February 6, 2013

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  1. Lesley Hough says:

    Hello David, I have just listened and looked at Travelling Tinker Man and other rhymes, I thought it was very good and I am glad I got it. I have also watched Guvners with my husband whom did not want to see it, but we both thought it was good. I cannot went for the next time you are in a play or on tour.
    Lesley Hough

  2. Val says:

    Hi David,
    Have you thought about doing another show like All the fun of the fair, I am sure it would be a big hit, I see that you may be touring next year fingers crossed it happens, I have met you many times and enjoyed the time talking to you, wish you and your family well, and look forward to next year, xx

  3. jade says:

    Hi David just watched u with Cilla heartbreaking love always thinking of u love 2 u and all ur family xxxxxx jade

  4. lorraine says:

    Hi David,
    Would just like to say how much i enjoyed your audio book of the travelling tinker man & rhymes. It was lovely hearing your voice, listening to your lovely rhymes.
    Looking forward to your next tour.
    Love to you and your family x Lorraine

  5. Lynda says:

    When are we going to get a tour pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaase.

  6. jill cassidy says:

    hi david great news about a tour next year-please come to scotland if not i will come to england lol billy was brilliant in ripper street hope to see him in other shows soon hope you and all the family are jill cassidy.dundee

  7. Diane Blackwell says:

    Hi David,
    Seeing you ( looking dropdead gorgeous) on the BBC tribute to Cilla Black recently led to my catching up with all those amazing hits, reading Over the Moon, and watching every video I could find on YouTube. A Winter’s Tale is my absolute favourite. What I admire most about you is your sincerity and enduring passion for your work. You’re an amazing talent.A ll the best with your next project.
    Diane , Blackheath, London

  8. Jenny says:

    Hi David,please pass on my congratulations to Billy on his performance in Ripper Street,hope all is well with you love always Jenny (from Dorset)

  9. Kay Smith says:

    Hi everyone, just thought you might like to check out David singing with Cilla Black at the BBC 1974 on You Tube, hope you enjoy it as much as i did. can’t wait for next years tour.
    Thanks Kay

  10. Jennie says:

    I have been a huge fan for over 40 years. Do you think you’ll EVER perform in the U.S. ???
    I’ve always wanted to see you live.

  11. Christine says:

    Does David have any plans to tour in the not too distant future. I do hope so


  12. Kirsty says:

    Hi David.
    My aunt is going in for a hip replacement on September 2nd at only 49yrs of age. We are getting together this Saturday to throw her a party before her road to recovery starts.
    As she has been a devoted fan since her teens I wondered if it would be possible for you to maybe send her something, a note of best wishes or something? Maybe one of your staff could email me for her address.
    I’m sure it would make her year!

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Kirsty, David would be more than happy to send a signed photo. If you leave all the details on here it won’t be published.

      Thanks for the details, what’s your Aunts name?

  13. Fran carey says:

    Great to see you on TV last night, was watching Cilla at the bbc, on bbc4, and there you were, singing a duet with her in the 70s. You were singing a Beatles song.

  14. Ms Raven De Bonaire says:

    I have been a devoted fan of David for 41 years! Infact
    He was the first man I fell for at the tender age of 14 lol.
    Such a multi talented person who I greatly admire.
    David goes from strength to strength diversifying
    Whenever necessary. Still a massive fan of your work & you.
    Keep up the great work David.
    Rock on forever, love Raven xx

  15. Michael E says:

    Hi David,

    I have just discovered your music this past week – I picked up a compilation CD of yours in a Copenhagen record store that was running a nice deal on a large box of CDs.

    In these kind of deals I like to include some things that I haven’t heard before in the hope I might stumble across something good, and in this case I struck gold.

    The songs are not all to my taste but about 2/3rds of them hit the mark and I am particularly taken with the track ‘Stardust’. I watched the film on YouTube this week and very much enjoyed that too.

    Best wishes and ‘Rock On’!

  16. Denise martin says:

    Hi Julie Waller happy belated birthday, you share my sons birthday and little granddaughter August 2nd….hope you had a fab day love Denise xx

  17. sarah broadhurst says:

    Good morning to you all, just wanted to say had a very busy,bad working day on friday
    our weather over here is wintry cold at the moment but my day and weekend was
    made over the moon ( sorry hee hee!!!) when I opened my mail and there was a card from you which was fantastic. Thankyou so much for going to the trouble of sending it all the way to Perth, Australia, still as sexy as you were over 40 years ago when you first became part of my life, thank you wish you all the best in whatever you do xx sarah xx from macclesfield cheshire originally xxxx

  18. Susan says:

    Reading your book along with your voice on your audio book is so wonderful . My husband loves it too. All your works are wonderful. Thank you David x

  19. Deb Seward says:

    Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday David. I hope you had a wonderful day. Hugs from Tasmania, Australia xxxx

  20. Deb Seward says:

    Thankyou David for sharing your life and memories through your poetry. As we get older memories become precious. You have inspiredme, made me smile, cry and feel joy things that really mean the most in life. Wishing you and your family blessings in abundance.

