David Duchovny at Astra Kulturhaus / Saturday, 16.02.2019
He is an actor, writer, director, producer, and for some years also a singer: David Duchovny. With his roles as Fox Mulder in The X-Files and as Hank Moody in Californication, he succeeded in conquering the hearts of the audience across generations and genders.
After releasing his first novel in 2015, the actor focused on a career as a musician. During the long waiting times between filming, Duchovny took more and more often to the guitar. tried first on classical rock songs of the sixties, such as The Beatles and Lou Reed from. He chases inspiration from 60’s classic rock songs such as The Beatles and Lou Reed, as well as R.E.M., Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, on his debut album “Hell or Highwater”.
For his second album, Duchovny writes sincere and sensitive mid-tempo rock with a lot of feeling and melody. Duchovny’s singing style, sung with a casual sigh, is also influenced by blues, folk and country. It is the voice of a man who has experienced a lot. A restless life between Los Angeles and New York City: that’s what gives his songs their character. The album paints a touching, intimate portrait of the man who ponders the songs about his deceased father and past relationships.
Duchovny once said that he does not write songs about certain people, but: “everything is autobiographical, even the things that I think up.” Typical Duchovny humor. You can expect winking announcements and little anecdotes when the 58-year-old enters the stage. The singer accompanies a great band with five seasoned musicians from the US rock scene.
David Duchovny knows that many viewers will only come because of his well-known name as an actor, but sees this as an opportunity: “These are exactly the ones I want to convince of my musical quality!” The audience can expect emotional, sometimes melancholic songs often grounded with liberating, loud electric guitars. Those who know him know: David Duchovny does not do things half-assed.