simon stevens

simon stevens

BandFolkRock

"Music of fires, full moons and howling banshees"

Biography

The first thing people always ask is “Why the name? Is it because you have a Robbie Williams sized ego?”

Although it may appear so, that’s not the reason why. I was doing my thing, while Yellowgroove were doing their's, until we collided on the M3. Simply, Simon Stevens & Yellowgroove is what you get when you put an acoustic Troubadour obsessed with Folklore with a Rock Band that make those truly great sounds they can only describe as “Yellow” moments. Folk-rock then? Maybe. Although Rock-Folk would be more accurate.

Armed with the sounds of the underground, literally in the case of the abandoned railway bridge and cave recordings I did (it’s a long story), this year we will be releasing our debut singles and album “Witches Wood” on tour with “ethical Indie label” Tygahoney Records on an Independent Licensing deal.

In the Witches Wood, the night is once again a place of fires, full moons and wild dancing. Howl with the Banshees and dive in.

Lyrics

Avalon

Written By: Simon Stevens

would you walk a thousand miles
if your feet could take the strain
could you swim a thousand leagues
if your heart could take the pain, Avalon

If you see into the sky, and your feet can touch the ground, then you are a man among others

(chorus)
I wish my wings would fly
but they stay limp at my side, Avalon
I wish my eyes would see but they're as blind as eyes can be, Babylon

You walk a stranger's land, and you talk a strangers tongue, but you will never understand Avalon

Child of Babylon, you were moulded in time
when will you get your release when will you be packaged for freedom

(chorus to end)

Black Coffee

Written By: Simon Stevens

There ain't nothing in Trafalgar square except whats beyond my emotions,
there ain't nothing to soften the blow except my own self indulgence

its just another black coffee on a rainy day (x 4)

that acrid, bitter taste can seem a lot like our own true lives,
there are struggles and highs and lows and sometimes i crave it just to feel alive,
and if you can, strike out, on your own then you'll know what true freedom is really like, until then...

black coffee on a rainy day (to end)

Amazon Falls

Written By: simon stevens

the river sings it's ancient song
the trees laze around on the amazon shore
rafts bring fruit and tequila and lime
drinking mate' under the inca sunshine

have you been to the amazon falls
theres a yagua indian there who fishes without a boat
and the tribespeople prepare their food on plantain leaves
peruvian waltzes accompany our feast

and a saigo tree grows from a single seed
the amazon river makes it way towards the sea
and they live side by side with a leper colony
who live in hope

have you been to the amazon falls
theres a yagua indian there who fishes without a boat
and the tribespeople prepare their food on plantain leaves
peruvian waltzes accompany our feast

have you been to the amazon falls
theres a yagua indian there who fishes without a boat
and the tribespeople prepare their food on plantain leaves
it was he richest feast, i never ate

san francisco bay

Written By: simon stevens

last night when i sat by the fire all alone
i swear i could hear you laughing in this song
but now i know that your laughter belongs in another place
i only wish i could be there, our ocean bay

every single night every single day,
san francisco bay
every single night in every single way
i'm sure i see your face

this morning i awoke i could hear that ocean spray
and for a second i was back there you were swimming in those waves
the light had broken we never knew a sunless sky
and not a word was spoken as it left our lives

every single night every single day,
san francisco bay
every single night in every single way
i'm sure i see your face

wish someone would have told me the feelings behind those eyes
wish someone would have told me the reasons i could make you smile
we keep on striving for that something to make the lies all go out
but now those colours remind me that you're not there

every single night every single day,
san francisco bay
every single night in every single way
i'm sure i see your face

Discography

Debut single and album to be released later this year with indie label tygahoney records
limited edition cd available through solace music online record store.
Avalon, stepping off the train and hills of albion recieving airplay on:

radio centraal, Antwerp, Belgium)
www.totalrock.com (UK)
CGSF radio (vancouver, Canada)
Seldom Heard Radio (New Hampshire, USA)

Set List

typical set 45 minutes - 1hr
Witches Wood
Stepping off the Train
The plains of Anadalusia
Avalon
Drunken Sailor (cover, traditional)
Farewell to the Activist
San Francisco Bay
Sultan of the Sands
Blood on the Flag