Laurie Little

Laurie Little

BandFolkRock

Available in full band or duo type setting, Upbeat,catchy folk/rock songs in various states of undress. Palatable to the ear at any age.

Biography

Hailing from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia; Laurie started playing guitar at the age of sixteen. Listening to such influences as Rush and April wine, Laurie developed into a budding young guitarist with vocal capabilities. Playing with various cover bands, he soon caught the bug for playing in front of an audience.
Laurie moved to Toronto to pursue his passion for performing music. After some time on the music scene in and around the G.T.A. Laurie moved back to Nova Scotia. Living back in Halifax, Laurie has honed his songwriting craft nicely, acquiring a taste for the more subtle sounds of the acoustic guitar. Influenced by the MTV unplugged series, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and other acoustic oriented stylists, Laurie has produced an e.p. consisting of six songs called “Ninety to a Dozen”. From the first track, "Seeds we sow", a statement on the shape of the planet and how we got here, to the catchy track "Maybe it's just you", to the fifth track, "Undermined", a love song, this c.d. flows nicely. It will certainly keep you yearning for more... especially with the more you listen!
His second e.p., which is self titled, released in the spring of 2010 has Laurie working to support his latest effort. This c.d. consists of seven original tracks with a great groove which is guaranteed to keep you moving.
A member of Socan 2008

Lyrics

Hey Brother

Written By: Laurie Little

Hey Brother

Said Hey brother where are you goin’
With that bottle in your hand
Did you really think you’d slip on by
Or was it just part of your plan

Take it in, ooh yeah____.
And let it all out
Don’t you see, who cares____.
Is what it’s about.

Said Hey brother don’t let it take you
And push you over the line
Just remember that all the good things
Will come back to you over some time

Take it in, ooh yeah____.
And let it all out
Don’t you see, who cares____.
Is what it’s about.

Solo

Said Hey brother don’t you think it’s time
To take a look at yourself
If you would stop runnin’ from your ghosts
You could climb out of your hell

Take it in, ooh yeah____.
And let it all out
Don’t you see, who cares____.
Is what it’s about.

#### interlude ####
Said Hey brother take my advice
And maybe someday you will see
These words that I am saying aren’t just for you
But they’re for me____.

Take it in, ooh yeah____.
And let it all out
Don’t you see, who cares____.
Is what it’s about.
Words & music by Laurie Little 2010

Move Ya

Written By: Laurie Little

Move Ya!

I can’t tell ya
How it’s gonna be
But if the music moves ya
Then that could be the key

I just wanna
Rock with you tonight
We could stay here forever
At least ‘till the morning light

Ooh_____. It’s gotta move ya
Ooh_____. Let’s find a way

I’m just yearning
For that special kind of thing
And if it keeps us burning
It may just make you sing

If you’re a looking
Way deep, down inside
Well there’s a place you can go
Where everyone likes to hide

Ooh_____. It’s gotta move ya
Ooh_____. Let’s find a way

Hey pretty lady
Do you feel like I do?
There’s something down inside of me
I know you feel it too

Turn up the music
Everyone sing along
Don’t matter if it’s slow or quick
We all got our favorite song

Ooh_____. It’s gotta move ya
Ooh_____. Let’s find a way

I just wanna
Rock with you tonight
We could stay here forever
At least ‘till the morning light

So turn up the music
Everyone sing along
Don’t matter if it’s slow or quick
We all got our favorite song
Ooh______.
We all got our favorite song
We all gotta sing along
We all got our favorite song

Yeah, yeah
Mmm…We gotta take it down one time
We gonna feel alright yeah
We got it goin’ on yeah

Everybody sing along
Everybody sing along yeah
Said everybody sing along
Said everybody sing along
Yeah, yeah____.

Words and music by Laurie Little

Maybe it's just you

Written By: Laurie Little

Maybe it’s just you

I can’t - seem to - Get my head around you
I feel so abused_____.
Why can’t - you see - this song is not about me
I’m just searchin’ for some truth_____.

We took it
Too far
And now it’s getting too hard
To face you
Blame me
We know the real issues_____.

‘Cause I_______’
Would have done anything for you
And I”m________.
Not the one looking for something new…
Maybe it’s just you

It’s gone - beyond - All my good intentions
When will I ever learn?
O.K. - maybe - I thought it’s getting crazy
You didn’t seem too concerned____.

Chorus

Solo

Smoke and - mirrors - disguised in vicious rumors
Come my way eventually_____.
You think - You’d be - better off without me
We’ll just have to wait and see______.

We took it
Too far
And now it’s getting too hard
To face you
You blame me
We know the real issues_____.

‘Cause I_______’
Would have done anything for you
And I’m________.
Not the one looking for something new…
Maybe it’s just you

Words & music Laurie Little 2008

The Last time

Written By: Laurie Little

The Last time

You said you’d always be around
Now I find myself kneeling on the ground
It’s hard to trust in what you say
All at once, you’ve thrown it all away

You said we’d last a lifetime
I haven’t seen it yet
You said you’re a good find
Now I’m swimming in regret

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh____.

You wanted all of this before
But you couldn’t take it anymore

The grass is always greener
Now you’re on the other side
I know I can’t say for sure
It’s only a place to hide

This is the last time____.
I’m telling you
This is the last time
Tired of losing you_____.

Sitting on a bench in the park
Ooh how we cried…
Secrets that you told in the dark
We’re all just a bunch of lies___.

You said we’d last a lifetime
I haven’t seen it yet
You said you’re a good find
Now I’m swimming in regret

This is the last time____.
I’m telling you
This is the last time
Tired of losing you_____.
So tired of losing you___.

Words & music by Laurie Little -- 2010

Seeds we sow

Written By: Laurie Little

Well I don't wanna be labelled as a freak
but I think that we're heading for disaster
There's trouble in the east folks with new disease
people always moving faster and faster
I don't understand how we made this plan
we're just sitting 'round take things for granted
voting for the man who's always in a jam
but it's too late because we know the seed's been planted

Ooh, have we bitten off more than we can chew?
Ooh, Can't you see we're just sheltered from the truth?

Dance their way around it, getting what they can get
The truth won't be told by the few that really know
degrees of separation stirring up the nations
digging for gold with all the seeds we sow____.

I just gotta say with all these games we play
it's getting harder to separate the seasons
wasting energy, clearing all the trees
we're making choices for all the wrong reasons
I'm trying not to sound like a soapbox clown
but don't we all need something to believe in
time will pass us by with a blinking eye
so let's leave something for future generations.

I feel now's the time all the world combined
that we really have to think about some action
What's it gonna take? The point is where we break
We can't be afraid of getting some reaction
I gotta speak my mind before we're out of time
and all of this is just a simple indication.
I'm not the telling kind, the blind lead the blind
I hope we're ready for the ramifications.

Discography

2008 - Ninety to a Dozen
A six song e.p. including the songs "Maybe it's just you" and "Old friend" which both received regular airplay on CKDU Halifax, Nova Scotia "Mostly maple morning" hosted by Fred Webber. Also on PeaceFM/Chet in Dawson Creek, British Columbia "East coast connection" hosted by Shaun Wynacht.

2010 - Laurie Little (Self titled)
Released independently in May 2010, this collection of seven new songs includes "Hey Brother" which has received airplay on CKDU and PeaceFM/CHET. Also, a video has been produced for the track Shannon Park.

Set List

If we try
Maybe it's just you
Shannon Park
Undermined
Seeds we sow
Hey Brother
Carry on
Old friend
The fall
Move Ya
The last time
Feet on the ground