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on "Love's A Painful Game"  1 month ago
 
[New Release] Tune I co-wrote in 1986 with Roger Ward for the band Gemini from Sayreville, NJ
on iM ON LSD  1 month ago
 
Colie Brice is now following Asterios Papastamatakis
on iM ON LSD  1 month ago
 
tres cool mon ami..
replied on Conspiracy Theorist  1 month ago
 
Thanks Brother!
on Conspiracy Theorist  1 month ago
 
[New Release] Mellow R&B groove jam with some tasty south paw stratocasting blues..
 2 months ago
 
Thank you
on "I'm Dying For You"  2 months ago
 
[New Release] "I'm Dying For You" from the album LIVE by Colie Brice Album Notes "Bold exploration of authenticity or reckless self sabotage - tha...
on Fuerza  2 months ago
 
Colie Brice is now following Jesus Manuel Sosa Sharpton
on Fuerza  2 months ago
 
Well done metal my friend!
replied on Turn the Tide  2 months ago
 
Thank you Jesus
on Ivan  3 months ago
 
Colie Brice is now following Ivan
replied on Take 3  3 months ago
 
Thank you Ivan!
on Turn the Tide  3 months ago
 
[New Release] Turn the Tide By Coleman R. Brice Tired of the same old hate, tired of insane disgrace Can’t we find a way to stop this shame? ...
on Turn the Tide  3 months ago
 
[New Release] Turn the Tide By Coleman R. Brice Tired of the same old hate, tired of insane disgrace Can’t we find a way to stop this shame? ...
 3 months ago
 
Thanks again Kathy! I appreciate it. One the road presently but hoping to check out your stuff ASAP. - Colie
 3 months ago
 
Thank ye kind sir!
 3 months ago
 
THAN K YOU BROTHER!
 3 months ago
 
Gracias! I appreciate that kind review. Rock on!
on Kathy Freeman  3 months ago
 
Colie Brice is now following Kathy Freeman
 3 months ago
 
Thank you Kathy I appreciate your kind remark . It was about my youngest brother. He took his own life and it was a trajedy beyond epic proportions. To say the least. He remains dearly missed..
on T.V rotted our brains  3 months ago
 
Colie Brice is now following Patrick Cormier
on Maybe Baby Waby  3 months ago
 
[New Release] Raucous Roadhouse Rampage! Hey it's me :) Colie the singer and guitarist on this track. The basic drums and bass (Joe Savio & Jay Walker...
on Silly Boy  3 months ago
 
[New Release] The Long Dark After the Sunset by Colie Brice and the New Age Blues Experience This recordings were made around the time of my young...
on The Sun Will Rise Again  3 months ago
 
[New Release] The Long Dark After the Sunset by Colie Brice and the New Age Blues Experience This recordings were made around the time of my you...
 3 months ago
 
Wow thank you, that means a lot to me. Thank you for listening to it.. - Colie
on Luna Muse  4 months ago
 
[New Release] From the album LUNA MUSE VOL.II by COLIE BRICE Album Notes: Luna Muse Volume II is my latest batch of crazy tunes and soundscapes. Mo...
on Life Ain't Fair  4 months ago
 
[New Release] From the album MARCHING TOWARDS MADNESS (APRIL FOOL'S DAZE) Album Notes Marching Towards Madness/April Fool’s Parade is my latest au...
on When Mourning Becomes Knight  4 months ago
 
[New Release] Heart felt gut bucket blues..
[New Release] In July, 2014, Randy Montgomery, a former logging truck driver for over 30 years, from Mt. Shasta, California, began his “Journey with a...
replied on The Art of Noise in Eb  4 months ago
 
