Hipple Street

Hipple Street

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Hipple Street are a four piece band writing and performing melodic tunes, featuring upfront grooves, infectious instrumental hooks with a strong emphasis on vocal harmony.

Biography

Being multi-instrumentalists, Hipple Street have set out with the idea of creating something new and different. Influenced by such greats as Steely Dan, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson and Stevie Wonder - the aim has been to create and produce a brand of music that would one day live up to the qualities and achievements of these influential icons.

With the collaboration of their styles of funk, jazz, classic rock merged with the skills of pop producer Andy Reynolds, this combination led them to the Hipple Street signature sound.

Last year, at the invitation of IMRO, Hipple Street entered the song "Havana" into the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) in Nashville Tennessee, reaching the quarter-finals globally. The judging panel consisted of such industry heavy-weights as P Diddy, Michael McDonald, Steve Lillywhite and Monte Lipman.

Lyrics

Inspector Rita

Written By: Neil Byrne / Nigel Wheatley

Verse 1

Ooh, I dig those city nights
Me and the boys, well we go painting up the town real nice
We really gotta get down to the boogie at the party, yeah
But see my baby likes to finish what we started

Bridge

Heartache when plans are made
She’ll say my joy is at her expenses
Heartache, you see, my reputation won’t buy
Another night of fun and games

Chorus

Inspector Rita
She said, she said
Ooh,Ooh,Ooh yeah
No,no,no

Inspector Rita
She said, she said
Ooh,Ooh,Ooh yeah
No,no,no

Verse 2

Investigations made
Into the nights that would finally seal my faith
Inspector Rita, It’s what they say when they see her (ha,ha,ha)
My heart just skips a beat when I see that crazy look in her eyes

Bridge

Darlin’ don’t love me this way
We all need some liberation
She said baby, I ain’t got time for masquerade
You cannot deny or buy my prevention

Middle

I remember the happy days
It’s amazing what time can change
Cause now she sounds just like her mother

Chorus

Inspector Rita
She said, she said
Ooh,Ooh,Ooh yeah
No,no,no

Repeat chorus to end

Havana

Written By: Neil Byrne / Nigel Wheatley

Verse 1

Under a blue southern sky
Untouched for all these years unchanged
A distant era still survives
In black and white she still remains

Verse 2

She lives with faded high acclaim
She still riding in a clapped out Chevrolet
Her clothes are shabby, her make up is wearing thin
Underneath it shows the lines upon her skin

Bridge

She wears her heart upon her sleeve
For everyone to see
They’re coming in from everywhere
All for a chance to meet

Chorus

Havana
How are you

Verse 3

The swinging jazz lets down her hair
A size five helps her unwind
She boasts a monumental fair
She is the centre of her kind

Bridge

She gives her heart, her soul complete
She gives it all for free, to everyone she meets
Her colours on market square
They’re dancing in salsa beat

Middle

The Southern Sun gives way to the night
She feels the rhythm as it makes her body sway
She keeps on dancing through the night
Dance till morning light
Neon lights will fade
Till the night gives in to day
Havana

Verse 4

Under a blue southern sky
untouched for all these years unchanged
Havana how are you tonight
I see a smile upon your face

Chorus

Havana
How are you

Outro

A charm unchanged
Her history paints her face
She’s one of a kind

A Time To Liberate

Written By: Neil Byrne / Nigel Wheatley

Verse 1

Life gives us state of mind for us to bare
No two of a kind but one thing we do share

Bridge

So when the fire in your heart
has reduced to just one flame

Pre Chorus

You need to find a way to free
When joy subsides from burdened mind
If this is our prime well then let it be

Chorus

A time to liberate
Your mind

Verse 2

A yearning to find a place where we belong
A place in our hearts, our minds that keeps us strong

Bridge

Just like the day it turns to night
And darkness will prevail

Pre Chorus

Slowly the night will meet the sun
Into the light a new day becomes
A chance to free
A time to liberate

Chorus

A time to liberate
A time to make a change

Pre Chorus

You need to find a way to free
When joy subsides from burdened mind
If this is our prime well then let it be

Chorus

A time to liberate
A time to make a change
To look for a brighter day
Liberate

Discography

Hipple Street - Naturally In Harmony (2007)

The CD single contains the following tracks:

1) Naturally In Harmony
2) True Adore
3) One Day

Hipple Street The EP (2006)

Launched with an exciting instore performance in Tower Records Dublin and designed by four5one, U2's graphic designers, the EP was very well received.

The EP contains the following tracks:

1) Inspector Rita
2) Havana
3) A Time To Liberate
4) Eleanor

The release of "Inspector Rita" has led to the track debuting at Number 27 in the Official Irish Top 40 Singles Chart on the week ending 8th of February 2007.

Set List

Hipple Street have written and perform 15 original tracks and will often include a number of covers in their set if suitable