Wilson Noble

Wilson Noble

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

‘Unique & diverse spiritual folk music with an earthy tribal twist embedded deep in it’s roots’ 'a must listen for anyone who cares for peace'

Biography

Wilson Noble is a 29 year old singer songwriter based in Edinburgh . He has been playing music now for over fourteen years, with his performing history spanning a range of genres including heavy-metal, grunge and folk. Over the last four years he has been touring and playing as a solo artist, playing acoustic, folk and roots music. However, he plays regularly with other musicians, and has extensive experience performing and recording with his own bands and playing for other groups. Wilson has recorded three albums to date in his solo career since 2004 and is currently planning to release a new one in the coming year, as well as touring the UK with a small band. Wilson’s music is not only a fresh blend of musical traditions, such as folk, rock, tribal and roots. It is also the product of Wilson ’s passions for philosophy, world spirituality and captures his own unique take on the human condition. His musical influences include the likes of Xavier Rudd, Mason Jennings, Bhagavaan Das, Bob Dylan, John Martyn, Paul Simon, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, Sepultura and The Doors. But there is no way to sum up Wilson ’s sound, which also takes great inspiration from Eastern music, Indian chanting and world music. On top of that, Wilson’s keen mind has absorbed ideas and creative energy from his interest in the teachings of Buddha, Osho, Jesus Christ, Ram Dass, Terrence Mckenna and many other spiritual writers and traditional philosophers. Wilson’s live performances are a powerful expression of his spirituality as well as embodying his adventurous taste for musical experimentation. He is as at home in reflective, intimate environments as he is playing as part of a full blown big band sound. He is content to play music, whether it is busking on city streets or playing large concert halls. Wilson has a natural ability to adapt to different audiences and respond to what they want to hear. No one gig is the same. He loves to make people dance or think, or both. A Wilson Noble gig is not only a good show for the listener but will give an audience something to think about. No one comes away empty handed. He has played with the likes of the Peat-Bog Faeries & Paddy Rasta at festivals & and has played music as part of an international tour of best-selling author Neale Donald Walsch. In Wilson ’s long career of touring and performing live, he has taken the stage at the likes of the Lemon Tree and the Blue Lamp in Aberdeen, the 13th note & Cathouse in Glasgow and Adrian Bolt Hall in Birmingham. He has also toured venues across the world, from Ireland to Australia , Thailand and Singapore . This Music exudes a consciousness of world affairs, spirituality and philosophy. At once full of joy and love of life, Wilson has an acute awareness of the times and his place in a changing world. His voice is unique, and his experienced guitar playing raises the spirit as well as entertaining audiences from all walks of life. Wilson regularly organises events & gigs in his hometown & is no stranger to the business side of the music world as he has been his own independent manager/promoter for the past 3 years. He currently co-hosts a monthly evening in Himalaya in Edinburgh & actively participates in the local music scene. Wilson is never far away from a musical adventure… Asked to characterise his music, he said: “Music is a journey. Normally when I put on a gig, or write a song or an album for that matter, it is a journey, it has a start, a middle an end. When I perform I always take into account the environment, the venue, the audience, and the energies there, and change freely. I see myself as just a medium for the music… really, I just do what I am told!”

Lyrics

2 worlds

Written By: Wilson Noble

just how does it feel
how does it feel
to be, to be lost
between 2 worlds, 2 states of mind
2 states of mind
just what you going to do
going to do,
don’t you know

i can help you if you want me to
i can help you
i can help you if you want me to
i can help you

So i’ll think about it, think about it
think about, go on think about it
i think i’ve thought enough...

stars

Written By: Wilson Noble

as i was gazing, upon the stars
you will never guess... what i
cause i’m dreaming, yes i’m dreaming
so polite & free, what do these words mean to me
now in a dream you see
anything you want too see
birds are aeroplanes... tree’s are leaves
disappearing deep inside unconscious state of mind
that’s where i’ll be
dreaming like it’s not just fantasy
& dreaming like this...oho...the way we’ll be
just to wait & see, just to wait & see
oh i know just where i’ll be
just where i’ll be

old man

Written By: Wilson Noble

there’s an old man sitting next to me
he has a familiar smile on his face
he says he has a story to tell about this time & this space
i listen like a memory & it’s echoed in my brain
i knew of this a long time ago as with this race

