CORNSTALK

CORNSTALK

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CORNSTALK is an Indie six piece class Blues & Roots Rock act based in Newcastle NSW, with the sounds of melodic harmonies & Acoustic front, Double Bass, Slide Guitar, Keys, Percussion and drums.. Deffinatley a band not to miss...

Biography

Cornstalk is a six piece blues and roots, rock flavoured band that was formed in late 2003. Originating from Newcastle, Cornstalk has performed around for the last two years and supported a number of national and international acts. With their versatile writing style, Cornstalks’ music should appeal to wide audience and they are expecting to release their first album by mid 2006.

For the past ten months they have set their focus on recording their debut self-titled EP that was released on 1st October 2005 at The Cambridge Hotel in Newcastle. The EP is avalable in SANITY retail stores & was recorded and mixed as a four piece band at Mangus Production by Justin Ngariki and Lee Rolfe and mastered at Studio 301 in Sydney by Don Bartley.

Cornstalk have recording their first film clip for the single release ‘The Good Life’ and have released it on RAGE & VIDEO HITS. The band are working towards playing at upcoming festivals and events.

The band members consist of Chris Hamall (Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar), Lee Rolfe (Lead Guitar), Lyle Goodman (Drums), Tim McArtney (Bass / Double Bass), Ben Pettett (Keys) and Shayne Hamall (Backing Vocals / Percussion). A brief overview of each band member is included below.

Band Member Profiles

Name:Chris Hamall
Origin:Newcastle

Chris has been playing for 12 years and has supported bands such as The Beautiful Girls, Lisa Hunt & Afro Moses. His musical influences are Alice in Chains, The Black Crowes and Led Zeppelin. Other interests include Motor Bikes, Mountain Hiking and Traveling.

Name:Lee Rolfe
Origin:Sydney

Lee has been playing for 15 years, supported bands such as Suzi Quatro and engineered some local Newcastle bands. His musical influences are Kiss, Motley Crue and Sade. Other interests include Recording and Engineering.

Name:Lyle Goodman
Origin:East Maitland

Lyle has been playing for 12 years and has played The Basement in Sydney and supported bands such as The Beautiful Girls, Lisa Hunt & Afro Moses. His musical influences are Sound Garden, Guns & Roses and Powder Finger. Other interests include Sport, Fashion and Coffee.

Name:Ben Pettett
Origin:Newcastle

Ben has been playing for 11 years and has performed internationally in England and France. His musical influences are Pink Floyd, Gospel and The Black Crowes. Other interests include Snow Boarding and Photography.

Name:Shayne Hamall
Origin:Newcastle

Shayne has been playing for 12 years and has supported bands such as The Angels & Scary Mother. His musical influences are Sound Garden, Eagles and Alice in Chains. Other interests include Traveling, Cars and Socialising.

Name:Tim McArtney
Origin:The Whitsundays

Tim has been playing for 6 years and has supported bands such as The Beautiful Girls, Muzzy Pepp and Motor Race. Currently studying towards his Bachelor of Music, Tim’s musical influences are John Paul Jones and Sting. Other interests include Reading and Socialising.

Lyrics

The Good Life

Written By: Cornstalk

THE GOOD LIFE

WRITTEN BY CHRIS HAMALL
Song Duration: 03:40min

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GOOD LIFE
TO GOOD FOR MY OWN
JUST SHOW ME THAT YOU LOVE ME
AND I’LL GIVE YOU MY SONG

YOU KNOW TOO WELL
I’VE BEEN THERE ONCE BEFORE
YOU’LL FIND ME WALKING
YES DOWN BY MY SHORE
I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU
CAUSE IT HURTS RIGHT TO MY CORE
YES YOU TELL ME YOU LOVE ME
I CAN’T TAKE ANY MORE
NO, NO, NO MORE

HERE AND NOW BABY
YOU TELL ME ONCE MORE
I THINK I LOVE YOU
BUT YOU DON’T WANT THE CHORE
SAY PLEASE DON’T YOU TEASE ME
I DESERVE SO MUCH MORE
CAUSE THIS LIFE I LIVE
WILL BE SO, SO MUCH MORE
OH YES NOW

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GOOD LIFE
TO GOOD FOR MY OWN
JUST SHOW ME THAT YOU LOVE ME
AND I’LL GIVE YOU MY SONG
SAY TAKE MY HAND AND NOW AND DON’T BE LATE
CAUSE WE COULD HAVE IT ALL
CAUSE TOMORROW I’LL BE WAITING
WAITING FOR MY GIRL
YES I WILL……I’LL BE WAITING

WHEN I’M WITHOUT YOU
I FEEL SOMTHINGS WRONG
BUT IF I ONLY HAD YOU
YOU’D BE SO, SO, SO WARM
FOR I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE
FOR ONE DAY YOU’LL SEE GIRL
I MIGHT HAVE BEEN MR RIGHT
OH YES NOW…….

