February 6, 2013

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  1. Carol morton says:

    Hi mate ! Can we have a list of book signings please!
    We can’t get to Blue Water as Soos youngest Daughter Sophie is getting Married then!
    And we r disappointed not to have the chance to be there! On and on Cazz and Soo x luv ya see ya x

  2. Susan says:

    David book on poems is great

  3. Christine O'Neill says:

    Hi David, so sorry I missed you on tv in February, I was on a cruise arround the Caribbean
    for my 70th birthday on 22nd February.I spent the day on the beach sipping Rum punches. My daughter bought me your book on poems which I love.Very meaningful.
    congrats on your new son. Love Chris.x

  4. Kay Smith says:

    Hi David, little did i know my daughter had organised a special Birthday card for my 50th, it was from you , i couldn’t stop crying , what a treat from a man whose been a big part of my life for 36 years. Thanks so much for taking the time to make me feel really special, Thanks again Kay xxx

  5. Cazz morton says:

    Hi Mate how’s it going x Soo and I r sitting in my house remembering good times and missing them lots and missing u more sweetheart . Still not long and us 2 will be off out again . C ya luv ya x

  6. sally says:

    Hi David, was in Essex,listening to bbc Essex, then David Essex came on singing Gonna Make You A Star! Happy sunny Friday!!xx S.D.Suffolk

  7. Beverly Treml says:

    Having been through a very difficult time healthwise in the past few months I wanted to say how much watching YouTube clips, reading your autobiography, Over the Moon, and generally searching out all I can about you, David, has been a help keeping me going. You are a big part of the best decade of my life , the 1970s. Don’t ever think of retiring! To a man who has never forgotten his roots and who has shown humility about his success which was hard earned but richly deserved.

  8. Henry Isaacs says:

    hi David heard you on radio other day,i had to write to you as i think you said you had
    a romany grandad.I am a romany gypsy from Cornwall down in the West Country.I live in Redruth surname is Isaacs,just curious have you heard of our family.
    Love Henry Isaacs

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Henry, having spoken to David he remembers a Tubby Isaacs, who sold shellfish in East London.

  9. ben birkett says:

    Hi David on Wednesday 25th of February it was my birthday and it was great to get a birthday card of you and I would to like to say thank you. I also heard about the new film and it says the premier is in may I was wondering if there’s any where to get tickets?

    thanks again Ben Birkett

  10. Lesley Wise says:

    I now live in Portland Oregon, USA moving here from London when I was 26. My husband just bought a record player so I had a chance to listen to all the albums that have followed me everywhere since, well for ever. The first album I played was Rock On. Firstly I forgot how great music sounds on a real record player with a real equalizer, (one my husband has had for ever too!) and secondly how I forgot how good that dong was and how in love I was with you all those years ago! :-)

    Then I realized I had no idea what you have been up too all these years and glad to see you here online. You look just as handsome! Think I might just have to reminisce on more music and some of your movies. Keep on Rocking On…

  11. Kay Smith says:

    Hi David , it’s my 50th Birthday on Tuesday 3rd March, my Dad brought me my first ticket to see you for my 14th Birthday back in 79, cost him £3.50 back then, i’ve been hooked ever since, unfortunately it’s been a bad 10 months Dads been really ill and last week he’s had to move into care, all of my time’s been taken up looking after him whilst he’s been ill I’ve only had a couple of days off, that was to come down to Ludlow last summer to see you, what a breath of fresh that was! anyway back to it, i was hoping for a tour this year so i could be transported back to 79 and those worry free days. LOVE Kay XXX

  12. Barbara says:

    Just been listening to you on Stephen Nolan BBC channel 5 from 20th Feb 2015. Though it was a lovely relaxed interview, really enjoyed it.

  13. tony coles says:

    Hi David..
    Have seen you recently on Mel & Sue..
    and again this morning on Matthew Wright..
    never been in to poetry, but listening to your poems they are not just poems but life stories..
    was wondering if you are coming anywhere near Cardiff to do book signing as i would come along to get one of your books.
    tony & carol coles

  14. Marc Attreed says:

    Hi David, I’m just looking into your fantastic career as I have been told that there is a chance you are my dads cousin (my second cousin) love the face you played for West Ham as a youngster too. If we are related or not you have had a wonderful career and I’m proud of you.

  15. Julie says:

    Hi David
    It was such a shame that you were not given chance to read the ending of your poem about your dad on ‘Mel and Sue’ yesterday. I thought it was rude to interrupt you and the practical cleaning session that followed could have been made shorter instead.
    It was wonderful to see you though looking extremely well. I look forward to seeing you on ‘The Wright Stuff’ next week.
    Your poem book is fabulous!
    Looking forward to the next ‘tour’ with the band in the future, I hope.
    Love Julie x

  16. MB says:

    Hi David I am a newly converted David Essex Fan (18 years) Thats because that is when I met my wife Jane 18 years ago- She loves punk- pop in fact any music – but always- always you are number one. We listen to your music-saw you at fun of the fair and she bought your poetry book this week.
    So this last year has been tricky- she has been ill and her mum and brother passed away within weeks of each other. Mothers day is coming up and I thought I would try a shot in the dark and ask for a signature- I know it would cheer her up a bit- I scored brownie points by borrowing the lyrics to hold me close and putting them on her valentine card!It made her smile! I am happy to send a stamped address envelope if you can let me know where. Anyway keep up the good work – we are hoping to catch you next time you are in Cornwall- you are looking fab- I hope I am that I am so fit and full of life later on .:) Thanks again

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Mat , if you can let us know you’re address on here (it won’t be published) David will send a signed photo for your wife, Jane.

  17. sally says:

    A sunny afternoon with the Secret tour! Ah lovely. “Walk on City Lights” love Sally(Essex)xxx

  18. Esther Houghton says:

    Hi David my sun Ben love you and your work we came to see you on the 10th of February for the book signing where you signed him the poster out of the window and we loved seeing you. On the 25th of February its my suns Ben 15th birthday and I was wondering if you could send a card or a letter wishing him happy birthday. He is a massive fan since 2008 when I took him to his first concert and this would mean the world to him to receive a card or letter of you. so please please please. If Yes please let me know where to send the address to. thanks again. And am very happy to hear about the new arrival to the cook family so a huge congratulations to you and Susan.

    kind regards Esther Houghton

    P.S please he would love it !!!

  19. Julie Evans says:

    Any chance there will be a DVD of David reading his poems? What a treasure that would be!

  20. Janice says:

    Hi David
    It was lovely seeing you in Manchester today, I am loving Travelling Tinker Man.
    Lots of Love xxx

  21. Julie Sheppard says:

    Is there anyway to register on the website to get an alert as soon as tour dates become available, I know there used to be and I used to get a newsletter but dont seem to receive this any more.

    Thank you

  22. Peter Gauci says:

    Hi David. Back in 1962/63 I was living in Forest Gate putting together a band. We had most of the musicians and singers but we were still auditioning drummers when you answered our ad in the paper. You came along, with your Dad driving you, I think, and played with us for an hour or so. And you were good. You had that Beatle/Dave Clark haircut too! But you were only 15, too young to drive and too young to play in pubs so, reluctantly we had to pass on you and we took on another slightly older drummer for the band. You then asked if we knew of any other bands looking for a drummer and we gave you the name of the band from whom our new drummer came from. Next we heard you’d joined them and the band’s name changed to “The China Plates” plus you were writing songs for them and getting some good gigs. Oh dear…what had we passed up? But great to know that you went on to having a wonderful career in music and the theater and movies, etc. I’ve followed your career over the years and just learned that you and your wife have had another child. All I can say to that is “Rock On!” I’m a few years older than you and have lived in the US since 1986 and still play in a band and have great fun every week. Once I strap on my guitar and play that opening chord it’s like I’m 17 years old all over again! Best wishes to you for the future.
    Peter Gauci
    Scarborough, Maine

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Peter, Thanks for you message. Good to hear from you and glad that you’re still playing and enjoying it.
      Best wishes – David

  23. sally says:

    Congratulations on your wonderful news! A beautiful baby boy Sonny. Love Sally(Essex)xxx

  24. jill cassidy says:

    Hi David-Great to hear the great news about Sonnys arrival.Congratulations to u all.Hurry back to bonnie Dundee.Love Jill Cassidy xxx

  25. Julie says:

    Congratulations David and Susan on the safe arrival of your baby son ‘Sonny’. It is fantastic news and a complete shock as the pregnancy had quite rightly been kept quiet. I hope Susan and Sonny are both doing well.
    I received your poetry book ‘Travelling Tinkerman and Other Rhymes last week. It is a fabulous read and brought a tear to my eye. It is very heartfelt and sincere and an extremely good read. My daughter Emma couldn’t put the book down and read the whole book in 15 minutes, praising it!
    Take care, you will have some disturbed nights and nappy changing ahead, every moment to treasure.
    Julie xx

  26. Karen Day says:

    Hi David

    Many congratulations to you and Susan on the birth of Sonny.

  27. Auntie Betty says:

    Hi David and Susan – lovely news for you both and your families – biggest achievement keeping it quiet until now.!!! He’s a lucky little boy to be joining such a supportive family (and Verity, you’re still Dad’s only girl

  28. jill cassidy says:

    Hi David-hope you and the family are well.I am recovering from a knee replacement operation-hope not to be hopalong cassidy much longer lol-loved ur book was that a misprint about you having 5 children or have i missed jill cassidy.Dundee

  29. Sue Lis says:

    Congratulations & very best wishes to you both on the birth of your new son. Lovely news.

  30. Debbie Wilson says:

    Just read the news about your new baby, massive congratulations to you and Susan, I am sure that Sonny will be a joy to you both. Glad to see that you were able to keep the news quiet, would love to be able to see you on tour this year but with a little one, maybe we will have to wait a little longer. Love to you, Susan, Sonny and Levi.

  31. Susan says:

    Thank you David (and Head of Zeus) the readings on you tube are really great . David is great news you Dad again x

  32. sally from somerset says:

    Thank you David (and Head of Zeus) the readings on you tube are really great, bringing life and warmth to your shared thoughts and memories.
    Sally from Somerset.

  33. Kirsten Hakes says:

    COME TO AUTRALIA and bring BCR as well!!
    lots of fans here!

  34. valerie says:

    Hi David, will you be doing any more book signing in any other places. I Live near Norwich.
    Many thanks valerie

  35. Mary mullett says:

    Dear david,I love your poetry book .i particularly like the rhyme about music and also the one about fairies. I am working on my own children’s picture story book,so I know how much effort goes into writing.

  36. Auntie Betty says:

    Hi David, I meant to mention the lovely illustrations in your book by Carlotta Christy. Fabulous, thanks Carlotta xxxxxx

  37. Auntie Betty says:

    Oh David, I absolutely love your book of rhymes, it’s so evocative of everything that has happened in your life whether it be about your family or your career and having followed you for so long, brings back wonderful memories. I laughed out loud once or twice (Bankers……!!), grinned and smiled and often had a tear in my eye. Your poems about your children and your parents are gorgeous.
    Your parents would be bursting with pride (perhaps they are..) with all you’ve achieved, but more importantly with how you have conducted yourself with integrity and dignity throughout your life. I also think that Derek Bowman would be so proud of his protege. A truly lovely book and one that I will treasure – it deserves to be a best seller.
    Thank-you my dear friend for all that has enriched my life by following your career.
    My love and good wishes always to you and all who you love.

  38. Polly says:

    Hi David. Thank you for the poems. I was very moved by them. I particularly love The Sprite and Providence. The illustrations are also beautiful and very evocative: a really good match for the verse. I find many of your songs very moving so was not surprised I enjoyed your book so much. I especially like E16, Gold and Ivory and the Forever, It’s Gonna Be Alright and Happy Ever After Albums. I first saw you in 1981 at Newcastle City Hall, and most recently in Dishwashers and last summer at the Newcastle Arena and always love seeing you perform. Thanks again x

  39. Gil says:

    Just read your book from cover to cover, could not put it down, love it!!
    hope to see you soon xx

  40. sally from somerset says:

    Oh dear, Manchester is a long way to travel (I remember from coming up to the lifetime achievement award night) I could buy a lot more books than train tickets – quite a dilemma! But David there is a solution – book signings in Somerset? Meanwhile I will continue to enjoy my pastime of always re-arranging “all” your books / CD’s & DVD’s to the very front of the display rack/shelf in all the shops I find them in. A great pastime that has led to some interesting moments! Sure to have increased sales over the last 40 years or so. More recently I have discovered in computer shops I can bring up your web page on all the display computers in a row ! However, my family usually desert me at that point ! Sad, aging but devoted fan, in need of a tour please, if you have finished writing for now? sadly can’t make it to Manchester but hoping for something a little nearer – Sally from Somerset x

  41. sally says:

    Travelling Tinker Man and other rhymes, such beautiful poems. From age 13 into my 50th year, all of your memories written so clear. A lifelong fan, it’s so true, David Essex, we are lucky to have you. To read about your family, your Mum and Dad, and Levi Leigh. When you take your bow, your curtain call, we love your songs we love them all.We have watched you succeed from afar, amazing with Love, the coolest STAR! s.d(Suffolk)xx

  42. Kay Smith says:

    Hi David. can we please have a book signing in Birmingham. thanks Kay x

  43. Debbie Wilson says:

    Just want to tell you that I have just got your new book and it’s brilliant . Would love to see you on tour this year, that is if you can fit one in. Can’t get to Manchester for the book signing, any chance of you doing any signings further North ( Cumbria). Thank you for all you do, I lost my Mum last September and although you don’t know it, you have got me through some really dark times, Love to you, Susan and Levi from Debbie

  44. Carol Morton says:

    Hi Mate ! Could u put up a list of book signings please so Soo and I can c if we can get to.any.of them please . Really not well at moment been like 3 wks with chest infection so hope to get better soon x Cazz and Soo x

  45. Angie Webster says:

    Hi David,
    Just wanted to say that I purchased The Guvnors this weekend. It is both awful and brilliant at the same time.
    Well done.

  46. sally says:

    Hello David, this one made me smile, delivered flowers for the late Jim Maclaine! Love Sally(Essex)xxx

  47. Abigail says:

    Hi David,
    Me and my mam are a big fan of you. I want to do something special for her 40th birthday as it is coming up. I know she would love a signed card from you and would mKe her birthday something really special. She has followed you all over the country since she was sixteen. I hope you will be able to do this for her as she thinks and speaks highly of you. I think you are wonderfull singer/ song writer and all round performer. I hope you do another tour soon.
    With love from her daughter Abigail

  48. Val says:

    Hi David,
    Do you have any plans for a tour this year?

  49. G Parris says:

    Dear David, my husband’s aunt is a massive fan of yours. She will be celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary in two weeks time. Would there be any chance you could write the golden couple a card pretty please? If Yes please let me know where to send address to. Thanks you And sorry for cheeky request.

  50. Dave Haylor says:

    Hi David
    My mum who is a massive fan, is facing her final days in a hospice and as a surprise it would be amazing to receive a phone call, visit if possible…..not to worry if not.

