Nick McAlley

Nick McAlley

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

I' m Nick McAlley , a musician, songwriter , music teacher and record producer from Holland.

Biography

My music is a mixture of bluegrass, folk ,country and pop music and got some fine reviews in the music magazines like Country Gazette.I do perform the songs live in my concerts and people seem to like my new music a lot, allthough the style is quite different from my previous album "WANNA STAY CONNECTED", which is pure country music with the steelguitar and fiddle.
I teach linedance in Purmerend near Amsterdam every monday night.I love to entertain people who like country dancing. I'm doing that for the last 10 years and with great pleasure!
In the seventies I was a rocker with the famous Dutch band "Dizzy Man's Band" with Top 10 hits like The Opera and The Show. In the eighties I played saxophone, flute, guitar, banjo and keyboards in several musicals. In the nineties I played country & western with a duo. Since 2001 I' m on the road with my solo-act for countrydancers and country fans in Holland and Belgium. In my live act I sing and play guitar, mandolin, harmonica, flute and saxophone.
I have my own studio in which I produced and recorded 6 albums for artists like the Black Hills Country Band - JJ Johns - Mike Shannon and Dirk Box. I'm writing and recording new material at the moment. I love producing and recording and I can record 16 tracks at the same time in my fully equiped little studio in Belgium.

Lyrics

Orangutan Song

Written By: Nick McAlley

ORANGUTAN SONG

tekst& muziek:Nick McAlley

Is it true that for the rainforest time is running out
It’s the last call for the orangutan my friend?
Is it true last twenty years their numbers were cut in half
and if we leave it this way this special ape will soon be gone forever
Is it true we shoot the mother to take away her child
just to sell it as a pet for human kind

IT’S THE LAST CALL FOR THE ORANG OETANG MY FRIEND
IT’S ABOUT TIME WE HELP ‘EM TO SURVIVE ON THIS PLANET
THEY’RE SO MUCH LIKE YOU AND ME OH BROTHER CAN’T YOU SEE
SO LET’S COLOR THEYR WORLD GREEN - ALL OVER AGAIN

Is it true three of them are sacrificed to sell just one baby child
who often dies in the arms of the mother
Is it true you can buy their sculls as a souvenir
we should be so ashamed if we let this happen
And is it true they used to live down there happily in Kalimantan
and now they’ for almost eighty percent they’ve lost their land

You can colour along with us and buy a piece of the forest
We can set an example for all the world to see
Come on and colour along with us and buy a piece of the forest
Let’s give the orangutan a place to live – in Kalimantan

IT’S THE LAST CALL FOR THE ORANG OETANG MY FRIEND
IT’S ABOUT TIME WE HELP ‘EM TO SURVIVE ON THIS PLANET
THEY’RE SO MUCH LIKE YOU AND ME OH BROTHER CAN’T YOU SEE
SO LET’S COLOR THEYR WORLD GREEN - ALL OVER AGAIN

“De vooruitgang van de mensheid is niet alleen geworteld in de historie, maar ook in de pre- historie. Terwijl we naar de toekomst kijken in de 21e eeuw, mogen we ons evolutionaire verleden niet vergeten.
De mensapen zijn de levende verbindingslijn met onze afstamming en als we niet willen dat toekomstige generaties onze apathische houding zullen vervloeken, dan zullen we hier en nu iets moeten doen om hun voortbestaan te verzekeren.


LoAnn

Written By: Anton Klee- Nick McAlley

LoAnn

Words:Anton Klee
Music: Nick McAlley

Verse1:
I was a man who lived a lot of lives, when I finally met my soulmate in love
Her name was LoAnn, she whispered in my ears
And I was very much in love for the first time in years

Chorus:
LoAnn , LoAnn I love you, I need you
I taste you, I breath you
I feel you deep inside
LoAnn, LoAnn, I want you, I sense you
I hear you, I see you, I feel you deep inside

Verse2:
I promised her thirty years of love and passion
The years went by, a revolution in life and fashion
Now I’m ninety years of age and you’re only seventy seven
Still not ready to go babe, still kicking, still in heaven

LoAnn , LoAnn I love you, I need you
I taste you, I breath you
I feel you deep inside
LoAnn, LoAnn, I want you, I sense you
I hear you, I see you, I feel you deep inside

Bridge:
I promise you again and again
Thirty years of love and passion
We’ll live forever and ever
Beyond the limits of time and fashion

LoAnn , LoAnn I love you, I need you
I taste you, I breath you
I feel you deep inside
LoAnn, LoAnn, I want you, I sense you
I hear you, I see you, I feel you deep inside
I feel you deep inside…..

Discography

"Sunny Side Up" 2004
"Wanna Stay Connected" 2002