Out of a fourth year class of 26 pupils that attended the School of Commerce Cork in 1977
emerged a group of young musicians that would go onto play in Beserk, Adolf Grunt, The
Nunatax, Five go down to the sea, Driveshaft, Stands Looking Back and China White. One of
these musicians, David O’Donovan has released his first solo album titled ‘Say No More’.
As a guitar player his diverse and wide-ranging approach to playing has allowed him to
express and interpret his influences in his own unique way, being influenced by players such
as Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Rory Gallagher, Bert Janch, Alex
Lifeson, Steve Morse and Eric Johnson.
His debut solo album SAY NO MORE pays tribute to these players through an eclectic
collection of instrumental compositions accompanied by his daughter Takara on vocal work
and other accomplished musicians Darragh Keary on keyboards and Tim O’Connell drums.
SAY NO MORE has been Mastered and part mixed in Austin TX by Eric Johnson’s studio
engineer Kelly Donnelly and artwork/design by international rock photographer and graphic
designer Max Crace.
David's album 'Say No More' is available for download on www.islandofmusic.ie.