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Rockin Dave passed away on 1 May 2016 after a period of illness. He was an extraordinary character and musically very talented, with his own special sense of twisted humour, and will be sorely missed. He also completed his memoirs over the past few years, and the book, which presents somewhat controversial and challenging views to many, has been published - check out links to the book HERE.

Rockin Dave was cremated and his ashes rest in the Mt. Pinatubo volcano crater lake, Luzon Island, Philippines, scattered there on a flypass from a light aircraft, as it was always his wish to make a skydive into the lake.

The legacy lives on.

 

Next Wednesday 23rd April, we will be celebrating St. Georges day at Midnight Rock. The staunch supporters from Subic will also be there, and it promises to be an entertaining evening.

 

If you're English come and join us, and if you're not, - come and see what  all the fuss is about!

 

Live Rock & Roll, Fun & Frolics!

Remember, -If you ain't rockin' by midnight, - you just ain't rockin!!

Well tomorrow would have been the king of Rock & Roll's 80th birthday. Coincidentally, I will be playing my show at Midnight Rock around 8pm (ish), and of course I will be playing lots of - Jerry Lee Lewis!

 

 

And remember:

 

 

 

and yes Live music tonight around 8pm ish

 

 

Rockin Dave featured in Haircults book

Rockin Dave Raising Hell!

On July 5, 1954, a 19-year-old Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studio in Memphis and recorded “That’s All Right” with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black.

Welcome everyone.

Yesterday marked the 300th Rock & Roll show at Midnight Rock, and I was more than surprised at the amount of customers last night. A big thanks to everyone for your continued support.

Wednesday April 23rd at 6pm onwards,  will once again see Midnight Rock Bar swamped with revellers from all over the Philippines for the annual St. George's day celebration.

I am pleased to announce that there will be ONLY one more show with Rockin Dave & Lucky Luciano on stage at Midnight Rock This Thursday February 20th!

Welcome!!

 

See more at: http://www.midnightrock.eu/breaking_news/rockin_dave__lucky_luciano_on_stage_last_thursday_at_midnight_rock/

See more at:

http://www.midnightrock.eu/rockin_dave__lucky_luciano_on_stage_feb_2014/

Rockin Dave's Double Bass player from Italy, the amazing Lucky Luciano will be on stage with Rockin Dave this Thursday February 13th, at 8pm (ish).

 

Don't miss this very special night!!!

 

Rockin Dave & Lucky have played together all around the world with Rockin Dave's 10-piece show band since 1988.

 

Welcome....

 

Remember, -If you ain't rockin' by midnight, - you just ain't rockin!!

 

Lucky

 

 

 

DON'T MISS THIS GREAT SPECTACULAR EVENT!!!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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DON'T MISS THURSDAY ROCK & ROLL NIGHTS WITH 'LIVE' MUSIC FROM ROCKIN DAVE! AT MIDNIGHT ROCK MUSIC LOUNGE, ANGELES CITY, PHILIPPINES

 

IF YOU AIN'T ROCKIN' BY MIDNIGHT-YOU JUST AIN'T ROCKIN'!

 

HOW TO GET THERE:

 

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Impresario Mel Tyler visits Midnight Rock

 

Jimmy (Harry the Horse) and Rockin Dave at Midnight Rock Club

SOUND ON

CLICK ON THE HORSES

 

 

This Thursday at 8pm (ish), Rockin Dave will be performing at Midnight Rock in celebration of this memorable day,-4th of July.


How can we ever forget that it was on the 4th of July that the great composer Stephen Foster was born in 1826.


Foster was famous for composing more than 200 songs including the great 'Swannee River' of which Rockin Dave recorded a version of in 1993 on his CD 'Boogie in the City'.

 

 

Dave Taylor: Boogie In The City


Foster, known as the "father of American music", also wrote  "Oh! Susanna", "Camptown Races", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", "Old Black Joe", and "Beautiful Dreamer"


Rockin Dave will play his version of 'Swannee River' on Thursday in celebration of this great day.


Oh, and by the way, for all you  Americans out there, I believe that you also celebrate this day for another reason....


So, It's time to put on your Blue Suede Shoes and Rock Around the Clock... Jump, Jive and Wail away your Honky Tonk Train Blues with Rockin Dave - the hottest name around in Rock*n*Roll, Rhythm*n*Blues and Boogie Woogie!


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DON'T MISS THURSDAY ROCK & ROLL NIGHTS WITH 'LIVE' MUSIC FROM ROCKIN DAVE! AT MIDNIGHT ROCK MUSIC LOUNGE, ANGELES CITY, PHILIPPINES


IF YOU AIN'T ROCKIN' BY MIDNIGHT-YOU JUST AIN'T ROCKIN'!


HOW TO GET THERE:

 

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Screamin' Lord Sutch

 

 On May 30th 1984, Rockin Dave, in addition to performing his own concerts, began touring with Screaming Lord Sutch. An association that would last until Lord Sutch’s Death in 1999.

Also on May 30th, a solar eclipse occurred, although I’m not sure what the connection there is.

Rockin Dave will be performing at Midnight Rock Bar this Thursday May 30th at 8pm (ish).

 


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Rockin Dave on stage in 1985 with Screamin' Lord Sutch


Screaming Lord Sutch & the Savages (1984-1985)

  • Dave Sutch (lead vocals)
  • Chris Black (lead guitar)
  • Wayne King (bass)
  • Dave "Rockin" Taylor (keyboards)
  • Chris Gent (tenor saxophone)
  • Ricky Bainbridge (tenor saxophone)
  • Wild Bob Burgos (drums)

Screamin' Lord Sutch wrote the liner notes to one of my CDs: "Still Rockin in the Same Ol'  Way".

 

"My path first crossed with Dave Taylor's in the mid-70s. We played at many of the same venues - rock'n'roll clubs,

working men's clubs and festivals in England and Europe. I remember Dave caught my attention as a talented young pianist/singer who, like myself, added some gimmicks to his stage appearances. He didn't just 'tinkle on the ivories', he hammered the keys to death, played the piano with his feet, chopped it to pieces and even set fire to it on stage. And they call me a Raving Loony!

In April 1985 I was the compere of the famous Piano Battle staged in Weymouth between Dave and Freddie 'Fingers' Lee, (which Dave won - I might add!) I will never forget this match - the audience took away any tiny pieces left over from the pianos! Throughout the 80s and 90s, I have quite often appeared on the same bill with Dave, even playing together in Helsinki, where I was taken over by Dave to perform at Kaivopuisto, a massive outside musical extravaganza.

Over the past four decades, I have worked with some of the best in the business - Eric Clapton, Charlie Watts, Jeff Beck. Dave, in my opinion, as a musician and showman, falls in the same category with these top guys."

