Dave Crix has written songs, played guitar and sung lead vocals in various bands over the years since the age of 15.
“With over 35 years experience singing, playing guitar and song-writing both solo and in bands, I offer my wondrous wisdom to budding musicians to develop their skills and realise their potential. Unusually I teach singing AND guitar, so I’m better placed than most to help if that's what you want to do. I can help you evaluate your skills and boost your confidence. I will help you find your own unique voice, style and confidence and even help with advice when gigging and recording”.
Burning Idols were a punk band circa 1979 - '86. They produced a 6-track cassette EP in 1985 called 'Burnt Offerings'. All songs were written by D Crix. The band band evolved into his next project which became known as Rock-Ola Crazy.
In 1989 David's song-writing potential was spotted and credited by Mick Jones (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite) and Rock-Ola Crazy were touted as 'up and coming' on the sleeve notes of Megatop Phoenix, Mick Jones' album from Big Audio Dynamite.
In the winter of 1992-1993 David spent 6 months working in various bars in Val d’Isere (ski resort) in the French Alps as a solo acoustic performer, then worked the following summer just outside Barcelona in Spain. He has also busked in Spain, France and ...Romford.
Worked solo and in various acoustic duos usually playing cover versions in bars, weddings, restaurants locally and in London.
More recently writing and recording and producing an album in his home studio under the name 56 Special.
The Rhythm Shack was launched in early 2009 and David’s easy going and simple approach to music has proved very popular.
2020 will see the release of not one but two albums of original material, all recorded here at Rhythm Shack Studio, which will be available to buy on this site. The first single from the first album hopefully by March.