  51. Hello David I have been listening to your Audible Book –your autobiography Moo

    I am not one for reading but was interested in what an EastEnd Boy, made good, had to say so.

    What stands out the most is what a decent man you are,, and we all know, all too well, that there are not too many of them knocking about, you kind of gave me back my faith in human nature and living proof that decent people still do exist, which was nice

    I can relate to the Eastend upbringing that you had

    Best wishes to you David Cooke


  52. Jade says:

    Hi David
    Hope you Susan and family had a lovely Christmas. Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year. Really hoping you will be doing a concert this year???? Have missed your concerts so very much. I’ve been housebound bound the last three months after breaking my ankle in three places. Not good but getting better. Reminds me of years ago in Plymouth when I had a knee accident and came to see you on crutches at the Pavilions. All best wishes as always love Jade XXXX Yellow rose and Red carnation xx

  53. Kay Smith says:

    Hi David, I watched the Guvnors yesterday. what a punch!!! lets hope we all have a good New Year xxxx I’m 50 in March a tour would be great xxxx Kay xxx

  54. Gill Gordon says:

    Happy New year to everyone and fingers crossed for a tour this year.

  55. Jenny says:

    Happy New Year David with love and best wishes from Jenny (from Dorset)xx

  56. Mary mullett says:

    I was shopping in asda todAy . They played hold me close’ and it made my day.thanks for writing it. Happy new year mary

  57. Susan says:

    David Happy New Year x

  58. sally says:

    Happy New Year! Love Sally xxx(Essex)

  59. Suzanne Roche says:

    Hi David,

    Merry Christmas to you, Susan, Levi and all your family. Also have a fantastic new year and best of luck with everything and hope you do another tour in the future.

    Love from Suzanne xxxxx

  60. Di Evans says:

    Hi David A Very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2015 to you and your family xx

  61. Gill Gordon says:

    Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year to you and all your family .

  62. Jenny says:

    Happy Christmas Dear David and family with love and best wishes from Jenny (from Dorset) xx

  63. Lesley Danks says:

    Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year to you and your family. Love Lesley

  64. Jenny says:

    Happy Christmas

  65. Auntie Betty says:

    Ha Ha, of course I meant A Winter’s Tale !! xxx

  66. alan eason says:

    a happy Christmas david and family and to all his followers

  67. sally says:

    Coyi! Early Christmas present! Oi!oi! S.d Essex




  69. Auntie Betty says:

    CHRISTMAS has started……A Winter’s Day was playing as I entered the supermarket this morning – Happy Christmas to you and all your family, David xxxx

  70. Mary mullett says:

    Please can you give me an address so I can send david a Christmas card.thank you Mary.

  71. Susan says:

    David Merry Christmas

  72. sally says:

    Wishing You,Susan,Levi and family, a Wonderful Christmas! Filled with Love and Laughter! Love Sally (Essex)xxx

  73. Mary mullett says:

    David,I enjoyed listening to you read at the vso carol concert.the evening was raised for this cause is so worth it.i take part as well by sponsoring a child in Ghana.mary mullett.

  74. Kay Smith says:

    H I David ,my Daughter Chloe is 21 tomorrow, shes been to see you on several occasions, we came down to Ludlow castle in the summer, if you remember you gave her a thumbs up, so any chance of a HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY message, thanks Kay x

  75. sally says:

    Hello David, On the juke box in the pub, I put on “Gonna Make You A Star”, on Paul’s funeral day. Look to the sky, and see the stars –
    Rambling free… Love SallyX (Essex)

  76. Lynne Edwards says:

    Hi David
    It is long time since i have been see you in show David.
    So hopeful when you do a another show nearest to me.
    I will come and see you all been well.
    At moment i out of work due too been made redundancy in july
    so i will do my best save up too come and see you a again
    Beat Wishes Lynne

  77. Janet F. says:

    Hello David,
    Do you know which night you’re going to see ‘Truth, Lies, Diana?’ as we’re holding off buying our tickets lol.

  78. Treeza says:

    Hello! Born in Stepney, raised in Barking, and a Hammers fan, I hope that gets me some brownie points! lol Saw you several times as a kid (The Dominion, Tottenham Crt Rd for one). Saw you, and got your autograph (be still my beating heart – LMAO) at the opening night of Evita. To the point …………. I’ve lived in the States for 30 years. Do you ever do any sort of shows over here? Will you? Thanks! Tx

  79. sally says:

    Hello David, when the song, it’s gonna be alright makes perfect sense. After losing my Dad last year, and my husband on Saturday, the night was as you describe in your song. Thank you, with love, Sally (Essex)

  80. Miss seeing you David, any concerts to look forward to? Xx

  81. Maria says:

    Hi David

    I know you are a busy man but I would be over the moon if you could take
    Two minutes out of your day and call my mother who lives and breathes
    You every day and has done her whole life.

    It’s her 60th birthday on November 30th and you have no idea what it would
    Mean to us if you could do this. Just a simple Happy Birthday would do.

  82. Michael Weston says:

    Are there any plans for the soundtrack to Silver Dream Racer to be released on CD
    Many Thanks

  83. robbie says:

    you bring up good memories/feelings… thank for a young at heart middle aged girl… and you did great on Eastenders too <3 Robbie

  84. Auntie Betty says:

    Dear David, it does my heart good to read through your posts here. You and your music have touched so many lives over the years. I’ve said it many times before but I’ll say it again – Thank You So much for sharing your love with us.

    Your Ever Loving Auntie Betty xxxx

    (Not really related – apart from in spirit)

  85. Carol says:

    Hi David, I was wondering if you can help me, I am virtually housebound due to multiple sclerosis and have a lovely friend/carer who is absolutely mad about you when I showed her a photo of you with my cousin she was really melting! Anyway my reason for contacting you is it is her birthday on 11 November, yes Poppy Day, and I have desperately been trying to find a card with you on as it would make her day or perhaps a signed photo of you it would really make her day and I so want to show her how much I appreciate her many thanks still love Winters Tale! Much happiness to you and your family

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Carol, you can leave a message with your friends name and address on here. (It will not be published).

  86. alan eason says:

    is see there is a growing number of people asking about a new tour how about putting us out of our misery please

  87. p.Cockley says:

    Also I thought this was private please delete my address
    After you have seen my message and sent me a signed photo

  88. Chris says:


    Is there going to be a 2015 Calendar. Also wish the email Newsletters would return, I like many do not have either a Twitter or Facebook account, and miss out on what is happening.


    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Chris, sorry there’s no calendar, David said he wanted to do his bit to save some trees! David’s twitter feed goes through this website so you can see what he’s up to on here.

  89. sally says:

    Hi david, nice win saturday against man c. Coyi!!!!! Have a great weekend! Let the sun come into your life, bring in the sun……. Sally (Essex) xxx

  90. Celinda says:

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  91. Janine Walker says:

    Just wondered if you will be touring in 2015. If, so when and where? Thank you Janine

  92. Terry says:

    Hi my wife is a big fan of yours and it’s her 50 th birthday in November would it be possible to meet you or have you go a new album or are you doing a tour her birthday is on the 18th November

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Terry, David has a book coming out but it’s not until early next year. There are no plans for any concerts at the moment but if anything comes up it will be announced on the website.

  93. Joe O'Connor says:


    Just seen albums this ones for you & the whisper due to be released in CD format on Amazon, excellent news, really liked “this ones for you” especially tracks victim & secret habit!!!

  94. PAUL S says:

    At last, The Whisper and This one’s for you are finally being released as a two cd set in November. Can’t wait to hear these for the first time in years. My LPs have long since been lost. This year just gets better and better

  95. Gavin Branson says:

    Dave hi, my name is Gavin Branson from Cape Town South Africa, I am a huge fan of your beautiful music and especially your lyrics, they are the best in the world, and only a true poet could write such master pieces, true works of art. Do you know that there is one song that brings tears to my eyes, and fills my heart with absolute awe and completeness. I love this song so much, but could not find this song any where, so I had to buy the record in America, bring it to South Africa and copy this very one master piece onto a CD in order to just play it in my car every day. This very rare song that took me all around the world, was called ( looking for someone ) off your Silver Dream racer movie. Why is this song not found any where, when it is the most beautiful song I have ever heard in my life, and I am just so curious as to why I had to hunt this down all over the world first. Look forward to your Reply Dave.

    Gavin Branson

    • Content Editor says:

      David was pleased you liked the song, I know it’s one he’s proud of. Written for the soundtrack of the film ‘Silver Dream Racer’ and included in the soundtrack album.

  96. Dabu Patel says:

    As a 10 year old who grew up listening to your songs, I am so glad to have found them again and your website. I just loved Rock On and If I Could and would sing them all the time. Now I can sing them again!

    Thank you for sharing your talent with the world and a little girl during a time when all she had was music to comfort her!

    Please let me know if you are eve going to tour to come to Richmond, VA where I reside now!

  97. Dear lovely DAVID ESSEX !
    Let me call you so and the reason is that first I heard you in far,far 1973-s,when your disk ” Rock On ” ( Oh ! DAVID ESSEX ! ) appeared.I was shocked.I opened something new for me,something unknown at that it was unlike the other music,music which being unlike the other,impressed me,by it sinkere kindness.And when I saw your photo,can’t forget it till nowadays.Every time, having got your next disk with great difficully,as the prices were and remain today too high(but usually it takes a lot of time before we can listen to your next disk) I immersed in your music world and imagined as if,I were together with you. Unforgettable time!
    You had everything on your way:success and disappointment,but the time proved that your are “the qiants of music”! I am glad with to every you success still many ,many years.I always wanted to know about your as much.I’m interested in both:your life and work.Will you,please help me ,if it’s possible to know more about you not only as a musitian but as a person.We can understand music though the musitians thoughts and soul even if we don’t understand the words in English.I would like to speak with you about everything. But it’s a pity it’s not possible to write everything in a letter. A letter is the only means communication with you…The only hope to meet you and to speak with you it’s your concert. But in fortunately it’s very difficult.Heardly I when nor be able arrive in Europe and USA single hope if you will arrive in Russia,we without fall a meet.Dreams… It is difficult for you to understand as it was earlier in the USSR (Soviet Union), with what difficulties to us the nextn albums of you reached. I remember those times when each new album got with the big work. Now them it is possible the find – truth bad piracy copies from China. In expensive dear shops it is possible to order and buy original disks, but they cost stand even more expensively the present true price… Now much has changed, I could see you “alive” in video, but remained as before impossibility to receive the autograph of you. I always dreamed, if not you then though musician you which works I really love and with pleasure I listen when some day will come and in my small world of the admirer you as a photo with his its autograph. But apparently it only dreams – miracles simply do not happen, and if are that only for ” the elected public. But all the same, my love tomusic you remain with me for ever. And let dreams will not come true, but I trusted, and the belief and hope die the last… .My letter means you have reached,but I hoped to receive from your autograph-for me it is a limit dreams.With music of you I have lived the most part of the life and I wanted to have a part of this life having touched again by those unforgettable years of our youth by which part and were you.Forgive me,if I am too persevering.The you for me always was and will be that light with what the man lives.The thank for that you is.Let always success and our love will be with you.
    Dear lovely DAVID ESSEX ! I’m very sorry,but I have a request for you.Will you please send me your photo with your original autographs or just an answer on my letter.For me it would like… a present equal “the flight to the moon”! Oh,GOD!But it’s just a dream,I even can’t hope for it.There are no miracles in reality!? Having finishing my letter let me wish you everything a person can wish to his friends:a successful work and a lot of happiness in your life,and also to continue gladden your admirers with your songs.Thank the time thas has presented us such a wonderful singer and man. I want you to be happy and always young!We love and always will be with you.
    Ever’ your Helen.
    P.S.Excuse me,please my English.

  98. sally says:

    Hi david, hope you are all having a great time in New York! A local suffolk pub has turned its car park into wall of death museum! Read about it and thought of you! Love S.D Suffolk

  99. Lisa says:

    I have loved Rock On since it came out. I was only ten or eleven at the time! Sorry if it makes you feel old! HA! Best Wishes, Lisa Blackburn

  100. Alison Smorthwaite says:

    Hmm, from reading the comments, it appears there are no plans for a tour at the moment, I hope you will do one as I’ve missed out the past few tours and would very much like to come see you again.
    So please please do a tour sooooooooooon, I need a fix. Lol

  101. carol says:

    Hi David , are you going to be doing us a calender for next year ? also is there going to be more bits an bobs. mugs, pens, badges, t.shirts etc for sale once again in the shop for us to enjoy ? hope everyone is in good health love to you and your every growing family xx

  102. Alton Andrews says:

    Would it be possible for a radio interview, please.

  103. janice prime says:

    hi david hope you are well just wondered will the guvnerers be shown up the north east and will there b anymore tour dates aswell missing you always love you your in my heart xxxxxxxx

  104. Ingrid Neebury says:

    Can you please tell me why there was never a film made of Mutiny. I was unlucky because I never got to see it and would have loved to get it on DVD.

  105. Auntie Betty says:

    Would love to see The Guvners film but not being shown at my local Odeon cinema – very frustrating!!! Will there be a DVD at some time do you know? Thanks.

  106. Andy Vargha says:

    Legend. Love your work David. Looking forward to your next tour. Should it arise. Come on – give the people what they want!

  107. PAUL S says:


  108. Zelda Lithgow says:

    Thanks for the reply, I’m sad there are no plans for a tour at the moment – I’ll keep wishing x

  109. Zelda Lithgow says:

    Hi David, do you have any plans for another tour?. We all really need another David fix, please don’t keep us waiting too long – oh and please don’t miss out Edinburgh if you can’t do Edinburgh then Glasgow please.

    Zelda xxx

  110. which are your most noteworthy upcoming musicians you’ve heard about this year?

    • Content Editor says:

      “Good question, but I’ve been so involved with the play ‘The Dishwashers’ the film ‘The Guvnors’ and now writing a book I’ve not listened to much lately” – David

  111. Paula Fourie says:

    Must say – I do believe that this is the most sexiest man I have ever seen. As a teenager fell in love with him and going on 41 and still think he is sexy!! Good actor singer and writer.

  112. Julia Wise says:

    When are you are coming to Australia ?
    Specifically Perth ..West Australia
    You still have lots of fans here ;)

    Best Wishes

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Julia, unfortunately David has no plans to go to Australia for the time being, but it’s a country he really likes.

  113. sally says:

    Hi David, just home from holiday! “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”! Heard Cool Out Tonight in Doris’s restaurant! Magical times!! Love S.D Suffolk x

  114. gill says:

    HI David
    When are you coming back to Norwich. We are ‘ Missing You’
    Is the Facebook for real or am I stupid.x

  115. alan eason says:

    hi any ideas what david might be doing next ?

    • Content Editor says:

      David has been commissioned to write a book of poems/rhymes which will be published early next year.

  116. Anita from Essex says:

    Hi David,

    Enjoy the cricket and the sunshine today!

    Hope you had a splendid Birthday.

