newstone

newstone

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If Crowded house, INXS & Match Box 20 were stranded on a deserted island newstone would be the off-spring. newstones style has been described as a fusion of rock, acoustic, country and funk.

Biography

2003 - It Begin's
'Demoing' and recording begins in early 2003

2004 - 1st EP' (secret men's business) Halfway through recording their first EP', the four piece realised the strength of Keyboard's and Piano in contemporary music (Enter Borce).

2005 - 2nd EP' (let the people decide) Early 2005 newstone recorded and released their second EP'. 150+ shows.

2004/05 - newstone committed to improving in both performance and song writing. Collaborating over the rest of 2005 and into 2006 penning another 40 yet to be released demos.

newstone feature in 'unsigned unplugged' pilot concept show for Original Australian bands footage can be seen http://www.youtube.com/newstonemusic

2006 - Craig played 50+ Solo/Duo shows around Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle and Interstate.

newstone tour Perisher Valley for the Australian snow season 06'. Selling CD's, T-shirts and handing out their renowned magnets…

Mid 2006 – Craig makes the TOP 100 of Australian Idol 06', wrapped to make it past the tough judging of Marsha, Kyle & Mark especially on the basis of his original songs 'Single life' & newie 'You couldn’t tell me'. Over 20,000 people tried out.

Craig makes the TOP 10 of the Telstra Road to Tamworth competition in 'Frankston' (Melbourne). Over 13,000 people auditioned via the internet.

Craig win's a Maton Master sound Electric guitar ($2000+) in a song writing competition launched in Sydney's Northern Suburbs.

December – 2006 newstone ‘TRIO’ record their first LIVE recording @ BARME in Sydney's red light district, Kings Cross. An experiment gone ‘right’ the special night was captured in full Stereo sound not yet released…

2007 – newstone featured on 'Street TV' for Vodafone LIVE, April 07'.

2008 - Hiatus

2009 - newstone start demoing preparing for a recording of their new borns 2009. Release date TBA! newstone O O O O O

Head n Heart O>

Lyrics

what's going on

Written By: craig woodward

You have broken a man
Who was strong
Straight to the core of his young heart
Then you squeezed till the pulpitations ceased
And life did leave your hands

You infected the minds of our young
Tore back skin to reveal the flesh Look inside of it
Entertaining your darkest thoughts

What is going on, in this crazy World of mine
Yeah we must be strong, for a our Children pay the price

You have broken a trust, that has stood as long as time itself
Then you dug your own grave the Day you sold your faith
How dare you get off at a childs expense
Men like you should be casterated
There's a place I know perfect for you
It is far from fathers like me

What is going on, in this crazy World of mine
Yeah we must be strong, for our children pay the price

What is going on, in this crazy World of mine
Yeah we must be strong, yeahahh

You have broken a man who was strong
Straight to the core of his daughters heart
What a bloody awefull mess
Your only to blame for the hate and rage
In the public outcry you create
If her father won't take an eye for an eye
There'd be a hundred men willing to try

What is going on, in this crazy
World of mine
Yeah we must be strong, for our children pay the price

What is going on, in this crazy world of mine
Yeah we must be strong, what is going on,

What is going on, what is going on....

Music and lyrics by Craig Woodward October 04’

single life

Written By: Craig Woodward

If you could keep your distance
I'll be fine
Let me free your presence from my mind

There's only one to move me from this chair
And walk with me through heartbreak again

I see you hold yourself a little high
From where I stand you've never reached those heights
I'm not sorry if the truth with you don't fit
I might have shown you more than you'd like to admit

The single life, ain't doing nothing right
I hold you personally responsible for mine
If I could have my time again
I would have taken you for granted like you did

If you could keep your distance I'll keep mine
And hide behind the secrets in our lives
And hope to hell there's no more room for us
Because heavens only taking those who trust

The single life, ain't doing nothing right
I hold you personally responsible for mine
If I could have my time again
I would have taken you for granted like you did

Like you did a thousand times before
This rejections getting harder to ignore
I can still taste the lust between your lips
I want you more, can you handle this

Chorus

The single life...

Music and lyrics by Craig Woodward, February 2002

breeze

Written By: Craig Woodward

This ain’t no movie
no fictional fairy tail
It is life, it is real
You just can’t fake this, you got to chase it
Fight for it every step of the way

You’re breeze, cools me
When I’m seconds out from loosing my head
But it’s your love that keeps me here

I’ll be walking, roads unchartered
In continents, I’ve never been
When I’m craving, familiar faces
That’s when you’ll find me down by the sea

You’re breeze, cools me
When I’m seconds out from loosing control
But it’s your love that brings me home

Brings me home, where ever I roam
Through the darkest days and nights that I’ve known
Helps makes sense of the madness
In a world gone backwards
A bright light to guide me home

I’ve been feeling, so much lacking
Day by day it eats me away
It’s got me wondering
What I’m missing
Has been standing all this time
In front of me

Music and lyrics by Craig Woodward Jan 05’

see for yourself

Written By: Craig Woodward

Stuck in traffic the lights gone green, but that don’t bother me
I’m self-destructing, but I’ve been told, not to make a scene
I believe, if I had a split personality
I’d cut me a little slack and not be so concerned

Circumstances won’t help your cause, the blessing is disguised
When you can’t seem to put you’re finger on, the enemy inside
You’re mind, show some respect before you slide
Into a spinning spiral, drifted out of control

We’re sick to death of lying low
That’s why were struggling from head to toe
How can we celebrate our lives?
When were burning up inside
Don’t put you’re faith in me, see for yourself

Stuck in traffic my heads gone blank, too much of a good thing
I can’t relax yet, cause I’ve been told there sending me to sleep
At the wheel, what a crazy rush I feel
Hand me the controls I’ll get us out of here

We’re sick to death of lying low
That’s why were struggling from head to toe
How can we celebrate our lives?
When were burning up inside
Don’t put you’re faith in me, see for yourself

Music & lyrics by Craig Woodward July, 2003

Never be the same

Written By: Craig Woodward

You’ll never be the same ©

Keep on praying for rain
Tell those tears to come back another day
Count your blessings one by one
This is were we belong

You will never be the same
When I’m through with you girl
You’ll never be the same

Give me all that makes you feel
Go on take full advantage of me
Breathe it out and swallow it
This is were we begin

Chorus

When you’re fears and doubts are dragging you down
Just relax, don’t despair
I’ll be around, I will be around

Keep on looking for the sun
She may hide, but she will never run
We will grow, we will change
Only one thing remains

Chorus

Bridge

Keep on praying for rain
Tell those tears to come back another day
Count your blessings one by one
This is were we belong

Chorus
Never again
Never be the same
You always change

Music and Lyrics by Craig Woodward February 2009’.

Discography

'Secret men's business' released July 04' - community radio support SOLD 1000 units
'Let the people decide' released August 05' -
community radio support SOLD 600 units and selling...
LIVE @ BARME 121206' newstones first live CD of known and new tunes to a full-house one Tuesday evening in December, 2006'

Set List

Typically newstone play a 45 minute set of original music. Their live shows vary from intimate 100 capcity rooms to rockin' 500+ venues, the mood and song selection reflects what venue is being played.

Typical Original Set

Bridging
Light of Day
Next 2 Me
Reason to live
Never even tried
Friends
Single Life
Refined
See for yourself
For better days
Open my eyes
Take me there