Western Avenue

Western Avenue

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Western Avenue, a contemporary country music band from central Ontario, is winning over audiences with its original material. Nikki English, Keith Robertson and Matt Williams showcase their exceptional three-part harmonies on their Debut EP that came out February 5, 2013.

Biography

Music creates deep feelings within all of us. It stirs emotions and memories of the past, and stokes the fire of dreams and desires for the future. Sometimes music culminates in creating not just a song, but a story. In the case of Western Avenue, that story is an epic two-sided tale of a talented trio headed for stardom, interwoven with the tale of two people within that trio who have created their own love story through the support and drive of the world of music.

Western Avenue, and the life of this driven new country group, has been the main focus for members Nikki English, Keith Robertson and Matt Williams, who have been together since 2007. Introduced by fellow Country artist Tara Lyn Hart, Robertson and Williams were hired as back-up musicians for English, and that’s how it all began. “As soon as we started jamming, it was evident we should keep doing it. The way that our voices blended together when we started singing – just the three part harmony – we could tell we were on to something special,” says English.

Now married for two years, English and Robertson enjoy the extra time they get to spend together as a couple, and English adds that the support of her husband as well as trio bandmate Matt Williams has helped her break out of her shell. The initial catalyst in English’s decision to pursue music fully-fledged was the passing of her father in 2001. He had often musically inspired her and encouraged her to pursue her dream.

“That’s what he always wanted me to do, and I wanted to do, but I was such a wimp. It gave me confidence to do it in his memory. It’s been a challenge because I’ve always been shy, but I’ve been developing that over the years – breaking out of my shell.” explains English.

Their Debut Single ‘Highway Heading Out Of Town’ received some extensive local press when its iTunes release garnered them a spot on the top 100 downloads chart for Canada. Its reception at radio was warm; a clear indication that their hard work, dedication and passion for their craft has been paying off! Following up on that success, on January 14th they released their new single, ‘This I Promise You’ and it’s destined to see even more chart action. In fact, their February 1st release party for the new single sold out Victoria Hall in Cobourg (capacity 260) in record time! And if that wasn’t enough buzz, they also embark on a radio tour of Ontario on March 4th. Listen for them on your local station, and watch for their brand new ‘This I Promise You’ video. Western Avenue has smooth harmonies, slick production and a high impact live show. They’re sure to carry your soul right out of town with one of their sweet songs!

Their debut self-titled EP is now available on iTunes, so check out Western Avenue today – you won’t be disappointed!

Author: Cadence Grace

Lyrics

Highway Headin' Out of Town

Written By: Dave Woods/Western Avenue

HIGHWAY HEADIN' OUT OF TOWN

Some people fall in love
And stay in this town forever
Got a beautiful house and a picket fence
They say 'life don't get better'

But you and I are a different kind
A little bit wild and free
And from the start I knew in my heart
I want our love to be...

Chorus

Like that highway headin' out of town
Never lookin' back, never slowin' down
With bigger and better things on the way
Mile by mile and day by day
It's all about the journey
Not about where we're bound
Like that highway headin' out of town

I wanna feel those wheels
Under our dreams keep rollin'
See the same ol' sunrise from a different place
And we'll live every moment

The only map that we'll ever need
We'll find in each other's eyes
This love of ours is gonna go far
Cause it's a whole lot like...

Repeat Chorus

Bridge

We're gonna make forever
A constant adventure
Cause one thing is a fact
We can't be held back

Repeat Chorus

Lyrics by Dave Woods (c) 2010

This I Promise You

Written By: Western Avenue

This I Promise You

It breaks my heart to see you hurting
And I don't know how much more you can take
You don't deserve to have your heart broken
And I pray that somehow you will find your way

If I could take all your pain away
The sun would push all the clouds away
I'm gonna lay it all on the line
You gotta let go of the hurt and move on with your life
If I could show you how to love again
The way you used to do
It'll only get better, This I promise you

It tears me apart to know you've been crying
Cause deep inside I know you've got a heart of gold
And how do you lose the love that you're still in love with
You tried so hard to hold on to what matters the most

If I could take all your pain away
The sun would push all the clouds away
I'm gonna lay it all on the line
You gotta let go of the hurt and move on with your life
If I could show you how to love again
The way you used to do
It'll only get better, This I promise you

You shouldn't have to bear all the burden
And feel like you're the cause of the pain
You shouldn't have to go through life feeling unloved and worthless
You should be looking over the horizon realizing you're loved, and living your dreams
Instead of looking over your shoulder, afraid of losing everything.

If I could take all your pain away
The sun would push all the clouds away
I'm gonna lay it all on the line
You gotta let go of the hurt and move on with your life
If I could show you how to love again
The way you used to do
It'll only get better, This I promise you
This I promise you

?Written by: Keith Robertson
Performed by: Western Avenue

Discography

1st Single: Highway Headin' Out Of Town

Current Single: This I Promise You

EP Released: February 5th 2013

Set List

ORIGINALS:

Highway Headin' Out Of Town
Wherever You Are
This I Promise You
Without Saying Bye
Heaven Bound
What My Heart Had In Mind
My Rebel Heart
Stand Alone
Two Sides To Every Story
That's What Living's All About
Set Me Free

COVERS:
Highway Don't Care
Anything At All
Beer Money
Springsteen
Hard To Love
Red
Cruise
Spark’s Fly
Drunk On You
Here For The Party
Walkin' In The Country
Living On The Outside
Kiss A Girl
Go Your Own Way
Won’t Back Down
Dancing Away With My Heart
Fishin’ In The Dark
Patio Lanterns
Teenage Dream
Soak Up The Sun
Blame It On Your Cheatin’ Heart
You Look Good In My Shirt
867-5309
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree
When You're Gone
Drunk On You
Don’t Stop Believin’
Domino
Simply The Best
Edge Of Glory
Here For A Good Time
Best Friend’s Girlfriend
You Belong With Me
Sweet Home Alabama
One More Last Chance
Rhiannon
Little White Church
Pumped Up Kicks
Somebody’s Baby
What’s Going On
Jessie’s Girl
Own The