D'Santi

D'Santi

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRockBlues

D'Santi's debut album "Groove D'Luxe" is available now on iTunes.

Biography

"Little did I know that the jam session was just the beginning of a beautiful discovery. This rock band knows more than the music they play, they know the crowd they play for. The conga player's technique made a round and rich sound. The drummer was the showman of the group. Every song was played with animation. He was fun to watch. The guitarist plays with passion and what seems like an effortless approach to performing. And the bassist, the foundation of the music, varied playing styles put the icing on the cake. Together, they bring all of their influences to the music." - from 'A Beautiful Discovery: D'Santi at SXSW' by Crystal Mata (3/21/2010)

Some might say music is in their blood. It's certainly how they were born and raised. As kids, they occasionally snuck into their father's gigs around LA. In grade school, they were taken to see such diverse and dynamic artists like George Benson and Albert King. They played in bands throughout high school and created the scene. The family turntable was always spinning. Basically, music was a way of life.

It was inevitable that brothers Paul and Michael D'Santi would embark on a musical journey of their own. Together with Michael Johnson and Rickey Tillery, you have the nucleus to the band, D'Santi.

Contacts:
Management: Bryan Scott (Manager, 310.428.9481 or bscottla@gmail.com)

Lyrics

The Rain Is Gonna Fall

Written By: M. Johnson

You start it in the morning
You move it into gear
With your cheatin' and lyin'
You think you're in the clear
Yeah I'm watching you walk
You do a lot of movin'
You do a lot of dancin' too
You don't make a lot of music

(Pre-chorus)
You've been here too long
Go out, don't even call
It's lookin' like to me
Sometimes you know

(Chorus)
The Rain is Gonna Fall
The Rains Are Gonna Fall Down, My Friend
The Rains Are Gonna Fall
The Rains will surely fall on your head

I see you out there
Toolin' while men are droolin'
You get out your whippin' stick
Let them know that you're not foolin'
Yeah I'm watchin' you work
You're climbing up the ladder
You're gonna start a hit parade
To me it doesn't matter

You've been here too long
Go out, don't even call
It's lookin' like to me
Sometimes you know

The Rain is Gonna Fall
The Rains Are Gonna Fall Down, My Friend
The Rains Are Gonna Fall
The Rains will surely fall on your head

(Repeat pre-chorus and chorus)

Never Give Up On You

Written By: P. D'Santi

You can pull the wool over my eyes
But I love you
Swipe the floor from under my feet
But I need you bad
Try to fill my head with your wicked lies
But I know better

(Pre-chorus)
Although I owe it to you
To turn my head and walk away
I am never going to give...

(Chorus)
Never give up on you
Never give up on you

You can steal the sun right out of my sky
But I'm on fire
Rain, rain, rain, all over my parade
You can keep on raining, but I'll still come shining through
Yes I will

Although I owe it to you
To turn my head and walk away
I am never going to give...

Never give up on you
Never give up on you

Don't Say Maybe

Written By: M. Johnson

The first time I saw you, a girl so sweet
The kind of girl you know I like to meet
Now babe, what you got to say
Just give me the time of day
I'm going to show you my way

Come on honey let's take a ride
I'll show you my psychedelic side
Babe, what's it gonna be
I want to show you how to be fre
Come on and fly with me

(Chorus)
Oh, you've got to be my babe
Don't say maybe
You've got to be all mine
Oh now babe
Give me the time of day
I'm going to show you my way

Now, now I've got you by my side
I knew someday you would find
Babe, I knew you couldn't say maybe
I showed you love is right here
Come on let's disappear

Oh, you've got to be my babe
Don't say maybe
You've got to be all mine
Oh now babe
Give me the time of day
I'm going to show you my way

(Repeat Chorus)

Gimme Some Love

Written By: M. D'Santi, P. D'Santi

It made me happy
The way we’d dance, the way we’d sing
I could have sworn that we seen it all
I thought it was the real thing
Now you got the nerve to tell me that your gonna leave

You wanna leave me
you wanna walk down your own road
You know it’s gonna hurt me
when you walk right out that front door
I guess it’s my only choice to go out and find some more

(Chorus)
My My My... Gimme Some Love
My My My... Gimme Some Love

Come on baby, we can take you higher

After looking around I came across the funniest thing
I found true love right down inside of me
And I’m happy to know that I can still dance and sing

My My My... Gimme Some Love
My My My... Gimme Some Love

Boogie Woogie Woman

Written By: P. D'Santi, M. Johnson

Well here's a little story about a girl named Jewel
When it comes to lovin, she knows just what to do
Now she stands tall and walks proud looking for you
Give you all her loving, that's what's she's gonna do

Suede hat on her head
High heels on her feet
She's dressed right from head-to-toe and stacked in between

She ain't no little girl, now she's a groove machine

Get up and get down, I'm heading on the next town
I gotta keep movin, no time to fool around
She's decked out dressed in blue, doing that hoochiecoo
Make a little loving, it ain't nothing new

Red hair, silk stalkings, six feet tall
Funky little mini skirt don't cover much at all

After she hooks you and drops you to your knees
You'll be begin for some more, boogie woman please

(Chorus)
Go and get down boogie on baby...

Cottonmouth Blues

Written By: M. D'Santi

Well I'm going to this lonely town
Lookin' around what do I see
Everybody puttin' everyone down
And knowing what could go 'round
The less love you pour on a man
You give 'em more blues

(Chorus)
I don't want no more blues
Do you hear me baby
Said no more, no more cottonmouth blues

Well I'm bursting with a rainbow of color
You know its all a part of me
Why don't you just let us be
All we want to be is free
The less love you pour on a man
You give 'em more blues

I don't want no more blues
Do you hear me baby
Said no more, no more cottonmouth blues

Well I'm going to this lonely town
Gonna set my brothers free
Why don't you just let us be
Cause all we want to be is free

Come on baby, can you feel it
I don't need no cottonmouth blues

Discography

D'Santi's debut album "Groove D'Luxe" is available now on iTunes.

Set List

Boogie Woogie Woman
Gimme Some Love
Never Give Up On You
Waiting On A Friend
The Rain Is Gonna Fall
Funkabunch
Don't Say Maybe
It's Time (Come Together)
Cottonmouth Blues
My Time Is Done

* with covers: capable of up to 3 hours