Jef

Jef

 Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Jef is a Washington DC based singer-songwriter and producer. Heavily influenced by the sounds of Brit Pop groups such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Oasis as well as the slew of melodic powerhouse groups of the 50's and 60's.

Biography

Jef is a Washington DC based singer-songwriter and producer. Heavily influenced by the sounds of Brit Pop groups such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Oasis as well as the slew of melodic powerhouse groups of the 50's and 60's, Jef is on a mission to write songs that will not only draw in listeners, but also have them singing the same melody for days. In support of his new EP "Out of Focus", Jef tours extensively along the East Coast. You can find out more about him by visiting www.myspace.com/jefonline.
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Jef is the BEST pop rock player in D.C. that you've NEVER HEARD>>>> his EP is out and its so damn good..... come hear him and check him out at: http://www.myspace.com/hsin

OH COME ON!!!! IF YOU'RE NOT DANCING YOUR ASS OFF AFTER LISTENING TO "ONE HELL OF A CITY" YOU ARE EITHER DEAD OR DEAF!!!!...

-Michael Yugo, director of the DC Acoustic Underground Showcase (05/07)

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DC's own Jef arrived with a trio and played his WLSC 2007 hit "Rosie." The rest of his material displayed his pop sensibilities song after song. It's no accident that Phil Galitzine (of the now-defunct Animators) is on bass; that pop group helped produce Jef's record and the two acts have similar, endearing styles. Good set! (For full review visit http://www.jezebelmusic.com/weblog/)

-Ben Krieger, Jezebel Music Showcase Review (01/08)

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"If you write more songs like that (Time's Up), you're gonna get a record deal."

-Mark Hudson, singer/songwriter and producer for Aerosmith, Hanson, Ringo Starr and others

Lyrics

Make A Mess

Written By: Jef

Make A Mess Of Me

Words and Music by Jef

Verse 1:
You don’t have to leave
Because you’re such a cutie when you deceive me
So please don’t mind these tears
Cause I’d rather have you here
Than to watch you disappear

Chorus:
So come on pretty baby
Come and make a mess
So come on pretty baby come and make a mess
So come on pretty baby come and make a mess
Of me
Of me

Verse 2:
Don’t need permission to try
To find some answers
Dig deep inside
Because I’m pretty sure what you’ll discover
Is that the only thing that’s real
Is what you’re so scared to feel

Bridge:
And I’ll wait this out
Cause voices inside are telling me
That all you need is some forgiveness and some sympathy
So tear into me

Time's Up

Written By: Jef

Time’s Up
Words and Music by: Jef

Verse 1:
Get a clue you’re doing everything wrong
You’ve been lingering in this limbo with nowhere to run
Even one decision is better than none
Something’s got to change

Cause you’re a drifter whose been torn apart
By things he thinks he has to do versus what’s in his heart
You’re still so far form even making a start
I think you’re just afraid

Chorus:
Well time’s up, time’s up
Live some life out of you’re head
So wake up, wake up
Cause there’s so much your missing

Time’s up, time’s up
Live some life out of your head
Move on, before all you have that’s good is gone

Verse 2:
Everyone’s got something to say
But the helms in your hands at the end of the day
So make your peace, see if you’ve got what it takes
Before it’s too late

Bridge:
What’s with the wait?
Please don’t delay anymore
Cause you might find much better things in store
So make your peace see if you’ve got what it takes
You’ll be on your way

No Way

Written By: Jef

No Way

Words and Music by: Jef

Intro:
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo

Verse 1:
Whoopy fuckin doo (childrens's version: Whoopy Mountain Dew)
That sky is nothing new
And all her thoughts are sunk in blue

Pre-Chorus 1:
Yes I know, it's so sad
Yeah what's it gonna take to say

Chorus:
No way! No Way!
See that sunlit smile starting to break, to break
Through those ominous clouds
It's cleared the way, no way
It's time to sing out loud, so hit me
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo

Verse 2:
There's nothing I can do
To keep those teardrop rains from falling through
Amidst those pomogranate hues

Pre-Chorus 2:
Yes I hope, that someday
We just might get a chance to say

Bridge:
Run for cover, hold on tight
Cause she's thundering down, yeah she's thundering down
Lightning colored sleepless nights are on and on and on and on
So hit me
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo

One Hell Of A City

Written By: Jef

One Hell Of A City
Words and Music by Jef

Verse 1
I'm warming up to the daily
Auto-symphony's atonal pitch
I half run to the ferry
As dawn slowly takes the cloak off the Brooklyn Bridge
It feels like I"m sailing
On gold-plated seas

