Dead Man's Cake

By David Barrows © 2012
An original concept album

by David Barrows © 2012

About the Project

Dead Man's Cake is an autobiographical album I wrote to try and make sense of a tragic event that happened in my childhood, the suicide of my mother in 1970.

Art against Suicide

"Dead Man's Cake" is a metaphor for suicide; the title track's line "Don't you eat that Dead Man's Cake" suggests troubled people should choose life instead of suicide.


I wrote the words and music, sang and played saxophones on the record.


The record was co-produced by me and Richard Lobb, and features the Toybox Band, a fantastic team of London session pros.