STAR NAYEA

STAR NAYEA

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandPopBlues Rock

What turns you on about your favorite music today? The raw passionate music that delivers a good story line, that unexpectedly pushes and pulls you to a place and time? Leaves you feeling it, singing it in your head long after the song is over? Star Nayea IS that kind of performer, and award winning singer/songwriter and artist. Delivering the unexpected, to you!

Biography

~ NATIVE GRAMMY RECORDING ARTIST STAR NAYEA~

Native American GRAMMY Recording Artist, and Three time NAMA Winner, including Songwriter Of The Year, Best Independent Recording, Best Compilation CD. Star Nayea, is a First Nations Singer/Songwriter, National/International touring artist, recording artist, As well as a National Motivational Speaker for Youth & Teens, Health, Wellness, and Prevention Advocate, and Music Mentor.  Most importantly, Star is truly a gifted powerhouse female vocalist & performer.  Working diligently throughout her career to gain the respect of her peers!  All the while making sure she remains a positive Role Model, inspiring today's youth. As well as setting a stellar example for her own child.  In 2003 Star took a small hiatus from her National Career, to raise her child (now 18) Graduated and off to College.  As a proud single Mother Star Nayea's music career, had to take a back seat, so that she could give her son a stable life.  However through those single motherhood years; Star managed to stay as relevant possible, knowing all too soon, she would get another shot at a bona-fide career as soon as her son graduated high school.  Along the way, Star Nayea kept writing, recording, & performing as much as possible. For those musical releases, Star was garnered with the prestigious honor of a Native GRAMMY Nod, 2008 Native American "Songwriter of the Year"! "NAMA". Star Nayea was also honored with two more Music awards for her Musical releases. NEMA award for: "Mainstream Song of the Year", and "Best Blues Recording" at the inaugural NEMA Awards.

No award however, is perhaps more recognizable than her participation in receiving a NATIVE GRAMMY NOD, for Star's contribution to "Sacred Ground" On Silver Wave Record. Star Nayea Track "Mountain Song" off Sacred Ground, is the single Most requested Track says "XM satellite Radio!

SURROUNDED BY THE FAMED MO-TOWN SOUND:

As a young child, growing into a young teenager, and woman, Star Nayea was surrounded by the renown Motor City Rock n Roll Mo-Town sound. Growing up in the thick of one of the worlds most respected music capitals, would inevitably hand Star Nayea her unique and undeniable powerful, and soulful style.  Star began to tear up the stages at age 17, in Detroit, moving on to Austin, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Albuquerque, Phoenix, New Orleans, and Toronto just to name a few.

MUSICAL COLLABORATIONS:

Star has had the pleasure of working with many highly accomplished National/International Native Indigenous Artists.
Robbie Robertson,Chuck Billy (Testament), Rita Coolidge, Buffy St. Marie, Ulali, Bill Miller, Indigenous, Joanne Shenandoah, Star has also served as an opener for Mainstream National acts such as the legendary Willie Nelson, Rock super Star Tommy Shaw & Super 80's rock group Styx. 80's rock acts such as Poison, Cinderella, Heart, and the equally as legendary Mickey Thomas, of Jefferson Starship.

STAR'S NATIONAL APPEARANCES INCLUDE:

Sundance Film Festival
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Opening Ceremonies for the 2002
Winter Olympic Games
The Diversity Awards Producers Guild of America
Dan Aykroyd's House of Blues
American Indian Film Festival
PLANET INDIGEN-US
The opening NMAI National Museum of the American Indian In Washington, DC.
Milwaukee's Indian Summer Fest.
HEALEY'S, (Toronto) The Late Jeff Healey's, 
Various Indian Casino's Across US & CANADA

STAR'S CALENDAR IS CURRENTLY TAKING BOOKING FOR 2015  

(360)348-3731 Ravens Last laugh Productions

Lyrics

SILENCED MY TONGUE

Written By: STAR NAYEA

SILENCED MY TONGUE. (C)
V1.
I may be, an Urban Indian woman.
Wasn’t brought on the “REZ”.
I don’t know who my people are.
That has put to the test.

