XO Man

XO Man

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XO Man, the well spoken menace, brings a genre blend of music you never knew existed...

Biography

My music has the power to change peoples existing listening habits, by being quirky and expressive. It's like listening to a story teller and feeling that you know the character like your best friend by the end.

The genres in my music blend into each other taking influence from the most intimate, delicate acoustic sets to the most powerful rock bands visiting everything from hip hop to electro to ska along the way.

Whether it's the beat that becomes infectious or the lyrics that stop you in your tracks, every second of every set I do commands attention.

The tracks evoke every emotion from energetic to empathetic. I want my character to come across in my music and touch every single person who witnesses my work.

My full band makes my sound complete as every single strum of the guitar and kick of the drum is conducted and appreciated to be entertainment itself. We work together in harmony providing a live show brimming with enthusiasm.

Being a cardigan-clad, bow tie wearing, barrier breaking artist who is as comfortable with a guitar as a heavy bassline is the best job in the world. I am an outspoken lyrical individual that is interested in creating something with staying power.

Rewarded for my hard work in December 2008, I won Hugo Urban Rules defeating hundreds of hopefuls and impressing industry execs. I performed on the MTV broadcast show alongside the Sugababes. Although my love for music began many years prior to winning, this was when the real journey started. The track that got me there is titled 'Microwave', which I recorded and filmed the video for in early 2009.

The last twelve months have been a rollercoaster ride of progress, consisting of:

* Getting the support and links from world renowned producer and DJ Arthur Baker.
* Increasing my fan base tenfold (Shout out to existing fans I would'nt be here without you).
* The single 'Microwave' has been played and supported by BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob-da-Bank.
* Performing at Bestival, Big Chill, and MTV Europe Amsterdam.
* Most viewed music video in 1 day on youtube in the UK.
* Hosting MY very own 'Nothing to Launch party' which saw the famous London venue Sosho filled to the brim with fans supporting his music
* Securing a contract with international company Nokia to write and rap over a new animation project.
* The planning and creating of the sensational EP that will be dropping in Spring 2010.

This is a collective of the finest talent spearheaded by myself, I believe XO Man is not just an artist, it's a movement.

Lyrics

MICROWAVE

Written By: XO Man

MICROWAVE

Chorus:
My microwave it don’t spin nooo! More
And the bailiff man keeps on knocking at my door
But it’s ok cos he ain’t taking shieeet
Cos I am a sta sta stepa heada this prieeek

My microwave it don’t spin nooo! More
And the bailiffs man keeps on knocking at my door
But it’s ok cos he ain’t taking shieeet
Cos I am a sta sta stepa heada this prieeek

verse 1:
Well it’s your M3 against my oyster pass
And some say that’s a different class
But she said your face looks like my Arss!
Come again Rass!
No need to be a baller
I take your girl by buying her water
Gimmi 3 quarter
An il be sleeping wid your girlfriends mums daughter
But! Just to correct you mister
Your girl aint got no sister
I hit you wid fact
An now she’s addicted to my tings like crack
Ermmmmm! Dats a pitty pitty fact
Ermmmmm! How are you gonna react
Ermmmmm! Broke boy on attack
Wid ability to take away your girl like that

Chorus:
My microwave it don’t spin nooo! More
And the bailiffs man keeps on knocking at my door
But it’s ok cos he ain’t taking shieeet
Cos I am a sta sta stepa heada this prieeek

My microwave it don’t spin nooo! More
And the bailiffs man keeps on knocking at my door
But it’s ok cos he ain’t taking shieeet
Cos I am a sta sta stepa heada this prieeek

VERSE 2
trainers ….check!
cloths….check!
money…..ermmmmm!

girls ….check
aim I fly ….check
dow….ermmmm!

man dem….check
car….check
petrol….check
is it me or am I a sexy individual

welll erm! Yeah!

And yea I blow my own trumpet
I can’t afored a croissant
2 sugars in my tea done lump it
and when you hear my tune pump it
crank it, sign it, thank it,
make some money and bank it
then I just nod fake smile
get a habit jerry kyle
3 4 trips down a aisle
wid a girl I only been wid 4 a wyle
reporters reporting me close lining Graham norton
that’s the life I wonna lead
but u no that iam broke when I say

Chorus:
My microwave it don’t spin nooo! More
And the bailiffs man keeps on knocking at my door
But it’s ok cos he ain’t taking shieeet
Cos I am a sta sta stepa heada this prieeek

My microwave it don’t spin nooo! More
And the bailiffs man keeps on knocking at my door
But it’s ok cos he ain’t taking shieeet
Cos I am a sta sta stepa heada this prieeek

VERSE 3
OI
Mr bailiff maaan
OI
Mr bailiff maaan
There ain’t a chance of you getting my stuff in side of you vaaan
OI
So please don’t knock
OI
Cos no 1’s in
OI
And if you ring I am answering a pretending

OI
Mr bailiff maaan
OI
Mr bailiff maaan
No 1 by that name lives in side this house I am sorry fammm!
OI
So try next door
OI
Or that house over there
I just can’t work out where but no Mr smith don’t live here

