Nothing Like a Dame

Nothing Like a Dame

 Reno, Nevada, USA
BandPopRock

Nothing Like a Dame has infectious hooks laced with positivity and energy in their approach and musical style. This witty and entertaining fivesome has won the hearts of audiences with their interactive live shows since uniting in early 2010.

Biography

Fronted by two female singer/songwriters, this five-piece band from Reno, Nevada mixes a unique blend of pop rock with hints of blues, folk, jazz, funk, and reggae. Pop speaks to the catchiness and positive energy felt throughout the music, and rock best captures the hooks and aggressive guitar riffs. Poignant, storytelling lyrics on songs like "All Afternoon" allude to the acoustic-folk pasts of songwriters Mattison and Torcaso, while songs such as “Microscope” and "Cherry Heart" reveal members’ former involvement with blues and jazz.

In early 2010, Nothing Like a Dame broke into the local Reno music scene with the release of their self-titled EP. Since then, they’ve graced many popular Reno events, including opening for Maria Muldaur at the 15th Annual Rollin’ on the River Music Series and the 14th Annual Gay Pride Festival.

"Nothing Like a Dame’s formidable live sets are raucous, amped up, booty shaking affairs." - Reno Tahoe Tonight

Nothing Like a Dame is currently working on a full length CD while performing regularly in the Reno-Tahoe area.

Lyrics

Baby Love

Written By: Lacey Mattison

Well it's you and me kid
Alone in this world we may be
But at least there's you and me

We push them out
One by one by the dozens
Stage five clingers, but no humdingers

Just so you know
That no matter where our roads may go
You'll always be my baby love

You have the most beautiful soul
And when I'm down you can lift me up
with just your smile

I wanna roll you up in sugar, and dip you in honey
I want to make all your sadness go away
I want to be right there with you until the end

Just so you know
That no matter where our roads may go
You'll always be my baby love

And when we're old and grey and pushin' daisies
We'll be together oh maybe oh maybe
And you'll see how special you are to me

Just so you know
That no matter where our roads may go
You'll always be my baby love

Cherry Heart

Written By: Lacey Mattison

Wandering eyes
Crooked smiles
Up and down, oh, up and down go
My cries

Swollen lips
Broken lies
Over and over and over…

My heart skips a beat
my feet go, tap tap tap, oh
tap tap tap oh…..

Beneath all this heat
and this and that oh
this and that oh…
this and that oh…

Goodbye my lover
Goodbye my friend
May your cherry heart
Love again
May your sunshine lips
Kiss again
All I need to know
Is that this is the end

Keeping me locked
Away in that box
it ain't me oh, it ain't me oh, baby

My rainbow's getting brighter
My heart is open wider
But you can't handle it, no you

You're love falls asleep
Are you ready, for me
Completely
For me and you oh
Me and you oh, me and you oh…

Goodbye my lover
Goodbye my friend
May your cherry heart
Love again
May your sunshine lips
Kiss again
All I need to know
Is that this is the end

All Afternoon (featuring Knowledge)

Written By: Lacey Mattison

***This song was originally recorded by Lacey Mattison. This new version with Nothing Like a Dame features spoken word artist Knowledge from Knowledge Lives Forever.***

\Heart dropped
Cheeks flushed
Head, spinning

Skin smooth
Fingers caress
Our gaze, connecting

Breath taken
Words stolen
Your kiss, drenching

Entertwined
With your mind
Your touch, distracting

I waited all afternoon
Hoping we'd get the chance to dance
Naked in the bedroom

Deep embrace
Your warm face
You have me, yearning

Bodies collide
Warm inside
Your energy, penetrating

Your eyes
like the sky
I drift, alive

A sweet seduction
I lose all function
my mind, reeling

I waited all afternoon
To see your sun shine through
Hoping that I'd get the chance to feel you

Microscope

Written By: Gia Torcaso

Caught under your microscope
Feel the noose tighten 'round my throat
Pick me apart, note by note
Caught under your microscope

Caught under your piece of glass
Like an insect squished in half
If I weren't cryin', I'd surely laugh
Caught under your piece of glass

Oh how I love to sing the blues
In this game, I'm always loosing
Roll the dice and make my move
It's my turn, so now I'm choosing
And I don't choose you

Caught under your wicked thumb
I was blind, but I ain't dumb!
You better watch out 'cuz this dame's got a gun
And if I were you I'd run!

Oh how I love to sing the blues
In this game, I'm always loosing
Roll the dice and make my move
It's my turn, so now I'm choosing
And I don't choose you

Oh my bruised and battered soul
I don't want you anymore
Oh my bruised and battered soul
I don't want you (babe) anymore

It's Stopping Here

Written By: Lacey Mattison

She’s out of work; she’s out of her mind
She’s living a double life, and one was mine
She took her money, she took my soul
She took every little ounce of faith and sold it

And how can you be so intriguing
When your love for me was so deceiving
The truth be told that you are misleading
But it’s stopping here

You made promises, and made big mistakes
They were tiny little capsules of a pill I won’t take
While the angels sleep, your knees get weak
The demons speak and your life lies still

And how can you be so intriguing
When your love for me was so deceiving
The truth be told that you are misleading
But it’s stopping here

Leaving me terrified, leaving me all alone in this world
Leaving me terrified, leaving me all alone…

And how can you be so intriguing
When your love for me was so deceiving
The truth be told that you are misleading
But it’s stopping here

Discography

-- EP titled Nothing Like a Dame, released July 2010
Tracks from this EP can be heard on iTunes or here

Set List

CHERRY HEART
DREAMERS
TIPTOE
SHUT ME UP
SOMEWHERE TO HIDE
BABY LOVE
ALL AFTERNOON
FIELDS OF CORN
SHAKE IT UP
WOUNDED
MICROSCOPE
BEAUTIFUL
NO MORE HEART
IT'S STOPPING HERE
GEE WHIZ
OXYGEN
WALK AWAY
CAN’T SAY YES
¾ SONG