Winter Wallace

Winter Wallace

 Houston, Texas, USA
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Winter Wallace is more than just a female singer with backing musicians, it's a collaborative effort full of tension that results from four men building on melodies that originate in the mind of a woman. Beautiful, intricate arrangements meet muscular rhythms, creating an experience that is grand in scope and powerful in presentation.

Biography

Understanding the value of band chemistry, Winter knew from the beginning she didn’t want to go the solo route, backed by hired musicians or worse, pre-recorded tracks. She collaborated in her late teens with composer Kevin Ryan and Houston recording legend Dan Workman (owner of SugarHill Studios who has worked with Destiny’s Child, ZZ Top, Lyle Lovett, and many others), but it wasn’t until she met multi-instrumentalist Nolan Burke that a core began to form. She finally had a peer and kindred spirit she could write and play out with. Winter played her first show at Helios in Houston in the Summer of 2006. They then produced their first song together, “Lisa,” recorded and released in honor of a family friend who had taken her own life.

On a spur-of-the-moment trip to Los Angeles, Winter crashed on the couch of a friend of a friend. The couch belonged to Asher Pudlo, a drummer from Houston who happened to be studying at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood. Upon his return to his hometown, he and his new roommate, keyboardist and guitarist Kris Noland, offered their talents (and practice space) to Winter, eventually settling in as permanent members. After a few friends filled in on bass for awhile, the band finally welcomed Michael Razmandi into the fold in late 2009.

Their music has been featured on CNBC (“Holiday,” used on the TV series American Made) and in Dan Workman’s segment of the “My Houston” commercial campaign. The band is has just released their first full-length album, Holiday, recorded mostly at SugarHill with Workman. They are playing Texas venues, shooting a music video and warming up for a tour in support of the new record.

Lyrics

Marionette

Written By: Winter Wallace

hello history man, your mystery's landing
and grey is where I'm always standing
your shallow shadow's far from branding and
you're on my hands come on get off me
you're loose like a marionette but i wll carry you yet cus i love my yard sale prize
you're loose like a marionette but i will carry you yet cus i love my northern lights
go go and don't return, you deserve the hell you've earned
lonely girls are pulled apart
mayonnaise jars upon their hearts
racoon pillow, weeping willow
you are
you're loose like a marionette but i will carry you yet cus i love my yard sale prize
you're loose like a marionette but i will carry you yet cus i love my northern lights
well, i'll go with what you take me for
the puppeteer and nothing more...
i'll give you what you want ill give you what you need
i'll give you everything you can get out of me
stay with what you wanted all your lovely hauntings
i'll give you what you want ill give you what you need
i'll give you everything you can get out of me
stay with what you wanted all your lovely hauntings
you're loose like a marionette but i will carry you yet cus i've wasted all my life
you're loose like a marionette but i will carry you yet cus i thought i was your wife

Orion

Written By: Winter Wallace

orion, didnt you notice that i am trailing behind you
i was just trying to find you
i believe you took something and it does belong to me

oh give me one more night,
you are the grand desire
i think i might be lost in your forever
oh give me one more time
you are the grand design
i think i might be lost in your forever

orion, didnt you notice that i am trailing behind you?
i was just trying to find you
i believe you took something and it does belong to me

oh give me one more night,
you are the grand desire
i think i might be lost in your forever
oh give me one more time
you are the grand design
i think i might be lost in your forever

just give me one more night
and i will make it right
and if you as me to
i will not satisfy

just give me one more night
and i will make it right
and if you as me to
i will not satisfy

oh give me one more night,
you are the grand desire
i think i might be lost in your forever
oh give me one more time
you are the grand design
i think i might be lost in your forever

oh give me one more time
you are the grand design
i think i might be lost.

Godfather

Written By: Winter Wallace

i can feel the water holding me in
if you feel you must, go
settle your sins
i know it was long ago
but i just began to hurt, a little

dont come around sayin youre so sorry
the words in your mouth are a worn out story
dont tell me i told you soi cant stand it, no
dont tell me i let you go

i can feel my indifference, its all of me
and if this who i am, how do i end it?
it hurts me, a little
yes i know you let me slip right thorugh your hands
and i you had the choice would you do it again?
well, i know it was long ago,
but i just began, to hurt you, a little

dont come around sayin youre so sorry
the words in your mouth are a worn out story
dont tell me i told you soi cant stand it, no
dont tell me i let you go

i gave it all away three years ago
i know

i know i've made mistakes
but if you could forgive me, will be better
and i heard youve made mistakes
but i wont forgive you
you wont be better, no
well i cant forgive you
you wont be better, no
oh please, forgive me, i will be better now.

Here's To Everything

Written By: Winter Wallace, Kevin Ryan

Here’s To Everything
Here’s to everything that we were
Oh when did my glass become so bare?
Here's to everything that you wanted us to be
And now you’ve gone and spilt your glass
BGV: you spilt your glass
But why didn’t I hear a splash
BGV: There was no splash

I realize you’re: spilling out on me

Uh Oh, now I know, I know,
My cupidity for you was just
The aftermath of a jest
I’m laughing it up, yes
But why is my face so prone to irrigate?
Oh why oh why?

Oh why

The first sip it seemed to be so sweet…in the beginning
One look at your face and bitterness starts to replace
BGV: Guess I thought you realized
Now I feel the aftertaste
BGV: Never looked me in the eyes
Look at you; you’re spilling out on me
Uh Oh, now I know, I know,
My cupidity for you was just
The aftermath of a jest
I’m laughing it up, yes
But why is my face so prone to irrigate
Oh why oh why?

Sweet or bitter, red or dry, the point is that I
I couldn’t have cared in the least
But None is cruel to foolish fools who seek for drink
Anticipation should’ve known you’d let it down to low
When from the start your vessels stood parched
Had I only known…

My cupidity for you was just
The aftermath of a jest
I’m laughing it up, yes
But why is my face so prone to irrigate
Oh why oh why?
Uh Oh, now I know, I know,
Cupidity for you was just
The aftermath of a jest
I’m laughing it up, yes
But why is my face so prone to irrigate
Oh why oh why?

Holiday

Written By: Winter Wallace

Holiday
Damned to sit beside you
So frightened am I
I’ll deny the crowd to feel the shock of a strike
Ride the tail of a kite

Wait, oh wait, please
I will fight me

I, I’ve gotta hide you
So careful am I
I won’t stand to find you in red alone reclined
Ill search the neon sky

Speak of everything you see
It will be part of me

You are my holiday you just don’t know
To memorize your face is to arrive home
You are so far away but dear, you’re so close
You’re a stranger but not quite a ghost

Slice through your centering
And what do I find
Kaleidoscopic splintering
And myriads of memories
Still clouding your mind

Well it’s just a dream one of mine
As the moon doth tempt the night
That you would leave them all behind
And linger near to lure the light

You are my holiday you just don’t know
To memorize your face is to arrive home
You are so far away but dear you’re so close
You’re a stranger but not quite a ghost

You are my holiday you just don’t know
To memorize your face is to arrive home
You are so far away but dear you’re so close
You’re a stranger but not quite a ghost

Discography

Self Titled CD (2007)
Holiday (2010)