royal jones

royal jones

BandJazzFunk

An accoustic acid fringe funk alternative set of original tunes and incredible musicians & a singer who provides a uniquely original soul filled adventure .Care to get down?

Biography

somehow in the process of life itself I’ve become jazzy...“Royal Jones A Dear in the Head Lights”-
by Cherry Herring
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Somehow in the process of life itself I've become jazzy..."Royal Jones a Dear in the Head Lights"-

In the trendy east village of Manhattan you'll find the self anointed king of quirk' funk poet Royal Jones. He is going from door to door hanging his promo posters and giving away free CDs and eye catching business cards. All this in the hopes of garnering a sale or two of his new CD which was recorded in NYC in 2007 at East Side sound studios. Engineered by Marc

Urselli. It was released April 11 2008.No balloons, no fan fare. just a few novenas from the Salesian sisters of e12 st and Avenue A"Yes that's me in the Royal Jones Tee shirttrying to enticeI wouldn't say I'm desperate but I'd hate to think I recorded this wonderful CD in vain. I simply have no management or promotional skills. I am no spring chicken either"Jones stresses

Assisting Royal Jones on this eclectic acoustic funk set produced by

Janice Friedman (who also plays all keyboards as well as collaborating on 5 songs)is legendary Buddy Williams on drums: Soulful Leo Traversa on bass: Rhythmic Rogerio Boccato on percussion: Melodious William Galison and powerhouse Lily White all shining big time on their guest spots. Completing this well rounded original offering of jazz/funk are Myoshi Marilla and Chevis Packer who add their great harmony spice to the mix for 5 of the 11 songs. 9 of the 11 songs were written by Jones with

Various collaborators. The new set also features two cover songs written by Dennis Belfield 'Smokin' Room' and Alee Willis and David Lasley's 'Come What May'

Indescribable and full of surprises and originality..."somehow in the process of life itself I've become jazzy....a 1st for me.... performing with a live band is so thrilling and Ms Janice is such a true 'Jazz Pro' having worked with Woody Herman , Milt Hinton as well as Marian McPartland ".

I finally have arrangements like a Tony Bennett or a Tiny Tim might....

Jones quips" they told me to get down.....and I did"....

What is the genre? It's been called acoustic acid funk...trip hop jazz a flava alternative

The jury is still out on this...I pray there's an audience for it -whatever classification it may happen to fall under.

The musicians on this CD are all top notch. I can't wait to get us on the road and deliver the funk fun...so Git your Jones as he pleads to the passers by in Tompkins Square Park .

..Release party to be announced shortly in NYC...Royal Jones has recorded 3 CDs since arriving in NYC in the 80s

Jones quips" they told me to get down.....and I did"....

.. Have a listen at Cdbaby or digstation or indie-music or myspace.com.

Originally published on SearchWarp.com for Cherry Herring Friday, May 16, 2008
Article Source: somehow in the process of life itself I’ve become jazzy...“Royal Jones A Dear in the Head Lights”-

Lyrics

epiphany

Written By: mark j reilly

EPIPHANY words and melody Royal Jones /Music CoDee (C)2003 Royal Jones MBIBE Music ASCAP
It suddenly dawned on me....You make a difference in my life...I had an awakening...It suddenly dawned on me...You make a difference ,babyYou make a difference in my life,oohIt suddenly dawned on me....oohYou shined the light on meyou helped me seeall the potential deep down in meI needed inspirationyou gave that to methe power of love plugged right into meit suddenly dawned on meI had an awakeningIt suddenly dawned on meYou make a difference ,babyyou make a difference in my life.....oohI couldn't do it alonethank you for the kindness you've shownyour faith in me means so muchI can't go it aloneyou make a difference in my lifeit suddenly dawned on meyou make a difference in my lifei had an awakening ,it suddenly dawned on me....when i think of how it was before you came into my lifei can't imagine where i would beyou made a winneryou made a believer out of meyou make a differenceit suddenly dawned on me....oohYou make a difference.....it's like i 've just opened my eyes to a new lease on lifei'm so grateful to youfor everything you dothis ones just for youcos you make a differenceyou reached out to meI've had an epiphany.....

