Wednesday 14.8 at 6pm: Concert David Baines

Dear friend of Arkadia,You are invited to a concert by David Baines on  Wednesday 14.8 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

David is a singer-songwriter from Southampton, UK. His warm tone and atmospheric melodies have often been likened to ‘Bob Dylan‘ and ‘Johnny Cash’.


Warm regards,

Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) for the bookshop to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc.!

David Baines

David not only takes inspiration from country and folk pioneers such as ‘Bob Dylan’, ‘Johnny Cash’ and ‘Bill Monroe’, but also incorporates elements of modern bluegrass and Americana outfits such as ‘Mandolin Orange’, ‘Elephant Revival’ and ‘Shakey Graves’. 

Growing up with a Canadian mother, David spent much of his childhood listening to country music during long journeys in the Ontarian countryside. From an early age, David was a keen percussionist spending his evenings bashing his drum kit, experimenting with different styles and techniques. In his teens, David turned his hand to the guitar as he believed percussion didn’t allow him to compose proper songs with real lyrics. As a self-taught musician, David stubbornly refused lessons as the theory and academia of music didn’t interest him. What he was really interested in was the sounds, feelings and messages which could be communicated through the medium of music.

David became fascinated with the never-ending possibilities and sounds that music had to offer and began digging deeper, continually expanding his catalogue of tastes and genres. Key early influences were ‘Death Cab for Cutie’, ‘The Shins’ and ‘Jack Johnson’.  Later influences included ‘Bon Iver’, ‘Balmorhea’, ‘Gillian Welch’, ‘Shakey Graves’ and ‘The Tallest Man on Earth’.