David Naylor is a musician based in Hertfordshire U.K

He thinks he's been writing music for around 15 years. 

The reason for the uncertainty is that in 2017 he lost his memory after surviving a near fatal brain injury. 

After being in a coma he woke up not knowing who he was or what his life had been like.

Then one morning a song came to mind which he realised he'd once written and over the coming weeks, more songs came back. 

Returning to an unfamiliar world after two months in hospital was terrifying and it was the songs that gave him a reason to live. 

They would become his One Last Poem

They have a dreamy, acoustic sound and speak of distant lovers, faraway places and stars in the sky.

Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds) plays drums and Michael Bailey (Chaka Khan) plays bass on the song 'Comeback'

He also discovered that he was a world percussionist and played what is known as The Gathering of Drums.

To find out more about this part of his world please visit the percussion page.

 

In the studio with Mel Gaynor of Simple Minds

         recording the drums for 'Comeback'

Read the article written by Jacob Thorburn in
The Stevenage Comet

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Stevenage

Listen to the interview with Nana Akua  about what  it was like coming out of a coma and how the songs came to life

Watch the Instagram live interview              "Music and Memory Loss'

              with Joule from

         'We Play Well Together

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For more interviews go to E.P.K. 

"Some smart studio is gong to make a movie of his life, I'm almost certain - what a story!"

Llewelyn Screen– A & R Factory blog

"His story touched so many people in the room and his music was so powerful”. 

Sharon Gaffney– Watford Fringe Festival

"He has adopted a new personality since his near death experience and there's no looking back”. 

Jacob Thornton - Stevenage Comet

Thank you to these incredible organisations for all their support

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