Sweet HayaH

Sweet HayaH

 San Jose, California, USA
BandRockFunk

There are some bands that you absolutely have to see live, and Sweet HayaH is in that category. Frontwoman Nehal’s energetic stage presence will draw you in whether it’s the first or 101st time you’re dancing along to the band. Then the soulful, heartfelt melodies will leave you longing for more. Come get a taste of Sweet HayaH’s incomparable rock-soul-funk blend!

Biography

HayaH is the Arabic and Hebrew word for “life", and Sweet HayaH has a lust for life that pulsates through the music they create. Sweet HayaH is a high-energy festival band, but don’t think that the sweetness makes them pure sugar. There is genuine musical complexity layered into their Rock-Soul-Funk blend, and if there was to be one band to represent the diversity of culture and exuberance found in the Bay Area it would be Sweet HayaH. All of the members of Sweet HayaH were first local musicians in their own right, and since they converged the band’s reach has grown bigger and bigger. Sweet HayaH has kept up an impressive touring schedule and taken their high energy live show all over in 2015 including a run to SXSW. Sweet HayaH has had the honor of performing with some great bands and artists along the way sharing the stage with living legends like Robby Krieger of The Doors and Pauline Black with The Selecter.

It doesn’t matter whether Sweet HayaH are opening or headlining, whether they are playing to their local following or to new audiences, Sweet HayaH always puts on the type of show that gets them invited back. The connection they make with the audience is palpable, and their dedication to their community and music scene is deep. Sweet HayaH loves to make their shows a platform for local talent to guest star, and for people to connect through music. According to their producer Todd Jeremias, the band's energy and vibe are the perfect backdrop for their exceptionally gifted front woman Nehal Abuelata who often draws comparisons to legendary vocalists like Tina Turner, Carol King, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse even Janis Joplin to name a few...

Sweet HayaH released its first fully produced 12-track album "Gentle Lies" in April 2016, and has been playing to growing festival audiences since then. Through live and studio performances, the group’s dynamics and interactive nature continue to invite more sweethearts to join in the celebration of life.

Lyrics

The Truth

Written By: Nehal Abuelata,Devin Moreno

The Truth about life is,
That there ain't no certainty to it
The lies rest in a quiet place
As you search for an ounce of sanity

The truth about life is,
She's your best friend, your worst enemy,
She lifts your spirits up,
And let's you down just as easily

Oh...

The truth about life is,
You make it as sweet as your vision allows
The days may pass
But you gotta keep in mind
That the fuel will burn out

The truth about life is,
That there ain't no certainty to it
The lies rest in a quiet place
As you search for an ounce of sanity
Oh...

The truth about life is,
That you can cut its corners
And you can cut it short,
But it'll, but it'll, but it'll
It'll never cut you slack

The truth about life is,
She's your best friend, your worst enemy,
She lifts your spirits up,
And let's you down just as easily
Oh...

Yourself

Written By: Nehal Abuelata,Aaron Marquez

Last Friday morning/ I ran into you,/ You said
oh baby/ I've got a billion things to do, things
to do/
And then you call me later, on the telephone/
Just to say that youíve been doing fine, all on
your own
All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All
you ever seem to think about is yourself/
All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All
you ever seem to think about is
And then you find me later,/ And I don't know
how long itíll take for me to/
And I don't know how long itíll take for me to/
And I don't know how long itíll take for me to
stop/
Thinking about the things that youíve been
dreaming about,
All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All
you ever seem to think about is yourself/
All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All
you ever seem to think about is
Oh Oh Oh Oh/ Oh Oh Oh Oh/ Oh Oh Oh Oh
All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All
you ever seem to think about is yourself/
All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All
you ever seem to think about is
All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All
you ever seem to think about is yourself/
All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All
you ever seem to think about is yourself/
All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All
you ever seem to think about is yourself/
All you ever seem to think about is yourself,
yourself, yourself
Oh Oh Oh Oh/ Oh Oh Oh Oh/ Oh Oh Oh Oh/
Oh Oh Oh Oh

Discography

Sweet Awakening (2013)