ThePaddocks

ThePaddocks

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

We are a family of creative individuals who share a passion for music, songwriting, acting and theatre. The Paddocks (Neil, Sue, James and Ben) are involved in a number of Musical Projects, including "Getting Ahead – The Musical" and "Rainbow Season", The Band, featuring James and Ben.

Biography

Neil is a songwriter with over 30 years experience.
He has played drums with Antz Avenue at the Marquee Club in London, supporting Bad Influence (who recently toured with Status Quo). He wrote and produced the original soundtrack for "Getting Ahead - The Musical". His influences include Queen, Genesis, Cream, Deep Purple.

Sue is an author and scriptwriter. She has written a diet book and the script for our Musical, "Getting Ahead".

James is a keyboard player, backing vocalist and midi composer, with over 200 midi songs to his credit, including tunes specifically designed for computer games and progressive rock inspired by Dream Theatre and Bad Salad. He composed the tunes for Rainbow Season's Battle Of The Bands finals in Joondalup in October 2012, finishing as runners up to winners Krank.

Ben is Rainbow Season's lead singer and an accomplished stage and voice actor. Ben has appeared in Shakespearean plays such as Macbeth with Kinetic Theatre and sung with Blue at The Corn Exchange in Kings Lynn, UK. Ben has created online voiceovers for movies such as "Darkest Days" and for the video game "HollowFear".

The Paddocks appeared in the Limelight Theatre's "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" musical in June 2012.

We have all collaborated on "Getting Ahead - The Musical".

Lyrics

It's Wikid To Be Wicked

Written By: Neil Paddock

It’s wikid to be wicked!
It’s so boring to be nice
So many sins I’ve listed
In my twisted world of vice!

Gambling with my courtiers
Guzzling crates of booze
Making up the rules
So it’s impossible to lose!

It’s so wikid to be wicked
These are the travels through a wicked, twisted mind!
It’s so wikid to be wicked
If you say you don’t like it
You can kiss my royal behind!

HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa!

It’s wikid to be wicked
It’s such fun to be a swine
I get exactly what I want
Every single time!

It’s hunting in the afternoons
Then wenching ‘til the dawn
Indulging every petty whim
Since the day that I was born!

It’s so divine, what’s yours is mine
And what’s mine’s my very own
Bring your lady to the court
And I won’t leave her alone!

I’m so wicked, so very wicked
These are the travels through a wicked, twisted mind!
I’m so wicked, so very wicked
If you say you don’t like it
You can kiss your ass goodbye!

It’s wikid to be wicked
It’s so boring to be nice
So many sins I’ve listed
In my twisted world of vice!

If you’ve a bauble or a trinket
Something to take a shine to
A diamond, a palace
I’m bound to make it mine too!

I’m so wicked, so very wicked
These are the travels through a wicked, twisted mind!
I’m so wicked, so very wicked
So you’d better grin and bear it
Or you’ll kiss your ass goodbye!”

Spoken:
Now, where did I put that pile of death warrants?
Ah - here they are, HaHaHaHaHa!

© Copyright 2013 Neil Paddock. All rights reserved

WAM Membership Number 58378

Breakthrough

Written By: James Paddock

VERSE 1
A dance on the end of your bed
A crash-landing onto your head
A homeward ride while you're feeling the high
Not knowing if you're in real life

A jump from a roof to prove your skill
Until it looks like you could've been killed
An act that tempts fate
With a chocolate cake
And suddenly you're on the front page

PRE-CHORUS 1
You're a legend in the making
Fame is right there for the taking
There's no magic formula
And there's nothing funnier
Than watching someone act a fool

CHORUS 1
You're a breakthrough
Without a clue
Thousands will stop what they're doing to see you
People like you aren't hard to find
But you're still one of a kind

VERSE 2
On your bike, round a devilish turn
Misjudge it and you crash and burn
A fight with a door, and a fall to the floor
Leaves them only wanting more

Skip the red light at the end of the road
Nearly struck down by a heavy load
An act that defies
Belief how you didn't die
But it's fun to watch you nearly lose your life

PRE-CHORUS 2
You're a hero in the making
And the risk was well worth taking
There's no magic formula
And there's nothing funnier
Than watching someone lose their cool

CHORUS 2
You're a breakthrough
Without a clue
Thousands will stop what they're doing to see you
People like you aren't hard to find
But you're still one of a kind

You're a breakthrough
Out of the blue
Your golden moment is there for the world to view
Immortalized on the screen
Your unfortunate scene

[SOLOS]

MIDDLE SECTION
Surreptitiously recorded
Universally applauded
When things don't go exactly as planned
No sense of camaraderie
Just laughing at your tragedy
As they watch you plant a nail in your hand

You gave into temptation
For a viral reputation
And anonymous adoration
You're a living sensation

PRE-CHORUS 3
You're a legend in the making
Fame is right there for the taking
There's no magic formula
And there's nothing funnier
Than watching you fall foul of the rules

[CHORUS 2]

(C) Copyright 2013 James Paddock. All rights reserved.

