60 Seconds With... David Knight
So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
I am the band. I mainly play solo acoustic guitar, utilising percussive and tapping techniques so as to create as many sounds with the guitar as possible.
What do you think people will say you sound like?
I think people would say I sound a bit like Newton Faulkner and John Butler, sitting somewhere between roots, folk, and virtuoso.
What do you love about making music?
I love the feeling of performing in front of a live audience, and being able to travel the country, meeting new people, and doing what I love.
What do you hate about the music industry?
I don’t really hate anything about the music industry. I started touring after finishing school in 2010, and have loved it ever since!
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
If I could show one of my musical heroes my stuff it would probably be a guy called Ben Howard, because he has been one of my biggest influences, and is still one of my all time favourite musicians to listen to. Although I wouldn’t need to travel back in time for that, as he is still around, and still on the rise in the music industry.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
Whether it’s laying the guitar down flat and playing it like a piano, playing the percussion on the body of the guitar with my elbow, or playing the guitar behind my head, there is bound to be something they haven’t seen before. I use a range of techniques in order to play the percussion, chords and melody all on the one guitar at the same time.
What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
I have just brought out my brand new five-track EP Moving On which I am currently on my first ever national tour to release. I also have a self-titled 12 track album for sale.
When’s the gig and with who?
The gig is on Sunday June 24, at The Elwood Lounge. I will be kicking off at 6.30pm.
Anything else to add?
For more information on upcoming gigs, and to have a listen to some of my music, head to davidknightmusic.com.