clara lofaro

clara lofaro

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

“Every once in a while, there’s a refreshing break from the monotony of Top 50 pop and Clara Lofaro is one of them.” -Noah Ruede, THE AQUARIAN

Biography

Armed with biting lyrics, hook-and-reel-you-in melodies, and sexy stage charisma, Clara Lofaro is creating buzz wherever she appears. Lofaro is a genuine artist, remaining loyal to her roots while maintaining broad appeal with her simple formula of honest, good music.

Lofaro hails from Toronto, and went to the Berklee School of Music in Boston before settling in the Brooklyn artist community. She wears her life experiences on her sleeve as the tiny powerhouse provides insight into her soul with an acute lyrical acumen.

In October of 2006, Clara beat over 450 entrants in the annual, Toronto Indie Week Competition, and subsequently saw her career take a swift upward turn with accomplishments in the past year including but not limited to this impressive list:

* Featured performer at Fresh 1027 – Summer Concert Fresh in the Park performing with Edwin McCain, Constantine Maroulis and Kimberly Locke

* The voice of Disney's famous "What's Next Commercial," airing every year after the Super Bowl

* Song of the year on Ithaca radio for “One True Thing”

* Performed at sold out Bamboozle festival at Giants Stadium

* Sold out show at Mercury Lounge in NYC with Alexa Ray Joel

* Airplay on over 50 college stations throughout the northeast

* Airplay on Long Islands heritage new music station WLIR-FM

* Performed on acoustic side stage at Jones Beach theater at both Stevie Nicks and OAR concerts

* Featured artist in Aquarian Weekly, Toronto Sun, Toronto Metro and Village Voice

Behind her stage demeanor and performance skills is a woman who runs her own independent label, ComeTrue Records inc., under which she released her self-produced sophomore masterpiece, Black & Blue Pearl, currently a top-seller on CD Baby.

Currently Clara is doing pre-production for her next release which has a tentative street date of February 2008.

Contact Tom Selementi at ComeTrue Records Inc.: (732) 485-4333 or manager@claralofaro.com.

Lyrics

Dizzy Spell

Written By: clara lofaro

Dizzy spell
Sunken eyes
Funny how things
never work out right

Baby's breath sullied flies
Lie around our house
until their thirst subsides

They whisper...

Wait for me Dear
Wait for me here
Wait til the morning for silence
Darkness falls fast
Dreams never last
Look to the moonlight for freedom

Papa sun
gives himself away again
To the consequence
of a lover friend

Mama lune
shares her pillow and her charms
While she craves for
the comfort of his arms

She sings...

Wait for me Dear
Wait for me here
Wait til the morning for silence
Darkness falls fast
Dreams never last
Look to the moonlight for
freedom

Brilliant doubt
Stupid girl
looks for answers
when her tummy's full

Broken wings
Jingle bells
Are hiding
at the bottom of our well

Wait for me Dear
Wait for me here
Wait til the morning
for silence
Darkness falls fast
Dreams never last
Look to the moonlight
for freedom

Untied

Written By: clara lofaro

Control me
Disown me
Then tell me how you feel
As I sift through this empty reel
of time

Protect me
Respect me
Let it be surreal
Trust instead of steal
my mind

CHORUS:
I don’t want you baby
I don’t want your time
To tell me I’m perfect
While taking my freedom
And saying I’d be fine.
I don’t want your comfort
I don’t want to be held that tight
All covered in nothing
I’ve run with my spirit
And lost this fight

And I’m black and blue

You hit me
You trick me
Then throw it in my face
Like I am just a waste
Of time

I’m grown now
And broken
With nothing left to give
And my whole life to live
UNTIED

CHORUS

Forgive me
For pushing you away
Forgive me for today
I’ve tried
I’m empty
Gave you all I had
Can’t guard a love gone bad
Good bye
CHORUS

black + blue pearl

Written By: Clara Lofaro

Stop lickiin' your face
I'm not here for a taste
Don't grab my ass when I walk by

Why you snarl and stare
Might as well pull my hair
Did you become a bitch just to survive?

