KAY

KAY

 Hilversum, North Holland, NLD
BandPopFunk

Impressively energetic, sensitive & strong frontwoman going all the way into her music, singing behind the piano or battling on her keytar; deep melancholic piano/vocal moments or funky uptempo keytar grooves, steady groove band, authentic original KAY style tracks, Joe Cocker meets Tori Amos meets Ray Charles meets TLC meets The Dandy Warhols. Live act!
KAy performs also acoustic in a duo setting, sometimes in different combinations such as with a DJ, and/or a cello.

Biography

  1. http://www.kay-music.com/ "For me music is a way of therapy, to express my happiness and my sorrow. In general life is overwhelming for me and in my writing I use anything that has shocked or impressed me". Tomboy Kay, super sexy feminine with a serious boyish touch, is frontwoman, singer, songwriter/producer, piano & keytarplayer of the Amsterdam based band KAY. 
While Kay studied jazz piano at the conservatory backi n the 90-ies, she got a record deal and took of to New York city where she lived for some time and recorded her first album Kacha's World, a jazzy P-funk album with a feature for funklegend Bootsy Collins. After that she took a long break single-mothering, studying psychology and teaching piano.  Kay decided writing and performing music is her life and made her come back end 2011 when she released her debut album IT'S O-KAY (Kay Music BV, NL) an authentic mix of pop, rock and soul. In Febuary 2015 her third album will be released. This time she is working on a cross over album of funky (elctro)beats, mixed with acoustic cello, piano and guitar. Stay tuned to hear a surprisingly new Kay with catchy and unexpected melodies, over strong groovy left hand piano playing!

Lyrics

You're My Oasis

Written By: J.C. ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY 2009

YOU’RE MY OASIS Music & Lyrics: © 2009 Katja ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY

Verse 1
I was trying to find my luck at the wheel of fortune against all odds, the ball kept rolling landed even I placed my bets on the wrong symbol and the dice were cast I placed my bets on all the luck I could ever, ever get and the future was foreseen , but you were there for me
Chorus
forever any minute anytime anywhere anyplace any moment and always everyday you're my oa oa oa oasis oasis oasis
Verse 2 when I was struggling rugged roads you took my hand and guided me you'd ease my burden, when it's hurting on my journey you bring in sunlight to my days n colored stars to my nights you sooth my soul, ease my mind, calming inner fights and I lost nearly everything But you were there for me
Chorus
forever any minute anytime anywhere anyplace any moment and always everyday you're my oa oa oa oasis oasis oasis

I want it all with you

Written By: J.C. ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY 2009

I WANT IT ALL WITH YOU
Music & lyrics J.C. ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY © 2009

VERSE 1
I wandered round the earth for long
I missed your face, I feared, I longed
I felt lost, I felt found, I got stuck,
I lost my mind, still I felt bound
You make me smile, it lasts some miles
And in the distance plays your song
Where ever you are, where ever you hide
what ever you need, what ever my pride
what ever my pride

CHORUS 1
I want to be your nite
I want to be your bed
And keep you by my side
Yeah feel some love instead
I guess I want it all with you
Because I am in love with you
I want your love and your fears
I want your joy and your tears
Your doubts, your answers

Verse 2
And there's the wind and there's the sea a screaming seagull calling me
She told me don’t give up your hope
I know your love is meant to be
My fear is not to be received
Be heard, be touched, nor be believed
Where ever you are, where ever you hide
what ever you need, what ever my pride
what ever my pride

CHORUS 1
I want to be your nite
I want to be your bed
And keep you by my side
Yeah feel some love instead
I guess I want it all with you
Because I am in love with you
I want your love and your fears
I want your joy and your tears
Your doubts, your answers

© 2009 Music & Lyrics by J.C. ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY


It's O-Kay

Written By: J C ten Dam Flik & Clifford Goilo

IT’S OKAY © 2010 all rights J.C. ten Dam Flik aka KAY

Woke up this morning, thought to myself : I need to get away
I took my car & said goodbye, let the wind show me my way
No regrets, no sorries darling, we will be all right
I’m taking on the world, I can’t wait, all day and all night

It’s O-Kay, I am going to do it my own way
It’s O-Kay, you can’t stop me anyway

Pushing the needle into the red, no worries to define
Pocket full of dreams and a heart filled with love, I’m feeling divine
Adventure is my drug of choice, it’s my life anyway
Chase me not, I’m so long gone, I guess it’s just my fate

It’s O-Kay, I am going to do it my own way It’s O-Kay, you can’t stop me anyway
It’s O-Kay, I am going to do it my own way It’s O-Kay, you can’t stop me anyway

I’ve been working, I’ve been running
Ooweeoooweeeoooweee
Living his life and living her life
Ooweeoooweeeoooweee
I felt fed up, I felt so locked up
Ooweeoooweeeoooweee

