Sally Street

Sally Street

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandPopJazz

Singer - Songwriter - Producer - Mischief Maker!

Sally Street is one of Sydney's finest independent female singer/songwriters of original jazzy pop with a high energy live act to boot!

Biography

SINGER - SONGWRITER - PRODUCER - MISCHIEF-MAKER - POP - ROCK WITH WICKED LYRICS!

Sally Street is one of Sydney's finest independent female singer/songwriters.

Sally's single "Lexi" which she co-produced and co-wrote with her pianist Gerard Masters was second place in the pop category of the 2011 Great American Song Contest, Sally's original funky blues track "Facebook Freak" was a finalist in the 2010 Great American Song Contest and "Balloons Are Blowing In The Air" which she also co-wrote with Gerard Masters was also a finalist in the 2010 Australian Songwriting Competition.

Sally and her band have a unique "jazzy pop" sound all of their own, that evolved from the multicultural meltingpot that is Sydney. Sally's music is a product of growing up in an old jazz shack nestled in a mainstream rock-pop loving country with an emerging underground indie club scene celebrating the magic of latin, funk, reggae, soul and world music. There's a musical revolution evolving from Down Under - railing against the pressure to sound like everythng else on the radio in order to be heard. Sally Street and her band sound like nothing else on the radio. And that's why it's magic.

Sally returned with rave reviews from opening the Tangier Jazz Festival in Morocco "The delightful Australian Sally Street, was a hit at Castel Palace." reported Et-Tayeb Houdaifa in La Vie éco as part of his June 2009 review of the Tanjazz Festival, wowed audiences for 7 weeks as a headline act at the Venetian Casino in Macau China in 2008, opened the 2010 Sydney Multicultural Festival, 2011 Dubbo Jazz Festival, both the 2011 and 2012 Every Woman Festival (a celebration of International Women's Day), 2012 River Rhythms Concert Series at Sydney Olympic Park, 2008 Kings Cross Festival, 2009 Newcastle Jazz Festival, and regularly mesmerises crowds with her magnetic performances at Sydney's iconic music venues including The Basement, The Vanguard, Slide, Star City Casino, Blue Beat Jazz Club, the Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club in Queensland and on the club scene around her home country.

Sally's music is regularly aired across community and internet radio in Australia, the U.S. and Paris. "Sally's current single is a blues rock gem, "Tighter than Onion Rings", featuring solid guitar work by James Muller" reported The Manly Daily, 19 Feb 2010. "It's Mick Jagger's little sister" - Paris journalist Pascal Kober, 2 Feb 2010.

Sally's original pop songs have been featured on various independent compilation albums released in Australia, and her version of the latin jazz standard "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" was released in November 2011 by EMI on a compilation in Greece and Cyprus alongside her idols: Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Eartha Kitt, Nancy Wilson and Dean Martin.

"Imagine your ideal cocktail as a woman, tall, swellegant, with equal parts bubbly personality, stir in a quantity of voluptuosity, a smidgen of playfulness, shake until flirty and look out baby, this drink is gonna pack some punch! Well, that pretty much sums up Sydney's Sally Street: a chanteuse who is all platinum, classy and captivating and who has one of the best voices in this country". Koop Koooper, "Cocktail Nation - The Interviews", Nov 2011

"Street's brazen, often playfully funny sensuality is like a splash of ice water underneath a desert sun. Street was named the “It Girl" of the Australian jazz scene when she made her debut with "One Bite at the Cherry" in 2008. It's not difficult to see why; her voice, sliding in between a sex-kitten purr and a soulful croon, is what microphones were made for." Music Industry News Network, 28 Feb 2011, http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=139235
Visit Sally at:

www.sallystreet.com
www.facebook.com/sallystreetmusic
www.youtube.com/bambisblues

Lyrics

Take Me Home Tonight

Written By: Sally Street and Gerard Masters

You sure took me by surprise tonight
To see your face again
I shouldn’t be here
It’s closing time and I don’t think I’m over you
Or have the strength to say goodbye the way I did back then

