Thomas Champagne

Thomas Champagne

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Funk with Class.....Funky rootsy pop, reggae and jazz served up on either full electric or acoustic platter. Hook friendly lyrics with a get up and shake something loose back beat. From an acoustic power duo to a full blown seven plus member rompin' stompin' groove machine.

Biography

Thomas Champagne is a Beaumont, Tx. native now residing in Austin, TX.. He cut his musical teeth touring with such bands as the funk/rock group 4D2 and Folsom Creek a rock/bluegrass mix. He then formed his own band, Solo Project, an acoustic jazz/funk/pop entity that later evolved into the electric entity that he now fronts known as Audioflava. In exploring his musical boundries he also plays solo acoustic shows and has also formed a seperate but equally powerful acoustic entity known as Champagne With Friends. With both acts he and his players have a strong base trio that can be built upon depending on the show/venue needs with seven plus musicians adding layer upon layer of grooviness in either acoustic or electric formats.

Lyrics

Fire Water

Written By: Thomas Champagne

G,C
They called it firewater firewater firewater mean a purpose
They called it firewater firewater firewater make me whole

See I want a rum no weaker mess
151 all of this straight form Africa

They called it firewater firewater firewater fire take me home
See Bring me red flowers tall towers so potent with power and a broom to sweep
up up
They called it firewater firewater firewater fire rescue me

Am, G, Am, D
It’s polarized, unpasturized, soft appetite, too strong for mine

Say Service for Shaman for profit for rhythm forgotten
Will this be cash or check
They called it firewater firewater firewater fire burns to slow
See nurture your soul intellect firewater’s to expect a verse from Don Carlos
They called it firewater firewater firewater fire take control

Am, G, Am, D
From Tennessee and Nairobi, come down and see The Shaman’s chanting.
They called it firewater firewater firewater mean a purpose
They called it firewater firewater firewater make me whole

Shade

Written By: Thomas Champagne


She knows, She goes, and shows that flow a little slower than before (C, A#, F, G)
It’s stress, a mess, there’s no contest assess the temperature
Break out the fine Champagne to toast, I’ve seen the ghost that haunts my home
Instead, I’ve read the text and solved a piece of your literature.

And there’s a subtle change to rearrange the passing of those friends. (C, A#, F, G)
With a golden coin that spins around decides who will come next
In the end they always turn around and pull you by their side
And another one can come along and bid you a goodnight

So, Believe in Fiery Tales and picture shows that come on late. (C, F, G)
Answer softly on the phone when no one here’s the hate.
Bag the lemons, serve the coffee, hotter than the grill.
Oh, I can still remember yesterday upon the window sill.
In the Shade
Come sit in the Shade. Come sit in the Shade. Shade.

Go pass the keys, Oh please I haven’t found a way inside this lock. (C, A#, F, G)
White Silophane, a broken pain the fixture hangs upon a knot.
I can wrap this shirt around my hand and hope that it’s An easy fix.
Remove the dust that’s formed a crust and hope and trust that things will not be missed

And there’s a subtle change to rearrange the passing of those friends. (C, A#, F, G)
With a golden coin that spins around decides who will come next
In the end they always turn around and pull you by their side
And another one can come along and bid you a goodnight

So, Believe in Fiery Tales and picture shows that come on late. (C, F, G)
Answer softly on the phone when no one here’s the hate.
Bag the lemons, serve the coffee, hotter than the grill.
Oh, I can still remember yesterday upon the window sill.
In the Shade
Come sit in the Shade. Come sit in the Shade. Shade. (C, A#, F, G)

And another one can come along and bid you a good night.
So believe, in Fiery Tales ……. (C, F, G)
So, Believe in Fiery Tales and picture shows that come on late. (C, F, G)
Answer softly on the phone when no one here’s the hate.
Bag the lemons, serve the coffee, hotter than the grill.
Oh, I can still remember yesterday upon the window sill.
In the Shade
Come sit in the Shade. Come sit in the Shade. Shade. (C, A#, F, G)

Easy Reggae

Written By: Thomas Champagne

Easy Reggae

Can u turn up the dial?
Let the music feel the earth…
Ridin on down your spine
Through 7 your rebirth
Jump red to green sound & seen
You’ll be dreaming of an island theme
Relaxing by the bay @ your home in PA

With Easy Reggae, Easy Reggae, Easy Reggae

You can feel it in your soul..
Only works when it takes real slow…

Now the dance hall style,
Has a mild, manner of solutions and fusions that may take a while.
Too contusive, abusive, a purposeful feat, that may pack some rhythm,
But stops at the knees.

With Easy Reggae, Easy Reggae, Easy Reggae

You can feel it in your soul..
Only works when it takes real slow…

When you find yourself, feelin low all alone,
Stuck at home, like a gnome, in the sun.
Whose been locked inside feel alive listen to the music unwind and revive.

With Easy Reggae, Easy Reggae, Easy Reggae

Discography

Champagne Anderson - Acoustic Duo Full length 2006
Audioflava- Live At Ruta Maya EP 2006

Set List

99.5% original
We can play for 45 min to up to 7 hours and still make the room move.

Covers-
Salt and Peppa
Scofield
G-Love
Sublime
Soul Coughing
The Meters
Bob Marley
Steve Miller Band