Charity Chapman

Charity Chapman

BandPopRock

Julie Andrews meets Sheryl Crow with a little Train thrown in for color.....hmmm could be described like Miss America in the mud.

Biography

Stuff on me...

I was born in Pensacola, Florida (bout' as deep south as you can get) where I ate lots of fried catfish, biscuits and shrimp. My parents were tired of the heat and made their way with my sister and me to Colorado, where I finished growing up. I lived in a great spot in a valley near the mountains. I rode bikes. I climbed trees and played in a sewage run-off stream for years, which may explain a lot of my problems now.....but, who could know Colorado would be such an incredible place? And so full of music... I went to an extremely competitive musical high school and developed my chops with a great choir director. And yes, choir is cool. I came out to California to become a broadway star, but discovered, upon arrival, that NEW YORK is the Broadway place. Again, who knew??? I thought it was all one and the same! I decided to wait on the whole Broadway thing, 'cuz I was writing music and loving it and went to Pepperdine to get and a degree in music, 'cuz they gave me some money to do so. I stayed in Malibu, went to this very groovy church, which was conveniently located near Pepperdine and watched and learned from some great musicians and joined in from time to time......you can just listen to my new song: If I Could Fly (it was also in the Felicity Season 4 DVD, if you're a fanof the show. She graduated to my song!) Thanks for reading,
Charity

I'll give you the short run down from the critics....
Pop/Rock Vocalist
Versatile singer/songwriter delivers pure, powerful vocals on can’t-get-ya-outta-my-head" melodies. Fresh sounds and pitch-perfect performances show "emotion of a Rickie-Lee Jones" and "hit potential" (MUSIC CONNECTION).
"As uplifting as a choice of religion." - MUSICDISH
"Charity's square deal of passion and love of the sound of sounds - you can't find a negative in the bunch." - MUSICDISH
"Very good, very earthy sound" Malcolm Clarke, RadioNorthwick,UK
"Wishful and dreamy - and then it lights up" Bryan Chalker, Journalist,UK

Lyrics

If I Could Fly

Written By: Charity Chapman

VS: IF I COULD FLY I WOULD GO AND TELL THE WORLD ABOUT YOU
IF I COULD FLY, I WOULD GO AND TELL THE WORLD

VS: IF I HAD WINGS, I WOULD SOAR WHERE NO ONE EVER CRIES
IF I HAD WINGS, I WOULD GO, IF I COULD FLY

CH: I WOULD RUN I WOULD SAIL
I WOULD CROSS A STORMY OCEAN, IF I COULD BE WITH YOU
I WOULD RIDE I WOULD CRAWL
WOULD WALK A WEARY DESERT, IF I COULD BE WITH YOU
I WOULD BREATHE YOU IN, I’D BE WHOLE AGAIN
I WOULD SCREAM OUT, I LOVE YOU..

VS: IF I COULD FLY, I WOULD GO AND TELL THE WORLD ABOUT YOU
IF I COULD FLY, I WOULD GO AND TELL THE WORLD

CH: I WOULD SING I WOULD PRAY
I WOULD WRITE IT IN AN ANTHEM, IF I COULD BE WITH YOU
I WOULD BEG I WOULD CRY
I WOULD PLEAD ANOTHER CHANCE, IF I COULD BE WITH YOU
I WOULD LIVE AGAIN, LEAVE THE WAY I’VE BEEN
I WOULD TELL THE WORLD THE TRUTH

TAG: IF I COULD FLY, I WOULD GO AND TELL THE WORLD ABOUT YOU….

Free

Written By: Charity Chapman


Sometimes I’m brave as sin
Sometimes I’m just a girl
Always hoping on a wish

Sometimes I’m ready to go
And then I shrink back
Floating like a jellyfish

I try to be so perfect
Can you help me with this trick?
Or will you climb into my ocean
And bring me up above
Where the light can scare darkness off
And let me see the sky and feel the air and know I’m loved

I wanna Be free,
where I’m perfectly free
Free, where I’m perfectly free

Do what I want
I’ll go for broke
And all else will float behind

Instead I’m sinking fast,
into this ocean
Just looking for my spine

chorus

Sometimes I tell myself, I’ll be different, I’ll be better
Maybe I just need to get away
Maybe I just need to change my hair, change my job,
Change my world, change everything, I don’t want it this way
Or maybe I desire to suffer
Maybe I suffer, cuz I desire

Not Gonna Cry

Written By: Charity Chapman, Robert Chapman

VS: SHE SITS ALONE WITH HER FRIENDS, STARING INTO SPACE
EVERYONE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL, BUT SHE STILL HATES THIS PLACE
SHE SIPS AN APPLE MARTINI, HER FAVORITE DRINK
A LEONARDO LOOK-ALIKE SMILES, SHE DOESN’T BLINK

LIFT: CUZ SHE’S FEELING SOMETHING FROM THE SPACE WITHIN
AND IT MAKES HER CRAZY THAT SHE’S FEELING IT AGAIN

CH: NO I’M NOT GONNA CRY TONIGHT
NO I’M NOT GONNA CRY TONIGHT
I’M NOT GONNA LOSE MYSELF IN THE ARMS OF A MAN I FIND TONIGHT
NO I’M NOT GONNA CRY TONIGHT

VS: SHE JOKES WITH HER FRIENDS AS SHE SCANS AROUND THE ROOM
IT’S CLEAR ON HER FACE, SHE HAS NOTHING TO LOSE
A SKINNY LOCAL ROCK STAR BOY PRANCES ON THE STAGE
AN EXOTIC, FOREIGN MAN FLITS AROUND LIKE A BIRD IN A CAGE

LIFT: AND THEN THERE’S LEO AND HE’S SMILING STILL…

CHORUS

BRG: TONIGHT SHE’S OVER,
SHE GRABS HER BAG CUZ SHE’S THROUGH
TONIGHT SHE’S ENDING AND SHE WALKS OUT THE DOOR
CUZ SHE’S STARTING SOMETHING NEW

Discography

LA RADIO & I-RADIO
KZLA, KTYD, KLOS; 104.7 FM iRADIO LA; Moozikoo Radio; XM Satellite Radio; Adrenaline Nation TV

FILM & TV
CBS, MTV, Lifetime, ABC Family; Felicity DVD

SELF RELEASED CD'S
Butterflies with Chainsaws
Gordon the Northern
Worship Live

COMPILATIONS
Bandit CD; Artists for a Cure 2006;
Lara Croft Tomb Raider Top Cow Comics Series

Set List

usually just me....and a guitar. Can be a band, if the space and equipment are available. If there's a piano, I'll kiss you. No covers here.