Uncle Seth

Uncle Seth

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Uncle Seth is dedicated to bringing great songs to life onstage. Since 1999, we've been performing our "exuberant and accomplished mix of pop, rock, acoustic folk, twisty grooves, tender ballads, and pretty melodies, topped off by�rousing vocals" (John Pigeau, PIC Press , Kingston).

Biography

From its inception in 1999, Uncle Seth hasn't stopped performing its "exuberant and accomplished mix of pop, rock, acoustic folk, twisty grooves, tender ballads, and pretty melodies, topped off by rousing vocals" (PIC Press).

Uncle Seth have been recognized at home and aboard for their growing prominence in the Internet music space. Their cover of Joni Mitchell's classic song "Both Sides, Now" has become a popular download in the iTunes Music Store, and earned the band a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Classic Rock Performance.

Uncle Seth have been been dubbed the "official band of Canadian podcasting" by veteran podcasters including Tod Maffin, Mark Blevis and Bob Goyetche. In September 2006, the band's latest single "To Be An Angel" found it's way to the #1 spot on the Podsafe Music Network, a site run by podcast pioneer Adam Curry's company Podshow, Inc.

The fall of 2006 found the band performing to both a real and virtual audience via the online world Second Life. The band's successful November 25th "virtual simulcast" was documented by the Toronto Star:

http://www.thestar.com/DigitalEntertainment/article/141211

The 2005 EP Forgive & Forget, Volume One captures their distinctive sound with three live and three studio-produced tracks. Melodic songwriting, inspired lyrics, adventurous instrumentation, and lively vocals make this band a stand-out, which is why they were named Dose Magazine's Artist of the Week in April 2005.

Uncle Seth has honed its live performance to "a show, as opposed to playing a list of songs", and forging a relationship with the audience is key to Uncle Seth's on-stage success.

Uncle Seth's considerable creative output, evolving stage show, growing audience, and new online method of delivering music signals an exciting and intriguing future for the band.

Lyrics

A Little Bit More

Written By: music & lyrics by Jay Moonah, performed by Uncle Seth

Your opportunities always come so easily
You don't have to worry where your next meal's coming from
Friends say you're crazy but I know that you're just lazy
Don't want to take a chance so you just play dumb

And I don't understand
I thought a chance was what you asked for
Well you might be satisfied
But...

chorus:
I want a little bit more
(Stand up - sit straight
Walking out the door
Stand still - can't wait
Now I want a little bit)
I want a little bit more
(Look left - look right
Seen it all before
Been there done that
Now I want a little bit more)

You just stand there and you act like you don't care
Or pretend you don't know what I'm talking about
I've got big plans, so I don't care where you stand
You can put your foot in the gift horse's mouth

And I don't need your rationales
I've heard it all before
You can take your old excuses
But...

chorus:
I want a little bit more
(Stand up - sit straight
Walking out the door
Stand still - can't wait
Now I want a little bit)
I want a little bit more
(Look left - look right
Seen it all before
Been there done that
Now I want a little bit more)

bridge:
I know you don't always approve of the choices I make
But I'm not afraid to stand up for the chances I take
For every brass ring that I reach for
I've missed a thousand times before
What else is living for?

I've informed you, don't say I didn't warn you
You can sit there, ignore the things I've said
Try to been strong when you know your chance is gone
When your dream's in someone else's head

The advice that you were given
All but been ignored
You can throw your chance away
But...

chorus:
I want a little bit more
(Stand up - sit straight
Walking out the door
Stand still - can't wait
Now I want a little bit)
I want a little bit more
(Look left - look right
Seen it all before
Been there done that
Now I want a little bit more)

My Eyes

Written By: music & lyrics by Jay Moonah, performed by Uncle Seth

Tangled up in bluer skies
Braver truer souls than I
Struggle with the questions of the day
If you could live a dream, a lie, a thousand tries
Every chance to be denied
Would it end up it any other way?