    Lots of love
    Anita from Essex xxx

  117. Frances McCourt says:

    Dear David,

    As long as I have been old enough to ask “what famous person do you like mummy?” the answer has always been David Essex! My mum is lovely human being who has dedicated her life to looking after and bringing up four children as well being a full-time carer to my dad who has been ill for many years. She is beautiful human being who always puts others first. Not far from your own birthday, next months sees her celebrate her 70th birthday on 11th August and I wondered if you’d be so kind as to consider sending her a birthday message in some way? I know she would be extremely thrilled. I can send address privately.

    Warmest wishes, Frances McCourt, 35, Highlands, Scotland

  118. kay smiyh says:

    HI David, hope you had a good one ! see you soon Kay xxx

  119. Jayne Cann says:

    Happy Birthday David hope its a wonderful day. Look forward to seeing you soon xx

  120. Kaz says:

    Happy birthday, David.

    You shine as brightly as you did when I first had your picture on my bedroom wall back in 1973! Many happy returns.

    Luv ya. xxx

  121. Julie says:

    A very Happy Birthday David, the sun is out for you! Wishing you a lovely day and hoping you are planning your next tour with the band soon.
    Love Julie from Hull

  122. Sue says:

    Happy Birthday!

  123. Jenny says:

    Happy Birthday David hope you have a great day love Jenny xxx (from Dorset )

  124. Gill says:

    Happy Birthday David, hope its a good one and Happy Birthday to Levi too in a few days xxxxxxxxx

  125. Lance says:

    Happy Birthday David

  126. Susan says:

    Happy Birthday David

  127. sarah broadhurst says:

    okay third time lucky!!!!! just wanted to be the first to wish you happy birthday love sarahxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx just to say as well found a radio station here that
    plays your music very often which never happened in the UK so nice to hear you
    on the radio xx

  128. sarah broadhurst says:

    sorry message came through to soon now its your birthday! Ha ha blinking time
    difference love sarah essex (broadhurst) xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  129. sarah broadhurst says:

    Hi David a very happy birthday to you hope you have a wonderful day what ever
    gets brought your way, lots of love from sarah broadhurst I used to live in Macclesfield
    cheshire and see you in concert every show I could but I now live in Perth Australia
    and miss you terribly my best friend went to see your show at manchester in June and
    of course she said you were fab keep rocking on and see you soon

  130. Lesley Danks says:

    Happy birthday David, enjoy your special day. Thank you for the music and please come back to Australia and do a tour. Love Lesley Danks, Victoria, Australia.

  131. Karen says:

    Wishing you a very happy birthday David, have a truly wonderful day xxxx

  132. Ken & Ruth Lewis says:

    Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday for tomorrow David! Hope you are able to have a relaxing day with Susan and all the family! Have a Great Day!!

    We can’t wait to see you back on stage very soon!

    Ken & Ruth, Trowbridge

  133. Joe O'Connor says:


    Have a good day tomorrow on your birthday and good luck for any future projects.

  134. Jade says:

    Hi David
    Really hope to see you in concert really soon!!!!!!!!!!!! and to wish you a Very Happy Birthday for tommorrow. Have a good one. Love to you and your family.
    Yellow rose and red carnations . Jade xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  135. Karen Day says:

    Would just like to wish David a very happy birthday for tomorrow 23rd July. Hope you have a fabulous day and that your family spol you rotten as you deserve it.

  136. Lance says:

    Happy Birthday David ! on 23rd

  137. Susan says:

    Happy Birthday David ! on 23rd of July have good one love from Susan & Lance xx from Austarlia

  138. Di Evans says:

    Happy Birthday for the 23rd David, have a lovely day x

  139. Susan Brett says:

    Happy Birthday David !!

  140. Susan says:

    David !! To David Happy Birthday on 23rd of July have good one love from Susan & Lance xx from Austarlia

  141. sally says:

    Listening to a little bit of leisure fm today! Gonna make you a star comes on, and one starts dancing in the rain, in the garden! Very refreshing!! S.d. (plaistow) whu fan x

  142. Tom says:

    How does one go about obtaining a CD of Godspell with David Essex?

    • Content Editor says:

      It only seems to be available on vinyl, it has never been released on CD or download as far as we know.

  143. Mary Mullett says:

    Dear David,I went to see ‘A Life In Song’ on Tuesday.This was a celebration of the lyrics of Tim Rice with several artists singing excerts from his musicals.Tim was interviewed by Michael Grade and he mentioned your excellent role in Evita. This concert will be shown on the BBC at a later date. Mary.

  144. Kay Smith says:

    Thanks for the wave,smiles and sing along, you definitely didn’t disappoint, it was well worth the trip from Birmingham. Can we have a tour soon please? thanks Kay xx

  145. Kay Smith says:

    Hi David,

    my daughter and I are coming to ludlow on Sunday, hopefully we’ll be at the front.
    My daughter is the pretty one. I know we won’t be disappointed.
    Give us a wave,
    Kay & Chloe xxx

  146. Gill says:

    So great to see you on the OIALT Tour . got to see it a few times and you were fantastic star of the show!!……….. we really miss you, we need a Concert Tour from you soon PLEASE! hope to see you again very soon xxx

  147. Pia Sander says:

    Hi David I am an Osmondfan and have just seen 3 OIAL shows and I really enjoyed your performances as well, just like last time I came to the UK for for OIAL concerts. Last time I bought some of your CDs afterwards and this time I bought your new CD. I hope to be able to see you in concert again sometime. Kind regards from Pia from Denmark

  148. Edward Brown says:

    My wife went with friends to the original show of All the Fun of the fair in London 2yrs ago and bought the DVD. She did not open it until just last week as she thought she had lost it but found it at home. We played the dvd with friends and found that it did not play Act 2 but just went blank. Has anyone else had this problem and can you assist in this matter.
    Thank you.

  149. nigel furmage says:

    hi david great night on friday 27/06/14 in birmingham thanks for taken us back in time you are a star

  150. Mary Mullett says:

    Dear David, Fantastic shows at the O2 and LG arena.I have to say Birmingham really rocks! I loved Oh What A Circus and I’ts Gonna Be Alright.
    I can’t wait for your next tour! Bring it on! Mary.

  151. Di Evans says:

    Hi David, we had a fantastic night at Once In A Lifetime in Birmingham. We really enjoyed the whole show. Thankyou xx

  152. Anita says:

    Could you please advise me of the mailing address to send David a Birthday Card to for next month. Thank you very much.

    Anita from Essex

  153. Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found
    a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the
    shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside
    and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off
    topic but I had to tell someone!

  154. tony says:

    hi ,can you tell me anything about the song mfanwy,i love this record and am intrigued by it.thans lot. tony bousfield

  155. Gill Gordon says:

    Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow in Manchester I know it’s going to be great!

  156. Janice says:

    Hi David
    Nice to hear Ken Bruce playing Oh What a Circus this morning.
    Lots of Love xxx

  157. Tom says:

    Is there a chance that the Original London Cast of Godspell featuring David Essex as Jesus will ever be released on CD or any other digitalaudio format?

  158. sally says:

    Hi david, enjoying the world cup, bet you are too! In canning town sunday, and of course ilford! A little trip down memory lane! The bell pub still there nice! Have a great first night at the once in lifetime tour! Gonna make you a star….. Best ever! Love sally(essex)

  159. Janice says:

    Hi David
    Looking forward to Friday’s Once in a Lifetime in Manchester -we are on the front row
    Lots of Love xxx

  160. Val says:

    Ahhhh my heart throb, can’t wait to see you in Cardiff in 2weeks time, I loved you 41 years ago when I was 17 and I have to say…… You were still gorgeous in east endears, oh those eyes!!!

  161. nigel furmage says:

    hi david just like to say thanks came to see you in nottingham my wife meet you at stage door when she held your hand she looked like a teenager again. it was like looking into her teenager eyes just got tickets for birmingham dusted of my flares got my original platform shoes

  162. Peter Bunge-Meyer says:

    Hi David,
    Greetings from Stockholm. We miss you.
    Best regards

  163. Kay Smith says:

    Hi David, my tickets have arrived for the castle,see you soon xx kayxx

  164. sally says:

    Hope you have a wonderful night,with original cast of godspell, and to introduce charity night performance! Day by day………….. Sally (Essex)

  165. Di Evans says:

    Hi David, just got my tickets for Once In A Lifetime at Birmingham. 8 rows from the front, can’t wait. See you in June x

  166. Louise Zontek says:

    Hello David:
    Just wanted to say hello and thank you for your music and movies. I lived in England in the mid 70s and am happy to say you are a major part of my memories. Dea Sancta remains one of my favorites.
    Thank you, and much love,
    Louise Zontek

  167. Kay Smith says:

    see you at the castle, can’t wait!!!
    Kay x

  168. Ann Thompson says:

    Saw All the Fun of the Fair last year and thought it was fantastic, so pleased to have found that it’s now out on dvd, cant wait for the postman!

  169. Boris says:

    Good to see you still rockin’ David. Great voice and still a hamdsome, sexy fella.

  170. Julie says:

    Hi David, coming to see Godspell on 19th May. Hope you maybe able to sign my original copy of the Godspell Record I bought back in 1971!

  171. Susan says:

    (")_(") Happy Easter David

  172. Angie Clayton says:

    Hi David,

    I have bought tickets for my sister and I for her 50th birthday 20th June. 2014′ she is one in a million supported 4 siblings from early childhood , would it be possible so send a signed photo for her.? And put a special request on her birthday at the show, this would mean the world to her as she has been a fan for many years ! This is a surprise present and would add to the whole experience too , thank you in advance Angie

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Angie, if you e-mail they’ll be able to help you regarding the signed photo. I’m sorry but David doesn’t usually do birthday announcements but hope she has a great night.

  173. Auntie Betty says:

    Well Done to all in Dishwashers – a wonderful social comment and a good lesson to us all. Do you remember when being a Dustman was the lowest of the low – until they came out on strike. That taught us a thing or two! Any job that keeps society ticking over is an important one and should be respected. This play stays with you and so does the wonderful acting. THANK YOU! xxxxxx

  174. Lesley Danks says:

    Thank you for your reply editor much appreciated.

  175. sally says:

    Just to say really enjoyed the dishwashers last night! Great acting, so good to see david essex in different mediums. It was humorous, and very touching too. Looking forward to the next one! Xx sally b

  176. Lesley Danks says:

    I am interested in purchasing the Traveller DVD and I have noticed it says REGION 2. DVDs I have purchased from overseas have REGION worldwide. I am worried the DVD will not play in Australia. Have other fans from Australia bought the DVD and if so have you had any problems with it?
    Thanks Lesley Danks.

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Lesley, if you have a multi region player then yes. Otherwise you can get it on flex,Sony,iTunes,YouTube,BlinkBox.
      Hope that helps.

  177. Cheryl Williams says:

    Bit lost for words as have been chasing you since a teenager and only got one signature on a CD – Religion signed for me at BIC Bournemouth. Spent all week there seeing you in Robinson Crusoe. Can’t keep up with you saw you in the Dishwashers you were excellent portrayal of a realistic situation in today’s world. I hope to see you in Birmingham at the LG Arena on 27th June.


    Cheryl Williams, Nuneaton

  178. Caroline B says:

    First saw David in 1972 as Jesus in Godspell – I was just 21 and bought the cast LP after the show – loved it! My daughter loved watching you on TVin The River many years later and as she now lives in Cambridge I had to travel from Cumbria to visit so that we could go and see The Dishwashers last night at the Arts!! (my birthday treat) It may have been 42 years from seeing you on one stage to another but your voice is so distinctive – it was nostalgic.
    Loved the show – brilliant acting and of course singing over the years.

    Keep on doing what you do so well!

  179. sheila Tomlinson says:

    Went to see The Dishwashers on Tuesday night at Nottingham. Thoroughly enjoyed it David, you and the rest of the cast were absolutely brilliant! Really makes you think! Thank you for a great night and good luck with the rest of the performances xxx

  180. Julie Travis says:

    Just seen dishwashers at Nottingham as ever David was brilliant sooty I missed meeting him next time I hope. Xx

  181. Kev Read says:

    Are there any plans to release the albums ‘the whisper’ and ‘this ones for you’ on cd?

  182. alan eason says:

    when will we be getting a david essex tour it seems a long time since we had one

  183. Judith Betts says:

    Hi there… I would have loved to see this production, any chance any more venues might be added another time? Like Norwich or even Lowestoft?!! :) pleeeaaaase!!!
    Judith xx

  184. Faith Linter says:

    Went to Brighton to see The Dishwashers and thoroughly enjoyed it – was concerned earlier in the day when I lost my purse which contained the tickets for the show but was found later minus £50 but at least the tickets weren’t taken !!
    Keep up the good work David am really enjoying all you do and did – been a follower since 1979 !!

  185. lynda says:

    I have met David a few times after shows in Southend on sea. He always take the time to talk to his fans and he is such a nice man. Long may the shows continue.

  186. lynda says:

    When are we getting a concert tour pleeeeease. Can’t wait.

  187. sally says:

    He rode that horse so proud,the little gypsy boy……… As he fell onto the ground, he saw a little diamond shining………. Sally (essex)

  188. Linda Fawkes says:

    Just back from seeing The Dishwasher at Richmond and just had to write and say how my friend and I both thoroughly enjoyed it and moved by the performances of the all the characters but Andrew Jarvis had us both nearly in tears.
    Watching David is strangely like listening to my Dad talk and the glint in the eye is also similar!!!
    Great play. Good luck with the rest of the tour.

  189. Julie Evans says:

    Dear David,

    Thank you for the time you spent chatting outside the stage door at Richmond this week. It was the anniversary of my mum’s passing and I know she would have been happy for me to mark the occasion with a theatre trip to see you. It was a poignant day but your cheery and pleasant manner made things seem so much better. Good luck with the rest of your performances, you were amazing!

    Julie (QPR supporter in the multi coloured coat). x

  190. Chris Marshall says:

    Hello David,
    My Aunt is one of your biggest fans and in March she celebrates her 60th Birthday. I wondered if I sent you a Birthday card to sign and maybe also enclosed a signed photo of your self inside. So that you can send it onto her in time for her birthday. I will of course pay for all postage, so all you have to do is sign it please.

    She has been to most of your concerts in Nottingham including your one man talk at Nottingham Playhouse, has all your albums.

    Many Thanks

    Chris Marshall

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Chris, you can send it to David Essex Management PO Box 390, Billinghurst, West Sussex, RH14 4BE

  191. sally says:

    Travelling back from suffolk to essex in the piddling down rain, listening to city lights! Nice, thank you! Sally (Essex)

  192. Dawn says:

    Dear David

    I am a lifelong fan and have loved your music,TV appearances and stage productions . I just wanted to say thank you for entertaining the nation for what seems to be a lifetime ! My 11 year old daughter Hannah loves you music too. ! But that might be due to the fact I’ve often got it playing in the car. !!

    Thank you so much again and keep writing and performing !

  193. Valerie says:

    Hi do you know what London theatre the dishwasher may play at in the future as i am un able to get to the recent tour dates many thanks Valerie

  194. Mary Mullett says:

    David,I thought The Dishwashers was very cleverly written and performed.
    I saw it in Birmingham a week ago. I look forward to seeing it in Richmond.
    I think the play has hidden depths.
    Mary Mullett.

