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Nighthawks

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"Nighthawks is a love letter to the ballad form. It embraces the twilight, loneliness, and ultimate romance of the night-time." - Pete Horsfall

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released November 24, 2017

All tracks written by Pete Horsfall & Giacomo Smith. Apart from 'Sunset & The Mockingbird' by Duke Ellington (with new lyrics by Pete), and 'Paradise' by Barry Harris.

Pete Horsfall - vocals
Giacomo Smith - alto saxophone
Ferg Ireland - double bass
Joe Webb - piano
Pedro Segundo - drums

Recorded at Fieldgate Studios by Alex Killpartick
& Porcupine Studios by Nick Taylor.

Mixed by Todd Whitelock.
Mastered by Rupert Cobb.

Watercolours by Cecile McLorin Salvant.
Photography by Dave Hamblett.
Design by Philip Gardner.

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Peter Horsfall London, UK

“a bittersweet beautiful voice & timeless trumpet”
– BBC Radio 3


Vocalist and trumpet player Pete Horsfall releases his debut album Nighthawks on 24/11/2017.

A major force on the UK jazz scene, he has appeared at major festivals, clubs & concert halls both at home and internationally, including Ronnie Scott's & the Lincoln Center NYC.

Pete is also a member of the Kansas Smitty's House Band.
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Track Name: Nighthawks
Nighthawks live a lonely life
Full of sorrow, sin, and strife
As night-time ends, sunrise offends
These creatures of the moonlight.

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The Nighthawk sleeps, whilst others seize the day
His slumber deep, in solitude he stays
He dreams a dream of singing with the chorus at the dawn
But the moon above remains his only friend

The Nighthawk wakes, sunset has passed him by
The stars await, as he prepares to fly
He longs to spread his wings into the darkness once again
But the moon above remains his only friend

The Nighthawk flies, his moment has arrived
Soaring high, his are the starlit skies
With majesty he glides above the people far below
But the moon above remains his only friend

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With majesty he glides, and though admiring him from far below
The moon above remains his only friend
Track Name: Then I Saw You
Never again will sunlight shine
Gone is romance, the night is mine
Love's at an end, as darkness descends
My hopes and dreams all fade to dusk

But then I saw you, that wonderful you – so heavenly
Love had arrived, so plain to see
The memories that haunt me drift away
The night is over, love's here today

For then I saw you
Track Name: Secretly
Secretly, I dream that you and I are meant to be
But how could we be more than friends
When in the end there's nothing said, and all's unspoken

Silently, I gave my heart and longed for your reply
To live a life longing for love,
Gazing alone at stars above, my heart runs wild -
I see your smile in every constellation

From the skies of the night
Comes the light of your eyes
& as they shine, make heavens bright again
Track Name: Sunset & The Mockingbird
The mockingbird, he sings to me
A song of love, so heavenly
And calling out my melody
He Sings

When day has passed, and lights are low
Horizon fades, and sunset glows
This is the time when love birds crow,
I hear…

A song a love and loss, through the pinewood trees
And promises of lust, on the evening breeze
How was I to know, that so sweet-a-sound
Was but a siren-song – a love that can't be found

The mockingbird, he's mocking me
For my romance could never be
As sunset falls, the mockingbird, he sings
Track Name: Couldn't Stop Lovin' You
Give me your hand, please don't pull away
Together we'll stand, no matter what they say
I guess we'll see if we're meant to be
And time will tell you that you're meant for me
'cause this is the truth: I couldn't stop loving you, even if I tried

Baby I've heard, when you call me names
& baby it hurts – we might never be the same
There'll come a day, when you'll walk away
But I'd do anything just to see you stay
'cause this is the truth: I couldn't stop loving you, even if I tried

And all those things that romance brings, she ignores
The songs I'd and the gifts I'd bring
And still, she wanted more

So let me be clear: It's you I want my dear - I swear.
'cause this is the truth: I couldn't stop loving you, even if I tried
Track Name: This is Goodbye
You said we were too young, all of those years ago
That younger you said Goodbye
Years passed, before by chance we were in company
You looked at me and you were mine

I dreamt that every morning,
I'd turn to see your face
But now, I struggle sleeping
Since the day you went away

And now that I no longer need your touch to keep me warm
I say to you
Our love is through
This is Goodbye