Steph Dunn

Steph Dunn

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Steph Dunn is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter who can only be described as sassy, energetic and clever. With her catchy tunes and dazzling stage presence, Dunn is continuing to woo audiences and listeners across the country. Steph Dunn- the next big folk pop songstress!

Biography

Sassy, energetic and clever describe Orillia singer/songwriter Steph Dunn. This 25-year old songstress has made it a personal mission to woo audiences with heart-wrenching, whimsical lyrics, coupled with can’t-stop-humming-it tunes.

Alternating between piano, guitar, harmonica – and even kazoo - her musical variety caters to audiences of all ages.

Steph has just recorded her first full-length album titled "Blackmail and Love Letters" featuring 12 songs, ten of them written by Dunn herself. Cutting across various musical lines, you could describe her album as folk, pop and country. There’s even a sprinkling of novelty in the mix.

Calgary musician, Paul Rumbolt, covered one of Steph’s tunes on his album, "Songsmith". Steph was also commissioned by the Orillia District Arts Council to write a song – appropriately titled "Sidewalks" - about downtown Orillia culture. Steph is also a visual artist and painted the album artwork for her debut album "Blackmail and Love Letters."

Steph has shared the stage with Hawksley Workman, Serena Ryder, Dave Gunning and David Ross Macdonald. Be sure to check out Steph's music- you'll be glad you did!

Lyrics

Harrison Ford

Written By: Steph Dunn

K-19 the Widowmaker
Do you know you're one
heart breaker, Harrison Ford
My adored

I would help you choose the grail
all other actors seem to fail
in comparison to Harrison Ford

chorus:
H-A-R-R-I-S-O-N
I CLOSE MY EYES AND COUNT TO TEN
DID YOU KNOW I'M YOUR BIGGEST FAN
F-O-R AND A D, OH YOU COULD FALL IN LOVE WITH ME
AND I COULD BE YOUR ONE ARMED MAN

I'd wait Six days and seven nights
I'd even jump in carbonite
to show you how I feel
I'd eat monkey brains for you
did you know that I hate snakes too
what do you see in Allie McBeal

chorus

Let's take this from the start
what lies beneath is a random heart
that I would take out of my chest for you (like in the temple of doom)
I'm jonesin' for some Indiana
Hoping, wishing, thinking can a
man like him fall for a girl like me

chorus

Rub It In

Written By: Steph Dunn

Pour some lemon on my open wounds exposin' my heart
Insult plus injury, we're off to a pretty good start
what's the use in sticking around
cause all you do baby is kick me when I'm down

chorus:
SO I SAID RUB IT IN BABY
I'M THE CARPET, YOU'RE THE DIRT
RUB IT IN BABY
AS IF IT DIDN'T ALREADY HURT

I'm in boiling water
you're the one stirin' the pot
you think you're scorchin this thick skin
trust me you're not
well that's a lie ok
you burned my heart the day you walked away

chorus

bridge:
So I'll sit around and wait for you
not sure which is worse: alone
or things you put me through

I'm a lonely daffodil
you're mowin' the lawn
trust me, baby, you will miss me
when I'm gone
I'm treadin' water, barely afloat
just lend me an oar
there's so much room in your boat

chorus (x2)

Discography

Steph Dunn- Blackmail and Love Letters (2009)

Steph has been heard on radio stations both in the US and Canada, including CKRN 96.6 Nashville and Swisssh radio 73.7 Orillia, Ontario.

Set List

A typical Steph Dunn show includes an assortment of both Steph's extremely catchy ditties, as well as head-turning covers like Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." On Steph's album, she covers 2 tunes: a unique ragtime saloon version of ska-punk band Sublime's "Santeria" and a mellow, ethereal rendition of Modest Mouse's "Float On." You can guarantee a live performance of both of these tunes, as well as severall others including "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry, "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees, and "Land Down Under" by Men At Work. All of Steph's songs are carefully selected to appeal to the most eclectic of audiences.
Here's a list of Steph's Originals:

Rub It In
Still Waters
I Was There
Just Visiting
Harrison Ford
Seven Wherever You Are
Memphis Shores
Sparks Fly
Checkout Boy
Glass Bottom Boat
Breaking Down
TTC Blues

Covers:
Radio (Alkaline Trio)
Straight Up (Paula Abdul)
Feelin' Alright (Joe Cocker)
I want to Break Free (Queen)
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