  195. Janice says:

    Hi David. Really enjoyed the Dishwahers tonight in Newcastle, thank you for your time after the show at the stage door. Lots of Love xxx

  196. Susan says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day David

  197. Sally from Somerset says:

    just home after wet & windy drive from Brum – Great performance David, really enjoyed the play, I suspect each character is developing more and more with each performance. Can’t wait to see it again in the West End maybe!

    Lovely to see you both before and after the show – It was certainty worth the trip and as always you are so generous with your time – special thanks to Gail for taking photo for me (all DE fans are so good to each other)

    Sally from Somerset

  198. Denise Best says:

    Denise Best—posted on Girls club site x

    “It’s all so much easier now,” he says. “I’m not on anybody’s bedroom wall, people are very respectful now.” David Essex

    Well I still have a picture in my bedroom but it’s in a frame now so much more respectful, I couldn’t start my day without that smile xx
    Like · · 4 February at 23:46
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    Karen Farminer David’s on my bedroom wall in a frame too x
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    Stella Dennis Yes me to its in a frame
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    Maureen Pickering Me too, in a frame
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    Amanda Freund Mine are on the wall still in frames throughout the house xx
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    Julie Harding I have a picture of him in a frame in my dining room x
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    Lesley Hows I have my ATFOTF poster in the kitchen and calender x
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    Julie Harding Ooh yes Lesley I forgot those . I also have an ATFOTF poster in the kitchen and the spare bedroom! What are we all like?!
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    Heather Hare I also have framed photos around the house and my calendar. Never get tired of seeing his lovely twinkling eyes. X
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    Diane Garton I have a framed photo of David by my Bed, and also many in my Kitchen.
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    Linda Dymond Me too ive a framed photo in the kitchen also 3 photos on the fridge & one on my notice board.
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    Christine Walford Still got a framed photo in my bedroom!
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    Gail Windows I still have pics up!! not in bedroom admittadly but have canvass of me and david in hall and pics of us together in computer room!
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    Carol Leonard I have framed pictures around my house as well as in my bedroom……but yes, very respectful! lol x
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    Christine Evans Yep…framed photos and a Mutiny poster !
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    Anita Taylor gosh my walls are covered in David, all framed though and I am on a lot of them too, yes respectful lol xx
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    Sue Cocking Me too. .one on back of bedroom door lol
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    Rosie Lock The first thing you see as you walk in our front door is the massive ATFOTF framed poster and there’s more mainly my side of the bedroom xx
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  199. Tav says:


    How do I write to David in order to get an autograph? My mother is his biggest fan and although she managed to get her photo taken with him after his Bham show she was unable to get an autograph.

    Thought it would be ideal for Mothers Day

    Cheers x

  200. Sally from Somerset says:

    Thanks David for the “selfie” with Simon my nephew who works near the Theatre. It was a great surprise at the office when he e-mailed to me, brought a huge smile to what was otherwise quite a stressful day.

    Hope the show is going well, looking forward to being there on Sat.

    Sally from Somerset

  201. Kay Smith says:

    Hi David, great to see you on friday in The Dishwashers, it was a really powerful performance, a different experience not what we’re used to, never the less you were fab, see you again next week, kay x

  202. Gail Windows says:

    HI David, welcome to Birmingham! great to see you in the Dishwashers on Saturday night, didnt know what to expect but really enjoyed it! thanks for signing all our programmes at the stage door after to! look forward to seeing you for the next 2 Saturdays again!

  203. Mandy stephenson says:

    Dear David

    Received my copy of Traveller and watched it yesterday afternoon, thoroughly enjoyed it, wonderful, have to say doesn’t Billy sound like you and his lovely curly eyelashes just like his dad looking forward to some more of the two of you working together in the not too distant future.

    Lots of love
    Mandy Stephenson x x x x x x

  204. Kay Smith says:

    Hi David,

    day off today my copy of the traveller came this morning. Just watched it, you’re as lovely as ever, Billy is so much like you. See you friday,
    Love Kay x

  205. chris says:

    I wish you would bring back emailed Newsletter. I do not use either facebook or twitter and therefore dont know latest info on shows, tickets going on sale etc. This is very disappointing, and I am sure I am not the only fan who does not use either of these sites.

  206. Sally from Somerset says:

    Hi David,

    As usual I simply could not resist, and have just ordered ticket for Dishwashers on 8th Feb.

    After over 40 years of attending concerts, shows etc your versatility never ceases to amaze. Looking forward to seeing you at the Bham Rep and hopefully at stage door afterwards.

    Denise – if you are there look out for me in seat D24

    Sally from Somerset

  207. Janet F. says:

    Hello David,
    Just wanted to wish you and the cast/crew good luck with The Dishwashers, I’ll be there on opening night, can’t wait! Don’t forget your Marigolds …. :-) .

  208. carol says:

    hi david and billy, just watched my copy of the traveller which I received today, must say its even better than the first time :-) . Well done to you both. Now looking forward to Friday to see you in your new adventure “The DIshwashers” see you and best wishes Carol ….From Banbury xxxxx

  209. Gill Gordon says:

    Hi David,
    Just wanted to wish you all the best for The Dishwashers hope all goes well and the reviews are all good.

  210. Kay Smith says:

    Hi David, only 10 days days to go, can’t wait…. it will be great having you in Brum for two weeks if your at a loose end whilst your here i’d be happy to show you around or take you for a coffee (in my dreams!!!) see you on the 31st , love kay x

  211. Graham says:

    Now the traveler has been made does this mean there will be no plans for all the Fun of The Fair being made in to a film, i hope it gets made as the live and dvd is not enough :-)

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Graham, there are no plans for ‘All The Fun Of The Fair’ to be made in to a film. Enjoy the DVD!

  212. Pam says:

    Hi David,
    Ive been lucky enough to see you many times hen you have visited Edinburgh, Every concert ? musical has been fantastic, but when I was lucky enough to see No Fun At The Fair at the Playhouse in Edinburgh it was out of this world the music the props everything oh yes even the Uncle haha he was good to. Im hoping you will be back in Edinburgh soon, cant wait to see you again. Take care David.
    Love Pam. xx

  213. Phil Milsom says:

    Dear David/Editor.
    Do you think we will ever see the CD release of the Soundtrack of Silver Dream Racer. And maybe a REMASTERED or BLU RAY DVD release of the film also. The version with the original ending.
    Kind regards.
    Phil Milsom

  214. Andrew says:

    Can someone please tell me who sang the line “I don’t think so” on Gonna Make You A Star? I was always told it was Jonny Walker, but now not so sure…

    • Content Editor says:

      It was people that were around in the studio, for example a security guard that did the “I don’t think so”

  215. JIMMYZ Rivz says:

    Just finish’s watching the Traveller here in Chicago.. in my home. good movie thanks for the music score.. enjoy the movie. say to my self who is this guy so i Google you..
    got me here.. thanks so music for you work all around…happy holiday’s ..

  216. Janice says:

    Hi David
    Happy New Year to you and your family and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I am looking forward to seeing you in The Dishwashers in Feb in Newcastle – I am on the front row.
    Lots of Love
    Janice xxx

  217. Ger Timmons says:

    Hi David, I just want to thank you for the years of pleasure your music have brought to me and so many others , and the degree of influence you have had on me along with some other artists, because watching people like you gave me the notion to pick up a guitar, which became a bass somewhere along the line and I started to sing. Now after years of doing rock and pop, Im doing American style country .. So thank you so very much and Im loving the new stuff, so continued success to you and I hope I get to see you live here in Ireland some day. Very best wishes
    Ger Timmons

  218. Susan says:

    Happy New Year! David

  219. Gill Gordon says:

    Just want to wish you and all your family a wonderful new year. Also Happy New Year to all your fans.
    Best wishes

  220. Auntie Betty says:

    A stupendous HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours, David and to all your fans. Keep spreading your fabulous happiness. You mean so much to us all xxxxxxxxxx

  221. sally (Essex) says:

    Happy New Year! David, Susan, Levi and family! Lots of Love Sally (Essex)

  222. Mary Mullett says:

    DAVID,I have just been watching Dea Sancta on you tube and realised it is 40 years since Stardust.Did you write the lyrics to this song ? It’s actually 40 years in 2014.
    Happy New year ! Mary Mullett

  223. Andrew Sim says:

    Im not a fan of David Essex (although I coinsider “Rock On” to be a classic par excellence).
    I immensely admired him for saying (and walking the talk) that it was worth turning down a multi-million dollars deal (following his N01 hit in the states) to be the next Idol in America during the seventies……………………….. “just to see the look of shock on the American record company executive’s faces”".

    He said he wanteed to keep his feet on the ground, avoid rock star excesses etc. That was actually very astute.

    What a cool bloke!!!! I take my hat off to you sir.

  224. Kay Smith says:

    Thanks for a foot tapping christmas Day, the Traveller Cd’s great!! especially ‘LITTLE GYPSY BOY’ i love it,c u soon kayx x

  225. Jenny says:

    Happy Christmas David and family love and best wishes from Jenny (from Dorset )xxx

  226. Ariana says:


  227. Auntie Betty says:

    David, hope you, Susan and Levi (how is he, by the way?) have a wonderful family time this Christmas and another interesting and successful New Year in 2014 xxx
    I also thank all who keep this site so interesting and informative.


  228. Gill Gordon says:

    Hi David,
    Just want to wish you and your family a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

  229. Joe O'Connor says:


    Best wishes to you and all the family for Christmas.

    Thanks for the latest film and albums released, all great.



  230. Marilyn White says:

    Firstly Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to David and Family, and all that help on this website.
    How? Where? Can I see The Traveller PLEASE. Will it be coming out in the cinemas soon? Thank you.

    • Content Editor says:

      Traveller will be available on DVD, though you can get it on Blinkbox Sony and most video on demand sites -search Dramas to rent or buy

  231. janice prime says:

    hi david just seen trailers of the traveller its looks fabulous and your son is an insprition to you and you yourself well what can I say just outstanding lots of love always Janice prime xxx

  232. Auntie Betty says:

    Hi David, hope this isn’t out of place (please don’t print if it is) but every time I listen to the ‘Traveller’ track I think of your Mum and feel that it is a wonderful tribute to her from you. The steady beat throughout is evocative of a horse’s hooves clip clopping along and reduces me to tears every time. You’ve written and sung some lovely songs, but I think this one is my all-time favourite and sums you up beautifully. Thank-You for being you. xxx

  233. Sue Hewitt says:

    Just to let you know that the David Essex Devotion Club raised £265 at our recent get together. We have donated it to the National Autistic Society. Thankyou so much for your kind donation for the auction. xx

  234. Louise Fisher says:

    Why was the christmas song I’m Coming Home that you did with Justin Lee Collins never released as a single? It is the most awesome christmas song ever and would be a big hit. It is a teavesty that it was never released. An amazing group of artists getting together and jamming, it works in the most fabulous way. Rock on!

  235. carol says:

    Hi David Just wanted to let you know my son and I really enjoyed the TRAVELLER. You must be so proud of Billy, he is very good, took me back to my teens listening to his voice, as he sounds very much like you.. hope you and your family are all in good health. lots of love Carol xx

  236. Pete Law says:

    Dear David
    Saw you on the one show.But,I did’nt know that your a drummer. I did notice that you were on a Slingerland kit.Have you still got any drums and do you still play. I have a Slingerland kit that I bought in New Orleans whilst in the Royal Marines Band on the Royal Yacht. It was the kit that I saw Buddy Rich on in 1968. I still have the drum kit at the young age of 63. So nice to have seen you on your Slingerland kit,keep drumming. Pete Law.

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Pete, yes David was influenced by Buddy Rich as well. Sadly he doesn’t have the drums anymore, but still has a go at the odd sound check.

  237. lorna says:

    You can buy Traveller through On Demand services. Watched it last night thought it was excellent!! You can clearly see the pride David has in Billy when in scenes together. Must say though I will be doing my usual bobbing up and down dance to Lamplight and not the routine in the film!!! David thanks for all your hard work keeping us fans happy. Happy Christmas to you and your family.
    Lorna x

  238. sally (Essex) says:

    Congratulations Billy Cook, in the leading role of Traveller, a star in the making! A very powerful film, and great music, that runs throughout by the Brilliant David Essex. To the future with Love, Sally (Essex)xxx

  239. Susan says:

    David Merry Christmas & Happy New year Thank you so much Susan in Brisbane Australia xxxx

  240. Chris says:

    Hi have been a fan since1977 and first saw David on my birthday that year . I am now going to have my 50th on dec18th , any chance I may get a signed card from David please . It would make my day even more special . Thank you xx if it will be possible let me know and I will send my address . Thanks a lot xx

  241. Di Evans says:


  242. Michael Weston says:

    I would personally would like to thank David for his personally wrote get well card for myself, his thoughts and words have given me a massive boost at this difficult time
    Thanks Again

  243. Debbie Wilson says:

    Got my copy of the Traveller soundtrack today, all I can say is WOW!!!, absolutely fantastic, pity the film isn’t being shown in Cumbria, didn’t get to the Premier but really want to see the film. Fantastic news that it has been nominated for a BAFTA and also Billy being nominated, he is just like his Dad, Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  244. cazz morton says:

    Hi Mate! great news Traveller c.d.s arrived today ..Giving Soo hers for her birthday on Jan4th so she has too wait hehe ,but I don,t !!!!!

    we r going to The Swan at High Wycombe to c Penni Tovvey in her panto and give our Shane Ritchie some stick! should be a laugh ! b funny bot seeing u there though!! C Ya Soon love Cazz and soo xx

  245. sally (Essex) says:

    HI David and Billy Cook, just at the start on track 5, on Traveller cd, I know this one!!! All good so far, cannot wait to see the film now!! love Sallyxxx

  246. Ruth Templeton says:

    What can i say so many memories where has the time gone it all started 40 years ago……

  247. Stuart Charlesworth says:

    What a show, afloat on a boat!! We were lucky enough to have booked a cruise on P&O ship Azura before we knew that David was going to be on. Wh had an hour’s solid entertainment from a showman supreme. Thanks very much.

  248. Auntie Betty says:

    YAY just heard that the soundtrack to Traveller is available as from 2nd December (Happy Christmas To Me…………..) xxxxxxxx

  249. john says:

    hello i was just wondetring if there are any other dates that you are doing in the play the Dishewashers other than you have announced

  250. mikeydixon says:

    Can I have a sing pic off u for my nan

  251. lynne says:

    are there likely to be any additional venues on the dishwashers tour? thank you

  252. Debbie Wilson says:

    I am pleased that Traveller is going to be in cinemas, but is there any way that we can find out where it is being shown, can a list of places or cinemas be published.

  253. Chris says:

    I have been trying to find out by email for several months now what has happened to the Newsletter that used to be sent by email, but I cannot get anyone on the to respond. Anyone have any ideas.

