Davie Gayle

Davie Gayle

 Menifee, California, USA
BandAmericanaCountry

"yin & yang with a twang" Davie Gayle's songs are rich in history, passion, and wit as she weaves the yin & yang of big time dreams and trouble with the twang of small town wisdom.

Biography

Independent singer/songwriter Davie Gayle's music simply cuts through the complexities of modern everyday life with delicious doses of retro folk and country rock. Her fans call it smart, witty, poignant, passionate and real.

RECENT SONG PLACEMENTS/AWARDS:
-Song written by Davie & Michael Gayle selected through Broadjam for Major Cable Network submission, June 2010
-Licensing Contract with HDMusicNow, Music Placement and Supervison, January, 2010
-Single Song Contract with Rex Benson Music Publishing, December 2009
-"Storyteller Song of the Month" Contest Winner, Broadjam, August 2009.
-Davie's songs placed in the independent feature film, "Missionary Man", directed by and starring Dolph Lungren
-Finalist in the 12th Annual Unisong International Songwriting Contest, acoustic/folk category.
-Honorable Mention in the 16th annual Billboard World Song Contest.

RECORDINGS:
Her "Amber in the Clay" CD is now widely available (CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, etc.) and starting to receive rave reviews. A follow-up CD is now in the works and promises to lean more to Davie's bluesy side.

Davie's group with her siblings, known as Sweet Alyssum, is also in the studio finishing up their CD of original songs. "Sister Serenade" is an acoustic project slated for late 2010 release.

BACKGROUND: Davie Gayle was raised on country music in New Jersey. Her dad, a blue-collar laborer, taught guitar and played in a country western band. He passed his love of music on to his four children and they grew up performing as a family. After college she teamed up with her older brother, Michael and they began writing and performing together as The Gayles.

Inspired by the L.A. country rock sound, the duo eventually moved to southern California where they formed a band featuring Davie on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. They signed a publishing deal and a few of their songs were placed in film and tv. Eventually, her brother started an independent label and began producing records, while Davie focused mainly on songwriting.

Blessed with a voice that can belt the blues or croon the most intimate ballad, she was soon recording lead and backing vocals for other recording artists, songwriters and producers. She performed live regularly with critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Susan J. Paul and appears on four of Susan's CDs.

When Davie began working on her first solo project, she drew from the stories of the town she grew up in, a town they once called Roundabout near the Raritan Bay. She stumbled upon the true story of ancient amber found in the local claypits, and knew she had the title of her CD. The story behind the amber resounded with her at a critical time in her life, and Davie couldn’t stop it from spilling out into what would become the title track, “Amber In The Clay”.

This Jersey girl and California dreamer has truly evolved into a fine storyteller and engaging performer. Her real life experiences, hindsight and insight are there in every line as she delivers them with a nod, a tear, or a wink. If you let her, she'll lure you in with her own brand of Americana music.

Davie's passionate about songwriting and dedicated to the craft. She hosts a successful monthly songwriter showcase called "Friday Night Writers" in So Cal's Inland Empire where she gives of her time and talent to support and inspire the local songwriting community.

Lyrics

Tangletown

Written By: Davie Gayle & Michael Gayle

Tangletown

half a lifetime or so ago, as I believe
was on the night before all hallow’s eve
Jeff and Robby set out to the streets just to stir it up
started smashing pumpkins, basic mischief night stuff

they came across a new kid, one they’d never seen before
he had a couple dozen eggs, bragged he could even get more
so they hid behind a wall, tossed ‘em at some passing cars
mostly missed, but hit a few, and ran laughing through the dark

till they heard a ghost train whistling in the wind
as the old cemetery on the hill starts fogging in
they slid down winding narrow streets that never seemed to end
and in that fog the new kid disappeared around the bend

they tried all night, but couldn’t track him down
running through the streets of Tangletown
wondering how they got so turned around
running through the streets of Tangletown

the next night came but Jeff and Robby don’t trick or treat
but all the kids were buzzin’ ‘round this old house at the end of the street
when they got inside there stood an old woman in her shawl
and Robby saw a picture of that kid from last night, on the wall

his clothes were weird and out of date like someone in his grandpa’s day
when the woman heard him talk, she got a strange look on her face
she said, “that’s no kid, that’s my father, Jimmy, when he was barely 17
he’s long gone now, but I might know just what you mean

every other now and then, this same time of year
another boy says he’s seen him, and I know my father’s near
when that picture hit the ground, they were running for the door
a little paler in their faces, they were shaken to the core

they tried all night, but couldn’t track him down
running through the streets of Tangletown
wondering how they got so turned around
running through the streets of Tangletown

tried all night, but they couldn’t track him down
running through the streets of Tangletown
they swore no sign of Jimmy could be found
but I saw him…running through the streets of Tangletown