WAM Membership Number 58378

Witch Hunt

Written By: Neil Paddock

Look Out!

The “Grunts”
We’re on a witch hunt Lady and we’ll make you pay!
We’re on a witch hunt Babe it’s really not your day!
We’re on a witch hunt Sugar - it’s just begun
We’re gonna find you!

Chorus - Chanted by The “Grunts”
We’re gonna find you, nobody stands in our way
And when we find you, we’re gonna make you pay
We’re on a witch hunt and it’s really good fun!
On a witch hunt there’s nowhere you can run!
We’re gonna find you, nobody stands in our way
And when we find you, we’re gonna make you pay
We’re gonna find you!

Verse 1 - Witchfinder General (WG)
I’m the Witchfinder General and I’m on your trail
With the evidence I fabricate, I know I cannot fail
I can “fix” your trial and there will be no bail
I’m gonna find you - I’m gonna find you soon!

Bridge - WG
We are a cause set in motion
We’ll track you to the ends of the ocean
We’re legendary for our devotion
We track our victims down
Then put them in the ground

Verse 2 - (WG)
A silver coin for any man who comes back with the prize
I get a real terrific kick, from the terror in their eyes
So come on “Sugar”, the punishment you choose
May help to prove your innocence
You’ve just your life to lose! Ha! Ha! (Look Out!)

Chorus - Chanted by The “Grunts”
We’re gonna find you, nobody stands in our way
And when we find you, we’re gonna make you pay
We’re on a witch hunt and it’s really good fun!
On a witch hunt there’s nowhere you can run!
We’re gonna find you, nobody stands in our way
And when we find you, we’re gonna make you pay
We’re gonna find you

Bridge - WG
You’re an accident waiting to happen
We’ll gloat as your flesh starts to blacken
Smell your fear as your bowel muscles slacken
We track our victims down
Then put them in the ground

Verse 3 - The “Grunts”
We have our orders and we love the chase
Shall we throw you to the fishes?
Catch that look upon her face - Ha!Ha!
We’ll watch you suffer
You can choose which way you die
Shall we tie you to a burning stake
and blacken up the sky?

Chorus – Chanted by The “Grunts”
We’re gonna find you, nobody stands in our way
And when we find you, we’re gonna make you pay
We’re on a witch hunt and it’s really good fun!
On a witch hunt there’s nowhere you can run!
We’re gonna find you, nobody stands in our way
And when we find you, we’re gonna make you pay
We’re gonna find you GUILTY!

[Keyboard Solo]

Bridge - WG
We are a cause set in motion
We’ll track you to the ends of the ocean
We’re legendary for our devotion
We track our victims down
Then put them in the ground

Verse 4 - WG
We represent his majesty, we represent the crown
To punish you for treason, we’re gonna take you down!
We’re on our good King’s business and it just won’t wait
Shall we finish you at Tyburn, or at Traitor’s Gate?

Last Chorus* Chanted by The “Grunts”
We’re gonna We’re gonna
We’re gonna find you, nobody stands in our way
And when we find you, we’re gonna make you pay
We’re on a witch hunt and it’s really good fun!
On a witch hunt there’s nowhere you can run!
We’re gonna find you, nobody stands in our way
And when we find you, we’re gonna make you pay
We’re gonna find you

Last Chorus* The “Grunts”
We’re on a witch hunt Lady and we’ll make you pay!
We’re on a witch hunt Babe it’s really not your day!
We’re on a witch hunt Sugar - it’s just begun
We’re gonna find you

GUILTY!

[“Last Chorus” parts are sung simultaneously]

(C) Copyright 2013 Neil Paddock. All rights reserved.

WAM Membership Number 58378

Discography

Our SoundCloud pages are currently the best place to listen to our material.

Refer to the Getting Ahead soundtrack at Neil Paddock's SoundCloud page [NeilPaddock] and James Paddock's SoundCloud page [James-Paddock] for Muse covers and his original compositions.

You will also find a comprehensive set of professional voiceovers at Ben's Soundcloud page [BenPadddockVA].