The Bella Donnas

The Bella Donnas

BandComedyCabaret

Quirky jazzy cabaret songs about boys we dated and boys we tried to date, but mostly boys we wish we hadn't dated.

Biography

The Bella Donnas were formed when two saucy honeys got together and wrote a song about a meatball of a man they'd both dated. Aptly titled "Waste of Time," the song turned out to be anything but, and was the start of something that would soon have them both made in the shade.

Myriam and Shannon are both classically trained guitarists but Myriam rented a standup bass in late 2006 and hasn't looked back since. Originally from Montreal she passed her childhood making faces in the mirror and pining for batman (don't we all love a man in tights??). She studied ballet intensively for 13 years but in spite of this she was never able to do a handspring like Catwoman. But by golly she tried! She's also a swell drummer, and played in several grunge and punk bands in the Montreal and Toronto areas.

Shannon is a genuine Vancouverite and studied classical guitar and composition at UBC. She played guitar in sassy lassie rockers SixBlockRadius, and then fronted Minutes to Monday (more sassy lassies). She sold her soul to the devil so she could play jazz. Don't tell her mother. As a child she liked to draw and paint and sing out of tune. She was never one for making faces in mirrors but she did like to change into several different outfits a day and parade around until someone told her she was pretty, to which she'd respond, "I know."

The gals released their first EP, "Man Slaughter" in the summer of 2008, and then proceeded to tour across Canada. Once out East, they thought, "Hey, why stop here?" and flew their up-dos and red high heels all the way to London, England, where they are currently stealing hearts and stirring things up on the live music scene.

As the Bella Donnas these two gals have got some swinging hooks that'll have you grooving in no time! Drawing inspiration from the fat-heads they wasted time on in the past, nothing's gonna put the kibosh in the momentum they have going. Don't try to shuck these ladies with your jive talk boys, they'll be sure to write a song about it. They're cooking with gas, and that's the word from the bird.
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Lyrics

Christian Boy

Written By: Shannon Perkins/ Myriam Cournoyer

Shannon: So Mimi, what happened with that guy last night?
Mimi: Nothing
Shannon: Nothing?
Mimi: Nothing.
Shannon: But didn't you spend the night with him?
Mimi: Yah, we just cuddled
Shannon: You didn't even make out?
Mimi: Nope.
Shannon: Why not?

Mimi: He was a Christian boy
Shannon: Ohhhh
Mimi & Shannon: He was a Christian boy

Chorus
And he said, "No no no no no no no
Don't touch me there!
Oh don't you dare!"
And I said, "Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Oh don't be scared
God doesn't look down there!"

Verse 1
Tried to take his pants off but he stopped me
He said, "Oh girl you are so naughty."
I said, "What's wrong? I know you want me."
He said, "I do, I really do, but Jesus stopped me."

He said he can't without a wedding
I said, "That's awfully upsetting."
So I gave in and said I'd wear his ring
If he would only let me touch his (ding) ding-a-ling

Chorus
But he said, "No no no no no no no
Don't touch me there!
Oh don't you dare!"
And I said, "Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Oh don't be scared
God doesn�t look down there!"

Verse 2
He touched my hand and said he had to stop
Cause he was having impure thoughts
I said, "No shit Sherlock it's hard to stop
But I guess it's easy when your tubes are blocked"

Chorus
Cause he said, "No no no no no no no
Don't touch me there!
Oh don't you dare!"
And I said, "Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Oh don't be scared
God doesn't look down there!"

Verse 3
He went and joined a monastery
Where women are imaginary
But his lust was awfully scary
His sheets were wet all January

So he showed up at my door one day
And said he'd realized while he was away
That what he needed was to get laid
I said, "Sorry, I found Jesus while you were away"

Chorus
And I said, "No no no no no no no
Don't touch me there!
Oh don't you dare!"
And he said, "Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Oh don't be scared
God doesn�t look down there!"

No no, yes yes, no no, yes yes,
No no yes yes no no yes yes

Hurry up and break up

Written By: Shannon Perkins/ Myriam Cournoyer

Hurry Up and Break Up

I met him in a seedy bar
Tried to charm him but I didn't get far
Ten minutes into the conversation
He dropped the "G" word
Said, "I've got a girlfriend"

So hurry up and break up with your girlfriend
I could love you much better than her
Hurry up cause I'm tired of waiting
She might be cute but I play guitar uh-huh
(She plays guitar uh-huh)
(She plays guitar uh-huh)

Found him crying in his beer one night
Said his girlfriend was out of sight
I said, "Don't you worry I'll make you feel alright,
Just let me know when you're over that girlfriend."

So hurry up and get over that girlfriend
I'm gonna love you much better than her
Hurry up cause I'm tired of waiting
She might be cute but I play guitar uh-huh
(She plays guitar uh-huh)
(She plays guitar uh-huh)
(She plays guitar uh-huh)

I was holding back to give him some time
A month later he was looking fine
I leaned in close, went in for the kiss he said
"Uh uh uh I'm back with my girlfriend"

So hurry up and break up with your girlfriend
I could love you much better than her
Hurry up cause I'm tired of waiting
Hurry up and break up with your girlfriend
I could love you much better than her
Hurry up cause I'm tired of waiting
I could love you so much better
I'm so tired of waiting
She might be cute but I play guitar uh-huh
(She plays guitar uh-huh)
(She plays guitar uh-huh)
I play guitar uh-huh

Waste of time

Written By: Shannon Perkins/ Myriam Cournoyer

You don't meet me at the door
And never meet me halfway
I have to walk the extra length
So I might as well walk away

You can't win me if you don't gamble
Throw your chips in or quit the game
Sometimes love means stepping away
Just to see if you want to stay

I spend my nights writing about you
What a waste of time
Time, time, time

I call your bluff and you run away
You are just sans tolerance
If you want a girl who stays quiet
Get yourself a blow-up doll

I spend my nights writing about you
What a waste of time
Time, time, time�

All the girls in the world
This is what we really need

A cup of tea and little moments
Shared with friends, that's all we need

I spend my nights writing about you
What a waste of time
Time, time, time�

Discography

The Bella Donnas Demo (2007)
Man Slaughter EP (August 2008)

Set List

Soundcheck
Christian Boy
No Balls
Spying on You
Can of Worms
Waste of Time
Gotta Be Gay
"Meating" Up
Tricked Me
Fish in the Sea
Hurry Up And Break Up
Trouble
Drug Dealer
Damn You

Covers:
Manege a Moi (Edith Piaf)
Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (Brian Hyland)
Please Mr. Postman (The Shirelles)
All I Do Is Dream Of You (Debbie Reynolds)
Let's Have a Party (Wanda Jackson)
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (The Andrews Sisters)
Lovefool (The Cardigans)
Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Get Rid of That Girl (The Donnas)
Belleville Rendez-Vous
Batman
Spiderman
Love Potion #9 (The Coasters)
Long Tall Sally (Little Richard)
Wipeout (The Ventures)
Why Don't You Do Right? (Peggy Lee)
Rockin Robin (Bobby Day)
Do You Love Me? (The Contours)
Twist & Shout (The Beatles)
Sufin USA (The Beach Boys)
Tequila (Richie Valens)
Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (The Shirelles)
Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles)

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