Kitchen's Passport

Kitchen's Passport

BandAlternativeAcoustic

Eclectic jam/ band alternative rock and pop/folk-rock band.

Biography

After his debut solo show at the University of Alberta, Kenya was invited back to do a performance for the University's International Week. "I didn't feel that ready to do the show by myself so I got in touch with a few musicians I had jammed with to see if they were up for it. After the first couple of sessions, we felt really good playing together that we decided to form the band." Formed in January 2004 with the aim of only doing one show, Kitchen's Passport is taking its first steps performing in Edmonton. Composed of students, the band tries to squeeze in time between classes, work and exams to write new material and jam.
Influenced by U2, The Dave Matthews Band, the Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox Twenty. Whitney Houston, Boyz II men and Brian Mcknight as well as Motown, Kenya's music is hard to pin down but he does get the crowds going.
"We still are not quite sure where we would place oursleves in the music genres as we all come from different musical backgrounds and influences. We just like to groove." said Kenya when asked about the band's identity.
The members of Kitchen's Passport are: Kenya Kondo-singer/songwriter, guitar Gabe Donnelley-vocals Tim Smith-Violin Paul Chernik-Keyboard Ryan Stewart-guitar Dan Yeung-cello Jesse Whitehead- Drums and percussion

Lyrics

Wait

Written By: Kenya Kondo

When the storms come rising up
And the winds of change come sweeping down
I’ll wait
I’ll wait

And through the crowded days
And endless situations
I’ll wait
I’ll wait
For you

When I’m afraid to live
When I can hardly stand
I’ll wait
I’ll wait

When I’m afraid to fly
When I’m afraid to soar high
Into the sky
I’ll wait

When the storms come rising up
And the winds of change come sweeping down
I’ll wait
I’ll wait

Music and lyrics by Kenya Kondo. Copyright 2003. All rights reserved.

Moses

Written By: Kenya Kondo

Moses is in pain
He is my mother’s brother
He drank from the bottle
And the bottle took him over

And did he try to put up a fight
Did he try to make a stand
Or did he let her take him in
Gave himself up for a lie

Annie knew her lie
She thought that she could fly
Stuck an arrow in her chin
The ground embraced her as she fell

And as she soared to the grass
She realized she loved her life
Take the pain, take the pain
And everything will be alright

Ch.
And when the pain is coming
And darkness falls
I reach for my sanity in the shape of a bottle
Brown glass to colour my world
Green eyes to turn my grey
And even though it burns my hand
I can’t let go I’ve got to stay

v
And when you look at him
Tell me what you see
A broken man on the street
A king in his castle waving at me

And all he wants is for the pain
To go away, To go away
He’s broken in. can’t taken it in
Take the pain. Take the pain

Ch.(x2)
And when the rain is coming
And darkness falls
I reach for my sanity in the shape of a bottle
Brown glass to colour my world
Green eyes to turn my grey
And even though it burns my hand
I can’t let go I’ve got to stay

Bridge
Some of us will never feel this pain
Some of us feel it everyday
All of us want it to go away
Take the pain

Ch.(x2)

And when the rain is coming
And darkness falls
I’ll reach for you
I’ll reach for you

And when the rain is coming
And darkness falls
I’ll pray for you
I’ll pray for you

Take the Pain (Moses)
Copyright Kenya Kondo 2003. All rights reserved.

Window

Written By: Kenya Kondo

When the sun is rising

When the moon is burning

Step outside into the rain

When your world is turning

Changing times away

Step outside your door

And look into my window

Won’t you stand with me

Won’t you walk with me

Share your world with me

Carry you with me

Stop the world from crying

Stop the world from dying

Take a chance on love

As you look into my window

Dance into the rain

Play in the puddles of love

Sing your heart out

As you look into my window

Music and lyrics by Kenya Kondo. Copyright 2003. All rights reserved.

Discography

Wait (demo): Streaming from Broadjam and New Music Canada
Moses(live): Live version from Kitchen's Passport's Lister Hall Show, Feb. 2004. Streaming from Broadjam and New Music Canada. # 8 on 30th Oct. 2004 in the folk-rock category on Broadjam.com
Gabe's Song: Demo streaming from New Music Canada

Set List

1. Outisde (lyrics and music by Kenya Kondo)

2. Where do I begin (lyrics and music by Kenya Kondo)

3. Moses (lyrics and music by Kenya Kondo)

4. Milkman (lyrics and music by Tim Smith)

5. Gabe's Song (lyrics and music by Kenya Kondo)

6. Walk with me (lyrics and music by Kenya Kondo)

7. Heading to Olds (lyrics by Keya Kondo , music by Ryan Stewart)

8. Highway 89 (lyrics and music by Kenya Kondo and Tim Smith)

9. Find yourself (lyrics by Gabe Donelley, music by Paul Chernik)

10. Why do tears fall (lyrics by Kenya Kondo, music by Ryan Stewart)

11. Wait (music and lyrics by Kenya Kondo)

12. What is love (lyrics by Kenya Kondo, music by Paul Chernik)

13. Raindrops (lyrics and music by Kenya Kondo)

14. Welcome to my high (lyrics and music by Kenya
Kondo)

15. Jimmy's running (lyrics and music by Kenya Kondo)

16. She's a star (lyrics and music by Kenya Kondo)

17. Window (lyrics and music by Kenya Kondo)