Now’s the time , now is the moment
To leave it all behind

It’s O-Kay, I am going to do it my own way It’s O-Kay, you can’t stop me anyway

It’s O-Kay, I am going to do it my own way It’s O-Kay, you can’t stop me anyway

To the Holy

Written By: J C ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY

TO THE H © all rights 1997 J.C.ten Dam – Flik a.k.a. KAY

VERSE 1
Your heart is living in distress
Your inner life a total mess
You’re missing the love
You never even dreamt of

You didn’t think that she would come
After all the hurting that was done
You couldn’t believe
Love could be true

Now you’re staring soul to soul
A higher love absorbed control
I’ll show you the way
Baby just let it grow

I hear pain in your voice
But now that you’ve made love your choice
There’s nothing to fear
Baby just let it flow

CHORUS
To the holy of the holy
To the Gods of the lonely
I give this love ( I give my dreams/ I open my mind)
I bow down

VERSE 2
While your number is still secret, I share your pain
When I wanna go deeper, deeper in vain
You tell me you were hurting, yes I know
While you kiss the sky, I ‘m digging the snow

All I long for you to be
A happy smile that’s feeling free
But you’ve got to believe
Baby my love is true

BRIDGE

Nananaaa na nana nananaaa nana na

CHORUS
To the holy of the holy
To the Gods of the lonely
I give this love ( I give my dreams, I open my mind)
I bow down

Sometimes

Written By: J C ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY

SOMETIMES © 1997 all rights J.C. ten Dam –Flik a.k.s. KAY

VERSE 1
Sometimes, we’ve got to kneel down
And reach a little deeper, to touch our ground
And then you may find yourself
Scared to get drowned
In the circles of life, that keep spinning ‘round and ‘round

Spinning, spinning ‘round
Spinning, spinning ‘round

CHORUS
And did you see the love, passing you by
And did you hear the love, knocking at your door
And have you felt the love, trying to ease your mind
And did you know that love, is still waiting for you, waiting for you

VERSE 2
Sometimes, listening takes a little longer yeah
But by the time you hear yourself
You’re much stronger yeah
And then you may feel your heart, revealing who you are
Baby, baby don’t be afraid, you’re going to shine like a star

Shine, shine.
Shine, shine

CHORUS
And did you see the love, passing you by
And did you hear the love, knocking at your door
And have you felt the love, trying to ease your mind
And did you know that love, is still waiting for you, waiting for you

BRIDGE
Yes I saw it but I couldn’t touch it
And then I touched it but I couldn’t hear it
And then I heard it but I couldn’t feel it
And then I felt it but I really feared it baby

CHORUS
And did you see the love, passing you by
And did you hear the love, knocking at your door
And have you felt the love, trying to ease your mind
And did you know that love, is still waiting for you

Oooh and then you saw it but you couldn’t touch it
Oooh and then you saw it but you couldn’t touch it
And then you touched it but you couldn,t hear it
And then you heard it but you couldn’t feel it
And then you felt it but you really feared it
Did you know that love is still waiting for you
Love is waiting for you

I leave you

Written By: J C ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY

I LEAVE YOU ©2009 All rights J.C. ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY

Verse 1
You haven’t seen how much I tried to free you
You haven’t felt how hard I tried to please you
I’ve been running like a fool to reach you
Now my mind ‘s made up: I leave you

I’m done cleaning up the mess that you made
My clock’s been ticking babe, now it’s too late
In case you didn’t get it let me put it straight:
I’ve got my mind made up: I leave you

Chorus
I leave you I leave you
Bye bye baby I leave you

Verse 2
You like to hang out, down the streets
No no baby, that’s not what I need
I felt so loonely with a man who can’t see
I’ve got my mind made up: I leave you

Now your spell is broken life is good to me
Living in your shadows felt like misery
I’m thru with all your stories now I’m feeling free
since my mind’s made up, I ‘m happy

Chorus
I leave you I leave you
Bye bye baby I leave you
I leave you I leave you
Bye bye baby I leave you

Bridge
Been trying to be close to you
Trying to be the most for you
Trying to make you love me too

Been trying to be close to you
Try and be the most for you
Try and make you love me too
Make my dream come true
Chorus
I leave you I leave you
Bye bye baby I leave you
I leave you I leave you
Bye bye baby I leave you

Been waiting so long

Written By: J.C. ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY

Been Waiting So Long © KAY 2010

Verse 1
Footsteps walking my way,
I’ve got the wind in my back
I can hear their impatience to find me,
Hoping & longing down a lonely lane….. and life’s still the same

Chorus 1
I’ve been waiting so long, yes I feel that love is getting close
I’ve been waiting so long, yes it’s coming my way
I’ve been waiting so long, yes I feel that love is getting close
I’ve been waiting so long, yes it’s coming my way

Verse 2
Your restless heartbeat echoes near me,
hidden feelings behind the tree
Yes our shadows are becoming one,
with the fresh green leaves & they’re smiling…..in their bright light

Chorus 2
I’ve been waiting so long, yes I feel that love is getting close
I’ve been waiting so long, yes it’s coming my way
I’ve been waiting so long, yes I feel that love is getting close
I’ve been waiting so long,

