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Hill & Ray

Drum'n'Guitar pop-rock

 
 
 
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on the tube

 
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on tour

 Das nächste Konzert in Deiner Nähe...

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Duo-Power aus Berlin

 

 

 

Jamie Hill & Peter Ray leben den Traum eines unschlagbaren Duos wie Bonnie & Clyde, doch anstatt sich mit Bankräuben über Wasser zu halten, komponieren, texten und produzieren sie ihre Musik, ihre Videos und Tonträger in kompletter Eigenregie. Dann packen sie ihren kleinen Tourbus bis obenhin mit Gitarren, Drums und Verstärkern voll, düsen durch die Lande und bringen ihre phantasievollen Pop- & Rock-Songs mit dem Spirit aus Blues, Swing, Country, Rockabilly & Folk auf die Bühne. Handmade, selfmade, authentisch und leidenschaftlich. Sie erzählen Geschichten von verhängnisvollen Stromausfällen, apokalyptischer Liebe, unstillbarem Lebenshunger oder einfach nur der Suche nach sich selbst.

Das geht in die Beine, unter die Haut und direkt ins Herz. (Rocktimes) Mehr Pressestimmen gibt es hier

Deutsche und englische Songs, die beim ersten Hören schon Ohrwürmer sind und bei mehrmaligem Gebrauch süchtig machen; Kopfkino der großen Gefühle mit Tiefgang, Ehrlichkeit und Lebensfreude. Jamie & Peter teilen ihr Leben in der Musik. Zwei Stimmen, die sich in ihrer ganzen Bandbreite von rau bis zart perfekt ergänzen.

Peter hat bereits 2 Alben (2010 „Landed“, 2012 „444“) veröffentlicht und Jamie war auf „444“ als Gastmusikerin dabei. Mit ihrem ersten gemeinsamen Album „Secret Garden“ ist das Berliner Duo Hill & Ray nun wieder auf Tour!

(Zur Biographie hier klicken)

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Fotografie: Eric Lahmann, Jan Kiaulehn, Jens Fussan

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Duo power from Berlin

 

Jamie Hill & Peter Ray are a unique team and form an exceptional, authentic duo! Geared together like clockwork they create the heartbeat of their music: The drum groove, that makes you wanna dance.

Peter's sophisticated and passionate guitar technique plays a major part. It's always a great experience to be around  when he get's it going - acoustically, electrically or by skillfully tapping the beat on it.

Jamie and Peter's harmony vocals complete their sound distinctively. With a range from rocky to soft they reach the audience in an honest, in depth and still happy-go-lucky kind of way. Concertgoers really get excited by this duo's versatility.

The two take the spirit of blues, country, americana, rockabilly and folk music into their pop and rock songs. German and English lyrics tell of moving experiences, thoughts and feelings. Pushing limits, rising above the familiar, leaving boundaries behind to finally find yourself are recurring themes that keep the songs connected.

They love to cruise around in their cosy, little tour bus and perform shows for lovely people all across the country. Jamie and Peter stand their ground in almost every setting, which allows them to play anywhere from clubs to open air events, private partys or even in your kitchen.

Original songs or cover versions get arranged to their personal taste, always keeping their own authentic style - you hear it, you name it: Jamie Hill & Peter Ray.

"But you can't get the sound from a story in a magazine" (Billy Joel) ... So just listen and enjoy!

 

 

Lyrics

Secret Garden

37°C

You want the Spanish sun you say, Spanish sun
Though it’s a million miles away for you to come
There may be beaches bright and wide
Still you betake yourself to flight
A thousand star lights shine their light on you

Deep as the ocean is your mind
Look inside you and you will find
Your wisdom burning like the sun
Beyond all things being said and done
No matter if you climb the Everest so high
You got it all in you to fly
So fly, fly

You’d like to quit and leave it all
Leave it all
Get off the race and get a grip
Before you fall
You long for shelter, warmth and lust
Leave all your fears back in the dust
Reach for the world that shines on you
And let it in

Deep as the ocean is your mind
Look inside you and you will find
Your wisdom burning like the sun
Beyond all things being said and done
No matter if you climb the Everest so high
You got it all in you to fly
So fly, fly
So fly, fly

You hate the cold in town you say
Need the heat here every day but can’t you see
You got yourself 37 degrees

Nobody ever gives a damn ‘bout you, damn ‘bout you
You feel invisible to them like glass they see through

You hate the cold in town you say
Need the heat here every day but can’t you see
I love you with 37 degrees

Oh, I don’t care much about the numbers
And all the billions getting dumber
12 notes for me, 6 strings for you
A million things that we could do
1 big house in the summer breeze
But I just love your 37 degrees

You hate the cold in town you say
Need the heat here everyday
But can’t you see
Not matter if you climb the Everest so high
You got it all in you to fly
So fly, fly
So fly, fly
So fly, fly

