Cosmic Nomads

Cosmic Nomads

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Cosmic Nomads is a 5 piece prog rock band based in Melbourne Australia and founded in 2003 by Hammond organist/singer Ray Vanderby. The band has 2 albums released: "Make Love Not War" (2003) and "Vultress" (2007).

Biography

Cosmic Nomads new forthcoming album “Trolltog” contains some very interesting songs. It’s an album full of emotion and deep passion due for release early 2008 and the title track is a classical progressive rock version of composer Edvard Grieg's 1891 masterpiece "Trolltog". The album also features works by J.S. Bach, with wonderful artwork by Brunswick artist David Lowrie. This will be the band’s 3rd album having previously released “Make Love Not War” in 2004 and “Vultress” in 2007.
Cosmic Nomads is a 5-piece progressive rock band based in Melbourne Australia, founded in 2003 by Hammond organist/singer/songwriter Ray Vanderby. Born in The Netherlands he has a musical career in the Australian music scene spanning 40 years, having toured and recorded with many top artists such as Stevie Wright, Doug Parkinson, Marcia Hines, John English, Blackfeather, and Band Of Light as well having his own line-ups Eros, 98 Degrees and 93D. In 1991 he won the national WROC/BMG songwriting competition out of 2,500 entries.
On lead guitar/vocals is “King” Con Patogiannis, a highly respected Melbourne session musician who has been playing freelance most of his life but is now firmly placed as a stalwart in the band. Drummer Trevor Young is a legendary musician in the Australian rock scene having worked with Billy Thorpe, Lobby Lloyd and Blackfeather. Bass player and Victorian bred, Mark Kearney is a multi instrumentalist and comes from a family history of musicianship. He has played for many years and plays a 6 string bass.
On rhythm guitar is “Professor” Kon Zissis, the man with the enquiring mind! Musician extraordinaire, who lives up to his name, almost a musicologist.

"VULTRESS HITS THE RIGHT SPOT FOR ME, EVERY TRACK WILL OFFER
YOU SURPRISES. VANDERBY IS AS GOOD AN ORGAN PLAYER AS YOU'LL
FIND ANYWHERE!" - Andrew Holborn 3rd Ear
"VULTRESS IS AN IMPRESSIVE 10 TRACK ALBUM!" - Australian Musician
Magazine
“THEY DELIVER ONE HELL OF A POWERFUL LIVE SHOW, ‘VULTRESS’ IS A 10 TRACK MONSTER!” - Inpress Magazine

www.cosmicnomads.com.au
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www.myspace.com/trolltog
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www.cdbaby.com/cd/cosmicnomads

Lyrics

Where The Wind Blows

Written By: Ray Vanderby

Where the Wind Blows

My old dog has lost his bone
Sittin here in a wayfarer’s home
Waitin for the wind to wave his wand
Throwin skinny rocks on the wide duck pond

The ladies of the road they come and go
Where the wind blows, where the wind blows
Where the wind blows, where the wind blows

It’s too late she said goodbye
Don’t it make you wanna cry
Got a few stories to tell of my own
Why my old dog has lost his bone

The ladies of the road they come and go
Where the wind blows, where the wind blows
Where the wind blows, where the wind blows
Where the wind blows, where the wind blows
Where the wind blows, where the wind blows

No More Heartache

Written By: Ray Vanderby

No more Heartache

I sat down with the fortune teller
Broken hearted, tears in my eyes
She listened to my broken story
And then she said to my surprise
You’ll have no more heartache
You’ll have no more pain
You’ll have no more heartache
You’ll have no more pain

I sat down with the fortune teller
Sending shivers up my spine
I could feel that she gave me power
When she said to me you’ll be just fine
You’ll have no more heartache
You’ll have no more pain
You’ll have no more heartache
You’ll have no more pain

I sat down with the fortune teller
To ease my soul and ease my mind
She told me all about my future
And she said to me you’ll be just fine
You’ll have no more heartache
You’ll have no more pain
You’ll have no more heartache
You’ll have no more pain
You’ll have no more heartache
You’ll have no more pain

Lookin' For Love from 1st album 2004

Written By: Ray Vanderby

Lookin’ for Love - (c) Ray Vanderby

Got a feelin’ all over, got it holdin’ on tight
Psychedelic dawn chasing moonlight
They’re comin’ out the walls with the power of fear
I’m lookin’ for love, I’m lookin’ for love

Out on the street they’re lookin’ to eat
Multi coloured vultures out on the beat
The man in mirror always said it’d be here
I’m lookin’ for love, I’m lookin’ for love

They did it again, they did it again – atomic, atomic
They did it again, they did it again – atomic, atomic
We’re runnin’ voodoo – got them bag of bones
We’re runnin’ voodoo – got them bag of bones

The sun on the ocean sure looks fine
My restless soul is doin’ it’s time
I’m lookin’ for a freedom down on hallowed ground
I’m lookin’ for love, I’m lookin’ for love
I’m lookin’ for love, I’m lookin’ for love
I’m lookin’ for love, I’m lookin’ for love
I’m lookin’ for love, I’m lookin’ for love
I’m lookin’ for love, I’m lookin’ for love
I’m lookin’ for love, I’m lookin’ for love
I’m lookin’ for love, I’m lookin’ for love
I’m lookin’ for love, I’m lookin’ for love

Discography

"Make Love Not War" album 2004 / "Vultress" album 2007

Vultress airplay:
7XS West Coast FM Tasmania
ABC Australia
ABC National
ABC International
774 ABC Melbourne
BBB Barossa South Australia
More FM New Zealand
FBI Radio Sydney
BLU FM Katoomba
PBS Melbourne
RRR Melbourne
3CR Melbourne
979FM Melbourne
Pulse FM Geelong Victoria
Progrock Radio USA
Paperlate Radio Netherlands
Aural Innovations Space Rock Radio
Community stations throughout Australia and New Zealand too numerous to mention

Set List

60 - 90min set all original. The entire "Vultress" album. What you hear on CD is what you get on stage! 10 full songs!