Strum

Strum

BandFolk

Picture the Eagles jamming with Crosby Stills Nash, and Chris Isaak and you are getting some of the way there. The band may be called Strum but they do much more than that - strum that is. Have a listen to the tracks and you will be treated to some wonderful vocal and guitar interchanges.

Biography

When music journalist Susan Jarvis described Strum’s music as “unique, compelling and exquisitely beautiful”, she very eloquently put into words what many audiences had experienced since the band’s inception as a trio in 2004. Following other glowing reviews and numerous performances, Strum garnered 9 nominations in various awards, including best new band and one for best instrumental against the likes of Tommy Emmanuel. Additionally, with the initial pressing of their self-funded album selling out, the general opinion was that Strum had arrived and fans were anxiously awaiting the next phase in the band’s career. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond their control, Strum didn’t play or record for most of 2005 and it was only half way through 2006 that the band was able to start recording and playing live again.
The good news is that Strum is back in action with renewed vigour and conviction and with a new album on the way. Strum is ready to launch an assault not only on the domestic market but also internationally.

• Strum is a former winner of the TIARA Award for Best Band
• Strum is currently recording a new album
• Strum had 2 charting singles from their previous CD
• Strum recorded 2 videos for the singles which were aired extensively

Lyrics

Something More

Written By: Timo Tolvanen

Something More

I got the house I got the car I got the mortgage
I wasn’t born into a family with money no
So I made a plan like every other man to work hard
Isn’t it funny how I’m still looking for a cause
And I’m as lost as I ever was

CHORUS
Surely there has got to be something more
Is that all there is
Is this what I spent a life time looking for

Like a restaurant where you can eat all you want
I had it all but I’m still hungry Lord
I got a silver cup and I filled it up
I’ve drunk it down but I’m still thirsty Lord
Everything I tried
Left me unsatisfied

CHORUS

Bridge
Every minute every hour every day
We build it up and we watch it fade away (repeat)

You're Not Lost

Written By: Timo Tolvanen

You’re Not Lost

Somewhere in the desert where nothing much grows
My car broke down need a radiator hose
Where I am only Heaven knows
So I call to the navigator
Looks like I’m in a jam
I don’t know where I am
And I’m thinkin’ soon I’ll be drinkin’
What’s left in the radiator

Come on relax
Everything’s alright
Everything is cool
You’ll make it through the night

Chorus

You’re not lost just in between
Destinations
Well you know there is no doubt
You’re not gone just in between
Celebrations
You just need some time to work things out

Somewhere in the the city you take a wrong turn
You try to make it back over bridges you burn
You say to yourself am I ever gonna learn
My life’s like an elevator

One minute up the next minute down
The truth’s straight ahead but you turn around
You’re blinded by the light and deafened by the sound
Where is the navigator

Come on relax
Everything’s alright
Everything is cool
You’ll make it through the night

CHORUS

BRIDGE
There may be times when you will question your faith
Fell like you’re kneeling before some distant light
That’s the time I want you to consider this
You are not alone
Not in you darkest hour
Not in your darkest night

CHORUS

Discography

Distant Rain
Bridges
Strum - Destinations
Strum

Set List

Mostly original songs in the tradition of all the wonderful acoustic acts who have come before us with a selection of classic covers.