David Thomas Broughton
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David Thomas Broughton

Biography

David Thomas Broughton is a British folk singer and guitarist, based in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Born in Otley, West Yorkshire, UK, he creates the sound of a large ensemble by sampling himself singing, playing acoustic guitar, and making an ...

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Biography

David Thomas Broughton is a British folk singer and guitarist, based in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Born in Otley, West Yorkshire, UK, he creates the sound of a large ensemble by sampling himself singing, playing acoustic guitar, and making an assortment of other sounds through a Boss loop pedal. He also uses various non-traditional musical instruments to augment his songs, including radios, personal attack alarms and televisions, and occasionally incorporates a use of natural field recordings into his music. He is also known for his love of spontaneity and musical improvisation, recording albums in one take (allowing recording faults to remain) and beginning live performances with no clear plan in mind.

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The Promise
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In Service
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In Service
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My Ageing Heart Is Slowly Killed
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My Ageing Heart Is Slowly Killed
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Perfect Louse
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Perfect Louse
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Ever Rotating Sky
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Ever Rotating Sky
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Ambiguity
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Ambiguity
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Ain't Got No Sole
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David Thomas Broughton Biography

David Thomas Broughton is a British folk singer and guitarist, based in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Born in Otley, West Yorkshire, UK, he creates the sound of a large ensemble by sampling himself singing, playing acoustic guitar, and making an assortment of other sounds through a Boss loop pedal. He also uses various non-traditional musical instruments to augment his songs, including radios, personal attack alarms and televisions, and occasionally incorporates a use of natural field recordings into his music. He is also known for his love of spontaneity and musical improvisation, recording albums in one take (allowing recording faults to remain) and beginning live performances with no clear plan in mind.

Three solo albums have been released under his own name, The Complete Guide to Insufficiency (2005), It's in There Somewhere (2007) and David's first studio recorded album Outbreeding (2010), as well as the EPs Anchovies and Boating Disasters (2010). In 2007 he collaborated with Leeds chamber music group 7 Hertz to release David Thomas Broughton vs. 7 Hertz, and released a single during the same year with Chris Casati. In 2013 he collaborated with the Juice Vocal Ensemble and the subsequent year Sliding the Same Way (David Thomas Broughton and Juice Vocal Ensemble) (2014) was released.

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