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by Colie Brice
Released 1 month ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Tune I co-wrote in 1986 with Roger Ward for the band Gemini from Sayreville, NJ
by Colie Brice
Released 1 month ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Mellow R&B groove jam with some tasty south paw stratocasting blues..
by Colie Brice
Released 2 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"I'm Dying For You" from the album LIVE by Colie Brice Album Notes "Bold exploration of authenticity or reckless self sabotage - that particular line of distinction is often difficult to discern for an artist. We like to live on the edges. Vacillate, pontificate, irritate, etc. This compilation of my latest recordings is entitled "Live" and in this sense it was spontaneously created and recorded, but it also means LIVE - to be here now, to actualize this present moment in the theatre of your own mind. Easier said than done, but here is my latest "musical blog" of sorts representing my latest effort to have my musical language align with my actions. There's some rough spots and I certainly have a long way to go, but thank you most sincerely for listening.." Colie Brice October 29, 2006 Special thanks to: AsburyCreative.com, AsburyMedia.com, Rick Barry's piano, Elijah Robert Brice, Adam Curry, Steve Dundas, Craig Kalman, the Jersey Todd Show, musicdirect.com, Tom Ruff, Dane Spencer, the Twisted Tree Cafe, & Ultradisc DVD-Rs.. Track Descriptions: LOST ART - Poppy upbeat spirited piano romp with an unusual - at least for me, stream of consciousness lyrical flow.. I'M DYING FOR YOU - I'm a product of the 80's and sometimes I just can't resist a melodramatic riff, some big guitars and backing vocal chorus, etc. Sorry.. I REALLY CAN'T HELP IT! ROCK AND ROLL CLICHE - what more clever way to defend a tunes that's an utter cliche than by naming it so and thus absolving one's self from any true critical scrutiny. The truth is I just love this big, fat Stonesy riff and just slogged together a few bits to call it a song. In case you couldn't tell :) ASCENSION - this one's pretty cool! Performed with my favorite back up band - Me 3 :) A trippy, mystical vibe permeated this mystical, meditative piece.. PHUNKIN' GROOVE IN Gm - everything that the name implies for better and worse.. BEAUTIFUL BOY CROONING - my son - 4 year old Elijah improving along to an acoustic jam.. THE REASON - an acid folk tinged speculation.. LATE NIGHT SLOTH JAM - my one and only jazz blues piano riff in Fm ;) Dedicated to the one and only Michael Walz of South Amboy Taxi fame.. IT STILL AIN'T LOVE - a whimsical adaptation of an old favorite Phantom's Opera tune.. COME ON TAKE A CHANCE - an extremely corny tune I wrote in the BIG 80's. I figured that if I finally released it, it would stop playing in my head! WHEN YOU WANT TO KNOW - another old riff demanding attention.. CONTEMPLATIVE THOUGHTS - a mellow piano improvisation..
by Colie Brice
Released 3 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Turn the Tide By Coleman R. Brice Tired of the same old hate, tired of insane disgrace Can’t we find a way to stop this shame? Some say we need more guns, some say we need more funds No one seems to think the same.. Burn your pride, stop the ride, nowhere to hide, so turn the tide! Fierce divide, stop choosing sides, hear their cries, turn the tide.. Dear God can we find a way, to stop these crimes and stem the rage Before another precious soul is lost? Let us do all that we can, to turn this tide and take a stand Any price we pay is worth the cost. Burn your pride, stop the ride, nowhere to hide, so turn the tide! Fierce divide, stop choosing sides, hear their cries, turn the tide.. We need more than thoughts and prayers, empty words and partisan dares Media loves to place the blame Spend less time splitting hairs, only uphill climbs will heal despair Distraction and reaction is a useless game. Burn your pride, stop the ride, nowhere to hide, so turn the tide! Fierce divide, stop choosing sides, hear their cries, turn the tide..
by Colie Brice
Released 3 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Raucous Roadhouse Rampage! Hey it's me :) Colie the singer and guitarist on this track. The basic drums and bass (Joe Savio & Jay Walker respectively_, guitar and vox were recorded live in Bradley Beach, NJ. I then added another guitar and double tracked the vocal. All in all still pretty raw and rough around the edges. It's a hearty, rowdy dose of rock & roll and I hope you dig it and consider buying it if you're into such fare. I'm an independent artists and could definitely use the support. Thanks for listening! Colie http://coliebrice.com
by Colie Brice
Released 3 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
The Long Dark After the Sunset by Colie Brice and the New Age Blues Experience This recordings were made around the time of my youngest brother Brian's premature death. Obviously personal, this collection combines a variety of instrumental contemplations, some songs for and about him and selections from a live recording..
by Colie Brice
Released 3 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
The Long Dark After the Sunset by Colie Brice and the New Age Blues Experience This recordings were made around the time of my youngest brother Brian's premature death. Obviously personal, this collection combines a variety of instrumental contemplations, some songs for and about him and selections from a live recording..
by Colie Brice
Released 4 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
From the album LUNA MUSE VOL.II by COLIE BRICE Album Notes: Luna Muse Volume II is my latest batch of crazy tunes and soundscapes. Most of this stuff was recorded between February 5 and August 27, 2007. These are primarily lo fi, experimental, and spontaneous recordings. The idea is to just let it flow and use technology to take a snapshot of my art and not have my artistic expression enslaved to the recording equipment or process.
by Colie Brice
Released 4 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
From the album MARCHING TOWARDS MADNESS (APRIL FOOL'S DAZE) Album Notes Marching Towards Madness/April Fool’s Parade is my latest aural sketch book of personal home recordings. These came upon me in the late winter of 2014 - a brutal one on the outside, but a good one for exploring textures, memories and feelings within. Maybe someday I’ll record a masterpiece, but for now I hope some listeners find enjoyment and/or meaning in some of these humble musical offerings.
by Colie Brice
Released 4 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Heart felt gut bucket blues..
by Colie Brice
Released 4 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
In July, 2014, Randy Montgomery, a former logging truck driver for over 30 years, from Mt. Shasta, California, began his “Journey with a Purpose”. He is walking the perimeter of the United States with one goal in mind. It is his vision to create a miracle. “I want to encourage everybody to start helping one another,” he said. “If everybody starts today, we can change the way the world is working. If we start today, we will feel the rewards in the moment and feel good in the future; there will be a ripple effect of rewards in a pure good way.” https://circlemakerrandymontgomery.wordpress.com/in-the-news/
by Colie Brice
Released 4 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Messing with the black keys and my strat..
by Colie Brice
Released 4 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Taking my newly modded Fender Blues Deville for a test ride..
by Colie Brice
Released 4 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
an old GEMNI demo from 1989, Just a sad , old, pathetic but sweet break up song from the 80's that was never released..
by Colie Brice
Released 4 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
A recently un earthed demo of a GEMINI tune called "Fantasy" written by Colie Brice and featuring Michael Romeo (SYMPHONY X) on lead guitar. Recorded in 1989 at Mike's apartment on Pine Ave. in South Amboy, NJ on a 1/2" 8 track analog tape machine.. "A totally cheesy melodic glam metal gallop back in time.. Listening back, the song and vox are cringe worthy but it does showcase Romeo's ferocious lead playing.." - Colie Brice 1/20/18
by Colie Brice
Released 4 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
a gentle moment of peaceful serenity from the album DANDELIONS and Other Assorted Aural Oddities by Colie Brice http://musicoin.tips
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Only Love Is Real" was featured on my CHAMELEON album released nationally in 1999 by Song Haus Music/Sumthing Distribution. The song came to me fully formed in the afternoon daylight of the Crazy Wolf Ranch where I lived with my best friends and band mates from Phantom's Opera which had just released FOLLOWING DREAMS internationally. I was 29 and facing severe and difficult major life changes in my relationships, profession, marriage, family etc. I was quite overwhelmed and then one day while contemplating all this, something powerful occurred.. the mood lifted when I experienced what felt like was a spiritual energy I would best describe as Christ like meets John Lennon "gave" me this tune.. a guardian angel? I have no idea.. but the song does continue to resonate with some folks very deeply on an emotional level whenever I perform it.." - Colie Brice 1/12/18
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
from LUNA MUSE Luna Muse by Colie Brice © Copyright - Coleman R. Brice / Colie Brice I adhere to a creative philosophy I call the "Luna Muse" Principle. Its based upon "crazy inspiration". Just as some Native Americans consider themselves Song Catchers rather than Song Writers, I have a penchant for recording and writing spontaneously Genre: Rock: Americana Release Date: 2005 Album Notes Luna Muse is my latest wacky, self indulgent collection of original repertoire. Primarily intended for digital distribution through iTunes & other paid download services, only 5 copies will be recorded directly from my hard drive to 24 karat gold Ultradisc CD-Rs from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. Each copy will be autographed and numbered by hand... Thank you for your support! I am extremely grateful to the iPOD community for buying miTunes :) - Colie Brice I had considered releasing two albums - New Mexico to signify music of enchantment and New Hampshire to signify music of freedom. Instead I put everything under a big umbrella called "Luna Muse" a.k.a. "crazy inspiration" - the creative principle I try to live my life by..... Track Descriptions for Luna Muse: Clarity - woke up one morning and something was quite literally wrong with my eyes. They were all crusty and nasty looking, and I couldn't see well. For whatever reason- crazy inspiration I guess, I tried to hold on to my emotional center instead of freaking out. I wrote and recorded "Clarity" on the spot. Its about holding the course even when things go wrong. Shaman - was an electronica improv from 1993 contemplating the scene at Shake down Street - the vending village that accompanied the Grateful Dead on tour. Its a mystical, tribal, call to arms... Gathering, ritual music... Fidelis - a Springsteen, "Streets of Philadelphia" style narrative rant addressing my thoughts and misgivings about the current state of affairs in America. I quote famous American documents, songs and literature in an attempt to remind people of the true American Spirit of Freedom and Justice. The guitar melody rips off "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" as a call to unity and action. Baghdad Falling - I wrote this after watching the iconic moment when Saddam's statue fell to the ground. Yes he's an evil dude, but it seems the Iraqi people and their land suffer either way. How many civilians have we killed- including innocent children? Iraqi is also in what was ancient Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization. What Archeological treasures have we decimated? Another Day - cheesy tune I wrote when I was 18. Its about faith in the divine carrying you through even when "things ain't easy right now". My wife Manuela sings back up... Guided By Voices - a cool indie rock tune inspired by Jordan Lee of Candland Riots! who is the ultimate GBV fan! Free and Clear - a song about overcoming insecurity and fear and choosing a higher path. Live On Faith - featuring my daughter Brianna on backing vox, the song is precisely about what the title implies. Has a cool island/calypso feel... Everything You Are - an affirmation to all I love Road Trip - cool Americana Western tinged instrumental featuring a very cheesy old accordion like electric organ. great for driving through New Mexico:) See the Beauty All Around - as the title implies, heartfelt acoustic recording... Satania - a humorous Barry White tribute inspired by the same chick who inspired "Discovering Joy" from my Chameleon album. Come On Baby - mid 90's attempt at dance music, I should probably stay away from this genre :) Heavenly Peace - a cosmic lullaby composed for my daughter. Me 3 - an exploration/tribute of U2's late 80's mid 90's sound. Trying to figure out that Edge vibe. Better Way - another antiwar rant Confusion - sister tune to "Clarity" Love Is So Blind - pop demo, sugar sweet Revolution 9 Tribe - a sloppy, funfilled train wreck exploring my new electronic drum kit Roque Audio Experiment v1.0 - sonic weirdness...
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Go To Artist Page MORE ALBUMS BY THIS ARTIST Recommended if You Like Beck Dick Dale Jeff Beck Album Links coliebrice.com PayPlay Apple iTunes Luna Muse on Amazon.com Emusic GreatIndieMusic Nexhit PassAlong Tradebit More Artists From United States - New Jersey Other Genres You Will Love Rock: Americana Reggae: Calypso Moods: Type: Experimental Not what your looking for? Use advanced search.Not what your looking for? Use advanced search.Sell your music everywhereListen to the CD Baby Music Discovery PodcastListen to the CD Baby Music Discovery Podcast Luna Muse by Colie Brice © Copyright - Coleman R. Brice / Colie Brice I adhere to a creative philosophy I call the "Luna Muse" Principle. Its based upon "crazy inspiration". Just as some Native Americans consider themselves Song Catchers rather than Song Writers, I have a penchant for recording and writing spontaneously.. Album Notes Luna Muse is my latest wacky, self indulgent collection of original repertoire. Primarily intended for digital distribution through iTunes & other paid download services, only 5 copies will be recorded directly from my hard drive to 24 karat gold Ultradisc CD-Rs from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. Each copy will be autographed and numbered by hand... Thank you for your support! I am extremely grateful to the iPOD community for buying miTunes :) - Colie Brice I had considered releasing two albums - New Mexico to signify music of enchantment and New Hampshire to signify music of freedom. Instead I put everything under a big umbrella called "Luna Muse" a.k.a. "crazy inspiration" - the creative principle I try to live my life by..... Track Descriptions for Luna Muse: Clarity - woke up one morning and something was quite literally wrong with my eyes. They were all crusty and nasty looking, and I couldn't see well. For whatever reason- crazy inspiration I guess, I tried to hold on to my emotional center instead of freaking out. I wrote and recorded "Clarity" on the spot. Its about holding the course even when things go wrong. Shaman - was an electronica improv from 1993 contemplating the scene at Shake down Street - the vending village that accompanied the Grateful Dead on tour. Its a mystical, tribal, call to arms... Gathering, ritual music... Fidelis - a Springsteen, "Streets of Philadelphia" style narrative rant addressing my thoughts and misgivings about the current state of affairs in America. I quote famous American documents, songs and literature in an attempt to remind people of the true American Spirit of Freedom and Justice. The guitar melody rips off "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" as a call to unity and action. Baghdad Falling - I wrote this after watching the iconic moment when Saddam's statue fell to the ground. Yes he's an evil dude, but it seems the Iraqi people and their land suffer either way. How many civilians have we killed- including innocent children? Iraqi is also in what was ancient Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization. What Archeological treasures have we decimated? Another Day - cheesy tune I wrote when I was 18. Its about faith in the divine carrying you through even when "things ain't easy right now". My wife Manuela sings back up... Guided By Voices - a cool indie rock tune inspired by Jordan Lee of Candland Riots! who is the ultimate GBV fan! Free and Clear - a song about overcoming insecurity and fear and choosing a higher path. Live On Faith - featuring my daughter Brianna on backing vox, the song is precisely about what the title implies. Has a cool island/calypso feel... Everything You Are - an affirmation to all I love Road Trip - cool Americana Western tinged instrumental featuring a very cheesy old accordion like electric organ. great for driving through New Mexico:) See the Beauty All Around - as the title implies, heartfelt acoustic recording... Satania - a humorous Barry White tribute inspired by the same chick who inspired "Discovering Joy" from my Chameleon album. Come On Baby - mid 90's attempt at dance music, I should probably stay away from this genre :) Heavenly Peace - a cosmic lullaby composed for my daughter. Me 3 - an exploration/tribute of U2's late 80's mid 90's sound. Trying to figure out that Edge vibe. Better Way - another antiwar rant Confusion - sister tune to "Clarity" Love Is So Blind - pop demo, sugar sweet Revolution 9 Tribe - a sloppy, funfilled train wreck exploring my new electronic drum kit Roque Audio Experiment v1.0 - sonic weirdness...
