the MAUVE album

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"MAUVEpeople serve up a feast of funky jazzy Latin beats, tasty horn licks and fluid bass lines blended with percussive keyboards and vibrant vocals to create a powerful, emotive, compelling and uplifting set of strong songs, soulful melodies and inspiring lyrics delivered with warmth and passion. The band is constantly evolving and travels to places full of wonder with lush harmonies soaring to spirited highs through dynamic arrangements that energize and captivate" Latest Music Bar

The debut album is a collection of carefully crafted and stylish modern-retro tunes selected from the group’s large and diverse catalogue. The tracks are enhanced by the combined vocal talents of up to 8 singers flowing together in glorious harmony. There are heartfelt songs with questions for the soul, fused with optimism, joy and celebration, driven by bouncy rhythms punctuated with hooky horn riffs . . . From the funky electro “DOWN THE RIVER” thru Latin excursions in “ROUND & AROUND” to the delicate tenderness of “YOU FILL UP MY HEART” to the quirky rocky “SHOW ME” the music grows and overflows and culminates in the exhilarating “SET YOUR HEART FREE”. . .

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credits

released 14 February 2013

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VOX, KEYBOARDS, KEYBOARD BASS, PIANO, PERCUSSION, BEATS, LOOPS : Mike Chantler
BVs : Jo Lacey, Amanda Mitchell, Jules Englesman, Ursula Smith, Jemima Woolgar, MC, Rachel Manzi, Edi Mandala and Sandy Holder
SAX : Marion

Recorded by Mike Chantler in The Sunny Room
Mixed and produced by Mike with help from Ben Abis
Mastered by Ru Garvey
MAUVEmusic © 2013 All rights reserved.
Catalogue # MM2013TMA11
Album cover artwork and some track images © MC 2013

mauvepeople.com

Special thanks goes to Harry Burton, Philippa Howe, Joshua Simpson, Santiago Barrera, Joolz, Pete, Warren, Jools Owen, Charley Maitland and Beth Dumonteil for their time, energy and enthusiasm. Love Love Love to Andy Halsey, Kwashie! Chris Szczerba, Ruya Sarfas and Salley for all their support.

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MAUVEpeople was formed in 2007 by lead singer / songwriter / keyboard player Mike Chantler. The band has seen quite a few line-up changes yet nearly all the backing vocalists who have been involved are featured on theMAUVEalbum. Some of the 7 featured singers were borrowed from the truly inspirational Brighton Goes Gospel. Past members include vocalists Rachel Manzi, Edi Mandala, Sandy Holder, Amanda Mitchell, Ursula Smith, Jules Englesman and Jemima Woolgar, bass players Santiago Barrera and Harry Burton and drummers Joshua Simpson and Jools Owen.

In various incarnations MAUVEpeople performed at many venues and festivals in and around Brighton as a full band or semi-acoustically with Marion on sax, funky bass player Ben Abis and the unique Theseus Gerrard from STOMP on percussion.
Towards the end of 2011 the band recorded many of the songs they had been performing and Mike spent much of the following year mixing and refining a selection of those tunes . . .

The songs draw a multitude of influences from many musical genres as well as Mike’s colourful and varied musical journey which has taken him far and wide from classical to rock to soul to punk to folk and back again with countless recordings and appearances at venues large and small such as The Vortex, Roundhouse and Hackney Empire, plus Glastonbury, Big Green Gathering and Sunrise festivals.

In the 90s Mike collaborated on and released 3 warmly received 12” singles with DJ / producer Kwashie! as 2 Groove Productions. The songs included “Be There” featuring Portuguese diva Guida de Palma and “Wake Up” which was used on BBC’s “Rough Guide”. All the releases were played and much appreciated on Kiss FM, Choice FM and Jazz FM and got positive reviews in Music Week, Touch and Blues & Soul magazines.

