Josh Aitken

Josh Aitken

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

easy listening,warm melodies that touch the heart.some great ballads, stories with well spoken lyrics that are not complicated. one can easily relate the meaning of song with this music.there is a cleverness to the songwriting which leaves you humming the tunes for days and weeks afterwards.

Biography

Honestly, i sing from my heart.I feel half the man i am if i don't play,sing and write this way
I own an organic fruit and vegetable shop in Melbourne, which involves going to the market at 2.30 am in the morning 3 times a week and i do two late night gigs a week to feed my soul.Im engaged with a 2 and a 1/2 year old beautifull boy with another on the way.
life is full , amazing and exciting for me right now.I feel in this moment its the beginning of my music career after finally releasing my debut album" Dark Clouds".This album is a collection of 12 songs chosen from the 100 or so others i have stored away and boy was it hard to choose!
"Dark Clouds" was titled after one of my songs and it was the inspiration i felt from diving deep into my own deep dark places to help access and uncover the feelings that bring me down and dont allow love and joy to flow in my life and for the important people around me.
This album reminds me that its ok and normal to have these dark painful places and emotions and there are ways to clear the shadows and bring in the love and light.
My songs are the stories of my life and experiece.
I have a distributor,a great publicist and people who believe in me and always have.With every gig i do i seem to reach people and feel rewarded from there praise.This is almost enough;almost.
I have not felt the whole success and experienced whats possible yet.I love my business it supports my family and my music but its not where my heart is.

I currently play accross several music venues in melbourne and im often asked to sing and write songs for weddings which is amazing and so satisfying.I keep getting re-booked for gigs i know all i need is the right person to believe ive got what it takes and im flying.
Hope you enjoy the album.

Josh

Lyrics

dark clouds

Written By: josh aitken

Dark clouds. 3:31 minutes

Can you tell me bout’ the road to tonight
It’s got me going in a dead straight line
It feels strong when I stand my ground
But all mixed up when im taken way down into my

Dark clouds heavy rains thunder storms and flashes of lightning
Dark clouds heavy rains keep the fires of a good man burning

And can you tell me bout’ the moon tonight
Setting in the west it’s a beautiful light
And are the stars going to shimmer and shine
Or will a change in the weather take me down deep into my

Dark clouds heavy rains thunder storms and flashes of lightning
Dark clouds heavy rains keep the fires of a good man burning
That’s the way it is right here right now
That’s the way it is right here right now
Dark clouds heavy rains

And I’ve been swimming in the shallow end
One plus two and I can count to ten well so what
For too long ive been playing it safe
It works for a while but it doesn’t take me down into my

Dark clouds heavy rains thunderstorms and flashes of lightning
Dark clouds heavy rains keep the fires of a good man burning
And that’s the way it is right here right now
That’s the way it is right here right now

Dark clouds heavy rains thunder storms and flashes of lightning
Dark clouds heavy rains keep the fires of a good man burning.
That’s the way it is dark clouds heavy rains
Dark clouds heavy rains

refugees

Written By: josh aitken

Refugees 4:46:07 minutes

An illusion can be strong
You and I we know whats wrong
In an open sea of red
Over the side people are dead
And in a country that’s free
They feel some hope for peace
But do we understand remote controls
Too much money in our hands.

I voted for freedom and got it wrong
I voted countries compassion
I voted for freedom and got it wrong
I voted countries compassion
That’s what I thought but I got it wrong
That’s what I thought but I got it wrong

And it makes me sad so sad
I wonder why I was spared
In another life maybe I cared
Or like them I suffered
And the refugees keep coming
They’re looking for peace and freedom
And we turn em a way cause we don’t want em
There left for dead like we don’t care
A tree a bird and a plane
Falling down like rain
And do you here the confusion
Something’s wrong it’s not the same

I voted for freedom and got it wrong
I voted countries compassion
I voted for freedom and got it wrong
I voted countries compassion
That’s what I thought but I got it wrong
That’s what I thought but I got it wrong
That’s what I thought but I got it wrong
That’s what I thought but I got it wrong

I voted for freedom and got it wrong
I voted countries compassion
But I got it wrong
FREEDOM

knocking down that door

Written By: josh aitken

Knocking down that door 4:06 minutes

Well I step out into the cold A full moon glowing at my door
And I don’t know what I will find And I don’t like myself inside
I tried to help myself remind That sometimes life is a funny rhyme
It doesn’t feel quite right tonight And im trying to survive
Im trying to find away That’ll get me through the day
But its not working for me now No it’s not working for me now
No it’s not working

Because I wanna to make the right choice
And I wanna do the right thing
But will I ever know What is right or what is wrong
And I wanna see the sunshine And I wanna feel the moonlight
Make my decisions from A happy state of mind

So I look out to touch the stars And I reach out to touch the moon
On this dark and lonely night I wish that I could tell you
Tell you how I feel But I don’t know if it is real
And its not working for me now No it’s not working for me now
No it’s not working

Because I wanna make the right choice And I want to do the right thing
But will I ever know What is right or what is wrong
And wanna see the sunshine And I want to feel the moonlight
Make my decisions from A happy state of mind

And I wanna fly the rivers Up and over the oceans
I wanna be a bird And fly like an eagle
And even if it takes me Just a little bit longer than I thought
Im gonna be knocking down that door Im gonna be knocking

Because I wanna make the right choice And I wanna do the right thing
But will I ever know What is right or what is wrong
And I want to see the sunshine And I want to feel the moonlight
Make my decisions from A happy state of mind
And I wanna fly the rivers Up and over the oceans
I wanna be a bird And fly like an eagle
And even if it takes me Just a little bit longer than I thought
Im gonna be knocking down that door
Im gonna be knocking down that door
x3 knocking down that door

Discography

Remember the day-e.p

Dark clouds
refugees and weatherman have airplay

Set List

I can do 3 sets of 12 songs all originals and throw in 10 to 12 covers-james taylor,clapton,hendrix,john mayor beatlles, to name a few of my favorite arists