VDELLI

VDELLI

BandRockBlues

"Vdelli combine ingeniously elements of blues-, indie- and mainstream rock"
(ROCKS, GER)

"One of the most groundbreaking groups in bluesrock"
(CLASSIC ROCK, GER)

"As eclectic as brilliant!"
(MUSIX, GER)

Biography

VDELLI was formed in Perth, Australia in 1997. The band quickly acquired a local following and got to open for acts like ZZ Top, BB King, Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Through intense touring the group also gained an audience in Europe, and their eighth album ”Ain’t Bringing Me Down” (2009), produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden etc) was the first to see a European release.

On the follow-up ”Take A Bite” (2010), VDELLI displayed a more versatile side of their personality.

With the current release "Never Going Back" (2013) VDELLI are pushing the boundaries of blues rock and grungy blues with furious rock songs.

The trio’s famously intense liveshow is significant, with vocalist/guitarist Michael Vdelli as the obvious focal point.

Lyrics

Change The View

Written By: Michael Vdelli

OH WELL I GOT THE BLUES THIS MORNING
I CAN'T GET YOU ON THE LINE
MY FRIENDS SAY THEY SAW YOU OUT LAST NIGHT
AND YOU WERE DRINKING WITH ANOTHER GUY

SO I DROVE PAST YOUR HOUSE THIS MORNING
AND YOUR CAR WASN'T IN THE DRIVE
NOW I'M PACING ROUND AND ROUND MY HOUSE GOING CRAZY
WONDERING IF YOU'RE STILL ALIVE

SOMETHING TELLS ME I GOT TO GET OVER YOU
SOMETHING TELLS ME I GOT TO PUSH ON THROUGH
THERE'S NOTHING LEFT FOR ME TO DO
SOMETHING TELLS ME I GOT TO CHANGE THE VIEW

OH WELL AND THERE’S BEEN SO MUCH PAIN AND TORTURE
AND THERE’S BEEN SO MANY LIES BEEN TOLD
I GOT TO GET MY LIFE TOGETHER
BEFORE I GO AND GET TOO OLD

NOW I’VE SEEN WHAT A FOOL I'VE BEEN
BUT I'VE LEARNED MY LESSON WELL
GIVING UP YOUR HEART TO A WOMAN
IS A ONE WAY TICKET TO HELL

SOMETHING TELLS ME I GOT TO GET OVER YOU
SOMETHING TELLS ME I GOT TO PUSH ON THROUGH
THERE'S NOTHING LEFT FOR ME TO DO
SOMETHING TELLS ME I GOT TO CHANGE THE VIEW

I CAN ONLY GET IT FROM YOU
AND YOU CAN ONLY GET IT FROM ME
UNTIL WE CAN GET IT FROM SOMEBODY ELSE
WE CAN NEVER BE FREE
DON’T YOU SEE?

SOMETHING TELLS ME I GOT TO GET OVER YOU
SOMETHING TELLS ME I GOT TO PUSH ON THROUGH
THERE'S NOTHING LEFT FOR ME TO DO
SOMETHING TELLS ME I GOT TO CHANGE THE VIEW

Never Going Back

Written By: Michael Vdelli

AFTER THE THUNDER COMES THE RAIN
AFTER THE BREAKUP COMES THE PAIN
NOTHING LOST, WELL NOTHING GAINED
NEVER BORING IN MY BRAIN

CUNNING, EVIL AND LIES
WHEN THINGS GET TOO TOUGH SHE CRIES
IT’S ALWAYS GOT TO BE ABOUT YOU
EVERY LITTLE THING WE DO

I’M HEARING VOICES IN MY HEAD AGAIN
ECHOES OF THE VIOLENCE FROM THE BITTER END

NOW IT’S ALL OVER I’M NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN
WHO NEEDS YOU FOR A FRIEND
YOU DROVE ME RIGHT AROUND THE BEND
I’M NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN

I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY FRIEND
BUT THE TRUTH COMES OUT IN THE END
TAKING WHAT YOU WANTED FOR FREE
THE MAN WHO WAS PAYING WAS ME

