David Minster
David Minster chanteur, songwriter and guitariste.

 

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Retour sur la vie de David Minster, un artiste montant au parcours rock’ n’ roll.

Il est l’héritage de son beau frère Calvin Russell, son oncle Vince Taylor.

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David Minster : Down to Mexico

David Minster (vocals, guitar, harmonica)
Lenny Adkins (bass)
Jeremy Roger (drums, cajon)
Blaise (guitar)

24 & 25 mai 2019, Blues Rules Festival, Crissier, Switzerland.

http://www.blues-rules.com


Biographie
Go to David’s Bio in English
“Une voix impressionnante”


David Minster est né le 4 janvier 1986 d’un père gitan et d’une mère suisse.
Dernier d’une fratrie de 4 enfants, il vit dans un petit village où la musique trop forte qu’écoute son père, dérange et dérègle la vie tranquille et bien rangée de ses voisins.
Il grandit dans ce village retiré où la mentalité trop fermée refuse son père.
Malgré une vie sédentarisée, ils sont exclus par les villageois sur des préjugés infondés.

Enfant rebelle et révolté par l’injustice que subissent les siens, il n’obéit qu’à la loi de sa famille et vit, la plupart du temps, entouré que de ses proches et ne va que très rarement sur les bancs d’école.
Il n’a aucun ami de son âge car il ne partage pas le même état d’esprit.
Il s’interroge déjà sur le comportement humain, se passionne pour les vieilles voitures américaines que son père collectionne et rêve de musique authentique.
En dépit de tout ces préjudices, il garde d’heureux souvenirs de son enfance.

Cependant, à l’âge de 7 ans (1993), il se trouve confronté à la dure réalité de la vie suite à trois décès consécutifs.
D’abord, il perd son oncle. Un an plus tard, sa grand mère meurt devant lui.
Finalement, il voit son père mener une lutte acharnée contre la maladie.
L’été de ses 9 ans (1995), la maladie l’emporte et c’est lui qui découvre le corps sans vie de son père, son modèle, son double, devant sa maison.
Perdre cet homme, immortel à ses yeux, le change à jamais et l’oblige à quitter son enfance bien trop tôt.
David se donne l’obligation de prendre sa place et de protéger toute sa famille, particulièrement sa mère et ses deux sœurs.
Il crée alors un lien indestructible avec sa mère qu’il porte encore aujourd’hui en lui et lui dédie à 12 ans, une chanson intitulée ”Mon Ange”.

Huit mois plus tard, comme si le destin voulait les forcer à quitter ces lieux jadis heureux, à présent maudit, leur vieille maison prit feu et tout fut perdu.
Ils quittent alors tout, laissant derrière eux leurs souvenirs.
Ils ne reviendront plus dans ce village maudit à leurs yeux.

Avec sa mère, ses deux sœurs et son frère, ils voyagent, de maison en maison, de ville en ville, de pays en pays.
Sur la route, il s’enrichit des cultures rencontrées, tout en perfectionnant ses vieux blues que son père, lui- même musicien, lui avait appris.
Il se souvient également qu’il imitait, devant l’admiration de son père, le jeu de scène endiablé de son oncle, beau-frère de son père, Vince Taylor chanteur rock des années 60.
Vince lui donne le goût du cuir, des chaînes et du rock.
Le 27 août 1991 l’archange du rock Vince Taylor meurt et dans l’intimité de sa famille David sera présent.
Bien plus tard, à 23 ans, David reçoit du frère de son père une guitare appartenant à Vince.
Ses premières notes, il les joue à l’âge de 6 ans, avec la guitare de son père bien trop grande et trop lourde pour lui, sur le titre ”Rats and Roaches” de Calvin Russell.
Il découvre alors son goût et son don pour la musique et reçoit, pour ses 10 ans, sa première guitare à sa taille de sa maman.
Il va vite s’apercevoir qu’il arrive à reproduire les notes qu’il écoute et qu’il est autodidacte.
Son apprentissage fut rapide et dès l’âge de 11ans il accompagne ces mélodies avec sa voix.
Il se passionne alors pour le chant et commence à travailler presque exclusivement sa voix.
Ce sera une évidence pour tous: la musique est faite pour lui! Ses influences musicales commenceront par le blues de John Lee Hooker, Lightnin Hopkins ainsi qu’Howlin Wolf et évoluera sur le rock’n’roll d’Elvis Presley, Vince Taylor, Eddie Cochrane et Chuck Berry…
Pour continuer sur la pop music de Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, et principalement Calvin Russell.

