Krisanne Crowell with Solarocity

Krisanne Crowell with Solarocity

BandJazzBlues

smooth jazzy vocals, catchy, clever original tunes, infectious grooves, slick horns with stellar musicianship make Krisanne Crowell with Solarocity a riveting sound experience. Strong soloists and a dynamic rhythm section create an edgy, sophisticated sound. Can adapt to venue as a 4-8 piece unit.

Biography

East Coast Music Award 2011 Jazz Recording Nominee, singer, songwriter, pianist and sax player — Krisanne Crowell does it all, and does it with style. Placing in the Top Twenty of 2010 Canadian Blues cd's on Radio Chmr FM with her recent release, Right in the Middle of Wrong, Krisanne made her first splash on the Halifax music scene as co-founder of the popular 8-piece jump blues band, The Floorboards. The band caught on fast, building a huge fan base and snapping up an East Coast Music Award back in 1991.

Kris was hooked. She threw herself into music, studying arranging and performance at Humber College and Dalhousie University, while finding time to gig — even busking on the side —to hone her performance chops.

Her reputation as a serious musical force fuelled her growing obsession with the jazz combo tradition, as she performed in everything from 3 piece jazz vocal harmony groups to larger blues/ jazz combos and big band ensembles.

While her smoky vocals are often compared to Diana Krall, her horn arranging and writing style adds the energy of Colin James, and slickness of Steely Dan She created the Latin/Funk/Jazz group, K.C. and the Sunshine Men, featuring her own arrangements and original compositions performed by an all-star band.

This band morphed into its' current configuration, Krisanne Crowell with Solarocity. Dave James is the fiery driving force under the band with his tantalizing grooves and sizzling drumming style. Jamie Gatti on bass is a pool of harmonic depth and rock steady lines. Russ Brannon flies on guitar with his virtuostic guitar solos. Rick Waychesko shines with that rare soaring trumpet lead stemming from his past work with Tower of Power and The Philosopher Kings, and Krisanne adds her bluesy tenor sax sound to the mix.

Right in the Middle of Wrong marks a new high in this prolific artist’s career. Recorded with her new band, Solarocity, this full-length CD features Krisanne’s catchy melodies, smooth vocals and full horn arrangements — a signature sound driven by a top-notch rhythm section.

With unique experience as a pianist, horn player, vocalist, songwriter and arranger, Krisanne Crowell proves that she’s the real deal — and this album delivers. If you’re a fan of jazz and blues with an edgy, contemporary sound and hot musicianship, Right in the Middle of Wrong belongs right in the middle of your music collection.

Lyrics

Stuck On You

Written By: Krisanne Crowell

I’ve been a loner for a long time now
Couldn’t stick to one guy somehow
But since you came along I just gotta say
That I’m stuck on you in a permanent way

The way you looked at me the night we met
You had a smile I just couldn’t forget
I tried to tell you but the words came out mixed
Now I’m addicted to you and I can’t get a fix

Stuck on you
You know it’s true baby
Stuck on you
But I can’t get through to you

I tried to shake it but I couldn’t get free
Must’ve been a spell you cast over me
Let’s have some action now, enough’s been said
Cause I truly am entangled up in your web

Stuck on you
You know it’s true, baby
Stuck on you
But I can’t get through to you

And now I’m dreaming of you day and night
Awake or in my sleep you’re in my sight
Just give a sigh and I’ll take the cue
Cause it seems to me that no one else will do

Stuck on you
You know it’s true, baby
Stuck on you
And I’m hoping you will see me through

Health Hazard

Written By: Krisanne Crowell


The guys I meet are not the kind
Who can fulfill my needs
The ones that might, they never call
I’m not the one for then it seems
Why must it be so hard to find
A man to stimulate my body, my soul and my mind?

The guys I see don’t do me right
They leave me wanting more in the middle of the night
I watch the time go by, I toss and turn and sigh
Again the sleepless one am I
Those days of me and you come back to haunt me now
Because you seemed to satisfy my every need, and how

Chorus But you’re a health hazard, baby
They should outlaw you
You’re a health hazard, baby
Making me so blue
I’ve got withdrawal shock and they should
Put a lock on you!