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Go To Artist Page MORE ALBUMS BY THIS ARTIST Recommended if You Like Neil Young Prince The Mars Volta Album Links ASBURY MUSICIAN Colie Brice's web site MusicIsHere Avant Garde Americana PayPlay Also Available @ iTunes! Emusic Progressive World Article on Luna Muse Vol. II Tradebit More Artists From United States - New Jersey Other Genres You Will Love Avant Garde: Avant-Americana Avant Garde: Psychedelia Moods: Type: Lo-Fi Not what your looking for? Use advanced search.Not what your looking for? Use advanced search.Sell your music everywhereListen to the CD Baby Music Discovery PodcastListen to the CD Baby Music Discovery Podcast Luna Muse Vol. II by Colie Brice © Copyright - Coleman R. Brice / Princetone Records (634479628689) An anthology of Colie Brice solo recordings spanning from February 5, 2007 to August 27, 2007. Extremely eclectic and experimental. Genre: Avant Garde: Avant-Americana Release Date: 2007 Album Notes Luna Muse Volume II is my latest batch of crazy tunes and soundscapes. Most of this stuff was recorded between February 5 and August 27, 2007. These are primarily lo fi, experimental, and spontaneous recordings. The idea is to just let it flow and use technology to take a snapshot of my art and not have my artistic expression enslaved to the recording equipment or process. I prefer the natural presence inherent in spontaneous recordings and don\'t mind a little pick up noise from my guitar or my beloved pooch Happy barking in the background. In my opinion, it gives the recordings more warmth and organic tone. The irony is that I spent seven years of my life working at audiophile record labels! Don't get me wrong.. I enjoy high fidelity productions and I do love and appreciate great sounding gear but that whole scene too often felt pretentious and elitist for my tastes and from my perspective. Anyway, here's the track descriptions for my lastest sonic home grown. Tracks includes songs, simple blues jams, beats, and improvised sound sculptures: MY FRIEND - Another Surf Goth tune recalling memories of a friend who killed himself and the times we spent together. His name was Mike Scrivani and we played together in the Jersey Shore open mic scene and did a lot of profoundly bad cover gigs together. He was a really good, talented, sweet guy who unfortunately had some vicious hell hounds on his trail.. JUST PASSING THROUGH - I tend to be grandiose and take myself way too seriously sometimes. Like many artists I know, I tend to be too self absorbed and like most people in this day in age, I too often get caught up in stress and anxiety while striving to make ends meet, reach my goals, and simply survive in an increasingly complicated world. This song is a simple reminder to myself and others that we are simply passing through. All the money we make and all the material things that possess us, are things we can\'t use or enjoy after our death, so, maybe there really is something to be said for enjoying what we have in the present - the here and now, since it could all be over in a fraction of a nanosecond.. ON AND ON - this song is a rally cry about determination and fortitude.. Its about getting back on the horse - achy bones and all. When we stop trying, we start dying. I don\'t care if you\'re as successful as Bruce Springsteen, a creative spirit is restless and must move forward, there really is no finish line.. REAL BAD NEWS - A standard blues tune with some interesting clarinet and vibraphone work.. SURF RIDERS ON THE STORM - A fierce, high energy, bone crunching, extreme surf jam.. The sound quality kind of sucks - because I was trying too hard to be clever with a gated compressor ;) BRAVE NEW WORLD - There is nothing like the feeling of getting thrashed around by the Ocean a bit, then stumbling home as the sun sets leaving you stress free and chilled to the bone.. JAY WALKIN\' BLUES - Here at the Jersey Shore, there are many great musicians and many huge egos striving for stature and attention. Jay Walker pursues a different path, he\'s a musical ninja whose talents serves many around these parts. You always seem him coming out of the shadows when you least expect it. In the theatre of my mind this is what I hear when Jay\'s a Walkin\'. SMOOTH JAZZ BLUES IN F# MINOR - exactly as the name implies, just some chilled out riffing.. Pretty damn corny actually.. RAINY SUMMER SUNDAY IN BRADLEY BEACH - You guessed it! Recorded on rainy summer Sunday in Bradley Beach, NJ. A mellow, ambient improvisation featuring timed delays and the natural ambience of the rain. INVOCATION OF THE LIZARD KING - I\'m a pretty big Doors fan and this improvisation just kind of reminded me of Jim Morrison\'s shamanic side - thus the provocative title. I really like this one.. LUNA MUSE - Composed and recorded on August 28th, 2007 on the eve of a total lunar eclipse while four children were playing in the studio.. ELIJAH CROONING AGAIN - A follow up to the smash hit \"Beautiful Boy Crooning\" :) I love getting my kids in the background of my recordings as they grow up. Its pretty cool, but also sad and sentimental hearing their voices change over time.. REMEMBER WHEN - Just a simple, sappy old fashioned bit with some syrupy harmonica playing.. 80\'s MELODRAMA THEME - I cringe with embarrassment when I hear this, yet it had to come out. Some music is like that. You have to empty yourself in order to make room for other stuff. Coming of age in the 80\'s this kind of music was in movie soundtracks, pop recordings, commercials, etc., so I guess alot got in me too.. STRIKE UP THE BAND - SEE ABOVE TRACK DESCRIPTION :) PENSIVE REFLECTION IN D - even more overtly sentimental melodrama :) I WANNA ROCK (featuring Brianna Brice) - my daughter\'s latest \"hit\" song. She wants to be a rock star when she grows up. I beg her to have a back up plan. I hope she listens and keeps up her grades, yet somehonw I suspect she\'s a bit stubborn like her Dad.. ADDITIONAL \"LINER\" NOTES: Anyway, I just want to thank the people that support my work. Especially kind folks like Pam & Bill in Freehold, NJ! Please note that this collection of music will only be available through digital outlets. I really don\'t see the point in making CDs anymore. With downloads people can mix and match the tunes they like the most from various bodies of work and its better for the environment. By the way, it always surprises me which tunes sell the best. It is rarely what I would guess or even prefer. People have such eclectic tastes and opinions. Its been a huge learning experience for me. I used to judge my stuff and avoid releasing anything I thought was too silly, or personal, or sloppy or had some other self attributed negative characteristics. Now I just record the good, the bad, and the ugly and let the chips fall where they may. Life is too short, you have to be brave, you have to face fear, and you have to take chances. In the end, its all we have.. Thanks for listening, please buy a few tunes if you like what you hear, I could definitely use your support. Colie Brice August 31, 2007 About Colie Brice: \"Colie Brice is a true Gemini, a lefty chameleon, who produces extremely eclectic music that ranges from soothing new age blues to tightfisted face melting rock - often recording in manic/depressive bursts of crazy inspiration where he quickly improvises tracks like a one man band utilizing technology to capture the spirit of the moment via a creative approach he terms the “Luna Muse Principle”. With over 200 tracks at iTunes and other leading digital retail outlets, his vivid aural landscapes appeal to discerning listeners more interested in artistic authenticity than the pop flavor du jour.\" - All Music Guide
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
From the New Age Blues Experience album called ANOTHER NIGHT IN PARADISE "On 3/5/11 in Asbury Park, me and the boys had yet another illustrious gig at a really cool old club called Dos Locos that's had more lives than an old Asbury Park dumpster kitty. The event was billed as the first annual ASBURY MEDIA EXPO - with the Sunday Blues, Ben Franklin, No Wine For Kittens, us, DJ Rekon, and M.C. lil' Erik. It was a pretty important gig to me. My boss had asked me to promote and organize it and I busted my ass trying to make it happen. Anybody who's ever played the Jersey Shore in winter time knows that it can be pretty daunting task filling a room in late winter. All in all, we drew OK, but by the end of the night, our set had transformed into set a desolate cricket symphony - another night in paradise for working class Asbury musicians. We had rehearsed a pretty tight, aggressive 4 piece set, but sadly our lead guitarist Alan Gowa had to bow out at the last minute with a severely high fever. When Alan can't make it, he's sorely missed. (He's a guitarist's guitarist and has some provocative twists to his playing that positively contrast my style.) Thankfully, Jay's Dad Steven Lusardi joined us on piano, my old pal Ben Feld hopped on the organ, and Matt Lott showed up with his horns to help us through. I'll describe it as a loose, jazzy lounge set with occasional rock outbursts. There is a certain irony self evident throughout the performance. The set starts with my coworker Erik Wood roasting me quite effectively and mocks my new age blues sound as a betrayal of my pop metal origins. This turns into audible prophecy as we have to change up the set for a looser, jazzier vibe in order to play off the cuff with the guys sitting in. To me the sound is very quintessential Jersey Shore Sound - sentimental, emotional, and at times jubilant and bombastic. It was actually an emotional evening for me as this club was the last place I ever played live with my old band Phantom's Opera in 1992. Sadly the founder of that band, Jack Young died in 2008 and his presence was sorely missed that night." Colie Brice 8/18/11
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Jersey Shore Sound meets eccentric, trippy, eclectic, personal experimentalism. Album Notes This is my latest selection of solo recordings loosely organized as a compilation called "Season's Greetings From Bradley Beach". The release is comprised of my usual assortment of songs, blues, soundscapes, and abstract weirdness.. This is actually my eleventh solo release and represents the most recent stuff I've wrestled out of my head and on to the hard drive. Here are my track descriptions - please feel free to leave some comments that express your own opinion: Christmas Cat and Merry Mouse - Basically this is the same as "Playing Cat and Mouse" from Late Bloomer, but I've been working with a great sax player named Matt G. Lott and couldn't resist putting out another version of the tune incorporating his great sax playing.. Also went for a dryer, late night at Rudy Van Gelder's type vibe - I don't claim I achieved it, but it was a worthwhile aspiration.. Christmas Blues - Raunchy, bawdy, and rambuncious, this was recorded during the Christmas Season of 2007, Christmas Blues is an anti-Christmas blues rant that addresses the other side of the Holly Jolly Hub Bub. For all the silver and gold, there is also a lot of suffering, despair, and disillusion experienced by many during this "most wonderful" time of the year. This one goes out to the Grinch in all of us! From A Backyard in Bradley Beach - I enjoyed some really cool, cosmic jams with some great musicians this summer. This was an improvisation recollecting these events and giving out an affectionate shout out to a cool narrowcaster named Uncle Shag at WLSO.FM who is nice enough to play my wacky stuff now and again! Thanks to Rick Barry for inspiring the song title. He's got a tune called "From A Backyard In Belmar" on his brilliant debut album. December 21, 2012 - a techno/metal mantra to accompany contemplation of the end of the Mayan calendar, Revelation, etc. Are "end times" coming? I hope so. I hope we can soon end all the ignorance, greed, and suffering and transform our world into a society led by cooperation and compassion, instead of being misled by conflict and cruelty.. Mexicali Meets Main Street - Like it or not, many of our communities are overrun with illegal immigrants. Obviously our government has allowed this to happen, so they can supply cheap slave labor and businesses can avoid paying for employee benefits, taxes, etc. Its not their fault, most immigrants are just seeking a better life, but its at the expense of working class Americans who watch their wages stagnate. Cowboys and Indians - This song addresses my point that is preferable to be an Indian than a Cowboy. I wrote it many years ago in response to Jon Bon Jovi’s steady stream of wanna be cowboy tunes. Where Jon writes about blazing in glory, I write about abandoning pride – letting go of the ego and being guided by cooperation rather than competition. While some artists pursue wealth and fame, others search for love and the higher meaning of life. Cowboys like the much celebrated Buffalo Bill used to kill for sport and litter the prairie with dead carcasses. Conversely, most Indians were stewards of the Earth, they ate what they killed and used every piece of bone, skin, and tissue for the tools and materials they needed for sustainable survival. All these years later, 60 minutes interviews Jon Bon Jovi in a luxury helicopter doing victory laps around GIANTS Stadium before performing at Al Gore's Live Earth concert. Isn't it kind of perverse to be sitting there ego stroking yourself in a gas guzzling helicopter when your supposed to be singing about saving the environment? Happiness (Goodbye Jack) - Dedicated to the recently deceased Jack Young of Phantom's Opera, one of the most important, influential, and inspirational mentors of my life. Working together we sometimes fought like hell and endured serious issues with each other, but fundamentally Jack was a truly great human being. He was kind, charitable, generous, and a hugely talented songwriter and a gifted musician. He was also a profound influence and inspiration to some of the most successful and talented players NJ has ever known. Guys from Ace Frehley's band, Bon Jovi, Message, Prophet, and Symphony X just to name just a few. He will be dearly and sorely missed, but the music he composed and recorded with the various members of the rock & roll fraternity known as Phantom's Opera will last forever.. Love Will Come – This is just some hippie dippie, trippy, stream of consciousness mantra fooling around in logic atudio.. Little Drummer Boy – a classic Christmas cover messing around with my family.. Je Vous Manque – a pretentious French title to dress up this weird rhumba? Is that what this is? Profoundly Bad Jazz - I love and respect jazz, but have little understanding of it, despite my gigantic ignorance I often embark upon enthusiastic sonic adventures that ultimately manifest as.. profoundly bad jazz.. Christmas Time - Perhaps the worst, corniest song of all time! It was written for my daughter's Mother many years ago and I guess I just wanted my Daughter to know that there was a love there for her Mom at some point and that I just wanted to somehow connect her with it, make her understand it, validate something? I'm not sure what I'm trying to say, but it was a Christmas tune I wrote twenty years ago and I figured it would fit in with this loose Holiday theme somehow.. Exultation With A New Toy - I recently purchased a new weighted action Yamaha digital piano. I was just ecstatic playing with a new toy and came up with this silly beat.. Let Freedom Ring (4th of July, Bradley Beach) - Not sure what the hell this song is about.. There is so much political polarization in this country. I tend to be a fervent Dennis Kucinich supporter, but at the same time I respect the values and traditions of some true conservatives too. "Let Freedom Ring" acknowledges the perspective of the religious right, yet challenges it through the accords of its own precepts. What would Jesus say about contemporary society? How would he punish our leaders who have lied and been responsible for the senseless death of so many soldiers and civilians? What have we become? Where is our compassion, kindness, and decency? Isn't this fundamentally what Jesus was talking about? To obey the golden rule and do onto others as we would have others do to us? Silent Night - I figured there's so many mundane mediocre versions of this tune that I might as well add my own to the mix! Happy New Year- another 12 bar blues rant lamenting hard times and wishing for better ones.. Stratocumulus - Kind of a Dave Gilmourish/Doors vibe, a mellow musical mantra that goes great with a bike ride on the boardwalk under grey skies with the clouds rolling in..
