Jenn Cristy

Jenn Cristy

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High energy, piano fronted, original rock. Jenn and her band are quickly climbing the independent rock scene with catchy melodies, powerful vocals, incomparable piano skills, and an amazing stage show.

Biography

Rock/Pop artist, Jenn Cristy, launched into the music scene in 2003, wowing listeners from the start with an old-school rock 'n roll style with a decidedly contemporary flair. Her piano-driven melodies are supported by a dynamic voice and vibrant stage presence that gets audiences on their feet -- and leaves them wanting more. Jenn's memorable lyrics, incomparable piano skills and straight-to-the-heart musical themes are further testament to her years of writing, recording and performing. Add three remarkable musicians to the mix -- band members Dave Dwinell, Andy Stocker. and Allen Paurazas -- and it's no wonder Jenn's loyal fan base continues to grow at an explosive pace.
Jenn has shared the stage with a veritable who's-who of artists: Shawn Mullins, Antigone Rising, Indigenous, Bree Sharp, Jeffery Gaines, Danielia Cotton and Michael Gabliki (Rusted Root), among others. With her third album on the horizon, Jenn continues to meet the demand for her music and make an indelible mark on today�s music scene.

PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE---"The Jenn Cristy Band slowly unleashed its own brand of classic rock guitar riffs and bruising drums mixed with soul inspired piano melodies and a voice that would bring down Broadway...the new album finally places Cristy at the forefront of a new recipe for a soul-rock combination. Hotel Confessions is far and away the most mature and professional album for Jenn Cristy. It shows her range at vocals and capitalizes on her ability to tickle the ivories like no one else in rock. The album is a new take on piano fronted rock as her work is masterful and reflects her years of dedication to the craft. Every element of the album is right on target with the vision Jenn has for her music. It’s dark and beautiful, classic but new..."

The Herald Times-
"(Hotel Confessions) has ample room to showcase Cristy's powerful, soulful yet intricate vocals and dextrous piano playing in what sounds like a rock musical for mischievous love - and love gone wrong - with kiss and tells and morning afters (running from the things we know all of us are lying to protect ourselves?). The CD of foot-tapping originals moves to the bedroom and back through such titles as Dirty? and Bleed to the often requested Butterfly Wings and Mr. Beautiful Brown Eyes (mister I'll call you later / I won't lose your number).

"Jenn Cristy is a polished professional both on and off the stage. She's a pleasure to work with and a joy to watch live. She'll make your life easy and will follow up and follow through as well as any band you'll book this year. And her audiences LOVE her!"-Brian Austin Whitney (Just Plain Folks)

David Queisser, owner Locals Only
"As a club owner, the one thing more enjoyable than a fantastic stage show is a full room of happy, satisfied, toe-tapping patrons. Jenn Cristy has brought this, and more, at every show I have ever had the pleasure of seeing and hearing. The energy and talent that she and her band express on stage along with their professionalism and enthusiasm are qualaties rarely generated by bands these days."

jenncristybooking@yahoo.com

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Lyrics

Everything To Give

Written By: Jenn Cristy

EVERYTHING TO GIVE
There was a time we’d meet each other
With more than just a passing glance
The windows to our souls were not lost
To a media induced trance
The lessons we learned from
Our father’s tongues were not being ignored
Our mothers were proud of
What we were living, dying, fighting for
And all of us are walking and our heads are down
And our heads are down, we’re walking
And all of us are walking and our heads are down
And our heads are down, we’re walking
A boy follows his father into a world
Where only violence lives
Guns taking lives where
Hate’s the only alternative
The color of a man is a definition
Of who he will become
And the eyes of the younger ones
Sit back and watch while their minds turn numb
And all of us are runnin’ from the things we know
From the things we know, we’re running
All of us are runnin’ from the things we know
From the things we know, we’re running
We’re running away from the things we know
But regret moves fast and our feet move slow
Instead we should turn to where we’ve been
Go back to the place where the hate begins
Take it, make it, heart to heart
Change our dream to life for a start
It’s for the love of song, for the love of man
For the love of the words yes we can
The education left to learn
The bridges we’ve built and then watch burn
It’s humility that we refuse to see
It’s equality that will set us free
The conflict that we hold on tightly to
Could be changed to correct the way we view
Our so called friends, our nameless lovers
Our hateful brothers, our forgotten mothers
A mother leaves her first born in the dark
Where it won’t last a night
Babies having babies to young
To understand their given rights
Victims, fighters, lovers doing
Everything they can to survive
Taken by the storm of everything
Around them just to stay alive
All of us are lyin’ to protect ourselves
Lyin’ to protect ourselves, we’re lying
All of us are lyin’ to protect ourselves
Lyin’ to protect ourselves, we’re lying
You give what you want
You take what you need
You watch out for yourself and your family
Who cares what your worth
Who cares how you live
When you’ve got nothing to lose
And everything to give