You got a piece of me
Forever falling for you

Oh sure I’m crazy
Oh sure I’m crazy
But will you take me home tonight
I got a feeling that it’s right
Dancing in this moment still in love with you
Maybe this time we’re true
Don’t know why but you feel so new

I’d forgotten how you made me tingle
When I felt you standing near
I shouldn’t be here
Life is full of journeys not the paths of yesterday
But something’s telling me to hide away my fear

You got a piece of me
Forever falling for you

Oh sure I’m crazy
Oh sure I’m crazy
But will you take me home tonight
I got a feeling that it’s right
Dancing in this moment still in love with you
Maybe this time we’re true
Don’t know why it feels new

Oh sure I’m crazy
But will you take me home tonight
I got a feeling that it’s right
Dancing in this moment still in love with you
Don’t know why but you feel new
Oh sure I’m crazy
But will you take me home tonight
I’m still in love with you
Love with you
Love with you
I’m in love with you
In love with you
Take me home
Take me home with you tonight
Take me home tonight

Crumbling Castle

Written By: Sally Street

I’m laying in the darkness and I see you still awake
Staring at the blackness
And everything that’s fake

There’s a castle all around you
That you built so high
Now you’re lying here inside it
Living out a lie

When I touch your hand do you still feel lonely?
When I kiss your lips are you really there?
When I look in your eyes do you see through my disguise?
Have we starved ourselves of air?

Now the walls are crumbling
The garden too has died
Birds no longer call
And all my tears have dried

Our rings are chains around us
Dungeons hold each heart
Our masquerade with joker masks
Hides what’s torn apart

REPEAT CHORUS x 2
Have we starved ourselves of air?

Crumbling Castle

Written By: Sally Street

I’m laying in the darkness and I see you still awake
Staring at the blackness
And everything that’s fake

There’s a castle all around you
That you built so high
Now you’re lying here inside it
Living out a lie

When I touch your hand do you still feel lonely?
When I kiss your lips are you really there?
When I look in your eyes do you see through my disguise?
Have we starved ourselves of air?

Now the walls are crumbling
The garden too has died
Birds no longer call
And all my tears have dried

Our rings are chains around us
Dungeons hold each heart
Our masquerade with joker masks
Hides what’s torn apart

REPEAT CHORUS x 2
Have we starved ourselves of air?

Without You

Written By: Sally Street

There is no music here without you
The sky doesn't seem quite so blue
The sun doesn't shine and all I that do
Is sit here and pine just for you

Without you, no fun in my bed
Without you, the sheets are so cold
Without you, I feel so old

There is no wind for my sails without you
No course I set that is true
No thrill in the air or voyages to share
Without you

Without you, no fun in my bed
Without you, the sheets are so cold
Without you, I feel so old

When you are here I know just what to do
Now all of my smiles can't break through
No touch of your hand
Or your voice in my land
I’ve lost my way without you

Without you, no fun in my bed
Without you, the sheets are so cold
Without you, I feel so old

Balloons Are Blowing In The Air

Written By: Sally Street

Balloons are blowing in the air
But there aren’t children anywhere
The house was as cool as a fridge
Surrounded by bush upon a ridge

They were watching the wiggles show
It was the last thing that they would know

The day Kinglake burnt to the ground
The day the fire made that awful sound
The swings in their yard still swaying there
I’m sure I see them when I stop and stare

I can see them still playing there

It was an Ash Wednesday replay
Tears will never wash away
Or the memory of that dreadful day
Or the faces who no longer play
Balloons are blowing in the air
Balloons are blowing in the air

Balloons are blowing in the air
But no children anywhere
No little hand to hold the string
No mummy’s skirt on which to cling

My brother and sister have long long gone
Somehow I’ve managed to go on
That charred track has now regrown
But those children play there now on their own

On 7 February 2009, the sun didn’t shine

It was an Ash Wednesday replay
Tears will never wash away
Or the memory of that dreadful day
Or those faces who no longer play
Balloons are blowing in the air
Balloons are blowing in the air

REPEAT CHORUS X 2

Alpha Male

Written By: Sally Street

It’s Friday night, still haven’t been paid
And for the last few weeks
I’ve been an untouched maid
So I had to stay home, with a bottle of red
And got to thinking bout the boys I’ve met in bed

I’m tired of pilots who can’t fly my plane
Or who think they’re driving a train
Do you think by Xmas he’ll have raised his head?
Or will I stay home drinking booze till I’m dead?

