Elyse Macaulay

Elyse Macaulay

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Biography

Elyse Macaulay, the 22 year old songstress, guitarist, songwriter (and divorcee) has proven herself to be a rarity in the industry today: she's no celebrity little sister, she's no auto-tune depender. She's honest. In her writing, in her vocal performance, even in the studio. The recently completed "Bridges" EP was recorded all to 2 inch tape in an analog studio over a period of 4 days. Elyse has been performing and composing her own material for years. After working with producer and songwriter Bonnie Hayes (Bonnie Raitt, Billy Idol, Cher), Elyse took Hayes' advice and left for New York City, where she quickly immersed herself in the "hipster rock" scene, only to leave it behind for the vintage, soulful folk pop illustrated on her most recent recording. She moved into a basement apartment in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with Lori Sprester of Twin Spires Studios, who was in the middle of producing Your New Best Friend's first full length CD. Todd Satterfield, lead writer, singer and guitarist for the group took immediate interest in Elyse after hearing an acoustic demo of hers. Todd and the rest of Your New Best Friend, Ken White on drums and David MacFadden on bass, offered to back her up on future performances and projects. That relationship took them from Manhattan (e.g. Lit Lounge) to San Francisco (e.g. The Makeout Room) for shows and back to Brooklyn to Metrosonic Studios to record with producer Davey La (James Blunt, Ambershades) and engineer George Dugan. Now, back in her native San Francisco, she's primed to finally leave her mark in music. Elyse is a poignant storyteller, a unique blend of Michelle Branch, Nick Drake and Rufus Wainwright. "Bridges," the EP, will soon be available at cdbaby.com, as well as www.myspace.com/elysemacaulay and on www.elysemacaulay.com

Lyrics

Ramona Street

Written By: Elyse Macaulay

She answered the phone when it rang last Tuesday
Three hours later she’s on the next flight to LA
She doesn’t know doesn’t know doesn’t know doesn’t know why
Why she’s flying down to
Have him tell her goodbye

Sadie she lives down on Ramona Street
She’s gotta broken heart tonight
Ramona’s an alley hidden by 14th
And that’s how Sadie feels tonight

I answered the door when she rang earlier today
Crying her heart out to me about those boys down in LA
She doesn’t know doesn’t know doesn’t know doesn’t know their game
Cause it’s not where they live, they’re everywhere the same

Sadie she lives down on Ramona Street
She’s gotta broken heart tonight
Ramona’s an alley hidden by 14th
And that’s how Sadie feels tonight

So come on back honey, to my city by the bay
We’ll go out on the town and you can drink your day away
So get it all get it all get it all get it all down
Cause I’m sorry Sadie, but there ain’t no good men around

Sadie she lives down on Ramona Street
She’s gotta broken heart tonight
Ramona’s an alley hidden by 14th
And that’s how Sadie feels tonight

Discography

Bridges EP- 2005
Metrosonic Studios, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Producer Davey La (UK)
Engineer George Dugan (NYC)

Set List

Ramona Street
Tonight You're Mine
Someday
I Already Know
Philosopher's Club
She- (Misfits Cover)
Bridges
This Man

One set, usually around 40 minutes.