there goes the ghost of Jimmy Brown
he was running the streets of Tangletown

lyrics: Davie Gayle
music: Davie Gayle & Michael Gayle

Roundabout

Written By: Davie Gayle

Roundabout

he comes from a town they once called Roundabout
where the river bends and the ships would wind their way
through the land where later on they cut a big canal, they dug it out
but some still went the roundabout way

then someone built a factory on the riverbank in that little town
where men would make fine bricks shaped from its clay
and break their backs in the brickyards sunup to sundown
they were glad to work in those down and out days

so the story goes a young man from that same old town
thought he had to leave his home to make his mark
he got up one day before the dawn without a sound
and made up his mind that morning in the dark

with a pickup truck, a suitcase and a box of dreams
a baseball glove to cushion his guitar
he set out on the road to “not quite what it seems”
and made a wish upon a falling star
made a wish upon a falling star

he comes from a town they once called Roundabout
where the river bends and the ships would wind their way
through the land where later on they cut a big canal, they dug it out
but some still went the roundabout way
but some still went the roundabout way

down to Dallas, up to Boulder then out to L.A.
& back home again on a tour of one night stands
he fell in love and married her along the way
when she’d been gone six months, he took off his wedding band

he loved and lost not once but twice ‘till true love called
ah, the third time was the charm, I understand
when some won’t even give their hearts a second chance to fall
they keep it safe from harm but not this man

‘cause he comes from a town they once called Roundabout
and though “he won’t make it” I heard some folks say
between you and me, don’t ever count him out
he’ll just go the roundabout way
he’ll just go the roundabout way

when the road you’re on tries to shoot your dreams all full of doubt
you just play this song one time and say
whatever you may do, don’t ever count me out
I’ll just go the roundabout way
I just go the roundabout way
I just go the roundabout way

‘cause I come from a town they once called Roundabout

writer: Davie Gayle

Amber In The Clay

Written By: Davie Gayle

amber in the clay

near the shores of the Raritan
a stranger came to my hometown
in search of buried treasure
to the claypits he was heading down

many hour he came up empty
he thought of calling it a day
then he dug a little deeper
and he found amber in the clay

oh-aye
down by old Raritan Bay
oh-aye
he found amber in the clay

trapped inside the frozen resin
were fossils, millions of years old
it's what he's been searching for
to him more valuable than gold

the secrets he'd been chasing
are the mysteries from a long lost time
and to this man of science
these were his diamonds

oh-aye
down by old Raritan Bay
oh-aye
he found amber in the clay

i thought of all whoever lived
and died right here on this same ground
indigenous, colonist, immigrant
they worked the land but never found

i thought of how i fell apart
when all i thought i had was gone
how you put me back together
how you've been there all along

oh-aye
down by old Raritan Bay
oh-aye
i found amber in the clay

writer: davie gayle



Sunny Side Café

Written By: Davie Gayle

Sunny Side Café

smack dab in the heart of town
if you go down, there’s this little coffee shop
blink and you’ll miss it, but if you got a minute
there’s something ‘bout this place, you just gotta stop

it ain’t no bistro
ain’t got no fancy cuisine
no mocha lattes
got no espresso machine

a few old gals with their table in the corner
don’t need to order, they just come for a laugh
lunch-breaking joe, wisecracking with the waitress
congratulates a new dad, baby on his lap

there ain’t no logo
there ain’t no national chain
got no commercials
no advertising campaign

but if your longing for an easier pace
where you can touch base

before you go out on your way
meet me at the sunny side café
meet me at the sunny side café

so when life hits you like a mirror in the morning
beneath the scornful glare of fluorescent light
shake it off, take a walk, do something for me
meet me where its clearer, where the lights aren’t so bright

it ain’t no bistro
ain’t got no fancy cuisine
no mocha lattes
got no espresso machine

but if you’re searching for a piece of the past
‘cause life goes by too fast

before you go out on your way
meet me at the sunny side café
meet me at the sunny side café
meet me at the sunny side café

Writer: Davie Gayle



Rockabilly Bug

Written By: Davie Gayle & Michael Gayle

Rockabilly Bug

mamma says, girl when are you getting married
you know that’s what you’re brought up for
but I could never make momma understand
there was something I wanted more

daddy says, what about your education
you gonna throw it all away
I was always rearranging daddy’s plans
for the record, I gotta say

if I’m a roving rambler
I guess it’s in my blood
you say I’m just a gambler
I’ll bet it’s just my luck
I hope your heart can take it…‘cause I just can’t shake it
this rockabilly bug

people say, girl you know you’d make real money
if you’d only change your tune
I just smile and say, why thank you kindly
but till I break this fever, there’s nothing doing

baby says, honey can’t we settle down now
kick back a while, give up the road
but every time I feel the beat, my feet start moving
you know I love ya, there’s just no hope