P Chorus:
You look at me surly it’s obvious.
Still they all wanna know.
My tribe or Clan..Who my Grandfather is..
Wouldn’t I... like to know....

CHORUS: 2x’s
Stole me away, SILENCED MY TONGUE...
They hid the truth, from everyone.

V2.
Through out the years,
I had to toughened up my skin.
It all started early on..
Learned pretty fast,
of all the danger I was in.
from the white folk,
That took me home.

Pchorus:
U look at me, surly it’s obvious.
I got tales to tell...
The better life they said they were giving us..
Was nothing short of a livin hell!

Repeat CHORUS 2x’s

Bridge..
Since the early 1900’s...
They been re arranging our lives..
Ain’t it a wonder..
We got tears left to cry?

YOUR RECEIVER

Written By: STAR NAYEA

YOUR RECEIVER
V1.)
Rain.... Pouring down...
Flooding my senses.
Spinning me round.

My.. Distance thunder....
Crashing through fences.
Pulling me under.

Pre chorus:
All across the sky, miles & miles,
as far my eyes can see.
I'm taking flight ...Lifting off
Forgiving my enemy..

CHORUS:
See me..Unguard my spirit.
Speak the words..
Come on let me hear it.
Feel me..
Plunge me into your world
Show me why you chose, this little girl.

Heal me..Give to me the weapons.
To fend off all evils,
that darken my door.
Move me..Make me a believer
I am only human, but I am......
Your receiver!

V2.)
What.. is religion?
Filling me up..
Something to believe in?
Suffocating my soul.
Trust the old ways,
Only Faith that I know!

Pre-chorus
All across the sky,
Searching 4 answers.
Someone please tell me why?
I'm reachin out, to my ancestors.
FOR THEY WOULD NEVER LIE....
REPEAT CHORUS OUT!!!

SINGLE WIDE LOVER

Written By: STAR NAYEA

SINGLE WIDE LOVER
(“Bye bye my baby”)

INTRO
V1.)
Single wide lover staying with his mother.
Down by the rail road tracks.
He got dozenz wishin they weren’t his cousinz
Say what u think about that?

CHORUS:
Bye bye my baby, bye bye my baby.
bye bye my baby by the rail road tracks..
bye bye my baby bye bye my baby
bye bye my baby by the rail road tracks....

V2.)
Single wide lover allow me to recover.
U played me for a fool.
Your ass is lucky I don’t tell your mother.
Boy..What she’d think about you!!!

CHORUS:
Bye bye my baby, bye bye my baby.
bye bye my baby by the rail road tracks..
bye bye my baby bye bye my baby
bye bye my baby by the rail road tracks....

Two Licks
BRIDGE:
HEY YAH MR.PLAYA GUNNA END YOUR GAME, ONE OF THESE DAYS U GUNNA GET THE SAME! U BETTER BELIEVE MY WORD IS SOUND..
YOUR HOUSE OF CARDS COME TUMBLIN DOWN!

BEST B STEPPIN

Written By: STAR NAYEA

BEST B STEPPIN! copyrights 2006 ASCAP

V1.
Say no more..
Don’t wanna hear it.
Say no more..
Less U can back it up..
Save your words..
For someone who plays that game.
Hope your conscience,
Ain’t drivin U insane
.
Prechorus chorus
Negativity has worn me thin..
U best B Steppin!!

V2
You question me....
I’m an entire race
Tens of thousands
Naw you can’t see our face
Born for struggle
The reason we exist.
To tell our stories
Into ur great abyss

Prechorus/ Chorus
Your disbelief has worn me thin...
U Best B steppin!

