Dorado

Dorado

BandRockFunk

Dorado's sound is a modern mix of Rock, Funk and Jazz elements, similar to artists like Beck. The live show is melodic and entertaining with a big beat for dancing. The core is a quartet, with various horns, DJ and percussionists sitting in.

Biography

Dorado is an altFunk quartet based in Portland Oregon. Started by Australian expat Sky Cooper in 2003, and NYC studio drummer Joe Trump. Over three years of honing Dorado's sound and songs, and playing with various musicians in Portland’s diverse cutting edge scene they are ready to release their debut album fall 2006.

Lyrics

Blue C

Written By: Sky Cooper (BMI)

Working Sunday
Playing Monday
Wishing one day…things’ll be better then

Yesterday picked up a little piece of advice
when the sun rise early,
Birds pecking but the day drop dice

Cruising soldier
Bending older
___
Working Sunday
Playing Monday
Wishing one day…things’ll be better then

Moving on singing
I’ll soon be gone, drinking
Strong shots at the end of the weekend
Lost thoughts of what the finder been seeking
___
size fits just a little bit
wise gets just a little fit
chrome plates stain progenitor
fly baits juice to janitor

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Working Sunday
Playing Monday
Wishing one day…things’ll be better then
___
roll up rider smells sensitive
Pilot bolder
To sketch Wednesday with the words write live

Cruising soldier
Bending older

I’ve been
Driving tired
Sleeping wired
Working fired
Wishing things’ll be better when
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Working Sunday
Playing Monday
Wishing one day…things’ll be better then this

Time

Written By: Sky Cooper (BMI)

I came back home and found I tread the ground dearest to me
These things that held me up

It’s so easy to miss the road you’re standing on when you’re blinded
It’s so easy to close your eyes against what you find
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When I feel I ain’t getting nowhere
Like I’m losing the race
When I can’t look myself in the face
I take some time
When the ship’s going down
And I feel like I’m drowning
And I can’t face the next round
I take some time
---
there’s too many people here to count
but to me you still stand out
because my past times are the remedy

my side’s only half as wide to satisfy a new rendition
it’s a will to help rebuild when my world’s under suspicion
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When I feel I ain’t getting nowhere
Like I’m losing the race
When I can’t look myself in the face
I take some time
When the ship’s going down
And I feel like I’m drowning
And I can’t face the next round
I take some time
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don’t want to play at introductions
don’t’ want to be shifting in the wind
when I thought life was over
I found out it’s time to begin

So, maybe it ain’t bad
I thought I caught you smiling
Juggling the old times we had
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When I feel I ain’t getting nowhere
Like I’m losing the race
When I can’t look myself in the face
I take some time
When the ship’s going down
And I feel like I’m drowning
And I can’t face the next round
I take some time

Over the Hill

Written By: Sky Cooper (BMI)

Sitting low, regain my foothold as the summer is sinking into rain
Bad left shoulder and cost and spoil, thoughts less of loss and gain
And it’s one up to the shelter, beneath my higher road
I was asleep for three days, pushing back boulders been packing a heavy load

And I came over the hill
And I wished to the crowd
I would not be lost
Along the way

Been pitching the sun to the weather man, and smiling with my eyes
Lost and lonely, cold and broken, night’s killing hope’s surprise
Selling the scent of the hunter, and tracking through my dust
Warming the cold of the shoulder, and fixing the break of the bust

And I came over the hill
And I wished to the crowd
I would not be lost
Along the way

Aimless wonders what another could see in myself
Weathered summer cuts away the old rain to be with myself

And I came over the hill
And I wished to the crowd
I would not be lost
Along the way

Discography

Individually we all have other releases that have garnered TV (ABC Family, Nike), Film (Mothman Prophesies, The Return of Superfly) and radio play in Australia and USA.
After 1.5 years in the studio our debut album will be released this fall.

Set List

We usually play anywhere from 1 hour (approx 10 songs) to 2.5 hours depending on the bill.
Songs run from 4 to 8 minutes.