Violet

Violet

 Auckland, Auckland, NZL
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Bluesy rock sound with catchy pop hooks. Led with attitude by sexy, sassy vocalist/songwriter Leanne Frisbie, the lyrics are raw and the songs are real.

Biography

The rock chick is back with the dawn of the rock band Violet led by gutsy female vocalist and songwriter Leanne Frisbie, who writes songs with raw honesty and plenty of attitude. Think Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, the Divinals, and Martha Davis with a contemporary twist. The band's first three singles have enjoyed national success on NZ radio, on the TV series Outrageous Fortune, and on Sky Sport.

Lyrics

One Man's Trash

Written By: Leanne Frisbie/Godfrey de Grut

He closed the door
Shut me outside
It’s cold out here
I’m not gonna cry
It’s the story of my life
That I’m here alone tonight
It’s a tired old cliché
Once again it ends this way

Pre-chorus

I thought I’d always have to be so strong (Facing the world off on each day on my own)
But where he was the dark you are the dawn

Chorus

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure
One man’s poison is another man’s pleasure
You shone light into my life
You took the wrongs and made them right
You saw things in me he never
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

V2

He never knew me
He just thought he did
He had me in pieces
That didn’t seem to fit
But the story of my life
Is gonna change tonight
No more tired old cliché
It’s not gonna end that way
I thought I’d always have to be so strong (Facing the world off on each day all alone)
But where he was the dark you are the dawn

Small Town World

Written By: Leanne Frisbie

Same TV re-runs
same polluted sky
same inclination
to get to the next high
same desperation
to fill the emptiness
same consolation
when you find connectedness

Chorus

It’s a small town world
and I’m coming over
gonna get on a plane tonight
It’s a small town world
and I’m coming over
don’t care if it’s not alright

V2

Same sense of adventure
and the same twisted humour
It’s the same distance to the place
I know that you are
It’s the same fear of nothing
as long as it’s unknown
and the same need to fill each minute
before the time has gone

Chorus

Solo

It’s a small town world
and I’m coming over
gonna get on a plane tonight
It’s a small town world
and I’m coming over
don’t care if it’s not alright

It’s a small town world
so come on over
just get on a plane tonight
It’s a small town world
and I need you here
so baby take that flight x2

Optional or BVs
It’s a small town world
It’s a small town world
It’s a small town world
It’s a small town world

Discography

Secret (played on The Rock radio station and streaming on Last FM)
Go Go Go (promo song for Sky Motorsport and soundtrack on TV series Outrageous Fortune, steaming on Last FM)
Small Town World (played on The Rock radio station and streaming on Last FM)
One Man's Trash - released October 2009 and looking set to be a hit...!

Set List

Originals set - fast-paced rock/songs with some ballads (approx one hour long - enough songs in repertoire to go to two hours if necessary)

Go Go Go
Small Town World
Secret
One Man's Trash
Move on you
Moving right along
Doesn't any body wanna rock anymore?
Fit out
Excuse me
My remedy
Alone
Matter of the heart