Great To See The Libertines Return To Newcastle

I thought it would never happen but after seeing them play a secret gig in January 2004 at Bulletproof club night at the University of Northumbria, they returned tonight ( 3rd August 2017). Viva The Libertines !

The Libertines, Live From Times Square, Newcastle, 3rd August 2017

Peter Doherty of The Libertines – Live From Times Times Square ,Newcastle, 3rd August 2017


The Libertines, Live From Times Square, Newcastle, 3rd August 2017

The Libertines – Live From Times Square, Newcastle, 3rd August 2017

The Greeting Committee and Positive Mental Attitude

After weeks of preparation and days and nights of shooting I was so proud and relieved to have finished my third music video for the Greeting Committee’s new single Show Me the Lights of Home released on End of the Trail Records

It was great to see our ideas which we discussed in their practice room, actually evolve into this music video. I am especially happy to include cakes and cricket in this video

I am a big fan of Jesse Malin and love his take on P.M.A., we really needed positive thinking to complete the location shoots for the video. We had to endure heavy rain on both days which scuppered our original plans for many of the scenes, but the band and everyone involved  had a totally positive attitude and will to get things done – even if it meant filming into the early hours of the morning.

It was great to work with such talented people from whom I can learn  – Dan Horn was especially helpful as he has experience in filming, and had a load of helpful suggestions.

A big thank you also to the actors,Dan Horn, Olwyn Currie, Rebecca Currie , Chris Hardy, as well as the extras that came along in the rain and mud to help make this happen.

Also a big thank you to Paul Burgess for helping out in so many ways – he is also the genius behind the single artwork and many other things – you can find his work here. It was above and beyond that Karen and Alex Burgess also came down to the shoot, and even supplied the scary doll on Steve’s turntable

The Greeting Committee Show Me The Lights of Home Artwork by Paul Burgess Graphic Design.


This was to me an ambitious project, but I am pleased we did not play it safe and here are the results. I hope you like it:




Rather Be Doing Stuff Than Regret Not Doing It – Detroit Social Club Water Rats London

On the spur of the moment last Friday night I decided that I would go and see Detroit Social Club on the following night in London – it is always great to see a band based in Newcastle playing in London.

This was not a commission by anyone just done it for fun and to see a band that I had recently worked with play a gig in London. It was one of the best gigs that I have seen –  it was a night when the stars were aligned to create a really special  gig the band, music, audience, and the venue were all in the zone.

It pays to be spontaneous and do things just because it is good for the soul.. no other reason needed.

David Burn Detroit Social Club Water Rats 5 March 2011

David Burn and fan Water Rats London

David Burn Detroit Social Club Water Rats 5 March 2011

David Burn Detroit Social Club Water Rats London in London