Sir Thomas Caravelle

Sir Thomas Caravelle

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Sir Thomas are a trio that will make you think. An alternative mixture of roots, funk and off beat madness, the band will have you whistling their tunes until the next time you hear them.

Biography

Sir Thomas formed in early 2007 when Kitt Byfield and Callum Moncrieff came together to jam on some of Kitt's solo original tunes. The guys realized there was something special there and asked long time friend and bass player Mel Hall to join the group. A month later the band had its first gig in Kitt's home town of Grass Valley. From these humble beginnings came Sir Thomas.

Sir Thomas has a unique sound and feel, mixing roots, funk and occasional elements of jazz to create a catchy rhythmic blend. The lyrics and melodies are memorable and beautiful while the rhythms are toe tappingly simple yet vastly complex. All three members (music students/graduates) have eclectic tastes and influences ranging from popular icons like Radiohead and Ben Folds to classics like the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Sting.

Spurred forward by a love of music and a desire for everyone to hear their well crafted tunes, Sir Thomas sits on the precipice of the world stage ready to take the leap!

Lyrics

three steps till morning

Written By: Kitt Byfield

Verse:
A storm without a cloud, but still its raining while the sun is out.
A wonderland on painted sand, I'm seeing many things i don't understand.
I see lights of red and green, forever amber is how i feel, I'm awake but asleep.

Familiar sights but never seen, with floating melodies from prior years.
Where people soar without wings I'm flying forward but keeping still.

Chorus:
Snowing in Summer, the leaves on the trees are falling
Cars made of plastic with children behind the wheel
And it's three steps till morning, wake and the feeling is gone, I'm awake but asleep

Verse:
I'm shy and I'm wise but I am stupid and loud sometimes
Twisting thoughts, I'm falling down but I am getting up at the same time

Chorus:
Boats made of paper floating in burning water
Crowds full of people but I'm still alone in the dark
And it's three steps till morning, wake and the feeling is gone, I'm awake but asleep

Outro:
What is life's just a dream after all

Knights of Gallavant

Written By: Kitt Byfield

A texture, a feel, a line
Look back and we shall find
A sound, a familiar chord
Where none of which is yours

Who can we blame for our demise
And can we say we realise

It's all been done before
It's all been done before
It's all been done before
It's all been done before
And we stand as Knights of Gallavant

The blind will lead the blind
They dress alike their sound
There's a war beneath our feet
Who are we but only sheep

And of those who think of fame
It is those we are to blame

It's all been done before
It's all been done before
It's all been done before
It's all been done before
And we stand as Knights of Gallavant

And here we are, as Knights we stand
With our hearts controlling our hands
We will rise and take command
With our swords tonight we stand

It's all been done before
It's all been done before
It's all been done before
It's all been done before
And we stand as Knights of Gallavant

Here it comes

Written By: Kitt Byfield

Now the day has come to pass
See the movement from the tall grass
Feel its eyes as it creeps to the door
Your body lays still to the core
And here it comes, here it comes

Your time is up my dear
Let the night time breathe in all your fear
Feel the beating of your heart
As you stumble out into the dark
And here it comes, here it comes

And I am not your saviour
And I am not your saviour
And I am not your saviour
And here it comes

Blind by the light of the moon
What becomes of a lady like you
It will not die, it will not tire
It's time to take you too that place in the sky
And here it comes, here it comes

And I am not your saviour
And I am not your saviour
And i am not your saviour
And here it comes, and here it comes
And here it comes, here it comes

Hold my hand

Written By: Kitt Byfield

I am the hunter of those i released, to play around
I am the healer yet I'm the disease, to spread around
I am the small bird yet I am the bear
And I am the calm before the storm

And I am a God
And I am a God

Hold my hand
Hold my hand

I am the rainbow yet I am the cause when it rains
I am the hero yet i start the wars, enter the pain
I am the rich man yet I am the poor
And i am the calm before the storm

And I am a God
And I am a God

Hold my hand
Hold my hand
Hold my hand
Hold my hand............

Discography


8 Track Demo

Set List

Original Songs: (31)

40min Set: (11)

Here it comes
Cellophane
Three Steps Till Morning
Sticks and Stones
Eternal rage
Final Protest
Knights of Gallivant
Hold my Hand
Out of Time
Come Down
Four on the Floor

Others:

Desire
Sunny days and rain
Little Man
The Journey Song
Red Ink
Anna
Small Town
Criminal Impressions
Quiet Desperation
Call Him Home
So Here You Are
What Makes you Different
Time to Breathe
WarCry
Pocketful of Change
Dana Wakes
On the Day a Fugitive Met a Runaway
Old Man
Concertina
Desire

Cover Artists:

Nick Drake
Ben Folds
The Beatles
Sting
Tom Waits
Neil Young
Radiohead
Darren Hanlon
etc. etc.