‘cause I’m a roving rambler
you know its in my blood
you say I’m just a gambler
I’ll bet it’s just my luck
I hope this heart can take it…‘cause I just can’t shake it
this rockabilly bug

tribute: wake up little suzy, we’re gonna rock this town tonight
let’s have a party, ‘cause my baby left me, but that’s alright

well I’m a roving rambler
I guess it’s in my blood
you say I’m just a gambler
I’ll bet it’s just my luck
I hope your heart can take it…‘cause I just can’t shake it
this rockabilly bug

lyrics: Davie Gayle
music: Davie Gayle & Michael Gayle

Get Me

Written By: Davie Gayle & Michael Gayle

Get Me

can you see beyond my distant stare
are you aware of me
can you hear the things that I do
when I’m listening to you, uh-huh

do I reach you when I touch you
feel the things that mean so much
do I touch you when I reach you
am I perceiving you

oh baby, do ya get me
I could love you if you let me
if you want to know me
all you gotta do is show me
you and all your mystery
could you be my destiny
maybe I could set you free
oh baby do ya get me?

could you find me on a distant shore
baby when you’re across the sea
do your dreams reflect what mine do
is my message getting through to you

do I reach you when I touch you
feel the things that mean so much
do I touch you when I reach you
am I perceiving you

oh baby, do ya get me
I could love you if you let me
if you want to know me
all you gotta do is show me
you and all your mystery
could you be my destiny
only if you’d set me free
oh baby do ya get me?

lyrics by: Davie Gayle
music by: Davie Gayle & Michael Gayle

Doghouse Flowers

Written By: Davie Gayle & Michael Gayle

Doghouse Flowers

a girl likes getting flowers for no reason
or just to tell her that you care
to celebrate, or decorate the season
but don’t go and send no doghouse flowers here

send me no doghouse flowers
take back the lies you gave to me
send me no doghouse flowers
save yourself some money, boy
the truth is still free

it may be that you’re truly sorry
or that you haven’t got a clue
either way it’s such a waste my darlin’
spare yourself the trouble, just tell the truth

chorus

roses are red, violets are blue
when you’re in the doghouse , no FTD’ll do

(all the girls sing)
a girl likes getting flowers for no reason
or just to tell her that you care
to celebrate, or decorate the season
but don’t go and send no doghouse flowers here

send me no doghouse flowers
take back the lies you gave to me
send me no doghouse flowers
save yourself some money, boy
the truth is still free

lyrics by: Davie Gayle
music by: Davie Gayle & Michael Gayle

Buried Alive

Written By: Davie Gayle

Buried Alive

well it’s bad enough
that you think our love’s run dry
but it’s harder just
knowing one of us won’t try

you’ll move on with your life
we’ll say our goodbyes
that’s what you do when a love truly dies

though it’s fading fast
somehow it survives
maybe your love has passed
but my love is buried alive

oh my heart still beats
and it begs you please, please stay
but you don’t hear my cries
your heart’s half a million miles away

you paid your respects
with flowers from the yard
now we’re sending ourselves
a sympathy card

though it’s fading fast
and barely survives
well maybe your love has passed
but my love is buried alive
oh baby your love has passed
but my love, my love is buried alive

writer: Davie Gayle

You Don't Say

Written By: Davie Gayle & Michael Gayle

you don’t say

wish I could hear what you’re thinking about
what you’re thinking ’bout right this minute
what’s your thought, am I in it
whatcha thinking ‘bout now

you give me the impression that you love me
but enough to be sure
I’m just like anybody else in the world
don’t like second guessing, don’t like feeling insecure

over all my reservations
when the bridge begins to sway
I need three words to cross over
three words, three words you don’t say

you don’t say
you don’t tell me that you love me
you don’t say
you don’t say, “I love you”, baby
and you just may
but you don’t say

wish I could see all the feelings you hide
all the feelings that you hide like a secret
you can tell, I can keep it - how you feel about us

I’m not asking for a promise of forever
you know it’s not my style
I’ll take a sure thing baby, minute by minute
just don’t patronize, don’t say you love me and lie

over all my reservations
feel the bridge begin to sway…

chorus

three little words...

what's the matter
cat got your tongue?
i ain't got no time for this
i'm outta here

davie gayle: lyrics
davie gayle & michael gayle: music

Channel To You

Written By: Davie Gayle & Michael Gayle

Channel To You

when I start to feel the world go on without me
when every shade of grey moves in to cloud my view
when my heart beats even louder than the closest lightning’s thunder
there is only one thing I can do