confused

Written By: mark j reilly

CONFUSED lyrics and melody Royal Jones MJ Reilly/Music Eric Cody CoDee (c)2003 Mark J Reilly MBIBE Music ASCAP
is it just a mess of memories?is it just a mess of unpleasantries?guess i cared too much about usguess i made too much of a fussI'm confused....ooh....didn't take long for you to move onthought i'd be back on the scenebut the joke's on meguess i made too much of a fussguess i cared too much about us(I'm confused)out of breathaint nothing lefttake things with a grain of saltbring things to a screeching halti'll take the blameit's all my faultI'm confused....ooh....ooh i'm confused.......and i forgot the questions I needed answers tooand as far as life goes i'm breezing throughwith or without youi'll see what i can dothough i'm obsessedi must confessI'm confusedi'm just a mess.....i'm confused to speak my pieceI'm confused to make it briefi'm confused to say the leasti'm confusedjust know no one else will doi'm confused ....oohto speak my piece....i'm confusedto make it brief....i'm.....confusedto say the least....i'm....confusedi'm confused.......dah

Pain Stain

Written By: Mark J Reilly

PAIN STAIN words melody and music Mark J Reilly Royal Jones/ music Steve Sandberg (C)1998 MJ Reilly MBIBE Music ASCAP
well well welllately i've done nothing but thinki'm overthunklately i've done nothing but think and think and think and thinkabout you baby and just what you do to mei've been thinking about you constantlyand i don't know what to doand I don't know what to say...well wellAh I'm at my wit's endAh I'm at my wit's enddid you do something nasty in my place while i was away?i'm skeeving this place and it's such a disgracein such bad tastecan't wipe the look of disgust off my facedid you do something nasty in my place while i was away?well there'll always be a trace no matter how i clean itthere'll always be a taste i just can't explain itand i don't know what to sayand I don't know what to do..Who's gonna take away the PAIN STAIN?Who's gonna take away the PAIN STAIN?I took a pill for a headachei was at my wit's endbut theres no pill for the frustrationi need a permanent vacationaway from youi used to have a good head of hairtil i pulled it out on account of youah i'm too through...what cha want to do a dirty thing like that for?i'm in a frenzyi let you get to meand it's getting hard to deal with disregardpathetic and forlornrecipient of scornin need of love-look at meAh I'm at my wit's endAh I'm at my wit's endwhat did i do,?what could i have doneto put an end to all of the fun?i'm so unknowingdon't really know if I'm coming or goingI'm on the outside looking innot happy in the situationgot a love jones babyi'm not to be held responsiblefor any of the things that i may docos when it comes to youAh I'm at my wit's end...Ah I'm at my wit's end...I've turned this place upside downthere's no sanity to be foundI thought you were real and seriousI must have been deliriousI'M AT MY WITS END

beware

Written By: mark j reilly

BEWARE words MJ Reilly Music CoDee (C)2003 Mark J Reilly /MBIBE Music Ascap
Beware....Bewarethere's no heart there...you wouldn't know love if it hit you in the faceyou clueless hopeless caseBeware....Beware theres no heart therethe way you turn on a dimedon't think you're worth my timeB e w a r e Beware there's no heart therei put people who really cared on the back burnerwhat can i say buti'm a slow learner bewareB e w a r e Beware there's no heart thereI've come to the conclusionlove's just an illusionand i'm not as much a loser as i am choosey bewarei think i got it straight -on how we don't relate.....ooh-mmnnand i'm gonna rearrange the file cabinet in my brainand hope your name doesn't come up again...b e w a r e Beware there's no heart thereWhat's your game, you know what i'm sayingwhat's your game, is anybody playing?B e w a r e Beware there's no heart thereyou wouldn't know love if it hit you in the faceyou clueless hopeless casethe way you turn on a dimedon't think you're worth my time...and ,any plans for tomorrow are null and voidi'm thoroughly annoyedB e w a r e Beware there's no heart thereyou wouldn't know love if it hit you in the faceyou clueless hopeless casei put people who really cared on the back burnerwhat can i say buti'm a slow learnerbewareI've come to the conclusionlove's just an illusionand i'm not as much a loser as i am chooseyB e w a r e Beware there's no heart thereand i'm gonna rearrange the file cabinet in my brainand hope your name doesn't come up again...Heed the warningBewareHeed the warningi think i got it straight on how we don't relate.....take heed

