JOHN PIEPLOW

JOHN PIEPLOW

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John Pieplow blends various musical influences including Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison and John Lennon. Backed by a racious touring band, John seamlessly mixes material ranging from rousing blues/gospel numbers to revealing personal ballads.

Biography

John Pieplow recently opened for The English Beat in Santa Barbara, played the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with Huey Lewis and the News and Chicago in June 2006, and played there again with Earth, Wind and Fire and Chris Botti in August 2006. He's opened for five-time Grammy-nominees Ambrosia at the 1500 seat El Rey Theater in Los Angeles and multi-Grammy and Oscar-winner Christopher Cross at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. Sean Healy Presents, leading music promoter/booker in Los Angeles, says, "It's the combination of Johns velvety vocals, original lyrics and unique musical style which blends blues, jazz and pop sounds that draws the crowds." Current band lineup features renowned literary agent/manager Joel Gotler (Sting, James Elroy) on harmonica, and offers audiences an intimate experience that fuels the soul. This year, John has entered the film and television music world by writing and performing the music for the NBC-produced, ABC prime-time show "Sons and Daughters", produced by Lorne Michaels. John Pieplow has won several music awards including, "Best Album of Year 2006," "Best Alternative Band 2004" and "Best Solo Artist 2003" and a 2005 nomination for "Best Guitarist" by LA's Rock City News. In addition to his musical appeal, John's career as a film director of cult favorite "StrangeLand" has earned him a dedicated following of fans. In the past year and a half, John Pieplow has performed more than 80 shows at premiere music venues in Los Angeles, New York and Las Vegas. Famed hotspots include House of Blues, Key Club, Whiskey A Go Go, The Roxy, The El Rey Theatre and Viper Room. John recently completed his first album with gold-record recipient and producer Kevin Valentine in Los Angeles. A more complete venue list is available online at the band's official website: www.johnpieplow.com.

Lyrics

My World

Written By: John Pieplow

THESE ARE THE SOUNDS OF THE VOICES IN MY HEAD

ROUND N ROUND, SAYING WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID

HERE ARE THE SCENES, FROM THE LIFE I HAVE LED

LAUGHS AND LOVES, AND THE TEARS I HAVE SHED

THESE ARE THE DREAMS I’VE DREAMT

LIKE CRYSTAL BLUE STREAMS, HEAVEN SENT

THIS IS MY WORLD, AS IT IS

THIS IS MY WORLD

THESE ARE THE THOUGHTS, I HAVE HAD

THE LOVERS I’VE CROSSED, MADE SAD

IDEAS I HAVE TOSSED, ‘CAUSE I WAS MAD

FRIENDS THAT I’VE LOST, ‘CAUSE I WAS BAD

THESE ARE THE DREAMS, I’VE DREAMT

LIKE CRYSTAL BLUE STREAMS, HEAVEN SENT

THIS IS MY WORLD, AS IT IS


THIS IS MY WORLD. . . .

THESE ARE THE TIMES, WHEN MY FAITH CAN BE TRIED
CIRCLES OF FLAMES, WITH ME TRAPPED INSIDE

STILL I WILL HOPE, THAT I CAN SURVIVE

WITH LOVE AND CHEER, THAT ONLY LIFE CAN PROVIDE

THESE ARE THE DREAMS, I’VE DREAMT

LIKE CRYSTAL BLUE STREAMS, HEAVEN SENT

THIS IS MY WORLD, AS IT IS

THIS IS MY WORLD. . . .

Long Tall Blues

Written By: John Pieplow

I NEVER FELT THIS WAY
NIGHT AND DAY
NOT HAVING THE WORDS TO SAY
THAT I MISS YOU

NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY
CAN’T SEEM TO BURY THE LIE
HOLDING IT DEEP DOWN INSIDE
I MISS YOU

I’M GOING TO LOSE MY MIND
IN SEVERAL BOTTLES OF WINE
AND NOT ONE SIP AT A TIME
‘CAUSE I MISS YOU

NO MATTER WHAT I DO
I’M ONLY THINKIN’ OF YOU
THAT’S WHY THE SKIES ARE NOT BLUE
OH, I MISS YA’

I JUST CAN’T EVEN EXPLAIN
WHY I’M IN SUCH PAIN
THE SKY’S FILLED WITH RAIN
‘CAUSE I MISS YOU

I KNOW IT’S NOT VERY COOL
AND I FEEL LIKE A FOOL
CAUSE I LOST SUCH A JEWEL
YEAH, I MISS YA

Only Touch

Written By: John Pieplow

ONLY TOUCH YOU

I FEEL SO TIRED
MY VOICE IS WEAK
SEEMS SOME MORNINGS, I CAN HARDLY SPEAK

CHORUS:
I ONLY TOUCH YOU, WITH MY MUSIC
JUST WALK BESIDE YOU, WITH MY MUSIC
JUST BE INSIDE YOU, WITH MY MUSIC

YOU PRETEND I’M NOT THERE
LIKE YOU DON’T CARE
TALKING ON THE PHONE
AS IF YOU ARE ALL ALONE

CHORUS

I FEEL SO TIRED
MY VOICE IS WEAK
SEEMS SOME MORNINGS, I CAN
HARDLY SPEAK

CHORUS REPEATS

IT’S A LONG WAY HOME

I’M ESPECIALLY ALONE
THERE’S NO POINT AT ALL

Across the Glens

Written By: -

ACROSS THE GLENS OF CONNEMARA

A LIGHT SNOW FALLS WEST OF DUBLIN

HORSES HOOVES ON GALWAY’S COBBLES

CHILDREN SKATING, NOSES COLD

SILENT SWANS, THEIR LOVE’S AWAITING

CLADOUGH SAILORS COMING HOME

CORN BREAD IN THE OVEN BAKING

NO MORE BEING ALL ALONE

HAIL THE TIME, HAIL THE TIME, HAIL THE TIME ‘CAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS


CANDLES GLOW INSIDE SO SOFTLY

AROUND THAT BALEFUL MISTLETOE

ON A DOORHEAD OVERHANGING

CREATING LOVERS JUST BELOW

IN THE WINDOW FROST IS FORMING

SWIRLS OF STEAM LIKE HOT COCO

AROUND A TREE, RED LIGHTS UNFURLING, ROWS OF GREEN ARE ALL A’ GLOW

HAIL THE TIME, HAIL THE TIME, HAIL THE TIME ‘CAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS

IT’S TIME FOR BED, THE HEARTH IS SAYING

AS IT’S FLAMES BEGIN TO SLOW

BURNING AMBERS START TO CRUMBLE

LIKE AN AVALANCHE OF SNOW

REST YOUR HEADS NOW, TIME FOR PRAYING

ANGELS COMING, FLYING LOW

SOMEWHERE CHURCH BELLS ARE A’RINGING

SENDING LOVE TOUGH THE SNOW

Discography

John Pieplow

Set List

Typical set list ranges anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Mostly all original music, with one or two cover songs with a unique take.

FEEL THE ROAD

CASUAL STYLE

ONLY TOUCH

LIVING WITH MYSELF

SCUBA DIVER

MY WORLD

CLEANHEAD BLUES

HEY HOLLYWOOD

TAKE ME I'M A SINNER

MISERY

HEY HOLLYWOOD

LONG TALL BLUES

SOMETHIN' TONIGHT