Last month the latest single by Crowborough songwriter David Palfreyman was released. The track “Hurting, Sinking’ features Jessica Lee Morgan (daughter of legendary producer Tony Visconti and singer Mary Hopkin “Those Were The Days”) and is taken from the concept album Decades released in July 2017.
Tonight (Thursday 25th January) Jessica Lee Morgan, backed by the Decades band including Palfreyman, appears on Vintage TV, singing songs from Decades:
Decades is described as “a great big double concept album with all the trimmings”. It is a collaboration between Palfreyman and writer/actor Nicholas Pegg. Together with producer/engineer Ian Caple, also from Crowborough, Decades entwines Palfreyman’s music and lyrics with Pegg’s linking narrative. Over 20 songs, an old man looks back on his life.
Starting out as a trombone player in his early teens, Palfreyman’s first experience of studio recording was whilst playing in his school’s brass band. Switching to guitar, Palfreyman played and sang with a number of bands during the late 1980s and early 1990s. But he has many strings to his bow. Palfreyman trained as an actor and his TV credits include appearances in EastEnders and Peak Practice.
David described how he finished-up living in Crowborough:
I was born in Sheffield, but moved to London in the mid 90’s. It was in London that I met my wife and when she became pregnant we decided to move out of London and into the country to raise our child.
We moved to Crowborough because two of the members of my band MALF lived in Buxted and Uckfield. Within moving to Crowborough towards the end of 2013, we quickly did a few live sessions on Uckfield FM before I was put in touch with another Crowborough dweller and record producer Ian Caple.
Ian was based at Yellowfish studios just outside Uckfield and it was there that we started to record the songs for what was to become ‘Decades’. Unfortunately, Yellowfish Studios closed it’s doors in 2017 after a great few years, with the likes of Roger Daltrey, The Cutting Crew, Wilko Johnson and numerous others recording there. Ian is now based at Echo Zoo Studios in Eastbourne and it’s there were we are continuing to record songs for other projects.
Linking the songs on Decades are dialogue scenes featuring an all-star cast headed by David Warner (Titanic, The Omen, Time Bandits):
You can watch Vintage TV Sessions (Episode 37 Time:16:37) on Sky 369 or Freeview 82 or watch on demand via their website. To find-out more about Decades the album, and listen to more of the songs, go to the website: www.decadesthealbum.com.