Brad Sharp

Brad Sharp

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandR&BSoul

Time to get back to the core of music: heart, passion, emotion & soul. Brad Sharp brings it all. His intensity and smoky voice move the listener. Brad believes there is a common thread weaving rock, country, soul, blues and gospel. His voice is that thread. He aspires for his music to be the same.

Biography

In The Begining....
Brad has been in several aspects of the entertainment industry. He originally attented James Madison University to become a band director after leading the state’s best marching band as Drum Major in hometown Richmond, Virginia. How quickly things change - Brad’s incredible singing talent and explosive stage presence soon expanded his musical focus to live performing and studio recording. As a Music Industry major, he studied songwriting, music business law, multi-track recording and music promotion as well as the music core curriculum.

No Stranger to the stage......
But perhaps, Brad’s most valuable training has been experience. His talents have been showcased as a leading role on Broadway in Miss Saigon, in the Broadway National Tours of The Civil War and The Full Monty, the Oscar and Emmy Governor's Ball, and Olympic Games. He starred in a T.V. soap pilot “87th & Broadway” and has performed in different aspects on national television. Many corporations such as Nike, General Electric and Parke-Davis have also showcased Brad’s talents at annual conventions. Although he has been a studio singer for Intersound in Atlanta and for various projects in New York , California and Virginia, Brad now concentrates primarily on recording.

A New Direction.....
After being offered many opportunities to be part of recording groups and some brief stints with a few, Brad decided to focus on his solo career. Brad Sharp uniquely combines rock and soul to create a new style of pop music. His musical influences include Michael McDonald, Marc Broussard, Brian McKnight, Crystal Lewis, Take 6, Richard Marx, and Earth, Wind, and Fire. He embraces positivity and explores depth of emotion in music.

Brad believes there is a common thread weaving rock, country, soul, blues and gospel. His voice is that thread. He aspires for his music to be the same.

Lyrics

Beautiful

Written By: Brad Sharp

Walking down the street
Not Knowing Where I’d Been
Wrestling pretty words of demons
As they whispered within
The sky had been gray
Without a cloud in the sky
Seemed desolate situations
Made me wanna cry out

What in this world is left to cherish and adore?
Deception and despair demand an equal door
My favorite colors are changing in hue
I struggled with my faith until I met You

You gave me Beautiful
You gave me Beautiful

Never knowing worth of progress
To take a compliment
Always felling too unworthy
So insignificant
My pride had been scarred
From the words thrown at me
Head hanging to the ground
But still asking to see

Who in this world would cherish and adore me?
I’ve travelled too much baggage for someone to drag for me.
All my colors have faded to gray
My image was nothing, Your essence found a way

To make me Beautiful
You made me Beautiful

Now I face a different morning
To have You in my life
Now my eyes open smiling
Everything’s right
Your love was my cure
The one thing That I need
To let go of my fear
And allow me to see

You are the One I cherish and adore
And there is nothing in this world I won’t do for you
All Your colors exquisite and bright
Upon my soul’s canvas have painted paradise

You are my Beautiful
You are my Beautiful

Unsure

Written By: Lyrics by Brad Sharp

“Unsure”

Music by Nate Smith and Brad Sharp, Lyrics by Brad Sharp
Verse:
One time,
We had everything
Everyday would bring something new
A catalyst to surrender to

But now
I’m feelin’ mighty strange
Sensing an enormous change in me
I can’t give what you need

Lord knows how much I wanna work it out
But patience seems to leave me
In my very time of need
Although you try your best to alleviate my doubt
I wonder if it’s been too late
And wonder if my heart will wait or leave

Chorus:
Has the feeling gone away for sure?
Can we find the fire from before?
Can you really change, will it stay the same?
Baby I’m unsure
Can we try in earnest testing fate?
Should I hold on? Is it worth the wait?
Can you really change, will it stay the same?
Baby I’m unsure

Verse:
You know,
That I’ve tried to be strong
And offer you a shoulder to cry on
Baby I can’t take it no more

I want
The best for both of us
But I don’t know if I can trust you
To change enough before I leave
There’s constantly questions purging my mind
I’m doubting sincerity
Separating what we used to be
I know you want to make me change my mind
I wonder if it’s been too late
And wonder if my heart will wait or leave

Chorus:
Has the feeling gone away for sure?
Can we find the fire from before?
Can you really change, will it stay the same?
Baby I’m unsure
Can we try in earnest testing fate?
Should I hold on? Is it worth the wait?
Can you really change, will it stay the same?
Baby I’m unsure

Bridge:
I Long for what we’ve had before
Baby I don’t Know how to travel time
If I could I’d take these questions off my mind
Exhume the love we left behind
‘Cause I miss us
Want us to find One another again

Chorus:
Has the feeling gone away for sure?
Can we find the fire from before?
Can you really change, will it stay the same?
Baby I’m unsure
Can we try in earnest testing fate?
Should I hold on? Is it worth the wait?
Can you really change, will it stay the same?
Baby I’m unsure

Go East

Written By: Lyrics by Brad Sharp, Music by Brad Sharp & Mick Taras

Many times you wonder where you are and where you’ve been
And even more you question what have I been doing
You look to her and him and they don’t seem to comprehend
Just how to make your trudging will a bit more fluid

You try to find yourself amidst the predetermined path
A fine predicament depicting where your faith has been
Examine trying to fathom how to search for destiny
And figure out what you should concentrate on doing

