Tucky Tobias

Tucky Tobias

BandJazzFunk

I sound like Brother James Brown meets Herbie Hancock for cafe con leche with Stevie Ray at Ella's house. Booty shaking music!

Biography

Bassist, Singer, Composer, Jazz Educator. IAJE member, ASCAP member. I also dance and play piano! Graduate of University of Miami- Music Education with Jazz Emphasis. Recently relocated to NYC. Recently designated Artist by the City of New York. Bassist/singer for the Sky Band. www.myspace.com/myskyband
The Sky Band recently finished our video "Special" with production company No Frames LLC! Directed by Erin Judd and Mikko Timonen. Executive Producer Eric Nirina. "Special" is receiving airplay on Z100 in NYC and on affiliate's aroung the world. We are in contract negotiations (wish us luck!) Currently in process of recording my debut album of original tunes on bass, piano, vocals, etc. entitled "Songs In The Key Of One." Also performing with Grammy Award winner Enid (of Enid and the Boys & Fame! the Musical) and Joy Ryder & the New York Rhythm All-Stars. In Florida after I was doing an opening slot on tour with AC/DC and recording "The Lost Album," with them, I was bassist/singer for Joey Gilmore, the International Blues Challenge Winner of '05, plus many recording artists such as Prince(!), Lucky Peterson, The Roach Thompson Blues Band, Nancy Heartline, T-Blue... People say I'm hot, professional and creative. My bass of choice is a handmade Tobias bass (after Alembic & before Gibson) - my hero Michael Tobias actually handmade it!

Lyrics

Song For Africa

Written By: Parkis

Intro -
/: Dm (sus) Cm (sus) / Cm (sus) :/
V1 - Dm
They came here to take my land. Africans on Africans.
They're here to destroy my family, can you hear me? ( Dm hold! )
CH -/ Dm Cm / Bb / Bb Cm / Dm /
They're taking our homes. We need to runaway!
/ Dm Cm / Bb / Bb Cm / Dm /
They're taking our lives. We've got to get away!
/ Dm Cm / Bb / A7(alt) / A7(alt) /
They're crushing our souls. I want to fly away.........
V2 - Dm
I heard the killers call out my name. Everyone knew why they came.
Mother, Father, Brothers all dead! Oh, Lord, please!!!!( Dm hold! )

CH -/ Dm Cm / Bb / Bb Cm/ Dm /
They're taking our homes. We need to runaway!
/ Dm Cm / Bb / Bb Cm/ Dm /
They're taking our lives. We've got to get away!
/ Dm Cm / Bb / A 7 (alt) / A 7(alt) /
They're crushing our souls. I want to fly away.........

BRIDGE: (EASY)
/ Gm / F9A / Dm / C /
All we need is each other, for the world to sur vive.
/ Gm / F9A / Dm / Dm /
All we want is the truth: A LIVE!
/ Gm / F9A / Dm / C /
If we all work to gether, harmo ny will pre vail..
/ Gm / F9A / Dm / Ebsus /
With the power of ONE LOVE!

CH -
/ Dm Cm / Bb / Bb Cm / Dm /
They're taking our homes. We need to runaway!
/ Dm Cm / Bb / Bb Cm / Dm /
They're taking our lives. We've got to get away!
/ Dm Cm / Bb / Bb Cm / Dm /
They're taking our homes. Please can you help today!
/ Dm Cm / Bb / A7(alt) / A7(alt) /
They're crushing our souls.
I want to fly away...

Whatever It Was

Written By: Parkis

3/06 Whatever It Was K. Parkis/Ruzicka

I NTRO – /Am Em /Am F/

/G /C C Dmc C /G /C C Dmc C /
V1 – This is the last of whatever it was. It wasn’t love or was just because it?
/G /C C Dmc C /G /C C Dmc C /
This is the last of whatever we had. Was it a miracle or just a chance?
/Am /Em /
BR - A chance to celebrate or mourn the past?
/Am /Fmaj7 /
I see you inside, and so I decide to take a long ride.

V2 - This is the end of whatever we had. Was it a miracle or just a passing fad?
Is it the end of whatever we did? We lived and loved, or we loved and lived?
/Am /DEm /Am /DEm /
BR - We took a bite of life to feel so alive, a celebration, a motivation to set the night on fire!
/Am /DEm /
A chance to realize we never mourn the past.
/Am /Fmaj7 /
I feel you inside, you feel me outside, we take the long ride.
Solo - /D /Am /D /Am /D /Am /C /Esus4 E7 /

V3 - Is this the end of now and then and why?

Why must we say it? Don’t let me say it! Good-bye…
Is this the end of whatever it was? It was oh so wonderful because it was…

LOVE! It was love! It’s still love! Yes, I once knew love.



