Brian Lee Watson

Brian Lee Watson

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

A guitar based interesting mix of original foot tapping folk rock style infused with acoustic rhythm and slamming blues rock

Biography

.......BRIAN LEE WATSON.."Bringing back real music"........A guitar based interesting mix of original foot tapping folk rock style infused with acoustic rhythm and slamming blues rock........ I was born in WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND. When I was about twelve years old, I was given a full size YAMAHA guitar by my uncle Robert .Being a full sized classical guitar with a neck the size of a 2"by 4" ,I struggled to get my fingers onto the fret board but managed to master the big beast .By the time I got to high school, I was in demand to show my guitar skills off especially to the girls. At fifteen I bought my first electric guitar which was a semi hollow jazz/ blues with two humbuckers. I paid so much for the guitar and amp, I didn't have enough money for the speaker cabinet, and so I just brought a twelve inch speaker with no cabinet and thought I could build a speaker cabinet at home. The speaker cabinet never got built so used to cart my guitar and amp around with my lone speaker in tow with a bit of wire through the mounting holes and by this time, bits of the cone was missing so I had a distortion sound without a pedal, I busked and played at numerous parties until it all went missing somewhere. Through the seventies I played in numerous bands and toured the pub circuit, had an absolute ball…Used to play drunk,,,(as most of us did) fall of the stage and patrons would stand me back up again....Had a beautiful black GIBSON those days and it survived well...Oh such a good time had by all..I remember trying to pen some music but couldn't and I guess the time wasn't right. I had a break in playing live music through the eighties, and raised a family ... In the nineties I went back performing live as a solo performer, playing mostly acoustic guitar at small bars and then I went to vocal coach MAUREEN SHAW CARNIE in Auckland N.Z. for a spell to knock my singing voice into better shape .I then started performing ROD STEWART shows in New Zealand and Australia and really enjoyed it. But the urge to write my own material become stronger. The unique journey of life so far has enabled me to put pen to paper and write my own music so gradually started to mix my set lists with covers and originals. I write my music on my life stories so every song is a part of me and my journey of life so far. I shifted to REDCLIFFE, a beautiful city on the coast 30 mins north of Brisbane, QUEENSLAND, the sunshine state of AUSTRALIA in the year 2003 and am enjoying the beautiful life style that Queensland has to offer. I am writing music more than ever and enjoy performing in small intimate bars and restaurants as well as going for it with a full band...WMA write up 2006. "Brian lee Watson from NZ played a few of his originals and was a very smooth and confident performer. We were all impressed with his style and skills”. I am now being taught piano by a local music teacher here in Brisbane,'JOAN WILKIE'and she teaches music with a passion.... Xmas 2006, myself and "TOMMY “ on bass, performed in the main street of REDCLIFFE for the shop owners association, magic place with a backdrop of sparkling Morton bay. We were joined by none other than "MIKE GOLDMAN", T.V. host and producer as M.C. for the night. We threw a guitar at him and he played a few numbers with us. Most enjoyable night….My favourite Gigs are intimate bars and cafe’s with me playing guitar and harp and not a laptop or midi file in sight…How real is that … I entered a song contest last year and "SWEET SEDUCTION" won a place, not world beating but at least something. Mind you it is a beautiful song… Met blues guitarist “DEAN HAITANI” at an APRA meeting one night and he is a fine friend to know...He is also world class as a blues guitar player and I am proud to have him play lead guitar on my blues tracks.”FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN “and “JUST ONE MORE TIME”.. Four albums being recorded at the moment (how did that happen ? eek !)”Fetch me a dream” and “Stir me slowly blues “ , Due for release later this year ........ SONGCAST REVIEW // Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008
”BRIAN LEE WATSON has a rare musical talent to entertain and relax...once you listen to his tunes, you can't get enough of his haunting voice, catchy, imaginative melody and simply lovely lyrics...10/10 any day!!!”
www.brianleewatson.com ……. www.myspace.com/brianleewatson ……… http://www.sonicbids.com/BrianLeeWatson …….
www.myspace.com/thebabyboomers ……..
www.thebabyboomers.net.au ……..
copyright 2006 Brian lee Watson All Rights Reserved

