cyndi vellmure

cyndi vellmure

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Cyndi's music is a raw, lyrically driven, passionate, honest, melodic, pop-rock. though often compared to the likes of tori amos, ani difranco, and pj harvey, it has an extremely unique quality all it's own.

Biography


It all began at the tender age of 4 when Cyndi picked up the microphone, attached to her record player, and began to sing. She knew instantly that she would be performing for the rest of her life. She did school and church plays, wrote poetry, entered lipsync contests, sang in choirs, performed in front of mirrors (with a hairbrush of course), dreamed about star search, and begged her parents incessantly for a piano. Although the piano seemed too lofty a goal, her mom FINALLY broke down and bought her a guitar at the age of 17. After high school, Cyndi picked up her guitar and left her hometown of Camarillo, CA. She focused on writing and playing at open mics and small shows all over beautiful San Diego before coming back north, up to L.A.
A now accomplished singer-songwriter, Cyndi plays both guitar and piano and and released her first record entitled Songs for a Rainy Day in May of 2004. Songs for a Rainy Day was produced by Dave Darling and well received by her supportive fans in the indie music scene. Dave, who has produced albums with Meredith Brooks and Brian Setzer, is pleased to be working with such a talented young performer. In addition to the talented Mr. Darling, Cyndi had the pleasure of working with the amazing, multifaceted drummer Josh Freese ( A Perfect Circle, The Vandels). Freese, has also worked along side a huge range of multi-platinum artists from Axel Rose to Avril Lavine.
A music fan, her entire life, Cyndi has managed to be inspired by all of the many talented and beloved artists she admires, yet create a style all her own. She combines a melodic, lyrical pop with a rock edge, somewhat rooted in blues and folk.
Among Cyndi’s musical influences are Tori Amos, Ani Difranco, PJ Harvey, Sarah McLaughlin, Charlie Terrell, Coldplay, The Cure, Fiona Apple, Van Morrison, Gillian Welch and Damien Rice.
As of late, she has formed a new band to support her efforts in the music world. The Saboteurs are a fantastic four piece that is now working together to take the world by storm, by playing such venues as The Knitting Factory, King King, El Cid, The Whiskey a Go-Go, The Joint, Club Lingerie, Molly Malone’s, Genghis Cohen, The Cat Club, Room 5, M Bar, and The Good Hurt.
Exploring an opportunity to mix music, elaborate dance sequences and burlesque style, Cyndi was also asked to join the well respected dance troupe The Muse Project. Uncovering the dancer she’s always wanted to be, Cyndi has become a regular member of this sought after group and performs all over Los Angeles clubs as a dancer, singer and choreographer.
7 years, 2 managers, and an endless catalog of original songs later, Cyndi continues her music career with great stride and maintains a solid following of loyal fans and an impressive presence at clubs all around the city. Oh, and just in case you were wondering…her favorite coffee is black, her favorite beer is bass, and her favorite water is tap.

Lyrics

Break Your Heart

Written By: Cyndi Vellmure

his tongue always beautifully embroidering my chest
plunging that needle in so damn fast, i never even saw the mess
well, he was weaving name all through my head
and i got all tied up and fell in his bed
oh, and nothin ever was, even when he said
enough

he said, i know i ain't your daddy,
but i know who you are
don't try to guard yourself
i'm gonna tear you apart
baby, dig right in and unearth those scars
but don't you fall in love mama
cuz i will break your heart

he drank his whiskey and i drank my beer and i smoked so many damn cigarettes, i thought my head was clear
and well, his hands dug deep and he grabbed all my "stuff"
threw it on the table and called my bluff
he said, i know what you want, but you can't get it from me
i told you already baby
i ain't got no key
so pack up your head and love yourself home
cuz i can't love nobody else
you better leave me alone

he said, i know i ain't your daddy,
but i know who you are
don't try to guard yourself
i'm gonna tear you apart
baby, dig right in and unearth those scars
but don't you fall in love mama
cuz i will break your heart

i know i ain't crazy, but i surely did lose my mind
i've been diggin hard in my pockets
for any piece of sanity i can find
cuz he was like the snow in the california sun
he was falling all around me, but when he hit the surface he was done
and i wanted so much more than he was ever willing to give
but i gave it anyway
he said goodbye baby, turn around and go live
now i've been left to my doom
with no voice in this room
and i've been locked in my head
singin all kinds of silent tunes
but now i'm singin again
singin as loud as can be
because he taught me something valuable
he taught me about me

he said, i know i ain't your daddy,
but i know who you are
don't try to guard yourself
i'm gonna tear you apart
baby, dig right in and unearth those scars
but don't you fall in love mama
cuz i will break your heart

Could

Written By: Cyndi Vellmure

i could be the sweetness you crave
poetry that enslaves you
i could be you pasion
awakening inhibitions
i could be your mother figure
though i'd rather not be
cuz i could be your something to you
that you could never conceive

if you ever needed something more
that i knew how to be
well i'd study your mind
rather than give up
a single shred of this bliss

i learn quickly
i could be your safe place
i could be the smoke in your room
romancing your gaze
i could be your symphony
i could be your masterpiece
liquify your words
and pour them all over me

if you ever needed something more
that i knew how to be
well i'd study your mind
rather than give up
a single shred of this bliss

if you ever needed something more
that i knew how to be
well i'd study your mind
rather than give up
a single shred of this bliss

This I Pray

Written By: Cyndi Vellmure

you strut though the crowd
like you're on top of the world
and you hold your head so high
like you are
well, can't we just be happy
aren't we bored yet?
or is this still the mean time
until we get what we're destined to get
and i know we're both still dreaming
but how long's it going to be
until we are the you and me
we wanna be

i wish i could take you
with me when i leave
and i wish i could save you
can't even save me
oh and i am gonna miss you
feeling so empty
and i'll shed a tear or two for you
just don't forget me

you occupy my head
so that i can't hear my thoughts
now seeping through the liquid walls
that made me think that i forgot
i don't know how to reflect your tragedy as mine
and i can't cry out enought tears to shed this chaos from my mind
and you ask me
what i do when i sit alone in my room
and i told you so many things
just not true
and i put my arms around you
as i try to be
so strong while you cry to me
but i don't think i can and

i wish i could take you
with me when i leave
and i wish i could save you
can't even save me
oh and i am gonna miss you
feeling so empty
and i'll shed a tear or two for you
just don't forget me

maybe someday we'll share another jug of wine
and maybe it won't be carlo rossi this time
and maybe we'll remember
the very next day
and maybe we'll be happy
this i pray

i wish i could take you
with me when i leave
and i wish i could save you
can't even save me
oh and i am gonna miss you
feeling so empty
and i'll shed a tear or two
quite a few for you
just don't forget me...

Discography

Songs for a Rainy Day