MIKE GRAHAM

MIKE GRAHAM

BandAlternativeFolk

An blend of acoustic folk and alternative roots. Introspective lyrics, infectious guitar hooks and a soulful soothing voice, Mike Graham has made his own style of music and songwriting.

Biography

Hailing from the shores of Sauble Beach, Ontario. Mike Graham has spent his 25 years enjoying the world's best sunsets, playing in waves, living and loving the beach life on Sauble's 11km of white sand beach. Having a natural interest for music, he picked up his first guitar at age 13. Influenced from all genres of music and all types of bands, he has taken the songs he wrote jamming at house parties and put them out for the masses to hear.

After months of playing around campfires and under encouragement of family and friends, Mike decided to record his debut CD in entitled "Worth the Wait". It sold 250 copies in the first two weeks, and quadrupled that within a few monthes. Fans reaching across Canada and as far as the US, the UK, Korea, Australia and India.

Mike has remained unsigned and been promoting himself thru his website, touring and by word of mouth from his loyal fanbase. He has been praised for his songwriting ability and musical talents.

With his highly anticipated follow up CD coming out in July 2007, entitled "Here We Go Again", it is only a matter of time before he is scooped up into the international spotlight.

Lyrics

KEEP MY COOL

Written By: M. GRAHAM

Here we go again, lets sing a little tune.
Forget about the little things that we forgot to do.
The sun is out there shining so somehow we will too.
Lets get away together, lets bury all these dues.

Living for your business is like living for no one.
And turning dollar bills is like walking on the sun.
Competing for a market belonging to no one.
Dont live your life, next in line,
In a race thats already lost.

Cause I aint got time for
Waiting for no one.
And I aint got time to wage a war that cant be won.
Cause Ive been true
With every word I say to you.
But its so cruel, so cruel

Just keeping my cool.
Just keeping my cool.
When all I want, I want is nothing to do.
But keep my cool.
Keep my cool.
Sit back, relax, unwind, with nothing to do

I put faith in everyone.
To save their sense, but we got none.
But we spend till we got no more.
Flash that money honey, Im getting bored.

ADIS DRIVE

Written By: M. GRAHAM

I know a place where we can hide away,
Where no one knows, where we can stay.
And turn down the lights
And lock the doors,
The world outside can’t find us anymore.

Now you’re here, I wont let go.
Cause you’re the one that I’ve been waiting for.
Now’s our time, lets take it slow.

All I know is that I won’t be leaving,
All I hear is your voice and my troubles are all gone.

September nights get so cold.
But I don’t mind, when I have you to hold.
So calm and kind, so beautiful.
You’re so much more than you could ever know.

I’m lost for words, lost in your eyes.
With your body so close next to mine.
Now’s our time, nowhere to go.

DONT BE LIKE THAT

Written By: M. GRAHAM

Will you be here when you say,
Would you be there when I call?
Am I the one to blame?
When nothing's ever your fault.

All these questions, haunting me.
The back and forth and in between
Makes it so hard for me to see.

Why can’t you just tell when I’m doing something wrong?
Why do you got to pick me up just to knock me down?
Why do you got to turn me off once you’ve turned me on?
Why do you got to pick me up just to knock me down?
Don’t be like that I swear that I’ll be gone.

You give an answer, you drop me a line
Sometimes you’re so impossible.
You change your taste, you change you mind.
And I still don’t know.

Why can’t you just tell when I’m doing something wrong?
Why you gotta to pick me up just to knock me down?
Why you gotta to turn me off once you’ve turned me on?
Why you gotta to pick me up just to knock me down?

Why you gotta to set me up just to set me off?
And how can you give so little when I give so much?
Why you gotta fix me when you’re messing me around.
Why you gotta pick me up just to knock me down…
Don’t be like that I swear that I’ll be gone.

Discography

2005 CD "Worth the Wait"
2005 Single "All I Want"
2007 CD "Here We Go Again" to be released June 28th.

Set List

Typical set: 1 hour

1. KEEP MY COOL
2. FLOAT AWAY
3. PUSH & SHOVE
4. ADIS DRIVE
5. LAST TO KNOW
6. ON AND ON
7. SAVE MY SOUL
8. DOIN FINE
9. SO LONG
10. BEST OF ME
11. SUMMER DAYS
12. WORTH THE WAIT
13. ANCHOR
14. WAITING FOR THE WORLD