Lee Coulter

Lee Coulter

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"The singer-songwriter discovery of 2011" - Sirius XM Coffeehouse. SoCal based Aussie, Lee Coulter, sings deeply lyrical songs reminiscent of classic thematic songwriters of the 40s and 50s, while in the form of modern acoustic indie-pop. It's Cole Porter meets Jack Johnson in Motown.

Biography

Self. It’s a prefix that usually sends musicians to the bottom of the pile. Try telling Lee Coulter that. Self-produced, self-released, self-managed he became an exception to the rule this year when his DIY debut album saw three singles reach rotation on Sirius XM’s The Coffee House (who also named him the Discovery of 2011) and major San Diego AAA station, KPRI FM.

In Australia, Coulter started out producing and writing for other artists out of his bedroom, but after he moved from the beaches of Queensland to the coast of California, he tried getting in front of the mic himself and was hooked.

His audiences liked it too and they soon had him playing at top San Diego venues. After releasing his first album, he headed out on the road, touring the US for the next 9 months, playing for audiences from Hawaii to New York City. His song, “Booty Voodoo” became a hit on the Internet after being called “The Song of the Summer” by C.C. Chapman, host of the number 1 podcast on iTunes, Accident Hash. The tour inspired him to make his base in San Diego and build on his momentum. Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan and Coulter took a hit with the rest of the economy when live music became a luxury to most.

Ironically, in February 2011, at the same time finances forced him, his wife and their toddler son out of their Encinitas apartment, Coulter’s socio-political single, “I Would Love”, went national on Sirius XM’s popular songwriter channel, The Coffee House. It was soon joined by “Photograph”, another track from the debut and they both remain on the airwaves today. And then, when KPRI called to tell him they’d added “Booty Voodoo” into rotation as well, he knew he had no choice but to head back into the studio and get back to work.

Coulter began writing music when he was a teen helping his unemployed single mother raise his younger sisters. For him, it was a mechanism to help lift spirits, a vehicle to be used in the pursuit of happiness – an idea still obvious and necessary in his music today.

After a whirlwind of writing and recording while couch surfing and gigging along the West Coast, “Mr Positivity” is more introspective and raw than his last album, but Coulter hopes that his fans will appreciate the emotional vulnerability mixed with his trademark optimism. After all, Hope is his middle name. No really, it is.

Lyrics

I Would Love

Written By: Lee Coulter

If I were the sea I would love to see you smile at me
Walk the shore a mile with me
If I were the trees I would love to shade you with my leaves
I'd clean the air for you to breathe
If I were you, I would love I would love I would love

If I were a song I would love to be a symphony
All together in harmony
If I were the earth I would love to give you all that you need
But you keep taking more from me
If I were you, I would love I would love I would love

Should it be so bad
To want to do something good
When this world tries to bring me down
I would love I would love I would love

If I were a book I would love to educate the youth
Open minds by telling the truth
If I were a pen I would love to write to your friend
I’d be so proud of the love we send
If I were you, I would love I would love I would love

Should it be so bad
To want to do something good
If this life tries to get me down
I would love I would love I would love

If I were money I would love to end poverty
Instead they keep on wasting me
If I were a gun I would love to never kill anyone
Melt me down and make me something fun
If I were you, I would love I would love I would love

Photograph

Written By: Lee Coulter

It’s alright dear ‘cause I’m right here Here comes the night and the three of us are young Look in you eyes and I see the horizon Purple skies and every song I’ve sung ‘Cause music is a photograph of the way I feel And I’ll be taking all 24 making sure it’s real And what I see is so pretty is proof enough for me You’ll never have to ask if I know this thing is true ‘cause I do I do I do looking at you Every day that comes to pass girl I know you’ll see me through Yes I do I do I do looking at you looking at me looking at you Just relax now head in my lap now Girl I’m smitten as I'm sitting with my arm around my shin and my knee below my chin Thinking of how wonderful it’s been 'cause music is a photograph of the way you feel all the albums in my mind are lined with your appeal And what I see is so pretty is proof enough for me You’ll never have to ask if I know your love is true 'cause I do I do I do looking at you Baby I’ve got a photograph well I must be twenty two Yes I do I do I do looking at you looking at me looking at you (Solo) And what I see is so pretty is proof enough for me You’ll never have to ask if I know this thing is true ‘cause I do I do I do looking at you Every day that comes to pass girl I know you’ll see me through Baby I’ve got a photograph well I must be twenty two Yes I do I do I do looking at you looking at me looking at you