Rock'n'Roll!

Screamin’ Lord Sutch
April 1999"

 

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Follow this link to read the full story:


http://www.midnightrock.eu/rockin_friends/#sutch

St. George Rocks at Midnight Rock! (Again)

Wednesday April 24th at 6pm onwards,  will once again see Midnight Rock Bar swamped with revellers from all over the Philippines for the annual St. George's day celebration. 

 

In the Rock n Roll venue on Don Juice Street, Angeles City, the English flag will be raised ahead of live music by Rockin Dave on Wednesday night.

Steve Hicky will be bringing up a bus loaded with party goers from Subic to join in the celebration and a good night will be had by all.

The pub Crawl begins at the Blind Beggar and will end at Midnight Rock for some good ol' Rock N Roll!!

 

A FULL menu will be available serving traditional English food such as CURRY's, Fish & Chips, Burgers, and Hot Dogs Etc etc. (Well you know what I mean).

 



 

IF YOU AIN'T ROCKIN' BY MIDNIGHT-YOU JUST AIN'T ROCKIN'!

There are still a few Billion people around the world who have not experienced Rockin Dave's Show at Midnight Rock.

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On June 14 1953 - Elvis Presley graduated from LC Humes High School in Memphis Tennessee.

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Whilst, on June 14 1989 - Ronald Reagan was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

 

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However, on June 14 2012 Rockin Dave will be performing at Midnight Rock, Angeles City, Philippines, at 8pm (ish).

 

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Rockin Dave will be Rockin' Midnight Rock tonight at 8pm (ish). Come early to get a seat!

 

Come and join us at 8pm 17th April, for a great party night at Midnight Rock where we will be celebrating  the 4th year of Philippine Secrets.

Rockin Dave will putting on a special Rock & Roll show. Welcome one & all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In the Rock n Roll venue on Don Juice Street, Angeles City, the English flag will be raised ahead of live music by Rockin Dave on Friday night.

They threw 35 buckets of balls for the girls at Midnight Rock.

Now you can enjoy a Burger 'n' Chips, Hot Dog, Fried Chicken or Steak all grilled to your liking. All this in addition to Rockin Dave pounding out some good ol' Rock & Roll!


Only on Thursday nights at Midnight Rock from 8pm 'til late.

 

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Elvis is on Stage at Midnight Rock every night,- Come in and have a drink with him!

And while you're there, say hello to Rockin Dave!

Remember-If you ain't rockin' by midnight, -You just ain't rockin'!

 

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ROCK N ROLL

MIDNIGHT ROCK

Just when I had almost decided that each bar in Angeles was pretty much a clone of the others, I came across something different. I stumbled into Midnight Rock about 10:00 last Thursday night and found the ‘joint was a rolling and a rockin’, going round and round’ to quote Chuck Berry.

 

Rockin’ Dave Taylor, who owns/manages Midnight Rock, was pumping out rock and roll music on the piano with a flair and power that Jerry Lee Lewis would be proud of. The music from the 50s and early 60s that led the rock rebellion was so familiar, and Dave’s flamboyance on the keyboard so mesmerizing, I couldn’t get enough of it. I missed girls in their wide skirts and multi-layered petticoats, bobby sox and flat soled pink shoes jiving all round the place but I guess you can’t have everything in this life.

 

And if you should ever doubt Dave’s ability or his authenticity, don’t. Dave has toured with Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, B.B. King and the real Shakin’ Stevens as well as having a successful solo career. The man knows his stuff and puts on a great show every Thursday night from 8:00.

 

Get yourself down to Midnight Rock on Don Juico Avenue/Perimeter Road one Thursday and soak up the music from a kinder, gentler age. You won’t be sorry.

 

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Preface

 

At the outset, I must say that I am not a novelist, I hardly even write letters these days, and I rarely reply to anonymous letters, so, for anyone picking out grammatical errors or omissions - tough! Go and find something useful to do. I do like the anomalies of the English language though, in fact I've always been interested in languages, I appreciate the art and cunning of linguistics. Indeed, I've often been called a cunning linguist.

 

I certainly don't believe in politics, it doesn't matter who you vote for, the government always gets in. I've always said that Guy Fawkes was the only honest person to enter the Houses of Parliament - and look what happened to him. Why do you think the announcement on the London underground train states "A light for the houses of Parliament" as the train arrives at Westminster? It is said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. Did you know, by the way, that it is unfortunately illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament?  It's a strange anomaly that Britain is governed by the politicians in the houses of parliament, in a place where the Speaker of the House is not himself even allowed to speak! Politics in itself is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book, as did previous Prime Minister Tony Bliar. In my book, Govt. is a four letter word, so I have never voted, except a few times for Screamin' Lord Sutch of the Monster Raving Loony Party. But that's another story...

 

Although I hear that reincarnation is making a comeback, I am not a religious person and consider myself an atheist (thank God). However, I believe that I have abided by most of the Ten Commandments (except the one about coveting your neighbour's ox). I don't steal, I know how much the government hates competition. I am a person of many convictions, and remember, the only way to make crime pay is to become a Lawyer. After all, a Lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns can, and Lawyers are the only persons to whom ignorance of the law is not punishable.

 

I will be writing this novel, which will become my first unauthorised autobiography, on my PC, unlike the novel Tom Sawyer, which was the first novel ever written on a typewriter, I digress, well why not, it's a free country - almost. I decided that it is high time that I put pen to paper, and so I bought a computer. Whoever said that the pen is mightier than the sword had obviously never encountered automatic weapons.

 

I have written every word in this book from memory, there was never anything written down, not even in a diary. I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me. Proofreading is the hard part, you have to proofread very carefully to see if you any words out. It is work of fact, not fiction, indeed it is fair to say that income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.

 

I personally don't read a lot of books, I've not even read this one, but then again I don't need to - I know how it ends. I've never bought a newspaper and read them very infrequently, and only then out of boredom and for sheer entertainment. I'm definitely a self-confessed non-conformist and a firm believer in antiestablishmentarianism (if there are a few extra letters in there, I'm sorry about that). Even as a kid, I would have an After Eight mint at 6 o'clock, just to rebel. Then came rock & roll, which was my escalator to fame. And in due course, I worked my way up from nothing, to a state of extreme poverty. Consequently, I have always been opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.

 

After more than 35 years of entertaining people and having had the pleasure of visiting all four corners of the globe in the process, (can a globe have four corners?), I consider myself a citizen of the world. Alas, living on the Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year. I have seen it all and done it all, the problem is I can’t remember most of it. The wages of sin is death, and the wages for playing rock & roll are not much better. I can say that there are worse places than prison, and I know because I've played them. Nevertheless, I have always liked rock & roll, not just the music but the clothes, the people, the way of life and the cars. Where else would you find big imposing cars with massive finns (except at a Helsinki Police station, of course)? Rock & roll is not just a matter of life and death - it's more important than that. I'm very philosophical about it all, I started out with nothing in life and I've still got most of it left. I learnt at an early age that you can’t have everything….where would you put it?

