Kelly Woodhams

Kelly Woodhams

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Biography

Kelly Woodhams is an emerging singer/songwriter from Melbourne. Her timeless style comes as a breath of fresh air across a contemporary music scene that has become increasingly superficial and trend-driven.

Kelly’s first album is currently in production and returns to the genuine roots of music: Simple, elegant and ageless melodies coupled with crisp and meaningful lyrics that explore universal love themes. The album takes us on a journey through the full cycle of romantic experience, progressing from the flush of a first true love (Paradise) through to the roller-coaster ups and downs of relationships (Sad Truth, I Am Waiting, Why Do I Feel This Way), and finally on to a broader sense of self-awareness and independence (Keep Your Head Up Tonight, I Feel Better [when I sing the blues]).

Listeners will find themselves readily relating to her clear and perceptive storylines. Kelly’s poignant lyrics eloquently express some of the most intense emotions we can experience in our love lives, though commonly we struggle to articulate them. Despite the target audience being adult female these songs should also appeal to many males, for even the hardest of hearts among us still fall in and out of love.

Kelly’s characteristic ‘sound’ is one of sensitive vocals supported by lead and solo acoustic guitars, with the stunningly vibrant guitar solos on many of the tracks a particular highlight.

Sometimes joyous and intimate, sometimes bittersweet and introspective, Kelly’s first album is a heartfelt reflection on love and its often bruising and enduring consequences. Above all, the honesty encapsulated within her lyrics shines through.

Summary of Kelly’s Style

• The genre sits between acoustic ballad and acoustic pop
• Kelly’s work is traditional rather than trendy – her compositions will stand & fall not on their novelty value but on the quality of her lyrics and melodies
• The target audience is female, old enough to have been involved in significant romantic relationships ie. 16-60
• The album has been developed as a ‘personal listening experience’ with a developing and maturing story line
• Each song explores a universal emotional theme such as love, loss, regret, pride and indecision
• Kelly’s soft, sensual and breathy vocal style is enhanced through her captivating use of harmonies
• Some of the influences on Kelly’s music have been Tracy Chapman, Eva Cassidy, Simon & Garfunkel and the early career of Jewel

Lyrics

I Am Waiting

Written By: Kelly Woodhams

It’s not hard to figure out why
I’m feeling nostalgic tonight
A pair of happy lovers just passed me by
Reminding me of how we used to be

I can’t conceal this truth
I’m still not over you

Yes I am waiting
Yes I’m still waiting here
For you

I imagine us together again
Can’t seem to get it out of my head
My head rests on your shoulder, we’re lying in bed
That’s when I’m certain no one can replace you

It’s not that I’m so alone
It’s more like I’ve lost my home

Yes I am waiting
Yes I’m still waiting here
For you

How long can my? How long can my heart?
How long can my heart keep aching?
How long can my? How long can my heart?
How long can my heart keep breaking?

‘Cos I am waiting
Yes I’m still waiting here
For you For you
For you For you

The Sad Truth

Written By: Kelly Woodhams

It’s just another lonely afternoon
No different from any other
It could be a different city
It could be late June
I could be with another lover

But I’m waiting for the phone to ring
My eye is on the time
I always feel so melancholy
When you are on my mind

The sad truth I’ve realised is that I’m not going to change
‘Cos it’s been far too long and my heart still feels the same

There’s only so many sad songs
That a girl can write
They say it is good to let it all out
But it always makes me cry

So why don’t you pick up that stupid phone
And tell me I’m a fool
Remind me why I’m all alone
Not making love to you

The sad truth I’ve realised is that you’re not going to change
‘Cos it’s been far too long now, I’m never going to be with you, its just too late

The sad truth I’ve realised is that no matter what I do, it’s not going to change
‘Cos it’s been far too long now I’ve only got myself to blame

I’ll bet this happens to you all the time
With every girl you meet
I was probably just another of your star-crossed lovers
Wish I could just let it be

Paradise

Written By: Kelly Woodhams

The perfect weather, the perfect mood
No rush to leave our hotel room
Order room service, draw back the shades
Make the most of this beautiful place

Wish we could stay forever here, instead of coming once a year
‘Cos the sun is always shining, and the temperature is rising

Its paradise, our little piece of paradise
Yes this is paradise, our little piece of paradise

We could spend our mornings lying on the beach
Take our time there’s nowhere we need to be
Have romantic dinners by candlelight
And stroll hand in hand on these balmy nights

Can’t remember feeling so relaxed
Why can’t life always be this laid-back?
Everone’s friendly, we can’t complain
So let’s not get back on that plane

‘Cos its paradise, our little piece of paradise
Yes this is paradise, our little piece of paradise

Been so caught up in city life
Didn’t know we needed to unwind
Don’t want that stress to start again
So let’s live the simple life

In this paradise, our little piece of paradise
Yes this is paradise, our little piece of paradise
‘Cos this is paradise, our little piece of paradise
Yes this is paradise, our little piece of paradise