Helena Garcia

Helena Garcia

BandPopFunk

Acoustic. Rock. Blues. Funk. Classical.

Biography

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Helena Garcia is no stranger to the stage. Singing professionally since the age of 9, Helena started her career as a singer in Toronto's Portuguese community and performed throughout North America and Europe as a child.

Today Helena combines her Portuguese musical roots with her love of all things acoustic to bring a new sound to the stage.

"When you think of soul, you usually think of Aretha Franklin or maybe Mary J. Blige. You do not tend to think of the lead singer of a Toronto indie band. But now, and forevermore, I will associate Helena G's name with soul. Make that capital-s Soul. In addition to her voice, Helena G. also has the distinction of being pure joy to watch perform. Her stage presence conveys all of the energy and passion of her songs, and she transfers this energy and passion to the audience so that we feel we are on stage with her, or right inside the songs. Musically, the flamenco and folk-rock guitars fuse with the funk rhythms of the drums and bass to create an original and compelling sound. What a band to see live. Trust me."

Lisa Johnson, Indievoice.com

Lyrics

Soul

Written By: Helena Garcia

Baby, let's overcome
this awkward state and fly
Cuz I'm overdue for a little love
let's see what we can become.

I like the way you talk
As night turns into day
Hold on baby, a little longer
You make me feel so safe.

I don't feel like
this is a passing phase,
Let's stop right here
and take our time.
Oh, it feels like soul.

Baby,
Baby,
Baby I'm at a loss for words
Can't seem to catch my breath, No.
Could it be that
I'm falling over my guards?
Could it be that you are too?

I don't feel like
this is a passing phase,
Let's stop right here
and take our time.
Oh, it feels like soul.

Yeah it feels like soul...

I, Oh I
Couldn't even tell you
how much I've cried.
Now it's so clear
everything I've said and done
is nothing but a memory from
a past that seems so far away...

Maybe you can stay a while
Make me high and hold my smile
See there's nothing there
to break us down.
I can see this could be
better than the best of times
stronger than that sun that shines
on all my cliches!

Hey I don't feel like
this is a passing phase,
Let's stop right here
and take our time.
Oh, it feels like soul.

Oh, it feels like soul.

Shine

Written By: Helena Garcia

I see the light
around my room
I watch the night
shine in tune.
I see the light
on my window, I
watch the shadows form, I
hold on...

Hold on, now, now, now
Hold on
I will leave you with my heart
I'll leave you with my heart
I'll shine...for you.

The careless sky
the watchful shore.
Your hand in mine
I never had more...

We'll grow to be
weathered gold, to see
a beautiful hope and a
wonderful dream

Hold on, now, now, now
Hold on
I will leave you with my heart
I'll leave you with my heart
I'll shine...for you.

And I see you in my life
as some shine to hold in my
hand to heart
close to home
I will shine...for you.

Hold on, now, now, now
Hold on
I will leave you with my heart
I'll leave you with my heart
I'll shine...for you.

Set List

Typical Set Time - 30 - 40 minutes

Total repertoire of approximately 20 songs with full acoustic band.

Sound is a mix of acoustic rock, blues, funk and classical