WELL NOW, WELL DONE, YOU GOT ME
BUT I GOT OUT BEFORE TOPPED ME
NOW I FEEL LIKE I CHEATED DEATH
AND I’M LOVING EVERY SINGLE BREATH

I’M HEARING VOICES IN MY HEAD AGAIN
ECHOES OF THE VIOLENCE FROM THE BITTER END

NOW IT’S ALL OVER I’M NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN
WHO NEEDS YOU FOR A FRIEND
YOU DROVE ME RIGHT AROUND THE BEND
I’M NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN

I CAN HEAR THE ROOSTER CROW BUT I’M DOWN FOR REPAIRS
IT’S NOTHING TOO SERIOUS, A FEW BREAKS AND A FEW SMALL TEARS
MY GUITAR STRINGS ARE RUSTY, IT’S OK, I GOT SPARES
IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW, I ACCEPT THAT NOBODY CARES

I’M NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN
WHO NEEDS YOU FOR A FRIEND
YOU DROVE ME RIGHT AROUND THE BEND
I’M NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN
NEVER GOING BACK
NEVER GOING BACK
NEVER GOIN’ BACK AGAIN
I AIN’T A NEVER GOING BACK

Coming For Me

Written By: Alistair Reynolds, Michael Vdelli

I CAN FEEL HIM COMING WHEN MY WORLD GOES DARK
LIKE THE COLD BLACK EYES OF A MAN EATIN’ SHARK
THIS TYPE OF EVIL COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
AND HE’S COMING FOR ME AND HE’S ON A WHITE HORSE

HE’S ON HIS WAY
AND HE’S COMING FOR ME
I SAID HE’S ON HIS WAY
AND HE’S COMING FOR ME

KEEPING ONE STEP AHEAD, THROUGH FOREVER AND A DAY
YOU CAN TAKE IT FROM ME, IT’S A MIGHTY LONG WAY
I KNOW HE’S RIGHT BEHIND ME, BUT I CAN’T SEE HIS FACE
HE’S GONNA TRY TO TAKE ME RIGHT OUT OF THE RACE

HE’S ON HIS WAY
AND HE’S COMING FOR ME
I KNOW HE’S ON HIS WAY
AND HE’S COMING FOR ME

IT MAY NOT BE TOMORROW AND IT WASN’T TODAY
I KNOW HE’S CLOSE AND HE’S COMING MY WAY
IF I CAN STAND TALL AND LIVE TO TRICK THE FOOL
I’LL BACK MYSELF, ONE ON ONE, IN THE DUAL

I CAN SEE THE HOOVES SPARK, HERE COMES THE DEVIL
AS HE GALLOPS THROUGH THE BLACKNESS IT’S A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL
WELL I WON’T GO EASY, HE’LL HAVE TO USE FORCE
I KNOW HE’S COMING FOR ME AND HE’S ON A WHITE HORSE

HE’S ON HIS WAY
AND HE’S COMING FOR ME
HE’S ON HIS WAY
AND HE’S COMING FOR ME...

Down The Line

Written By: Basil Vdelli, Michael Vdelli

I GOT WISKEY IN MY BOTTLE AND THE SUN IN MY EYE
DON’T THINK TOO MUCH ABOUT THE DAY THAT I DIE
WINE AND WOMEN, WELL I’VE HAD MY FILL
I GOT SICK AND TIRED OF PAYING THE BILLS

I WON’T FORGET YOU
I’M GONNA GET YOU DOWN THE LINE
WISH I NEVER MET YOU
I’M GONNA GET YOU DOWN THE LINE

I SIP ON MY BOTTLE FROM TIME TO TIME
‘CAUSE YOU DON’T GET MUCH FOR A NICKEL AND DIME
THE MAN DOWN THE ROAD SAID HE’L GIVE IT FOR FREE
IF I JUST MAKE THIS ONE DELIVERY

I WON’T FORGET YOU
I’M GONNA GET YOU DOWN THE LINE
WISH I NEVER MET YOU
I’M GONNA GET YOU DOWN THE LINE

AND WHEN YOU THINK EVERYTHING’S FINE
AND I’M RIGHT OUT OF YOUR MIND
I’LL REPAY YOU IN KIND
I’M GONNA GET YOU DOWN THE LINE

