EDEN

EDEN

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EDEN is South Africa’s top selling pop group, visit their website at www.eden-band.com.

Biography

POINT OF NO RETURN, the title of EDEN’s platinum debut album, sums up exactly what the groups about. These four guys will stop at nothing until they have fulfilled their dreams.

EDEN’s success lies in the fact that they have done everything themselves and still do. Five years ago four unknown, but very talented and ambitious young guys threw their last bit of money together and recorded an original demo CD. They also combined all their other talents to make the group run like a machine…Paulo, who used to be a top sound engineer, handles all the technical details. Sean, a well known actor, owns a production company and handles all the multimedia (music videos, DVD’s, etc.). Johan, who studied classical composition and musical theatre, runs all the musical and production elements while Jay, who has studied singing his whole life and has shared the stage with The Corrs and Bono at Nelson Mandela's birthday party, naturally handles most of the singing.

With this in hand they took to the road, performing at every city, show or festival that would have them. Within a couple of months they were “Newsmakers of the Year” (Rapport Sunday Newspaper) and performed at the prestigious Miss South Africa beauty pageant. With their musicality, vibrant energy and brilliant stage presence combined, the guys became the most sought after pop group in South Africa. For three years they toured non stop, eventually taking a break to write and record their first English album. The group called on the Coleske Brothers to produce and record this very important album. The Coleske brothers brought with them their incredible knowledge and understanding of harmonies and melody. The album took eight months to record (unheard of in South Africa) and rocketed to platinum status within no time. The first single “POINT OF NO RETURN” was number 1 on most of the major radio stations and was followed by other hits of the album, “YOU ARE THE ONE”, “PROMISE ME”, “I GOT U”, “AMAZED” and “BABY BABY”. The album, POINT OF NO RETURN, sold more than BACKSTREET BOYS, CELINE DION and other international acts in South Africa.

EDEN has just released a DVD of their live show and has just gone into studio to start recording the much anticipated second album. The two songwriters of the group, Johan and Sean, have been feeding of the energy and talent of the group while touring and have delivered songs far stronger than anything on their first album. Some of the songs have been included in the live show to test it out and have blown all expectations. The album is set to be released early next year followed by a full national tour to promote it. It is now time to share EDEN and their music with the rest of the world.

Lyrics

Always

Written By: Johan Vorster/Sean Else

Her Heart is not so light,
The opposite of bright,
She often lingers in desire,

For years she's been with him,
She knows she cannot win,
Not strong enough to even try,

Chorus

She tells him you'll always be my baby,
She tells him you'll always be the one that I love,
She tells him you'll always be my baby,
You know it's true,
Each time I don't,
Each time I don't...leave you,

He walks alone at night,
His heart has lost the fight,
The streets all lead away from home,

For years his hands were tied,
Still no surrender,
His heart is bound to hers unknown,

Second Chorus

He tells her...(Repeat the rest)

Third Chorus

You know that...(Repeat till end)

Point Of No Return

Written By: Ewald Coleske

You're the light that shines on me,
Through darkness and in shame,
And every time I lose my way,
You always pull me back again,

How hard I've tried to figure out,
Just what my life should be,
Then suddenly you came to me,
And taught me how to give it all I've got,

And I can't thank you enough,
For being who you are,
And I can't Imagine living life without you,

Chorus

Cause sometimes I just breath the air,
That you're blowing into me,
I feel like I can't give it back,
It brings me to my knees,
Cause even when I'm down...I turn to you,
Now I need to say I love you,
I'm at the point of no return...

