David A. Saylor

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Country United Kingdom

Style AOR

Profile David A Saylor moved to the UK from the US in the early 1980s to concentrate on his music career, playing new wave pop and fronting various melodic rock bands in the Birmingham and Midlands area. His sample of influence ranges from Asia, Journey, Boston and Foreigner, and Survivor and all styles of classic rock. In 1987 David co-formed the band Push UK and came very close to securing a major label deal.

The 1990s saw a change for him in a new music direction and he found success as a solo artist in the Spanish speaking territories and he achieved music awards and gold records. Never turning his back on the declining state of melodic rock, he contributed backing vocals to the following albums: Atlantic – Power, Siam – Language of Menace, Wraith – Riot. 2010 saw the original demos made by the Push UK title Strange World pressed officially onto CD by newly formed label AOR BLVD Records of London UK. David A Saylor’s ‘City Of Angels’ delivers a majestic solo album which will please any serious lover of the genre of pure AOR!

The following year, Saylor ventured into the studio to record the tracks for this brand new CD “City Of Angels”. Despite the years having rolled on, David has not lost any quality around his voice. He’s sounding as fine as ever, and the material on this CD is pure AOR of the best pedigree.
Saylor’s voice and musical direction has similarities to guys like Jim Jidhed (Alien) or Chris Irvine, while there are musical references to aorsters icons FM and Heartland.

“City Of Angels” is a beauty of an album that not a single AOR fan would want to miss. The songwriting, the atmosphere, the delicious melodies come straight from the classic ’80s AOR book. The sound and production is top notch and easily holds its own amongst bigger budget projects these days. Kudos to David A. Saylor for this lovely sonic trip back to the glorious eighties.

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City Of Angels [2012]

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