On The Level

On The Level

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Classic no nonsence Rockin Boogie..... boy If you can't dance to us then your brain dead... we look around the room at a gig & even the guys are tapping their feet or nodding their heads, you just can't help youself... boogie says it all!! it a primevil beat!!!

Biography

ON THE LEVEL
" mature aged BOOGIE NUTS "
OTL Perth's Premier Rockin Boogie Band
Playing a fantastic range of Fun Bouncin Rockin Boogie!!
We went off in Bridgetown.....looked around at one stage & saw the Vdeli lads having a bit of fun!!!

After a fantastic series of shows at last year's Bridgetown Blues Festival, OTL have been invited back again this year!!

Last years performance drew them a number of invitations to play at venues around the state, as well as the launch of their 1st CD, Blues in E. OTL have not been busier! So stay tuned as they are currently in the studio working on a new CD to be out in November!!!!

Front man Dave Gillam’s strong husky vibrative vocals suits this rockin boogie outfit,
it just seems to get better with every performance. Hot Texan boogie lickin guitarist
Dave " Tex" Bates will keep you electrified,
Jim Awran on Bass & Ian Bones Ironside on Drums,
and with Steve Connolly as dedicated harp player,
On The Level have a depth that some bands aspire to!

As an added bonus, 2007 OTL have one of Perth’s most talented Keyboard players Bill Blissett joining them on stage! ( when he’s available )

Lyrics

Baby Gone Left

Written By: David Gillam

Well... My baby gone left me all alone

She left me like a dog without a bone

My baby gone left me left me all alone

She up gone left me for another man
Now that is something I don't, understand
My baby gone left me left me all alone

Don't ya cry for me
Don't ya sigh for me
Don't ya weep for me
Or loose sleep for me
Cause my baby gone left me
Left me all alone

Well I don't know what I did

I don't know what I said, But she's gone

If I did, you know, I'd take all back

And right the wrooonnngggng

All the little white lies, are now in the past
No wonder our love, didn't have a chance
My baby gone left me left me all alone

CHORUS X 1
CHORUS X 1 with stops
My baby gone left me left me all alone
My baby gone left me....... left me all alone

Morning comes

Written By: David Gillam

The day is done, Suns going down
Shadows growin, across the ground
Cross my life, and yours as well
Hiding secrets, we’ll never tell

Our life is yearning, turning round
Soon we’ll all be, below the ground
The lord has plans, for you and me
Mothers fathers, family

Babe’s in arms, Lay thee down
Safe and warm, in mothers well
Sleep till morning, comes again
Babies breath, in mothers den

I love you more, Than you’ll ever know
Body spirit, heart and soul
With out you, I'm but an empty shell
I will never kiss and tell

Go kneel thee down, beside your bed
Pray for life, consequence now read
It’s not to late, lets turn it round
Rejoice in new growth, lost now found

Babe’s in arms, Lay thee down
Safe and warm, in mothers well
Sleep till morning, comes again
Babies breath, in mothers den

LEAD

CHORUS then verse 1 & 4

why won't you talk

Written By: dave gillam

Oh I............
Never seem to see you any more
Like the fading dew on my front lawn
I just let you slip away

We.............
Didn’t talk about our circumstance
Always thought, that we would last
Like an early morning dawn

Why won’t you talk to me any more
Was it my fault, I’m not too sure
Why won’t you talk to me any more any more

Why won’t you talk to me any more
If it’s not too late, don’t walk out the door
Why won’t you talk to me any more any more

LEAD BREAK x 1

We were
Two..ships.. passing in the night
Always Looking for our guiding light
Lead us safely into shore

Oh baby...........................
I think that given half a chance
We could resurrect our hot romance
And get it back where it belongs

CHORUS

LEAD & STOP

Discography

Blues in E ( 6 tracks ) Nov 2006

Bottom of the Bottle ( 13 tracks ) Nov 07

We are getting great Support & airplay

Set List

we usually do 3 x 1 hour sets!!!! mix of originals & classic boogie .... zz top, status quo, canned heat, fogarty, stones, muddy waters, jj cale & a few bluesy funk numbers!!