Matthew Shawn Fleming

Matthew Shawn Fleming

BandPopAdult Contemporary

My music is eclectic. I have, for 25 years, composed, produced, arranged, recorded and performed music for Dance, theatre and many prominant artists. This expirience has made me a versitile artist with an undying passion.

Biography

For the last 25 years, plus my years as a student, I have had an interesting and widely varied career in the performing arts. Music is at the centre of my focus , but also I have explored many other disciplines, such as; Theatre, Musical Theatre, Contemporary / Modern Dance, multimedia, and Performance Art.
I have been a prolific session musician and have recorded with many of Canada’s finest, such as Don Ross, Mike Stevens, Hemingway Corner and Katherine Wheatley to name a few. There are more than 40 discs on my Discography on a variety of Major and Independent labels.
I am also an Arts Educator and Facilitator; running many Workshops in,and teaching;Voice, Theartre, Music and Dance as well as teaching privately and publicly.
My styles are eclectic. I play Guitar, All forms of Percussion including Mallets, Drum Kit and Piano. I am also a trained Vocalist and have had experience in Music Theatre as well as Fronting my own and other groups. My vocal styles also include Throat and Harmonic Singing.
I have Composed, Produced and Performed music within all of the aforementioned disciplines and have had many exiting and ground breaking collaborations as well. My experiences and highlights are to numerous to list, but include tours of North America and Europe as well as many prestigious venues.
Being a Singer / Song Writer is also an important part of my varied creative life. I keep my songs close to home and only write about what I’m impelled to.
I hope this short bio. gives you some idea of my musical life which, if more detailed, would take many pages to convey. More details are available on my website; matthewshawnfleming.com

Thanks for reading, Matthew Shawn Fleming

Lyrics

Watch Out Devil

Written By: Matthew Shawn Fleming

WHEN I WAS A YOUNG BOY
I GOT BEAT AND PUSHED AROUND.
I TRIED TO FIND SOME HELP,
BUT HELP WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND.
THEN I WAS PUT IN A HELL, MADE A PRISONER
WITH THE MAN WATCHIN¹ OVER ME.
WELL I¹M GONNA BEND THE BARS AND BREAK THE CHAINS.
FAITH IS GONNA SET ME FREE.

IT¹S A LONG ROAD,
BUT I STILL GOTTA WALK IT.
WIPE AWAY THE TEARS.
SHAKE OFF THE PAIN.
PUT ONE GOOD FOOT
IN FRONT OF THE OTHER.
IF I TRIP AND FALL,
GONNA GET UP AGAIN.

SO YA BETTER WATCH OUT DEVIL.
I AIN¹T GONNA FAIL.
I FELT YOUR FIRE AND I SEEN YOUR HELL.
YA BETTER WATCH OUT DEVIL.
I AIN¹T GONNA FAIL.
I GOT A GOOD SOUL AND IT AIN¹T FOR SALE

I BURIED THE PAIN AND BORE THE BURDEN
WITH A BROKEN HEART THAT I BOUND UP TIGHT.
MADE ME DO THINGS I WISH I DIDN¹T,
LIKE HURTIN¹ MY BABY AND WASTING MY LIFE.
NOW I¹M STUCK IN A HOME MADE PRISON.
AIN¹T GETTIN¹ NOTHING BUT THE THIRD DEGREE.
THE MAN¹S STILL GOT MY NUMBER,
AND HE WON¹T STOP CALLIN¹ ME.

IT¹S A LONG ROAD,
BUT I STILL GOTTA WALK IT.
WIPE AWAY THE TEARS.
SHAKE OFF THE PAIN.
PUT ONE GOOD FOOT
IN FRONT OF THE OTHER.
IF I TRIP AND FALL,
GONNA GET UP AGAIN.

SO YA BETTER WATCH OUT DEVIL.
I AIN¹T GONNA FAIL.
I FELT YOUR FIRE AND I SEEN YOUR HELL.
YA BETTER WATCH OUT DEVIL.
I AIN¹T GONNA FAIL.
I GOT A GOOD SOUL AND IT AIN¹T FOR SALE

Remember My Love

Written By: Matthew Shawn Fleming

YOUR GONNA GO AWAY.
YOUR STARTING NOW.
CLOSING UP YOUR HEART.
SO WHY ARE YOU HERE?
I KNOW YOU WANT MY LOVE.
YET YOU DRAW THE LINE.
SO WHAT IS THERE TO SAY?

YOU¹RE ALREADY GONE.
I WANT YOU SO MUCH,
I CAN¹T HELP HANGING ON.
I¹LL TAKE WHAT I CAN GET
EVEN IF IT¹S OVER THE PHONE.
PLEASE DON¹T LEAVE.
I NEED YOUR LOVE, I NEED YOUR LOVE,
I NEED YOUR LOVE.

SOMETHING¹S CALLING YOU.
I UNDERSTAND.
OUT THERE IS YOUR WISH.
SO, MAKE IT COME TRUE.
YOUR WANTING SOMETHING NEW.
THROW OUT THE OLD.
DON¹T WORRY IN TIME,

I¹LL LEARN TO LET YOU GO.
YOUR TAKING IT ON
AND I DON¹T WANT TO SLOW YOU DOWN.
YES, I¹LL LEARN TO LET YOU GO.

PLEASE

REMEMBER MY LOVE, REMEMBER MY LOVE

REMEMBER MY LOVE, REMEMBER MY LOVE

REMEMBER MY LOVE

Discography

I have as yet to release any of my own work, but stay tuned. I have appeared on my other CD’s, on a variety of Independent and Major labels, such as; Duke street, Borialis, Narada and Sony Music Canada.

Set List

I have aprximately 40 original tunes with a handfull of special covers. I also include insrumentals, improvisations and chanting.