Fat Shadows

Fat Shadows

 Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
BandFolkRock

Fat Shadows Brew: Original blend of biting commentary, a tug-at-the-heartstrings lyrics and riveting guitar solos, unbeatable rhythm guitar + bass+tambourine + shakers + drums. Add back-up vocals that combine melody & harmony that'll melt your soul. That is Fat Shadow's intoxicating musical potion.

Biography

Robert Reynolds
Band leader and driving force behind the group, Robert comes from an acting background, but music - and in particular, songwriting – has become his first love. In addition to his primary roles as lead singer/songwriter and front man, he provides excellent harmonica solos and some rhythm guitar.

Carole Laprise
Carole is actually an artist and teacher of visual arts who has only recently ventured into the realm of music – and with considerable success, it seems. Her tangy harmonies apply colour to each song as a brush applies colour to a canvas. Her lead vocals are a most sweet addition to the show.

Jonquil Garrick
“Jake”, as she is affectionately known, comes to Fat Shadows from the world of drama. Her acting skills lend considerable presence to the group’s stage performances. Vocally, she has a flair for blending and contributes much to the cohesiveness of the backing vocals. Her lead vocals add a most exciting addition to Fat Shadows show

John Rossi
Much of Fat Shadows’ distinctive musical flavour is due to the presence of John “The Stick” Rossi who learned his trade as drummer and percussionist in rock & rhythm & blues bands. He can be subtle and he can be dramatic, but he is always tasteful, always rhythmic and always attuned to the music.

Gregg Smithers
Gregg came to Fat Shadows in a funny way and has stayed funny ever since. Gregg has graced the stage all over Eastern Ontario with different bands, playing guitar, keyboards, and other assorted instruments. His gig fashions are legendary, regularly blinding unsuspecting audience members. Gregg’s unconventional guitar licks burst upon you suddenly, but play in your head for hours.

Jason McDonald
Jason has traveled many roads to join Fat Shadows, from Montreal punk rock through Toronto rock and now back to rural routed. Jason plays rhythm guitar, and will sing if prodded, but the real reason he was hired is that he understands computers. This Renaissance man can be recognized as the one leaning out of the photographs.

Shannon Weese
Fat Shadows decided they needed a bottom ,so along came Shannon. Shannon is a seasoned musician, having played for many years in many bands. He feels he is home now, adding his magic to Fat Shadows.

Fat Shadows is a seven piece band that guarantees you a FUN time whether you are up on your feet dancing or sitting back and singing along.

"Robert Reynolds" or"Robert Reynolds & Friends". Robert Jonquil & Carolealso performs as a trio, providing a slightly more folk oriented show. Robert Reynolds & Friends can be accompanied by Jason McDonald on guitar depending on the venue. This one man or trio or duo show has proven to be a most fun filled experience for all.

Lyrics

Sign of the Times

Written By: Robert Reynolds

SIGN OF THE TIMES

SHADOWS MOVIN’ IN THE HALL
FEELIN’S COMIN’ I CAN’T EXPLAIN AT ALL
IT’ S LIKE THE FACES ON THE BILLBOARD
FLASHIN’ ON MY BEDROOM WALL
BUT I’M NOT BUYIN’ ANYTHING AT ALL

CHORUS

OASIS I’M LOOKIN’ FOR IT’S THE SIGN OF THE TIMES X2
GOTTA’ FIND SHELTER FROM THE STORM IT’S THE SIGN OF THE TIMES X2

VERSE

PEOPLE MOVIN’ IN THE STREET
TROUBLE COMIN’ I CAN’T BELIEVE IS REAL
IT’S LIKE THE EYES IN THE DARKNESS PASSIN’ BY MY BEDROOM DOOR
BUT I’M NOT SELLIN’ ANYTHING AT ALL

