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Born on 20 August 1994 in Romania, the Bucharest-based poet-musician David Lapadat, reminding of Janus the one with two faces whose eyes follow the axes of time, cut from the same mould as Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash or Jim Morrison, reunites the poetry – lost on the modern avenues of uncertainty  – with music, forging them into an inseparable bound, since his debut in 2010.  

 

With roots in the North American and British rock music, the emotional flow that crosses his songs  reveals itself through the power of opposites which unveil strength - weakness, love - hate, departure – return.

Redefining the concept of love in the 21st century, in his songs (as in dreams) beauty, life, death and love become eternal values – to love is to last – and so the inability to love or losing love, means losing touch with those values and  becomes a scission of the soul which can only be purified through suffering and art. Crossing the "purgatory" of unfulfilled love represents a path, a geography of the soul, an empty space  in which the succession of seasons is an illusion.

By asserting a poem of doubt and insecurity,  David opens new avenues in defining contemporary sensibility.

 

He has a B.A. in music composition, and a Master’s Degree in Jazz and Pop Culture, both at the National University of Music Bucharest. Currently he is a PhD student at the same university.

 

Alongside being a singer and a poet, David Lapadat is also a writer and producer (producing records and live music, poetry and performance shows in Bucharest). He is the author of three poetry books (Believe – 2016; To love & to last – 2018; After all we were born in the summer – 2019) and of the history\musicology book – The British Invasion – 2018.

Releases:

             

2021 – “Dark Outside” – single – Record Label: David Lapadat PFA (Independent Label);

 

2020 – “Try” – single – Record Label: David Lapadat PFA (Independent Label);

 

2020 – “Strangers, Friends and Lovers” – single – Record Label: David Lapadat PFA (Independent Label);

2020 – “If you want to be free” – single – Record Label: David Lapadat PFA (Independent Label);

 

2017 – “People need to cry” – album –  Record Label: David Lapadat PFA (Independent Label);

 

2017 – “Just kiss me” – single –  Record Label: David Lapadat PFA (Independent Label);

 

2015 – “Goodbye till we meet again” – album – Record Label: A&A Records.

Quotes from reviewers & links to coverage:

 

2018 – Equally a poet and a historian of pop music, David Lapadat  is certainly a confirmed promise, as we anticipated. – Brandusa Vergu, Actualitatea Muzicala (the official magazine of The Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists).

 

http://www.ucmr.org.ro/Texte/AM-2018-11.pdf 

 

2018 – One of the most gifted musicians of his generation – Gabi Matei, Actualitatea Muzicala (the official magazine of The Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists).

 

http://www.ucmr.org.ro/Texte/AM-2018-04.pdf

 

2017 – “Believe” is an editorial appearance of great elegance, a collection of English poems written by a musician of exceptional talent… - Florin-Silviu Ursulescu, Actualitatea Muzicala (the official magazine of The Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists).

 

http://www.ucmr.org.ro/Texte/AM-2017-05.pdf

 

2017 - David's activity in the realm of music and poetry is impressive. Thus, "Just Kiss Me" – the newest  released single passed 1,000,000 views! – Oana Geogrescu, Actualitatea Muzicala (the official magazine of The Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists).

 

http://www.ucmr.org.ro/Texte/AM-2017-04.pdf

Stand-out achievements:

2017  –  Performer (lead vocal) in the show launching of the album "People Need To Cry" which took place at True Social Club. 

 

2017  – Invited with the band David's Pack to play at the Keys Festival 2017, a festival organized by the National University of Music in Bucharest.

 

2017 – Performer (lead vocal) in the performance, music & poetry shows: "People Need To Cry" by David's Pack (Representations at the Romanian Peasant's Club, Constantin Tanase Magazine Theatre, Unteatru, True Social Club).

 

2017  – Performer (lead vocal) in the show: "Just Kiss Me" - show launching of the single and the video "Just Kiss Me", which was highly appreciated by the public - the video soon passed one million views on Youtube.

 

2015-2016  – Performer (lead vocal, guitarist, pianist) at the Shows: "Let it snow for a white Christmas"; "From Notting Hill with Love"; "David's Pack: No more than forever"; "David's Pack: Blue Moon"; "David's Pack: Love Ballads"; "Goodbye Till We Meet Again-Release Concert"; "David's Pack at CNSS"; "David's Pack Comeback"; "David's Pack-Special Concert"; "David's Pack - Bluebird".

 

2014-2015 - Performer (lead vocal) within the tribute show: "David's Pack" (Representations at Serendipity, Log Out Cafe, La Boheme, Romanian Peasant Club).

 

2013-2014 – Performer (lead vocal, guitarist, pianist) at the Performance, music & poetry show: "Before the music dies" by D-Essentials band. (Representations at the Romanian Peasant's Club, La Historia, Godot Cafe, Cafe at the Museum, Andalusia Club).

 

2013  – Represented Romania at the International Showcase at the opening of the IMAGINE music festival in Zagreb, Croatia.

Radio broadcasts & airplay

 

2021 - Broadcast of the single: "Dark Outside" on Actual Radio, UK.

2021 - Broadcast singles: "Try" and "Wintertime Love" on Vixen 101.6 FM, UK.

 

2020 - Broadcast singles: "If You Want to Be Free", "Empty Spaces", "Strangers, Friends and Lovers", "Wintertime Love" on Actual Radio, UK.

2020 - Broadcast singles: "If You Want to Be Free", "People Need to Cry", "Strangers, Friends and Lovers" on Vixen 101.6 FM, UK.

2020 - Broadcast singles: "If You Want to Be Free", "Strangers, Friends and Lovers" on The Island Radio, UK.

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Management: Lapadat David P.F.A.

PRO: UCMR-ADA - David Lapadat holds all the copyrights to his songs and he is represented World-Wide by  UCMR-ADA

Publisher: Tunecore (for all releseas after the year 2015) 

Other representation: Soundexchange - World-Wide; CREDIDAM - Romania.

For booking, music licensing and other business inquiries please contact: 

Lapadat David PFA

+40 756 036 554

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