- DAVID SINCLAIR FOUR -
As a music journalist for The Times of London, Rolling Stone and Billboard, David Sinclair has chronicled the rock & roll years from the front row. Meanwhile, as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader, he has released five albums on the Critical Discs label and taken his own musical story to stages across Britain.
“Music is the sea I’ve been swimming through, one way or another, all my life,” David says. “And with this band, I’m on the crest of a wave.”
The David Sinclair Four (DS4) came together when David hooked up with guitarist Geoff Peel, a sage of the London blues circuit. Together with Jos “Wolfman” Mendoza (bass), Jack Sinclair (drums) and a cast of special guests including harmonica/radio star Paul Jones and lovers rock legend Maxi Priest they recorded the album 4, released in 2015.
Gigging around London venues including The Borderline, 100 Club, and Half Moon Putney, and further afield at festivals such as Cornbury and North Wales Blues & Soul, the DS4 has built up a dedicated following and won glowing testimonials for a show full of goodtime, rock & roll energy and wry narrative wit.
The new album, Sweet Georgina, has lifted the DS4 to the next level and with the Wolfman’s brother Rory Mendoza taking over on drums, the group has gone from strength to strength. With a live show which combines stellar original songs with a bunch of classic rock covers by acts ranging from Chuck Berry to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the DS4 is guaranteed to get the joint jumping, come rain or shine.
“A bluesy rock masterclass” - The Morning Star.