Lyrics

busking for a living

Written By: brian lee watson

BUSKING FOR A LIVING brian watson march 14/04

var 2
working for a living
hard to make ends meet
no one heard of giving
gonna end up on the street
my girl has found a new man
i dont blame her ,while she still can
var 4
landlords busting down my door
i guess he wants to sue
i dont know what i’m gonna do
iv’e never felt so blue

but i got my old guitar at hand
its gonna be my saviour
il’l just play my favorite songs
down by the taxi stand
place my hat upon the ground
and watch the dimes go in
the crowd they love to hear my sound
i almost shed a tear
var 2
its hard to be a muso
hard to get a break
fat cats pay you peanuts
wouldn’t buy a steak
one day i’l get noticed
mayby make the hit parade
till then il’l just continue
with guitar and hat i’m made
var 4
landlords busting down my door
i guess he wants to sue
i dont know what i’m gonna do
iv’e never felt so blue

repeat chorus twice

fetch me a dream

Written By: brian lee watson


FETCH ME A DREAM “E” 31st march 2005

FETCH ME A DREAM, I’M TIRED OF THIS ,
TIRED OF ALL THIS CRAP
THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER PLACE I KNOW
WHERE I CAN HANG MY HAT
PLEASE TAKE ME THERE , TO THE PLACE YOU FIND
THE PLACE YOU FIND SERENE
IV’E LOOKED INSIDE YOUR HEAD TODAY
AND I WANNA JOIN YOUR DREAM
MMMMMM,,,,MMMMM,,,,MMMMM,,, TWICE

THIS WORLDS GONE MAD, I’M QUITE CONVINCED
SHOOT ME IV’E GONE INSANE
I’M LOOKING FOR A JOB ON A DISTANT PLANET
HELP ME I’M LOSING MY BRAIN
BITE ME SHAKE ME, TAUNT ME EAT ME
DONT LEAVE ME HERE ALONE
PLEASE TAKE ME WITH YOU
IL’L LET YOU DRIVE
YOU KNOW WHERE I BELONG
MMMMMM,,,,,MMMMMM,,,,MMMMMMM,,,TWICE

RIFF

FETCH ME A DREAM,, I.M TIRED OF THIS
TIRED OF ALL THIS CRAP
THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER PLACE I KNOW
WHERE I CAN HANG MY HAT
MMMMM,,,MMMMMM,,,MMMMMM,,, ONCE

PLEASE TAKE ME THERE,, TO THE PLACE YOU FIND
THE PLACE YOU FIND SERENE
IV’E LOOKED INSIDE YOUR HEAD TODAY
AND I WANNA JOIN YOUR DREAM
MMMMM,,,MMMMM,,,,MMMMMMMMM,,,,,ONCE

fire on the mountain

Written By: brian lee watson

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN KEY A ,JULY 05

I THOUGHT I HEARD SOMEONE KNOCKING AT MY DOOR
BE IT JIMMY WITH ALCOHOL AND LOOSE WOMAN GALORE
I’M ALWAYS READY TO PLAY
MY FEET ARE HITTING THE FLOOR

THE PLACE IS JUMP’IN
LIKE IT’S NEVER BEEN BEFORE
BILLY PRESTON ON HIS HAMMOND
MICK JAGGER LAYING ON THE FLOOR
GONNA GET A BIT OF ACTION
QUATRO KNOCKIN AT MY DOOR

THERE’S A FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN
AND IT’S COMING FROM MY PLACE
WE GOT THE JOINT A JUMP’IN BABE
WE GOT RHYTHM WE GOT LACE
WE’RE GONNA GET YOU GOING
WE’LL GET YOU OFFA YOUR FACE

