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Genres You Will Love
Rock: Progressive Rock Rock: Hard Rock Moods: Mood: Upbeat

By Location
United States - Maryland


BASTILLE / Off With Your Head was a progressive original rock project by David Cawkwell. Two of the other members Arthur and Paul were from a DC band named Mindshaft, that David Cawkwell also played with for a short time. After the singer/front man of Mindshaft had personal problems the 3 other members formed Bastille. They played some great gigs at Jack's in Springfield, Va., Cecilfest and The Black Cat in DC. David Cawkwell wrote, produced and engineered the entire Cd project at his home studio. Some of the songs are still played today in David Cawkwell's 35+ year original band called WHEN THUNDER COMES. Especially Brave Heart and Circle World as well as Shadow Girl. David Cawkwell released a solo acoustic album in 2012, Taken All You Can, with many of the Bastille era songs on it but with traditional instruments like the Irish Bouzouki and Mandolin. Unfortunately David Cawkwell terminated the Bastille crew due to conflicts. In 2012 and 2013 Bastille / Off With You Head has developed a real international cult following selling hundreds of CD's every month or so. If anyone enjoys the Bastille record then they will surely like the WHEN THUNDER COMES projects which will give people years of listening pleasure.