    • Beverly says:

      Deb, I agree with your sentiments about David’s rhymes. He has also brought me much pleasure especially now I am in my 60s. It’s good to remember those early days in the 1970s.

      • Deb Seward says:

        Thankyou Beverley, right you are. Now in my mid fifties memories take on a special significance. Carpe Diem. Seize the day. Love those who are close to you and keep those wonderful memories in your heart.

  21. JULIE WALLER says:

    Hi David, Verity and Sarah, it’s a bit late as my birthday was last Sunday (2nd) but could you send me a signed piccy as a belated pick me up. Thank you. Could you please let David know he made me so happy wishing me a happy 20th wedding anniversary. Love Julie

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Julie, If you can leave your address on here, which won’t be published, David would be more than happy to do that for you.

    • Deb Seward says:

      Happy birthday Julie, big hugs, hope you are well. From Deb in Australia xxxxx

  22. sally says:

    Enjoying The Secret Tour Live dvd – Lamplight….Heart Beats Like A Drum….. Magical times! Love S.D xx Suffolk

  23. Auntie Betty says:

    So sad to hear about the death of Cilla – I remember seeing you, David, on one of her ‘Surprise, Surprise’ TV programmes when you sang (I think) The First Cut is the Deepest for a young lady in the audience. So many memories. xxx

  24. Cazz Morton says:

    Hi mate x just checking in that ur OK devastated by the news of Villa Black’s passing and I know Paul OGRADY will be too so u sprung to mind as not heard from u in a week so let us know u doing well please x love Cazz and Soo xxxx

  25. Nancy Case says:

    Thank you, David. Deciding to finally ‘get it together’ and write my family’s history for my children before it is too late ( I’m 77) I began with stories my mother told me about her childhood. One story happens to have an accompanying photo of her family with an early model car in the background. I dug through my memory bank for days trying to remember what mother called the man that traveled rural Indiana in her childhood. Her family had five children with my mother in the middle of an older brother and sister and two younger brothers. This would have been about 1930. The family owned a Model T but her mother wouldn’t drive it…so one day her mother directed the two girls to look after the two younger brothers while she drove the buggy pulled by Old Molly into town for supplies. Well…mother’s sister thought it a good idea to crank up the car, put the two little boys in and drive to grandmother’s house just down the road because that was the day the traveling salesman came and he always had candy. I dug through my brain for days trying to remember what mother called the traveling man with the candy. Before I fell asleep one evening the word “tinker” came to mind. I wondered if the word could be correct so I googled it and FOUND YOU and listened to you read your poem ” The Tinker Man”! One never knows, do they, when they will make a difference? Thank you, David, for your words in The Tinker Man and for reading them for me to find and listen to.

  26. Sally from Somerset says:

    Hope you had a great birthday, was thrilled to see myself on the you tube clip promoting the forthcoming documentary by Alan Parker (fame at last!)

    How is the book coming along?

    Sally from Somerset

  27. Carol Kingwell says:

    Hope you had a Fantastic Birthday. Look forward to seeing you on stage soon I hope. x

  28. Cazzie says:

    Forgot 2 say New baby Lyla after her poorly start now 9lb 4 ozs .So all going well For Essex and Peter xSoo and I have r bad days but we have good fun filled days too hope u Sue Sonny and all the family +Levi do too xx

  29. Kay Smith says:

    Hi David, have a good one, hope to see you soon xx Kay xx

  30. Cazzie says:

    Hi Mate Happy Birthday sweet man .Hope you’ve had a lovely family day x miss ya love ya c ya x Cazzie and Soosie xxxxxx

  31. sally says:

    Happy Birthday David, hope its filled with fun and laughter! Love Sallyx (Essex)

  32. Karen Glynn says:

    Just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday David, love & best wishes XXX

  33. Mary Mullett says:

    Happy birthday David. Ihope you have a great day.

  34. Lesley says:

    Happy birthday David, hope you are having a wonderful day and celebrating with your family love Lesley xx

  35. Janet Thompson says:

    Happy Birthday gorgeous man. Have a fab day & hope you get spoilt!! xx

  36. jade says:

    Happy birthday David. Really have missed your concerts and so hope to see you soon. Have a lovely day. Love and best as always. Jade red carnation and yellow rose. Xxxxx

  37. Jenni says:

    Happy Birthday David, hope you have a truly lovely day.

