Steady Rockin feat Ayana John & Anderson

Steady Rockin feat Ayana John & Anderson

 Bridgetown, Saint Michael, BRB
BandWorldReggae

World/Reggae band out of Barbados W.I.

Biography

Ayana John & Steady Rockin’ 

Feloshade Ife Ayana John is a World/Reggae Award-winning Recording Artiste, Songwriter and Performer hailing from Barbados, West Indies. Known for her slew of hit songs and unique vocal style supported by a wide 4-octave range, Ayana has 10 years of recording experience under her belt alongside a long-spanning performance history that ranges her whole life. Boasting stints in musical theatre, pageantry and dance, Ayana - a former beauty queen (Ms. Barbados Bikini, Ms. Caribbean Fiesta and 1st Runner-up Ms. Barbados Universe) has managed to transition from competitive arts to a decade-long career in music and many opportunities to perform in front of massive audiences at some of the biggest venues in the world. For example, as a headline act at The Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London and at the wildly popular, ‘Reggae on the Hill’, Barbados to ‘Nottingham Carnival’, Nottingham, England, she has fearlessly bared her soul before in excess of 15,000 people, at any one of these major venues. Other appearances include MIDEM International Music Tradeshow, Cannes, France and South by Southwest, St. Louis, Missouri.

Her breakthrough song came with the Reggae/Dancehall hit, ‘Bajan Story (2006)’. It was the first of a string of popular tunes that graced the song list of her self-titled debut album featuring the chart-toppers, ‘Guns & Roses (2007)’, ‘Paper Chase (2008)’ and ‘Pose (2009) featuring Grammy Nominated Reggae/Dancehall Artiste, Elephant Man. Shifting management to her own Independent Label, Live Blue Entertainment (est. July, 2010), the ‘Royal Blue’ EP followed featuring singles, ‘Baby’ and ‘Can’t Keep Up’ released August, 2010. The ‘Ignite’ LP came soon after featuring singles, ‘Iron Heart’ and ‘It Ends Tonight’ released April, 2011. 

Having pursued and completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Pure Mathematics, Ayana, decided to  spend a school year, (October 2011 – July 2012) in London, England pursuing a Diploma in Popular Music Practice (Distinction) from the University of West London certified by the Board of the London College of Music. The ‘S-Curve 1.0’ EP followed, featuring singles, ‘Light Me Up’ and ‘Save the Night’ released August 2014. 

With multiple nominations at The Barbados Music Awards including Female Artist of The Year, Best Song by a Duo/Group, Best Reggae Single and Best Video, under her belt and a performance travel log spanning Europe, The U.S.A. and The Caribbean with sights set on Africa and Asia, 2016, looks to be a busily ambitious year for the entertainer. The upcoming release of the new single and music video, ‘So Many Days (2016)’ alongside the launch of the new band, ‘Ayana John & Steady Rockin’ coupled with a new album LP for the new year looks to be the tip of the iceberg for 2016 as the band has secured a performance spot as the Launch Music Conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania scheduled for April 2016; the first Barbadian act to do so.

See the following sites for news and updates: 

www.twitter.com/AYANAJOHN   or   www.twitter.com/steadyrockinbb

www.facebook.com/ayanajohnwip   or   www.facebook.com/Ayana-John-Steady-Rockin

www.instagram.com/ayanajohnsteadyrockin 

Lyrics

On! Turn It Up!

Written By: Ayana John

I feel so outta place like the world is out o’ space
Wanna go to a place where I can finally catch a break
And get into the music it’s what we came here for that’s what we’re doing
Just open up your mind; open up inside
Make me feel alive I really wanna feel ya vibe
I wanna get up on ya ride
And crank the music turn it up … On!
Feel so good when the beat is strong … On!
I’m all fired up it’s been too long … I’m on! I’m on! I’m on! (4 bar break)

Show me how ya movin’; say you got that flavour come on prove it
I love the way we shine and surely it’s a sign
That when we both combine good energy is yours and mine
You wanna take me on tonight?
Then crank the music turn it up … On!
Feel so good when the beat is strong … On!
I’m all fired up it’s been too long … I’m on! I’m on! I’m on! (4 bar break)

You can’t arrest me; don’t stress me
When I’m totally neck-deep inside this love
The whole world breathe; one heart beat
Pulsing through me kinda groovy, everyone
Dance with me, Close to me; Dance with me … Ooh!
Poppin’ corks so fluid; looking sexy big that’s how we do things
Like stars up in the sky we glowing extra bright
And celebrating life no matter where we are tonight
No matter where you are tonight
Just crank the music turn it up … On!
Feel so good when the beat is strong … On!
I’m all fired up it’s been too long … I’m on! I’m on! I’m on!
On! On! I’m on! I’m on! I’m on!

