Kastaphor

Kastaphor

BandR&BSoul

Since forming 2 years ago, Kastaphor have wowwed audiences with their downright danceable, rock influenced soulful grooves wherever they have played. After releasing their debut album in early 2010 and playing their first gig in April of that year, the quartet (comprising Ged Walters on bass, Emma Bentley on vocals, Karl Greenow on drums and Rob Taylor on guitar) also take jazz, indie, dub and funk into the mix too. What emerges is nothing short of immense...

Biography

The album and live performances of the band reflect the diverse musical backgrounds delivering a taste of danceable grooves, dub, blues, soulful ballads and more than a hint of rock anthemics - never failing to entertain.

Kastaphor have seen their live shows take them from The Stables in Milton Keynes to festivals in Oxfordshire, busking on the streets of Bedford and showcases in Camden.

The band write all their own tracks and currently have about 40 original tunes that really are worth a listen. You may often find a familiar 'Kastaphorised-reworked' cover appearing in one of their sets too.

Lyrics

Not Hungry

Written By: Emma-Jane Bentley, Kastaphor

Lying awake still waiting for your call
Im thinking about those nights we had so many times before
Never really ‘magined this was just a silly game
Cannot believe your feelings weren’t the same
As my thoughts, emotions, sensations in my soul
Seem such a waste of time as now you act so cold
All I ever wanted was you beside of me
Now i know this wont happen its just a memory

So Im not hungry for you anymore
Say your goodbyes baby im about to close this door
I will smile when i see you but dont you think its cause i need you
Im not hungry for you anymore

Could it be that im the one to blame?
You see i tried so hard to make everything go your way
You were just no good for me and i can see this now
Keeping my heart away from you is what i vow
So I walk on alone with high hopes for the future
Countin’ up my blessings now that i can refuse ya
Hope you will be happy with choices that you make
I wish i could have saved you now its far too late

So Im not hungry for you anymore
Say your goodbyes baby im about to close this door
I will smile when i see you but dont you think its cause i need you
Im not hungry for you anymore

You never knew me, you never wanted me but i was so wrapped into you
You could have had me when you needed me but you were just too scared of the truth
If you could see me now, i think that you’d somehow start regretting whatcha did before
But those times have changed, no love remains and im not hungry for you anymore

So Im not hungry for you anymore
Say your goodbyes baby im about to close this door
I will smile when i see you but dont you think its cause i need you
Im not hungry for you anymore

Im not hungry for you anymore
Say your goodbyes baby im about to close this door
I will smile when i see you but dont you think its cause i need you Speaking
Im not hungry for you anymore

(repeat normal chorus twice) / ‘Im not Hungry….’

Follow Me

Written By: Emma-Jane Bentley, Kastaphor


Ooh ohh, ooh ohh

Walking along together just the two of us no one around, a place I long to stay
Leaving the everyday’s behind us with no one there to bring you down
Forget along the way

Times like these are few between of which I share with you
And if you follow my whole soul will eternally be true
And if you care ill take you there, a journey so brand new
And like no other I will love ya just like you love me too

Follow me, never leave, don’t you ever abandon me on this journey we’ve begun to take
Follow me, never leave, don’t you ever abandon me I can’t bear no more of your heartache
Feeling so breathless when you’re near, the happiness we make
Follow me, never leave, don’t you ever abandon me on this journey we’ve begun to take

Finding the future, forgetting the past, a step closer to inner peace, a place we both can stay
Take in the moment and capture the scene, a better time for you and me
We won’t forget this day

Times like these are few between of which I share with you
And if you follow my whole soul will eternally be true
And if you care I’ll take you there, a journey so brand new
And like no other I will love ya just like you love me too

Follow me, never leave, don’t you ever abandon me on this journey we’ve begun to take
Follow me, never leave, don’t you ever abandon me I can’t face no more of your heartache
Feeling so breathless when you’re near, the happiness we make
Follow me, never leave, don’t you ever abandon me on this journey we’ve begun to take

GUITAR

You can’t find new oceans until you lose sight of the shore BV: Follow me, never leave me
You can’t lose emotion, if you’re still left longing for more

Follow me, never leave, don’t you ever abandon me on this journey we’ve begun to take
Follow me, never leave, don’t you ever abandon me I can’t bear no more of your heartache
Feeling so breathless when you’re near, the happiness we make
Follow me, never leave, don’t you ever abandon me on this journey we’ve begun to take

GUITAR

Follow me, never leave me x 4

Back in my Life

Written By: Emma-Jane Bentley, Kastaphor

Where’s that old familiar face gone?
I could’nt believe that you’d decided to walk away
Times have changed there’s no reminders
About what we had, throughout the good and the bad
There is no love lost from you, you never felt we were two
You broke my heart and my mind, i didnt read all those signs
And now i cant turn back time, to get you back in my life

