Mish

Mish

BandFolkAcoustic

Eva Cassidy meets Tori Amos and Riki Lee Jones. She's practically standing naked, trumpet in hand, heart openly on her rainbow sleeves, singing and carressing piano keys. Mishes songs are sprinkled with fairy dust with influences from folk, jazz, blues, pop and gospel.

Biography

My songs flow freely, often, and with deep feeling. I guess they are sometimes almost cabaret with a philisophical edge, so a sound engineer once said...that makes sense, considering the life I've led! I spent my early years listening to Bread, Queen, Eagles, Tori Amos, 80's hits, Riki Lee Jones, Madonna, Michael Jackson to name a few...and playing trumpet and singing since age 7, the great jazz masters never passed me by; Dizzy, Ella, Miles, Billy, The Duke...big band, orchestra and concet band days brought in other influences as well...
I spent my childhood thinking I'd be an actress, performing in musical theatre, or a poet, then went overseas at 23, stayed for 3 years and learnt that I could actually put my words to music and soon fell in love with the piano...since then there has been no greater love...I haven't heard any songwriter similar to me, in that I'm trying to stay positive in my intensions to 1. get off my chest what I need to & 2. keep it hopeful for the listener so to spark something in them (and me) that connects them to an inner power/knowing...cause...we are all one right?
ah in raving about my songs, words do me no justice...listen, keep your heart open and trust yourself. Do what you dream you can...is all I want to ever say and sing about! Ah yet the life I choose re-moulds me...and never one moment stays the same...

MY BIO BELOW...from the very beginning...

love and gratitude xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

MISH BIO

SOLO
• SINGER/SONGWRITER WINNER - 2006 Kites and Bikes “Solo Songwriters Sessions� Competition at The Brunswick Heads Hotel, NSW.
• PIANO/VOCAL COVERS - Friday/Saturday nights, Manly Corso at Cristals Seafood Restaurant, Sydney, Jan/Feb 2007.
• PIANO/VOCAL COVERS - Function Room, 89th floor, Eureka Tower, Melbourne, April 2007.
• PIANO/VOCAL COVERS - Private parties and functions, Melbourne, April/May 2007.
• PIANO/VOCAL ORIGINALS/COVERS - Northern Rivers Venues and South QLD - Brunswick Hotel, Nimbin Pub, Local Cafes/Restuarants, The Rails, Richmond Hotel, Fortitude Valley Mall Stage, Brunswick Street Mall Stage, The Soma Bar.

BANDS/GROUPS
• SINGER in Jazz Restaurant, ‘The Naked Turtle’, East Sheen, London, 1997-1999.
• LEAD VOCALIST, TRUMPET with band ‘The Buccanears’, Melbourne, 2000-2001.
• SOPRANO 2 with ‘Isabella A Cappella’ (8 part vocal ensemble), 2002-2006.
• TRUMPET with ‘The Southern Cross University Big Band’, 2002-2005.
• LEAD SINGER/SONGWRITER with own band, MISHFUL THINKING, 2003-2005 - played at local pubs/events in the Northern Rivers of NSW, and landed airplay throughout Australia.
• TRUMPET with ‘The Lismore Symphony Orchestra’ from 2003-2007.
• DRUMMER, TRUMPET, VOCALS in 4-piece girl band ‘The Rubato’s’, Dunoon, NSW, 2006.

PUBLIC VENUES
• The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Town Hall, Willoughby Town Hall, Sydney Entertainment Centre and the Capitol, State, Zenith, Theatre Royal, Glen Street and Belvoir Street Theatres, Sydney. Hiroshima City Hall, Lismore City Hall, The Star Court Theatre, Lismore, Tokyo Bay Grand Meridian Hotel, Tokyo, Hayman Island Resort, Hamilton Island , Byron Bay Community Centre, The Railway Friendly Bar, Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads Hotel, The Nimbin Hotel, Bangalow Hotel, The Yamba Pacific, The Winsome Hotel, The Tatts Hotel, Lismore Show, Lismore Herb Festival, and “Reclaim The Night� in Lismore/Byron Bay.

