Raggy Gold

Raggy Gold

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

A cross between Hendrix and Presley; the Bob Dylan of Modern Times.Go to myspace.com/raggygold to find out more.x

Biography

Raggy Gold (real name Raghav Munjal) was born in Northampton, England 26th September 1988.
He is a singer/songwriter who currently resides in Sheffield, where he happens to study dentistry at the University of Sheffield.

Earlier life

Raggy has lived a large part of his life in Rochdale, Greater Manchester-though he has also called Peterborough and Northern Ireland home. He was educated at The Manchester Grammar School, a prestigious independent school in the North of England. He studied Chemistry, Biology and French at A Level.

At the age of 7, Raggy won a music competition at Bury GS, singing in front of the whole school. He was a member of the choir there too. Raggy was part of the MGS choir in his earlier years, that included a performance alongside the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

Inspired by listening to Jimi Hendrix, Raggy began to teach himself the electric guitar at 15, to follow up the songwriting that had began to develop naturally and the singing that was always there. However, it was only in his first year at Sheffield that Raggy began to truly master the guitar (though still unable to read music), playing hours on end, jamming with fellow musicians and entertaining flatmates-all at the expense of his studies.

One day, the amp was playing up and he bought an acoustic guitar, which sounded more in sink with the bluesy/jazzy/folky/raggy time kind of sound that he so desired. He performed a song “Stop Smokin Babe” infamously with this guitar just days after purchasing it at the Sheffield Dental Revue 2008.

Aside from music, Raggy is politically active and known for his outspoken views, being a fierce critic of the war against Iraq. He was a finalist of BBC’s Schools Question Time, 2008 and made a claim “to grill the politicians…(despite not having) an oven”. He is the author of “A 21st Century Education-The Munjal Report” and is soon to release a song to endorse Democrat Presidential Candidate Barack Obama.

Raggy is passionate about climate change. He was a semi-finalist of DEFRA’s Climate Challenge in 2006 and told them to get then Environment Minister Margaret Beckett “out of her big fat Jag and into a Prius”. Raggy is set to be the Chief Policy Advisor of UKYPP and is currently writing “Climate Change: A 360 degree report”. He currently describes himself as “semi-vegetarian”.

Being of Indian descent, Raggy is multilingual, fluent in Hindi and Punjabi. Raggy can also speak French and some Spanish, which is set to transcend into his music. He is ambidextrous-playing guitar left handed, but writing right-handed. Other interests include writing, art and public speaking.

September 2008 sees the launch of raggygold myspace and the rest of 2008 will see Raggy gigging around the Sheffield circuit and beyond...

Visit myspace.com/raggygold for more

Lyrics

Young And Free

Written By: Raggy Gold

And I’m young & free
I’m young & free
I’m young and free
So very young and free

And I’m young and free
I’m young and free

And I’m feeling so sexy
I ain’t got no worry
I’m taking life easy

Spoken: “At least that’s how it should be”.

I’m at the club
Checking out all the girls
Getting very drunk
Dancing the night away
In the morning I’m in a state
Spoken: “Ohh”.

And I’m young & free
I’m young & free
I’m and free
So very young and free

And I’m young and free
I’m young and free

And I’m feeling so sexy
I ain’t got no worry
I’m taking life easy

Spoken: “At least that’s how it should be”.

And there’s my mates…
Aren’t they ever so great?
We have our ups and downs.
But then this goes around…
What would life be without them?

Oh and I’m young & free
I’m young & free
I’m young and free
So very young and free

And I’m young and free
I’m young and free

And I’m feeling so sexy
I ain’t got no worry
I’m taking life easy

Spoken: “At least that’s how it should be”.

Remember the time
When you’re young & free
It won’t come back
So party hard, dump the misery.

Magic Show

Written By: Raggy Gold

This is not real
It’s not a dream
Its one of those
In betweens.

Magic Show
Magic Show
Magic Show
Magic Show

I saw you right there
And gave you the life
I gave you the lifetime stare
Spoken: “Yeah”.

Looking so beautiful
I thought you might be
A doll that’s escaped
From the toy factory.

Spoken: “Come on”.

You looked at me
And I just turned.
I just turned away.

