Eva Cappelli and the Water Shops Band

Eva Cappelli and the Water Shops Band

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

We play originals that range from blues, rock alternative country folk and jazz. We also have done some celtic and Latin and French sounding music. We recently won best CD of 2009 from Mass Live Wire and Best Blues Band covering Western MA.,the Berkshires and upstate N.Y. areas from the 411 source.

Biography

This band formed in 2008. We all met through open mics and mutual friends and have become a very close family. We are all seasoned professional musicians.
Our music is an eclectic combination of rock, blues, jazz, alternative country and folk music with a few other influences such as a British rock, Celtic sound as well as some Latin flavor. We are not opposed to any genres and like to blend it all. We have been told that we do not sound like any other band although people can hear many influences from Bob Dylan, Roxy Music,John Lennon, Billy Holiday, Patsy Cline just to name a few. We can guarantee after hearing our music you will walk away with a new perspective on music.
Most of my songs come from my heart with hope of a brighter day, others are very light and comical.
Some of our influences are: Bonnie Raitt – Lucinda Williams – Billy Holiday – Koko Taylor – Elvis – Fred Eaglesmith – John Hiatt – John Prine – Johnny Cash – Willy Nelson- Neil Young – Otis Redding – Patsy Cline – Sam Cook- Townes Van Zandt -John Lennon – The Hollies and the Byrds- Roy Orbison and the list of old blues and old country artists is endless.
We are a 6 piece band that can break down into several different formations. We can do acoustic small venues with 2,3,4 or 5 pieces up to the full sounding hard rocking band. This makes us very unique as we can fit into any venue and appeal to every type of audience from 1yr olds to 100.

Lyrics

After Dawn

Written By: Eva Cappelli

After Dawn
Open C
F Fm C C7th G
Kiss me softly hold me tight
While you whisper in my ear
All your deep desires tonight
All those things I need to hear

Then promise me another day
Though I know you won’t stay through the night
Make me fall in love again
Cause baby I need some love tonight

C C7th F Fm C A7th D7th G C
And I’ll feel it in the morning
When I wake and find you gone
From being drunk on you all night
To crying after dawn

You’re worth the misery I’ll feel
So darling stay here with me now
Come on baby hold me tight
Just like I know you know how

Let me love you till my pain goes away
Is that too much to ask
Make me do all those things to you
I’ve never dreamed of in the past
(Chor)

Come on baby make me love you
Like I’ve never hurt before
Oh sweet darling just slide your key in
And unlock my hearts door

And I’ll deal with it in the morning
When I wake and find you gone
From being drunk on you all night
To crying after dawn
1/16/09 Lyrics and music by Eva Cappelli

Big Blue Ball

Written By: Eva Cappelli

Big Blue Ball
A flat - 4th fret

We are all sitting here
Trying not to fall
We balance like acrobats
On this big blue ball

We are mending wounds
And nursing memories
We are all out of tune
And crawling on our knees

We are looking for connection
So we feel less alone
Stand on our heads for affection
It’s what we do to get known

We are floating on
This great big ocean wave
The wind can blow
All our dreams away

We are looking for connection
So we feel less alone
Stand on our heads for attention
It’s what we do to get known

We are all sitting here
On this big blue ball
We balance like acrobats
Trying not to fall

We balance like acrobats
Trying not to fall

4/24/09 lyrics by Eva Cappelli
Music by Joe Carvalho

Dreams and the Sheets

Written By: Eva Cappelli

5th fret DADEAD
The Dreams and the Sheets

I have slid somewhere safely
Between the dreams and the sheets
To a place deep inside
I find a love to keep
I can’t wait for the evening when I drift off to sleep
And see you waiting for me
Between the dreams and the sheets

There’s a narrow passageway
I slip through and I’m ok
Because I feel the warmth when we meet
No more emptiness inside
No more pain left to hide
You hold me tightly
Between the dreams and the sheets

But in the daylight you disappear
I wake to find there’s nothing there
And the emptiness overflows
I wait all day for light to fade
And the night to make me whole
I’ll wait for you right here between the dreams and the sheets

Lyrics by Eva Cappelli
Music by Joe Carvalho
1/24/09

Nobody

Written By: Eva Cappelli

Nobody
Open E7th A7th B7th sliding down the neck
Nobody’s knockin on my door
Or calling out my name
Nobody loves me anymore
Nobody left to blame
Nobody to tell my troubles to
Nobody to hold me tight
Nobody shares a shooting star
Nobody says goodnight

I wish Nobody would leave me alone
And nobody would go away
I’m so alone when nobody’s home
I guess nobody’s here to stay

Nobody calls me on the phone
Or whispers in my ear
Nobody there when I get home
Nobody even cares

Nobody can and nobody will
Nobody home no room to fill
Nobody cares nobody does
Nobody loves; nobody to love

Nobody can hurt me the way you do
Or leave me all alone
Nobody to even break my heart
Still I wish nobody, wasn’t home

Lyrics and music by Eva Cappelli
1/22/09

No Quitten You

Written By: Eva Cappelli

No Quittin You
Am F E7th
Well I quit coffee and cigarettes
I quit drinking gin and whiskey too
I quit stayin out late at night
But baby there’s just no quittin you