Dirty

Written By: Jenn Cristy

Walkin’ around with his head up
Like he’s got something to say
Walkin’ around with his head up
Like he’s got somewhere to be
There is one thing I’ve learned in this lifetime
Is that your actions yell louder than you
And the secret I’ve learned in this lifetime
Is that a quiet man will do
You make me feel so dirty, baby
When you love me lately
In the back room of the bar
But you never try to take it too far
Stranger’s eyes are watching
You’d think they’re learnin’ something
Teach your lesson baby all my attention is taken by you
By you
Buy me a drink Lord knows I’ll need one to know what to say
Buy me a drink Lord knows I’ll need one to know how to be
The quiet ones know how to whisper
How to speak the right words in my ears
And the boys who think they’re something special
Seem to quietly disappear
You make me feel so dirty, baby
When you love me lately
In the back room of the bar
But you never try to take it too far
Stranger’s eyes are watching
You’d think they’re learnin’ something
Teach your lesson baby all my attention is taken by you
The quiet place in the back of my soul
Makes me wonder how it would be
On the arms of another man
Who looks at himself more than he looks at me
Dirty, baby
When you love me lately
In the back room of the bar
You never try to take it too far
Stranger’s eyes are watching
You’d think they’re learnin’ something
Teach your lesson baby all my attention is taken by you, by you

Bleed

Written By: Jenn Cristy

She was weaker than me
And still you’re walking away
Can’t find a reason to stay
And I’m standing waiting at your back door, for you
I am smarter than her
I can write you a love song
Or something better along the way
Give me just one more day
One more day
My bed’s warmer than hers
Come to mine I’ll show you how
Much darker I’ve become now
I’m not asking for a lifetime with you
There’s the heartbreak that I’ve known
Being used has worn me down
But I’ll be sure to lift you up somehow
Lift you up somehow, somehow
You gave me the choice to hurt you
And you gave me the choice to leave you, but I stayed
And I can not promise that I won’t go a little crazy, for you baby
That nobody’s gonna bleed
I am better than what you want
My smile has made me weak
The laughter coming out of me is
Simply an image that you want to see
More of an angel not me, no
It couldn’t be me
You gave me the choice to hurt you
And you gave me the choice to leave you, but I stayed
And I can not promise that I won’t a little crazy, for you baby
That nobody’s gonna bleed
Nobody’s gonna bleed
(I can not promise that I won’t go a little crazy, baby)
Somebody’s gonna bleed
(I can not promise that I won’t go a little crazy, baby)

Betty

Written By: Jenn Cristy

Betty came home
To find her lover there
Another woman in his arms
They were sleeping
So they didn’t care
That she set fire to their home
Although the yelling that came
From the second floor
Put a sparkle in her eyes
Betty decided to put out the fire
She had started
Before the neighbors came outside
And the voices in her head said
Go ahead and take them out
Let ‘em know what it feels like
To be let down by your love
Betty boarded a bus
To leave for the city
Her head told her it would be for the best
She put some extra make up
So she’d feel pretty
And an extra low cut, high rise dress
The styles the smells of the
Men passing through
Made her realize what she was missin’
All of the forbidden places
And unfamiliar faces
Would be the ones she’d be kissin
And the voices in her head said
Go ahead and take ‘em out
Let them know what it feels like
To be let down by your love
Your love, your love
The phone kept ringing
A voice told her to come home
It was all some misunderstanding
Her lover wasn’t even there
It was his brother in his bed
And his girlfriend who was sleeping
When her mind cleared
She realized she was crying
And she saw the blood on her dress
She didn’t know his name
But he was trying
To tie a rope around her neck
It’s just a game she told herself
Until the darkness started to creep in
And when she looked up
And saw her lover with a grin
The barrel of the gun was still smokin’
And the voices in his head said
Go ahead and take ‘em out
Let them know what it feels like
To be let down by your love