I DON’T KNOW WHERE I’VE BEEN
BUT I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING
J’LO’ JUST BEEN SEEN
I’L HEAD HER WAY AND START CROWING
I’M GLAD JIMMY COME ALONG
WHAT A PLACE TO BE

YOU HEAR WHAT I’M SAYING
NO ONE WANTS TO GO HOME
EVERYBODYS STAYING
WE’RE IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE
OLD MUSO’S NEVER DIE
WE JUST LOSE SOME OF OUR TONE

I JUST SAW DOLLY PARTON
RICHARD STARKY AS WELL
ITS GONNA BLOW MY MIND
ITS GONNA BLOW IT TO HELL
THERE’S A FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN
BUT NO BODYS GONNA TELL

I like it like that

Written By: brian lee watson

I LIKE IT LIKE THAT B51 120 F

BABY,I LIKE THE WAY YOU LOOK TONITE
BABY,I’M GONNA HOLD YOU OH SO TITE
AND BABY,SILK STOCKINGS THROWN ASIDE
NOW BABY,WHATS KEEPING YOU OUTSIDE

BABY,I’M GONNA FILL YR HEAD WITH DREAMS
BABY,I’M GONNA GET YOU TILL YOU SCREAM
AND BABY,THERE AINT NO GOING BACK
BABY,YOU KNOW I LIKE IT LIKE THAT
GUITAR
(ANOTHER)
BABY,LETS HAVE A LITTLE REST
BABY,YOU KNOW WHATS KEEPING US THE BEST
BABY,GONNA SET YOUR EYES ON FIRE
AND BABY, YOUR MY MINDS DESIRE

BABY,YOU KNOW YOU DO IT TO ME
BABY ,YOU KNOW YOU SET MY BODY FREE
AND BABY.THERE AINT NO GOING BACK
BABY,YOU KNOW I LIKE IT LIKE THAT
GUITAR
EVERYTHINGS GONNA BE ALRIGHT
REACH OUT TO ME AND BABY HOLD ON TITE
I’M GONNA TREAT YOU LIKE IV’E NEVER BEEN BEFORE
AND BABY, YOU’L LIKE IT, YOU’L BE BACK FOR MORE


REPEAT 1ST VERSE GUITAR RIFF
REPEAT LASTVERSE GUITAR RIFF

GUITAR RIFF FULL

TOUCH ME,
FEEL ME
SMELL ME
TASTE ME
BITE ME
EAT ME
HEAR ME
SEE ME

GUITAR RIFF FULL

just a dream

Written By: brian lee watson

JUST A DREAM D min
Dm G
I STEPPED OUT FROM MY HAVEN
WITH NO IDEA WHAT TO DO
I’M SICK AND TIRED OF PRAYING
I NEED SOMETHING NEW

I SEE A DISTANT PLANET
FEEL MY BODY SOAR
I GUESS I’M OFF TO OBLIVIAN
FEEL THE ACHING IN MY HEAD NO MORE
NO MORE NO MORE

SOARING PAST JUPITER
I’M ON MY WAY TO THE STARS
CAN’T SEE MY FRIEND THE EARTH NO MORE
SATURN OR EVEN MARS

I FEEL THE PULL OF GRAVITY
TRY TO MAKE ME COME UNDONE
I THINK I’V LOST MY SANITY
I WONDER IF THEY KNOW WHAT IVE DONE
WHAT IVE DONE WHAT IVE DONE

SOLO

CHORUS Em A
A TIN CAN BEEPING LIKE A NUCLEAR BOMB
HEAR MY BODY SCREAM
OUT HEAR LOOKING FOR MAJOR TOM
I HOPE IT’S JUST A DREAM
JUST A DREAM ,JUST A DREAM

