Carolyna Loveless & Her Big Shiny Friends

Carolyna Loveless & Her Big Shiny Friends

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

AMERICANA GOLD! Carolyna Loveless, joins Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam, Unified Theory), Brian Boland (Elwood), and Tim Kennedy (The Boogilistics) to form an Americana outfit that's "a Little bit Country AND a Little bit Rock n' Roll"!

Biography

Carolyna Loveless & Her Big Shiny Friends are a well seasoned group of players and international touring artists, with catchy swamp-rock rhythms and deep rooted soulful melodies.

The band has recorded 4 tracks at Studio Litho, Seattle, and will finish up the album, 'AMERICANA GOLD' for a Spring '10 release. The Single, 'Workin'" will be released as a download in early March.

Carolyna & Company - Carolyna is joined Live-off-the-floor of Grant Avenue Studio (Hamilton, ON) by a group of seasoned players from the Hammer. The first sessions, recorded Aug. 30, 2009, are for the Americana Gold series of downloads.
Carolyna was joined by Brian Griffiths, Neil Nickafor, Steve Sinnicks, and Paul Riemens.

Carolyna Loveless is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitars, piano, mandolin, percussion) based in Ontario, Canada. Her live performance is an infusion of modern folk and swamp rock - SWAMP FOLK. Her writings consist of hundreds of original songs in numerous genres.
Carolyna has extensive international performance experience. She has produced, fronted, and played in a diverse range of bands spanning multiple genres and has performed her original music across four continents.
http://www.carolyna.com
http://www.swampfolk.com

Dave Krusen is best known for being the original drummer for the American rock band Pearl Jam and for his work on the band's hit album Ten; drummer for Candlebox, Unified Theory, Chris Robinson, and Hoovercraft... just to name a few.

Brian Boland was the Bassist for the NY outfit, Elwood. Also an engineer producer, Brian has produced and played on the albums of Chelsea Madrigal, The Siren Frequency, Howard Dlugash’s Bringers of the Dawn, Lal Meri, Once, Peter Goetz, E Reece and Core Elements. Brian plays on the first four tracks recorded, and will join us for the California shows.

M.J. Dandineau - has PLAYED and/or TOURED WITH: The Violant Femmes, Xavier Rudd, Pete Murray, KT Tunstall, Blue Shaddy, Juzzie Smith, Dale Willis, K’naan, Buckwheat Zydeco, Gomez, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Blackalicious, Bondi Cigars, Bill Bourne, Collective Soul, Blue King Brown, Toby, Andy Stochansky, G. Love & Special Sauce, Sarah Harmer, Kathleen Edwards, Chantal Kreviazuk, The Beautiful Girls, Rudimental, Sarah Slean, Rik Leaf, The Wyrd Sisters, Eliana Cuevos Band, Ruthie Foster - http://www.myspace.com/majodandeneau

Tim Kennedy plays a fabulous piano and is the rock in the energetic Boogilistics. Tim has also worked with Marianne Pierce, Don Kubiak and Felix Mayer, Mariella Gonzalez, and the entire Seattle Jazz scene.

Booking now for the Jan. 15th 2010 - Sept. 2010

*** Ask about the tours -
Oct. 2010 - Sept 2011
'The Great Canadian Cougar Party' (10 shows in Canada) and
Jan. 15th 2011 - Sept 2011
'The Clean & Green Tour' (international tour with a Zero Carbon Footprint) ***

Your city/festival could be a host city for the CLEAN & GREEN Tour: http://seed.sproutbuilder.com/TwDh0jQ7BmE9SslR

The Clean & Green Tour:
30 shows in US
5 shows in Australia
5 Shows in Netherlands
30 shows in UK
5 shows in France
your country here....

Lyrics

By My Side (a New Orleans Funeral March)

Written By: Carolyna Loveless

When i walk through the valley of Evil
I will walk with my head held high
When i walk through the valley of Evil
I will walk with you by my side

In times of trouble i called on you
And you held me at your side
You lifted my eyes
To the glory of light
And brought the joy back into my life

When i walk through the valley of Evil
I will walk with my head held high
When i walk through the valley of Evil
I will walk with you by my side

When the clouds of my past
Fall down on me
And I'm hanging my head in shame
I look to my heart
To find the light that you left
And feel a freedom
Just speaking your name

When i walk through the valley of Evil
I will walk with my head held high
When i walk through the valley of Evil
I will walk with you by my side
mmmmmmmmyaayaayaa

Workin'

Written By: Carolyna Loveless


Perhaps you're here to forget your day, your week, your year
The politician screaming in your ear
Welcome you
Perhaps you're here to dance about and let it out
Play some air-guitar and get out of your head
Well let me see if I can help you out there friend

I got the boys out Workin'
Out on the road again
Me and the boys are Workin;
Playin' every night we can
I got the boys out Workin'
Out on the road again
Me and the boys are Workin'
Out on the road again
All around the world man

So show some love to the girl in the band who never left
Didn't get that day job or grow the fuck up
& show some love to the boys in the band
Who've been here a 1000 times
& now they're back with love
ya From me to you with love