Please please at the Christmas sale
Can you get me a big strong Alpha Male?
I don’t want no one night flier
Or some stuck up, pretty boy, conceited liar
I gotta find me a man and stop kissin’ fools
He can’t be that hard to find if I play the rules

Ooh aah at the Xmas sale I want an alpha male
Ooo aah at the Xmas sale get me an alpha male

I tried my own team which was rather fun
But I’m a girl who seems to want to hold the gun
So I’m skipping through the Greek alphabet
But I haven’t found the perfect boyfriend yet

So I put an ad in the paper today
Young tall blonde wants a partner who’ll stay
Do you think by Xmas he’ll have raised his head?
And I’ll have someone here to share my red

Please please at the Christmas sale
Can you get me a big strong Alpha Male?
I don’t want no one night flier
Or some stuck up, pretty boy, conceited liar

Please please at the Christmas sale
Can you get me a big strong Alpha Male?
I don’t want no one night flier
Or some stuck up, pretty boy, conceited liar
I gotta find me a man and stop kissin’ fools
He can’t be that hard to find if I play the rules

If I play the rules I’ll find an alpha male
I’ll stop kissin’ those fools
Hey you got one for sale?
I won’t kiss no fools
I need an alpha male
I’ll stop, I will!
I’ll stop!
Hey, you got one for sale?

Tighter Than Onion Rings

Written By: Sally Street

You’re the best friend on a girls’ night
Drinkin all of our wine
If you ever bought a round
We’d think that you were divine

You got the shortest little arms
With pockets down to your knees
If you opened up your purse
The dust would make us all sneeze

You’re tighter than onion rings
Stingy as a stone
Perhaps that is the reason
Why you live all alone

You’ve got a handbag full of goldies
Calling cling clang cling
If you chipped in on the tip
You’d get the waiter to sing

You wanna pay less for the dinner
Cos you didn’t try the beans
I gotta tell you girl
Your generosity beams

You’re tighter than onion rings
Stingy as a stone
Perhaps that is the reason
Why you live all alone

If you stash your pennies in your attic
Straight up above your bed
You can reach and grab the bags
On route to heaven when dead

There’s just one little problem
I should warn you as well
It might be safeter in the basement
Cos you’re going to hell

You’re tighter than onion rings
Stingy as a stone
Perhaps that is the reason
Why you live all alone

Facebook Freak

Written By: Sally Street

I sent a facebook note to say hey boy I had the time of my life
When you took me home last night and showed me that filthy strife
I forgot about my fiancé when I was nailed to the wall
But don’t forget to look me up if you need a booty call

I’m a myspace junkie, a facebook freak
If I could turn back time I’d only speak
I pressed the wrong button: That mistake I made
Means now the whole world knows I got laid

My facebook post zoomed round the world
Everybody knew my name
In the space of just one hour
I’d achieved a worldwide fame
I’m not as hot as Pammy Anderson but my face was on TV
I only wish that boy I shagged was hung like Tommy Lee

I’m a myspace junkie, a facebook freak
If I could turn back time I’d only speak
I pressed the wrong button: that mistake I made
Means now the whole world knows I got laid

I heard a jogger boy from England ran head first into a tree
While tweeting on his telephone poking fun at mugs like me
He said the branch came out of nowhere as it cracked his skull apart
Serves him right the dirty fool
He’s a peeping tom and tart

I’m a myspace junkie, a facebook freak
If I could turn back time I’d only speak
I pressed the wrong button: that mistake I made
Means now the whole world knows I got laid

Everywhere I Go

Written By: Sally Street

I can’t remember how it happened
When did you sneak under my skin?
All I know is that you’ve popped into my mind
Almost everywhere I’ve been

Aint it a hoot when someone hooks you
How their face is always there
You’re walking past a café and you’d swear
You see them sittin’ on a chair

Everywhere I go baby
Want you to hold my hand
And if we take it slow baby
Will you be my man?

