Dave Browne

Dave Browne

BandWorldSinger/Songwriter

Dave Browne's solo album "Windows To The Soul" was released in May 2008. All original material written by Dave,the album presents a beautiful mix of ballads & uptempo tracks some featuring string arranements. Lead vocals by Dave Browne well-known both in the Irish music industry & beyon

Biography

DAVE BROWNE

Anyone familiar with the work of The Blue Nile will be familiar with the phrases ‘atmospheric,’ ‘evocative’, ‘emotional’, ‘melancholic’, even ‘cinematic.’ Dave Browne brings the same cast of phrases to the turntable and more.

In his debut album as a solo artist, the hard working Browne has ploughed 15 years of experience, planted with sporadic success, some acclaim, travel, heartbreak, disappointment and some considerable experience, both bitter and sweet into this album.

The result is ‘Windows to the Soul’, a rich harvest of deep, emotional insights, soaring choruses, evocative memories, plaintive melodies and yearning harmonies. This is one of those albums you file under ‘life soundtrack’ because, hey, we all have those.

Dubliner Dave began his musical journey in Hidden Faces, a schoolboy band before he found early success with Picture House, the band with more promise than delivery in the commercial world. After signing a record deal with London Records in 1991 the young band’s talent never translated into chart success and they left London, bitter and determined to do it alone.

Unfortunately, despite domestic chart success with Karmarama, life with Picture House ended and life with The Flash Gits began, a hard working covers act that widened Dave’s experience and, in his own words, ‘restored my love of music.’

For the past two years Dave has worked as resident M.C. and pianist in Jersey Lil’s, the VIP bar of Dublin’s premier late night venue, Lillie’s Bordello.

In that time he has worked with a galaxy of crooning celebrities and his own accompanist, Danish born Ingrid Madsen, a singer, he says, ‘with a voice that could silence anyone.’

‘Windows to the Soul’ is the distillation of Dave Browne’s experience in music. “I found a new honesty for this,” says Dave, “it’s less crafted and more personally emotional.”

Knowledge and experience provide the material; George Harrison and his fab pals, Neil Young, Harry Nilson, The Blue Nile, Crowded House, The Hollies, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and many others provide the influences. Dave Browne provides the passion.

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Lyrics

Everybody Wants Love

Written By: Dave Browne

Everybody wants love
Just something to be proud of
All the things we give away
Success and mistake
Waiting to find love

Every time I look for love
What is it hiding from?
Is there something in my past denies me the chance
To be loved by love?

If I had my chance to fall,
Maybe I will!
And if I turned my back on it all
Yeah Maybe I did!
Sorry if I did

Every time I find love
What am I so afraid of?
Is there something in my way that won’t let me say,
What I want to say?

If I had my chance to fall,
Maybe I will!
And if I turned my back on it all, yeah
Yeah well Maybe I did!
Sorry if I did
I’m sorry, I’m sorry if I did

Friend You have to let me go
You have to let me go
You have to let me go

Sorry If I did,
I’m sorry, I’m sorry if I did!

Everybody wants Love
Everybody wants Love

Queen Of Many Things

Written By: Dave Browne

She has mask of style and grace
A smile like elvis on her face
She’ll be the first to come around
And when they bring the curtain down
That’s where she’ll be found

The light I long to see
The air I long to breath
Watching over me
She’s my angel
Ah she’s my angel

She is the first and last to know
She’ll be the one to stop the show
She hides her crown beneath her wings
And he’s my queen of many things

The light I long to see
The air I long to breath
Watching over me
She’s my angel
The car I long to steal
The pain I long to feel
Watching over me
She’s my Angel
Ah she’s my…

The air I long to breath
The light I long to see
Watching over me
My angel
Ah she’s My…
The car I long to steal
The pain I long to feel
Watching over me
She’s my Angel
She’s my Angel

Weight On My Shoulders

Written By: Dave Browne / Murray

For everything there is a reason
Nothing happens just for nothing
Something’s are the way they’re meant to be
But I get burdened by the lifting
Like a junkie needs a needle
It’s been beating me to my knees
Its a lot like
This weight is heavy

I’ve broken every bone
And I’ve died an been reborn
And I’ve carried every stone
And it’s a lot like this weight on my shoulders!

For every light there is a darkness
Sometimes laughter leads to sadness
I’m still waiting here for release
And I wonder where you are now
Are you waiting where you left me
It’s been waking me from my sleep
And its a lot like the weight is lifting

I’ve broken every bone
And I’ve died an been reborn
And I’ve carried every stone
And it’s a lot like this weight on my shoulders!

Imprisoned and released
Denied and then believed
Emburdened and relieved
It’s a lot like this weight on my shoulders!

Discography

"Prelude" - EP - Released in Ireland November 2007
"Built To Last" - Single - Radio release Feb 2008
"Queen Of Many Things" - Radio Release Apr/May 2008
"Windows To The Soul" - The Album - Irish Release 30th May 2008

Set List

Original material with a few favourite covers also included from time to time i.e. A Case Of You (Joni Mitchel)