FESTIVALS
• TRUMPET PLAYER - Bangalow Jazz Festival, September 2005 with SCU Big Band, NSW.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER - Yeppoon Peace Festival, July 2006.
• TRUMPET PLAYER/PERCUSSIONIST - Woodford Folk Festival with ‘Sprocket’ Street Funk Percussion Ensemble, December 2006.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER - Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Higher Ground Theatre and Thursdays at The Brighton Metro, March 2007.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER WINNER - The Apollo Bay Music Festival, “Best Street Musician�, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, April 2007.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER - Palm Creek Folk Music Festival, Townsville Shire, QLD, June 2007.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER - The Northern Beaches Festival, Townsville, QLD, June 2007.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER - Shoal Water Bay Peace Concert, Yeppoon, QLD, June 2007.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER - Wollumbin Dreaming Festival, Mt Warning, NSW, Oct 2007.

TOURS
• DUO - Singer with Piano Accompanist through Norway and on the Norwegian Luxury Star Ship, July-Sept 1999.
• DUO - Singer with Piano Accompanist at The Piano Bar on the Canary Islands for a month's residence, November 1999.
• MOPED - Melbourne, Perth and Sydney as a singer/trumpet player with funk band, 2001.
• ISABELLA ACAPPELLA - Japan for 21 days, November 2003.
• ISABELLA ACAPPELLA - Hayman & Hamilton Islands, May 2004.
• SOLO VAN TOUR - Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, QLD, NSW, Dec 06 - Aug 2007.

STUDY
• VCA (The Victorian College of The Arts) Melbourne - Completed 1 Year Foundation Degree in classical/jazz based Music C

Lyrics

Paper People

Written By: Mish Smith

VERSE 1
Fragile Lady pane of glass
Reflected by the sunlight sky of blue
She’s inside but we can see through
She’s lonely in the city
Smokey haze in the shade
Weak willows hanging limply
In the breeze of sensitivity
She’s got nobody and no money

CHORUS
I’m drowning in the fiction of Paper People
Crowding the peace beyond the rainbows end
Late night sunsets early morning slumber
Dreams in the wake of day
Moonlight shaded by the street lamps
And I can’t see the stars

VERSE 2
It’s hard not to be lonely
Even in the biggest city in the world
People walking by don’t even stop to stare
So many out there
It’s hard not to be lonely
Even in the biggest city in the world
Still they walk on by past the homeless
To many to care

I’m drowning in the fiction of Paper People
Crowding the peace beyond the rainbows end
Late night sunsets early morning slumber
Dreams in the wake of day
Moonlight shaded by the street lamps
And I can’t see the stars

In Love With Love

Written By: Mish Smith

VERSE 1
Looking back I could have said thank you so much
But being me I said too much
I could’ve lied and then realized that my truth could’ve changed your whole life
M8
With everything I do every action I learn something new
And I never said I’d be falling in love with you
Falling in love with you
So fast and so true x 2

VERSE 2
The dusk paints the sky like a brush of an artist with passionate heart and delicate eyes
The silence is calmer than what I hear in my head and then I realize

CHORUS
Oh I must be in love with love
Or am I crazy enough to have loved you
It makes me think of that saying that goes a life without love is a life half lived

I don’t wanna half live
I wanna live

M8 1
With everything I do every action I learn something new
And I never said I’d be falling in love with you
Falling in love with you

CHORUS
Oh I must be in love with love
Or am I crazy enough to have loved you
It makes me think of that saying that goes a life without love is a life half lived

I wanna live

M8
With everything I do every action I learn something new
And I'll never regret falling in love with you
Falling in love with you

CHORUS x 2

Rollercoaster Ride

Written By: Mish Smith

VERSE

Oh life seems like a rollercoaster ride
where I can't slow down and simplify
Too sharp turns too much speed the fight with my velocity I wanna hitch a ride back to the view side