  38. Julie says:

    A very Happy Birthday David!
    I wish you a lovely tea with your children and grandchildren :)
    I hope you will think about touring again with the band, it would be fabulous to see you again!
    Lots of love
    (From Hull)

  39. Ben Birkett says:

    Wishing you a very Happy 68th birthday David hope you have an amazing day !!!!

  40. Christine says:

    Happy birthday David. My husbands birthday tomorrow. He is in insurance and I was very lucky to meet you when you lived in Guildford. Hope you have a great day.

    Christine and Alan

  41. Ken & Ruth says:

    Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday David!!

    Have a great ‘Fun Day’ with all the family and grandchildren!!

    We know and respect that you have been very busy, but are all so very much missing
    seeing you ‘On Stage’!! It would be so great to see you doing just a handful (at least)
    of ‘Concert Dates’ in the not too distant future!! I know they would be a ‘sell out!’
    We all have our fingers and toes crossed!!
    Ken & Ruth (Trowbridge)

  42. Janet F. says:

    Happy birthday David, hope you are having a ‘beautiful day’ and being spoiled!

  43. Karen Day says:

    Would like to wish you a very happy birthday David and hope you have a lovely day with all your family

  44. sarah broadhurst says:


  45. Ros says:

    Happy birthday David lots of love and best wishes .it was mine on Friday and I had a lovely day with my daughter and granddaughters enjoy your day with your family XXX

  46. Jenny says:

    Happy Biirthday David love always Jenny xxx (from Dorset)

  47. Gill n Edith says:

    Happy Birthday David……xx Hope you have a great day lot of love from us two xxx

  48. Carol Leonard says:

    wishing you a truly wonderful birthday lots of love x

  49. Debbie Wilson says:

    Hope you have a great birthday, my birthday is on 22nd August and would love a signed photo. Love the trailer for the David Essex Story, can’t wait to see it on DVD. Am a member of the David Essex Girls Club, I am sure you have heard of us, we had our annual get together recently.
    Also just want to thank you, I lost my dear Mum last September, and as you know yourself the pain doesn’t go away but listening to your albums has got me through some dark days in the past year so thank you. Hope you , Susan, Sonny and Levi are all well and happy. PS Don’t know when Sonnys birthday is but wish him a happy 1st birthday. Love always Debbie

  50. Lesley Danks says:

    Will the movie The David Essex Story be shown in cinemas in Australia? Hope your enjoying your birthday today David. Have a good one. Love Lesley Melbourne Australia.

    • Content Editor says:

      Hi Lesley, there are no plans as yet but there will be a DVD available after the release of the film

  51. Di Evans says:

    Hi David Have a very Happy Birthday on 23rd. Enjoy your day x

  52. Gill Gordon says:

    Hi David, Just want to wish you all the best for your birthday tomorrow. Hope you have a lovely day . xxx

  53. Ruth Hogg says:

    David is getting a few mentions on Planet Rock lately. They occasionally play Rock On by Deff Leopard and this morning the fact that Herbie Flowers played bass on Rock On was mentioned. Joe Elliot himself mailed the station with that bit of info. All helps to raise your profile David!! Not that you need it !! Can’t wait for next tour. Hope you do Blackpool this time around? Maybe The Grand Theatre? Fabulous venue. In the meantime best wishes to you and yours.

    Much love from Ruth Hogg XX

  54. Jenni says:

    A very genuine, talented guy with a fantastic voice, mesmerising!

  55. Beverly says:

    Thank you so much for the YouTube link. Simply fantastic! David made himself a star and always will be. His is an incredible talent.

  56. ben birkett says:

    Dear David I was wondering when the film premier is and when the David Essex official documentary comes out.

  57. alan eason says:

    I think we are all missing david on tour hope you make your mind up about it soon

  58. Lesley Danks says:

    Dear David, Wishing you a happy birthday for Thursday the 23rd. Lots of love Lesley Australia.

  59. Susan says:

    Happy Birthday David 23rd have great day

  60. christina sheard says:

    Hi david it’s my birthday on 3rd August I was wondering if you could make my day and send me a signed photo I’ve followed you for 42 years and thank you for been part of my life.

