ilan Kidron

ilan Kidron

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"ilan Kidron has a natural and engaging stage presence. He interprets his repertoire with subtlety and musicality and delivers his tunes with a directness and honesty of emotion."-J.Crittenden-Drum Media

Biography

A good song has to have groove. It's got to move the listener emotionally and physically. ilan Kidron's music and voice has that power.

ilan has been writing songs since he was fourteen. He's been immersed in music since he was five and became a songster through high school and uni. His parents fed him anything from Deep Purple to Nat King Cole to traditional music from France and Brazil.

ilan has won awards with bands and as a composer for film. One of the short films he worked on (Inja) was nominated for an Oscar in 2003.

In 2001 he became obsessed with learning songs - Spanish, Portugese songs, French chanson, jazz... With his creative and innovative approach, vast range and ability to sing in four languages, ilan formed Euro-gypsy-jazz group Glass, through which he had the opportunity to meet many amazing players.

Now, ilan's main focus is the creation and performance of his original material. "There are many ways that I write songs" he explains "but the method is simple, either with my own faithful dictaphone or straight onto paper at the piano or guitar. There is so much to write about, I look directly into a story or into myself for a simple honest feeling, a gesture".

The last three years have seen ilan working at least a couple of nights a week, earning a strong, loyal fan base, selling out venues such as Wine Banq, The Vanguard, The Basement, Empire, Plan B, Gertrude and Alice Bookshop, Grand Pacific Blue Room, Industrie and more.

What sets ilan Kidron apart from other singer songwriters is the conscious blending of music from other cultures and good rock/pop. The sound hides somewhere deep within the dark sensual streets of Paris and Rio and the golden rocking beaches of Sydney.

You can contact ilan at ikid@bigpond.net.au or phone (61+2) 0400 987 001

Lyrics

Angels and Demons

Written By: ilan

Angels and Demons

She Dreams of the colors in her hair
Locked in blue cages with painted floors
She drinks from the wine she made from your tears
The harvest of feelings for lost souls to gather

Hold me until i cry showers of gold
from my eyes as I wander through mazes at night

Where angels and demons are making love

He sees all the things most people ignore
Like mist on the windows and ants in a trail
He writes down his thoughts on used kitchen paper
The ink mixed with oil makes strange useless patterns and

Hold me until i cry showers of gold
from my eyes as I wander through mazes at night

Where angels and demons are making love

The Old Man got lost on faded trails
That led him on adventures to the grave
His wife was blind but tender in ways
That would give him a heart ache when he looked to the sky

Only A Fool

Written By: ilan

Only a Fool

I saw rays bouncing off your cheek,
the sun willingly sent them down to me
And if I go blind by looking open eyed,
Will I still see reflections of you in my lost heart?

The earth is still as we kiss,
only a fool would believe in magic
I am but one, fool,
Only a Fool

I will plant our happiness in a field
Let it grow in a sea of souls
And one day we'll reach our home and touch the sky
For a fleeting moment we can last forever more.

The earth is still as we kiss,
only a fool would believe in magic
I am but one fool,
Only a Fool


Departing Lovers At The Station

Written By: ilan

Her breath makes fog upon the glass
Softly the train pulls out of sight
Steam rising into the cold air
Their hearts fill with the emptiness of goodbye

Last summer was a wild affair
That shook the weight from off their hearts
Running from different places they would meet
Clear of the busy streets in far away little towns

With their backs turned against the world
They could not see what had become
Gathering clouds in Western skies
Leading them to the time they would say goodbye

Her eyes can not avoid the ground
A whistle sounds the final call
He tries to make her laugh, but what can be said?
That nothing lasts and everything must come to an end.

Single Path To The Sun

Written By: Ilan Kidron

Single Path to the Sun

I had been walking and dreaming for miles that day
When you and your blue el dorado stopped me by

The weight of the morning heat was beating down
He/I was just a kid on the road looking for a ride

You made me see the little things, you showed me how to laugh again
So far apart two roads made one to form a single path to the sun

She was clean as a whistle in the breeze
Her scarf blew about like crazy samba nights

We were born at the opposite end of town
But we felt as close as the flames from the same fire

You made me see the little things, you showed me how to laugh again
So far apart two roads made one to form a single path to the sun

We drove all day and at dusk we stopped to eat
By the side of the desert road was a dusty bar
In the corner of the room was a jukebox playing tunes
We danced and we woke up in each others arms

You made me see the little things, you showed me how to laugh again
So far apart two roads made one to form a single path to the sun

Love Over Need

Written By: Ilan Kidron

You got a song like a rocket
A bomb in your pocket
Making your feelings known
Reaching into my home
Feeds my soul with a food
strange but familiar
Helping me to get back up
To see myself and remember

When you lose don't lose the lesson

Open up your doors to change
cause its coming today
In what form i dont know
but things wont be the same
Fortune comes in disguise
as a clown with a sad face
He looks tortured as we laugh
He takes a bow and goes on his way

When you lose dont lose the lesson
Love over need

You cant build a house out of dust
a soft breeze will come and blow it up

Love over need

You got a song like a rocket
A bomb in your pocket
Making your feelings known
Reaching into my home
When I listen to your song I leave the past behind
and deal with my current situation
Then I realize you have your gift and im happy
with the one ive been given

When you lose dont lose the lesson
Love over need

Discography

Glass, ilan's euro-gypsy-jazz band released "The Fool of Hearts" in 2004. It has had a lot of airplay on FBI, 2MBS, 2SER, and other independant Australian radio stations. It is an independant release.

ilan is going to release his originals album later this year.

Listen to some tracks to get a tasty hint of what 's coming.....

Set List

The set goes for about 1hr 15 minutes but can be extended for another massive 30 minutes.
About 14 songs:

All Nights In One
Evening Time
Angels and Demons
Let The Light Go
Dirty Dreams
Love Over Need
Golden Cadillac
ScooP
Poor Little Rich Girl
Sexy Fast Food
Departing Lovers From the Train station
Open Up
Single Path To the Sun
Only a Fool

If we do covers they will be something like "Golden Brown" by the Stranglers or a crazy dance vibe like Manu Chao or a laid back sassy bossa by Jobim. Could even throw in a big swinger.