CHORUS

FIRST VERSE AND CHORUS REPEAT

By: Robert Reynolds

I Believe in You

Written By: Robert Reynolds

I BELIEVE IN YOU

IT’S A LONG ROCKY ROAD
THAT IT TAKES US DOWN
WHEN I SEE WHERE YOU ARE NOW
I CAN’T HELP FEELIN’ PROUD

I KNOW HOW MUCH I HURT YOU
I KNOW I LET YOU DOWN
BUT MAYBE WHAT’S WORSE
IS I WASTED YOUR TIME

CHORUS

SO WHEN YOU’RE FEELIN’ LONELY
WHEN YOU’RE FEELIN’ BLUE
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT I’M HERE
AND I BELIEVE IN YOU

I PUSHED YOU AWAY
CAUSE I COULDN’T BEAR THE SHAME
OF SEEIN’ HOW YOU LOOKED AT ME
AS I PLAYED MY DANGEROUS GAME
I THOUGHT YOU’D TURNED AGAINST ME
SO I DIDN’T HEAR YOU SAY
THAT WHAT YOU REALLY HAD TO CHANGE
WAS THE ROLE THAT YOU HAD PLAYED

CHORUS

I KNOW YOU THINK YOU OWE ME
FOR WHAT I DID FOR YOU
YOU SAY I SAVED YOUR LIFE
AND MAYBE THAT’S TRUE
BUT NOW I GET THE FEELIN’
THE TABLES HAVE TURNED
AND LADY IF YOU WANT ME
I SWEAR YOU WON’T GET BURNED

By: Robert Reynolds

OVER YOU

Written By: Robert Reynolds

OVER YOU

THERE ARE THINGS THAT YOU JUST DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT
THERE ARE THINGS THAT YOU JUST CANNOT CONTROL
THERE ARE FEELINGS THAT FADE AWAY AND DREAMS THAT JUST DIE
BUT REAL LOVE FINDS A WAY TO STAY ALIVE

CHORUS

AND WHEN I WATCHED YOUR WINGS UNFOLD AND SAW THEM CATCH THE WIND
I FELT A LOVE I’VE NEVER FELT BEFORE
AND AS I STOOD AND WATCHED YOU TURN YOUR BACK AND WALK AWAY
I REMEMBER THINKING YA THIS IS THE END
SO WHY AM I STILL TALKING TO THE SKY AT NIGHT
AND WHY AM I STILL TRYIN’ TO FORGET
YA WHY AM I STILL TALKING TO THE SKY AT NIGHT
I GUESS I’M NOT QUITE OVER YOU JUST YET

THERE ARE THINGS THAT YOU JUST DON’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT
THERE ARE THINGS THAT YOU JUST CANNOT ACCEPT
THERE ARE FEELINGS YOU HIDE AWAY AND WORDS THAT JUST LIE
BUT REAL LOVE FINDS A WAY TO STAY ALIVE

CHORUS

Discography

LP's: Bright Side
Wheel of Fortune
Tall Tales
Squeeze It Out
EP's Fat Shadows

Set List

Original Material:
Enough original material to perform a two hour show.

Cover Material:
Dead Flowers (The Rolling Stones)
For What it’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
Bang a Gong (T. Rex)
Get Together (The Youngbloods)
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan)
I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan)
The Weight (The Band)
Cripple Creek (The Band)
Willin’ (Little Feat)
Bo Diddley-Who Do You Love (Bo Diddley)
End of the Line (Travelling Wilburys)
Handle With Care (Travelling Wilburys)
I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash)
Feelin’ All Right (Traffic)
Teach Your Children (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
Rockin in the Free World (Neil Young)
Lean on Me (Bill Withers)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)
Fortunate Son (Creedance Clearwater Revival)
Bad Moon Risin’ (Creedance Clearwater Revival)
Me and Bobby McGee (Janice Joplin)
Save it for a Rainy Day (The Jayhawks)
Somethin’ To Talk About (Bonnie Rait)
Searchin’-What’d I Say-She’s About a Mover (Medley)
Authority Song
Son of a Preac