 

In the seedy world of rock & roll, whilst you can certainly meet a lot of fascinating characters, remember that friends may come and go, but, as I have found out, enemies tend to accumulate. Having been involved in the music business since the early 1970s, I have throughout that time amassed a vast assortment of anecdotes and mareseydotes and little lamseydivey, in conjunction with amusing reminiscences of that period, and I now have the opportunity to pass on these memories in the following chapters. I planned to write this book many years ago, but just kept putting off the inevitable. After all, procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday, which is yet another way of saying don't put off today what you can avoid doing altogether the day after tomorrow. In any event, if I had written this book several years ago, it wouldn't have been complete, and you wouldn't be reading these words now. After all, outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend, whereas inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

 

'The Rocky Road', is essentially the story of a rock & roll piano player, Rockin Dave, yours truly, the ups, but mainly downs of a rocker's life. A rocky road that has many times become a cul de sac. I must confess, I was born at a very early age and soon discovered that the road of life is a indeed a rocky road, exceedingly so, just like any road that you might walk down. A road filled with pot holes that you can fall in, and uneven cracks that you can trip up on, and lots and lots of dog shit.

 

I remember at an early age watching the likes of teen idols Paul Anka and Bobby Vinton on TV, and wanted to follow in their footsteps. I soon became a teen, but was never idle, maybe that's where I went wrong. I remember with warmth how, on dark rainy days in England, I would stand with my family around the piano located in the drawing room, - wishing that someone could play it. I have never been backward at coming forward and I have always had an ambition to write a book, but until I was born, my life was pretty boring. In fact, practically everybody in London has half a mind to write a book, and does. In theory, everything works, as I found out. I have had many nice things said about my piano playing and songwriting, but soon realised that flattery is just an insult in gift wrapping.

 

This book will provide insights to concerns that you never knew you had. It will both shock and enlighten. Indeed, it will offend some parties, especially those who are cronies of the state. It isn’t what this book will cost that matters. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it. Rumours that profits derived from this publication are being donated to a raffle for the Policeman's Ball are entirely speculative. And any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely intentional, and any similarity to any person either living or dead is also definitely intended. Should any of the content found in this book be deemed, or maybe even found to be offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable - well, that means that you're just an old fuddy-duddy. You know what they say,- If you can't take the heat, get a fan. I did and some of them still buy my music.

 

WARNING

 

There is an enormous amount of challenging information in this book. Please do not continue if you are dependent on your present belief system, or if you feel that you cannot cope emotionally with what is really happening in this world. To all the judges, police, immigration officers and the Crown Prosecution Service, bailiffs, ladies in waiting, and ladies who have given up waiting, the events in this book never happened. For the rest of the world, this is the way it was. Only some of the names have been changed to protect the guilty. So herewith, I present my offering in the form of this novel, and I sincerely hope that you will waste no time in reading it.

 

Rockin Dave

 

©Midnight Rock 2000-2011 all rights reserved

 

 

Rockin Dave entertains ecstatic audiences worldwide and has not been named the "Acrobat Pianist" without good reason! Watch this rare video from 1980 filmed in 1980 at the Tavastia Club in Helsinki.


 

See Rockin Dave in his home town Nottingham in 2004

'Seaview' from the album 'Nordic Dream' is a million miles away from what I normally do musically, i.e. Boogie Woogie, Rock & Roll, Big Band Swing etc., and it almost never made it to fruition. I wrote and recorded this album back in 1991. Not knowing quite what to do with it, it sat on my studio shelf for 13 years until one day I made the decision to release it.


In this light classical composition can clearly be distinguished the traditional melancholy of the Scandinavian character and music, contrasting severely with the sensitive tranquillity and beauty of the Nordic nature as well as the impetuous seasonal divergence.A musical voyage....

 

Dave Taylor: Nordic Dream

 

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Dave was invited to open ‘Joe Bananas’, one of Hong Kong's top night clubs, in 1985. To commemorate the event, Dave's gold lamé drape jacket and blue suede shoes were placed on permanent display in a glass cabinet inside the club! While in Hong Kong, Dave obtained rave reviews by the Hong Kong public and a great deal of press coverage, for example, in the 'Hong Kong Standard' and 'TV Times', as well as appearing in a number of TV and radio shows, such as Edward Bean's popular 'Fizz Bizz'. Dave recalls that on the eve of the early morning recording of 'Fizz Bizz', where Dave played his then new track, You'd Better Listen to Me Now (Midnight CD705 Cadillacs & Moonlight), he took a taxi to the famous Hong Kong Peak. Unaware, that there would be no return transport after midnight, nor any means of contacting someone, Dave was deserted until the next morning, with nothing more than a six pack for company. He only made it back by walking all the way from the Peak to the filming location in Kowloon just in time for the recording of the TV show, shattered and complete with bloodshot eyes, having spent the entire night admiring the vastness of Hong Kong from the Peak!

 

Brian Poole (Ex Brian Poole & the Tremeloes) has re-released Rockin Dave's composition, "Hey Little girl".

 

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It's difficult for anyone who has heard them not to like — or even love — Brian Poole & the Tremeloes. They were one of the more prodigiously talented British pop/rock bands of the 1960s, and they threw that talent into the making of amazingly catchy and well-crafted singles that lit up the charts and radio on both sides of the Atlantic for four years running, from 1966 through 1970.

 

Rockin Dave recorded his version of the song in 1979 and it can be found here:

Dave Taylor: Cadillacs & Moonlight

Hear it here:

 

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Rockin Dave's highly acclaimed Thursday night Rock 'n' Roll show will go ahead as planned even if the world comes to an end on May 21st 2011, as predicted by Harold Camping.

Believers had spent months warning the world of the pending cataclysm. Some had given away earthly belongings. Others took long journeys to be with loved ones. And there were those who drained their savings accounts.

Rockin Dave stated:" Rock 'n' Roll isn't just a matter of life and death, it's more important than that".

He added:, "If the world does come to an end on the 21st of May, the Rock 'n' Roll show will still go ahead as planned at 8 pm 'ish' on Thursday night at Midnight Rock Music Lounge, Clarkview, Angeles City, Philippines".

Remember: - IF YOU AIN'T ROCKIN' BY MIDNIGHT, - YOU JUST AIN'T ROCKIN'!

How to get there:

 

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Rockin Dave From Midnight Rock has snubbed the Royal wedding by deciding not to attend the star studded extravaganza.

 

In a statement, Rockin Dave said: "Unfortunately, I have a gig that night at Midnight Rock, so will be unable to attend".

