Letters Through Your Door - On Tour
I played the final concert of the Letters Through Your Door last week at Derby Guildhall Theatre to 147 wonderful children and parents.
This year I’ve taken the first step of my mission to make high quality music for children and families, and the response I’ve had has been overwhelming. Thank you so much to all the people who’ve supported me so far. Here’s a selection of my favourite photos from the tour. Have a wonderful Christmas and I’ll see you all next year!
There’s a Dragon In My Bedroom - new music video!
Here’s the brand new music video for my song ‘There’s A Dragon In My Bedroom’ featuring myself and my Derbyshire compadre Lucy Ward prancing round a field being daft. Enjoy!
Brand new music video - From A to B
Here’s the very first video from my new chidren’s album ‘Letters Through Your Door’ featuring a guest vocal from the wonderful Blue Rose Code. I really hope you enjoy it!
Sidmouth Primary School: Geo Songs
This weekend I drove down to Sidmouth in Devon to do some work with Sidmouth Primary School. I had been asked by Bev and Ray Langton who run the children’s festival for Sidmouth Folk Week to write a song with the children about the geological history of the area. Unfortunately my geology isn’t up to much, so an expert in the form of Roger Trend was called in. Roger is a fellow of Oxford University and now does a lot of work for Sidmouth Museum. Needless to say he knows his stuff.
We had a great day with the children and they came up with some absolutely fantastic ideas for the song. After only a few hours work, we had finished the song and the children were able to perform it to their teacher. Big thanks to Roger, Bev and Ray, and Sidmouth Primary School!
Here’s me (a midlander through and through) enjoying the novelty of being by the seaside!
‘Letters Through Your Door’ at: The Eden Project!
So last week I had the great honour of being asked to play at the Eden Project as part of their ‘Art Of Stories Week’. I had never been before and made the disastrous decision of wearing trousers a woolly jumper and big boots. Needless to say I was a bit warm.
Anyway, I was completely blown away by the whole place. I have to confess I had it in my head as just ‘a big dome full of plants and stuff’, but when I got there I realised it was soooo much more. Community venue, ice rink, music and arts venue to just name a few. Oh and there were indeed plenty of plants trees, birds, flowers, fruits and everything else there too! Downside was they gave me a name badge and lanyard which meant everyone thought I worked there and kept asking me what different plants were called, or where the nearest toilets were…
I was performing four times over the two days in the ‘Citrus Grove’. They set me up with a lapel mic (which made me feel like I was on GMTV) and a little speaker system and off I went. I played lots of the songs from my new album Letters Through Your Door and lots of lovely families sang along and joined in with all the singalong bits! Then with each group, we wrote a communal song altogether and performed it to the assembled audience. The song topics included:
- A princess riding a tractor on the moon
- Lizard flavour pizza
- A pirate getting lost in the rain forest
- Putting lemons in gin and tonic
Diverse to say the least….!
Huge thank yous to Gareth and Verity who set me up each day and showed me where I was going. I really encourage you if you get the time, to pay the Eden Project a visit. It’s a really special place, and I felt very privileged to be part of it, even just for a couple of days.
David x 😀