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Album Notes 11/4/2009 - Chasing September is my latest batch of personal home recordings. Despite a profound lack of any substantial material success for my efforts, I keep forging my own sonic signature. To be painfully honest, I sometimes I feel somewhat indulgent and foolish still doing this – particularly as a parent with two kids to support and struggling so hard in a failing industry, yet I know not what else to do. It took me many years to realize and accept that I am an artist – perhaps a mediocre one, but a true one none the less.. To this day I sometimes desperately wish I could have been so intensely preoccupied with a more pragmatic pursuit. Yet I’ve endured and also enjoyed many of the blessings that occur while attempting to be true to my self. The good news is that there is some peace to be found in the pursuit of personal authenticity and I feel pretty good about some of my aural explorations. In an era where too many are drowning in homogenized musical milk, I think discerning listeners will hear a worthwhile and individual spirit in my work. In any case, this album is dedicated to my wife Manuela for having the courage and commitment to pursue her own life’s vision and also for tolerating my anxiety and fear as I stumble forward with my own.. I love you Manuela, please accept my apologies and gratitude for both the good and bad we’ve experienced on our journey together thus far. --- ------- ---------- Track Descriptions: Meditation in Motion - aka “Yoga Dea” for my wife Manuela. This is a great accompaniment to self reflection and contemplation. Pretty Baby - I’m an old dog, but I still like to rock out a bit. This is a just a raucous saloon salute to my wife one day when she was looking good :) Let It Flow – a mellow, hippie dippie, 60’s lounge groove featuring some sexy sax work by Matt Lott and some nice jazzy, dark, murky tones from my Les Paul and the electric vibraphone. Little Red Fox – another sexy lounge blues dedicated to my gorgeous “little Red Fox” Les Paul Blues – a good friend of mine, guitarist John Pfeiffer saw my Les Paul lying around in dust one day and chastised me to get the damn thing set up. He kindly brought it to legendary luthier Paul Unkert’s shop and got it fixed for me. I’ve primarily been playing a strat for the past decade and the Les Paul felt like a foreign object to me once I got it back. Little by little I got back into it and coaxed some sweet tones out of it. One day I was down in the basement busting up some blues and recorded it. The next day Les Paul died so I figured that this might serve reasonably well as a modest tribute to him.. Mattison Nocturne – Here in Asbury Park there is a small cluster of businesses comprising an outpost of urban renewal that hasn’t quite gotten there yet. It creates a unique mixture of vibrant hope and change amidst certain danger and darkness on the edge of town.. Light of Day – On 10/29/09 there was a bad ass reggae band at the Saint. Despite my obvious and utter lack of ability to have or hint at any scrap of real reggae musical ability, this tune jumped out of my soul the next day.. Despite its ghoulish shortcomings there is something about this tune I enjoy.. Maybe Matt’s sax chords? Get Gnarly! – improvised surf jam featuring Joe Savio (AGENCY) on drums and Jay Walker (TOP BASS 2008 Asbury Park Music Awards). Title credit to “Wills” Weller. Need To Know (featuring Brianna Brice) – is a very old tune I wrote about 20 years ago while contemplating the bigger meaning of life, its pretty trippy to hear my teen age daughter singing it now.. June 25, 2009 – R.I.P. Michael Jackson, this is an old melody I used to play as a kid when I was first starting out and feeling sad, scared and lonely. For some reason, it seemed fitting to record it on this day over a quarter of a century later.. Damage Done – When you hope and you pray But you know there's nothing left to say Its damage done, damage done, like a setting sun, it's damage done.. When you fight when you fear When you hate when love draws near Its damage done, damage done, like a setting sun, it's damage done.. All night and everyday Endless plight we run away From ourselves into malaise Living hell of our own constraint Its damage done, damage done, like a setting sun, it's damage done.. Its too late some will say Written fate that can't be changed Its damage done, damage done, like a setting sun, it's damage done.. We're all hurt, we're all broken Too many words, never spoken Its damage done, damage done, like a setting sun, it's damage done.. Solar Garden - hippie pop groove? Pulsar - in a world grown so weary, apathetic and cold, what good does intelligence and acuity of vision serve when it only accompanies a vivid awareness of precisely how horrific things have become? Luna Muse Improv Part I (10/09/09) – cool improvised jam with an envelop filter on Matt’s bass sax Higher Plane – sometime Manuela just gets into a deep, accepting space when she practices her Yoga. I enjoy a similar effect on marathon bike rides as well.. Tuesday Night Blues – skanky, earthy, busting up some blues on a Tuesday night in March Why Is All I Know – another meditative piece that accompanies contemplation well.. Another Day (live bonus track) – old tune I wrote a long time ago, kind of sappy, but this has a great classic rock feel to it.. Thanks to anyone who took the time to read all this. I deeply appreciate your interest in my music. If you’re rich, please buy a copy, if you’re poor drop me a line and I’ll burn you a copy 
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Recorded during a blizzard in Eastport, Maine
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Go To Artist Page MORE ALBUMS BY THIS ARTIST Recommended if You Like Curly Larry Mo More Artists From United States - Maine Other Genres You Will Love Easy Listening: Lounge Rock: Album Rock Moods: Type: Improvisational Not what your looking for? Use advanced search.Not what your looking for? Use advanced search.Sell your music everywhereListen to the CD Baby Music Discovery PodcastListen to the CD Baby Music Discovery Podcast Marching Towards Madness (April Fool's Daze) by Coleman Robert Brice © Copyright - Coleman R. Brice / Aeria Records (888174899640) A back catalog release comprised of a collection of aural sketches composed during the late winter of 2014 in Eastport, Maine by recording artist Colie Brice Album Notes Marching Towards Madness/April Fool’s Parade is my latest aural sketch book of personal home recordings. These came upon me in the late winter of 2014 - a brutal one on the outside, but a good one for exploring textures, memories and feelings within. Maybe someday I’ll record a masterpiece, but for now I hope some listeners find enjoyment and/or meaning in some of these humble musical offerings. Colie Brice July 9, 2014 This album is dedicated to all the Roberts in my life.. For whatever strange or serendipitous reason, my life has been blessed by and abundance of loyal, noble, good hearted, and courageous & kind Roberts in my life. For that reason this album is dedicated with my full name. Shall you all forever remain - Hrodebert "bright with glory"! Track Descriptions and Lyrics: Exultation - nothing quite like a jubilant drive on the open road when you’re feeling pretty good about things.. Life Ain't Fair - no it ain’t, but it’s still worth working thrugh things, persevering, stumbling forward. Because in the end you answer to yourself and you want toknow that though you may have failed, you failed hard giving the best efort you could. Would you rather strike out gloriously or hide on the bench never knowing for sure? Wubby Dubby (Sunny's Song) - to put it mildly, our family loves our dogs. Sunny & Rudy are two lab mariner pups mu kids found on craig’s list. Both awesome dogs. Rudy was the alpha of the litter and Sunny was the runt. Sometimes Rudy bhogs up all the attention (and food), so I composed this silliness to help Sunny with his self esteem issues. Yes I know this sounds crazy, but I suspect some fellow dog enthusiasts may get a kick out of it.. Love Is All Around You - “they say love is all around you, sometimes it’s hard to tell.. If love is all around you, why do you feel like hell? You’ve got to make to work somehow, you got to find a way Rolling through the deep of winter’s snowy daze.. Love is all around you each and everyday.. If love is all around you why are you drowning in the haze? The same old situation you’re flapping in the breeze Yeah love is all around you, it’s nothing but a tease..” Just a Poem “The sun rises over the horizon to awaken us from our dreams with her streams of light, the shadow of the moon creeps away, and our Sun reclaims it's bright throne, in the vast blue realm we call sky, to give us warmth and life, for we would be nothing but a cold, dark, rock floating about the abyss of the cosmos, if her light had never shown..” - Elijah Robert Brice Funk Haus I probabably know what you’re thinking.. Phat middle aged white guy composing funk in the middle of winter in Maine.. Um yeah right.. Let It Go! - perhaps easier said than done but sometimes when we can stumble put of our own way, our spirits can soar in triumphant joyful abandon. Just be careful landing.. 8. April Fool's Daze - yeah Spring has arrived! Not.. April Fool’s!Imagine Spring as a runaway bride not quite ready to commit.. Bobby's Acting Strange - “Bobby's acting Strange for what it's Wirth.. Feelings are strained, healing is hurt.. Who is hearing, when everyone speaks? Malevolent jeering, imprisons the meek.. Desperate bleating, codependent herd, the poets are bleeding, just want to be heard.. The trumpets are blaring, the sound voice is drowned, Everyone is sharing, yet no exchange is found.. How do we break this vicious cycle? Fighting the ignorance like a modern day St. Michael.. I go no answer, I don't know why, I'm no Mansur, yet still try..” Guitars By the Sea Frantic Grace 12. Say You Will “Say you will, but you won't Say you do, but you don't.. I've been watching for a while, you've been flashing your trademark smile.. Searching for a clever thing to say, just to put it off for another day.. Afraid to say yes, afraid to say no, Can't move forward, can't let it go.. These are indeed trying times, take a step back or cross the line.. Seems there's nothing left to say, So damn tired of walking one way.. Wishing you well but saying good bye, Too many tears, now I've run dry.. Say you will, but you won't Say you do, but you don't..” Blizzicane Bliss Downeast Funkitude Boot Stomp Ramble Lazy Sunday With Spring Rain Kindle the Fire
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Sun Snow Falling" from WINTER MEDITATIONS Vol. I An anthology of contemplative home recordings compiled and produced during Colie's first winter in Eastport, Maine Album Notes "I honestly can't even recall how many solo releases it's been at this point.. Nothing too special here.. Just my ongoing musical diary with life itself. "Sun Snow Falling" is probably my personal favorite among this collection of home recordings made here in Eastport, Maine during our first winter in the new home. Things are going good up here so far.. A new band called Breakwater Revival that serves many nice community events, Manuela steadfastly knitting and designing woolen masterpieces, and our beloved pups Sunny & Rudy reeking havoc and hell throughout the neighborhood when ever they can sneak out.. As always, thanks for listening - especially my new pal Robert W. DeWitt who has been a great and kind supporter of this southpaw from away :) by Colie Brice - March, 19, 2013
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Mending Fences" from APRIL REIGN Album Notes This is my 25th solo album.. I just realized this preparing it for release. H O L Y M O L Y! Did all these years of ideas and chord structures, and feelings, and thoughts, and memories really just fly by? It took me a long time to "graciously" (not) accept that I'm a personal musician not a professional one. I've known and worked with a few of the greats, some quite famous and some almost famous, and many greats that few have ever heard of such as the incredible Frank Dill for one example of a truly great musician. As for me, moments of "greatness" are few and far between, but sometimes I drink from the well and it inspires me to keep searching, exploring my inner musical self, carrying heavy gear to the next gig, where the next moment of "greatness" may or may not occur. Yeah that Luna Muse, she's a real charmer, but what a devil in a blues dress.. She taunts me, teases me, gives me just enough taste to keep on going, yet we've never been able to maintain a stable relationship! Well.. That's OK. I like the hunt, I like the chase.. Anyway.. Here it is No. 25 Another collection of treasured moments of my life I have collected and preserved through audio technology. Nothing perfect, but I'm the kind of guy who prefers the orange with the pulp. If you like what you hear, please spread the word.. I could definitely use the support. Best Regards, Colie Brice April 11, 2013
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Album Notes Marching Towards Madness/April Fool’s Parade is my latest aural sketch book of personal home recordings. These came upon me in the late winter of 2014 - a brutal one on the outside, but a good one for exploring textures, memories and feelings within. Maybe someday I’ll record a masterpiece, but for now I hope some listeners find enjoyment and/or meaning in some of these humble musical offerings. Colie Brice July 9, 2014 This album is dedicated to all the Roberts in my life.. For whatever strange or serendipitous reason, my life has been blessed by and abundance of loyal, noble, good hearted, and courageous & kind Roberts in my life. For that reason this album is dedicated with my full name. Shall you all forever remain - Hrodebert "bright with glory"! Track Descriptions and Lyrics: Exultation - nothing quite like a jubilant drive on the open road when you’re feeling pretty good about things.. Life Ain't Fair - no it ain’t, but it’s still worth working thrugh things, persevering, stumbling forward. Because in the end you answer to yourself and you want toknow that though you may have failed, you failed hard giving the best efort you could. Would you rather strike out gloriously or hide on the bench never knowing for sure? Wubby Dubby (Sunny's Song) - to put it mildly, our family loves our dogs. Sunny & Rudy are two lab mariner pups mu kids found on craig’s list. Both awesome dogs. Rudy was the alpha of the litter and Sunny was the runt. Sometimes Rudy bhogs up all the attention (and food), so I composed this silliness to help Sunny with his self esteem issues. Yes I know this sounds crazy, but I suspect some fellow dog enthusiasts may get a kick out of it.. Love Is All Around You - “they say love is all around you, sometimes it’s hard to tell.. If love is all around you, why do you feel like hell? You’ve got to make to work somehow, you got to find a way Rolling through the deep of winter’s snowy daze.. Love is all around you each and everyday.. If love is all around you why are you drowning in the haze? The same old situation you’re flapping in the breeze Yeah love is all around you, it’s nothing but a tease..” Just a Poem “The sun rises over the horizon to awaken us from our dreams with her streams of light, the shadow of the moon creeps away, and our Sun reclaims it's bright throne, in the vast blue realm we call sky, to give us warmth and life, for we would be nothing but a cold, dark, rock floating about the abyss of the cosmos, if her light had never shown..” - Elijah Robert Brice Funk Haus I probabably know what you’re thinking.. Phat middle aged white guy composing funk in the middle of winter in Maine.. Um yeah right.. Let It Go! - perhaps easier said than done but sometimes when we can stumble put of our own way, our spirits can soar in triumphant joyful abandon. Just be careful landing.. 8. April Fool's Daze - yeah Spring has arrived! Not.. April Fool’s!Imagine Spring as a runaway bride not quite ready to commit.. Bobby's Acting Strange - “Bobby's acting Strange for what it's Wirth.. Feelings are strained, healing is hurt.. Who is hearing, when everyone speaks? Malevolent jeering, imprisons the meek.. Desperate bleating, codependent herd, the poets are bleeding, just want to be heard.. The trumpets are blaring, the sound voice is drowned, Everyone is sharing, yet no exchange is found.. How do we break this vicious cycle? Fighting the ignorance like a modern day St. Michael.. I go no answer, I don't know why, I'm no Mansur, yet still try..” Guitars By the Sea Frantic Grace 12. Say You Will “Say you will, but you won't Say you do, but you don't.. I've been watching for a while, you've been flashing your trademark smile.. Searching for a clever thing to say, just to put it off for another day.. Afraid to say yes, afraid to say no, Can't move forward, can't let it go.. These are indeed trying times, take a step back or cross the line.. Seems there's nothing left to say, So damn tired of walking one way.. Wishing you well but saying good bye, Too many tears, now I've run dry.. Say you will, but you won't Say you do, but you don't..” Blizzicane Bliss Downeast Funkitude Boot Stomp Ramble Lazy Sunday With Spring Rain Kindle the Fire http://coliebrice.com