A l’âge de 12 ans (1998), six ans après ses premières notes sur ” Rats and Roaches”, il rencontre Calvin Russell, lors d’un festival en Suisse, dès cet instant Calvin tombe sous le charme de sa soeur aînée Cynthia et 11 mois plus tard il rentre définitivement dans sa vie en la mariant.
De là, David le suit dans ses tournées partout en Europe.
Dans les loges, bien souvent, il s’amuse avec Calvin et ses musiciens à faire des boeufs.
De ces moments privilégiés, de voir Calvin Russell se produire de scène en scène entouré de ses fans, lui confirme son immense envie de devenir un artiste, auteur, compositeur, interprète.

Fin des années 90, David et sa famille vivent à Austin Texas, non loin de Calvin et de sa sœur.
De cette période, il garde de bons souvenirs, Austin étant considérée comme capitale de la musique, il fait beaucoup de rencontres musicales lors de BBQ et soirées.
Un souvenir le marque particulièrement: celui d’un soir où, sans permis, il vole l’ancienne Chevrolet de sa mère pour aller voir un vieux bluesman nommé Joe Willie Pinop Perkins qui joue en ville.
Vu son jeune âge, il est vite remarqué et se voit ramené à sa mère, durant la nuit, par le sheriff.
Heureusement, sans grave conséquence …

Après de nombreux aller retour entre le Texas et la Suisse, David s’installe en Suisse.

A 14 ans, il donne son premier concert solo dans un petit festival, suivi de quelques dates.
Pour l’occasion, il fait une surprise à sa famille en interprétant pour la première fois une chanson qu’il avait écrite pour son père.

Un an plus tard, il forme son premier groupe nommé “Bébé Pépé” en référence à leur différence d’âge dont le bassiste (51 ans), le guitariste (43 ans), le batteur (37 ans) et David (15 ans).
Ils se produisent pour quelques dates en Suisse.

A 18 ans, David se retrouve à nouveau seul avec sa guitare jouant de bar en bar.
Il fait sa première maquette dont il est déçu.
Après sa mère, Calvin Russell est son 2ème fan et le pousse et l’encourage à prendre son chemin.
Il l’aide même depuis Austin à faire sa deuxième maquette.

En 2006, il possède enfin son propre matériel d’enregistrement, et toutes ses futures maquettes, il les produit chez lui, dans son salon, avec ses 6 guitares, son piano et sa batterie.

En 2009, Calvin invite David à le suivre tout au long de sa dernière tournée, et profite de l’occasion pour un duo.

Comme si l’histoire se répétait, il voit Calvin Russell se battre contre la maladie.
Encore une fois, la maladie l’emporte, il nous quitte le 3 avril 2011.
Ce jour-là, David était à ses côté pour lui dire une dernière fois je t’aime.
Il perd son beau-frère, son ami, son idole.
Il lui rend hommage en enregistrant une chanson intitulé ”Au Rythme de tes Bottes” qu’il a écrit début 2011, dont Calvin lui avait dit, ému: ”- So good! Thank you Bull!” à son habitude de le surnommer.

2017… David souhaite réaliser son rêve, ce que Calvin souhaitait pour lui: être un jour ce que Calvin a été et être aimé par ses fans!


Bio:
“An impressive voice”

David Minster, born January 4, 1986, is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, Swiss singer songwriter, brother-in-law of the famous American singer, Calvin Russell and nephew of the rocker Vince Taylor star of the 60s, said, the black angel.

Today, he straddles the Swiss and French scenes.
He seduces his audience with a sound, a charisma, a hoarse voice and his beautiful mouth …

Currently a rising artist, who deserves to be discovered!
A beautiful love story that begins between him and his audience …

He authenticates his music by his story and his injuries, of a blues rock and pop style,


 

David Minster was born on January 4, 1986 to a gypsy father and a Swiss mother.
The last of a family of 4 children, he lives in a small village where the too loud music his father listens to disturb and disturb the quiet and tidy life of his neighbors.
He grew up in this remote village where the too closed mentality refused his father.
Despite a sedentary life, they are excluded by the villagers on unfounded prejudices.

A rebellious child and revolted by the injustice suffered by his family, he obeys only the law of his family and lives, most of the time, surrounded only by his relatives and only very rarely goes to school benches. .
He doesn’t have any friends his age because he doesn’t share the same mindset.
He is already wondering about human behavior, is passionate about the old American cars that his father collects and dreams of authentic music.
Despite all these prejudices, he keeps happy memories of his childhood.

