Randy Darbonne

Randy Darbonne

BandR&BAdult Contemporary

“A sexy soul sound with a romantic and funky edge.” Can best describe this soulful artist’s second album, “Let's Talk About Love." The album envelops the style of Marvin Gaye when songs had a story to tell. The seductive sound in Randy's vocal performance is undeniable and touches your entire soul.

Biography

Randy Darbonne was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana and combines his southern roots with an international influence to create his own musical style today. His music is deeply rooted in the R & B, soul and jazz style. Randy’s influences has been the great singers, Marvin Gaye, Bobby Womack, Sly and the Family Stone to name just a few…

Randy moved to Oakland, California and began his musical journey with various bands and in 2004 embarked on a solo career. His first Cd, Radio Soul paved the way to the future of Randy’s dream. Three years later, Randy produced and launched his new Cd, Let’s Talk About Love on his own label, Kool Like That, Inc.

Randy has performed as an opening act for the Ohio Players, Taylor Dane and has showcased his music at Kimball’s East and various other venues in the the Bay area. A highlight in his singing career was when he performed for the famous civil right’s legend, Rosa Parks in San Francisco.

Lyrics

That’s What It Takes

Written By: Randy Darbonne

Intro Music

Verse I

I’ve been looking searching high and low
For somebody to call my very own
Finally showed up, what took you so long
Feels so right girl there’s no way it could be wrong
Now I’m the kinda man that you’ve been looking for
I’ve got good family values and girl I got so much more
I know how to treat you, I know just what you need
All my prayers are answered and girl I aim to please, so,

Chorus

Let me count the stars in your eyes
Let me taste the passion of your kiss
I need to feel the rhythm of your love
And that’s what it takes to get me through the day

Verse II

You’re the kind of woman that I’ve
Been looking for, now my search is over and girl you know the score
It’s easy to be with you, ain’t no fuss or fight
Cause we be making love morning, noon and night

Chorus

Repeat

Bridge

You make my day so mellow
You make my nights so cool, cool, cool
I could never love another
Not the way that I love you

Chorus

Repeat

Forever After

Written By: Randy Darbonne

Forever After©

Verse I

When the curtain comes down
And you sang your last song
And you said your last goodbye
The kinda voice that makes you cry

Just a taste of fortune and fame
There’s a price that you must pay
And when your back’s against the wall
Catch yourself before you fall

Chorus

Forever after until we meet again
Forever after I will always be your friend
Forever and a day I never have to worry
Forever after my love is here to stay

Verse II

When you wish upon a star
You got to crawl before you walk
And every step that you take
Make sure you learn from your mistake

But if you lose before you win
I know I feels just like the end
But if you keep your hope alive
I know that you will survive

Chorus

Bridge

I finally found the answer beyond
The shadow of a doubt to give love and
Receive love is what life’s all about
That’s what loves about
Let’s talk about love

Making Love To You (Like the First Time)

Written By: Randy Darbonne

Verse I

I’m gonna call her up tonight, come on over to my place, Baby
Tonight I wanna hold you tight, I wanna slow dance, dance all night
I’ll cook you dinner, kick off your shoes
Because tonight sweet Baby, I’m over the moon

Chorus

Cause when I’m making love to you, it’s like the first time
And when you’re making love to me, it’s like the last time
I’ve never felt this way before, the way I feel right now cause
When I’m making love to you , it’s like the first time the last time

Verse II

Sweet Loving, that’s what you give and it’s the pleasure girl, you thrill me
Now we’ve been together and it’s time you move on in

Chorus

Repeat

Bridge

Two stars passing in the night
Two lovers hold each other tight
Winter always turns to spring
Tonight I give you this ring

Verse III

You should know by now that I’m crazy about you, Baby
And I could tell by the look in your eyes
That you feel the same way, Sugar
Don’t you be so shy, Don’t you hold back now
Let your love go, cause when….

Chorus

Repeat 2 x’s

Love on the Roof

Written By: Lyrics by Eli Shul and Randy Darbonne

It’s nine o’clock in California
It’s midnight in New York
I’m trying to make a connection,
But I’m always coming up short.

I’ve got my nine to five together.
I’ve got a brand new color T.V.
I’m starting to like the weather,
But I’m missing the streets back east.

Where we loved when we were young
She had to stay, I had to run
Summer nights out on the stoop, kissing in the hallway
Making love on the roof
Just me and my baby, making love on the roof
Just me and my girl.

Sitting in the sun by the ocean
It’s winter in those streets back east
Just the end to a romance
I guess we had our chance to dance
Remember those walks we used to have
Down in Central Park
Now I’m strolling across the Golden Gate
But Broadway is in my heart.

Where we loved when we were young
She had to stay, I had to run
Summer nights out on the stoop, kissing in the hallway
Making love on the roof
Just me and my baby, making love on the roof
Just me and my girl.

Guitar Solo

Remember those walks we used to have
Down in Central Park
Now I’m strolling across the Golden Gate
But Broadway is in my heart.

Where we loved when we were young
She had to stay, I had to run
Summer nights out on the stoop, kissing in the hallway
Making love on the roof
Just me and my baby, making love on the roof
Just me and my girl.

It’s nine o’clock in California
It’s midnight in New York
And I’ve been missing you girl, missing you so much
Remember when we used to sit on the stoop on a hot summer night
How I used to take you by the hand girl
And we find our way to the roof
Making love, making love, making love, making love on the roof
Just me and you, making love on the roof
Just me and my baby, just me and my girl

Out

Discography

Album, "Radio Soul", released 2004.
Album, "Let's Talk About Love", released 2007.
Album, "Sunshine and If I Can't Have You", released 2008.