Don Sebastiano

Don Sebastiano

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

"The former leader of indie band Yeah, Don Sebastiano is a singer-songwriter who sets quirky lyrics about love, politics and football to a sophisticated, Beatle-y musical backdrop..." Neil McCormick, The Daily Telegraph.

Biography


Don Sebastiano's fab-tastic debut album, THE SPAGHETTI TREE, is as moving and thought provoking an LP as you're likely to find within the artistic, cultural and political dark ages of 2006.

Tracks from The Spaghetti Tree are now availble for download anywhere in the world for less than the price of a cup ot tea! Unless you're in China...or India...or other tea growing nations.

To listen to a track click on 'Audio' above.

To download a track visit www.donsebastiano.com NOW!

Lyrics

TV World

Written By: Alfter/Hallfeler/Wocker

Music: Alfter/Hallfeler/Wocker
Text: Sebastian Wocker

Every night when I get home
To my hotel room I'm alone.
There's No one there...

I flick around remote control,
Another tune without a soul.
There's nothing there...

Now I don't really give a damn of what you think cos who I am
Ain't what you think of me...

And I'm not proud to be a part of all The wars that end and start but that I am...
I spend my cash with Uncle Sam

Sex, War, Junk-Food Whore
Living in a TV World

Slavery hasn't gone it's changed,
The rulers of the world arranged that long ago...

We all know that the world ain't fair.
Who want's to be a millionaire?
Of course I do!

But you'd have to be on drugs or drunk
To understand the useless junk they throw at you...

Winston Smith is still alive, maintaining 2 and 2 is 5.
He will survive...

Sex, War, Junk-Food Whore!
Living in a TV World.

Andrea's Song

Written By: Sebastian Wocker

Words & Music by Sebastian Wocker

When I think of all we’ve done, Yeah girl, we really had some fun

And I think of all we’ve shared, Yeah girl, I’m glad that I was there with you

I’m thinking of you love...

And I think of all we’ve shared, Yeah girl I’m glad that I was there
And I think of all that love, Ooh girl, I could never get enough

Everybody loves you more than words can say, it’s true
And everybody needs you every single day, for you…
You’re here inside our hearts
You’re here inside our hearts

I’m thinking of you love...

And I don’t regret the tears, They just wiped away all of our fears
And I don’t regret a day, ‘cause I know you’re not that far away

I’m thinking of you love...

Highbury Sunshine

Written By: Sebastian Wocker

I was nothing but a child
When they took my heart away
Now I stand in single file
underneath the grey sky

She has tried to make me hers
And to take my heart away
To relieve me of my fears
And to love me truly

But there'll neve be a girl
Who can take my heart away
From the site of Charlie George
Lying in the sunshine

I have watched them all my life
Little men in red and white
And I will never leave their sides
Little men in Red and White

I love those men in red and white
I'm proud
of the men in Red and white....

I was nothing but a boy
When they took my heart away
Now I stand in single file
underneath the grey cloud

I have watched them all my life
Little men in red and white
And I will never leave their sides
Little men in Red and White

I love those men in red and white
I'm proud
of the men in Red and white....

I'm in the Highbury Sunshine- Oh yeah!
I'm in the Highbury Sunshine-Alright!
I'm in the Highbury Sunshine- Oh yeah!
I'm in the Highbury Sunshine-
Oooh Oooh Oooh Yeah!

I'm in the Highbury Sunshine
Oooh Oooh Oooh Yeah!

I'm in the Highbury Sunshine
Oooh Oooh Oooh Yeah!

Discography


1. THE SPAGHETTI TREE YFCDLP001 (See top left for CD cover: the Don aged 4)

Telegraph writer and BBC TV music pundit, Neil McCormick went on to ask Don Sebastiano: "How can you have an album which criticises Americas empirical domination of the planet, discusses the brainwashing of the worlds inhabitants by Government, television and multinational corporations and also contains a sentimental ode to a north London football club?"

The Don simply replied: "I am a songwriter. I write about what I see. I have included songs about the things that make me feel. Sex, war, television, friendship, politics, spirituality, women, nature and, yes, football. They are the things that mean something to me….and to you, Mr. McCormick....That's if you count Manchester United as a football team?"

The following great musicians appear on Don Sebastiano's The Spaghetti Tree:

Jon Moss - Drums (Culture Club/Yeah)
Toby Baker - Keys (BB King/Anita Baker/Chaka Khan)
Jorn Brandenburg - Keys (Herbert Grönemeyer)
Jorn Heilbutt - Guitars (The Jeremy Days)
Tex Super - Bass/Trumpet (Cultured Pearls/Yeah)
Michel Van Dyke - Producer/Vocals/Guitars (Yeah)
Steffan "Stoppl" Eggart - Drums (Zelig)
Jorg Alfter - Keys (Five times platinum song-writer)
Juergen Hallfell - Guitar/vocals (Five times platinum song-writer)

2. THE GOONER ALBUM YFCDLP002

" A glorious and truly fitting tribute..." - The Islington Gazette

"The greatest gooner album of all time...ever!" - Highbury Spy, The Gooner

The Gooner Album is available at the Gooner Memorabilia Stall and Arsenal Supporters Club on Gillespie Road and various outlets outside Arsenal Stadium on matchdays.