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GOOD LIFE
TO GOOD FOR MY OWN
JUST SHOW ME THAT YOU LOVE ME
AND I’LL GIVE YOU MY SONG
SAY TAKE MY HAND AND NOW AND DON’T BE LATE
CAUSE WE COULD HAVE IT ALL
CAUSE TOMORROW I’LL BE WAITING
WAITING FOR MY GIRL
YES I WILL……I’LL BE WAITING

SAID I’LL BE WAITING…………

Feeln' Free

Written By: Cornstalk

FEELN’ FREE
WRITTEN BY CHRIS HAMALL
Song Duration: 02:58min

I GOT TO SEE NEW
CAUSE I NEED IT TO
I DON’T WANT TO SEEM BLUE
CAUSE IT AIN’T MAKING ME FEEL SO GOOD
FEELING SO TIRED
FEELING SO UPTIGHT
THIS FEELS SO BAD
I THINK IT’S ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT

FEELIN’ FREE
INSIDE OF ME
YOU CAN’T TELL ME NO DIFFERENT
THIS LIFE’S MY OWN
SO WHY NOT SING
THIS SONG WITH ME
YOU COULD TAKE YOUR CHANCES
YOU MIGHT BE HEARD

SAY WHAT ABOUT THIS MOOD
CAUSE I KNOW YOU FEEL IT TOO
I DON’T WANT TO SEEM RUDE
CAUSE I KNOW THIS FEELING MAKES YOU FEEL SO GOOD
SINGING SO BRIGHT
TO THE END OF THE LINE
THIS FEELS SO GOOD
I THINK IT’S ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT

FEELIN’ FREE
INSIDE OF ME
YOU CAN’T TELL ME NO DIFFERENT
THIS LIFE’S MY OWN
SO WHY NOT SING
THIS SONG WITH ME
YOU COULD TAKE YOUR CHANCES
YOU MIGHT BE HEARD

Brother Is

Written By: Cornstalk

BROTHER IS
WRITTEN BY CHRIS HAMALL
Song Duration: 04:26min

BROTHER IS, HE IS MY GOLD
I’VE KNOWN HIM SINCE THE DAY I WAS BORN
HE SHOWED ME EVERYTHING I KNOW
I LOVE HIM
WITH MY HEART AND MY SOUL

I SAID BE THERE FOR ME
AND I WILL LIGHT UP YOUR STAR
LIKE A CANDLE ON THE STREET
SO BROTHER DON’T YOU GO FAR
NO, DON’T YOU GO FAR

BROTHER IS, HE’S NEVER TOO CLOSE
WILL HE THANK ME, FOR WRITING THIS SONG
BUT WHAT IF, THIS ALL WAS NOT SO
COULD WE
WE BE BROTHERS BY SOUL

I SAID BE THERE FOR ME
AND I WILL LIGHT UP YOUR STAR
LIKE A CANDLE ON THE STREET
SO BROTHER DON’T YOU GO FAR
NO, DON’T YOU GO FAR

BROTHER IS, MY ONLY LAST HOPE
WILL HE LOVE ME
IF I DECIDE TO GO

WILL HE THINK OF ME….WHEN THE MORNING TIME COMES
COULD HE………BE MY GUIDING ONE STAR

I SAID BE THERE FOR ME..DON’T EVER CLOSE YOUR EYES……BE THERE FOR ME
AND I WILL LIGHT UP YOUR STAR….BE THERE ON THE OTHER SIDE….LIGHT UP YOUR STAR
LIKE A CANDLE ON THE STREET…DON’T EVER CLOSE YOUR EYES…ON THE STREET FOR ME
I’LL ALWAYS KNOW WHERE YOU ARE...BE THERE ON THE OTHER SIDE..KNOW WHERE YOU ARE
SO DON’T YOU EVER LEAVE…..SO DON’T YOU EVER LEAVE
SO BROTHER DON’T YOU GO FAR
NO, DON’T YOU GO FAR

The Celt

Written By: Cornstalk

THE CELT

WRITTEN BY CHRIS HAMALL & DAMIEN WATSON

Song Duration: 03:33min

LOOK AT YOURSELVES
ENJOY THE MUSIC
I KNOW A REAL FALLEN ANGEL COULD USE IT
SAY WHY DO WE TRY
WHY DO WE DIE
THE ONE’S THAT OURSELVES CANNOT FIND TO ABUSE IT
AM I TEARING MYSELF APART
OR JUST OF THIS BEAT WITH NO ART IN MY HEART
I CAN BE A FIGHTER
BUT IT SEEMS SO ABSURD
WHY SHOULD I FIGHT ON AN UNSTABLE WORD

SAY NOW’S NOT THE TIME
TO TRY TO BE AS ONE
FOR NOW IS THE TIME TO DRINK OF THE SUN
A SUN THAT IS WARMING
THE SUN THAT WILL GIVE
THE MOON SHE WILL LIGHT UP THIS FULL WAY OF LIVING