One Life 2 Live

Written By: Ayana John

If you only had one day
To keep me in ya life
What would you say to make me stay

Don’t wait ‘til it’s gone
We only got one life to live … x2
Don’t wait too long
It’s here then it’s gone
We only got one life to live … x2
Don’t wait too long

Tell me that you love me
Maybe you’re too scared
Holding on to secrets
When it’s time to lay them bare
Tell me where you keep them
Locked away so I can find
You say it’s complicated
But I can’t get you out my mind
(Chorus)

(I wanna give it to ya … x2
Mind, body, soul ; I wanna give it to ya
Said I’d wait forever but I ain’t that strong) … x2
Any conversation gets a little too intense
I told you I’d be patient
But the waiting makes no sense … Oh!
Love me ‘til I’m aching
Stop playing hard to get
I’m right here for the taking
So don’t, don’t, don’t!
(Chorus)

(Long,
Don’t wait too long … x3) … x2
No! (Chorus)
Long,
Don’t wait too long … x3
I ain’t that strong, no!
Long,
Don’t wait too long … x3
No!

Save The Night

Written By: Ayana John

Paradise is not promised in love
There’s no guarantees (no guarantees)
Like a drug it can pick you up
Or put you to sleep (put you to sleep)
I’m not an alien
I’m only human
So let me cry if I wanna cry
Don’t make me stay in love
If you don’t wanna stay in love
But if we try maybe we can save the night
Well if we try …x2
Maybe we can save the night
It’s do or die …x2
Turn things around just make it right

Are you having fun don’t play me son
On a midnight creep (a midnight creep)
Bouncing around town
When you should be home chillin’ with me (chillin’ with me)
Up and away you run
When you’re not having fun
You’re hard to find when you wanna hide
Don’t make me stay in love
If you don’t wanna stay in love
But if we try maybe we can save the night
(Chorus)

Staring at the window
When my mind is on the street
Wondering where you go
Coz it’s not where you’re supposed to be
Maybe you get some sick pleasure
Making me go crazy
But don’t push me too far
If you have value for our history
I’m not an alien
I’m only human
So let me cry if I wanna cry
Don’t make me stay in love
If you don’t wanna stay in love
But if we try maybe we can save the night
(Chorus)
Ooh ….x2
Maybe we can save the night
Ooh ….x2
Maybe we can save the night … tonight …x2

Light Me Up

Written By: Ayana John

Light it up
Shut the door, turn the key
Open up and be free like we all wanna be
Time is up! It's just you and me
And the music is taking us far out to sea, yeah
Fire ’n ice; burning steam
Press release, you're lifting me off the ground
I feel the world leave my feet
Your energy is lifting me off the ground
Oh-Ooh-Oh … x2
You're lifting me off the ground
Oh-Ooh-Oh … x2

Light me up … x4
And take me away, away, away … x2
Light me up … x2

Turn it up; lose yourself to the beat
Fall in love with the moment
Don't be too discrete
Live in love; give yourself to me
At your own invitation
We're so meant to be, yeah
Fire ’n ice; burning steam
Press release, you're lifting me off the ground
I feel the world leave my feet
Your energy is lifting me off the ground
Oh-Ooh-Oh … x2
You're lifting me off the ground
Oh-Ooh-Oh … x2

Light me up … x4
And take me away, away, away … x2
Light me up … x2

And here we go, oh-oh … x6
Oh-Ooh-Oh … x2
You're lifting me off the ground
Oh-Ooh-Oh … x2

Light me up … x4
And take me away, away, away … x2
Light me up … x2
(Light Me Up, (tonight boy … x3)
I love it when you keep holding me tight, boy … x2) … x2

Wanna Go

Written By: Ayana John

Eh, Eh, Eh, Eh,
It’s A.J., W.I. all day ….
Yeah, yeah, yeah …

I been burning like fire for this one desire
You are a star why can’t you see?
That the way I’ve been shining ain’t no point denying
That you got a tight grip on me
When you go up and down
Ya got me spinnin’ round and round
I really can’t figure out
Right now, just how
Everything’s high then low
And why we moving fast then slow
It’s like I have no control
Over your say-so
We can take it fast; we can take it slow
Final destination is up to you just let it flow
Anyway you wanna go-oh
Anyway you wanna go
Anyway you wanna go-oh
Anyway you wanna go
INSTRUMENTAL BREAK: Ooh …

Well I know it ain’t easy to fall in love again
When you’ve been hurt too many times
But this new situation requires some patience
I feel like I’m losing my mind
When you go up and down
Round and round
I really can’t figure out what that’s all about
But we can take it fast; we can take it slow
Final destination is up to you just let it flow
Anyway you wanna go-oh
Anyway you wanna go
Anyway you wanna go-oh
Anyway you wanna go
INSTRUMENTAL BREAK: Ooh … x2 Eh, Eh, Eh, Eh, Eh ….