Mike also had untold musical excursions with underground cult punk funk band Ruby Throat at venues and festivals across Europe including the renowned Hope & Anchor in Islington, Gazzer’s Rockin Blues, Tacheles, Madam JoJo’s, The Silo, Glastonbury and Strawberry Fayre. The band also provided music and madness for Mutoid Waste Company, Continental Drifts, Lost Vagueness, DNTT and Tattoo Expo events including the Tank Girl movie launch party in Camden Roundhouse plus fire circuses at Der Arena in Berlin and Robodock in Amsterdam and were featured on “Time Out With Ian Dury” on ITV.
He was keyboard player & backing vocalist with singer / songwriter Andy Halsey at a multitude of shows including a support for Errol Brown from Hot Chocolate.
Other adventures included creating live ambient soundscapes and effects for contemporary dance shows at the London Studio Centre, composing for short films and broadcasted cabaret plus 4 years as a judge for the Brit Awards . . .

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During 2012 Mike hooked up with jazzers Tom Alterman, Jack Kendon and Blake Mostyn from The E.M.E. and together with Jo Lacey on backing vocals and Ben on bass plus new arrival singer Philippa Howe they formed a new band.
MAUVEpeople have gigged around Brighton as a full band and also semi-acoustically with keyboards, sax + 3 vocals at Concorde 2, The Honey Club, LMB / Joogleberry x 5 ! !, Bee's Mouth, The Brunswick, Sanctuary Café, The Providence, Grand Central, The Couch, Brunswick Festival, Gladstonebury, MEADOWLANDS, White Nights, Cowley Club, Vegfest, KEMPTOWN CARNIVAL & Magpie's ECO FESTY . . .

Watch out for MAUVEpeople in 2013 . . .

Email us at mauvepeople@yahoo.co.uk

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Track Name: DO U BELIEVE ?
DO U BELIEVE ?

Mike Chantler © MAUVEmusic 2012 All rights reserved.

Do you believe love can save us ?
Do you believe we’ll be free ?
Do you believe love can wake us ?
Do you believe ?

Tho the road may be worn and your spirit weary and torn,
All yr dreams you must save in your soul,
So take care of your heart for should ev’rything fall apart,
It will keep all your love from the cold . . .

Do you believe in a vision ?
Where ev er y bo dy wat ches out for ev’ryone else ?
Do you believe we’re on a mission ?
Or are you keepin’ it all locked up for yourself ?

Tho the road may be long I know together we are strong,
This I know way down deep in my soul,
So take care of your heart for should ev’rything fall apart,
It will keep all your love from the cold . . .

S O L O . . .

When ev’rybody flows, (ev’rybody knows)
Ev’rybody knows, (ev’rybody flows)
And when ev’rybody knows, (ev’rybody flows)
Ev’rybody flows . . . (ev’rybody knows)

S O L O . . .

When ev’rybody flows, (ev’rybody knows)
Ev’rybody knows, (ev’rybody flows)
And when ev’rybody knows, (ev’rybody flows)
Ev’rybody flows . . . ev’rybody kno - o - ows, oh – oh oh oh,
oh - oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh . . .

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Track Name: SEND OUT A SIGN
SEND OUT A SIGN

Mike Chantler & Kwashie! © MAUVEmusic 2012 All rights reserved.

I knew the time would come again when I would need
to find my heart a home,
And now I understand the way that people make it thru the day alone,
And I have learned to fly and touch the sky and run into uncertainty,

The universe of love withtin my soul with be with me eternally . . .

Give what you feel from the beat of your heart,
Love is the light and the way,
Send out a sign to the world we have made,
Shine with a smile on your face . . .

I knew the time would come again when I would find
so many ways to live,
And now I understand the way and how wonderful it is to really give,
You know the time is here the time is now and in our hands
is where the future lies,
Only you can can your state of mind and turn this world into a paradise, you can if you just . . .

Give what you feel from the beat of your heart,
Love is the light and the way,
Send out a sign to the world we have made,
Shine with a smile on your face,

Give what you feel from the beat of your heart,
Love is the light and the way,
Send out a sign to the world we have made,
Shine with a smile on your face,

Give . . . be of your heart . . . light and the way . . . send out a sign . . .
Show me the smile on your face . . .

