Kildare's David Burke has released a new EP

Paul O'Meara speaks to the musician from Kill about his music and travels

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Kildare's David Burke has released a new EP

David Burke appeared as an extra in well known Australian soap Home and Away

Kill musician David Burke has collaborated with Johnstown artist Dom Browne on a new EP ‘Hello Ocean’.

Burke is also an adventurer, who is on a musical stopover between Australia and Canada.

‘Hello Ocean’ is an EP with exciting, uplifting songs capturing the carefree, backpacking experience of Australia, New Zealand and south east Asia.

·’Hello Ocean’ debuted at No.1 in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts and is David’s fourth No.1 on iTunes. His debut album ‘Where Colours Swim’ was chosen as RTÉ Radio 1’s ‘Album of the Week’ and described by Hot Press magazine as “melodic and catchy with memorable choruses and impressive arrangements.” David has performed on RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2FM, Today FM, Newstalk and a host of other stations.

·As an extra on Home & Away this month, he is happy to have ticked off another bucket list item on his travels.

‘Hello Ocean’ will be accompanied by two music videos shot along the beautiful Australian East Coast with super talented videographer Dara Munnis (Hozier ‘Cherry Wine’) and Australian videographer Ty Bowmaker. See www.davidburkelive.com 

To promote his debut album, David cycled 2,000kms around Ireland and played 32 gigs in 32 counties in 32 days.

 He loves running, climbing mountains and swimming in the ocean.

He has collaborated previously with producer Adam Kviman (Eagle Eye Cherry, Picturehouse) and string orchestrator Chris Elliott (Amy Winehouse – Back to Black).

He toured Australia playing over 100 gigs and covering 20,000km (this time by car!) 

 Has shared the stage with wonderfully talented musicians such as Declan O’Rourke, Hot House Flowers, Alabama 3, Wallis Bird and Paddy Casey.

David is currently planning on touring Canada and the USA.

A former student at Naas CBS and later at UCD (Business and Law)he released his debut album ‘Where Colours Swim’ in 2014.

This was a tour with a difference. Burke toured the 32 counties of Ireland on bicycle.

This equated to a distance of 2,000 kilometres.

This concluded with a final show in Naas at the Nun’s Chapel in McAuley Place.

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