You can also purchase this directly from the Don: Tel: 07962 409 003 or log on to www.gooneralbum.com.

3. WE LOVE YOU ARSENAL (Sanctuary)
Sebastiano has two tracks on this fab tribute to the Gunners. visit www.weloveyouarsenal.com or www.amazon.co.uk for your copy.

4. MICHEL VAN DYKE (Chrysalis)
Sebastian co-wrote "Lonely Man" and had a hand in most of the songs on Michel's debut album released in 1989.

5. WORLD CUP CRESCENDO (Universal)
written by: Sebastian Wocker & Toby Baker.
Conceived by Sebastian Wocker, Alistair McGowan's latino World Cup single featuring Yeahforce One came in at No. 4 of the 1998 World Cup charts behind Football's Coming Home, Vindaloo and that Brazilian-dance thing.
UK Chart position: 79

6. THE WORLD OF FOOTBALL* (Hallmark/Carlton Home Entertainment) 390602
The three CD box set compilation with Bobby Moore and the England 1966 team on the cover features "Engerland" and "Ooh Ooh Tony Adams".
Engerland was performed live on Channel Four's cult football TV Show "Under The Moon" and also has a great video filmed at Hendon FC's superb stadium. *click "contact" for the cover photo.

7. HIGHBURY SUNSHINE (Yeahforce 1)
Released as an EP single in 1994, Highbury sunshine got the No. 1 spot in the greatest football songs of all time chart (Total Football). It also appeared on the Compilations Good Old Arsenal (Cherry Red) and Highbury Anthems (Cherry Red). Also Features Mr. Bergkamp, Ooh Ooh Tony Adams, The Bergkamp Overture in G major and Goonerooni.
Total Football Chart position: 1
UK Indie Chart Position: 59

8. GOOD OLD ARSENAL* (Cherry Red) CD Gaffer1
Feataures no less than 4 great Wokkasongs: Highbury Sunshine, Gooneroonie, The Arsenal Rap and Ooh Tony Adams outshine all competition on this, the finest Arsenal CD of all time.

9. FOOTBALL CRAZY* (Emporio) EMPRCD 626
Features the "Arsenal Rap".

10. A LOAD OF... 40 Football Favourites* (Emporio) DEMPCD 026
Football compilation featuring the ode to the man himself: "Mr. Bergkamp".

11. ARSENAL RAP* (Gooner) 12 Wock 001
Michael Thomas Scores the goal that end’s Liverpool’s reign over English football and the Arsenal Rap was born. Originally released as a 12" single (now, according to Total Football, a collectors item) and sold outside Highbury on matchdays, this track has managed to weald it’s way onto various compilation CD’s including Football Crazy (Emporio) and Good Old Arsenal (Cherry Red).
Hard to get hold of, but still available through the Arsenal memorobilia stall on match days or through the Gooner fanzine.

12. GOAL* (Emporio) EMTBX 311
This bumper compendium of 60 football songs includes "Mr. Bergkamp" and "Ooh Ooh Tony Adams" on a 3 CD box set.

14. HIGHBURY ANTHEMS* (Cherry Red) CD Gaffer 45
Another top Arsenal compilation featuring Goonsquad 200, We Will Follow The Arsenal, Thierry Henry, Mr Bergkamp and Highbury Sunshine. A must for all Gooners. *See "Letters" for a cover photo.

Set List

Don Sebastiano Live

Live on stage, the Don wraps audiences around his little finger and will charm the panties off the most hardened of music critics. A self confessed media whore, the Don realizes that we are indeed all part of the same hypocrasy. He genuinely doesn't give a shit about what the corporate world thinks or who he might upset and is therefore free to sing about whatever he bloody well likes! Total artistic freedom and integrity! Hooray for the Don!

TV World (Alfter/Hallfeller/Wocker) with playback
Highbury Sunshine (Wocker)
Thirty Six Degrees (Wocker/Moss)
Engerland (Wocker/Moss)
World Of Our Own (Munday/Wocker)
A Woman's Love (Wocker) with playback
Don't Worry Jon (Wocker)
The PG Tips Jingle (Wocker)
I've Just Seen A Face (Lennon/McCartney)
Andrea's Song (Wocker)
In The Sunshine (Wocker)
You Can't Do That (Lennon/McCartney)

Not afraid to admit he's a absolutley mad Beatles fan, the Don's musical influences also include Simon & Garfunkel, The Sex Pist