Chorus:
My microwave it don’t spin nooo! More
And the bailiffs man keeps on knocking at my door
But it’s ok cos he ain’t taking shieeet
Cos I am a sta sta stepa heada this prieeek
My microwave it don’t spin nooo! More
And the bailiffs man keeps on knocking at my door
But it’s ok cos he ain’t taking shieeet
Cos I am a sta sta stepa heada this prieeek

LADY DOG

Written By: XO Man

Chorus
Lady dog
jumps from man 2 man like leap frog
hop, skip jump an landed in a mix
no Tom just Dick no harry for a fix
lay a a a aaaaa

Lady dog
jumps from man 2 man like leap frog
hop, skip jump an landed in a mix
no Tom just Dick no harry for a fix
lay a a a aaaaa

Verse 1
All aboard
the hotel that don't ever shut
the truth is u'll never ever know the under cover (edit)
a place where your balls can put
she never says but
she's a squirrel and squirrels luv nuts
she like cashew nuts
takes cash to for nuts
takes cash with out the nut BUT!
not in the obvious way betray betray betray
night or day a a
she don't work just play a a a a
she likes new cars wear push up bra's
money spending scrap dat
money lending fools that don't no the rules

Chorus
Lady dog
jumps from man 2 man like leap frog
hop, skip jump an landed in a mix
no Tom just Dick no harry for a fix
lay a a a aaaaa

Lady dog
jumps from man 2 man like leap frog
hop, skip jump an landed in a mix
no Tom just Dick no harry for a fix
lay a a a aaaaa

verse 2
Oi girls hear what she said to me
(female accent)
so what if I'm a ho ho ho
I'm liable to slide down your chimney
take your presents an man with me
but ho no it ain't Santa clores
was yours is mine
and was mine is mine
all i gotta do is wine, all i gotta do it wine
(accent end)
Is it me or is everybody else blind
she went through a male conga line
back right, left right center rent her
any witch way your menter enter
no time for gunge on a stick
one line for a gounge on a stick
i got two things for u dick a bubble gum
and i'm fresh out of bubble gum

bridge
no lyrics just band

Chorus
Lady dog
jumps from man 2 man like leap frog
hop, skip jump an landed in a mix
no Tom just Dick no harry for a fix
lay a a a aaaaa

Lady dog
jumps from man 2 man like leap frog
hop, skip jump an landed in a mix
no Tom just Dick no harry for a fix
lay a a a aaaaa

verse 3
so let me break it down
your wifies a girl from my town
dats been around an, been around an
been around an, been around an,
been around an, been around an,
been around an, been around an
not no round in a circle
the kinda round that would leave you hurtful

Chorus
Lady dog
jumps from man 2 man like leap frog
hop, skip jump an landed in a mix
no Tom just Dick no harry for a fix
lay a a a aaaaa

Lady dog
jumps from man 2 man like leap frog
hop, skip jump an landed in a mix
no Tom just Dick no harry for a fix
lay a a a aaaaa
repeat x 1

GIRLFRIEND

Written By: XO Man

1 verse
She said baby sit down a relax
runs her fingers trough my hair
and then creates plats
I don't know how she does what she does
but she my girlfriend yea she my girlfriend
even though she dosn't really cook much
looks at me funny when i ask her
where she put the dutch
but i dont really care what people say
cos she my girlfriend yea she my girlfriend
she ain't stush
she can run around in the rain
everything she puts on
just suites her frame
but I'm pissed cos I know well I'm to blame
how did i do everything that i did b4
she gave me everything
but i wanted more an more
but all i wont right now is just me
an my girlfriend i miss my girlfriend

Chorus
I wish i never did what i did
she was my girlfriend my girlfriend,my girlfriend
I wish i never said what i said
she was my girlfriend my girlfriend,my girlfriend
now look at the predicament I'm in
I got no girlfriend no girlfriend, no girlfriend
i wish it never ever ever happened at all

verse 2
we had are first kiss fravorite song
i luv it when she wear
the matching bra and matching thong
we had are up's and down's
merry go rounds
left to right right to left
argue till well run out of breath
but I'm her richard she my judy
she my little yellow humming bird
an i'm her snoopy
she needs to be mine
or else my heart don't tick on time on time
flick through my phone
pause on her name
i wish i could phone but things ain't the same
I wanna go bk in time, bk in time, bk in time
to when me and her where fine
parks a cinemas that we went to
just remind me of when
you an i where meant to be
when u an i where meant to be

Chorus
I wish i never did what i did
she was my girlfriend my girlfriend,my girlfriend
I wish i never said what i said
she was my girlfriend my girlfriend,my girlfriend
now look at the predicament I'm in
I got no girlfriend no girlfriend, no girlfriend
i wish it never ever ever happened at all

verse 3
she smell like a pace of star mix
hates hairy arm pits
dosn't like it when i swear
she said that my friends are only there
for one reason an one reason only
she'll never leave me lonely
o if only she would phone me
o if only she would phone me o if only
i never did what i did
to my girlfriend i miss my girlfriend
I use to watch her sleep in my bed
kiss her forehead and she'll
pretend like she's asleep
give me a cute little smile
hug me for a wile and roll over
but now i no it's over
looking through my garden
for a four leaf clover
look up in the sky for a shooting star
can't seem to find a shooting star so far so far
but hold on!
i recognize that ring tone
could it really be her
that phoning my phone
i close my eyes open up take a look
it my girlfriend yeah it's my girlfriend
i take a deep breath answer the phone
in a half asleep tone
look nah baby i'm awake
no need to go you need to stay we need to talk
we spoke on the phone for hours
reminisce on when we you to be
poured sunshine on dark cloud so we could see
that you and I were
that you and me are that we are
meant to be meant to be mentally