    • Content Editor says:

      Please leave your address on here (it will not be published) and David would be more than happy to send a signed photo

      • sarah broadhurst says:

        Dear david, I am sorry but I need to let u know how dissappointed I am at this website.
        I have been an avid fan of yours for 43 years and even though I have moved to Perth, Australia I still send you a birthday card in the post and follow you asmuch as possible.Back in June it was my birthday and I posted a message on the website asking
        if it was possible to send me a birthday card for my day as I mentioned my friends had made comments had I ever received a card back. I looked at your guestbook website and realised my dream could come true, so I posted the message did not get a reply like
        recent message leavers have and my message isnt even visible. At the time the website did disappear for a while. I am hoping that people’s comments arent picked out randomly? I very much hope I hear from you soon

        • Content Editor says:

          Hello Sarah, sorry we did reply to your message on the 19th June. If you look on the guest book you’ll see it there. David sends his best wishes and hopes you had a lovely birthday.

  61. Doreen Whittle says:

    Hi if David goes on tour which i think may be the last one please ask him to come to Orkney as we have a new theatre which he could play at Orkney as been in the news and been on tv a lot in the years gone by he should come and see for his self how nice it is here i have ask him to come up twice before third time lucky best wishes Doreen

    • Doreen Whittle says:

      Hi David hope you are having a good rest I have sent you 3 message but can,t find the reply please please can you come to Orkney when you do your tour i still think that you and Rod stewart could be good singing together all the best Doreen

  62. Christine says:

    Hi David

    Any sign of a Tour or a Calendar this year. It has been a while since you toured with your music


  63. Doreen Whittle says:

    Dear David I would love to hear you and Rod Stewart on record together I think it would go to number 1 very easy . Hope you are having a good rest hope to hear from you love Doreen

    • Doreen Whittle says:

      Dear David Happy Birthday have a great day hope to hear from you soon about the other messages I put up have fun with your children on your birthday Best wishes Doreen

  64. Toni Murdoch says:

    Dear David, I was just wondering if there is anyway I could arrange for you to make my best friends 50th birthday year??? You are the only present I can think of which would make her year and actually probably be the best surprise ever in her life, you are the only thing that is going to achieve this, just thought you could pop by her door and knock and say you had a flat tyre and could she help!!!! I know you have been to Salisbury before cos she dragged me along to the city hall to see you years ago and that was her best thing that year!!! We also came to see you in “all the fun of the fair” at the Garrick and I am a musical expert and I have to say that was the best musical I have ever seen!!!! We met in 1973 at boarding school in west sussex and were brought up at “Smarts Amusements” fun fair down in west sussex where I fell in love with a waltzer car spinner so all the fun of the fair really struck home!! We have remained friends since we were 7 years old at a private prep boarding school even though I have travelled all over the world and weirdly we have both ended up in Wiltshire in the same town, this has to strike on your heart strings surely, oh my brother in law is also from the loveliest gypsy family in this area and he married my very posh, privately educated sister a few years ago, have I got your attention yet!!!!! This would just be the best story for Holly Willabooby on surprise surprise but I wanted to ask you not Holly xxx

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Toni, David wouldn’t be able to make your friends birthday but sends his best wishes.

  65. vincent says:

    why is stay with me {baby} not available on or digital format anywhere……it is a superb version.

  66. Joanne Smith says:

    Hi David, I hope you get to see this.

    My mum sadly passed away on 19th June very suddenly and unexpected. We have lost a very wonderful person and life just won’t be the same. Her biggest love was you, always watching and recording you when on TV, went to your concerts everytime you toured and has also gone to the CD and book signings in Sheffield and Manchester over the years. I have also seen you in concert and think you are great, I also went with her to one of your signings in Sheffield a years ago. She was like a giddy teenager everytime she saw you. She has even requested that we play your songs n memory of her at the funeral which is due to take place on the 8th July. We will be playing “Hold me close” and “Gonna make you a star”

    The reason for me posting is to ask whether you can send some kind of memorial to us for her as this would make us happy. We are also going to continue to follow you in concert for my mum as I know her spirit will always be around when you are performing.

    Hope you can help, thank you for your time.
    Joanne xxx

    • Content Editor says:

      David was so sorry to hear about your mother and appreciates her interest in his music. His thoughts are with you and your family.

  67. Cazz morton says:

    Hi mate me and Soo having glorious time here in sunny Whitstable on Marine parade of to English’s tonight for a meal good.times x

  68. Bob Baden says:

    I have been a huge fan of several of your songs for about 30 years. I’m interested in getting permission to record Rock On for my debut EP this fall and I’m wondering how one might go about doing that. Thanks so much for the great music!!!

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Bob, it’s been released as a record, so you are free to record. You just need to credit the writer and publisher ( BMG ). David hopes it goes well.

  69. Nicky and Thuraiah says:

    Hi David you have given us forty two years of your time and talent (which we were lucky enough to thank you for at the end of questions and answers in Nottingham) and following you has taken us to many wonderful places and events, but although it is really quite selfish to say we just want you to know we miss you. Thuraiah and Nic (Swansea) xx

  70. Beverly says:

    Thank you for letting me know about there being no release date as yet for the audio rhymes and also explaining in reply to someone else why we haven’t heard much about David recently. Good to know he’s still working on other projects. I hope we hear from David soon. We all miss him!

