DAVID MEULEN and his band performing in Knysna and Plet: 27 December – 4 January.
“With this much honesty on his sleeve and in his music and this much talent, David Meulen has a huge future ahead of him. Oh and a really cool debut album.” – Therese Owen, Argus Tonight.
David Meulen’s debut album @davidmeulen was released in April 2014. Originally from Knysna, David moved to Houtbay in 2014 to make music in Cape Town. Since the release of the album, the single “Remember Me?” has enjoyed extensive day-time airplay on KFM and was also selected as the theme song on Home Channel`s freshest local property show “Show House.” (DSTV channel 176). Christopher Taljaard, Senior Producer at Home Channel says that they chose the track as it fitted the upbeat, local feel that they were looking for. “David’s music and vibe sets him apart from others as he is one of those songwriters, which no matter what time of day you hear his music, it makes you feel good.”
The 12 track album features an eclectic mix of well-known artists. Legendary Johnny Clegg drummer Barry Van Zyl features prominently on drums and percussion, with Dirty Skirts virtuoso Maurice Paliaga and Kyle Dijkstra (live show bassist for David Meulen) coming in to create a solid backbone. Evelyn Hart provides an alternate bass sound on the lower register of her piano. The blues harp king Lonesome Dave Ferguson appears on a few of the bluesier tracks. Close friend and poet Jessi Howell came in to collaborate on the lyrics in some of the songs. She also created the characters that are featured on the album cover.
Media features up to date have noted: David Meulen “A Forward Thinker.” (www.texxandthecity.com); “Meulen in the Mainstream” (Vodacom.co.za), David Meulen`s album takes flight (Jacarandafm) and “An Impactful first offering” (Perdeby)
Link to listen to “Remember Me?”: https://soundcloud.com/davidmeulen/remember-me-radio-edit
And some more tracks off the album to listen to: https://soundcloud.com/davidmeulen
Catch David and his band at the following venues in Knysna and Plett over the holidays:
UPCOMING GARDEN ROUTE GIGS:
Sat 27 December: The Tin House Café, 3 Gray Street, Knysna – ‘Live Music at The Tin House Café’ Tel: 0443822761 Casual atmosphere, intimate garden setting (or inside in case of rain), fully licensed restaurant. No cover charge. Time: 19:00
Sunday 28 December: Surf Café, Beacon Isle Centre, Piesang Valley, Plettenberg Bay – Tel: 0445336801. Cover charge R20. Time: 21:00
Tuesday 30 December: Mitchell’s Brewery, 10 New Street, Knysna -Tel: 0443826585 www.mitchellsbrewing.com
Fri 02 Jan: Surf Cafe, Plettenberg Bay 21:00 Cover Charge R20
Sat 03 Jan: The Tin House Cafe, Grey Street, Knysna 19:00.
Sun 04 Jan Mo’s on Rex, George Rex Drive Knysna. Tel 0443840493. No cover charge.
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