CRIMSON HEART REPLICA

CRIMSON HEART REPLICA

 Kingston, Saint Andrew, JAM
BandAlternativeRock

Alternative lovers rock (think Sade, Tegan & Sarah, Alanis Morissette, Bright Eyes) Crimson Heart Replica is a fresh mix of acoustic soul, Reggae & heavy alternative rock beats transforming sadness, heartbreak & pain into something beautiful. She writes her own music & plays the guitar.

Biography

“It took a lot to step outside of the general constraints of Jamaican music and branch out as an alternative rock artist.“ (Kat.Wil., Crimson Heart Replica)

Raised on an island where Reggae & Dancehall rule the airwaves, Kat.Wil., the voice and face of Crimson Heart Replica has overcome many obstacles to become the artist she is today. And yet, she has always been mindful of what it takes to make it and what it means to be an artist.

Growing up in Jamaica’s capital city Kingston, Kat. Wil wrote music, sang and danced in school productions, played the piano by ear and was fed a steady diet of classic artists such as Stevie Wonder, Santana, Madonna, Prince, BeeGees, and Earth Wind and Fire. Although exposed to a variety of sounds at an early age, rock was the form of music that Kat. felt close to, latching on to Coldplay, Muse, MyChemical Romance, Black Sabbath, 311, Radio Head, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. At 17 she taught herself how to play the guitar and write music and almost instantly became the future of Jamaican rock
culture.

Today, it is rock culture intertwined with sacrifice and passion that drives Crimson Heart Replica’s music. She is Jamaican but her sultry, haunting voice intermixed with acoustic soul, reggae and heavy alternative rock beats gives birth to a sound that exists far from the city lights of Kingston.

Since 2004, Crimson Heart Replica has diligently built up her fan base while representing the alternative rock genre locally and overseas. She has performed at major island festivals and in numerous venues including, the annual Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, Calabash Literary Festival, Kingston on the Edge (KOTE), the Flash Point Film Festival, Red Bones Blues Café (Kingston, Jamaica), Vagabond (Miami), and Kenny’s Castaway (NYC). She has shared the stage with celebrated local and international artists such as Kenny Rogers, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Diana King, Rootz Underground, poet Ishle Park, Tessanne Chin, Sarah Couch, and European artist Nemo.

Crimson Heart Replica will release her first EP in Spring 2010, ‘Sad is the New Beautiful.’ Kat. Wil explains that “some people are afraid to embrace their sadness instead of growing out of it. Make beauty your sadness.” The EP will open alternative rock lovers to a non-stop wave of emotional expression taking them on a journey into the Crimson Heart that transforms sad into the new beautiful.

Lyrics

Beautiful Mistake

Written By: Crimson Heart Replica (Kat. Wil.)

My beautiful mistake
Longing to embrace
But still
I hesitate
With lips when kissed ignite the loveliest paracite
You drain me every night
You save me from this life
And its alright if you can’t sleep at night
Cause I’m the same
I’m loosing my mind
Every time
I hear your name

Your skin when touched so gently, fills holes in hearts once empty
The place where my thoughts have sent me
Life so alone
And its alright if you cant sleep at night
Cause I’m the same
I’m loosing my mind
Every time
I hear your name

I said it’s alright
If you can’t sleep at night
Cause I’m the same
I’m loosing my mind yea
Every time
I hear your name yea
Your name yea
Your name yea
Your name yea yea yea
Your name yea
Your name yea
Your name yea yea yea

Katherine Williams
(Crimson Heart Replica)
©2006

Gettin Ill

Written By: Crimson Heart Replica (Kat. Wil.)

INTRO
Yea
For the half way lovers out there
Yea
Love is a two way street

You never call when you say you will
Tell me now how should I feel
(tell me now how should I feel)
You say you care but it never shows
(You say you care but it never shows)
I’m sorry now I have to go
(I’m sorry now I have to go)

And this situation is getting ill
To the point where I can’t sit still
I can’t chill
And this situation is getting ill
To the point where I can’t sit still
I can’t chill
Chill….

And we said our goodbyes before
So why are we back here once more
And I know
That we need a solution
And I see
You draw your own conclusions

And this situation is getting ill
Getting ill getting ill getting ill
To the point where I can’t sit still I can’t chill

And this situation is getting ill
So ill
To the point where I can’t sit still I can’t chill

And this situation is getting ill
Getting ill getting ill getting ill
To the point where I can’t sit still I can’t chill

And this situation is getting ill
Getting ill getting ill getting ill
To the point where I can’t sit still I can’t chill
Chill…..
I can’t sit still no no no

I can’t chill
I can’t sit still no no no no

Chill
I can’t sit still no no no
I can’t chill
I can’t sit still no no no

Katherine Williams
(Crimson Heart Replica)
©2007

Discography

Beautiful Mistake [available online since 2007]
Gettin Ill [available online since 2007]
Rock N Roll 2 Me [available online since 2007]
Pins and Needles [available online since 2007]
Where It Hurts [available online since 2009]
Where did you go [available online since 2008]
Sad is the New Beautiful [EP] to be released Spring 2010

Set List

Set length - 45 - 60 minutes

Kingston Town [original]
Feel the burn [original]
Rock n Roll 2 Me [original]
Still Waiting [Bob Marley cover]
You Hate Me [original]
No Good [original]
Beautiful Mistake [original]
Where It Hurts [original]
Where did you go? [original]
Pins n Needles [original]
Love your ways [original]
Close [original]
Too Late [original]
And I [original]
Gettin Ill [original]