Shining Star

from by Kere Buchanan

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this was recorded after the main tracking dates were done (along with a bonus track to be released down the line) as it was revealed that i was a few songs down for what i consider a full album. a project of this size can reveal a few flaws & indeed change direction as it’s evolving & i’ve always maintained to not put a song on a record if i’m not 100% happy with it, so it was back to the drawing board as they say!
i had written the basic idea for this cut many years ago back in christchurch when i was a kid, & it’s funny & a blessing how these ideas just come back to you when you need a song!
this features one of my fav guitarists & people, mark punch. we had a wonderful day recording & afterwards drinking coffee and chatting about music that day. thanks mp, kb!


shining star.

when darkness falls
around my heart
these four walls
they just tear me apart

on my own
thoughts collide
heart of stone
and my foolish pride

if only i could love you

you’re my soul
you’re my shining star
you’re the one that i call
when things go too far
you’re the guiding light
you’re my second sight
in this world

morning light
face the truth
though i’ll survive
i’m still missin’ you… yeah

this empty glass
another lonely night
can’t forget the past
outta love
outta sight

i wish that i could love you


if only you and i could talk it over
things will be alright
i keep playing it over and over in my mind

if only i could love you


if only i could love you



from Goodbye Yesterday, track released February 1, 2014
fender rhodes: bill risby.
hammond organ: brendan st ledger.
electric guitar: chris kamzelas.
electric guitar solo: mark punch.
electric bass: leon gaer.
percussion: tony azzopardi.
drums/synths: kere buchanan.
bv’s: natasha stuart/kere buchanan.
lead vocals: michelle martinez.

Produced & Arranged by Kere Buchanan.
Mixed by Brent Clark @ Point Blank Studios, Sydney.
Mastered by Ryan Smith @ Sterling Sound, New York.



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Kere Buchanan Sydney, Australia

My name is Kere Buchanan & I’m a Composer/Arranger/Producer/Drummer/Keyboard player originally from Christchurch New Zealand but I now re-side in Sydney, Australia
I have two albums out at present. Kerosene Art Of Survival & Kere Buchanan Starting Over both available @ CD Baby & iTunes.

A new album is 95% complete to be entitled 'Goodbye Yesterday released in early February, 2014
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