Michelle Spriggs

Michelle Spriggs

 Margaret River, Western Australia, AUS
BandWorldReggae

I want to play, I want you to dig it. Entertainment is what we do, whilst living our dream. Always professional yet still a bunch of Muso's loving the moment.

Biography

Michelle Spriggs is a kiwi Import...(another one)but has made Australia home and settling in WA.
After completing her bachelor of music majoring in jazz vocals she took to Australia to try and pay off the student loan driving trucks in the mines. Being a musician with a way too active mind and a way too active social life Spriggs didn’t last long and ended up on the couch of a mate in Margaret River WA.
Five years later Michelle is fronting her own band ‘Frankly’ with a mix of original Funk/Reggae/Rock tunes and it seems to be a sound people want to hear more of. Recently her and band ‘Frankly’ won a band competition to open for Gyroscope and Cog at Margaret River Mass.
With a big jazz background it would surprise most people to hear her live show creep up and up as the night progresses and ends up to be on the verge of a rock show .In saying this, vocal scat is one of her favourite ways of improvising and she incorporates this old time jazz form in a majority of her tunes. This new and unique sound is making her and her band ‘Frankly’ more and more popular with every gig. Spriggs is in the middle of recording her first album with Sonic Lolly Productions in Margaret River and is set to tour Australia and New Zealand as soon as it is complete.
Influences include Bjork, India Arie, Portise Head, Jill Scott, Sarah Blasko, Blue King Brown

Lyrics

Dot Com Holiday

Written By: Michelle Spriggs

Dot Com Holiday

I need a holiday on the back of a yacht with you and my crew my baby
I wanna feel the sun on my back and sail away today does that sound so crazy?
I wanna get away from the rate race, retrace my steps, go back where I came from
I wanna feel the love from you and my crew I don’t wanna read it on no Dot Com.
Chorus
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday

Verse 2
I wanna hear your voice and see your smiling face coz I’ve forgotten what you look like
I wanna feel ya body right here beside me and say ‘Hey’ in the morning light
I wanna walk down the street with nothing on my feet, and not fear what I stand on
I wanna make love not war no more, have we forgotten what we’re here for

Chorus
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday

Bridge
Don’t reply to anybody, come and take a holiday
Don’t reply to anybody, come directly here to me!
We’re gonna sruise the high sea freely and enjoy the company
We’ll have a Dot Com Holiday
We’ll have Dot Com Holiday
Rap
Some people see me as a scientist so my advice is priceless
This world is in a crisis, our reliance on appliances
It so rife with devices, proprietors’ getting fat like Gloliath is
So now its shut down, crunch down, bass line
Mum gets more facebook than facetime
So I’m gonna take my mine and head to the beach
Fishingrod and my board and you won’t see me for weeks
Chorus
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday
Sha di di di di du I need a Dot Com Holiday

Discoloured Aura

Written By: Michelle Spriggs

DisColoured Aura

Discoloured aura surrounds me now
Left or right which is the path for me
Whats going to make if bright
Round and round the round-a-bout
I'm falling asleep at the wheel
Point me in the right direction
I'm heading for somewhere unreal

Chorus
Then I saw you
You had a smile I could plant in my back garden
sit and watch it grow
Then I met you
You took the wheel and let me sit back
look ahead and find the way
Verse
Discoloured aura had turned a shade of grey
The opportunity to shine, seemed so far away
The logical thing to do,
would be to steer toward the light,
grab hold of a shooting star
and hang on real tight
Chorus
Then I saw you
You had a smile I could plant in my back garden
sit and watch it grow
Then I met you
You took the wheel and let me sit back
look ahead and find the way

Bridge
You see I'm turning around
I'm gonna right back
To where I started from and then find the right track
With you onboard we're gonna glide with ease
So calm within ,can ya feel it in the breeze

(ADLIB)

Snooze You Loose

Written By: Michelle Spriggs

Snooze You Loose

Can you see there’s something wrong here?
Can’t you see there’s something strange here?
Can’t you smell there’s something bad here?
Can you touch our distant future?

Coz we cannot leave it to them
We must not sit there and whinge
Shouldn’t we stand up and fight
For our children deserve the right

Fearless nation, you’re your own man
Just feel the strength that you process then
Pass it on with good intention
Its time for healing, and prevention

Coz we cannot leave it to them
We must not sit there and whinge
Shouldn’t we stand up and fight
For our children deserve the right

Guitar Solo

Can you hear them; they’re calling out his name
There’s slight confusion now coz isn’t he the one to blame?
Can you hear me now, I say no-ones gonna miss him
Stop the whinging now its time to fight the system
Oh Oh…..

La Di Da

Written By: Michelle Spriggs

La Di Da

Everyone’s taking but I won’t stop the beat
Gonna carry on jammin, till they’re listening to me
Lets get it together now, we’re feeling alive
Lets get it together now, its gonna be wild
Oh yeah, sing La Di Da Di Da with me
Oh yeah, sing La Di Da Di Da with me

See I’ll love the brother, if you love the sisters
Then we’ll swap, I’ll love the sisters, if you love the brothers
In a few days time it will all spread around
And in no time at all, we’ll be safe and sound
Oh yeah, sing La Di Da Di Da with me
Oh yeah, sing La Di Da Di Da with me

So tell me, tell me why
We’ve got everything but still feel hard done by?
Coz we don’t starve and we don’t freeze
Yeah life is looking up but still we don’t rest with ease

I’ll keep on singing if you keep on listening
Then we’ll go spread the word and tell them it wont take long
If we do this together then, we’re gonna feel better
We’ll all walk away with a smile on our face
Oh yeah, sing La Di Da Di Da with me
Oh yeah, sing La Di Da Di Da with me
Oh yeah, sing La Di Da Di Da with me
Oh yeah, sing La Di Da Di Da with me