Linda M

Linda M

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandPopCountry

3 New Cuts: Erin Haley, Whiskey River and Marven James! These Canadian Country Acts have just recorded Linda M's songs. Erin Haley debuted her new album at the 2009 CCMA's.

Biography

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS:

-FIRST PLACE in NASHVILLE's TuneSmith Songwriting Collective
-CANADIAN FINALIST IN THE NORTH AMERICAN NEWSONG CONTEST
-GIBSON GUITAR CENTRE SHOWCASE featured on CMT's Chevy Top 20

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Songwriter Linda M has covered the Artist gamut from International Touring to commercial Licensing for both TV and Film. Now, she is focused exclusively on writing for other up and coming Artists, both Label and Independent. Linda M just finished a 2nd collaboration with Canadian Idol Finalist Chad Doucette.

She has Awards from BILLBOARD, SONGWRITER UNIVERSE, The GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST, The DALLAS Songwriter's Association, The UK Singer Songwriter Awards and has collaborted with Billboard Top 40 Songwriter Joel Parkes (8th World Wonder), among other Award Winning Songwriters and Artists.

Linda M writes and records regularly in NASHVILLE and in 2008 won The Tunesmith Songwriting Competition. Her First Place Song, "Livin Large in a Small Town" is up on MySpace. Linda has several cuts both in Canada and the United States.

Music licenses include Warner Bros. Television (DAWSON'S CREEK), MTV/OUT TV's "Chris and John To The Rescue", Clearnet Corporation ad campaign, SONY DIGITAL PICTURES and the feature film "Shades of Blue". Nationwide campus and commercial RADIO PLAY of her first and second album singles co-incided with both X Canada tours.

A sterling live act, Linda M has opened for Kristin Hersch of Throwing Muses, PAUL BRANDT as well as the likes of DON HENLEY, Natalie Merchant, ANI DIFRANCO, Lyle Lovett, SANTANA and Macy Gray all at The MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE Side Stage in Toronto.

She is a nominee with both The Toronto and Ontario Independent Music Awards for Best Female Performer and Best Live Act - Acoustic.

Linda M has appeared at many of North America's leading Festivals including Canadian Music Week, North By North East, MidWest Entertainment Industry Conference in Kentucky, City Roots, Winterfolk and more.

TV credits include appearances on City TV's "Breakfast Television", CMT, Rogers "Daytime", The A Channel, Global TV, Cogeco and the WB Network.
Print media Spotlights on Linda M have been featured in CANADIAN MUSICIAN, Songwriter Magazine, CHART Attack and Toronto's NOW and EYE Weeklies. Linda M has received media coverage in the United States and Germany as well. Highlights can be seen at www.lindam.org and all hard copy press is available on request.

Internationally, Linda M has dedicated fans overseas from a 4 season German Club and Concert Series. On this side of the pond, Linda M has showcased at The Legendary BITTER END and CBGB's in New York City, The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and Toronto's ultra chic GIBSON Guitar Showroom, The Opera House, Nathan Phillip's Square and other notable venues.

Linda M is a three time recipient of grant funding from FACTOR. The follow up album to "Pretty on the Inside" will be released at some point in time featuring some of Canada's most sought after musicians. For right now, Linda is focusing hard on writing for other Artists.

Linda M studied at THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC and has been privately mentored by Hit Songwriters from the U.S.

Lyrics

Beautiful Today

Written By: Linda M

I look in the mirror and who do I see
Since you've been gone the change is so apparent in me
I've been lazy acting crazy
You said only I can change me
Now I'm starting to discover

Chorus
I feel beautiful today
I crawled out of my hiding place
I feel beautiful today
You can't take that away

I'll trust my instincts and be myself, 'cause
I'm so tired of living life like I'm somebody else
I've got scars I can't erase
I don't have the perfect body I don't need the pretty face
Because I'm starting to discover

Chorus

It's been 18 weeks or so now
But I can hold my own

Chorus

Turn it Around

Written By: Linda M

You woke up today
With a pain in your head and a heartache
You've got to turn it around yeah
No more crying in your empty bed
No more criticism running through your head
You've got to turn it around yeah

You say you're shy and you don't fit in
People play you like a violin
You've got to turn it around yeah
You can choose the state of mind you're in
It's up to you whether you sink or swim
You've got to turn it around
Turn it around

Don't hold back don't hold it in
You've only got one shot one life to live

I know it sounds funny 'till you realize
You never live until you truly die
You've got to turn it around yeah
So forget about your worryin'
Laughter's always your best medicine
You've got to turn it around
Turn it around

Don't hold back don't hold it in
You've only got one shot one life to live

You Make Me Shine

Written By: Linda M

Your love has got me burning like a cigarette
Your touch has got me spinning in a pirouette

You put sparkles in my eyes

Chorus
Every time that I'm with you I shine
Baby, I'm so glad you're mine

Your love never left me feeling second best
Your touch reminds me that I'm truly blessed

You put sparkles in my eyes

Chorus

Gravity*

Written By: Linda M

You're not like other men
You're a perfect ten
How do you know just what to say?

