David William

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An acoustic interpretation of my favourite from them, a beautiful song from The Blue Nile's debut album 'A Walk Across The Rooftops'.

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An acoustic performance of a lesser known Bob Marley track.

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A solo electric performance of the Roxy Music classic.
For some reason I sang something about the tango in the second verse and never realised until it was too late. I blame the Argentinian pears I had that day!

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Filming by David William & Kate Threadgould
Video Editing by Melina Charokopaki

Soon after recording in Milan, Italy during July 2011, and overcoming some challenging situations, SoulJahm moved on through Nice to Barcelona. A few additional songs were recorded, David was reunited with his acoustic guitar in Paris, and eventually they settled in Berlin throughout the winter where they were able to develop the Music more intensely but not without further more intense challenges.

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Having written the original SoulJahm songs on ukulele a year earlier, by May 2012 we were back in Budapest, this time with guitar, and staying together in an apartment with my dad and brother who came to visit, one day it was suggested we should sing a few songs out on the rooftop terrace. This became the Budapest Terrace Sessions - the first time we had played these new songs live and on guitar with an older one - Summer Sadness - thrown in.

Karl-Marx-Allee
Suzanne
Summer Sadness
Italian Saturday
Mysterious
Europa Spezial

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On a beautiful summer's day in Edinburgh we took a walk in nature with the acoustic guitar and I performed a collection of originals and a few covers upon a rock. Unfortunately, we weren't able to film the whole concert due to technical problems but you can listen to the audio of the whole performance at the link below:

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Giudecca
Remembering (We're Still Friends)
All Things Must Pass (George Harrison cover)
Here I Am
When It All Comes Together
Why Do You Run
Lucky Now (Ryan Adams cover)
Karl-Marx-Allee
Calico Skies (Paul McCartney cover)
Northern Lights

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An acoustic cover of the T. Rex classic.

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Got up late, had breakfast, recorded some guitar and then a spontaneous Friday night evening walk became this.

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I used to find rope and make these as a child. Walking in the woods this week I came across three ready and waiting!

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Arriving in Vienna in February 2011 with no laptop, no phone, no instruments, a month later David & Kate would move onto Budapest with a new laptop, ukulele & melodica, a new video camera and an audio interface/mic. SoulJahm was born. The first videos were simple live performances of freshly written songs inspired by their travels. A few months later this progressed to home studio recordings on the move, beginning in Milan, Italy in July 2011. This whole phase was about growing the Music.

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I released my debut album 'One Way Ticket' in January 2006. By the end of that year I'd completed a bunch of demos set for a follow-up album. My world was shaken by what I can only call a spiritual awakening that took place during the end of 2006 and into the beginning of 2007. All my plans were interrupted as I went through some sort of "reset".

Music dropped into the background as a period of introspection and little activity commenced and things shuffled around into a new harmony and balance, the desire to unite with like-minded souls made itself more strongly known during the years 2007 - 2010. Unable to find these kinds of connections in Edinburgh and online during those years, the pull to continental Europe was getting stronger. It was always on the cards after the first attempt in 2002. A feeling that there may be people and a life waiting there more suitable to the way Kate and I were living.

By the summer of 2010 things began changing quite radically in our lives. Synchronicities and coincidences which eventually led to us leaving everything behind in Edinburgh, putting our belongings into storage and setting off to mainland Europe by the autumn of that year.

Barcelona was the first stop, we flew out from Edinburgh on the morning of 4th October 2010. It felt like life was guiding us so there was no detailed plan. The only feeling was to remain in Barcelona for the foreseeable future and see what would develop. Within days that idea collapsed as our laptop was stolen and we couldn't replace it. So without a laptop, everything changed and after a month we moved onto Paris, and from there another Europe travel adventure was born which saw us move from place to place during the first 5 months before finding some kind of stability. We had always known Music would be at the centre of this eventually but were in no hurry for that - it would come when the time was right. People took priority but that couldn't be forced either. Those first 5 months we were without instruments and soon without a laptop! But we still had a camcorder with which to capture moments of the journey.

So "Planting The Seeds" documents this period, before any songs had been written or recorded as SoulJahm, before SoulJahm even existed. To outsiders it may not have looked like anything significant was happening but to me and Kate, we knew and recognised seeds were being planted during this period as we moved around, from Barcelona eventually landing in Budapest, where SoulJahm was born.

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The Simon & Garfunkel classic from the 60s which featured in The Graduate film.

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Written by David William
Bass - Mark P.
Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Cajon, Percussion & Synths - David William
Engineered, Mixed, Produced & Mastered by David William

Filming - Melina Charokopaki
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Written by David William

All instruments & drum editing by David William
Bassline composed by Mark P.
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by David William
Produced by David William

Photography & artwork design by David William

My new album '2020' released on 26th March 2020 has been in the works for a couple of years. The '2020' title came to me in 2017 as I felt it would be an important year for humanity. The seven tracks on the album were recorded between 2017 and 2020 in amongst other tracks I've been working on, many which featured on my recent releases 'End of the Strangers' and 'One Way Ticket (Travelling Lighter)' and some still to come.

Of course, few people could have foreseen current events in 2020. Many of the songs on this album deal with the uncertainty, anxiety and increasing Orwellian control we see around us but as things get worse there is also the potential for them to get better and that is reflected in these songs. Spiritual Consciousness and the true nature of a human being is pointed to again and again in many tracks.

Almost all of the songs from this album date back to 2006 apart from "Sunflower Girl", which was written in November 2014. There is a bonus version of '2020' available with the original demos of each of the seven songs.

https://davidwilliam.bandcamp.com/album/2020-bonus-edition

The artwork is from a photo I took in Berlin during the summer of 2014. I was seeing double digits a lot during that period.

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A live studio performance of the SoulJahm original "Karl-Marx-Allee" from the forthcoming album 'On The Street', a collection of all the originals I've played as a street musician between 2016 and 2019 the way I play them outside.

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A live studio performance of the SoulJahm original "Magica Fountain" from the forthcoming album 'On The Street', a collection of all the originals I've played as a street musician between 2016 and 2019 the way I play them outside.

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Written by David William
Bass - Mark P.
All other instruments - David William
Mixed & Mastered by David William
Produced by David William
Filming - David William & Melina Charokopaki
Video Editing - Melina Charokopaki & David William

The official video for "The Truth" from the 2019 album 'End of the Strangers'.

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A live studio performance of "The Truth", found on my 2019 album 'End of the Strangers'. This version is from the forthcoming album 'On The Street', a collection of all the originals I've played as a street musician between 2016 and 2019 the way I play them outside.

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Written by David William
All instruments by David William
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by David William
Produced by David William

Filming - Melina Charokopaki
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Written by David William
Harmony Vocal - Kate Threadgould
Synth Solo composed by Kate Threadgould
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums, Ukulele, Synths & Percussion - David William
Filming & Video Editing - Melina Charokopaki

The 2018 updated version of "Christmas (C'mon)" now with a video for 2019.

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Written by David William
Vocals & Guitar - David William
Filming - Melina Charokopaki
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The official video for the Travelling Lighter version of "One Way Ticket".

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Singer/songwriter/musician from Edinburgh, Scotland based in various locations around Europe. From the pop/rock of his debut album 'One Way Ticket' (2006) to the psychedelic indie folk of SoulJahm and beyond...