Kendra Gale Band

Kendra Gale Band

 St. Andrews, New Brunswick, CAN
DuoRockBlues Rock

Kendra Gale has been quietly crunching out fat guitar licks, writing terribly addictive songs, creating a unique rock-duet style that radio adores, and focusing on getting ready to take on the music industry

Biography

The Kendra Gale Band If you happen upon singer songwriter Kendra Gale in a crowded venue, you might ask yourselfwho is this converse wearing modest girl hanging out near the bar? But don't let her pleasant shyness mislead you. As soon as she takes the stage with her band she is capable of packing quite a punch. (Naturally after she knocks you over with her powerful voice and gritty rock music, she will probably come over and pick you up, dust you offand heck probably give you a hug. She is just that nice.) St. Andrews born and raised, Kendra's genius lies in the way she can stand her own whether she's leading a small jam circle at the local pub, or taking charge onstage at a packed venue. Her powerful pipes and unique style make every song she belts out her own, from covering fellow female rock leads like Grace Potter or pop stars like Rihanna and Britney Spears . But her stand out performances are always the ones she crafts herself, drawing so deep into her personal experiences that you can't help but feel them in your bones. Kendra wrote her first song, 'Second Thought' when she was 13, a year after picking up the guitar and she hasnt stopped since. Kendra began performing her music with a band two years ago. As The Kendra Gale Band she has been making quite an impression around New Brunswick and the Maritimes. Some highlights include last years ECMAs, a spot at Music New Brunswick Week and playing many headlining shows at the Red Herring Pub in St. Andrews and in other venues across the province. No matter where she is, or who she is playing with she always leaves crowds wanting more. This past year has brought Kendra a new album and a new drummer, awards, CBC Galaxie Rising Star at Harvest Jazz and Blue Festival and Music New Brunswick's Fan Choice Award. On her new cd the rock music is a bit heavier and more self assured, and Kendra's lyrics have grown up right along with her. She has found her sound and it sounds good. In 'Many Names' a new track off the album Kendra belts out "Theres no telling what she'll do or where she'll end up". Well, if the song is any indication, it's clear where The KGB is going to end upon your mind and infiltrating your playlists very soon. The newest member of the Kendra Gale Band, Warren Beatteay is no stranger to the stage. Whether behind a drum set or backstage, he has been in the scene in the Saint John area for over 25 years. He also spent two years based in Halifax while touring the Atlantic club scene in the early 90's and opening for big names such as Joan Jett, Lee Aaron, Meatloaf and more. Twelve years ago he blew the dust off the skins and Warren has spent his time off either playing drums with some of Saint John's finest musicians in various bands, as a fill in player for various special events around Saint John or festivals such as The Boardwalk Stage, The Salty Jam and Harvest Jazz and Blues. Predominantly playing in well known cover based bands throughout his drumming career, Warren has also been lucky to play with original based projects such as The Steve McQueen Band, Steve Zaat, Zany Lane and continues to work with the blues/rock based The Generators. With a love of funk, R&B;, rock and blues, his groove based style seems to fit effortlessly with Kendra's original ideas bringing an additional edge to her material. He looks forward to working on new original material with Kendra and hopes to see lots of new stages from behind his drum kit with the KGB!

Lyrics

Save Me

Written By: Kendra Gale

I feel it getting to me
I'm sick it's hard to see
where I've run, where I've gone
can you find me I'm scared it might have been too long

CHORUS
Can you save me
My head it plays with my eyes
sometimes I'm scared for my life
fell the beating in my head
if I don't run now I just might be left for dead

CHORUS

Am I running out of time

CHORUS

Call

Written By: Kendra Gale

Set me on fire and melt me to the ground
set me on fire and burn me down

CHORUS
I am waiting, can barely stand it
oh I keep waiting for your call

you got me shaken, I can feel it in my knees
you got me swaying and I can barely breath

CHORUS

Many Names

Written By: Kendra Gale

Theres no telling what she'll do or where she'll end up
she's making up her mind and she empties her sup
she'll single you out and then she'll draw you in
wake up to the memories and start all over again

She likes to run away with the ones that she'll forget
or just add one more to the list or regret
doesn't seem to wear her out, doesn't seem to wear her down
better look while you can cuz she'll be leaving town