 

You can catch Rockin Dave 'LIVE' this Thursday, May 5th (and every Thursday) at 8pm, ONLY at Midnight Rock, Angeles City, Philippines.

 

IF YOU AIN'T ROCKIN' BY MIDNIGHT, - YOU JUST AIN'T ROCKIN'!

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MIDNIGHT ROCK is pleased to announce that, as a result of an agreement
signed with the long-standing record label, K-tel International, two timeless Dave
Taylor albums, HOOKED ON JIVE and NORDIC DREAM, will now be available for
downloading via K-tel and iTunes, and other K-tel’s selected digital
platforms worldwide.

HOOKED ON JIVE was first released by K-tel on CD as part of its hugely
successful 'HOOKED ON' series in the 1990s. The classic tracks of the best
in Big Band Swing, Jive and Rock & Roll, contained on the original CD,
will now be available for download individually.

Track listing:
All She Wants To Do Is Rock ~ Jive With Me ~ Caldonia ~ Mona Lisa ~ Shake
Rattle & Roll ~ Kansas City ~ Sky Jive ~ Boogie Woogie ~ School Days ~
Swannie River Rock ~ Dave's Boogie ~ Saturday Night Fish Fry ~ You'd
Better Listen To Me Now ~ Choo Choo Ch'Boogie ~ Rockhouse ~ Jumpin' At The
Woodside ~ All By Myself ~ Big & Bouncy ~ Won't You ~ Jivin' With Elise.

NORDIC DREAM - A CELEBRATION OF SCANDINAVIA

The project "Nordic Dream" was created by the English songwriter, Dave
Taylor, who has worked in Scandinavia since the late 1970's and lived
there for many years. It is a musical account of his impressions of
Scandinavia, inspired by the various Nordic towns and landscapes, and
influenced by the extraordinary music culture. In these light classical
compositions can clearly be distinguished the traditional melancholy of
the Scandinavian character and music, contrasting severely with the
sensitive tranquillity and beauty of the Nordic nature as well as the
impetuous seasonal divergence. The 19 recordings featured on this CD
represent the inheritance of many years of collaboration between Dave
Taylor and Scandinavia and a celebration of the Nordic Countries. 

Nordic Dream is a million miles away from what I normally do musically,
i.e. Boogie Woogie, Rock & Roll, Big Band Swing etc., and it almost never
made it to fruition. I wrote and recorded this album back in 1991. Not
knowing quite what to do with it, it sat on my studio shelf for 13 years
until one day I made the decision to release it. Nordic Dream isn't a

collection of songs in the Scandinavian style, but more a collection of
memories and thoughts of a time spent in Finland.
Dave Taylor 2004

Dave Taylor: Nordic Dream

Click CD for full track listing and details

 

 

 

Dave Taylor: Hooked on Jive

Click The CD for full track listing and details

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Piano virtuoso Rockin Dave has been signed by the legendary record company MGM-PYE-PATHE. Rockin Dave joins a host of stars such as: Frank Sinatra, Status Quo, The Eagles, Otis Redding and James Brown, to name but a few.

 

 

The Rockin Dave  back catalogue can be found here:

 

http://www.cdbaby.com/group/rockindave

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Rockin Dave's long-time bass player, Lucky Luciano, flew over from Italy to be on stage at Midnight Rock on Thursday 13th January (unlucky for some - those that didn't see the show!)

 

 

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A great time was had by all... not least by the girls on stage who got into the act!

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Remember - Rockin Dave is at Midnight Rock every Thursday nite at 8pm..ish!!!

 

IF YOU AIN'T ROCKIN' BY MIDNIGHT - YOU JUST AIN'T ROCKIN'!!!!!

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Another great night is planned for January 13th 2011, at 7.30 ish.

 

Rockin Dave's Double Bass player from Italy, the amazing Lucky Luciano will be on stage with Rockin Dave.

Lucky & Rockin Dave

Don't miss this one-off special!!!

 

Rockin Dave & Lucky have played together all around the world with Rockin Dave's 10-piece show band since 1988.

 

 Remember,- IF YOU AIN'T ROCKIN' BY MIDNIGHT-YOU JUST AIN'T ROCKIN'!!

 

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Bar of the Month – Midnight Rock

For this month’s feature bar, we’re selecting Midnight Rock up on Perimeter Road.  With live music, cheaper drinks and friendly girls, it’s a win-win situation for any barhop.

 

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SAY NO MORE.................

Thursday nights at Midnight Rock are hugely popular with Rockin Dave getting wilder & wilder on that rockin' Piano!!


This amazing Great British Rock*n*Roller, Boogie Woogie Pianist/Singer creates an electric atmosphere everywhere he performs, from Hong Kong to Russia, from Finland to the Philippines. He entertains ecstatic audiences worldwide. The stage show consists of Jump Jive, Rhythm*n*Blues, & 1950's Rock*n*Roll, including some of Rockin Dave's self-penned material. It's time to put on your Blue Suede Shoes and Rock Around the Clock... Jump, Jive and Wail away your Honky Tonk Train Blues with Rockin Dave - the hottest name around in Rock*n*Roll, Rhythm*n*Blues and Boogie Woogie!

 

 

 

Rockin Dave on stage at Midnight Rock

 

 

Rockin' Rina at Midnight Rock

Internationally renowned Rockin Dave is to play a huge private party at the residence of Lord and Lady Challis in Chelsea this July 2010. Arrangements have been made to fly Rockin Dave and his 15-piece band from Madrid where he has currently been recording a new album. Watch this space....

 

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April 23rd at 6pm saw 'Midnight Rock Bar' swamped with revellers from all over the Philippines for the St. George's day celebration. In the Rock n Roll venue on Don Juice Street, Angeles City, the English flag was raised ahead of live music by Rockin Dave on Friday night.

 

Steve Hicky brought up a bus loaded with party goers from Subic to join in the celebration and a good night was had by all.

 

A pub Crawl began at the Brass Knob and ended at Midnight Rock for some good ol' Rock N Roll!!

 

Just to let you know that this Thursday at Midnight Rock Bar, there will be a very special guest on stage with Rockin Dave.

 

Flying in all the way from Italy is 'Lucky' the bass player in my Band, and who has worked with me since 1995.

 

Don't miss this one time event!

 

Hope to see you there- Midnight Rock Bar, Don Juico (in between Phoenix Hotel and Bretto's),  Angeles City.

 

Lucky & Rockin Dave

Thursday Nights at Midnight Rock Music Lounge are proving immensely successful.


Welcome everyone!!

 

 

Come and see why.........

Well, Rockin Dave's piano made it safely to Angeles City, Philippines:


Check out Rockin Dave live at: MIDNIGHT ROCK MUSIC LOUNGE, DON JUICO, CLARK VIEW, ANGELES CITY, PHILIPPINES.