Now I quit cocaine and smoking weed
I even kicked those barbiturates too
And I quit my gambling and messing around
But baby there’s just no quittin you

Am Dm E7th
Well you have got such a hold on me
You shake me right to my soul
And I can’t catch my breath around you
I’m beggin baby don’t let me go

Well I could quit on anything
And there’s nothing I can’t do
But baby I’ve tried everything I can
But there’s just no quittin you

Lyrics and music by Eva Cappelli
5/9/09

Too Tight

Written By: Eva Cappelli

Too Tight
Open
C7th A7th F G E
Don’t hang onto me too tight
Just take this ride with me tonight
Lets not think about tomorrow until it’s here
Just stay with me right now right here

I wish I could say I love you
But that’s something we know we just can’t do
We both know there’s just no future for us here
But it just feels so right with you my dear

Bm B7th5frett(E) F G
So come along and dream away with me
Come on lets set our hearts and souls free
Just love me sweetly until the morning light
And stay here right now but don’t hang on too tight

C7th A7th F G E
It’s almost time for you to leave me
And it’s almost time for me to grieve
I’ll think about you after you go
And I shouldn’t do that I know

This connection is what’s getting me through
I don’t know sometimes what I’d do without you
Although you’ll never be completely mine
I think about it from time to time.

So come along and dream with me tonight
Come on lets set our hearts and souls on fire
Just love me sweetly until the morning light
And stay here right now but don’t hang on too tight
Lyrics by Eva Cappelli 7/1/09
Music by Joe Carvalho and Eva Cappelli

Danger Zone

Written By: Eva Cappelli

Danger Zone
Open
Open Em Am EmB7th
Well I know I’m only dreaming about you baby
And I can’t wait until the end of day
Well your just an illusion that’s in my mind
But your what I need so what can I say

Well there’s just too much I don’t know about you baby
You say just enough to make me want you more
Well enough of that stuff why don’t you just open up
And let me inside of that door

Em B7thAm
Unlock that door for baby
Well I’ve been bangin on it all night long
Unlock that door for me right now honey
Don’t leave me hangin in the danger zone

Em Am Em B7th
I’m still waitin but I won’t wait forever
It’s getting dark and cold and lonely out here
Well the weather man said don’t you hold your breath
Because the sun ain’t gonna shine out there

Bridge chords Quiet shhh Em B7th
Well it’s so cold out here and baby I’m in fear
That I ain’t gonna make it through the night
Oh baby can’t you hear me knockin I so scared
Because there’s lions and tigers and bears oh my

Unlock that door for baby
Well I’ve been bangin on it all night long
Unlock that door for me right now honey
Don’t leave me hangin in the danger zone

Lyrics and music by Eva Cappelli
2/7/09

Valentine

Written By: Eva Cappelli

Valentine

Empty box of chocolates empty bottle of red
Laying right beside me in my lonely empty bed
Another Valentines Day has come and gone
The lights are off but the TV’s still on

The phone still sits there vacant and it’s quiet
It’s been quite a while now since anyone’s tried it
I Wonder if it’s working but there’s the dial tone
He still hasn’t called and I’m all-alone

Well I’m just another Valentine
Without someone who could have been mine
It’s after midnight and I’ve lost my mind
Where is my Valentine Where is my Valentine Where is my Valentine

Well I’ve closed my eyes but I can't get to sleep
It’s just so hard without him laying next to me
Sleep won’t come no matter how I try
Now my pillow's wet as I begin to cry

I wish the morning would come and rescue me
But as the day breaks it’s just so plain to see
I’ll be no better off then I was last night
But maybe by next year I’ll be alright

Well I’m just another Valentine
Without someone that could've been mine
And it’s after midnight lord and I’ve lost my mind
Where is my Valentine Where is my Valentine Where is my Valentine

Music and Lyrics By Eva Cappelli
2/7/09

Discography

Our first and second CD release parties were both very successful at PACE in Easthampton. Both shows were sold out standing room only. Since then our second CD (Valentine) won best of 2009 on the Mass Live wire awards. We also recently were nominated best singer song writer and best Blues Band, which we won on the 411 source that covers the Western MA, Berkshires and upstate N.Y. areas. We are currently getting air play in Berkshire county and Albany NY. Western MA and Cape Cod. We recently put out a live performance CD and a DVD that came out in March 2010. We have had live air play on WMUA in Amherst MA and did a live performance in the studio. We are currently working on a new CD at the present time You can hear and purchase our music and we can be reached at
http://www.evacappelli.com

Set List

We generally do 3 sets with a 4 hour show. All Originals Band
1- Out of My Mind 2- Nobody 3- Big Blue Ball 4- After Dawn 5- The Forecast 6- That's What You Do 7- Too Tight 8- Dangerous Thing to Do 9- Temporarily Un-Blue 10-Means to an End - 11 Get Your Hands off my Blues 12 Danger Zone 13- No Quitten You 14- Jose 15 Please 17- Dreams and the Sheets etc. I constantly write new material so our list is always changing and we play what the audience wants to hear.