David K And Sunday People - Always From The Heart

Published Saturday 15th December 2007
David K And Sunday People - Always From The Heart
David K And Sunday People - Always From The Heart

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 33273-13207
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £10.00

Reviewed by Paul Poulton

I suppose I should mention that David played keyboards with Killing Joke for six years. But be warned. This doesn't sound anything like Killing Joke. What this sounds like is more like Mika singing baritone with less '00s and a lot more '80s sounds going on in the background. The vocals are mixed a bit too high for my liking, leaving any edge in the music sadly lacking. David has also played live keyboards for Boy George and helped Then Jericho record some hits, but that was then and this is now. I can hear that David has a lot of music in him but getting it out to fit into today's musical climate may take another stab or two. David performs keyboard runs befitting of After The Fire at the peak of their popularity. But ATF have moved on, looking for new directions; I hope David will follow suit with his next CDs. The guitar licks are also from another era, guitar music is so popular at the moment, I can see he doesn't want to play the gut wrenching music of Killing Joke anymore but David and Sunday People have the ability to craft music and could be another Scissor Sisters. I'm with him all the way if he could get the shunt he needs in a forward direction. Work is also clearly needed on his lyrics. "Jesus Is Cool" is particularly inept and sounds to me, and I think to young people, like Jesus is a hippy, who wears sandals. David has the skill and the know-how, now he needs to look around at where music is today.

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Reader Comments

Posted by David in United Kingdom @ 12:06 on Jan 31 2008

Darren Mangold (BBC Radio Nottingham) said of "Jesus is Cool", I have not heard a Christian song this good in years. I would very much like to encourage this much needed ministry.

Pastor Keigh Brown of His Coming Ministries Radio said "When I saw the title "Jesus is Cool" I thought this isn't for me but I was surprised - I LOVE IT!"

Dennis Payne of Sonraysia Gospel Radio, Australia, observes "David is an annointed singer".

Posted by Jeanette Thomson in United Kingdom @ 11:34 on Jan 31 2008

I don't really want to start arguing with a distributer about their "review" of David K's album - but I've always found people like his music the more they listen to it. With regard to "Jesus is Cool!" Jesus is the coolest man in the world to real Christians - and some people have been 'knocked out' by the lyrics to that song. And apparently he's been playing keyboards like that for 30 years "its his sound Man!" (ha ha). In short dear reviewer thanks for everything - I'm sure this review will encourage lots of people to have a listen to this original Christian rock artist. WHY DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO COMPARE WITH THE LATEST "find" like Mika etc.?

Posted by David in United Kingdom @ 11:20 on Jan 31 2008

David K is an energetic British singer-songwriter and keyboarder of great promise, with the knack of penning catchy7, topical, and original Christian songs. He sayd, "Tell the children, the people and the media that Jesus is cool!" With a smile and a chuckle at times, to this gentle contemporary-rocker, clearly this inspiring temperate modern-album has been a labour-of-love. It is highly appealing in novel content as well as traditional themes. With all new repoertoire, I can see this promising music ministry must appeal to the young of his home church and community expanding nationally and internationally.

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