After studying music at Newcastle College, David formed The Kane Gang in the early 1980s with Martin Brammer and Paul Woods, and co-wrote and co-produced most of their songs, including the UK hit “Closest Thing To Heaven” and the US Top 40 hit “Motortown”. They also had a US Billboard Dance Number One in 1988 with “Don't Look Any Further”.

(The 3-disc reissue of  “The Bad And Lowdown World Of The Kane Gang” is available from Amazon and Cherry Red Records)


David has also produced and/or played with Prefab Sprout on many albums and singles (including their debut album "Swoon", and "Andromeda Heights"), and over the years has also played hundreds of theatre and club gigs on both bass and guitar, including, notably, a 2013 UK tour playing bass for soul legend Ben E King.


Discogs link; https://www.discogs.com/artist/5209694-David-Brewis-2


David has briefly also worked with Jimmy James & the Vagabonds, Reach Out, the Ray Chester Big Band, and once even played bass for punk icons the Angelic Upstarts (on one album).

He has  also produced or played guitar/bass with many other bands and artists such as Martin Stephenson & The Daintees, and the Lighthouse Family (playing guitar on their multi-platinum debut album Ocean Drive).


Since relinquishing part-time duties as a College lecturer, David has concentrated on writing and recording new material, mainly soul & R&B orientated, and guitar-based. Hence this new album, his first properly solo venture in recording.


David started an EP that quickly outgrew its format, becoming a pean to warm, toasty guitars and lush chords, with melody-driven moods that evoke many types of soul and jazz related music. David states that “the album really isn't "about" soul, or jazz, or influences, or any of that stuff that happens anyway, it is about the feeling you get when you listen to the music that moves you in some way, that transports you somewhere else”.

Mike Clay, who painted the cover art, describes this music as “elegiac”.



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