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Happy New Year" from the album SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM BRADLEY BEACH. Album Notes This is my latest selection of solo recordings loosely organized as a compilation called "Season's Greetings From Bradley Beach". The release is comprised of my usual assortment of songs, blues, soundscapes, and abstract weirdness.. This is actually my eleventh solo release and represents the most recent stuff I've wrestled out of my head and on to the hard drive. Here are my track descriptions - please feel free to leave some comments that express your own opinion: Christmas Cat and Merry Mouse - Basically this is the same as "Playing Cat and Mouse" from Late Bloomer, but I've been working with a great sax player named Matt G. Lott and couldn't resist putting out another version of the tune incorporating his great sax playing.. Also went for a dryer, late night at Rudy Van Gelder's type vibe - I don't claim I achieved it, but it was a worthwhile aspiration.. Christmas Blues - Raunchy, bawdy, and rambuncious, this was recorded during the Christmas Season of 2007, Christmas Blues is an anti-Christmas blues rant that addresses the other side of the Holly Jolly Hub Bub. For all the silver and gold, there is also a lot of suffering, despair, and disillusion experienced by many during this "most wonderful" time of the year. This one goes out to the Grinch in all of us! From A Backyard in Bradley Beach - I enjoyed some really cool, cosmic jams with some great musicians this summer. This was an improvisation recollecting these events and giving out an affectionate shout out to a cool narrowcaster named Uncle Shag at WLSO.FM who is nice enough to play my wacky stuff now and again! Thanks to Rick Barry for inspiring the song title. He's got a tune called "From A Backyard In Belmar" on his brilliant debut album. December 21, 2012 - a techno/metal mantra to accompany contemplation of the end of the Mayan calendar, Revelation, etc. Are "end times" coming? I hope so. I hope we can soon end all the ignorance, greed, and suffering and transform our world into a society led by cooperation and compassion, instead of being misled by conflict and cruelty.. Mexicali Meets Main Street - Like it or not, many of our communities are overrun with illegal immigrants. Obviously our government has allowed this to happen, so they can supply cheap slave labor and businesses can avoid paying for employee benefits, taxes, etc. Its not their fault, most immigrants are just seeking a better life, but its at the expense of working class Americans who watch their wages stagnate. Cowboys and Indians - This song addresses my point that is preferable to be an Indian than a Cowboy. I wrote it many years ago in response to Jon Bon Jovi’s steady stream of wanna be cowboy tunes. Where Jon writes about blazing in glory, I write about abandoning pride – letting go of the ego and being guided by cooperation rather than competition. While some artists pursue wealth and fame, others search for love and the higher meaning of life. Cowboys like the much celebrated Buffalo Bill used to kill for sport and litter the prairie with dead carcasses. Conversely, most Indians were stewards of the Earth, they ate what they killed and used every piece of bone, skin, and tissue for the tools and materials they needed for sustainable survival. All these years later, 60 minutes interviews Jon Bon Jovi in a luxury helicopter doing victory laps around GIANTS Stadium before performing at Al Gore's Live Earth concert. Isn't it kind of perverse to be sitting there ego stroking yourself in a gas guzzling helicopter when your supposed to be singing about saving the environment? Happiness (Goodbye Jack) - Dedicated to the recently deceased Jack Young of Phantom's Opera, one of the most important, influential, and inspirational mentors of my life. Working together we sometimes fought like hell and endured serious issues with each other, but fundamentally Jack was a truly great human being. He was kind, charitable, generous, and a hugely talented songwriter and a gifted musician. He was also a profound influence and inspiration to some of the most successful and talented players NJ has ever known. Guys from Ace Frehley's band, Bon Jovi, Message, Prophet, and Symphony X just to name just a few. He will be dearly and sorely missed, but the music he composed and recorded with the various members of the rock & roll fraternity known as Phantom's Opera will last forever.. Love Will Come – This is just some hippie dippie, trippy, stream of consciousness mantra fooling around in logic atudio.. Little Drummer Boy – a classic Christmas cover messing around with my family.. Je Vous Manque – a pretentious French title to dress up this weird rhumba? Is that what this is? Profoundly Bad Jazz - I love and respect jazz, but have little understanding of it, despite my gigantic ignorance I often embark upon enthusiastic sonic adventures that ultimately manifest as.. profoundly bad jazz.. Christmas Time - Perhaps the worst, corniest song of all time! It was written for my daughter's Mother many years ago and I guess I just wanted my Daughter to know that there was a love there for her Mom at some point and that I just wanted to somehow connect her with it, make her understand it, validate something? I'm not sure what I'm trying to say, but it was a Christmas tune I wrote twenty years ago and I figured it would fit in with this loose Holiday theme somehow.. Exultation With A New Toy - I recently purchased a new weighted action Yamaha digital piano. I was just ecstatic playing with a new toy and came up with this silly beat.. Let Freedom Ring (4th of July, Bradley Beach) - Not sure what the hell this song is about.. There is so much political polarization in this country. I tend to be a fervent Dennis Kucinich supporter, but at the same time I respect the values and traditions of some true conservatives too. "Let Freedom Ring" acknowledges the perspective of the religious right, yet challenges it through the accords of its own precepts. What would Jesus say about contemporary society? How would he punish our leaders who have lied and been responsible for the senseless death of so many soldiers and civilians? What have we become? Where is our compassion, kindness, and decency? Isn't this fundamentally what Jesus was talking about? To obey the golden rule and do onto others as we would have others do to us? Silent Night - I figured there's so many mundane mediocre versions of this tune that I might as well add my own to the mix! Happy New Year- another 12 bar blues rant lamenting hard times and wishing for better ones.. Stratocumulus - Kind of a Dave Gilmourish/Doors vibe, a mellow musical mantra that goes great with a bike ride on the boardwalk under grey skies with the clouds rolling in..
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Morning Light" © 2017 by Coleman Robert Brice B In the Morning light when the dreams are still dreaming G#/B In the morning light when the world is still sleeping E/B In the morning light when the sunrise starts gleaming F# In the morning light In the morning light I watch your face In the morning light such beauty and grace In the morning light such a sacred space Of this moment shared Em Dsus9 You have to know it’s true Em Dsus9 After all we’ve been through C#m B So grateful that you’ve remained C#m B Despite the hardship and the strain F#m7 EMaj7 I hope you finally see F#m7 EMaj7 What you mean to me Dmaj7 C#m7 You can tell by now Dmaj7 C#m7 Where my heart is found In the morning light, I can see so clear In the morning light when I hold you near In the morning light, there’s nothing to fear Let your dreams come true In the mourning Light, wounds are still healing In the morning light this love I am feeling In the morning light my heart is still reeling Only for you..
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Go To Artist Page MORE ALBUMS BY THIS ARTIST Recommended if You Like Beck Dick Dale Jeff Beck Album Links coliebrice.com PayPlay Apple iTunes Luna Muse on Amazon.com Emusic GreatIndieMusic Nexhit PassAlong Tradebit More Artists From United States - New Jersey Other Genres You Will Love Rock: Americana Reggae: Calypso Moods: Type: Experimental Not what your looking for? Use advanced search.Not what your looking for? Use advanced search.Listen to the CD Baby Music Discovery PodcastListen to the CD Baby Music Discovery Podcast Luna Muse by Colie Brice © Copyright - Coleman R. Brice / Colie Brice (634479140594) I adhere to a creative philosophy I call the "Luna Muse" Principle. Its based upon "crazy inspiration". Just as some Native Americans consider themselves Song Catchers rather than Song Writers, I have a penchant for recording and writing spontaneously Genre: Rock: Americana Release Date: 2005 Album Notes Luna Muse is my latest wacky, self indulgent collection of original repertoire. Primarily intended for digital distribution through iTunes & other paid download services, only 5 copies will be recorded directly from my hard drive to 24 karat gold Ultradisc CD-Rs from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. Each copy will be autographed and numbered by hand... Thank you for your support! I am extremely grateful to the iPOD community for buying miTunes :) - Colie Brice I had considered releasing two albums - New Mexico to signify music of enchantment and New Hampshire to signify music of freedom. Instead I put everything under a big umbrella called "Luna Muse" a.k.a. "crazy inspiration" - the creative principle I try to live my life by..... Track Descriptions for Luna Muse: Clarity - woke up one morning and something was quite literally wrong with my eyes. They were all crusty and nasty looking, and I couldn't see well. For whatever reason- crazy inspiration I guess, I tried to hold on to my emotional center instead of freaking out. I wrote and recorded "Clarity" on the spot. Its about holding the course even when things go wrong. Shaman - was an electronica improv from 1993 contemplating the scene at Shake down Street - the vending village that accompanied the Grateful Dead on tour. Its a mystical, tribal, call to arms... Gathering, ritual music... Fidelis - a Springsteen, "Streets of Philadelphia" style narrative rant addressing my thoughts and misgivings about the current state of affairs in America. I quote famous American documents, songs and literature in an attempt to remind people of the true American Spirit of Freedom and Justice. The guitar melody rips off "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" as a call to unity and action. Baghdad Falling - I wrote this after watching the iconic moment when Saddam's statue fell to the ground. Yes he's an evil dude, but it seems the Iraqi people and their land suffer either way. How many civilians have we killed- including innocent children? Iraqi is also in what was ancient Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization. What Archeological treasures have we decimated? Another Day - cheesy tune I wrote when I was 18. Its about faith in the divine carrying you through even when "things ain't easy right now". My wife Manuela sings back up... Guided By Voices - a cool indie rock tune inspired by Jordan Lee of Candland Riots! who is the ultimate GBV fan! Free and Clear - a song about overcoming insecurity and fear and choosing a higher path. Live On Faith - featuring my daughter Brianna on backing vox, the song is precisely about what the title implies. Has a cool island/calypso feel... Everything You Are - an affirmation to all I love Road Trip - cool Americana Western tinged instrumental featuring a very cheesy old accordion like electric organ. great for driving through New Mexico:) See the Beauty All Around - as the title implies, heartfelt acoustic recording... Satania - a humorous Barry White tribute inspired by the same chick who inspired "Discovering Joy" from my Chameleon album. Come On Baby - mid 90's attempt at dance music, I should probably stay away from this genre :) Heavenly Peace - a cosmic lullaby composed for my daughter. Me 3 - an exploration/tribute of U2's late 80's mid 90's sound. Trying to figure out that Edge vibe. Better Way - another antiwar rant Confusion - sister tune to "Clarity" Love Is So Blind - pop demo, sugar sweet Revolution 9 Tribe - a sloppy, funfilled train wreck exploring my new electronic drum kit Roque Audio Experiment v1.0 - sonic weirdness...
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Jersey Blues" from the album GEMINI SUITE. Album Notes: Gemini Suite is my latest anthology of wacky, self indulgent personal musical expression. Some of these tracks are new and some have been gathering dust for years, so I figured I'd release them before the source material disintegrated :) As I listen to these tunes, I can hear so clearly my influences - from AM pop radio as a child, to the rock records I tripped out on as a teen, being an archivist at PolyGram, and the consistent elements of my own eclectic, eccentric artistic alchemy.. I'm grateful to live in an era where audio production is affordable to the common man and places like CD Baby exist to empower experimental artists such as myself. Since my music is so highly personal, I don't necessarily claim to be a "professional", what you hear is what you get. Honest aural expressions of one man's life's journey - "a.k.a. Soul Puke".. Thank you to everyone who supports me! It is always affirming and gratifying to get a little check from CD Baby and I really feel like a true rock star when I can afford to take the kids out for pizza on Daddy's music money :) - Colie Brice - June 15, 2006 --- ------ ---------- Here are my personal track descriptions: Prelude No. 369 in Am - This utterly pretentious title is really just a little 70's style Elton John meets Who style synth exploration and lends itself nicely to opening this strange assortment of aural oddities.. Gathering Waves - This year (2006) Scott Stamper from the Saint in Asbury Park and Gordon Brown of Mr. Reality/Highway 9 fame put together the Wave Gathering showcasing the volume and variety of Asbury Park's virile music community. This tunes was a live improvisation composed as I reflected upon the significanceof this event and is intended as a small tribute to everyone involved.. No Where Left To Run - Clearly revealing my pop metal roots, this tune is just a fun rocker.. Freakin' Geek Blues in Gm - the title is self explanatory.. Unfortunately though trying to be cool for over thirty five years, I'm left with the ultimate acceptance and realization that I am in fact an utter geek.. Hallelujah - a simple little beach hym expressing thanks for the divine natural presence in our lives.. Wander & Wonder - a jazz rock fusion frolick - or folly as the case may be according to your level of musical discernment and/or discrimination.. Small Shore Town - a Springsteenish style tune expressing some of my home grown philosophy about what really matters in life. Some corny lyrics, but I've already laid claim and admitted to my dweebish sins.. Don't You Know? - an affirmation of love and devotion to all I love.. Found the One - one of the earliest tunes I wrote during the Gemini daze. We're talking 100% corn syrup here, but the Brian Wilson inspired harmonies are interesting. (Yes, this does sound like "Puff the Magic Dragon"..) Blue Horizon - my take on lite jazz.. Bitch - blowing off a little steam.. RAGE - yet another one of my self righteous, whiny rants about the evils of the world.. Cool guitar though.. Sundazed Blues - more trippy new age blues in my own inimitable, for better or worse style.. Long live King Albert, Eddie Van Halen, Dick Dale, and Jimi.. Jersey Blues - another simple blues rocker with some catchy riffs and half ass lyrics. Recorded June 2006.. Know Me - more corn syrup, exploring the early mono Beatle sound and vocal harmonies.. Requiem No. 369 in Bm - death of a dream.. whose? HINT - Borelly discovered an asteroid numbered 369 on July 4, ???? Rea
