Jigsaw Collective

Jigsaw Collective

 Darwin, Northern Territory, AUS
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Jigsaw Collective is a Contemporary Soul, Jazz and Blues band from Darwin, Australia. The act formed in 2004. Since that time Jigsaw Collective has toured and recorded extensively. The band is highly awarded and regarded in the North of Australia as one of the premier musical shows. Jigsaw Collective are known for their lively and fun performances.

The original music of the act is driven by front man and performer Jack Tinapple and incorporates a host of high musicians including Kim Orchard o

Biography

Jigsaw Collective maintain an upbeat vibe through jazz and blues influenced tunes that are sometimes serious and sometimes ridiculous but always fun with a healthy dose of the laid back Northern Territory sense of humour.

Jigsaw Collective are heading towards being a nationally reputable jazz-fusion outfit with accolades such as Winner of the International Zildjian Forum Battle of the Bands, Territory Winner of the University Battle of the Bands, showcases at the Adelaide Fuse and Fringe Festivals, headlining the Isotopia Festival in 2007 and performing as the house band for the closing of the Darwin Festival in 2008.

Jigsaw Collective are excellent entertainment for any event from festivals to functions, weddings, parties and anything else where there might be room to groove.

Lyrics

Pajama Sam

Written By: Jack Tinapple

Pajama Sam

Good morning Sam, Nice to see you
And even better to touch your skin
I fell asleep in an empty bed
And in the night time you slipped in

I woke up with a sense of elation
But it soon slipped from my grasp
I reached for a warm touched
And got confounded zippers and a clasp

Well I’m putting a ban on pajamas, Sam
We’ll have none in any direction for a mile
A boy can go to bed a flannel fleece clad dude
But a man’s got to sleep in the nude

I like to freestyle when I’m dreaming
A lifestyle that doesn’t restrict
I don’t want to ignore objections from the floor
No electrostatic conflict

Yeah, there’s nothing complex about it
It’s as simple as the day you were born
It’s not an ultimatum, I don’t mean to be rude
But a man’s go to sleep in the nude

Well it’s damn cold when you travel to the pole
You might be tempted to sleep in your clothes
But we’ll go out shopping for doonas and sleeping bags
And we’ll keep you warm with those

You make this man burn up with fever
I break into a hot sweat when you’re by
If I’m covered up when I’m lying in bed
I’ll explode like fire in the sky

Well I’m putting a ban on pajamas, Sam
We’ll have none in any direction for a mile
A boy can go to bed a flannel fleece clad dude
But a man’s got to sleep in the nude

Samantha, I tell you, I will guarantee you,
A man’s got to sleep in the nude

My Smile

Written By: Jack Tinapple

My Smile

She fell from the sky like a breathing woman,
And I caught her as she fell, floating down from heaven,
Her hair caught in my face I had to breath and I could not see
And I knew that I could not hold on for very long

I thought “Hey, It’s my Smile!”
And I put it on, if I do then I won’t cry anymore
If I don’t then I won’t, and I don’t know why,
I know it’s my smile, but I don’t fit it,
Try to fit it and I stretch my skin
Got to be in charge, but I can’t cool down,
Guess I’m always going to frown sometimes

Now I’ve got every single note, but wish I didn’t have to vote,
If I did then I wouldn’t ask why I’ve got to wave this smile goodbye
I dig, but I cannot figure out how to take it anywhere,
All I know is the distances we’d go.

Discography

2011 - Just Don't Care (single)
Live EP – Live Jazz
2005 Documentary - Bring out the Jam
2007 LP – M*Bass (packaged with Bring out the Jam on DVD)

Set List

A typical Jigsaw set can be anything from half an hour to three hours depending on the venue requirements and comprise mostly original music of the jazz and blues genres. Longer sets may include covers that are mostly arrangements of jazz standards and traditional blues songs.