David Naylor is a musician based in Hertfordshire U.K
He thinks he's been writing music for around 15 years. The reason for the uncertainty is that in 2017 he lost his memory after surviving a near fatal brain injury. After being in a coma for 3 weeks he woke up not knowing who he was or what his life had been like.
Then, one morning, a song called 4000 Stars came to mind which he realised he'd once written. After leaving hospital he found more songs from the past and decided to find a way to record and release them.
They would become his One Last Poem
They have a dreamy, acoustic sound and speak of distant lovers, faraway places and stars in the sky.
Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds) plays drums and Michael Bailey (Chaka Khan) plays bass on the song 'Comeback'
He also discovered that he was a world percussionist and played what is known as The Gathering of Drums.
To find out more about this part of his world please visit the percussion page.
In the studio with Mel Gaynor of Simple Minds
recording the drums for 'Comeback'
Read the article written by Jacob Thorburn in
The Stevenage Comet
Listen to the interview with Nana Akua about what it was like coming out of a coma and how the songs came to life
Watch the Instagram live interview "Music and Memory Loss'
with Joule from
'We Play Well Together
For more interviews go to E.P.K.
"Some smart studio is gong to make a movie of his life, I'm almost certain - what a story!"
Llewelyn Screen– A & R Factory blog
"His story touched so many people in the room and his music was so powerful”.
Sharon Gaffney– Watford Fringe Festival
"He has adopted a new personality since his near death experience and there's no looking back”.
Jacob Thornton - Stevenage Comet
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