David Gerald

David Gerald

 Westland, Michigan, USA
BandBluesRock

Please visit www.davidgerald.com and click on the "Music" link to view video footage of David Gerald in action. High Energy Contemporary Blues in the vein of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King, Buddy Guy and other great guitar driven Artists. His music is taking Detroit, Michigan by storm.

Biography

David Gerald, the son of Mississippi born and raised parents, grew up to the sounds of the blues and R&B music in his hometown, Detroit. He’s the 11th of 11 children, 6 of whom were born and partly raised in Mississippi. “Because segregation and racial discrimination were so bad in Mississippi, my dad moved the family north to Detroit when he was 33, so we'd have a better chance at the American dream. He reminisces about that ‘til this day,” says Gerald.

Gerald started playing guitar at the age of 16 influenced by Prince and 80’s rock guitarists. He rediscovered the blues and listened to the music of Albert King, ZZ Hill, B.B. King, and Stevie Ray Vaughan to name just a few.

“I was lucky enough to have a neighbor who was a guitarist and gave me scrap guitars. I would piece them together and build 'Frankenstein' guitars,” says Gerald. “They were horrible to play and sounded bad, but I had to play music. It was and is my destiny. I finally scraped up enough money to buy an old amp and I was happy.”

Gerald performed in many local blues, R&B and rock bands cutting his guitar and vocal chops live and in person. Finding it hard to keep a band together, Gerald learned to play guitar, bass, keys and drums. Using two antiquated cassette recorders he would overdub each part individually until the song was completed. “The end result sounded horrible, and the songs would not end up in the same key they started in. But it got my songs recorded,” says Gerald. This was the beginning of his songwriting, most of which were pop and rock tunes during the 80’s. Around the age of 24, he began experimenting with computers to write and compose music, which he has done to this day.

Gerald, now in his 40’s, has his own band playing locally and regionally in Michigan. Earlier this year he opened the 'Triple Threat Of Blues' show for Bobby Rush and Mel Waiters in Jackson, Michigan performing at the State Theatre. Gerald has performed several times at the two major festivals in Michigan; Detroit Riverdays Festival, (International Freedomworks Festival) and Chrysler Art, Beats and Eats Festival. Recently David was listed as #1 on the ReverbNation blues charts for Michigan blues artists.

David Gerald’s debut album, Hell And Back, contains five studio originals and five live arrangements of well known tunes including Thrill is Gone, Red House and Cold Shot.

Lyrics

Stay

Written By: David Gerald

Written by David Gerald
Copyright 2008, David Gerald Enterprises

Baby can we spend some time, darling that would be so nice. I'm calling for you. I'm hoping that you'll make the time. I know it seems so strange, that I traveled all this way, but you were on my mind.
I love the way you comfort me. Your kissing and caressing me, makes me feel so near. It took forever to get here. I've never felt a love so strong, the kind that just goes on and on. That's why I rushed here.
So I need you to stay now baby.

(Chorus)

(Stay). When you fall asleep at night, please stay baby. (Stay). When you wake up in the morning, please stay. (Stay). When you're getting through your day, I need you to stay baby.
(Stay). Cuz I've never felt a long so strong. The kind that just goes on and on. So please stay with me. (Stay)

I thank you for sharing your time. And helping me just to unwind, when i'm alone with you. I've fallen so in love with you. You make me feel so strong. You give me strengh to carry on, until the next time.
You're featured in my fantasy. I think about you constantly. You're like the air I breathe. Life without you ain't easy. You know I need you so much so, that now i'll never let you go. So please stay with me. ..
So please stay.

(Repeat Chorus)
[Repeat Chorus]
[Repeat Chorus]

Copyright 2007, David Gerald Publishing

How I Feel

Written By: David Gerald

How I Feel

Written by David Gerald
Copyright 2008, David Gerald Enterprises

(Chorus)
Hey baby, can I talk with you,
Hey baby, can I talk with you,
I'd like to tell you, how I feel about you

(Verse One)
I've been watching you, watching me
I think it's time, we finally meet
Tell me things, you want and like
I am the one, who'll treat you right

(Chorus Two)
So baby, can I talk with you
I'd like to show you, how I feel about you

(Verse Two)
You know I want you, cuz the eyes never lie
Your body tells me when i'm passing you by
You're trying to find, love and affection
You need to start, with my direction

(Chorus Three)
Baby, can I talk with you
I'd like to tell you, how I feel about you
Here's how I feel

(Guitar Solo Begins)
Let me put it this way
(Guitar Solo Continues)

(Verse Three)
You and me, and our love for all time,
Love and affection, that would be so fine,
They say i'm crazy, don't care if they're right,
Cuz all I want, is you in my life,

(Vamp)
Hey baby, I need you to know how I feel,
Hey Baby, I'm crazy about you,
I'd like you to know that I want to spend my life with you.

Postman

Written By: David Gerald

Written by David Gerald
Copyright 2009, David Gerald Enterprises

(Chorus)

I'm your Postman baby, I deliver all my love to you.
I'm your Postman baby yeah, I deliver all my love to you.
I bring it early in the morning, and in the midnight hour too.

(Verse 1)

I want to baby, bring my package of good news.
You know I'll bring it two times, three times if you choose

(Chorus 2)

Cuz I'm your Postman baby, I deliver all my love to you.
I bring it early in the morning. And in the midnight hour too.
Let me bring it!

(Guitar Solo)

(Verse 2)

Now listen baby, I don't want you to misunderstand.
Now what I deliver is very close at hand.
I put my stamp on it, so when I get to your block,
I'll visit your house and put my package in your box

(Repeat Chorus 2)

(Verse 3)

I'm your Postman baby. I bring the package darlin'.
I show up on time baby yeah. Cuz I'm that ole' Postman.
I'll get there early in the morning, and then I'll make love to you.

Discography

David Gerald's debut CD entitled 'Hell & Back' will be released in November 10, 2009. two minute versions of them are available to be listened to using this Press Kit. Full versions can also be listened to and downloaded on his website http://davidgerald.com

Set List

Please visit http://www.davidgerald.com/videos.php to view video footage of David Gerald in action.

David Gerald's sets are usually 45 minutes to 1 hour long, depending on the agreement. Songs could include but are not limited to any of the following cover songs and original music.

Original Music:
Stay
How I Feel
Postman
Hell and Back
My Guitar

Cover Songs:
Born Under a Bad Sign
Hey Bartender
Look at Little Sister
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
The Thrill is Gone
Caldonia
Hoochie-Coochie Man
Love Struck Baby
Pride and Joy
Tightrope
Can't Get No Grindin'
I Wanna Be Loved
Lucille
Red House
Tore Down
Cold Shot
I'll Play the Blues for You
Mannish Boy
Rock Me Baby
Walkin' to my Baby
Cross Fire
Kansas City
Mary Had A Little Lamb
She Caught the Katy
Watch Yourself
Don't Answer the Door
Killin' Floor
More and More
Stormy Monday
Willie the Wimp
Down Home Blues
Let Me Love You
Mustang S