Elisa Peimer

Elisa Peimer

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Catchy pop rock that runs the gamut from upbeat songs that get your feet tapping to beautiful ballads that make you stop and listen.

Biography

In a musical landscape where anybody can record some songs, burn them onto a CD and toss them up on the Internet, Elisa Peimer writes songs that make people stop what they're doing and ask, "Wow, who is this?"

The New York City pop singer/songwriter's accomplishments are impressive: a publishing deal with Sonica Music, a Pop Artist Spotlight at Amazon.com, TV and film placements, and licensing deals with Columbia Tri-Star Television, MTV, the Oxygen Network, etc. She has been featured as an Unsigned Beauty on iVillage.com, sung the National Anthem at Giants Stadium and Keyspan Park, and received heavy video rotation on the CBS Spectacular screen in Times Square. Old and new media have lauded her recordings: Billboard, CMJ, Blogcritics, and many others.

But "nobody cares about all that," says Elisa. "When people hear the music and it makes an impact - that's why I'm doing it."

Elisa's music has been making an impact since her first release: four albums ago she tested the waters with a four-song EP that received an overwhelmingly positive response. She met the demand for more music with the 13-song Shed This Skin, and in 2003 her second full-length album, Transparent, came out to even more impressive reviews. Elisa and John Kurgan (Sting, Stanley Clarke, Stewart Copeland) co-produced that enhanced CD, which contained a stunning video of the pop anthem "Turning Circles." Transparent "hits home with heavenly force," wrote Indie-Music.com, and Icon Magazine called it "captivating from the first track to the last."

Continuing to outdo herself, Elisa has released a new album, Pull of the Moon, that testifies to her startling and ever-strengthening songwriting mastery. Featuring 10 brand new tracks, including a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” (a popular staple of her live show), Pull of the Moon covers all the bases, from rockers to ballads. The songs delve into the dark complexities of relationships, but are brightened by Elisa’s trademark note of optimism.

"People relate to each other with positive and negative feelings at the same time. It’s never just straight-ahead simple. That’s why it's hard for me to write a pure love song," says Elisa. "Life is far too complicated and layered for anything that easy. This is my way of saying - hey, I don't get this any more than you do." These thorny issues electrify songs such as "Marine Layer," which deals with trying and failing to communicate, and "Don't Come Around," a pop nugget that admits that a relationship probably isn't such a good thing. Mastered by Daniel Wyatt, whose credits include Norah Jones and Blues Traveler, the album contains a powerful blend of the warm musicality of Sheryl Crow and the pop sensibility of Kelly Clarkson.

The music industry has changed dramatically since Elisa's first foray into the recording studio. But the demand for well-crafted, universally appealing songs has not. In this, Elisa's music rises above the fray, reminding us that classic songwriting is alive and well in the hands of this modest and hard-working writer and singer. Walking the streets of New York, humming new snippets of melody to herself, sculpting them into songs, teaching them to her band, and singing them for enthusiastic crowds, Elisa continues to build her audience. More and more people are discovering a little bit of their own lives in the music of this powerfully talented singer and songwriter.

Lyrics

Find My Way Home

Written By: Elisa Peimer

So I sail on stormy weather
So I ride in restless nights
I drive down the highway
Both hands on the wheel
And know that I’m making perfect time

So I sail on the sea with the stars as my guide
And I know that it’s only a matter of time
‘Till my head will believe what my heart can’t deny
And I’ll finally find my way home
Yes I’ll finally find my way home

I don’t suffer for solutions
I don’t lie awake at night
Why live for tomorrow
Or dream of yesterday
Today is the only chance in sight

So I sail on the sea with the stars as my guide
And I know that it’s only a matter of time
‘Till my head will believe what my heart can’t deny
And I’ll finally find my way home
Yes I’ll finally find my way home

It’s so very ordinary to feel lost alone at sea
Absolution from confusion is the only place you want to be

So I sail on the sea with the stars as my guide
And I know that it’s only a matter of time
‘Till my head will believe what my heart can’t deny
And I’ll finally find my way home
Yes I’ll finally find my way home

Set to Fly

Written By: Elisa Peimer

I’ve been watching the clock on the wall
I’ve been sitting around waiting for the fall
I’ve been looking at days going by
Taking memories out and leaving them to dry
But I am stunned by the sudden appearance of you
By the dream that could never come true
By what I have turned into

I’ve got my wings strapped on tight
I’ve got my face towards the light
I’ve got you in my sight
And I’m set to fly

I had nothing and nothing had me
I was far from land adrift and lost at sea
Time was slowly slipping away
And I was perfectly fine to let it be that way
But my breath caught the moment I looked in your eyes
And the feeling of sudden surprise
When I finally realized

I’ve got my wings strapped on tight
I’ve got my face towards the light
I’ve got you in my sight
And I’m set to fly

Love’s been a long time coming
And so many times before I lost my faith
But I finally let the light in
And at last I look ahead and see my way

I’ve got my wings strapped on tight
I’ve got my face towards the light
I’ve got you in my sight
And I’m set to fly

Discography

Pull of the Moon - full length CD
Transparent - full length CD
Shed This Skin - full length CD
EP - 4 song ep

Set List

Typical sets run around 50 minutes of original songs, plus occasional covers such as Ring of Fire and You Shook Me. With 4 albums worth of material, we can do sets as long as needed.