Welcome!

 
"Clutch Hits, Best of David Wakeling" is now available on itunes, Amazon and CD Baby. Includes his best from his first three CDs and other singles, including never before released "Your Own Space (Acoustic Version)".  All proceeds will be matched and donated to charity.

"The music on Clutch Hits… is a variety of mellow, laid-back Wilco-ish country-rock, with maybe a nod to Jackson Browne. Catchy tunes, no caterwauling overdubs, just a good, clean (musically speaking too) sound that has just the right kind of drumming and percussion."
K. Manthie-Wordpress Independent review

Check out David's blog page for track descriptions

All songs are available at itunes here

Hello!  Thanks for visiting.   No, I am not THAT Dave Wakeling from the English Beat, etc.  I am the other one (although I suppose there could be more), the struggling singer-songwriter from Portland Oregon.  Yes, THAT one.  Feel free to look around, listen to some tunes and generally hang out.

All songs are performed by me and composed by me except "Takeway" by Adrian/Wakeling and "Downtown Train" by Tom Waits

 

Upcoming Gigs

Previous events

Date Event Location
David Wakeling Korkage Wine Shop and Bar Korkage Wine Shop and Bar
with Frank Adrian and Candace Schimp Korkage Wine Shop, Portland (Hillsdale neighborhood) Korkage Wine Shop, Portland (Hillsdale neighborhood)
with Frank Adrian and Candace Schimp Shaker and Vine Shaker and Vine
with "This, not this" KZME benefit Hawthorne Theater Lounge, Portland Hawthorne Theater Lounge, Portland
with Frank Adrian and Candace Schimp Shaker and Vine, Portland Shaker and Vine, Portland
with "This, not this" Corporate Show Corporate Show
with Frank Adrian and Candace Schimp Hawthorne Theater Lounge, Portland Hawthorne Theater Lounge, Portland
with Frank Adrian and Candace Schimp Korkage Wine Bar, Portland Korkage Wine Bar, Portland
"Altadena Avenue" solo CD release party Shaker and Vine, Portland Shaker and Vine, Portland
"This, not this!" CD release show Hawthorne Theater Lounge, Portland Hawthorne Theater Lounge, Portland
with Frank Adrian and Candace Schimp Urban Decanter, Forest Grove, OR Urban Decanter, Forest Grove, OR
with "This, not this" Clark County Fairgrounds Clark County Fairgrounds
with "This, not this" Rose Festival Cityfair, Portland, OR Rose Festival Cityfair, Portland, OR
with "This, not this" Buffalo Gap, Portland, OR Buffalo Gap, Portland, OR
Molly' Fund Benefit Show with Oaks Park Portland Oaks Park Portland
"Gravity" release party Korkage Wine Bar, Portland, OR Korkage Wine Bar, Portland, OR
with "This, not this" Rock Bottom Cafe and Brewery, Portland Rock Bottom Cafe and Brewery, Portland
with "This, not this" Macadams Bar and Grill, Portland Macadams Bar and Grill, Portland
with "This, not this" Macadams Bar and Grill Macadams Bar and Grill
with "This, not this" Twilight Cafe and Bar Twilight Cafe and Bar

Guestbook

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  • Bruce

    Bruce Sweden

    Good stuff, Uncle Dave!
    Good stuff, Uncle Dave!
  • Chris Wenger

    Chris Wenger

    I love the fallen DVD. Beautiful!
    I love the fallen DVD. Beautiful!
  • Patty Baker

    Patty Baker Lake Oswego

    Hey Dave - Good job!!!
    Hey Dave - Good job!!!
  • Dwight Peterson

    Dwight Peterson King of Prussia, PA

    Dave, Good to see/hear you after so many years. Here's an idea: Why not record "Salvation Army"? I think I could talk Steve into being available. Blessings, Dwight
    Dave, Good to see/hear you after so many years. Here's an idea: Why not record "Salvation Army"? I think I could talk Steve into being available. Blessings, Dwight
  • David Wakeling

    David Wakeling Portland

    Thank you Susan! I appreciate the comment. I guess my stuff is a little Eagle-like, yes? DW
    Thank you Susan! I appreciate the comment. I guess my stuff is a little Eagle-like, yes?
    DW
  • Susan

    Susan oregon

    Hey David, Like that song "Takeaway"! Good lyrics, liked the harmony, and your voice is very clear. If you want any suggestions, I could see you doing the Eagles song "Love Will Keep Us Alive".
    Hey David,
    Like that song "Takeaway"! Good lyrics, liked the harmony,
    and your voice is very clear. If you want any suggestions,
    I could see you doing the Eagles song "Love Will Keep Us
    Alive".
  • bob

    bob Palatine IL

    My ears are bleedin'. I've been nodding non stop since I listened. Whole lotta Panic Room.....
    My ears are bleedin'. I've been nodding non stop since I listened. Whole lotta Panic Room.....
  • Bob

    Bob Loudhead

    This stuff is real bad, you real need a new singer Thanks Bobbie C. Now quiet down! DW
    This stuff is real bad, you real need a new singer

    Thanks Bobbie C. Now quiet down! DW
  • the Horte's

    the Horte's Whitman, Ma.

    Hi Dave & Candee, It is neat to have your own web site, isn't it? We enjoy your music. We are all impressed. Would love to meet Candee someday. She's visiting Tulsa soon? I will be in Moore, Okla June 17-27. That's about 2 hours [or less] from there. My sister lives there. Love, Uncle Bob and Auntie Pat
    Hi Dave & Candee,
    It is neat to have your own web site, isn't it? We enjoy your music. We are all impressed.
    Would love to meet Candee someday. She's visiting Tulsa soon? I will be in Moore, Okla June 17-27. That's about 2 hours [or less] from there. My sister lives there.

    Love, Uncle Bob and Auntie Pat
  • Gary

    Gary Hillsboro

    Hi Dave! Your stuff sounds great!
    Hi Dave! Your stuff sounds great!
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