Haley Dreis

Haley Dreis

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Imagine a night when Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Charlie Daniels share the stage. Enter Haley Dreis: a multi-instrumentalist who dreamed of life beyond the acoustic guitar. She is literally a one-woman show, layering instruments with her Andrew Bird inspired loop station. Versed in ukulele, guitar, percussion, and a professional violinist, she stuns the crowd looping Top 40 mash-ups and original pop melodies.

Since moving to Nashville, Dreis is stomping her footprint at the Grand Old Opry, Blu

Biography

23 year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Haley Dreis currently resides in Nashville, TN, where she teaches violin, tours, records, and writes music for herself and others. Her most recent album, "Lady With A Rocket," was recently featured on iTunes in 'New and Noteworthy.'

In her hometown of Columbia, SC critics favor her as "one of the scene's brightest voices" (Otis Taylor, The State newspaper) - and her debut full-length album as "a perfectly realized and surprisingly mature and polished pop gem from the still-young Dreis, who is as promising a pop talent as Columbia's ever seen" (Patrick Wall, Columbia Free-Times).

She has recorded and toured throughout the southeast with Jay Clifford (of Jump Little Children) and Josh Kaler (of Slow Runner); and has performed alongside national acts such as We The Kings, Tonic, Edwin McCain, Toby Lightman, & Chris Barron (of Spin Doctors). She has performed at legendary venues such as the Bitter End (NYC), Eddie's Attic (Decatur, GA), Bluebird Cafe (Nashville), and most recently graced the stage at the Grande Ole Opry where she played violin in the orchestra for Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin at the Stellar Music Awards.

Dreis is a high school graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and a recent cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College.
Her most recent 3rd full-length album, "Lady With A Rocket" (September 2012) was honored "New and Noteworthy" on iTunes. Her full-length debut album "Beautiful to Me" (July, 2009) and her sophomore release "Taking Time" (March, 2011) are also available on iTunes and other digital retailers. She has collectively fan-funded over $18,000 via Kickstarter to independently release her albums.

www.haleydreismusic.com

Lyrics

Take It All Away

Written By: Haley Dreis

Verse 1:
One door opens and another closes on you
They say you can't but you know that that just ain't true
I feel my heart telling me it'll be alright

Pre-Chorus:
But I'm gonna prove 'em wrong and let my light shine

Chorus:
Take it all away
bring me to my knees
And I will shine a light
through all the darkened places
Yeah, yeah
Take it all away
bring me to my knees
and I will shine a light
through all the darkened places
to help me find my way

Verse 2:
Hey girl don't fear, I will be on your side
Others bring you down and those feelings you just can't hide
Have some patience cause it's gonna be a long ride

Pre-Chorus:
Together we can let our dreams come alive

[Chorus]

Bridge:
Peace within me
Nothing can begin without it
I will need some time...
Let the peace within your mind
Guide your heart and you will find
You are in another place
It's getting warmer
Fire burning in your eyes
Flames of passion slowly rise
Cutting through the clouds and skies
I will burn a light

[Chorus]

I Believe In Love

Written By: Haley Dreis

What have I ever told you
To make you run away?
Leaving me hanging here now
With nothing else to say

Pre-Chorus:
Could it be that we weren't meant to be? (2x)

Chorus:
I believe in love
The way it ought to be
I believe in love
But darlin not with me
I believe in love

Honey, I ain't gonna lie
That I'm runnin out of tears
Seein the people walk by
With their lovers and their years

[Pre-Chorus]
[Chorus]

Bridge:
I believe in the ever-ecstasy
In defying society
I believe in l-o-v-e love, and we sing it now...

[Chorus]

Oh baby, and it's coming home to me

Dancing To A Symphony

Written By: Haley Dreis

Hand to hand, spinning a web
of triplets and melodies
Waltzing in circles going
No where to find peace

Bring me back to the days of Mozart
simplicity still reigned
Now we fall in a million pieces
fulfillment unattained

Pre-Chorus:
Counting desperately
Waiting for the cue

Chorus:
And we're dancing to a symphony
Searching for our part
And we're dancing to a symphony
Cadence in my heart

Debussy, tell me a story
Coax me with your song
We're the baton and you are the music
I will play along

Beethoven breathes his anger and sadness,
Frustration in our hands
Crecendo-ing to final moment
Pounding at the stand

[Pre-Chorus]
[Chorus]

Bridge:
Dance with me (4x)

[Chorus]

All For You

Written By: Haley Dreis

All assumed but never taught
This is how it goes
Why don't you just disregard
All I've ever known?

Pre-Chorus:
Oh, I can't wait for sunlight in the rain
You might never see my way

Chorus:
This is all for you
You don't have a clue
This is all for you
Isn't really new
Just shut your eyes and make it better
Shut your eyes

Targeted but never shot
This is how you'll show
That you've given all you've got
Better letting go

[Pre-Chorus]
[Chorus]

Bridge:
Oh, time will change
But we will stay the same
Oh, time will change
But we will stay the same
Stay the same, stay the same
Oh we will never change
You'll always stay the same

[Chorus]

Crying Out For You

Written By: Haley Dreis

I look to you through my eyes
And I feel your touch at my side
But I turn away when I know you're there
A chosen faith I take with me as I'm...

Chorus:
Crying out for you
And no one else can hear me call for you
Waiting out for you
And you know that you really want me too

I wait alone in the darkness as it calls my name
And I want to answer and say "no, don't take me with you"
I need the one I love
I see the one I once loved as I'm...

[Chorus]

Bridge:
Here, where we will not be alone
And can hold each other close
It's a shame we cannot live our lives this way
I must turn away

[Chorus]

Crying out for you
I pray I need you faith will guide me
Waiting out for you
I need you don't you turn away from me

Crying out for you
May your life be filled with grace
Waiting out for you
And I know that you really want me too

Discography

"Lady With A Rocket" (September 18, 2012) LP
"Taking Time" (March, 2011) EP
"Beautiful To Me" (July, 2009) LP

Set List

Set list length varies. All original music.