Canary Wharf

About this Song:

Moira: I thought it was time to write something with upbeat lyrics for a change and what better place for two prospective lovers to find each other than Canary Wharf during their morning commute!

Siobhan: I wanted to create a backtrack that combines good old songwriting like we know it from Burt Bacharach but using Johnny Marr Harmonies. Additionally I added a bit of drama working with the melancholic story Moira is singing about

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Lyrics:


CANARY WHARF
I see you every morning, a soulful face in the crowd
I’d like to get to know you better, if only time allowed
I feel deprived if I don’t see you there
But we are strangers, so why the hell should I care?

We’ll never know
Unless we take the next step
And say hello

I’ve checked out your hand and there’s no wedding band
But our sphere of interest might be for the same brand
I’m dusting off my sex life ‘cos it’s not over and done
And I’m wondering if you’d give this thing a trial run?

We’ll never know
Unless we take the next step
And say hello

Are you introvert and bookish, moody but sweet?
I’ve got a weird sense of humour, but my intellect’s awfully neat
I’m into champagne and coffee doughnut rings
Tell me what you like to eat, but it’s over if it’s ‘wings’!

We’ll never know
Unless we take the next step
And say hello

Want the ‘same old’ or the unknown? ‘Cos it’s up to you to choose
But if you don’t believe in love, you’ve got nothing to lose!

We’ll never know
Unless we take the next step
And say hello

BPM: 70

Lyrics: Moira Waugh
Composition: Moira Waugh, Siobhan Dakay
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Mix: Marcel Filler
Mastering: Christoph Stickel

Genre: Pop, Easy Listening

Press Release: The Wrong Girl release announcement

OUT SOON: Enchanting Jazz Pop Album with Enthralling Vocals

Moira Waugh’s Debut, The Wrong Girl, Release Dates and Upcoming Video Contest Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2016 – Moira Waugh is a spellbinding storyteller with her lyrics. She delivers them with captivating sincerity and a beautiful, expressive voice. Siobhan Dakay composes sensitive jazzy pop compositions to amplify Moira’s vocals. When you listen to The Wrong Girl, you’ll hear their natural affinity. Thinkroot Records is thrilled to announce the February 9, 2016 release of the first single from The Wrong Girl, “How Lucky I Am,” with the full album and video contest launch on February 26, 2016.

“Every day I see and hear stories all around me,” Moira Waugh shares. “People are doing or saying something that catches my attention and automatically I start imagining what sort of lives the people are leading, how they are feeling and what are the reasons behind the scenes I’ve glimpsed or snippets of conversation I’ve overheard. What would it be like to be them? My songs are really ideas for short stories or longer fiction condensed into song lyrics.”

TheWrongGirl-CoverMoira Waugh is a British singer/songwriter living in Florida. She has been writing since she was eight years old, beginning with a series of short stories about the family cats forming a pop group. In 2009, she diversified into singing and writing lyrics for her own songs, joining a multi-talented and international music community on ccMixter.org which inspired her to create a catalogue of songs that have been remixed many times and used in films. This is where Moira Waugh and Siobhan Dakay connected and commenced their jazz pop collaborations.

Siobhan Dakay is the pseudonym of Heiko Specht, a producer/musician residing in Munich, Germany. His alias denotes the musical mood he creates. Siobhan stands for graceful and Dakay represents the melancholic and dark aspects of his compositions. Siobhan Dakay uses Moira Waugh’s melodies, lyrics, and vocal performance as the starting point to conceive the backing tracks for the songs.

“I musically grew up in the 70s/80s” Siobhan answers asked for her roots. Siobhan adds “When you grow up as a child listening to Bacharach, Carpenters and even ABBA and experience your first heartbrokenness listening to the Smiths, Cure and “The Bible” these feeling and emotions automatically influences in the creative process of building harmonies”.

The Wrong Girl is a full album with thirteen tracks and three upcoming singles: “How Lucky I Am” (February 9, 2016 release date), “Small Back Room” (March 15, 2016 release date), and “Garnet Wine” (March 29, 2016 release date). It was professionally mixed by Marcel Filler and mastered by Christoph Stickel to ensure a sonically enhanced listening experience. On the February 26th album release date, a video contest with $1500 of cash prizes will launch with submissions accepted through April 30, 2016.

„Moira Waugh is an alluring artist with both her elegant, strong voice and her thoroughly engaging lyrics,” commented Kara Square, Founder/Music Supervisor of Thinkroot Records. “Siobhan Dakay profoundly complements Moira’s voice with his gentle, dreamy, melancholic jazz orchestrations. Their album is an enchanting exploration of relatable narratives with emotionally stirring arrangements.”

To learn more about The Wrong Girl visit: http://www.one-song.de

To support Moira Waugh and Siobhan Dakay’s music, purchase The Wrong Girl from https://moirawaugh.bandcamp.com/ or your favorite digital store (i.e. iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, etc.) upon release.

