Songs and Regrets

by Wayne Tomsett

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Recorded in sessions at Clementine studio with long time friend, engineer & producer Simon Clemas, "Songs & Regrets" is a 4 track EP that enunciates and emphasises the folk roots of Wayne Tomsett's music. Using a stripped back production style and traditional percussion, this is a very special, unique and gorgeous collection of personal, confessional songs.

These songs are included on the special edition CD release of "Human Minds" available here: waynetomsett.bandcamp.com/merch

REVIEWS:

"Musically and lyrically beautiful - emotive and stunning" - Crawley Music Scene

"This is an absolutely stellar, beautiful first release, which could be likened to, and on a par with, acts such as Jacks Mannequin, City And Colour and even some Third Eye Blind. With his début EP “Human Minds” in the works, it wont be long before he is hitting the airwaves across the country." - GotGrog.com

"From Brighton, UK, Wayne Tomsett is one of the few artists who completely embodies every reason why unsigned music is just as worth listening to as signed or mainstream artists. His debut release, “Deceiver”, a folky, acoustic track, is beautiful in every area- the arrangement, composition, and performance is as flawless as it gets." - RedFluxRadio.com

"Tomsett surprises with his acoustic folk/pop offering, and even more so with his vocals. Broken and quite brittle, his singing voice carries emotion in every note. Wayne has a natural ability to keep his music exciting. Beautiful, uplifting and kind – this is definitely one to remember." - SQ Magazine

"Wayne has a nice clear sound and lyrics that have meaning to him and others. Adding this to his intrinsic understanding of song structure, melody, harmony and rhythm makes for a remarkable listening. So take a listen to him" - Trashcan Radio

"The single’s subtle opening of acoustic guitar and strings laid gently under vocal harmonies instantly grabs your attention. The phrasing of the song is great; each section building into the other and creating more emotion as the story unfolds. Wayne has clearly demonstrated his love and understanding of a good melody here as well as songwriting as a whole" - AltSounds.com

"Next up we have one of my favourite tracks on this particular podcast. When I was told about it I really didn't know what to expect. It's by a guy called Wayne Tomsett. Wayne is a metal vocalist, and most of the stuff I've heard from him has been particularly savage. But when I heard this, I was really, really blown away. I expected shouting, I expected it to be really heavy. I didn't in a million years expect anything like this" - Sound & Motion Podcast

"Wayne Tomsett sings like the imaginary lovechild of Brian Molko and Tracy Chapman" - Quiet Rebel

"Songs and Regrets complied of four tracks is written beautifully. Each song tells a story, but one that you can easily relate to whilst enjoying the cleverly written rhymes. The traditional percussion flatters the acoustic guitar and it feels stripped back but still intricately knitted together to create a beautiful concoction. The E.P is one to die for" - Sound & Motion Magazine

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released December 16, 2012

All songs written by Wayne Tomsett
Vocals, Guitars, Percussion - Wayne Tomsett
Guest Percussion - Simon Clemas

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Wayne Tomsett Brighton, UK

Born in Brighton in the summer of '83, Wayne started writing music at the age of 14 when he first picked up a guitar. Wayne has a diploma in popular music and has an intrinsic understanding of song structure, melody, harmony and rhythm that he uses to create stunning melodies combined with heart felt and emotional lyrics. Wayne is a multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and singer. ... more

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Track Name: Here is all I am
Here's a list of broken things I've crushed all the better things
I had, when I was young

You're a coloured butterfly who flutters dust in to my eyes
The haze the blur its' gorgeous

Here is all I am watch as I pour my heart
In to a glass of your design

I wrote you a letter full of sweet and bitter metaphors
Because you left me breathless

I ran out of words to say I'm dumbstruck under you gaze
I smile and hope you hear me

Here is all I am watch as I pour my heart
In to a glass of your design

Here I stand
All flaws and circumstance
Watch me crash land
In to your arms

I wrote you a letter full of sweet and bitter metaphors
Because you left me breathless

I ran out of words to say I'm dumbstruck under you gaze
I smile and hope you hear me

Here is all I am watch as I pour my heart
In to a glass of your design
Track Name: Master of Misunderstanding
I know what I'd like to be
Full of clarity, eloquence and class
But it seems the words are stuck
In a right little rut
And my brain's got such a case of nerves

Now hang on a second while I stop to think

See, I try to concentrate
And keep everything locked up in my mind
But it's a mess in my head
Full of songs and regrets
Some of them spill out of my face

It seems I've remembered what I tried to say

You know, I'm breathless again, tired and exasperated
Short on breathing again, I feel inebriated
I stumble over letters and gaps in my words that muddle up expressions that I try to form
But as long as you know what I'm trying to say then it's all fine
I'm just fine

Here's a secret for you
It's something that I try to keep quiet
It seems you're confused
I'm a tad misconstrued
I'm not really a confident guy

It seems I've remembered what I tried to say

You know, I'm breathless again, tired and exasperated
Short on breathing again, I feel inebriated
I stumble over letters and gaps in my words that muddle up expressions that I try to form
But as long as you know what I'm trying to say then it's all fine
I'm just fine

Here's all that I've wanted to be heard, to be loved, for my words
Listen, please be my soundboard, as your smile is the cure for my nerves
(Speaking from my heart means that I stumble over terms)
(and my songs express the truth of being stuck with the absurd)
(Although I try to concentrate and focus on my words)
(The meanings fall to pieces as I try to make them work)

You know, I'm breathless again, tired and exasperated
Short on breathing again, I feel inebriated
I stumble over letters and gaps in my words that muddle up expressions that I try to form
But as long as you know what I'm trying to say then it's all fine
I'm just fine
Track Name: Broken Beyond Repair
It seems as though we're at the start again
It's all too easy
To say we're sorry
Move on and pretend

Let's try not to forget what we said
It's time to worry
That we're cold and we're empty
but we're sitting on the fence

Should we try to start again
before the cracks in our foundations
turn the stone back in to sand
and the river floods the life that used to roam across this land
but it's time that we come to say, we're broken beyond repair

My watch is slowing and doesn't keep the time
This moments wasted
I'm trying to face it
I'm stuck in a lie

Keep a memory of times gone by
When we were once happy
When we were once stupid
When we were once free

Should we try to start again
before the cracks in our foundations
turn the stone back in to sand
and the river floods the life that used to roam across this land
and it's time that we come to say, we're broken beyond repair

Should we try to start again
before the cracks in our foundations
turn the stone back in to sand
and the river floods the life that used to roam across this land
and it's time that we come to say, we're broken beyond repair
Track Name: Fragment Two
London is calling, rain is falling, to the sound of broken strings, and broken things.

But maybe the grey will wash away the pain.

So goodbye, and goodnight to yesterday.

I'll try to make myself better.

I'll try, to make our lives better.

To make us better.