Sat 31 May 2014

David Woodcock

Live :

My Life Story + David Woodcock + Paul Tunkin (Blow Up) DJ Set,

Shepherds Bush, London W12 8TT UK

Shepherds Bush Empire on 31st May will be the last opportunity to see the My Life Story spectacle in all its glory…… yes that’s right. This is it folks.
One last hurrah with all the trimmings: slashing violins, flutes that sound like butterflies could live forever, foxy horns, horny foxes, glam guitars, white falcons, cavernous drums, punk attitudes, sex sax, sparkling pianos and huge orgasmic strings. Oh, and very long harpsichord solos!


 Jake and Paul are long-time friends, dating back to when they were making their first moves into music as teenagers on the Southend alternative scene, with Jake being a club regular and sometimes performer with Rare Pleasures at Paul’s first club The Monkey House. A few years later both of them separately ended up in Camden, navigating the pre-Britpop music scene: Paul DJing at various My Life Story shows (alongside sets at shows for Suede and Blur), and bringing the strands of an emerging pop scene together to launch Blow Up in October 1993 (“Where Britpop was born” – Time Out); Jake designed the Blow Up logo and several of the early flyers and posters for the club whilst MLS performed regularly at Blow Up events. The club recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary, and is one of London’s longest running club nights.

David Woodcock is a singer songwriter based in his hometown of Southend-on Sea, who over the past year has released two singles for Blow Up that have caught the ear of Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy (XFM) and Gary Crowley (BBC London / Amazing Radio), with his debut album now completed and set for release in the summer. A pianist and prolific writer, who plays solo or with his band, he has built strong local following around the pubs and clubs of Southend, developing a solid songbook of sharp lyrics and great melodies that have been distilled into his debut album. Grab a free download of David’s debut single ‘Same Things’ at whilst it is still available:
"A great little pop record" (Same Things) STEVE LAMACQ, BBC 6MUSIC "The best 45 I've heard (Beggars Can’t Be Choosers / Tease) from a new artist in 2013; pity you're reading this in '14. The geezer's a star" IAN MCCANN, RECORD COLLECTOR "Essex has a bit of form when it comes to delivering maverick pop geniuses with a gift for mixing a smidgeon of music hall with a dash of 60s pop and creating inspired, but intelligent tunes"

So as you can see there is err....a bit of a Southend-On-Sea theme running here.