Elisa Peimer

Elisa Peimer

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Alluring pop, flavored with a unique dose of rock, country and folk.

Biography

Never one to mince words, singer/songwriter Elisa Peimer has cultivated a rare talent of weaving interpretations of personal experience with alluring pop melodies, flavored with a unique dose of rock, country and folk. With a voice that moves effortlessly between a shout and a whisper, Elisa expresses a surprising tone of idealism, self-discovery and empowerment in songs that are a celebration of the universal human experience.

Her addictive songs have been called “truly gorgeous” by Billboard Magazine and "impressive" by CMJ. Elisa and her band have just released their third studio album, “Transparent,” as a follow-up to their critically received CD, “Shed This Skin,” and their initial effort, “EP.” “Transparent” was co-produced with John Kurgan, whose credits include work with Sting, Stanley Clarke and Stuart Copeland, as well as production duties with Neil Dorfsman (Sting, Dire Straits, Paul McCartney). It’s a unique enhanced CD release – it contains a full-length video of Elisa’s song, “Turning Circles,” as well as a web link directly to Elisa’s web page. Elisa’s songs have garnered national press and radio airplay across the country, including one of the top radio stations in New York City – The Scott And Todd Show on WPLJ.

Elisa’s music has had a wide range of exposure - independent films (“Voices of Inspiration” airing on UPN in New York City and indie film “Babydoll” Forever), charitable compilations (“It’s About Eve” benefit for breast cancer research and “We’ll Carry On” benefit for September 11 charities) and nationally distributed music samplers (Step Magazine sampler and Oasis radio sampler). They have opened for KC and the Sunshine Band, and their moving, intimate performances have earned them a steady local following at New York City clubs including Mercury Lounge, Fez, Arlene Grocery, and CB’s Gallery. With each performance, she gains new fans while continuing to enchant her loyal audience.

Elisa’s music has made quite an impact on the online world as well. She is featured on several popular online music sites, including mp3.com (where she was voted “Song of the Week” on Women of mp3.com), and LoudEnergy.com (where she’s in the Top 20 Pop downloads). Elisa was also featured as an “Unsigned Beauty” on iVillage.com, the top women’s website in the country. Her album, “Shed This Skin,” was voted one of the Top 25 albums of the year by INDIEcator.com.

Elisa was a recipient for the past four years of an ASCAP Popular Award and is an approved member of the national independent women’s music collective, Indiegrrl. She also has licensing deals with Columbia Tri-Star Television, the Oxygen Network, Muzak and MTV.

“Beyond the difficulties we face in life,” says Elisa, “there’s an undercurrent of joy that, to me, is best expressed through music.”

Judging from the buzz that is growing around this new artist, that philosophy has obviously touched a nerve.

Elisa Peimer is one artist on her way to becoming a household name.

Lyrics

Jerusalem

Written By: Elisa Peimer

Nobody told me the road would be this hard
The hill would be so steep
But history has written down the words you said
And to this day repeat

You are foe
You are friend
From the start
To the end
You are all
You are one
We are yours
Jerusalem
La la la…..

Nobody told me that freedom would take this long
As years they fade away
Nobody told me that hate could be this strong
To eclipse the light of day

You are foe
You are friend
From the start
To the end
You are all
You are one
We are yours
Jerusalem
La la la…..

And as the sun illuminates your dusty walls
We wonder what we’ll see
We know that you’ve shed your share of tears and blood
But what is victory

You are foe
You are friend
From the start
To the end
You are all
You are one
We are yours
Jerusalem
La la la…..

Take The Long Road

Written By: Elisa Peimer

Let’s pack up
Let’s get out of here
Let’s find somewhere
Where the world can’t find us
We’re trapped in
Someone’s point of view
But I know there’s
So much out there for us

I’ll take the long road babe
I’ll take the long road
I’ll go the long way babe
I’ll go the long way
I want the window seat so
That I can see the view and
I’ll take the long road baby
So I can be with you

We’re leaving
With a one way ticket
But it’s the journey
Not the destination
And I got all
That I need in my heart
But I’ll keep you
Round for inspiration

I’ll take the long road babe
I’ll take the long road
I’ll go the long way babe
I’ll go the long way
I want the window seat so
That I can see the view and
I’ll take the long road baby
So I can be with you

I spent too many days
In some kind of haze
Waiting for my angel to arrive
I’ve spent too many nights
Turning on the lights
Looking for whatever was alive

I’ll take the long road babe
I’ll take the long road
I’ll go the long way babe
I’ll go the long way
I want the window seat so
That I can see the view and
I’ll take the back way darlin’
You know that’s what I’ll do yeah
I’ll take the long road baby
So I can be with you

Long Way To Heaven

Written By: Elisa Peimer

As formless as fire
Transparent as glass
As warm as the summer sun
And soft as the grass

There’s California
In a frame by my bed
But there’s nothing but cotton
Where I lay my head

It’s a long way to heaven
And it’s hard to see clear through the rain
But I’m following the angels
And I know that I’ll get there some day

I’m looking for something
To keep me alive
I’ve felt the heartache
And I’ve told the lies

But maybe I’m missing
The point of this game
If you take the first step
Then I’ll do the same

It’s a long way to heaven
And it’s hard to see clear through the rain
But I’m following the angels
And I know that I’ll get there some day

All these tears are forgiven
All this water runs clean
I can breathe
I can see
I can love
I can be
Anything
I want to be

It’s a long way to heaven
And it’s hard to see clear through the rain
But I’m following the angels
And I know that I’ll get there some day

Angel Of The Blues

Written By: Elisa Peimer

Sometimes it’s easy
And sometimes it’s hard
Sometimes I can’t figure out
Why we live apart

Can’t give me no reason
For me to believe
The stories you tell yourself
Why you’re not with me

‘Cause you’re my angel, angel, angel of the blues
Yes you’re my angel, angel, angel of the blues

I live my life searching
For some kind of light
And finally figured out
What makes it right

And you are the answer
And you are the prayer
But when I go look for you
You’re never there

‘Cause you’re my angel, angel, angel of the blues
Yes you’re my angel, angel, angel of the blues

Just when I found my way home
Just when I found my way home
You look at me through jaded eyes
And walk away
What can I say

I don’t need your pity
And I can’t stand your tears
‘Cause I’ve been walking down
This road many years

And I will still love you
Despite what you do
‘Cause all that I dream about
Starts and ends with you

‘Cause you’re my angel, angel, angel of the blues
Yes you’re my angel, angel, angel of the blues

Discography

EP - 4 song ep
Shed This Skin - 13 song album
Transparent - 10 song album

tracks from all albums have been played on broadcast and internet radio

Set List

Typical original music set, lasting around 50 minutes:

BEFORE YOU SAY GOODBYE
TAKE THE LONG ROAD
LEAVING HERE TOMORROW
ANGEL OF THE BLUES
THE REST OF MY LIFE
WHEN YOU GO
BODY
CRACKED
LISTEN TO ME
LONG WAY TO HEAVEN
JERUSALEM
LAST TRAIN TO BALTIMORE

Typical covers include "You Shook Me" AC/DC, "I'm A Believer" Monkees, "Ring Of Fire" Johnny Cash, "I Will Survive" Gloria Gaynor