I SAID “I’LL HELP YOU WITH YOUR PROBLEM IF YOU HELP ME WITH MINE
I’LL TAKE YOUR WISKEY OVER THE BORDER LINE”
I THOUGHT I’D MADE IT AND WAS HOME IN PEACE
BUT RIGHT THERE IN THE MIRROR WAS THE STATE POLICE

I WON’T FORGET YOU
I’M GONNA GET YOU DOWN THE LINE
WISH I NEVER MET YOU
I’M GONNA GET YOU DOWN THE LINE

NOW I’M TALKING TO YOU FROM THESE FOUR GREY WALLS
WITH MY NEW FOUND FRIENDS WHO HAVE SEEN IT ALL
THEN ONE DAY AN ALMIGHTY CHEER
WE HEARD THE MAN DOWN THE ROAD WAS COMING IN HERE

I WON’T FORGET YOU
I’M GONNA GET YOU DOWN THE LINE
WISH I NEVER MET YOU
I’M GONNA GET YOU DOWN THE LINE

AND WHEN YOU THINK EVERYTHING’S FINE
AND I’M RIGHT OUT OF YOUR MIND
I’LL REPAY YOU IN KIND
I’M GONNA GET YOU DOWN THE LINE

GET YOU DOWN THE LINE

I WON’T FORGET YOU
I’M GONNA GET YOU NOW YOU’RE MINE
WISH I NEVER MET YOU
I’M GONNA GET YOU NOW YOU’RE MINE

Ain't Bringing Me Down

Written By: Michael Vdelli

YOU CAN LIE, COMPLETELY DENY
ALL THE THINGS YOU’VE DONE TO ME
TOOK ME FOR A RIDE, NOW I’M LOCKED OUTSIDE
CAN I NEVER BE FREE?

YOU’RE THE ONE WHO WANTS TO LAY OUT IN THE SUN
ALWAYS HAVING A BALL
I SAW THE GAME AND ON IT WAS YOUR NAME
I CAN’T HEAR YOU WHEN YOU CALL
BABY LISTEN TO ME WHEN I TELL YOU NOW

YOU AIN’T BRINGING ME DOWN
YOU AIN’T BRINGING ME DOWN
YOU AIN’T BRINGING ME DOWN
YOU AIN’T BRINGING ME DOWN

MY MIND IS ACHING AND MY BODY’S ON THE LINE
I NEED SOMETHING FAST AND I GOT SO LITTLE TIME
MY BABY UP AND LEFT ME, SAID I’M GOING NOWHERE
NOW ALL I GOT TO SHOW IS THIS GUITAR AND LONG HAIR

OOH BABY OOH BABY
I CAN’T GET AFAR AWAY FROM YOU YEAH
OH HO
BABY LISTEN TO ME WHEN I TELL YOU NOW

YOU AIN’T BRINGING ME DOWN
YOU AIN’T BRINGING ME DOWN
YOU AIN’T BRINGING ME DOWN
YOU AIN’T BRINGING ME DOWN

THE SUN’S HOT AND IT’S BURNING MY FEET
NO WATER ‘ROUND WELL NONE I CAN SEE
I CAN’T FIND NO FOOD, I CAN’T SEE NOBODY ‘ROUND
HOW FAR TO GO ‘TIL I HIT THE NEXT TOWN?

YEAH BABY YEAH BABY
I CAN’T GET AFAR AWAY FROM YOU YEAH
OH HO
BABY LISTEN TO ME WHEN I TELL YA

YOU AIN’T BRINGING ME DOWN
YOU AIN’T BRINGING ME DOWN
YOU AIN’T BRINGING ME DOWN
YOU AIN'T BRINGING ME DOWN

Discography

Ain't Bringing Me Down (2009, Jazzhaus Records)
Take A Bite (2010, Jazzhaus Records)
Never Going Back (2013, Jazzhaus Records)
Live & On Fire (2014, Jazzhaus Records)