Boz

Boz

 Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Boz's music has been hailed very "human" with a positive lyrical message geared toward the AC (Adult Contemporary) market. With an amazing frontman stage presence, Boz has been compared to long-term career artists such as Peter Gabriel, Don Henley, Bono, Phil Collins, Bruce Hornsby and others.

Biography

Boz was originally the front man for the Progressive Rock group " Us " whose record Oblivion was released on Ravenbourne Records/Labels Enabled in 2004 and continues to do very well in the UK and in Europe.

Us, formerly The Chosen Few (TCF) toured throughout the Southeast United States from 1997-2005 playing mainly festivals, upscale clubs, and corporate events: Anheuser Busch, IBM, General Motors etc. with tremendous success and positive reviews of their 16 piece show (which included female vocalists and full horn section!).

Boz says: "I thank God for that time of my life. Great players, great music and we were always playing; I mean sometimes 3-4 times per week! We made a lot of people happy with our music, whether it was cover and/or original music."

With this solo record, Boz's music has been hailed very spiritual but certainly not charismatic and/or Christian.

"I call it human . I try and write songs that can move people in some way or another, from a human aspect. I tend to focus in on one subject and do my best to learn as much as I can about it; in order to write more passionately. My hope is to connect with the listener somehow and have this music inspire them in some way.

My influences have always been great career artists like Peter Gabriel, Bruce Hornsby, Sting, Phil Collins, Mick Hucknall (Simply Red), Mike Rutherford (Genesis), Don Henley, Seal, Paul Carrack, Steely Dan (to name a few). I tend to stray a bit to the obscure. I think many of you will hear those influences in this music.

We, (David Mikeal and I) wrote some really nice radio-friendly tunes on this new record ( Karma Knows ) and some other very personal "album" tunes that I am very fond of. In fact, I love all the tunes and certainly hope those listening to Karma Knows will too!

Boz continues to work with other songwriters in the Florida area (and beyond) and plans to complete the Boz LIVE on I-Drive project in Orlando , and tour late in 2011 to support Karma Knows .

Lyrics

Home With You

Written By: Bosworth

Oh I love to hear the stories
The stories of how you were
Cause I don’t remember much
It all seems so obscure

So I’ll set my sights on the future now
For the day we meet again
Watch out for me as you always have
And you can bet, I’ll do all I can to…

Pull out all the stops to make you proud
Make my way through the clouds
Push open the door and shout out loud…

It’s good to be home, good to be home
Home with you

Oh I love to see the pictures
The pictures of you with us
And you left us in good hands
With one in whom we could trust

Oh but he is with you now
And we’ll all meet again
Watch out for me ‘cause I don’t know when

I’ll make my way through the clouds
Push open the door and shout out loud

Chorus

Home with you, is where I want to be
Home with you, where I’ll finally see
Home with you, the one I love so much
Home with you, with your tender touch

I’ll make my way through the clouds
And push open the door and shout out loud

Chorus

Home with you…

© 2007 Island Estuary Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)

After All

Written By: Bosworth

After all we’ve been through
I still think of only you
After all the fun we had
How’d it ever turn out this bad?

I wonder what is going on in your head
While I lie awake in bed
So do as you want, you know that you can
Is this all about another man?
After all

I still miss you girl, after all

After all the things we’ve done
And all the problems we’ve overcome
After all the places we’ve seen
How can you treat me so mean?

Chorus

I still miss you girl, after all

How much more could I have done?
How much further can you run?
After all

I still miss you girl, after all

After all the love we’ve made
And all the rules that I obeyed
After all we were in love
I still pray to heaven above

Chorus

I still miss you girl, after all
I still miss you girl

© 2007 Island Estuary Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)

Forever

Written By: Bosworth

Last night I was tired
So tired from the day
I laid my head down to sleep
With little time to pray
(And I was on my way)

The next thing I knew
I felt warmth in my soul
For all I had hoped for
Appeared to me in droves

So what you call Forever
Is only what you feel
Your thoughts (hopes) and dreams
Make up that world
Now you know they’re real
Forever, oh Forever

I saw each one of us
Soaked in glorious light
From rainbows of gold
Shining on spheres of white

More masterful than that
Was the gleam in our smile
Knowing we found the truth
As we trekked so many miles

Chorus

Where are you now?
Free upon this cloud
Ever so proud
Where are you now?

Repeat 1st verse

So what you call Forever
Is only what you feel
(Ever so surreal)
Your hopes and dreams
Are in that world
Now you know they’re real

In the morning I recall
That most powerful dream
And make up the prayers
I missed last evening

© 2007 Island Estuary Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)

Fields Of Green

Written By: Bosworth

Dawn has come, I can feel the wind
The auburn sky no longer warms my skin
Before I close my eyes to sleep
I dream of our love and begin to weep

Oh how I felt when you took my hand
And through those fields of green we ran
You fell into my arms
Where you felt no harm
For so many years and years and years

And how love was in the air
Butterflies flew from here to there
Daisies grew so fresh and new
And I was there, there with you
In those fields of green

Morning sun glazed over the blades so thin
Under arms of oak time is where’d we begin
Your eyes gave me the words I had to hear
A promise to which we would both adhere

Oh how love was in the air
Butterflies flew from here to there
Daisies grew in newborn bloom
And I was there, there with you
In those fields of green

Oh this clouded mind needs relief of rain
To somehow relieve this pain
Roll in the thunderclouds
Then hold still on this scene

And how I felt when you took my hand
And through those fields of green we ran

Oh how love was in the air
Butterflies flew from here to there
Daisies grew so fresh and new
And I was there, there with you
In those fields of green

Discography

Us - Oblivion - 2004
Boz - Karma Knows - 2007
Boz - Exit Strategy - 2011

Everything can be heard at www.bozmusic.com and www.ilike.com as well.

Set List

Our set list quite often incorporates somewhat obscure tunes by other career artists such as Bruce Hornsby, Peter Gabriel, Seal, Sting, Genesis, and many others. We love playing great tunes with a decent message and most likely will stay away from playing standards. We usually only play gigs such as festivals where we can incorporate tunes like these with our own upbeat tunes to keep crowd interaction at a high level. We are very adamant about our set lists, our segue's, and stage presence and pleasing crowds. We've been doing this a while and are seasoned professionals in putting on a great show with great sound.