Verse 3
And if there’s one more time you try to make me feel doubt
You’re going to hear me yell baby and shout it out loud
Cause it’s your deep blue eyes that keep telling me it is true
You love me and I love you

Bridge
Cause our love is true
Yes our love is true
This love is meant to be for me and you

Chorus 2
I’ve been waiting so long, yes I feel that love is getting close
I’ve been waiting so long, yes it’s coming my way
I’ve been waiting so long, yes I feel that love is getting close
I’ve been waiting so long,

Charlie

Written By: J.C. ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY

CHARLIE IS HOME ? 2010 All rights music & lyrics J. C. ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY
Verse 1
Sitting in my porch enjoying the sun
Thinking ‘bout the war and all the damage it has done
Sweetheart Charlie with his bright eyed smile
His mom’s waiting worried, now he finally gets home
He is coming home with a bullet in his head
He was owning the future and now he is dead
Sitting in the porch enjoying the birds
Listen to their song, trying to grasp some words
Words that promise me hope
Words that promise hope

Chorus 1
Words give me words, giving me words, giving me words
That promise me hope yeah, hope yeah
Words promising words, promising words
Never meaning what I heard no, heard no, hurts so

Verse 2
Mom is sitting in her porch, staring at the wall
Her Charlie is now a hero, what a funeral !
Coffin’s stars & stripes cover her bed
Prozac keeps her up she doesn’t even feel sad
She doesn’t feel a thing whether it’s spring or fall
She doesn’t give a damn about nothing at all
There’s nothing to loose, there’s still no peace
There’s nothing to gain but a false believe

Chorus 2
Words give me words, giving me words, giving me words
That promise me hope yeah, hope yeah
Words promising words, promising words
Never meaning what I heard no, heard no, hurts so.

Bridge instrumental groove ll: B B/c# F#/c# l C#/b C#/g# :ll
Words give me words, giving me words, giving me words
that promise me hope yeah, hope yeah etc

Chorus
Words give me words, giving me words, giving me words
that promise me hope yeah, hope yeah
Words promising words, promising words
Never meaning what I heard no, heard no, heard no, hurts so

yes my baby died, for the nations pride
peace is for ever gone, I feel so lost without my son
no peace in my home, there’s no peace in my mind
there’s no trees growing peace , peace left me behind

? 2010 all rights music & lyrics J. C. ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY

Wondering

Written By: J.C. ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY

WONDERING Music & Lyrics : J.C. ten Dam – Flik a.k.a KAY All rights © 1997
VERSE 1
Wondering what it means to need me
if your blinded heart can read me
Wondering when you’re stuck, could you ever free me
how it feels to cheat me

CHORUS
Wondering why you treat me to words that even you don’t believe
Keep me hanging on a leash, dangling ‘round the willow tree 2x

VERSE 2
Wondering what took the love from your soul
how your pureness turned so cold
Wondering who stole the colors from your dreams
So grey it for ever seems

CHORUS
Wondering why you treat me to words that even you don’t believe
Keep me hanging on a leash, dangling ‘round the willow tree 2x

BRIDGE
I still don’t know what I feel for you baby
I still don’t know what I feel for you baby
I still don’t know what I feel for you baby
Leave me hanging on a leash, dangling round the willow tree

CHORUS
Wondering why you treat me to words that even you don’t believe
Keep me hanging on a leash, dangling ‘round the willow tree
4x

Why wondering why
Why wondering why
Why wondering why
Why wondering why

My Love

Written By: J.C. ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY

MY LOVE

Written by JC ten Dam Flik a.k.a. KAY ©2010 All rights Kay-Music BV, NL

Tonite I’m gonna make you mine
We’re one of a kind
We ‘ve seen each other thru our souls
Come on baby just let it go

I will show you secrets, I never shared before
Giving you my strength & weakness, I know you want some more

Chorus
My love, receive me, see me, believe in me
My love, don’t stop me, feel me, believe in me

I wanna give it to you baby
All nite long
You’re the one that I need
You know it feels so strong

I will show you secrets, I never shared before
Giving you my strength & weakness, I know you want some more

My love, receive me, see me, believe in me
My love, don’t stop me, feel me, believe in me 2x

Bridge
I don’t want to lose you baby
You’re so special to me
Yes I know you now me baby
Yes I see your see
Show me the way to your heart and let me set you free
I ‘ll open the door
Yeah I’ve got the key

My love, receive me, see me, believe in me
My love, don’t stop me, feel me, believe in me 4x

Discography

BEFORE
album-Kacha's World 1995
single-Somebody's watching me featuring Bootsy Collins 1995

Studio musician on several albums and singles of other projects

RECENT /NOW
single- It's O-Kay, 2011
single- You're My Oasis, 15 september 2011
album- It's O-Kay, 22 september 2011

Set List

IT’S O-KAY
SOMETIMES
I WANT IT ALL WITH YOU
WONDERING
DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD
HOW COULD YOU
CHARLIE
TO THE HOLY
I LEAVE YOU
SHADOWS OF LOVE
YOU’RE MY OASIS
NOTHING IN THIS WORLD
BEEN WAITING SO LONG
MY LOVE