David Lombard’s self-titled project’s backbone rests on melodic guitar fingerpicking and a soulfully expressive “Don McLean-like voice” (Bernard Dagnies, Musiczine [FR\BE]), a combination resulting in the singer-songwriter’s genuinely “gritty folk-rock quality that we could never tire of” (Tom Haugen, Take Effect [US]). Inspired by the music of the likes of Jason Isbell, Joe Pug, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty as well as by the poetry of, for example, Henry D. Thoreau and Walt Whitman, he has been performing his heartfelt but humble songs alone throughout Belgium since 2012, and accompanied by a band since 2018.
David released his first home-made EP in 2015, which was followed by his well-received debut album “Looking for a Dream” in 2019, distributed and promoted by the independent record labels Homerecords (CD), Freaksville Publishing (digital), and JauneOrange (publishing). “Looking for a Dream” is a concept album featuring solo acoustic as well as electric (with a full band) versions of mid-tempo intense and uplifting “tracks that drive out your fears and doubts, and replace them with a dreamer’s confidence and belief” (Tom Hilton, Aldora Britain Records [UK]). In 2021, David released a digital five-track EP consisting of the outtakes of his first album, titled the “Looking for a Dream Outtakes.” He is now currently working on new materials.
“Lombard’s strong songwriting should certainly garner him global attention as he parallels the greatness of many of the current country-rock, indie-folk stars that exist today.” – Tom Haugen (Take Effect, US)
“Lombard could sit comfortably amongst some classic forefathers of this acoustic singer-songwriter genre.” – Tom Hilton (Aldora Britain Records, UK)
“Thanks to its refined orchestration and David Lombard’s impressive vocal achievements, Looking for a Dream is a wonderful album which pays tribute to the greatest American rockers […]. Well done!” – Philippe Thirionet (9/10 on Music in Belgium, BE)
“When pop music has trouble offering something original, artists like David Lombard remind us that there is still great music to listen to. So go listen to Looking for a Dream, you will not regret it!” – Antoine Champion (Musically Yours, BE)
“All the songs from Looking for a Dream are enriched by David’s wonderful voice whose versatile tone reminds us of Don McLean…” – Bernard Dagnies (Musiczine, BE/FR)
“What a nice surprise […] Alone on stage, David can play the harmonica as well as the guitar and the banjo. What is more, his voice is rousing. […] David Lombard humbly reminds us of Bob Dylan.” – Branchés Culture, BE
David Lombard has appeared on/in numerous radios, TV programs, newspapers and music blogs such as Jam radio (RTBF), Classic 21 (RTBF), RTC Liège, Vivacité-Liège, ConcertZender (from the Netherlands), Le Metro, and Focus Vif. He is also the protagonist of a Gsara documentary.