The Marion Drexler Band

The Marion Drexler Band

BandCountryClassic Rock

We are a dance band with strong vocals covering a number of musical styles from country tinged classic rock to disco. Though our original music that is being recorded is very much on the country pop side. We enjoy entertaining and having a good time with our audiences.

Biography

The Marion Drexler Band

Marion Drexler has had her band together since the mid90's. Capable of covering blues to disco and rock to country, the band has devloped it's own sound from the great variety of influences the members have experienced over time. Southern rock with a strong dash of country would describe what would hear in their music.

Marion grew up on a farm near the south western Ontario town of Guelph. Western style horse back riding was another passion she had. After school she spent 9 years in the Canadian Armed Force, Air Division. It wasn’t until the early 90's that she began to sing. “I spent the 80's wishing I could sing.”, she often says. She formed the Marion Drexler Band in the late 90's performing cover tunes at dances in a great variety of venues. In addition to fronting her band Marion also sings with the worship band at her church.

Her band currently consists of Brian Jones, lead guitar, vocals and musical director; Jonathan Ison, drums, percussion & vocals and Don Maitland, bass guitar, live sound & vocals.

Brian Jones is a very accomplished guitarist. He played full time and toured Canada in the 70's and early 80's in a variety of bands crossing genres from blues to country to disco. Brian is a great singer in his own right and takes the lead on a several tunes during the full night gigs.

Jonathan Ison is a seasoned drummer/percussionist. His versatility has taken him across Canada and the US playing in a number of bands and again crossing genres with ease. When he is not active with the Marion Drexler Band, Jonathan can be found playing blues in a little big band setting and participating in a contemporary worship band at his church. His passion outside of music is motorcycle riding.

Don Maitland is the bassist and does live sound for the band. His first instrument was the drum kit back in the 60's then he gravitated to rythmn guitar before moving to bass. Don sings backing vocals will take the lead on a song or two during a full night gig. Musical tastes vary from rock to blues to country and Don also is involved with the contemporary worship band.

The great variety of musical experiences all swirling together is what gives the Marion Dexler Band its own sound.

Lyrics

Love Is A Losing Game

Written By: Marion Drexler, music & Harold Hutchings, words

Love is a Losing Game

It will take all you can give but often it is short lived
Yeah love is a losing game
Oh it’s a game that people play and there’s losers every day
Yeah love is a losing game

Love’s a game that has no bounds
It’s a game with ups and downs,
Loves a game that we all know
It’s a game that’s touch and go,
It’s a game for young or old
Love’s a game that’s hot or cold

It will take all you can give but often it is short lived
Yeah love is a losing game
Oh it’s a game that people play and there’s losers every day
Yeah love is a losing game

Love’s a game of mystery,
It’s a game for two not three,
Love’s a game that breaks your heart,
You take your chances when you play your part,
Love’s a game that has no rules,
It’s game that’s played by fools

It will take all you can give but often it is short lived
Yeah love is a losing game
Oh it’s a game that people play and there’s losers every day
Yeah love is a losing game

Love’s a game for rich or poor
It’s a game where nothing’s sure,
Love’s a game that make you change
It’s a game that’s played so strange,
Love’s a game that never ends
A lot of loves are seldom friends, Oh

It will take all you can give but often it is short lived
Yeah love is a losing game
Oh it’s a game that people play and there’s losers every day
Yeah love is a losing game
Yeah love is a losing game
Yeah love is a losing game

In This House

Written By: Marion Drexler, music & Harold Hutchings, words

IN THIS HOUSE (bass chart)

E B A B E (Piano only)

E B A B E (Fiddle) (bass peddle on E with 5ths)

E B
Cries made better with kisses’n hugs
A B
Juice spilled all over the rugs
E B
Washer’n dryer that never stops
A B
Chairs pulled over to counter tops
E B
Crayon pictures on the fridge
A B
Walls covered with portraits

C#m A E
In this house full of love
C#m A F#m B
In this house full of love
E A
Memories not to be missed
G#m B
Holding little hands give them a kiss
C#m B Bb F#m
We can never give them enough
A B E B A B
In this house full of love

Solo over verse form
E B A B E B A B
E B
Bedtime stories each night are read
A E
I love you is often said
E B
Being there when they first walked
A B
Listening to them while they talk

C#m A E
In this house full of love
C#m A F#m B
In this house full of love

E A
Memories not to be missed
G#m B
Holding little hands give them a kiss

C#m B Bb F#m
We can never give them enough
A B E (peddle - with 5ths)
In this house full of love
E
Love

WORDS by Harold Hutchings - MUSIC by Marion Drexler

I Do

Written By: Marion Drexler, music & Harold Hutchings, words

I Do

E A B E
V1 I ‘m so glad I found you first You took away my hurt
E F# B
You make everything alright even when I’m feeling blue

B A B E
CH you’re the sunshine in my life Today we’ll be man and wife
E F# B E
And we’ll make our dreams come true After we say the words I do

E A B E
V2 When you hold me tenderly, It was meant for us to be F# B
Lo--ving each other through out e---ternity.

solo over chorus: B A B E E F# B
E A B E
V3 I place this ring upon your hand I thank GOD for what he planned
F# B
For all the world to see, I love you and you love me
B A B E
CH You’re the sunshine in my life Today we’ll be man and wife
F# B E
And we’ll make our dreams come true After we say the words I do
F# B A B
And we’ll make our dreams come true After we say the words I do
A B E
I Do I love you.

