Glenn Marais

Glenn Marais

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Glenn Marais is a singer/songwriter and a compelling live performer whose music moves and inspires. A Juno nominee and a gifted live performer, Glenn is making waves in the Canadian Music Scene with his song Like a Child, on twenty radio stations and video now #1 on Much More Music's ClipTrip.

Biography

Glenn Marais is a singer/songwriter who plays guitar, harmonica and piano. He currently performs as a solo artist and with the band, Haight Ashbury.
• In November 2005, Glenn flew to Africa to film a video for his song, “Like a Child”. It debuted on Much More Music on Jan.30th/2006 and is currently number one on Much More Music’s “Clip Trip” show.
• The CD/DVD for Like a Child will be available in March 2006 through Indie Pool online at www.likeachild.ca and the CD contains four bonus songs, from upcoming release, Alive in the Mud and the DVD has the video, documentary footage and live performance footage.
• Glenn hired Last Tango Productions to promote Like a Child and it is currently in rotation on 20 AC and HOT AC stations across Canada, receiving rave reviews:
"Like a Child" is a forceful song from a gifted songwriter.
Exposure Magazine
Like a Child made it on to the MUSIC MENU POWER PICK TOP TEN PAGE for “Canadian Network Magazine”
"I dare anyone to remain unmoved by this powerful song."
Rays Reviews

• Glenn recently came second in the Mix 99.9 Canadian Radio Star Contest, with his entry, “Don’t Let Your Love Go”.
• In 2000, he co-wrote the song “Everybody Wants to Be Like You”, with the artist, “Snow”
• The song was the second fastest rising song in Canadian history, reaching the Top Ten and is currently the fifth most played song in history on Canadian radio. Glenn received a Socan award and was nominated for a Juno award in the best songwriting category.
• Glenn was the session guitarist for the recording of Snow’s record, “Mind on the Moon” featuring Everybody Wants to Be like You at Longview Farm Studios in Brookfield, Massachusetts.

• Glenn’s band, Haight Ashbury have opened for Alan Frew of the band, “Glass Tiger” at the CNE band shell, appeared on the CHCH Television show ‘Road Stories’, hosted by Alan Frew, jammed with blues guitar legend Jeff Healey, shared the stage with actor Steven Segal, and played hundreds of shows throughout Toronto, the USA and Canada.
• Glenn has supported the charity, The Starlight Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for terminally ill children, for a number of years now. To date he has raised over 10,000 dollars for the Starlight Children’s’ Foundation.
• In June 1992, Glenn auditioned for the band, “The Red Hot Chili Peppers”, in Hollywood, California

Glenn is active in songwriting and producing for several different artists in addition to live performance
and independent CD releases on his own and with Haight Ashbury.

www.likeachild.ca

Lyrics

Don't Let Your Love Go

Written By: Glenn Marais

DON’T LET YOUR LOVE GO
Words and Music Glenn Marais
V1-I KNOW THAT WHEN I SEE YOU, I, SEE YOU COMING AND I WANNA BE THERE AND
I HOLD ON TO THE THINGS YOU SAY AND TAKE EM WITH ME TAKE EM ANYWHERE
LOVE’S A THING, I DON’T EVER TAKE FOR GRANTED
I DON’T GET IT WHEN PEOPLE DO
WHEN THE WORLD KICKS YOUR ASS AND YOU DON’T WANNA FACE IT, DON’T TELL ME WHAT I GOTTA DO
PRE-ALL THE OLD REASONS WHY
LIKE I DON’T KNOW AND MAYBE NEXT TIME I’ll TRY
CHORUS-DON’T LET YOUR LOVE GO WASTED
TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT YOU GOT AND
DON’T LET YOUR LOVE GO WASTED
OH BABY LEAD WITHYOUR HEART
DON’T LET YOUR LOVE GO WASTED, DON’T BE AFRAID TO OPEN UP
CAUSE A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING IS ALL YOU GOT AND A LITTLE BIT OF NOTHING IS WORTH A LOT
V2-MEMORIES ARE THE THINGS YOU TAKE, TAKE EM WITH YOU WHEN YOU’RE ALL ALONE AND
DON’T BE AFRAID TO CALL UP, BE THE ONE TO PICK UP THE PHONE
BE SURPRISED AT WHAT YOU’RE HEARING, BE SURPRISED AT WHAT YOU GET
WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR HEART TO SOMEONE ELSE AND THEN YOU’LL KNOW YOU’LL NEVER REGRET AND
PRE-FORGET THE THINGS THAT YOU KNOW, I KNOW, I WANNA KNOW AND
SHOW ME WHERE YOUR HEART CAN GO AND
CHORUS
PRE-FORGET THE THINGS THAT YOU’RE SHOWN
TAKE ME THERE WHEREVER YOU GO
CHORUS

