21
Apr

Letters Through Your Door - Recording Sessions!

So all last week I’ve been in the studio recording my brand new children’s album ‘Letters Through Your Door’. I’m pleased to report that it’s all going swimmingly with all the drums (provided by the wonderful Jim Molyneux), bass, guitars and some of the vocals and other bits and bobs tracked. 

Tomorrow we’re recording the piano, on a REAL GRAND PIANO which makes me a bit weak at the knees. Still come to is brass, fiddle, melodeon, banjo and guest vocals from some of favourite artists including Jez Lowe, Nancy Kerr, Lucy Ward, Bella Hardy, Will Pound and Blue Rose Code.

I’m trying to film as much of the recording process so I can put together a ‘making of’ video for you all. It’s already sounding really exciting and I can’t wait to share it with you all. Below are a few snaps from the studio. I’ll be posting more very soon! 

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18
Apr
Blimey it’s time for vocals!

Blimey it’s time for vocals!

23
Feb
Here’s a blow by blow account of my meeting with pippacurnick to discuss artwork for my new children’s album. Check out her website at www.pippacurnick.com 

Here’s a blow by blow account of my meeting with pippacurnick to discuss artwork for my new children’s album. Check out her website at www.pippacurnick.com 

08
Feb

So as part of the Kickstarter for my children’s album, I’m writing some songs for some lovely people who have pledged to the project. Here’s the first one. It’s for one of my favourite festivals in the world, Just Festival. It’s basically Glastonbury for children, only better as you don’t have to walk an hour through the mud just find something to eat. 

I’m playing Just So Festival again this year with my duo ‘David Gibb & Elly Lucas’, so if you have any little ones make sure you book your tickets now! http://www.justsofestival.org.uk/

30
Dec
So as many of you know the Kickstarter I set up in October to fund the recording of a children’s album ‘Letters Through Your Door’ was wildly successful with over £4000 being raised. To say I was humbled would be an understatement. To say I’m insanely excited would be bang on the money $$$. 
I’m now busily setting plans in motion to make the world’s greatest children’s album (of 2014). To aid me in this I’ve been doing some research and come across some real gems. Basically in terms of music, children have never had it so good. So for any parents (and general music fans!) who are looking for some wonderful music for their children or themselves my top 3 simply have to be:
1) The Okee Dokee Brothers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRge0RCBWSk
2) Laura Veirs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z5CvnqbAKI
3) Dan Zane - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTfFGsa0w-Y
I really hope that my musical contribution lives up to such heady heights :)!

David x

So as many of you know the Kickstarter I set up in October to fund the recording of a children’s album ‘Letters Through Your Door’ was wildly successful with over £4000 being raised. To say I was humbled would be an understatement. To say I’m insanely excited would be bang on the money $$$. 

I’m now busily setting plans in motion to make the world’s greatest children’s album (of 2014). To aid me in this I’ve been doing some research and come across some real gems. Basically in terms of music, children have never had it so good. So for any parents (and general music fans!) who are looking for some wonderful music for their children or themselves my top 3 simply have to be:

1) The Okee Dokee Brothers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRge0RCBWSk

2) Laura Veirs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z5CvnqbAKI

3) Dan Zane - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTfFGsa0w-Y

I really hope that my musical contribution lives up to such heady heights :)!

David x

04
Oct

Kickstarter for children's album reached halfway point!

So the Kickstarter for my new children’s album has reached it’s halfway point in just 4 days. Crazy crazy stuff! 

Please keep sharing and reposting and blogging and telling anyone you think might be interested. Thank you all for your support so far!

:) 

01
Oct

Letters Through Your Door: A Children's Album By David Gibb

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT:

I’m planning on recording a children’s album. I’ve been working really hard these last few months getting all the nitty gritty sorted, and now I need some support to get it off the ground.

I’ve set up a Kickstarter page to get things off the ground, and there’s loads of really cool ways you can get involved in the album.
I’d really appreciate it if you could find it in your heart to share it with all your friends and family and pass the link on to anyone you think might be interested!

Here’s the link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1585632262/letters-through-your-door-a-childrens-album-by-dav

Thanks a gzillion,

David :) 

 

09
Sep

Up Through The Woods, by David Gibb & Elly Lucas

Some of you may be aware that I play in a folk duo as ‘David Gibb & Elly Lucas’. We recently released our second album called ‘Up Through The Woods’. It’s already getting some nice reviews and airplay on BBC Radio 2 which is always nice. You can have a listen to the whole thing on bandcamp, and if you really enjoy it, download it in exchange for some pennies. 

10
Nov

Here’s the brand new video for my new single ‘Prince John’! It’s out on the 19th November on Standard Tandoori Records (www.standardtandaoorirecords.co.uk).

It features the best of Derbyshire (which is where I live) and also a staring role by my dog Ella.

Please share/repost/tell all your friends! :)

28
Oct

TOUR! (sort of)

So I have a brand new single coming out on the 19th November. As part of the release I’m playing a few dates on the road. It would be nice to see some friendly faces at some of the shows. Here’s the dates :)

08/11/12 DERBY

The Venue, 47-49 Abbey Street, Derby, DE22 3SJ, 8.00pm

http://www.facebook.com/radarlovederby

10/11/12 NEWPORT PAGNELL

The Watershed, 5 Tickford Arcade St Johns Street Newport Pagnell MK16 8HY

16/11/12 DEAL

The Berry, 23 Canada Road, Walmer, Kent, CT14 7EQ, FREE ENTRY

http://www.theberrywalmer.co.uk

22/11/12 OXFORD (SINGLE LAUNCH!)

TBC

27/11/12 DERBY

Vie Bar Piano Lounge, 20 Green Lane, Derby, 18+, £2 doors 7.00pm

http://www.facebook.com/events/471791556185354/?fref=ts

30/11/12 BANBURY

Also Known As, 54 Parsons Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5NB, 18+ show

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