This honest dream was taken from me with everyday sins in it’s place
i thank you lord for remembering me throughout this race
join your hands your soul your head.. count as far as you can...
meditate right through this place until you find your new grace...

we have fallen from grace..
we have fallen from grace....

our earth is young her body is old. she’s been through this before
catastrophic.. i’m ready for change are you today..
material world i say bye to you there’s a heaven here on this earth
open my mind to what’s inside here it comes now our new grace...

Pilgrim

Written By: Wilson Noble

Pilgrim

i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..
i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..
i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..
i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..

now living in this material world
can leave a man to feel a little lost

no more,
no more
no more, she cries

Now listen to me, the sky is at your feet
The stars are never out of reach

Oh
Oh
Oh, can’t you see

i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..
i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..
i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..
i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..

Pilgrim
Pilgrim
Pilgrim

home.
home..

there’s just one thing a man needs when he sets sail with just his feet
a good women.. a good women
& traveling along these roads would be ten times more lonesome without you..
so thank you just for being you...

i’m going home... with a different view
going home... with a different view...
got different eyes

i’ve opened up my thoughts my mind to see through honesty my spiritual side my spiritual guide..
awakened through all this thought.. i find this place exhausted... exhausted
when just around the corner lyes a heavenly transcendental place.. through energy we’ve found...

i’m going home... with a different view
going home... with a different view...
got wisdom in eyes

i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..
i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..
i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..
i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..

Pilgrim.
Pilgrim..
nomadic soul...

now jehovah he’s a friend of mine he’s friends with jesus christ
& buddha well he’s larger than life...

Pilgrim.
Pilgrim..
Pilgrim...

& walking all these weary steps your gonna get sore feet
goddamn boy you’ll need a cup of tea

mad dog.
god dam..
mad dog...

i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..
i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..
i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..
i’ve been walking, walking round this globe..

Pilgrim.
Pilgrim..
Pilgrim...

Relativality

Written By: Wilson Noble

Relativality

never have i seen, the truth in your sorry eyes
the truth is not behind closed doors...
open it... open it...
tonight
treated like a secret sacred to only one...
not true... not true...

still that you be.. won’t you see.. can’t you be
it’s everything you see.. constructed for me...
& i won’t let you see if it’s not for me..
it’s castrated.. it’s wretched & torn.
a new life a new mind i strive to be one
don’t praise it just raise it be one...
our hydrogen sun’s a helium sun.. our globes heightened thoughts are one...

never have i seen, the truth in your sorry eyes
the truth is not behind closed doors...
open it... open it...
tonight
treated like a secret sacred to only one...
not true... not true...

come with me now.. sing with me now.. our time your time is one...
beauty & honesty lovingly free.. a relative world we exist
energy's our secret our hopes in our dreams a new way of life percedes
our hydrogen suns a helium sun... our globes heightened thoughts are one....

Discography

3 studio albums & 1 live album independently released to date, they are:

who is (2004)
what is (2006)
where is (2006)
Live your truth (2008)

*you can find/download & listen to all of these albums & tracks at:

http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/Wilson_Noble

enjoy.....

Set List

A typical setlist can vary so much, completely depending on venue & environment.

5 albums of diverse music to date (to many songs to list here)

Set times can vary from anywhere between 10 mins to 2 hours, happily play any length of time (to a point of course!)

I can have 3,4 or 5 different sets of completely different material depending on length of sets....

I have many albums/songs/music of diverse material to choose from, so I always take into consideration where I am playing & arrange the setlist to match that the best that It can.....

I don't really play covers unless I'm busking or maybe round the campfire!

A typical or general repertoire from Wilson Noble is usually a gentle mix of acoustic, folk, blues & roots music all taylored to the event/gig/venue...