A Fraserburgh man who has realised his dream of releasing a CD of his own material will donate proceeds from sales to the Zimbabwe Orphans Appeal.
David Buchan (33), works in the oil industry but has been singing since he was a child, playing in cover bands when he was younger and in the Broadgate at Hogmanay on a number of occasions.
Speaking to the Herald, David said: “I have been singing since I was a kid and won £500 first prize in a karaoke competition in Aberdeen about ten years ago.
“I like all kinds of music, folk, blues, metal, opera, country and listen to a vast variety of music depending on the mood I’m in. Music always makes me feel alive.
“I played in cover bands when I was younger, and sang at various different venues all over the north east of Scotland and spent a music week in our twin town Bressuire many years ago.
“Last Christmas Eve I was sitting in my house really bored so I decided to try and write a song, when I was happy with the outcome I recorded it, then more songs just came flowing out.
“After every song I would call my friend in Norway and ask him what he thought of it. He would then say if he thought it was a hit or if it needed a bit of work, in which case I would work on them until I got them right. Thankfully many of the songs on the CD were written and recorded the next day.”
Donating the proceeds from CD sales to the Zimbabwe Orphan Appeal, David explained that he will always have the satisfaction of knowing that pursuing his dream also helped others.
He continued: “I have always wanted to make my own CD with original material and my mother does a lot for charity so I decided that if I managed to complete it I would donate all the proceeds to charity as I would have the self-satisfaction of knowing it wasn’t just for me, but would be helping others as well.”
Commenting on her son’s achievement Tina Buchan said “I am extremely proud of what he has done and delighted that he chose to donate the proceeds to the Zimbabwe Orphans.”
David plans to continue writing and recording music in the future, adding “I have had a lot of good feedback about my CD so far, so I am going to continue writing. But when I record again I would like to get lots of musicians and backing vocalists involved to make an awesome album. I may even start playing live again.”
David’s CD can be purchased from the Zimbabwe Orphan’s Charity Shop, High Street, Fraserburgh until September 23 when the shop will be closing.
Thereafter it can be obtained by contacting Tina on (01346) 516815.