Singer songwriter D.B. sees himself as a traditionalist in his approach to making music – ‘When I play live all I have is my voice, a guitar and a head full of songs’.
Add to this what The Stage called ‘witty asides’ and you have an artist capable of working any venue at any time. He has recently appeared at The Excel Arena in London, The Fleece in Bristol, and the ‘Crown & Banjo’ in a town near you.
In the past he has been seen and heard on BBC TV and Radio, ITV, at the legendary Marquee Club and on tour in continental Europe. He is inordinately proud of his contribution to the world of motion picture soundtracks; his ‘Emotional Refugee’ features in the straight to DVD classic ‘The Class of Nuke ‘em High’.
The songs on his latest album – ‘DAVID BEHENNAH’ – cover many subjects: Love and despair (‘Universe’ and ‘Speedboat’), political disenchantment (‘Why do you lie?’), Nostalgia (‘Punk Rock Heaven’) and fashion (‘I Hate That Dress’). The production is for the most part raw but delicate, with David’s voice and acoustic guitar complemented with occasional mandolin (for those English Hillbilly moments), harmonica, keyboards and percussion.
His influences include:
Springsteen, Steve Earle, Sinatra, Haruki Murakami, The Rolling Stones,
Daphne du Maurier, Paolo Nutini and Max Miller.
Who’d want to be in his head?