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David Layton - Guitarist / Blog

Chimera - Brothers In Arms

You just have to hear the version of Brothers In Arms (Dire Straits) by Chimera. It's epic: better than the original!

New Song, New Studio!

Hi people, Check out my latest upload, "Presence Of The Lord" (a cover of the old Blind Faith number), recorded on my new Tascam DP008EX (eight tracks).

Tita Luisa - A Great Talent

This lady has the best voice I've heard in a long time and the songs are fabulous. She gives me the chills: that is a sign of a special talent.

Stu "Bear" Beitler - Listen to Him!

There's an artist on RN that I've just discovered. His song "Rings In Her Hair" is one of the best things I've heard in a long, long time. Check it out and spread the word. The song is wonderful.

All Tracks Downloadable!

In the spirit of the internet and the new music industry, all my tracks are currently available for free download. Major artists are welcome to do covers and pay me huge royalties everafter!

Goodbye Gary!

As a tribute to my favourite guitarist, Gary Moore, I offer my version of Gary's hit, Don't Believe A Word. Gary, you were the best and we'll miss ya!

Bones Martyn Band - Check 'Em Out

Many thanks to Bones Martyn for his staunch support and for laying down a bass line on a new version of Floating Bridge (to be uploaded when space permits). He's a credit to the spirit of ReverbNation (and his band sound like a groovier version of Motorhead!). Thanks mate!

Recording & Such

Everything you hear on this site of mine was recorded in my bedroom, alone, using a BOSS Micro BR recorder and its integral modelling software and condenser microphone. No external amps, effects or other devices were used. I think the BOSS is a great little machine, and it has allowed me single-handedly to inflict my music on the world. You lucky people, you!

Warrior Nation
Warrior Nation  (over 3 years ago)

I used a Boss br-1180 for several years. Great little machine. I've since moved to Logic. Regardless, I've always recorded my Les Paul direct, as you do. Yet I've always suspected that I could get a more "authentic" tone by putting a Shure 57 in front of a real tube amp. You sir have blown that notion out of the water! Your guitar tone is stellar; it is nuanced, full bodied, articulate, and warm; in short, nothing like what a digitally processed guitar is normally thought to sound like. I read long ago that the real tone of a guitar comes from the players hands (I think EVH said that). Man, you've got some magic hands!

Covers and collaborations

I loved the Henry Mancini-penned theme tune from the Inspector Clouseau film, A Shot In The Dark with Peter Sellers (Shadows of Paris), but always thought Gary Moore should have done it. As Gary is no longer with us, I’ve had a shot at it myself (if you’ll forgive the pun). I suppose you could call it a pastiche of Gary’s style. I’ve altered it a bit too. Hope you like it!