Chorus
I wish i never did what i did
she was my girlfriend my girlfriend,my girlfriend
I wish i never said what i said
she was my girlfriend my girlfriend,my girlfriend
now look at the predicament I'm in
I got no girlfriend no girlfriend, no girlfriend
i wish it never ever ever happened at all

LOL

Written By: XO Man

LOL
Your find it funny
so feel free to laugh
thinking I'm wasting my time
you find it joke
wondering why i've stayed so long
making this music ting mine a ine
but ova stand
i ain't playing around playing around
this ain't a hobby mate
you need to no oOoo
this is my stomping ground ound ound

Chorus
HEY! what you laughing @
HEY! she ain't laughing @
ME! he ain't laughing @
ME! so what your laughing
HEY!what your laughing
cos you ain't laughing @
ME ME ME ME MEEEEE
so what your laughing @

HEY! what you laughing @
HEY! she ain't laughing @
ME! he ain't laughing @
ME! so what your laughing
HEY!what your laughing
cos you ain't laughing @
ME ME ME ME MEEEEE
so what your laughing @

Laugh giggle smile never that
HEY!
swing with a clever clever bat like
SWING!
swing wid da back of my parm
across your lip barm for assuming
HEY!
i told you I'm not human
HEY!
you can see I'm not moving
till I get was ma-a-a-a-ain
arrhOO
you need to no
arrhOO
not letting go
arrhOO
I'm holding tight
arrhOO
taking control
HEY!
I ain't like no other
HEY!
Jamaican farther mother
HEY!
6ft9 on the rictor
SCALE!
so don't let me me see your
GIRL!
cos i'll take your girl
make your girl my
NAH NEVER DAT!
take what I wont an run
THANKS!
your girlfriend was fun
i say what i wont and mean what i say
I heard you where
hurray! hurray! hurray!

Chorus
HEY! what you laughing @
HEY! she ain't laughing @
ME! he ain't laughing @
ME! so what your laughing
HEY!what your laughing
cos you ain't laughing @
ME ME ME ME MEEEE
so what your laughing @

HEY! what you laughing @
HEY! she ain't laughing @
ME! he ain't laughing @
ME! so what your laughing
HEY!what your laughing
cos you ain't laughing @
ME ME ME ME MEEEEE
so what your laughing @

Verse 3
I"m O'so special but not the fried rice
O'so special no need to think twice
I'm... I'm-I'm-I'm-I-m-I'm
I'm baring while her guitar-ing
your oOOw arrH-ing
I make a beat stop (pause)
I make your gore (pause)
(laugh) back again!
there ain't no 1 better
I'm fast to rass
there ain't no 1 better
I'm first never last
diverse dive head first
in to my verse
an mak your head burst
I'm well rounded like a michelin
throw my M's up
cos I'm mitcham-ing
I got the strengh to reverse time
and drown you at your own christening
it's me that glissing
to my music, music, music
music-music-music-music minded
HEY!
to other things yeah I'm blinded
I don't wonna see unless
music has a fu oO oO oO
cuh-a-a-a-a-a-for me

Bridge
(BV's)
What your laughing @
he ain't laughing @
what your laughing @
he ain't laughing!
repeat x1

Chorus
HEY! what you laughing @
HEY! she ain't laughing @
ME! he ain't laughing @
ME! so what your laughing
HEY!what your laughing
cos you ain't laughing @
ME ME ME ME MEEEEE
so what your laughing @

HEY! what you laughing @
HEY! she ain't laughing @
ME! he ain't laughing @
ME! so what your laughing
HEY!what your laughing
cos you ain't laughing @
ME ME ME ME MEEEEE
so what your laughing @

brake down......

Chorus
HEY! what you laughing @
HEY! she ain't laughing @
ME! he ain't laughing @
ME! so what your laughing
HEY!what your laughing
cos you ain't laughing @
ME ME ME ME MEEEEE
so what your laughing @

HEY! what you laughing @
HEY! she ain't laughing @
ME! he ain't laughing @
ME! so what your laughing
HEY!what your laughing
cos you ain't laughing @
ME ME ME ME MEEEEE
so what your laughing @

Discography

Microwave and Lady dog
have both been released on download but only for a 12week period from march 12th 2009

From The Curb (mix tape)
3 XO Man sampler CD's to date.

Set List

(Intro) Just wanna
1) Microwave
2) Lady dog
3) Girlfriend
4)Wicked
5)Laws (flexible)
6)Freak
7)LOL
Covers: Blur Song 2 for a special gig
Set time: from 30mins-1hour