Dave McPherson (Inme) + support
Dave himself has tasted the mainstream with his alternative rock band InMe a decade ago, playing major festival main stages and touring the world when he was just 19. It’s a completely different world to the one that he currently – and happily it should be added – exists in. This self-confessed Star Trek obsessive is more than happy to embrace his inner geek and in truly modern style spends hours a day noting lyrical ideas in his iPhone, researching ideas and singing newly formed melodies to himself in the street. Dave is comfortable in his own skin; whether that is touring pubs, large venues with the likes of Charlie Simpson and Devin Townsend or festivals like Download and Beautiful Days in search of new listeners, fine ale and old friends on the road. Dave has been consistently touring, creating music, and putting smiles on the faces of his audience throughout the past decade, but only fairly recently has this been as a fully formed solo artist.
After a number of DIY EP’s taken out on tour at a point when Dave was fast approaching 700 solo shows, 2011 saw him truly enter the realm of the solo artist and release ‘The Hardship Diaries’ in via Pledge Music. The fan-fuelled label provided the perfect platform for Dave to engage with his supporters and they responded by pushing him through the 100% target of sales and smash well and truly through 200% in a matter of weeks. The album was a very personal collection of songs, exemplifying Dave’s songwriting ability in a way that his previous work never really could. In a music industry that many say is beginning to disregard the album format, Dave showed that this medium is still the most accessible and important way to gather together a true representation of what an artist is all about.
‘Dreamoirs’ was released in May 2013, preceded by a Pledge Music campaign beginning on February 1st. It is Dave’s most involving musical project to date, allowing fans to obtain an abundance of exclusive music, multi-media, unique updates and mountains more. Dave sees it as a way of keeping music personal in a manner that massively benefits listeners, artists, charity and creativity. The concept of the album is, as the title suggests, based around dreams, and this will be reflected in the music and the various elements that fans will be able to get involved in. It is also an album that sees full band instrumentation (performed on the record by Dave himself, no less) and his supporters will be given the opportunity to hear these songs live in some rare full band Dave McPherson performances this summer. Whereas ‘The Hardship Diaries’ was essentially a “break-up” record, at times rushed and spontaneous, ‘Dreamoirs’ is reflective and explores more subject matter: it’s a focused record that Dave has put a considerable amount of work, thought and passion into.
Support to be confirmed. doors at 7.45pm and entry is open to 14+ (all u16’s to be accomp by adult/18+_
Tickets £6 adv from www.seetickets.com. Club session aftershow until 3am for all 18+