David Berkeley visits the UK in June for a run of dates. The American triple threat (singer / songwriter / author) will play solo shows and join with Ben Parker for shows under the Son Of Town Hall moniker. The dates are in support of his recent album 'Cardboard Boat' and the novella 'The Free Brontosaurus' which accompanies the album.
Cardboard Boat begins with an ominous bowed bass and ends with the ethereal tinkling of metals. In between, we get Berkeley’s carefully finger picked guitar, banjos, trumpets, organ, soaring string sections, nylon and electric guitars alongside a whole array of drums and percussion sounds. Always front and center, though, is Berkeley’s signature vocals and lyrics, supported on five of the ten tracks by the silver throated Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek. Each song is a story in itself, a layered landscape of sounds and textures.
“I’ve always been drawn to blending the organic with the electronic, finding that tense balance where one morphs into the other.” David Berkeley.
Berkeley has amassed a dedicated and widespread following who fully funded the creation of this new album and book. He’s been a guest on This American Life, Mountain Stage, World Café, CNN, XM Radio’s Loft Sessions, WFUV, NPR’s Acoustic Café and many more. He recently won the 2015 Kerrville New Folk competition and ASCAP’s Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award.
David Berkeley Dates:
Tuesday 7th June
Flying Pig, Cambridge
Wednesday 8th June
David Stead Gallery, Ripon
Thursday 9th June
Paper Dress Vintage, London
Son Of Town Hall Dates:
Saturday 11th June
The Bullingdon, Oxford (w. Police Dog Hogan)
Tuesday 14th June
The Lucky Pig, Fitzrovia - London
Wednesday 15th June
The Tin, Coventry