Magic Show
Magic Show
Magic Show
Magic Show

Spoken: “Ohh”

15 minutes later
I felt a tap…
I felt a tap on my shoulder.
Spoken: “It was you.”

Back at my place
In no time at all
Lights off
It’s the end of the show

Magic Show
Magic Show
Magic Show
Magic Show

A magic show.

Stay A Bit Longer

Written By: Raggy Gold

Can you just stay a bit longer?
Its not as if you’ve got anything
Better to do.
Spoken: “Oh yeah really”.

Please don’t make a move
It’s way way way to soon.

She’s looking at her…diary
I’m guessing its
Just another blank entry…
Spoken: “Just A Guess”.

Please don’t make a move
It’s way way way to soon.

What if I told you?
I enjoy your company.
Company.

Would you consider
Giving some back to me?
Spoken: “Give it back”.

And please don’t make a move
It’s way way way to soon.

And now her phone is ringing
And she says I’m on my way.
Spoken: “Darling”
Not if I had my way
Not if I had my way.

Can't you just stay a bit longer?
Stay a bit longer .

Stay for me
Stay for me
Stay for me.

Stay A Bit Longer

Written By: Raggy Gold

Can you just stay a bit longer?
Its not as if you’ve got anything
Better to do.
Spoken: “Oh yeah really”.

Please don’t make a move
It’s way way way to soon.

She’s looking at her…diary
I’m guessing its
Just another blank entry…
Spoken: “Just A Guess”

Please don’t make a move
It’s way way way to soon.

What if I told you?
I enjoy your company.
Company.

Would you consider
Giving some back to me?
Spoken: “Give it back”.

And please don’t make a move
It’s way way way to soon.

And now her phone is ringing
And she says I’m on my way.
Spoken: “Darling”
Not if I had my way
Not if I had my way.

Cant you just stay a bit longer?
Stay a bit longer .

Stay for me
Stay for me
Stay for me.

The Girl With The Golden Legs

Written By: Raggy Gold

I said you could have been a supermodel
I said you could have been a supermodel

She said: “I don’t wanna be one of them”
“I don’t wanna be one of them”

Spoken: “Jeez I’m only asking”

The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs

So what are you studying?
What are you studying?
She said architecture amongst other things.
Spoken : “Can I be that thing?”

The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs

She’s got a male following around the world
She’s got a male following around the world
Especially in Cape Town, South Africa
Especially in Cape Town, South Africa
Spoken: “She’s taken”

The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs

Why design buildings I thought?
Why design buildings I thought?
When you’re a monument of your own.
When you’re a monument of your own.
Spoken: “Oh”

The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
She’s six foot tall and
She towers above the rest
Spoken: “Especially Amelia”

But they’re still best friends
But they’re still best friends
And she’s the girl with the golden legs
She’s the girl with the golden legs

I heard you made her angry
Golden Legs wasn’t very pleased.
Go kiss and make up
Forget the past

Coz she’s the girl with the golden legs
Oh she’s the girl with the golden legs
Oh she’s the girl with the golden legs

The Girl With The Golden Legs

Written By: Raggy Gold

I said you could have been a supermodel.
I said you could have been a supermodel.

She said: “I don’t wanna be one of them”.
“I don’t wanna be one of them”.

Spoken: “Jeez I’m only asking”.

The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs

So what are you studying?
What are you studying?
She said architecture amongst other things.
She said architecture amongst other things.
Spoken : “Can I be that thing?”

The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs

She’s got a male following around the world.
She’s got a male following around the world.
Especially in Cape Town, South Africa.
Especially in Cape Town, South Africa.
Spoken: “She’s taken”.

The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs

Why design buildings I thought?
Why design buildings I thought?
When you’re a monument of your own.
When you’re a monument of your own.
Spoken: “Oh”.

The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
She’s six foot tall and
She towers above the rest.
She’s six foot tall and
She towers above the rest.
Spoken: “Especially Amelia”.

But they’re still best friends.
But they’re still best friends.
And she’s the girl with the golden legs.
She’s the girl with the golden legs.

I heard you made her angry.
Golden Legs wasn’t very pleased.
Go kiss and make up,
Forget the past.

Coz she’s the girl with the golden legs
Oh she’s the girl with the golden legs
Oh she’s the girl with the golden legs

The Girl With The Golden Legs

Written By: Raggy Gold

I said you could have been a supermodel.
I said you could have been a supermodel.

