You know the name, it’s more likely than not to be because of his time fronting Essex, UK melodic rock band InMe; over the next year, however, your perspective on Dave McPherson may well change.
His time writing and performing with InMe has seen Dave score a Number One in the UK Rock Charts when he was just 20, play the Main Stage of festivals such as Leeds/Reading, and tour the world – sharing stages with Deftones, Serj Tankian, Feeder, Biffy Clyro, Pendulum and many more. Like the aforementioned Tankian, and the likes of former Million Dead frontman Frank Turner, McPherson is now ready to step out on his own properly as his band enter a new phase following their ‘Best Of’ release.
Flying solo, however, is nothing new to Dave – armed with an acoustic guitar and a disciplined hard work ethic he’s been touring anywhere and everywhere since 2007 and has played over 700 shows. The difference now is that, as opposed to a collection of self-released EP’s that provided snapshots of Dave’s songwriting ability, he has recorded his debut album with a sound that is rich and pure, exploding with feeling and honesty. McPherson has lived & breathed music since childhood, drawing influence from artists such as Talk Talk, Loudon Wainwright III, Pink Floyd, Damien Rice, Amos Lee, Counting Crows & countless other vibrant artists. He is now ready to forge an identity of his own outside of the band that he has dedicated himself to over the past few years.
‘Dreamoirs’ will be released in May 2013, preceded by a Pledge Music campaign beginning on February 1st. It is Dave’s most involving musical project to date, allowing fans to obtain an abundance of exclusive music, multi-media, unique updates and mountains more. Dave sees it as a way of keeping music personal in a manner that massively benefits listeners, artists, charity and creativity. The concept of the album is, as the title suggests, based around dreams, and this will be reflected in the music and the various elements that fans will be able to get involved in. It is also an album that sees full band instrumentation (performed on the record by Dave himself, no less)