Natalie Wouldn't

Natalie Wouldn't

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Like another reviewer I saw these guys perform at the Folklife Festival in Seattle and fell in love with their sound. They're tight, they can sing, and their musicianship is top-notch.

Biography

- NATALIE WOULDN'T

Initially formed by members of Moon Ska Records recording artists Easy Big Fella, Natalie Wouldn't entered the Seattle music scene in 2000. The original trio of singer-songwriters built on the initial model, added some instrumentation, went through a few changes and finally evolved into a tasty eight piece musical organization creating and performing an original blend of ska, soul and rock & roll.

The current line-up of Natalie Wouldn't - [ vocalist and guitarist, Rick Dybvad (formerly with Easy Big Fella), saxophonist and vocalist, Shawn Brockman (formerly with Easy Big Fella, The Crawdaddies), keyboardist, Erik Lind , bassist Kevin Crosby (Squirrels Alumni Member, formerly with The Crawdaddies), and drummer Mike Fanning (formerly with Easy Big Fella, The Crawdaddies) Sean Jensen (Sax/Vocals) Formerly and currently with the Diablatones,Ric Penttila (Trumpet/Vocals)Formerly and currently with the Diablatones and Easy Big Fella, Michael Ayer (Trombone/Vocal) Currently with Skalami,are a skillful and talented group of performers dedicated to writing and playing fun, high quality music.

The band's top performance skills and sharp material caught more a few ears and soon Natalie Wouldn't was working in and around the Pacific Northwest area, headlining shows and warming up for well established international bands such as The English Beat, The Toasters, Bad Manners, The Slackers, Deals Gone Bad, Satori, and The Phenomenauts . Natalie Wouldn't also plays frequently at many music festivals including the Seattle Folklife Festival, Seattle Ska Fest, and the Victoria Ska Festival.

In the summer of 2007, Natalie Wouldn't expanded their territory and traveled to England for a short tour of London, Reading and Brighton. Early in 2008 - at the invitation of Megalith recording artists, The Toasters - the band flew to Hollywood, California to perform at the famous '3 Floors of Ska' Festival at the historic Knitting Factory. The summer of 2008 was rapidly filling up with show after show at various music festivals and clubs in and around the Pacific Northwest. Tentative plans are in the works for a short tour of Brazil. In the summer of 2009, Natalie Wouldn't again traveled to England and toured with 2nd Time Lucky in London, Sussex Portsmouth,Horsham and Brighton.

The first Natalie Wouldn't CD, 'Ska, Soul and Rock-and-Roll' was released in 2007. The 10 song CD has received rave reviews all over the world. One or more of the songs has been listed in the top 40 at noisehead.com (a popular international member driven music download and review website) every week for over a year and the friends/comments list on the Natalie Wouldn't MySpace page tells a tale of happy fans and friends the world over. The mix of songs on 'Ska, Soul and Rock-and-Roll' are crafty, memorable tunes that reflect the kind of true collaboration that happens when a band develops a sound live in rehearsal and on the stage. Natalie Wouldn't is distributing their material at www.cdbaby.com and have made their songs available for download on the web via the iTunes website in addition to the traditional merchandising at shows. Natalie Wouldn't is on the verge of going back into the studio to record a collection of new songs and is currently performing and distilling the new material destined for the studio in addition to their already established favorites.

Please visit www.nataliewouldnt.com or www.myspace.com/nataliewouldnt for more information, reviews, show schedules, photos and free downloads. Band photo courtesy of sjcorbett.com

Lyrics

Dick

Written By: NATALIE WOULDN'T

I told you once you didn't have to tell me twice.
That I'm a dick and that you hate me
And that my life doesn't serve a purpose.
And I should jump off a bridge and drown

I told you once you didn't have to tell me twice.
That I'm a dick and that you hate me
So just do what you got to do.
And leave me alone

Over and over and over again,
Question and question the places I've been
It's not going to happen twice.
So just take your own advice.
It is time to pay the price.

I told you once you didn't have to tell me twice.
That I'm a dick and that you hate me
And that my life doesn't serve a purpose.
And I should jump off a bridge and drown

I told you once you didn't have to tell me twice.
That I'm a dick and that you hate me
So just do what you got to do.
Then to leave me alone

Dodging the dishes, the pots and the pans,
Fussing and fighting wasn't the plan.
It's not going to happen twice.
So just take your own advice.
It's time to pay the price.

I told you once you didn't have to tell me twice.
That I'm a dick and that you hate me
And that my life doesn't serve a purpose.
And I should jump off a bridge and drown

I told you once you didn't have to tell me twice.
That I'm a dick and that you hate me
So just do what you got to do.
And leave me alone

Doggone

Written By: NATALIE WOULDN'T

I saw you
On the avenue
You don't roll like the others
So, what's a boy to do?
You look sweet.
Driving down the street.
I wish that I could be there.
In the drivers seat.