Don’t get to thinking I’ve found someone new
There’s been a few, baby, but none compare to you
Some times I wish I’d never known
The sweetness of your kisses, your touch that makes me moan
I’m not meant to content myself, and it seems that
Living without you is detrimental to my health
Chorus
What would the Surgeon-General say
If he knew that leaving you would leave me in this sorry way?
I’m sure he’d take a stand
Spread it cross the land
Proceed at your own risk, we can’t recommend
This guy will do you harm if you succumb to his charm
With all the damage he does he gives us cause for alarm
Chorus

Right In The Middle Of Wrong

Written By: Krisanne Crowell/Peggy MacKinnon

Shoulda split on the double
Headed straight for the trouble
Landed right – right in the middle of wrong

Shoulda kept straight and narrow
Doubled back at the arrow
Landed right – right in the middle of wrong

BRIDGE Never was much for common sense
Rules don’t make no difference
Never tend to think things through
Just do what I want to do
I can’t hold it back it seems
But what I get are shattered dreams
I’ve ignored some good advice
And every time I pay the price

Shoulda looked before leapin’
Let my doubts more than creep in
Landed right – right in the middle of wrong

Shoulda taken a good look
Before I swam up to that hook
Landed right – right in the middle of wrong

Shoulda stuck with the good guys
Spent my days under those blue skies
Stead I’ve landed right – right in the middle of wrong

BRIDGE

And every time I pay the price
Landed right in the middle of wrong
Yeah, I’m branded right in the middle of wrong
Feel so stranded
And every time I pay the price

The Creeper

Written By: Krisanne Crowell/Peggy MacKinnon

Thought I could get over you but I couldn't
Thought that the feeling would end but it wouldn't
Wanted you back but you told me forget it
Try someone new and I only regret it

This mountain of pain just gets steeper
And this ocean of tears just gets deeper
Goin' out of my mind while my heart is entwined by the Creeper

Wish I knew then what I now know about you
Wish I had seen all the reasons to doubt you
If I'd been paying much closer attention
I'd know your love was my own mind's invention

This mountain of pain just gets steeper
And this ocean of tears just gets deeper
Goin' out of my mind while my heart is entwined by the Creeper

Baby you know that my feelings won't lesson
Now and forever you'll be my obsession
Darling you know just how much I adore you
And for the rest of my life I'll wait for you

This mountain of pain just gets steeper
And this ocean of tears just gets deeper
Goin' out of my mind while my heart is entwined by the Creeper

Health Hazard

Written By: Krisanne Crowell

The guys I meet are not the kind who can fulfill my needs
The one's that might they never call
I'm not the one's for them it seems
Why must it be so hard to find
A man to stimulate my body, my soul and my mind?

The guys I see don't do me right
They leave me wanting more in the middle of the night
Sometimes I wish I'd never known the sweetness of your kisses,
your touch that makes me moan
Those days of me and you come back to haunt me now
Because you seemed to satisfy my every need and how

But you're a health hazard, baby
They should outlaw you
You're a health hazard, baby
Making me so blue
I've got withdrawal shock and they should put a lock on you

Don't get to thinking I've found someone new
There's been a few, baby, but none compare to you
Those day's of me and you come back to haunt me now
'Cause you seemed to satisfy my every need and how

But your a health hazard, baby
They should outlaw you
You're a health hazard, baby
Making me so blue
I've got withdrawal shock and they should put a lock on you

What would the surgeon general say
If he knew that tasting you would leave me in this sorry way?
I'm sure he'd take a stand and
Spread it cross the land
Proceed at your own risk, we can't recommend this
guy will do you harm if you succumb to his charms
With all the damage he does he gives us cause for alarm

You're a health hazard, baby
They should outlaw you
You're a health hazard, baby
Making me so blue
I've got withdrawal shock and they should put a lock on you

Discography

Right In the Middle of Wrong (single) & full length cd
All tracks have received airplay. Radio streaming on Rockin' Moms website, Women of Substance, CBC, www.chmr.ca - selected top 20 Canadian Blues Recordings of 2010.

Set List

Lively blues-based originals with a jazzy edge. Jazz/Latin/funk arrangements of jazz standards, ie:
A Night In Tunisia
Angel Eyes
Caravan
Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues
All Blues