Man at Sea

Man at Sea

Man at Sea - Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman

About Man at Sea

Man at Sea is the moniker of singer-songwriter and composer David Hewson. Described as a cross between Rufus Wainwright, Neil Hannon and Thom Yorke, his songs combine sparse arrangements with soaring melodies, shot through with lyrics that have an existential thread and often a dark undertone, dealing with themes of identity and the modern-day loss of spirituality.

Growing up by the sea in a small village on the coast of the Isle of Wight, he began writing songs at an early age and by sixteen was distributing homemade DIY CD’s recorded in the back room of his garage on a zoom 8-track recorder borrowed from school.

At drama school he formed indie pop/rock group The Kid Jones, named after one of the nicknames his older brother gave him growing up. Catchy chorus driven songs like Juliet, On and On and Greenlight became staple favourites amongst loyal fans. They went on to win the Jar Music Breakout Competition in 2010, beating thousands of bands nationwide to win the prize of playing the Breakout Festival on Male in the Maldives.

Moving to Bristol in 2017 he began performing locally as Man at Sea and in 2019 released his first 4 track EP Minotaur, receiving critical praise and a feature on BBC introducing in the West. Next came single Ghost Song, his response to the strangeness of living through lockdowns. 2023 will see Man at Sea release a string of singles culminating in his debut album out in the autumn. The first single, Richard Feynman, was released March 24th and has already been racking up high praise from blog features.