  71. sally says:

    Hi David, my daughter Fleur is doing a sponsered walk today for her Dad, in aid of the british lung foundation, would it be possible to make a donation please?! Many thanks Sallyx (Essex)x

    • Content Editor says:

      David hopes the walk went well for Fleur. Is it possible for you post a link for donations?

  72. lynne says:

    Is David ever going to tour again ?

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Lynne, there are no plans at the moment as David is busy on other projects right now.

  73. Andree Battershell says:

    I have always loved listening sing back in the 70s/80s. Then you joined Eastenders, which I enjoyed watching until you left the soap. You seemed to have gone out of the limelight these days. What’s happening to you??

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Andree, David has been writing that’s why he’s not been in the public eye and is busy on a new project at the moment.

  74. Beverly says:

    Is there a release date yet for the audio version of the rhymes please? I am so looking forward to hearing them as you intended them to be heard. Thank you. Still a fan after 40 years especially as you’ve always remained yourself. You are still the boy from the East End. All best wishes. x

  75. Steve says:

    Hi. I have been collecting the various theatre and tour programmes for David,s performances and I have every tour programme except the 1979 tour, please can you tell me if a one was available for this tour. Thank you. Best regards. Steve.

    • Content Editor says:

      We suspect it was but we don’t have a totally accurate record. Good luck with finding it.

  76. Jason Green says:

    Dear David Essex, I am writing to you regarding a song that I would love for you to hear! Please listen to my song, I am a big fan of yours and would love to have feedback from you. Thank you for your time, Kind Regards, Jason Green

  77. Janet says:

    Just want to say followed you for 40 odd years and you still rocking.Well done David.x

  78. Susan says:

    To David great news the audio book of Traveling Tinker Man and Other Rhymes

  79. Sally from Somerset says:

    David – A huge thank you for first of the limited edition prints (It’s gonna be alright) A really special leaving gift from my lovely work colleagues after 27 years at the same firm! I understand various e-mails and twitter posts to your team by our receptionist Georgie, and now I am the proud owner of 1/50 (worth leaving for!) I can’t wait to get it framed and up on my dining room wall for all to see. Would love to know which charity(s) you are supporting with this project? Starting new job on Monday so wish me luck – “its just a matter of time, things will be fine” …..”its gonna a be alright” – so apt. I hope you enjoyed your day at the track with Billy. Thank you again, looking forward to the release of the DE story and your next book !
    Sally from Somerset

    • Content Editor says:

      We have yet to decide but it’ll be Cancer and Heart charities

      • sarah broadhurst says:

        Hi there David, hope you are well and congrats on becoming a dad again x I was wondering if I could have a birthday card that is signed sent to me please? I have been a massive fan for 40 years, I have moved to Perth Australia but that has not stopped me being a fan even though you havent been here, and religiously I have sent you birthday cards and christmas cards which some friends couldnt believe I did ha ha and my response was I never got one back but I have just been reading your guest book and noted that is is possible – Is It please xx its actually my birthday tomorrow and I know it would not be possible to get it for then but I would not care as long as I got one x

        • Content Editor says:

          Hello Sarah, apologies for not getting back to you sooner. David is more than happy to send signed photos or you can send stamped addressed envelopes to D E Management at the contact address: PO Box 390, Billinghurst, West Sussex, RH14 4BE or contact them at
          If you give us your address on here we can send you a signed photo as he’s missed your birthday and it won’t be published.

  80. Chris says:

    David, just wanted to say thankyou for signing my sons autograph book after you presented the trophies at the World Superbike UK round last sunday. True gent & legend…..thanks again…Rock On : )

  81. Cazz morton says:

    Hi mate cheers for answer can play it for her now x no baby news yet x

  82. Cazz morton says:

    Hi Mate need help Faith 5 yr old granddaughter who loves your songs loves “To me your a Star” which I sing to her cause she is my Star x now she wants to hear u sing it and I cannot remember what album it’s on ,I have everything u have ever done and know it was in last 5 Yrs .driving me mad can u help .Hope Donnington with Billy went well Hope Sue and Sonny continue to thrive . My Essex is being induced tomorrow for our next granddaughter pray with me all goes well please luv us c us soon end of June we will be your way x

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Cazz, it’s from the Album ‘Beautiful Day’. David sends his best wishes to you and your family.

