Jorges

Jorges

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Pure songwriting devoid of any frills or pretensions. My goal is to expose the romanticism in my songs to an audience..and of course, rocking it while I'm at it

Biography

Jorges is the work of one person: Jorge G. Graupera. Since his debut album “possibly now!” was self-released in August 2005, he has been a top 10 finalist in the Florida Grammy Showcase in November 2005 and went on to win a spot on the Virgin Mega College tour in April 2006 that featured Grammy winning band Yellowcard on the bill. In May he picked up an award from the Miami New Times for Best Acoustic Artist 2006 and most recently he has been invited to perform this November at the world renowned 2006 CMJ festival in NYC. The single “Girlfriend” has been featured in two Primetime TV shows (Summerland, One Tree Hill) as well as MTV shows such as “My Super Sweet Sixteen”. The album was written, performed, recorded, and produced by Jorge. He was a founding member of The Brand (He wrote, sang and played guitar in the band from 2002-2004). Following that, he had a brief stint in with LA based Warner Latin recording artists Volumen Cero as their touring guitar player. He is currently also a member of "spanglish" punk-rock band Guajiro playing bass full-time.

It is the sum of those recent musical experiences and others before which have enriched his songwriting and made him an artist in his own right. Yet, the making of "possibly now!" is very different in many respects to those previous projects. Some of the drum tracks have been culled from sessions as old as four years ago and edited on a computer to fit the new song arrangements ("Just Like You", "Stars Are Exploding"). Similarly, the single "Girlfriend", follows this disjointed and inorganic pattern; the drums were recorded way after the original sessions for The Brand EP and later edited to meet a developing structure. Jorge tracked the bass, guitar and lead vocals over a cut and paste arrangement of Juan Oña's explosive and spastic drumming style. "Agent", "Underwear" and "Get a Job", are the only compositions recorded in a traditionally linear approach with Fernando Sanchez providing the backbeat.

The result was JORGES first solo release, "possibly now!" featuring 12 Rock gems (and two electronica flavored remixes) that range from the undeniably catchy teenage-angst sound of "Girlfriend" to the larger-than-life cinematic sound of "Stars are Exploding". "Possibly now!" engages the listener on different stylistic levels that bring to mind the harmonies of the Beatles, the vocal swagger of the Clash, the unrefined brilliance of the Replacements and the romanticism of Elliot Smith. JORGES is the product of Rock 'n' Roll mythology, the reflection of a true Rock 'n' Roll dreamer.

Lyrics

Girlfriend

Written By: Jorge Gonzalez

Girlfriend (Jorge Gonzalez) 2:42

Give me time to analyze my likes
Then cast those thoughts aside and be who I need to be
And in time I’ll learn to free my mind
And leave those thoughts behind of who I want you to be

Johnny’s got a girlfriend; Bobby’s got a girlfriend
You know I want a girlfriend too
But Susie’s got a boyfriend and Judy’s got a boyfriend
So what am I supposed to do?

Except wait and hope for everyday
To find you on the way to where I want us to be
‘Cause I feel a space between our ways
And I’m wondering everyday if I’m really OK

Johnny’s got a girlfriend; Bobby’s got a girlfriend
You know I want a girlfriend too
But Susie’s got a boyfriend and Judy’s got a boyfriend
So what am I supposed to do?

Chiquita

Written By: Jorge Gonzalez-Graupera

Chiquito...despierto te pienso
Sonrio y siento que lo tuyo es verdad
Chiquito...me hablas contesto
Te escucho y mi corazon canta ah hah

Besos calienticos te quiero dar
Quiero que me lleves a pasear
Tengo tus caricias en mi andar
Eres el colchonsito de mi bienestar

Chiquita...camino te veo
Me besas y mariposas bailan ah hah
Chiquita...me abrazas, tus ojos
Me miran, no quiero que te vayas jamas

Besos calienticos te quiero dar
Quiero que me lleves a pasear
Tengo tus caricias en mi andar
Eres el colchonsito de mi bienestar

Chiquita...Ti Amo, Te quiero
I love you, J T’aime y tu amor es real
Chiquita...Ti Amo, Te quiero
I love you, J T’aime y tu amor es real

Discography

Jorges - Possibly Now! August 2005

Set List

Set is about 35 minutes and consists of these 10 songs

1. Much Too Soon
2. Underwear
3. Bad Idea
4. Just Like You
5. Get A Job
6. Agent
7. Girlfriend
8. This Feeling
9. Hardline
10. Meant To Be