The River Thames on Fire [DNL]

from by David Nigel Lloyd

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This audiophile recording recorded in Southern California and South Wales features a host of stellar guest musicians. A third of its songs are about rivers, a third are about kings and the remaining third are curses of one sort or another.

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This faux jazz ballad marks the middle of the CD — a palate cleanser for the ear. Nat Dove, the celebrated blues pianist, accesses his equally renowned years of jazz playing for this track.The smooth jazz chanteuse singing backup vocals is actually the guitarist and bouzouki player for the Celtic trio Banshee in the Kitchen. DNL's wife, gita, can be heard chortling in the background because she knows that, strange as they lyrics sound, they are absolutely true.


Set the River Thames on fire?
I am the River Thames on fire.
I've been burning all my life
and if you don't believe me, ask my wife.


from Rivers, Kings and Curses, released May 27, 2008
Nat Dove: piano.
Jeff Basile Pekarek: upright bass.
Patrick Michael Meehan: drums.
Mary Tulin: vocals.
Gita and Ursula Lloyd: word soup.
DNL: classical guitar, vocal and word soup.



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David Nigel Lloyd Yreka, California

David Nigel Lloyd emerged from LA’s new wave scene with the acoustic Dark Ages in 1984. An Age of Fable added traditional songs to the DNL mix in 1987. Death in Los Fumos [1996] blended song poetry, skits and found sound while How Like Ghosts Are We [1998] returned to traditional music. Rivers, Kings and Curses featured blues legend Nat Dove and the Incredible String Band’s Robin Williamson. ... more

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