 

 

Peace of mind

I was stuck in a wheel, no redeeming like a hamster’s nightmare
And I thought that’s the deal how it goes, why would anyone care?
I would give it everything, turn it all against me
There is only me to blame for the letting them unfree me
I could feel it in my spine, a black bad moon arising
Pushed away it all the time to drown my soul in smiling

Day by day I lost my peace of mind
Yeah, day by day I lost my peace mind
Peace of mind
Yeah peace of mind
Peace of mind

I got burned from inside day and night, my body like an earthquake
Pale and weak I would fade in the haze of my bleeding heartbreak
It was more than I could take, no one there to heal me
Thunder crashing on the way, I kept kneeling dearly
Every day would be the same, I’d tear myself to pieces
Heart and soul were locked away to write this hard-life thesis

Though I would still look for my peace of mind
Oh, I was searching for some peace of mind
Peace of mind
Yeah peace of mind
Peace of mind
I lost my peace of mind

So lay crawling on the floor
Buried stillness made no sound
But after years
I cut away what kept me down
‘Till all these worms had disappeared
Now I can catch a little glimpse
Of this peace of mind

Peace of mind
Sometimes I feel some peace of mind
Peace of mind
I got my peace of mind
Peace of mind
Yeah peace of mind
Peace of mind
I got my peace of mind

 

Kick Ass

I guess I was just scared of who I am
I hid it from myself and left me damned
Becoming a creature I would hate to see
But you came along and saw something in me
A potential for being crazily happy

You pushed me into the light
You threw me on the other side
You kicked my ass, and now I have
A kick-ass hell of a good time

Who would have thought that this could be real?
yeah
I never knew how sweet it would feel
No, no, no, no, no, no
The highest waves or the strongest storm
I just surf along
No, I can’t be torn
Yeah baby, you made me strong

It was a long dark road to go
But you where my sunshine so I could grow
Out of the shadows, out of the dimmed
Right into cold water, I learned how to swim

You pushed me into the light
You threw me on the other side
You kicked my ass, and now I have
A kick-ass hell of a good time

Who would have thought that this could be real?
yeah
I never knew how sweet it would feel
No, no, no, no, no, no
The highest waves or the strongest storm
I just surf along
No, I can’t be torn
Yeah baby, you made me strong

I can’t believe that you believe in me
Never letting go
Oh, baby you set me free
There’s so much more to show
But we made a good start
You took away my no
And put a yes in my heart

Who would have thought that this could be real?
yeah
I never knew how sweet it would feel
No, no, no, no, no, no
The highest waves or the strongest storm
I just surf along
No, I can’t be torn
Ooh baby, my baby, yeah baby, my baby

 

More

The world is frozen, hold on something’s wrong
Nothing is moving, I wait from dusk ‘till dawn
I got a fever, a hunger deep inside
Like Iggy used to sing this is a lust for life

Don’t hesitate, my dear, don’t think, don’t ask or wonder why and how
Forget about the should and would’s your only task for now
We’re gonna take it all out of the cheap
I feel you pulse and heartbeat, I wanna hear you breathe

I want more, more, more
I cannot still this thirst
Let’s move it up, let’s slam the door
For life just can’t be rehearsed
I’m breaking out, I’m breaking in
Take all the risk and all the sin
Let’s get all dirty
Get real hot
We’re gonna take it to the top

I might be wrong now, or on a dead end street
Don’t really care though, as long as I feel the beat
Let’s feel the power, the flame in me and you
Your soul’s a flower, and freedom makes it grow

Get rid of people who will steal your thirst,
Who make you sit and wait
Your will’s the key, your heart the engine
Start, don’t hesitate
The road is open and vast
No point of return
No risk, no fun our motto
That’s the wild way to learn

I want more, more, more
I cannot still this thirst
Let’s move it up, let’s slam the door
For life just can’t be rehearsed
I’m breaking out, I’m breaking in
Take all the risk and all the sin
Let’s get all dirty
Get real hot
We’re gonna take it to the top

So many times before I used to stay inside
Locked in myself, my core
No one could ever tell the tide
Got rid of my shell in the end
I’m here all naked and small
No need to lie or pretend, don’t fear the scars or to fall

Don’t hesitate, my dear, don’t think, don’t ask or wonder why and how
Forget about the should and would’s your only task for now
We’re gonna take it all out of the cheap
I feel you pulse and heartbeat, I wanna hear you breathe

I want more, more, more
I cannot still this thirst
Let’s move it up, let’s slam the door
For life just can’t be rehearsed
I’m breaking out, I’m breaking in
Take all the risk and all the sin
Let’s get all crazy
Never stop
We’re gonna take it to the top
We’re gonna take it to the top
We’re gonna take it to the top

 

 