Dm G
SOARING PAST JUPITER
I’M ON MY TO THE STARS
CAN’T SEE MY FRIEND THE EARTH NO MORE
SATURN OR EVEN MARS

I SEE THE DANGERS UP AHEAD
DOWN THE PATH OF A METEOR STREAM
I THINK IVE REALLY COME UNDONE
I HOPE IT’S JUST A DREAM
JUST A DREAM JUST A DREAM

one more time

Written By: brian lee watson

ONE MORE TIME KEY B JUNE 2005

ITS FOUR - IN THE MORNING
TIME - TO GO HOME
BUT I MISS YOU
YES I DO
JUST ONE MORE TIME
ONE MORE TIME

THIS WHISKY TASTE’S SO GOOD
I’VE DRUNK BOUT ALL I SHOULD
BUT THE THOUGHT OF YOU
IS MAKING ME BLUE
JUST ONE MORE TIME
ONE MORE TIME

I’D GIVE - ANYTHING
TO HAVE YOU BACK AGAIN
TO HOLD YOU
IN MY ARMS
JUST ONE MORE TIME
ONE MORE TIME

I SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
I WAKE AND WANNA SCREAM
OH DARLING
I MISS YOU
JUST ONE MORE TIME
ONE MORE TIME

GOD - TOOK YOU AWAY
AND I NEVER HAD A SAY
I’D LOVE TO
HOLD YOU AGAIN
JUST ONE MORE TIME
ONE MORE TIME

EVERY DAY - I PUT FLOWERS
BY THE PLACE WE SAID GOODBYE
AND I LOVE YOU
ALWAYS WILL
JUST ONE MORE TIME
ONE MORE TIME

life

Written By: brian lee watson

Life. key Em 95 bpm a78 e65 aug 05
Em
IS THERE LIFE ON MARS
IS THERE LIFE ON JUPITER
IS THERE LIFE ON VENUS
IS THERE LIFE AT ALL
IS THERE LIFE WITH YOU Em ,C7, Bm, Em
I HOLD YOUR HEART IN MY HAND
DO YOU UNDERSTAND
I CALL YOUR NAME OUT LOUD
DO YOU COMPREHEND

I KEEP MY HEART FOR YOU
I WOULD BE OH SO TRUE
IF ONLY YOU COULD SEE
THE LOVE I HOLD FOR THEE
IS THERE LIFE WITH YOU
GUITAR RIFF

WHY.... AINT YOU MORE THAN THIS
DO I STAND IN LINE
WILL I GET DECLINED

WHY.......DONT YOU NOTICE ME
WILL YOU SET ME FREE
FROM THIS AGONY
IS THERE LIFE WITH YOU

IS THERE LIFE ON MARS
IS THER LIFE ON JUPITER
IS THERE LIFE ON VENUS
IS THER LIFE AT ALL
IS THERE LIFE WITH OUT YOU

looking in your eyes

Written By: brian lee watson

LOOKING IN YOUR EYES E JUNE 05

KICKING BACK AND CHILLING OUT
TELL YOU WHAT I’D LIKE TO DO
BABY COME ROUND TO MY HOUSE
TELL YOU WHAT I WANT FROM YOU
WE CAN HAVE LOTS OF FUN
LYING IN THE MID DAY SUN

OH YEAH LA LA LA LA LA
OH BABY JUST YOU AND ME

WE GAZE INTO EACH OTHERS EYES
BY THE SIDE OF A PEACFUL OCEAN
WE ARE DRIFTING UP TO THE SKY
YOU ARE MY ANGEL,MY LIFES POTION