make things nice

Written By: mark j reilly

MAKE THINGS NICE Music Codee Lyrics Royal Jones (c)2003 Mark J Reilly MBIBE Music ASCAP
Make things nice...oohMake things nice.....ahYou're gonna share your lovewitrh someone newAh ,I'm disappointed in youyou're gonna share your lovewith someone newAh I'm disappointed in you...MTN...oohis this the thanks I get?left with regretend of book need new playmatewas i wrong to care?i was always there.....(i was always there)i'm feeling so small and foolishand i've been waiting for you to be mine all this timeand i don't know what to do...cards of fate were dealti didn't play my hand very wellI just didn't understand the game(didn't understand the game)was i to blame?(was i to blame?)thought life would never get me downand that everyone I love would always be aroundtime flew by...i could crywhat right have I?after the breakdowni turned to youyou didn't know what to dostaring into spaceoccasionally glancing at my pitiful facei just miss you that's allMAKE THINGS NICE....oohbaby ,we all have different needsand i can't take your inventory...i can't read your beads...the only thing i can be is responsible for me....is this the thanks I get?left with regretend of book ,need new playmatewas i wrong to care?i was always there.....always thereMAKE THINGS NICE.....

reality (play loud)

Written By: mark j reilly

REALITY(Play Loud) Words and melody Royal Jones/Music CoDee (c)2003 Mark J Reilly MBIBE Music ASCAP
that's what you do...(3x)I was desperate for a human touchfor compassion i thank you very muchthe decency you show to me...ooh to have a honey that gets me hotthese are the things in life that mean a loteveryone was getting downeveryone was having funeveryone was feeling freeeveryone except meyou saw me wallowing in miseryinsignificant non entity mefeeling low prioritythe decency you show to me...restores my faith in societyooh,thats what you do'we're all people with a purpose hoping no one and nothing will hurt us i'm a person too vulnerable like youyou break the icesay something nicetesting testing 1,2,3.what kind of person do you want me to be?oh come get to this now....i'm waiting for you come get to this you know i need youtesting testing 1 2 3what kind of person do you want me to be?testing testing 1,2,3.what kind of person do you want me to be?ooh to have a honey that gets me hotthese are the things in life that mean a loteveryone was getting downeveryone was having funeveryone was feeling freeeveryone except meyou saw me wallowing in miseryinsignificant non entity mefeeling low prioritythe decency you show to me...we're all people with a purposehoping no one and nothing will hurt usi'm a person toovulnerable like youyou break the icesay something nicetesting testing 1,2,3.was desperate for a human touchfor compassion i thank you very muchYou slapped me with reality and it really stingsI was desperate.....

(you put the) moves on me

Written By: mark j reilly

You Put the Moves on me Words and Melody MJ Reilly /Music Steve Sandberg (C)1999 Mark J Reilly MBIBE Music ASCAP
You Put the Moves on me (4x)My mind's a racing can't believe it's meyou're finally chasingslow downgonna let you catch upi'm planning a partyonly one inviteone fine bodyi've got to excitethere's no putting out this firethat you ignite...it's not too soonlet it be tonightI'm in a good headgonna make a nice spreadfor just one guestforget the restYou're gonna be spoon fed.....whoaYou Put the Moves on me.....heyYou Put the Moves on me....hey heyoohyou 've got that look in your eyesam i in for a big surprise,giving love a try?what a love team you and I!I fantasize...what a pairthink of the good love ,good times ,we could shareeye to eyei start to meltthose queezy feelings...I've never feltyou put the moves on me (R)Stimulation-you do wonders for meA thrill a moment this was meant to beclick my heelsspin my wheelsfree to feel what's really realcan't believe,it seems like ecstasyhas just been waiting herejust for mefinally -found me some happyooh wow eee....hahahi was franticneeded to be romantically involvedand now ,the problem is solvedooh !this is all so newtoo good to be trueI'm at a lossI've got my fingers crossedhey hey heyYOU PUT THE MOVES ON ME....Stimulation-you do wonders for me....A thrill a moment this was meant to beclick my heelsspin my wheelsfree to feel what's really realMy emotions range from A to Zwhat's going on around don't phase meI mean to say isI mean to saylove you baby in every way.....ahPutting the moves on yeah babywhat else can I say baby?