M8
Slowing down so i can put my feet back on the ground
made up my mind of what I wanna find
Choices are they are written in the stars
but I couldn't see cause I was spinning around so dizzy

VERSE

All my life all I wanna do is fly a kite and sing the blues I wanna hitch a ride back to the view side
No more sharp turns no more speed no more responsibility I wanna hitch a ride back to the view side

Sexy

Written By: Mish Smith

Feel sexy (rpt)

VERSE 1
Planning how to get to you
And trying to achieve for good
Keeping all this information
May in time be inspiration

If I could beam me up to you
I’d dare, it wouldn’t scare me to
As this daydream plays for you
I’m stuck on you, all over you

Feel sexy (rpt)

CHORUS
Oh I, I feel sexy x3
And you’re not here to sex me
And all I ever seem to do is write and sing a song for you

VERSE 2
Time becomes a big illusion
As the clock ticks an intrusion
On my subtle hasty pace
That winds me up, I’m running late

Anyhow you could recommend
I do believe there is no end
So the story of love goes
It sucks here lover on my own

Feel sexy

It sux here lover on my own

Cloudy Day

Written By: Mish Smith

VERSE 1
Walking on a cloudy day
It’s looking like it’s gonna rain
Thinking thoughts of London gray
The sun ain’t gonna shine today
M8
Guess life ain’t gonna be the same
Must be how we adjust to change
CH
I wish the sun would shine
So I could get you off my mind
I wish the sun would shine
So I could get you off my mind

VERSE 2
Talking to the silver clouds
Saying’ prayers way out loud
I accept it’s gonna be OK
The sun will shine a brighter day
M8
Guess every day can’t be a joy
Must be what we now employ
CH
I wish every dream could be now
Tell me why what when and how
I wanna know I wanna know now

See We're Living In The Same World

Written By: Mish Smith

V1
See we’re living in the same world
Sharing the same space
Doing all we can to keep up with the race
See we’re sharing the same land trying the best we can
Feeling joy and pain trying to win this game of life

CH
It’s a game with out an end
Life, it’s a choice you can depend
That everyday the sun is going to shine
And there will always be something left to find

RIFF
(Same world, same world, we’re all just living in the same world
Same world, same world, everybody’s living in the same world)

V2
See we’re breathing the same air
But does anyone really care
We’re trying to make things right
So we can win this fight
And every breath that we take
Makes it right with out mistake
And if we happen to do something wrong
It’s a lesson that we belong to

CH
Life, It’s a game with out an end
Life, it’s a choice you can depend
That everyday the sun is going to shine
And there will always be something left to find

Copyright mish 2004 All Rights Reserved

Discography

Mishful Thinking - EP release Byron bay 2004... all sold out...a new solo album is now on it's way!

Set List

My sets are usually 45 minutes long and I can do up to 4 sets.
Yes I do covers I like and sets vary depending on venue and room energy.

Typical repetoire is listed below...THANX xxxxxxxxxxxxx

MISH�S SOLO SONG LIST

ORIGINAL SONGS

I am Your Friend
Rebel Girl
Like The Spring Time
Split In Two
Hope I See You Soon
Unconditionally
In Love With Love
Kelly's Song - Learning to Love Myself
I Just Wanna Be Loved
You'll Get There
Forever Yours
Fly Free
Rather Ride A Moped
Maybe
Something Wonderful
I Open My Heart
Old Gringo
Revolving
Summer Solstice
Longing Song
Mountain
Wishful Thinking
The Way It Is
I'm Looking At You
Insecure
Same World
Could We Be Free
Alive
Angel
Time To Heal
Start Up Your Engines
Wow
Watch The Watchword
Softly Sweetly
Same World
My Heart
Maybe Angels Know
Yellow Leaves
Montuno in C minor
You are Busy Thinking
Stress Less
Rather Ride A Moped
Outta My Head Blues
Roller Coaster Ride
Things Happen
Great Blessings