New Release Premiere: Dave Giles – Taken Too Soon

London singer-songwriter Dave Giles returns today with the first taste of his upcoming second album Tennessee & 48th – due November 2nd

New single Taken Too Soon is a tender, mid-tempo rocker showcasing his rugged folk-rock songwriting and the earthy musicianship of the Nashville musicians he assembled for the new LP – what’s more, we’re delighted to bring the premiere of this new track!

Check out the wonderful new single below…

“Taken Too Soon is about a girl who came to my gigs many, many times over the years called Kayleigh,” explains Giles. “Over time, we became pretty good friends. At the end of 2014, I was pretty drained from years of self-promotion and touring and contemplating giving it all up. At the start of 2015 I got a phone call telling me that Kayleigh had dropped down dead at work, aged 21. I was asked by her family to sing at the funeral and I did – it was the toughest gig ever. After that, I wondered why the hell I’d even contemplated giving this up. I love doing what I do and despite a small audience, I’ve built up a wonderful community of people who come to my shows and they’re all a huge part of my life. It’s a very different career to what I thought it would be when I was 18 and dreamed of being a rock star, but it’s so rewarding. I wrote this song about Kayleigh to honour her memory and that bond”

In January 2018, 33-year-old Giles jetted off to Nashville to start work on his most ambitious project to date. Giles and his producer Dean Dichoso put together a band of incredible musicians in the perfect studio, located on the corner of Tennessee and 48th Street (Welcome To 1979). The 10 songs were recorded live to 2-inch tape – just how all the e old records were made – and explore relationships, community, hedonism and sacrifice through Americana storytelling and folky introspection

Forthcoming live dates as follows…

Nov 6th – The Windmill, London
Nov 7th – Rough Trade, Nottingham
Nov 8th – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
Nov 9th – The Monarch, London


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