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
First time trying out out a fabulous lefty Box Guitar made for me by my dear old friend Cris Dell..
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Marauder" frm the album THIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP by Colie Brice EASTPORT, ME, March 03, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Recording artist Colie Brice has recently released his 30th solo album entitled: Thirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap Brice offered the following statement, "Long ago I became more interested in pursuing personal rather than professional music. Recorded at home in Eastport, Maine, this latest release represents my latest musical cuvee of various eccentricities, experiments, and eclectic influences and inspirations. One of my favorite tracks is called "Snow Dazed" and features my young son Elijah Robert Brice on the organ. I am grateful for all the kind folks who have been generous enough to to allow my music into their lives. Thank you for your kind interest and support!" The album is available at Amazon.com, CD Baby, Google Play, iTunes, Rhapsody, Spotify, YouTube and other leading digital retailers. Free mp3s are available at CD Baby. About Colie Brice: After experiencing a metaphysical tranzmutation experiencing the Grateful Dead live, Colie set upon pursuing a creative direction he terms the "Luna Muse" principle and started exploring a sub genre of music he termed New Age Blues featuring trippy guitar leads against lush ambient soundscapes. To that end, in 1997 Colie's solo debut New Age Blues was accepted in the 40th Annual Grammy Nomination Entry List in several categories including Top Instrumental for "17 G (Tribute to Jerry)" a tribute to the late Jerry Garcia. Since then he has ardently and boldly explored and sculpted his own unique sonic character. Sometimes aggressive, raw and manic, other times peaceful and soothing, his music remains wildly eclectic and somewhat eccentric. He is a musical chameleon steeply entrenched in psychedelic blues with strange overtones over reoccurring themes. His releases are like an ongoing musical blog of one man's personal rumination and speculation as he journeys through life. This isn't your standard contrived pop fare. Colie Brice is a multi-instrumentalist who has been recorded on over 40 albums, some on major labels with big budgets, others recorded DIY style on indie labels. Recording highlights beyond his solo work include three albums with Phantom's Opera which at one time featured Michael Romeo of Symphony X and later Karl Cochran of Ace Frehley and Joe Lynn Turner's band. He was also a featured guitarist on a dark, mystical live improvisational recording for Musso Records with Lunar Ensemble featuring Lunar Richey, Greg D, Dave Dreiwitz of Ween and Sim Cain of the Rollins Band. As a stage musician, Colie has performed at diverse venues ranging from the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, to the Viper Room in Hollywood, California and many points in between. He has shared the bill with an eclectic variety of notable acts such as Dick Dale, Layonne Holmes (Jon Bon Jovi solo band), Juggling Suns, Tony Levin, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Marshall Tucker, Skid Row, Jill Sobule, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes among others. In 2014 the Abbe Museum in association with the Smithsonian Institute commissioned Colie Brice to produce and compose a sound sculpture to accompany their Circle of the Four Directions Exhibit honoring the culturing traditions of the Wabanaki nation. Colie Brice is a southpaw born under a bad sign on June 3, 1968 in Point Pleasant Beach , NJ. For more information and free mp3s please visit: http://coliebrice.com # # #
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Hang Ten" from the album LATE BLOOMER by Colie Brice. If you dig the late 60's, long boards and dripping wet reverb of of old Fender twins, this track is for you! Album Notes April 26, 2008 Late Bloomer is my 10th solo "album" a.k.a. my latest compilation of quirky musical weirdness. The cover illustration was hand drawn by my wonderful daughter and emerging recording artist in her own right Brianna (www.briannabrice.com) and was digitally effected by me. One June 3, 2008 I will turn 40 years old! Ouch, I'm officially middle aged. Wow. In all honesty, I really can't complain. Thus far I've enjoyed a truly fortunate life and have had so many incredible dreams come true and have enjoyed such an incredible and wide variety of life experiences. Sadly I've often been too self absorbed and consumed with anxiety and fear to fully experience the depth and magnitude of it all. Oops.. Yet, despite whatever I may have endured from others or inflicted upon myself, I remain youthful in spirit and hopeful for the future and in the inherent positive potential of all humanity - sometimes anyway :) Slowly and stubbornly, I'm learning to be present in the here and now. Though I'm still perplexed how we humans can have such profound intellectual understanding of our personal issues yet remain so stuck in the quagmire of our addictions and ego patterns. Or is that just me? I've also come to realize and accept that I'm more of a personal musician than a professional one. I'm genuinely proud of that. My music is an honest reflection of me - the warts and bruises as well as the good stuff. It is my sincere hope that discerning listeners can appreciate that distinction. I feel that too often audio technology is used to hide or gloss over an artist's technical imperfections. We're often sacrificing too much of our authenticity in our reckless haste to satisfy some perceived market formula or subjective standard of sound production. When the truth is that the record machine is broken and its anybody's game. Why don't we try something radical and just be ourselves? At any rate here are my personal track descriptions for my latest batch of tunes. I'm calling the collection the aptly entitled Late Bloomer. I hope you digg it! Thank you for listening, Colie Brice Track Descriptions for Late Bloomer: Hang Ten - Growing up at the Jersey Shore, I can fondly recall the Fender reverb twang of surf guitar sounds leaking out on to the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach and Seaside Heights. Later as a teen living in Sayreville I had a Ventures record I used to play along to. "Hang Ten" is a sentimental tribute to long boards, endless summers, and girls in their summer clothes.. Stone Pony Blues - Featuring references to real life, contemporary Asbury Park Rockers such as Rick Barry, Gordon Brown, Jimmy Capobianco, Days Awake, Geena, Joe Harvard, Last Perfect Thing, April Smith, Status Green, Tony Tedesco, Turtle Soup, and Jay Walker the song addresses the classic plight of a struggling musician trying to get a gig at "the cool club". In this case, one of the most legendary clubs in rock and roll history. Around here, bands kind of come and go as the top dogs that can fill the joint. Currently, local favorites like Status Green and Last Perfect Thing are holding court in this rock and roll kingdom, but you never know when the scene is gonna change and some new kid will rule the stage. Recently Live Nation took over the place, so I desperately hope they keep an open door for and provide performance opportunities to Asbury Park's indigenous musician population - since it collectively comprises the very soul of the city they are seeking to capitalize upon.. Planetary Lapse of Reason - a pretentious title for yet another one of my utterly self indulgent space jams. Though the title does reflect a true sentiment. Dolphin Love - one day during an idle discussion at work, one of my co workers expressed a sincere interest in shall we say a little cetacean sensation? Needless to say we were all a little taken back by this scandalous remark, but we were also laughing until we were turning blue. "Dolphin Love" is just a goofy narrative spoof about one man's strange desire.. Smooth Am Prog Jam - this was improvised while messing about with Logic Studio. Playing Cat and Mouse - yet another instrumental blues jam in Am. I know, I know.. I need help! Prakasha - this one is dedicated for my beautiful, Yoga Dea wife Manuela. An extremely dedicated and accomplished student for several years, recently she decided to become certified and start working as a Yoga Teacher. I deeply respect her for that accomplishment. She works at Yoga Bliss in Ocean, NJ. Go take a class! Dolphin Serenade (Je t'aime Eriq) - the follow up to my soon to be smash hit "Dolphin Love". The Dolphin strikes back and respond's to Erik's longing. Ah yes, but what is she actually saying? All Hail Geena Queen of Cookman Ave. - Geena is an Asbury Park icon and a great singer and songwriter. I spent the past year of my life playing lead guitar in her band Geena and Dragster and/or the 45s and had the opportunity to meet and play with tons of incredible local musicians. Though I ended up leaving the band to spend more time on my own music, I remain deeply grateful for the experience and the opportunity to start playing out again. This tune features a loop of Dragster with Geena on guitar, me on guitar, Jay walker on Bass, and Marcus Croan on drums up in Geena's Cookman Ave. loft - scene of many late night rock & roll crimes. I over dubbed the backwards guitar, vocal screams, and reinforced the main riff wile trying to summon a sense of the shamanic vibe that often visit's Geena's home/portal. Loose Change - another lazy, space jam noodling around in my home studio/man cave. Flamingo Lounge - is a silly but tight instrumental vamp poking fun of myself and other "never were" musicians. "Flamingo Lounge" has been an imaginary venue in my mind somewhere in the out skirts of old school Las Vegas for many years. Its a final resting place for rockasauruses like myself :) Radiant Perception - I love nothing more than syncing up cool delay effects to the BPM of weird musical sequences I concoct and giving them utterly pretentious track titles that imply these improvisations have more substance than they actually do. Hey, at least I can admit it.. Cosmos (for Mike Black) - Mike Black is one of the NJ shore area's most interesting musical specimens via his ambient explorations with Go No Go. He's also a science teacher and radio personality that was hugely inspired by the work of Carl Sagan. This strange piece reminded me of outer space exploration and alien contact - kind of like jamming with Mike, so I thought it would constitute a fitting tribute! Brice Black shall rise again.. Every Guitarist's Dream - yet another self indulgent head jam over three chords and the fundamental truth that lead guitarists really like to hear themselves fit in every possible riff they can in one solo. Actual songs just get in the way man.. The Power of Now - kind of a folk rant with my six year old son Elijah bashing away on his starter drum kit.. TO BE CONTINUED
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Flamingo Lounge" from the album LATE BLOOMER. © Copyright - Coleman R. Brice / Princetone Recordings (634479807886) Personal music culled from and inspired by life experiences within the unique community and creative culture of Asbury Park, NJ. Album Notes April 26, 2008 Late Bloomer is my 10th solo "album" a.k.a. my latest compilation of quirky musical weirdness. The cover illustration was hand drawn by my wonderful daughter and emerging recording artist in her own right Brianna (www.briannabrice.com) and was digitally effected by me. One June 3, 2008 I will turn 40 years old! Ouch, I'm officially middle aged. Wow. In all honesty, I really can't complain. Thus far I've enjoyed a truly fortunate life and have had so many incredible dreams come true and have enjoyed such an incredible and wide variety of life experiences. Sadly I've often been too self absorbed and consumed with anxiety and fear to fully experience the depth and magnitude of it all. Oops.. Yet, despite whatever I may have endured from others or inflicted upon myself, I remain youthful in spirit and hopeful for the future and in the inherent positive potential of all humanity - sometimes anyway :) Slowly and stubbornly, I'm learning to be present in the here and now. Though I'm still perplexed how we humans can have such profound intellectual understanding of our personal issues yet remain so stuck in the quagmire of our addictions and ego patterns. Or is that just me? I've also come to realize and accept that I'm more of a personal musician than a professional one. I'm genuinely proud of that. My music is an honest reflection of me - the warts and bruises as well as the good stuff. It is my sincere hope that discerning listeners can appreciate that distinction. I feel that too often audio technology is used to hide or gloss over an artist's technical imperfections. We're often sacrificing too much of our authenticity in our reckless haste to satisfy some perceived market formula or subjective standard of sound production. When the truth is that the record machine is broken and its anybody's game. Why don't we try something radical and just be ourselves? At any rate here are my personal track descriptions for my latest batch of tunes. I'm calling the collection the aptly entitled Late Bloomer. I hope you digg it! Thank you for listening, Colie Brice Track Descriptions for Late Bloomer: Hang Ten - Growing up at the Jersey Shore, I can fondly recall the Fender reverb twang of surf guitar sounds leaking out on to the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach and Seaside Heights. Later as a teen living in Sayreville I had a Ventures record I used to play along to. "Hang Ten" is a sentimental tribute to long boards, endless summers, and girls in their summer clothes.. Stone Pony Blues - Featuring references to real life, contemporary Asbury Park Rockers such as Rick Barry, Gordon Brown, Jimmy Capobianco, Days Awake, Geena, Joe Harvard, Last Perfect Thing, April Smith, Status Green, Tony Tedesco, Turtle Soup, and Jay Walker the song addresses the classic plight of a struggling musician trying to get a gig at "the cool club". In this case, one of the most legendary clubs in rock and roll history. Around here, bands kind of come and go as the top dogs that can fill the joint. Currently, local favorites like Status Green and Last Perfect Thing are holding court in this rock and roll kingdom, but you never know when the scene is gonna change and some new kid will rule the stage. Recently Live Nation took over the place, so I desperately hope they keep an open door for and provide performance opportunities to Asbury Park's indigenous musician population - since it collectively comprises the very soul of the city they are seeking to capitalize upon.. Planetary Lapse of Reason - a pretentious title for yet another one of my utterly self indulgent space jams. Though the title does reflect a true sentiment. Dolphin Love - one day during an idle discussion at work, one of my co workers expressed a sincere interest in shall we say a little cetacean sensation? Needless to say we were all a little taken back by this scandalous remark, but we were also laughing until we were turning blue. "Dolphin Love" is just a goofy narrative spoof about one man's strange desire.. Smooth Am Prog Jam - this was improvised while