Supposed to Do
Brian David & The S.W. Stomp was born from over 12 years of filling yellow paged notebooks with thoughts, feelings, opinions and ideas. Songwriting has always been a strong passion and has helped me get thru the Ups and Downs of a 11 year career in the Financial Services Industry as well as the good and the bad relationships throughout my life. My music career started in April of 2006, after parting ways with a local rock band called Murge after almost 3 years, although in my mind a solo career began more than 12 years ago when I wrote my first song called "That Day" about the day my father came back from the doctors office to tell that my mother may not live to see me graduate form High School. I fell in love with songwriting at that very moment. I have always strived to put a level of emotion and intensity in every song I write. We have been influenced by everything from 80's Rock bands like Kiss and Motley Crue to country artists like Sawyer Brown to modern alternative rock bands like Staind and Collective Soul as well as artist like Dave Mathews, Howie Day, Jack Johnson and David Gray. Since going solo we have been contacted by some of the best clubs in town to be openers for big local acts as well as national acts that have come to town and played our EP Release Party to a sold out crowd at O'Gara's Garage in St Paul. Our Debut Solo EP "Up Down Sideways" which came out on September 23rd, 2006 has already gotten rave reviews and huge interest amongst over 20,000 friends on myspace as well as local press and our follow up CD "Supposed To Do" was just released in October 2007. Our sound is easily described as Acoustic Stomp Pop/Rock. The canvas behind it all is former drummer from Murge, Sean Woodward (S.W. Stomp) who brings a unique range of beats and special percussion to create a Stompy Acoustic Signature sound backed by a passionate lyrical baritone singing voice of Brian David. Some recent accomplishments include: - Winner of the ZIPPO HOT TOUR as lead singer of Murge in 2004 for Minneapolis. -Honorable Mention for the original song composition Underneath in the 13th AnnualBillboard World Songwriting Contest in 2006. - Honorable Mention for the original song composition Reaching For in the 13th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Contest in 2005.