PRICK AND DING #60: DAVID WOODCOCK

Each week Fresh On The Net invites an artist or band to answer a short series of questions in Prick & Ding: the two and a half minute interview. It's convenient and quick - like enjoying a tasty microwave meal!

THIS WEEK :DAVID WOODCOCK

David Woodcock is a singer/songwriter from Southend On Sea,Essex

These are the things I think when I listen to the glorious ‘Same Things’ the killer new single from Mr Woodcock on Blow Up Records:-david woodcock

Cocky,front,talented,geezer,tone,bouncy,energetic,edgy,indie,catchy,interesting,fairground,ska,pub,beer,melody,life affirming,quirky,intelligence,Rock n Roll,much harder to do than you think,English,harmony,rockhowilikesit,leftfield,bright,stomper,alive,happier & so much more-how about you?


David is a talented musician & songwriter & I for one can’t wait to hear his debut album.If the songs are anywhere near as good as ‘Same Things’ we are all in for a massive treat.

Just put the song on repeat,tell your friends & enjoy-thats all you need to know-3 & a half minutes-Bang-job done! Over to you David.

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1. What are you up to at the moment? 
I’m promoting my new single ‘Same Things’ and putting the final touches on my debut album on Blow Up Records due out later this year.

2. Favourite childhood memory? 

My football team winning the FA cup!

3. Hero?
My Mum and Dad.

4. Villain? 

Oh, I don’t know…. Hitler was a nasty piece of work.

5. What/who makes you laugh?

Looking at myself in the mirror.

6. Describe what you do?

I’m a full time musician. I teach music too. I play gigs with my band and solo doing my own songs but I also play covers sometimes in pubs to get a bit of extra money.

7. Whose hair would you like to have for just one day? 

I’ll go for Keith Richards circa December 1968 Rock and Roll Circus.

8. Best musical experience to date?

I’ve done a lot of gigs and played with some great musicians so hard to pick one. Last December was pretty good though I had a gig on the Friday before Christmas in the bar at my local music pub The Railway Hotel in Southend-On-Sea. Wilko Johnson was in the bar and jumped up and played guitar with us. Then the next day I supported Chas Hodges Band there and got up and did a duet with him for an encore. My Mum used to take me to see Chas and Dave at The Cliffs Pavillion as a kid, she loves their music. My Mum couldn’t make The Railway gig and had no idea I’d got up and played with him. Someone had recorded it and I got it put onto a DVD to give to her as a surprise on Christmas Day so I’d say that one so far.

9. What artist inspires you? 

Anyone can inspire me. I’m always looking for inspiration. The best things come when I don’t try so hard though if I try to aspire to sound like something else it doesn’t work. I like loads of different artists but I try to distance myself from what they do as much as I can so I keep my own identity. What really inspires me is life, characters I meet in pubs. Stories that happen not other artists really.
That film ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’ inspired me because his songs are so simple and honest and you got to see an insight into him.

10. What does Fresh On The Net mean to you?

I’d never heard of it till now but it looks pretty good. I want to get my music out to as many people as I can so places like Fresh on The Net really encourage that. Thank you for asking me to do an interview.

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