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MP3 Eddie Drayton - Ocean Of Love

Inspired melodies and lyrics that will take you to the stars and as deep as the ocean itself. The lyrics are profound with gems of wisdom that you will treasure forever. Presented in light rock style, it will delight and captivate you.

16 MP3 Songs in this album (78:03) !
Related styles: EASY LISTENING: Soft Rock, POP: New Romantic

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First and most importantly, thank you for your interest in
my music. I can write songs and sing forever but without
you to hear it, it wouldn''t mean a whole lot.
OK, as a way of introducing myself here is a brief
overview of my life.
My grand parents immigrated from Madiera to British
Guiana (now Guyana) South America, under a British
grant as an incentive to help develop the country. I am
of Portuguese and British origin.
My dad was always a non conventional thinker and
when my eldest brother Jimmy was diagnosed with
Hodgekins disease and given up by the Doctors with
only two years to live he found out about a natural cure
clinic in Edinburgh Scotland and shipped his four sons
off to jolly old England. We went to school in England
for two years and one year in Scotland after which time
Jim was given a clean bill of health. Today he is very
much alive and lives in Scotts valley California.
After England we lived in Trinidad in the Caribbean
and enjoyed all the fun stuff the Caribbean has to offer;
body surfing the waves on beautiful beaches, snorkelling
on thriving reefs, water ski-ing, and high diving from a
natural waterfall in the mountains into a fresh water pool
below. I also swung in the trees, I was a Tarzan fan.
My dad always dreamed of living in the US and three
years later I moved with him to California leaving my
three older brothers in Trinidad. I had no choice being
a minor, but I didn''t mind I always saw life as an
adventure and each chapter in life is connected to the
next chapter in an ongoing process.
After graduating from High School I tried Junior College
but I couln''t find an interest or passion and following my
parents prompting I enlisted in the Navy. The Navy
didn''t ignite me either but it was in the service that I
discovered I had a gift for song writing and lyrics.
Most of the songs that are recorded on the album
Lost and Found were songs I wrote while I was in
the service.
After my discharge my parents treated me to an all
expense paid vacation to Barbados. That trip lasted for
nine months. I know that to most it might seem that
I am an extremely lucky person and yes I am, but as I
mentioned earlier Barbados was the next stepping stone
that I needed to move forward to be who I needed to be
and go where I needed to go.
It was during my time there that I discovered that the
incredible energy that is our source or essence connects us
all in the most profound way and beyond our personalities
the energy is one and the same. This energy is a direct spin
off of an infinite or universal energy. People call it God,
the higher self, Christ, the I Am, etc. Whatever your belief
or non belief is doesn''t affect or change this source
because it''s real and it''s there.
OK what does this have to do with music and songwriting?
I know that this is the source of inspiration and creativity
and to write good music or anything creative requires
tuning in, letting go and allowing.
After Barbados I worked with my dad for a few years and
then I met Jeanne. We connected instantly and after three
years we were married. We opened a gift store and as part
of our service we offered personalized singing telegrams
which kept me in good shape for the flood of songs that
would come later. During my marriage I stopped writing
music, the responsibilities of husband and father was
taking my energy elsewhere.
After a heartbreaking four year struggle with breast cancer
I lost Jeanne in July 2001. I went through the motions of
keeping the store open but I walked away because my
heart was no longer there.
With more time and less responsibilities I walked into a
studio in 2005 and recorded Lost and Found, the songs
I had written in the Navy so many years before.
I enjoyed the process and opened myself to the creative
energy of musical composition once again and within a year
I wrote the sixteen songs that comprise the album, Ocean of
Love. Jeannes'' story is told in the song, Embraced by an
Angel. Jeanne was a great lady and I am thrilled to honor
her with her own song. There is another album in the works
and I am grateful to be able to share my gift with you.
I sincerely appreciate your time for having come this
far. I hope you enjoy the music and I hope it adds light,
spontaneity and a sense of adventure and an awareness of
the small everyday miracles that are all around us.
Mostly I wish that this music connects you to the heart
because that is it''s source.
Love makes the world go round.
Thank you,
Eddie Drayton

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