When The Lights Come Up
Fourth full length band album
Released April 2011
A Laughing Outlaw Records release through Inertia Distribution Australia
1. Movie Of Your Life (lyrics)
2. Twin Cities (lyrics)
3. Feel So Much Better (lyrics)
4. Everything To Me (lyrics)
5. Good Things (lyrics)
6. Jennifer Don’t Cry (lyrics)
7. Credits Roll (lyrics)
8. Grey (lyrics)
9. Grand Plans (lyrics)
10. The Longest Weekend (lyrics)
11. Beside You (lyrics)
Then I Held My Breath
Third full length band album
Released September 2008
A Black Lodge Audio Records release
1. Today We Lost A Great One (lyrics)
2. Forge My Signature (lyrics)
3. Blue-Belle (lyrics)
4. Please Don’t Let Me Forget (lyrics)
5. Girls (lyrics)
6. Lil’ Wandering Soul (lyrics)
7. Walking (lyrics)
8. My Very Own Mary-Ellen (lyrics)
9. Graduation Girl (lyrics)
10. This Could Be Something (lyrics)
11. Thinking (lyrics)
12. Something Great Must Come From This (lyrics)
Sam Shinazzi – Then I Held My Breath
In August 2008 Sam Shinazzi will release his new album ‘Then I Held My Breath’. It is the Sydney songwriter’s third full length recording and it is being released by Black Lodge Audio.
The first single to go to radio is titled ‘Today We Lost A Great One’ and can be heard in full on Sam’s MySpace page. We encourage you to request it on your favourite radio station. The first launch will take place in Sydney on Thursday August 28th at the HopetounHotel in Surry Hills. Please put it in your diary now!
Some details about the new Sam Shinazzi release:
‘Then I Held My Breath’ is the third full length album by Sydney artist Sam Shinazzi. Sam’s regular band consisting of Adam ‘T-Bone’ Taylor on lead guitar, Tessa Benjamin on keys, Bruno Brayovic of Peabody on bass and Anthony The of Skull Squadron on drums all played major roles in the recording process.
Bruno and Sam began it all with pre-production, shaping the songs and production which would become the album ‘Then I Held My Breath’. Anthony recorded the drums and bass in his own space at Velvet Studios. Tessa brought to the album her usual enthusiasm for Sam’s songs and contributed her finest keyboard and piano parts to date, whilst Adam ‘T-Bone’ Taylor blew everyone away with his amazingly tasteful lead guitar work. If you ask Sam, he will tell you ‘T-Bone’ is the star of ‘Then I Held My Breath’.
Guests on the album include alt-country wizard Jason Walker, 78 Saab’s Nicholai Danko, The Devoted Few’s Skye Knight and Little Sky’s Elizabeth Payne. ‘Then I Held My Breath’ was produced by Sam Shinazzi and his close friend / musical collaborator Adam Wes Gregorace.
The duo also produced Sam’s second album ‘Stories You Wouldn’t Believe’.
Wes was the bassplayer in Sam’s first band and has always played a significant role in producing Sam’s music, from early four track demos to helping mix ‘Then I Held My Breath’ in a major recording studio. When not hanging out with Sam, Wes can be seen playing bass
in The Devoted Few and teching for bands such as Midnight Juggernauts and Cut Copy.
Nine of the twelve songs on ‘Then I Held My Breath’ were written over a three week period specifically designated by Sam to write this album. He blocked out 21 days and nights of his life (with the exception of a few social outings which ended up in the songs anyway) and started the process as an experiment. As the songs started to flow every few days, sometimes daily, he threw himself into the idea of writing the bulk of this album in that short time period of time. Each night Sam would call lead guitarist Adam ‘T-Bone’ Taylor and over the phone, sing to him the songs to seek advice. Once each song was written and structured to his liking, Sam recorded them in one take into one microphone (the sessions would soon be known as ‘Shaky demos-album 3′.
‘Then I Held My Breath’ was mixed by the ARIA award winning engineer Wayne Connolly (The Vines, Josh Pyke, Youth Group amongst many more).
