Branden Sipes

Branden Sipes

 Denver, Colorado, USA
SoloPopSinger/Songwriter

Branden Sipes is a Colorado based singer-songwriter-guitarist performing original songs that blend pop, rock, and folk styles. With smooth vocals and tasteful acoustic guitar, his catchy and well crafted songs are quickly getting noticed.

Biography

Branden Sipes is a Colorado based singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Performing as a solo acoustic musician, he presents original songs
combining rock, pop, and folk influences. An engaging performer, his
melodies are catchy and his lyrics are finely crafted, describing
universal life experiences. His intricate guitar style is a well suited
accompaniment to his smooth vocals.

His debut EP, Contemplation,
gained deserved notice. Songs from the release have been featured on
several Colorado broadcast radio stations along with internet radio
stations nationwide. Branden has been awarded 1st Alternate in the Telluride Troubadour Competition, Honorable Mention in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and Honorable Mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

With the release of his second album, That Side of Me,
Branden Sipes is a veritable emerging artist. The ten original songs
cover the usual topics of life and love, but the writing also takes on
deeper meaning in looking for answers to the questions we all ask
ourselves at some point. During the recording process, Branden kept a
clear focus on intimate vocals and acoustic guitar while adding layers
of electric guitar, bass, drums, and keys. Tasteful production on the
album gives a big sound to the heartfelt songs he performs live each
night as a solo artist.

Lyrics

Going Home

Written By: Branden Sipes

It’s much too late tonight to argue, with my patience wearing thin

I don’t want to speak too quickly, sure to finish if we begin

Words spoken in frustration,
come with haste and without fear

Fragile ears listening in,
perceive too many as sincere

Where do I go?
Someplace I know, I’m going home

Lay my head and rest my feet
Feel comfortable and complete
No other place can feel the same
Turn the chaos back to sane

Steady eyes slow my heartbeat,
a rhythm for your sympathy

No more words fall from my mouth, quiet now claiming its victory

Time we have is far too short; minutes steal away before we notice

Leave your smile in my memory, remember what I’ll miss

Where do I go?
Someplace I know, I’m going home

Lay my head and rest my feet
Feel comfortable and complete
No other place can feel the same
Turn the chaos back to sane

I’m sorry baby, I said maybe
We’ll just have to see

I’m sorry baby, I’ve kept you waiting
All this time for me

Where do I go?
Someplace I know, I’m going home

Lay my head and rest my feet
Feel comfortable and complete
No other place can feel the same
Turn the chaos back to sane

I’m going home

Rescue Me

Written By: Branden Sipes

Rescue Me
Branden Sipes

I look up to the mountains
And ask myself to try
I wonder where I’ll find
Strength enough to climb

One foot before the other
Up a path into the clouds
My mind becoming clearer
Crushing wind the only sound

If I fall down
Face first to the ground
Will you be there to catch my fall?
Will you rescue me?

Looking back to where I’ve come from
All the miles to remind
Of the need to breathe in deeper
And watch for angels at this height

I Don't Know

Written By: Branden Sipes

I awake from a dream, with a beam of the September sunlight shining in through my window.
I open my eyes, with a feeling that you aren’t around me, no you have left me all alone.

How alone can I be surrounded by love of family and friends to keep me company?
As seasons trade places, should we roll with the changes or try to keep ourselves the same?

I don’t know…
But I wish that I could see, what you see
I wish that I could be everything you need
I wish I’d appeal to your ideal,
I wish I could say if all of this is real, but I don’t know

These times make our lives, so we ought to choose what to live for, say what we’re here for.
Like the hands of a clock come around, I’ll just take my time to make up my mind because I…
I don’t know…

Winter's On It's Way

Written By: Branden Sipes

I’ll put on a smile for you, if you let go of the fake one that I see.
The sun will still shine through, even on the cloudiest day of the week.
I’ll write a thousand letters, if you read past what the words have to say.
‘Cause speaking from the heart, sometimes is the least obvious way.

Winter’s on its way, let’s embrace the warmth of today.
I’m calling your bluff, you’re eyes will never let you lie.
I’m falling in love, every time you turn and say, “Goodbye.”

I’ll wake you just before the dawn; if you’re dreams will release you from sleep.
The most beautiful sunrises, seem to be the hardest ones to keep.

