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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

David Gaffney and A Band that was Named King

I previously mentioned A Band Named King when I blogged the West Derby Music Festival back in August. The double-front-man combination of David Gaffney and Joe Rogerson had busked their way to prominence, picking their way from Jersey, through Brighton and London, before finding their musical home in the North-West.  The additions of Pierso on Vocals and keyboards with Tobias Gibaud on drums helped to enforce the Merseyness of their sound, with catchy melodies and earnest lyrics telling the first chapter of their story, which had only just begun....personally I couldn't understand why I wasn't hearing more about A Band Named King with tunes like 'Little Cretin' and 'Not a Soul in Sight' with it's pleasingly punchy guitar work.  Well there is a good reason for that as the guys have since sadly, split up.


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That being said, the good news is former front man David Gaffney is doing a solo set as part of The Vexes debut showcase gig in The Hold at The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool on Saturday 27th October.  This is a unique chance to catch why this young mans vocals accompanied by his solid acoustic guitar playing are all that's good about the current Liverpool music scene.  Here's a video of David and Joe Rogerson doing a stripped back version of 'Concrete Trampoline'.  





David is currently writing some new tunes and working on a new project of which I'll bring you more news in the future.....in the meantime get yourself down to The Shipping Forecast this Saturday (27th Oct) 7.30pm - 11.00pm and tickets are only £5 for a night not to be missed!