“I have a different approach,” he said. “I don’t copy what’s happening in the industry, but enjoy developing my own [breed] of music.
“The end result is unique and personal — it’s all me.”
Kirton’s most recent album, “Time for Change,” released in 2007 under his indie label Birds Eye Music, he said, is his most dynamic compilation to date, with an eclectic mix of music genres which encompass profound lyrics about the world through his eyes.
“My music tells a history, and [lends] a positive vibe,” he said. “It’s meant to make people feel good about themselves and about life, and inspire them to get up and go again when life is beating them down.
“I write a lot of love songs too, as women are important in keeping society stable,” he laughed.
Prior albums include “Island Songs for Children” (2002), “Modern Roots,” (2000) which he recorded in Bob Marley’s home in Jamaica and “Stranger” (1998).
“[Marley’s] house was a really interesting place to record, since he is one of my biggest musical influences.”
He has also released three music videos, “Time for Change,” “Green Camouflage” and “Free to Fly,” which he filmed with actor Gary Durdin.
Kirton is currently developing two albums, which he hopes to release next year.
“I’m glad to still be in the game, running on my own steam and developing my music as I see fit,” he said. “I have a lot to offer yet.”
If You Go
WHAT: David Kirton
WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Mozambique’s Shebeen Lounge, 1740 S. Coast Hwy.
COST: $10 cover charge
INFORMATION: Call (949) 715-7777 or visit www.mozambiqueoc.com