January 23rd, 2024‘Silken wryness of Elvis Costello’ meets ‘gravel of Dylan’ at The Palais
The Age newspaper once described David Cosma as having the “full-bodied croon pairing the silken wryness of Elvis Costello and the gravel of Bob Dylan” while Street Press wrote “a thinking person’s songwriter that speaks volumes to what a terrific talent we have in our midst”.
If you haven’t already heard him sing live, then those accolades give plenty of reason to go check out the talent of Cosma when he plays at The Palias, Hepburn on Friday February 2.
Inspiring lyrics accompanied by sumptuous melodies and harmonies, together with his unique method of playing the guitar (upside down) pretty much guarantees an impassioned live performance.
Sonically, his music is rich and luminous and boasts a world class production quality that is often overlooked in the world of independent artists, but it is lyrically where Cosma stands apart, with a knack for examining commonplace and even trite circumstance and then magnifies their significance with a wry and at times ironic tone.
Religion, pop culture and nostalgic nuances, punctuate and ultimately, accentuate his writing, triggering instant attention from audience and listeners.
You can catch him with his long time band mate Nick Carrafa on percussion at the Palais on Friday February 2nd.