The Liquor Talking

The Liquor Talking

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Alternative piano-singer-songwriter stuff influenced by Tom Waits, Elton John, Randy Newman, Elvis Costello, Steely Dan and many, many others.

Biography

In the fall of 2007 Paul Andrew (keyboardist/sideman in NYC bands for many years) was commissioned to form a big advertising agency rock band for the "Pharmapalooza Battle of the Bands" held at BB King's Club in NYC. Paul fronted "Pharmatopia" the band of over 20 advertising agency professionals (amateur or semi-pro musicians) he gathered for the big gig. From out of this large group grew a new, original (and now, professional) band called: The Liquor Talking. With original songs written by Paul Andrew (Lyrics to one song: Art Deco Woman, by John Fallon), The Liquor Talking's creates a unique blend of piano-based rock that takes on a unique jazz-like flair when the alto or soprano sax of Jeffery Wayne Hughes, the Guitar (and sometimes, Bass) of Ed Orgera, along with backing vocals from Fiona O'Donnell mix with Paul's piano/hammond organ/fender rhodes. (All members of The Liquor Talking remain Madmen (and women) working at their same advertising agency in NYC while performing at night and weekends as The Liquor Talking). The result is "a rollicking good time" as our friend and fellow Rocker Craig Greenberg has said -- he even put it on his website!

Lyrics

Hopeful

Written By: Paul Andrew Weiss

And when he died today I lied and said I tried to save him. Even though my walls are bare, I can't be there. I hardly care. I'm Hopeful. Hopeful. I'm here with a tear on my cheek and my knees feel weak. In my heart there's a flame and it's burning through my brain. I know I shouldn't stare, I wouldn't dare, but now I'm scared. Every time I think of him, I feel my skin and then again I'm Hopeful. Hopeful. I'm here with a tear on my cheek and my knees feel weak. In my heart there's a flame and it's burning through my brain. His spirit's in my bones. I'm sitting here alone. Nothing in my gut but acid. I know I don't make sense my body's restless fear is unsaid. Dreams are real and I can't deal my mind is reeling and I'm feeling I'm Hopeful. Hopeful. I'm here with a tear on my cheek and my knees feel weak. In my heart there's a flame and it's burning through my brain.

Discography

The Liquor Talking. Available on DigStation, CD Baby and iTunes.

Set List

Original Songs:
1. Hopeful
2. Art Deco Woman
3. Kika
4. Walk a dog
5. Cotton Mouth
6. Broken and Feeling Free
7. Hooked
8. Milan
9. An American in a Foreign Land
10. Tomorrow is another day

New Songs for upcoming album (2009):
Sancitmonious Allegations, Fridge Magnets, A you couln't Be less Cool, The Old Grey Beard, The Donut Shop, Ground Down, Amsterdam, Time, When You Know a Town, C for Chlorine, A Bitter Pill, A Nice Song, If You Can't Find it in Hoboken, Pharmatopia.

Plus extensive covers of: Tom Waits, The Grateful Dead, Steely Dan, Elton John and more hits, hits hits