  83. Mary mullett says:

    Dear david is there a date for the film premiere yet?i know everything takes time.regards Mary mullett

  84. Lance says:

    David book of poems is great Thank you David

  85. sally says:

    Hi David, nice little 1_0 win at Upton Park today! Coyi Sally (Essex)x

  86. Phil Milsom says:

    Hi David.
    Can you somehow get Silver Dream Racer released on Blu Ray and also the Silver Dream Racer Soundtrack released on CD.
    Could do a double Whammy DVD and CD in one package ?
    Thank you in advance.
    Rock On!

  87. Susan says:

    David Love the prints & website look awesome just like you David x

  88. Carol morton says:

    Love the prints speciallying the ROCK ON one xxxxx miss ya

  89. andy says:

    Being a fellow ” Towner ” ( Hermit Rd ) always had an interest in how well you’ve done . Just listened to” if I could “and made me think of the girl I used to listen to it with . Sitting in the car outside her mums flat vowing undying love to each other ! Turns out I could listen to you a lot easier than her,
    Rock On Bruv

  90. Gill Gordon says:

    Just finished reading your book, . I’m not normally into poems so was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Look forward to the next one. Have a good Easter. xx

  91. Den says:

    Hey David
    Hope all is good with you , I know you probably here this a lot, but I thought I would let you know, I am having “If I could” played at my wedding, It brings so many lovely memories. This is my first Marriage and I ‘m getting on a bit, 52years young lol
    I never thought there was ever a Mr right out there for me. But there was and I
    so thankful we found each other, and even better he loves your songs too.
    I waitied for the best :-)
    Love , light and peace, thank you for all the happiness your have given. xxxxxxxxxxx

  92. Amanda Freund says:

    Hi really nice to see you at bluewater on Saturday nice to chat and have my booked signed thank youxx

  93. Kelly says:

    Hi David,

    Just to say a great big thank you for Bluewater signing, you were so kind to chat to everyone like you did.

    It was great seeing you and your book is just lovely, instant therapy for me at a difficult time.

    Thanks again you really are a special soul x

    Kindest regards and respect.

    Kelly x

  94. Barbara says:

    Is there a list of book signings please? Missed todays will there be any more and if so will the info be on this website? Barbara x

    • Content Editor says:

      Hello Barbara, there are no more book signings planned. If you’d like your book signed you can send a stamped addressed package to:
      PO Box 390, Billinghurst, West Sussex, RH14 4BE

  95. chris says:

    Hi David

    When are you going to tour again and also have a new calendar out



  96. Arturo says:

    Dear David Essex, in Summer 1980 I was in London on holidays and one night I went to Dominion Theatre for David Essex “Silver Dream Racer” it was a marvellous musical happening.
    I waited a lot for David’s signature, so I lost the tube,..I got a night bus but it will stop at S.W.13 instead of S.W.7….a long way, so I decided ring to Metropolitan Police and I slept there until morning. The policeman gave me a cup of hot tea, great people and gentleman, indeed. A friend of mine lived in Fulham Broadway, my B/B, S.W.7.
    Best regards to you David,
    Arturo from Padua (Italy)

  97. Stephen Tyson says:

    Just listening to the original War of the Worlds LP’s (yes.. really) and oh man you were so cool in that, great voice, great music.

    Thanks so much! you rock man :D

  98. carol says:

    Hi David, any plans to do book signing at lakeside essex.?

  99. Gill says:

    Great to see you on “Neil Mccormicks Needle Time” last night,………. if anyone missed it its repeated on Sunday 22nd at 8pm………We miss you, really need a Tour….Please,!! but hope to see you in May with luck!! xxx

  100. 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

  101. Susan says:

    David book on poems is great

  102. 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

  103. 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

  104. 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

  105. 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

  106. 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.

  107. 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.

  108. 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

  109. 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…

  110. 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

  111. 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.

  112. 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

  113. 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.

  114. 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

  115. 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.

  116. sally says:

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

  117. 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 !!!

  118. Julie Evans says:

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

  119. Janice says:

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

  120. 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

  121. 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

  122. sally says:

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

  123. 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

  124. 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

  125. Karen Day says:

    Hi David

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

  126. 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

  127. 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

  128. Sue Lis says:

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

  129. 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.

  130. 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

  131. 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.

  132. Kirsten Hakes says:

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

  133. valerie says:

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

  134. 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.

  135. Auntie Betty says:

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

  136. 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.

  137. 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

  138. Gil says:

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

  139. 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

  140. 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

  141. Kay Smith says:

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

  142. 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

  143. 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

  144. 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.

  145. sally says:

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

  146. 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

  147. Val says:

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

  148. 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.

  149. 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.

