Sixpence None The Richer Biography

Sixpence followed up their hit with covers

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Sixpence None The Richer

Sixpence None The Richer is a Christian rock band mainly known for their hit single Kiss Me, along with their covers of Crowded House Don’t Dream It’s Over and The La’s There She Goes.

The band has had both breakups and reunions since their 1998s success with Kiss Me which was included in the soundtrack of the blockbuster She’s All That. Following this, the song has managed to get into several films and TV series over the years.

Kiss Me really did propel the band to worldwide success, dubbing Sixpence None The Richer a one-hit wonder band.

Kiss me – Now what?

Since Kiss Me, Sixpence None The Richer have had most of their success with covers.

In 2004, they decided to split up. After a few different solo career attempts, the members decided to team up again for another album.

2008 saw the release of The Dawn Of Grace, a Christmas album that brought the band back to their Christian roots. Since the Christmas tour, Sixpence None The Richer has been working on a new album.

Guitar Lessons

Kiss Me – Step 1 (Free Preview)

Let’s start playing the song.

First up are the intro, instrumental, and verse sections which all use the extensions maj – maj7 – dom7 – maj7 on a loop.

Go to Kiss Me step 1.

Kiss Me – Step 2

In today’s lesson, we look at the chorus of Kiss Me.

This is pretty difficult for two reasons. It’s fast and you have to find a way to switch between the chords without tripping over.

Go to Kiss Me step 2.

Kiss Me – Step 3

Let’s play the complete song.

You get a chart for this and a video to play along with me and a singer.

Go to Kiss Me step 3.

Kiss Me – Step 4

In this last step, we remove the capo and invent a 2nd guitar part.

Play this with me and the singer and we sound like a band rather than a double booking.

Go to Kiss Me step 4.

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Chords and Guitar Lessons

Kiss Me uses a static chord for the verse, changing the extension from major to maj7, to dom7, and then back to maj7 again.

The chorus uses a standard progression although we start it from a slightly unusual point.

Go to Kiss Me chords and guitar lessons.


Kiss MeKiss me, out of the bearded barley
Nightly, beside the green, green grass
Swing, swing, swing the spinning step
You’ll wear those shoes and I will wear that dress

Go to Kiss Me lyrics.

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