The Reckless Sweethearts

The Reckless Sweethearts

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Pop. Roots-rock. Folk. The Reckless Sweethearts blend genres like they do their trademark harmonies: seamlessly and with sweet results. Fun, raucous sing-alongs and sleepy ballads to dream and watch the stars to.

Biography

The Reckless Sweethearts have been charming audiences in their hometown of Saint John and beyond since 2005 with their polished, hook-driven songs. The Sweethearts' heart-on-sleeve lyrics, affecting harmonies, and pure pop sensibilities with an undercurrent of roots flavor evoke at times Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer, and 10,000 Maniacs.

The ethereal vocals of front woman and principal songwriter Kyla Wright take centre stage. Tracey Lavigne's harmonies and melodic guitar and mandolin riffs transform what could have been solo coffeehouse tunes into turn-up-the-radio gems. The rhythm section of Joanne Sheils on upright bass and Mike Dukes on drums brings it all home. With an EP under their belts and a new batch of big, shiny songs tried and tested on stage, the band plans to release their first full-length record in summer 2007.

The Reckless Sweethearts have shared the stage with such notables as Fred Eaglesmith, David Myles, In-Flight Safety, and The Most Serene Republic.

What people are saying about the Reckless Sweethearts:

"The Reckless Sweethearts are a breath of fresh air. Blending harmonies that conjure up images of the Indigo Girls, the Sweethearts are a new and welcome voice out of the Saint John music scene."
- Brent Mason

"I like this band a lot."
- Fred Eaglesmith

"The Reckless Sweethearts are a unique and exciting act, blending elements of pop songwriting with the pureness of the roots tradition to make music that is not only entertaining, but important. One of my favourite bands, period."
- Clinton Charlton (The Carousels)

Lyrics

Better Off

Written By: Kyla Wright

Something's got ahold of me
I just don't know what it is
Questions swirl around me
How did it ever come to this

Rattling around in the wind without a sound
Knowing it's the end
And I love you

You can't move me the way you used to
You can't smile at me behind those eyes
You can't know the way I used to love you
Maybe we're better off this time

Thoughts crash round like lightning
Thunder beating around my head
Just can't shake this feeling
of the sound of the words that you just said

Caught up in the storm of the way
you used to look at me
And I miss you

You can't move me the way you used to
You can't smile at me behind those eyes
You can't know the way I used to love you
Maybe we're better off this time

Maybe Monday morning
I'll learn how to say goodbye
Throw the covers off me
Brush my hair and dry my eyes

I would never want you to see me this way
It's over, it's over

You can't move me the way you used to
You can't smile at me behind those eyes
You can't know the way I used to love you
Maybe we're better off this time

Discography

2007 - full-length record to be released summer 2007

2006 - The Reckless Sweethearts (5-song EP)

Set List

Original songs:

Take Me With You
Better Off
Open Road
Every Time
Till You're Gone
Back to You
Seasons
Million Ways
Station
Miss You
Anything
Keep on Running
Home

Covers:

Angel From Montgomery (John Prine)
Helpless (Neil Young)
Better Be Home Soon (Crowded House)
I've Just Seen a Face (The Beatles)
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (The Byrds)
Wild Horses (Rolling Stones)
The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)
Left & Leaving (The Weakerthans)