FOR WHAT OF THE DARK MOON
THE ONE WHO OF KNOWLEDGE
HIDES HER SOUL
UNTIL YOU SEEK AND FORAGE
REASON AND WHISPER
ON WARM MORTAL BREEZE
PUSHES HER MESSAGE
OF HOPE THROUGH THE TREES
AM I TEARING MYSELF APART
OR JUST OF THIS BEAT WITH NO ART IN MY HEART
I CAN BE A FIGHTER
BUT IT SEEMS SO ABSURD
WHY SHOULD I FIGHT ON AN UNSTABLE WORD

SAY NOW’S NOT THE TIME
TO TRY TO BE AS ONE
FOR NOW IS THE TIME TO DRINK OF THE SUN
A SUN THAT IS WARMING
THE SUN THAT WILL GIVE
THE MOON SHE WILL LIGHT UP THIS FULL WAY OF LIVING

I HAVE HAD MANY TRAUMATIC THINGS
HAPPEN TO ME IN MY LIFE
I DO NOT REMEMBER WHAT NORMAL FEELS LIKE
I’VE HAD ENOUGH
BUT I HAVE NOT LOST FAITH
IT MAKES US BETTER PEOPLE
YOU WILL SEE THE BIG PICTURE
ONE THING YOU MUST REMEMBER
YOU’RE NOT ALONE!

SAY NOW’S NOT THE TIME
TO TRY TO BE AS ONE
FOR NOW IS THE TIME TO DRINK OF THE SUN
A SUN THAT IS WARMING
THE SUN THAT WILL GIVE
THE MOON SHE WILL LIGHT UP THIS FULL WAY OF LIVING

Great Love

Written By: Cornstalk

GREAT LOVE
WRITTEN BY CHRIS HAMALL
Song Duration: 03:11min

WELCOME TO THIS LIFE
I HOPE THAT YOUR DAYS
ARE FILLED WITH JOY
SAY FROM THIS DAY FORTH
I’LL PRAY FOR YOU
YEAH TO SEE YOU SMILE
FOR THE VERY, VERY FIRST TIME
BRINGS SO MUCH JOY
AND COMFORT TO US ALL

BECAUSE YOU’RE SO BEAUTIFUL
YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME
BECAUSE YOU’RE SO BEAUTIFUL
I WANT THE WORLD TO SEE

WANT THE WORLD TO SEE

FOR COMING DAYS IN YOUR LIFE
YOU WILL HAVE LOVED AND LOST AND LEARNED
BUT WITH YOUR SMILE
YOU WILL CONQUER ALL
SAY CAN YOU REALLY SEE
THIS GREAT LOVE YOU BRING TO ME
YES I’LL TREAT YOU
LIKE MY OWN DAUGHTER

BECAUSE YOU’RE SO BEAUTIFUL
YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME
BECAUSE YOU’RE SO BEAUTIFUL
I WANT THE WORLD TO SEE

BECAUSE YOU’RE SO BEAUTIFUL
YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME
YES YOU’RE SO BEAUTIFUL
I WANT THE WORLD TO SEE

Like You

Written By: Cornstalk

LIKE YOU
WRITTEN BY CHRIS HAMALL
Song Duration: 02:45min

YOU AND I
COULD BE TOGETHER
TWO SEPARATE LIVES
WOULD MEET EACH OTHER
I WOULD NOT LIE
I’D BE YOURS FOREVER
PLEASE CAN YOU HEAR ME
I’M JUST LIKE YOU

TO SEE YOU SMILE
GIVES SO MUCH PLEASURE
TO SEE YOU FROWN
BRINGS BAD, BAD WEATHER
AND WHEN YOU CRY
I’D RUN FOR SHELTER
PLEASE CAN YOU HEAR ME
I’M JUST LIKE YOU

CAUSE DEEP INSIDE
I GIVE NO OTHER
FOR WITH THIS LINE
I GIVE NO STUTTER
SO MANY TIMES
I’D TAKE THE PRESSURE
SO PLEASE CAN YOU HEAR ME
I’M JUST LIKE YOU

I’M JUST LIKE YOU
I’M JUST LIKE YOU
I’M JUST LIKE YOU
I LIKE YOU

Discography

Cornstalk EP - Launched Cambridge Hotel Newcastle 1t October 2005

The Good Life - Single to be released 19th December 2005

The film clip The Good Life, is being aired on RAGE & VIDEO HITS.

Currently Brother Is & The Good Life from our EP is being played around the country and the world air waves on the Country/Roots & Blues/Roots AIR Compilation for 2006.

Currently "The Good Life" from our Ep is being aired on FOX FM Melbourn, Today FM Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth on the Australian First Show.

Also "Brother Is" from the EP has been getting air play on Newcastle's NXFM.

Set List

SET LIST (all original) - 1hr 30mins

1. ONE CHANCE

2. PENNIES FALL

3. THE GOOD LIFE

4. FEELIN’ FREE

5. THE CELT

6. LIKE YOU

7. TIME FOR LIVING

8. GREAT LOVE

9. BROTHER IS

10. SHUT MY DOOR

11. INTUITION

12. RUNAWAY FREEDOM

13. BACK OFF

14. TRAVEL N' SONG

15. BASS & DRUMS