ian simpson

ian simpson

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Passionate delivery of authentic emotion through music is what you can expect when you see me play live. My aim is to touch the very core of human existence to feel that bond between the listener and performer.

Biography

Originally from the UK, Ian has been playing music since he was 11 years old, and writing and performing for the past 16 years. Performing regularly around Auckland and recognised as a notable writer/performer. Ian's powerful vocals and passionate delivery leave a distinct impression with the listener.

He has achieved Finalist status in the He won the Diablo Singer/Songwriter 2007 competition in Ponsonby, Auckland taking top honours amongst 30 contestants from around the country.

Recently he performed on Auckland City Council's Music in the Parks programme for the 2nd year. Last year he released his debut single, "Easy Lover" on iTunes, which achieved a Finalist status in the internationally coveted UK Songwriting Competition.

He has been having a busy NZ Music Month (2009) performing around his local area in original band nights as well as singer/songwriter showcases.

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"....absolutely world class..." James Spindler of Greenlane Recording Studios

"...soaring vocals..." Rocket Music Magazine Oxford, England

Lyrics

in silence

Written By: ian simpson

well in time
when we all know
just what it was that made us go
but till then its all just to and fro
in silence

and forever we'll be standing here
just when it ends is not yet clear
so till then lets go and have a beer
in silence

and in moments when we just sit down
when we stop the rush
and leave this town
i remember why i'm still around here with you

cos you have been there from the start
and there's not a day you're not a part of
and hold me now because my heart is crying

there are times when i lose my head
i push away and sink like lead
to the bottom of this broken bed
in silence

oh, and i know that you go there too
you start to panic i see right through
and i'm screaming I am there for you in silence

and in moments when you're feeling weak
and everything is just too bleak
it is then i'm holding you in sheets of silence

and a million miles now i have come
to be by your side
where i can warm you
you're cold and desparate in my arms
of silence
oh in silence

another pop
to make me go
we'll i'm afraid more than you know
heaven sent this world to make me sing

Easy Lover

Written By: Ian Simpson

When I met you my life turned gold
But I'd found a heart I couldn't hold
And I never once looked at another
I tried too hard and I was blind
And now I'm leaving all of that behind me
I'm gonna find an easy lover

I gave her all a man could ever give her
I watched her every move so I could save her
I held up all the love
And threw it all away
Over you

Summer rainbows in your eyes
And I see right through your thin disguise
In the words you speak and the passions in your desire
A single kiss would last all night
And the heat thats from this candlelight
Bears nothing to the raging of this fire

I gave her all a man could ever give her
I watched her every move so I could save her
I held up all the love
And threw it all away
Over you

But when you left the skies turned grey
And all the love thats in the world today
Is not enough to help me to recover
But I won't go down, I won't be sad
And I won't look back on what we had because
I'm gonna find me an easy lover

I gave her all a man could ever give her
I watched her every move so I could save her
I held up all the love
And threw it all away
Over you

I gave her all a man could ever give her
I watched her every move so I could save her
I held up all the love
And threw it all away
Over you

Humans Racing

Written By: Ian Simpson

Silent Cry, Lead balloon
Feels I've been slipping badly
Overweight, uhm in those scenes
Feels I've been slipping down you see

There's no way out, don't get left behind
Oh, where you won't find it
So state your name, and your case
In the human race

Woh be tide, all alone
Feels I've been slipping badly
Overwhere, flies beauty queens
Feels I've been slipping down you see

There's no way out, don't get left behind
Oh, where you won't find it
State your name, and your case
Here in the human race

Humans racing repeated over

Racing around this town x 2

Humans racing x2

Say yeah, yeah, yeah , yeah

You, you, you, you

Racing around, Racing around with you

Repeated

Discography

Easy Lover EP (Available on iTunes)