ReedMaxfield

ReedMaxfield

BandCountryFolk

The Reed Maxfield sound is threaded by their emotive sense of storytelling, love of harmonies and ear for melodic hooks. The resulting body of work - an ongoing Songbook - is an eclectic reflection of their combined influences and talents.

Biography

Philippa Reed and Chris Maxfield began their musical collaboration in 2003 with the aim of writing songs for other artists to perform. The resulting body of work - an ongoing Songbook - is an eclectic reflection of their combined influences and talents. The Reed Maxfield sound is threaded by their emotive sense of storytelling, love of harmonies and ear for melodic hooks. Reed Maxfield draw on a wide range of influences. These stretch from country-rock / Americana and the singer songwriter genre; 60’s / 70’s west coast rock/pop, and all the way back to 50’s rock & roll. Harmonies and melodies play a big part in their inspiration, taking cue from artists such as Fleetwood Mac / Buckingham Nicks, Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, and Crosby Stills & Nash. "We let the songs come through a natural process and follow our instincts." Say the duo. "We’ve discovered that songs find their own form and style, so the end result is often surprising, and exciting to us. The key thing for us is to tell a fully-realized story and create a vibe around that."

Influences: Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Chris Hillman, Dixie Chicks, Rodney Crowell, Alison Krauss, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Manassas, John Martyn, Bruce Springsteen, Seth Lakeman, Ray Lamontagne, Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham Nicks, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kate Bush, Prince, Nile Rodgers, Roxy Music, Brian Wilson, Phil Spector, Neil Finn / Crowded House, Huey Lewis and the News, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Beatles.

Lyrics

Scene of The Crime

Written By: Philippa Reed, Chris Maxfield

VERSE

She started to shake
As she sat in the car
Didn’t know she would break going back there
When she’d come so far

Guess she didn’t make enough time to spare
Give herself a break from the memories
...She’d left there

BRIDGE

For she knew it would take
Every ounce of her strength
To walk through that door again...

CHORUS

Cos a home ain’t no home
If the heart lies elsewhere
And there’s no welcome note
You can leave on the stair
That could soften the blow of returning to...
The scene of the crime

VERSE

She played the high stake faced demons cold
Felt the heartache she’d left there -
Loosen its hold (it’s over, it’s over)

Well her ghosts they shake, they rattle and roll
Though her spirit won’t break
If her mind...
Well can it be so told?

BRIDGE

She’s not scared it could take
Every ounce of her strength
To walk through that door again

CHORUS

Cos a home ain’t no home
If the heart lies elsewhere
And there’s no welcome note
You can leave on the stair
That could soften the blow of returning to...
The scene of the crime

MID 8

She’d left in a hurry after years of trying
But loose ends somehow always need tying
One day this place will be full of new memories
And new carpets and colours and someone else’s energy
But now these walls only hold her mistakes
The scattered thoughts like shattered plates
Lying on the kitchen floor
Leave the pieces where they are
And shut the door...
On the scene of the crime

CHORUS

Cos a home ain’t no home
If the heart lies elsewhere
And there’s no welcome note
You can leave on the stair
That could soften the blow of returning to...
The scene of the crime

Discography

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Scene of The Crime
The Old Picture Show