messing about with Logic Studio. Playing Cat and Mouse - yet another instrumental blues jam in Am. I know, I know.. I need help! Prakasha - this one is dedicated for my beautiful, Yoga Dea wife Manuela. An extremely dedicated and accomplished student for several years, recently she decided to become certified and start working as a Yoga Teacher. I deeply respect her for that accomplishment. She works at Yoga Bliss in Ocean, NJ. Go take a class! Dolphin Serenade (Je t'aime Eriq) - the follow up to my soon to be smash hit "Dolphin Love". The Dolphin strikes back and respond's to Erik's longing. Ah yes, but what is she actually saying? All Hail Geena Queen of Cookman Ave. - Geena is an Asbury Park icon and a great singer and songwriter. I spent the past year of my life playing lead guitar in her band Geena and Dragster and/or the 45s and had the opportunity to meet and play with tons of incredible local musicians. Though I ended up leaving the band to spend more time on my own music, I remain deeply grateful for the experience and the opportunity to start playing out again. This tune features a loop of Dragster with Geena on guitar, me on guitar, Jay walker on Bass, and Marcus Croan on drums up in Geena's Cookman Ave. loft - scene of many late night rock & roll crimes. I over dubbed the backwards guitar, vocal screams, and reinforced the main riff wile trying to summon a sense of the shamanic vibe that often visit's Geena's home/portal. Loose Change - another lazy, space jam noodling around in my home studio/man cave. Flamingo Lounge - is a silly but tight instrumental vamp poking fun of myself and other "never were" musicians. "Flamingo Lounge" has been an imaginary venue in my mind somewhere in the out skirts of old school Las Vegas for many years. Its a final resting place for rockasauruses like myself :) Radiant Perception - I love nothing more than syncing up cool delay effects to the BPM of weird musical sequences I concoct and giving them utterly pretentious track titles that imply these improvisations have more substance than they actually do. Hey, at least I can admit it.. Cosmos (for Mike Black) - Mike Black is one of the NJ shore area's most interesting musical specimens via his ambient explorations with Go No Go. He's also a science teacher and radio personality that was hugely inspired by the work of Carl Sagan. This strange piece reminded me of outer space exploration and alien contact - kind of like jamming with Mike, so I thought it would constitute a fitting tribute! Brice Black shall rise again.. Every Guitarist's Dream - yet another self indulgent head jam over three chords and the fundamental truth that lead guitarists really like to hear themselves fit in every possible riff they can in one solo. Actual songs just get in the way man.. The Power of Now - kind of a folk rant with my six year old son Elijah bashing away on his starter drum kit.. TO BE CONTINUED Read more... Reviews Log in to write a review Pixie Pat Love Your Music "Colie, Just listened to your new CD and loved it as I always love your music….I can consider myself one of your biggest fans and have always been ever since I met you and heard the Gemini cassette…still have it….what can I say…I need to get that CD and will eventually buy it…. I don’t care what anyone says, you outdo Bonjovi and Bruce Springsteen……my opinion and I have good sense of good music and talent…. Keep that music coming!!!! Age doesn’t mean a damn thing…..Happy Birthday to you #40 on June 3rd….always remembered anyhow….Love Ya, Pat"
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Another lo fi compilation of assorted weirdness from Coleman R. Brice aka "Colie Brice" featuring an odd assortment of defiant garage rock, blistering southpaw blues, and some tender moments of heartfelt contemplation.. "Sick of Me" was inspired by listening to bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rehearsing in Convention Hall around CHristmastime in Asbury Park around 2010. Went home to Bradley Beach and recorded this. Tried to creat the bombastic pomp of the E Street band cooking live. Played all the instruments myself - even the glockenspiel :)
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Why" from the solo debut NEW AGE BLUES. Prolific debut from former Phantom's Opera singer! February 7, 2006 Format: Audio CD This is an ultra rare copy of Colie Brice's debut album. Recorded in 1996 at the early inception of the new media music and home studio revolution. Among other things, this album illustrates a vivid depiction of the origins of the DIY/indie era. Track highlights include "17 G a Tribute to Jerry (Garcia)", "Against the Grain", the environmental anthem "Why?", "Life's Journey" featuring a guest appearance by producer Steve Evetts (the CURE, Limp Bizkit) and the new age jazz of "Dolphin Suite". An experimental, eclectic, and often times eccentric fusion of new age, world, and hard rock..
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Trippy chill instrumental in Gm that explores the cosmos..
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Colie Brice's music generally verges on the edge of sanity, yet it is always home grown, exuberant, eclectic, and heartfelt - and the guy can play the blues as only a southpaw can. BLUES 2.0 features some straight up 12 bar blues intermingled with my usual eclectic variety of songs and soundscapes. Thank you so much to all the people who have supported my work. Your support means a great deal to me and I am deeply grateful. Money isn't everything, but it sure as hell is validating when someone patronizes your art. It also helps sustain you emotionally, spiritually and in practical ways. At any rate, here are my personal track descriptions for Blues v. 2.0: YELLOW CADILLAC - This is based upon real life events! This summer my wife bought an old Cadillac from a "little old lady", etc. Anyway, the car is an ultra chill cruiser, but as you can well imagine, there are a few problems that have come with ownership of a "classic" car :)
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"I don't know why, why is all I know.." - Colie Brice
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Winter Solace" from the album NEW HOPE. Aural offerings from Colie Brice's ongoing audiography, this his 32nd solo release continues a chronicle of one man's personal journey into life long experiments in singing, songs, and sounds.. Genre: Avant Garde: Avant-Americana Release Date: 2017
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"父親是在中國" from the Colie Brice album ROCK & ROLL TIGER September 11, 2010 Another eclectic offering from yours truly.. More slightly strange, exhuberant rock music with a sauntering Jersey Shore aroma.. Some extremely grandiose, melodramatic hyperbole mingling withsome softer, quiet moments of introspection, mellow jazz and gospel tinged explorations, and certainly a pandora's box of southpaw blues.. Colie My personal track descriptions: Sunday Morning Blues – sometimes it’s just nice stress relief to grab a mean riff and let loose.. I cobbled together the orchestral opening just to gussy it up a bit.. Rock & Roll Tiger – is an off the cuff anthem about one more short, going down hard, fighting to the end, the chronic theme of persistence prevalent throughout a hard earned life.. Can’t Escape - A mildly defiant surf slack ode to escapism, a call to arms illustrating profound concern for the human condition.. Walk Away – I don’t usually sing about surrender or retreat, but sometimes when the battle has been clearly lost, it’s best to walk away. This song means a lot to me on several different levels, but primarily it’s about leaving Asbury Park, NJ’’s vibrant music scene and moving up to Eastport Maine for a quieter life. Like so many musicians, Asbury Park provided me with a birthing and playground ground for huge rock & roll dreams, but like so many other artists from around here, I have thus far failed to achieve the fullness of my vision. But that’s OK, life’s a marathon not a sprint, and it’s been a good run.. Sher Shan Suri – is just a little aural palette cleanser portraying the Tiger as he stalks his prey stealthily in the jungle.. Summer's In Season – not even a song really, just a mantra of summer time “feel good” vibe.. 父親是在中國 – is a sonic depiction and mind play of my Father’s trip to Bejing.. 811 – Santanaesque rock & roll meandering with a latin percussion hue .. Don't Want To Fight - Sometimes I mess up real bad and sorry just isn’t enough. Nothing you can do but try to own and make up for it.. Searching – “The unexamined life is not worth living.” - Socrates
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"17 G (Tribute to Jerry) is from my solo debut entitled NEW AGE BLUES Recorded in 1996 at the early inception of the new media music and home studio revolution. Among other things, this album illustrates a vivid depiction of the origins of the DIY/indie era. Track highlights include "17 G a Tribute to Jerry (Garcia)", "Against the Grain", the environmental anthem "Why?", "Life's Journey" featuring a guest appearance by producer Steve Evetts (the CURE, Limp Bizkit) and the new age jazz of "Dolphin Suite". An experimental, eclectic, and often times eccentric fusion of new age, world, and hard rock.. Colie very proud to be listed on the Grateful Dead Family Discography: http://www.deaddisc.com/disc/New_Age_Blues.htm
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Inspired improvisation recorded 4/20/17 in Eastport Maine
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Walk Away" from the album EXILE ON MAINE STREET Album Notes This album is about leaving the Asbury Park music scene and moving up to Eastport, Maine. Though I am extremely happy about my new home, I leave the Jersey Shore with a heavy heart and to some degree it does feel like an exile, thus the parody title of the Rolling Stone's classic. This is only meant in jest with no disrespect intended towards to the Rolling Stones. Afterall, 12 x 5 changed my life.. Thanks to the excellent efforts of Jack "Hinge" Pitzer, this recording of the New Age Blues Experience live at The Saint in Asbury Park on June 14th, 2012 came out really well. It was a bittersweet, but enchanting evening for me - my last show at the Jersey Shore.. After over a quarter century of coming in and out of style, this farewell show was extremely emotional for me. Over the past 5 years I've performed over 200 times at events ranging from open mics to sizable festivals and everything in between. I've been lucky and have enjoyed and endured many amazing experiences as a stage musician and a recording artist, and this latest chapter was perhaps my most fertile, authentic, and personally satisfying to date.. I had come home to NJ after a remarkable few years in California. I had left Asbury Park in the fall of 2000 playing the Moon Rock on Thursday nights with Brian Saint and the Sinners. Three years later I came home with a manufacturing and distribution deal with Universal Music Group and huge plans to start a home grown Asbury Park based label. It had taken me nearly twenty years to climb up the ranks of the music business in order to earn this opportunity. Unfortunately, simultaneously as I was trying to lay my claim, the music business as I once knew it was falling apart at the seams. P2P file sharing of mp3s was making CDs obsolete and it became increasingly difficult to make any profit selling traditional media or downloads. You really can't compete with free, you can only hope to inspire patronage. It kind of broke my heart, because I have always been blown away by the abundance of talent in and around the Jersey Shore and I had a fierce desire to make AERIA Records work and be a good thing for all involved. So myself and my partner Steve Dundas stubbornly persisted trying to make things happen and built up a small catalog of some incredible releases by local artists such as Brian Amsterdam, St. Christopher, Agency, Juggling Suns, Rick Barry, James Dalton, Metamorphosis, Joe Harvard, Last Perfect Thing, Lost in Society and others. Despite profound enthusiasm from the local community, the venture failed - at least on a business level. On a personal level, the immersion in all the great local music really inspired me to get back out there and make my own contributions on a creative level, and i did - in a big way. It also helped me lick my wounds after such a grand failure. It started in 2007 when I joined Geena and Dragster (thank you Ben Feld), then various incarnations of the New Age Blues Experience, various gigs and a live album with Lunar Ensemble, a stint with Mike Black, then Capt. James and the PAIN, another stint with Sheli Aarden, various jams and sit in sessions with Dub Proof, Wakah Chan, Joe Harvard's Long Weekend, etc. The result was such a rich musical life that is hard to let go of and a catalog of of over 20 releases. I am proud of this particular live set and how the band played. Manuela Brice - beautiful angel who's gentle voice balances out this gritty Jersey Devil Alan Gowa - ranges from well honed classic riffs to avant guarde post modernism like a manic/depressive chameleon Steven Lusardi - Orchid Lounge meets E Street, this SOAP(Sounds of Asbury Park) star makes East meet West Joe Savio - solid as a rock, impeccable taste and timing Kurt Thum - bad ass jazz cat, an old school soul with state of the art chops Jay Walker - John Paul Jones meets Jaco Pastorious meets James Jamerson Anyway, Eastport Maine is the next stop for this crazy train, where I'm hoping to help start an annual Eastport Music Festival. Maybe I'll even learn some Bill Chinnock covers and keep rocking out in between moments of inner solitude, reflection, and tranquility.. Thank you for listening! Colie Brice Sunday, July 22, 2012 Bradley Beach, NJ
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Dogs and Cats" from the album BLUES 2.0 Blues v. 2.0 features some straight up 12 bar blues intermingled with my usual eclectic variety of songs and soundscapes. Some stuff is just the sonic equivalent of scribbling, other songs are hopefully a bit more substantial. Whose perception has the right to say which is which? Anyway.. Thank you so much to all the people who have supported my work. Your support means a great deal to me and I am deeply grateful. Money isn't everything, but it sure as hell is validating when someone patronizes your art. It also helps sustain you emotionally, spiritually and in practical ways. At any rate, here are my personal track descriptions for Blues v. 2.0: YELLOW CADILLAC - This is based upon real life events! This summer my wife bought an old 1987 Cadillac from a "little old lady", etc. Anyway, the car is an ultra chill cruiser, but as you can well imagine, there are a few problems that have come with ownership of a "classic" car :) SMOOTH SAILING - I love sailing and spend as much time as possible aboard my Dad's old Marshall Sanderling. Every Sunday during the Summer, we race with the boys from Lavallette Yacht Club. Quite frankly, we're horrible racers :) We generally come in last owing to any number of well worn excuses, but just once this summer we placed fairly well. Anyway, it was a great joy and very nice to experience it with my Father. "Smooth Sailing" indeed.. RISE AGAIN - Rocky Balboa inspired disco blues.. ONE MORE STEP - Another banal blues rant from yours truly :) WASH IT AWAY FROM ME - A 9-11 tribute of sorts. The song came from my thoughts and feelings concerning those events and the fifth anniversary of the WTC tragedy.. HEART AND SOUL - a rocker cowritten and sung by my ten year old daughter Brianna. She made her Dad quite proud belting out some of these high notes! AMAZING GRACE - a rendition orginally recorded for my podcast Luna Musings - featuring an introduction from the one and only Jersey Todd -the hardest working lawyer in podcasting.. HIGHLAND - one misty day a lone bag piper stood on the shores of the Barnegat Bay and inspired me to create this tune and try to replicate the haunting sound of the bagpipes on guitar.. YOU CAN'T CHANGE CHANGE - Written in the big 80's in a big BON JOVI inspired Slippery When Wet/New Jersey style.. JULY 4, 2006 - Just blowing off a little instrumental steam.. ALONE AGAIN - a melodramatic blues based on the same chord progression as my song "Have You Ever Been Alone?" from the Phantom's Opera album entitled "Following Dreams".. WHY? - an updated version of the song "Why?" from my solo debut New Age Blues.. SICK & TIRED - Yet another banal blues rant from yours truly ;) DOGS & CATS - a funny, live "bring the house down" style 12 bar blues in Am THANKS so much for listening!
