David Mumford
 


 

Venue: Assembly Halls - Tunbridgewells

David Mumford began songwriting on a trip around the world in 2001, with a 6-chord-songbook and hurriedly purchased guitar as his tools and only companions. The boybands were dead and gone, so he turned instead to the likes of Paul Simon, John Martyn, Bob Dylan and Martin Simpson to show him the way.

Fast forward to 2003, and he is emerging from a university toilet, ashen pale and shaking like a popcorn pan, about to perform live for the first time. Ever since that first gig in front of a sell-out crowd of 12, he has gone from strength to strength, combining influences from folk, blues and acoustic music to weave his sorry tales; of foreign shores, rolling rivers, talking dogs and, of course, broken hearts.



 


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