Doc Span

Doc Span

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
BandBluesFunk

Harmonica inspired blues funk originals with deep vocals and spoken/sung visual lyrics, a contemporary sound featuring soulful guitar, hammond, piano, funky bass, drums and percussion. Electronica mixed with the Blues, Rock and Funk. Live Show features on the Doc Span Blues Record, Live In Australia

Biography

A melting pot of remarkable sounds, stories, emotional great playing,inspiring lyrics and groove focused tracks, 'Something For The Pain' and 'The Treatment' are a cross continental recording project produced at Matthew Cang's Somerset studio in the UK and partly recorded and written on Doc's back porch on a lap top. Originally released as 'Spantronics' in Australia, Both records were released in the UK in 2006 and 2007 and distributed by MGM worldwide.

Doc Span is renowned for his unique smokey voice, expressive tone, soulful dynamics and exciting stage presence. His style is drawn from a personal pilgrimage through the blues with years of jamming with many of Chicago Blues greats while a paramedic at the notorious Cook County Jail hence the Doc. Doc's influences include, but aren't limited to...Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Howlin Wolf, JJ Cale, Little Feat, Little Walter, James Brown and Big Walter Horton.

Matthew is a soulful musician, multi instrumentalist, producer, engineer and composer. His annual visits to Australia fostered an exciting musical partnership with Doc Span. A professional guitarist since the age of 17, Matthew played and recorded across Europe with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band and ran prestigious recording studios in London before settling into writing and recording his own material from "the castle" in south west Britan.

Doc performs and records original and traditional blues with Doc Span Blues. He also performs in acoustic format, Delta Blues.

Lyrics

No Time

Written By: Doc Span / Matthew Cang

No Time © Span / Cang

I hear echoes of a lonesome twist of fate
I crack so easy behind this stone face
And I cry when you are sound asleep

Your making a mess of my master plan
But you got me on a good day
So all I’ ve got to say is….

Chorus
No time for hate , No time ,
No time for hate, No time
No time, for hate,
I'm turning down all the lights

In the valley of the full moon
Leave you dior at the door
Ya know I love you, that’s why I 'm your fool

I’m hearing echoes of a lonesome twist of fate
Hey! I screwed up, what can I say?
I am sorry I behaved that way

Chorus
No time for hate No time
No time for hate no time
No time for hate
Im tunrin down all lights

No time for hate
No time for hate
No time for hate

I’ m crestin a wave comin back to you
I m crestin a wave comin back to you
I m crestin a wave comin back to you

Chorus
No time for hate
No time
No time for hate
No time
No time for hate
I’m turning down all the lights.

Love Me Like

Written By: Doc Span and Matthew Cang

Love Me Like you Do
Love Me Like you Do

Those words you said
Making life worth living
Nobody love me like you do

Love me like you do
Nobody
Loves me like you do
So delicious

The gift you gave me
was your smile
Keeps me waiting

Love me like you do
Nobody
Love me like you do

Out in the ocean
I'll run from sea to sea
Beyond Space and time

Love me like you do
Love me like you do

Lazy Noosa Sunday

Written By: Doc Span And Ross Williams

On A Lazy Noosa Sunday,
That's Where Your're Gonna Find Me
Srollin On The Golden Sand
Under Sweet Pandanus Trees
With A Friend Or Three
I'll Never Miss My Noosa Sundays

Twilight, Rum And Mango Charm
Runnin Barefoot Up The Track
It won't Be Long
Til I'll Be Heading Back

To The Herons Soaring Silent
On A Gentle Balmy Breeze
Where The Waters Down From Teewah Meet The Sea

There's A Noosa Kind Of Rhythm
Surfin Up From Hastings Street
In The River, In The Mountains
In The people That You Meet, On A

Lazy Noosa Sunday
Mirage Through The Haze
Sunrise Over Tea Tree Bay,On a Warm And Sunny Day
All of You And Me, You And Me

Throw A Line Into The River, Or Sleep Late And Miss The Tide
Stars Like Flames At Midnight Match The Glow In The Children's Eyes
As They Listen To The Stories Of The Way It Used To Be
In The Little Street Cafes Beside The Sea

There's A Noosa Kinda Rhythm
Surfin Up From Hastings Street
A Jetty Jazz Jive Kind Of Feeling
In The People That You Meet. On A
Lazy Noosa Sunday
Sunrise Over Tea Tree Bay, On A Warm And Sunny Day

Oh It's A Noosa Kinda Sunday
Melting Summer Haze
Sunrise Over Tea Tree Bay, On A Warm And Sunny Day
All Of You And Me
Sunny, Sunny, Days
With You And Me
A Noosa Kinda Day For You And Me.