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Chris, there hasn’t been any news letter for some time now as David gives you up to date news on Twitter, Facebook and this webite

  254. Lisa says:

    I’m so excited! I’ve just brought tickets to see Dishwasher and the once in a lifetime concert, and ordered a signed copy of Reflections for my Mum as a Christmas present, she is a huge fan. I’ve grown up listening to your music and love coming to see you with Mum.
    Thank you for being a big part of our lives x

  255. carol morton says:

    Hi Mate u have the wrong number on site for Cambridge arts theatre it should be 01223503333 love me xxxx

  256. Reg says:

    I’d like to produce Mutiny! as a community theatre project

    Can you tell me who has the rights etc? I live in New Zealand and it would be great to produce a Polynesian based musical in the South Pacific.

    I was lucky enough to see the original production in London.

    let me know if this is possible


  257. elle says:

    Hi David.
    Just wanted to tell you about the dilemma you left me in last night. I had previously decided that we would take a short break to London and see you at the O2 in June. But then I discovered that your play was going to be staged in Nottingham and I had to decide which event we would attend!
    Well, I have slept on it now and have made my decision, we shall go to both!!
    I am so EXCITED!!! Luv ya

  258. magz lee says:

    we met at cardiff, some years ago when you were in all the fun of the fair with , louise english a friend who stays with me ,when in cardiff .im holding a charity dinner early next year at our golf club creigiau cardiff, with all profits going to CANCER CARE AND KIDNEY WALES , is it possable that you could donate any thing towards these charitys? signed phot etc, i can supply my adress by return,thank you for reading this message. magz lee

  259. Susan says:

    Hello David, Reflections album is Wonderful

  260. Susan says:

    Dear David Thank you so much for yet another lovely wonderful CD Reflections !!! All your 3 years of work on this definitely paid off! I still all your works always ! Love from Susan in Brisbane Australia xxxx

  261. lin gordon says:

    Hi David, got reflections cd and its great especialy its Gonna be alright,wow ,Love it . Looking foreward to ure tour in june at birmingham. would like to see dishwasher if its at any theatres near where i live, It sounds good, You can borrow my marigolds any day. Take care. love Lin gordon. xx

  262. Sally says:

    Hi David, Reflections album is Wonderful! Who would have thought Gonna Make You A Star, could be better than it already is! All the tracks mean something to us, in a special way. Whiteburn have produced some magical sounds! Thank You. Baby See Your Lamplight…………… With Love Sally (Essex)

  263. kay smiyh says:

    Hi David great arrangement of lamplight, it’s had me dancing around the house all weekend,i’m sorry i didn’t wait to get a signed copy maybe you’ll do it for me when i see you in Brum, can’t wait till Jan xx

  264. Shane says:

    Hi David

    I was very gutted about the Night of The Musicals tour I had my ticket but I hope that you will do another musical besides The Dishwashers soon

    I saw you in BN2 at the Regent Theatre Stoke all those years ago lol, have you & Jon Conway ever thought about doing a BN2 10th Anniversary tour or anything like that?

    I really enjoyed BN2 it was a brill show cos some of the songs from the 80′s are kind of anthems of mine

    I really hope there will be a BN2 10th anniversary tour soon

    Keep rocking


  265. Peter Leech says:

    Good to hear you on Radio 2, really liking the new version of lamplight, hopefully they’ll put it on the playlist!!

  266. Mandy Shanks says:

    Hello – last time we saw David was at the Lifetime Achievement Award event in Manchester in October 2012 – it was well worth the trip from Canada to be there – It was a night to remember! As I have been a major fan since 1973 – (my car number plate on my Mini is ROCKONDE!) my hubby and I try to plan our trips to England around David’s tours. We are now planning our next trip to England, and as always, we want to book it when David is doing a Solo tour. I am hoping that it “might” be in October/November next year? As it costs a lot to go to England – and we need to plan ahead – any chance of a hint as to when the next one might be? Thank you!

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello, sorry no hints at the moment as he is so busy with what’s happening with the rest of this year and next right now. If there are any plans we will let you all know.

  267. Jackie kiley says:

    I also received my ‘signed’ copy of David’s new cd, which only had best wishes, there is def no signature underneath ….. I was also very disappointed :-( I emailed the company they gave a voucher code to re-enter on their website, but the code is invalid and won’t work, they also said they have run out of signatures …. Not happy !!!!

    • Content Editor says:

      David has just done more signed CD covers. I’m so sorry to hear you only have best wishes too.If you wish send it to the office and he will sign it for you.
      If you send it to:
      David Essex Management
      PO Box 390,
      West Sussex,
      RH14 4BE

    • debbie evans says:

      i have returned my “best Wishes” cover as the contents editor suggested and asked that David sign it and return it,,,, i supplied a s.a.e……… i will let you know the outcome xx

    • Debbie Evans says:

      I have received my now signed cd cover Jackie after sending it back., also in the envelope was a signed postcard…. THANKYOU xx

  268. Debbie Evans says:

    To contents editor …. THANKYOU for your reply . I am absolutely certain there is I signature…. Iwill send it tithe address……. I appreciate how busy David is and realise he must have been thinking faster than he could sign !!!! Again, THANKYOU x

  269. Sharon Godridge says:

    Just got my signed copy of Reflections today, love it so much. Thank you and keep on rocking x

  270. Auntie Betty says:

    Welcome to November and a picture of you, Eddie with your ‘boys’ – so sad that there is no calendar for next year.

    Your eldest ‘son’ should walk away with all the accolades they can give him for his outstanding portrayal of Michael in EE. I am mesmerised by his talent! xxxxx

  271. Debbie Evans says:

    I have today recieced my “signed” reflections cd from record store…… Very disappointed …. It is not signed by David , it just has best wishes written on it ,…. VERY DISSAPOINTED…. Had I known it wasn’t going to be signed I wouldn’t have ordered it as I had already bought one ……

    • Content Editor says:

      Are you sure his signature isn’t under the best wishes?? He has signed hundreds and apologies if he was ahead of himself on yours. The funny thing is he only put best wishes on a few! If his name isn’t there and if you would like, send it to:
      David Essex Management
      PO Box 390,
      West Sussex,
      RH14 4BE

  272. andrea says:

    cannot believe that this bloke is still turning out amazing music.thankyou so much.xx

  273. Auntie Betty says:

    Hi Handsome – been jigging about to new version of Lamplight – love it. Love the fact that you are so willing to diversify xxxxxx

  274. Julie says:

    In 1971 I was aged 10 I went on my first school trip to see Godspell and that was it for me. I have bought every album seen every play/show tv recording. I have never missed a tour, (even went to a concert 8 1/2 months pregnant). I even spent some weekends in the earlier years sleeping outside your house. I am now looking forward to the new tour and new film. I just want to say THANK YOU for being part of my life.

  275. Karen Day says:

    Would just like to wish David a very happy working holiday on his cruise departing this Friday 1st Nov. All those lucky people a). cruising in the Caribbean and b). able to go to three shows staring our one and only Mr Blue Eyes. Oh how I wish I was going.

  276. johnboy says:

    Just like to say well done David for another great album reflections and I like the twist on the album please make more all the best Johnboy

  277. Janet F. says:

    Hello David,
    Bought tickets for opening night of Dishwashers, the first of many tickets once we get the tour dates! What with that and OIAL 2014 is looking like being a very good year!

  278. Maria says:

    I have been a fan for years… Just wanna say your still as lush as ever… Them eyes don’t change.. and that cheeky Grin is still there… You are certainly a Star..

  279. Janet F says:

    Hi, guess it would have been announced already if the answer’s yes but is there going to be a 2014 calendar? Xxx

  280. Angela Coates says:

    Will the dishwashers be coming to cardiff , if so when. thanks

  281. Pat Blaize says:

    I wanted to ask if you would be interested in a personal candid photo of you and John Lennon in the backseat of a limo with a blonde girl sitting between you in New York City? A friend of ours happen to be there right at the right time and he took the photo and made a print for us. You can contact me at my e-mail address if you’d like. I can try to post it to my facebook page, but I don’t know how, but I will see if I can get someone to do it for me. By the way, I am 62yrs old and was a fan back in the day!

  282. Sally says:

    Just been listening to interviews with Johnnie Walker and Robert Elms Radio 2, Great stuff! Whiteburn have produced fantastic acoustics/backing, which compliment the original Lamplight track! sounds so cool. Traveller and soundtrack almost here, very exciting, as is Dishwashers, intrigued by that one, sounds fun! Time to read another chapter in David Essex autobiography, just wondering which pub your mum used to play the piano in, I’m sure we heard her, while sitting outside with our bottle of coke and packet of crisps! Beautiful memories! with love Sally Bx

  283. Elspeth Dodd says:

    Have been a fan for38years he is one in a million still as good today as when I saw him at the Apollo Glasgow when I was 14years old. David Essex forever even now .xxxxxxxxxxx

  284. Susan says:

    Thank you fixing the web site up

  285. Kate says:

    Disappointed that David won’t be coming to Scotland in 2014.

  286. Janice says:

    Hi David
    Great news about Once in a Lifetime I have front row seats for Manchester. Looking forward to seeing you on Loose Women on Monday.
    Lots of Love xxx

  287. Teresa says:

    Just watched an interview with David on early morning tv. Disappointed to note that his tour Once in a Lifetime is not coming to Glasgow, especially with our new arena the Hydro recently opened. I am a lifelong fan and have always attended his concerts when he comes to Glasgow or Edinburgh. Please let me know if there is anything planned for us Scots!!!

  288. Ginny Parry says:

    Why are there no Scottish dates for the Once in a Lifetime Tour?

  289. Auntie Betty says:

    Lovely seeing on Breakfast News today – you are my Valium, David !! xxxxxx

  290. Gill says:

    Just wondering when the rest of the dates will be out for the” Dishwashers” tour for the rest of the uk.

  291. Carol says:

    Hi ,

    Can you please tell me if you have to be a member of davids site or a memeber of the birmingham rep theatre to be able to get advance tickets next Tuesday for the Dishwashers play.
    If you need to be a member of davids site how do you join?

    Many thanks
    Carol Coles
    Banbury x

  292. carol says:

    dear david
    why dont you come to northampton anymore miss you. ?
    good luck with all your future projects

    love carol xx

  293. Kim hicks says:

    I have been desperately trying to book tickets for
    The once in a lifetime tour (brighton) for the last
    40 minutes and I cannot get it to work. Help !

  294. Marilyn White says:

    Dear David,
    Hope you enjoy the cruise in November – don’t forget no “MUTINY” please!!! A shame but I can’t afford to go – still hope to see you maybe on tour next year. Kind regards to Susan too. Love from Marilyn xxx

  295. snoopy says:

    Excited to think your doing a tour next year, but tell me what is the meaning of once in a life time tour and saying the final tour are you saying thats it and hang your coat up for good? a little confused here

    • Content Editor says:

      The ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Tour has always been put on by Tony Denton Promotions. David will be one of the artists in this arena tour and it’ll be the last of these tours that Tony Denton Promotions will be putting on. Hope that makes sense.

  296. Elizabeth Beswick says:


    Will you be having another tour in the near future in Ipswich or Cambridge. Saw you last time on the Secret Tour in Cambridge. Mind you my daughter Clare, friend Denise and I went to see you at All the Fun of the Fair in Norwich…… We were the noisy ones in the restaurant…..

    Liz X

  297. Sally says:

    HI David, Lovin’ the new version of Lamplight! Really Cool! Been Listening to Happy Ever After, and Wonderful album too! and, they are just that! Love Sally

  298. colinstack says:

    Cab you please come back to eastenders

    I missed you as a mate

    Colin stack

  299. Gill Gordon says:

    Hi David,
    Looking forward to the new CD but wondered if it will be available to buy in the shops or only on line?
    Since you’re releasing the CD will there be a tour to go with it?
    Best Wishes

    • Content Editor says:

      The CD will be available to buy in HMV and other stores, as well as online. There are no plans for a tour to go with the Album.

  300. Auntie Betty says:

    Another month, another calendar picture. Ever the Gent tipping your hat at me every time I glance up – your arm must be aching already, David. You make me happy ! xxxxxx

  301. Debbie Wilson says:

    Hi David,
    Looking forward to getting the new album, am hoping that ‘Traveller’ is out soon, wasn’t able to get to the premier in London. Hope you enjoy your cruise in November and hoping so much that you will decide to do a tour next year PLEEEEESE
    Love you loads
    Debbie xxx

  302. Susan says:

    David your cd look a azmazing

  303. John O says:

    A guy in the Huntington Beach, CALIF area is claiming to be a former member of Essex…goes by the name of Chase. Has a pretty fantastic story and says he was known for “Rock On”. Has a Facebook page “Chase of Essex” but nobody really knows anything else. Can anyone shed some light on this, is it for real ?

  304. Mary Mullett says:

    When will the music score CD from Traveller be released?
    Mary Mullett.

  305. carol says:

    Hi, i see Davids new Album listed on Amazon for pre order….
    will we be able to buy the CD from here. as some say it might just be a download…

  306. Mick Lessard says:

    Hello David,

    Mick here. 64 year old who just now realized you are the man who kept me company while I drove from pulpwood camp to camp listening to your lyrics and powerful relaxing sounds. I’m your age less two years. If and when you decide to have a Canadian Holiday our home is your home. Mr. JR Cash loved our community of La Ronge Saskatchewan as people left him along to enjoy nature as intented.

    Respectfully yours,

    Mick Lessard (Barefoot Mick Lessard facebook)

  307. christine says:

    Hi ,just to say I enjoyed the Traveller Premier in London ,made my day to be able to see the Q & A after the show ,after not being able to see the show that got cancelled ,
    this made up for it ,also thanks to a helpful guy connected with the urban film festival that kindly accepted my facebook request ,and told me where the premier was going to be ,otherwise I would not of made it ,will go and see it again when it is on general release.

  308. Maureen says:

    Hi, when will traveller be in the cinema, tried to search for where it will be shown but can’t find listed anywhere


  309. carol says:

    Hi when will Davids CD be coming out..?

  310. A Duggan says:

    Can you tell me where the song Oh What a Circus was filmed? Have seen it on the re-runs of Top of the Pops 1978 recently and just wondered. Many thanks.

  311. Janet says:

    Traveller was great and I thought Billy was amazing in it, I’m sure he’s got a brilliant career ahead of him. Lovely to see you and Billy together in the Q&A and he obviously values all your support. Looking forward to the cinema release!

  312. Mary Mullett says:

    I really enjoyed the Traveller film yesterday. Billy was excellent and came across as
    a strong actor. I liked the music score;in fact the whole film was compelling to watch
    from start to finish. Thanks for the Q and A afterwoods.
    Mary Mullett.

  313. Karen says:

    Such a great evening, some really nice people.
    Loved the Traverller . Can’t wait for album and DVD.
    Well done Billy, David and everyone else involved. Kx

  314. Auntie Betty says:

    Excellent film. Billy has a great acting career I think – not just saying that, David, although the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree methinks. Your Mum would be very proud of the two of you, lovely touch quoting her words. I hope there will be a DVD as I would love to see it again.

    Well Done to all involved – message loud and clear!

