eli-rose sanford

eli-rose sanford

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Biography

Eli-Rose is a 12 year old English/Australian hybrid who also likes to call New York home.

She's a boarder at a girls' College in Sydney's infamous Kings Cross.

Inspired after Eli-Rose met and watched Tina Weymouth perform with 'Talking Heads' she said "I'm going to be a bassplayer". And the very next day, she did. She was 8.

Eli-Rose's role models are inspiring women though the encouragement, diversity in musical guidance and influences she gets come from far and wide and across genres and generations.

Daughter of British guitarist Gary Sanford, Eli-Rose has played gigs since she could hold her first Jazz bass. When in the UK, she can be seen gigging with Gary and friends like drummer & producer Dave Ruffy & bassplayer Matthew Seligman. In Australia, Eli-Rose is a pivotal player in the St Vincent's College guitar ensemble and choir. At their request, Eli-Rose also accompanies & collaborates with other students and staff which she really enjoys.

Her 12th birthday was spent in New York as an invited performer (and the youngest by some 20 years!) at a 'Music For America' Election gig. As the evening had a political theme, she sang Junior Mervin's "Police and Thieves" made famous by The Clash - friends of her Dad's.
An emotive song by good friend Mary Lee Cortes (of 'Mary Lee's Corvette') "Give It To The Needy" showcased her range and musical abilities.

It was a resounding & impressive success and as one audience member said: "She kicked ass".
Indeed she does.

"Only One Me" was written by Eli-Rose on her return to boarding school after a serious illness which almost claimed her life (twice).
She says:'. . . it's about not being around and people trying to replace you- trying to live your life'.

Music is her first and natural love though Eli-Rose can also be found surfing, playing water polo and soccer when not playing music or songwriting.

She generally loves life - and lives it!

Lyrics

Only One Me

Written By: Eli-Rose Sanford

You can wear your hair my special way;
Change your voice and change your name;
But there's only one me, there's only one me.

You can sleep between my well-worn sheets;
Walk my walk and dream my dreams;
But there's only one me, there's only one me.

Sometimes I made it look so easy
To step into someone else's shoes
To slip on their favourite t-shirt
To sing someone else's blues.

When you find yourself amongst my friends;
You'll talk my talk and still pretend;
But there's only one me, there's only one me.

You can eat my food and drink my drink;
But you'll never know just how I think;
Because there's only one me, there's only one me.

Sometimes I made it look so easy
To step into someone else's shoes
To slip on their favourite t-shirt
To sing someone else's blues.

You can call him Dad and call her Mum;
But deep inside the feeling's numb;
Because there's only one me, there's only one me.

You can pat my dog and stroke my cat;
But the purring's gone until I'm back;
Because there's only one me, there's only one me.

You say I made it look too easy
To walk in someone else's shoes
To slip on my favourite t-shirt
And sing my favourite blues.

But there is only one me

There
Is
Only
One
Me. . .

STRONG

Written By: ELI-ROSE JOELLE SANFORD

STRONG

I wish I could turn back time
Go back and never agonise
Over all the lives we’ve lost
And how much it all has cost.

I wish I could solve the wars
Dry the tears and kiss all the sores
But you know I can’t
Though I thought that I had a chance.

Wish upon a shooting star
Let it take us near and far
Wish upon a life to save
I wish that we will be at peace soon one day

I prayed all the lost were found
I wished the world could turn around
I prayed that all the guns were gone
I prayed to god but god was gone

So instead I’ll sing this song
To try to make right everything that’s gone wrong
To try to make right everything that’s gone wrong

Wish upon a shooting star
Let it take us near and far
Wish upon a life to save
I wish that we will be at peace soon one day

I looked for god but god was gone
I looked for god but god was gone
I looked for god but god was gone

Open up your heart to every child
Reach your hands out, far and wide
Listen to their hopes and fears
Joy through laughter
Pain through tears.

I looked for god but god was gone
I looked for god but god was gone
I looked for god but god was gone

I wish I could turn back time
Go back and never agonise
Over all the lives we’ve lost
And how much it all has cost.

Wish upon a shooting star
Let it take us near and far
Wish upon a life to save
And wish that we will be at peace soon one day

So take my hand come sing along
To try to make right everything that’s so wrong
We have to be . . . strong

STRONG

Written By: ELI-ROSE JOELLE SANFORD (14 YEARS)

STRONG

Written by: ELI-ROSE JOELLE SANFORD

STRONG

I wish I could turn back time
Go back and never agonise
Over all the lives we've lost
And how much it all has cost.

I wish I could solve the wars
Dry the tears and kiss all the sores
But you know I can't
Though I thought that I had a chance.

Wish upon a shooting star
Let it take us near and far
Wish upon a life to save
I wish that we will be at peace soon one day

I prayed all the lost were found
I wished the world could turn around
I prayed that all the guns were gone
I prayed to god but god was gone

So instead I'll sing this song
To try to make right everything that's gone wrong
To try to make right everything that's gone wrong

Wish upon a shooting star
Let it take us near and far
Wish upon a life to save
I wish that we will be at peace soon one day

I looked for god but god was gone
I looked for god but god was gone
I looked for god but god was gone

Open up your heart to every child
Reach your hands out, far and wide
Listen to their hopes and fears
Joy through laughter
Pain through tears.

I looked for god but god was gone
I looked for god but god was gone
I looked for god but god was gone

I wish I could turn back time
Go back and never agonise
Over all the lives we've lost
And how much it all has cost.

Wish upon a shooting star
Let it take us near and far
Wish upon a life to save
And wish that we will be at peace soon one day

So take my hand come sing along
To try to make right everything that's so wrong
We have to be . . .
Strong

Set List

Original songs
Hendrix
Jazz and soul inspired songs
Pop songs
R&B songs