03 September 20:00
OFFICER is singer-songwriter David C Logan (aka ‘Dc’) both individually and as the lead of a wider collaborative collective of his musician friends. After emigrating from Paisley on the outskirts of Glasgow aged 5, Logan grew up in the rough council estates of late 90’s Northern Ireland within working class communities marked by poverty and deep religious ideals amidst the wider context of the (so-called) Troubles.
It’s hard to overstate the significant role that music played in Logan’s childhood and teendom. On the one hand, music lay at the heart of disparate and conflicting components of his life (from highly contentious nationalistic street-marching chants, to charismatic ‘happenings’ within pentecostal church services, to camping and pub fireside Celtic folk singing with his relatives and friends). On the other hand, music became the chief way in which Logan both practically and psychologically survived, problem-solved and honed a new beginning and new story; from performing silly made up songs to protect and distract his younger siblings from the difficult circumstances they found themselves in to songwriting that processed and expressed his own deep set struggles.
At 19, Logan moved to London and formed a punk rock band named CullerCode. After releasing two EPs and an album, he moved on from the band to start writing and gigging as a solo artist, OFFICER. His debut album, MYRIADS was released in 2015 after a dedicated group of his fans secretly crowdfunded the full production costs of the album and did a surprise money-drop on him at a London pub one evening in late 2014. The album was produced under intentional creative restrictions. Logan allocated only one day per song to ensure instinct and intuition remained the driving force in production. In a lightning 16 days the album was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered!
Today, Logan’s music continues to communicate at multiple levels capturing the contemporary dissonances of not only his history but his current life in London and our existing societal and even global questions; from the joys and frustrations of working alongside homeless people throughout London and thus spending each day with extremely vulnerable people including refugees, those in abject poverty and those struggling with serious addiction and mental health issues, to the swings and roundabouts of life within a new experimental community, fathering a disabled child and continually kid-wrestling with himself in relation to the idea of God, politics, relationships, loneliness, community, hope, the environment. Music remains for him a way of being and growing, a way of problem-solving, and a way of communicating: essence, agency and expression.
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