David Hawley | That Upward Look

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That Upward Look

by David Hawley

British Pop, with power and acoustic flavouring, a splash of humour, and a hint of the Mersey.
Genre: Pop: British Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. who's foolin' who
4:51 $0.99
2. papering over the cracks
3:36 $0.99
3. panicland
4:15 $0.99
4. california face
4:53 $0.99
5. sleeping with mussolini
5:24 $0.99
6. what matters most
4:26 $0.99
7. useless youthful hormones
4:31 $0.99
8. fall so hard
4:19 $0.99
9. lucky thug
3:24 $0.99
10. last flight of the innocent
4:28 $0.99
11. he wants pretty
5:03 $0.99
12. all i'm going to do
4:12 $0.99
13. pratt police
3:41 $0.99
14. cruel mouth
4:27 $0.99
15. that upward look
3:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
Back in the '80's, I toured the Mid and West coast of the USA in a guitar duo with my brother. We were called "The Hawley Brothers" and we gigged three times a day in schools, colleges, and various other institutions. We did this for two years, out of the back of a brown Ford Pinto...Bass guitar, guitar, vocals and drum machine.
I think we covered about fifteen different states, and many Americans we met often just wanted to hear us talk!

When I came back to my home town of Liverpool, I got a "proper" job, but continued to play the pubs and clubs of the North West of England. During all this time, it never occurred to me to try and write my own songs.

The live gigging eventually fizzled out, and other life responsibilities fizzled in.
I eventually tried writing a song, with some humour, specifically about a local girl who ran a beauty parlour. I found I could remember it, and I actually quite liked it!
So, I wrote some more, and then some more, and then, I decided that I needed to record them.

A long uphill learning process followed. Splitting my time between writing and recording, I eventually got to a position where I had my first album recorded, digitally, at home (on a 16 track Korg D1600mk2, with various outboard equipment...). I mastered and burnt the album, then, through ignorance, accidentally destroyed the individual tracks!

Fortunately, I still had the master copy!

So, what you have here is unique! I poured out spirit, mental effort and as much of my experience as possible in that little studio, and to get these fifteen different tracks took about two years of spare time!

Some songs are heartfelt, like "Last Flight of the Innocent", "Cruel Mouth", and "What Matters Most". Others are light hearted reflections and experiences, like "Sleeping with Mussolini" and "Useless Youthful Hormones". In some, I get angry, like in "Pratt Police"
and "Lucky Thug". Others are probably love songs, like "All I'm Going to Do" and "That Upward Look".

My friends like it. So does my Mum. I hope you do, too.



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I love this CD - feel a very strong connection with some of the songs particular
A great listen...

This a pouring out of emotions.... not sad but very honest.
Listen closely to all the lyrics they are brilliant!

Danny "WARLORD" Kettle

Sleeping with Mussolini is just the Best track ever it must of been a close personnel experience !!!!This CD has a great Feel good factor Well Done DAVE


These songs are well written well mixed well played and have a real true feel to them both lyrically and musical
sometimes reminiscent of a early era even nostalgic but often with a true meaning of what life's everyday living
can bring to us,I am sure every listener will be able to relate to at least 4 or 5 of these tracks.,
He would have got 5 stars but I wasnt playing the guitar on it .,but hey ...he is a better musician than I will ever dream off.

Tommy Plumbz

I'm gonna buy this CD!
An impressive mix of good lyrics / lines and impressive musical awareness. Obviously written and recorded by someone who actually knows what they're doing and not the bloke in the picture! Having read the short life history, why hasn't this guy been signed up?? Good luck and keep writing bro!

Stephen Foster

Really enjoyable!
Stumbled on your page here, at Korg Forums, and glad I did.
I love your style, and you do it very well!

lowie James (songwriter)

After sifting through countless songs from wanna be songwriters on the inter-net it was very refreshing to hear some one who can actually write songs (good songs)!


good songs good music good lyrics...GOOD!
very good c.d i heard all the songs first and liked them even then!and i no the meaning behind most of them. great. emzxx

Ceri Stradling

Hawley demonstrates his versatility moving effortlessly between humour and patho
The range of musical styles on this CD is impressive. All tracks keep the listener glued by the quality of the lyrics. The versatility of the songwriter is demonstrated by the way he moves effortlessly from humour (sleeping with Mussolini )to paranoia (panicland)to heartfelt emotions (what matters most).


A talent awakes!
I know this man.
What has taken him until he is nearly f***y to start writing songs?
Listen to these and ask yourself the same question.
Pathos, bathos, fun and cynicism. Middle-aged angst, pent up parental emotion. He's not this funny in real life.
There is so much talent out there and so much dross being promoted by record and video companies.
Give this a listen. It deserves it!

Ian "Tommy" Haire

Surprisingly really enjoyed it (he's much better at music than he is at skiing!)got it in the car now and can even "sing" along to it - top CD