Lisburn singer set to release debut album

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Lisburn songwriter David C. Clements is all set to release his debut solo album in the coming weeks.

David, who has also performed with Lisburn band SixStarHotel and as Captain Cameron, is now stepping out in his own name and is releasing debut album at Limelight 1 on Friday March 11.

Following on from his sell out show in the Empire Music Hall in December, David is returning to the stage to launch his debut album ‘The Longest Day In History’ which is released on February 19.

After a successful end to 2015, when he released the My Dear Mother EP and played to a sold out crowd at The Empire in Belfast, David is about to embark on a series of house concerts in living rooms across Ireland.

“I really love playing these intimate shows,” he said. “It’s a completely different experience from the full band shows. I get to spend time with so many great people & have the opportunity to share some of the stories behind the songs.”

Produced by Michael Keeney (Foy Vance, Duke Special, SOAK) ‘The Longest Day In History’ was recorded live at Attica Audio in Donegal with his band.

“This is the album I thought I’d never get to make,” explained David.

“Songs like My Dear Mother were born out of that frustration. It was the only song I wrote in that whole year.

“I used to beat myself up about not writing a lot, but the songs come when you have something to say.

“Sometimes writing is the easiest thing in the world, and sometimes you can’t imagine ever finishing a song again. Recording an album takes you on a journey, that’s something Keeney always says and I know what he means now.

“What we have created with this album is where I am comfortable and I am super happy with it.

“We started recording the album two years ago and we were lucky to have the time and space to work on it.”

Tickets for the Limelight launch show are on sale now from www.limelightbelfast.com, www.ticketmaster.ie Katy’s Bar and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.