You never make me wait
Like to communicate
You tell me you love me everyday

I'm addicted, 'cause you make me feel
Like I'm ten feet high and
head over heels

Chorus:
Only gravity can bring me down when I'm around you
Only gravity can bring me down when you are near
It feels better than a sweater on a cold day since I found you
So don't go anywhere but here

You don't have the latest styles
But you always wear a smile
Did you know you light up my world?

You eat the things I cook
Tell me how good I look
And never check out other girls

I'm addicted, 'cause you make me feel
Like I'm ten feet high and
head over heels

Chorus

It doesn't matter if I had a bad day
You're there to tell me it'll be ok
Wintertime when the skies are gray
You make me feel like I'm on holiday
Nothing's get me down
Not when you're around

Chorus

Buried Alive

Written By: Linda M

Watching your bright blue eyes
So close beside me
I dreamed this so many times
I felt the earth moving inside me

These two worlds collide
And if my thoughts were a landslide
You and I would be Buried Alive

I was injured in my own doubt
And broken down
You summoned the inside out
But our souls never made a sound

These two worlds collide
And if my thoughts were a landslide
You and I would be Buried Alive

I know it's time to go
On roads unknown
The time it passes on so slow
I feel so alone

These two worlds divide
And if my thoughts were a landslide
You and I would be Buried Alive

Copyright 2005 Linda M

How Did You Know

Written By: Linda M

This is no ordinary day
For the first time I laid eyes on you now
Nothing can turn me away
The sun could shine the rain could fall
No I wouldn't mind
I'd be happy for it all

Pre Chorus
I didn't know that I was calling
I didn't know that you could hear
I didn't know that you would read my signal loud and clear

Chorus
How did you know I'd need you
How did you know I wanted you
How did you know I'd need you
You said the signs were everywhere

Stars they flicker and they fade
Bridges will burn
You tell me I've got everything to learn
I have so many questions why
You said never mind, leave it all behind
It'll happen when the time is right

Pre Chorus

Chorus

Just imagine
If you were gone without a trace
I can't imagine
I don't think I'd ever find my way

Chorus

Turn it Up

Written By: Linda M

Driving into the sun it was almost 6 o'clock
I turned up the radio so we wouldn't have to talk
I was too afraid of what you might say to me
It's so much easier to

Turn it up loud and let it be

You waited till the sun went down
To turn to me and say
We did the best we could it's time to
Go our seperate ways
Ok but don't say you're sorry
It's so much easier to

Turn it up loud and let it be

My head is full of doubt
But I can't drown it out
Gotta find me a radio station and
Turn it up real loud

I woke up to the sound of pouring rain again
But I guess it's better than all that noise running through my head
I've got my radio on high, and it's all I need
It's so much easier to

Turn it up loud and let it be

Surrounded by your Love

Written By: Linda M

If I was bullet proof I could handle the truth
But too many times it hurts
Your love has a way of bringing meaning to my pain and
Rebuilding bridges that I burned

Your love is like a suit of armour I wear out in the world
No matter what I have to face
I'll conquer what I'm up against, 'cause

I am surrounded by your love
I am surrounded by your love

You're my soft place to land
You're the footprints in the sand
Oh, you carry me you're everywhere with me

I am surrounded by your love
I am surrounded by your love

Your love is like a suit of armour I wear out in the world
No matter what I have to face I'll conquer what I'm up against

I am surrounded
I was lost but now I'm found

I am surrounded by your love
I am surrounded by your love

She's Got Nothin'

Written By: Linda M/Lindsay Broughton

Last night "do not disturb" on the door
Skin tight black dress a mess on the floor
You rocked my world all night
But I know you're not all mine

When your cell phone rings you grab your things
And run back to her when

CHORUS
She's got nothin on me
You like it hot she's cold I'm not can she make you scream
She's your pick up truck and I'm your limousine Oh Oh Oh
She's got nothin on me

I reached for you this morning
All I felt was the edge of the bed
Your empty promises
Rattle like a freight train through my head
Why do you love me leave me love me leave me
And run back to her when

CHORUS

She's just an easy living
How can she make you feel this good
Don't let the sun go down
I'll be your sure shot remedy

Mamma Says

Written By: Linda M/Lindsay Broughton

I'll meet you down at Hunter's Creek
I'll bring a 40 but I just don't drink
Oh, no shame shame shame

No reputation I don't get around
Won't ride your Chevy with the top rolled down
Oh, no shame shame shame

So don't try to get me out with you
I know that she won't approve

Chorus
I do what my mamma says
I go to church and say my prayers
Good girls just don't misbehave
That's how I was raised
I do whay my mamma says

