Tamara Hey

Tamara Hey

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The combination of exciting arrangements by Art Hays and the songs themselves make for a really fun show. When Art and I play out as an acoustic guitar duo, it's a whole new vibe -- a little more intimate -- which the audience gets into. MORE MUSIC SAMPLES ON MY WEBSITE: www.tamaramusic.com

Biography

Born and raised in New York City, a town bursting with aspiring singer-songwriters, Tamara Hey stands out as a writer’s writer and “breath of fresh air”.

With her second independent release, “Right This Minute” (2005), Tamara and Producer/Arranger, Art Hays accomplished many of their musical goals. Both are fans of songs that make you want to sing along regardless of the style, mood or tempo.

Clearly, “Right This Minute” is a collection of Tamara’s “finest songs to date” and features some of New York City’s most respected musicians. It’s a “who’s who of drummers”, including Shawn Pelton, Dan Rieser and Brian Delaney. With Art Hays on electric guitar/electric bass, Henry Hey at the piano and keyboard, John Hebert on acoustic bass and last but not least – YES, that is a real live string quartet on “More Like Melanie” -- arranged and conducted by Henry Hey -- the record is just "joy ride".

As always, Tamara’s lyrics really let you in. You never know what she’s going to do to you: make you smile, laugh or cry. The title cut is “just friggin’ excellent…great love song…real and sad that piles up into the promise of a happy ending.” Often referred to as “meticulous”, a Tamara Hey lyric is so emotionally complete it’s difficult to imagine it any other way, yet she has left room for interpretation. As one reviewer said, “Tamara’s lyrics are “smart but never settle for mere cleverness”. On “Right This Minute”, whatever the subject matter may be, "the bottom line is...it's fun!"

Lyrics

Rainy Rainy Cloud

Written By: Tamara Hey

Everytime I see you, I look the other way
Everytime I talk to you, I'm careful what I say
You only roll your eyes and sigh
Shake your head at my new love-high

You're a Rainy Rainy Cloud
Such a Rainy Rainy Cloud
You come pouring down
And drown me

Anytime the sunshines on me it makes you sneer
Valentines and blue skies are not what they appear
By now, you say, you think I'd learn -- no one ever gets what they deserve

You're a Rainy Rainy Cloud
Such a Rainy Rainy Cloud
You come pouring down
And drown me
And drown me

I may be crazy and a little bit stupid
If it's true, well, baby I don't mind it
I'd rather cry a tide of lovesick tears
Than float alone in the atmosphere

Like a Rainy Rainy Rainy Cloud
You come pouring down
And drown me
And drown me
And drown me
And drown me

Like a Rainy Rainy Cloud
Like a Rainy Rainy Cloud
Such a Rainy Rainy Cloud
Such a Rainy Rainy Cloud

Right This Minute

Written By: Tamara Hey

I chase the sun around the park
All day long 'til it's dark
It's July but, what can I say?
I can't get warm when you're away

Yellow taxis on Second Avenue
The Coney Cyclone on sunny afternoons
Can't sit still -- not for a moment
It's why I love you -- it's ironic

I don't need you to come home
RIGHT THIS MINUTE
I'm ok here on my own
RIGHT THIS MINUTE
But in case there's any doubt,
I wish you would

So much music, not enough oxygen
Let's get together and try to breathe again
And not get nervous at a little silence
You and me -- not a coincidence

I don't need you to come home
RIGHT THIS MINUTE
I'm ok here on my own
RIGHT THIS MINUTE
But in case there's any doubt

I wanna be selfish sometimes
Wanna take hold of what's mine
Wanna say "do what I say"
But I can't keep you that way

RIGHT THIS MINUTE
RIGHT THIS MINUTE

I wanna be selfish sometimes
Wanna take hold of what's mine
Wanna say "do what I say"
But I can't keep you that way

I don't need you to come home
I'm ok here on my own

I don't need you to come home
RIGHT THIS MINUTE
I'm ok here on my own
RIGHT THIS MINUTE
But in case there's any doubt
I wish you would
RIGHT THIS MINUTE
RIGHT THIS MINUTE
I wish you would

