Sapphire City

Sapphire City

 Fergus, Ontario, CAN
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Sapphire City is a rock band based near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With a rich, powerful sound reminiscent of the great bands from the past Sapphire City combines well crafted rock music with great vocals and wraps it up in a show that has personality. A superior live rock act featuring seasoned players who truly enjoy and appreciate how lucky we are to be able to make music for others. Sapphire City....not too hard, not too soft....JUST right.

Biography

Worn out your copy of Exile On Main Street? Your Zeppelin albums malfunctioning from overuse?  Looking for a new rock act with just a touch of class?  Well, then welcome to Sapphire City.

With a nod to 1970's stadium grandeur, southern musical hospitality and memorable, anthemic melodicism Sapphire City's brand of rock is crafted to appeal to a large percentage of the overall demographic and for good reason.  It begins with the rhythm section of drummer Lance Mapplebeck and bassist John De Souza who provide the most dynamic of bottom ends.  Mix in the interplay of guitarists Mike Carlo and Dave Seymour who fill the palate with the tastiest of riffs and top it off with singer Andy Law who will mesmerize and emotionally drain an audience with his combination of power and grace.   When you put it all together on a stage you get Sapphire City, a band with a rich, powerful sound, 4-part vocals and a cast of characters that are full of personality and entertaining to watch.

In September 2014 Sapphire City released their new album titled '4 Years".  The album contains ten tasty cuts of compelling riffs, impeccable arrangements, and warm, moving performances.  The album is available through CD Baby and the Sapphire City website.

Based just north of Toronto in the town of Fergus, Ontario, the band will now focus on giving live performances to support the new album.  They have but one purpose:  To share their passion for rock music with the world and gain fans one Sapphire Citizen at a time.

Lyrics

Memory

Written By: Sapphire City

It took a lot for us to get this far
After all that we got past
It was more than just a chance to make what we had last
But we knew
That love is always a gamble
And though talked and talked in vain
And though we always swore
To do what it takes but now it is no more

Chorus
And all I got is this memory
And this picture of you
All I have is this memory
And this memory makes it much too soon

I'll always feel your frustration
You're like a volume stuck on loud
There's only static now, and we once made great sound
It's true
You make me wonder just how far
I've got to go and heal the pain

Stand by Me

Written By: Sapphire City

All I ever wanted was the truth of us to be
That we'd do nothing less and that would keep us we
Somehow, although we tried, that truth became unclear
From lows to highest highs, the truth was always near

There ain't nothing I'd rather do
Then to spend my life growing old
With you woman, oh yeah
But if it's all gonna just fall apart
I wanna run back to the start

Chorus
And have you stand by me, stand by me
Don't throw away all of your love, throw away all of your love
No, you gotta stand by me, stand by me
Don't throw away all your love

Now as I'm looking back on what us means to me
I hope a warm wind blows, a chance, do you believe?
I know it's never fast, the best always takes time
Just wanna know for sure, we won't get left behind

What I'm saying, you know it's true
And I'd give it all just to be with you
Just to be with you, oh yeah
But if it's all gonna just fall apart
I wanna run back to the start

Chorus
Guitar Solo
Chorus

Waiting for You

Written By: Sapphire City

I've seen you at your lowest, I've watched as you stood tall
Is this the true face that your showing, is it one you know at all

All you quick decisions show a lack of wisdom
Could you be that far from truth?
All this time its taking leaves the soul raging
Still I'm waiting for you

To try and tell is no use, we've been that road before
Seems it all leads back to your head, to where you live in your own world

All your good intentions seem to have conditions
What you give from what I do
Make a good beginning, never end up winning
Still I'm waiting for you

I'm longing for the answer, and I know you've got one somewhere
Could it be that your wrapped in your head, and what will make you decide?

All your calculation seems strangulation,
Did you just pitch yourself a noose?
All the time it's taking leaves the soul raging
Still I'm waiting for you
And I'm waiting for you
Waiting for you

Free

Written By: Sapphire City

Take a chance on living know what you're made of where you stand
Cause it seems such a waste when you're living in the past
Fake seldom where's a smile, can sure seem cruel when it's done
I'll do my thinking for myself, I know I have to, I'm the only one

Chorus
There ain't no chain that can hold me, nobody ever wronged me
There ain't no stone that can hurt me, no one will ever set me free
I'm as free, yeah I'm as free, as a soul can be

Nothing worth it's easy, it isn't hart to understand
When you think of all the time it takes to have to start again
Who says being lsot ain't found, guess it means you have to look
And after all the time it's taken, you'll find it's you that you had almost took

Chorus

Someday girl I promise you that I'm gonna lie with you and
Live with you, love with you, stay with you, I'm gonna die with you

Take a chance on living know what you're made of where you stand
Cause it seems such a waste when you're living in the past
Fake seldom where's a smile, can sure seem cruel when it's done
Do your thinking for yourself, you know it's you cause you're the only one

Chorus x 2

I'm free, I'm free, I'm free, I'm free, I'm free, I'm free, I'm free, I'm free, I'm free
Baby, as a soul can be

Discography

All We Are - June 26th 2007 (Full Length Album)
Bullseye Records Canada

4 Years - September 6th 2014 (Full Length Album)
Blammo Central Productions Canada

Set List

Sapphire City is capable of playing over 60 minutes of original material plus a variety of great covers that are blended as necessary to meet the needs of the venue

ORIGINAL SONGS

1. Stand by Me
2. Another Night
3. Waiting for You
4. Blowtorch
5. Free
6. Memory
7. Undone
8. Long Way Down
9. You Won't Be My Girl
10. Slippery Slidey Thing

BANDS COVERED

Nazareth
Alice Cooper
Badfinger
Rolling Stones
Humble Pie
Led Zeppelin
Stevie Wonder
The Beatles
Kansas
David Bowie
Prism
The Black Crowes
Gerry Doucette
Golden Earring
Pink Floyd
Trooper
AC/DC
Whitesnake
The Who
The Tubes
Foreigner
Def Leppard
Deep Purple
Bon Jovi
Five Man Electric Band
Fleetwood Mac
Guess Who
Joe Cocker
Elton John
Pearl Jam
Queen
Guns n Roses