Superman

Written By: Tucky Tobias

Parkis/Crawford/Ruzicka Super Man! 3/07

Intro - /Cm /Db7 /Cm /Am7b5 D7alt /

V1 - /Gm9 /Dm9 /
When I think of you my heart sings.
/Gm9 /Dm9 /
When you call my name my cell phone starts to ring.
/Gm9 /F6
When you smile at me you mesmerize my eyes.
/Cm CmB CmBb CmA /CmAb Gm Fm Galt/
When you reach into my soul I know the world will rise again.

/Cm /Db /Cm /Am7b5 D7alt/

V2 - /Gm9 /Dm9 /
When I hear you laugh, I giggle to myself.
/Gm9 /Dm9 /
When you play with me, I never want to leave!
/Gm9 /F6 /
When you close yours eyes do you see me in your mind?
/Cm CmB CmBb CmA /CmAb Gm Fm Galt/
When you kiss my face I know the sun will shine again.

Chorus -/Ebmaj7 /Gm7 /Am7 /Cm9 Gm7 /
Will you be my Super baby? Super Man – who are you?
/Ebmaj7 /Gm7 /Am7 /Bbsus BbAb / Won’t you be my Super baby? Super Man – please tell me….

/Cm /Db7 /Cm /Am7b5 D7alt/

V3 – /Gm9 /Dm9 /
Your presence next to me feels so safe and secure,
/Gm9 /Dm9 /
And when I fall asleep I dream we’re soaring in the air!
/Gm9 /F6 /
When you squeeze me tight I feel your strength, 100 men, and
/Cm CmB CmBb CmA /CmAb Gm Fm Galt/
Peace fills the air and makes the angels spread their wings.

Superman P 2

Chorus -/Ebmaj7 /Gm7 /Am7 /Cm9 Gm7 /
Will you be my Super baby? Super Man – I want you.
/Ebmaj7 /Gm7 /Am7 /Cm9 Gm7 / Won’t you be my Super baby? Super Man – I need you!
/Ebmaj7 /Gm7 /Am7 /Cm9 Gm7 /
Will you won’t you be my Super baby? Super Man – who are you?
/Ebmaj7 /Gm7 /Am7 /Dbmaj7b5/ Will you won’t you be my Super baby? Super Man – please tell me….
Outro –
/Cm7 /Db7 /Cm /Db7 /
repeat ad infinitum


Amelie Rie

Written By: Tucky Tobias

3/2004 Amelie Rie K.Parkis

INTRO - /C /F /Gsus /F /

/C /F /C /F /Am G F /
Lullabye, I want to sing you a lullabye. Pure an lovely, my heart heaves a sigh,
/C /F /Gsus /F /C /F /Gsus /F /
Amelie Rie’s own melody; a lullabye.

/C /F /C /F /Am G F /
Lullabye, I want to sing you a lullabye. The world’s your Big Apple. Just take a bite!
/C /F /Gsus /F /C /F /Gsus /F /
Amelie Rie’s own melody, a lullabye.

Mi Boca

Written By: K. Parkis

6/07 MI BOCA K. Parkis/K. Ruzicka

Boca, kiss my boca, kiss my boca. Kiss my lips, my mouth,
My Boca. And you know I want you closa.
So please come and dance right ova. Besa mia, kiss my Boca, chupa
en mi lingua
lova! You’re my lova, Caro mia, my sweet Dulcito.

Suave, rico suave en la lluvia.
In the rain it’s oh so beautiful.
And so wet, so wet
la lluvia. Like your lips, your mouth,
your boca. Besa mia, kiss me darling. Won’t you come right now and love me!

You Need Me!

Written By: K. Parkis arr. K. Ruzicka

IF your head is hurtin, you better holler! /Bb /D7#9 /
If you want a woman, you better get a doller. /Eb /Ab6 /
Daddy said, "If you hungry, you gotta eat." /Gm /F7 Bb7/If you want love, don't walk the street. /Eb /Eb E /
Are you a boy or you a man? /F7 /
You gotta stand up, Lord, and work your plan. /Eb /
I need you and you need me! /Bb Ab A /Bb /

If you need some bread, better grind some wheat.
If you want to sleep, you gotta clean your sheet.
If you have a gun, you better learn to shoot.
Love Mother Earth, give a hoot, don't pollute!
Are you for sure, or are you pretend?
Take your cards and play your hand
I need you and you need me!

Please help yourself, be my guest.
To make it in New York City you got to be your best.
If you put me down, you can’t get my goat.
To make change change get out and Rock the Vote!
As Before, it is again,
The Good Book is my guiding hand.
I need you and you need me!

Please help yourself, be my guest.
To make it in New York City you got to be your best.
If you have a gun, you better learn to shoot.
To make change, change get out and Rock the Vote!
You gotta plan your work,
and work your plan.
The Good Book is my guiding hand.
I need you and you need me!
I need you and you need me!
I need you and you need me!

Discography

Check out myspace.com/tuckytobias for tunes.

Set List

My tunes plus tunes from Jimmie, Arturo, Chet, Dizzy, Stevie Ray, Santana, Ella, Billie, J. Lo, Herbie, Madonna, Stevie W, Aretha, Mary J., Queen, Sonny Rollins etc....