Winifred Adams

Winifred Adams

 Malibu, California, USA
BandCountryPop

Winifred Adams sweet sound is Sarah M. meets Faith Hill. With a pristine vocal clarity and equal in her sincerity--Adams delivers a uniquely fun and uplifting sound!

Biography

Winifred Adams
Alternative Country/Pop

At a very young age, singer/songwriter Winifred Adams, knew that if you put your mind to something it could really happen! Born in Auburn NY, a tiny town in upstate NY, home to 35,000, Adams began her pursuit of the impossible at a young age. Never one to step down from an opportunity to break the mould, Winifred was the first female ice hockey player on an all boys team in NY state. Tired of standing in the cold watching her brothers play she declared that she wanted to play too! Only, little girls at age 6-7 weren’t allowed to play. “Why not?” she asked her father. Silence… why not?
Growing up the youngest of five, Winifred, was a quiet child with a big voice. And even bigger dreams. “I always loved music and loved to sing and dance. I would sing and sing all sorts of albums. I dreamed of singing or expressing myself but I never ever thought I would be someone doing this now. I never ever thought this could or would happen,” Adams says of her early years.
However, at a young age, the singing would be replaced for a time with lots of athletics as tragedy struck the family. Her second oldest brother committed suicide after an arduous struggle with depression and a failing body. He was 26. Winifred was 11. “He was my buddy. My big buddy. We laughed and hugged and played! We shared some kind of odd common bond. We even shared the same dream, up until the night before he passed. I miss him.”
Though the family took it as well as anyone could, the healing would take years and singing took a back seat to athletics. “I swam, I ran, I played tennis. I did just about anything I could physically which helped to diffuse the energy in me and the pain in watching my parents suffer.” But time would heal the pain and singing would again take the forefront of Winifred’s expression.
“I sang everywhere, all the time, just, not in front of people unless it was in a show or a play. In fact, most people I grew up with had no idea I sang that much until just recently. Music of all kinds has always moved me, deeply.”
Out of highschool Winifred was offered a modeling contract in Europe but schooling would move that focus west—far west to the University of Colorado at Boulder. However, instead of using her French degree to teach or translate, she gravitated toward the world of healing and health, something that apparently was a natural fit.
“Becoming a personal trainer and herbalist was really not what I planned, but in hindsight, it was the best thing that ever happened to me! I love athletics; I was always into fitness and health; and I had this weird nerdy fascination with body system health. So, for me, it was perfect. I loved it and still do today, to whatever degree I can help people or share information.”
It was while running her own corporation for wellness that Winifred began her music career. She was up in Toronto, Canada shooting an exercise video when she was introduced to a music producer, Jack Lenz. Jack has worked with the likes of Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Boyz To Men, among many other people. He heard Winifred sing three songs and told her on the spot that she “needed to do this as a career.”
As fate would have it, the audio for the exercise video was ruined! However, what was left was the audio tape from the singing session. Soon she landed her first sponsor and went on to complete her first demo. Singing in front of 50,000 people at the Rockies baseball game was her opening gig!

Winifred went on to sing on the WB2Today program statewide and had a series of shows. She was quickly picked up by Best Buy and her “demo” cd sold in Barnes and Noble, Borders, and a variety of online stores as well. She managed to do it all herself. She even dared to shoot her first cd cover with live tigers—no photoshop there!

A move soon landed her in CA where she began to pursue her music with a new focus and new tunes. Given the advent of Itunes, her second “demo,” turned out to be good enough for radio play worldwide and is now sold on every online digital download media venue. Her version of Santa Baby plays on radio around the world each holiday season.
Winner of the Ascaplus Award and nominated for best country song, folk song, and pop honorable mention, Winifred is not only crossing genres, but covering ground with her insightful pop/country sound.
With the release of new music and the first in a series of music videos, Winifred is poised to make a mark. Leaning toward music with consciousness, this tiger-loving alternative singer/songwriter with a flavor for country/pop is sure to bring inspiration and sweet songs for time to come.

