Downie

Downie

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

My original music is alternative with a jazz influence. The original conception to write something completely original to appeal to all people and ages for the jazz relm and beyond. I wanted to really mix it up! I also perform jazz standards in the unique Downie way!

Biography

Downie Hailstone International Jazz Vocalist
Jazz Artist/Vocalist new CD release: Six track EP “Just Ask Me”
Sophisticated, poised and melodic, jazz artist and vocalist Downie Hailstone, has just released her first fully realized all original six track EP. Downie's new Cd was recorded and written with internationally renowned musicians, Darius Pimpleton, Joe Ayoub, Justin Avery, Derico Watson, Keaton Akins, Lucius Hoskins, Roderic Ross and Jared Gregory in with recording engineer Any Mitchell at Audio Bay in Rockford MI.
Original, New and Fresh! This Vocal Solo Album by Downie Hailstone Has Something For Everyone! “Just Ask Me”, Downie's jazz infused originals, has everything from traditional to bold and contemporary. You will enjoy this vocal jazz “Hot Jamz” album. Ten percent of all sales goes to United Way!

Bio
Downie has been singing in front of audiences since she was a small girl. She began her formal vocal training as a young teenager performing classical, pop and jazz music. She has a minor in vocal performance from Brigham Young University. Downie, now a Los Angelos, Ca, resident, received rave reviews as a regular featured artist at Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. While in Tokyo, Downie also performed to sell out crowds at Astro Hall, The Cotton Club, Birdland, The Sheratin Bay View Lounge, Jazz Melody Line, and the B Flat Club. Recently she has performed at “The Grand”, Saugutuck Brewing Company, Live on WGVU Radio in Grand Rapids, MI, and Live on WYCE Radio in Grand Rapids, MI

Her passionate and spellbinding performance make her a favorite aritist at jazz clubs, festivals, concerts, dinner shows and private parties.

“Live jazz singing is a rare treat and the beautiful Downie Hailstone serves it up just the way fans love it, with passion and commitment”, says Muskegon, MI columnist David Kolb.
Says Walter Kenat of Creative Attractions, “Downie is a seasoned entertainer with great vocal ability. She has a unique style of interpreting a lyric, and combined with great pitch and a broad vocal range, she truly brings a fresh new sound the the jazz scene”.
Downie has been the featured artist in 3 radio interviews on WGVU Grand Rapids and WYCE in Grand Rapids MI as well on two live radio performances.

Lyrics

Just Ask Me

Written By: Downie Hailstone

Just Ask Me and our chances are very good. I'm not a statue made of marble, bronze or wood.
I'm only a woman who's been completely misunderstood.

Just Ask Me and don't assume the very worst. If you want me and not some cold fantacy. I'm only a woman who needs a man to give his love to me.

Just Ask Me and your chances are very good. I'm an open book. Easy a ABC. And for the right man, if he'll just ask me, his chances are very good.

A Different Kind Of You

Written By: Downie Hailstone, Roderic Ross

His smile fills my heart with overflowing gladness, and takes away every bit of my sadness. Not matter the weather, cloudy rainy or sunshine. Lost in his embrace, in heaven feeling divine.
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In his arms he holds me with a warmth so new. And he gives me body soul and mind. He's a different kind of you.

His laugh is like a child's on a bright summer's day. With him in my life I am always at play. He let's me know it is me he adores. Forever by his side I always want more
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His words are soft, warm and always tender. And he speaks them with patience and care. His feelings are strong, not pretentious but true. In good time or in bad, in any kind of mood.

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Love Comes

Written By: Downie Hailstone

Love Comes on a warm summers breeze. Just when you thought you missed the chance. Love doesn't happen the way you expect. It's when you stop searching love is found.

Love comes like a soft gentle rain. Healing all wounds and renewing the past. You may be surprised how love will change you. It's when you feel love that you will live.

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Love does a curious thing. It makes people laugh cry and sing. It can make you crazy or inspire great things. Yet love is the one thing, you can't live without.

Love comes by the light of the moon, when you surrender and learn to let it go. Just when you thought you would be all alone. Someone walks by and spins you all around

Love comes in the still of the night. With promise of passion we daydream and hope. No one can say how love may come. Only when we find love do we really know.

Another Sleepless Night

Written By: Downie Hailstone

It's another sleepless night with you away. With you away my night are much too long. Just when I think I'm asleep my heart starts yearning for you.

Oh it's another sleepless night, empty and gray. And with you gone my night are lonely and blue. Just when I should be dreaming instead I'm left just counting the hours.

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When you're here my nights are so serene. I'm lost in a cloud with comforting dreams When you're near to me my nights are heaven. I'm safe in your arms with you holding me tight.

It's another sleepless night without you here. Without you next to me nothing feels right. With heavy eyes my mind won't stop I toss and turn all through the night.

The Simple Things

Written By: Downie Hailstone

The autumn leaves and a walk on the beach, holding your hand and the deep blue seas. Children laughing, music playing, bluebirds in the spring. It's the simple things.

Bright sunny skies and a walk in the park. Sweethearts dancing and butterflies. New born kittens, wooly mittens. Robins in the spring. It's the simple things.

Meeting with your friends on Monday. Sipping coffee at the cafe. Sleeping in on lazy Sundays all day long!

A stary night and a walk through the fields. Soft sweet kisses and lullabies. Weeping willows, feather pillows. Humming birds in spring. It's the simple things.

Lover

Written By: Downie Hailstone

Lover won't you sing to me your melody of magic to set me free.
Lover won't you dance with me underneath the moonlight all through the night.
With the sweet music filling the air, I'll rock you gently in time.

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In my dreams I had hoped I would find you but I never believed you could be so real. Just the touch of your hand on my body is proof that you're real and that you're much more than just my fantacy.

In a trance by your sweet tender voice no words are spoken just sung.

Lover won't you lie with me in a field of clover beneath a willow tree. I will lay with my head on your chest parting your lips with mine

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Discography

I have just released a six track EP "Just Ask Me". The Songs are being played in Portugal, WGUV in MI, WYCE in MI, Jazz City Radio internet in Indianapolis, Ambiance Jazz Online with Aaron Phillips, Woman's Radio Live 365. Her song "Lover" was also featured on TEE-M's unsigned artist station WPMD out of LA, CA.

Set List

Just Ask Me
A Different Kind Of You
The Simple Things
Love Comes
Lover
Another Sleepless Night

My standard jazz sets can run from 45 minutes to an hour and can do one stage up to four and I have at least a hundred jazz convers in my repetoire while always adding more to the list.