Ricky Day

Ricky Day

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Ricky Day and his backing band The New Covenant are a new band with an old soul They are the musical equivalent of the US Special Forces.They are an elite outfit of church bred funk soldiers bringin the heat of funk, soul, rock and roll and hip hop to stages nationwide.

Biography

Ricky Day and The New Covenant are the new school answer to old school funk soul and rock and roll. Rickys' backing band, The New Covenant are skilled and entertaining. Taking the essence of their influences Prince, Sly and The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Al Green and The Beatles and fusing them with healthy doses of hip hop and Ricky's own unique style, this group of musicians bring musicality and a sense of adventure to the stage. What sets them aside from current R&B artists is a love for true musicianship, what sets them apart from Neo-Soul acts is their sense of adventure and the reckless abandon in which they entertain. Ricky day is a multi-talented singer-songwriter-producer who is currently working on forthcoming projects for Lyrical Mile rap artist Quest, gospel vocalist Aaron Gray and female rocker Vanessa.

Lyrics

Simply

Written By: Ricky Day

no promises, no guarantees
no real security
but it really don’t matter 2 me
see I love U, just ‘cause I do
need nothin from U
just 2 yourself B true
I love U in my bed (in my bed)
U go 2 my head (2 my head)
testify, you’re on my mind
all the time now
- fear can’t block it
- I wont stop it
- cause U’ve got my love

oh I love U
simply
endlessly
U and me
we just be
in this love U
by my side
still free to fly
no ties 2 bind
U 2 I
simply love U

we play no games, we tell no lies
see that aint for us
‘cause it don’t go with this vibe
straight up, no chaser, lay me down
girl put it on me
baby don’t mess around
I want U on my lips (my lips)
love it drips (it drips)
flow with me, baby see
that I got this
- love inside me
- God 2 guide me
- U beside me, yeah

oh I love U
simply
endlessly
U and me
we just be
in this love U
by my side
still free to fly
no ties 2 bind
U 2 I
simply love U

Free

Written By: Ricky Day

come on and take me far away
come on and take there today
free my heart, free my mind
true happiness I’ve got to find
there’s got to be a better way

come on and turn my world around
come on and turn it upside down
free my mind, free my soul
true happiness that is my only goal
come on and make a joyous sound

I wanna be free, free-I wanna be me
I wanna be loved for who and what I be
I wanna be free, free I wanna be me
I wanna be loved for who and what I be

I wanna be free-ee yeah yeah, free-ee yeah yeah
ooh free ah, ooh free ah
I wanna be free-ee yeah yeah, free-ee yeah yeah
ooh free ah, ooh free ah

come on and take me by the hand
come on and make me understand
free my mind, free my soul
keep me warm when I’m cold
embrace this boy, make him a man

come on and hold me in your arms
come and fulfill me with your charm
free my soul, free my mind
love of my life I want to find
come on protect me from all harm

Maybe

Written By: Ricky Day

Baby, love u
Can we, us 2?
Hey can we get 2gether
Become one
Intimate conversation
Speaking in tongues
U say, maybe
Baby, drive me crazy
Lately, I’ve got
U on my mind
Spendin’ all my time

Maybe, maybe, maybe
You’re drivin’ me
Crazy, crazy, crazy
U do that 2 me
Baby, baby, baby
I need more than a
Maybe, maybe, maybe

Sugga, crave u
Don’t make, me bleu
Hey can we talk about it?
The love dance
U and I layin’ 2gether
In romance
U say, maybe
Baby, drive me crazy
Lately, I’ve got
U on, my mind
Spendin’ all my time

Maybe, maybe, maybe
You’re drivin’ me
Crazy, crazy, crazy
U do that 2 me
Baby, baby, baby
I need more than a
maybe, maybe, maybe

Discography

The debut studio release, tentatively titled "Erajahnous" is due in September. Ricky has also had cuts from his live CD played on Music Choice, as well as his productions for rapper Quest.

Set List

The typical show is abut 45 minutes which can of course be shortened or stretched upon advance notice. The set list includes original material and a cover or two per show.

Free
Medley: Can We Get Down? Mami Loca, D.M.S.R.
Too Many Tears
I Can Love U
Island Letter
Maybe
Simply
Clearly
Beautiful

The repertoire of covers include Prince joints like Vicki Waiting, 17 Days and She's Always In My Hair, the DAngelo joint, When We Get By, Al Green classics, Look What You've Done To Me, Lets Stay Together and The Beatles Don't Let Me Down.