    Lots of Love xxxxxxxxxx

  315. Sally says:

    Wishing you all the luck in the world Billy Cook and David Essex for the premiere of Traveller! love Sally B xxx

  316. Auntie Betty says:

    Hi David, managed to get ticket for Sunday at the Trinity Theatre – can’t wait ! xxx

  317. Sue Hewitt says:

    Looking forward to the premiere of ‘Traveller’ in 2 weeks. Several members of the David Essex Devotion Club will be there. We better get our questions ready! Also looking forward to the new album. xx

  318. Elaine Bailey says:

    Hi CDavid, just seen that you are about to start on a Carrabean Cruise,such a shame it is so out of reach for most of you fans price wise but wish you all the best on this new venture. When will you be touring UK again>>

  319. Jackie says:

    Hello I’m writing this on behalf of my disabled mum who has been an avid fan for as long as I can remember and I’m in my 40′s! She is also a regular cruiser as she is too ill to fly but she wants to book the azura So as to be able to see David against our wishes! Are you able to tell me of any meet and greets I can arrange for her (I tried for the for nights on broadway best of the musicals but they have all been cancelled) my mum is very ill and I would love to be able to arrange this for her if you can help as she has been told by doctors she is not allowed to fly so therefore cannot do the cruise to the Carribean x

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Jackie, sorry to hear about your Mum. David will be performing 3 shows on the cruise but please let your Mother know that she should listen to you and her Doctor. David is busy working on many projects at the moment and will be at the Genesis Theatre in Whitechapel, London on the 8th September ( for the Premiere of ‘Traveller’ where he will be doing Q&A.

  320. ANITA says:

    Hi David,

    Hope you are having a great time wherever you are.

    Listening to you singing City Lights at the moment. Have a great night.

    Love from your babe in blue jeans.

    ANITA xxxxxxxxx

  321. Christina says:

    I was in love with David since 1974. I saw him in Australia in late 1989-1990! I was about 7 months pregnant, waddled my way to the front of the crowd ( Melbourne) and adored him. I went home, called my mother and said” I’ve just seen David Essex” she said “about bloody time”. David had been all over my bedroom -posters of course, but he was on my ceiling and every morning I would blow him a kiss and say ‘ love you’! I am going to be a grandmother in 6 months- but, you know what, watching those beautiful sparkling blue eyes, this granny to be ( like so many others) still wish David would ” hold me clothes” !!! And this comes from an Aussie ex cougar!! Please come back to Oz- would love to see your All the fun at the fair! Maybe come down here and you can help me raise money to support the girls that have been stolen as sex slaves in Cambodia as I want to take Aussie girls that have fallen off the rails over there, to show what life is really about, and at the same time help these beautiful children! I’m not actually a nut,just a fan and a like minded humanitarian. I have been a cop in Oz for 29 years, now a Councillor and a member of rotary. So what are t he thoughts?

  322. Karen Day says:

    Oh how I wish I could go on your Caribbean cruise with you David but can’t get time off work. Enjoy the cruise and don’t get too sunburnt

  323. Mary Mullett says:

    David, I have bought a copy of the Gypsy Storyteller book.
    Your poem is really interesting. I am looking forward to the Traveller.
    Regards,Mary Mullett.

  324. HORRY WRIGHT says:

    Hi David,

    Did you go to school in Star Lane? Would you have been there at the time of my half-brother Patrick Harris ?

    Horry Wright

    • Content Editor says:

      Yes David did go to Star Lane School. It may be possible that he did go the same time as David, but sorry he doesn’t recall the name.

  325. doreen says:

    Hi David is David well as there is no tour this year hope you are enjoying your rest if you are thinking of doing a final tour you must come to Orkney lots of love doreen

  326. Auntie Betty says:

    Hi – will Traveller go out on general release at some point? Also, is there any chance of a DVD – Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!!….

    Luv You David xxxxxxx

  327. Jane says:

    What no tour this year.. how are Deb, Sue and myself gonna get our David “fix”!!

  328. ray wills says:

    Hi, just to let you know that the following book is out now which contains a poem especially penned by David for the book for which we are most grateful.

    All the very best, Ray Wills

  329. ANITA says:

    Hi David,

    Belated good wishes for your Birthday David as I have been extremely busy.
    I hope you had an enjoyable day.

    It’s a shame the Content Editor isn’t you… No offence to the Content Editor.

    Love Anita xxxxx

  330. Kay Smith says:

    Hi David, great news about the travellers release, do you know if there are any midland showings coming up ? thanks K ay x

  331. Janice says:

    Hi David
    I hope you had a fantastic Birthday last week.
    lots of Love
    Janice xxx

  332. Kath vale says:

    Here’s hoping you had a real good birthday, and all your dreams came true, for you deserve that extra something for all the things you do!!! your music picks me up when I am blue, your DVD of the river, silver dream machine etc., are good to watch too! so please don’t ever change cause we (meaning all your fans) love you for being you!!

  333. Susan says:

    David Happy 40th Anniversary for Rock on

  334. Jayne Dakin says:

    Happy birthday!!

  335. Mary Mullett says:

    David,Happy birthday for 23rd. Well done on the Gypsy poem.
    Have you heard of the Poetry Café in Covent Garden.I sometimes read my poetry there. Regards Mary Mullett.

  336. Marion says:

    I forgot to say happy birthday for yesterday,

  337. Marion says:

    I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the autobiography ” Over the Moon ”
    I could not put it down until I had finished it, it is insightful, interesting and humorous.
    It will be treasured forever.
    Thank you for the gift you have shared with all your fans.

  338. Sally says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have had a wonderful day! lots of love Sallyxxx

  339. Cynthia says:

    Happy Birthday xx

  340. Karen says:

    Hope you have had a wonderful birthday xx

  341. Carol says:

    Happy Birthday have a lovely day xxx

  342. Carol Leonard says:

    A very happy birthday to a very special person….hope you have a lovely day
    lots of love
    Carol xx

  343. Wolfram Donath says:


  344. Frances carey says:

    Happy birthday David, hope you have a great day.xx

  345. carol says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID, hope you have a wonderful day xxxx

  346. Ariana says:


  347. ken lewis says:

    Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday David!

    Have a Great Day!

    Ruth & Ken Lewis xx

  348. Sue Lis says:

    Happy Birthday David. Enjoy your special day.

  349. Elaine Higgins says:

    Hello David
    Hope you have a very happy birthday
    you deserve it xxx

  350. carol hawkins says:

    happy birthday.have a great day lots of love carol xx

  351. Janet says:

    Have a brilliant birthday! Don’t know what you’re up to but the Fab Four are going for an Indian tonight to celebrate – any excuse! Hope you have a lovely day.
    Janet F

  352. tracy clarkson says:

    Happy Birthday David ,hope you have a fantastic day xxxx love allways Tracy xx

  353. Anne Nash says:

    Happy birthday David, hope u have a fab day.
    Anne, Cardiff

  354. Amanda Freund says:

    Happy Birthday David i wish you all the very best for today xxx

  355. Julie says:

    A very Happy 66th Birthday David, you will never age in my eyes. Have a wonderful day. Love Julie (Hull) xx


  357. Viv says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday David! Lots of love always Viv & Tina XXX (Hull)

  358. Jenny says:

    Happy Birthday Dear David love from Jenny xx(from Dorset )

  359. lorraine bayliss says:

    Hi David, “Happy Birthday” Hope you have a wonderful day.All my love Lorraine xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  360. Lena says:

    Happy birthday I hope you have a good day! xx

  361. Gill says:

    Happy Birthday David x

  362. Jayne Cann says:

    Happy birthday Davidhope you have a wonderful day xx

  363. Pamela B says:

    Happy Birthday David……hope you have a fabulous day! love Pamela B x

  364. corinne diable says:

    Happy Birthday David xxxx

  365. Debbie Evans says:

    Happy Birthday David. Have a lovely day xxx

  366. Sue Y says:

    Should have said that I’ve been listening to your audio book
    whilst lazing around in the sun. So much better than having to read it !

  367. Sue Y says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday David,
    Have a lovely day and hope to see you soon.

  368. Sally from Somerset says:

    Happy Birthday David, we will have cakes at work to celebrate! looking forward to hearing more news from you soon.
    Sally from Somerset x

  369. Di Evans says:

    Hi David just want to say have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the 23rd,. Enjoy your day Lots of love from Di Evans xx

  370. mave says:

    Happy birthday David, Have followed you since I was in my twenties, Seen you in concert loads of times. Rock on!!

  371. Auntie Betty says:

    So….will our Kate’s baby share a birthday with our David??? It would be lovely, but wouldn’t want her to be in pain for too long.

    So Good Luck to Kate and William and A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you tomorrow, David xxxxxxxxx

  372. Gill Gordon says:

    Hi David ,
    Just want to wish you a very Happy Birthday for tomorrow hope you have lovely day.

    loads of love Gill

  373. Karen Day says:

    Hope you have a lovely birthday on 23rd David, relax and enjoy it.

  374. cazz morton says:

    Hi Mate where can I send your your birthday card too x Miss u love Cazz and Doo x

  375. Jade says:

    Hi David
    Really hope you are enjoying your deserved break with your family. On Monday I will be celebrating my 60th birthday and I wonder where all the years have gone and realising that it is over 40 years since you have been in my life. What an amazing journey !!!! Thank you. Have a wonderful birthday on Tuesday I shall raise a glass (or two) for you. My love and best wishes to you and all the family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

  376. Lance says:

    Happy Birthday David !!! 23rd of July :)

  377. Maggie O. says:

    I have loved David Essex since I was a teenager in the ’70′s. I loved him in “Stardust” and followed him from there. But lost touch with him in the 80′s and then on. So happy to see those beautiful blue eyes and smile again!!!!! It’s still David!!!! Love Him still!!!!! I was never able to see you in concert. I hope that will change now that I have grown up! Hahaha! Will follow from now on! Live here in the USA!!!! Come to South Carolina!!!

  378. Susan says:

    David Happy Birthday on 23rd of July x have awesome day love from Susan in oz

  379. Susan says:

    David I can’t find a postal address its not on your web site no more to write to you or sent A Birthday card to you David

  380. Jenny says:

    Hi ,need address to send birthday card Jenny xx

  381. Kris Ward says:

    Still looking as good as when I first saw you in concert when you were about 30 years old! Still listening to Rock On and War of the Worlds… and now see you in EastEnders playing in Canada. Wicked! Thanks for sharing your talents all these wonderful years.

  382. Elaine Bailey says:

    Hi David, sorry the Nights on Broadway had to be cancelled. Are there any plans for any tours/show during 2013?

    Kind regards
    Elaine Bailey

  383. Deborah says:

    Hello David,

    Thank you.


  384. Janine Walker says:

    Hi David,

    was just looking to see if there is any concerts or shows coming but I cant see any at the moment do you think you will be doing any concerts or shows soon. I managed to meet you twice last year I had waited 40 years to me and on the first occasion I could not speak but I did the next time. Thank you being a part of my life for 40 years, Janine Walker xx

    • Content Editor says:

      David’s having a nice time relaxing at the moment,you can follow him on twitter @DavidEssexNews for his up to date news.

  385. Angie Webster says:

    Just wondered when we are going to see you again – getting withdrawal symptoms!!
    Had a rubbish few months – could do with some cheering up!! Hope you and yours are all OK. Take care. See you soon. Love Angie. xxxx

  386. Marilyn White says:

    Hi David,


    • Content Editor says:

      There’s no news on the film right now, but when there is you will be told all about it.

  387. Katherine says:

    Hi David, i am happy to tell you that our David Essex club raised amazing £300 in your name for cancer from our get together, we would like you to know that we will be doing the race for life wearing our club tee shirts, we wish you well and hope to see you soon.
    Lot’s of love, Kat and crew xxx

  388. Peter says:

    Have to say that i find it strange that with the amazing career David has had through music film and stage that BBC or ITV have not jumped on him to have him on an audience with show. Would be good to have some good Saturday evening entertainment for once!!
    Feel the need to start a campaign!!

  389. Anita says:

    Hi David,

    Very sad news about Graham Walker which you tweeted about.

    The Grumbleweeds were before my time but after reading about Grham Walker I would like to offer my sincere ondolences . He sounded a lovely man.
    Love Anita

  390. Gill Gordon says:

    Just want to add my vote to an evening with. Great idea we dont see enough of David on tv.

  391. alan eason says:

    hi wouldnt it be nice if itv did an evening with show for david it would be nice to see him do it for the fans

  392. paul swanton says:

    Have just finished reading a fantastic autobiography ‘going to sea in a sieve’ – Danny Baker’s life story up to 1980. Did you know he used to tell anyone who would listen that he was David Essex’s brother in the early 70′s. When asked ‘how come when David’s real name is Cook?’ he even said that David did not want to have his family bothered by all the fans so he lied when he said his real name was Cook (Cook/Baker clever eh!)
    have a great summer

  393. Anita says:

    Good Evening David,

    Hope you are having a good time – I am!!

    Shame about the tour but sure you will give us all a fantastic new tour of your own when the time is right.

    I hope you are in the “purple mode” to be creative with your new album as you once said live on stage.

    Love Anita xx

  394. Karen says:

    Dear David,
    We went to see ‘The Rock Tour’ and was wondering if you will be bringing out a CD or DVD of the concert and if so when it might be available.
    Thank you from a lifelong fan.

    • Content Editor says:

      There isn’t a CD or DVD from the last tour. You can download a past live tour ‘Theatre Of Dreams’ on the discography page on the website.

  395. victoriabrooks says:

    hi david
    have been triying to get hold of you i run row 4 a reason which is baised in malden essex and i have a event on sat 7th sep could you help me by starting the event

  396. Michael Stuart says:

    Hi David, I remember hearing all your BIG HIT singles from the 1970s and being a rock fan since the early 1970s I have just lately got around to listening to a cd of the best of your 1970s material and I have gotta say HOW GOOD ALL YOUR 1970s songs still sound I am really enjoying listening to this cd anyway all the very best to you David and remember mate to ROCK ON…

  397. Anne Nash says:

    Hi David, all your fans are hoping you will do a tour with the band this year, especially as Nights on Broadway is not going ahead. Please let us know soooooooonnnnn ……….

  398. To the Content Editor Regarding the answer to Ann about the Rock Tour, are you referring to the “Unplugged” cd?

    • Content Editor says:

      David sings a variety of songs on his tour which I’m sure you know and many are from different CDs which you can buy individually through iTunes, Amazon MP3 etc.. If you go to the discography page it will give you the link to buy the singles. Hope that helps.

  399. Ann says:

    i went to see the rock tour in november last year i was wondering are you doing a cd of the tour if so where can i get one from.

    • Content Editor says:

      Sorry there isn’t a CD from ‘The Rock Tour 2012′ but you can find the songs on the ‘Discography’ page on the website or on iTunes.

  400. carol says:

    Dear David,
    Hope you and your ever growing family are all well… i was just wondering when the shop is going to be selling more merchdise, are we going to have cups an keyrings and pens like that back….

