Dave Smith

Dave3Dave just likes good music. Born in the forties and therefore an ancient, he absorbed the change in popular music from Bing Crosby and Frankie Laine through to Lonnie Donegan, skiffle and then the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly.

English folk music was on the school radio and Don Lang’s 6.5 Special was on the emerging new technology of television.

School bands followed in the sixties and then folk clubs in and around Cambridge as the decade closed. Bands, including the legendary ‘Horace’, and folk club sessions followed through the seventies and beyond but nothing was ever recorded.

So ‘Tin in my Veins’ is Dave’s first recorded work that’s generally available. It explores themes of memory and loss, love and landscape in equal measure. The recordings were made over a period through 2013 and 2014 and were produced by Matt Keen

There is more to come including plans for a new set of recordings in early 2015 and to issue older recordings from 2011 which will hopefully find their way onto Bandcamp or the Chalkhills label soon.