love like a freak

Written By: mark j reilly

LOVE LIKE A FREAK lyrics ©2002 Mark J Reilly / Royal Joneswords MJ Reilly/Royal Jones- music Eric Cody/CoDee (c)2003 mj reilly mbibe music ascap
hmmnnn mnnnThis is too good to be true.Am i just dreaming you ?(3x)This is too good to be true..such a touchy situationFreed me from funky frustrationI mean to say is...You make love seriousYou take love seriousSuch a touchy situation....freed me from funky frustrationi mean to say isThis is too good to be true...am i just dreaming you?.(3x) This is too good to be trueAim me in the direction of your honey sweet confection,I'll shower you with affectionI'm a glutton for a good thingI'm crazy about the joy you bring, joy you ,bring ,joy you bring....Let me teach you how to soul kissMake me lose control kissOoh ooh! I need much more of this... This is too good to be true...am i just dreaming you?.(3x)this is too good to be trueYou can do this- you can do thatAnd it's really quite lovelyAnd when you're working down belowTake it-nice and slowYou go places people rarely goBut when it comes to loving you really knowI'm ecstatic -when it comes to dark and dirty! ....you're fantastic And you're always eager to pleaseThis is too good to be trueAm i just dreaming you(3x)this is too good to be trueGave you a little smileYou seemed to like it-How exciting!This is a look ‘come hither’.If you don't get to this -I'm gonna witherTo love like a freak -that would be nice(3x)To love like a freak -that would be nice(3x)This is a look come hitherif you don't get to this -I'm gonna wither...You put a smile on my face a mile wide!You put a smile on my face a mile wide!You put a smile on my face a mile wide!Make me lose control kiss- ooh oohI need much more of thisThis is too good to be trueYou put a smile on my face a mile wideYou put a smile on my face a mile wideto love like a freak that would be nice (fade)

you broke the circle

Written By: mark j reilly

YOU BROKE THE CIRCLE Lyrics and melody (C)2003 MJ Reilly/Royal Jones Music Eric Cody/CoDee MBIBE MUSIC/ASCAP
how do I get out of my own way today?woke up you were still gonegotta find a button to turn life back ontake a lifetime put it in a suitcasetake a lifetime put it in a suitcaseI'm alone and into something deepthinking about things that used to beyou were really hereit wasn't a dreamthough it seems like a dreamonto the next plateauready to goonto the next plateau...YOU BROKE THE CIRCLE ,BABY (repeats)YOU BROKE THE CIRCLEtake me back to a time and placewhere I can still see your facehow do I get out of my own way today?my world revolved around youmy world revolved around youYOU BROKE THE CIRCLE ,BABY (repeats)YOU BROKE THE CIRCLEI'm alone and into something deepthinking bout' things that used to beyou were really hereit wasn't a dreamthough it seems like a dreamonto the next plateauready to goonto the next plateau...at times like this there are people i would callbut they're all dead- and it messes with my headYOU BROKE THE CIRCLE ,BABY (repeats)YOU BROKE THE CIRCLEI get this vibelike you're aliveDammit you've left the planetand i never dreamed you'd beone of the things that used to beYOU BROKE THE CIRCLE ,BABY (repeats)YOU BROKE THE CIRCLEused to be....used to be....you used to be....

echo

Written By: mark j reilly

ECHO words/melody MJ Reilly/Royal Jones- music Eric Cody/CoDee (c)2003 mj reilly ascap
You need an echoto hear yourselfCos you don't listen to no one elseHere's wishing your dreams come trueI'll no longer be your fooli've wised upyou're not up to snuffand things could get a little roughYou need an echocos i'm at a loss'You need an echo...to hear yourself...Cos you don't listen to no one elsethis life is a limited editionthere's been too much repetitionyour debits and credits don't equalthere's a deficit in your brainand things could never be the sameyou know- what i'm saying...You need an echoto hear yourselfCos you don't listen to no one elseYou need an echoto hear yourselfCos you don't listen to no one else........it's time you hear yourself talkcos I'm at a loss


Discography

Ruffle in a bag of plain 14 songs written by Mark Reilly and Steve Sandberg
You Broke the Circle and the ep Make Things Nice 11 songs produced and co-written by Eric Codee
A Dear in the Headlights produced by Janice Friedman and Royal Jones

Set List

Could it be I'm falling in love(cover)
Let this day be(cover)
(you put) the moves on me
you broke the circle
I'm at my wits end
Pain Stain
Make things nice
Beware
Confused
Echo
Reality (play loud)
Heck
No time like today
keep your hands to yourself
a little vice
waiting for what
desperate
love like a freak
home(cover)
chained to a memory(cover)
sweet dreams baby(cover)
smokin room (cover)
violet don't be blue(cover)
come what may(cover)
you've made me so very happy(cover)