Whitfield

Whitfield

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
BandPopRock

With the songs, passion and dashing good looks, Whitfield are a dominant presence in the Vancouver music scene for over 3 years. With a new album 'Tornado Cutie' just beginning to pick up momentum for them, Whitfield hopes to grow on the success of their 2006 effort 'Well Behaved & Working For You'!

Biography

Released in 2006, Whitfield's 'Well Behaved & Working For You' generated extraordinary reviews and interest in the group. After a sold-out CD release event in Vancouver, Whitfield went on to showcase at a slew of festivals. They were awarded 'Best Pop/Rock Song' at the Independent Music Awards (International), 'Best of The Fest' award at NewMusicWest, the 'Peoples Choice' award at Toronto Indie Week, and 'Best Alternative Group' at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. The band also supported some notable acts, including Britian's multi-platinum Athlete.

Several songs from 'Well Behaved & Working for You' have appeared on national television, both in network shows and advertisements , most recently promoting OLN's (Outdoor Life Network) new series,Word Travels. Whitfield's album charted on Canadian college radio and, although not officially released to commercial, received some surprising spins from a handful of regional stations.

Originally from the UK, singer Jobie Mallett united with drummer Sam Bastedo and bassist Josh McCulloch in Kamloops, BC. The trio then relocated to Vancouver where they found guitarist Jordan Irwin to complete the lineup. Since moving to the city three years ago, Whitfield has exploded from modest beginnings into an act of international calibre.

Whitfield just released their latest album, 'Tornado Cutie' with a sold out show at the legendary Richard's on Richard's in Vancouver. This six song EP is packed with the most exciting and dynamic Whitfield material to date, including the danceable first single, 'Top Of The World'

Lyrics

Wait

Written By: Jobie Mallett, Sam Bastedo, Josh McCulloch

Wait a minute girl
Can’t you see I’m falling hard for you
Can’t you see there’s nothing left to do
But fly

The mountains seem so high
Snow has covered all we knew for sure
Camouflage and hidden is that door
To flying high

There ain’t no backing down
Cause the treasure that we want
Is buried in this town
Let loose the dreaming in your head
We’ll leave the sleeping for the dead
(x 2)

We’ve come to far to turn
Falling is the only way we learn
Love has to walk to through fire that burns
Before it shine

I’ll take up all your fears
Things that you’ve been holding to for years
Nothing’s gonna keep us back
Cause we were made for flying high

There ain’t no backing down
Cause the treasure that we want
Is buried in this town
Let loose the dreaming in your head
We’ll leave the sleeping for the dead
(x 2)

We’ll set our love to the wind
Sail into the ocean
All that we dream, will begin
There’s magic in a notion
Better to burn, than to fade away

Top Of The World

Written By: Jobie Mallett

Hey you, your standing over there
With your cutsie little smile
And your short blonde hair
Hey you do you see me over here
I'm right outside your window

It must look kinda typical
And slighty egotistical
But I think you would look way better with me

You're lookin kinda frantic
And just a bit romantic
Sticky when your boyfriend can see
You're falling for me, yea

Standing on top of the world
Where nobody can bring us down
There's a place you can be who you wanna be
It's right outside your window

Standing on top of the world
Where nobody can bring us down
I know a place where you can love who you wanna love
It's right outside your window

Hey you, dancing over there
I'm hypnotized and I cannot break the stare
Hold my hand
Kiss if you dare tonight

I'm a new contender
Jumping in the game
For a second lets pretend
That you're gonna run away with me
Imangine we could be

Standing on top of the world
Where nobody can bring us down
There's a place you can be who you wanna be
It's right outside your window

Standing on top of the world
Where nobody can bring us down
I know a place where you can love who you wanna love
It's right outside your window

Tonight when the dj spins the last song
The crowd moves in and you sing along
I walk up to you in a casual way
I'll kiss your lips
I'll ask your name

Standing on top of the world
Where nobody can bring us down
There's a place you can be who you wanna be
It's right outside your window

Standing on top of the world
Where nobody can bring us down
I know a place where you can love who you wanna love
It's right outside your window

STANDING ON TOP OF THE WORLD
STANDING ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Tornado Cutie

Written By: Jobie Mallett

I'm sitting here by the warmest fire
Rememberin you so young and wild

We were asking for the world
We never gave up for a day
Through it all you stuck beside me
Fighting all the way

Cause there ain't no better day
Then the day you give your heart away
To the women you met on the dancing floor
When the sparks burn out there's always more

Let love beat hard like a pounding drum
One plus one is such an easy sum
It's a four letter word
Sounds so absurd
It's the way it was
At the beginning of the earth

We were asking for the world
We never gave up for a day
Through it all you stuck beside me
Fighting all the way

Cause there ain't no better day
Then the day you give your heart away
To the women you met on the dancing floor
When the sparks burn out there's always more

Look into the skies above you
There's an angel thinking of your
I believe that hoping
We will make it make it through

Cause there ain't no better day
Then the day you give your heart away
To the women you met on the dancing floor
When the sparks burn out there's always more

There ain't no better day
There ain't no better day...

Talk

Written By: Jobie Mallett

I see you
You don't know what to do
With me

Bumps come in the road
They toss you to and fro
And we bleed

To big
To take in the heavy load
We see
The picture up way too close

Talk to me, talk to me
Why can't you see, why can't you see
What we could be, what we could be
It's hard I know, to really see
The child that lived, inside the man
Could it help you love, to understand
That I am you, that you in me
Talk to me, talk to me

Count to ten
Maybe then
We'll change
Force yourself to move
In the end we stand to lose
The game

To big
To take in the heavy load
We see
The picture up way to close

Talk to me, talk to me
Why can't you see, why can't you see
What we could be, what we could be
It's hard I know, to really see
The child that lived, inside the man
Could it help you love, to understand
That I am you, that you in me
Talk to me, talk to me

Sweet breath
Breathe it in
Pause
I'm wearing thin
Your words were few
You turn them off
When all the while we could've talked

Your words were few
You turn them off
When all the while we could've talked
Talk talk
Talk to me
Talk talk
Talk to me

(Talk to me, talk to me
Why don't you talk to me)

Discography

'Well Behaved & Working For You' - 2006
'Tornado Cutie' - 2009