MP3 David Heavenor - Winter's Children
Scottish singer - songwriter whose songs are ''made to last, delicate & full of diffident power....''The Scotsman.
10 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Acoustic, FOLK: Folk Pop
Edinburgh based singer songwriter David Heavenor has been called the mystery man of Scottish music by Davie Scott, Radio presenter and musician in Scottish Band The Pearlfishers. Journalist and broadcaster Tom Morton writing in The Scotsman called his song Linger and Go ''a masterpiece of songwriting.'' Other plaudits for songs also appearing on his first album Private (The Night Visitors 1993) come from Ricky Ross who called Jenny and the Cold Caller ''One of the best songs ever written''. He subsequently featured it as one of his Tracks of My Years on The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2. David''s only other album Winter''s Children appeared in August 2001 on the Glasgow based Sticky Music label.
In his Scotsman review Tom Morton described it: '' Songs made to last. Delicate and full of diffident power. The cool delivery remains somewhere between Al Stewart and Nick Drake, the unexpected guitar runs, the lyrics you can''t quite pin down, but which echo round you brain, shifting meaning, ornate yet direct, complex and with an overwhelming sense of Edinburgh in winter.''
David''s track I''m Watching Rosanna from his album Winter''s Children was recently included in a 49 track, 2 disc compilation showcasing the best in contemporary Scottish Music. The CD, Seriously Scottish produced by The Scottish Music Centre in Glasgow, is not commercially available but acts as an educational tool and industry shop window.
A live solo version of his song Candide was also included in a CD marking the 25th Anniversary of Radio Scotland.
Ricky Ross support: Celtic Connections Glasgow 2005
''Support came from the hugely talented David Heavenor. His songs about space and religion could warm up any gig...'' Sunday Mail.
''Ten years ago David Heavenor made his debut with the splendid album "Private". In spite of the fact that it was so good a tremendous album followed, David Heavenor remains fairly unknown in Belgium and The Netherlands. Scotland,however, regards this singer-songwriter as one of its biggest talents of the moment. His second album "Winters Children" contains cleverly modest
rootsongs, which can be classified between the works of Al Stewart or Nick Drake. These songs are bubbling with melancholy, yet they bring joy as well. They immediately stick in the mind, yet they´ll not cease to surprise
you. David Heavenor and his guitar form a special entity. He is a master performer who uses various moods paying little heed to any of the laws of music. He manages to find the perfect balance between voice and instrument.
Piano, bass, percussion, acoustic guitar and the backup vocals of Steven Butler (Heavenor´s producer) complete the songs on Winters Children. The discreet accompaniment enhances the melancholic character of the songs.
While Private (1993), with frequent performances from Simon Jaquet, might be known as his best album, Winters Children certainly is his most impressive one. Once again David Heavenor has proven to be unique''
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