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"The Band Plays On" from the album NEW HOPE The Band Plays On By Coleman Robert Brice E He cashed in his rock & roll dreams, working at the dollar store A Smashed up teen age dreams become an old man's chore. E Another Friday night, another local gig A Such a hopeless sight, he takes another swig. F#m A E F#m A E And the band plays on, and the man sings his song Another knight's work, for the music man, Tolerating jerks, he does the best he can. So yeah "a working class hero is something to be", but fighting past zero can bring you bended knees. And the band plays on, and the man sings his song.. But he'll soldier on, he has no other choice, All he has is in his songs, his sounds, his voice.. Now it's Saturday night, he drives to another town, Tonight he'll play his parts as sage, bard, and clown. And the band plays on, and the man sings his song.. © 2017
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Christmas Cat and Merry Mouse" from SEASON'S GREETINGS IN BRADLEY BEACH A selection of solo recordings loosely organized as a compilation called "Season's Greetings From Bradley Beach". The release is comprised of my usual assortment of songs, blues, soundscapes, and abstract weirdness.. This is actually my eleventh solo release and represents the most recent stuff I've wrestled out of my head and on to the hard drive. Here are my track descriptions - please feel free to leave some comments that express your own opinion: Christmas Cat and Merry Mouse - Basically this is the same as "Playing Cat and Mouse" from Late Bloomer, but I've been working with a great sax player named Matt G. Lott and couldn't resist putting out another version of the tune incorporating his great sax playing.. Also went for a dryer, late night at Rudy Van Gelder's type vibe - I don't claim I achieved it, but it was a worthwhile aspiration.. Christmas Blues - Raunchy, bawdy, and rambuncious, this was recorded during the Christmas Season of 2007, Christmas Blues is an anti-Christmas blues rant that addresses the other side of the Holly Jolly Hub Bub. For all the silver and gold, there is also a lot of suffering, despair, and disillusion experienced by many during this "most wonderful" time of the year. This one goes out to the Grinch in all of us! From A Backyard in Bradley Beach - I enjoyed some really cool, cosmic jams with some great musicians this summer. This was an improvisation recollecting these events and giving out an affectionate shout out to a cool narrowcaster named Uncle Shag at WLSO.FM who is nice enough to play my wacky stuff now and again! Thanks to Rick Barry for inspiring the song title. He's got a tune called "From A Backyard In Belmar" on his brilliant debut album. December 21, 2012 - a techno/metal mantra to accompany contemplation of the end of the Mayan calendar, Revelation, etc. Are "end times" coming? I hope so. I hope we can soon end all the ignorance, greed, and suffering and transform our world into a society led by cooperation and compassion, instead of being misled by conflict and cruelty.. Mexicali Meets Main Street - Like it or not, many of our communities are overrun with illegal immigrants. Obviously our government has allowed this to happen, so they can supply cheap slave labor and businesses can avoid paying for employee benefits, taxes, etc. Its not their fault, most immigrants are just seeking a better life, but its at the expense of working class Americans who watch their wages stagnate. Cowboys and Indians - This song addresses my point that is preferable to be an Indian than a Cowboy. I wrote it many years ago in response to Jon Bon Jovi’s steady stream of wanna be cowboy tunes. Where Jon writes about blazing in glory, I write about abandoning pride – letting go of the ego and being guided by cooperation rather than competition. While some artists pursue wealth and fame, others search for love and the higher meaning of life. Cowboys like the much celebrated Buffalo Bill used to kill for sport and litter the prairie with dead carcasses. Conversely, most Indians were stewards of the Earth, they ate what they killed and used every piece of bone, skin, and tissue for the tools and materials they needed for sustainable survival. All these years later, 60 minutes interviews Jon Bon Jovi in a luxury helicopter doing victory laps around GIANTS Stadium before performing at Al Gore's Live Earth concert. Isn't it kind of perverse to be sitting there ego stroking yourself in a gas guzzling helicopter when your supposed to be singing about saving the environment? Happiness (Goodbye Jack) - Dedicated to the recently deceased Jack Young of Phantom's Opera, one of the most important, influential, and inspirational mentors of my life. Working together we sometimes fought like hell and endured serious issues with each other, but fundamentally Jack was a truly great human being. He was kind, charitable, generous, and a hugely talented songwriter and a gifted musician. He was also a profound influence and inspiration to some of the most successful and talented players NJ has ever known. Guys from Ace Frehley's band, Bon Jovi, Message, Prophet, and Symphony X just to name just a few. He will be dearly and sorely missed, but the music he composed and recorded with the various members of the rock & roll fraternity known as Phantom's Opera will last forever.. Love Will Come – This is just some hippie dippie, trippy, stream of consciousness mantra fooling around in logic atudio.. Little Drummer Boy – a classic Christmas cover messing around with my family.. Je Vous Manque – a pretentious French title to dress up this weird rhumba? Is that what this is? Profoundly Bad Jazz - I love and respect jazz, but have little understanding of it, despite my gigantic ignorance I often embark upon enthusiastic sonic adventures that ultimately manifest as.. profoundly bad jazz.. Christmas Time - Perhaps the worst, corniest song of all time! It was written for my daughter's Mother many years ago and I guess I just wanted my Daughter to know that there was a love there for her Mom at some point and that I just wanted to somehow connect her with it, make her understand it, validate something? I'm not sure what I'm trying to say, but it was a Christmas tune I wrote twenty years ago and I figured it would fit in with this loose Holiday theme somehow.. Exultation With A New Toy - I recently purchased a new weighted action Yamaha digital piano. I was just ecstatic playing with a new toy and came up with this silly beat.. Let Freedom Ring (4th of July, Bradley Beach) - Not sure what the hell this song is about.. There is so much political polarization in this country. I tend to be a fervent Dennis Kucinich supporter, but at the same time I respect the values and traditions of some true conservatives too. "Let Freedom Ring" acknowledges the perspective of the religious right, yet challenges it through the accords of its own precepts. What would Jesus say about contemporary society? How would he punish our leaders who have lied and been responsible for the senseless death of so many soldiers and civilians? What have we become? Where is our compassion, kindness, and decency? Isn't this fundamentally what Jesus was talking about? To obey the golden rule and do onto others as we would have others do to us? Silent Night - I figured there's so many mundane mediocre versions of this tune that I might as well add my own to the mix! Happy New Year- another 12 bar blues rant lamenting hard times and wishing for better ones.. Stratocumulus - Kind of a Dave Gilmourish/Doors vibe, a mellow musical mantra that goes great with a bike ride on the boardwalk under grey skies with the clouds rolling in..
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
From the album SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM BRADLEY BEACH "Well I got the Christmas Blues, just found out it wasn’t true Feeling kind of mean, like a Grinch about to scream Now I’m seeing red I’ll shoot a reindeer in the head I got the Christmas Blues Now this winter wonder land, has gotten out of hand it’s time to take a stand and wack that jolly man Santa’s on the roof it’s time to make my move gonna kick his ass, steal the milk from his glass! Now this I didn’t kow, Satanta’s got a bro He’s 7feet tall, my face he’s gonna maul Now I gotta run cause yuletide just ain’t fun when you‘re the only one whos got the Christmas Blues I got the Christmas Blues, feeling kind of blue I’m feeling kinda mean, because I got no green now I’m seeing red, I’ll shoot a reindeer in the head I got the Christmas Blues.."
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"I started writing this one when Brianna was almost two years old. I had been recently divorced from her Mom and was struggling to accept the bitter reality of not being able to raise her on a day to day basis. The song is basically a message from me to her, reminding her that no matter what I'd still be her Dad and that my love for her would always be present. it's no great song as far as clever lyrics or anything, but it is emotionally honest, heartfelt and has always meant so much to me although I could never find the right words to finish it. Finally last week, as I contemplated her 18th birthday and all the emotional ups and downs of her upbringing - the last words came to me '18 years old, fierce and bold, you've grown in each and every way' - and she has. I am seriously proud of my daughter - for her talent, intelligence, kindness, and beauty inside and out. I'm currently trying to help Brianna raise money for college. She's been accepted to several universities including her first choice Pace in NYC and hopes to study Musical Theatre there. All sales of this digital single are set up in a CD Baby account that goes directly to her. If you can, please buy a copy and help me help her :) Thank you!" - Colie Brice 2/7/14
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
From the album AUTUMN CHRONICLE VOL. II. An archival release in an ongoing Jersey Shore saga featuring the unique persona's of Colie Brice, Alan Gowa, Matt Lott. Jay Walker, and Joe Savio, otherwise known as the New Age Blues Experience (NABE). Autumn Chronicle Volume II is my latest batch of demos, live recording, improvisations, serious goofing, and other aural oddities appealing to discerning audiophiles, lo fi hipsters, and other folks who don't get out much.. Seriously folks, you basically have a live EP recorded at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, with some cool jams, demo recordings, and the dead pan, wry comedic stylings of Alan Gowa for one low, low price. Get it while it's hot! Colie Brice and the New Age Blues Experience was nominated for Top Avant Guarde Act, Top Guitarist, Top Instrumentalist, and Hot Dog eating Champions in the 2010 Asbury Park Music Awards! (Colie and Jay were also nominated in the Top Rock Band via their participation in Geena and Dragster.)
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Recorded live in Bradley Beach on 3/6/11 during a mellow rain storm. From the album NOVA by Colie Brice and the New Age Blues Experience. Leicester Bangs Review (2011): June 10, 2011 Colie Brice & the New Age Blues Experience - Nova (AERIA Records) "To say Colie Brice has been around, might be taking understatement a tad too far. The former front man of Phantom's Opera and Gemini, former lead guitarist for Brian Saint and the Sinners, Geena and Dragster, and Capt. James and the P.A.I.N., has also accrued a total of seventeen (count `em) solo albums. His latest project, the New Age Blues Experience, are recent recipients of the Asbury Park Music Awards top act gong (avant-gard category), and listening to "Nova", it's easy to understand why. Brice is a wonderful guitarist with an intrinsic understanding of rock music in extremis. Whether picking an acoustic on "Maby Baby Waby" - a Zapperesque title if ever I heard one - or "Can't Escape", manipulating slow-build atmospherics through "G Thang" or assaulting his fretboard like a man possessed on opener "El Toro Loco", he and his band remain inherently musical, and most importantly, accessible. For convenience, file them away under Progressive Blues, but repeated spins indicate that Colie and his band defy easy classification."
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Burning Bright" demo recorded in the late 80's for my Sayreville, NJ based band GEMINI featuring Michael Romeo of SYMPHONY X on lead guitar with Jack Young on keys & backing vox, Bob Nelson on drums, Frank Dill on bass and myself on lead vocals and guitar and keys.
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Another Day" live at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ with Colie Brice on vox & guitar, Matt Lott on sax, Jay Walker on bass, Joe Savio on drums, Alan Gowa on lead guitar, the legendary Steven Lusardi on keys..
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"You Say You Miss Me" by Colie Brice from the album A SWORD ID EGO CLUTTER VOL. XXVII "A Sword Id Ego Clutter Vol. XXVII is my 27th independent solo release. It is comprised of some decent songs, some blues, some soundscapes, some hip beats and other assorted vibes & grooves. Blah, blah, blah.. Me, me, me.. Anyway.. Long time supporters will find the eclectic, experimental vibe comfortable and familiar. For those of you who ARE still listening, you have my heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation. This record is for you.." - Colie Brice 2/12/14
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Exultation" from the album MARCHING TOWARDS MADNESS/ APRIL FOOL'S DAZE by Colie Brice. "Marching Towards Madness/April Fool’s Parade is my latest aural sketch book of personal home recordings. These came upon me in the late winter of 2014 - a brutal one on the outside, but a good one for exploring textures, memories and feelings within.." Colie Brice July 9, 2014
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Digi-Slave" from the Colie Brice album THIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP. This track is just a jubilant, nostalgic romp of 80's synth pop flashbacsk from a recording artists who came of age during that era. 30 Deeds.. is his thirtieth solo album and the album title is a play upon the famous AC/DC album. Done dirt cheap is a nod to DIY, indie culture. Colie released is first indie release via a cassette single in the 80's!
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Damage Done" recorded live 4/9/10 at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ by Colie Brice and the New Age Blues Experience
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
From the Colie Brice & New Age Blues Experience album LIVE IN ASBURY PARK. Basic tracks recorded live at rehearsal @ 507 Central Ave. Bradley Beach, NJ with Jay Walker on bass & Joe Savio on drums..
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
From the album New Age Blues. A song that has been personally lived not just written about..
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
From my solo debut album NEW AGE BLUES featuring lyrics from my Great Grandfather and lead guitar solo by famed producer Steve Evetts.. This album was on the 1997 GRAMMY Nomination Entry List
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Little Red Fox" from the album CHASING SEPTEMBER, a tribute to my gorgeous wife Manuela in a BB King blues style..
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"El Toro Loco" a ripping southpaw surf guitar track inspired by Dick Dale from the album CRICKET SYMPHONY NO. 17 In Bm (DEATH BY SILENCE)
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
"Alternating Currents" from the album THIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
From the album BLUES 2.0
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
Phantom's Opera, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
From the album FOLLOWING DREAMS by my former band Phantom's Opera
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
New Age Blues, Alternative Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Folk & Singer-Songwriter, Live Recordings, Theatrical & Moody, Rock, Jazz & Blues
From the album NEW HOPE by Colie Brice
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
Folk & Singer-Songwriter
"Another Shot At Redemption" from the album NEW HOPE by Colie Brice
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
Jazz & Blues
From the album EXILE ON MAINE STREET by Colie Brice and the New Age Blues Experience.
by Colie Brice
Released 5 months ago
Theatrical & Moody
From the album SEA ARE BEE, an instrumental tribute to the inimatable Leonard Cohen..
by Colie Brice
Released 6 months ago
new age blues
"Majick Light" from A TONE MEANT the 33rd solo album by indie pioneer Colie Brice