Thrift Store Romance

Thrift Store Romance

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Everybody is in a band, everybody plays guitar, everyone writes songs. But, not everybody makes music like this. Fresh rock/pop that will make your dismal days seem better and your good days seem cinematic. This is what music should sound like.

Biography

27 year old singer/songwriter Jay Neilson didn't just appear out of nowhere,
he's had over 30 international TV appearances and 2 top 20 hits (with his band 'The Neilsons') before the age of 19.
With his family band Jay has toured all over North America not only as a bass player (since the age of 9)
he has also played guitar for the passed 11 years, written over 400 songs and has sold thousands of records
indepently. Jay's songs and scoring talents have been used in numerous indpendent feature films including 'Jesse' (produced in Montana) and a handful of
short films ('Catch' and 'Sausagehead'). With his sense of commercial songwriting Jay can capture any audience, whether it's during an acoustic solo show with
just his acousic guitar or with his full band, you have to hear it to believe it.

Lyrics

Aliens and Angels

Written By: Jay Neilson

She believes in aliens and angels
Spends the afternoon inside her emails

When she's closing her eyes. she can feel you
when you tell the truth she won't believe you
and I laugh at the stories she tells

she keeps saying
that life's another run in with the law
keeps comin, snappin at the heels of everyone
who's hummin, singin out freedom
like an angel comin and aliens that hover around

dancing in the company of cop cars
wearing what she pleases, like a rock star
thinks she can change the world on her own

she keeps saying
that life's another run in with the law
keeps comin, snappin at the heels of everyone
who's hummin, singin out freedom
like an angel comin and aliens that hover around
keep playin
songs about nothin but the blues
don't bother her, it's all over
but the world's still spinnin
just put another pin inside the doll
your kissin, there's no hope in wishin at all

Discography

I am currently working on my first big budget EP.
Though I have released 2 full length indie CDs before:

Goodbye To You (2003)
I Wrote These For You (2004)

I have a Soundclick and Purevolume accounts that recieve more than 1,500 plays a month.
I am played on several internet radio stations as well.

Set List

I have at least 90 minutes of original material plus an hour of covers, if need be.

I love to cover:

Elliott Smith
Jeff Buckley
Nick Drake
Tom Waits
Radiohead
etc