Sheena Grobb

Sheena Grobb

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With emotionally stirring lyrics and undeniably soothing vocals, Sheena Grobb defines thoughtful reflections on life that lead her audiences to find themselves in the roots of her music.

Biography

Sheena Grobb is a Canadian talent who has honed her emotionally stirring performance style with an impressive repertoire of original songs. By testing the limits of her musicality as a singer /songwriter /pianist, Sheena released the album "Safe Guarded Space" in August, 2006. Her fan base has now exploded locally and forged throughout Canada and internationally into the USA, UK, and Australia.

Inspired by the likes of Ani Difranco, Sarah Slean, Christine Fellows and other literary performers, Sheena�s songs are underscored by soothing vocals with well-phrased lyrics. From the soul-stirring melodies of Character to the catchy jazz beat of Back Row, Sheena weaves seamlessly through themes of sacrifice without reward, success despite failure, and opinion without judgment. Combined with intricate piano compositions and edgy guitar solos, Sheena defines thoughtful reflections on life that lead her audiences to find themselves in the roots of her music. Sheena�s following is a reflection of her universal appeal as a quiet recorder of the human condition.

Given the chance to reunite with a previous mentor, Sheena opened for Andy Stochansky�s cross-Canada CD release in Winnipeg in April 2005. In September of the same year, Sheena was invited to open for the legendary Loudon Wainwright III where her exposure was significantly increased. Sheena has performed with numerous musicians in Winnipeg such as the engaging duo Easily Amused and the exceptional classical guitarist, Andy Sheppard.

Sheena has had the opportunity to develop her talent through the Winnipeg Folk Festival's Young Performers Program and in 2006 had the privilege of performing on the main stage between The Wailin Jennys and Bedouin Soundclash, as well as performing a solo concert and workshops with such notables as Amy Rigby, Fruit and Ferron.

Lyrics

Clean & Discreetly

Written By: Sheena Grobb

use the key i gave you as if your own
a brand new place for us to merge in
i promise soon you’ll look like me from proximity
a taller balder older version

you can shower first and i’ll wait my turn
i’ll bear the shock of water that’s cold
you can rest assured that i’ll invade your space
invited until otherwise told

and be as it is and how imperfect i am
in light of open wounds that still burn
for all that you accept i’ve wept not knowing it’s earned
and patiently you waited for me to learn

at my level i wonder do you have tendencies
to steal back your socks from off my feet
hope you know that i’ll always put them back
and replenish your pile with my own
clean and discretely

and be as it is and how imperfect i am
in light of open wounds that still burn
for all that you accept i’ve wept not knowing it’s earned
and patiently you waited for me to learn

rent’s gone up and so have the stakes
bending’s not enough so now we’re folding
i thought it’d be harder my mistake
i never could forget whose heart i’m holding
i never could forget whose heart i’m holding

and be as it is and how imperfect i am
in light of open wounds that still burn
for all that you accept i’ve wept not knowing it’s earned
and patiently you waited for me to learn

be as it is how imperfect
in light of open wounds that burn
for all that you accept i’ve wept not knowing it’s earned
and patiently you waited for me
and honestly you waited for me
and selflessly you waited for me to learn

Back Row

Written By: Sheena Grobb

silent disguise of affection
muffled deep in your sleeve, a nervous cough
i hear the lines – you’ve rehearsed ‘em
the matter being you’re unsure if i’ll pay off

but i’m not waiting around
i break real well when handled rough – I know it
i think it’s best you keep your tough love where I can see it
take it or leave it

i’m having problems with your line up
the sign said “open mic” not “three man band night”
or i’d have gone up the road
oh honey you’re up next if you play this right

but i’m not banking on career
i aim for the back row with good form
i take my seat off stage and it’s still warm - nothing better
why don’t you let her sing a song or two

but i’m not waiting around
i break real well when handled rough – I know it
i think it’s best you keep your tough love where I can see it
take it or leave it

and i’m not banking on career
i aim for the back row with good form
i take my seat off stage and it’s still warm - nothing better
why don’t you let her sing a song or two

Discography

"Safe Guarded Space" - released August, 2006
Featured tracks with airplay:
"Clean & Discreetly"
"Character"
"Play"

Set List

Typical 45-minute set includes songs from "Safe Guarded Space" as well as new and old favourites.

From Safe Guarded Space:

Play
Character
Clean & Discreetly
Head On
Good Reason
Confession
Back Row

Other recurring favourites:

Shoelace & Velcro
Bulldog
Apologies for Profit
Cut Off
For the Girls
Studying
Whirlwind