October 2021: Music Video created: “Shame”. With the COP26 conference due at the end of October, it seemed a good time to create this 3 minute music video, which has references to climate change, recycling, littering, as well as a little bit of comedy too later on. The song is called Shame, and I hope that maybe it’s a better way to make some points without winding people up by blocking roads etc! https://youtu.be/Gmv-ILonZxo
July 2021: A Garden Wildlife movie has been created, and, as Covid restrictions ease, plans for a new project and band are underway.
Autumn 2020: David J Lambert is currently composing and recording material for various projects, both acoustic and electric music, and also creating storyboards for videos for the songs, and filming. The current pandemic means that this is largely a solo activity, but hopefully that will change soon. He is also rekindling study of classical violin and jazz.
Between August 2014 and June 2019 he played with fringe-prog/alt-rock outfit Quiet Wish, initially as a duo with Carola Baer, then as a band, also with Dave Salsbury and Matt Manning. Quiet Wish disbanded in June 2019.
Having spent a career writing software for engineering applications, David is now semi-retired and is now looking at spending more time developing his previous pastimes (which have been mainly music but also video and photography) for personal enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfilment.
Brought up in Dagenham (East London) on the massive council estate to a working class family, David got his first guitar aged 11. In his teens, he began a life-long interest in recording, by using an old reel-to-reel tape recorder and a cassette recorder to make sound-on-sound recordings, and later borrowing (from designer Peter Kershaw) a very early Drum Machine. He also dabbled with jam bands in his teens, and Steely Dan covers at Leeds University. More recently he was often seen playing his original songs in local folk clubs (especially The Anchor, at The Blue Anchor in Byfleet, Surrey), and was heavily involved in a Blues collective at Bracknell’s South Hill Park Arts Centre, where he was also involved in a group called Achilles Heel, and annoyed a lot of people by trying to get them to play folk and rock too. In 2009, he became guitarist/violinist/vocalist in the early incarnation of prog-folk-rock band Spriggan Mist (with Baz and Maxine Cilia, Andy Wilkin, and Dave’s wife Gill). He recorded and produced their first album ‘Caught In A Spell’, and wrote 3 songs for the album, including a favourite in Faery Queen. Prior to meeting Carola and forming Quiet Wish, he wrote a number of songs in his distinctive solo style, and also did some prog-style free-jamming with guitarist Peter Slade and drummer Shaun Finch (of the Bounty Hounds and Crazy Diamond), belying his love for Gentle Giant and Gabriel-era Genesis. David also likes composing with video, including surround-sound and soundscapes. He also plays violin, and has played in Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra. He forever wrestles with getting a handle on the textures and harmonies of jazz, and hopes that will take fruit in future music.
David J was also the creator and founder of the TV program and video channel called The Quiet Whistle Test