Give what you feel from the beat of your heart,
Love is the light and the way,
Send out a sign to the world we have made,
Shine with a smile on your face

Give what you feel from the beat of your heart,
Love is the light and the way,
Send out a sign to the world we have made,
Shine with a smile on your face.

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Track Name: DOWN THE RIVER
DOWN THE RIVER

Mike Chantler © MAUVEmusic 2012 All rights reserved.

Last time we made it thru, it made me feel so fine,
to set you free and make you feel like you wanna fly,
Oh your sweet song is written, deep within my mind,
An unfinished symphony now you’ve left my love behind

But I’ll meet you there, I’m gonna meet you there
somewhere, somewhere down the river, down by the river
I’ll meet you there, I’m gonna meet you there
somewhere, somewhere down the river down by the river

Last time I saw your face, you wore a cardboard smile,
I’ve only been on this paperchase for a little while,
It feels like an eternity, I don’t mean Calvin Klein,
I don’t feel so good no more, I don’t feel so fine
But I’ll meet you there, I’m gonna meet you there
somewhere, somewhere down the river, down by the river
I’ll meet you there, I’m gonna meet you there
somewhere, somewhere down the river down by the river

SAX . . .

I know that love ain’t nothin’ without a little pain,
Well I’ve had my bellyful in the pourin’ rain, aaoo
I struggled thru the winter winds and I struggled thru the hail,
I’m pushin’ on thru everything, and I ain’t gonna fail
When I meet you there, I’m gonna meet you there
somewhere, somewhere down the river, down by the river
I’ll meet you there, I’m gonna meet you there
somewhere, somewhere down the river down by the river

down by the river down by the river . . . .

I’ll meet you there, I’m gonna meet you there
somewhere, somewhere down the river, down by the river
I’ll meet you there, I’m gonna meet you there
somewhere, somewhere down the river down by the river

down by the river, down by the river . . .

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Track Name: ROUND AND AROUND
ROUND AND AROUND

Mike Chantler © MAUVEmusic 2012 All rights reserved.

OOOOH . . . AAAAAH

Round and around now we dance by the light of the moon,
Ev’rything swaying a world playing way out of tune,
Bathing in beauty before us, never quite reaching the chorus . . .

OOOOH . . . AAAAAH

Gracefully pacing each movement and never too soon,
Ev’ryone drunkenly sways in this picture so blue,
Some without fear could not care less, others with hearts feel so restless . . .

Woooh, da da da da da da, da da da da da da, da da da da da da,
Woooh, da da da da da da, mmm
OOOOH . . . AAAAAH

There’s so much more to explore beyond me beyond you,
Closer and closer, we move to the moment of truth,
Do ray me so fundamental, Déjà vu so transcendental

Woooh, da da da da da da, da da da da da da, da da da da da da,
Woooh, da da da da da da, mmmmm yeah
OOOOH . . . AAAAAH

This journey is taking us further than we could have known,
Time now for leaping and reaping seeds we have sown,
Tasting the wonders of strange - ne - sliding to where the key changes . . .


There’s so much more to explore beyond me beyond you,
Closer and closer, so close to the moment of truth,
Tasting the wonders of strange - ne - sliding to where the key changes . . .


Do ray mi so fundamental, Déjà vu so transcendental,

Heaven is here for sure . . . Now and forever more . . .

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Track Name: THE LIGHT
THE LIGHT

Mike Chantler © MAUVEmusic 2012 All rights reserved.

I can feel it in the morning sun, I can feel it in the rain,
I can feel it high on a rainbow, I’m near you, I hear you . . .

There is a place you know, and it’s deep inside you,
Open your heart and grow, to the light that’s shining,
Brighter than any star, let it carry you higher,
Free now to be who you are, to let love inspire . . .

You can feel it on a summer breeze, on a winter wind you fly
Let it fill your heart and your soul will shine, I know you, I’ll show you . . .

There is a place you know, and it’s deep inside you,
Open your heart and grow, to the light that’s shining,
Brighter than any star, let it carry you higher,
Free now to be who you are, to let love inspire . . .

