Starina

Starina

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Her music is a slow leak, running in and out of your consciousness, but sooner or later, you will fall to it’s demand.

Biography

Starina Catchatoorian had reached the end of her rope. In the late summer of 2009 she had went through a band break up, a relationship break up, and a lover break up. The result had taken its toll. In her own words she summarized it perfectly, “I felt done.” After a year and a half hiatus from playing music, she sent a spontaneous text to her friend and fellow musician, The Kid. The text said, “I need a drummer. Thoughts?” In a matter of minutes The Kid texted her back, “Howie Kantoff. Google him. He’s your man.” And thus, a new band was born. New songs emerged effortlessly from the pits of heartbreak and in a matter of weeks Howie (Poster Children) and Starina were playing their first gigs in Chicago as a duo. It wasn’t long before Jeff Freling (Rock Squad) joined them on bass. The group is currently working on a full-length album. Available now at http://www.myspace.com/superstarina is the EP "Back Home" with her one time band the Vel Johnsons, which was featured on NPR's national podcast program, "All Songs Considered," as well as her self titled debut EP. As far as the other breaks ups, Starina is moving on saying, “Well, people come and go.”

Lyrics

UNDERDOG

Written By: Starina Catchatoorian


Come and LAY your hands on me
I’ll be at your door…
Scratchin’ for some sympathy
I’ll be your underdog
I’ll be your under dog!

Oh, the bitch that left you again
Hungry for her Lies?
Sweet Polly Pure Bread
I’ll be your underdog
I’ll be your underdog

Whistle and I’ll come runnin’…
Trust me! I come to save you if you let me..

I'm so patient
can't you guess?
I’m tested for the run
I’ll outlast your worst regret
I’ll be your underdog
I’ll be your underdog

let you out

Written By: starina catchatoorian

Let You Out of Me

I… I’m so happy
You’re happy, love
You… you impress me
How you switch between on and off

I’m not holding you down, your hands aren’t tied
I’m not waiting around for you to change your mind
Don’ think you got this figured out..cuz you don’t!

Always the same
As the last train I jumped
Strange, better days
Have flown my way
Since I let you out
Let you out …of me.

You say I hold you
Gone over like a lead balloon
I weigh you down
Oh sleepless Blue Eyes
Babe it’ s no surprise
You can’t handle love

I’m not holding you down, your hands aren’t tied
I’m not waiting around for you to change your mind
Don’ think you got me figured out..cuz you don’t!

Always the same
As the last train I jumped
Strange, better days
Have flown my way
Since I let you out
Let you out of me.

Let You Out of Me

I… I’m so happy
You’re happy, love
You… you impress me
How you switch between on and off

I’m not holding you down, your hands aren’t tied
I’m not waiting around for you to change your mind
Don’ think you got this figured out..cuz you don’t!

Always the same
As the last train I jumped
Strange, better days
Have flown my way
Since I let you out
Let you out …of me.

You say I hold you
Gone over like a lead balloon
I weigh you down
Oh sleepless Blue Eyes
Babe it’ s no surprise
You can’t handle love

I’m not holding you down, your hands aren’t tied
I’m not waiting around for you to change your mind
Don’ think you got me figured out..cuz you don’t!

Always the same
As the last train I jumped
Strange, better days
Have flown my way
Since I let you out
Let you out of me.

broken moon

Written By: starina catchatoorian

Broken Moon

I’m coming out to find you
I don’t think I’ll remind you
A mouth so full of raging FIRE
OH! But don’t be scared of paper tiger

I’m coming back… I’m coming back
I’m coming back to love

Yesterdays a black shadow
Cast its shame on our tomorrow
A world so full of tricks and of thieves
OH! But your love show me how to believe

I’m coming back… I’m coming back
I’m coming back to love

Look up at the broken moon
Beaming its thin white light of gloom
Telling us lies
Making a mockery of what we knew
If I could just hold you tight
I think of your bright apple smile
Giving me hope
Making a memory of loneliness…Oh yes.

I’m coming out to fight for your heart
Armed with nothing but this constant spark
Your heart so big, I hope that you let me in
That’s why, I’m coming back, I turned myself in

I’m coming back… I’m coming back
I’m coming back to love

Discography

Starina and the Vel Johnsons- Back Home EP
Starina -Debut EP
"Underdog" single featured on NPR'S national podcast program, "All Songs Considered"

Set List

45min set of original songs, including:
Underdog
Someday
Before We Began
Until the Mornings Light
Mary, Listen
Flying Solo (It's Not Up to Me)
Elliot Again
Let you out
Apricot
Back Home
Just Try
Broken Moon
9-10 songs with the band, and then I do a couple of tunes solo on acoustic guitar, usually one is a cover. (Tom Petty, "You Got Lucky", John Lennon, "Jealous Guy", Big Star, or Prince, "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man"