REPEAT OH YEAH ETC

GUITAR RIFF

I KNOW WHY I GET THIS FEELING
WHEN I’M LOOKING IN YOUR BIG BROWN EYES

THIS IS GONNA TAKE ME HIGHER
THAN IV’E EVER BEEN BEFORE

REPEAT OH YEAH

never see each other again

Written By: brian lee watson


NEVER SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN
WORDS AND MUSIC BY BRIAN WATSON
OCT 2003 KEY C

BABY,I DONT SLEEP AT NIGHT
YOU DON’T TREAT’A ME RIGHT
YOUR’E TREATING ME MEAN
LISTEN TO ME,IV’E GOT PLENTY TO SAY

IT’S TIME TO GO OUR SEPARATE WAYS
WHERE EVER WE MAY GO,WE’LL BE SURE TO STAY
AND NEVER.NEVER,SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN

ALL THE BEST TO YOU,I GUESS IT’S THE END
WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE
WE DON’T TRY ANYMORE
LISTEN TO ME,IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

I DON’T WANT YOU NO MORE
I DON’T NEED YOU NO MORE
OH BABY,IT’S TIME TO WALK OUT THAT DOOR
AND NEVER NEVER SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN

CHORUS

I DIDN’T REALLY MEAN TO TREAT YOU SO BAD
BUT ALL YOUR STUPID CRAZY GAMES ARE DRIVING ME MAD
I DIDN’T REALLY WANT IT,TO END THIS WAY
THERE AIN’T NO POINT IN TALKING IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY
THIS HAS TO BE THE END,YOU WANT IT THIS WAY
THERE AIN’T NO POINT IN LIVING IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY

GUITAR RIFF
REPEAT CHORUS
REPEAT VERSE 3 AND 4
REPEAT LAST LINE 3 TIMES

put the mozz on me

Written By: brian lee watson

A MAN LIES DYING IN A COLD CITY STREET
ARE YOU GONNA RUN ARE YOU GONNA WEEP ,,YEH YEH
ARE YOU GONNA RUN ARE YOU GONNA WEEP
YOU AND I AGREE ,SOMEONE PUT THE MOZZ ON ME

THE SCREAM OF A SIREN,THE THUD OF A GUN
WHAT YOU GONNA DO NOW
WHERE YOU GONNA RUN. YEH YEH
WHERE YOU GONNA RUN
YOU AND I AGREE ,SOMEONE PUT THE MOZZ ON ME

ECHO IN THE NITE OF A DISTANT TRAIN
CALLING OUT TO ME TIME AND TIME AGAIN
YEH YEH
TIME AND TIME AGAIN
YOU AND I AGREE ,SOMEONE PUT THE MOZZ ON ME

GET ME OUT OF HERE BABE ONE TWO THREE
LOOK AT ALL THEM LOONIES ALL AFTER ME
SHADOWS IN THE NITE,MAKES MY SKIN CRAWL
PLEASE GET ME OUT OF HERE
I CANT STAND IT NO MORE
YEH YEH
I CANT STAND IT NO MORE
YOU AND I AGREE .SOMEONE PUT THE MOZZ ON ME

Discography

FOUR albums due for release 2009 "fetch me a dream" / "Stir me slowly blues"/and two others due in 2009
Album released sept 2007 "sweet Seduction"
all tracks streaming and "cry sister cry' the biggest seller off the album
1 cry sister cry.2 fire on the mountain . 3 hey you.4 I,m on fire.5 sweet seduction. 6 busking for a living. 7 life. 8 friends

Set List

Approx 10 songs per set with 3 set's
Cry sister cry,
fetch me dream,
sweet sweet love,
havn't found what i'm looking for(c)
just a dream,
sweet seduction,
hey you,
red house blues(c)
I,m on fire(c)
fire on the mountain,
put the mozz on me,
sweet about me (c)
roll over beethoven(c)
takes my breath away,
chasing cars(c)
honky tonk woman(c)
busking for a living
peaceful easy feeling(c)
take a look at me now
harvest moon(c)
all shook up(c)
friends
lets talk it over(c)
blue bayou(c)
life
margaritaville(c)
dream baby(c)
true blue(c)
i like it like that
never see each other again
looking in your eyes
come ride with me
together forever
sweet about me(c)
chasing cars(c)
sex on fire(c)