BRIDGE:
We only have
ourselves to blame
back stabbin skinz
Is.. Quite the game.
When will we see
The simple truth.
I Don’t get ahead by steppin on U....
GUITAR SOLO through Chorus 2x

V3.
Your’e all dressed up.
Like some sort kewpie doll.
Turquoise & feathers..
Looks like you went all out...
Your insecure..
The way you represent..
Your imitation..
Well..Does it pay your rent?

Prechorus/Chorus
Your wanna be has worn me thin..
U Best B STEPPIN!
V4
Say no more.. don’t wanna hear it.
Save your words..
U gone & pissed me off.
Big talking Native man!
Bout all that I need know...
But you don’t walk that talk, that U talkin so well
I ain’t gotta take it no more..
Prechorus/chorus
Your ignorance has worn me thin...
U best B Steppin....

SHOW ME

Written By: STAR NAYEA

SHOW ME..........C2001

Intro Softly Spoken:
Don’t abandon your heart. Don’t abandon your dreams

V1.
Second chances are so slim, You gotta grab what u can.
Hand on tight for the ride of your life.
And don’t you dare give in.
Pre chorus:
Love may come & life may go.
It’s higher hands for all we know!
Chorus:
Show me a light I can not see.
I’ll show you the faith inside
Show me a path meant just for me
I’ll show you how high..I can fly!
V2.
Innocence at risk.
We fail to see the changes.
Consequences exist.
They fall to the fate of darkness.

Pre chorus
No boundaries to be found
you set your sites on higher ground

Chorus:
Show me a light I can not see.
I’ll show you the faith inside
Show me a path meant just for me.
I’ll show you how high..I can fly!

Bridge:
You can ask yourself a question one to many times.
A mirror bares no reflection to a Un fulfilling eye.
You can seize your own destiny or fall away from grace.
There are visions that you may forsake, just to get a taste.

V3.
Restless souls get lost in time
Don't abandon your heart, don’t read between the lines. If you fall to your knees, reach up to the sky. And Pray with all your are..CUZ baby your alive!!

Pre chorus
No boundaries to be found
you set your sites on higher ground

Chorus:
Show me a light I can not see.
I’ll show you the faith inside
Show me a path meant just for me
I’ll show you how high..I can fly!

Repeat chorus out.....

MY HOMELANDS

Written By: STAR NAYEA

My Homelands (A) Copyrights 2006 ASCAP
V1.)
So many questions.. resonating
Tired of hating... My life.
My mind.. endlessly.. searching.
For a vision to my rhymes..
Pre chorus...
People try... to imagine..
All that I been through..
Inside & out....
Searching my life for truth
Tell me..
Chorus:
W H Y ... Did U let them take me?
Why didn’t U fight 4 me
Oh I woulda fought 4 U
Oooh Yeahah
W H Y.... didn’t U feel my pain
My tears became the rain
Falling over my homelands

V2.)
It drains me, defending.
My life story to you all.
My soul..runs on empty..
Thirsting for something, beautiful...

Pre-chorus
All I ever wanted...
When I looked into my mirror.
To recognize my face..
Instead I just... DISAPPEAR..
Tell me...
Chorus:
W H Y ... Did U let them take me?
Why didn’t U fight 4 me
Oh.. I woulda fought 4 U
W H Y.... didn’t U feel my pain
My tears became the rain
Falling over MY HOMELANDS.. My homelands

Bridge:
Nobody claims my flesh & blood!
U don’t know that kind of pain...
LIFE WITH OUT LOVE...
I reach out..
Through my prayers
Binge & purge..
Through my songs
Pleading to my creator.
Show me where I belong...

CHROUS OUT...

FLY TO YOU

Written By: STAR NAYEA

Fly to you... For Anthony Concha

V1.
Guess it’s true what they say..
We all have angels watching over us.
I still remember that day.
The sky opened up & chose you.
To watch over me.
Chorus:
So I’m gonna fly to you.
Cause I know you're waiting for me.
Said I’m gonna fly to you.
Two birds of a feather we belong..
We belong together

v2.
So let’s call it what it is.
You may have loved me,
And I might have loved you.
But life took it’s own turn.
Still miss you my friend & all these..
Love lessons learned...

