Brianna Sage

Brianna Sage

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Ms. Sage makes the kind of beautifully soulful music that takes you on a journey that will open your heart with touching tales of love, heartbreak and the frailties of human spirit. Her songs are spirited; her lyrics wise and reflective of both her Texas roots and worldly experiences.

Biography

Everything is in my hands, but can't be planned. . .Everything is in my hands, so here I stand. . .

Poised with infectious melodies and a mature lyrical sensibility, the music of Brianna Sage exemplifies the beauty that comes from following a dream and finding yourself along the way. With the release of her debut CD, In My Hands, Sage demonstrates her natural ability to craft catchy rock songs that highlight her considerable vocal talent. Sage's music reveals an unwavering determination to find her way, all the while making the most of every step on the journey.

Her talents were first recognized by former Police manager Miles Copeland who signed her to a management and publishing deal in the Spring of 2001 when she was 17 years old. Copeland soon invited Sage to attend a songwriting retreat that he hosted at a castle in France. Along with twenty-four other songwriters from all genres of music, Sage had the opportunity to write with some of the best and most established writers in the business, including Carole King and Mark Hudson. "It was an amazing experience," Sage remembers. Due to the effects September 11th had on the music industry and a desire to change her musical direction, Sage later parted ways with Copeland, but the time at the castle proved to have had an added bonus. It was there that she first crossed paths with the person who would produce her first album, In My Hands, Marc Copely.

What began with Brianna Sage and Marc Copely merely writing songs together, including Love and Happiness, and the title track, In My Hands, quickly evolved into Copely producing the entire album. Copely's background as both a solo artist, songwriter and guitarist complemented Brianna Sage's vision for how the twelve tracks on the record were presented. Copely's instincts and skills proved invaluable with aiding Sage in bringing her music to life. " In My Hands is one of the most personal songs on the record for that time in my life," explains Sage. "When Marc and I wrote that song, he said, "I want this song to be about where you are in your life right now.' It was about being in situation where you feel like you're ready and everything is in you hands, but you can't do anything with it. It still just has to come."

Counting Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Madonna and Sarah McLachlan amongst her musical influences, Brianna Sage's style lends itself to a seamless ability to write and perform songs conceived from a variety of backgrounds. "I was a huge Sarah McLachlan fan. When Fumbling Towards Ecstasy came out, it completely changed my life. I devoured the record. The songwriting on it was unbelievable." Now based in New York City, Sage seized the chance to write with several the city's best up and coming artists/songwriters like Jess Klein, with whom she wrote Speedboat, a song about her childhood in Texas, JJ Appleton, Alyson Faith and Jo Davidson. "Jo Davidson is an amazing singer/songwriter. We've written over thirty songs together including Out of Here . We just clicked. She has a way with words," enthuses Sage.

Armed with a passion for singing that's been flowing through her veins since early childhood, a love of the art of performing drives Brianna Sage. "My dream my whole life has always been to be on stage performing in front of thousands of people. . . to be able to do what I do and to share that with people. To have my music touch people is a great feeling."

In the first single, Words, Brianna Sage sings To have and to hold / I need to be bold / To follow my vision / A constant collision. . . No, words won't make you understand who I am. "Words is the song that represents me the most. It's something different. It's what I wanted--- something that stands out." And, indeed Brianna Sage is poised to do exactly that.

Lyrics

Words

Written By: Brianna Sage

The page is white my pen won't write
Can't express my thoughts, connect the dots
Used to feel free' n swim in the sea
Never had a home, always alone
I walk the street, I melt in the heat
Freeze in the snow, but this is my home
I love all my friends, I'm sick of the gym
Can't find a love, I push, I shove
I connect and I feel, want to know what is real
But words won't make you understand
Who I am

I work all day, I hate the rain
Can't find a love, it's never enough
I live in hell's kitchen, I don't make commission
Want to make music, wanna know how to use it
I love to know people, my bad moods are lethal
But words won't make you understand
Who I am

To have and to hold, I need to be bold
To follow my vision, a constant collision
I've never known pain or the way people change
Through life's ups and downs, I'll see you around
Lack of inspirations, can't see contellations
There's pain all around, a deafening sound
Thought love will come,
They say love will come,
I know love will come

But love won't make you understand
This song won't make you understand
As much as you can comprehend
My name won't make you understand
No words, no word, no words
Won't make you understand
Who I am

Speedboat

Written By: Brianna Sage, Marc Copely & Jess Klein

Gonna trade these heels for cowboy boots
Gonna play guitar and let it lose
Wanna dup this suit for ripped up jeans
Gonna change my hair, gonna change my scene

Pace Bend Road is where I find my smile
Mr. Nelson's house, it's another mile
The Perdenales runs south and east
The winding water's gonna set me free

I can feel it in the air
The sun rays on my skin
Opens up the state I'm in

I'll lose this crowd and get on my way
Lake Travis bound on a sweaty summer day
My speedboat it ain't slowing down

Tiff and Sunny in the pick up truck
Makena's yelling hurry up
Tanning lotion at the circle K
A case of Bud and we'll be on our way

Everybody's out, showing off and showing skin
Hey girl where you been?

I'll lose this crowd and get on my way
Lake Travis bound on a sweaty summer day
My speedboat it ain't slowing down

Got my hat, got my heart, got the fuel to make a start
Got no map, got my friends, go a song no matter where it ends

I'll lose this crowd and get on my way
Lake Travis bound on a sweaty summer day
My speedboat it ain't slowing down

Never Have Your Love

Written By: Brianna Sage

I know what's right for you
And I know what's right for me
I can't explain how I feel
Everytime I look at you
Tell me once, could we ever have a chance together?
I know we're different
But I will always want you forever

I love the way your look at me
I know I shouldn't feel this way
But maybe someday

But I don't wanna wait
And I don't wanna fake
How I feel about you
I want to be around you
And I can't understand
When you touched my hand
There is something there between us
I can't believe I'll never have your love

I see you across the room
Your eyes become a memory in my head
See me here, I'm down on my knees for you
Is there something wrong with me?
I always pick the ones I can't have

I love the way your look at me
I know I shouldn't feel this way
But maybe someday

But I don't wanna wait
And I don't wanna fake
How I feel about you
I want to be around you
And I can't understand
When you touched my hand
There is something there between us
I can't believe I'll never have your love

Oh and these feelings
I can't make them stop
It's just like I am dreaming
And I can't seem to wake up

But I don't wanna wait
And I don't wanna fake
How I feel about you
I want to be around you
And I can't understand
When you touched my hand
There is something there between us
I can't believe I'll never have your love

(c) copyright 2005 ASCAP

Discography

"In My Hands" Brianna Sage full length album 2006

Radio Airplay "Speedboat" off of "In My Hands" played on:
KYSL FRISCO, CO
KDNK CARBONDALE, CO
WMWV CONWAY, NH
KCLC ST. LOUIS, MO
KUWR LARAMIE, WY
KZMV BRECKENRIDGE, CO
KAXE GRAND RAPIDS, MN
KZRC BAY CITY, TX
KCUV DENVER, CO
KFAN FREDRICKSBURG, TX
KVNF PAONIA, CO

Set List

Depends on the venue. I normally do a 45 minute set that consists of 9 original songs and one cover song.