Harry the Horse review:

 

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT AT THE MIDNIGHT ROCK

On Wednesday, 26 Aug 09, I witnessed great entertainment at the Midnight Rock. I
saw first hand the piano playing and singing of "Rockin Dave" at this new Club that
was previously known as "Electric Blue". Dave had been open for a few days already
but on this particular night he had sort of a formal opening with the help of some
of other Club owners who provided an array of dancers that really livened the place
up. Represented were ladies from Emotions, Dr. Holm's, Stampede and Eruptions and
of course, the Midnight ladies themselves. The highlight of the evening though had
to be the show put on by the man himself - Rocking Dave.

This is definitelysomething different to look forward to and I do believe that Dave
will develop a
good fan base and some loyal customers. I am hoping that he will perform about
every hour on the hour for fifteen minutes or so because he is the main attraction.
Yes, he has the ladies, the club is nice, the music is not loud, the prices are
reasonable, the dancers are energetic but he does need a few more to fill out the
bill. This is a club that will not be an overnight success but it will grow in
popularity over time. One can feel comfortable taking your girlfriend there and
even the Mrs just to see the antics of Dave on stage.

One thing is for sure, the Midnight Rock will continue to Rock on and Dave's piano
will not be silenced. He has too much talent to share with the patrons of his
Club and his business will grow accordingly. Everyone likes to look at the ladies,
me included and there sure are enough places in town to do that to your hearts
content but there is always room for a bit of show business as well, thank you,
Dave, for providing that.

Take care Dave, see you soon

Jimmy (Harry the Horse)

 

Rockin Dave on  A Finnish TV show singing his own composition-"Boogie Woogie".

Please feel free to leave a comment ;=)


The track "Boogie Woogie" is on Rockin Daves' CD "Cadillacs & Moonlight" available here:

 

Dave Taylor: Cadillacs & Moonlight

ENJOY....

 

If you cannot see the video please click this link:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7pgMZ84EjM

Watch Rockin Dave In Angeles City, Philippines in 1987- before Pinatubo erupted!

 

If you cannot see the video please click this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSODAAu8094

 

If you can't see the video, please click here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehnJ5HeH_qI

Rockin Dave explores the Mount Pinatubo Volcano on the Island of Luzon, Philippines 10 May 2009

Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, at the intersection of the borders of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. The Volcano's cataclysmic eruption in June 1991 produced the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century and the largest eruption in living memory.


The colossal 1991 eruption had a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6. Surrounding areas were severely damaged by pyroclastic flows, ash deposits, and later by lahars caused by rainwater remobilizing earlier volcanic deposits. Thousands of houses and other buildings were totally destroyed.


The effects of the eruption were felt worldwide. It ejected roughly 10 billion metric tonnes of magma, and 20 million tons of Sulphur Dioxide, spewing vast quantities of minerals and metals to the surface environment. It injected large amounts of aerosols into the stratosphere-more than any eruption since that of Krakatoa in 1883.


Over the following months, the aerosols formed a global layer of sulphuric acid haze. Global temperatures dropped by 0.5 °C, and ozone depletion temporarily increased substantially.


The birth of modern Pinatubo occurred in the most explosive eruption in its history, which deposited pyroclastic flow material up to 100 meters thick on all sides of the mountain. The total volume of material erupted may have been up to 25 cubic kilometres, and the removal of this amount of material from the underlying magma chamber led to the formation of a large caldera. This was also the largest earthquake recorded, comparable in size to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.


The ash cloud from the volcano covered an area of some 125,000 km², and could easily be seen from space, bringing total darkness to much of central Luzon. In total, 364 communities and 2.1 million people were affected by the eruption, with livelihoods and houses being damaged or destroyed.


More than 8,000 houses were completely destroyed, and a further 73,000 were damaged. Up to 900 people were killed and 100,000 became homeless following the Mount Pinatubo eruption. In addition to the severe damage sustained by these communities, roads and communications were damaged or destroyed by pyroclastic flows and lahars throughout the areas surrounding the volcano. The arduous journey would take us through raging rivers and across extremely rough terrain.


This is not the first time that I have harboured a yearning to visit Mount Pinatubo. During my first visit to Angeles City in 1986 during a tour of the Far East, I was fascinated with the Volcano. At that time, I was an active skydiver with more than a thousand jumps under my belt, and it was my intention to skydive over Mount Pinatubo and land on the summit. Sadly that never transpired and I made my last skydive in the last year of the last Century. Now I am again here in Angeles, I couldn’t resist the urge to visit the site of the most powerful eruption in living history, and made a plan to visit Mount Pinatubo this time round…


Well, the pick up was arranged for 6 a.m. at Margarita Station, Angeles City, So I set my alarm for 5 a.m. and consequently woke up at 3 a.m! Full of anticipation, I made my way to Margarita and had several beers which I would suggest is not the most efficient way to prepare for a trek up Mt. Pinatubo. The driver, June arrived promptly at 6 a.m. and we set off in the 4x4 jeep. We were accompanied on the trip by 4 Koreans who never spoke a word throughout the journey and, as my Korean is less than atrocious, the trip to Pinatubo was very quiet.


The journey to St.Juliana, the so called ‘base camp’ was uneventful and took around 1 hour. There we registered and paid the additional 350 PHP for the privilege of hiring a boat to sail on lake Pinatubo, (which turned out to be a total waste of time as when I arrived at the crater there was no boat to be found). They did issue a refund however on our return. I digress, and why not? It’s a free country.


At this point, we were joined by the Mountain guide, - Didoy and, after registration, we set off again across the rugged terrain towards the base of Mt. Pinatubo where we immediately became stranded in a raging river. Luckily, we flagged down a passing jeep (as you do), who towed us out of the river. Following a further 20 minutes or so of bouncing across the rough landscape, we arrived at a clearing where we could drive no further. The rest of the climb would be on foot.


The trek started off relatively easy, but soon escalated into a full on intense climb over rocks and across rivers. Didoy ran on ahead like he was a school boy on a Sunday picnic flying up the Mountain as if he did that everyday, which in fact he did, leaving the rest of us to find the way to the summit on our own. This wasn't as difficult as it sounds though, as the only two choices were over stepping stones up the river, or into the dark, dense jungle which was probably full of snakes and other creepy crawlies. I opted for the stepping stones.


As I was in front, spurred on by the San Miguel, the Koreans followed me as if I knew where I was going. I think that the camouflage jungle hat that I was wearing gave them the false notion that I was some kind of Indiana Jones. The trip towards the crater was gruelling and hot, but the scenery was spectacular and almost made me forget the aches and pains in my lower extremities. After some 60 minutes of exertion, (the likes of which I hadn't experienced for a good few years), we were met by the awe inspiring view of Lake Pinatubo. The Koreans behind me clapped and cheered at the sight. (Although I personally think that they were just relieved that we had been going the right way).


