The Watts

The Watts

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The Watts - award winning songs that snap, crackle & rock. Slick, tight performances that get your blood racing…and they’re all still at school!

Biography

When these four 14 year olds get together to play music, something special happens. Sure, they like regular kid’s stuff like icecream, skateboards and fast cars (Scalectrix of course!) but when The Watts are creating music, there’s nothing regular about it. For instance, check out this list of achievements since The Watts came together around the middle of 2005:

October 2005 - two self-penned songs, "Friday" & "Walkin'", are nominated for the finals of the Lower Secondary category of the 2005 WAM (Western Australian Music Industry Association) Song Of The Year Competition.

June 2006 - another self-penned song, “Recipe For Rock ‘n’ Roll”, wins the 2006 RockIT Junior Industry Award (part of the National Youth Week, 2006 National Talent Competitions). This is an Australia-wide competition open to 12-17 year olds & earned The Watts $5000 in prizes. One of the judges, Cam Baines from Bodyjar, described the song this way, “Great song, simple and hooky”.

October 2006 - “Recipe For Rock ‘n’ Roll” & a new song, “Shadows Of A City”, are nominated for the finals of the Lower Secondary category of the 2006 WAM Song Of The Year Competition. This time, “Shadows of A City”, takes out first place.

October 2006 - The Watts enter the City of Cockburn 2006 Battle of the Bands and…you guessed it, The Watts win!

This last achievement emphasises something else about The Watts. Not only can these youngsters write award-winning songs but they also deliver in a live setting.

This is how The Drum Media described The Watts’ appearance at the 2006 WAM Song Of The Year Ceremony, “The Watts … were the revelation of the evening”.

And here’s how general manager of The Fly By Night, John Reid, descibes his first contact with The Watts, “I was sitting in my office during soundcheck and I actually got up, walked outside and thought, ‘Wow, these kids’s are awesome. The guitars were bigger than them and they just rocked the place.”

The Watts first public performance was an all-ages show in March, 2006, at Fremantle's Fly By Night Musicians' Club. This was a huge, sold out success (600 people) and The Watts rocked!

Since then, The Watts have performed regularly including two more sold out appearances at The Fly By Night, an appearance at The Nannup Music Festival and a recent trip to WA’s far northwest saw them performing as guests of the Boab Festival in Derby.

Currently The Watts are recording their debut CD.

Lyrics

“Recipe For Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Written By: G.Hutchings M.MacKintosh L.Osborn

I’ve got a recipe for rock ‘n’ roll
It makes you wanna dance and lose control
I’ve got a recipe for rock ‘n’ roll, oh yeah

Some people like their music sugar sweet
But give me somethin’ with a bit more meat
That’s my recipe for rock ‘n’ roll, oh yeah

Recipe for rock ‘n’ roll
Recipe for rock ‘n’ roll

If you like the taste of something hot
Plug in a guitar and let it rock
That’s my recipe for rock ‘n’ roll, oh yeah

It’s not that hard, anyone can learn
Season with blues and let it burn
That’s my recipe for rock ‘n’ roll, oh yeah

Recipe for rock ‘n’ roll
Recipe for rock ‘n’ roll

“Best Destination”

Written By: M.MacKintosh/L.Osborn

Just open up your mind
And let me in
It’s an adventure all the time
In your imagination
If you close your eyes
Let yourself unwind

CHORUS:
The best destination
Is your imagination
The best destination
Is your imagination

Let creativeness absorb
Into your skin
Facts and fiction out the door
Let the sunlight in
If you close your eyes
Let yourself unwind

CHORUS

So just listen to me
Let your thoughts be free
Take time to relax
Allow your brain to kick back

Set List

A typical set lasts about 40 minutes & includes the following songs:

"Shadows Of A City" (The Watts)
"Friday" (The Watts)
"Recipe For Rock 'n' Roll" (The Watts)
"Best Destination" (The Watts)
"Too Cool For School" (The Watts)
"Speed Racer" (The Watts)
"Walkin'" (The Watts)
"Exactly Different" (The Watts)
"Waiting" (The Watts)
"Haircut" (The Watts)
"Dejavu" (The Watts)
"School Days" (Chuck Berry cover)
"Blitzkrieg Bop" (Ramones cover)
"Get Off My Cloud" (Rolling Stones cover)