For days and nights and years to come,
I'll never be alone,
As long as you're right here beside me,
All the world may turn to stone,

Though fortune and prosperity,
May fade along the way,
Always just remember baby,
That nothing can't erase this love we got,

And I can't thank you enough,
For being who you are,
And I can't imagine living life without you,

Repeat Chorus

Bridge

Cause every time I'm down and out,
The tought of you just lifts me up,
My darkest night turns into light,
Now I'm not alone anymore,

Repeat Chorus till end

Bright New Day

Written By: J. Vorster/S. Else/J. du Plessis

Touch down just another place,
New girl just a different face,
And I wonder,
What the hell am I doing here,

No clue what I gotta do,
Payphone couldn't get to you,
And I wonder,
Is someone else getting close to you,

Cause you know girl I just want you for myself,
Can't bear to see you in the arms of someone else,

Chorus

It's a bright new day,
But I'm still lonely,
On this bright new day,
I wish for only,
Lonely miles away,
I know she's waiting,
Shining down on me,
I'm so happy cause my baby misses me,

New girl every quarter mile,
They're all tryin to catch the eye,
And I wonder,
I think it's time to get out of here,

Know now what I gotta do,
Just gotta get back to you,
And I wonder,
Are you thinking about me too,

One more day of feeling sorry for myself,
Makes me fall into your arms again,

Repeat Chorus till end

Promise Me

Written By: Ewald Coleske

Heaven knows, what a gift it was,
When you came into my life,
And destiny, has brought us here,
Now it's taking me away,

I can't explain, how it breaks my heart,
I know you feel the same,
I know it's hard, but I just need to go, find a future in this world,

Chorus

Promise me, that you'll wait for me,
Endlessly, fathfully,
In return, I will give to you,
A place inside my heart,
And you have,
The only place in my heart,

I'll take with me, all the memories,
That brought us both so close,
And I'll pray that faith and destiny,
Will keep this love alive,

Take these words, as a gift of love,
My promise to be true,
And I swear to write, a letter everyday, to take your loneliness away,
If you just...

Repeat Chorus

Bridge

The only place in my heart,
Just have faith,
That this love we have will never end,
I'll believe, I won't be afraid,
Cause I know that you're the one for me...

Repeat Chorus Till End

Discography

ALBUMS

"IN"
"POINT OF NO RETURN"

DVD'S - "EDEN - LIVE"

TRACKS PLAYING ON ALL MAYOR RADIO STATIONS;
(SOUTH AFRICA)

"POINT OF NO RETURN"
"PROMISE ME"
"I GOT YOU"
"YOU ARE THE ONE"
"BABY BABY"
"DINK JY DAREM NOG AAN MY"
"WHEN A CHILD IS BORN"
"AMAZED"

MUSIC VIDEO'S;

"POINT OF NO RETURN"
"AMAZED"
"WHEN A CHILD IS BORN"
"DINK JY DAREM NOG AAN MY"

Set List

SET LIST

EDEN can perform their whole show in one set. Or it can be broken up into two sets that run as follows (each set timing around 50 minutes);

SET 1

1. BRIGHT NEW DAY
J. Vorster/S. Else/J. du Plessis/Arnold & Ewald Coleske (Coleske Artists)

2. BABY BABY
J. Vorster/E. Coleske (Coleske Artists)

3. CATCH ME
J. Vorster/E. Coleske/S. Else (Coleske Artists)

4. I WON’T LET YOU GO
E. Coleske (Coleske Artists)

5. PROMISE ME
E. Coleske (Coleske Artists)

6. WHEN YOUR ANGELS FALL
J. Vorster/E. Coleske (Coleske Artists)

7. YOU ARE THE ONE
J. Vorster/E. Coleske (Coleske Artists)

8. DINK JY DAREM NOG AAN MY Deutcher/Toerien (Gema/Tempoton Veria)

SET 2

Acoustic Set

9. ALWAYS
J. Vorster/S. Else (Coleske Artists)

10. LOVE WILL KEEP US ALIVE
P. Vale/J. Capaldi/P. Carrack (EMI Virgin Music LTD/Freedom Songs Ltd PRS/Plangent Visions Music ASCAP)

11. HOW DO YOU LEAVE
J. Vorster (Coleske Artists)

12. WITHOUT YOU
J.