Winifred Adams was discovered as a singer while shooting an exercise video. I am not quite sure how that works, but the point is that Winifred Adams just doesn't go by the pop music book. Her songs are full of positive energy and light. Adams eschews the sardonic or cynical styles ever p

Lyrics

You Are My Rose

Written By: Winifred Adams/Aaron Pillar

You Are My Rose
Winifred Adams/Aaron Pillar
Ascap/BMI
Copyright 2005

I love listening to your heart
To the sweetness of the beat
There’s a soul in the rhythm
Like a song made for me

I love listening to your heart
Every breath that you take
Brings light into my life that
I can’t mistake no..

Chorus:
My world has blossomed
Like a flower so sweet
You are my rose
A beauty that grows
You are my rose

I wanna feel your love
As it moves through me
With the brush of your kisses
Like the waves of the sea and

CH:
My world has blossomed
Like a flower so sweet
Cause you are my rose
Our love only grows
You are my rose

Bridge:

You ask
Can we survive through
The pain of a life
(we know)
That easily tears love apart

I’d say
Part of the game
Is to love just the same
And Always remember
Your heart
..Remember your heart

Chorus:

My world has blossomed
Like a flower so sweet
From where this love flows
God only knows,
You are my rose

From where this love flows
Only God knows,
You are my rose

Remedy

Written By: Winifred Adams/Paul Hollman

REMEDY
Winifred Adams/Paul Hollman
© 2005
Ascap/Ascap

V1
I’ve got an affliction, and it runs deep~~~
I got it go’in on, and I can’t sleep~~~~~
PCH
My heart is pounding
My body’z alive
Gone is my appetite
Back is my drive
You are my disease Babe, Uhoh infecting me
CH
I can’t come down
There’s too much here
I can’t compare
There’s nothing to fear

You are my antidote
It’s plain to me
I am afflicted and
You’re my remedy, You’re my remedy..my re.re.remedy

V2
I’m feel’in the fever, hungry in me~~~
You got the heal’in hands babe to set me free~~

PCH

My mind is restless
My bodez (is) hot
You’re my potion
Cause this love don’t stop

My soul’z on fire, and I can’t breathe

CH
Repeat !

Bridge

Chorus/reversal:

Where Will This Love Go

Written By: Winifred Adams, Aaron Pillar

“Where Will This Love Go”
Winifred Adams/Aaron Pillar
Ascap/BMI

Copyright 2005

Bright light and you arrive
Sweet delight to be alive
Hearts race and nature plays
Heaven’s face is in my gaze but

Time moves and colors change
The love we had is rearranged but
I love you now as I did then though
You pull away a distant friend

Where will this love go?
Wasn’t it meant to be?
What you said is in my head
Spinn’in round, surround’in me oh oh

No more tender touches
Or sweet nights at your side
If this is how it has to be
From pain I will not hide, no!

Where will this love go?
Wasn’t it meant to be?
What you said is in my head
Spinn’in round, Surround’in me

Where will this love go?
Wasn’t it meant to be?
Words you said are in my head
Spinn’in round, surround’in me ooo oo huh oh woaooo ooooooo

Show me how to turn around and simply walk away
I’m try’in hard to let you go each and every day……

So baby, Where will this love go!

Tell me, Where will this love go? I wanna know..
Wasn’t it meant to be?

Words you said are in my head
Spinn’in round, surround’in me

Where Will this love go? (I wanna know)
Wasn’t it meant to be?
Words from you I never knew
Were never meant, never meant to be

Bright light fade to night, but love will always shine
Bright light fade to night, but love will always shine…………..

Because Love Hangs On

Written By: Winifred Adams, Aaron Pillar

Because Love Hangs On
copyright 2005
Winifred Adams/Aaron Pillar

In you the fire’s burning bright
Conceived in love you are your daddy’s light
And without him we will go on
Because our love forever hangs on
Because our love forever hangs on

Never alone our love is true
With pride he fought
He fought for me and you
And without him we will go on
Because our love forever hangs on
Because our love forever hangs on

Such a loss
A smile you’ll never see
But I’ll remind you
Of what he was to me
And without him we will go on
Because our love forever hangs on
Because our love forever hangs on

He had fire
And He had soul
He loved you so
And this you’ll always know

Our time is passed
But he’s here with me
Our spirits strong
And my heart sings free
And without you we will go on
Because our love forever hangs on
Because our love forever hangs on
Because our love forever hangs on
Because our love forever hangs on
Because our love forever hangs on

