Putting bad memories to bed
‘‘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