West Of Winnipeg

West Of Winnipeg

BandBluesRock

West of Winnipeg combines the vintage sounds of the sixties psychedelic rock era with a blues and funk sound that is all their own. This four-piece has the combined power to make you feel you were at Woodstock again with their rockin' riffs, or move you with the emotional power behind their voice.

Biography

Contrary to what their name suggests, West of Winnipeg is not from Winnipeg, but is based out of Edmonton, Alberta. All in their early twenties, this charismatic group has been exciting clubs and festivals with their raw blues/funk sound all over Alberta, and recently into Saskatchewan. Lindsey Walker’s ferocious vocals lead the outstanding musicians— with Ajay Paterson rocking the bass, Drew Malcolm’s deft guitar playing, and Kurtis Shultz energizing the kit —through extreme highs and the softest lulls. After Lindsey, Drew and Ajay had played a few times in the first few months of the Grant MacEwan music program, it was obvious that there was an artistic connection between the three of them and creating music together was effortless. The group continued to play though school together, when they wanted to add a new dimension to their sound and lock in a solid rhythm section -- the man with the key was Kurtis Schultz. With the lineup of the group finally secured, West of Winnipeg set out to create their own voice, and pay tribute to the extraordinary artists that have inspired them all through their journey.

Lyrics

Charmed

Written By: Words: Lindsey Walker, Music: Drew Malcolm

Only the rich go to church
To keep what they got
Only the powerful keep their skeletons
In the closet ‘cause it’s oh so hot

On the sinners are the winners
And the faithful compromise
Only the lovers are the losers
Their hearts lead them to their demise

Only the blind ones will follow
They’re just doing what they’re told
Only the young ones will feel so good
While the others, you know they will feel so old

Only the liars will love you
And then leave you in the dark
Only the others believe you
But they’re just trying to make their mark

Only you can save yourself
In this world of greed
Only you know what you want
Only you know what you need

Only the losers will suffer
Because they will never win
Only the liars will tell you the truth
While they wear their shit-eating grin

Only the flawless will falter
They’ll never admit that their beat
Only the liars will love you
While they lie between other’s sheets

You got to know when it’s coming
You got to know when it’s gone
You got to know when to turn it off
You got to know when to turn it on

(Scat Solo)

Only you can save yourself
In the world so full of greed
Only you know what you want
Only you know what you need

You know I never lost faith
In all that I have lost
I have learned that what you love and hate
It comes at a hefty cost
You’ve got to be so charming
So elegant just to please
You’ve got to wear that smile
You’ve got to wear it like a God-given disease

You gotta know just when to stop
Only can be yourself every minute, every hour every day
Only you know what to do, only you know what to say
Only you, only you, only you, only you, only you, only you
Only you, only you, only you, only you, only you, only you
You got to know when it’s coming
You’ve got to know just when it’s gone

No Good

Written By: Words: Lindsy Walker, Music: Drew Malcolm

Come to my door
Tear down these walls
Push your way through
All these cat calls

They’re out there now
They’re ready to pounce
Give ‘em an inch, a mile, a sip
They’ll take an ounce

I’m sure I’d love them all in vain
I’m sure they’d leave me in the pouring rain
I’m sure I’d love them if I could
I’m sure of one thing that these boys are just
No good

Waltz right in
Take a seat
Tell me all the little things
To sweep me off my feet

Look this way
Don’t you get turned around
Shoot a smile, a touch, a kiss
Fall to the ground

I’m sure I’d love them all in vain
But I’m sure they’d leave me in the pouring rain
I’m sure I’d love them if I could
I’m sure know one thing that these boys are just
No good

No no no no no no no no no no no good

I’m sure I’d love them all in vain
I’m sure they’d leave me in the pouring rain
I’m sure they’d love me if I could
Well now, I know one thing that these boys are just
No good

I’m sure I’d love them all in vain
I’d leave them standing in the pouring rain
I’m sure I’d love them if I could
I’m sure know one thing that these boys are just
No good

No good
No good
No good
No No

Discography

*When It Comes To Love -single (airplay on CKUA,CJSR Edmonton and CJXR Saskatoon)
*Charmed -single (airplay on CKUA and CJSR Edmonton)

Set List

No Good
When It Comes To Love
Winterfunk
Lyin' on The Floor
Charmed
Summerfunk
Crawling Back To Me
This Road
Run With It
Mistake
Gonna Find You
Now That I've Found You
Piece Of My Heart (cover)
Helter Skelter (cover)
My Generation (cover)
Cold Shot (cover)
Feeling Alright (cover)