I hold some faith that isn't blind
This endless universe
But still I get the feeling
Every second's not rehearsed

Still somehow in each forever
I know we would be together
Everytime you look into my eyes

Wrapped around like spiral rains
Floating on through nameless days
Captured in a course we can't compare
If you could take a hope, a scheme, an endless dream
Oceans filled with opal green
Know that I could find you anywhere

For all that light and gravity
Compel our every move
A million paths that I could take
Down every one I choose

Still somehow in each forever
I know we would be together
Everytime you look into my eyes

In my eyes you'll see what was meant to be
Shining bright and true, like you always do
In my eyes your fears all will disappear
Drifting in the atmosphere...

Softly falls the night again
Just the way it's always been
Knowing that you'll be there...

Civic

Written By: Tara Thompson & Jay Moonah

Well, I woke up, you were gone.
If you could measure our relationship to TV it was 2 episodes long.
Like some kind of sitcom. I can hear the laugh track.
‘Cause you said you loved me and I believed it, guess that makes me the ass. Well, Ha Ha.

Then you woke up, you thought "what’s her name?"
and is that the same girl or has her character changed?
And I said, "is it the lighting? Cause I’ve never seen you before".
But then again they all look the same as they run out the door.

Now cut to a flash back scene with the unknown face.
With the conversation boring and alcohol pouring let’s get out of this place.
So you wink and I smile.
Try not to fall down the stairs,
wait can we edit that out and add a casual flip of my hair.

And oh, who knows. How the middle of this story goes. ‘Cause I’m feeling pretty good and we’re having a laugh and I’m looking pretty hot through the bottom of your pint glass.

With no interruptions.
No commercial breaks.
Things are blurring by and "baby it’s getting late".
Or is it getting early. "Where the F**K are my pants?".
I better hurry this up cause act threes his song and dance.

And oh, who knows. How the middle of this story goes. ‘Cause I’m feeling pretty good and we’re having a laugh and I’m looking pretty hot through the bottom of your shot glass.

And all I know, is that I woke up.

Little Pieces

Written By: Jay Moonah

And these little pieces, I 've held them so long
And still I don't know, where they all belong
Some, they might find their way into a song
As for the rest, well I wonder...

And as for mistakes, I've made plenty I guess
Broken hearts, busted teeth, all of the rest
Hoping the next chance won't be like the rest
And not turn into one more blunder

When I was a girl, well I didn't much care
About why I was where I was how I got there
But as I grew older I became aware
Of all of these little pieces

Don't tell him I told you, but he's sort of shy
I know I've embarrassed him plenty of times
But he's still around, guess I'll never know why
Maybe some spell that he's under

When I was a girl, well I didn't much care
About why I was where I was how I got there
But as I grew older I became aware
Of all of these little pieces

When I was a girl, well I didn't much care
About why I was where I was how I got there
But as I grew older I became aware
Of all of these little pieces

And these little pieces, I 've held them so long
And still I don't know, where they all belong
Some, they might find their way into a song
As for the rest, well I wonder...

To Be An Angel

Written By: Jones, Moonah & Thompson

What does it take to be an angel?
Where does the sun go when it sleeps?
Is every star that shines so brightly in the sky
Another promise I must keep?

I know, I know I should by now
It isn't written in the stars
Shadows, dreams & light and dark
That sometimes seems just as far

What does it take to be an angel?
What are the things we hope to find?
A million lives we live on earth
To one mistake, another birth
Will we be here at the end of time?

I know, I know so many things by now
I fear they'll never come to pass
Childhood dreams of grander things
That slip away so fast

I used to lay be down to sleep
And pray the Lord my soul to keep
But now I spend nights counting sheep
Just holding on to my dreams

I know, I know not much right now
Of everything we're part
Forget what's written up above
It's written in your heart

I know, I know I should by now
It isn't written in the stars
Shadows, dreams & light and dark
That sometimes seems just as far

What does it take to be an angel
Or does it matter much at all

Discography

Both Sides, Now (single) - 2006
Forgive & Forget Volume One (EP) - 2005

Downloads and streaming links can be found at http://www.musicface.com/uncleseth/songs.html

Set List

Uncle Seth setlists change with every performance. Sets usually include 70-80% original music, with covers ranging from Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Paul Simon, and many others.

Past setlists can be seen at http://www.musicface.com/uncleseth/shows.html