There is a place, where our hearts can embrace,
where we follow the river that’s calling you, calling me,
Here where we are, we can travel so far where the water will flow on and constantly, silently on,
I’m near you, I hear you now, I know you, I’ll show you how . . .

There is a place you know, that is deep inside you,
Open your heart and grow, to the light that’s shining,
Brighter than any star, let it carry you higher . . . . . .
You know you gotta be who you are . . .
Open up your heart and grow . . . Yeah yeah . . .
Let it shine let it shine, let it shine on you yeah, you yeah,
Heyayeahayeayeayea, heyayayeayayayeay . . .
I’m near you, I hear you now, I know you, I’ll show you how . . .

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Track Name: YOU FILL UP MY HEART
YOU FILL UP MY HEART

Mike Chantler © MAUVEmusic 2012 All rights reserved.

There will be times when the world is unkind,
Shelter your soul now and lift up your eyes,
Show me your light and all the beauty inside,
Speak to me now of what you visualise . . .

You fill up my heart . . . fill up my heart with love . . .
You fill up my heart . . . fill up my heart with love . . .
You fill up my heart . . . fill up my heart with love . . .
Track Name: DiSGUiSE
DiSGUiSE

Mike Chantler © MAUVEmusic 2012 All rights reserved.

Ev'ry time we meet you’re in disguise
I can read suspicion in your eyes
There are many ways to break the ice
We could take a magic carpet ride . . .

I’ll be here waiting for you, I’ve been here waiting for you
I’ll still be waiting for you, waiting here until the fear subsides,
And every time we break thru, I catch a fragment or 2, another clue, another secret in the corner of your eye . . .

I can feel the shadows in your heart
I can hear them ripping us so far a part
High above the madness of it all
We could be together from now on . . .

I hear the rain around me, so many thoughts resounding, the silence growing with the ebbing and the flowing of the tide,
So very many players so very many layers, so many stages thru the ages, a contagious masquerade . . .

SOLO . . .

Come rest your soul . . . upon the shore . . .
Let love unfold and peace be yours . . .
yeyeyeyeayeayeayeah, ooh . . .

Ohh you and I could fly across a million skies,
I believe we’ve been to paradise,
So high above the madness of it all,
We could be together from now on . . . yeayeayeayeahyeah . . .

I hear the rain around me, so many thoughts resounding, the thunder growing with the ebbing and the flowing of the tide . . .
I’ll be here waiting for you, I’ve been here waiting for you,
I’ll still be waiting for you, waiting here until the fear subsides . . .

I hear the rain around me, so many thoughts resounding, the thunder growing with the ebbing and the flowing of the tide . . .
I’ll be here waiting for you, I’ve been here waiting for you,
I’ll still be waiting for you, waiting here until the fear subsides . . .

I hear the rain around me, so many thoughts resounding, the thunder growing with the ebbing and the flowing of the tide . . .
I’ll be here waiting for you, I’ve been here waiting for you,
I’ll still be waiting for you, waiting here until the fear subsides . . .

I hear the rain around me, so many thoughts resounding, the thunder growing with the ebbing and the flowing of the tide . . .
I’ll be here waiting for you, I’ve been here waiting for you,
I’ll still be waiting for you, waiting here until the fear subsides . . .

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Track Name: R U N A W A Y
R U N A W A Y

Mike Chantler © MAUVEmusic 2012 All rights reserved.

Take a walk outside, may you see the light,
Tell me what you find, hold it in your mind . . .

And I will be there (I’ll be there)
I want to be there yeah (I’ll be there)
I long to be by your side ‘til the light breaks
(I’ll be there until the light is breaking, I’ll be waiting for you)
And I’ll know where you go when you run away . . .
(I will know where you go when you run away)

Take a look at me (Take a look at me)
Tell me what you see (Tell me what you see)
All I want to say (All I want to say)
I need you to stay . . .

And I will be there (I’ll be there)
I want to be there yeah (I’ll be there)
I long to be by your side ‘til the light breaks
(I’ll be there until the light is breaking, I’ll be waiting for you)
And I’ll know where you go when you run away . . .
(I will know where you go when you run away)

Yeah . . . yeayeah . . . away . . . runaway . . . runaway . . .

