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Grand View Drive

by Nicolette Aubourg

Début album of eleven songs from South African singer-songwriter-guitarist whose lyrics range from social commentary to introspection, accompanied by finger-style acoustic guitar and full band, including cello, violin, piano, B3 organ, bass and drums.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Grand View Drive
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2. I Never Meant to Change You
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3. When I Was Old
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4. Find a Way
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5. Be the One
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6. Good Enough For You
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7. Lay Down Your Arms
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8. Crack of Light
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9. The Waves of Time
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10. No More Fallen Angels
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11. Dust On Dust
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“Grand View Drive” is the début album from South African singer-songwriter-guitarist Nicolette Aubourg. Music from this album has been featured on NBC's "Passions", several independent movies, and received multiple songwriting awards. The songs, all written by Nicolette Aubourg, apart from the poignant lyrics to “When I Was Old” written by Nicolette’s late mother, Anne Aubourg, are diverse in subject matter: the title track, "Grand View Drive" is named after a street in the Laurel Canyon hills of Los Angeles; track two was inspired by a chapter in Kahlil Gibran's book "The Prophet"; track seven, "Lay Down Your Arms" is a plea for peace. Nicolette’s vocals are delicate and intimate in sound, varying from starkly solo to choral, complementing the rhythmic finger-style guitar parts. Instrumentation includes cello, violin, piano, B3 organ, electric guitar, drums, bass and percussion from accomplished musicians Adam Chester, Bob Sheehan, Charlie Bisharat, Doug Baker, Frank Simes, Gavin Lurssen, Jorgen Carlsson, Neil Sebba, Robert Fedeli, and Stefanie Fife. The album was produced by Steve Holroyd, Bob Sheehan and Nicolette Aubourg.
Nicolette Aubourg was born to British/South African parents in South Africa where she was raised and educated, studying classical and jazz guitar, piano, vocal performance and music theory, and acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English, before relocating to Los Angeles.

TRACKS WITH CREDITS:
All tracks produced by Steve Holroyd, Bob Sheehan & Nicolette Aubourg
All tracks recorded, mixed and mastered by Steve Holroyd

1. GRAND VIEW DRIVE
Vocal & background vocals: Nicolette Aubourg
Acoustic guitars: Nicolette Aubourg
Bass: Doug Baker
Drums & bell-tree: Neil Sebba
Electric guitar & backwards solo: Frank Simes
Tambourine: Bob Sheehan
Music & Lyrics by Nicolette Aubourg
© 1987 – 1992/Syresham Music/ASCAP

2. I NEVER MEANT TO CHANGE YOU
Vocal & background vocals: Nicolette Aubourg
Acoustic guitars: Nicolette Aubourg
Bass: Jorgen Carlsson
Bell-tree: Neil Sebba
B3: Robert Fedeli
Doumbek & tambourine: Bob Sheehan
Drums: Bob Sheehan
Music & Lyrics by Nicolette Aubourg
© 1998/Syresham Music/ASCAP

3. WHEN I WAS OLD
Vocal & background vocals: Nicolette Aubourg
Acoustic guitars: Nicolette Aubourg
Low-strung guitar: Nicolette Aubourg
Low tom-tom: Bob Sheehan
Piano: Adam Chester
Tambourine: Bob Sheehan
Violin: Charlie Bisharat
Lyrics by Anne Aubourg; music by Nicolette Aubourg
© 1999/Syresham Music/ASCAP

4. FIND A WAY
Vocal & background vocals: Nicolette Aubourg
Acoustic & electric guitars: Nicolette Aubourg
Bass: Doug Baker
B3: Robert Fedeli
Drums: Bob Sheehan
Violin: Charlie Bisharat
Music & Lyrics by Nicolette Aubourg
© 1998/Syresham Music/ASCAP

5. BE THE ONE
Vocal & background vocals: Nicolette Aubourg
Acoustic guitars: Nicolette Aubourg
Low-strung guitar: Nicolette Aubourg
Bass: Doug Baker
B3: Robert Fedeli
Cello: Stefanie Fife
Drums: Bob Sheehan
Music & Lyrics by Nicolette Aubourg
©1998/Syresham Music/ASCAP

6. GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU
Vocal & background vocals: Nicolette Aubourg
Acoustic guitars: Nicolette Aubourg
Low-strung guitar: Nicolette Aubourg
Bass: Jorgen Carlsson
B3: Robert Fedeli
Drums & tambourine: Bob Sheehan
Electric guitar: Frank Simes
Music & Lyrics by Nicolette Aubourg
© 1998/Syresham Music/ASCAP

7. LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS
Vocal & background vocals: Nicolette Aubourg
Acoustic guitars: Nicolette Aubourg
Low-strung guitar: Nicolette Aubourg
Tibetan finger cymbals: Nicolette Aubourg
Cello: Stefanie Fife
Doumbek, Ghana drum & tambourine: Bob Sheehan
Piano: Adam Chester
Music & Lyrics by Nicolette Aubourg
©2000/Syresham Music/ASCAP

8. CRACK OF LIGHT
Vocal & background vocals: Nicolette Aubourg
Acoustic guitars & low-strung guitar: Nicolette Aubourg
Udu & triangle: Bob Sheehan
Violin: Charlie Bisharat
Music & Lyrics by Nicolette Aubourg
© 1987 – 1992/Syresham Music/ASCAP

9. THE WAVES OF TIME
Vocal & background vocals: Nicolette Aubourg
Acoustic guitars & low-strung guitar: Nicolette Aubourg
Cello: Stefanie Fife
Low tom-tom & tambourine: Bob Sheehan
Piano: Adam Chester
Tibetan finger cymbals: Nicolette Aubourg
Music & Lyrics by Nicolette Aubourg
© 2000/Syresham Music/ASCAP

10. NO MORE FALLEN ANGELS
Vocal & background vocals: Nicolette Aubourg
Acoustic guitars: Nicolette Aubourg
Low-strung guitar: Nicolette Aubourg
B3: Robert Fedeli
Cymbal, low tom-tom & “xylojunk”: Bob Sheehan
Piano: Adam Chester
Violin: Charlie Bisharat
Music & Lyrics by Nicolette Aubourg
© 1998/Syresham Music/ASCAP

11. DUST ON DUST
Vocal & background vocals: Nicolette Aubourg
Acoustic guitars: Nicolette Aubourg
Low-strung guitar: Gavin Lurssen
Cello: Stefanie Fife
Cymbal, low tom-tom & djembe: Bob Sheehan
Ebow: Gavin Lurssen
Music & Lyrics by Nicolette Aubourg
© 1998/Syresham Music/ASCAP



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Christy from Walnut Creek, CA

It is about the songs. They are so right on.
Lovely music, lovely artist, lovely album: My trainer gave me this album as a birthday gift earlier this year, and I keep telling her how wonderful it is. Thank you, thank you, thank you. She (my trainer) said that Nicolette Aubourg has a hauntingly beautiful voice, and I agree, but to me it is about the songs. They are so right on. I get them. This is the album that was written for me. I love it and highly recommend it to everyone.
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