30 seconds: David Finney

Singer, songwriter and Bowie aficionado David Finney is our latest interviewee. His latest project Bewlay Brothers, showcases his sharp songwriting and classic arrangements.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 9 May 2012
  • min read
Singer, songwriter and Bowie aficionado David Finney is our latest 30 Seconds interviewee.

From the ashes (to ashes) of bands Aaron James and The Crystal Set, David's latest project  Bewlay Brothers was born. Sharp songwriting and classic arrangements form a strange and beautiful fusion of pop and blues with hooks to die for.


How long have you been making music?
Over 30 years!

What inspired your latest album?
A continuing and insatiable desire to express myself through the guitar and the written word

What process do you go through to create your music?
I find a chord sequence I like, then add splashes of melody until a lyric and theme is formed.

How would you describe your sound?
Continuing from where The Beatles left off

What would your dream collaboration be?
Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder or Mark E Smith

Where can we catch you performing next?
These days I mainly operate in the studio and come out for the occasional charity gig. You are more likely to see me delivering a workshop for The Energy of Conversation, which is a learning & development company I now run.

Listen to David's latest project, Bewlay Brothers, here