  150. 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


  151. 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

  152. 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

  153. Gill Gordon says:

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

  154. Jenny says:

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

  155. 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

  156. Susan says:

    David Happy New Year x

  157. sally says:

    Happy New Year! Love Sally xxx(Essex)

  158. 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

  159. Di Evans says:

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

  160. Gill Gordon says:

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

  161. Jenny says:

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

  162. Lesley Danks says:

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

  163. Jenny says:

    Happy Christmas

  164. Auntie Betty says:

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

  165. alan eason says:

    a happy Christmas david and family and to all his followers

  166. sally says:

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

  167. MRS.MIHIRI DE ZOYSA says:



  168. 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

  169. Mary mullett says:

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

  170. Susan says:

    David Merry Christmas

  171. sally says:

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

  172. 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.

  173. 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

  174. 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)

  175. 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

  176. 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.

  177. 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

  178. 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)

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

  180. 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.

  181. Michael Weston says:

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

  182. 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

  183. 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)

  184. 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).

  185. 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

  186. 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

  187. 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.

  188. 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

  189. Celinda says:

    I’m excited to discover this great site. I want to to thank
    you for your time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely liked every little bit of it and i
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  190. Janine Walker says:

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

  191. 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.

  192. 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!!!

  193. 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

  194. 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.

  195. 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!

  196. 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.

  197. 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

  198. 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

  199. 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

  200. 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

  201. Alton Andrews says:

    Would it be possible for a radio interview, please.

  202. 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

  203. 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.

  204. 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.

  205. 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!

  206. PAUL S says:


  207. 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

  208. 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

  209. 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

  210. 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.

  211. 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.

  212. 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

  213. 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

  214. 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.

  215. 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

  216. 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

  217. kay smiyh says:

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

  218. Jayne Cann says:

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

  219. 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

  220. 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

  221. Sue says:

    Happy Birthday!

  222. Jenny says:

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

  223. Gill says:

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

  224. Lance says:

    Happy Birthday David

  225. Susan says:

    Happy Birthday David

  226. 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

  227. sarah broadhurst says:

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

  228. 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

  229. 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.

  230. Karen says:

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

  231. 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

  232. Joe O'Connor says:


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

  233. 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

  234. 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.

  235. Lance says:

    Happy Birthday David ! on 23rd

  236. Susan says:

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

  237. Di Evans says:

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

  238. Susan Brett says:

    Happy Birthday David !!

  239. Susan says:

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

  240. 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

  241. 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.

  242. 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.

  243. 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

  244. 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

  245. 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

  246. 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

  247. 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.

  248. 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

  249. 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.

  250. 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

  251. 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

  252. 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!

  253. 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

  254. Gill Gordon says:

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

  255. Janice says:

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

  256. 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?

  257. 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)

  258. 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

  259. 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!!!

  260. 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

  261. Peter Bunge-Meyer says:

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

  262. Kay Smith says:

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

  263. sally says:

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

  264. 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

  265. 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

  266. Kay Smith says:

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

  267. 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!

  268. Boris says:

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

  269. 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!

  270. Susan says:

    (")_(") Happy Easter David

  271. 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.

  272. 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

  273. Lesley Danks says:

    Thank you for your reply editor much appreciated.

  274. 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

  275. 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.

  276. 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

  277. 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!

  278. 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

  279. Julie Travis says:

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

  280. Kev Read says:

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

  281. alan eason says:

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

  282. 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

  283. 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 !!

  284. 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.

  285. lynda says:

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

  286. 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)

  287. 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.

  288. 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

  289. 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

  290. sally says:

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

  291. 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 !

  292. 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

  293. 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.

  294. 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

  295. Susan says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day David

  296. 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

  297. 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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  298. 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

  299. 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

  300. 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

  301. 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!

  302. 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

  303. 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

  304. 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.

  305. 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

  306. 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 …. :-) .

  307. 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

  308. 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.

  309. 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

  310. 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!

  311. 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

  312. 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

  313. 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”

  314. 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 ..

  315. 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

  316. 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

  317. Susan says:

    Happy New Year! David

  318. 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

  319. 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

  320. sally (Essex) says:

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

  321. 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

  322. 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.

  323. 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

  324. Jenny says:

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

  325. Ariana says:


  326. 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.


  327. Gill Gordon says:

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

  328. Joe O'Connor says:


    Best wishes to you and all the family for Christmas.

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



  329. 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

  330. 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

  331. 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

  332. 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

  333. 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!

  334. 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

  335. 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.

  336. 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

  337. 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

  338. Susan says:

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

  339. 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

  340. Di Evans says:


  341. 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

  342. 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!!

  343. 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

  344. 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

  345. Ruth Templeton says:

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

  346. 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.

  347. Auntie Betty says:

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

  348. 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

  349. mikeydixon says:

    Can I have a sing pic off u for my nan

  350. lynne says:

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

  351. 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.

