Sandel

Sandel

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Biography


I'm a 21yr old singer songwriter called Sandel and like most ppl, I'm just trying forge my own place in this world and I’ve got my voice, guitar and keyboard to do it.

My songs sound just like me:

** Straight down the line with a touch of bohemia

** Realistic with a touch of idealism

** Living in the moment but prone to reflection

And when I write them, I’ve got a bit of a checklist:

I want to go beyond singing about unrequited love

I want to create pop songs that my listener’s can’t get out of their heads

I want to combine all my favourite musicians into one sound (i.e. Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Jewel, Coldplay, Tracy Chapman….) but…
I don’t want to be defined as any one of them

I want my songs to be inspired by what happens in our 21st Century lives- the good and the bad

And I want to make sure that I write them in a way that makes all those years of music practice worth it

Finally, and most importantly, I want to share my music, because I believe that the human experience is meant to be shared

So an idealist? Perhaps. But doesn’t our world need some dreamers?

Other things about me:
** Recent gigs: Opera Bar, The Piano Room, The Eastern, The Sandringham Hotel, Gaelic Club, Excelsior Hotel

** ‘Hello My Friend’: Number 1 on the Australian Internet Radio charts (May’09)

** ‘Dreams’ and ‘No Words’ both highly commended in the 2008 MusicOZ Awards

** ‘Story Of My Life’ EP: released August 2008. Recorded & mixed @ 301 Studios; featuring celebrated industry musicians Joe Accaria (drums), Alex Hewetson (bass), Chris Wright (guitar).
'Story' is an offering of acoustic pop, with an eye to the world.

Lyrics

The Shadows

Written By: Sandel

V1
Woke up this morning to the news
That the big men were fighting over all we’ve got to lose
But something there was missing from their talk, it was something that could change us all

Chorus
Oh no, there it grows
It’s building up to take over our world
But who is brave, and knows the road, that leads us all to where we need to go
Away from the Shadows

V2
It’s hard to fight for something you can’t see
But we’re so close now, can’t you feel its ferocity
Oh look at the families huddled in distress
Look at the houses lost in the mess
Look at the waves crashing as we run
Look at the burning embers of the sun
Look at the tears on the mother’s face- her child swept away to another place
Some may say we can have it all but if we live like this then watch us fall

C
Oh no, there it grows
It’s building up to take over our world
But who is brave, and knows the road, that leads us all to where we need to go
Away from the Shadows

V3
Spur your heart, render your souls
Big men sacrifice your name for the cause
And lead us away from these shadows…

Hello My Friend

Written By: Sandel

Hello my friend,
Ten years? Been such a long time since then,
It seems our lives have gone to separate ends but
What’s been happening?

Oh my friend- what’s your story, what’s your lifetime plan?
I think I’ve changed but I hope you’ve stayed the same
Like nothing’s happened

It’s funny how the times they change, simple lives now rearranged,
Cos everyday we’re racing time, But now and then you enter my mind
That’s why I wrote to you, old friend, remembering the good times

Sleepless nights- all too familiar when you’re out making a life
To have it all but still feel empty inside,
Like something’s missing

It’s funny how the times they change, simple lives now rearranged
Everyday we’re racing time, but now and then you enter my mind, yeah
That’s why I wrote to you, old friend, That’s why I wrote to you old friend..

Laughter and insanity taken over by reality
A million people in our lives, blinding who we see as truly ours…

The phone rings, its time to go back to real life…my friend

Discography

Story of My Life EP (2008)