SEBASTIAN DEMREY

SEBASTIAN DEMREY

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Canadian pop artist Sebastian Demrey has caught the eyes and ears of both fans and industry. With his debut album SEARCHING he demonstrates his unique style both musically and vocaly. His first single has been added on 43 radio stations in 12 weeks, an amazing start for the Montreal newcomer!

Biography

Sebastian Demrey is a name to remember, as his tireless enthusiasm and passion for combining music with a powerful message will leave you wanting more. His debut album Searching (Cime Records) has something that will appeal to anyone and even the title is a universally relatable theme. Sebastian's own search led him on a musical journey across the globe where he picked up a variety of influences and styles along the way.

Searching is a thought provoking journey through a vast musical landscape leading you through an array of emotions delivered by Sebastian’s beautiful, soft yet soaring melodies. On this, his first all-English album, he truly embodies the art of songwriting and is inspired by relationships and his Montreal surroundings. “Writing songs is fairly new to me, but I loved the experience! I hope listeners connect with my music because it comes from real life stories; some are mine while others were written for or about friends. It’s also been a great experience in moving forward with an all-English record, as I’ve only ever worked with French music before. “
Before embarking on his solo career, Sebastian honed his craft for years producing albums for other artists through CIME Music (Maggie Blanchard, Tabitha Lemaire). Sebastian has additionally lent his vocals to 23 studio projects, and embarked on 14 international tours, taking him to France, Belgium, the West Indies, USA, Tahiti, Reunion, and Madagascar. “I learn so much from meeting and performing with musicians of different cultures and backgrounds. Traveling makes you look at your own life and its purpose from a different angle.”
Sebastian found his true calling early in life when at the age of 5 he joined a children’s choir. Music has constantly being a part of his childhood, his father being musician, church director and Studio Producer. As his love for music grew he expanded his range and discovered the piano and saxophone. Embraced by his local church, Sebastian has served as their Music Director from 1997 to 2003. Pursuing music further he studied classical and jazz at St-Laurent Music College in Montreal, which evidently led him to work in studio production.
Now, as a recording artist it is Sebastian Demrey's mission to share his music with the rest of the world. “I have the chance to be doing what I love, and at the same time getting to send a positive message out there. I’ll be doing this as long as I got a voice to sing and fingers to play. “

Lyrics

SEARCHING

Written By: Sebastian Demrey

I cross an ocean of despair
Where miles of thought run through my head
Will I ever find my way
I can’t seem to figure out
Equations of what life is about
Could you be the answer to my prayer

I’ve been searching for
A way to free my soul
Escape from what my life has come to be
Can you take me there
Closer to the stars
So I can be right where you are

Night and day as I wander just to find
A simple truth and make it mind
Why does it always fade away
Disillusioned, how could anyone come to choose
When no one wins every body loses
It took time, a lifetime
Till I finally found you

I’d be a fool to turn you down
You’ve given more to me than anyone else around
A way to leave this messed up life behind

Fly Sister

Written By: Sebastian Demrey

I remember the story
The one you'd tell me
When I was just a child
I'd always ask you how
How could a little boy
Defeat a giant man
And you'd say..
Faith in God alone
Made him so strong
Gave him strength to carry on
And I'd say...
He is just like you
Praying to God
Trusting in the things that He will do

Fly sister, fly
Though we want you to stay
God has called you away
So Fly
High in the sky
Embracing the one
That you loved all your life

I remember this smile
It's the same one I saw on your face
When I was baptized
As you laid your hands on me
And prayed to God that I would become
The man I am today

Now it's hard to let you go
But I believe these words you spoke to me:
I will see you on the other shore
so...

Fly sister, fly
Though we want you to stay
God has called you away
So Fly
High in the sky
Embracing the one
That you loved all your life

I miss you
But I know that you're okay
As the sun is rising
On this brand new day

Go on and fly....

Fly sister, fly
Though we want you to stay
God has called you away
So Fly
High in the sky
Embracing the one
That you loved all your life
Embracing the one
That you loved all your life
Embracing the one
That you loved all your life

He put a song in my heart

Written By: Sebastian Demrey

He put a song in my heart
© 2006 Sebastian Demrey / administered by SOCAN

You’ve come to bring me down
Once again you push me aside
But this time I won’t hit the ground
No doubt you’re wasting your time

Was blind but now I see
That I don’t need you anymore
From your lies I’ve been set free
A new life has entered my soul
Sorry you’ve lost
There’s nothing you could ever do
To change my mind

He put a song in my heart
So I can stand up and sing
From the top of my lungs
Jesus is alive
And he’s taking me home
Beyond the sun
Don’t bother trying to take me out
You’re wasting your time

No matter what you say
In Him my soul will abide
I’ll never be afraid
‘cause He’s right there by my side
Sorry you’ve lost
There’s nothing you could ever do
To change my mind

Taking me home
Taking me home
Taking me home
Taking me home
Beyond the sun
Your wasting your time
He’s taking me home

He put a song in my heart
So I can stand up and sing
From the top of my lungs
Jesus is alive
And he’s taking me home
Beyond the sun
Don’t bother trying to take me out
You’re wasting your time

2x

Discography

SEARCHING - Cime Records (2006)
Debut album

HOLD ON TO ME - Cime Records (2006)
1st single

Set List

SEARCHING
LIVING WITHOUT YOUR LOVE
HOLD ON TO ME
AGAIN
THOUSAND MILES APART
HE PUT A SONG IN MY HEART
BRING THE LIGHT