Get back in my life my darling
Get back in my life my love
Get back in my life my darling
You know its you ive always loved

So why cant we try, i never understood why
I couldn’t make you happy, you made it so hard for me
To let me get close to you, i’d do anything for you
And now i cant turn back time, to get you back in my life

GUITAR

Can’t change a thing, theres no need to bring
Back memories of us..... No no

Get back in my life my darling
Get back in my life my love
Get back in my life my darling
You know its you ive always loved

So wheres what we had, throughout the good and the bad
There is no love lost from you, you never felt we were two
You broke my heart and my mind, i didnt read all those signs
And now i cant turn back time, to get you back in my life

Beat Starts Kicking

Written By: Emma-Jane Bentley, Kastaphor

You could be my one good addiction
You could be my guide
You could be my infatuation
You know it’s gonna feel so right

I could be your one good obsession
Ill set you on fire
I could be your only possession
Devote myself to you for life

Instrumental Chorus (4 bars)

You may be my one inspiration
You may be my light
You may be my only temptation
Not one else can get me so high

We could be a sweet combination
We could be entwined
We could be a united passion
You’ll never want for more no lie

Why not let the rhythm take us
Feel the bass thumping inside
Why won’t you believe me, come on up and see me
And we’ll get the beat start kicking tonight

Rhythm starts to grow inside us
Bass comes along for the ride
Why won’t you believe me, come on up and see me
And we’ll get the beat start kicking tonight

Listen to your heart, inside... Don’t you tell me No No
We should not be solo Breakdown (8B)
And tell me that you want, inside, don’t you tell me No No
Just come let your soul flow

Why not let the rhythm take us
Feel the bass thumping inside
Why won’t you believe me, come on up and see me
And we’ll get the beat start kicking tonight
Quiet/Speaking (8B)
Rhythm starts to grow inside us (beat build …)
The bass comes along for the ride
Why won’t you believe me, come on up and see me
And we’ll get the beat start kicking tonight

Why not let the rhythm take us
Feel the bass thumping inside
Why won’t you believe me, come on up and see me
And we’ll get the beat start kicking tonight

Rhythm starts to grow inside us
The bass comes along for the ride
Why won’t you believe me, come on up and see me
And we’ll get the beat start kicking tonight

GUITAR

Let it be an effortless pleasure
Let us taste living
Let the feeling take us to heaven
How could it ever be a sin?

I will be your one only saviour
Give you everything
I will be the one that you favour
Any you wanna hear me when I sing

Why not let the rhythm take us
Feel the bass thumping inside
Why won’t you believe me, come on up and see me
And we’ll get the beat start kicking tonight

Rhythm starts to grow inside us
The bass comes along for the ride
Why won’t you believe me, come on up and see me
And we’ll get the beat start kicking tonight

Beat start kicking, ooh
Don’t be thinking no, cause you got me so
Let the beat start kicking tonight

Who shall i be tomorrow?

Written By: Emma-Jane Bentley, Kastaphor

Ooh, oooh
Woo, oooh, ooh, oh, oh, oooh, oh oh

Ooh, oooh
Woo, oooh, ooh, oh, oh, oooh, oh oh

Who shall I be tomorrow?
Asked the man sitting opposite from me
Hate my wide, can’t stand my job I need a better life
Brighter future I wanna see

Who shall I be tomorrow?
Like to do all the things I’ve never done
Try a vacation to the moon
Fly around the sun

Ooh, oooh
Woo, oooh, ooh, oh, oh, oooh, oh oh

Ooh, oooh
Woo, oooh, ooh, oh, oh, oooh, oh oh

What can you change tomorrow?
Try to start, every morning, with a smile
Live each day as if your last
Cause every minute’s one fast ride

What can you do tomorrow?
Something different every day
You only get 1 shot at life
So don’t you let it go to waste

Ooh, oooh
Woo, oooh, ooh, oh, oh, oooh, oh oh

Ooh, oooh
Woo, oooh, ooh, oh, oh, oooh, oh oh

Who shall I be, who shall I be now
Who shall I be
Shall I / shall I / be now (x 2)

Who shall I be tomorrow?
May be I / I could try / to be you
Will wait let me think a minute
Not sure I’d like the things you do

Who shall I be tomorrow?
Now let me see
Who shall I be tomorrow?
I think I’ll be me

Woo, I think I’ll be me – yes I will now
I think I’ll be, ill think I be me

I think I’ll be, I think I’ll be, I think I’ll be, thinking will be me now

Ooh, oooh
Woo, oooh, ooh, oh, oh, oooh, oh oh

Discography

Kastaphor releases:

Album: 'Times Have Changed', January 2010

Single: 'Rollin'', July 2010

(Available on itunes)