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Biography of Cathy Davey


According to Cathy Davey, the mercurial Irish singer and songwriter of dreamtime pop music, she was destined to create little else but art and music. She has not, she maintains, the memory for doing anything else. What she means is that from an early age she was unable (or, possibly, unwilling) to enter into conventional modes of expression. Although her parents are creative types (her mother is a sculptor, her father a musician/composer), it’s likely you won’t find Cathy egoistically extolling the virtues of the artiste’s life. Such a carry-on was sucked out of her many years ago due to her dyslexia and more recently by her hard won common sense.

“I was always away with the fairies when I was a kid,” she recalls, “and I would never engage with people. I couldn’t talk in class, and there were all these things that would lead me to doing something else I was better at. I was also secure enough within myself that I wouldn’t bother learning anything I wasn't good at. Perhaps that’s what spurs people on to achieve things academically - maybe that’s what prevented me from embarking on the academic life. I’m sure there’s more to it than that, but that’s how I explain it.”

Davey explains things very well and very coherently. She fully admits that the years spent going to school and growing up were not the easiest for her or her parents. She would bunk off classes at school, for instance (in particular, history), and sneak off to the music room, where she’d spend most of the day playing piano. Sometimes she would remove herself from school completely and spend the time at home drawing pictures. And then there was the occasion when she was chucked out of school for writing dirty poetry, an event that Davey remembers as being a crucial part of her development.

“Getting punished gave it something of an edge,” she states. “I was mortified on being found out, but I wasn't disappointed in myself. And besides, I think they were good poems. The f

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I love Cathy Davey's music and she's an extraordinarily under-rated songwriter with a deceptively good way with words. I first heard the track Hammer Head several years ago on the original demo she made - I fell in love with it and it's still my favourite song of hers. This version is rawer than the album version but it touches a nerve with me that the album version IMHO doesn't quite manage. "It's sweet to share a bed, but when you're fucking with my head...". Fantastic stuff
Cathy Davey - Hammerhead (demo)
Cathy Davey - Caroline (demo)
Cathy Davey - Go Make It (demo)

Her new album, as far as I know, is coming out later this summer and will be called Tales Of Silversleeve.
- Rob

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I love Cathy Davey's music and she's an extraordinarily under-rated songwriter with a deceptively good way with words. I first heard the track Hammer Head several years ago on the original demo she made - I fell in love with it and it's still my favourite song of hers. This version is rawer than the album version but it touches a nerve with me that the album version IMHO doesn't quite manage. "It's sweet to share a bed, but when you're fucking with my head...". Fantastic stuff.
-Rob

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