Dreadlock Cowboy

Dreadlock Cowboy

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Dreadlock Cowboy is what I like to call folk/rock fairy/pop. Armed with an acoustic guitar, stomp box and soaring vocals my music aims at the heart and soul of all people. We are all connected and music is the funky love that binds us together.

Biography

Hey there good people, my name is Hayley. I am a singer/songwriter acoustic guitar/stomp box player of what has been called folk/rock fairy/pop.
I have been playing and writing music for about 6 years now. Starting off in a duo we played The Indie Temple in the Valley and various pub gigs around town. Then I branched off and found another duo partner who was more into bringing our music to the masses. Together we started busking in the city, performing at Busking by the Bay and The Woodstock Festival and played various gigs from Brisbane to Coolum to Pittsworth, becoming regular artists at The Sundowner Hotel, Brighton Tavern and Coolum Tavern. Also performing for a cause in the Hotel Care Week, raising money for Medical Research and Regional Hospitals and busking for Cure for Cancer.
I am on my own again now and am more focused than ever having finished recording my debut album Dreadlock Cowboy, with Duncan Wood@Touchwood Productions, with the help of some very cool and talented muso's. John Te-Anini on Bass, Nikk Sandland and Kevin Boorman on lead, Scott Oldfield singing harmonies for me in Memoirs and Jordan Aarts on didge, You guys Rock!
The album, which will be ready for release in June 08, has 12 tracks that range from mellow to funky, some sweet, and some strange but all groovy tunes that will appeal to all who listen. There is a diverse range of instrumentation and feel to the album which kind of makes it a mood album. Every emotion felt has a song to suit.
I love music in all its glorious forms. I love listening and I absolutely love playing! I think it's important for artists to get the feeling across to the listening audience and to get them involved. Whether you’re in your car, at a festival or at the pub on a Sunday arvo I want everyone to share in the passion I feel for music. Music is my heart, my soul, my essence, and to be able to share this love I have with others is truly awesome.
I am currently looking at playing festivals and events where I can showcase my music, as a proud to be born and bred Aussie, to those who are looking for something a little different. If I can play a gig and see at least one person either with a tear in their eye or a huge smile on their face then I have accomplished my goal and I am stoked. It gives you that warm fuzzy feeling deep down inside where you know "This is what I'm here for"
And so to quote the fabulous Ferris Beuler "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Yipya!

Lyrics

In the world with you

Written By: Hayley Small

In the World with you
Written by Hayley Small

I walked through the rainbows end and felt the rain on my cheeks
I walked down the moonlit path and saw the shining of the leaves
I walked among the clouds and it seemed I felt the cool wind at my feet
I’d walk anywhere in the world with you baby love my sweet
Ooh baby love my sweet

I sat at the ponds edge and saw the darkness of the deep
I sat on the rocks of the valley and gazed at the mountains peek
I sat in the middle of a pool and watched the fish around my feet
I’d sit anywhere in the world with you baby love my sweet
Ooh baby love my sweet

I lay immersed in the sands of time and watch the world pass by
I lay among the flowers of the meadow waiting for my wings to fly
I lay among the waves of the sea and listen to its mighty cry
I’d lay anywhere in the world with you baby love oh my
Ooh baby love oh my

I walked through the rainbows end and felt the rain on my cheeks
I walked down the moonlit path and saw the shining of the leaves
I walked among the clouds and it seemed I felt the cool wind at my feet
I’d walk anywhere in the world with you baby love my sweet
Ooh baby love my sweet
I’d walk anywhere in the world with you baby love my sweet

Mission Man

Written By: Hayley Small and Sherralee Woods

Mission Man
Written by Hayley Small and Sherralee Woods
(dedicated to Lloyd Sampson)

I’ve sat upon my mountain
Watched the eagles fly, harnessed from the storm
Strengthened spirit deep inside
Sent my thoughts across this much loved land
I was brought to earth in humbleness
When I met the mission man
Oh the mission man the mission man uh huh

Chocolate brown and happy
In the shack that he has made, his gum tree for the shade
He cuts my daughter roses
From the garden where he toils, billy’s on the boil
And he tells me of the dreams inside
This gentle mission man
Oh the mission man the mission man

Articulate he’ll never be
But he’s no simple fool
He’s learnt from living
What you couldn’t learn from school
That I am white and he is brown
Both colours seem to fade
Me and the mission man
Oh the mission man the mission man

My heads in the clouds
His feet on the ground
Australians in their land for Loyd

Beautiful Girl

Written By: Hayley Small

Beautiful Girl
Written by Hayley Small

She was a present to me from a boy I knew
So very many years ago
She was a blessing to me as I knew she’d be
The only one to save my soul

Oh oh beautiful girl oh oh beautiful girl
Beautiful girl

As a baby I’d watch her smile and laugh
She never lost her innocence
As a lady I’ve watched her fly not crash
Through lifes messy incidents

Oh oh beautiful girl oh oh beautiful girl
Beautiful girl

I never wanted her to shed a tear all due
To other peoples ignorance
But you can see she’s love within her smile
My sweet, little baby girl child

Oh oh beautiful girl oh oh beautiful girl
Beautiful girl

She is my rocker, smile doctor, my beauty
She is my rocker, smile doctor, my sweet
Little baby girl child

Oh oh beautiful girl oh oh beautiful girl
Beautiful girl
Oh oh beautiful girl oh oh beautiful girl
Beautiful girl

Discography

Dreadlock Cowboy Debut Album
Beautiful Girl
Kisses for You
Still with You
Dealing to the River
Mission Man
Walking in the Rain
Memoirs from a park bench
Diary of a Serial Killer
Little Green Monster
In the world with you
Sweet Days
Little River

All songs from the album have received airplay from Caboolture Radio Station 101.5fm and Redcliffe Station 90.6fm, also the album has been a feature album on Downunder Thunder Radio an online initiative. Also available for sale on itunes.

Set List

The following is my general set list for a 3 hour performance, included is mostly Australian artists as I love their music and beleive more people should hear and support Australian Music.

Set List for a 3 hour show.

Set 1
Highway One - The Waifs
In the world with you - Dreadlock Cowboy
Spotlight - The Waifs
Walking in the Rain - Dreadlock Cowboy
Haircut - The Waifs
Still with You - Dreadlock Cowboy
Special Two - Missy Higgins
You and Me - Lighthouse
Anchorage - Michelle Shocked
Let her Cry - Hootie and the Blowfish
Grow old with You - Adam Sandler
Tomorrow Wendy - Concrete Blonde
Waiting on the World - John Mayer

Set 2
To the Rescue - The Waifs
Diary of a Serial Killer - Dreadlock Cowboy
Rattling Bones – Kasey Chambers
Memoirs from a Park Bench - Dreadlock Cowboy
London Still - The Waifs
The Weight - The Badloves
Circle - Eedie Brickell
Mission Man - Dreadlock Cowboy
Green Spandex - Xavier Rudd
Fourth Floor -