Up In The Air

Written By: Tamara Hey

Mystery paperback for the big airplane
A picture of you and me holds my place
We are somewhere in a cloud, bouncing up and then down
It's so hard to read you

Characters in the stupid in-flight movie
End up together forever after and happily
I wanna be them -- why not?
What have they got that we don't got?
I stare out the window

Was a time maybe I didn't care
Up In The Air
Up In The Air was fine before
Now I want more

Stewardess, give me something I can chew on
Cause I'm up to here with empty ideas and the things that I want
I wanna touch down in someone's dream
Be the missing puzzle piece
How do I do that?

Was a time maybe I didn't care
Up In The Air
Up In The Air was fine before
Now I want more

We're going nowhere you and me
I didn't see it till now
Cause I never wanted anyone who ever needed anyone

Was a time maybe I didn't care
Up In The Air
Up In The Air was fine before
Now I want more
I want more
I want more

Pebble In My Shoe

Written By: Tamara Hey

I don't like this road
I don't like where it goes
It can only lead to no good
Every step ahead
Dead-ends at your bed
That's a shady neighborhood

I got a Pebble In My Shoe
A bad bad feelin' about you
Oh, no matter what I do
I can't shake it loose
I got a Pebble In My Shoe

I will ignore the pain
I will try to explain
But the damage will be done
And when the road runs out
Leavin' me at your house
I won't even wanna run

I got a Pebble In My Shoe
A bad bad feelin' about you
Oh, no matter what I do
I can't shake it loose
I got a Pebble In My Shoe

I don't like July
That sun up in the sky
Heat is risin off the hot, black tar
My heels are sinkin' in it
I'm melting in my skin
Don't know how I ever got this far

I got a Pebble In My Shoe
A bad bad feelin' about you
Oh, no matter what I do
I can't shake it loose
I got a Pebble In My --
I got a Pebble In My Shoe
A bad bad feelin' about you
Oh, no matter what I do
I can't shake it loose
I got a Pebble In My Shoe

Under For Good

Written By: Tamara Hey / Art Hays

No ring on my finger
No ring on my phone
I've been known to linger
Too long here in my own loneliness
Loneliness
If I stop to wonder
I'll go under
I'll go under
I'll go under
I'll go Under For Good

I loved a skinny stranger
I loved a dirty dog
Loved a blue-eyed dreamer
Too late, he was gone
Loneliness
Emptiness
If I stop to wonder
I'll go under
I'll go under
I'll go under
I'll go Under For Good

Another sun goes down
Shadows fill my house
I'm falling through a cloud
It's a sinking feeling

Nobody in my kitcheb
Nobody in my bed
It's dangerous to listen
To the voices in my head
Loneliness
Bitterness
If I stop to wonder
I'll go under
I'll go under
I'll go under
I'll go Under For Good

Angeline

Written By: Tamara Hey / Art Hays

Angeline, what are you thinking?
Is it about me?
Angeline, what I really mean is,
Are you displeased?
Cause I don't know what I did
So what can I do?
I'm afraid to drop the other shoe

It's all in the air we breathe
It's all in the life we lead
And everything in between
Till it's over

Angeline, you've got your circle
Locked down tight
And anyone who don't meet your approval is out like a light
Come on, Angeline, let's be fair
No one can survive your icy stare

It's all in the air we breathe
It's all in the life we lead
And everything in between
Till it's over

No one sees you cry
Not ever
It would be all right
Maybe you'd feel better

Angeline, you know I love you
But not like that
I've never seen anybody try to
And escape intact
Angeline don't you see what's going on
Everybody else can't always be wrong

It's all in the air we breathe
It's all in the life we lead
And everything in between till it's over

Discography

Right This Minute (Sunsound Records)
A Little Space Left (Sunsound Records)
Fast Folk Musical Magazine Compilations: #804, 807, 809

Set List

Typical Set Length: 45 - 60 minutes or longer