However, at the age of 7 (1993), he found himself confronted with the harsh reality of life following three consecutive deaths.
First, he loses his uncle. A year later, his grandmother died in front of him.
Finally, he sees his father fighting a fierce battle with the disease.
The summer of his 9 years (1995), the disease wins and it is he who discovers the lifeless body of his father, his model, his double, in front of his house.
Losing this man, immortal in his eyes, changes him forever and forces him to leave his childhood far too soon.
David makes it his duty to take his place and protect his entire family, especially his mother and two sisters.
He then creates an indestructible bond with his mother whom he still carries within him today and dedicates to her at the age of 12, a song entitled “My Angel”.

Eight months later, as if fate wanted to force them to leave these once happy places, now cursed, their old house caught fire and all was lost.
They then leave everything behind, leaving their memories behind.
They will never return to this cursed village in their eyes.

With his mother, his two sisters and his brother, they travel, from house to house, from town to town, from country to country.
On the road, he enriched himself with the cultures he encountered, while perfecting his old blues that his father, himself a musician, had taught him.
He also remembers that he imitated, in front of his father’s admiration, the frenzied stage performance of his uncle, his father’s brother-in-law, Vince Taylor, rock singer of the 60s.
Vince gives him a taste for leather, chains and rock.
On August 27, 1991 the archangel of rock Vince Taylor dies and in the privacy of his family David will be present.
Much later, at age 23, David received a guitar belonging to Vince from his father’s brother.
His first notes, he played them at the age of 6, with his father’s guitar too big and too heavy for him, on the track “Rats and Roaches” by Calvin Russell.
He then discovers his taste and his gift for music and receives, for his 10 years, his first guitar in his size from his mother.
He will quickly realize that he manages to reproduce the notes he is listening to and that he is self-taught.
He learned quickly and from the age of 11 he accompanies these melodies with his voice.
He then developed a passion for singing and began to work almost exclusively on his voice.
It will be obvious to all: the music is made for him! His musical influences will begin with the blues of John Lee Hooker, Lightnin Hopkins as well as Howlin Wolf and will evolve on the rock’n’roll of Elvis Presley, Vince Taylor, Eddie Cochrane and Chuck Berry …
To continue on pop music by Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, and mainly Calvin Russell.

At the age of 12 (1998), six years after his first notes on “ Rats and Roaches ”, he met Calvin Russell, during a festival in Switzerland, from that moment Calvin fell in love with his sister eldest Cynthia and 11 months later he returns definitively to his life by marrying her.
From there, David follows him on his tours all over Europe.
In the lodges, very often, he has fun with Calvin and his musicians to make oxen.
From these privileged moments, to see Calvin Russell perform from stage to stage surrounded by his fans, confirms his immense desire to become an artist, author, composer, performer.

At the end of the 90s, David and his family lived in Austin Texas, not far from Calvin and his sister.
From this period, he keeps fond memories, Austin being considered as the capital of music, he makes a lot of musical encounters during BBQs and parties.
One memory particularly marks him: that of an evening when, without a license, he steals his mother’s old Chevrolet to go see an old bluesman named Joe Willie Pinop Perkins who is playing in town.
Given his young age, he is quickly noticed and is brought back to his mother, during the night, by the sheriff.
Fortunately, without serious consequences …

After many round trips between Texas and Switzerland, David settled in Switzerland.

At 14, he gave his first solo concert in a small festival, followed by a few dates.
For the occasion, he surprises his family by performing for the first time a song he had written for his father.

A year later, he formed his first group called “Bébé Pépé” in reference to their age difference including the bassist (51 years old), the guitarist (43 years old), the drummer (37 years old) and David (15 years old) .
They perform for a few dates in Switzerland.

At 18, David finds himself alone again with his guitar playing from bar to bar.
He made his first model, which he was disappointed with.
After his mother, Calvin Russell is his 2nd fan and pushes and encourages him to take his path.
He even helps him from Austin to make his second model.

In 2006, he finally had his own recording equipment, and all his future models, he produced them at home, in his living room, with his 6 guitars, his piano and his drums.

In 2009, Calvin invited David to follow him throughout his last tour, and took the opportunity for a duet.

As if history repeats itself, he sees Calvin Russell battling the disease.
Once again, the disease prevails, he leaves us on April 3, 2011.
That day, David was at his side to tell him one last time I love you.
He loses his brother-in-law, his friend, his idol.
He pays tribute to him by recording a song entitled ” Au Rythme de tes Boots ” which he wrote in early 2011, which Calvin had told him, moved: ” – So good! Thank you Bull! ” As he usually called him.

2017 … David wants to make his dream come true, what Calvin wanted for him: to one day be what Calvin was and be loved by his fans!

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