I'm a UK-based Irish writer with more than thirty years' experience, regular contributor to several music magazines, published author of four books (including one on Van Morrison) and lifelong jazz fan.
David Burke began writing about music as a staffer on local newspapers in his
native Ireland, before decamping to London in 1990. He spent six years working in
print, audio and television as part of the World Entertainment News Network. His
features appeared in the UK's red tops and international publications such as
Esquire (Japan) and Pop Rocky (Germany). David is a regular contributor to R2
(formerly Rock'n'Reel) and Vintage Rock magazines, and author of four books–
Crisis in the Community: The African Caribbean Experience of Mental
Health (Chipmunka), Heart of Darkness: Bruce Springsteen's
Nebraska (Cherry Red), A Sense of Wonder: Van Morrison's
Ireland (Jawbone) and Singing Out: A Folk Narrative of Maddy Prior,
June Tabor and Linda Thompson (Soundcheck).