Stories You Wouldn’t Believe
Second full length band album
Released in August 2005
A Laughing Outlaw Records release through Inertia Distribution Australia and Shellshock Distribution in the UK / Europe
1. Breakdown (lyrics)
2. I Don’t Belong Here (lyrics)
3. Until Sunrise (lyrics)
4. Out Of The Question (lyrics)
5. My Friend and a Free Day (lyrics)
6. Scotty Come Home (lyrics)
7. The Drifter (lyrics)
8. A Night For Remembrance (lyrics)
9. Wyoming (lyrics)
10. Game Over (lyrics)
11. Getting Too Old (lyrics)
12. Trying Not To Think About It (lyrics)
Less Than Perfect Day
Debut full length band album
Released in Australia March 2003
A Gifted/Steadycam Records release through Mgm Distribution.
1. Town Where You Were Born (lyrics)
2. Lainie K. (lyrics)
3. Goofy (lyrics)
4. Cold Winters Day (lyrics)
5. The Moon and the Stars (lyrics)
6. You Better Stop Breaking My Heart (lyrics)
7. GP (lyrics)
8. House Near Bridge (lyrics)
9. 747 (lyrics)
10.Moving Along (lyrics)
11. Up and Over There (lyrics)
Split single released through Steadycam Records.
The C-Minus Project contribute an exclusive new song ‘Slow Down Girl’.
Slow Down Girl – Lyrics | MP3
Special friends Sonic Emotion Explosion offer a fantastic track titled ‘Stuck’.
Long Drive Home
Seven song mini-album recorded late December 2000.
‘A mostly acoustic affair, this CD has been getting rave reviews…’
Acoustic versions of nine songs recorded at home distributed to radio, label, bands and musicians.
4. The Moon and the Stars
5. You Better Stop Breaking My Heart
6. Bullshit Detector
7. Everybody’s Different
8. Fall Into You
Rub It In / Cold Winter’s Day
Split 7″ vinyl release through Blind Records with legendary Sydney act, Smudge.
This reached no. 18 on independant charts and was sold in Australia, Europe, America and Japan. Only limited copies left for sale.
Late for June
90 minutes of acoustic sounds.
29 songs – an ‘early home recording from a songwriter just finding his feet…’
Currently out of production.
Also appearing on
Not Live At The Sando (compilation 2004)
Sam’s cover of Tenderfoot by Smudge was on this 4 song cd giveaway to punters at a show featuring Sam, Tom Morgan, Andy Calvert and Wally Moor.
The Forum Volume 2 (2005)
A compilation CD by UK label Stalker Records featuring an initial mix of Sam’s ‘Scotty Come Home’.
Other acts include the awesome Darren Hanlon and Superbox.
To purchase please visit www.stalkerrecords.co.uk
Jenny Queen album ‘Girls Who Cry Need Cake’ (2003)
Co-wrote eight out of ten songs and played guitar, harmonica and
sang on ‘Between the Riverbank and the Highway’ and ‘Kentucky Turn’.
Seaworthy live EP (2004)
Drums on ‘La Bateau’, ‘Broken Shores’, and ‘Omah, Nebraska’. Three live songs clocking in at over twenty minutes. Recorded at the Hopetoun Hotel.
Misplaced Pets compilation (2004)
Drums on the exclusive song ‘Lost Highway’.
This is a compilation featuring all exclusive trafcks by twenty acts including Hood, Sufjan Stevens and Alisdair Roberts.
Sando giveaway no#2 (compilation 2005)
Sam’s cover of The Devoted Few’s ‘Everlasting Soul’ was one of three tracks given away to punters at a show featuring Tom Morgan’s ‘True Love’ and Bruno Brayovic’s ‘The Last Young Fascist Left In Town’.
Landspeed EP (1995) Drums on all tracks
Landspeed 7″ (1995) Drums on two tracks, guitar on one.
SPDFGH album ‘Leave Me Like This’(1995)
Drums on the track ‘Blue Angel’.
Eric’s Trip Tribute (2000)
Sang and played guitar with Natsmurf on the song ‘Allergic To Love’.
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Peabody EP ‘Rock, Girls and Computers’ (2000)
Backing vocals on ‘The City Of Rome’ and ‘Freak Magnet’
Toronto EP (2001)
Singing a duet on ‘The Gentle Art of Breaking Hearts