Welcome to daviesteelman.com, the website of daviesteelman.
daviesteelman is the project name under which David Mudie writes and records music in the genre of progressive rock.
Based in south London, David has been involved in music-making for much of his life. He plays keyboards, guitar and bass, and enjoys the processes of recording, producing and mixing music in a wide variety of styles.
The current release is Where It All Began, a five-track EP studio project comprising around 40 minutes of music. Some tracks on the current EP have been over 20 years in development, while others have been written recently.
From the rocky opener, Slab, to the extended meditation on geological time and human history, Grey Rocks, the EP takes the listener on a progressive journey through the landscapes of daviesteelman's world. The work hangs on the apocalyptic triptych of Triplets, Rush of Kings and Grey Rocks.
He is joined on a couple of tracks by family member James (guitar, trumpet), and friend and collaborator Steve Wells (guitar; formerly of the band Charming Snakes), and on one track by Sao Paulo-based guitarist Marco Neves (check out his Youtube channel).
Take the trip:
Discover Where It All Began.
The EP "Where It All Began" is available from the following sites:-
iTunes: Link to EP in iTunes
Bandcamp: Link to EP on Bandcamp
Amazon: Link to EP on Amazon
Follow the links in the player below to listen to the tracks on Spotify:
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Also available on Google Play, Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaaroMusica, Saavn, MediaNet and Shazam.
Here in the UK the July 2018 edition of Prog magazine featured the daviesteelman track "Triplets" on its cover disc, together with a short review within the magazine.
The review, by Jerry Ewing, editor of Prog, says "...a song rich in character...Gentle Giant, Yes and Jethro Tull vibes are tastefully prominent."
The EP has also been reviewed on the US-based music blog site Divide and Conquer; the reviewer says, "The songs were really well written and I think Mudie is a gifted vocalist and instrumentalist." (Matt Jensen, Divide and Conquer blog)( Link to full review)
The EP was favourably reviewed in the 94th edition of the French-language Belgian magazine Prog-resiste (published in the last quarter of 2018).
And on Bandcamp, Progressive Rock fan Sven B. Schreiber said "Holy crap! This is a fantastic prog album! I found it today... and it left me open-mouthed for considerable time... well, there's still hope for prog, as long as sublime music like this is created. Thank you, David Mudie, thank you... really can't thank you enough... You made my day! Favourite track: Rush Of Kings."
Thank , Sven! I'm blushing!
I'm working on a single to follow up the EP "Where It All Began". It will be called "Steam and Steel", and I'm looking at a release date of 7th June (artwork: the multi-talented Steve Wells!).