|Hello I'm David Fisher and
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My name is David Fisher. I'm a singer-songwriter from South London
in the UK.
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Indie Xmas Compilation
My song TOPSY TURVY XMAS featuring John Cooper Clarke was
re-released yet again for Xmas 2013 - this time on an indie Xmas
compilation album available for download from amazon.co.uk here. There's a video for it here. The track was
remastered by Pink Floyd's twice Grammy nominated sound engineer Andy
I 'm at work on 12 tunes for my new album titled THINGS THAT BELONG
TO THE EMPEROR. Half the songs are ready for vocals and half have been
demoed in Switzerland. Rather than invite a long list of musicians to
the sessions I've decided to play everything myself on this one.
I'm currently editing a video for DREAMCATCHER.
You can watch videos for JUBILEE, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?, a cover of
Elvis Costello's TRAMP THE DIRT DOWN and four live in-studio
performances of FENCEHOPPING, QUEEN OF THE BLUES, CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE
and a cover of MR BLUE SKY on my YouTube channel here.
A 3-D version of JUBILEE and various other of my vids can be
accessed through the NME site here or www.muzu.tv here. The 3_D video had a public premier on
Saturday March 20th 2010 on a 20 foot screen at Ealing Town Hall at the
BFCC (British Film Collectors' Club) meeting in the presence of their
Patron, the wonderful actor Brian Murphy ("George" from "George and
I've had a lot of plays on internet radio stations thanks to Deuce
Management and Promotions.
My latest album HONEYTRAP is
available. There's a whole section here.
You can hear some songs off the album on Soundcloud here:
JUBILEE (Single Mix)
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?
ALL YOU NEED
THE WORLD'S SMALLEST VIOLIN (Tim Bradshaw Mix)
HONEYTRAP is available on itunes here - 18 songs for £7.99 and
it was released on CD, in the spring of 2011, available from all major
stockists. You can buy it online from amazon.co.uk
Bradshaw (David Gray / John Mayer bands) did some producing as
usual which meant flying to Boston in the States for preliminary
sessions which was fun. I played guitars, drums, bits of piano and
organ and an occasional bass. Extra singing and instrumentation was
provided by the amazing Spygenius, inspired backing vocals by Vicki
Workman, lots of bass from Mr Tiv, tambourine by the wonderful Martin
Gregory, guitar from Chris Watts, keys from Neil McCarthy and Simon
Woodham. Special guests Chris
Whitten on drums (Paul McCartney, Dire Straits) and the legendary
Jim Sullivan on guitar (who performed on 2000 chart hits from the
60's and 70's). Oh and it has been mixed by Jez Larder who has done a
terrific job at Skyline Studios in Epsom, Surrey.
The wonderful "Look-In" style cover was painted by graphic artist
Nick Spender. I'm standing next to my dream car which, not being a
millionaire, I shall never own - the Mercedes C111.
Hear me singing in Hollywood
movie "State of Play"
A last minute panic to find a singer for a track to be used in the
soundtrack of the Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Helen Mirren movie "State of
Play" led to me singing a disco "classic" "Born to be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez. The song is not my cup of tea by
any means but it was a thrill to hear it blasting out of a huge cinema
system. The movie is terrific incidentally - a good old-fashioned
thriller directed by multiple Oscar winner Kevin
Macdonald and tastefully scored by my pal Alex Heffes (which is how
I got the gig.) This particular song was produced by star producer Flood (U2,
Nick Cave, Nine Inch Nails, etc.).
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MySpace Site is www.myspace.com/davidfisheruk
My publisher is World Domination Music..
TV Theme Song - 6.5 million
viewers for episode 2!!! (Photo courtesy
of Granada TV)
ITV has now
broadcast the 6-part Granada series "Stan The Man". It stars
John Thomson ("Cold Feet" and "The Fast Show")
and Joe Absolom ("Eastenders") and best of all
Eric Sykes in one episode! Why am I telling
you this? Because I've co-written the theme song with that very
talented fellow Alex Heffes. You can hear me
singing and plucking guitar "Coming Home" over the opening
credits at the start of each episode. Ratings for episode 2
were published in The Times newspaper - 6.5 million viewers,
beating BBC1's opposition, "The Project" hands down - it only
rated 1.9 million. However, we understand that there was a big
dip in ratings for episode 4, so under pressure from the
advertisers, it was pulled from its prime time slot. Episode 5
will apparently now be broadcast on December 23rd, and Episode
6 on December 30th at 10.30. Anything can change with
commerical television of course...
I am overjoyed to say that I've recently finished a session
for the long version of this song, "Coming Home" with highly
respected guitarist Big Jim
Sullivan. Jim has played on over 1000 chart entries since his early days in
the Eddie Cochran band. The list of credits in
unbelievable - you can check it out on his interesting website
Just to drop a few people and projects he's been involved
with - David Bowie "Space Oddity",
George Harrison "Wonderwall" soundtrack album,
Frank Zappa "200 Motels", Serge
Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin "Je T'Aime", Nancy
Sinatra "You Only Live Twice", Tom
Jones "Thunderball", Marty Wilde
"Teenager in Love", Ella Fitzgerald "Can't Buy
Me Love", Marianne Faithful "As Tears Go By",
Rolf Harris "Sun Arise", The
Kinks "You Really Got Me", Gerry and The
Pacemakers "Ferry Cross the Mersey",
Donovan "Catch the Wind", The
Scaffold "Thankyou Very Much", Ken
Dodd "Happiness", Thunderclap Newman
"Something in the Air", Carly Simon "You're So
Vain, Alvin Stardust "My Coo-Ca-Choo"... Its
goes on and on - check his site for more details.
And on top of the fact that he has played on such an awesome
number of important pop hits he is the most generous and
gracious man I have met in music for many a year. It was a
pleasure working with him and I would be thrilled to do so
again. The fact that he's happy to play on a track by a herbert
like me just blows me away! Thanks Jim! And thanks to Jim Earl
for getting us in touch!
And to make matters even better we managed to get
Chris Whitten to play the drums. Chris has
toured the world in Paul McCartney's band
twice, drummed for Dire Straits for one tour
and used to play for Julian Cope and
The Waterboys among many others. I've always
admired his playing and was delighted to get him on this
The album has been
completely remastered, two new tracks have been added
and the artwork has been enhanced and expanded.
If you want to hear some of it,
"Steal a Flame", a track from the album, is available
as a special free Web single from
my website here.
There is a
compilation CD of David Bowie covers called "Diamond Gods -
Interpretations of Bowie" and I've got a track on it! The song
is "Memory of a Free Festival" from the "Space Oddity" album -
a favourite of mine since I was about 14. Hippy twaddle about
spaceships, etc, but it has a very pretty tune and loads of
Recorded in record time (two evenings) to make
the production deadline, I had to engineer it single-handedly
and play all the instruments myself. Despite having to wrestle
with a recalcitrant Mac with a mystery MIDI synch problem, I
reckon it came out rather well.
I'm most excited to be in such excellent
company - Blondie with Robert Fripp, Nico, Hazel O'Connor,
Buster Bloodvessel, and Icehouse - all childhood heroes. You
may be able to buy a copy from www.amazon.co.uk
if you're lucky but I think it has now been deleted.. It's on
the invisible hands music label catalogue
number IHCD 16.