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The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY CONTENTS - – ROSE SADLEIR

Tay­lor and Marc Bicer play Palm Beach Cur­rumbin State High School Theatre on Satur­day night. DAVE Tay­lor, front­man for lo­cal folk quar­tet Tay­lor, is ready to put the past to bed – in the form of a doc­u­mented al­bum. A re­flec­tion of a dark pe­riod in Dave’s life, the band’s new record To Bed With You is at times con­fronting and beau­ti­fully hon­est. ‘‘It’s not ex­tremely dark or de­press­ing. There are light spots and there are sides that can make you smile,’’ says Dave. ‘‘The con­cept be­hind the al­bum is pretty straight­for­ward. There is a sense of loss. It has to do with let­ting go of the past and putting that to bed.’’ Be­ing hon­est with his lyrics is some­thing that comes easy to Dave. ‘‘I have found that’s what peo­ple find ap­peal­ing about my mu­sic – the fact it is hon­est,’’ he says. ‘‘When I write it tends to be about real events and that’s ap­peal­ing to peo­ple. It’s like a diary in a sense. It’s ther­a­peu­tic. So is the re­lease of this record. I’m ready to start a whole new chap­ter of my life and fo­cus on what’s next.’’ Tay­lor’s de­but al­bum Warmer fea­tured a col­lec­tion of songs writ­ten while Dave was liv­ing and trav­el­ling over­seas. As To Bed With You ‘‘rep­re­sents a sin­gu­lar time’’, Dave has taken a dif­fer­ent ap­proach to the record’s struc­ture. ‘‘ Warmer went on an or­ganic route, there’s no smoke and mir­rors on that record,’’ he says. ‘‘This al­bum is such a dif­fer­ent al­bum. We had fun when we recorded and we tried new things. It’s a more pol­ished and pro­duced sound – in a good way.’’ Dave pre­dicts the al­bum preview show this week­end will be in­ti­mate and in­tense. ‘‘There’s a the­atri­cal side to our mu­sic,’’ he says. ‘‘We’ll be film­ing the show to make a DVD. We have a few sur­prises in store.’’

Dave Tay­lor, front­man of lo­cal folk quar­tet Tay­lor.

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