Laugh At Yourself

Written By: Jenn Cristy

You fall, you break
You pick yourself up again
Just to have yourself walked
All over by them
You’re stronger when
The doors are closed tight
That’s when your demons
Are the only ones you have to fight
You wonder why your heart
Is open to anyone
Then you realize that’s
Why your standing all alone
You laugh at yourself
When you’re surrounded by the company of
Strangers who you think care
Of your past mistakes, your regrets
They only know your name
You’re just a pretty face
With nothing left to gain
You open doors that lead into the night
Cause you’ve said before
That you’re afraid of what might
Come of the morning when the sun
reaches your sheets
And your reflection doesn’t
hold the strength you wanted to see
You wonder why your heart
Is open to anyone
Then you realize that’s
Why your standing all alone
You laugh at yourself
When you’re surrounded by the company of
Strangers who you think care
Of your past mistakes, your regrets
They only know your name
You’re just a pretty face
With nothing left
You felt yourself sinking into
dark places that we told you
Not to let your mind
Give you the idea to
Abuse and condemn you
To your own self inflicted hell
To your own self inflicted hell
You laugh at yourself
When you’re surrounded by the company of
Strangers who you think care
Of your past mistakes, your regrets
They only know your name
You’re just a pretty face
You’re just a pretty face
With nothing left to gain

Collide

Written By: Jenn Cristy

A new day comin’
People watching the sky above
A revolution
People walking the street with love
A little bit of kindness goes a long way
Goes the right way down a one way street
From the tearful, the dying,
the heartbreak
The ones afraid to speak
Can’t wait ‘til we collide
Are you just blind
Or maybe afraid to say you were wrong
So you’re angry
‘Cause someone’s different you think
That they don’t belong
A little bit of hate goes a long way
Goes the wrong way down a one way street
Towards the tearful, the dying, the heartbreak
The ones afraid to speak
Can’t wait ‘til we collide
Are we so far from recovery
That we can’t see
Through the pain, through the tears
Through the self-inflicted agony
We wonder who’s our friend
Who’s our God, where’s our brother
Who’s our enemy
When we love them all then we’ll be free
We’ll be free
There’s a clearing
Over the horizon a song fills the air
The smile of strangers
A welcome blessing
Please take me there
A little bit of kindness goes a long way
Goes the right way down a one way street
From the tearful, the dying,
the heartbreak
The ones afraid to speak
Can’t wait ‘til we collide
Collide

These Walls

Written By: Jenn Cristy

I forgot you could not read the thoughts moving in my head
Didn’t think that my actions would mean more to you than what I said
But my guard’s already been built up by everyone around me
I know you have the strength to break through these walls that I can not see
I love how you find me in my dreams
When you’re so far from me in reality
And I hate how I lose my mind
When you tell me that you don’t want to be with me
Your words still linger in my ears though I said I didn’t care
You left me standing in the rain after I told you I didn’t want you there
And I thought that I’d fool you into thinking that you didn’t mean anything
But you’ve already broken through these walls
That I keep constantly rebuilding
I love how you find me in my dreams
When you’re so far from me in reality
And I hate how I lose my mind
When you tell me that you don’t want to be with me
But you pick me up and you let me down
You lift me above it all
Then hold me under so I can drown
I hate that I won’t you more when I close my eyes
I crave what I can’t have more than I realize
I love how you find me in my dreams
When you’re so far from me in reality
And I hate how I lose my mind
When you tell me that you don’t want to be with me

Butterfly Wings

Written By: Jenn Cristy

Apartment 1641 found the key
Underneath that ragged old mat we stood on
When you kissed and left me
In the morning you always smelled like yourself
And in the evening you always smelled like someone else
Wish I could leave on butterfly wings
So it’s peaceful, so I don’t hurt you
Wish I could leave on butterfly wings
So it’s colorful, so it distracts you
And I’ll tell you that it’s better this way
That I’m dying too, that leaving you
is leaving my heart behind
Wish I could leave on butterfly wings
So you’ll forget me, like I’ll forget you
You feel my glare through the door
Cause at 5:09 I know you are standing on the other side
Frantically hiding evidence that I could be looking for
You put that letter through the shredder
Maybe I can’t piece it together
But I don’t sign my letters with a kiss
Well then that’s something that you won’t miss
Wish I could leave on butterfly wings
So it’s peaceful, so I don’t hurt you
Wish I could leave on butterfly wings
So it’s colorful, so it distracts you
And I’ll tell you that it’s better this way
That I’m dying too, that leaving you
is leaving my heart behind
Wish I could leave on butterfly wings
So you’ll forget me, like I’ll forget you
I’d like to take a picture of your face, of that expression
You are actually surprise that I found out
You don’t need to thank me for packing your things
You’ll find them sixteen stories below
Time for you to go
Cause this storm is brewing
Wish I could leave on butterfly wings
So it’s peaceful, so I don’t hurt you
Wish I could leave on butterfly wings
So it’s colorful, so it distracts you
And I’ll tell you that it’s better this way
That I’m dying too, that leaving you
is leaving my heart behind
Wish I could leave on butterfly wings
So you’ll forget me, like I’ll forget you
Like I’ll forget you
Like I’ll forget you