I turn on my channel to you
got to break through, got to reach you
out on my channel to you
keep the line open, lock in the fine tune
I’m on my channel to you

when the morning tries to steal away the nighttime
when the sun shines down so bright that I can’t see
when my mind starts believing that I think it’s going crazy
I just need to hear you talk to me talk to me

I turn on my channel to you
got to break through, got to reach you
out on my channel to you
keep the line open, lock in the fine tune
I’m on my channel to you

you’re my Hercules, calling Mercury
out on the airwaves, calling Mercury
whatever it takes to get through on my channel to you

chorus

davie gayle: lyrics
davie gayle & michael gayle: music

3:09

Written By: Davie Gayle

3:09

hear me thinking about you
I’m so alone, it just ain’t right
feel me wanting to hold you close
see me lying awake in the middle of the night

baby you could make my day
if you’d call me later on and say
how you tossed and turned all night long
and you reached for me, but I was gone
when you checked to see the time
baby, it was 3:09

tell me you were aching for me all through the night
wishing I was feeling it too
‘cause at 3:09 this morning, I couldn’t sleep without you

your love is making crazy
and I need it like a powerful drug
nothing else I take can replace it
it’s all that I crave till you fix me up

so come on baby make my day
call me when you wake up and say
that you tossed and turned all night long
and you reached for me, but I was gone
and when you checked to see the time
baby, it was 3:09

tell me you were aching for me all through the night
wishing I was feeling it too
‘cause at 3:09 this morning, I couldn’t sleep without you

tell me you were aching for me all through the night
wishing I was feeling it too
‘cause at 3:09 this morning, I couldn’t be without you

say it for me one more time
baby, it was 3:09

writer: davie gayle

Even Angels

Written By: Davie Gayle

Even Angels

I can’t understand
why you were the one
they called up into heaven
don’t they know that you’re so young

they say time is just on earth
you knew love could transcend time
your spirit is so beautiful
even angels stand in line

when I was down on love
you taught me to forgive
every day you fought the fight
you showed me how to live

now it’s you giving me strength
so I can make this climb
your spirit is so beautiful
even angels stand in line

even angels, even angels
your spirit is so beautiful
even angels stand in line

with broken hearts we sang your song
for we could not keep you any longer
even angels cried and sang along…
“you lived so strong, and loved stronger”

you’ll be forever in my heart
and always on my mind
your spirit is so beautiful
even angels stand in line

even angels, even angels
your spirit is so beautiful
even angels stand in line

oh, so beautiful
your spirit is so beautiful
so beautiful!

(c) 2008 davie gayle

The Love Exchange

Written By: Davie Gayle & Michael Gayle

the love exchange

there’s a brand new place
that’s been here forever
just coming into view
make no mistake
it’s nowhere to be found
and everywhere inside of me and you

bring in your troubled mind
your broken heart
and all your dreams that fall apart
trade in your sorrow for a new start
a new start

come on down to the love exchange
the love exchange, the love exchange
it’s so familiar, baby it’s so strange
the love exchange, the love exchange
get yourself together
down at the love exchange

just a heartbeat away
like a breath on a cold night
that’s been so hard to see
don’t be afraid there’s never any cover
the only charge is honesty

fill up your emptiness
your hungry heart
and all your hopes that missed their mark
light up the darkness with a single spark
light up the darkness

come on down to the love exchange
the love exchange, the love exchange
it’s so familiar, baby it’s so strange
the love exchange, the love exchange
get yourself together
down at the love exchange

unlock the secret to your happiness
in helping someone who has less
help somebody, help yourself
get yourself together
get yourself together at the love exchange

chorus…

lyrics by davie gayle
music by davie gayle & michael gayle

Discography

2009 Amber in the Clay ~ Davie Gayle
2010 Sister Serenade ~ Sweet Alyssum (upcoming release)

Davie has also appeared on the following CDs:
2009 One with the One ~Jennifer Russell
2006 Effortless ~Henry Perry
2007 How’s About A Boa – Sonny Salsbury
2007 Together We Can Do Great Things ~Jennifer Russell
2007 This Is Where I Live ~Jennifer Russell
2004 Big Love ~Susan J. Paul
2002 We Will Remember ~Susan J. Paul
2001 David ~David Young
2000 Stanley, the Computer with a Heart ~Pat Daly
1998 The Virtues Songs ~Jennifer Russell
1997 Naked Heart ~Susan J. Paul
1997 Shining in a Temporary Sun ~David P. Murphy
1990 Human Factor ~Susan J. Paul

Set List

Original Songs:

-Get Me
-You Don't Say
-Doghouse Flowers
-Channel To You
-Tangletown
-Rockabilly Bug
-Amber in the Clay
-Roundabout
-Sunny Side Cafe
-3:09
-Buried Alive

Also do covers as appropriate.