I got the boys out Workin'
Out on the road again
Me and the boys are Workin;
Playin' every night we can
I got the boys out Workin'
Out on the road again
Me and the boys are Workin'
Out on the road again
All around the world man
I got the boys out Workin'
Out on the road again
Me and the boys are Workin;
Playin' every night we can
I got the boys out Workin'
Out on the road again
Me and the boys are Workin'
Out on the road again
All around the world man

Indie Girl

Written By: Carolyna Loveless


I want to rock the same stage as the Rolling Stones
I want to write with Robertson I want to sing with Cohen
I want to be on Saturday Night Live when Ackroyd hosts the show
And I want to be on Letterman 'cause he's the talk show God, ya know
I want to meet Paul Shaffer and the band
Dream Indie girl dream
I want to play guitar with Pert and Page and Flea
Want to rock with The Junkies, Pure, The Hip and Tea Party
I want to sing with Neil Young cause he's the king to me
And seeing Dylan live before he's dead would be a real cool thing
Dream Indie Girl Dream
I want to work with Eno the Edge and Geddy Lee
Want to rock with Ozzy Osbourne Aerosmith and P.J.Harvy
I want to write a death song with Nick Cave and Velvet Lou Reed
And play a gig in the park with Prine and Waits and Willie P.
What a rock show it'd be
Dream Indie girl dream

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All Mine

Written By: Carolyna Loveless

(chorus)

C'mon now baby I'm gonna make you mine
All Mine
For all time
C'mon now darlin' I'm gonna love you fine
So Fine
For all time

(verse 1)
I'm gonna love you even when i hate you
I'm gonna miss you when i'm gone
And when all the stars align and your body's lyin' next to mine
I'm going to make you all mine
For all time

(verse 2)
I'm going to send you out on your own
And watch you come on home to me
And when anywhere i am is where i know you want to be
Then you'll have all of me
For all time.

(chorus)
C'mon now baby I'm gonna make you mine
All Mine
For all time
C'mon now darlin' I'm gonna love you fine
So Fine
For all time

C'mon now baby I'm gonna make you mine
All Mine
For all time
C'mon now darlin' I'm gonna love you fine
So Fine
For all time
All Mine for all time ya
All mine ya
For all time

I Can Give You Love (A Christmas Song)

Written By: Carolyna Loveless

Is there something special you would like for Christmas this year dear?
Is there anything that i can do for you?
Shall i dress myself up
In a pretty paper box
Wearing nothing but a smile and Santa's boots?

Oh I can give you everything you're dreaming of if you're dreaming of me
I can give you, I can give you love
Oh I can give you all it is you want as long as all you want is me
I can give you, I can give you love

All throughout the year you do your very best for me
You hold my heart and treat me like a Queen
So on this magical day
In some very special way
I want you to know that you're my King of Kings

Oh I can give you everything you're dreaming of if you're dreaming of me
I can give you, I can give you love
Oh I can give you all it is you want as long as all you want is me
I can give you, I can give you love
Oh I can give you everything you're dreaming of if you're dreaming of me
I can give you, I can give you love
Oh I can give you all it is you want as long as all you want is me
I can give you, I can give you love

Discography

Carolyna & Company - Recorded 'Who Pays', and 'Down to the River', Aug. 30, 2009, for the 'Americana Gold' series of downloads.

Carolyna Loveless & Her Big Shiny Friends are recording their First Album, Americana Gold, Spring '10. The first 4 tracks are available to hear here at Sonicbids. ENJOY!

Carolyna's Discography:
EVE:
Schizophrenia -1994- single
Tell -1995- Album
Anathema - 1997 Album
Solo:
Blue Baby Blue -2003 (CAN)
Live at the Railway Club -DVD- 2005 (CAN)
Americana Gold (2009)

Carolyna performs on the recordings of numerous artists www.carolyna.com

Dave Krusen - Pearl Jam 'TEN' (1991)
Hovercraft - Akathisia (1997)
Candlebox - Happy Pills (1998)
Unified Theory - self-titled album (2000)
Novatone - Time Can't Wait in(2005)
Cheyenne Kimball -The Day Has Come (2006)
Carolyna Loveless & Her BIG Shiny Friends
AMERICANA GOLD (2009)
http://www.myspace.com/karl330

Set List

Live show PERFORMERS all, the members of CL&HBSF have been Media darlings!

Well written originals arranged for LIVE shows.
We incorporate some Americana classics into the beginnings and endings of our original material, in live performances, to pay homage to our combined influences from the late '60's and '70's era.
The show is a well rehearsed swamp-rock show that engages the listeners in the audience with strong instrumentation and arrangements AND entertains the party-goer who just wants to "Dance around and Get out of their head".

Our set is ONE SET - 1hr and 30 min in length (before encore). This is ALWAYS negotiable.

We choose opening acts in case of the 'Cougar Party' and 'The Clean & Green Tour'. Venue/Promoter choice otherwise.

We incorporate sweet and melodic songs into the show AND ROCK-the-Shop material to lift and liven the crowd. We play original music geared to our market - 30-50+, Americana Music Lovers and live show aficionados.