Thank You

Written By: Marion Drexler, music & Harold Hutchings, words

THANK YOU

Intro: | D sus |Bm| G | Asus |
D Bm G Asus
I ‘ll be staying with you until the end
D Bm G Asus
I remember the hurts you helped me mend
Em A
Thank you for all that you’ve done
Em G A
You are someone I can count on
D Bm G
Thank you for being my friend
Asus |G | F#|E |Asus |
Thank you for being my friend

D Bm G Asus
Thank you for all the memories
D Bm G Asus
You’ve always been there for me
Em A
Thank you for making me laugh
Em A
I was lost you’d guide me back
D Bm G
Thank you for being my friend
Asus |D | D
Thank you for being my friend

C9 G D
You’re my guiding angel that’s heaven sent
C9 G D
I thank God everyday that the two of us met
D C9 G D
I know someday soon we’ll meet again
|C | Bm |C#m | Asus |
Oh wo woh..you’re my friend

D Bm G Asus
All the nights...... we talked on through
D Bm G Asus
For your help telling me what to do
Em A
Thank you for sharing my tears
Em G A
All the good times over the years
D Bm G
Thank you for being my friend
Asus D
Thank you for being my friend

D Bm G
I ll be staying with you until the end....
Asus G
Thank-you for being my friend...thank-you,
F# E
Thank-you, thank-you....
Asus D
Thank-you for being my friend

Spinning

Written By: Words: Don Maitland, Music: Marion Drexler

SPINNING
V1 D C
BROKEN GLASS... DRIPPING TEARS...
G D
TIRED HEART...TROUBLED YEARS...
D C
SO BAD...NO CHEER...
G D
CLOSE YOUR EYES... FEEL THE FEARS.

CHORUS
G D Em C
WINDING.. TURNING.. SPINNING ROUND AND ROUND
G D Em C
SEEING.. HEARING.. SENSES WITH THE SOUND
D G Em C
OF LOVE OF LOVE OF LOVE......SPINNING ROUND AND ROUND

V2 D C
ABSOLUTELY... NO DOUBT...
G D
COMPLETELY... WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT...
D C
ON TIME... YOU’VE GOT CLOUT...
G D
DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU SCREAM OR SHOUT CHORUS SOLO

V3 D C
FIRE... DRY SAND...
G D
LIGHTNING... THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN...
D C
COULD BE... ONLY ME...
G D
FEEL THE DESIRE TO BE FREE.. CHORUS X2 c 2005

Hungry Love

Written By: Words & Music: Marion Drexler

Hungry Love

/intro & verse 1

I'm starvin, I'm wastin away.

Since you left me baby, I ain't never been the same.

/chorus

I got a hungry love, I gotta hungry love for you.

When I see your eyes so blue what can I do.

/verse 2

Tell me what is this obsession I can't sleep at night.

I don't really care about possession all I want is you.

/chorus / solo / repeat verse 2 / chorus / verse 3

I think I really need some help to mend this broken heart.

I only want to give you all my love and make a brand new start.

/chorus/ Oh baby what can I do,

Cause I love you

Rest of My Life

Written By: Words: Harold Hutchings, Music: Marion Drexler

Rest of My Life Intro F,G, A x2
V1
We said our vows our I Do’s
I promised myself to you
Share my secrets tell no lies
Stand by you through lows and highs
C1
You’re my one and only love oooooo
My angel sent from above
I will always be by your side ooooh
I’ll love you for the rest of my life

V2
I’ll comfort you when your in pain
Hold you through the winds of change
You will never be alone
I’ll be the light that guides you home

C2
You’re my one and only love oooooo
My angel sent from above ooohhhh
I will always be by your side ooooh
I’ll love you for the rest of my life

Bridge
I want to grow old with you
We’ll make all our dreams come true
I’ll be there when times get rough
When you’re down I’ll pick you up.
C3
You’re my one and only love oooooo
My angel sent from above mmmmm
I will always be by your side ooooh
I’ll love you for the rest of my life oooooo ...tag last line...

Discography

Love Is A Losing Game, In This House, I Do, & Thank You have been released independently. All four singles are receiving radio airplay on a number of Canadian Community Radio stations. They are also getting regular play on www.ircountry.com an internet station in Dallas Texas.

Set List

Typical Set List with the show divided into 4 X 45 minute sets.

I Will Survive China Grove
Simply The Best Long Train Running
O Ya Como Va Listen to the Music
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Down on the Corner
Last Dance With Mary Jane Honky Tonk Women
Some Kind of Wonderful All Over Now
Don’t Stop Last Time
Dreams The Weight
I’m The Only One When Will I Be Loved
Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Takin Care of Business

Stuck in the Middle Hard Days Night
Green River 8 Days a Week
Proud Mary Can’t Buy Me Love
Black Magic Woman Got My Mojo Working
Tide is High Kansas City Blues
Heat Wave Shakin All Over
Mustang Sally Flip Flop & Fly
I Saw Him Standing There Gimme One Reason
Slow Down Pride & Joy
Chain of Fools White Rabbit