Bay Area singer/songwriter/author, David Berkeley has been more than industrious this year in support of his recent album Some Kind Of Cure, as well as his accompanying book, 140 Goats And A Guitar: The Stories Behind Some Kind of Cure. YAHOO! MUSIC named Some Kind Of Cure one of the 'Albums That Should Be In Every Home' and HUFFINGTON POST featured David about his album and book along with a live performance video.
In addition to his usual club dates, David has also been performing and reading from his new book at museums, bookstores, cafes, private homes and even for marriage proposals. Last night, Berkeley was a featured performer and speaker at the sold out TEDxSF Salon. The focus of the program was education, and David sang songs and spoke of his experience at Harvard, teaching in a Brooklyn public school, and volunteering with CITY YEAR in San Jose. The event was streamed live and each Salon video replay will be archived and found at TEDx.com and TED.com web channels.
David’s sold out Oct 15, 2011 performance from The Living Room in New York aired on "From The Living Room To The Loft" on SiriusXM on Nov 27th and will be rebroadcast on December 4 and December 6 at 7pm on SiriusXM Channel 30. Berkeley will continue to tour in 2012, including the 30A Songwriters Festival, put on by the Cultural Arts Alliance.
Berkeley further deepens his foothold in the club circuit as “BELIEVE,” which Berkeley co-wrote with Sean Tyas is out now. MixMag states that the “floor-friendly arrangement and David’s emotive lyrics (which we first fell in love with on Agulo’s ‘Fire Sign’) are a match made in heaven… producing a big-room, crossover movement.” You can download the track at iTunes and Beatport. A Steve Brian remix of “George Square” will be released in January on German label Euphonic.
Berkeley wrote and recorded a title track for New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben’s new thriller Shelter and Coban is giving the track away at his book readings and with purchases of his novel. David also recently penned an essay called “River Music,” published in The Blue Rock Review, Volume 7, WATER. He’ll once again don his literary hat for WHY THERE ARE WORDS, the bi-weekly Bay Area reading series. More information can be found at http://whytherearewords.
Paste, American Songwriter, Relix, SF Chronicle & Boston Globe have all covered Some Kind Of Cure and David performed at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival with stops at Daytrotter, Acoustic Café, Art Of The Song (NPR), Acoustic Sunrise, WFUV (New York), WXPN (Philly), WERS (Boston), MPR (Maine) and a slew of morning shows.
He’s also performed on World Café, Mountain Stage, XM’s Loft Sessions, WFUV with John Platt and radio and television stations across the country. David Berkeley was named one of WXPN's “Artists to Watch,” has received ASCAP’s Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award and, perhaps most notably, performed on PRI’s ‘This American Life’, telling the awkward and hilarious story of a private serenade he was hired to perform to help a guy win back an ex-girlfriend.
DAVID BERKELEY APPEARANCES
December 8, 2011 - Saulsalito, CA - Why there are Words at Studio 333 - 7pm
January 12, 2012 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic - 7:45
January 13, 2012 - Seaside, FL - 30A Songwriters Festival
January 14, 2012 - Seaside, FL - 30A Songwriters Festival
February 11, 2012 - Blanco, TX - Juniper Hills Farm - 6pm - An amazing and romantic Valentines Day dinner and unplugged concert (with a reading, perhaps) at the beautiful Juniper Hills Farm.