Buddha Hat

Written By: Glenn Marais

BUDDHA HAT
Words and Music
Glenn Marais

V1-I, SAW YOU IN A, APARTMENT WINDOW, AND YOU LOOKED TO ME TO BE SO WISE
YOU LOOKED DOWN MY STREET AND SAW THAT I WAS ALONE AND I WONDERED IF YOU EVEN KNEW WHY
SO I WALKED DOWN TO THE MARKET AND I GOT MY MORNING PAPER AND I SAT DOWN ON A BENCH AND READ THE LIFE
THERE WAS HOT BREAD AND COFFEE IN MY HAND AND I LOOKED UP TO THE GIRL AND SAID OH WHY
CHORUS- I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN YOU
I HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN YOU
I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED YOU
AND I SAW THE APARTMENT WINDOW AND SAID GOODBYE

V2-SO I KICKED BACK MY HEAD AND SAW THE CLOUDS BREAKING OPEN WIDE
MORNING’S COME AGAIN, EVENINGS GONE AWAY AND I CAN’T EVEN HOLD ON TO THE LIFE
I SAW YOU IN A, APARTMENT WINDOW AND YOU LOOKED UP TO THE WORLD AND SAID OH WHY, YOU LOOKED UP TO THE WORLD AND SAID OH WHY
CHORUS- I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN YOU
I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED YOU
I HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN YOU
AND I SAW THE APARTMENT WINDOW
BREAK
CHORUS

Everything Breaks

Written By: Glenn Marais

EVERYTHING BREAKS
Lyrics-Glenn Marais
Music-John Dawson and Glenn Marais
V1-I SEE NOTHING NOW AND YOU ALWAYS SEE, EVERYTHING, SO DEEPLY
DAYS OF WONDER, DRIFT ANEW, HAND IN MINE WE’RE WONDERING WHAT IT IS WE’LL DO, ALWAYS
PRE-AND ALWAYS FOREVER AFTER, SHE ONCE SAID TO ME
EVERYTHING’S A MYSTERY UNLESS YOU ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
CHORUS-AND HEARTS BREAK TOO FAST THESE DAYS
AND EVERY ONE IS ON THE WAY TO SOMETHING BETTER, THAT THEY JUST CAN’T SEEM TO FIND
V2-IN, YOU, I BELIEVED. IN I, I PERCEIVED MORE THAN I SHOULD HAVE, SEEN
OUTSIDE THE WINDOW IS LAUGHTER, BREAKING ON THE PANE OF SADNESS THAT YOU HAD TO BLAME ON THE MADNESS OF EVERYTHING
PRE-AND ALWAYS NOTHING IS WHAT SHE ONCE GAVE TO ME, EVERYTHING’S AN ANSWER WHEN YOU’RE ASKING THE QUESTIONS
CHORUS
PRE-AND ALWAYS FOREVER AFTER SHE ONCE SAID TO ME, EVERYTHING’S AN ANSWER WHEN ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
CHORUS

Discography

The Big Empty-11 song CD
Glass Half Full-Second Disc of 10 songs
Alive in the Mud-solo record by Glenn Marais
Like a Child is playing on20 radio stations across Canada-link at www.likeachild.ca for info
Don't Let Your Love Go-came second in the Mix 99.9 songwriting contest, one of the largest radio stations in the Toronto area

Set List

For an opening gig, we usually do 40-45 minutes-9-10 songs.
We are capable of playing two to three hours or more as we have lots of originals and covers to play.
we can do two long sets, three one hours, 4 45's, whatever works, we are flexible.
Our covers range from James Brown, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Green Day, Foo FIghters, Radiohead, STP, Retro, Motown, Blues. We cover a wide range of material.
Cover List

1) I Feel Good-James Brown
2) Better Man-Pearl Jam
3) Plush-Stone Temple Pilots
4) Let’s Go Crazy-Prince
5) Purple Rain-Prince
6) Play That Funky Music Medley (Thank-You For letting be myself, Get Down Tonight)- Hot Cherry, Sly Stone, Kool and The Gang
7) Are you Gonna Go My Way-Lenny Kravitz
8) Miss You-The Stones
9) Last Night –The Strokes
10) The Lemon Song-Zeppelin
11) The Ocean-Led Zeppelin
12) I Belong To You-Lenny Kravitz
13) Good Times/Bad Times-Zeppelin
14) Dig In-Lenny Kravitz
15) Sex Machine-James Brown
16) Black Magic Woman - S