  401. Angie Webster says:

    Hi, just wondered if anyone knew when we would be able to see The Traveller??
    Thanks. :)

  402. Cath says:

    Hi David

    Just treated myself to your book on audio its nice to hear you reading it and I think you reading it gives it a more personal touch and you have done a really good job of it too. Love to you and your family

    Love Cath xx

  403. Gill Gordon says:

    Hi David,
    Hope you’re well. Any chance of a tour this year since Night on Broadway cancelled.
    Best Wishes.

  404. Anita Peel says:

    Hi David,

    I have been watching England V New Zealand. It’s a really fast & exciting game. Maybe you are watching it too.

    Rock On David.

    With LURRRRRRRRRV from Anita X
    X marks the spot as they say!

    Rock On David.

  405. Jenny says:

    Hi David,is there any chance of getting mutiny on DVD hope all is well with you love Jenny (from Dorset ) xxx

  406. Val says:

    Hi, really gutted about Nights on Broadway being cancelled, got my tickets through Eventim, they say going to pay back ticket money but not the handling fee which was not cheap, this has upset and annoyed me, wont be useing them again, so I really hope you do a tour soon as need cheering up big time. xx

  407. Allan says:

    Hi David

    Great to see you on the Train this morning , which prompted me to check out your website which is fantastic a great history lesson.

    If i look as good as you in years to come i,ll be a happy man, must be all the champers! Enjoy the wedding i hope the weather picks up for you all.

    Best wishes, Allan the Train Guard on the 08:10.

  408. Debbie Wilson says:

    Sorry to hear ‘Nights on Broadway’ has been cancelled, I am sure you were looking forward to doing it as it was something different, Hope that you can find something else to fill that time – (a solo tour maybe), looking forward to the new album and does anyone know when ‘Traveller’ will be screened in the UK, Looking forward to any new ventures in the future that you decide to do, Love you as always Debbie xxx

  409. Jan T says:

    Ah David, such a shame about the Nights On Broadway tour having the plug pulled, for whatever reason. Was really looking forward to it.
    Not a great fan of arenas but imagined this show was going to be a bit special and booked a couple of venues.
    On the positive side, the ticket sales agencies have already been in touch to say refunds will be made automatically, within the next few days.
    Hoping to see you on stage again in the not-too-distant future. x

  410. Yvonne says:

    Such a shame about “Nights on Broadway” Hopefully you wll be out and about serenading us all sometime soon with an alternative show. Yxx

  411. Karen Day says:

    Absolutely gutted to hear that Nights on Broadway tour is cancelled. Was so looking forward to it. Had better get refund from TicketMaster.

  412. Margrit Goring says:

    I have just finished listening to the audiobook version of “Over the Moon” How inspiring your life journey has been – following your dream as it unfolded into many avenues. Saw you in Southampton in 2011 in “All the fun of the Fair” with my sister who has also been a life long fan and this year in Portsmouth Guildhall on tour. What a wonderful peace you exude when singing – a true passion for what you do is so apparent. Loved it – Loved it – Loved it. What a great talent you have for making people happy with your singing and charisma. Rock on forever

  413. Auntie Betty says:

    Hi David, great to see you on Loose Women and lovely that you were given extra time. Lots of Mushy Love xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  414. Rochelle says:

    I heard your song “Rock On” and kept the tune in my head, it kept fading in and out and finally while sitting in front of the computer it came to me again; and thanks to the internet, I found that you sang the song… such mesmerizing sound. Well I wanted to know more about you. What a life you have lead. I am glad your still here. I am a child of the 70′s … Thank You… the song is so calming… I will hunt down all of your movies and albums to find more of you that I like, especially the music for my MP3 player.

    Thank you, again.


  415. lotus rathky says:

    dear David..

    Simply love your music – I was to a concert in Denmark for many many years ago, But stil, I love your old songs..

    Thanks for bearing you

  416. Steffie Evans says:

    Just finished reading Over the Moon and absolutely loved it! What a great and inspiring life. So lovely to read of someone famous who was always so family orientated and with decent values in life. I imagine it would have been only too easy to have “gone off the rails” in those heady rock and roll days, as many others did. Your music has endured over the years and sounds just as fresh and great today as it did first time around. So much talent! Now I’ve finished the book I hope to see you live on tour (for the first time) so hurry up and get back on the road, David – we’re waiting! Best wishes to you and your familyl. x

  417. Sarah Jeffery-Chipps says:


    One of our long serving teachers is retiring and she has always been a die hard fan of David is there any possibilty of a signed picture wishing Mrs Scarsbrook well for her retirement, as I am sure it will make her day

    Thank you in advance

  418. Martin Smith says:

    Where would I go to get permission to quote a brief lyric from “Rock On” in a novel I’ve written? Thank you.

  419. Jan T says:

    Hi David
    Hope you enjoyed the Floridian sunshine.
    I arrived back from the lovely warm Algarve just in time for priority booking for’ Nights on Broadway’ tour.
    Looking forward to hearing you sing some of the wonderful songs from various musicals, backed by the RPO and hoping ‘High Flying Adored’ will be on your list.
    The Manchester tickets arrived today – see you there! x

  420. Chris O'Neill says:

    Hi David welcome back to sunny UK.So happy to hear about Nights on Broadway,are you coming to Southend,please,please,

  421. Gill says:


    Been a fan since 1972. Always followed your career and seen most of your theatre shows and a few concerts. Have just started ‘Over the Moon’ and wow, down memory lane. I lived on the Beckton Road (A13 now) and my school (Tollgate) used to play Star Lane in Netball. Have lived all over the world but have always been proud to have been born and bred in Custom House/Plaistow/ Canning Town. Used to go to the Fairburn Boys club at the Abbey Arms on Friday nights as they had the coolest disco!! Then went on to the Bridge House (great music) when I was 16.

    Terry Stamp lived round the corner to me in Egham Road, Ray Winstone in Corporation Street near Plaistow Station. They breed ‘stayers’ down our way!!

    Always been a ‘Hammerette’!! Used to frequent the Northbank until I was knocked out in a goal surge, then I went in the Chicken Run. Remember the men in shirt ties and flat caps and I had a wooden rattle. Went to Stratford Grammar School (couldn’t draw Popeye!!) and used to walk past Clapton FC when I went to my mates at lunchtime and to the Spotted Dog once I was 17 (as long as the teachers didn’t spot us). What a time we lived in. What you said at the beginning of the book is so true. We didn’t have a lot, most of my mates dads worked in the docks or at Tate and Lyall and we were all the same. Didnt have the internet so didn’t know what else we could have! but we were dead happy playing at the dumps and in the old bomb sites (mum didnt know) and although it was many years until I was made aware that we have a ‘deprived’ ‘poor’ childhood to me it was rich and wonderful and made me what I am today a very well adjusted woman who has passed our values to my two sons (Hammers fans) who are wonderful grown men, with social awareness and appreciation of what is really good and what is false. Fundementally two East End Boys at heart no matter where they are in the world. Thanks David for giving m e food for thought xx

  422. Joe O'Connor says:


    Is there any chance of the album “this ones for you” being released on CD, if this and Imperial Wizzard were released that would be great, I have both originals from when they were first released but CD copies would be better now.

    Good luck for the rest of the year.

    • Content Editor says:

      Sorry there are no immediate plans to release them on CD as the decision to release them would be made by previous record companies.

  423. marion says:


  424. Lori Lovely says:

    Saw you on the London stage in Mutiny! What an unforgettable performance; I still listen to the soundtrack. You will forever be my image of Fletcher Christian.
    Any U.S. tour dates coming up? I was too shy to wait by the stage door in London to ask for an autograph back then, but would love a chance to see those baby blues up close now.

    Much love. xo

  425. Rory Skene says:

    Why did he change his last name? I can’t find anything about it, does it have anything to do with the county or if not then why?

    • Content Editor says:

      David had change it to become a member of Equity as there was already a David Cook in the union. He was living in Essex at that time.

  426. Sue Wicks says:

    Hello David..Rock on..Lamplight..Stardust..If I could..motorbikin..very fond memories…Blazers at Windsor what a great place that was…dinner as well as David Essex!!. With my sisters, my cousins, my mum and Auntie (sadly mum and Auntie passed away) when can we run to the stage?!!!…who is going to be first…one goes…thats it a herd of women up to the stage…you did cause (and still do) a stir!!. Saw you at Reading Hexagon a few times and also your All the fun of the fair at Woking very good but yearned for you and your band to give us a blast of your songs, loved you in Eastenders..when are you coming back I am sure Carole misses you lol!! Always loved your theatricalness (is that a word!) in you voice…well done for your continued presence xx

  427. Debbie Mires says:

    How do I register as part of the fan club so I have access to priority tickets?

    Thank you

  428. Debbie Wilson says:

    Hi David, just want to ask about the shows in October, is this your show with guests or are you just part of the show?, and is this the only thing you are doing this year, little disappointed with the prices and the ‘meet and greet’ at £225, I know that you didn’t set the prices but I am disappointed that most of your loyal fans won’t be able to afford the prices set, I do realise that it is a big arena tour so the prices will be more than the normal tour prices but the VIP and the ‘meet and greet’ is way out of the range of what most people can afford. Sorry to be so down but really look forward to seeing you on tour but may have to give this a miss, prefer you to be on your own. Did think that you may do a solo tour seeing as this year is the 40th anniversary of ‘Rock On’, looking forward to seeing ‘Traveller’ when it is finally released. Love you always Debbie xxxxx

    • Content Editor says:

      David is one of five other performers engaged to perform in the show “Nights On Broadway”. The only involvement David has is performing in
      the show. He has no say in ticket prices or meet or greet prices. It’s an expensive show to stage, which includes a Symphony Orchestra and I suppose this reflects in ticket prices.

  429. Graham says:

    Just had the all the fun DVD for my 53ed Birthday on the 19th. so glad it was made after seeing the show live I can now watch it over and over along with the river and the films that is. Excellent

  430. Jade says:

    Hi Content Editor thank you so much for the reply, not losing it after all !!!!!! I realise now that “Over The Moon” has been released in paperback which caused the confusion. I also own “A Charmed Life”thank you. These Autobiographies are a must for every David Essex fan, even if you are not, a book worth reading. It’s very down to earth, funnny and sad at times, the memories and photos are amazing ,covering David’s life. Now eagerly waiting for the release of his new film “Traveller”. Also into 41 years as a brilliant star who shines for all his fans loved by us all.X

  431. cazz morton says:

    Hi Mate ok give in where’s the t our gone|

  432. Gaye Davies says:

    Fabulous Website i found it very interesting and really enjoyed browsing through it x

  433. cazz morton says:

    Hi Mate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  434. Jade says:

    Hi brilliant new site. I am a little confused (must be my age lol) but can someone please tell me if “Over The Moon” is a follow up to the original or is it the same book David kindly signed for me in PLymouth November 2012? All best wishes to David & family x

    • Content Editor says:

      There are two autobiographies “A Charmed Life” came out 10 years ago and “Over The Moon” came out as a hardback in 2012

  435. corinne says:

    Hi D avid are you coming to Liverpool this year?

    I really hope so

    corinne x

  436. Anita Peel says:

    Hi David,

    I know you will not be answering this
    yourself but will you be producing a new album this year as a lot of people would like to know?

    I will twitter sometime but when will remain a secret.!!!!!!

    Love Anita xxxx

  437. pat walker says:

    Hi David, pleeeeese say you going to visit Sheffield Lyceum this year, saw both shows last year amazing All the fun of the fair and also rock tour at City Hall, need my David fix every year, so hopefully fingers crossed, take care

  438. cazz morton says:

    Ohhh Forgot to say bumping up Traveller on face book everyday xx

  439. cazz morton says:

    Hi Mate! love this website u know , miss u and the crack ,Soo and I coming London about 8th June Maybe c u lol xxx

  440. Susan Brett says:

    Happy Easter David

  441. Janet Cordery says:

    Hello David,
    Like others on this page this is the only way of contacting you.
    I did write to you last year and sent the letter to the Cliffs Southend when you were performing there, but unsure whether this was forwarded on to you. (Have to say great show). I wanted to ask you if you would consider becoming a patron of my daughters club, which is for adults with learning difficulties. The club meets every week on a Tuesday in Ockendon. and has a regular attendance of between 80 and 100, we rely totally on fund raising to keep the club going, and is run by a band of volunteers. I know you are a busy man and fully understand if you are unable to help.

    I can forward you more information.

    Wishing you good health and happiness.

  442. Anita Peel says:

    Hi David,

    Was it a case of “One Man & His Dog” without the meadow! Cuddles to Levi.

    Love – Anita xxxxxxxxxxx

  443. Sally says:

    Hi David, Cool new website! Really Looking forward to seeing the film Traveller! Love Sally B. xxx

  444. Jaqi Wright says:

    Loving the new site it looks great, found it through your Facebook & Twitter feed which I follow. Only problem… nice to see more things for sale maybe, lets hope more gets added as the site grows.

    Keep up the fantastic work its a joy to watch anything you do , you always seem to enjoy it and it shows , thanks for all the years of memories keep them coming , take care Jaqi x

  445. Jackie Kiley says:

    Love the new website & the tour … saw you at Southend Cliffs, which was an early 50th birthday present for this year (but I like to think I’m only 39ish) ;-) Keep up the good work xx

  446. Maureen says:

    Hi David,
    I follow you on twitter, from which I’ve checked out your new website – great stuff! I have been a fan of yours for many years. Remember your daughter being born and thinking what a beautiful name Verity is. If my son ad been a girl I would have copied you.
    Probably not the place to ask, but don’t have any other way of getting in touch with you:
    I wonder, would you mind checking Soundcloud to listen to my son, Josh (24), and his band The Meadow Larks. He has four of his songs on there.
    I know I’m his Mum and therefore biased, but I do think he as a good voice and sound, and quite talented with his songwriting and instruments too, but if you could give a view, I know it will not be biased, I know he would appreciate it.
    Also, if you think its worth it, do you have contacts you think would be interested in recording them?
    Many thanks, Maureen
    ps will you be coming back into Eastenders?

  447. jayne says:

    hi david have been a fan of yours since you began met you once a long time ago will be interested to see your travellors film. I can remember you had tv series that i loved to watch where you lived on a barge but cant remember the name of it age creeps up lol just want to say you havnt aged look even beter with time thanks for all the memories i have of your music films tv and stage hope you go on forever lots of love jayne xx

    • Auntie Betty says:

      Jayne – the TV programme you were referring to was ‘The River’.

