Pollyanna Darling

Pollyanna Darling

BandFolkAcoustic

Pollyanna’s Darling’s distinctive vocals, quirky lyrics and soaring melodies take audiences on a cross-genre musical journey that is both captivating and entertaining. Combining folk, rock, roots and a little swing, Pollyanna’s unique and humorous style draws you into a magical heartfelt world.

Biography

I love music and I love to sing, it really connects me to my heart and brings me alive. Sharing my music is my passion. I love connecting with an audience (especially a live one) through my songs and my voice and holding that energy up on stage – it’s always been my passion.

I have many musical influences including: Sinead O'Connor, Tori Amos, Crowded House, Led Zeppelin and many others.

I started out gigging in the indie rock band - East of Java, playing around South east England and did some vocal session work.

My songs are truthful, passionate and often funny - like me!

Live performance is my passion, however I recorded some demos earlier this year.

I have been compared to a few artists, namely Beth Orton, Sinead O'Connor, Tracey Chapman and Janis Joplin (!).

www.myspace.com/pollyannadarling

Lyrics

The Fisherman's Song

Written By: Pollyanna Darling

The Fisherman’s Song

Seven seas I wandered, never finding home
Dreamed I was a fisherman, fated just to roam

But I heard on the wind, you were looking for me
You can cast your nets, but I won’t catch easy
You can cast your nets, but I won’t catch easy

Hundred stars fell from the sky, heard a whisper in the eye
Of the storm that brought you here, carried on my heart cramp fear

But I heard on the wind, you were looking for me
You can cast your nets, but I won’t catch easy
You can cast your nets, but I won’t catch easy

Ancient within, cast me to the wind
Wild child of night, get out of my sight
Wasting time at the end of the line
Monsters & dragons they got nothing on you

My ship stands proud against the waves, underneath it’s you I save
Vision of another year, you never shed a single tear

But I heard on the wind, you were looking for me
You can cast your nets, but I won’t catch easy
You can cast your nets, but I
You can cast your nets, but I won’t catch easy

Seven seas I wandered, never finding home
Dreamed I was a fisherman

Song to a King

Written By: Pollyanna Darling

Rabble arousing me outta my sleep
You never told me you wasn’t for keeps
Rats in my castle and sludge in the moat
Give me the oars and get outta my boat

Wo oh oh, it’s a long drive to the big house in the sky
Wo oh oh and I hitched up my skirt, I’m still waiting for a ride
You can take me any day you please
I lay down my weapons, here I am on my knees
Wo oh oh

The jester is juggling out in the hall
Ladies with brushes are painting the walls
Dogs with big collars are chasing the slaves
The king of Romania is crossing the waves

Wo oh oh, it’s a long drive to the big house in the sky
Wo oh oh and I laid down my gold, I’m still waiting for a ride
You can take me any day you please
I lay down my weapons, here I am on my knees
Wo oh oh

I put on my robes and went into the hall
I lifted my voice and proclaimed to them all
That you were the one I was making my king
The maid’s little sister ran off with the ring

Wo oh oh, it’s a long drive to the big house in the sky
Wo oh oh and I laid down my pride, I’m still waiting for a ride
You can take me any day you please
I lay down my weapons, here I am on my knees
Wo oh oh

Wo oh oh, it’s a long drive to the big house in the sky
Wo oh oh and I made you my king, come with me and let us sing
You can take me any day you please
I lay down my weapons, here I am on my knees

Her White Dress

Written By: Pollyanna Darling

Little girl in your dress of white
Take your pearls and your make-up bright
I see you in my mirror as I walk out the door
I hear you in my head but I can't touch you anymore

There's a secret in that dress of white
Someone came in the dead of night
I know you won't remember cos you shut it out
I feel you in December when the snow comes down

Apple blossom stain, my memory remains
Apple blossom stain, my memory remains

Now you've grown and you've moved away
Took your throne, made your dear ones pay
Your life is but a dream and you're barely there
There's anger underneath that vacant bloody stare

Traitor once, now he's far away
Ancient wound like a game it's played
Forgiveness is the only way you'll ever know
That little girl who's crying in her white dress in the snow

Apple blossom stain, my memory remains
Apple blossom stain, my memory remains

Discography

2008 - Bridges to the Stars (Demos):
- Her White Dress
- Forest Boy
- Song to a King
- The Fisherman's Song

Set List

Sets are usually about 40 minutes and are all original material.