Chorus:
Makes me wanna...
fly to you.
Cause I know you're waiting for me.
Said I’m gonna fly to you.
Two birds of a feather we belong..
We belong together..
Bridge:
Oh..heaven knows I..Shouldn’t ask why..
Why you had to fly so soon..
Fly away fly away.
Fly away fly away to you.....
Guitar solo..
v3.
Wish you visit me more often...
I’m still so sorry,
for the way it all went down.
I know this may sound crazy.
I feel so safe, when your with me that way..
I swear!! I don’t want to wake up...
Chorus out...

Copyrights 1999 Wicahpi music ASCAP

INTO THE DEPTHS

Written By: STAR NAYEA

INTO THE DEPTHS Copy rights 2002 ASCAP

VERSE I.
Into the depths of me, you came crashing in.
All to familiar pain and its passion.
Through out the chambers of my mind I play russian roulette.
They tell me to forgive, I won’t forget.

VERSE2:
Into the depths of you, i’d like to crawl right in
With my needle and thread OH you know I’ll mend.
And the first time I hold you as an unbroken man.
Speak to me your visions....

CHORUS:
How long do you think all this can go on?
Forgive my insanity it wont take to long.
You see into me every thing that we shared.
It took such a long time!

VERSE 3
Into the depths of you are you still so cold?
Have we been here before your all i seem to know.
Every time our eyes meet I fall right in.
I feel so complete where do WE begin?

CHORUS:
How long did they think they could hold us down?
Forgive our inperfections as we pass them around.
They exude weakness in great magnitude..OUR MEANS TO AN END.....

BRIDGE:
Even by the light of day I feel the darkness hangin round.
Throughout our conquered past oppressor’s keep us from the sound.
The sound of freedom and justice must have brought us here.
From this day forward.... I am alive..... & Now I do declare!

RAIL ROAD BIBLE & THE CITY OF SIN

Written By: STAR NAYEA

RAIL ROAD BIBLE & THE CITY OF SIN ( Song about Poker).

V1.

No “catchin cards” Im “down the felt”.
“Rail Road Bible” got me “goin on tilt”.
Got my eye on that “GOLD BRACELET”
“Fast company” will be the death of me yet.

CHORUS:

Wheels rollin down dust highways end.
Rail Road Bible and City of Sin.
Sun comin up on my losing streak again
Rail Road bible and the City....CITY OF SIN...

V2
I “play on my belly” cause I like it that way.
This “mitt joint” stole my “glimmer” away.
Got “alligator blood” runnin through my veins.
Kansas City low ball is the name of my game...

CHORUS:

Wheels rollin down dust highways end.
Rail Road Bible and City of Sin.
Sun comin up on my losing streak again
Rail Road bible and the City....CITY OF SIN...

Guitar..

BRIDGE:

Cowboys playing catch me if yah can.
My bank roll is saved by the “Bullets” in my hand.
Pretty little rail bird, beggin for a chip.
My “Greek Dealer” he’s got a “Mechanic Grip”

Repeat V1

No “catchin cards” Im “down the felt”.
“Rail Road Bible” got me “goin on tilt”.
Got my eye on that “GOLD BRACELET”
“Fast company” will be the death of me yet.

CHROUS OUT................................... Copy rights 2006 ASCAP

DONT MEAN NUTHIN

Written By: STAR NAYEA

DONT MEAN NUTHIN!

V1
Dont get caught in the middle.
Dont you go and play thier game.
Every thing should be so simple
Every thing remains the same.

Bridge:
Something’s all around you,
& you can’t see left or right.
Some one’s gone & found you.
& they got you wound up tight.
Here’s what you do now..

CHORUS:
Dont mean nuthin, shake it off thats what you do
Dont mean nuthin if you dont wanna play
Dont mean nuthin, shake it off thats right..
Dont mean nuthin if you dont wanna fight.

