Lobelia

Lobelia

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Hooky alternative pop with stunning female vocals by one of America's leading unsung songwriting talents. Similar in style to Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole, Sara Hickman, Julia Fordham, Patty Larkin, Eliza Gilkyson and Catie Curtis. #3 Top viewed EPK on Sonicbids!

Biography

In these days of musicians counting myspace plays and friend requests as a way of measuring popularity, it's easy to forget that not too long ago the much lamented MP3.com was making stars of its own (and paying them, no less!) with independent artists racking up ten of thousands of plays. And some whose play count went from tens to hundreds of thousands, and then to millions. Enter singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist Lobelia, whose profile on that original indie music portal lead her to places most independent musicians only dream of - lucrative sponsorship deals, a publishing contract and a feature in Billboard magazine. After stepping back from the live scene for a couple of years, 2007 has seen Lobelia log thousands of train and road miles (eschewing planes where possible in these enlightened days of climate change) touring across Europe and the US, playing to rapt audiences at festivals, clubs and house concerts and winning fans wherever she goes with a mixture of humour, humility and transcendent melodies.

Playing in a duo with acclaimed British bassist Steve Lawson, Lobelia's sound blends hook-laden adult pop with a more spacial ambient sensibility reminiscent of David Sylvian, Talk Talk and The Blue Nile. Singing songs of love and loss, her star is once again on the ascendancy, with the coming year promising at least two new albums and more touring in Europe, the US and further afield.

Steve Lawson and I will be at winter NAMM demoing the Looperlative so don't forget to stop by and say hello!

Lyrics

Wake Up and Lose You

Written By: Lobelia

Say it again like you mean it
I'm awake now but I can still feel it
Hot breath on my cheeks that will dry all my tears
Say it again like you only
Promised me you'd always hold me
Words in my ears are meant only for me

You're lost; you're found
Your arms are around me
I'm safe; I'm loved
Your body surrounds me
The sun won't sleep and sneaks through my window
And I wake up and lose you again

Touch me again like you want me
You're fingers so real that they haunt me
Trailing lines down my spine that go straigt to the bone
Tell me again that you love me
And waited your whole life to find me
But when I awaken I'm always alone

You're lost; you're found
Your arms are around me
I'm safe; I'm loved
Your body surrounds me
The sun won't sleep and sneaks through my window
And I wake up and lose you again

I Am Afraid of the Dark

Written By: Lobelia

I am afraid of the dark
Doesn't help if I leave the light on
It lives here inside of my heart
I am afraid of the dark

And I am afraid of my will
Will it find me if I just lie still
Doesn't matter that we've made a deal
I am afraid of my will

Moving slowly
Path is set
All these fears may
Find me yet
They'll find me yet.

And I am afraid of my mind
That someday I'll stop being kind
And say all the things that I find
I am afraid of my mind

Moving slowly
Path is set
All these fears may
Find me yet
They'll find me yet.

Discography

Bare Reality of Radio (Comp) 1994
The Darker Side 1994
Demo 1997
Solitary World 1999
040515
Morgantown and Montreal (In production)

Set List

Wake Up and Lose You
You
See Saw
My Eyes
I Am Afraid of the Dark (looped guitar and vocals)
I'm In (looped guitar and vocals)
Shame About Ray (cover: The Lemonheads)
Undressing
Happy
Why this, Why Now?
Hope Lives Here (looped guitar)
Same Ol' World

Set with Steve Lawson

I'm Lost
You
Happy
Undressing
Tea in the Sahara (cover...the Police)
Rain
Highway One (written by Steve Lawson)
See Saw
Black Hole Sun (cover: Soundgarden)

I can do a set list from 1-4 hours. I normally throw in a few covers but do mostly original material.