Girl Delux

Girl Delux

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Girl Delux is the soundtrack to the story of what it's like to be a modern girl in a complex world. Their songs are sassy, sophisticated, and never oversimplified. Their influences range across genres, combining them into a soulful, fresh and energetic sound with tons of personality. Just listen.

Biography

Who’s that Girl (Delux)?

Girl Delux is the soundtrack to the story of what it's like to be a modern girl in a complex world. Centered around duo Davis James and Venice Cameron, their songs are sophisticated, sassy, and never oversimplified, with both lyrics and music that are all-sided. Their influences range across genres, combining them into a soulful, fresh and energetic sound with tons of personality. Girl Delux is an amazingly tight band for everybody - all you have to do is listen.

Girl Delux was started in 2005 by Manchester-born Davis James (multi-instrumentalist) and Toronto's Clara Venice (vocals, electric/acoustic violin). When they met, both James and Venice had been playing music for years - James had already toured the world as lead guitar player for several national and international recording artists, and produced his first album for Warner Music in 2001. Venice had been involved in recording projects in L.A., Nashville and Toronto, and developed her stage presence by performing in the Toronto club scene and at selected venues in the U.S. Both James' and Venice's recording work attracted interest from radio and television personalities, and Venice’s projects ended up as the soundtrack for a major French motion picture.

But they wanted something more - something "Delux," perhaps.

Getting to work in James' studio, the duo began writing songs towards an album which they hoped would capture the public's attention with its Delux sound and feeling. Venice crafts meaningful, thought-provoking lyrics and unique vocal sounds that mesh with James' lush textures and driving, symphonic arrangements. The result is fresh and multifaceted, inspired by many genres woven together into a new fabric which still retains the echos of its influences - expansive, experimental verses, airy lyrics ranging from sassy to profound, from witty to spiteful. Their choruses are strong, optimistic and singable, holding open a space for Girl Delux which is yet to be filled in the contemporary pop music world.

Since completing their first 8-song EP in the summer of 2006, Girl Delux has taken advantage of the new opportunities offered by emerging digital media such as Myspace, the blogosphere and podcasting networks. These technologies have allowed Girl Delux the freedom to pursue the sophisticated and unique sound, shape and material that they always wanted to play. Having begun to acquire a strong and consistent virtual fanbase, James and Venice are now ready to return to the stage and break out as Girl Delux. Joined by a talented band of old friends and band mates, Venice and James are thrilled to be on the threshold of a new chapter in both of their lives.

Lyrics

Stranger Song

Written By: Cameron/McNally

STRANGER
Cameron/McNally 2006

VERSE 1:

I know
You're alright on your own
Life gets hard when you know
That someone's waiting

Through the bathroom mirror
If you look into your eyes
You'll see they look a little sad
Sometimes

PRECHORUS 1:

But still you won't ask the question
She wants to hear
And love's still a stranger

CHORUS:

Maybe you go around in circles
You talk in code and maybe you don't notice
Maybe love is right there waiting
If only you could open up your heart

VERSE 2:

Now I've been thinking
You might be a bit confused
When you see her out at night
You seem amused

But your bed
Keeps getting bigger
As your heart,
Still feels so closed

PRECHORUS 2:

And still she waits
For you to finally say
"Don't be a stranger"

CHORUS

All Coming Back

Written By: Cameron/McNally

VERSE 1:

It was easy
To pretend it was alright
To pretend that i could make it
The waves roll on
You found me on your shore,
You found me on your shore

It got harder and harder
To put it on the line
Couldn't take it
Just couldn't take it anymore
Waves keep rolling and rolling
And passing over me
Couldn't take me
Just break me down a little more

PRECHORUS 1

I reach out to you in my sleep
Empty pillow for your dreams
And I see you passing over me
Staying long enough to keep me waiting

CHORUS

Well I could always read between your lines
How you miss me but you love to watch me go
Put it all in a bottle drift it out to sea
But it keeps coming back
Yes it's all coming back to me

VERSE 2:

Somewhere
There's a party going on
I can hear the music playing
And two lovers, in shadows
In the distance hanging on
Playing games
That someone must be winning

PRECHORUS 2:

I reach out to you in my sleep
Empty pillow for your dreams
And I see you passing over me
Staying long enough to keep me waiting

CHORUS

Give it to Me

Written By: Cameron/McNally

Hey man,
I come when you call
For a good time on the bathroom wall
Busted,
Yeah word on the street
Is that you want it even more than me

Tore down,
Off on a jag
A little lovin' in my paper bag
Lipglass, candy and juice
My favourite flavours and a little help from you

CHORUS:

HEY MAN!
Let's do it again
Get goin, get happy, get off, get into it
HEY MAN!
Let's go for a ride
Just give it to me, give it to me
One more time

VERSE 2:

I'm no worse
Than you want to believe
But I still got some tricks hiding up my sleeve
Now the sky's blue
And the town's painted red
When you saw it, I heard you when you said:

CHORUS

BRIDGE:

Give me all your dreams
Give me all your hopes
Give me all your futures
Give me till you're broke
Put it in my heart
Put it in my soul
Put it in my past,
Oh you know where it goes
Give me something real
Give me something good
Give me something juicy
Aw, you know you should
Put it in my pocket
Put it in my blood
And if you wanna rock it,
Put it in my [STOP!]

CHORUS out

Set List

TYPICAL SET LIST:

Girl Delux plays one approximately 45 minute set of all original material except for one Velvet Underground cover (as indicated below)

In My Head
All Coming Back
Stranger
Give it to Me
Bad Girl
All Tomorrow's Parties (COVER, Velvet Underground)
No Words
Blackout