Prizeapart

Prizeapart

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Take an acoustic pop trio, give them guitars, bongos and drums, make two of them songwriters and you will create catchy, melodic music that appeals to all people. Combine the harmonies and urgency of the Beatles, the sensitivity and melody of Crowded House and you have Prizeapart.

Biography

The band were formed at Warwick University in their final year for a couple of gigs and enjoyed it enough to keep going afterwards. Karim and Pete recorded an 11-song demo in an exhausting day and a half in the following summer with Bongo Bob adding bongo overdubs in a later session.

The band's first gig at the Horn Reborn, St Albans, in Feb 2001 was a great success and the band has headlined the Sunday acoustic night there a further 9 times since.

A 5-track E.P (Eyes on the Prize) was then recorded which introduced drums and bass for the first time.
Meanwhile the band played gigs in London at least once a month and in the process gave the Rock Garden in Covent Garden their biggest ever turn out as well as winning best band at the Virtually Acoustic Club awards. They also appeared on
"Stage Fright" which was a music show on the Whereits.at digital channel.

The progression from two acoustic guitars and a bongo to drums, bass and guitar was finally made in late 2002, when the band recorded a two-track 'prize' promo CD.

The band have headlined at the famous Borderline club in London twice and as well as appearing in many local newspaper articles, they have won a battle of the bands competition on Hertbeat FM.

The latest release - "Up and Away" - is a 12 track album. This CD represents the culmination of the bands experience over the previous two years and was recorded and produced by Karim in his bedroom studio using their own equipment.

Lyrics

Lily of the Valley

Written By: Pete Duddles

Sunshine lifeline starry eyed
Open up to the sky
Share your colour with the summer
Blossom into life

One more time, one more time

Lily of the Valley
Flower in the world
Lily of the Valley
Sunlight in my soul

Moonlight sore-sight for my eyes
Hidden by the night
Share your power with your flowers
Bring me back to life

One more time, one more time

Lily of the Valley
Flower in the world
Lily of the Valley
Sunlight in my soul

Lily of the Valley, Lily of the Valley, Lily of the Valley

(c)Prizeapart

Sunny Song

Written By: Pete Duddles

Sunny mornings,
In my eyes,
Storm warnings,
Put a hole in the blue sky

Sunny mornings,
Farenheit
Funny fellings,
Of something wrong when its
alright

Sunny sunny shake my hand
through myself and back again
Sunny sunnys' in my eyes
One look at you and I go blind

Sunny mornings,
Foreign climes,
Hear the calling,
the grass is greener on the other
side

Sunny sunny shake my hand,
through myself and back again
sunny sunny's in my eyes
one look at you and I go blind

Sunny mornings,
red sky,
shepards warning,
soon the sun will say good bye

sunny sunny shake my hand
through myself and back again
sunny sunny is in my eyes
one look at you I'm hypnotised

Sunny sunny save my soul,
your lips are warm but your hands
are cold
sunny sunny's in my eyes
one look at you I'm hypnotised.

Discography

Album "Up and Away"
released May 28th 2004