David Hunter released his new EP exclusively on cassette two weeks ago, at his concert at Pizza Express Live Holborn, in a limited edition box set including a cassette player! And for those not lucky enough to get their hands on one (the original run of cassettes sold out in less than 24 hours, with one copy selling on eBay for an eye-watering £460) ‘PLAY’ is available on all online platforms from today.
David said, “It was so much fun releasing the cassettes. People really embraced the idea and indulged in my nostalgia! Honestly, I spend half my life pining for the nineties, Saturday morning cartoons and sugary cereal! But it’s finally time to bring ‘PLAY’ up to date and let everyone hear it in all its 21st century glory! The songs span eleven years of writing and I can’t wait for everyone to hear them.”
David’s West End leading roles include Dr Pomatter in ‘Waitress’, Charlie Price in ‘Kinky Boots’ and Guy in ‘Once’ and he also appeared in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’, ‘Tommy’ and ‘Seussical’. He reached the semi-finals of ‘Superstar’, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ITV1 search for a star to play Jesus in his arena tour of ’Jesus Christ Superstar’.
The new EP features four songs (Silver and Gold, Hurt, Hand On My Heart and Starting Again) and has a folk/country sound to it with flavours of the Goo Goo Dolls, Ryan Adams and Ed Sheeran. My only complaint is that it just isn’t long enough! Luckily, his previous releases, ‘The Farm Song’, ‘The Space Between’ (with Caroline Kay) and ‘Silver Linings’ are available on itunes and streaming sites for us all to enjoy.
Check out www.thedavidhunter.com for some very cool merchandise to go along with the release of the EP!