Coffee House Gypsies

Coffee House Gypsies

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Refreshingly new yet hauntingly familiar/Pop-rock with a classic rock sound/Nostalgia-driven music reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and The Mamas & The Papas/Nu-folk-rock for today's generation/Modern day singer-songwriters

Biography

Lead singer/songwriters Albert Damian Mata and Alexandra Norris often perform as an acoustic coffeehouse act, but alongside their many talented friends they form a synergy of folk-rock music that has been coined "Refreshingly new yet haunting familiar." Their first ever full length debut studio album “The Artist” is a collage of modern folk and rock music sprinkled with spoken word poetry. Boasting a prolific arsenal of 30+ original songs and 60+ covers, the CHG performs at private parties, events, coffee shops, bars, and other venues across Florida...

* CHG VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON YOUTUBE.COM

Lyrics

The Sound of Silence

Written By: Paul Simon

Hello darkness, my old friend
Ive come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision
That was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walk alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar
To the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed
By the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs
That voices never shared
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

Fools said I, you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words
That I might teach you
Take my arms
That I might reach you
But my words
Like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon Gods they made
And the sign flashed out
In its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the signs said,
The words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered
In the sounds of silence
(Disturb the sound of silence)

Discography

"Have Cash Will Travel"
1997 - CHG Raw Recordings & Live Demos

"(Songs from) In Tenement Halls"
1999 - CHG Demo & Limited Edition EP/LP

"The Excalibur Sessions"
2000 - Coffee House Gypsies - Totally Acoustic

"Run Along" (Dance/Club Mixes)
2000/2001 - Kevin Michael Productions featuring the Coffee House Gypsies on vocals & harmonies

"The Artist"
2008 - 13 track album, written & produced by CHG

Set List

COVERS: One by U2 / Crash by Dave Matthews / Standback by Stevie Nicks / Free Falling by Tom Petty / Dracula Moon & Lumina by Joan Osborne / Closer to Fine, Secure Yourself, Ghost, and Galileo by the Indigo Girls / The Sound of Silence, Homeward Bound & Mrs. Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel / I’m Not an Addict by K’s Choice / Linger by the Cranberries / I’ll Be by Edwin McCain / Dreams, Rhiannon, Landslide & Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac / You Were Meant For Me & Who Will Save Your Soul by Jewel / Both Hands & Firedoor by Ani Difranco / Hotel California by the Eagles / Heya by Outkast / Outside by Staind / It Don't Hurt, Strong Enough & Home by Sheryl Crow / Knocking On Heaven's Door & I Want You by Bob Dylan / Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down / What's Up by 4 Non Blondes / You Oughtta Know & What I Really Want by Alanis Morisette / All My Loving, 8 Days A Week, Hey Jude, Norwegian Wood, I Wanna Hold Your Hand & Girl by The Beatles / Wanted Dead Or Alive by Bon Jovi / I'm On Fire & Dancing