Short Biography of David Rees
A Professional Member of PRS: BASCA: ISA and British Equity
In 1963/64 David won an EPIPHONE CORTEZ guitar valued then at £98 (it has the Kalamzoo blue label) in a Beat Instrumental National competition and still uses this guitar for recording and special occasions. It has a beautiful acoustic full sound. When he was 16/17 years of age David traveled to London on many occasions, and was auditioned by many of the majors at that time. Companies such as Decca, Polydor and Philips. There was considerable interest but no contract offered. However, he received a publishing agreement for his own music compositions with Cyril Shane Organisation.
1967 to 1969 he was working in Hamburg Germany as a disk jockey (abbreviated D.J., DJ or deejay is a person who mixes recorded music for an audience; in a club event) and guitar vocalist on the famous red light district of the Reperban.
1969 - 1971 Lead vocalist (Recording artistes and BBC session band) On his return to the UK, David joined with an old drummer friend who had been working with two others. Performing as the lead vocalist they needed a record deal, so he suggested his old publishing company to the management. For three years they enjoyed great success and released singles with Philips Records. The records were all produced by Stephen Shane (Cyril's son) and arranged and directed by Johnny Arthey.
Ex-name reformed 60's No.1 Chart Band.
Alan Buck (who had also been the drummer with Joe Brown) was a founder member of a 60's pop band that enjoyed several chart hits for Philips Records including the coveted No. 1 slot in 1964. In the 80's he asked David to help him reform his band. They worked hard to get that band back on the road, and later were joined by the original bass player. Eventually they started to do engagements again around the UK and airplay of the old singles picked up. Alan left the band and David decided he had enough; Alan unfortunately died two years later.
Film and Television
During the late 80's and 90's David worked appearing in many TV series and films as a supporting artist.
Throughout the end of 2014 and this into 2015 David re-worked some of his original songs along with producing new ones that he had written. This resulted in a new album that is titled - Something Old, Something New and is a nine track album. No other musicians were involved in the final productions at Music of Legend (MoL), Wiltshire. All vocals, and all instruments along with programming was completed by David.
The tracks on the album are:-
THIS TIME TOGETHER COULD LAST FOREVER
IS IT RAIN
I'M SORRY GIRL
TWO HEARTS AS ONE
LIFE IS GOOD
YOU WERE MY BEST FRIEND
NOW A CHILD IS BORN
2004 2005 2005
CLICK ON the album image above to be taken to the download web site. Once you have downloaded tracks you can obtain a pdf file of the artwork used for the album when purchased in a case by CLICKING HERE. The artwork used for the actual CD can be obtained by CLICKING HERE. You will require an Adobe pdf Reader or similar software installed to view this.
If you are interested in obtaining a CD copy of the album, then initially please email your interest requesting further information to - and we will get back to you.
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