Wednesday, November 30, 2011

David Berkeley at TEDxSF & "From The Living Room To The Loft" on SiriusXM

RE-AIRING 12/4 & 12/6


New York, NY (November 30, 2011) – Bay Area singer/songwriter/author, David Berkeley has been more than industrious this year in support of his recent album Some Kind Of Cure, as well as his accompanying book, 140 Goats And A Guitar: The Stories Behind Some Kind of Cure.  YAHOO! MUSIC named Some Kind Of Cure one of the 'Albums That Should Be In Every Home' and HUFFINGTON POST featured David about his album and book along with a live performance video.

In addition to his usual club dates, David has also been performing and reading from his new book at museums, bookstores, cafes, private homes and even for marriage proposals.  Last night, Berkeley was a featured performer and speaker at the sold out TEDxSF Salon.  The focus of the program was education, and David sang songs and spoke of his experience at Harvard, teaching in a Brooklyn public school, and volunteering with CITY YEAR in San Jose.  The event was streamed live and each Salon video replay will be archived and found at and web channels.

David’s sold out Oct 15, 2011 performance from The Living Room in New York aired on "From The Living Room To The Loft" on SiriusXM on Nov 27th and will be rebroadcast on December 4 and December 6 at 7pm on SiriusXM Channel 30.  Berkeley will continue to tour in 2012, including the 30A Songwriters Festival, put on by the Cultural Arts Alliance.
Berkeley further deepens his foothold in the club circuit as “BELIEVE,” which Berkeley co-wrote with Sean Tyas is out now.  MixMag states that the “floor-friendly arrangement and David’s emotive lyrics (which we first fell in love with on Agulo’s ‘Fire Sign’) are a match made in heaven… producing a big-room, crossover movement.”  You can download the track at iTunes and Beatport.  A Steve Brian remix of “George Square” will be released in January on German label Euphonic.

Berkeley wrote and recorded a title track for New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben’s new thriller Shelter and Coban is giving the track away at his book readings and with purchases of his novel.  David also recently penned an essay called “River Music,” published in The Blue Rock Review, Volume 7, WATER. He’ll once again don his literary hat for WHY THERE ARE WORDS, the bi-weekly Bay Area reading series.  More information can be found at

Paste, American Songwriter, Relix, SF Chronicle & Boston Globe have all covered Some Kind Of Cure and David performed at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival with stops at Daytrotter, Acoustic Café, Art Of The Song (NPR), Acoustic Sunrise, WFUV (New York), WXPN (Philly), WERS (Boston), MPR (Maine) and a slew of morning shows.

He’s also performed on World Café, Mountain Stage, XM’s Loft Sessions, WFUV with John Platt and radio and television stations across the country.  David Berkeley was named one of WXPN's “Artists to Watch,” has received ASCAP’s Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award and, perhaps most notably, performed on PRI’s ‘This American Life’, telling the awkward and hilarious story of a private serenade he was hired to perform to help a guy win back an ex-girlfriend.

December 8, 2011 - Saulsalito, CA - Why there are Words at Studio 333 - 7pm
January 12, 2012 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic - 7:45
January 13, 2012 - Seaside, FL - 30A Songwriters Festival
January 14, 2012 - Seaside, FL - 30A Songwriters Festival
February 11, 2012 - Blanco, TX - Juniper Hills Farm - 6pm - An amazing and romantic Valentines Day dinner and unplugged concert (with a reading, perhaps) at the beautiful Juniper Hills Farm.

"The best of the young American songwriters, a voice full of feeling and a big, big heart.  
And the balls to say what he thinks."
- Boston Phoenix

“Emotional story-telling lyrics, charismatic stage presence, and hilarious anecdotes.”
- June Wulff, The Boston Globe

“A musical poet... There's a quiet beauty in David Berkeley's voice that carries a strength with it. He's a storyteller. He's a heart breaker.  He's at once a gusting tornado and an elegant whisper.”
- San Francisco Chronicle
“Berkeley’s wine-dark voice and penchant for dramatically textured minor-key ballads recalls Cat Stevens at his introspective best.”
- Paula Carino, American Songwriter

“You could call what David Berkeley does folk-pop, but it's really a kind of musical alchemy - a profound sensibility that's somehow radio-ready.  He plays finely crafted songs off his sensational new album Some Kind of Cure."
- Philadelphia Inquirer

"The music itself was a soothing cup of tea on a cold, rainy, May evening. Berkeley’s voice was warm and startlingly rich as he sang about love gained, lost, and fought over — his songs stalk the battlefield of relationships."
- Denver Post

"David Berkeley’s new album is some kind of wonderful for fans of the written and recited word.
- Driftwood Magazine

 “Berkeley’s a sixties-esque troubadour with songs to swoon by and a voice sweeter than incense and peppermints… He’s a double fantasy of Nick Drake and Donovan.”
- Robin Aigner, Rolling

“Dashing singer-songwriter David Berkeley delivers his warm, thoughtful songs, along with a reliably hilarious line in onstage banter.”
- Time Out New York

“Berkeley sings in a lustrous melancholy voice with shades of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake....
As his melodies ascend to become benedictions and consolations, the music shimmers and peals.”
- Jon Pareles, The New York Times

“One of the most promising singers to emerge in recent times.”
- Relix Magazine

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