And I will be there (I’ll be there)
I want to be there yeah (I’ll be there)
I long to be by your side ‘til the light breaks
(I’ll be there until the light is breaking, I’ll be waiting for you)
And I’ll know where you go when you run away . . .
(I will know where you go when you run away)

Runaway . . .

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Track Name: SHOW ME
SHOW ME

Mike Chantler © MAUVEmusic 2012 All rights reserved.

Show me thew love you've been hiding away
Tell me a secret from your special place
Bring me the sunshine to this crazy day

SHOW ME THE LOVE

SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME
SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME
TELL ME TELL ME TELL ME TELL ME
TELL ME TELL ME TELL ME TELL ME
BRING ME BRING ME BRING ME BRING ME BRING
ME BRING ME BRING ME BRING ME
SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME
SHOW ME SHOW ME

Show me thew love you've been hiding away
Tell me a secret from your special place
Bring me the sunshine to this crazy day

SHOW ME THE LOVE

SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME
SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME
TELL ME TELL ME TELL ME TELL ME
TELL ME TELL ME TELL ME TELL ME
BRING ME BRING ME BRING ME BRING ME BRING
ME BRING ME BRING ME BRING ME
SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME
SHOW ME SHOW ME

SHOW ME SHOW ME

TELL ME TELL ME

BRING ME BRING ME

SHOW ME . . . TELL ME . . . BRING ME SUNSHINE . . . SHOW ME . . .

Show me thew love you've been hiding away
Tell me a secret from your special place
Bring me the sunshine to this crazy day

SHOW ME THE LOVE

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Track Name: LOVE LOVE LOVE
LOVE LOVE LOVE

Mike Chantler © MAUVEmusic 2012 All rights reserved.

Do u think about the possibility of the whole world in love ?
Do u pray 2 your god above ?
Can u calculate the probability of us givin’ enough ?
Can u hold it in your heart ?

Love love love brought u into this world and love will make it better
Love love love brought u into this world, love will make it better

Can u figure this, into the abyss we could easily fall
Can u take it all on board ?
Are u passionate, indifferent, or can u not decide ?
Do u run away and hide ?
Are u cynical or spiritual, will it rain or be fine ?
Do u bathe your days in light ?
When it comes to this I will not insist on anything more, ‘cos
I’ve been to this place before . . .
I know
Love love love brought u into this world and love will make it better
Love love love brought u into this world and only love will make it better yeah !

Love love love love . . . oh yeah love . . .
Love love love love . . . ooh yeayeah love . . .
Love love love love . . . mmmmm . . .
Love love love love . . . Love yeah ! . . .
Love love love love . . . yeayeayeayeay love . . .
Love love love love . . . love . . .
Love love love love . . . oohoohooh love yeah
Love love love love . . . l o v e l o v e l o v e love yeah !
Love love love love . . . Love will make it better . . .
Love love love brought u into this world . . . love has made it better . . .

Love love love love . . .

Love love love brought u into this world and love will make it better
Love love love brought u into this world and only love will make it better

Love love love brought u into this world and love will make it better
Love love love brought u into this world, love has made it better

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Track Name: SET YOUR HEART FREE
SET YOUR HEART FREE

Mike Chantler © MAUVEmusic 2012 All rights reserved.

Open up, let it out, set it free, let it flow, let it fly from deep inside,
Open up your soul, let your lovin’ grow and grow . . .

Open up, let it out, set it free, let it flow, let it fly from deep inside,
Open up your soul, let it grow and grow !

SET YOUR HEART FREE . . .
SET YOUR HEART FREE . . .
SET YOUR HEART FREE . . .
SET YOUR HEART FREE . . .

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Open up, let it out, set it free, let it flow, let it fly from deep inside
Open up your soul, let your lovin’ grow and grow . . .

Open up, let it out, set it free, let it flow, let it fly from deep inside,
Open up your soul, let it grow and grow !

SET YOUR HEART FREE . . .
SET YOUR HEART FREE . . .
SET YOUR HEART FREE . . .
SET YOUR HEART FREE . . .

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