Jackie Bristow

Jackie Bristow

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

“sexiness and substance that can take you to a million different places mentally. Her mature pop sensibilities reveal an uncompromisingly poignant display of pure open passion. A sweet euphoria.”

Biography

Singer /songwriter Jackie Bristow is a southern girl at heart. Born and raised in the South Island of New Zealand this kiwi has found her wings. Moving to Australia 1994, this is where Jackie established herself as a professional and recording artist, signing to Mushroom and Liberations music in 1999, Craving Records 2005 and Native Tongue 2007. Beautiful songbird that she is, Jackie has flown halfway around the world with nothing more than her guitar and a dream. Jackie will will be returning to the USA with a national release of her 3rd album "Freedom" and a prestigious US tour opening for internationally acclaimed guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel scheduled for Feb 2011.

Live Review.
…. "It didn't take long sitting there in Hollywood's 'Hotel Cafe' to realise that Jackie Bristow was special and she brings to the stage a soulful voice, acoustic guitar with pop accessiblities and folk sensibilities. She offers rooted music that is fresh and modern and uniquely her own" and has impressed audiences around the world opening for the likes of Madeleine Peyroux, Phoebe Snow, Jimmy Webb, Art Garfunkel, Renee Geyer, Mark Seymour,  Daniel Lanois, James Reyne, Wendy Matthews."

About the album.
Album "Freedom" recorded between Austin and Sydney and was co-produced by Jackie Bristow and Mark Punch. Musicians on the album include, J. J Johnson (John Mayer), Mark Punch (Kasey Chambers), Chris Maresh (Eric Johnson), Matt Fell (Josh Pyke), Jeff Young (Steely Dan), Clayton Doley, Rob Woolf (Jimmy Barnes). Mastered By Joe Gastwirt.

Jackie’s songs have been used repeatedly in Australian and New Zealand film and television hit shows such as The Secret Life Of Us, Home And Away, Outrageous Fortune, Shortland Street, and Go Big. Her track This is Australia won Tourism Australia’s Song Competition, which subsequently featured in a worldwide promotional campaign. Her video's have been added to ME Television (Texas) J2 (NZ ) and has had charting songs on CMC (Australia).

At one, heartfelt and sophisticated, Jackie Bristow combines subtle but beautiful melodies and hooks that hypnotise the listener, demand complete surrender and then stick around with the backbone of a real friend.

Some recent press Quotes
"This album confirms a major talent.” – Graham Reid from Elsewhere.
“Bristow is a true original, well worth your attention.” Chet Flippo, CMT
"Bristow returns, and she's totally in control, Freedom is red hot. " ***** Waikato Times
"Freedom is a brilliant work of art, from a brilliant singer/ however more than just a singer, Bristow is a story-teller and she has many tales to tell. NZ Music.net.

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Lyrics

Crazy Love

Written By: Jackie Bristow

Crazy Love

I can't make sense of this
anyone would walk away
through the distance of the night
the shadows pass by
I find peace of mind

theres so much we can learn so much we turn our back on
and I hope I can turn around again

Cause there's something about the way you look at me
I forgive your everything
Oh love sucha crazy Love

Does it ever sink in
the mystery that brought us here
through laughter through the haze
I have to say good bye again

Theres so much we can learn so much we turn our back on
and I hope I can turn around again.

cause there is something about the way you look at me
i forgive your everything
oh love such a Crazy Love
oh love Such a Crazy lOve

solo

The wind is blowing cold
today you turned on me
I feel the distance
I feel the change
you are gone your gone again

There is so much we can learn, so much we turn our back on
and I hope I can turn around again

Cause there is something about the way you look at me
I forgive your everything
oh love such a Crazy love
oh theres something about he way you look at me
I forgive you everything
oh love such Crazy love
oh love such Crazy love

oh love such a Crazy love

music and lyrics by jackie bristow.

This is Australia

Written By: Jackie Bristow

Lyrics: Jackie Bristow

This is Australia
a heritage both near and far
connected through the land we know
a ceremony of our own

and the sun’s beating down
and we are holding hands
it’s in the past it’s in the land
and we walk the same sacred ground
it’s only here the red earths found

This is Australia
a proud man calls home
it’s in our blood it’s in our soul
the wind whispers our secret song

And the sun’s beating down
and we are holding hands
it’s in the past it’s in the land
and we walk the same sacred ground
cause it’s only here the red earth’s found
yes it's only here this light is found

Australia
Australia

oh the Sun’s beating down
and we are holding hands
it’s in the past it's in the land
and we walk the same sacred ground

yeah the sun’s beating down and holding hands
it's in the past it's in the land
and we walk the same sacred ground
cause it’s only here the red earth’s found
yes it is only here this light is found.

This is Australia.

Innocence

Written By: Jackie Bristow

Innocence lyrics by jackie bristow

I will follow every step I take
I don't need reminding of these mistakes that I make
You don't have to bring me down I have been down before
There is no need to question me I have been warned many times before
I gonna kick my troubles around there is beauty to be found
you don't have to be so hard when there is innocence around.
I want to forgive you I want to pretend
that I haven't noticed that you are not really my friend
there is a price you pay there ain't nothin for free
you are probably gonna change your mind
well I won't be here to see
I'm gonna kick my troubles around
there is beauty to be found
you don't have to be so hard
when there is innocence around
there is innocence to be found
A lonely stranger sipping on his glass of wine
he lifts my sprits and tells me is gonna be just fine
everyone finds there home everyone's alone
you have got to give it all your heart
I'm gonna make a start
I'm gonna kick my troubles around
there is beauty to be found
you don't have to be so hard
when there is innocence around
there is innocence to be found
oh when there is innocence around
there is innocence to be found.

