David is The Beached Boys' Bass
Guitarist, he is our Brian Wilson...
STAR SIGN – Capricorn
FROM – East London
LIKES – Travelling, Beach Vacations, Stella Artois,
DISLIKES – Hypocrites, Routine, Tea
FAVE FOOD – Indian
FAVE MOVIES – Casablanca, Back to the Future, National
Lampoon’s Animal House, The Producers, School for Scoundrels, The
Warriors, For a Few Dollars More, Duck Soup, the ‘Carry-on’ movies.
FAVEBOOK – The Lord of the Rings
(besides Beach Boys)–
The Beatles, The Byrds, The Monkees, The Ramones, The Surfin’ Lungs, The
Ripchords, Boston, The B52’s, Bruce Springsteen and the E–Street Band,
FAVE TV PROGRAMMES – Most Haunted, The Crocodile
Hunter, Fawlty Towers, The Young Ones, Ready
Steady Go, Star Trek, The League of Gentlemen
FAVE CAR – Coupe De Ville.
FIVE FAVOURITE BEACH BOYS / BRIAN
WILSON TRACKS –
I Get Around
Your Summer Dream
"My first exposure to the music of the
Beach Boys was through a TV commercial. I was about thirteen years old
and have no recollection of what the commercial was about other than it
featured a cartoon kid on a skateboard to the tune of what I later
discovered was “I Get Around”. It was one of those defining moments, I
just couldn’t believe it was simply a jingle, it was too good. A year or
so later “Good Vibrations” was re-released and climbed high into the
charts again, another wonderful record and by a band called the Beach
Boys. Just after this, a compilation album was released called “ The
Beach Boys, twenty golden greats”. This album contained both these gems
and thus became the first proper album I bought with my own money.
What started me learning to play the guitar
was an album called “With the Beatles”. I borrowed it from my friend at
school Jonathan Ross (yes “the” Jonathan Ross). It was no longer enough
to simply listen and sing along. I had to be able to play those songs. I
did give the album back….eventually, still kept the copy of
“Rubber Soul” though!"
I have since gone
on to play Bass, sometimes Guitar for any number of bands in quite a few
different countries and have recorded both here and in the USA. I
have had the privilege of
meeting Brian Wilson on a number of occasions.