Stephanie Cherote

Stephanie Cherote

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandRockClassic Rock

Stephanie writes classic pop songs that hark back to the sound of the 60s. Her voice sits somewhere between the tenderness and longing of Dusty Springfield and the raw, truthfulness of John Lennon.

Biography

The 26 year old multi award winner (MusicOz Singer/Songwriter of the year 2008 & MusicOz Island Records Mentorship winner 2008) was first inspired by early 60’s recordings that sounded “saturated in reverb, wobbly in feel, and emotionally honest” recalls Cherote. These layers are all evident within her debut record. Cherote has an innate sense of melody and writes emotive, classic structured songs based on a deep empathy and her own truths. Her voice is a palette of mixed tones, nuances of yesteryear and it delivers a genuine connection. Along with a handful of gifted musicians, Cherote has written, produced and recorded her debut album in her own time. It is quite simply one for the ages

Lyrics

Sweet Marie

Written By: Stephanie Cherote

I know you stand in line sometimes, you wear the compromise
You try your love on me in ways i hardly recognize
Oh Sweet Marie
You get lost on the dark side of me
Oh sweet Marie
I need you, but don't suffer me

I try my best at tenderness to make you feel complete
I make a million promises that I don't intend to keep

Oh sweet marie
You get lost on the dark side of me
Oh sweet Marie
I need you, but don't suffer me

I grew a skin to keep me in a blanket from it all
But ones like you just cut straight through and find my broken core

Oh Sweet Marie
You get lost on the dark side of me
Oh Sweet Marie
I need you, but don't suffer me

I do believe over time Marie, the love you've been denied
Has worn you down and washed you out
You were a mountain that's gone with the tide

Five Poison Arrows

Written By: Stephanie Cherote and Robert Woolf

Memories of yesterday, mocking me in every way
Accusing me of pessimism, I'm just trying to keep my rhythm
Telling me to keep it light won't put this one to sleep tonight
I'm just another midnight caller
And falling in and out of careless hands was not my plan

Five Poison Arrows,
Fly through the shadows, to your heart
And while this world keeps turning
We'll keep hurting

Building walls around myself to keep the madness in
'Cause all of yesterday's intentions,
Turned into unfinished business
A little bit of sadness can let the laughter in again
Tonight I'm wearing all my sorrow
Come morning I'll pretend to smile again
My painted grin

Five Poison Arrows,
Fly through the shadows, to your heart
And while this world keeps turning
We'll keep hurting

(BRIDGE)
So you've been dreaming in the darkness around you
But we've been reaching out to tell you it's all in you
Disappointed by the land of the living
Just put it in our hands to see what the morning brings

Five Poison Arrows,
Fly through the shadows, to your heart
And while this world keeps turning
We'll keep hurting....

Jonah

Written By: Stephanie Cherote and Robert Woolf

Jonah, you can hide it all
I'll pretend not to know
But on your face it shows
I see you Jonah, Jonah
Go now, don't let pouring rain get under your skin
Where do I begin to tell you Jonah? Jonah

All your life you've held your eyes on us Jonah, Jonah
You run ahead, but don't forget to talk about us Jonah
We may never start again

I know, you'd rather be swept away
Than watch us try to steal another day,
Oh Jonah

All your life you've held your eyes on us Jonah, Jonah
You run ahead, but don't forget to talk about us Jonah
We may never start again

Jonah, Oooh Jonah
You don't have to wear it like before
Just leave it all outside my door
And go now, Oooh go now
I could never let us tie you down
"Cause after all that you've been through,
I'll make it easier on you

All your life you've held your eyes on us Jonah, Jonah
You run ahead, but don't forget to talk about us Jonah
We may never start again

Crying Over You

Written By: Stephanie Cherote

Crying over you
My heart and mind have flown
I can't see the world, like you do

Crying over you
I wear each day alone
I keep it to myself
But I'm always, crying over you

All of me, all of you
All the peices that were broken
The reasons never spoken
'Til you said to me, we might always be
Living just to lose

Crying over you
I walk down every street
I see your face again
And you know I've been
Crying over you

All of me, all of you
All the time we had was borrowed
And wasted on the sorrow
And I did misuse, All the love in you
But I was always true
I just can't see the world like you do

Don't leave me Crying over you
Don't leave me lonely...

Walk Away From Me

Written By: Stephanie Cherote and Robert Woolf

Untie your folded arms,
I'm close to finding words.
Try holding back the tears,
They're more than I deserve

Walk Away from me
On the outside I seem harmless don't you see
Walk away from me
And tell your sister that I'm sorry

And as for knowing me
I'm turning every stone
Go on and make me just a living memory
I need my time alone

Walk Away from me
On the outside I seem harmless don't you see
Walk away from me
And tell your sister that I'm sorry

If I could paint my world to make it all seem clear
You'd sooner understand
Why pictures disappear

Walk Away from me
On the outside I seem harmless don't you see
Walk away from me
And tell your sister that I'm sorry

If I could paint my world to make it all seem clear
You'd sooner understand
Why pictures disappear...
Walk Away, Walk Away, Walk Away, Walk Away

Discography

Five Poison Arrows

Set List

All Original Songs:
Five Poison Arrows
Sweet Marie
Anyone Could tell
Jonah
Walk Away From Me
Only A Fool
Crying Over You
Mr Boy
Emanuelle