On the floor: Star tips on the road

David Gideon
David Gideon
Christchurch musician David Gideon, who performs solo but has had a lengthy career in bands, is returning to Dunedin for a show at the Normanby Tavern on June 7.

Apart from playing music, he has also been in the road crew for several of the world's largest rock acts.

Gideon describes himself as a fan of music in all its forms.

"I'm a music fanatic and I never tire of playing and touring. . . I have a growing repertoire of songs and some recordings to promote as well."

During stints as a roadie, he has managed to get some good advice from a couple of household names, including Graeme Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash fame.

"He was a really cool guy. But the best advice came from Deep Purple's keyboardist, when we supported them in '04 at the Christchurch Town Hall.

"He was another really approachable guy - intelligent and aware, you might say. His advice to me was that a musician can never practice enough. And that is quite true, especially since we never stop learning."

Gideon said his show would be "me playing acoustic guitar and singing a mix of covers and originals".

• Dunedin band Left Or Right plays Chicks Hotel, at Port Chalmers, tonight.

Guitarist Callum Hampton says the three-piece band's sound has moved towards a psychedelic, noise-rock approach "including frenzied contrasts and seductive dynamics".



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