For press inquiries, contact Kara Square: thinkrootrecords@gmail.com

 

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The Ghosts Are Here

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Moira Waugh’s stunning vocals and introspective lyrics accompanied by Sibohan Dakay’s stark, sympathetic backing track create a memorable piece worthy of dark, dramatic scenes.

Commercial License: Please contact www.thinkrootrecords.com

Lyrics:

The ghosts are here, needing to be fed
With answers to the questions of the restless dead
There are dark thoughts circling in my head
I wish I’d listened to everything they said

The ghosts are here, they’re not laid to rest
They cluster round my bed at night and put me to the test
In some secret corner I knew I’d rue the day
I didn’t make more effort, I went my own way

The ghosts are here with their gift of guilt
My failures sewn together to make a shabby quilt
They say they forgive me – that I should forget
But I miss them still and I’ll always feel regret

The ghosts are here, needing to be fed
With answers to the questions of the restless dead
There are dark thoughts circling in my head
I wish I’d listened to everything they said

The ghosts are here, they’re not laid to rest
The ghosts are here, with their gift of guilt
The ghosts are here, the ghosts of December

Tempo: 77 BPM

Full Credits:

Lyrics: Moira Waugh
Music: Moira Waugh / Siobhan Dakay
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Vocals: Moira Waugh
Mixing: Siobhan Dakay
Mastering: Siobhan Dakay

How Lucky I Am

Release Date: February 09. 2016

Order here:  iTunes; Amazon; Bandcamp

About this song:

Moira:
In 2009, when I became seriously interested in singing, I was offered two wonderful songs written by (my now Husband) the singer songwriter Mark Bass . I chose to record ‘How Lucky I Am’ because it is one of the sweetest, prettiest love songs I’ve ever heard.

Siobhan:
When I heard the accapella the first time (and knowing that Mark and Moira liaise) I immediately thought about „Captain Of My Heart“ by the Band Double. Not that the lyrics are related but I kind of had such a setup in mind. When I started developing the chords I tried kind of to adopt some of the structure of that song which also was one of my favorite songs back in 1985. So with this backtrack I drag my head for Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug.

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Lyrics:

Our love’s been a long time coming, building deep inside
Gonna be the love too strong to hide. Everybody’s gonna know,
they’ll look at us and smile, good love’s even better when it take a while.
I can take the old folks laughing, their knowing little smiles
I can take the talk about us, it’ll go away after a while
And I’ll be loving you, the only love I ever needed
when all is said and through. I think about you all the time
You know I do. How lucky I am
To be with you

And I hope you feel the same way twenty years from now
Glad we’ve found each other somehow.
A love like ours only come along one time if at all
The waiting on that one time really worth the fall.
I don’t care about your past, don’t care who you’ve done
Just want us to be together, two lives lived as one and I’ll be loving you.
The only love I ever needed when all is said and through
I think about you all the time, you know I do
How lucky I am
How lucky I am
How lucky I am
To be with you

Info:

96 BPM

Credentials:
Lyrics: Mark Bass
Composition: Mark Bass, Siobhan Dakay
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Mix: Marcel Filler
Mastering: Christoph Stickel

Genre: Pop, Easy Listening, Jazz

Under The Christmas Tree

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A wonderful Christmas song including everything a christmas song needs. It is a waltz driven by a simple slaybell drum beat and picked orchestral strings.

Available on: Google Play   iTunes   Amazon   Bandcamp

Official Video:

WORDS

Cold starry nights
A white crescent moon
Sugar and spice
On a long wooden spoon

Snow flakes and snowballs
Ice skates and sleighs
Mulled wine and mince pies
Fires all ablaze

Round shining eyes
Pink little cheeks
“Is that present mine?”
But no child must peek

Pine cones and candles, snow on the roof
The sound up above of a reindeer hoof
So many parcels, what can they be?
Under the skirts of a glittering tree

Piles of gifts
Christmas bells ring
Lights in the trees
And carols to sing

Mugs of hot chocolate
A big swirl of cream
Small cold noses
Warmed by the steam

Millions of toys
On Santa’s sleigh
Flying round the world
Before Christmas Day

Pine cones and candles, snow on the roof
The sound up above of a reindeer hoof
So many parcels, what can they be?
Under the skirts of a glittering tree
Hush, hush little children
Run up to your beds
“Or you’ll spoil the magic”
The Christmas Elves said
Wait for the morning
Then open your eyes
Santa has left you a lovely surprise

Be silent! Listen! Who’s on the roof?
Donner or Blitzen or Rudolph’s hoof?
The beautiful angel at the top of the tree
Under the skirts of a glittering tree

Tempo: 145 BPM

Credits:

Lyrics: Moira Waugh
Composition: Siobhan Dakay
Arragement: Siobhan Dakay
Mixing: Marcel Stiller (http://www.filler-productions.com)
Mastering: Christoph Stickel (http://www.csmastering.de)