Michele Monte

Michele Monte

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Michele's songs are a refreshing take on pop music. They leave you both energized and breathless. Michele's cds will definitely win you over but her live performances will blow you away!

Biography

In the last four years Michele Monte has recorded and released three albums showing the vast range of her musical talents. Her most recent CD "Orange Soda", is a refreshing take on pop music covering a range of emotional songs that leave you energized and breathless. Listening to Michele's songs will definitely win you over but seeing her perform them live will blow you away. Michele's writing style reflects her wide range of musical tastes. Drawing from personal experiences and the musical influences of Alanis Morissette, Jane Siberry, Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20 and U2, Michele created a sound and style that are all her own.
She possesses an explosive energy that can not be contained. With every word sung that energy washes over her audience leaving them craving more. Her live debut CD "Whole Latte Luv" and second CD "Girl Sweat", both limited releases, have sold over 2,000 copies just in the Suffolk County, Long Island area alone. "Orange Soda" is Michele's most recently produced CD by the ever popular platinum recording artist Phil Jimenez of Wheatus and Gordo Gringo. Michele has also worked with Lori Carson, Nancy Atlas, rock legend Ritchie Blackmore and has opened up for Chris Whitley at Stephen's Talkhouse, Long Island's critically acclaimed venue for national acts.

Lyrics

Knight In Shining Armor

Written By: Words and Music by Michele Zahakis P.K.A Michele Monte

Copyright 2001, Michele Zakakis (ASCAP). All rights reserved

Verse
Who says a girl can't be a hero in this world?
Who says she cannot be another Romeo?
Who says she cannot be the one to conquer fear?
Who says she cannot be a poet like Shakespeare?

Pre-Chorus
Cause I wannabe your Knight in shining armor.
Cause I wannabe your Knight in shining armor.

Verse
Who says a girl can't lead an army into war?
Who says she cannot give her lover love or more?
Who says she cannot be the first to attack?
Who says she cannot fight to win her lover back?

Pre-Chorus
Cause I wannabe your Knight in shining armor.
Cause I wannabe your Knight in shining armor.

Chorus
Until the end this I know I live my life for you.
I'll never leave and if I do it's to fight for you.
I live to love you and love-to-love you until death do us part
And promise me if I die to keep me in your heart.

Verse
Who says a girl can't be more than just a girl?
Who says she cannot be the one to cure the world?
Who says she cannot be the one to cry upon?
Who says she cannot be the victor when all is done?

Pre-Chorus
Cause I wannabe your Knight in shining armor.
Cause I wannabe your Knight in shining armor.

Chorus
Until the end this I know I live my life for you.
I'll never leave and if I do it's to fight for you.
I live to love you and love-to-love you until death do us part
And promise me if I die to keep me in your heart.

Bridge
When death does us in I'll meet you in another lifetime.
When death does us in I'll meet you in another lifetime.
When death does us in I'll meet you in another lifetime.
When death does us in I'll meet you in another lifetime.

Who says a girl can't be a hero in this world?
Who says she cannot be another Romeo?


Lovely

Written By: Words and Music by Michele Zahakis P.K.A Michele Monte

Copyright 2002, Michele Zakakis (ASCAP). All rights reserved.

Verse
Here I lay you next to me.
Your eyes a vision only I can see.
How beautiful you are to me and lovely.
In our own world. In our own time.

Verse
And with your lips you kiss my head.
You read my thoughts that are unsaid.
So clearly and well connected and lovely.
In our own world. In our own time.

Chorus
And I try to break away
And I'm here trapped in the inside cause you're my outside.
Oh, when I look into your eyes I see why.
I see why I fell in love.
Love love love.
Love. Love love love.

Verse
And in your hands I lay my head.
I like it best when we're in bed.
So scary and complicated but lovely.
In our own world. In our own time.

Chorus
And I try to break away
And I'm here trapped in the inside cause you're my outside.
Oh, when I look into your eyes I see why.
I see why I fell in love.
Love love love.
Love. Love love love.

Bridge
With your hand can you pull me into you?
Can you tell me it'll be all right?
With your kiss can you freeze the hands of time
And tell me this is our time.
This is our time. This is our time.
For love. Love love love.
Love. Love love love.

Verse
Here I lay you next to me.
Your eyes a vision only I can see.
How beautiful you are to me and lovely.
In our own world. In our own time.
In our own world. In our own time.

Dreams Creep Up

Written By: Words and Music by Michele Zahakis P.K.A Michele Monte

Copyright 2002, Michele Zakakis (ASCAP). All rights reserved.

Verse
I think your shoes have seen miles.
I could tell by your face and your kinds of smiles.
Some go up and some go down.
I can tell that you've been around.

Verse
You seem uneasy and unsettled.
I think you like fast pace than mellow.
Cause your brain is running but your shoes are standing in a place that's not so you.

Chorus
But it's ok to take one more lap around.
And it's ok to have two smiles going on.
It's ok if you wanna settle down.
But whatever you choose, your dreams will find you.

Verse
I think your words have spoke plenty
I could tell by your voice and your kind of stories.
Cause some are happy and some are scary.
I can tell that it wasn't easy.

Verse
You seem unsteady and uncommon.
I think you like unknowns than knowing
Cause your hands are shaking but your words are flowing in a place that's not so you.

Chorus
But it's ok to take one more lap around.
And it's ok to have two smiles going on.
It's ok if you wanna settle down.
But whatever you choose, your dreams will find you.

Bridge
Cause they creep up when you least expect it.
And they don't give in cause they might regret it.
And they like to sleep as if you are their bed
And slowly wake you up and mess with your head.
In a deep deep sleep they like to stir you up.
They like to freak you out with emotions and stuff.
And when you're finally settled and they finally go
They kind of creep back up to let you know.

Chorus
It's ok to take one more lap around.
And it's ok to have two smiles going on.
It's ok to take one more lap around.
And it's ok to have two smiles going on.
It's ok to take one more lap around.
And it's ok to have two smiles going on.
(Continue repeating and fade)

Discography

Bring Back Our Angels - single released 09/02
Whole Latte Luv - Live Recording - LP released 12/00
Girl Sweat - LP released 12/02
Orange Soda - EP released 12/03

Set List

My typical set consists of eight songs and is approximately 45 minutes long. I usually perform two to three sets a night. In general I do not perform covers except for one or two indie artists.

Here is a sample of one of my sets:

Always Use Two Hands
Average Jane
I Love Lavender
Smoke Circles Of Halos
Over Two Bowls Of Spagetti
Our Own Movie
Mmh hmm
Everything I Need (Melissa Ferrick)
Knight In Shining Armor