The Berries

The Berries

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The Berries music is an eclectic and fruity cocktail of powerful and soulful vocals layered on a foundation of pumping drum and bass blended with both delicate and blistering guitar. The Berries are from Cork, Ireland.

Biography

Formed in 2003 Irish band ‘The Berries’ 1st EP was released in early 2004. They subsequently won the prestigious ‘Murphys Uncorked Battle of The Bands’ and headlined over 40 gigs during the year. Their 2nd EP was released in November 2004 to much critical praise and coverage on nationwide radio and press. In 2005 The Berries were selected as finalists for the Murphys Live 2005 event and participated in the prestigious IMRO showcase tour.

The Berries are currently completing the recording of their debut album (produced by Ashley Keating of the Frank & Walters) which will be released in early 2006.

The band has a variety of influences ranging from Elbow, Interpol, Radiohead to Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd.

Lyrics

Don't let on

Written By: The Berries

Don’t let on

Put on your other shoes, you choose.
Leave out the settled sigh, what have you got to lose.
Don’t say it’s all OK it’s not, It’s not, It’s not.
Don’t look the other way you’re all I’ve got…

Don’t fall ,don’t crawl, don’t end it all, don’t leave like this without a kiss…
Don’t look down, just stay around, I know I‘ll miss you…

Don’t let on.

So put on a pair of jeans cailín.
Remember to look around love’s never what it seems.
Be careful what you say it’s early days.
I hope you get your way for both our sakes…

Don’t fall ,don’t crawl, don’t end it all, don’t leave like this without a kiss…
Don’t look down, just stay around, I know I‘ll miss you…

Don’t let on.

Please believe, my soul it needs, someone to bring me to my knees,
And tonight’s the night although it‘s bright, so come on, so come on, so come on…

And don’t let on

Take Charge

Written By: The Berries

Take Charge

If I thought I could,
Take charge of my life.
Lord you know I would,
Lord you know I would.

And I said, It’s too late
Time to die no time to cry.

And if I thought I could take
God you know I would,
Thinking all the time
of using all that’s mine

And I said, It’s too late
Time to die no time to cry.

And if I only knew, all the things I’d do.
And if I only tried, Imagine all the things I’d find.

And I said, It’s too late
Time to die no time to cry.

Out of sight

Written By: The Berries

Out of sight

It’s time,
Realise,
I’ve been hypnotised…

By your eyes.
Our lives,
Intertwined,

Under diamond skies…
Feel the rise,

This night,
It’s about,
Let the love shine out…

It’s my shout.
I’ll bring,
Many things,

I believe,
That my dreams,
Have come to be real.

Why can’t I just die right here inside your open thighs…
The joy that you can bring means everything, I’m open wide,
you’re out of sight

Discography

1st EP - Unnamed released in May 2004
2nd EP "If they don't care, why should I?" - released November 2004
Songs from both EPs have received significant radio play

We have released some rough mixes from the forthcoming album as promotional material

Set List

We only play our own original music and currently chose our set lists from over 20 of our own songs. A typical Berries gig is between 1hr 15mins and 1hr 30 minutes however we have played for up to 2 hours at various festivals.

Latest set list
1 - All Joking aside
2 - Don’t Let on
3 - I Got Mine
4 - So
5 - White Lies
6 - Out of sight
7 - For You
8 - It’s a death Wish
9 - The Wells
10 -Goodbye
11 - Signing Off
12 - Something always Happens
13 - You Don’t Have to

Encores :
14 - Take It
15 - Take Charge of a life
16 - Shaping each day
17 - Next time