KierstinGray

KierstinGray

 New York City, New York, USA
BandR&BAcoustic

By fusing the rhythmic flavors of jazz, blues, and rock with the melodic sensuality of soul, Kierstin's music has found a way to bring the genre of acoustic rhythm and blues to the forefront, creating and mastering a new genre of her own.

Biography

Dynamic songwriting, dazzling acoustic guitar chops, vocals that hit the sweet highs of pop and limbo the lows of the blues: This is Kierstin Gray.

Audiences across the country and in the UK have turned out to see this refreshing artist bare her soul and win over the souls of countless fans across the world.

Live shows have it, and the depth of this singer-songwriters melodic range, command of her instrument, and on-stage presence illustrate that Kierstin surely has that undeniable "thing" that people recognize as star quality. Within a few notes, one instantly bears witness to the wiles of an alluring storyteller. Reducing her style as acoustic R&B, Kierstin surpasses categories with riveting performances whether strapped for a solo gig with her guitar or with her jazz-flavored trio.

Pop, blues, ballards, classic soul -- and even country -- are represented through Kierstin's interpretations. In spite of an era when marketing labels divide and conquer musical devotees, Kierstin Gray's music appeals to the song lover within everyone.

Lyrics

blood from a stone

Written By: Kierstin Gray

there ain't a love like the love i feel
there ain't a love like the love i feel
cuz i've given love
and i've taken love
and i've taken too much
you've got me so addicted that i cannot seem to break free

(chorus)
i'm caught in a maelstrom of love
i'm drowning in you and i cannot help myself
i'm trying to squeeze blood from a stone
trying to keep my distance from ya cuz yo' dangerous baby

i've never had a kind of love like this
i've never felt a kind of love like this
makes me weak in the knees
makes it so i can't breathe
haunts my dreams when i sleep
you've got me so addicted that i cannot seem to break free

(chorus)
a single moment
a single voice
a single touch
a simple smile
a laugh and i'm
lost again

cuz i'm tied up inside
and i'm torn up inside
and i can't seem to hide
you've got me so addicted that i cannot seem to break free

(chorus) x2

trying to keep my distance from ya cuz yo' dangerous baby
trying to keep my distance from ya cuz ya drive me crazy
trying to keep my distance from ya cuz yo' scary baby
trying to keep my distance from ya cuz yo' dangerous baby

a song for you

Written By: Kierstin Gray

here's a love song written for you
i'm not sure if it'll ever get through
cuz your stubborn in your ways babe
you don't even know how to recognize you got a good thing
because you do
right here in front of your eyes
but you don't even realize
that in life all good things must start
with a little faith inside your heart

then you'd see that love is ours
then you'd see that love is ours for the making

but don't you go and break my heart

here's a love song written for you
i'm not sure if it'll ever get through
cuz your stubborn in your ways babe
you don't even know how to recognize you got a good thing
inside of me
cuz i know i make you smile
and if you let me i will try
and show you how happy we could be
if you just put a little trust in me

then you'd see that love is ours
then you'd see that love is ours
then you'd see that love is ours
then you'd see that love is ours for the making

but don't you go and break my heart

copyright 2006

not sorry you're gone

Written By: Kierstin Gray

hey love
how have you been
i haven't seen you
in such a while
and how am i
oh i have been fine
with you off my mind
i've been smooth sailing
cuz baby i
found a new love
someone who takes care of
my every need
so i'll be fine
i'm not studdin' 'bout you
cuz i'm not sorry you're gone

my friends all say
with you gone
the sun has been shinin'
and i have been happy
cuz my man now
does me and how
there's no other now
in my life
cuz baby i
forgot about you
you left me cold
brokenhearted
so baby i
i ain't studdin' 'bout you
cuz i'm not sorry you're gone

cuz baby i
found a new love
who takes care of
me completely
and i got mine
got a love of my life
for the rest of my life
who'll love me completely
cuz baby i
have got a new love
who takes care of
me completely
cuz baby i've
no time for you
cuz i'm not sorry you're gone