Winter’s on its way, we’ll make it through another day.
I’m calling your bluff, you’re eyes will never let you lie.
I’m falling in love, every time you turn and say, “Goodbye.”

That Side Of Me

Written By: Branden Sipes

I'm the one with the weight
of the world on my shoulders
I'm the one who will stay
until the night is over
I'll never let you down,
except to lift you up
So much higher off the ground

I could be a waste,
I could be a beggar of your time
I could be a Saint,
I could be the best you'd ever find
If you could only see,
That side of me

I'm the one with the straight
and narrow voice of conscience
I'm the one who will remain fervently conscious
We'll make it through some how, we are already
So much higher now

I could be a waste,
I could be a beggar of your time
I could be a Saint,
I could be the best you'd ever find
If you could only see,
That side of me

I used to take
the longest way around
I was always lost,
but never found
I used to remember
all of my dreams
I have always believed...

I could be a waste,
I could be a beggar of your time
I could be a saint,
I could be the best you'd ever find
If you could only see,
That side of me

Take These Dreams

Written By: Branden Sipes

Close your eyes, ease your mind
Let your troubles melt away
Fall asleep, watch I'll keep
You'll be safe 'till dawn's new day

Take these dreams of mine
Give them wings to fly
Dreams we share tonight
Come true in Morning's light

Play your part, strong at heart
Meet the challenges you'll face
Dare believe, hope and dream
Love will guide you to a brighter place

Sunshine glow, always know
Clear comes after cloudiness
Star so high, lullaby
A wish for joy and happiness

Everything's Right

Written By: Branden Sipes

The color of the evening
Paints a picture that reminds me
What it feels like, when it’s just right.
My eyes are blind to see
But the beauty that surrounds me
When it feels like, everything’s right.

The breeze upon my back
Pushing faster down the track
Now it feels like, I’ll never break stride.
Flying through the air
Seeing crystal clear
What it feels like, when everything’s right.

Don’t bring me down
Nothing can bring me down

I’m through waiting, as life keeps changing.
Days go by the same.
I’m through saying, “someday maybe.”
I’m living for today.

Standing on the line
Where land and sea divide
What it feels like, to rise with the tide.
The world on a string
Doesn’t have to mean a thing
When it feels like, everything’s right.

Standing As I Am

Written By: Branden Sipes

Standing As I Am
Branden Sipes

Show me that smile, Give me your grin
Tell me that you still believe in us again
When the evening is over and the stars are shinning through
I just want to be with you

Stay for a while, keep company
Forget every reason to leave,
When the evening is over and the sunset’s said goodbye
I’ll tell you one more time…

I am standing as I am
For you to come and take my hand
Walk with me into this morning
There’s more of you I’m wanting… to see

Show me that smile, just let me in
Say you still want us together in the end
When the daylight is shinning in, lighting up the room
Still, all I see is you…

We’ll have to see, just you and me
Time only knows how this story goes

Discography

That Side of Me (2011)

-Everything's Right
-That Side of Me
-Winter's On Its Way
-Searching
-Standing As I Am
-Forever
-Take Me Over
-Open Your Eyes
-Let This Love Be True
-Still I Wait

Contemplation EP (2007)

-I Don't Know
-Going Home
-Wonder
-Driving Blind
-Hold On
-Rescue Me

Set List

My Set list will vary depending on the performance. I can draw from the following repertoire of original and popular cover songs:

Vocal/Acoustic Guitar Repertoire List – Original Songs

Branden Sipes – Everything’s Right
Branden Sipes – That Side of Me
Branden Sipes – Winter’s On Its Way
Branden Sipes – Searching
Branden Sipes – Standing As I Am
Branden Sipes – Forever
Branden Sipes – Take Me Over
Branden Sipes – Open Your Eyes
Branden Sipes – Let This Love Be True
Branden Sipes – Still I Wait
Branden Sipes – I Don’t Know
Branden Sipes – Going Home
Branden Sipes – Wonder
Branden Sipes – Driving Blind
Branden Sipes – Hold On
Branden Sipes – Rescue Me
Branden Sipes – The Miles to You
Branden Sipes – Room For Two
Branden Sipes – You Say
Branden Sipes – Here Without You
Branden Sipes – Take These Dreams
Branden Sipes – I Will Be
Branden Sipes – Don’t Wake Me Up
Branden Sipes – Instrumental
Branden Sipes – Falling Apart
Branden Sipes – Lost Inspiration