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David Layton - Guitarist / Blog

Help Me Get There!

Hello everyone. My aim at present is to place one of my songs with a major artist and reap huge financial rewards, so, if you have any contacts, please use them for my advancement. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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!

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!