Hey Darlin'

Written By: Jenn Cristy

I wonder how that person in that reflection
Doesn’t know who I am, where I’m going
And I’m angry that I don’t know any more than I knew yesterday
Thought I learned more than this yesterday
Can you comfort me
From this storm that keeps coming
Can you comfort me
From this storm that keeps coming
Cause these clouds
Make it so hard for me to see
But I feel, you’ve got something more
To offer me than the ones before
You make me believe that your body can shelter me
Can give me a place where I can be
You can lay me down in a river of love and affection
If it doesn’t feel real, I’ll know you’re lying
And give me a place to call your arms my solitude
My rescue, can I trust you
Can you hold onto me
And keep me from runnin’
Can you hold onto me
And keep me from runnin’
Cause these tears
Make it so hard for me to see
But I feel, you’ve got something more
To offer me than the ones before
You make me believe that your body can shelter me
Can give me a place where I can be
You make me feel unique and beautiful
Like you’ve never seen anything like me before
And I’m still holdin’ on to what I’ve found
And my feet are already inches above the ground
But I feel, you’ve got something more
To offer me than the ones before
You make me believe that your body
Yes I feel, you’ve got something more
To offer me than the ones before
You make me believe that your body can shelter me
Can give me a place where I can be

Mr. Beautiful Brown Eyes

Written By: Jenn Cristy

Wandering, freely
Through her life alone
Handsome, dreamy
Wants to take her home
Naked, crazy
Rollin’ in the sheets
Forgetful, hung over
That’s how she would meet
Mr. beautiful brown eyes
Mr. I’m tellin’ lies
Mr. I’ve got someone waiting for me at home
Mr. I’ll call you later
I won’t lose your number
Mr. forget me when I’m gone
Playful, laughing
She’s someone she doesn’t know
Masquerading
Dressed up nowhere to go
Stranger passing
Doesn’t want to know her name
But he’s lustful, burning
And expensive game with
Mr. beautiful brown eyes
Mr. I’m tellin’ lies
Mr. I’ve got someone waiting for me at home
Mr. I’ll call you later
I won’t lose your number
Mr. forget me when I’m gone
Forget about last life
Forget about the brown eyes
Find your way back home
Forget about last life
Forget about the brown eyes
Find your way back home
Hotel confessions
Life’s little lessons
Someone who sets me free
With the blue eyes, the green eyes
The eyes that love me
Mr. beautiful brown eyes
Mr. I’m tellin’ lies
Mr. I’ve got someone waiting for me at home
Mr. I’ll call you later
I won’t lose your number
Mr. forget me when I’m gone
When I’m gone
When I’m gone, gone

Discography

Nevermind (single)
(2010)
Hotel Confessions
(2009)
Jenn Cristy
(2006)
Becoming
(2005)

Set List

Jenn performs all original music
5 AM
1000 BROKEN HEARTS
A DIFFERENT LIGHT
A HERO'S CALL
ALL OF ME
AMERICAN WALTZ
APRIL�S SONG
BECOMING
BETTY
BETTER DAYS SUNRISE
BIG BOYS AND GIRLS
BLEED
BREATHLESS
BUTTERFLY WINGS
CHANGE IS COMING
CHARMED
CINDERELLA
COLLIDE
CUT ME OFF
DEVIL�S EYES
DIRTY
EASY TO LOVE YOU
EVERYTHING TO GIVE
FALL DOWN EASY
GOODBYE
HEY DARLIN'
INNOCENCE
JEALOUSY
LAUGH AT YOURSELF
LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN
MARY ANN
MR. BEAUTIFUL BROWN EYES
NEVERMIND
OH MY
SHELTER ME
SO I WROTE YOU A SONG
TEN BEERS PRETTY
THESE WALLS
TINY WINDOWS
WHO IN THE WORLD
YOU
YOUR LADY

On occasion covers such as or similar to the following get thrown in...

Hard To Handle (Black Crowes)
Don't Stop Believin' (Journey)
Walking in Memphis (Marc Cohn)
Black Velvet (Alannah Myles)
Lady Madonna (Beatles)
Zak and Sara (Ben Folds)
Fool in The Rain (Led Zeppelin)
Bitch is Back (Elton John)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
etc.