Jodie O'Callaghan

Jodie O'Callaghan

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A mixture of folk and popular music, acoustic and fresh. It ranges from loud and bold to soft and sweet.

Biography

I have been performing and writing music since I was 13, so it has always been an integral part of my life and wouldn't know what to do if I could'nt sit down on my own and vent some frustrations or emotions through music. I've been given the oppertunity to play Folk Alliance a few times as well as going to the Songwriting School in Colorado for the past 3 years. I don't really know who my influences are to be honest, I've been brought up on Jimmy Hendrix, INXS, Alanis Morrisette, Dylan, Dean Martin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones etc but I don't sound anything like these bands, I think it was because I liked their lyrics and how their voices moulded to the words and changed with each emotion and contrasting meaning. I think thats why I started writing.

Lyrics

No Matter What The Cost

Written By: Jodie O'Callaghan-Boyland

All the places I have been,
Though nothing compares to home,
Lessons I've learned,
People I've seen,
Along the different streets I've roamed,
Opened my eyes to this whole new life,
Not letting people walk all over me,
Some friends lie,
Don't give true support,
Instead got credit from gay guys And hippies in New York City.

I've seen more in that month,
Than they have in years,
Yet they still take me for a joke,
And they won't open their ears,
When I try to give my view,
They sit and think,
"She's drunk again, but its funny,
She's so goddamn funny when She's..."
But they'll never understand,
I've broken free from their Command,
And those two clowns can carry on,
With his manhood firmly in her Hand.

Strawberry fields so peaceful and Sad,
The animals they try to roam,
Away from the sound of the taxis Driving round and round and round,
The city lights reflecting at night,
Through the dark sky,
You can see for miles,
The Empire, the Chrysler,
And Liberty across the water.

I've seen more in that month,
Than they have in years,
Yet they still take me for a joke,
And they won't open their ears,
When I try to give my view,
They sit and think,
"She's drunk again, but its funny,
She's so goddamn funny when She's..."
But they'll never understand,
I've broken free from their Command,
And they all can carry on,
With their heads buried in the sand.

They mean so much to me,
Helping me out,
While I'm over there,
Even though I love my family,
I wanted to stay,
Even with the dog,
I don't care.

I love how the saying goes,
"A rolling stone gathers no moss",
Thats what I'm gonna do,
Gonna move on, I don't care,
No matter what the cost,
No matter what the cost.

Set List

Sometimes, I get booked to do 3 hour gigs, but if I were to do a set in London or as a support act my set would most likely be around 7/8 songs, all of my own, except my cover of Pulp's "Common People". This would be around a half an hour set.