Poetry Lounge

Poetry Lounge

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Poetry Lounge combine lush instrumentation with sing a long melodies to produce some of the sweetest, most listenable pop songs you'll ever hear. Imagine a modern day, folky equivalent of the Cranberries and you're getting close ..

Biography

A touch of the Celtic faeri with a dash of soul diva, add a generous sprinkling of passionate yet playful troubadour, and you might come close to describing the unique sound and style of Latiesha – vocalist, lyricist and enchantingly beautiful figurehead of Perth’s most intriguing new band, ‘Poetry Lounge’.

Hailing from the city that has, in recent times, bought the world the likes of ‘Eskimo Joe’, ‘Little Birdy’ and ‘The John Butler Trio’, Poetry Lounge have been compared stylistically to various international artists such as ‘The Cranberries’, ‘Evanescence’ and ‘Sarah McLachlan’, as well as Australia’s own ‘George’, in an effort to describe their strongly melodic and emotively based, rock, pop and folk sensibilities.

Such a diversity of references reflects the varied and eclectic nature of the members’ backgrounds, musical influences and personalities and is especially apparent through listening to their music in its recorded form.

Combining Latiesha’s magical presence with the considerable song-writing skills of guitarist/ pianist, Paul Kew, and the extensive musical production and arrangement experience of guitarist/ multi-instrumentalist, Tony Annese, Poetry Lounge have self financed and produced their debut 6 track EP ‘Leap from Heights’ using exclusively West Australian musical talent and recording/ mastering facilities.

This collaboration has resulted in an extremely well crafted, sophisticated and highly commercial work, that defies all current pop conventions. Complimentary critics range in age, from teens to their parents and in taste, from those on the edges to the mainstream.

Beginning life as an acoustic singer/ songwriter duo, occasionally appearing at various ‘open mic’ nights (under the name of ‘Latiesha’) in early 2006, the musical and personal friendship that is Poetry Lounge has steadily evolved into a class act that can satisfy the need for the intimate as well as the elaborate.

Poetry Lounge (a name suggested by a fan who felt that the creative and artistic atmosphere of a “poet’s lounge” was an apt metaphor to describe the nature of the band’s honest and heartfelt musical presentations) perform regularly within the local independent music scene and are fast becoming one of the most talked about bands in Perth.

Lyrics

Love Screams Again

Written By: Paul Kew

I'm waiting for you to begin again
To give me the chills like I know you can
I'm drowning with you in my head
I'm saying these words that I've never said

Love screams again tonight
Love screams again
Love screams again
Love screams again

I'm falling from this earth for you again
Spiralling down like there's no return
I sense that it's late but I'm hoping you might
Feel that the wait is worth your while

And love screams again tonight
love screams again
love screams again
love screams again

So give me the chills like I know you can

Spiderwebs

Written By: Paul Kew

Would you walk on fire?
Would you leap from heights?
If I told you to
Would you disappear
into the atmosphere?
If I told you to, if I told you to

The spiderwebs you found
tangled underground
never made a sound
but to them you are bound
like spiderwebs we hold
our prey til no one knows
when hunger takes a hold

Would you face your fears
year after year?
If I told you to
Would you love yourself
if our love rebels?
If I told you to, if I told you to

The spiderwebs you found
tangled underground
never made a sound
but to them you are bound
like spiderwebs we hold
our prey til no one knows
when hunger takes a hold

Keep Me Spinning

Written By: Latiesha Boucher

I just wanted to send some words your way
To let you know what you're doing to me
We're sharing time so easily your time I want all for me
and there's something I'm trying, something you need to hear

You've got me flying
You keep me smiling
I'm driving faster than I knew I could
My stomach's twirling
My eyes are blurring
and I'm spinning out of control

You take the smallest time make the sweetest moment
Just to see you smile makes me crazier for you
I never dreamt that such an angel could fly my way
and there's something I'm trying, something you need to hear

You've got me flying
You keep me smiling
I'm driving faster than I knew I could
My stomach's twirling
My eyes are blurring
and I'm spinning out of control

You keep me spinning
You keep me spinning
You keep me spinning
You keep me spinning

I just wanted to send some words your way
To let you know what you're doing to me
We're sharing time so easily your time I want all for me
and there's something I'm trying, something you need to hear

You've got me flying
You keep me smiling
I'm driving faster than I knew I could
My stomach's twirling
My eyes are blurring
and I'm spinning out of control

You keep me spinning
You keep me spinning
You keep me spinning
You keep me spinning

I just wanted to send some words your way

Discography

Leap from Heights Debut EP. Released June 2007.

Set List

A typical Poetry Lounge set list is currently around 45 - 60 mins long and can contain between 10 - 15 songs. The majority of songs in a typical set list are original, however, the band always like to throw in a couple of covers. Favourite covers to play at the moment are an acoustic inspired version of Zombie by the Cranberries and a Poetry Lounge take (complete with female vocals) of Chris Isaak's Wicked Game. The Poetry Lounge set list from their last gig at the Fly by Night Club in Fremantle was as follows:

Someone I Adore
Spiderwebs
Zombie (Cranberries cover)
Fallout
Soul Stains
Over You
Unclouded Eyes
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover)
Keep Me Spinning
Your Presence
Love Screams Again