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David Cale was born in Luton in England where he began his career as the lead singer of the rock band Cold Eyed Driver and singing Gershwin and Irving Berlin songs on the London Underground. At the age of twenty he moved to New York City, and started to write his own songs, which evolved into monologues often incorporating live music. David is the author and performer of seven solo shows including 'Palomino', 'A Likely Story', 'Lillian', 'Deep in a Dream of You', 'Smooch Music' and 'The Redthroats'.
His work has been presented throughout the U.S. at venues including Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, Second Stage, New York Theatre Workshop, P.S. 122, The Kitchen, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Goodman Theatre, Chicago and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. His monologues have been featured on Public Radio's 'This American Life', 'The Next Big Thing', for which he was a regular contributor, BBC Radio 4's 'Afternoon Play' and in the HBO Special, 'Bette Midler's Mondo Beyondo'.