how i long for you

Written By: Kierstin Gray

wrecklessly i would give the world up in your name
helplessly i follow your footsteps like a moth to flame
still friends we stay
but i have changed
and you may never know
how i long for you

a sweetness that i'll soon not forget tasted in your lips
a tenderness i've come now to regret tasted in your kiss
maybe you've heard girls speak these words but
still you may never know
how i long for you

why am i haunted by your touch
is it my naive perceptions
or lasting attraction

you are to me the star that i cannot reach
be closer still to me my aching heart for i cannot breathe
maybe in time you'll change your mind but
still you may never know
how i long for you
still you may never know
how i long for you
how i long for you
how i long
how i long for you

you don't know

Written By: Kierstin Gray

baby you don't come to the door when i knock
and how can i say i'm sorry
when you won't answer my calls
i've been trying to figure out
what this thing is all about
so i can make it up to you
cuz baby you don't know
how much i'd give up
for the chance
the chance
to love you

baby i know it's not right
to call upon your name
and baby i know it's not right
to ask of you one thing
i'm gonna try a little honesty
and beg you to stay with me
so i can make it up to you
cuz baby you don't know
how much i'd give up
for the chance
the chance
to love you

see i've been
too careless with your heart
and from
this moment i'm gonna start
spending more time
adoring you

i've been
too careless with your heart
and from
this moment i'm gonna start
trying to make it up to you
cuz baby you don't know
how much ii'm gonna give to you
and you don't know how much
i'm going to live for you
and you don't know how much i'm going to give
for the chance
the chance
to love you

let you slip away

Written By: Kierstin Gray

i'm always breaking things with my graceless hands
and my clumsy words
you don't need to tell me cuz i know
i've never been too good with timing
with my actions
didn't you hear me when i said i love you
as you walked away

i wonder if i'll ever get a chance to
just tell you how i've ached and mourned and missed you
and ask you if you ever could come back to
the one who let you slip away

in the time you've been away i've been working hard
trying to chance
maybe try and wear down the edge of my stubborn ways
shame on me for getting carried away
i'm no good without you
so won't you come back to me

i wonder if i'll ever get a chance to
just tell you how i've ached and mourned and missed you
and ask you if you ever could come back to
the one who let you slip away

loveblind

Written By: Kierstin Gray

All I wanted was to love you
All I wanted was you near
I thought that I was what you wanted
'til I woke up and you weren't here
You used to look into my eyes and you would say
That you would never want me to ever change
Now I hear you're with someone new
And I am still the lonely fool trying to get over you

Your favorite cereal's still on my top shelf
Right beside your favorite bowl
And all those things I bought you years and years ago
Are still inside your favorite drawer
I used to believe that we were of one heart
But now i sit here falling apart
Cuz now i hear that you're with someone new
And i am still the lonely fool trying to get over you

i close my eyes and i still feel you close to me
i close my eyes and i still feel my heart breaking slowly

I wish that I could see you happy
Even if it is with someone else
But somehow I feel she'd remind me
Of what I used to have for myself
They say time can heal all wounds, maybe mine
But I just can't let go in my mind
Cuz now I hear that you're with someone new
And I am still the lonely fool trying to get over you
Yes I am still the lonely fool trying to get over you
Well I am still the lonely fool trying to get over you

Discography

demo 1 (red)
demo 2 (blue)
anything&everything
anything&everything: the second edition
here's to the road: tour october 2003
live @ the knitting factory (December 2006)
something you might like (March 2008)
if i fell for you (spring 2009)

airplay:
loveblind
achilles' heel
before hello
may day song
forgiven
let you slip away
"fire"

Set List

Typical set list:

Original songs (short list):
if i fell for you
let you slip away
too soon to know
cali
loveblind
easton
sycamore tree
forgiven
someday
may day song
before hello
a sign
achilles' heel

Covers (short list):
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
All Night Long
Can We Talk
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Human Nature
Don't Know Why
When I'm With You
Forever And For Always
I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
Big Yellow Taxi
Satisfaction
What It Takes
No Excuses