Dec. 18, 2015
Media Contact: Liz Johnson, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, ACM@UCO, 405-974-4711, firstname.lastname@example.org
ACM@UCO TO HOST MASTER CLASS, BOOK SIGNING WITH DAVID J, FOUNDING MEMBER OF BAUHAUS AND LOVE AND ROCKETS
The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) will host a master class featuring David J, founding member of influential bands Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18 in the ACM@UCO Songwriting Room located on the first floor of the academy at 25 S. Oklahoma Ave, Oklahoma City. It is free and open to the public.
David J (David J. Haskins) is a musician, writer, playwright, visual artist and theatrical director best known for playing bass in the English gothic rock bands Bauhaus and Love and Rockets. Bauhaus’ first single, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” is considered by many to be the first gothic rock record. In addition to his music career as a band member, David J has released a number of solo albums including 2014’s “An Eclipse of Ships.”
David J also recently wrote a book titled “Who Killed Mister Moonlight?: Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction,” an in-depth account of Bauhaus’ rise to fame in the late ‘70s. Books will be available for purchase and David J will host a signing following the master class.
“The influence of David J and Bauhaus’ music on popular culture cannot be underestimated. Their single ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ started a musical revolution, similar to, but different, from punk,” said Scott Booker, CEO and executive director of ACM@UCO.
“David J’s new book shares the band’s beginnings in a way that will help our students begin their own path in the music business. The ACM@UCO is lucky to have another amazing artist of his renown join our legion of master class guests.”
The ACM@UCO is an innovative contemporary music program unlike any other in the U.S., offering industry-based, real-world educational experiences for individuals interested in a career in contemporary music. Students can earn associate’s degrees in music performance, music business or music production and have the opportunity to continue in the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Contemporary Music program. Additionally, ACM@UCO offers minors in music performance, music business and music production for UCO students majoring in other disciplines.
Classes are taught by music industry veterans and supplemented with master classes featuring invited guests like David J. Past guests include John Oates of Hall & Oates, Ted Dwane and Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons, Nile Rodgers of Chic, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, Roger Daltrey of The Who, and American folk-rock band Dawes.
David J will also perform at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19. The lab is located at 329 E. Sheridan Ave. in Bricktown and tickets may be purchased at www.ticketstorm.com.
For more information about the master class with David J, call 405-974-4711 or visit www.acm-uco.com.
Editor’s Note: To download art associated with this release, visit www.uco.edu/photo/DavidJ12.15.
Cutline: David J, founding member of influential bands Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, will present a master class on Feb. 18 at the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma and perform in concert Feb. 19 at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab.