David Freeman

David Edward Daniel Freeman London-born singer/songwriter David Freeman is best known for penning the 1995 international hit "No More I Love You's" which appeared on Annie Lennox's Medusa album. He has won a BMI Award and three Ivor Novello nominations. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Kiki Dee, Alison Moyet and Tom Jones. His music has been used for TV and there have been remixes by The Latin Rascals and Junior Vasquez. David was born in East London on September 25, 1957. As a teenager in the late 70s he began playing guitar in the British punk band The Flys, recording two studio albums and a clutch of singles on EMI, Harvest and Parlophone. The Flys split up in 1980. A compilation of Flys songs appeared on See For Miles Records in 1990. During the early 80s he worked with pop producer Phil Wainman, releasing a solo single entitled "Stop In the Name of Love." He went on to publish a local history of Muswell Hill and also penned a book of erotic poetry, Voices of Passion. In 1985 he formed The Lover Speaks with ex-Flys bass player Joseph (Joe) Hughes. They recorded a demo tape which they sent off to Dave Stewart, who then sent it to Chryssie Hynde and finally to 80s super-producer Jimmy Iovine. The duo were signed to Dave Stewart's Anxious Music Publishing that year, and to A&M Records, Los Angeles in 1986. With producer Jimmy Iovine they recorded the self-titled debut The Lover Speaks, which contains the original version of "No More I Love You's." After touring with The Eurythmics they returned to Los Angeles to record the follow-up album, The Big Lie, again with Iovine, assisted in parts by Daniel Lanois and Dave Stewart. The Lover Speaks split in 1988. The Big Lie was never commercially released. Freeman returned to producer Mike Finesilver and throughout the 1990s wrote and recorded under his own name. A handful of these album were published in 1996 on various independent labels. His back catalogue remains unpublicized and ranges from Van Morrison-like soul searching, with the help of jazz players like bassist Andrew Cleyndert, pianist Damon Butcher and drummer Ralph Salmins - to the open acoustic feel of the Balance album recorded with drummer Steve Creese and bassist Chucho Merchan. This catalogue has recently been acquired by Universal Publishing. Currently David Freeman is in retirement. He is a loving and devoted father to two children Lucy and Nathaniel whom he shares in equal custody with his ex-wife Sarah.

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