STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18605-27571 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
A last minute addition to the Cross Rhythms '95 bill and what a sensation he was! Dave mixes great rock praise music and thoughtful contemporary message songs yet still finds time to pastor a church in a coloured township of a million inhabitants near Cape Town and travelling all over the place with his wife Loretta and his son and daughter Daniel (bass guitar) and Bechara (who's got a voice that a lot of girl singers would give their right arms to possess). Dave's voice is reminiscent of some of those old time Deep South blues singers, sounds like dropping a bucket of ball bearings on a corrugated iron roof, but with feeling. He also writes a mean song, my favourite on the 15-track album is the one he and Daniel sang in the Mega tent on the Sunday morning, "Hearts Of The Sons", a song of reconciliation that touched the hearts of my son and I who were both there to hear it. Other well-known names on the songwriting credits include Alvin Slaughter, Tom Inglis and Carman, but Dave never forgets his own country. The first track is a song he wrote during the recent South African elections, "Building A Nation", and the closer is a medley of two South African Zulu worship songs, "Bayete Inkosi" (I Salute You Lord) and the better known "Jabulani" (Rejoice). Will somebody offer this guy a distribution deal? His ministry is truly anointed. This is praise music with fibre - All Bran for the soul.
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