Cross-town to Lex and fourties
Grand Central is swarmed with suits who have somewhere to be
Corporate femmes in their stockings
And high heels are tapping along a street performer's steel drum beat
While some guy in rags is talking
About Christianity

Pre-Chorus 1
Officer says...
Wake up, we're at your stop, step out
It's time to show the world why you're here and what you're all about
Who says that space is running out
We're building up to an endless sky
That's why you hear me say

Chorus
Hey, you know I'm in one hell of a city
Not Chicago, L.A.
No I'm talking New York City
Where all you needs the subway
Blue, shiny, plastic seats and her automatic voice will do
(alternative verse: The MTA can take me where ever I'm going to)

Verse 2
Union Square down on fourteenth
Is packed with neighbors bathing in a summer breeze
Some are reading paper stories
While some are half-concious in a spliffy dream
Laid back with no worries
At least temporarily

Pre-Chorus 2
Old black guy with a cane says...
Wake up, hey what you dreaming about
It's time to show the world why you're here and what you're all about
Who says that space is running out
We're building up to an endless sky
That's why you hear me say

Bridge
I'm showered in Time Square Lights
It feels like
I'm part of that clueless tourist scene
Oh my how the time goes by it seems like
Red Apples keep dropping constantly
(repeat 2x)

Trees Are Naked Again

Written By: Jef

Trees are Naked again
Words and Music by Jef

Verse 1
Around and round we go till we can’t see
Why we’re even bothering
To fit into a crowd of nobodies
Who try to sell us on how they’re flying but we’re not buying

Chorus
If you’re ready to leave
I’m with you just way when
‘Cause the trees are naked again

If you’re ready to do your
Own thing just say when
‘Cause the trees are naked again

Verse 2
We’ll stick to all the good things we believe
Time to make our own calls
Even if there are no guarantees
We’ll either make it or we’ll fall
Mind’s prison
Break out and start livin

Bridge
We’re not wasting
Anymore seasons we’re just freezing here

Rosi

Written By: Jef

Rosi
Words and Music by: Jef

Verse 1:
Did you come for me?
I must be out of my mind
It would comfort me if you stopped by to say hi
Cause your eyes are shimmering emeralds in gold
And I wish you could hear what I’m thinking

Chorus 1
Rosi, you’re such a beautiful girl
Your hair shines like a starry night in this green haze and blue neon light
Rosi, you’re such a beautiful girl
Uh-huh

Verse 2:
And when I hear you sing
It takes me out of this world, to somewhere heavenly
That I hardly know anymore
And you might be nothing I’ve imagined you to be
Still I can’t help indulge in this feeling

Chorus 2:
Rosi, you’re such a beautiful girl
Your soft hands, so warm and I don’t want to let, I just want to hold on tight
Rosi, you’re such a beautiful girl
Uh-huh

Bridge:
So come to me, oooooohhh
And comfort me, oooooohhh
I want you all for me, oooooohh
Uh-huh

Chorus 3:
Rosi, you’re such a beautiful girl
Tell me everything would be alright if it were you and me, that would be so nice
Rosi, you’re such a beautiful girl
Uh-huh

This Blows!

Written By: Jef

This Blows!

All words and music by: Jef

Verse 1:
Get me out of here
I lost the map; don’t know which way to steer
Been spinning circles, in my mind
Since I’ve turned into this dreaming kind

My mouth goes on and on about where I’ll go
Seven years I ain’t got shit to show for it
So hold my place in the loser been
Am I to blame for this mess I’m in? Man…

Chorus:
This blows!
If you really want know then let me tell you this whole thing really
Blows!
If you really want to know then let me tell you this whole thing blows
Yeah let me tell you this whole thing really, blows

Verse 2:
Am I so deaf to what I don’t want to hear
Blind to how things really appear
Well future is in, and I’m nowhere near
What I was after (what I’m after) and it’s pretty clear that…

Bridge:
Maybe I just need a friend
To help me find my way again, ohhh
Cause…

Discography

Jef - Far From a Dream Come True (EP)
Jef - Out Of Focus (EP)

Set List

Time's Up
Trees Are Naked Again
Rescue Me
One Hell Of a City
She's Not There
You're The One I'm Betting On
How Much Longer Do I wait
Perfect Place
Loner
All In A Day
Far From A Dream Come True
Its Not The End
Please Don't Change
Lovemaking Time
Headed Your Way
No Way!
Rosi
We've Got So Much More
This Blows!