“A mixture of naivety, passion, and determination set me on this path” – David Lyttle
This week’s guest is David Lyttle (@david_lyttle). A man of many talents, he is a songwriter, jazz drummer, music producer, record label owner, and fellow podcaster. He has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as “one of the best, robust listening experiences you’re likely to have all year”.
I have been a fan of David’s work for about ten years now so it was great to finally meet him and chat with him about music, life and everything in between.
David started out as a child performer at the age of four with his family band. He caught the attention of Irish jazz fans like me while performing with legendary guitarist Louis Stewart. Since then, he’s gone on to perform in fifteen countries and develop associations with jazz icons like Joe Lovano, hip hop visionaries like Talib Kweli and the Irish music star Duke Special. The release of his third album, Faces, led to a MOBO award nomination.
I caught up with David last December, having just finished his busiest touring year in the UK and Europe. 2017 will be David’s most ambitious year yet with artist residencies in China and in the U.S.
If you want to hear more about David, check out his website.
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- David Lyttle – ‘Questions’ (feat. Rhea)
- The Banf Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada
- Kendrick Lemar’s, How To Pimp a Butterfly
- Documentary, Man On Wire by James Marsh
- Marjoe. A documentary about a hoax child preacher.
- Art and Crafts. A documentary about the most prolific art forger in US history.
- ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ by Hunter S. Thompson
- The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson
- Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
- MOBO Awards