Kristen Fletcher Band

Kristen Fletcher Band

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Heartfelt lyrics, catchy melodies, from sweet soulful ballads to pumping funky dance tracks... this young Sydney based artist is currently in the completing stages of recording her debut EP - but it is the live stage where you can really see what she's all about!

Biography

The first song I remember falling in love with was the Skyhook’s, “Jukebox in Siberia”, I loved singing along with my dad, radio blasting, in the car, windows down, wind on my face! I can’t tell if it was then I thought, “this is it, this is what I wanna do, I wanna make people feel this good too!” but through my years of enjoying listening to music, playing music and creating music it seemed logical that I should continue the pursuit to influence and inspire others through my music. At the age of 3 I received my first instrument, a toy guitar and microphone, which I put to good use straight away! Shyness was never an issue with me, in fact I would be terribly offended if I was performing and not receiving full attention from each and every one of my audience members… After several gigs on cruise ships, at weddings and in bars I have well and truly gotten over that!
At age six, I started piano lessons learning the Suzuki Method. This is an amazing way to learn with the philosophy that kids should learn to play before they can read music, just like we learn to speak before we can read or write! I continued with my classical studies all the way through my school years and enjoyed every moment, performing at the Opera House 6 times before I was 18! But classical music, as beautiful and challenging as it is, wasn’t enough. On my own I started to work out how to play chords and the songs off the radio, I was hearing, liking and wanting to sound like! I joined a band and learnt to improvise and how chords relate to each other and soon I was writing my own songs for the band to play! I was 14 when I wrote my first song and it just happened… I didn’t sit down and think “Ok, time to write a song now” the music was inside and then it was coming out through the piano and my voice and then it was on paper! I’d like to say that’s how it always happens, but your not here to read lies!
I furthered my study after school and completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in contemporary performance. I studied under some of Sydney’s top Jazz musicians, which took my playing and improvising to a new level! It was here at Uni that I found my current band members all virtuosos in their own right.
In 2008, I was fortunate enough to not only attend my hero and musical inspiration, Stevie Wonder’s concert but also got to meet him! An amazing night, which reaffirmed my dedication and devotion to achieving my dream. Other artists who I love and have influenced me include; Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan, India Arie and Nina Simone. I have been said to sound like a cross between Alicia Keys and Stevie Nicks and have also been described as “where innocence meets maturity” (I can’t help it if I look like a 15 yr old and sing about sex!)
I love singing, playing piano in all genres, listening to the great players like Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and songwriters like Stevie and MJ and the amazing powerhouse vocals of Chaka and Whitney Houston! I love yoga, cheese, sunshine, colourful stockings, scatting, Japan, early mornings, keytars, language and culture, green tea and Rhodes Mk V vintage pianos, dancing like a crazy woman (behind closed doors!) and making people laugh!

Lyrics

Black Nail Princess

Written By: Kristen Fletcher

I remember you since your very early years,
Life was hard even then when standing up was your greatest fear,
You saw the world and took it in but did you realise,
Things aren't always as they seem
I don't care what they told you
'Cos it's all lies, it's all lies, listen to me
Your beautiful, beautiful
Your beautiful, beautiful
So why do you cover your face in shame?
And hide behind the black facade...
Why do you listen to what everyone else has to say?
And forget what's in your heart, heart
Forget what's in your heart
What's in your heart What's in your heart?
What is in your... What's in your heart What's in your heart
What is in your?
I see you sitting there by yourself by your own choice
I see you hoping and praying
No one will notice, no one will care
I see you and the damage you've done to yourself
I see you past today and what you could become, because your
Beautiful, beautiful
your beautiful, beautifulSo why do you cover your face in shame?
And hide behind the black facade...
Why do you listen to what everyone else has to say?
And forget what's in your heart, heart
Forget what's in your heart
What's in your heart What's in your heart?
What is in your... What's in your heart What's in your heart
What is in your?
Those pretty girls in pretty dresses
Their beauty seems so fake
But you've gone in the other direction
In search of your own identity
But now you've become another frustrated teenage girl
In other words, a black nail princess!

(Chorus repeats until end)

Don't Confuse This Love

Written By: Kristen Fletcher

Enough love is what I give to you
I say OK i'd do anything for you
Don't try to fight I might lose control
My baby, don't confuse this love
Oh, I can't take this feeling no more
I need to walk out that door
To give you space to think so you don't
Don't confuse this love
What don't you see in me?
There's no place to run
You don't wanna hide from me
This is it and this is real
It's you and me babe that's the deal
So don't crazy with ideals and don't confuse this love
People you know they come and they go
But we are in this together
I know you don't need to tell me that care
All i wanna hear is that you'll always be there,
Oh, I can't take this feeling no more
I need to walk out that door
To give you space to think so you don't
Don't confuse this love
What don't you see in me?
There's no place to run
You don't wanna hide from me
This is it and this is real
It's you and me babe that's the deal
So don't crazy with ideals and don't confuse this love
Don't confuse this love, oh
Don't confuse this love!

Just You & Me

Written By: Kristen Fletcher

In the wintertime
In the summertime
In whatever time
Is the time I have for you, baby
Your face so beautiful
Your eyes so wonderful
I could stare right at you
For days and never get bored
It's you and me baby
Just you and me, you and me
It's you and me baby
Just you and me
Forty eight or three degrees
It's warm when I'm with you babe
I don't know how I went through life
Day by day before I met you
Forty eight or three degrees
It's warm when I'm with you babe
I don't know how I went through life
Day by day before I met you
Before I met you, oh
Before I met you...
I can't even begin to tell
Of the emotion I feel when I'm with you
Will I laugh? Will I cry? Will I scream because I can't believe it's true.. oh
It's you and me baby
Just you and me, you and me
It's you and me baby
Just you and me x2
Forty eight or three degrees
It's warm when I'm with you babe
I don't know how I went through life
Day by day before I met you
Forty eight or three degrees
It's warm when I'm with you babe
I don't know how I went through life
Day by day before I met you
Before I met you oh
Before I met you (repeat until end)

Discography

currently recording my debut EP

Set List

Sets are generally 45 minutes long and we do a combination of originals and covers. Some covers include Stevie Wonder's "I Wish", Angie Stone's "Wish I Didn't Miss You" and Michael Jackson's song, "P.Y.T"