Onya

Onya

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Onya:rock band;Fronted by Irish Rock Chick Aine,amazing vocals, great original catalogue, solid Irish and US following, superb charismatic live performance, rapport with audience as only the Irish can do.

Biography

ONYA is a six- piece Irish rock band with lead singer Aine O' Doherty. Onya is a sexy surf chick with a guitar - sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric- and great songs about sex, cheating, rocking, drinking - all true ofcourse!!
Influences -Janis Joplin, Gwen Stefani, The Pretenders. Superb powerhouse vocals, sexy lyrics,catchy hooks - great live show. This band tour a lot in USA, festivals and gigs in LA, SF, Austin, NYC and of course Ireland and UK. Have been profiled on Irish TV and are ripe for success abroad. Currently with indie label musicminders, they want to play bigger events, and invite interest from bigger labels. This band have the potential to be the next big Irish success. They have rock, a great look, experience, youth, banter, professionalism and a good manager. You must check them out.

Lyrics

Nymphomanic

Written By: Aine O Dohery

NYMPHOMANIAC
DROPPING BEDCRUMBS TO MY BEDROOM
POURING POTIONS IN YOUR WINE
SERVING OYSTERS ON CRUSHED ICE
CAN’T YOU READ THE SIGNS
WON’T YOU ASK DIRECTIONS
STOP ILL SHOW YOU THE WAY
I NEED EROTIC PERFECTION
EVERY NIGHT , EVERYDAY (YES I DO)
I WANT YOU IN MY BED
I WANT YOU ON THE STAIRS
IN THE KITCHEN SINK
YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO THINK
EVERYWHERE I GO, EVERYTHING I DO
BABY I WANT YOU (YES I DO )
TENSIONS BUILDING UP NOW
WE’RE WASTING PRECIOUS TIME
APHRODITE’S HAD THE RIGHT IDEA
YEA SHE’S A FRIEND OF MINE
WONT YOU MAKE CONNECTIONS
ITS TIME FOR US TO PLAY
I NEED SEXUAL EXPRESSION
EVERY NIGHT, EVER YDAY (YES I DO)

Wanted More

Written By: Aine O Doherty

WANTED MORE
JUST HEARD THE NEWS IN OUR LOCAL STORE
YOU’VE PACKED YOUR BAGS GONE SEARCHIN FOR MORE
AT 6.45 YOU BOARD ON THAT PLANE IN SEARCH OF BRIGHT LIGHTS, LATE NIGHTS ALL OVER AGAIN
I CANT THINK STRAIGHT NOW WHAT SHOULD I DO
LOCK MYSELF IN OR DO I RUN AFTER YOU
DO I REACH FOR THE KEYS OF MY CAR OR MY DOOR
DO I LOVE YOU OR HATE YOU FOR WANTIN MORE
THAN I CAN GIVE YOU
WANTIN MORE THAN ILL EVRHAVE
WANTIN MORE THAN JUST TO LOVE YOU
WANTIN MORE…….. I CANT COMPETE WITH THAT…….
MEMORIES FLOOD BACKOF THE DAYS THAT WE SHARED
YOU WERE MY TRUE LOVE BUT YOUR MUSE WAS ELSE WHERE
I LIVE FOR SUNRISE YOU DREAM OF STARS
BRIGHT LIGHTS LATE NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD BARS
MY HEADS IN TURMOIL WHAT SHOULD I DO
DESTROY YOUR DREAMS OR RUN AFTER YOU
DO I RUN FOR THE KEYS OF MY CAR OR MY DOOR
DO I LOVE YOU OR HATE YOU FOR WANTIN MORE
I WANNA BE THERE WHEN THE MORNIN’ COMES
& WHISPER YOUR SWEET NAME
BUT YOU WANT MORE & MORE &
I CAN’T PLAY THIS GAME….

The Mistress

Written By: Aine O Doherty

THE MISTRESS
CALL ME IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
AWOKEN FROM DREAMS THAT LIE SO SWEET
FOOL ME WITH YOUR SNOWY SHOWERS
A STORM FROM WHICH I ALWAYS CLAIM DEFEAT
SOMETIMES I TRY TO FIGHT THE BATTLE OF YOUR EYES
THAT LURE MY SOLE DEEP IN TO YOUR NEST
I DO NOT LOVE YOU FOR LOVE IS JUST A WASTE OF TIME
WHEN SHE IS THERE HOW CAN U BE MINE
KNOWIN’ THAT WE’RE NOT GONNA CHANGE NO NO
NOT GONNA LEAVE & BREAK THE CHAINS I KNOW I SHOULD
BE HAPPY WITH WHAT I GOT
BUT IM FALLIN’ DEEPER EVERYDAY
WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME THAT WAY
BEING THE MISTRESS, THE OTHER WOMAN
THE ONE WHO HAS TO LIVE LIFE IN DISGUISE
DEEP IN THE SHADOWS OF THE LEADING LADY
GUILTY PLEASURES, FORBIDDEN FRUITS AND LIES
YOU BRING THE GIFTS, I GIVE THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’
THE ONE SHE LOST SO MANY YEARS AGO
BUT ITS ONLY LUST, WE’LL NEVER SEE THE REAL THING
I STOPPED BELIEVING THAT SOMEDAY YOU’LL GO
KNOWIN’ THAT WE’RE….CHORUS
WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME THE WAY YOU DO
THAT BRINGS ME TO MY KNEES
WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME THAT WAY YOU DO
I STOP AND I SAY PLEASE NO PLEASE
OH WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME STRIPPING WITH THE EYES
THAT BANISH ALL THE DARKNESS

Discography

Live EP: Live at The Gingerman 2002
EP: Frozen: Released USA june 2005
EP: Pass The Bottle released USA November 2005
CD: Onya released USA January 2006
CD: Live In Greenwhich Village May 2006
CD : Tales After Dusk June 2006
CD: Johnny Depp: Las Vegas Jan '07
Currently recording 'Secrets & Lies' - 13 track CD for release October '07
Tracks available at www.onyaonline.com or www.myspace.com/onyamusic, www.onyaonline.bebo.com

Set List

Original set list approx 75 minutes...
Pass the Bottle
Mary Lou
Rendezvous
Nymphomaniac (kitchen sink)
Blacksoul
Devils Right Hand
Wanted More
D.I.Y (Johnny Depp)
For You
Merry Go Round
Such a Feelin'
Alcohol Paul

Occasionally some covers: 'Piece of my Heart' Janis Joplin, 'Mr. Brightside' The Killers, 'Oh My God' Kaiser Chiefs, "Valerie" the Zutons "Weak" Skunk Anansie, "New York" Ryan Adams 'What's Up' Four non blondes. 'Somebody to Love' Jefferson Airplane

Excellent band for festivals- very good at encouraging crowd to enjoy themseves. Very interested in surf festivals, as band are from famous Irish surf town