The Viragos

The Viragos

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The Viragos - Popadelic Rock! Toe tappin, Butt shakin, "music that makes you want to sing along at the top of your lungs!" ...full of infectious melodies and lush harmonies. Let Music Unite!

Biography

THE VIRAGOS - a Popadelic Rock Band based in Vancouver, B.C. “music that makes you want to sing along at the top of your lungs!" Their music evokes the spirit of the 70s & 80s with modern sensibility; full of infectious melodies and lush harmonies. THE VIRAGOS unique sound conjures up images of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Heart co-writing.

THE VIRAGOS performances are packed with their dynamic originals, as well as a great mix of familiar favorites from the 70s & 80s. Upbeat and fun, for any age.

Debra Howell, a freelance singer/songwriter & Marilyn Monroe impersonator, and Lisa Rae Simons, a vocalist and freelance bass guitar player, are the driving force of THE VIRAGOS;
backed by Steve Kulusic on lead guitar and Rusty James on drums, allowing them to perform in two equally strong formats - a full band (4 piece) and a duo.

THE VIRAGOS are in their element playing to intimate audiences, as well as crowds of 30,000 plus. Their extensive musical and performance experience gives them a cutting edge with their original music and live performance.

THE VIRAGOS songs emerge from the exploration of our human nature; from the importance of our inherent connection with the Earth and Nature, to the powerful metamorphic transformations of our lives, and by the belief in Peace and the power that music has to Unite!

View LIVE VIDEO CLIPS and hear MORE SONGS on our website: www.theviragos.com

Lyrics

Bluebird

Written By: Debra Howell & Lisa Rae Simons

Blue bird and I are friends
The kind that I have come to depend on
Blue’s tales of where he’s been
Help me embrace the patterned cleansing wind

Blue bird sings the morning song
Preaches gospel then he’s gone

Bye bye bye precious
Friend of mine I watch you
Rise from life’s play down
Where you fly with clouds in sky’s playground

Each day I leave blue alms
Water, seed and a friend’s acceptance
I hope one day he will see
These simple gifts are meant to praise him

Pre chorus
Chorus

Then one day on the ground
A single bluebird feather lies
what deeper gift can a blue bird give
Than what makes him fly

Bye bye bye precious
Friend of mine I watch you
Rise from life’s playdown
Where you fly

Bye bye bye precious
Friend of mine you have
Touched my life and taught me
How to rise and fly with life’s playdown

Copywritten Oct. 30, 2004 Debra Howell & Lisa Simons. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

The Kiss

Written By: Debra Howell & Lisa Rae Simons

Two kindred souls attuned to perfect bliss (Heard the call)
Attracted by the depth of love each one possessed
They spent their time searching high and low
Some how they knew each one would show

And when they met (and when they met)
Lips greeted lips (lips touching lips)
True love had born
The first kiss

Since that time when lovers meet or part
To seal the vow of each devoted heart
Two hearts that merge, loves union crowned
Lifes grandest ways possible now

Fond lips touch lips (Those happy lips)
Exchanging bliss (Oh what a kiss)
True love renews
With each kiss

Solo:

Fond lips touch lips (Those happy lips)
Exchanging bliss (Oh what a kiss)
True love renews
With each kiss

Two hearts together
(love’s union crowned)
Life’s grandest pleasure
(Possible now)

Repeat

Two hearts together
Life’s grandest pleasure
Two hearts together
Life’s grandest pleasure
Two hearts together
Life’s grandest pleasure

Copywritten Debra Howell & Lisa Simons. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Butterfly

Written By: Debra Howell & Lisa Rae Simons

Day after day
She drowns her dreams away
‘Till one little spark that lands
To bring her and her dream hand in hand

Truth in the dark
Helped light her a brand new start
Then change inspired her to grow
Led her to the natural flow

CHORUS
Fly in the sky Fly free BUTTERFLY in the sky Fly free BUTTERFLY

BRIDGE/SOLO

Shed your old skin
Make room new life’s within
Rise to all that’s in sight
It’s time to set those wings in flight

CHORUS

Fly in the sky Fly free BUTTERFLY Fly in the sky Fly free BUTTERFLY

Copywritten June 5, 1999, Debra Howell. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Discography

debut album: The Viragos volume 1
Songs: Bluebird, Butterfly, The Kiss, Innocence, Melting, Let's Make Love

Set List

SONG LIST

THE VIRAGOS ORIGINALS:

Bluebird
Butterfly
Blue Sky
Flyin
I'll Be Still
Innocence
Landscape
Let’s Make Love
Melting
Misled
Peace
Stop The Moon
Sweet
The Kiss
Eternal Bond

COVERS:

Dreams
Crimson & Clover
I touch myself
Love Potion #9
Sweet Dreams Baby
Come to my window
Hit me with your best shot
Joey
Keep on Rockin in a free world
Money
Roxy Roller
Yellow
The Beat Goes on

...always something new brewing!