JAMES GUILMARTIN(FLUX)

JAMES GUILMARTIN(FLUX)

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Dark, evocative, very atmospheric, soaring vocal harmonies, catchy lyrics. Intense performances reminiscent of the Doors, Jeff Buckley, Tool, amongst others. His very open, loose, experimental approach draws every audience in every time.

Biography

MUSIC BIOGRAPHY 2006
JAMES GUILMARTIN(Flux)

Currently James Plays with his band consisting of Guitars, Drums, Clarinet, prayer bowls,various percussive instruments, viola, Bass and backing vocals. His music is very atmospheric, with catchy lyrics and soaring harmonies.

He has been a singer and songwriter for 10 years. He has worked with various musicans both in Dublin and abroad. Having played heavy rock, folk, trance, world, experimental electronica with different projects in the past, this experience, along with his vision, manifests a unique sound that one can only describe as "Alternative". His music has been compared to the likes of Tool, Jeff Buckley, Sigur Ross, The Velvet Underground amongst others.

With many successful live shows under his belt having supported Kila, Jools Holland, Damien Rice and the Republic Of Loose, James' music is growing stronger each time and his unpredictable live shows are always a fresh treat for the senses. Nobody leaves a gig without an impact being made on them.

For more information on James please visit
www.myspace.com/jamesguilmartin

contact james at +353 (o) 851481267


Lyrics

allth dogs are howling their own tune

Written By: james guilmartin

** All the dogs are HOWLing their own tune: a little more wine to soothe my nights, a little flower for me to inspire, for all those crazy moments when you think your alone, for all those crazy moments just before your mind has gone. a moon-lit night has a funny shape and all the dogs are HOWLing their own tune chanting by the gates, and all the poets and all the saints are drifting away down by the moon-lit river drifting away. a little more love is what we need to help yourself along, oh Lord just to breathe, for all those crazy moments when you think your alone, for all those crazy moments just before your mind has gone, your down by the moon-lit river drifting away.**

come by the fire

Written By: james guilmartin

Come By The Fire: With the fortune of your seed, the power of your kiss seems real,
your high council stranger to believe is it for your love or greed, it's colder than a winters yearning, one last vision, come by the fire it is burning. With that whisper plunging deep just like drowning with beauty in your dreams. Those who answer to all before them without love answer wrongly, it's colder than a winters yearning, come by the fire it is burning.

the long path

Written By: james guilmartin

The Long Path : I am a tired man my shoes have gone astray, but the path i walk on knows its own way, if i had the wisdom to make the same mistakes, would i be a lonely man with only myself to blame? There was a setting sun right behind his eyes, there was a loaded gun strapped to his mind, there was kindred lady who brushed a loving smile, she said " where you goin', honey? why don't you stay for a while?" on the second day i was blind, i was beaten oh dear lord nearly till i died. But i gave it my best shot and hit the floor and i woke up screaming wanting some more, why i woke up screaming wanting some more, but those answers don't come easily anymore.

Discography

4 track ep " all the dogs are howling their own tune". Track samples can be heard at www.myspace.com/jamesguilmartin

Set List

1. All The Dogs... ( 6mins)
2 Wet black velvet blues ( 5mins)
3 Watching It All ( 4 mins)
4 Naked Sacred Son ( 5 mins)
5 Love & Understanding (5mins)
6 Wise Up (10 mins)

That is an average 40 min set.