The Seals

The Seals

 Ashburn, Virginia, USA
BandCountryBluegrass

The Seals thrive on infusing old time music with the exuberance of youth, mixing raw emotion with sweet vocal harmonies and occasionally lewd lyrics with a barnshaking live show. The Seals’ blend of blues, bluegrass and old-time will hit you like a steam train and have you coming back for more.

Biography

Hailing from Perth's northern suburbs, The Seals hit the scene in mid 2010 with a series of raucous and rollicking shows, turning heads and gaining a dedicated following.

Their music carries with it the bittersweet memories of a time where the whiskey was tainted with dust and well-earned sweat. Where the old timber floorboards groaned under the boots of good honest folk and where stomping along to a lively fiddle tune was the best tonic to a hard days work under the hot sun.

The Seals thrive on infusing old time music with the exuberance of youth, mixing raw emotion with sweet vocal harmonies and occasionally lewd lyrics with a barnshaking live show. The Seals unique blend of blues, bluegrass and old-time will hit you like a steam train and have you crawling back for more.

Bound by a love for the music and simply passionate about the hoe-down, The Seals will no doubt get you knee-slapping and toe-tapping.

"The Seals successfully combine the essence of bluegrass and mountain string band music with modern alternative vocals, themes and contemporary sounds." - Lachie Davidson, DAVIDSON BROTHERS (November 2012)

"No matter whether your preferred genre is country and folk or hardcore Christian death-metal, it doesn't matter. You will love this band, and need them in your life. The Seals deserve your support, love and a spot on your playlist, because they bring the ruckus." Xpress magazine

a revelation, punching well above their weight with a big, ballsy, rollicking set Make no mistake, The Seals were the standout of the evening. Xpress Magazine

picks you up by the scruff of your shirt and really lets you get your hoe-down on The Seals songs are great uppers for when youre feeling down and want to hoe down Sounds of The Stage

proof that the Perth music scene is at least attempting to grow out of perceived genre specialitiesTheir debut EP almost guarantees that you will get up and start waving your legs around with/like a crazy person. Drum Media

VIDEO RECORDINGS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcPDyGYAVcY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-XePk7OcJ8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or6h6d061NM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOLMh0gt9Co

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4dX1XpnYnM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf_G9J9jCm8

Lyrics

Ramblin' Man

Written By: Thomas Gourlay

They say I am a rambling man,
I've rambled far and wide,
You know I've searched for you my love,
But you I cannot find

I don't wanna be rambler, but you know I ain't got a home
I don't wanna be rambler, but you know I ain't got a home

I've rambled here and I've rambled there,
I've breathed the cool fresh mountain air,
From the countryside to the city streets,
Prayed to the lord my soul to keep

I don't wanna be rambler, but you know I ain't got a home
I don't wanna be rambler, but you know I ain't got a home

Got no place to call my own
But in my hat that is my home
Gonna try to find my girl
Gonna keep on singing

Well, well, well, well, well, well

Well, well, well, well, well, well

Well the fox have holes and the birds have nests,
To rear and raise their young,
But I can't lay down my weary head,
Until my race is run

I don't wanna be rambler, but you know I ain't got a home
I don't wanna be rambler, but you know I ain't got a home

Be There Blue Eyes

Written By: Phillip Cilli

Lady, lady, take my hand,
I wanna be with you again
Your eyes are blue like a November sky
I want to be with you tonight

And I say oh,
Will you take my hand, for a while
I wanna be there with you, and not just by myself,
I wanna stay with you tonight

Lady, lady, take my hand,
I wanna be with you again,
Your eyes are blue like a polished sapphire
I wanna be with you tonight

And I say oh,
Will you take my hand, for a while
I wanna be there with you, and not just by myself,
I wanna stay with you tonight

Lady, lady, take my hand,
I wanna be with you again,
Your words are kind and your voice is sublime,
I wanna be with you tonight

And I say oh,
Will you take my hand, for a while
I wanna be there with you, and not just by myself,
I wanna stay with you tonight