V2
To crazy & chaotic. ..Soon to lose your soul.
Gotta take it cause you brought it.
Better learn to let it go.

Bridge:
They try to dance around you
& steal away your spirit.
Why have they gone and found you?
Why did ya have to go near it?
Come on & sing it w?me..

Dont mean nuthin, shake it off thats what you do
Dont mean nuthin if you dont wanna play
Dont mean nuthin, shake it off thats right..
Dont mean nuthin if you dont wanna fight.

REPEAT V1 & V2
CHorus out..;o)

IF I WANT TO

Written By: Nayea/Shelley

IF I WANT TO

V1
Oh no here I go again..I burned myself
I can’t believe your seein someone else.
I walk around this town trippin on our past.
Keep tryin to figure out what went wrong.
Why we did’nt last.

I woke up alone in bed where we had spent the night before, tried to wash you away...I keep coming back for more.

(Chorus) Its not guna change, no matter what I do..
you can take it or leave it... I can love you if I want to!

V2.
Tuned into Montel, got the psychic on the line.
I asked her ..”Tell me truthfully..Was he ever really mine”?
She said, “Honey I got bad news try not to take it to heart.
You can find yourself a better man,with a job & a car”.
Excuse me for believeing that Im the only one. I
m sure you can identify while your out there having fun!

(Chorus) Its not gunna change, no matter what I do..
you can take it or leave it... I can love you if I want to!

Bridge:
Reality has shown as fate..Love & Trust can’t be replaced
In time I guess I’ll move along..But for now... I can love you if I want to!!!!

V3..
Just once I’d like to wake up& bake up something new..
After all had been said & done I’d still be craving you.
Its like some kinda crazy dream still on when I wake up.
your like a never ending coffee buzz ....You keep fillin up my cup.

(Chorus) Its not gunna change, no matter what I do..
you can take it or leave it... I can love you if I want to!

copyrights 2000 ASCAP Wicahpi Music

Discography

2001 "Some Where in a Dream"Star's Nayea's Freshman Debut. This five song EP was garnered a Native American Music Award for "Best Independent Recording". Three songs of this EP, soared to number one Debuting on KSFR, Arizona a triple A radio Stations in the Southwest region.

2003 "Into the Depths" Star Nayea Sophomore Release. This was a three song hot commodity Gaining Star even more attention as to what a Mainstream Native Song Writer she is.

2008 "Silenced My Tongue"
Star Nayea's first Full length CD
12 song Unplugged CD l Acoustic CD w/guts!

Set List

Set List includes all original compositions by
STAR NAYEA:
01 SILENCED MY TONGUE 4:20
02 YOUR RECEIVER 4:29
03 FREE 4 ME 4:45
04 MY HOMELANDS 4:53
05 SINGLE WIDE LOVER 3:22
06 GRASS DANCE MAN 3:15
07 RR BIBLE 3:50
08 DONT MEAN NUTHIN 4:36
09 THANX 4 NUTHIN 4:07
10 BEST B STEPPIN 4:00
11 "ONE VOICE" 4:31
12 INTO THE DEPTHS 4:23
13 LET ME BE 4:34
14 COME MY WAY 5:32
16 CAN LOVE U IF I WANT 2 4:30
17 SOMEWHERE IN A DREAM 5:29
18 SHOW ME 5:42
19 DOWN 2 LOVE 4:40
20 FLY TO YOU 5:10
21 BABY BLUE 5:27
22 LET ME BE 4:34
23 MOUNTAIN SONG 6:50

SOME COVERS INCLUDE:
1.) Walking the back streets

2.) Shakey groud

3.) Chain of fools

4.) Thank you

5.)Love in vain & malted milk & stones in my passway..

6.) Before U acuse me

7.) Grapevine

8.)Sweet Home chicago

9.) Ain’t no sunshine

10.) Thrill is gone

11) Summer time

12.) You can make it if you try

13.) I'll sing the blues

14.) Tore Down

15.) Further on up the road