p.w. gopal

p.w. gopal

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

the sound is a mix of edwin mccain, hootie and the blowfish and bebo norman.

Biography

P.W. Gopal knows that the stage is his place to be real and share glimpses of his life with crowds who are looking for authenticity from an artist. He comes as a prepared musician who has seen and experienced much of the same things in life that weve all lived through, and he'll leave you with a mark of familiarity, as if youve already known him for years. Stemming from the musical influences of Steven Curtis Chapman, Bebo Norman, Edwin McCain and Patty Griffin, P.W. writes his own music and tells his own stories of life, love and faith.

Here is what others have said:

P.W. Gopal produces rock melodies. They have an inspirational jet stream flowing through the emotive vocal currents and a pop/rock ambience in the music compositions. P.W.s rich vocal timbres have warmth in their caresses with a likeness to Edwin McCain and Dean Taylor, drizzled by specks of country tones in the lap steel and rootsy bluegrass shakers and rattles trailing beside rock rhythms of the acoustic guitar strums and swigs of drum swells. The songs have a sage-like quality, conveying tales about everyday struggles tooling an uplifting spring in the vocal deliverance. P.W.s voice projects pain and suffering and a spirit that rises above the torment." - Northeast Intune Magazine

"Conor and the Blackbird" named top 100 cd's in the 2006 Independent World Series of Music Midwest Region Semifinals"

"...Not many artists on cdbaby.com get only the highest scores from readers reviews but he did, just go there and check for yourself. He´s the kind of artist that I love to see perform live when you just can sit down with a smile on your face and be embraced with a warm wind from the songs.
Call it worship, call it gospel, call it midwest, call it christian pop/rock coz yeah he sounds like a mix of Russ Taff and Jeremy Camp but I would like to call PW Gopal something more suitable......I´ve seen the future and the future is PW Gopal." - www.melodic.net

"I first heard PW sing at a Young Life Camp in Virgina! He was amazing! When I watched him sing, he had so much emotion on his face and it made the song mean that much more! God sure blessed PW with an amazing voice and he uses it very well!! Thanx PW!" - Katie

"This CD brings you hope that God is always there for you! Just the lyrics in these songs shines through and shows you Gods heart!" - Jackie B

"This CD is unbelievable since I hung out with PW and went to his show I haven't listened to another CD since. The melodies are unbelievable and his force is truly power! What amazing guy and what an amazing CD! - Adam

"The song Rainmaker is truly awesome and reminds me of a thunderstorm every time I listen to it. PW's lyrics give me hope, energy and a willing spirit. I think all fans can relate to the song Empty... we have all been there desprate and longing for love, but true everlasting love can only come from GOD!" - CW

"PW's music and message is so inspiring, and his voice is so soothing!! He has such emotion and all his songs mean something, they aren't cliche in any way shape or form. He has beautiful images in his lyrics and you can truly see God working through him with this music!" - Nat

"Just finished listening and I am blown away! I was referred to this cd by my daughter who knows PW through YL. PW you are an amazing talent and from what I hear an even more amazing person. Please keep up your work and hopefully we will cross paths someday." - Keith

Lyrics

The Way You Live

Written By: PW Gopal

The Way You Live
Words and music by p.w. gopal

You and I have been around
And you, you see through me
I have found a solace
In the way you move me
Chorus
You are not the same old hat
I am not the same blank stare
I am the name you give
I’m taken by the way you… you live

Sunrise, sunset
You might be my only catch
Dear dad, don’t fret
‘cause I see through the prophets
Chorus
It’s the way you live
It’s the way you love me
It’s the way you move me

I’ve seen the shadows
They stir around and tempt me
But you are not the emptiness
That sits behind the real thing

Chorus
It’s the way you live
It’s the way you love me
It’s the way you move me

Where You Came From

Written By: PW Gopal

Where You Came From (Blackbird)
Words and music by p.w. gopal
Blackbird on my six
Got a friend giving Ed respect
I cant see what you do or what you have to lean on
Blackbird on my six
Aint sittin back writing checks
See my bloody hands, dirty feet
Aint going down incomplete

Blackbird on my six
Gotta a friend giving Ed respect
Give account, give or take for all my things
Don’t know why I do my scavenging friend
…don’t know why I do

Blackbird on the six
Too bad it aint six more clicks
I’d pound you down from eye to eye
and cook me up some crow surprise

blackbird kiss my tail
tell your friend to kiss Ed’s as well
blackbird go back to…

hell, if I know where you’ve been
all I know is where you stand
you’re preventing me from working on my fabulous tan
so kick off a feather or two and work on another view
I’m done being your muse

Blackbird on the six
Too bad it aint six more clicks
I’d pound you down from eye to eye
and cook me up some crow surprise

blackbird kiss my tail
tell your friend to kiss Ed’s as well
blackbird go back to where you came from…

musical interlude

blackbird on my six
got a friend giving Ed respect
would you mind to find another view
me and Ed got so much to do
Blackbird on my six
Got a friend giving Ed respect
I can’t see what you do or what you have to lean on
Blackbird on the six
Too bad it ain’t six more clicks
I’d pound you down from eye to eye
and cook me up some crow surprise
Blackbird, kiss my tail
Tell your friend to kiss Ed’s as well
blackbird, go back to where you came from…

Good Man

Written By: PW Gopal

Good Man
Words and music by p.w. gopal
for Jordan

I am no king in a kingdom
Not a pauper in need of wisdom
I am an old thing born of dust
But I am a good man that you can trust

Well let me play you your melody
I can lay down your sweet harmonies
Just no lover, but a friend
give me the right shoes baby and I can dance

Love, it’s the right sound to me
I’ll write you a love song
To give you tender sleep
Write me into the fabric of you
I’ll be your sweet songbird singing truth

I ain’t no smart man, I am not learned
I just can’t tangle with the corporate heads
I am an old thing and I will return to my dust
But I am a good man that you can trust

Love, it’s the right sound to me
I’ll write you a love song
To give you tender sleep
Write me into the fabric of you
I’ll be your sweet songbird singing…(repeat)

You give me an inch, baby - I’ll give you my life
Give me the green light darling so I can try
I am an old thing that returns to the dust
As just a good man that you can trust
I am a good man that you can trust
Just a good man that you can trust

Discography

Leaving Storyville, released 2003
Still Voices (the acoustic EP), released 2004
Conor and the Blackbird, release 2006

Set List

1.5 hours which includes about 12-15 songs