Theo Eastwind

Theo Eastwind

 Brooklyn, New York, USA
SoloAlternativeRock

Modern day troubadour and long time NYC subway performer, Theo Eastwind, creates original alternative pop/rock conjuring images of Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Nirvana, Sting and more. WINNER! - Williamsburg Live Singer-Songwriter. "Big Apple Icon!" - NY Post "Subway Idol!" - FOX 5 NY, "King of the Underground" - American Songwriter Magazine, "You're Going Places Kid!" - Johnny Cash, "New York Star of the Day" Fox 5, Theo advocates for Buskers and busking and runs the popular NYC Buskerball.

Biography

Modern day troubadour, Theo Eastwind, through the years has become an icon on New York City subway platforms as a Busker and Music Under New York performer. Theo’s blend of edgy alternative strumming and graceful melodies quickly hook straphangers and have landed sales of over 50,000 records, plus hundreds of thousands of downloads, above and below ground. He was featured on MSNBC.com, earned “Big Apple Icon” label by the New York Post, won the 100-musician Williamsburg Live Singer/Songwriter Competition, battled to the finals in "NYC Soundtracks" on the MSG channel, Won "Subway Idol" on Fox 5, Is crowned "King of the underground" by the American Songwriter magazine, and most recently contested on Fox 5 NY's "New York Star of the Day" a primetime NYC music competition hosted by Ernie Anastos with Bernie Williams leading the house band. Theo regularly appears on NY News 12 Brooklyn, Fox 5 and local print media as well as planning a tour across America, October 15 - November 31st 2016. Theo passionatly founded and runs the one and only "NYC Buskerball" showcasing New York's best Subway and street performers and helps to educate buskers on their rights. Together with organizations such as City Lore & BuskNY Theo continues to advocate on behalf of buskers everywhere. 



Lyrics

Set-Up

Written By: Theo Eastwind

Don't you know it's a set-up
Weigh down and I weigh up
Telling you to go find someone new

Talk it in, Talk it out
Purge your mind of all your thoughts
Take this time to renew all the things
You thought you knew about the basics
You were in a corner
Maybe if you look up, turn around and see
Talking up a windfall, everybody's always
"making it" because you're simply never there

Don't you know it's a set-up
Weigh down and I weigh up
Telling you to go find someone new
Don't you know it's a set-up
Weigh down and I weigh up
All the options I had they were so few

Better when, good it seems, living your TV dream
Perfect lies, without doubt
Buying in and selling out
As though you never have to know what you want
Only because pretending is easier than to
Find a deeper meaning, that is just a hassle
What if in the end it simply won't be there?

Don't you know it's a set-up
Weigh down and I weigh up
Telling you to go find someone new
Don't you know it's a set-up
Weigh down and I weigh up
All the options I had they were so few

Home

Written By: Theo Eastwind

What happened to you?
You used to be so full of news.
Always making a storm over this and that.

I stood up on some hill
10,000 miles from where I've been before
Telling all of my thoughts
No one's listening

Hey, wait, fate caught up with me in the end
And the end is the master, teaching you light
and the light is a blindfold

All the way home
whatever that signifies to you
all I know
as long as I go

Wake up to some noise
I'm terrified, and I'm terrified of the choice
I know is right around the corner
Was it the right way to go here I wonder?
Who ever thought that your past is a souvenir
you carry around and place you go?

All the way home
Whatever that signifies to you
All I know, as long as you...

Go up against the grain to find out what you're supposed to be
In ways I know it sometimes can be more than a surprise
Wait up again, I seem to lost what you've just said
But you've gone...

All the way home
Whatever that signifies for you
You may never find it, as long as you go

Lost Inside My Head Again

Written By: Theo Eastwind

Actions speak louder than words
I could not imagine to be mine
I'm staring into curious space most of the time
But I've got to keep going
And I've got to keep singing these songs
It's part of my calling to do

Will not turn around, all the way in the middle of the road, Father I got tired of you. Why did you come?
So I continue on, sitting beside you knowing
all of these things will blow by fast
before the landscape disappears
sitting in this shallow moonlight
only to see your face so bright
lost inside my head again

And the metaphors are flying all the way to the end of your life
we hide ourselves in sacrements left behind
and the great white whale is coming my way I know
with his great white tail holding up all of my expectations
with a moon so bright you can never find sleep
staring at the path that is laid out so sweet
it's a bad mistake to leave without a consultation

Sitting beside you knowing that these things will go by faster than the landscape disappears
Lost in inside my head again
sitting in this shallow moonlight
only to see your face so bright
lost inside my head again

and again

Discography

The O (full CD - April 4, 2006 release)

Songs from the Underground (compilation - lead track)

Select Bands Vol. 1 (compilation)

One (full CD)

Oh La La Li… (full CD)

Work in Progress (full CD)

Set List

Varies from one 1-1.5 hour set up to three 1-hour sets - set list includes original music from the discography; acoustic to rock depending upon venue