Hi everyone, sorry not written for a bit, been busy working on new material etc. My album and new single are out pretty soon, can pre-order from here now: http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/artist.php?artist=David+SawAnyway was thinking about my new single ‘Buy My Record’ and all the great times I used to have discovering record shops and going through old vinyl, cassettes, cds etc and sometimes hearing something great being played that you just had to ask the owner or whoever was working there ‘who is that?’ etc.So I’d love to hear some of your favourite record store experiences, maybe first thing you ever bought, what it was and why etc.Looks like they’re not going to be around for very long, the way the internet and downloads have changed the way people get their music. I know I’m gonna miss them.Take care, and I look forward to reading your record store memories soon. In fact best one I read, I’ll send a cool prize to, or maybe play them a private show for them and their friends.Love,David
So you guys are gonna have to put up with my bad spelling and grammer ,but i thought i would write a blog everyweek from now letting you guys no what im upto or if theres anything you would like to ask feel free :)
So i just came of tour of the states which was so much fun ,now im back in the UK with my folks which is nice because the last time i saw them was before christmas .I have had a really lazy to weeks at my folks house watching tv catching up with friends ,now im getting ready to go out on tour with Ben in the UK which should be alot of fun ,his album has just come out here and mine comes out in June in the UK which im looking forward to ,in May im flying back to the states to work on Carlys record of all he Hits with new arrangements that me and Ben and Carly have worked on sounding really good ,
Life is good i do feel somtimes im missing out on being in a serious relationship as its hard to be in one when your here there and everywhere but im working on it ,i have come to learn that its all about balance ,easier said than done
Hopefully theres along road ahead and alot more songs to sing write and alot more friends to make
anyway im gonna go make a cup of tea catch you next week
love to all
‘Broken Down Figure’ - album release June 8th
‘Buy My Record’ – single release June 8th 2009....
David Saw is a songwriter’s songwriter, respected and admired by fellow
musicians (including Ray Davies, Carly Simon, Robert Cray, Jimmy Webb, Eric
Bibb, Paul Carrack, Chris Difford, Patti Griffith, Gary Go and Judie Tzuke with
whom he has toured and/or recorded) but, until now, almost unknown outside
those circles. “Until now” as, with the release of his sophomore album ‘Broken
Down Figure’, that state of relative, and blissful, obscurity looks set to
It was Fairground Attraction’s Mark Nevin, on hearing some of David’s
songs, who encouraged him to leave the safety, and constraints, of his band to
go it alone. A chance meeting with fellow musician Ben Taylor in London’s
Ginglik club led to him relocating to Martha’s Vineyard to stay with Ben and
his mother Carly Simon. Soon he was so much a part of the Simon-Taylor family
that David moved in to a room in the family home, whilst Ben himself lives in a
house twelve paces away. ‘Quiet Evening’, the first song that David wrote as a
16 year old living in Aylesbury, was later recorded by Carly Simon for her
acclaimed 2007 album ‘Into White’ and it was this song that the three played for
Bill and Hillary Clinton.....
“I was lucky enough to be invited to Bill Clinton's
birthday with Carly and Ben. We played ‘Quiet Evening’ and I spoke to both Bill and Hillary after and
they said they loved the song which was so nice, plus Hillary sent me a thank
you letter saying how much she enjoyed the song which I thought was very sweet.
Bill Clinton is one of the coolest dudes I have met”....
Recorded in Britain and America, David is joined on some of ‘Broken Down
Figure’s’ songwriting duties by friends Judie Tzuke, Gary Go and Eric Bibb. The
resulting album is one of beautifully
arranged melodies, captivating vocals, exceptional musicianship and honest
lyrics as he sings about life, relationships, love lost and never received,
broken hearts and rescued romance. The album is produced by David, Ben Taylor
and Larry Ciancia (Fiona
Apple, Everlast, Ray LaMontagne) - the trio also produced Ben’s latest album
‘The Legend Of Kung Folk’ and are co-producing Carly Simon’s new album.....
Whilst in the studio recording the album David’s highest priority was
that no unnecessary production be placed in the way of the song. He sums this
up in ‘Simple Song’ when he writes “I
love you like a melody, you’re running through my head. I love you like a
simple song, you always sound the best”.....
The first single ‘Buy My Record’ is a
slight departure from the softer material, bringing a fun, upbeat energy to the
album, with drunken piano tones and upright bass lines. “It is a fun song to play and it always goes down well live. It’s slightly
ironic now as record stores are almost redundant”.....
David will be on a UK tour with Benjamin
Taylor in April: ....
Mon 20, Fleece & Firkin, Bristol....
Tue 21, Glee Club, Birmingham....
Thu 23, Lowry Theatre, Salford ....
Fri 24, ABC, Glasgow....
Sat 25, Bodega, Nottingham....
Sun 26, Union Chapel, London....
For further information please contact:
Jamie Danan, Cannonball PR, 020 8590 0022, firstname.lastname@example.org ....
So im back in the UK after being on tour for the last two months ,its been pretty crazy as me and Ben started are tour and at the same time we have been doing press and tv for my album and press and tv and shows for Bens Mums new album ,this kind of love ,are tour was really good most of the shows were sold out and we met some lovely people along the way ,I really dont no how we managed to get through as it all went crazy ,we did a show in New York with Sting ,Billy Joel ,Brian Wilson and Bens Dad James Taylor at Carnegie Hall for the Rain forest which was amazing we got to play one of are songs with an amazing band and then got to sing with all these legands at the end of the show i was blow away by all this ,the next day we were on a plane to play the Jay Leno show with Carly ,which tapes in the afternoon then we got on another plane to fly to San Fran to play are show then we got on a plane in the morning to fly back to do Ellen show with Carly the back on another plane to are second show in San fran ,yes you guessed it then another plane back to La to do are show at the Hotel Cafe which was amazing as Carly came along and played some songs ,Just have to say at this point i was in another world as i have to take drugs for fear of flying ,Then we drove to San Diego for another show back to LA for a show with Carly then of to Miami for a concert with Carly which was an amazing night ,then Carly went back home and we continued with are tour it was all pretty intense but alot of fun ,this one of the reasons i have found it hard to keep up with messages on myspace sorry for that ,now im back in sunny england with my folks having a bit off down time until Sunday when i fly back out to New york for some tv shows ,im gonna be back out on the road later on in the year so i hope to see you all again hopefully less plane rides this time as i dont think my little heart can take it
right now im off to have a cup of tea