Thu, Feb 20, 2014

So, the music is ready! 34 tracks of live guitar and voice; Brazilian Bossa Nova and MPB with a few bossafied classic tracks. I am giving the album away for free. If you are a venue or promoter, get in touch via the contact page on this website and I’ll send you a copy to preview before I put it online for general release.

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New Album and Radio Premiere

I recorded Born To Bossa Volume II at the end of August 2014. It’s sounding alright! and it will be released for free on the 28th September, via BornToBossa.com. Brazilian Blend radio will premiere a couple of tracks on Thursday 25th September! (http://www.brazilianblend.nl/orts). Last night the presenter Fred Polet, played a track from the first album.If you missed it, or want to catch the show again: http://www.lokaleomroepoosterhout.nl/radio/terugluisteren?item=7X5SwnJKws&title=Brazilian+Blend   or download here: http://media.streamone.nl/stream/accountid=57/item=7X5SwnJKws/7X5SwnJKws.mp3Until then, be sure to get your copy of Volume I from. Just visit: www.BornToBossa.com

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Belgium Beckons and London’s Lined up

Cambridge Closure So…. I am recovered from a fantastic Friday and Saturday busking and playing a couple of gigs in Cambridge (UK), and that means it is time to prepare for my next adventure! Liege, BelgiumTomorrow I will take the Eurostar from London to Belgium, where I will head straight to Liege to meet Belgian Producer Lucky One, from the electronic Music project I direct, Cosmic Core. I can’t wait to finally meet him as, although our project started in 2012, we haven’t met in person yet. So we will…

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Video From Cambridge Gig at d’Arry’s Wine Bar and Restaurant

I had a great time busking in Cambridge on Saturday. Due to a rota clash I played D’Arry’s wine bar first. half way through my set birthday boy Alistair Watson from Toque Tambor turned up to play some percussion, which was great! …and then even better Antony Carpen arrived to record us. We later headed to Quayside and people really enjoyed the set there although that place is extremely busy and noisy, so much so the amp was cranked up full to compete! Mas Que Nada went down really well…

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New Demo

On Wednesday I was lucky enough to spend a day with my good friend Rich B at Area18 studios in London.  I got through about 35 tracks, recording them in basic form, performing live as I would if playing a gig by myself. I’ll be uploading a track from the session to soundcloud every Friday. Big thanks to my donors for helping me achieve this with your generous donations.

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Cambridge Performances

I’m heading to Cambridge today to play in the Buskers and Street Performers Festival. I have a series of short street performances from today through to Sunday with a gig tonight 8:30 – 10pm at the Six Bells Pub in Covent Garden, Cambridge. Come catch me play! For more info please check my gigs page on my websitewww.DaveHolmesMusic.com

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Euro Tour Part II

A sample of Brugge (photo from google image search) This time next week I will have already left London and visited Brussels and will be sitting in Liège having a beer with my good friend Luc, Belgian music Producer Lucky One. The next day I will be playing for the lovely folk at Caffe Latte for an exposition of photos by my friend Emile Froidbise , and at night I’ll be playing at the exquisite moment restaurant. Then the day after that I’ll travel to Holland where I will meet…

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