His Hymn

He had a heart of gold and could see beyond the sky
He picked me up when I was lost, he heard my cry
I could sing and dance and learned from him to sway
Together we would dream his cracklin’ roof away

But when the morning sun would push away our star
He would be drawn into a self-destructive war
A self-destructive war

I’m calling the powers of heaven and hell
I’m asking you to take this burden off him
It’s been too long now
It’s been way too long
This goes out now to the universe and beyond
This goes out now to the universe and beyond

Brick by brick his crumbling house was falling down
Day by day I lost the man that I had known
Give him shelter, make him come out of the rain
No matter how I tried, he was locked up in his pain

All left for me to sing is his redemption hymn
To stop that everyday there’s a little less left of him
A little less left of him

I’m calling the powers of heaven and hell
I’m asking you to take this burden off him
It’s been too long now
It’s been way too long
This goes out now to the universe and beyond
This goes out now to the universe and beyond

Please, hear me
Cause I need him
I need him
And he’s breaking, breaking
So please, hear me
Cause I need him
And he’s breaking

I’m calling the powers of heaven and hell
I’m asking you to take this burden off him
It’s been too long now
It’s been way too long
This goes out now to the universe and beyond
This goes out now to the universe and beyond
This goes out now to the universe and beyond...

 

Heartbeat

Baby, don’t you worry
All my love words can’t be wrong
Show me what’s behind that
Worn out teardrop in your eyes

You make my heart stop beating when you’re getting on
All the lovely chats keep me hangin’ on
You make my heart stop beating leaving me alone
I need your heartbeat
You make my heart stop beating when you like my lol
All the lovely chats, you’re my love phantom
You make my heart stop beating leaving me alone
I need your heartbeat
Get back on

Don’t you know how it feels when the beat stops
Won’t turn back without your smile
You feel so lost and no one understands why (why)
But I can make your profile shine like no one did before
Roopidoopidoo
You make my heart stop beating when you’re getting on
All the lovely chats keep me hangin’ on
You make my heart stop beating leaving me alone
I need your heartbeat
Boom, boom
You make my heart stop beating when you like my lol
All the lovely chats, you’re my love phantom
You make my heart stop beating leaving me alone
I need your heartbeat
Boom, boom
Get back on

Baby, don’t you hurry
We can stay here all night long
You can show me all your beauty
In this private room we’re on
Show me what you got

You make my heart stop beating when you’re getting on
All the lovely chats keep me hangin’ on
You make my heart stop beating leaving me alone
I need your heartbeat
Boom, boom
You make my heart stop beating when you like my lol
All the lovely chats, you’re my love phantom
You make my heart stop beating leaving me alone
I need your heartbeat
Boom, boom
Get back on

I’ll show you how it feels when the beat stops
See your face without your smile
I give you reasons for a real smudged makeup (Ooh)
I get teardrops on your profile like no one did before

You fly like a bird on a trip to the stars
Expecting the world to align and to share
Roopidoopidoo
You make my heart stop beating when you’re getting on
All the lovely chats keep me hangin’ on
You make my heart stop beating leaving me alone
I need your heartbeat
Boom, boom
You make my heart stop beating when you like my lol
All the lovely chats, you’re my love phantom
You make my heart stop beating leaving me alone
I need your heartbeat
Boom, boom
Get back on
Get back on
Get back on

 

 

Shy Girl

No I don’t like to talk about the weather
Haven’t heard the latest news today
When I step into the elevator
I wish myself away
I know you, but I don’t know you
Close my eyes and pretend not to see
There’s a silly grin on my face now
While this heat’s creeping up on me

Ooh, I’m not a girl of many words
Try to hide how much it hurts
To say hi and goodbye
For the rest I’m just too shy

Getting back into the office
No one knows that I’d disappeared
No one cares how I’m feeling
While I’m fighting all my tears

There’s this silence I could never break
All those big shots know what to say
Drop the names and the lines and right place
But my doubts make me hesitate

Ooh, I’m not a girl of many words
Try to hide how much it hurts
To say hi and goodbye
For the rest I’m just too shy

Oh so shy
Oh so shy
Tell me why
Tell me why
I’m such a shy girl
So every time I fail

Why is small talk such a measure?
Let this smile be worth a hundred words
So when I meet you in the elevator
I let you know of my tiny little world

All these mixed up thoughts and feelings
Need the right dictionary on me
Get the right page at the right time
Come on baby, yeah, baby, just say what’s on your mind
Oh, I’m not a girl of many words
Try to hide how much it hurts
To say hi and goodbye
For the rest I’m just too shy

Way too shy
Way too shy
Oh why, why, why
So, shy, shy, shy
Tell me why
Tell me why
I’m such a shy girl
So every time I fail

 

Secret Garden

Has the sky always been so low?
Has the river ever stopped its flow?
Have the clouds always been so grey?
How many hours counts the day?

