Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin

About Us

Dave Stewart (keyboards) and Barbara Gaskin (vocals) are English musicians who began their respective careers as band members in the early '70s. The duo began working together in 1981 and enjoyed immediate success with their debut single 'It's My Party', a worldwide hit which reached number one in the UK and Germany. Dave & Barbara continue to work together to this day, releasing their music on their own independent Broken Records label and occasionally performing live as a trio or quartet with guitarist Andy Reynolds and drummer Gavin Harrison.

This site focuses on the music of Stewart / Gaskin from 1981 to the present day, which can best be described as intelligent pop music. For more information please see our Live Concerts page and Online Store, operated by our musician friends Burning Shed.

(Stewart / Gaskin band live in Tokyo, March 2009. Photo by Harumi Maezawa.)

News December 2014

Inside The Music Online downloads

Dave's popular audio-visual 'Inside The Music Online' music articles explain the inner workings of Stewart / Gaskin songs, including transcriptions of keyboard parts and vocal harmonies. Written between 2009 and 2014, the articles contain notation, audio clips (including some slower-tempo 'play along' versions), photos, extensive song and recording notes, musical insights and autobiographical details from the composer.

Inside The Music Online Volume 1      Inside The Music Online Volume 2

The 'Inside The Music Online' series began in 2009 with a deconstruction of the Stewart / Gaskin song 'Jupiter Rising'. The entire collection of 14 articles (five of which were specially written for this compilation) is now available for download, divided into two volumes. A fascinating, engagingly written glimpse into the unique musical mind of one of the UK's most respected keyboardists and composers. Available now from our online store.

If there's another Stewart / Gaskin song you'd like to see deconstructed, please mail your suggestions to stewart.gaskin@gmail.com.

Broken Records CDs & Rarities

Green and Blue     'Leipzig' single 1983)     As Far As Dreams Can Go     'Busy Doing Nothing' picturedisc (1983)     The TLG Collection

The complete Stewart / Gaskin catalogue, including 12" mixes, alternative versions and bonus tracks, is now available on remastered, special edition CDs from our online store. We also have signed copies of some of our original '80s 7" singles, mint, unplayed and still in their original picture sleeves, including our version of Thomas Dolby's 'Leipzig' (featuring a sleeve design by Peter Blegvad) and the picturedisc of the ever-popular 'Busy Doing Nothing'.


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More info

Online Store CD Releases Inside The Music online Live Concerts
A brief history of Broken Records The Vinyl Archive Discography Barbara Gaskin bio Dave Stewart bio
The Theremin Music books The Eric McWhirter Home Page Visitors Book FAQ & links

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