The Upstairs

The Upstairs

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High emotions are floating through the music and Olga's intonations. Your mood starts running upstairs, skipping one or sometimes even two steps to get higher while you listen to The Upstairs. For fans of Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow, Natalie Imbruglia. www.upstairs.com.ua

Biography

The idea of creating a pop rock band belongs to Olga Chernova. Olga (vocals, guitar) wrote a couple of songs and became obsessed with a dream of arranging and playing them with like-minded musicians. Being determined and devoted to music she started searching for musicians in February 2007. By April Oleg Rudnev (rhythm and solo guitar), Vladimir Ponikarovskiy (drummer) and Kirill Prosandeyev (bass player) joined Olga.

Since June 2007 The Upstairs have played a dozen of concerts in Kharkiv clubs (Churchill�s music pub, Agata, Fort). A song with an ethnic touch �Heart dance� was performed along with a tribal-fussion dancer on the concert dedicated to the band�s birthday. In July 2008 they took part in Ukrainian music festival �Pyat ozyor� along with such outstanding Ukrainian bands as Lyuk and Chayka. They received a great review in a local newspaper �Noviy den�.

In August 2008 bass player Kirill was replaced by Ivan Selyodkin and drummer Vladimir was replaced by Andrey Panasyuk. After those replacements rhythm section became more professional.

Since October 2008 songs �Sorry� and �Just looking back� have got into radio rotation of �Novaya Volna� and M fm (Kharkiv radio stations).

The Upstairs are being told their music reminds people of Sheryl Crow, Tori Amos and The Cardigans, some songs remind of Avril Lavigne, others � of Natalie Imbruglia, Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb.

April 25th 2009 The Upstairs presented their first album in Kharkiv at �Pintagon� and went for a tour in April-June 2009.

Official site: www.upstairs.com.ua (english version available)

Lyrics

The Upstairs - Sorry

Written By: Olga Chernova

Verse 1:

I think you're right, there is no right, no wrong
Just looking back I see the fantasies
What they were for?
And you see them fading now
I understand your feelings, yes, I'm into you
You're still in me, I'm in your dreams,
But we're already two
Cause the One has lately broken up

I see the suns going by
But I'm still on your mind

Refrain:

I....I am sorry
I'm really sorry
But you've given me the right
To be loved

Verse 2:

Yeah, we really have a lot in common
From day to day I realize I miss you as if you were my friend
And it's weird to smell the air without you
Now I remember all the joy we had
Becoming dull the troubles don't weigh much, I understand
Well, I don't have resentment against you
And even think I didn't give much credit for you

Refrain.

The Upstairs - I'm not steel

Written By: Olga Chernova

Verse 1:

I should have called for help
But I haven't
I have so much to do
But I won't say that I am tired
And my head is overfull

I wish I was a man
But I am not
I wish I was stronger
But I won't show vulnerability
Still I seek your sympathy

Refrain:

I wish it now
I'll sing it now just for you
Want you now
To know my nerves are not made of steel
So hold me now
Let me be so tiny
I'm the one
Who likes you more than her career

Verse 2:

I'm not a feminist
Already
Don't wanna earn more than my man
Suffrage movement couldn't be my aim

But I'd leave no stone unturned
To fulfill myself all out
Baby, hey
Would you help me, please?

Bridge:

Some doubts appear, I know, the fear is trying to rule
Sometimes I doubt in being strong enough to bear it
Stay, it's so amazing to feel you're with me
My love

Refrain.

The Upstairs - Why

Written By: Olga Chernova

Verse 1:

I see a laughing boy across the street
A thought flies through my mind
His face sure seems familiar to me
But I don't know the time and the place where we met
But here's a face I can't forget

Refrain:

Why? Is there a previous life?
So why? Who's the one to tease me?
If you ask if I'm fine
I'll say "Yes, I am".."No, I'm not"
Cause I wonder a lot

Verse 2:

I woke up late and I remember how
He got into my dream
So tight and passionate embrace, I thawed
He said I was the One he was searching for several lives
I dare say he was really nice

Verse 3:

He dropped into my dream....How was it?
I saw him in the street...later
Like a familiar place...a new city
And I wonder, I wonder, I wonder, I wonder...

Discography

The Upstairs recorded an EP album named �Give it a Go� which includes 8 tracks. Release date - April 25th 2009.

Set List

1st set (45 min)

1. The Upstairs - Philosophy
2. The Upstairs - Sorry
3. The Upstairs - I'm not steel
4. Avril Lavigne - Fall to pieces (cover)
5. The Upstairs - Equivalent
6. The Upstairs - Relaxed
7. The Upstairs - Why
8. The Beatles - Back in USSR (cover)
9. Sixpence None the Richer - Kiss me (cover)
10. Alanis Morissette - Hands clean (cover)

2nd set (45 min)

1. Jamoroquai - Picture of my life (cover)
2. The Upstairs - Just looking back
3. The Upstairs - Alanis
4. The Upstairs - Wants me
5. Meredith Brooks - Bitch (cover)
6. The Upstairs - Relaxed
7. The Upstairs - Why (acoustic version)
8. No doubt - New (cover)
9. The Upstairs - Nothing in your birds
10. The Upstairs - Beyond your blooming eyes