She said: “I don’t wanna be one of them”.
“I don’t wanna be one of them”.

Spoken: “Jeez I’m only asking”.

The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs

So what are you studying?
What are you studying?
She said architecture amongst other things.
She said architecture amongst other things.
Spoken : “Can I be that thing?”

The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs

She’s got a male following around the world.
She’s got a male following around the world.
Especially in Cape Town, South Africa.
Especially in Cape Town, South Africa.
Spoken: “She’s taken”.

The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs

Why design buildings I thought?
Why design buildings I thought?
When you’re a monument of your own.
When you’re a monument of your own.
Spoken: “Oh”.

The Girl With The Golden Legs
The Girl With The Golden Legs
She’s six foot tall and
She towers above the rest.
She’s six foot tall and
She towers above the rest.
Spoken: “Especially Amelia”.

But they’re still best friends.
But they’re still best friends.
And she’s the girl with the golden legs.
She’s the girl with the golden legs.

I heard you made her angry.
Golden Legs wasn’t very pleased.
Go kiss and make up,
Forget the past.

Coz she’s the girl with the golden legs
Oh she’s the girl with the golden legs
Oh she’s the girl with the golden legs

Without You My Love

Written By: Raggy Gold

Life’s pretty tough, tough at the mo
But it’d be impossible
Without you my love
Without you my love

What to do
What to say
What is going on?
Are you feeling ok?

Yeah…

Life’s pretty tough
So tough at the mo
Tough at the mo

But it would be impossible
It’d be impossible
Without you my love
Without you my love

Money is running pretty short
But im not chasing
After it anymore
Coz you are my gold reserve

Life’s pretty tough
So tough at the mo
Tough at the mo

But it’d be impossible
But it’d be impossible
Without you my love
Without you my love

When you’re not here
I feel so alone
Stay with me
Forever my girl

Coz life’s impossible
Life’s impossible

Without You My Love
Without You My Love

Coz life’s impossible

Without you my love
Without you my love
Without You- My- Love

Without You My Love

Written By: Raggy Gold

Life’s pretty tough, tough at the mo
But it’d be impossible
Without you my love
Without you my love

What to do
What to say
What is going on?
Are you feeling ok?

Yeah…

Life’s pretty tough
So tough at the mo
Tough at the mo

But it would be impossible
It’d be impossible
Without you my love
Without you my love

Money is running pretty short
But im not chasing
After it anymore
Coz you are my gold reserve

Life’s pretty tough
So tough at the mo
Tough at the mo

But it’d be impossible
But it’d be impossible
Without you my love
Without you my love

When you’re not here
I feel so alone
Stay with me forever my girl
Coz life’s impossible
Life’s impossible

Without You My Love
Without You My Love

Coz life’s impossible

Without you my love
Without you my love
Without You- My- Love

What's On Offer?

Written By: Raggy Gold

I thought that we would just be friends
But then I had to think again about more
What is on offer?

And so I asked the crucial question.
Whether she had a boyfriend?
She said: “No”, I said: "ohhh”

And so…
We began to talk a bit more
And though the conversation was pretty poor
I still got, still got her number
Spoken: “Get in”.

Oh I thought that we would just be friends
I thought that we would just be friends
But then I had to think again about more
What is on offer?

And so…
I gave her a call the next day
Wasn’t exactly sure what to say?
Do you fancy having coffee?
She said: “Yeah, that would be lovely."

Oh I thought that we would just be friends
I thought that we would just be friends
But then I had to think again about more
What is on offer?

And so…
We met for a cup of coffee
Sat down and talked endlessly
Like a couple, that was just meant to be.

Oh I thought that we would just be friends
I thought that we would just be friends
But then I had to think again about more
What is on offer?
Were we meant to be together?

Discography

Yet to release anything; have enough material to release a couple of albums though.
Currently exploring studio options-my recordings were done in my flat; thus not of great quality.

Set List

It depends. I could do a 15 min, a 30 min or even an hour wouldnt be out of the question.
Magic Show, Young & Free, The Girl With The Golden Legs, Whats On Offer?, Whats Wrong? Stay A Bit Longer..., Without You My Love..............and so it continues