James Wilby April 2014
Long night drive, made more enjoyable listening to Dave
Liz, Spain, Sep 2013
Which track can I not like? None! – ‘Shanty Town Blues’ the music
reminds me of a track from Jimi Hendrix especially the beginning! Great
opening track of ‘Benediction’, I absolutely love the brass sounds in
various tracks; along with Dave’s innovative lyrics with clarity of
singing too! The drumming in ‘Ball and Chain’ I especially like. And how
can we do without Mandy's tambourine-ing? Great stuff!!
David, Cambridge. May
I love the CD... just my kind of music with so many nods at the style of
other bits and pieces within my collection. The guitar riff at the start
of ‘Shanty Town Blues’ took me straight to ‘Bird of Paradise’ by Snowy
White, and ‘Girl in a Jaguar’ surely has the flavour of the Beatles?
Perhaps ‘Samson and Delilah’ has a touch of Bob Dylan or even Johnny
Cash but other tracks prompted less specific parallels... I was set to
thinking of early Pink Floyd (well I would be, they are also from
Cambridge!) plus Moody Blues, Jackson Browne, Bruce Cockburn, Mark
Knopfler, Harry Nillson and (of course) ELO. So a big thankyou!
Guido Beijderwellen (Holland)
I love the great diversity of the songs, it's a great collection of
Dave's musical jewels! The ‘Girl in the Jaguar’ is so superb! I can't
sit still when I listen to it, I have to drum with it!! And ‘Samson &
Delilah’!! Great guitar playing... the "smoked" voice! So funny!! And of
course the ‘Shanty Town Blues’.... and ‘Normal Day’... Beautifull!! Dave
still gets the high ones man!! Impressive !!!
Be assured that no drummers were harmed during the production of this record.