I want to wake up beside you
Dance in the rain
I want to play with your didgeridoo
Boy you’re driving me insane

I can’t keep traveling with your shadow
On all these trips inside my head
I’d rather use up all my frequent flyer miles
Tumbling round with you in bed

I think I’m scared how much I love you
I know that gives away the game
I gotta know what’s going on inside your heart
Tell me, do you feel the same?

REPEAT CHORUS

Ooh oo
You’re everwhere that I go
Ooo oo
I wanna dance in the rain

Oooooo
And now that you know
Ooo oo
Will we be the same

REPEAT CHORUS

Everywhere I go baby
Want you to hold my hand
And if we take it slow baby
Will you be my man?

Love Is Like A Bindi-Eye

Written By: Sally Street

My head is hurtin’
And the room still spins
My body feels, like poison pins
Without you here I’m just a porridge mess
I wake up most days still wearing last night’s dress

CHORUS:
Love is like a bindi-eye
It’ll make you laugh
It’ll make you cry
Bye bye bindi-eye
No no more makin’ me cry
Bye bindi-eye

Torn up your photos and I’ve thrown out your clothes
That’s how the pain of love goes
My nails are purple and I’ve cut off my hair
I’ll be alright, without you there

REPEAT CHORUS

I got a tattoo that’s new and I’m playing the field
I’ve pulled out your thorns – my feet have healed
My skirt is shorter but I’m still the same
And now don’t recall, what was your name?

REPEAT CHORUS

Take Me Home Tonight

Written By: Sally Street

You sure took me by surprise tonight
To see your face again
I shouldn’t be here
It’s closing time and I don’t think I’m over you
Or have the strength to say goodbye the way I did back then

You got a piece of me
Forever falling for you

CHORUS:
Oh sure I’m crazy
But will you take me home tonight
I got a feeling that it’s right
Dancing in this moment still in love with you
Maybe this time we’re true
Don’t know why but it feels new

I’d forgotten how you made me tingle
When I felt you standing near
I shouldn’t be here
Life is full of journeys not the paths of yesterday
But something’s telling me to hide away my fears

You got a piece of me
Forever falling for you

REPEAT CHORUS

Beach Baby

Written By: Sally Street

Beach baby beach baby
Struttin’ your thing
It’s summer are you ready for a surfer boy fling

I grew up on Sydney’s beaches
The weekends were a ball
I always found the open blue was my escape from walls

The peacocks on the surf,
They’d party round the clock
If they couldn’t drink or smoke it
They’d take it home to hock

Beach baby there’s a big party tonight
We’ll be dancing on the sand by the firelight

Beach baby beach baby
Feet kissin’ sand,
It’s summer are you ready for some surfin’ on land

Beach baby beach baby
Feet kissin’ sand,
It’s summer are you ready for some surfin’ on land

Sand inside bikini pants my perfect summer day
Although the beach too freakin’ hot
I was gonna stay

We all had our positions, some girlfriends on the wing
Our sunnies hiding horny stares
To see just what we’d bring

Beach baby beach baby
Struttin’ your thing
It’s summer are you ready for a surfer boy fling

Beach baby beach baby
Struttin’ your thing
It’s summer are you ready for a surfer boy fling

Beach baby, baby
You gotta party hard on the beach now baby

Beach baby there’s a big party tonight
We’ll be dancing on the sand by the firelight

Finding beachside partners is a very skillful art
Every boy thinks he’s stud and only wants a tart
I spot a curly goofy foot, the timing was just right
And maybe if he’s lucky, yes I’ll stay the night

Beach baby beach baby
Don’t get cold, it’s summer tonight
Gotta find someone to hold

Beach baby, beach baby
Don’t get cold, it’s summer tonight
Gotta find someone to hold