Pray for the love

Written By: Jackie bristow

I won't make the same mistakes
I got a clear new slate
I have been such a fool breaking my rules
if I give myself up, would it prove anything
would it make it ok?
oh the damage is done will I ever be the same
I don't want to carry around the shame
there is no one to blame and you feel like a sin
it was me who let you in
I pray for the love to shine on everyone
I pray for the love to shine on everyone
Forgiveness wash over me
in the wings you can see
happier days again,
there showing there face
oh if you give yourself up
it won't prove anything
it won't make it ok.
Oh the Damage is done will I ever be the same
I don't want to carry around this shame
there is no one to blame and you feel like a sin
it was me who let you in
I pray for the love to shine on everyone
I pray for the love to shine on everyone
I walk these streets alone, let the sweet air fill my soul letting me grow, letting me grow, let me grow hey
solo
Oh the damage is done will I ever be the same
I don't want to carry around this shame
there is no one to blame and you feel like a sin
it was me who let you in
I pray for the love to shine on everyone
I pray for the love to shine on everyone
I pray for the love to shine on everyone
I pray for the love to shine on everyone!

The World Is Turning

Written By: Jackie Bristow

Everyone's searching in this lonely town
The fire is burning and it's all around
I know it's not easy to understand
I won't question you
I won't make this bad

Cause you're swimming in my head, in my heart, in my soul
I'll breath in every word, every line, every tone

Don't be crazy, don't be shy
I see the beauty it's in your eyes
Deep inside your heart I find
Chime bells are ringing and it's no surprise

Cause you're swimming in my head, in my heart, in my soul
I'll breath in every word, every line, every tone
And I don't feel afraid of loving you this way

You make me feel like a flower blooming
You make me feel like the world is turning
You make me feel like a flower blooming
Oh I feel like the world is turning

Turning
Turning

I don't feel afraid of loving you this way

Cause you're swimming in my head, in my heart, my soul
And I'll breath in, every word, every line, every tone
And I don't feel a afraid of loving you this way

You make me feel like a flower blooming
You make me feel like the world is turning
You make me feel like a flower blooming
Oh I feel like the world is turning

Aotearoa

Written By: Jackie Bristow

Im barefoot on the beach tonight,
the sun is glaring in my eyes,
and I feel so alive, you smile and pass me by
I am a Pakeha girl, it feels so good to see the Hokonui Hills
and drive in the Wakatipu lake

Its the land of the long white cloud
It is the land of the long white cloud
Its the language i know
Aotearoa is my home

I feel the ease I feel the night,
The twilight is cold and bright
and I feel the soul of my people
Its my favourite time of year
hanging by the lake and drinking beer
its a family celebration

Its the land of the long white cloud
It is the land of the long white cloud
Its the language i know
Aotearoa is my home

River

Written By: Jackie Bristow

Im Gonna let you fly, no need to say goodbye
Gonna let your love wash over me,

I take you with me, cause heal me
when I lay down with you, your love heals me.

I fall into the River, I could kiss you forever,
you melt me down, its the peace I long for,
Love can be so kind, oh love can be so blind,
Now Im aching for you

I feel torn apart, cause I know its pure and true,
Gonna cherish your heart and the time we knew,

Oh I won't try to hold you,
When I look in your eyes, baby I know you.

I fall into the river, I could kiss you forever
you melt me down, its the peach I long for,
Love can be so kind, oh love can be so blind,
now Im aching for you,
Cause you heal me, oh free me

solo

I fall into the river, I could kiss you forever,
you melt me down, its the peace I long for,
love can be so kind, oh love can be so blind,
now Im aching for you,
cause you heal me
Oh free me,
heal me,
Free me.

Cry

Written By: Jackie Bristow

Its a hot summer night and the air is so sweet
I let my guard down and listen to your heart calling
Baby I know you know I need
and when we're together you give me such relief.

Hear me Cry, Cry, Cry
Cry, Cry, Cry
Cause Im gonna let this river flow through my veins.

OUr hearts are connected our souls are entwined
and my body shaking cause you rocked me so sweet tonight
as I lay here beside you in the soft moonlight
i feel the bliss, I feel the peaceful glow

Hear me Cry, Cry, Cry
Cry, Cry, Cry
Cause Im gonna let this river flow through my veins
Im gonna let this river flow through my veins.

I've been aching to feel this way
Awakening, you, awaken me..

solo

Hear me Cry, Cry, Cry
Cry, Cry, Cry
Hear me Cry, Cry, Cry
Cry, Cry, Cry
Cause Im gonna let this river flow through my veins
Im gonna let this river flow through my veins.

Hear me cry, hear me cry

Discography

"Thirsty" (Liberation 2002)
"Crazy Love"(Craving 2008)
"Freedom" (Burnside 2011)

Set List

All Originals by Jackie Bristow
Holy Mess
Freedom
Running
Hightail it outta here
River
Crazy Love
Circle around you
Long White Cloud
Broken Girl
Nothen to Hide