And I say oh,
Will you take my hand, for a while
I wanna be there with you, and not just by myself,
I wanna stay with you tonight

I wanna be there with you, and not just by myself,
I wanna stay with you tonight

Cask Wine

Written By: Robert Tomlin

Mary you taste so fine,
You taste like cheap cask wine,
We went down to the river,
But she didn’t happen to deliver
On the promise she made last night

Oh, she tastes so fine like a cheap cask wine
Oh, she’s dangerous, she burns like turpentine

Mary likes her cigarettes,
She’s a walking, talking suffragette
But she doesn’t know who she’s voting for,
That doesn’t matter when you’re young,
Cos when you’re the bee you can’t get stung

Oh, she tastes so fine like a cheap cask wine
Oh, she’s dangerous, she burns like turpentine

Mary went to Sunday school
Her cocaine habit broke all the rules
Matthew, Mark and little John,
They didn’t know she was stealing money,
And stringing them along

Oh, she tastes so fine like a cheap cask wine
Oh, she’s dangerous, she burns like turpentine

Oh, she tastes so fine like a cheap cask wine
Oh, she’s dangerous, she burns like turpentine

The Ballad of Mary Johnston

Written By: Derry Doyle

Axe gone missing in the toolshed,
Someone stole my gun and all my lead,
Mary’s gone to find her lover,
She knowed he was with another,
Mary’s gone to kill her lover dead

Young Mary stood ‘bout five foot five,
She loved her man with all her might,
She’s the kinda girl that wouldn’t hurt a fly,
But when she caught him cheating, well,
She couldn’t stand competing,
She went after him with a gun strapped to her thigh

Axe gone missing in the toolshed,
Someone stole my gun and all my lead,
Mary’s gone to find her lover,
She knowed he was with another,
Mary’s gone to kill her lover dead

Mary’s man ran awful fast,
He looked like a blur when he went past,
He thought he could escape from her that way,
But there ain’t nothing quicker than a woman full of liquor,
Who’s been mistreated and who wants to make you pay

Axe gone missing in the toolshed,
Someone stole my gun and all my lead,
Mary’s gone to find her lover,
She knowed he was with another,
Mary’s gone to kill her lover dead

Mary took her shotgun killed her lover dead as nails,
And then she shot the sheriff, so she couldn’t go to jail,
The devil he came knocking, to take her sould to hell,
But Mary said “Just try it boy,”
And shot him dead as well

Axe gone missing in the toolshed,
Someone stole my gun and all my lead,
Mary’s gone to find her lover,
She knowed he was with another,
Mary’s gone to kill her lover dead

Discography

Ruckus Juice (EP) - 2012

"The Seals successfully combine the essence of bluegrass and mountain string band music with modern alternative vocals, themes and contemporary sounds. ‘Ruckus Juice’ contains all the energy you need for a damn good time, just add Whiskey!”
Lachie Davidson – DAVIDSON BROTHERS (November 2012)

“The Seals breathe pure energy into this new recording, an exciting juice of fun songs laced with interesting ensemble work and brilliant instrumental solos. Party on a disk.” – George Jackson - THE COMPANY and winner of the 2012 Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship.

"Ah, youthful energy and excitement, I remember that! Neo Bluegrass, now that sums the music up. The Seals have got the energy to reach out there, and have great original songs too. So turn it up, and hop on board, and Raise a Ruckus with the Seals..."
- Ian Simpson - 3 time Australian National Banjo Champion, 6 Golden Guitars - Has performed with Paul Kelly, Keith Urban, Slim Dusty.

The Seals (self-titled EP) - 2011

“…picks you up by the scruff of your shirt and really lets you get your hoe-down on… The Seals songs are great uppers for when you’re feeling down and want to hoe down…” – Sounds of The Stage

“…proof that the Perth music scene is at least attempting to grow out of perceived genre specialities…Their debut EP almost guarantees that you will get up and start waving your legs around with/like a crazy person.” – Drum Media