Booty Voodoo

Written By: Lee Coulter

When you’re living up the single life you don’t need a little wife to make you happy I’m happy just knowing I’ll get any girl going but no no no they can’t have me Then out of nowhere she’s flicking that hair like is this your missus cutie 'cause she’s got the brains she got the smile and you know shes got the booty One time all the girls say ho if your love ain’t for the faint hearted Let’s go get your man on the floor let’s get this sucker started Who’s got the booty she’s got the booty you’ve got the booty voodoo Now blow me a kiss when you wiggle those hips and you shake a little something like this When you’re living on your own you never think one alone will ever do you do you do you So you’re out in the clubs and you’re looking for love and you’re dropping that "how do you do?" Then once in a lifetime someone so fine is gonna see right through you And if she wants your love she’ll get your love when she do that voodoo to you Girl you know my weakness is the uniqueness of your cheeks One time all the girls say ho if your love ain’t for the faint hearted Let’s go get your man on the floor let’s get this sucker started Who’s got the booty she’s got the booty you’ve got the booty voodoo Now blow me a kiss when you wiggle those hips and you shake a little something like this I’ve got a girl with a sexy butt that wiggles I’ve got a girl with a sexy butt that wiggles I’ve got a girl with a sexy butt that wiggles I’ve got a wife with a sexy butt that wiggles and wiggles One time all the girls say ho if your love ain’t for the faint hearted Let’s go get your man on the floor let’s get this sucker started Who’s got the booty she’s got the booty you’ve got the booty voodoo Now blow me a kiss when you wiggle those hips and you shake a little something like this.

Cameo

Written By: Lee Coulter

Alright
Go and write your story
In all your glory everyone is boring when they’re next to you

Don’t be the cameo in your life
Don’t be the metaphor for losing sight
In every way, you’ll be okay
‘cause you’re so much more than alright

‘cause you got it going on
‘cause you got it going on

When
When you come to doubt you
Let me repeat how everyone you meet is crazy about you

Just keep on following those wide eyes
Just keep on trekking on your enterprise
It might be fun it may be scary
But you’re so much more than ordinary

‘cause you got it going on
‘cause you got it going on

There’s a skip in the beat of the heart of this world cause you’re a part
There’s a skip in the beat of the heart of this world cause you’re a part of it

Alright
Go and write your story
In all your glory everyone is boring when they’re next to you

You’ll be the somebody with something to say
You’ll be the ones that got away
You don’t have to if you don’t wanna
‘cause you’re so much more than love and honor

Yeah you got it going on
‘cause you got it going on

There’s a skip in the beat of the heart of this world cause you’re a part
There’s a skip in the beat of the heart of this world cause you’re a part of it

The Rendezvous

Written By: Lee Coulter

Beneath the flashing lights and smoke
A battle rages on unspoken
Girls put your war paint on
Guys get your game face on
Hearts lie on the floor battered and broken

Come on let’s rendezvous at the new day’s dawn
If you want to love like it’s a revolution
There’s no need for armor there’s no place for war
Because it’s love love love we’re fighting for

We’re lost like animals in the street
Hungry like cannibals for new meat
She looks the best come on
He beats his chest come on
Hands up if you wanted something deeper a keeper

Come on let’s rendezvous at the new day’s dawn
If you want to love like it’s a revolution
There’s no need for armor there’s no place for war
Because it’s love love love we’re fighting for

Hey now it could be simple darling
If we change how we look at love
It’s coming any day now
There’s a new way now
Let me hear you say now we’ve had enough

I’m dreaming of a day when it’s all done
When the walls come down and love has won
It won’t stop the pain you feel
At least you’ll know it’s real
Only you can tell when the time has come

Come on let’s rendezvous at the new day’s dawn
If you want to love like it’s a revolution
There’s no need for armor there’s no place for war
Because it’s love love love we’re fighting for

Discography

"Lee Coulter" - LP - 2009.
"Mr. Positivity" - LP - 2012
"Mad Love" - single - 2012

Set List

Typical Set List:
Booty Voodoo - original
Jeep Song - original
See the Sunshine - original
Like They Used To - original
Watchu - original
Earthquake - original
She Loves Me - original
Ocean - Original
I Would Love - original
Yoga Master - original
Outside - original
Photograph - original
She Fell in Love with The Mirror - original

Set length approx 13-14 songs, 50min.

Original song list:
Like They Used To
Booty Voodoo
Earthquake
She's On Top
The Jeep Song
See the Sunshine
If Time Stood Still
Half Hours and Sunshowers
Outside
Alien
Now Then
Go
Looking Back at Now
The Woman She Can Be
Why I'm Not a Rappa
What Was
Just to Know
Party Pooper
Keep It Together
Something Else
Corny Little Love Song
Watching November
Call Me Crazy
In the Late Afternoon
Let the Music
Ever Since
Drool
Photograph
House of Blues
She Fell in Love with the Mirror
Too Into You
Uncle Sam
Titanium

Can do covers if requested:
Lady - Lenny Kravitz
Yellow - Coldpl