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Eve Selis

Americana
San Diego, California, USA

“Selis grew up in the San Diego region and as a youngster began performing in her local church band, all the while dreaming of becoming a rock star. After an abortive spell at university studying musical theatre and English, Selis began performing on the local bar band circuit but was forced to hold down a number of day jobs while she pursued her dream. At the start of the 90s she teamed up with guitarist and songwriter Marc ‘Twang’ Intravaia in King's Road, assuming the lead vocalist position. Selis toured and recorded with this highly fêted unit, but despite modest local success the band failed to make much of a national impact.

Selis continued to work with Intravaia when she branched out as a solo artist in the late 90s, making her debut in 1998 with Out on a Wire. This rollicking blend of pop, rock and country went some way to confirming Selis’ claim to be ‘the Queen of Roadhouse Rock,’ although the album struggled to match the intensity of the singer’s live shows. She boosted sales for the follow-up, Long Road Home, by promoting her music vigorously on the Internet, most notably on the download site MP3.com. The album was showered with praise by the critics, as was the 2002 follow-up Do You Know Me, but despite her prominent presence on the Internet Selis remained largely unheralded outside the San Diego region. Her fourth album, Nothing but the Truth, featured terrific readings of Kim Richey’s ‘Those Words We Said’ and Tom Petty’s ‘Room At The Top’, alongside a number of swaggering Selis/Intravaia originals.”

(from http://www.allmusic.com/artist/eve-selis-mn0000151936/biography)

Discography

Out on a Wire

1998 Stunt Records

“This folk-pop-country-acoustic masterpiece was awarded 5 stars in SLAMM Magazine and was nominated for “Best Adult Alternative Album” in the 1999 San Diego Music Awards. Half the tracks were produced by Thom Wilson (The Offspring, Ricki Lee Jones). Remastered with three bonus tracks and new artwork.”

  1. Show Me What Love Is
  2. Memphis
  3. Beyond the Moon
  4. Foolish Heart
  5. Out on a Wire
  6. Indiana Summer
  7. Union Mills
  8. Lonesome Tonight
  9. Testify
  10. Carry Me
  11. Trail Of Tears
  12. Mary Mary (bonus)
  13. Flowers in the Garden (bonus)
  14. I Still Believe in You (bonus)

Into the Sun

1999 Stunt Records

The “best of” Kings Road, the band Eve and Marc started in 1993.

“Eve Selis has been a powerful voice in the San Diego music scene for over eight years. She and her band Kings Road opened for Crosby, Stills & Nash, America, Dave Mason, Jewel, Ben Folds Five and many others. She is nominated this year for two San Diego Music Awards - Best Adult Alternative Artist and Best Adult Alternative Album for her CD Out on a Wire.

Eve Selis - Vocals
Marc Intravaia - Guitars, vocals
Bob Sale - Drums
Rick Nash - Bass
Paul Cougil - Keys

  1. Cry Of Love
  2. Nothing Without You
  3. Where Angels Walk
  4. Everything I Need
  5. Brave New World
  6. Into the Sun
  7. Forgiven
  8. Mary Mary
  9. Back Down on My Knees
  10. Flowers in the Garden
  11. Shelter
  12. I Still Believe in You
  13. If It Comes to That
  14. Taneytown (bonus track)

Live at Mp3.com

1999 MusicMatch Jukebox Records

Eve Selis - Vocals
Marc Intravaia - Guitar, harmonica, vocals
Bob Sale - Drums, vocals
Rick Nash - Bass
Paul Cougill - Keyboards, harmonica

All songs by Eve Selis & Marc Intravaia

  1. Beyond the Moon (live) (4:08)
  2. Long Gone and Lonesome (live) (2:52)
  3. Long Road Home (live) (3:32)
  4. Memphis (live) (4:17)
  5. Cry of Love (live) (4:51)
  6. Hearts on Fire (live) (3:24)
  7. The Lucky One (live in-studio acoustic) (4:44)
  8. Eve Selis - Marc Intravaia Interview P1 (6:22)
  9. Eve Selis - Marc Intravaia Interview P2 (10:11)

Long Road Home

2000 Stunt Records

“Winner of the 2000 San Diego Music Award for “Best Pop Album.” A hard-rockin’, honky-tonkin’ joy ride through twang-infested bayous and dusty open roads. A celebration of love, loss and redemption-Americana style. Contains songs by Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, the Beat Farmers and the Wanda Jackson classic “Hot Dog!””

  1. Long Road Home (3:48)
  2. What I Mean to Say (3:16)
  3. Just Three Words (3:54)
  4. The Lucky One (4:51)
  5. Happy to be With You (2:39)
  6. Folsom Prison Blues (2:30)
  7. Hearts on Fire (3:05)
  8. Sweet Companion (3:36)
  9. Can't Get You Out of My Mind (3:49)
  10. Doghouse (2:22)
  11. Hit the Road (2:43)
  12. Christmas in Washington (5:08)
  13. Far, Far From Home (4:57)
  14. Hot Dog (That Made Him Mad) (2:47)