      Lots of love as usual to you, David xxxxx

  448. Jenny Swift says:

    just finished reading your second book ‘Over the Moon’ and really loved it! i’ve been a fan of yours for approx 40yrs now and i’m still loving listening to your music from years ago. My oldest daughter took me to see ‘All the Fun of the Fair’ at the Mayflower a while ago and it was just fabulous and my youngest daughter even got you to wish me happy birthday in february via twitter! :) xx

  449. lynne edwards says:

    Love David website & Facebook page , Please accept our apologise not been able to come too your new tour due to my husband Dave op for his shoulder replacement x

  450. Jenny says:

    Hi David,thank you for signing a 60 th birthday card it means so much to me and made my birthday love Jenny xxx (from Dorset)

  451. Margaret Berrisford says:

    Dear David
    Went to see you in Nottingham 11 February 2013 brilliant evening of conversation, enjoyed it so much with my friend. The web page is really stunning and easy to use, all the best. Hope to see you soon again on Tour.
    love Margaret & Carol

  452. Rick Walters says:

    Hello Mr Essex,
    I am writing on behalf of my mother in law, Denise Mann (Den) who has been a very long time fan of yours. She has seen you in concert many time and in the past 20+ years you have always had a little place in her heart.
    Den unfortunately has been inflicted by Alzheimer’s in the last few years to the point that she now barely recognises anything or anyone.
    I know this is not the place to ask but I do not know any other way of contacting you. Is it possible that you could send her a signed photograph. I am under no illusion that by this act she will Miraculously be cured but if by being able to see your picture, Den shows a flicker of memory, it will not only help her but give a lot of hope to my wife Ness who has seen her mum dissappear over the last year or so.
    I thankyou for reading this
    Rick Walters

  453. cazz morton says:

    Hi Mate! Love the new website very eye-catching and informative. Soo and I miss seeing you,miss going out and about,miss having the crack,miss being well, Somehow seeing u kept us going week after week x please bring us back that joy soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  454. Jan T says:

    Morning David,
    Amazing where and when your name crops up. Was watching’ Homes under the Hammer’ ( I like to pick up DIY tips) and a house was featured in Plaistow, which Lucy Alexander referred to as your birth place and a line from Hold me Close was played.
    Not a bad start to my 6am rise.
    Hoping you’ve got plans to tour again soon.
    Great new website by the way!

  455. Hi David thank You för a very enjoyable evening in Nottm..very interesting..loved it..and thanks for signing my book lövely to meet You again…Xx

  456. Sue Hewitt says:

    Really enjoyed listening to your stories in Nottingham on Monday evening. Thanks for signing my book. It was lovely to see you again.
    A group of us from the Devotion Club, who had travelled from all over the country, met before and after the show and had a brilliant time, despite the snow and freezing teperatures. xx

  457. Anne Nash says:

    Hi David
    Fab website. Please put us out of our misery and let us know if you are touring this year – we miss you so much and look forward to seeing you as often as we can (every year would be nice!!).
    Take care and hope to see you in 2013 on tour with the lads.
    Lots of love

  458. Ann says:

    Loved every minute of seeing you in Nottingham on Monday. You also seemed to enjoy the evening. Queued for ages up those stairs at the end of the show, but it was so good to see you up close and get yet another autograph from you. Please don’t leave it too long before I get another chance to see you. After 41 years, I still get tongue-tied and excited as the first day I saw you. Take very good care of yourself until next time XXX

  459. Denise Lee says:

    Loving the new website. Glad it’s finally had an update.

  460. Carol Coles says:

    Hi David
    Had a great evening on Monday hope you enjoyed it as much as we did :) .
    Cant wait to see traveler when it comes out.
    Hope we dont have to wait too long before we get to see you again.
    Love and best wishes
    Carol Coles xxxxx

  461. Mary Mullett says:

    David,Thanks for signing my book sleeve.Monday was an interesting night.I hope you
    like the Southend Pier poem.

  462. Denise says:

    Hi…really enjoyed Monday ät Nottm…was something different..lövely to hear You chat away…great website too..xx

  463. Angie Webster says:

    Hi David,
    Really enjoyed the show last night in Nottingham. Hope you got home safely and, like I said, thanks for the memories!!
    Love Ange. xxxx

  464. SABRINA LEGGETT says:

    Hi David

    Really love the new website, really eye catching and easy to use.
    Will miss the news letter, but understand you have to move with the times.
    Cant wait for the traveler to be released, I am sure it will be as fantastic, as everything else you have done.
    Take care love as always
    Sabrina x

  465. Rose Morris says:

    Love the revised website. Much more user friendly and so comprehensive. Great to be able to click on links and see clips of performances that I remember.

  466. carol says:

    Dissapointed with Smooth Radio as they are only playing 2 mins of the interview. Was at work to hoping to listen to it fully. Love the new website and hoping for a tour soon xx

  467. Carole & Sharyn says:

    Great new site…..Try to get to north east soon so we can get our annual ‘fix’ been following you for many years..our old friend Irene died last week and you were very kind to her at sunderland stage door bringing her to the front and chatting with her..She loved that ..Would love you to do ‘an evening with ‘ up here sometime..Love Carole and Sharyn xxxx

  468. Peter Eames says:

    Good Evening David Essex OBE this Is Peter Eames here from Cardiff South Wales I like the new website it is very good I just want to wish you good luck with Traveller the Film and CD when is it due for release? I am watching That will be the Day on DVD and I also have Stardust on DVD the one I would like to buy is Silver Dream Racer Hope to see you on Tour again in 2013

    love always
    Peter Eames

  469. Saj says:

    The Rock Tour was a masterclass to all who want to be in the business.

    Love this new website.

  470. Anita Peel says:

    Hi David,

    I don’t know if it is just my computer being tempremental again but nothing is coming up to buy on the shop, DVD’s etc. I was trying to buy The River and you as Byron as well.

    It must have been wonderful to see Richard Burton giving you a standing ovation when you played Byron.

    The River of Love with you rowing down the river is also one of my favourites.

    Lots of love
    Anita. xxxxxxxx

    • Content Editor says:

      We are only selling the “All The Fun Of The Fair” DVD and the calendar at the moment.

  471. James says:

    Love it!

  472. James says:

    Love the new website David!

  473. shirley says:

    Really love the new website! Lots of info on there and nicely laid out – also love the videos on there!

  474. Nicola says:

    Lurvin the new website xx

  475. Charlotte says:


    ITS so easy to use……………………………………. LOVE ALL THE INFO>>>>>>>>>


  476. Michael Weston says:

    Great to see the site up and running, well worth the wait

  477. Vickie Fellows says:

    Love the new website. Well done

  478. Karen Day says:

    Absolutely adore new website. Had been wondering what was wrong with old one, obviously been working on new one. Brilliant.

  479. Gail Harvey says:

    I love the website. It’s a great way of keeping close to you in between your tours.

  480. Janice says:

    Hi David
    Love the new website – great to see you on the One Show last week looking as lovely as ever.
    Lots of Love xxx

  481. Carol Coles says:

    Hi David,
    Fantastic new website :) .
    Was looking on the news posts and it says new dates for all the fun of the fair going on sale is this an old message or are you doing another tour? Hope so :)
    Cant wait till the 11th Nottingham
    Best wishes
    Caol coles xxxxx

    • Content Editor says:

      That was an old message, sorry.There are no plans for another tour of “All The Fun Of The Fair” right now.

  482. Jenny says:

    Fantastic website David!
    Great to see all the clips.
    Brilliant acting on the Eastenders.
    What a great swashbuckler you are…never knew you were good with a sword!
    Jenny xx
    PS..keep on Rocking On

  483. Amanda says:

    Niiiiice xx

  484. Julie Essex says:

    Hi David

    Loving the new website and love following you on twitter and Facebook. Feel more involved rather than only seeing you at concerts. Keep up the good work. Been folllowing you since I was 13 xxx

  485. Roz clarry says:

    Hi David , love the new web site, fantastic .x

  486. Sandra bryant says:

    Loving your new web site, lookin forward to Mon 11th x

  487. Debbie Evans says:

    fantastic new website, i love the timeline, brings back so many memories of many many wonderful years of following you and your career, long may it last xx

  488. Glenys Curtis says:

    Hi Davey, Love the new website, loved seeing you at the signing in Bluewater, looking forward to seeing you on tour whenever that may be or Theatre…
    Take care, have fun xxx

  489. Chris O'Neill says:

    Hi David,great new website,you are looking more handsome than ever.Enjoy your evening on the 11th March unfortunately I will be in the Algarve,hopefully enjoying a bit of sun.Take

  490. Rosie says:

    hi David – what a brilliant website – beautiful photograph. So looking forward to next Monday. Be safe and happy xx

  491. Di Evans says:

    Hi David, I love the new website especially the timeline. Please tour again soon. love from Di Evans x

  492. Anita Peel says:

    Hi David,

    The new Website is absolutely FANTASTIC !!!!!!

    Have a great time on the 11th. Wish I could be there.

    Love Anita xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  493. KELVIN GOOD says:

    Absolutely brilliant new web site, whoever did this deserves “a big pat on the back”


  494. KELVIN GOOD says:

    Absolutely fantastic new explicit web site, this is brilliant

  495. Wendy says:

    Hi David,

    I absolutely love the new website.

  496. Jackie says:

    Loving the new website..

  497. Karen says:

    Hi, David,
    Just wanted to say , love the new site, great picture,
    And thank you for spending time to sign books at Bluewater
    So nice to see you , just regret not talking, once in a life time opportunity and I could think of anything to say except…… Thank you x

  498. Sue West says:

    Went to the book signing yesterday – it was great to see David looking very well and still good looking – love you long time

    Sue x

  499. Gill Gordon says:

    Hi David, Just want to repeat what everyone else as said. Love the new web site so much better than the previous one. Just gone through the timeline and really enjoyed the memories. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  500. pauline says:

    Hi David

    Your new website is fantastic :) xxxx

  501. TRACEY says:

    great site, dare i say it was in drs surgery and the song gonna make you are star came on the radio. Made me smile don’t make songs like that anymore.

  502. Linda Dymond says:

    Loving the new web site David xx

  503. Julie says:

    It certainly has been lucky for David!

  504. Julie says:

    Hi David
    Your new website is brilliant, I love the ‘Timeline’ and look forward to seeing ‘Traveller’ soon. In the ‘TV & Radio’ picture (you on the right), your shirt looks to have a dollop of bird dirt on it, can anyone else see this or is just me? I thought I would bring this to your attention :)
    Take care and I hope to see you soon.
    Love Julie (from Hull).

  505. lynda says:

    love the new style website. Can’t wait for the new tour.

  506. susan davies says:

    fantastic new website david, looking forward to the traveller., and the next tour , whenever that may be, havent missed one since I was about 12, does that make you feel old ?lol

    much love
    sue (btw im 52 now lol)

  507. Carol Lee says:

    Loving the new look website David. xx

  508. Susan Brett says:

    Hello David your web site is awesome

  509. Lorna says:

    Love the new website. x

  510. Maureen says:

    Was at Bluewater today was amazed at the crowds and the book had sold out so I was resigned to shopping. Good clear website.

  511. Janet Hocking says:

    Love the new website David good luck with The Traveller xx

  512. Deb Seward says:

    Love the new website! Very sexy cover photo, baby blueeyed still sparkle!

  513. Lesley harris says:

    Love the website, keep smiling love Lesley xx

  514. Angie Williams-Hill says:

    Love the new web site David. Well done everyone. Would love to be able to purchase more merchandise.

    Take care

    Angie x

  515. julie conquer says:

    Love the new site David pics gorgeous love Julie xx

  516. Emma says:

    Fantastic new website, great timeline.

  517. Marian says:

    Nice one ! Mx

  518. Denise Best says:

    Hello David what a wonderful surprise, when I opened my Facebook account tonight, I’m loving the new website, very nice content on there and much more up to date.

    Hope you are well and happy x

  519. Pat Fidler says:

    Love the new website so refreshing well done everyone.
    Would love a full discography list would go “On & On” ;)

  520. Nadina says:

    Loving the new web site and book signing was great, to be able to have those few seconds alone with you was lovely. Looking forward to the film and soon a tour ? Take care x x x

  521. Jo Lockyer says:

    Hi, I also love this new website but as someone else has pointed out, we can’t see all the videos. It says it contains content from UMG & can’t be viewed in this country. I hope you can do something about it. Also, is there any footage of Mutiny apart from the piece you have shown here? I went to see it with my daughter but would love to see it again. Keep up the good work.

    • Content Editor says:

      It’s being dealt with, thank you for letting us know. “Freedom” is the only footage taken from “Mutiny”.

  522. Rosie says:

    brilliant website easy to follow activities love it

  523. Sue Woolridge says:

    Fab website. Love the time line, except I can remember the stuff from the very beginning, so it makes me realise how old I am!!!

  524. Kerry says:

    Loving the new website,congratulations to all involved
    It was great seeing you today at the book-signing
    So wish I was going to Nottingham x

  525. Elaine Read says:


  526. Susie says:

    Love the Timeline! Really interesting and fun!

  527. Linda says:

    Great site David, love the fact that you use facebook/twitter – wish you could get other celebs to do the same, you are real people and it’s nice to know that, and fans make celebs who they are which I think many forget.

  528. Deb Rochelle says:

    New website looks great..looking forward to some tour dates soon xxx

  529. Elaine Higgins says:

    Hi David
    loving the new site see you in Notts 11th March x

  530. Gill says:

    Love the new website!! Brilliant……x See you soon xx

  531. Moe says:

    Hi David!
    Loving the new website!
    I was at the first date of your recent tour in York, it was one of the best nights of my life because I finally got to meet you and you signed your book for me! You were so gracious!
    I wanted to tell you that the audio version of your book helped me with my training for and getting round the Great North Run last year!

    Thank you for being you!

  532. Moe says:

    Hi David! Hope you are well!
    The new look website is brilliant!
    Can’t wait to see you in your new movie!
    You are such an inspiration to us all! Thank you for being you!

  533. Ann says:

    Absolutely love your new website. As always you worked very hard with your input in producing it. Wish I had the same gift to be able to do mine XXX

  534. Sue says:

    Hi David – website is excellent -
    ooh love that cheeky picture on home page – !!
    Thanks for signing book today –
    Waterstones staff in a panic grabbed our books before we knew it
    was over in a flash ! And that wasn’t from our cameras.
    Shame they ran out of books and time – they didnt do their research !
    They did apologise and blamed your taxi driver though!

  535. Laurel says:

    Fab – u – lous website! Easy layout… I had forgotten Shogun Warrior!! Well done Mike @fifteenten :)

  536. Pauline H says:

    Hi David, Love the new site so bright and colourful xxxx Pleased the book signing went well for you take care Love Pauline x

  537. FrancesDale says:

    loving the new website x

  538. Celia says:

    Fantastic new website. Can’t wait to see the film, hope it’s released soon. x

  539. Sue Lis says:

    Love the new website, very impressive. Sadly we couldn’t make the Bluewater signing event, hope it went well.

  540. Janet Thompson says:

    Lovely new website with so many pics/videos & latest info. Well done Mike. xx

  541. Auntie Betty says:

    Deeeeeeelishus! Classy. Thanks Mike you’ve done a brilliant job here xxx

  542. Julie Waller says:

    Great new website. Well done everyone involved. See you on the 11th in Nottingham David. Love ….. Julie xxxxxxx

  543. Christine Holmes says:

    Love the new website David

  544. Sue Viner says:

    Lovin the new site David, much better, Can’t wait to see Traveller ! was great hearing Billy singing in your interview the other day too. you know how much I love him too x

  545. Zelda Lithgow says:

    Hi David love the new web site esp the new pic of you, tho I loved the old pic too.
    Any chance of having more things in the shop :)
    Zelda x