Oh, doggone you've got it going on.
Taking it right to the top.
Doggone you've got it going on.
I'm driving right through the stop

In your car
Like a movie star
I think that I could eat you
Like a candy bar
You look fine.
What is on your mind.
Girl, I want to know you
I want to make you mine

Oh, doggone you've got it going on.
Taking it right to the top.
Doggone you've got it going on.
I'm driving right through the stop

I saw you
On the avenue
You don't roll like the others
So, what's a boy to do?
You look fine.
What is on your mind.
Girl, I want to know you
I want to make you mine

Oh, doggone you've got it going on.
Taking it right to the top.
Doggone you've got it going on.
I'm driving right through the stop

Oh, doggone you've got it going on.
Taking it right to the top.
Doggone you've got it going on.
I'm driving right through the stop

FBI

Written By: NATALIE WOULDN'T

She's got red hair and white skin.
I want to go out with her.
She keeps a fine form and tight trim.
I want to go out with her.
But she won't date me and I know why.
She knows I'm working for the FBI.
She won't date me and I know why

She wears black boots, knee-high.
I want to go out with her.
Her sense of fashion is super-fly
I want to go out with her
But she won't date me and I know why.
She knows I'm working for the FBI.
She won't date me and I know why

She is always smoking a Lucky Strike
Or riding around town on her motorbike
But she won't date me and I know why.
She knows I'm working for the FBI.
She won't date me and I know why

Got my training down in Quantico
I was down there about a year or so.
She found out, but my folks don't know.
They still think that I am an average Joe

She's got red hair and white skin.
I want to go out with her.
She keeps a fine form and tight trim.
I want to go out with her.
But she won't date me and I know why.
She knows I'm working for the FBI.
She won't date me and I know wh

London

Written By: NATALIE WOULDN'T

You caught a cab at a quarter to eight
You left me there, said you couldn't wait to leave me
In London

I'm drinking, I'm smoking, on a barstool at the airport
Crying my eyes out
'Cause you left me
In London

You caught a plane at a quarter to ten
You didn't look back- said you'd never return and meet me
In London
I caught a bus at a quarter to 3
And everybody knew that that you were leaving me (but me)
In London

I'm drinking, I'm smoking, on a barstool at the airport
Crying my eyes out
'Cause you left me
In London

I closed my eyes and I tried to sleep
I have no money so I can't leave
I'll be there
In London

I'm drinking, I'm smoking, on a barstool at the airport
Crying my eyes out
'Cause you left me
In London

'Cause you left me here
In London

One of Those Days

Written By: NATALIE WOULDN'T

One of those days, I should've looked the other way.
One of those days. Should have seen it coming
one of those days, and should've stayed in bed.
One of those days, I should've seen it coming

Its 10 o'clock my alarm and didn't go off.
I got fired on my second day.
Was pulled over for speeding on the highway.
I got busted for something in the ashtray
if I'd have known things would turn out this way.
I would done things different now I see things in a different way.
That's what I say
guess it's one of those days

One of those days, I should've looked the other way.
One of those days. Should have seen it coming
one of those days, and should've stayed in bed.
One of those days, I should've seen it coming

if I'd have known things would turn out this way.
I would have done things different now.
I see things in a different way.
That's what I say.
Guess it's one of those days

One of those days, I should've looked the other way.
One of those days. Should have seen it coming
one of those days, and should've stayed in bed.
One of those days, I should've seen it coming

One of those days.
It's one of those days.

This is the End

Written By: NATALIE WOULDN'T

This is the end
This is the end of your life
This is the end
This is the end of your life

We didn't mean to hurt you
We didn't meant to make you cry
We told you we were sorry
Isn't that good enough?

This is the end
This is the end of your life
This is the end
This is the end of your life

This is the end
This is the end of your life
This is the end
This is the end of your life

There is nothing worse than being stabbed in the back
By the people you trust
And we feel so fortunate it didn't happen to any of us
Just remember that you're going to be missed, and it's going to be tough
But since you won't be needing it
Can we have all of your stuff?

This is the end
This is the end
This is the end
This is the end
This is the end
This is the end
This is the end
This is the end of your life

Try It

Written By: NATALIE WOULDN'T

You say you never tried it.
'Cause you don't think you'd like it.
But maybe if you tried it.
Maybe you would like it.
So go ahead and try it
Smoke it up, Smoke it up, Smoke it up

You say you never tried it.
'Cause you don't think you'd like it.
But maybe if you tried it.
Maybe you would like it.
So go ahead and try it
Smoke it up, Smoke it up, Smoke it up

I know you've got a lot on the inside.
No, no forgive yourself- you kick yourself
You might like it

You say you never tried it.
'Cause you don't think you'd like it.
But maybe if you tried it.
Maybe you would like it.
So go ahead and try it
Smoke it up, Smoke it up, Smoke it up

You say you never tried it.
'Cause you don't think you'd like it.
But maybe if you tried it.
Maybe you would like it.
So go ahead and try it
Smoke it up, Smoke it up, Smoke it up

I know you hurt a lot on the inside.
No, no forgive yourself- you kick yourself
You might like it

You say you never tried it.
'Cause you don't think you'd like it.
But maybe if you tried it.
Maybe you would like it.
So go ahead and try it

You say you never tried it.
'Cause you don't think you'd like it.
But maybe if you tried it.
Maybe you would like it.
So go ahead and try it

You say you never tried it.
'Cause you don't think you'd like it.
But maybe if you tried it.
Maybe you would like it.
So go ahead and try it
Smoke it up, Smoke it up, Smoke it up

You say you never tried it.
'Cause you don't think you'd like it.
But maybe if you tried it.
Maybe you would like it.
So go ahead and try it

Who's Sorry

Written By: NATALIE WOULDN'T

Who's sorry now?
I don't know what's going on.
Don't want to be a big shot anymore.
Don't want to be the talk of all the town.

Who's sorry now?
I don't know what's going on.
Don't want to be a big shot anymore.
Don't want to be the talk of all the town.

Who's sorry now?
Who's sorry now?
Who's sorry now?
Who's sorry now?

Farewell to the lazy days
Sipping liquor by the swimming pool
Farewell to my player ways
Now I'm saving all my love for you

Who's sorry now?
I don't know what's going on.
Don't want to be a big shot anymore.
Don't want to be the talk of all the town.

Who's sorry now?
Who's sorry now?
Who's sorry now?
Who's sorry now?

Discography

SKA Soul Rock and Roll
Nick the Beat