Cameron Connerty

Cameron Connerty

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Biography

One listen to the lush, soul-infused pop stylings of 19-year-old singer/ songwriter/ musician Cameron Connerty and there will be no doubt that he is an artist destined for greatness. From the flowing vibe of "Tell Me What’s Up" to the classic love anthem "What You Need," Cameron’s music brings together the many diverse realms of contemporary pop, rock, and soul and weaves them into his own unique sound; a sound that he says is emotional and soul-filled.

"In all my songs I try to bring out the soul that’s within the music," he explains. "That’s very important to me. And I don’t necessarily mean soul as it relates to a genre of music, but as it relates to the feeling that goes into the song and keeping that emotion and that soul that you put out when you write and when you sing. I like relaying that to other people and tapping into what other people feel."

Cameron has always wanted to perform – either as an actor or singer. "When I started out I was only singing. I probably learned a lot about musicals from my sister. I’d always sing with her. When I was little, we had a restaurant -- I was about three or four -- and I would sing "Love Shack" on stage every night at about midnight."

In addition to his signature tunes "Tell Me What’s Up" and "What You Need," Cameron has written and recorded an array of songs that cover a broad spectrum of subjects and styles. With the romantic ballad, "Heaven," Cameron reminds us of the possibilities of new love while the infectious, pop-rock-flavored "The One" dares the listener to resist singing along. On "Start At The End," Cameron caters to anyone who has experienced the uneasy feelings and awkward moments of the first situations in a relationship and that longing to jump straight to the comfortable essence of love.

No matter how diverse the songs – soul, pop or alternative rock -- Cameron’s musical aim is always the same: to leave his listeners with something positive and memorable. "I try to write about something that relates to other people," he notes. "I think that’s a challenge and I think you have to work hard to do that. I try to not just write something that’s catchy. I want to create something with a message, with a story behind it and at the same time turn it into something that people will enjoy listening to."

Following in the footsteps of musical icons like Prince, Stevie Wonder, and George Michael, Cameron aspires to do it all—sing, write, play, and produce. In addition to writing songs, rehearsing with his band several times a week, and playing live shows, Cameron has also delved into the art of studio production.

Honing his artistic skills at a young age, seizing opportunities to learn every aspect of the music business, and creating music that touches the heart and soul – Cameron almost sounds too good to be true. But this multi-talented teen is serious about his craft and about his mission and says he someday plans to develop acts of his own. "I want to do anything that I can do to give back to people who have as much of an urge and an ambition as I do."

Lyrics

Start At The End

Written By: Cameron Connerty/Bill Meyers/Brett Laurence

The first time I saw you walk my way
I couldn’t speak you took my breath away
Your smile was blinding
You were shining
Wish you were mine and
I knew right then

I couldn’t wait to tell the guys about you
But I knew they’d try and tell me what to do
Like take your time
And quit trying
I think she likes you too
But I’m not feeling that

I wanna start at the end
When we’re more than just friends
And I’m not dreaming of how it’s gonna be
I wanna know you believe
I’m the man of your dreams
So let’s just skip all the nervous shy routine
I wanna start at the end

It can be so hard to think of what to say
Too much pressure I’m not clever every day
Can’t you see
That’s just me
And I don’t wanna be
Like everybody else

I wanna start at the end
When we’re more than just friends
And I’m not dreaming of how it’s gonna be
I wanna know you believe
I’m the man of your dreams
So let’s just skip all the nervous shy routine
I wanna start at the end

When I’m so into you
And you’re so into me
And it’s feeling so right
Just the way love should be

Chorus

What You Need

Written By: Cameron Connerty/Bill Meyers/Brett Laurence

You’ve been hurting
I see it in your face
And I’d do anything
To take that hurt away
Cause we’ve been through a lot
And a fair-weather friend I’m not

I’ll be what you need
Everything you want
We’ll get through it together
I won’t let you down
I will always be around
Forever and ever
Ever and ever…

I keep thinking
If I was in his shoes
I’d go anywhere
To make your dreams come true
I’ll treat you like a queen
Let me show you what I mean

I’ll be what you need
Everything you want
We’ll get through it together
I won’t let you down
I will always be around
Forever and ever

I guess I never knew
How much I needed you
Tell me you want me too
And I’ll be there

I’ll be what you need
Everything you want
We’ll get through it together
I won’t let you down
I will always be around
Forever and ever