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David Hare


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The best kept secret in music


David Hare

For over a decade singer/songwriter David Hare has been honing his musical talents in Los Angeles, performing acoustic solo sets throughout Southern California in coffee houses to concert theatres. He has opened for members of The Eagles and The Jacksons and credits such artists as Stone Temple Pilots, YES, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, David Bowie, Sheryl Crow, and particularly, the late Tommy Bolin as major influences.
David’s honesty and depth as an artist has gained the respect of many of his contemporaries within the songwriting community. With the completion of his album Demonstration, self-released on his eponymous label, David shares his wide-ranging songwriting, guitar and vocal talents with the world. All of the songs on Demonstration are original, written and performed by the man himself. The resulting collection ranges from "Treaty Betrayed", an alternative rock track based on “an unusual, yet distinctive rhythmic assault of drums and acoustic guitar” about the end of a relationship, “to the simple acoustic pop guitar and vocal performance” of the love ballad "Waking Dream." "Time Heals" showcases earnest lyrics about a broken heart and enchanting electric guitar. Perhaps the best song on Demonstration is the renaissance tune "Coming Home" which puts me in a Moody Blues frame of mind and was justly chosen for David’s first music video.

The opening track, “On It Goes”, features female vocalist Tracey Silvers, Steve Marshall on drums and keyboard bass and Chris Berry on guitar, not to mention these intelligent lyrics:

Enemy with a greedy soul
Tearing our world
As kingdoms come and go
See the people
Without a home
We've gotta get back now
Or we'll fall like Rome
And on it goes
Like ocean waves
From the gutters up
To the corporate slaves
My world
Is our world
and our world
Is Your world

On each of the ten following enduring songs about love in all its guises, all guitars and vocals are performed solely by David blending rock, alternative and progressive folk styles. Although the lyrics on Demonstration are sometimes cliché you can forgive David Hare because they are so blatantly genuine. I love the vocal accomplishment on “S.W.A.K.”, another insistently romantic ballad and the 60’s hippy trip of “Loves Magic”. “Saying I’m Sorry’s Not Enough” tells a further tale of how love went wrong. I’m smitten with the beautiful “Kristina” and Latin-flavoured “Saying Goodbye”. Demonstration is an above average debut by a unique vocalist whose time for success has come.

Please visit David and his songs at davidharemusic.com and www.myspace.com/davidharemusic. Demonstration can be purchased at CD Baby and Tower Records or the CD can be ordered at any retail music store that deals with Super D for distribution.

Christine Bode

- partyinkingston.com


David Hare Demonstration is an 11 song CD of original music. There is a video available for the song Coming Home from the Demonstration CD.


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David Hare’s music is contemporary yet timeless. His songs combine lasting lyrics, memorable melodies, coupled with harmonious chords that appeal to a wide audience. David Hare is a guitar-playing singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California.

David Hare has released his CD entitled Demonstration. Hare’s CD blends a variety of musical flavors that combines rock, alternative, and progressive folk styles. David Hare has completed his first video for his song Coming Home from his CD.

David Hare developed an interest in music early in life with influences from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and David Bowie.

Great vocalists as Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury, Steven Tyler, Ian Gillan, Brad Delp, Steve Perry, and Jon Anderson influenced Hare immensely. By 17, Hare taught himself the guitar; attributing the late Tommy Bolin as his main musical influence. (Hare has performed with the Tommy Bolin Tribute Band at several Tommy Bolin Festivals and events, including Bolins induction to the IA Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.)

David Hare’s formal music education began at Pasadena City College, California, where he majored in Music with emphasis on Voice and Vocal Performance. Hare continued his education at The Boston Conservatory where he majored in Musical Theater. While studying at the Conservatory he performed in various musicals and plays. In addition to studying voice, Hare studied Acting, where he was recognized and praised for his unique approach to acting. During his senior year he collaborated on and performed in an original musical, as well as directing two plays and acting in a television role.

After graduating from The Boston Conservatory, David Hare began singing and co-writing for a New Zealand Rock group called Russia. Hare and the band’s first public appearance was performing live for a national television broadcast in New Zealand. After this well received introduction, Hare and the band spent nine months playing sold out shows at large venues.

David Hare returned to Hollywood, California and began writing and performing locally as a solo acoustic artist. Hare’s dedication and talents have gained the respect of many of his peers within the songwriting community. He writes and performs his original songs, pleasing audiences in the USA with his solo acoustic sets.

David Hare brings honesty and depth to his work, and has a loyal following. Hare loves to perform and is looking forward to sharing his music with everyone.