Kody Gyle

Kody Gyle

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Conscious lyrics and great melodies. The arrangements are well thought out. My band is made up of solid players who play for the "song" and not for the"part". I am intense and intriguing on stage, I challenge you to take your eyes off me. I have been called the "neo Bob Dylan".

Biography

Kody Gyle is a singer songwriter from Toronto, Canada. The conscious lyrics and unforgettable melodies that make up Gyle’s collection of songs are a testament to the art of song writing. Formal training at Royal St. Georges College, and an adolescence full of musical ventures that spanned hip hop to garage rock flung Gyle into adulthood. In his early twenties Gyle fronted some of Toronto’s more popular bands recording two CDs and performing at the most prestigious clubs in the city (Phoenix Concert Theatre, Lee’s Palace, The Horseshoe Tavern, Revival).

In the summer of 2004 Kody accepted an offer to work overseas. It was there, in a small town in Italy that Gyle began to etch out his signature style. Under a year later Gyle returned to Toronto with a suitcase of lyrics and his guitar. Soon after, Kody hooked up with Toronto Producer-Arranger-Composer Mick Peace. Peace has worked with producer/drummer Sly Dunbar (Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Grace Jones), as well as hundreds of Jamaica’s top artists.

Gyle and Peace worked hard for a year arranging and recording an array of songs. The resulting sound evokes ideas of Lennon, Dylan and Marley, while achieving individuality through topical lyrics and Kody’s unique voice. The material received such a positive response that the “Just a Glimpse” CD was released. The disc contains songs from the forthcoming full-length CD, due in summer 2007. Just a Glimpse gives the listener a sneak peak at Gyle’s powerful and well crafted songs.

Lyrics

Don't Give Me Up

Written By: K.Giallonardo

Don’t Give Me Up

Verse One

You know it aint easy, to love a man like me.

But just give me a chance now, I’ll turn it all around you’ll see.

Everyday I get better, remember 2 years ago.

I never meant to hurt you, but I just washed up ashore.

I was not excited, I had been told before.

That you were not invited, you were only part of us;

We came close, not close enough.

Chorus 1

Don’t give me up, I’m just learning, now how to love.

Don’t send me back, I can’t live in this world alone.

Verse Two

You know how you please me, you’re the best little girl.

And at night how you tease me, girl you’re outta this world.

When I’m down you lift me up, upon my feet again.

Baby, baby I need you, to stick it out until the end.

Chorus 2

Don’t give me up, I’m just learning, now how to love.

Don’t send me back, I can’t live in this world alone.

Bridge

Don’t you gimmie up, don’t you gimmie up.

In this world alone, Don’t you gimmie up, don’t you gimmie up.

The Shade

Written By: K.Giallonardo

The Shade

Verse One

The world is telling you, to go back inside of your room and wait for things to fall down.

The word that’s spelling you, the one that tells you what to do is nowhere to be found.

But don’t be afraid.

Just you hope and pray, as they cover up your eyes and T.V. dope your everyday.

But my friend it seems, the only dreams that do come true are made down there in

Hollywood.

Chorus

Put down your load, and feel me.

You’re looking for someone who feels you.

The water fills the well that floods the stream.

Your inner soul is like an army of sunshine, and I’m like the shade.

Verse Two

Where you running to, there is no one that will save lost children in paradise. Oh, no, no,

no.

If they number you, if they get into your veins we won’t be able to save you.

Chorus

Put down your load, and feel me.

You’re looking for someone who feels you.

The water fills the well that floods the stream.

Your inner soul is like an army of sunshine, and I’m like the shade.

The shade…

Solo

Chorus

Your inner soul is like an army of sunshine, and I’m like the shade.

Neo Nazi

Written By: K.Giallonardo

Neo Nazi

Verse One

I’ve something to say, we’ve been led astray.

The leaders of today wash their sins away with

The souls of children who clothe us.

I have opened up eyes that have been glued shut.

We’ve been kept at bay, we should do away with

The murderous people that led us into this.

Chorus

Moving on to finish things but you can’t defeat the king of kings.

Neo Nazi scum regime it’s a scam who’s hiding up your sleeve.

Moving on the terror rings with taped Afghani be-headings.

Neo Nazi money machine, it’s a scam who’s pulling on your strings.

Verse Two

I have seen enough, I filled up my cup.

Time to overflow, we should overthrow

We should reclaim bodies, there’s more of us.

Bridge

Lost in a sea of our moving pictures on the screen.

Made to believe in their faceless manmade god machine.

Here, they, come.

Chorus

Moving on to finish things but you can’t defeat the king of kings.

Neo Nazi scum regime it’s a scam who’s hiding up your sleeve.

Moving on the terror rings with taped Afghani be-headings.

Neo Nazi money machine, it’s a scam who’s pulling on your strings.

Discography

Kody Gyle "Just A Glimpse" EP 2006

Set List

1. I Sing
2. Don't Give Me Up
3. All Here
4. How They Sleep
5. Forget
6. Canadian
7. Little Things
8. The Shade
9. Lady Love
10. Neo Nazi
11. This Love

Set Time: 45min - 1hr

We have kicked around some covers but are focused on original work.