After eruptions had ended, a crater lake, Lake Pinatubo, formed in the 1991 caldera, with the 1992 lava dome forming an island. At first, the lake was small, hot and highly acidic, with a minimum pH of 2 and a temperature of about 40 °C. But that wasn’t going to worry us. We were made of sterner stuff. We sat down for a rest, with Didoy the guide, looking on in bemusement. There then followed a steep climb down to the turquoise blue water of Lake Pinatubo. The Lake was tranquil and serene and we were sticky and sweaty as we jumped into the welcoming water and spent the next half hour languishing in the cool lake. I briefly pondered upon what would happen if this sleeping giant chose this point in time to erupt again and wondered if there would be a refund. I decided to get dressed just in case. After sandwiches and a couple of beers which I had hauled diligently all the way from the sari-sari store, I headed back up to the crater rim. One last look at Lake Pinatubo and then it was time for the relatively easier climb down back to civilisation.


On the way down, assisted greatly by gravity, one of the stepping stones which turned out not to be a stepping stone, but instead, a large leaf, gave way under my feet and plunged me into the river. Unperturbed by my drenching, I jumped up quickly and attempted to look nonchalant which wasn’t easy with my jungle hat dripping water and coconut leaves hanging from my shorts. I continued down the mountain to the waiting jeeps. At this point, the Koreans went in one jeep back to St.Juliana and I went in another direction with Didoy and June in search of the hot springs of Pinatubo. Was it something I had said I wondered, or were they just hungry for the lunch that was awaiting them? I presumed the latter and continued across the moonlike landscape towards the Spas, through an unreal and nebulous landscape, arriving at a picturesque expanse complete with palm trees and water falls. These were the thermal springs of Mt. Pinatubo, which cascade straight from the Volcano itself and where temperatures range from a mild 40 degrees Centigrade to a Sauna-like, skin blistering 70 degrees Centigrade !


Spectacular views, towering lahar canyons, therapeutic hot and cool springs together with cascading waterfalls. All that was missing was a bar! Not being one to take the easy option, I jumped into the 70 degree Spa, and jumped out twice as fast! After a few tentative attempts, I eventually became relatively accustomed to the blazing temperature and basked there for 15 minutes or so pleasantly wallowing in the Sulphurous liquid. I felt like a broiled chicken, but as there was no restaurant there, I settled for a cold beer.


I was told by Didoy that the Spa had almost magical powers of healing, and right now I could do with all the magical powers of healing that I could find. Didoy and June were desperately trying to hide their laughing, as I emerged from the hot Spa resembling an over cooked lobster! I cooled myself down in the tepid second and third Spas before returning to the jeep and making our way back to St.Juliana. Back over the plains of Pinatubo we were greeted by the friendly Aetas, an indigenous group of people who live on the slopes of Mt. Pinatubo. They waved and smiled but looked somewhat bemused as we passed by.


In the St.Juliana restaurant, the Koreans were already into their third course as we trundled in and sat down at the table. The meal was included in the price, which unfortunately for me consisted of Adobo, Pansit and other Pinoy delicacies. I was looking for a burger and chips. Not to worry though, the Koreans enjoyed it and the sari-sari store was still open and selling beer. We drove back to Angeles City where June dropped off the Koreans at their hotel and dropped me off at Margarita Station for a few more beers to celebrate my achievement. After all, it was only 2.30 in the afternoon and far too early to go home.


The total cost of the trip was just 3,500 PHP which was in my estimation, very reasonable and money well spent. After a relaxing massage, it was time for a spot of bar hopping down Fields Avenue but could anything else really compare to trekking up the slopes of Mount Pinatubo and swimming in the Crater of Lake Pinatubo???

 

ROCKIN DAVE

10 MAY 2009

www.midnightrock.eu

 


Rockin Dave has recorded a video with the Italian virtuoso JustCarmen. Hear and see them both perform Sha-Na-Na's classic 'Those Magic Changes'. Recorded in Finland, England and Italy. -And edited in Spain!

 


If you cannot see the video please click this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64cvHLPZabI

Rockin' Dave Taylor has been nominated for the Just Plain Folks
Music Awards for his songs: "Big N Bouncy" and "You'd Better Listen
To Me Now". Check out these songs and see why!


http://cdbaby.com/all/rockindave


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Rockin Dave Taylor : BoogieWorld!

BoogieWorld!

Il Blog di Linda e Adalberto dedicato a Boogie Woogie, Rock 'n' Roll e Swing: Musica, Ballo, Locali ed Eventi. Pianisti Boogie Video di Rockin Dave Taylor

Sia che andiate o meno al Concerto di Rocking Dave, che si terrà questa sera a Piacenza, crediamo che questo Video vi coinvolgerà... :-)

If you cannot see the video please click this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7pgMZ84EjM

Venerdi a Piacenza...

Venerdi, presso il Circolo For Sale di Piacenza, ci sarà una grande Serata per gli appassionati di Boogie Woogie e Rock 'n Roll.


E', infatti, previsto un concerto con il pianista britannico Rockin Dave Taylor, tre-musicisti-tre dei "malfamati" :-) Good Fellas e i Boppin' Shoes.

Non conosciamo direttamente Dave Taylor, ma da un filmato che vi presenteremo nei prossimi giorni sembra mattocchio al punto giusto... :-)

Abbiamo, invece, ballato con l'ottima Musica dei Good Fellas durante l'ultimo Summer Jamboree di Senigallia. Purtroppo, in quell'occasione i Good Fellas dovettero limitarsi a fare da intermezzo all'aperto, durante le esibizioni di Dita Von Teese. Cosi', appena iniziavamo a scaldarci con il loro Swing travolgente, subito i Good Fellas dovevano smettere di suonare, per permettere al pubblico di rientrare in discoteca e seguire lo spettacolo della Fritola Furba. :-))

Dei Boppin' Shoes abbiamo parlato in occasione del loro concerto tenuto al Dancing Vallechiara di Cusano Milano, durante il quale abbiamo anche scattato qualche (brutta) foto. Sono una certezza e sapranno sicuramente entusiasmare il pubblico.

Se Piacenza non è troppo lontana per voi, vi raccomandiamo caldamente la Serata

Still Rockin in the Same Ol' Way

Still Rockin in the Same Ol' Way

 

Rock & roll, boogie-woogie, ballads, swing and good original jive, difficult to find nowadays, performed by one of the most charismatic British musicians of that genre. Dave Taylor is a good singer and a genuine piano player, who represents the classic fifties style, with more than thirty years of experience and a good number of records behind him. The CD includes twenty tracks where you will find own compositions together with, among others,  Moon Mullican’s, Bobby Boulter’s or Lou Willie’s ones. Songs belong to different moments of Taylor’s life, from “Schooldays” –recorded in 1975- to the recent ones that come from 1999, all them performed on a convincing determined way thanks to the good work of a bunch of professional musicians who know what they are doing and how to get it.