Weather Inside

Written By: Doc Span and Matthew Cang

Whenever You Call Me
It Starts to Rain
My Heart Opens
And A River Pours In
Jewel Of A Day, Jewel Of A Day!
The Story Inside, You Never Said

Underneath It All
Locked UP In Silence
Pushin On A Breeze
With Deep Sweepin Secrets
What's It Like?What's It Like?
The Weather Inside You x2

Whose Got The Attitude?
Come On Look At You
Got Nothin To Do
Got Nothin To Lose
Your So Cold
Your Breath Walks In Front Of You
Whose Got The Attitude
Come On Look At You
What's It Like? x2

Sunny Face
Clean Aura And Dirty Mind
Getting Older
Running Out Of time
How Will You Be Remembered?
With A Wrinkled Face
And An Attitude

Underneath It All
Locked Up In Silence
Pushin On A Breeze
With Deep Sweepin Secrets
What's It Like? x2
The Weather Inside You
The Weather Inside You x2
What's It Like?
The Weather Inside you
What's it Like x3
Runnin Out Of Time

Dime Drop

Written By: Doc Span And Matthew Cang

Dime Drop, In The Wet Sunlight
Checkin' It Out, Through The Night
Grey Blue Sky In a Heavy Rain
Water Flowin Down The Drain

Dime Drop x4

You Start To Worry When You Dwell On The Past
First The TricKle Then The Flood
No Questions To Answer, No Soft Spot To Find
Now The Radar's Really Out Of Range.

Dime Drop x2

He Ain't Happy His Soul Was Gone
Lost His Wings Not Sure What To Do
Can't Speak, Can't Hear A Sound
He Lost His Soul, And It Can't Be Found

Car Crash With A Diamond Ring
Playin' The Blues x3
In The Garden On The Edge Of Darkness
I can Hear The Man x2

Dime Drop x2

Underground Blues

Written By: Doc Span

The Howlin night raged on
Lightning throws a beam
The Howlin night raged on
Where we can't be seen
We're on the street
When you're sound asleep

Beneath the surface of this city
A glimmer of a frozen dawn
Beneath the surface of the city
A glimmer of a frozen dawn
Chasin answers in your dreams
Playin out my hand, all night long

Drinkin black coffee
Waitin for the train I ride
Drinkin black coffee
Waitin for the train I ride
When you're sound asleep
We're on the street

Shadows start driftin
All through the night
Shadow start driftin
from left to right
On the concrete floor
Ain't got troubles no more

Creepin

Written By: Doc Span

YOU BEEN CREEPIN, ROUND MY HOUSE
WHAT YOU WANT FROM ME
WHY YOU CREEPIN, ROUND MY HOUSE
CAN'T YOU LET ME BE

PUSSY FOOTIN IN THE CROWD
SEE YOU AT THE SHOW
I SEE YOU WORMIN ROUND
WON'T YOU LET ME GO

YOU BEEN CREEPIN
CREEPIN ROUND MY HOUSE
YOU BEEN CREEPIN
CREEPIN ROUND MY BED
YOU BEEN CREEPIN
CREEPIN ROUND MY HEAD
YOU BEEN CREEPIN

CREEPIN ROUND MY HOUSE
CREEPIN ROUND MY BED
CREEPIN ROUND MY HEAD

SOMEBODY CREEPIN ROUND BY HEAD
LOOKIN FOR MY SOUL
YOU CAME IN WITH THE MIDNIGHT BREEZE
WONT YOU PLEASE LET ME GO

WHO DAT CREEPIN ROUND MY HOUSE
YOU KNOW THAT I'M ALONE
I CAN SEE YOU IN THE YARD
CREEPIN ROUND MY HOME

YOU BEEN CREEPIN
CREEPIN ROUND MY HOUSE
CREEPIN ROUND MY BED
CREEPIN ROUND MY HEAD

AH YEAH!

Wrong Bars In This Place

Written By: Doc Span and Ross Williams

Open Eyes, Looked Around
Cold As Ice, Concrete Floor
Focused On The Words Of Wisdom
Written On The Wall
Can't Remember How I Got Here
Please Don't Ask Me
Cause I Can't Recall

Metal Mirror, On The Wall
Don't Recognize This Face At All
I Need A Drink To Slow The Pace
Hey! They Got The
Wrong Bars In This Place
My Wallets Gone, I'm All Alone
Can't Get Out To Use The Phone

Won't Someone Come Along And Tell Me, What It Was, That I've Done Wrong, I Feel So Low,
Feelin Upset
Ain't Got No Friends,
Ain't Got No Home
Now I Know
How Lightnin Hopkins Felt
Playin On That Rock Island Line
Hey! They Got The Wrong Bars In This Place

