Kel York

Kel York

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Kel York is a singer/songwriter who aspires to write songs with powerful, lofty melodies and strong thematic lyrics. Music for Kel is about momentum and inspiration - aspiring towards the heavens and making people believe they have been there.

Biography

Kel York is a singer/songwriter set to release her debut album early 2010.

2009 has seen Kel York and band road test her songs at gigs throughout Melbourne to enable the best songs to rise to the top.

It's difficult to pigeon hole her style. Kel is not exactly your hardcore rock chick, yet she's not your cute soft-singing indie girl either. She can be a bit of both and none at all.

Kel York is all about songs with rising momentums, melodies with powerful peaks and troughs, and unhidden lyrics with substance.

Kel York on her lyrics:
“My number one goal is to connect to people through my lyrics. Sometimes indie acts are more concerned about image and being cool, which is a shame because that’s more the scene of pop acts. Being independent is a chance to really drive home powerful songs that don’t hide behind anything.”

Kel York on influences:
“There are many influences, but I think I’ve got my own sound. My goal above all is to be original and write beautiful soaring melodies to momentous musical arrangements.”

A key example of Kel's style is Caught In The Middle (see attached CD), mastered at Edensound Mastering (Melbourne) and ready for radio. Kel is currently recording the final tracks for her debut album.

Kel York on “Caught In The Middle”
“This song is about being caught between following what you really want to be and what others want you to be. It’s about my own struggle, but also the struggle others go through. For example, it’s also a love story, inspired by a Muslim friend of mine torn between her true love and family pressure to marry into the same faith. In this way, it’s got a Romeo & Juliet feel throughout – as if the pressures of the old world are still alive and well today. And I think that’s true, because adolescents always have people telling them what to do, and what they should be (whether parents, friends, teachers or themselves). So it’s about being caught between all these pressures, yet yearning to be free.”

Music Update
Kel York is currently recording a quirky love song called “Eat You" - OUT SOON. It’s rock and roll and a whole lot of fun.

Spring/Summer gigs will be posted soon with many of Kel's new songs to road test.

Lyrics

Tonight

Written By: Kel York

Another year past, another year dawning
I never found the one who was for me
An ending begins with all this yearning to be

Still everything can change
Everything can open
Though it is hard to believe
Everything can change
Time is not a threat
But it is real when you’re the last to feel it

Tonight is calling
A life is forming
Where I’ve been waiting for all my life
For tonight
For tonight
Had I have known
You would be pulling me into the light

With you it’s clear
Nothing is wasted
I am what I was and more today
And I finally understand
How every day is adding up into something that’s higher

Now it all makes sense
Now it’s all behind me
A beautiful beginning and
Above and beyond
Anything that I did want and more
Is in you and you’re real and

Tonight is calling
A life is forming
Where I’ve been waiting, all my life
For tonight
For tonight
Had I have known
You would be pulling me out of the darkness to light
You were the one
Who would be pulling me out of the dark

Started off nothing but hope
And soon that was lost
Thought about giving up
Never knew what it was

Then you turned my life around
Now it’s clear I understand
Everything leading here
Right into your arms

Tonight is calling
A life is forming
Where I’ve been waiting all my life
For tonight
For tonight
Had I have known
You would be pulling me out of the darkness to light
You are the one
I have been waiting for all of my life

These Are The Days

Written By: Kel York

THESE ARE THE DAYS

I saw you
You wanted me
I wasn’t you girl
We made out
On the front couch
Of the Black Pearl

There you stole from my eyes
And you took my disguise
When you asked me to dance
I offered you my hand

These are the days that I can love
These are the days that I can love
Now I can’t come down
And there’s no turning round
No I can’t, I am here to love you

Before you
Happiness
Was always in doubt
Now I
Know what
The songs are about

There’s a way to be bold
And it means letting go
Cos it’s not what you know
But the spirit that you show

These are the days that I can love
These are the days that I can love
Now I can’t come down
And there’s no turning round
No I can’t, I am here to love you

Gone are the days
Of hopeless wanting
Gone are the days
When we were longing
Gone are those days…

These are the days that I can love
These are the days that I can love
Gone is the darkness for love
Gone is the darkness for love

Caught In The Middle

Written By: Kel York

There is one choice to make
Tear apart, or run away

I don’t know why but I have to hide it
Hold me, hold me
We are the blind
Can never be sighted
Know me
Show me the light

It’s bringing me down, down
Caught in the middle
I’m caught in the middle
Of faith, love
Caught in the middle to lose

You say deny my name
Don’t let them steal your fate

All you want is me
Well this is my being
Hold me, hold me
We are the same
Yet only a name
Will disown me
Oh

It’s bringing me down, down
Caught in the middle
I’m caught in the middle
Of faith, love
Caught in the middle
I lose
Oh
Lose, oh

All that I want is to love and be loved
I thought the truth was to love and be loved
Love

It’s bringing me down, down
Caught in the middle
I’m caught in the middle
Of fate, love
Caught in the middle, I’m…
Oh, oh
Oh, caught in the middle

You see it’s falling down

Take From Me

Written By: Kel York

I don’t know why you are waiting
Fear you take me for another
Nothing wasted, if uncovered
We have love but not the lovers

I can hear you calling to be taken
Underneath it all I watch you breaking
I don’t know just who it is you wanted
But I still feel it, I can feel you wait for me

Aah, ah….
I can give up
It’s all or nothing
Ah, it’s not enough
So take it…
Go take from me

Youth is wasted without hunger
Nothing’s left, only a feeling
You have changed and we are older
I still want you, not this slumber

I can hear you calling to be taken
From this sorrow, everything is waiting
Take from me this longing or it’s wasted
I know that you want it, won’t you take from me

Aah, ah….
Don’t you give up
It’s all nothing
Ah, it’s not enough
So take it…
Go take from me

Set List