Beach baby there’s a big party tonight
We’ll be dancing on the sand by the firelight

Dancin’ on the sand by the firelight
Dancin’ on the sand by the firelight
Dancin’ on the sand by the firelight
Dancin’ on the sand by the firelight

Beach baby, baby
You gotta party hard on the beach now baby
You gotta party hard on the beach now baby

Scorpion Maid

Written By: Sally Street

Talk about a talker
My friend April, she’s a hoot
You’d hear her prattling on, if you taped her up
And locked her in your boot

She dropped in for the morning
For a tiny little chat
And then talked for hours ‘bout how her brother
Milked his teachers’ cat

CHORUS:
I can listen with the best
I listen when I’m paid
But listening to you April
Would make the summer fade

She’s pretty yet deadly
She’s the scropion maid
She talks the boys to death
The moment she’s been laid

She said why she was single
One boy said she over talked
I was sitting there reflecting on
Just how she might be corked

She said she’d found the answer
To be left upon the shelf
I’m sure you probably guessed it
She’s now talking to herself

REPEAT CHORUS

Love Tequila

Written By: Sally Street

LOVE TEQUILA

Lyrics and melody: © Sally Street
Music: © James Muller and Gerard Masters

It took some time just to find my head
If I could take it back, all the things I said
You know I need you Phoebe
And I’m not too proud to beg

They say a fool don’t know
What he’s got till it’s gone
And I been a fool, lost in the storm
You know I need you Phoebe
And I’m not too proud to beg

I’m not always sweet
And I’m sometimes down
But I feel my feet now found the ground
Phoebe, you mean the world to me

CHORUS:
We’re all just a melody
And we’re played on life’s guitars
All that lasts forever
Is the stuff of stars
Of all the fools I’ve ever known
The biggest one was me
It’s not until I’ve fucked*/[radio edit to: “stuffed”] it up
That I ever see
You’re my Love Tequila
You’re my Love Tequila

I was outta my tree
What was wrong with me?
I was dickin’ around and I couldn’t see
That I need you Phoebe
And I’m not too proud to beg

I want you back though I let you go
I know I said I wanna take it slow
But I need you Phoebe
And I’m not too proud to beg

I’m not always sweet
And I’m sometimes down
But I feel my feet now found the ground
Phoebe, take a chance on us

REPEAT CHORUS

Lexi

Written By: Sally Street and Gerard Masters

It’s 4am and raining
I hear my mobile ring
I’ve been partying so damn hard I can hardly see a thing

I stumbled for the telephone
And then I press playback
The voice I hear recorded
Brings my memories floodin’ back

LEXI IS MY GYPSY QUEEN
MY HEART TATTOO AND SPELL
I’LL LOVE HER PAST FOREVER
AND BACK AGAIN AS WELL

HOW CAN I REPLACE HER?
HOW CAN I BE FREE?
THE ONLY LOVE I’VE EVER KNOWN
IS MY WILD LOVE LEXI

“Sam there are no taxis, I’m smashed and need a ride”
My heart starts beatin’ faster with a thrill I cannot hide

Lexi needs a lift again
How could I refuse?
When Lexi calls my number
She’s the heroin I use

CHORUS

Lexi has a habit
Of knowing when I’m down
She comes along to save me
And leaves me there to drown

She called again this summer
And arrived upon my door
Her bags were by her side
She’d come back to me once more

I hustled out a hussie
And I tried to find respite
But no-one else was Lexi
Try others as I might

CHORUS

© Sally Street

Discography

"Love Tequila", rock ballad single, April 2012

"Chocolate Bliss", jazz single, March 2012

"Lexi" single, Nov 2011

Brand new pop originals album "The Scorpion Maid" 2010

"One Bite At The Cherry", 2008

"Little Evil Me", 2007 (Newmarket Music label)

Set List

Sally performs 75 minute high energy pop shows.

For longer gigs, sets are usually 45 min in duration with 15 min breaks. Sally also does 1 hour shows.

Sample song list varies but includes originals, audio samples of which are attached to this EPK.