David Boyles
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David Boyles

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Tonight I spent some moments feeling sexy and generally at peace with myself. I was listening to David Boyles play his guitar. It wasn’t necessarily him or his music that did these things to me. It was even better; the atmosphere that he created with his music allowed me to wander through all these feelings of my own accord. And I loved it.

Each song progressed like this: he starts thumping a beat on the face of his guitar. He loops that into his system and then lets it sit for a second. Then the guitar starts in: maybe some chords, maybe a melodic line. Then his voice, which hits soul not like Otis, but like Prince or Jeff Buckley; it rides and rides and when you need it most, when things are grooved into a very still excitement, he hits a high note that satisfies the soul.

There was a looseness to his style. Usually when he jammed, he hardly played all the notes; he hit just enough to pull out of the song what needed to come out of it. Nothing more should be said except this: he can play around with the music because the music is not puzzled together from the notes and chords and instruments; those elements are mere tools that bring to life something whole within him that wants to be expressed. What we witness is not the prodigal but processed Emeril Lagasse winging it for us. We are watching a home schooled chef, blessed with instincts and technique that others labor years over; fanning the flames, working the oven, and slowly bringing the food to life; so that when you eat, you are not just tasting a fabulously succulent dish; you experience the joy of eating itself.

- Smith Glover


Discography

Independent Release "Bedroom Demos" 2004
Imported by DIAA/Domo in Japan in 2005
Major Release "Thank You" CME 2005
Major Release "Southern Fried" CME 2006
New Independent release "egoZentric" coming soon...

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This is always the hardest part...rooted in North Carolina, loved the Hip-Hop, dug the funk, went to school (literally and culturally), came out cookin' up my own blend of Southern-Fried Soul.

My music is a connection to the experiences that I've had with people and places, which move me at my core.

After I moved to Venice CA, I produced my first independent cd release "Bedroom Demos"on a 2-track M-Box in my (wait for it) bedroom. Vocal tracks done in the closet, panty-hose pop-stopper, the whole nine...The cd was picked up by DIAA/Domo records in 2005 and got the attention of Columbia Music Entertainment in Japan.

In 2005, I signed with CME and released the cd "Thank You", which, combined with the "Bedroom Demos" import, sold 23,000 copies in the first six weeks and yielded a #1 record at Tower and HMV stores throughout the country. The record also produced four top-ten singles to radio, with two tracks "Sunshine" and "Thank You" reaching the number one position. "Southern Fried" my latest offering for CME, was released in September 2006 with "Home to Stay" debuting at number 21 to radio.

Recent placements for my music include penning the title theme for MTV's "Becoming", and "Good Thing" featured alongside Coldplay on NBC's "Scrubs"