start Me Talkin
Loaded gun
Don’t ask me
Let's Work Together
Big 10 inch
Crossroads

Creeper Returns
Big Legged Woman
Gotta Have
Something You Never Had
Need Your Love So Bad
Let Me Love You
Ain't Got You
Fruitcake
Hard way
Lay it on the Line
Drive Me Crazy
Ain’t Dead Yet

Too Sorry
I Know a Little
Locked out of Love
Sounds Funny
Love By Telephone
Hi & Lo
Wrong Side
Never Gonna Geddit
Low Rider
Messin w/ the Kid
Don’t Cloud up on Me
Pontiac Blues