I won't be staying out till 4am
Vodka Redbull and adrenaline
Oh, no shame shame shame

No raising eyebrows at the checkout desk
Trading empties in for cigarettes
Oh, no shame shame shame

Chorus

Except for this one time last week
Feet on the dash too much to drink Stayed up all night just a raising Cain
Higher than a rooftop weather vane

That night 4am
Mamma caught me sneaking in
She sent me straight to bed and
Gave me 10 Hail Mary Magdalens

I do what my mamma says
Go to church and say my prayers
Sometimes good girls misbehave
I'm part sinner and I'm part saint
I do...sometimes
I do....well I try
I do what my mamma says

Hearts Are Gonna Roll

Written By: Linda M, D Frolick, B Osmond L Elaine

She stands there in the doorway looking like a movie star
Blood red lips and piston hips she struts up to the bar
All the men move over to clear an empty spot
With whiskey in her voice she orders up a shot

and I know

Chorus:
Hearts are gonna roll
This little vixen's in control
She only came here to have a good time
One by one she's driving them wild
Drop like dominoes
She walks by and down they go
They're under her spell and tonight I know
Hearts are gonna roll

The band starts playing southern rock
She's feeling all jacked up
She grabs the guy beside her, he can't believe his luck
Before the song is over she leaves him standing there
Throws her arms around his friend and runs her fingers through his hair

Chorus

Hearts are rolling 123
But she won't make a fool outta me
Cause I don't fall that easily

She stands there on the dancefloor
A slow song on her lips
Her eyes are calling to me, I'm trying to resist
Before I have a chance to say, I won't play your game
Her body's pressed so close to mine that I forget my name

Chorus

Beers From Now

Written By: Linda M/Dave Frolick

LOST MY JOB, COULDN'T PAY THE RENT
THEY LOCKED ME OUT OF MY APARTMENT
SPENT LAST NIGHT SLEEPIN' ON A PARK BENCH
GOT NO SAVINGS, SHOULD'VE HAD MORE SENSE

MORNING CAME I HAD TO FACE THE FACTS
SO I PAWNED DADDY'S WATCH FOR A LITTLE BIT OF CASH
GOT A CHEAP MOTEL BY THE RAILROAD TRACKS
WATCHIN' TV I KILLED A COOL SIX PACK

SIX DIDN'T DO THE TRICK
GONNA FIND SOMEWHERE TO DROWN MY SORROWS

CHORUS:
BEERS FROM NOW THINGS WON'T SEEM SO BAD
I'LL GET A GOOD BUZZ ON IT'S LIKE A MAGIC WAND
EIGHT ROUNDS LATER ALL MY TROUBLES WILL BE GONE
BEERS FROM NOW I'LL BE FLYIN' HIGH
YEAH, BEERS FROM I'LL HAVE NOTHIN', NOTHIN' ON MY MIND

IT'S A QUARTER PAST DRUNK, THINGS ARE LOOKIN' ALRIGHT
A TWO FOR ONE SPECIAL AND IT'S LADIES NIGHT
THERE'S A BLONDE AT THE BAR, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT
BUT I SEE A LITTLE LONELY IN HER BABY BLUE EYES

"HEY PRETTY LADY CAN I PULL UP A CHAIR
SHE SAYS, "HELL YEAH BOY, IF YOU BUY ME A BEER
I WANNA HAVE A GOOD TIME, NO MORE TEARS
TONIGHT I'M GONNA DRINK AWAY THE LAST TWO YEARS"

CHORUS:
BEERS FROM NOW THINGS WON'T SEEM SO BAD
GET A GOOD BUZZ ON IT'S LIKE A MAGIC WAND
EIGHT ROUNDS LATER ALL YOUR TROUBLES WILL BE GONE
BEERS FROM NOW YOU'LL BE FLYIN' HIGH
YEAH, BEERS FROM NOW YOU'LL HAVE NOTHIN', NOTHIN' ON YOUR MIND

BRIDGE:
HERE'S TO ME AND YOU
AND TO HELL WITH THE REST OF 'EM

Discography

Bliss Machine: 2000
Pretty on the Inside: 2004
NEW ALBUM TBA

Set List

Linda M can perform up to three 45 minute sets in a night.
Her original material includes 11 songs from the new album, 10 from the old album and new material

Her cover songs include such crowd pleasers as:

"Hit Me Baby" Britney Spears
"Love Hurts" Nazareth
"With or Without You" U2
"All I Want is You" U2
"Cuts Like a Knife" Bryan Adams
"As Long As You Love Me" The Backstreet Boys
"Strong Enough" Sheryl Crow
"The First Cut is the Deepest" Sheryl Crow
"Orphan Girl" Gillian Welch
"You Oughta Know" Alanis Morrisette
"Somebody Like You" Keith Urban