Better Things To Do

Written By: Winifred Adams/Boyd Baker

Better Things To Do
Better things to do
Winifred Adams/Boyd Baker copyright 2008

If you might have the time
You just might think of me
Gonna Lay it on the line
Got a better place to be
I waited all too long for what I finally found
Now you're asking me why I don't come around

I got things to do in Austin
I got things to do in Spain
I might be in California
When you finally call my name
I got better things to do
Than to keep on loving you
I got better men to see
'cause you ain't loving me

I got better things in mind
Got better things to feel
You can't take the time
So I'll find me something real
I'm not wait'in for your answer
Not wait'in for your call
You know that you can't have me
But now you want it all

I got things to do in Memphis
I got things to do in France
I got men who can't resist me
If I give them half a chance
When you come home at night
And there's no one there for you
Hold your pillow tight
'cause I'll be hold'in someone new

I got better things to do
Than to keep on loving you
I got better things to be
Something you can't see
I got better things to do
I got better parts of me
That someone else will see

I can see it in your eyes
Didn't take too long to see
A man who's tell'in lies
Well that ain't no man for me

I'll be playing in Oklahoma
I got gigs across the globe
I'll be singing in Virginia
So I won't be com'in home
When you come home at night
And there's no one there for you
Hold your pillow tight
'Cause I'll be hold'in someone new

I got better things to do
Than to keep on lov'in you
I got somewhere else to be'
You're not good enough for me
I got better things to do
Than to keep on lov'ing you
I got a better place to be
You're not good enough for me-yeh!
..ain't noth'in left to see

Santa Baby

Written By: J. Javitz

Santa Baby just slip a sable under the tree for me
I've been and awefully good girl
Santa Baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Santa Baby, a 54 convertible too, light blue
Ill wait up for you dear
So hurry down the chimney tonight
Think of all the fun I have missed
Think of all the fellas I haven't kissed
Next year I could be just as good
If you check off my Christmas list
Santa Baby, I want yacht and really that's not alot
I've been an angel all year
Santa Baby hurry down the chimney tonight
Santa Honey
One thing I really need, the deed, to a platinum mine
Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimeny tonight
Santa Cutey, fill my stocking with a duplex and checks
Sign your X on the line
Santa Cutey and hurry down the chimney tonight
Come and trim my christmas tree
With some decorations bought at Tiffany's
I really do believe in you
Let's see if you believe in me
Santa Baby, forgot to mention one little thing
A ring
I don't mean on the phone
Santa Baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight
So hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry...tonight

Light Where We Belong

Written By: Winifred Adams/ Peter Preslinek

Winifred A./Peter P.
Copyright 2010
March 2010
Vs
I wanna feel like I’m enough
the only one you’re thinking of
I wanna know that you can see
All the deepest parts of me
Pre
Hold my love
Let it open up
Give it to me
Ch
I need your love, to be
Right where we belong
Cause There’s a light where we belong
I need your love to be, right where we belong…
Where we belong….
Vs 2
I wanna feel you near to me
I wanna feel you, hear you breathe
If we can pass this test of time
oh feel this heart of mine
Pre chorus:
Hold my love
Let it open up
Give it to me
Chorus:
I need your love to be
Right where we belong
Cause there’s light where we belong
I need your love to be
Right where we belong……..

Where we belong…..
Where we belong.

Interlude…

Chorus:
I need your love to be
Right where we belong
Cause there’s light where we belong
I need your love to be
Right where we belong
Cause there’s light where we belong
I need your love to be
Right where we belong
Cause there’s light where we belong
I need your love to be
Right where we belong….

I’ll wait for you..
Again and again
I always do
I’ll wait for you
Again and again
I always do…

Discography

You Are My Rose LP
Where Will This Love Go EP
Santa Baby Single
Better Things To Do Single
I Know, Single
Break These Chains, Single

www.itunes.com/winifredadams

Set List

Originals mixed with covers:
All You Need -WA
Stronger -Faith Hill
You Are My Rose-WA
Because Love Hangs On-WA
Detours-Sheryl Crow
Angel- Sarah M.
Where Will This Love Go-WA
Better Things To Do-WA
Only A Thought Away-WA
(Santa Baby)/ Other if necessary