 

Dave Taylor is backed by a horn section including tenor, alto and baritone sax, trumpet and trombone, plus guitar, pedal steel, string arrangements, acoustic bass, drums and different instruments in some tracks such as flute, violin, viola, cello, accordion… and so on. A CD that should be taken into account. GREAT.


Review by:

 

dusty blues

 

 

DAVE TAYLOR: Still Rockin' In The Same Ol' Way

 

ROCKIN DAVE TAYLOR - A ROCKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

(Midnight CD 607)

 

 

A Rockers Guide to The Galaxy

 

If you like your rock & roll to be pure and unadulterated, this latest collection
from local boy Rockin' Dave Taylor is a joy.


Beeston-born Taylor, a one-time Raleigh apprentice, has been banging out rock and boogie woogie albums for more than three decades, as well as performing all over the world. This latest offering on his own Midnight Rock label features self-penned numbers and classics like Blueberry Hill, Choo Choo Ch Boogie and Giddy-up-a-ding-dong, all given Taylor's distinctive honky-tonk piano treatment.


Stand-outs include Dave's arrangement of Count Basie's Jumpin' at the Woodside, the Fleecie Moore rocker Caldonia, and an upbeat treatment of Mona Lisa, another oft-recorded song which gave Nat King Cole, Conway Twitty and and Notts singer Shane Fenton (aka Alvin Stardust) varying degrees of success.


A Rocker's Guide to the Galaxy takes Taylor's album tally over the 20 mark and it is another irrepressible selection of the world renowned Rockabilly Hall of Famer - ROCKIN DAVE TAYLOR


Out now!  Buy it now!

 

DAVE TAYLOR: A Rocker's Guide to the Galaxy

Rockin Dave Taylor is preparing for a long-awaited tour of Brazil starting at Christmas 2008. The last time Rockin Dave was there was in 2002.

See Rockin Dave live on stage in Rio de Janeiro's Gaslight club and Sao Paulo's Rockin' Gene club!

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Rockin Dave has purchased 'Coyote Ugly' in Fields Avenue, Angeles City. The bar was renamed Midnight Rock (which is the name of Rockin Dave's businesses back in England).


Rockin Dave will be playing Rock & Roll music 7 nights a week Plus he will be performing 'Live' Every Saturday night.

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Opening Hours: 3:00 pm - 4:00 am

Enjoy Happy Hour Discounts from: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

COYOTE UGLY has room for about 60 people

The Bar employs about 30 Dancers

18 friendly Waitresses will take care of you.

Local Drinks: 70 Pesos

Ladies Drinks: 140 Pesos

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That's the good news!! - The bad news is that it's an ILLEGAL compilation put together by an ILLEGAL download site!

Unfortunately, unscrupulous people are stealing money from artistes and publishers alike by releasing illegal compilations like this.

You can purchase LEGAL versions of these tracks for around £0.79 or $0.88!! Is it really worth stealing tracks from artistes who have put time, money, talent and experience into their music?

Hear Mona Lisa by Dave Taylor - CLICK HERE

Or purchase Mona Lisa on Rockin Dave's Latest CD "A Rockers' Guide to the Galaxy" at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/taylord14

The Illegal Mona Lisa CD Track Listing:

01 - Aaron Neville - Mona Lisa
02 - Alfred Hansen - Mona Lisa
03 - Andy Williams - Mona Lisa
04 - Billy Vaughn - Mona Lisa
05 - Bing Crosby - Mona Lisa
06 - Black Devils - Mona Lisa
07 - Bobby Cash - Mona Lisa
08 - Bobby Prins - Mona Lisa
09 - Chet Atkins - Mona Lisa
10 - Claude Gray - Mona Lisa
11 - Danny Everett & The Spectacles - Mona Lisa
12 - Dave Hughes - Mona Lisa
13 - Dave Taylor - Mona Lisa
14 - David Frizzell - Mona Lisa
15 - Dean Brothers - Mona Lisa
16 - Dice Rebels - Mona Lisa
17 - Dixie Aces - Mona Lisa
18 - East & West Rockers - Mona Lisa
19 - Elvis Presley - Mona Lisa (home rec.)
20 - Floyd Cramer - Mona Lisa
21 - Foster & Allen - Mona Lisa
22 - Frank Sinatra - Mona Lisa
23 - Frankie Laine - Mona Lisa
24 - Gert Lengstrand - Mona Lisa
25 - Good Rockin' Tonight - Mona Lisa
26 - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Mona Lisa
27 - High Flyers - Mona Lisa
28 - Impressions - Mona Lisa
29 - Indonesian Revival Band - Mona Lisa
30 - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Mona Lisa

Rockin Dave gets together with Dana Gillespie, Eva Cassidy, Jose Feliciano and Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's on the new Latin CD release "Bon Chiki Bon" which features Rockin Dave Taylor's ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK!

 

 

Rockin Dave Taylor's track 'ALL SHE WANTS TO  DO IS ROCK'  has just sold over 10,000 copies on the CD -LATIN UNLIMITED BON CHIKI BON on CASA MUSICA RECORDS GERMANY

This top selling record company located in Germany has released Dave's version of the Wynonie Harris classic as a special release for sports and dancing-schools and –studios / clubs.

Rockin Dave Taylor has taken over the Dirty Duck's Rock & Roll and Blues Bar in Fields Avenue, Angeles City, Philippines and is now running the bar full time.

Rockin Dave Taylor will be appearing live at the Dirty Duck's on a regular basis, drop in and see Rockin Dave on stage together with more than 50 stunning girls!!


Rockin Dave and Dirty Duck's look forward to welcoming you to the premier rock & roll joint in Angeles City, Philippines!


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Dave Taylor: This Is Boogie Woogie!

Rockin Dave Taylor's 'This Is Boogie Woogie' hits 10,000 Downloads!!

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY

Dave Taylor
This Is Boogie Woogie!
©Dave Taylor (634479003806)

More Than 1 hour of Red Hot, Explosive, Boogie Woogie piano playing in the Dave Taylor trademark style. This is boogie Woogie as it should be played......

The well-known pianist, composer and performer, Dave Taylor, has created a unique blend of Big Band Rock'n'Roll, Rhythm'n'Blues and Jump Jive rolled into one. A critic once said: "I don't for one minute think that Dave has sat down and contrived the history of Rhythm'n'Blues, but he has succeeded in doing so nonetheless. There are plenty of Blues, Jump Jive and Big Bands about but nothing comes close to this for being difficult to categorise. Dave's musical roots can be clearly heard in the likes of Merrill E. Moore, Moon Mullican and Count Basie."

