Bridget a'Beckett

Bridget a'Beckett

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This music is singer - songwriter pop, it's honest, its catchy, it has angst and understanding, it appeals to a wide audience and it is going on sale in April. Bridget a'Beckett is asking 'How Many Moments Like This One?' with her first single HEY!

Biography

“Few experiences are unique to one person, even though at times it feels that way. These are the moments that I write about in my songs. For me it is like confiding in a friend.”

In 2006 Bridget a’Beckett will release her debut album. Bridget wanted to write an album that you could sing along to, that suited every mood and took you on a journey as you listened to it. What she has achieved is a collection of songs that can be at times achingly evocative in their subtlety, and at other times incredibly powerful and moving.

Bridget’s mother taught her to play the piano at the age of five, she was playing in smoky bars at 10, and began writing her own music by 15. The songs on the album were written at different stages of life through boarding school, first love, yearning to travel, her friends, her obsession with cafes and more.

As a pop singer songwriter Bridget’s songs have relevance to a wide audience who will find in Bridget’s lyrics a sentiment and understanding that is beyond her years.

Live, she has the rare ability to bring a noisy, crowded room to complete silence. Performing in front of an audience is what she loves to do most. “When I am on stage singing my songs I feel a real connection with the people in the room, to me that is what songwriting is all about”.

Her musical influences are wide and varied, from growing up with her parents collection of Billy Joel and Elton John records through to the beautifully crafted lyrics of Fiona Apple, Ani di Franco and David Gray. Whilst she cites these artists for their musical poignancy, she credits Christina Aguilera, Alanis Morrisette and Coldplay for her desire to write songs that ‘start you at a point and leave you somewhere else entirely’.

In the studio Bridget has been working with acclaimed producer Paul Wiltshire. Splitting his time between LA and Australia, he has produced artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Delta Goodrem and Tina Arena. According to Bridget ‘he just gets her’.

2006 is going to be an exciting year for Bridget. “I feel like I have kept my music to myself for long enough and now it is time to let go. I hope people will get as much enjoyment from it as I do.”

Lyrics

HEY!

Written By: Bridget a'Beckett

He watches as she takes a seat at her usual table on the street
She slips her sandals off her feet and tilts her face to the sun
She knows he’s at the café bar, talking with a customer
In his worn-out jeans and his windcheater, she waits for him to come

He strolls to her with arm outstretched to light her morning cigarette
Then he stays a little longer with her in the sun
It’s been going on for weeks, this dialogue where no-one speaks
Too afraid of what might come undone…

Hey, how many moments like this one have just slipped away
And Hey, haven’t you noticed that this could be one of those days,
Yeah Hey, I sort of noticed that you were , you were looking my way
So Hey, I was wondering, won’t you tell me your name.

He notices upon her back new freckles that the sun can catch
And how her clothes don’t properly match her simplicity
And he stands behind her chair, she hopes that he would just stay there
With the smell of coffee in the air and possibility….

Hey how many moments like this one have just slipped away
And Hey, haven’t you noticed that this could be one of those days
Yeah Hey, I sort of noticed that you were, you were looking my way
So Hey, I was wondering won’t you tell me your name…

Won’t you tell me your name
Won’t you tell me your name
Tell me your name….

He smiles at her as he waits to pay
but she’s gone before he gets the chance to say
he saves that table just for her every day

But she stops a moment outside the door
Holds her breath and counts to 4
Then she walks back in, he asks
What she came back for? She says…

Hey, how many moments like this one have just slipped away
And Hey, haven’t you noticed that this could be one of those days,
Yeah Hey, I sort of noticed that you were , you were looking my way
So Hey, I was wondering, won’t you tell me your name.

Hey, how many moments like this one have just slipped away
And Hey, haven’t you noticed that this could be one of those days,
Yeah Hey, I sort of noticed that you were , you were looking my way
So Hey, I was wondering, won’t you tell me your name.

These Days

Written By: Bridget a'Beckett

Wanna be drenched in the London grey
Drive a car on a New York freeway
Set up camp in Guantanemo Bay and
Change my mind with every day

I wanna climb Mt Everest
Stack a pipe with China’s best
Be the dalai Lama’s dinner guest
So this is what it feels like
To be restless

If ever there were days then these are they
These are the days
And if ever there was time then this is it
This is the time
This is it
This is the time

So I’ll roll you in the cuff of my jeans
And I’ll walk with you by the river Thames
And I’ll engrave your name on every cold window pane
I’ll swallow skies of Paris blue
Find me a place with a postcard view
And I’ll send the perfection home to you
Unless you’ve been thinking

If ever there were days then these are they
These are the days
And if ever there was time then this is it
This is the time
This is it
This is the time
This is it

Well there are places
And there are faces I’ve seen
On my TV screen
And life is easy
And life is full of mistakes
And life is what I’m doing in the ad breaks
So get me out
Yeah get me out of here
Find another town another hemisphere
‘‘cause it’s my time
this is my time
this time is my time

If ever there were days then these are they
These are the days
And if ever there was time then this is it
This is the time
This is it
This is the time
This is it
This is the time
This is it.

Discography

HEY! Single due for Australian release April 2006
EP Due for release April 2006
'Coming Home' Album due for release July 2006

Set List

Typical set may include;

1 Hey 4’00
2 Surprise 4’13
3 These Days 4’09
4 Fly 3’46
5 On Your Own 4’30
6 Coming Home 4’20
7 Intoxication 4’02
8 Sure Of You 3’25
9 Phone Call 5’15
10 Simple Things 3’49