Gilded Lily

Gilded Lily

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Alternative rock band featuring female vocals. Music along the lines of Barlow Girl but with more of a Blues Rock edge! Audioslave, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tory Amos etc.

Biography

If you've ever seen Gilded Lily perform you know that they are pure energy, eclectic talent, and artistic innovation on stage, you might say, "This group is about to explode into the industry and leave their own unique mark ". Well, to begin with, the members would tell you that, regardless of how others might label them, Gilded Lily wouldn't define themselves as the next anything; they prefer just being Gilded Lily. A band, a group, a duo at times or what ever.
The Songstress: Gilded Lily's core is comprised of Natalie Hibbert, a very soft-spoken songstress who was born in Middle-sex London, moved to NY, then on to sunny Ft Lauderdale Florida as a young adolescent. Natalie is a conviction-centered person; her strength comes from her beliefs. From her attitude/vibe you know she is serious about music but doesn't take herself too seriously. You can tell by Gilded Lily's song content that she possesses a worldly perspective, a good understanding of humanity, and firm values. Natalie is the free flowing personality with a "let's-have-fun" type attitude, especially where music is involved. When Natalie performs, it becomes her world. You can hear the influences of her favorites in certain songs (Tracy Chapman, Incubus, Sarah McLaughlin) but she exudes her own. To hear her you can tell that she stands behind all that she sings and has entrenched her being, her soul, in those words and you think, Wow! This is so authentic and so meaningful. She must have spent hours coming up with the right words for the right spot in that song. But when you ask her she'll say, "No way!" And then she'll tell you "We came up with that during practice or "we were playing around one day...". The ones with natural talent make it look so easy. The Dude: Speaking of easy, we couldn't go any further than the easy going but intense Mike "Buzafer" Busa, who moved from NY to Ft Lauderdale as a young child. Mike is a pure rock head, you could see having hung out with Black Sabbath in their prime; Mike is the "Just do it!" guy of Gilded Lily. He handles all the grudge work , he shoots the Lily videos, mixes the music, books the shows and produces the music. Now the instant you see Mike you feel his carefree ROCK persona. Buzafer does more than play guitar; every cord and string means something for him in each song. Mike plays like he is making his guitar sing but again he'll also explain, "Nah, we just get together and work and most of the time we don't go in with ideas, we create off of one another's mood and instinct." Natalie and Mike found each other at a warehouse party for Mike's former band. Natalie (who was also in her own band at the time) volunteered to join in on a spontaneous session at the party. There began the development of mutual respect for one another's talents and a strong and enduring friendship whose foundation was based on their mutual love for and commitment to music. A few years later they formed Gilded Lily. Gilded Lily offers the promise of being unlike anything you've seen before and captivating you in a way that revolutionizes your appreciation for music. FOR MORE INFO CALL: 954-726-6717 OR BUZAFER@YAHOO.COM

Lyrics

I Smile

Written By: Gilded Lily

Nothings ever as it seems to be
At least not for me
You see, most will fall, but others will
see through my shallow walls
I have built up around me

You know you all been there too
Not knowing were to turn to
And I know I'm not the only one
so I singing...

I smile when I want to cry
I'm the life of the party
When all I rather do is
lay down and die.

And I,
Would often sit and wonder to myself
How could I have not known
You see, I've been down that road
many a time before
I've climbed the highest mountain
I've had the highest Plato
Under my toes and

You know you all been there too
Not knowing were to turn to
And I know I'm not the only one here

I smile when I want to cry
I'm the life of the party
When all I rather do is lay down and die.

Drowning

Written By: Natalie Hibbert

Use to tell me never let them see you cry.
we would talk about it later.
later would never come.
now I'm left here wondering.

I don't want to preach, you know I'm no angel.
but I need you to know that the same thing I want from you are the same things that I want for myself
which are all good.
I need you to help me figure it out.

You know I need you to help me
'cause I'm drowning
I'm so lost and I cant seem to figure it out
'cause I'm lost, so please help me.
You know I need you to help me
'cause I'm drowning

I'll paint you a mental picture..
so you see that I'm alone now
I'm not really bitchin' at ya
I' never met to make you feel like sh**
I'm just venting, everyone needs to scream aloud sometime
especially when they feel like there drowning.

Life Goes On

Written By: Gilded Lily

Many people come,
many people go,
don't you know
here today gone tomorrow

If ya feel like every-thing's going wrong,
hold on and be strong

If you lost a love today
It probably means you needed space

No time to wallow in your sorrows now
make the best of tomorrow somehow

Life Goes On

If you feel like life has passed you by
well its time to open up your eyes
spread your wings and fly away

you got to lose the downward pulling ties
lose the lies you hide behind.

Name

Written By: Gilded Lily

Nobody knows my name and
until they see it up in stars then
everyone wants a piece of your fame

nobody understand this and
nobody feels no shame

waiting for change to come
feeling like your the only one
who really gives a damn anyway

a feeling high, a feeling low
a feeling I just don't know.

I look up to the sky
and I wonder why
does this bother me so
don't you know, its all the same
nothing has changed
and they'd all like to see
ya go up in flames.

Walk the road alone
if thats what the order calls for
pity me not, I seen the sun today
and I know you were the only one
who really gave a damn
you stuck in there threw thick and thin
on behind

I look up to the sky
and I wonder why
does this bother me so
don't you know, its all the same
nothing has changed
and they'd all like to see
ya go up in flames.

Diving

Written By: Gilded Lily

Diving into nowhere to find
somethings out there
Diving into nowhere to find
somethings that just ain't there

Disaster is fear
and what's fear is certainly near
solution nowhere, solution nowhere,
a man walks a million miles for a
million years to find something out there
a place of his own, some place to call his home.

Hey man I ain't trying to step on your toes
I'm just trying to make it to worlds unknown
do you know?

Diving into nowhere to find
somethings out there
Diving into nowhere to find
somethings that just ain't there.

Feeble hollow body minds
Don't ya know the cry's of deny
Denial breeds anger
acceptance is the only answer here.

Hey man I ain't trying to step on your toes
I'm just trying to make it to worlds unknown
do you know?

Diving into nowhere to find
somethings out there
Diving into nowhere to find
somethings that just ain't there.

Discography

5 song demo "Songs From A Life"
8 song CD "Dream Ever Lasting"

Set List

Drowning
Name
Lily Song
Life Goes On
inevitable
Diving
Runaway
I smile
Birdy
Broken Dreams
Hero
Whats Up?