  352. 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

  353. 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

  354. carol morton says:

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

  355. 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


  356. 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

  357. 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

  358. Susan says:

    Hello David, Reflections album is Wonderful

  359. 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

  360. 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

  361. 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)

  362. 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

  363. 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


  364. 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!!

  365. 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.

  366. 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

  367. 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

  368. Sharon Godridge says:

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

  369. 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

  370. 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

  371. andrea says:

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

  372. 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

  373. 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.

  374. 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.

  375. 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

  376. 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!

  377. 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..

  378. 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

  379. Angela Coates says:

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

  380. 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!

  381. 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

  382. 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

  383. Susan says:

    Thank you fixing the web site up

  384. Kate says:

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

  385. 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

  386. 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!!!

  387. Ginny Parry says:

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

  388. Auntie Betty says:

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

  389. Gill says:

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

  390. 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

  391. carol says:

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

    love carol xx

  392. 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 !

  393. 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

  394. 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.

  395. 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

  396. 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

  397. colinstack says:

    Cab you please come back to eastenders

    I missed you as a mate

    Colin stack

  398. 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.

  399. 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

  400. 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

  401. Susan says:

    David your cd look a azmazing

  402. 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 ?

  403. Mary Mullett says:

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

  404. 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…

  405. 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)

  406. 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.

  407. 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


  408. carol says:

    Hi when will Davids CD be coming out..?

  409. 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.

  410. 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!

  411. 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.

  412. 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

  413. 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

  414. Sally says:

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

  415. Auntie Betty says:

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

  416. 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

  417. 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>>

  418. 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.

  419. 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

  420. 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?

  421. 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

  422. 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.

  423. 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.

  424. 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

  425. 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

  426. Jane says:

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

  427. 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

  428. 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

  429. 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

  430. Janice says:

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

  431. 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!!

  432. Susan says:

    David Happy 40th Anniversary for Rock on

  433. Jayne Dakin says:

    Happy birthday!!

  434. 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.

  435. Marion says:

    I forgot to say happy birthday for yesterday,

  436. 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.

  437. Sally says:

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

  438. Cynthia says:

    Happy Birthday xx

  439. Karen says:

    Hope you have had a wonderful birthday xx

  440. Carol says:

    Happy Birthday have a lovely day xxx

  441. Carol Leonard says:

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

  442. Wolfram Donath says:


  443. Frances carey says:

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

  444. carol says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID, hope you have a wonderful day xxxx

  445. Ariana says:


  446. ken lewis says:

    Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday David!

    Have a Great Day!

    Ruth & Ken Lewis xx

  447. Sue Lis says:

    Happy Birthday David. Enjoy your special day.

  448. Elaine Higgins says:

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

  449. carol hawkins says:

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

  450. 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

  451. tracy clarkson says:

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

  452. Anne Nash says:

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

  453. Amanda Freund says:

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

  454. Julie says:

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


  456. Viv says:

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

  457. Jenny says:

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

  458. lorraine bayliss says:

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

  459. Lena says:

    Happy birthday I hope you have a good day! xx

  460. Gill says:

    Happy Birthday David x

  461. Jayne Cann says:

    Happy birthday Davidhope you have a wonderful day xx

  462. Pamela B says:

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

  463. corinne diable says:

    Happy Birthday David xxxx

  464. Debbie Evans says:

    Happy Birthday David. Have a lovely day xxx

  465. 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 !

  466. Sue Y says:

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

  467. 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

  468. 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

  469. mave says:

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

  470. 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

  471. 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

  472. Karen Day says:

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

  473. cazz morton says:

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

  474. 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.

  475. Lance says:

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

  476. 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!!!

  477. Susan says:

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

  478. 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

  479. Jenny says:

    Hi ,need address to send birthday card Jenny xx

  480. 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.

  481. 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

  482. Deborah says:

    Hello David,

    Thank you.


  483. 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.

  484. 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

  485. 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.

  486. 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

  487. 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!!

  488. 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

  489. Gill Gordon says:

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

  490. 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

  491. 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

  492. 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

  493. 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.

  494. 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

  495. 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…

  496. 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 ……….

  497. 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.

  498. 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.

  499. 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….

  500. Angie Webster says:

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

  501. 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

  502. Gill Gordon says:

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

  503. 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.

  504. Jenny says:

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

  505. 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

  506. 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.

  507. 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

  508. 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

  509. 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

  510. 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.

  511. 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

  512. 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

  513. 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.


  514. 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

  515. 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

  516. 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

  517. 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.

  518. 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

  519. 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,

  520. 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

  521. 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.

  522. marion says: