David Preston

David Preston

BandJazzWorld

Hendrix-esque meltdowns have an orgy with Messianic harmony, Piazolla tango, relentless rhythmic grooves and pop melodicism. Encapsulates the emotional spectrum of what it means to be human in 2012

Biography

David Preston has worked with Grammy-nominated singer, Melody Gardot, luminary beat-boxer Shlomo, guitar-virtuoso Martin Taylor, MOBO nominated Empirical & Mercury nominated Kit Downes aswell as many other alternative cutting edge artists.
The music is intricate, complex, emotive and dynamic but never looses the common thread of accessibility.
Drawing on influences as diverse from Miles Davis, Olivier Messaien and Steve Reich to Robert Johnson, JS Bach and Oasis the sound is always new, challenging, raw yet familiar.

Discography

Ian Shaw - Life Jacket 2008
Melody Gardot - Bye Bye Blackbird 2009 (EP)
Meridian - 2010 (EP)
David Preston Quartet - 2011 (EP)

Set List

We can play a total 3hr show of original material but normally play:

- 1hr 30min long set (sometimes less / sometimes more)
- or 2x 50 min with intermission.

We have adjusted sets for different formats, radio, promotional to full show length.
Different show everytime depending on venue/audience situation, but always start strong, and bring it to orgasm to end!