Putting bad mem­o­ries to bed

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‘‘We want to give peo­ple a taste of what the al­bum is like, but also go back and play a lot more folky stuff from my first al­bum,

he says. ‘‘The folk side of it is more friendly for a Sun­day vibe. We will be keep­ing it up-tempo with some quirky cov­ers.’’

Hav­ing al­ready started work­ing on his next record, Tay­lor is ex­cited to de­but some new tunes this weekend.

‘‘The new songs have a bit more hope and op­ti­mism in there,’’ he says.

Con­fronting, raw and hon­est are three things Tay­lor prides his mu­sic on be­ing syn­ony­mous with.

‘‘At the time when I am writ­ing, it’s ther­a­peu­tic and feels nat­u­ral,’’ he says.

‘‘That’s what I have al­ways done. It helps to let go of the past.’’

Sup­port­ing Tay­lor on Sun­day is 21-yearold singer-song­writer Deena Lynch – who is half­way though a mar­ket­ing de­gree at Bond Univer­sity. Af­ter mak­ing her on-stage 12-months ago, Lynch re­leased her de­but al­bum, Lone Wolf.

‘‘A close friend of mine died in 2011 and it was one of those mo­ments that makes you take a long hard look at your life and I made a de­ci­sion to fol­low his ex­am­ple of liv­ing life pas­sion­ately and with­out fear,’’ she says.

‘‘I’d writ­ten some songs that laid out my loves, dreams, tri­umphs and losses with to­tal raw hon­esty, so I de­cided to com­pile them as an al­bum – mainly to pre­serve them for my­self. I also found a real love for per­form­ing live and I’ve been go­ing from gig to gig.’’

– ROSE SADLEIR

Tay­lor and Deena play Live at Bond, at Bond Univer­sity’s ADCO Am­phithe­atre, Sun­day from 3pm.

Dave Tay­lor and his band

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