consuelo

consuelo

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

I am a grade 8 classical pianist & singer songwriter. My EP "Bittersweet", 2006, makes for imaginative and atmospheric listening. It showcases six stark, yet effective, piano-driven songs, of melancholy and hope, steeped in classical, folk and pop leanings, glossed with my very sexy Italian accent!!

Biography

Consuelo started out as a classical pianist in Milan where she was borne.
Having always loved pop (ular) music, she joined the Sultans of Swing, a Dire Strait's tribute band and later formed the Take That tribute girl group The Sweetbeat. With the latter she joined Manchester boy band Take That in Monte Carlo on promotion where they had a one-off session filmed by Andy Peters for his programme The Ozone, which was featured in the Official Take That magazine.

Consuelo's determination to become an established musician/composer and her interests in production led her to move to Manchester in 1995, where she graduated in BA (Hons) Popular Music & Recording at Salford University, Greater Manchester, specialising in composition.

Her influences go from: Chopin, Debussy & Lizt to film music, The Beach Boys, The Doors, Supertramp, Madonna, Britney Spears (The Matrix and The Neptunes), Joni Mitchel, Tori Amos, Air, Bjork, Martha & Rufus Wainwright, Vanessa Carlton, Keane, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Alanis Morissette, and many more...all for different reasons going from piano style of playing, to harmony, song structure and arrangement, vocal style and production.

Consuelos focus is now the realisation of her debut album as a singer-songwriter. She moved to Cornwall January 2006 to concentrate on this project, away from distractions, and recorded an acoustic EP "Bittersweet.

What sets Consuelo apart from other bands is her piano touch, which can be ever so delicate and minimalist, or dramatic and complicated, coupled with her cheeky Italian accent, to make up for a dynamic and quirky performance.
Consuelo has been gigging in the Bournemouth area with Solid Air for the past 4 months. She will be busy recording for the next few months, and hopes to start gigging again from Summer 2008.

Lyrics

I Told You That I Love You

Written By: Consuelo

Verse1
You and I lost in pride
you couldn’t compromise
but I know you just feel the same
as if I hadn’t tried.
Yes it’s true all I want is to be with you
please tell me...

Chorus 1
Why can’t we fall in love again?
Are you just as scared as I am?
Never planned to hurt you
I told you that I love you

Instrumental break

Verse 2
I don’t know where you’ve gone
I look into my soul
And I find happy memories beside difficulties.
What I don’t understand is why we...

Chorus2
Lost our friendship for just a kiss
Now my whole world is upside down.
Why can’t you hear me,
I’m telling you how it is.

Instrumental break (smaller)

Middle 8
You can’t be bothered to tell me why
you shut your lost and little mind
While I’m tourchered inside
Cause you won’t answer my whys
You don’t seem to even mind
Like I never touched your life.

Verse 1

Chorus

Outro

Keep It 4 Yourself

Written By: Consuelo

Verse 1
Trailer park trash
don’t come near me I’ll kick your arse
don’t you dare turn around,
don’t you dare say my name
now you’re not longer in my frame.
It’s black and white at night
back in color at daylight
less of your negativity
your false sensitivity
is making me laugh at last
but I wasn’t borne for that.

Chorus
It drives me to the edge
that you can’t give me your best.
I do not take any less
I’m not here to take what’s left.
Who did you reserve the best for?
when it comes to love and efforts
If it is not pure and real
keep it for yourself and disappear.

Break
Keep it 4 yourself (x2)

Verse 2
I am sick of you thinking that it is all ok
when you will bother to understand what to do
I’ll be walking the fuck away,
And you’ll be back where you, feel at home in the trailer park
going after some silly tart
raping her brain apart
leaving her in the dark
but I wasn’t borne for that.

Chorus

Solo
Keep it 4 yourself (x2)

Chorus

Autro
Keep it 4 yourself (x4)

Some Things Should Be left Unsaid

Written By: Consuelo

Verse1
Feeling blue is not feeling you when we’re apart
I would like to think I could spend more time with you,
but I realise your heart is not here

Chorus
I’ve learnt that some things should be left unsaid
cause if you care for someone you let them go
you’ve got to look ahead you’ve got you own life
you’ve got to find a reason to go by.

Verse2
I would like to think I could go with you wherever
I feel sad to think I may never see your face again
but I do hope you will find what you’re looking for.

Chorus

Instrumental break

Chorus
I’ve learnt that some things should be left unsaid
cause if you care for someone you let them go
You’ve got to look ahead you’ve got you own life
You’ve got to find a reason to go by.
a reason to go by
a reason to go by.

Because Almost Isn’t Good Enough

Written By: Consuelo

Verse 1
Standing brave with my legs shaking
from the inside comes my strength gently.
Cause I was no borne to sit in the outskirts
I’ll write my pain in an ice cube.

Chorus
Because almost isn’t good enough, good enough
give em all you’ve got and they’ll take even more even more,
they will suck your soul slowly, slowly
quasi quasi non basta.

Verse 2
I wandered why my star wouldn’t light,
when lit wasn’t bright,
when bright it just wouldn’t shine,
they say you can’t push the river.

Solo

Verse 3
When the storm has gone and the sun is back out
I hope I’ll remember just the good times.
Waiting for the summer that I yearned for so long
I’ll sip the fruit of my learning.

Chorus

Verse 4 (half)
Standing strong with my legs shaking
from the inside comes my strength gently.

Autro
Almost is not good enough (x2)

Fearless Zone

Written By: Consuelo

Verse 1
It’s just so hard to stay mad
when there’s so much beauty in the world
life turns me on.
Abso-fucking-lutely I want to feel
every emotion I can dare to try
that fill me up.
You were the one who played the friendly
the semi-final but in the last match
I won the cup.

Chorus
Fearless zone is where I next
now I’m breaking the wicked spell.
Fearless zone is where I next
now I’m breaking the wicked spell.

Verse2
Petrified of getting burnt I wander
what is life for without a fire,
to keep me warm, keep me alive, keep me satisfied and yearning for desire
life turns me on.

Chorus (x2)
Solo

Verse 3
But I don’t know how to be in a 1 night stand
because I have a heart
something you don’t have.

Chorus (x2)
Fearless zone is where I next
now I’m breaking the wicked spell.
Fearless zone is where I next
now I’m breaking the.
Fearless zone is where I am
now I’ve breaken the wicked spell.
Fearless zone is where I am
now I’ve breaken the wicked spell.

Autro
Who is having now the last laugh (x3)
Haha- ha- ha- hahaha- ha- ha- ha.

Some Things Should Be Left Unsaid

Written By: Consuelo

Verse1

Feeling blue is not feeling you when we're apart
I would like to think I could spend more time with you,
but I realise your heart is not here

Chorus

I've learnt that some things should be left unsaid
cause if you care for someone you let them go
you've got to look ahead you've got you own life
you've got to find a reason to go by.

Verse2

I would like to think I could go with you wherever
I feel sad to think I may never see your face again
but I do hope you will find what you're looking for.

Chorus

Instrumental break

Chorus

I've learnt that some things should be left unsaid
cause if you care for someone you let them go
You've got to look ahead you've got you own life
You've got to find a reason to go by.
a reason to go by
a reason to go by.

Discography

Bittersweet EP, 2006, containing 6 tracks.

Set List

I have been promoting my EP when gigging live over the past year. I usually do 5 songs, never do covers. I also tried some new material, which has had great success. In fact, one of the new coming up songs will be featured on a Solid Air compilation. Solid Air are the promoters of the acoustic nights i've been playing on since Aug 07.