To this day, there are still stories told about Dave's performances (playing the piano upside down or performing unnerving acrobatics during his stage shows; his unique entrance to the venue by parachute, and his inimitable Boogie Woogie playing technique - yet, never compromising the quality of the music). On this CD, we can enjoy some of Dave's overwhelming piano playing, which never fails to impress.

Dave didn't just 'tinkle the ivories', he hammered the keys to death!!!!


SCREAMIN' LORD SUTCH 1998

TRACK LIST

1 Minor Details
2 Back To Basics
3 Boogie f' Release
4 Shufflin'
5 Fiddle Diddle Boogie
6 Skyjive
7 Big Beam Boogie
8 Boogie in the City
9 Poundin' The Tracks
10 Swanee River Boogie
11 Cadillac Boogie
12 Driving Home
13 Scrapin' the Barrell
14 Spooky Boogie
15 Rhapsody In Boogie
16 Burn It Boogie

Rockin Dave Taylor will be appearing live at the 'Dirty Ducks' in
Angeles City, Philippines on Saturday 27th September.


Drop in and see Rockin Dave on stage together with more than 50
beautiful girls!!

It's time to put on your Blue Suede Shoes and Rock Around the
Clock... Jump, Jive and Wail away your Honky Tonk Train Blues with
Rockin Dave - the hottest name around in Rock*n*Roll, Rhythm*n*Blues and Boogie Woogie!


Dave Taylor: A Rocker

A Rocker’s Guide to the Galaxy


is a journey through time and space. The time, 1957 onwards - the space, the planet Earth. The journey is a supersonic trip of Music that transverses styles and places through which Dave Taylor travels with his Piano, along the Milky Way.

To hear the Music is to catch a flying star and slide down the rainbow to the pot of gold – it is all within your grasp if you only follow your instincts. The Music is ageless, timeless, spaceless. Feel the golden glow of harmony spiralling through the ages.

Take a rocket to the moon or join a band of rockin’ rollin’ spacemen from Mars. The Music knows no form, no rules, no boundaries. The universe will not wait any longer. Your imagination is eager to be your chauffeur, your Cadillac is on the runway to the speed of sound, and beyond… Blast-off!

Track List

1 Keep It Up Baby
2 Goin' to Heaven
3 Fingertippin' Boogie
4 I've Lost Her This Time
5 Rockabilly Lumberjack
6 Saturday Night Fish Fry
7 Blueberry Hill
8 Mind Your Own Business
9 Boogie Woogie Country Girl
10 Giddy-up-a-Ding-Dong
11 Mona Lisa
12 Jumpin' at the Woodside
13 Tell Me
14 Choo Choo Ch Boogie
15 Rock Me
16 Millennium Rock
17 Lipstick Powder & Paint
18 Cryin' over You
19 She Won't Rock
20 Tell Me Why
21 Caldonia


As well as playing regular shows up and down the Spanish Costas and attending radio interviews, and has just returned from touring clubs up and down Italy with his show band, the GoodFellas.

The end of 2008 will find Rockin Dave performing at a private party in Pakistan!

Talks are on going with the US military who want to bring Rockin Dave to Iraq for some shows.

Rockin Dave is also in negotiations with the organisers of a major outdoor festival in the Ukraine for a live show at the end of 2008.

Rockin Dave's CD 'This is Boogie Woogie' continues to outsell all his other releases, with more than 10,000 downloads alone of this album to date.

For the past year or so, Rockin Dave has been writing his autobiography, which promises to be a revealing and fascinating insight into the complex world of a Rock & Roll musician, his trials and tribulations, and a captivating read!

Rockin Dave has also been invited to join his friend and lawyer, Giovanni Di Stefano, as the Campaigns Officer for Giovanni’s political arm, the Radical Party http://www.theradicalparty.co.uk – well, whoever heard of anything so controversial as mixing Rock & Roll and politics together?!

Another recording is also planned, this time to be recorded in Rome.

In June 2008, Rockin Dave will tour the Far East - the last time was in 1987!

For regularly updated information and CD mailorder purchases visit our website: http://www.midnightrock.eu or http://www.cdbaby.com/all/rockindave

  • ROCKIN' DAVE TAYLOR - Vocalist, pianist, composer

This well-known artist has created a unique blend of Big Band Rock n Roll, Rhythm n Blues and Jump Jive rolled into one.  With 30 years as a musician Dave started in the UK by playing in rock n roll bands at an early age, whilst studying classical music for 6 years. Although still young he was performing with many stars such as Bill Haley,  BB King, Chuck Berry, and Shakin' Stevens, Marty Wilde, The Batchelors, PJ Proby, Jess Conrad, and even Jasper Carrott!

 

                                         

Tours of Europe, 5 years in Scandinavia -where he is still a huge hit- and appearances on UK TV and radio followed- The Kenny Everett Show, Pebblemill at One, Old Grey Whistle test and more.

Dave went on more tours in Russia, Hong Kong, The Phillipines, Europe and the USA over the  years, and recorded many of his own songs.

Dave performed at the launching of Austin Powers' The Spy Who Shagged Me' at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1999, in front of  VIP guests including a host of Hollywood stars and producers; Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Val Kilmer, Charles Bronson and Sir Richard Branson among others.

He has recorded many CDs over the years too, and continues to produce new ones.

                                                

 Now living in the Costa Blanca,  Dave is currently building a new recording studio facility here, where his Midnight Rock Records label will be relocated soon.    He has still found time to tour the UK, Italy and Spain whilst writing and recording more songs.    There is so much to say about Dave, his work, and his achievements- but this quote sums him up-

Raimo Henriksson, General Manager of Warner Chappel Music says-

"To this day, there are still stories told about Dave's performances - playing the piano upside down or performing unnerving acrobatics during his stage shows; his unique entrance to the venue by parachute and his inimitable Boogie Woogie playing technique - yet, never compromising the quality of the music."

 

                                                                     

It's time to put on your Blue Suede Shoes and Rock Around the Clock... Jump, Jive and Wail away your Honky Tonk Train Blues with Rockin' Dave Taylor - the hottest name around in Rock n Roll, Rhythm n Blues and Boogie Woogie! Book him for your venue now!!

vince tracy

 

 

daveRockin Dave Taylor visited the Altea studios (Spain) to meet up with Vince Tracy and Paul Melba on Monday 11th December 2007. You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the link below:

vince_tracy_podcast_davetaylor11_Dec.mp3

Rockin Dave goes on tour with the Goodfellas in Italy

 

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