Inobe

Inobe

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandR&BSoul

Inobe's music is a rootsy blend of southern soul and acoustic R&B underlying a conscious lyric reminiscent of a time when folks wrote songs to change hearts and minds and conditions.

Biography

"I sped down Robertson, my Inobe CD playing as loud as I could stand and as soulful as I wanted to become."
- Eric Jerome Dickey, from the NY Times Best Seller Naughty Or Nice

Inobe has a soul-shifting voice and sings with a transparent honesty that engages listeners in intimate dialogue and makes them feel she's singing directly to their situations. Her music is a rootsy blend of southern soul and acoustic R&B underlying a conscious lyric reminiscent of a time when folks wrote songs to change hearts and minds and conditions.

Inobe has performed 5 USO tours to lift spirits and entertain American troops around the world. She has played her music in 17 countries across North and Central America, Europe, Greenland, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Pacific Rim and the Caribbean. Her world travel experiences have added a heightened consciousness to her songs that were already rich with hope and compassion for others.

She has drawn audiences at many premier music venues including the Viper Room; King King Hollywood; Temple Bar; Hard Rock Caf Atlanta; Cotton Club; Caf Fais Do Do; Blue Caf; EarthLink Live, Room 5 Lounge and Apache Caf. She appeared before an audience of 400,000 viewers on Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta.

Inobe has been a featured performer at several regional festivals and conferences including Atlanta's Music Midtown, National Black Arts Festival, Heritage Arts Festival, African Festival of the Arts and Atlantis Music Conference.

Her music and persona have received larger-than-life attention. The real-life entertainer and her music inspire the lead characters in the New York Times best sellers Naughty or Nice and Chasing Destiny by Eric Jerome Dickey.

I write about things God has brought me through, but I also write to others pain, says Inobe. People like your music if they can stretch to identify with it, but they dont fully appreciate it unless your music stretches to identify with them first.

Lyrics

Take A Drive

Written By: Inobe

I can see the fear in your eyes
Don’t know where you’re going
Or when you’ll arrive
Uncertainty is real
You feel when you breathe
Know you’re not alone
I’m here if you need
So come and talk to me and take this ride of life
It may seem dark now but there will soon be light

Hook:
Come on take a drive
Ease your aching mind
Come on take a drive
Everything is gonna be just fine

Don’t let the waves of life take you down
Keep your head above the water so you won’t drown
You feel life passing by as you stand still
Know you’re not alone I know how you feel
So come and talk to me and take this drive in life
It may seem dark not but there will soon be light

(c) 2013 Inobe

Bah Dah Dah

Written By: Inobe

Verse 1:
Don’t know what to say
My words get in the way when you’re loving on me
Treating me like a queen
I get butterflies
Make me want to stand up and testify
About you and I
But I loose my words
When it’s good or bad
Happy or sad
That’s what love do
Make me sing this to you

Hook:
Bah Dah Dah, Bah Dah Dah, Bah Dah Dah, Bah Dah Dah Doo
Repeat twice

Verse 2:
Sometime I get angry with you
And frustrated too
When you stuck in your world
And forget how to treat your girl
But love ain’t a smooth ride
When theirs two to satisfy
With different desires
But I loose my words
When it’s good or bad
Happy or sad, all I can do
Is utter this to you

Break:
I, I don’t know what to say
I loose my words
When you loving me baby, baby
I, I don’t know what to say
They say if got nothing nice to say
Just Bah Dah Dah Dah Dah doo Dah

(c) 2013 Inobe

Jump On Your Back

Written By: Inobe

Jump On Your Back
(Inobe, M. Xavier)

Verse 1
I’ve been served a plate of problems
My cup runneth over and it makes me numb
I have a bowl of heartache
A side of sorrow
I pray its better tomorrow

Change
Maybe, maybe it’ll all be over soon
If I, if I allow my lesson to bloom

Hook
It’ll jump on your back
Issues when you don’t know what to do
It’ll jump on your back
Problems and you don’t know where they come from
It’ll jump on your back
People with abusive attitudes
We all must pay our dues

Verse 2
Lord have mercy on me
I’m suffocating please tell me what I need
I got all kinds of situations going on and that’s a fact
I can’t escape this thing cause its all on my back

Repeat Change

Repeat Hook

Break
Lord so many issues
Help me with my problems
We all must pay our dues

Let Love

Written By: Inobe

Let Love
(Inobe)

Verse 1
I found love in the mist of my storm
It was so, so sweet and calm
It pushed light into my soul
Forgetting my past, the healing was fast
Understanding what love should be
It should never subtract from me
Ignorance ain’t healthy you see
Real love’s my priority

Change
Pour out on me like rain
I don’t want to be the same
So pour out like rain

Hook
Let love do it for you
Heal you, Be you
Break through
Let it get to you

Verse 2
I know counterfeit from the real thing
Cause it produces heartache and pain
Its lip service, Haven’t you heard?
Real loves and action word
The real thing pumps joy in your heart
You can feel it when it starts
Craving only what’s healthy
Real loves my priority

Change
Pour out on me like rain
I don’t want to be the same
So pour out like rain

Hook
Let love do it for you
Heal you, Be you
Break through
Let it get to you

Do What You Do

Written By: Inobe


Do What You Do
(Inobe, M. Xavier)
Verse 1
I get it now
From where you stand my grass looks greener
You don’t know all the tears I’ve cried
Or what kind of days I seen

Change
Its so simple just do what you do
There’s nothing else, so
Just want what God has for you

Hook
Do what you do
Be faithful with what he has given you
I can’t tell your story
Or live a moment in your shoes

Verse 2
I don’t know all the sacrifices
You’ve made to be where you are
No one can block you from your goal
The story of your life has been told

Change
Its so simple just do what you do
There’s nothing else, so
Just want what God’s has for you

Repeat Hook

Ride out ( break)
Do what you do
Learn to be true
To you

Do what you do
Learn to be true
To you

Discography

I Am Inobe - 2003
Spiritual Soul - 2006
Lyfe - 2009
Inobe - 2013

Set List

Enough original material for a 1 1/2 hour set.

1 hour of covers from Sade, Tina Turner, Jill Scott, Brand New Heavies, Erykah Badu. (Funk and Soul)