Doc' Diner

Written By: Doc Span And Matthew Cang

This is Doc's Diner
Im your waiter tonight
We gotta menu that will really suprise you
Take your place
There's a place for everybody in Doc's Diner
Just come on in and enjoy yourself Everything goes here.
Got to have a good time
Come on in
you can get you can get
Come on in
Take your place
Come on in
And you can have anything on the menu
Ladies and gentlemen
Everybody listen up!
Tonights specialty is
American cheese, duck feet on a bed of texas rattlesnake
Be careful with that one
Come on in
You can get you can get
At the diner
Come on in
Alright
Coffee granite toast fromage and rocky mountain oysters fricassee
Good for your indigestion
Pinto beans waltzing in a coulee of sauce tomate placed individually on singed brochet
That's baked beans on toast by the way
Come on in
Come on in
Have a cup of tea
Come on in
You can get you can get
Come on in
and it goes like this
and it goes like
How bout a side order of a?
Would you like a plate of?
A bowl of ?
And a litte pinch of?
The specialty tonight is politician pie, lots of protien and ve-ry crunchy
How you finding your meal?
Pretty chewy!
How you finding your life?
A bit hard to swallow!
Come on in
You can get you can get
Come on in
And you can have anything on the menu
Come on in
You can get you can get
The food is cold the musics hot!
I'm gonna have gizzards
comin out of my
gizzards
Aw heres your bill sir
I aint payin' this bill!
Hey man, how bout a tip?
I'll give you a tip.
Spot cash, chump change
No tip for you buddy!
Spot cash!
I want cash
It's better that way
Sassafras
Bet your ass
At Doc's Diner

Take A Bite

Written By: Doc Span and Matthew Cang

Take A Bite!
Green, I like Green
Green, What I need
Green Turtle, Green Love
Green, I like Green

Green, I like Green
I like a Green Salad
Like to be dressed in Green
Green, My Favorite Colour
You like Purple, That's Cool
I think Greens out of site

Green, Hey Green
I like Green
I Gotta Juicy Green Apple
Going to take a Bite
Sean Bean, Green Bean
Yea, I like Green

Thunderstones

Written By: Doc Span and Matthew Cang

THUNDERSTONES

Thunderstones, fall from the sky like rain
Thunderstones.

The night devours the sun
Earth open up
Have you ever thought
Your world would be taken away
from the heavens rain will fall

Thunderstones fall from the sky like rain
Thunderstones... this is my wave

There is gunfire in you playgroud son
Under fire, deadly gun,
Watchin my back
Watchin my back

Thunderstones fall from the sky like rain
Thunderstones on a slow blood afternoon

Spring rain, full of jade green
wet behind the ears
raindrops on a rose

Thunderstones fall from the sky like rain
Thunderstones on a slow blood afternoon

Discography

1. 'Live In Australia' Doc Span Blues 2008
2. 'The Treatment'
Doc Span And Matthew Cang 2007
3. 'Something For The Pain' / 'Spantronics'
Doc Span And Matthew Cang 2006
4. 'Expatriate'
James T, Doc Span, Dirk Dubois 2004
5. 'The Last Train'
Doc Span and Ross Williams 1995
6. 'Blues Appetite'
Doc Span, Stephanie Jean, Ross Williams 1993
7. 'Live At KC's' Doc Span and Ross Williams 1992
8. 'From The Underground'
Doc Span Blues Band 1991

Tracks from Doc Span And Matthew Cang CD's are receiving airplay on Australian ABC radio and community and internet radio stations. Weekly podcasts on BFBS Radio London are aired. Tracks also play on BBC Radio.

Set List

Original tracks from our recordings, plus classic Chicago blues from Muddy Waters, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Sony Boy Williamson, Eric Clapton, BB King, Albert King and Louis Jordon. Two hour long brackets with one half hour break.
G Somebody (shuffle)
Cm Bullet (hip hop)
A It Aint Right
G The Viper Blues
E Jive 2321
D No Time
A Temperature
G Kiddio
E Funky King Bee
G In Every Way
G Cruisin For My Used to Be
C Swamp Thing
G For You My Love
D THE LAST TRAIN
D AINT NOBODYS BUSINESS
G WRONG BARS IN THIS PLACE
G BIG GREEN PLANT
E JIVE 4321
E NO MORE O THIS
G FOR YOU MY LOVE
G WILLOW WEEP FOR ME
Bm ANGEL IN COMPANY
E SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING
G KIDDIO
G CRUISIN FOR MY USED TO BE
G BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
E JUST A LITTLE
E KEY TO THE HIGHWAY
F KEEP IT TO YOURSELF
D NO TIME
E SPORTIN LIFE BLUES
A 32/20
E RED DUST
D THE LAST TRAIN
D AINT NOBODYS BUSINESS
G WRONG BARS IN THIS PLACE
G BIG GREEN PLANT
E JIVE 4321
E NO MORE O TH