telly

telly

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

From blues ditties to ballads, hard-driving rock to funked up freestyle jams and with an ever-evolving cast of talent, the essence of great songwriting shines through whether he’s backed up by a band or up there alone just a man and his guitar.

Biography

Having no formal musical education to speak of or family member with an old guitar to pass down, this “singer/songwriter by default” has been finding his way around the music scene through trial and lots of error. Numerous stints as the uncertain frontman of uncertain bands that never made it out of the basement frustrated him into going it alone. His style was born from the bars and beach parties he's been performing at since college. From pop ballads to blues ditties, hard-driving rock to funked up freestyle jams and with an ever-evolving cast of talent, the essence of great songwriting shines through whether he’s backed up by a band or up there alone just a man and his guitar.

Lyrics

At the End of the Day

Written By: Telly

All of the leaves on the trees are green now you beg for a breeze
All of the people you meet on the street talk about the weather
You’ve got a job a house and a car. have a drink at the bar.
It’s not what you do. It’s not what they say. It’s not like it matters anyway. It’s not what you got but how you feel at the end of the day

You killed a man in cold blood as a child
You saw the look on his face as the life left drained out of his body
All of the people you know are proud of what you do for the city
It’s not what you do. It’s not what they say. It’s not like it matters anyway. It’s not what you got but how you feel at the end of the day

All of the guys that you go with mean nothing to you
You know you look good. you throw it around, and why not?
As long as you’ve got nothing better to do with what God gave you
It’s not what they say but how you feel at the end of the day

You always knew you were smarter than those that you answered to
But you’d rather stay under the radar, smile and look down at your shoes
I guess it’s ok, you’ve made it your way to deal with the abuse
It’s not what you do. It’s not what they say. It’s all up to you what games you play. It’s not what you got but how you feel at the end of the day
It’s not what they say but how you feel at the end of the day
It’s not what you do but how you feel at the end of the day

You of All People

Written By: telly

It’s been over a week now and I got my share of fun done
I’ve been eating well and feeling like hell
I dreamt you jumped off abridge and in the dream I cried
Until you came home all pissed off about my reaction to your feigned suicide

You of all people should know
That’s not the way it’s going to go
You want attention from me
Give me a reason

You of all people should know
I’m going to look past the show
Spare me the drama
I’m not your Mama

All is OK now inside my brain, haven’t read the papers
The midwinter spring turned to winter again and it’s goddamn cold
I can’t find a reason to get out of bed, it may be the season
I got your vote of confidence in a text message on my phone

Chorus:

I know it hurts you. You’re wondering how I could desert you.
You’ll say I never really tried, but you know that’s a lie.
Because you know I hurt too, but that’s not enough for you
You need to see the pain I feel, as if it’s pain that makes love real.

Chorus

Discography

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Set List

Sets can be anywhere from 40 to 180 minutes. Random covers are drawn from from our favorite artists in the rock, blues, funk and folk genres and thrown into a diverse mix of originals.