'Cause I'm not like you, no one is
I'm not tryin' to forgive
I'm not dyin' for the way you make me feel.
I come crashin' into love
With my heart and leather glove
With an ocean of secrets to dry

Stop foolin' around
Stop wearin' me down
After all I've done for you

Where's my credit for your life?
Where's my my good and pretty wife?
She's diggin' her grave to be true

'Cause she's not like you no one is
She's not tryin' to forgive
She's not dyin' for the way you make her feel
She comes crashin into love with her heart and pretty glove
With an ocean of secrets to dry

Oh, it feels so good to take you in to push you out
Oh, this twisted web of wounded beats and emptied love

Where have all the flowers gone?

I'm a stubborn little girl
A black and blue pearl
Rolling around on my own
I am taking you in
All those places you've been
It's you that I'll never condone

'Cause I'm not like you no one is
I'm not tryin' to forgive
I'm not dyin' for the way you make me feel
I come crashing into love with my heart and pretty glove
With an ocean of secrets to dry

Oh, it feels so good to take you in to push you out
Oh, this twisted web of wounded beats and emptied love

Where have all the flowers gone?

Where have all the flowers gone?

Where have all the flowers gone?

Where have all the flowers gone?

'Cause I'm not like you no one is
I'm not tryin' to forgive
I'm not dyin' for the way you make me feel
I come crashing into love with my heart and leather glove
With an ocean of secrets to dry

start

Written By: clara lofaro

You alone can hear me
You alone can hold me
You alone can break my heart
You alone can help me
Bring our love to safety
You alone can be my start

I'm happy here with you
You're all I'll ever need
Where've you been all these years
While lying next to me?

You’ve got something special
Waiting on the traintracks
Waiting ‘til the morning comes
When the night is over
All that you’ve forgotten
Melts down in the morning sun

I’m trying here with you
You’re all I really need
I’m tired of chasing your smile
What have you done to me?

All that we hold on to
In our secret castle
Where true love is safe and kind
Can be realistic
Can be something special
But isn’t always what we find

I’ve fallen here with you
You have my broken heart
I’ve missed you all these years
It’s time to make a start

You alone can hear me
You alone can hold me
You alone can set me free
I alone can’t carry
All this weight upon me
You alone can help me see

I’ve waited here for you
To realize our love
Find peace my careless boy
Farewell, my precious love

Treading Water

Written By: clara lofaro

You’re not my mother
You’re not my sister
You’re not my best friend

You’re not my teacher
You’re not my brother
You’re not my boyfriend

CHORUS:
Have to give up everything I want to make it
I’ve been treading water here for years
If I crawl out this eggshell, will you give me life or take it?
All I’ve got is everything to give
Oh….

You’re not my keeper
Just ‘cause I’m little
Doesn’t mean I’m dumb

Thanks for the lecture
It’s not what I came for
Why are you so stunned?

CHORUS

Bridge:
In this life we know nothing at all
In this dream where we think we’ll never fall
Away...

You are my mother
You are my sister
You are my best friend

Thanks for your courage
Thanks for your patience
Thanks for your good sense

CHORUS

Discography

black + blue pearl: released July 2005 on Cometrue Records, receiving airplay on Top 40 and college radio across North America. Produced by Clara Lofaro.

3 song demo recorded and released for Baldwin Entertainment. Baldwin partners with Miles Copeland, long time manager of Sting.

Night Light-debut album released on Cometrue Records, January 2004

Set List

Lay
Everything
Happy Together
Start
Last Night
Sail Away
1000Times
Tractor
The Answer
One True Thing
Black + Blue Pearl
Dizzy Spell
Good Love
Untied
Treading Water
Take it Over
Bitch Go Off
Star-candy
War Song

Lofaro keeps fans wanting more. Every show is tailored to the audience and new compositions are constantly in the mix. Sets are usually 8-12 songs, right around an hour long. The band is capable of doing 1-4 sets of music by including some beautiful covers: Fast Car (Tracy Chapman), When Doves Cry (Prince), Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles), and Useless Desires (Patty Griffin), the list continues