Mary Gatchell

Mary Gatchell

 New York, New York, USA
BandJazzR&B

NYC based Soulful singer, pianist, oboist, and composer, Mary Gatchell is the definition of a renaissance woman. Her music is a tapestry of interwoven blues, jazz, soul, r&b, rock, and pop. Highly influenced by Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell, Mary tells her own intimate stories of love and sorrow, and is a champion for human rights and social justice.

Biography

Soulful
artist, Mary Gatchell, is an accomplished pianist, oboist, composer, and
singer. She just released her sixth album, "Real Fantasy", of her own
compositions in the pop/soul genres, produced by Leon Lacey and Nathaniel
Townsley. Born and raised in New Hampshire in a musical family, she gained a
strong foundation in musical theatre, jazz, and classical music.

After
high school, Mary moved to NYC to attend New York University where she earned a
Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition. Mary is the leader of her
own self-titled band, having played at the Blue Note, Knitting Factory, Cutting
Room, Bitter End, CBGB's, Club Groove, Rockwood Music Hall, and her NH hometown
theatre, Leddy Center for the Performing Arts (www.leddycenter.org),
among many others.


As
an oboist, she has played at Carnegie Hall several times and freelances with
orchestras and chamber ensembles in and around NYC, including Leon Lacey's
Freshly Orchestrated. As a singer in various ensembles, she has performed at
Avery Fisher Hall, the Lamb's Theatre, Boston's House of Blues, Symphony Space,
Birdland, and at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and Newark's Prudential Center with
the Rolling Stones for their 50th Anniversary tour with her choir, Ghostlight (www.ghostlightchorus.com). She has
conducted and premiered her own compositions in the United States and Italy,
having written works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, big band, and choir. She
is currently the music director, choir director, and organist at a church in
New Jersey. Mary is also the co-founder and artistic director of Siena Summer
Music, a chamber music festival in Italy (www.sienasummermusic.org).


A
passionate teacher, Mary, in association with the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (www.wwo.org),
has traveled to Ethiopia to implement a sustainable music curriculum for HIV
infected and impoverished children, and to Bulgaria to work with orphans with
special needs through music. Mary Gatchell currently has six albums out with
her own band, including a children's album, called Music with Mary. They are
available at www.marygatchell.com. Don't miss Mary live!


Smooth, sweet, and lush... Exciting, vivacious, and real...

A soulful singer and songwriter, Mary Gatchell has been an integral part of the NYC scene at such venues as the world famous Blue Note, Knitting Factory, Bitter End, Cutting Room and CB's Gallery. Mary's compositions cover the spectrum of modern pop with influences from old school Stevie Wonder to Joni Mitchell and beyond.


Lyrics

Off My Feet

Written By: Mary Gatchell

I want somebody to knock me off my feet.
I want somebody to hit me so hard I can't see.
I want somebody to rock my world all around.
I want somebody to get me so lost, I can't be found.

I want somebody to shake the ground that I walk.
I want somebody to blow my mind whenever he talks.
I want somebody who knows the beats of my heart.
I want somebody for peace, for love, and beautiful art.

Wanting you. Wanting you. Wanting you. Wanting you.

I want somebody who's full of compassion and light.
I want somebody who stands up strong for whatever is right.
I want somebody with passion, with drive, with guts.
I want somebody who's balls to the wall, and never gives up.

I want somebody who knows how to take control.
I want somebody who knows how to get inside my soul.
I want somebody who challenges me and sets me afire.
I want somebody who lives out all his dreams and desires.

Wanting you. Wanting you. Wanting you. Wanting you.
Wanting you. Wanting you. Wanting you. Wanting you.

I want somebody.
I want somebody.
I want somebody.
I want somebody.

I'm In Like

Written By: Mary Gatchell

I'm in like so it's alright.
I can go ahead and do it I won't put up a fight.
If I were in love, it would be sweet, but I'm not.
There ain't nothing in the world that that couldn't beat,
But like I said I'm only just in like, not love but it's alright with me.
I won't put up a fight.

So many times I'd say "No, no!" I was never one to just go with the flow,
But I'm changing and I wanna go and get it and not even regret it.
So many time I'd want to wait for that precious moment or that precious mate,
But I'm changing and I wanna go and get it.
I know I won't even regret.

It's alright, 'cause I'm in like.
It's okay, for today.
It's alright, 'cause I'm in like.
It's okay, for today.

I'm in like so it's just grand although I don't have the urge to roll in the sand with you.
Oh, pooh! But you'll just do, 'cause I like you.
And I think you like me too so let's pursue this thing, although it's just a fling.
And even though you're not that great and just an eensy, weensy, teeny, weeny, itty, bitty, overweight.

So many times I'd stop the show, if my heart wasn't in it I had to go,
But I'm changing and I wanna go and get it and not even regret it.
So many times I'd tell myself "It's not worth to go below the belt!".
But, I'm changing and I wanna go and get it. I know I won't even regret it.

It's alright, 'cause I'm in like.
It's okay, for today.
It's alright, 'cause I'm in like.
It's okay, for today.
It's okay, for today.
It's okay, for today.

Indigo Rose

Written By: Mary Gatchell

Don’t know what to give you, you’re too good for any gift.
Want to give you the moon the stars, but they already exist.
Don’t know what to say to you, you’re too wise for any words.
I want to recite the most beautiful poetry you’ve ever heard.

But that won’t do. That won’t do.

Don’t know how to hold you, you’re too soft for my touch.
Want to keep you safe and warm, but I’m afraid it’d be too much.
Don’t know how to love you, but I know I want to try.
Want to have you close to me, forever by my side.

But that won’t do. That just won’t do.

I’ll have to search the world far and wide for something just for you.
Something to express my love, but nothing will do.
I’ll have to search the world far and wide for what, I do not know.
Something one of a kind, like you.

Like an Indigo Rose, Indigo Rose.
I want you to know, you’re my Indigo Rose.
Indigo Rose, Indigo Rose, I want you to know. You’re my Indigo Rose.

Don’t know what to sing for you, your melodies are far too pure.
Want to write you a symphony, a masterpiece you adore.
Don’t know what to play for you, so that you’ll never go.
Want the whole wide world for you and so much more.

But that won’t do. That just won’t do.

I’ll have to search the world far and wide for something just for you.
Something to express my love, but nothing will do.
I’ll have to search the world far and wide for what, I do not know.
Something one of a kind, like you.

Like an Indigo Rose, Indigo Rose.
I want you to know, you’re my Indigo Rose.
Indigo Rose, Indigo Rose, I want you to know. You’re my Indigo Rose.

Discography

"Indigo Rose" Record produced by Peter Calo of Carly Simon fame.

"Priority" single

Set List

We typically do anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half sets. Covers include some Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder.