David Claux with new cover version of “Sultans of Swing” for his best friend

David Claux with new cover version of “Sultans of Swing” for his best friend

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David Claux

David Claux is a French computer science engineer, but he has very good hobby and of course musical talent. In the last 12 years, he live in United States near Seattle.

Before three months, we have shared one post about him and his music project, when he has made three video covers of Dire Straits songs. Today, actually yesterday, his YouTube channel was updated with new guitar version. This time David played “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits, and he said:

“This is my version of “Sultans of Swing”. Back in France, where I’m from, when we were kids with my best friend, we always dreamed to playing Sultans at the “Fete de la Musique” on 21st June on the street. This is for him!”

He also told the story how he and his best friend Stephane became huge fans of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler, and how they started to play on guitars.

“Back in 1985, my best friend – Stephane one morning told me “You have to listen to this”. He put the headset on my ears and his Walkman started to play “Money for Nothing”. That was the first time I ever listened to Dire Straits, and from that moment on I was hooked”.

“Stephane and I became huge Dire Straits fans, and “Sultans of Swing” became our favorite song. We decided to start playing the guitar because of the incredible sounds which Mark Knopfler was able to made out of his instrument. We practiced at my place and we rehearse a few Dire Straits songs, including “Private Investigations”, “Where Do You Think You’re Going” and of course “Sultans of Swing”. We loved so much that song. Together we had dream one day to play at the streets in Paris on 21 June for “Fete de la Musique” which is yearly one-day music festival where anybody is welcome to play music in the city”.

“Years passed, and we never really got to do it. This cover is my way to “live that dream”, and although Stephane isn’t playing with me, he was in my thoughts throughout the process”, finished David.

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