Hello, I’m Fee. David, Dave or Fee to people who know me. If you’re talking to me I’m happy to talk to you anyway.
I’ve been writing songs for many years. Songs about anything and everything. When I’ve had a bad time, writing a song can put a smile back on my face. Singing it out, loud and proud, can do the same.
There is a lot of music out there. A lot of everything. And it’s quite easy for me, or for you, to feel lost, small, and insignificant in this cyber connected world we live in. I write songs to try and help me, and you, make sense of it all. To bring us closer.
My home is in Campbeltown, on the Mull Of Kintyre,Scotland. Here I’ve worked as a Carer for most of my adult life. Here I have raised, along with Ineke, my Dutch wife, a family of sons and foster sons. There has always been a lot of coming and going in our house.
Over the last few years, I’ve started inviting other musicians, local and faraway, to come and play gigs in our front room. And friends and neighbours to come around and listen. These gigs have become by far my favourite way of listening to and playing music. I call them Homesongs. They are a magical experience.
I would love to see these kind of gigs coming back everywhere, and I’m working actively to try and make that happen. I believe we very much need, in this seemingly connected age, to make sure that we try to regain, or at least not lose, the grassroots connections of our local neighbourhoods. Where ever they might be.
I would love to play a Homesong gig in your home, if you’re interested. And even when or if that is not possible, I would like to get to know you better, and hopefully make a connection through these songs I write.
A song really isn’t a song without a listener. And as a singer I really want to listen to what you’ve got to say too. In a sometimes tough world where conflict is encouraged and it is so often about who can shout the loudest, the art of giving each other a voice, is perhaps the only way to bring healing and community.
So thank you for listening to me. I really appreciate it. And I would love to hear your voice as well.