While looking to the sky
Find the courage to take off and fly

Chorus:
Go East Young Man
You gotta let your life begin
Go East Young Man
Watch your confidence ascend
Go East Young Man
Let the adventure be your friend
Follow the rising sun
Find that you’ve become a man

You think you know yourself and all the things inside your head
The core, the outer shell and the inner filling
On the surface things can fool you into one excuse
Until another leaves you faking a decision

Inner voice is there, tapping on your spirit mind
Awaiting you to take the time to stop and listen
If you listen will you hear the things you wanna hear
Or hear the aural true intention of your mission

Do not fear the flight
Hold on tight and enjoy the ride

Chorus:
Go East Young Man
You gotta let your life begin
Go East Young Man
Watch your confidence ascend
Go East Young Man
Let the adventure be your friend
Follow the rising sun
Find that you’ve become a man

Bridge:
When you take a leap of faith
Two things can happen
You will land on your feet
Or learn to fly
Any fear that you may find
From apprehension
Will never stand a chance
If you stop it in advance
And…

Chorus:
(Breakdown)
Go East Young Man
Go and make your own demands
Go East Young Man
Give your spirit time to mend
Go by sea or air or land
Go East Young Man
Seek the peace within the Zen
Follow the rising sun, going east a man

Go East Young Man
You gotta let your life begin
Go East Young Man
Let adventure be your friend
Go East Young Man
Give your spirit time to mend
Follow the rising sun
Finally you’ve become a man

My Love Life Everything

Written By: Music by Brad Sharp, Mick Taras / Lyrics by Brad Sharp

V1:
Oh how I miss you
Let me count the ways
Or rather the days ‘til I see your face
Time is a fairweather friend
A clock’s not one to depend
If I want time to last
Or make time go fast

We’ve been there in places apart
But since our love has only started
It’s harder to leave alone without you

CHORUS:
My Love My Life
My Everything
You bring my soul to life
With everything you do
My Lady, My sweet Lady

V2:
Let me take this moment
Afforded me to say
The wealth of the ways that you light my day
The lover that shares ecstasy
The only friend that I need
No matter how times change
Know our love’s the same

An Artist sculpts their statue
Beneath a pair of precious hands
So has your love transformed me
A finished stone now I stand

CHORUS:
My Love My Life
My Everything
You bring my soul to life
With everything you do

BRIDGE:
And Everything you do.
Inspires me to give the best to you
My Love My Life
My Everything for you.
For You

CHORUS:
My Love My Life
My Everything
You bring my soul to life
With everything you do

With everything you do
My Lady

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Coming home

Written By: Andrew Ford, Brad Sharp, Mick Taras

verse:
Another sea of loneliness
Another land of pain
Another day of wandering
Through the rain

I've made my mistakes
Made my bed just about everywhere
I'm through not coming through
Promises I made in vain
It's time to move on
So, I'm coming home

chorus:
There's nothing like gettin' back
To where my heart is at Warm smiles, home cooking
Whole lotta love, that's what I been missing
Back to where I started from
Got my first real kiss and my very first homerun
I'm coming, Coming home.

verse:
Seen a lot of crazy things
Had my share of fun
Had a lot of darkened days
While in the sun
I've found no escape
Been bound by the freedom I longed for
It's time to make a change
Make a break from the things that have caused
This turbulent storm
To a place where its warm

chorus:
There's nothing like gettin' back
To where my heart is at
Warm smiles, home cooking
Whole lotta love, that's what I been missing
Back to where I started from
To the place I love and the faith that I call on
I'm coming, Coming home.

channel:
It’s time to make a change, Make a break
I’m gonna make it right, I’m getting back
Not gonna waste my time, Waste my life
I’m gonna make it right, I’m getting back
Where it is safe Where I am saved

chorus (breakdown):
I'm tired of runnin' round
Laying my burden down
A long time, I been hurting
Whole lotta love, that's what I been missing

chorus:
There's nothing like getting back
To where my heart is at
Warm smiles, home cooking
Whole lotta love, that's what I been missing
Back to where I started from
The place I was born, the place that I call home
I'm coming, I'm coming.

Coming Home
Where I belong
Another day, another chance to start again...

All About and Around 2011

Written By: Brad Sharp

Vs:
I’m All about and all around
Anything that reminds me of you
Tryin to figure out what ever pulled me down
To the place I exist without you
Pain is a comfort I’d welcome to feel
Cause it’s gotta be better than this

Ch:
You never told me what I did wrong
You were the fundamental thing I need
Making me strong
Now I’m left alone

Vs:
All the things you said to me
When we melted in the ecstasy of love
They play with me as a wicked game
Leaving burns upon my heart
Pain is a comfort i’d welcome to feel
Cause it’s gotta be better than this

Ch:
You never told me what I did wrong
You were the fundamental thing I need
Making me strong
Now I’m left alone

Br:
All the words never said
When you told me you were done with it
All the lies , all the nights
And everything they never meant
You never told me, what I did wrong
You left me alone, Left me crying at home

Ch:
You never told me what I did wrong
You were the fundamental thing I need
Making me strong
Now I’m left alone

I’m all about and all around
Everywhere we used to go
Was it all a dream, twisted fantasy
That vanished before I would know
Pain is a comfort I’d welcome to feel
Cause it’s gotta be better than this