Wish I could turn time dey pon de clock
Punch a button mek de hol’ t’ing stop
I reminisce on the love we have’s
Hard to be cool when Johnny too bad
Even in de club when de champagne pop
When you’re not around den de whole t’ing flop
Pull up selecta, wheel and rewind
Lemme give it to, give it to to dem one more time

Up and down
Round and round
I can’t figure out
Right now, just how
Everything’s high then low; fast then slow
Like I have no control over your say-so
We can take it fast; we can take it slow
Final destination is up to you just let it flow
Anyway you wanna go-oh
Anyway you wanna go
Where you lead I will follow-oh
Anyway you wanna go

Wish I could turn time dey pon de clock
Punch a button mek de hol’ t’ing stop
I reminisce on the love we have’s
Hard to be cool when Johnny too bad
Even in de club when de champagne pop
When you’re not around den de whole t’ing flop
Pull up selecta, wheel and rewind
Lemme give it to, give it to to dem one more time, time … ah,ah!

Set It Free

Written By: Ayana John

I just tipped the line, I just kicked it over; I just can’t keep looking over my shoulder
I just crawled in, I just need a drink; I just pulled my head out the bathroom sink
Hey-eh, broke out the cage, Hey-eh, in a bitter rage
Hey-eh, got that raw energy, Hey-eh, tonight I want to set it free
Electric shock straight through the heart delirium is a show, Oh…
The bass line stops then recharges I’m in critical mode
Oh…Set it free, set it free
Oh…Set it free
Electric shock straight through the heart delirium is a show, Oh…
The bass line stops and then recharges I’m in critical mode

I can’t stop now the waves are breaking
The sound is street and the speakers are shaking
It’s done! Don’t fight you just can’t win
That wild release is the sweetest sin
Hey-eh, it’s getting late, Hey-eh, and I just can’t wait
Hey-eh, got that raw energy, Hey-eh, tonight I want to set it free
Electric shock straight through the heart delirium is a show, Oh…
The bass line stops then recharges I’m in critical mode
Oh…Set it free, set it free
Oh…Set it free
Electric shock straight through the heart delirium is a show, Oh…
The bass line stops and then recharges I’m in critical mode

Down to da wire, down to da, down to da wire
We getting down to da wire, down to da, down to da wire
Down to da wire, down to da, down to da wire
We getting down to da wire, down to da, down to da wire

Electric shock straight through the heart delirium is a show, Oh…
The bass line stops then recharges I’m in critical mode
Oh…Set it free, set it free
Oh…Set it free
Electric shock straight through the heart delirium is a show, Oh…
The bass line stops and then recharges I’m in critical mode
Down to da wire, down to da, down to da wire
We getting down to da wire, down to da, down to da wire
Down to da wire, down to da, down to da wire
We getting down to da wire, down to da, down to da wire

Discography

A. Ayana John Self Titled Debut Album LP 2009
1. Reggae Soul Intro
2. Guns 'n Roses
3. Pose featuring Elephant Man
4. Paper Chase featuring LRG
5. Body featuring Sizzla
6. Rule Book
7. Baby Mama Drama
8. Salute
9. Wild World
10. Caught Ya featuring Vizion
11. Cheater
12. Stand Up
13. This Beautiful

B. Royal Blue Album EP 2010
1. Zipcode
2. Hey Lovey
3. Never Wanna
4. Baby
5. Can't Keep Up
6. Worth Saving

C. Ignite Album EP 2011
1. Shut The Club Down
2. All Night
3. Pulling Me Back
4. Hurt Me Like That
5. Iron Heart
6. Miss Me
7. It Ends Tonight
8. Thinking of Me
9. Keep In Touch
10. Ignite It


D. SCurve 1.0 Album EP 2014
1. One Life 2 Live
2. Light Me Up
3. Flow
4. Can't Get Enough of Your Love
5. Save The Night
6. Flow Remix

E. Big Rock Album LP 2016 *New*
1. Steady Rocking
2. On! Turn It Up!
3. Big Up Yaself
4. Big Rock
5. Iron Heart 2015
6. Run, Run
7. Set It Free
8. Wanna Go 
9. Hold On Tight
10. Jus' Breezin'
11. So Many Days
12. Play With Fire
13. Wanna Go Remix




Set List

                                                         New Set List 2016
1. Set It Free

2. Big Rock

3. Iron Heart

4. Big Up Yaself

5. So Many Days

6. Run, Run

7. Play With Fire

8. Light Me Up 

9. Save The Night

10. Wanna Go 

11. Steady Rocking

12. Hold On Tight

13. Jus' Breezin'

14. Paper Chase

15. On! Turn It Up!

16. Pose