David Christopher
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David Christopher

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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1998 - What's New! (The New Wave Failures)
1999 - Transit (The New Wave Failures)

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The heartrending balladry of James Blunt, the pop sensibilities of Oasis, the haunting soundscapes of Coldplay and the emotive wordplay of Neil Finn have inspired the unique blend that is David’s own sublime, commercial-oriented style. Reflecting a genuine love of the songwriting craft, lyrically and musically, his subject matter is universal: love, loss and life represented in songs that have an equally melodic and universal appeal.

From his beginnings in the late 90’s with Australian powerpop three-piece, The New Wave Failures, David’s songs showed an early ability to connect with audiences and peers alike. Impressed with their debut performance, a sound engineer-come-studio owner offered the band a free demo recording immediately after the show. Featuring two songs penned by David Christopher, the demo caught the interest of several Australian artist management companies.

The demo quickly garnered the band a coveted spot on influential Australian national broadcaster Triple J’s Live At The Wireless show. The set, consisting solely of David’s material, was well received and raised the band’s national profile substantially. The ensuing momentum for the band saw David release more of his material via the band’s two CD releases: the strikingly original ‘What’s New!’ and its successor, the diverse ‘Transit’.

Tracks from both releases went on to gain national airplay and rotation on the Triple J network, championed by legendary broadcaster Richard Kingsmill, who singled out the band in his column in Rolling Stone magazine highlighting David’s ability for infectious melodies.

David extended his songwriting reach even further when the track ‘Dial M For Milly’, from the ‘Transit’ EP, gained recognition at the offices of the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and was publicly endorsed through their national newsletter and website. Similarly, the track ‘New Transistor Disco’ from ‘What’s New!’ was included on the international sampler ‘The Big Backyard’.

After disbanding The New Wave Failures to focus on his writing, a number of David’s new songs were selected by Australian licensing companies seeking commercial works for international use. David was asked to submit a new track, ‘Virtual International’, for premier 80’s Australian rock group Noiseworks, who were reforming in the early 2000s.

In 2007 David relocated from Australia to Hamburg, Germany to concentrate solely on his songwriting career and be in close proximity to the UK. Almost immediately he picked up UK based representation on the strength of his strong commercial catalogue. In early 2008 several of his tracks were selected by Hamburg radio station Alster Rock & Pop 106.8 to be performed live at the city’s largest annual festival, Hafengeburtstag.

David is currently seeking commercial licensing and placement opportunities for his emerging song catalogue.