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

Llewelyn Screen– AA & 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
 One Last Poem
     3 track E.P.

Bio

David is a singer / song writer who almost died from a brain injury in 2017. After waking from a coma he'd lost his memory so didn't know who he was or what his life had been like.  

 

Over time, he realised he had been a musician and found songs he'd written in the past.  He doesn't remember writing any of them but was able to learn them from demo recordings he found after leaving hospital.  

He began to sell all his possessions to pay for recording costs and is working towards finishing the album which is to be called 'One Last Poem'.  

The songs are about distant lovers, far away places and stars in the sky.  

His voice has been compared to Nick Cave, Lou Reed and Edwyn Collins.  

Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds) on drums and Michael Bailey (Chaka Khan) on bass form the rhythm section on 'Comeback' whilst Gilly Spencer plays piano on '4000 stars' and 'Havana'.  

Photographs
Interviews

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

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Read the interview with

Jacob Thorburn in

The Stevenage Comet

 

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Radio interview with Leslie Tate on Radio Dacorum titled 'Music and Memory Loss'