If I listened would you tell the truth?
Do you remember all our little cues?
Can you face yourself or live in denial?
If I saw you now, would you smile?

You betrayed our secret garden
You stepped in our fragile field
You stomped the flowers that we grew down
You have unarmed me, took my shield
You betrayed our secret garden
You stepped in our fragile field
You stomped the flowers that we grew down
You have unarmed me, took my shield

If I called you would you answer me?
Read my mind and call me foolishly
Would you leave shattered on the ground
Or lift me up and listen to my sound?
The world has changed I can’t go back again
No one can ever fill your space since then
My heart’s an endless dark and empty place
How will I reach my faded trust and grace?

You cannot wipe off the fingerprints on the display ever since
Our holy white has turned into a dirty grey
The cuts run deep, you look away, but there is still a price to pay
The mirror cracks, and we both know what it lacks, yeah

You betrayed our secret garden
You stepped in our fragile field
You stomped the flowers that we grew down
You have unarmed me, took my shield
You betrayed our secret garden
You stepped in our fragile field
You stomped the flowers that we grew down
You have unarmed me, took my shield

Ooh

Closing my eyes I picture you and me
From paradise expelled live homelessly
Can’t bring back innocence or free your mind
Faith is a luxury for the lucky kind
Naivety’s a precious state to be in
Uncertainty makes you stop to begin
What you have dreamed of when you were young
And slowly watch yourself comin’ undone

Ooh

You cannot wipe off the fingerprints on the display ever since
Our holy white has turned into a dirty grey
The cuts run deep, you look away, but there is still a price to pay
The mirror cracks, and we both know what it lacks yeah

You betrayed our secret garden
You stepped in our fragile field
You stomped the flowers that we grew down
You have unarmed me, took my shield
You betrayed our secret garden
You stepped in our fragile field
You stomped the flowers that we grew down
You have unarmed me, took my shield

(Flowers) You stomped the flowers that we grew down
(Ooh) You have unarmed me, took my shield
You stomped the flowers that we grew down
You have unarmed me, took my shield

Ooh

 

Open up

I can see all these troubles on the way
And these troubles are waiting for me
Like grimy grey clouds
Like an icing on my doubts
Thoughts fed from insecurity

There’s an evil voice in my head telling lies
These lies are poison to believe
It’s the don’ts that are through
It’s the dos I can’t do
In a web of possibilities

Open up and shut it out
It’s so hard to break the doubt
Open up and shut it out
Run for miles but you never get far
This heaviness on you makes you drowsy and bruised
Forgive yourself before you’re falling apart

I spend the day with my shadow next to me
Nor at night would it ever go away
It’s alright cause it’s mine
Make my peace in some time
A friend as a freed enemy

So I stumble the way
Can’t go and can’t stay
Is it right, is it wrong,
Who can say?

Open up and shut it out
It’s so hard to break the doubt
Open up and shut it out
Run for miles but you never get far
This heaviness on you makes you drowsy and bruised
Forgive yourself before you’re falling apart, hey

Give the sour some honey
Make the serious funny
Turn the grey into sunny
It’s all in you, let it out, let it out

Open up and shut it out
It’s so hard to break the doubt
Open up and shut it out
Run for miles but you never get far
This heaviness on you makes you drowsy and bruised
Forgive yourself before you’re falling apart
Open up and shut it out

 

 

Please don't call

Can’t even tell how many hours I have talked
All my friends know about the two of us
The things you’ve done, the things you’ve said
All the words stuck in my head
In my mind the past repeats like a stuck record
Overshadowed melodies, too many foolish chords
I hear your voice and pay the price
Still want to believe your lies

Please don’t call, don’t pick up the phone
Don’t call for me, don’t want your deeds to be shown
If I reveal what I know
Then the you and me
Will be gone

Golden silence keeps me going, so my lips are sealed
When nothing’s broken, no one cares and nothing must be healed
The ghost is locked up in this room, unspoken words save me from doom
You’re a perfect lover phantom, follow me around
And the truth of what you are, we burn it to the ground
I could make it last forever, in my dreams we will stick together

Please don’t call, don’t pick up the phone
Don’t call for me, don’t want your deeds to be shown
If I reveal what I know
Then the you and me
Will be gone

If I could turn back the time
I’d go straight to the start
You haven’t done, what you’ve done
We would never be apart
I’d see your honest eyes, enjoy the flow
Never giving up, letting myself go

Please don’t call, don’t pick up the phone
Don’t call for me, don’t want your deeds to be shown
If I reveal what I know
Then the you and me
Will be gone

Please don’t call, don’t pick up the phone
Don’t call for me, don’t want your deeds to be shown
If I reveal what I know
Then the you and me
Will be gone

Please don’t call, don’t pick up the phone
Don’t call for me, don’t want your deeds to be shown
If I reveal what I know
Then the you and me
Will be gone