My name is David Brogan and I am a freelance Songwriter. I am also a recital level pianist and piano teacher.
As a songwriter I have had four Top Three songs, (two #1s, a #2, and a #3) on multiple internet chart sites, including (Soundclick/NumberOneMusic/Garageband). I have been advised and mentored by musical illuminaries such as John Braheny-(Diane Warren, Stevie Nicks, Best-selling author), Joe Solo-(Macy Gray, Will.I.Am, Fergie), Davey Ray Moor-(Cousteau,TV composer, BAFTA winner), Richard Parfitt-(Duffy, Dido), Alex del Zoppo-(Sweetwater, also toured as keyboardist with The Beach Boys and Eric Bourdon), Obi Mhondera and Tim Hawes -(5x #1 hits, including Ivor Novello award for HearSay hit Pure and Simple).
As of 30th September 2012, I will have completed a Masters Degree in Songwriting with BathSpa university in the UK.
I already hold an BA(Hons) Degree in Music, a DipMus, and CertMusEd(TCL). I have taught piano at every level from complete beginners to Diploma level and beyond for over 25 years.
My available services include: Song critiques / Coaching & Mentoring / Songwriting collaboration / Workshops / Piano Lessons from beginner to Diploma level / Session work (piano/keyboards) / Gigs,Tours,Band M.D.,Recitals.
Feel free to email or call me in the first instance to discuss your project or needs. I offer lessons, critiques, and coaching services in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, via Skype, and/or as written documents.
As a performer and recording musician I have worked and toured with, amongst others Ciaran Sheehan (Broadway Star, including Phantom of The Opera), The Drifters, The Plattermen, members of Van Morrisons band, and Dominic Kirwan. I was also the resident pianist (until 2011) for the Thanos family in Cypruss top luxury five star hotels The Anassa and The Annabelle, for a total of four years.
Lennon, Beatles, Harrison, Cocker, Mc Cartney, Wings, Thin Lizzy, Meatloaf, Led Zeppelin, Waterboys, Rory Gallagher, Wings, Elton John, Dr. John, Blues, Rock, Folk songs, Traditional, Cajun, Bluegrass, Piano, Classical, John Fogerty, Queen, Maroon 5, Robbie Williams, Diane Warren, Desmond Child, Max martin, Dr. Luke, Abba, Billy Joel, Peter Gabriel, U2, Van Morrison
I used a Stein-aha piano in the recordings... a unique hybrid between a Steinway and a Yamaha. Also hit a few chords on a C3 Hammond. Have a Boston grand (Steinway) , and a Kemble upright at home.
"When Love Finds You" , having stormed straight in to the NUMBER ONE spot on the Rock General charts, stayed there for an awesome TWELVE days!
Also repeatedly hit the #2 spot on the combined Rock chart of all genres.
Prodigal Son: Highest position #1 Country Blues Chart.
Pain: Highest position #2 Rock n Roll Chart
Woman: Highest position #3 Classic Rock Chart.
Thankyou to one and all for your fantastic support.