CHORUS
You know that she'll be on your mind
but you know you're just along for the ride

she takes what she wants and any second it could change
she walks across the room as if it were a stage
she can stop you cold with one look in her eyes
just takes one touch and your temperature will rise

CHORUS

Those Eyes

Written By: Kendra Gale

I don't think I can stand
I don't think that I can
I don't think I can stand those eyes on you

thought I could be strong
I thought I could play along
I don't think I can stand those eyes on you

CHORUS
I wish it was me
when you open your eyes be the first thing you see
oh I wish it was me
and I know they do too

I don't think that I'll like
i know that I wont like
I don't think i'll like those hands on you

CHORUS

This jealousy got the best of me
it's stronger then I ever knew
now I can't tear my eyes away
I think I'm burning a hole right through
and all I want to do is love you

Verse 1
you say come on play nice
you say come on just be nice
say come on play nice
I don't think I can

Not Mine

Written By: Kendra Gale

Not Mine

Well I'm not gonna lie about the things I do
I might mess up and I might be wrong
and end up hurting you

CHORUS
But you're not mine, and I'm not yours
someday we might find some middle ground
and stop evening the scores

Do I make you cry
do I disappoint and confuse
I wish that I didn't do those things
cuz I'd give the world to you

CHORUS

Well you know how to play with my mind just right
I should know better but I don't care
you keep me holding tight

CHORUS

Wish List

Written By: Kendra Gale

Wish List

I sit and watch the leaves start to change
and in the whispers of the wind all I can hear is your name
that breeze blows such a sweet sweet sound
and all of the leave fall and start dancing around

CHORUS
Tonight I'll close my eyes and dream of you
I'll put your name on my list and hope my wish comes true
the night slowly floats by as you sit heavy on my mind
every night

It's imposable to count the flakes that fall
just like each time I think of you I collect them all
they pile just like snow on the ground
you're creating this blizzard that I don't want to see out of

CHORUS

What You're Showing

Written By: Kendra Gale

What You're Showing

You should think before you speak
maybe read it over more carefully
I know you were mad but no you didn't think
before you gave me the poison and made me drink

don't look at me and try to calm me down
then turn away and push me to the ground
where did you turn, where did you flip
trying to make me burn well I don't need it

CHOURS
Now your showing who you are
you made letting go not so hard

You say I'm not trustworthy, well thats ok and fine by me
don't need your trust, I don't want your love
and I don't care if Im thought of

CHORUS

Understanding You

Written By: Kendra Gale

Understanding You

You wonder why I'm still trying and say I'm not worth the time
I'll tell you why I'm calling, you said it would be fine

CHOURS
Well I understand your need to defend
what I can't get through is understanding you

Will this be the last time I put my arms around my friend
you seem to care, was I supposed to know that was pretend

CHOURS

You tell me don't worry, give me a hug and send me on my way
what I wont see common is the day you try to kill me

CHOURS

Bad News

Written By: Kendra Gale

Bad News

This girl she tells me
tells me that I should stay far away from you
says you talk about me
and you wish you could feel the way that I do

CHORUS
Is it bad I love you
does that make you scared
is it bad I love you
standing still knowing we're going nowhere

Been told that you're trouble
you'll break my heart and you'll bring me right down
I've been given my warnings now
signs are up and the caution tape is around

CHORUS

Do I make your heart beat like you do to mine
Do I make your heart jump up overtime

CHORUS

Next Friday

Written By: Kendra Gale

Next Friday

One month ago next Friday
would have been the last time I saw you smile
one month ago next Friday
would have been the last time I looked in your eyes

these days haven't been flying
nearly as quick as I'd like
no they've just been dragging
and pulling me right along behind

CHORUS
If you saw me fall to my knees
watching me crawl and beg you please
tell me would you like the sight
would my cries be music to your ears
would you love the pain in my eyes
and grin at all of my tears

one month ago this Friday
would have been the last time I heard you laugh
one month ago next Friday
was one of the best days I ever had

CHORUS

would you sleep like a child if you knew i couldn't sleep at all
with all these nightmares I've compiled I cant push past this wall

CHORUS
do you want to keep me down
do you want to see my scars
would you like to push me around
I know thats not who you are
but I also didn't think that of her

Discography

Kendra Gale 2006
Moments of Nothing 2008
Paper Blankets 2010
The Kendra Gale Band 2012