Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
Dave Stewart (keyboards) and Barbara Gaskin (vocals) are English musicians who began their respective careers as band members in the early '70s. The duo enjoyed immediate success with their 1981 debut single 'It's My Party', a worldwide hit which reached number one in the UK and Germany. Dave & Barbara have worked together ever since, releasing their music on their own independent Broken Records label and occasionally performing live as a trio or quartet.
This site focuses on the work of Stewart / Gaskin, which can best be described as intelligent pop music. For more information, please see our info page links below. To buy Dave & Barbara's music, please visit our Online Store, operated by our musician colleagues Burning Shed.
News January 2018
We're pleased to announce our 2018 live shows. The first is at London's Bush Hall on Friday August 24th 2018, featuring Barbara (vocals), Dave (keyboards), Beren Matthews (guitar) and
Gavin Harrison (drums). Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets cost £26.50 (inc. £1.50 service charge). The concert will be standing, with some unreservable side seating available on the night. Tickets for this rare one-off UK appearance are likely to be quickly snapped up, so early reservation is highly advisable. Book your tickets now from Burning Shed.
Dave, Barbara and Beren will also be playing trio concerts at Tsuki-Miru Kimi-Omou, Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan on October 20th & 21st 2018. Tickets available from
Real & True, Tokyo. Thanks to everyone who reached out and gave their support for these gigs, we appreciate it!
Stewart / Gaskin quartet
Our Christmas Competition quiz question was, "Our version of 'Levi Stubbs' Tears' features a quote from a well known 1960s Tamla Motown record in its playout. What is the name of the Motown song, and who was the band that originally recorded it?" Showing an impressive knowledge of pop history, many of you gave the right answer - 'Reach Out I'll Be There', recorded by The Four Tops (featuring Levi Stubbs on lead vocals). We put all the winning entries into a huge hat and the first to emerge was Rick Barden. Congratulations to Rick, who receives a personalised signed copy of two of our CDs.
Our complete catalogue, including 12" mixes, alternative versions and bonus tracks, is now available in remastered CD format from our
online store, operated by our musician friends Burning Shed. All profits from these sales go directly to the artists with no record company involvement.
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Inside The Music Online
A brief history of Broken Records
The Vinyl Archive
Barbara Gaskin bio
Dave Stewart bio
The Eric McWhirter Home Page
FAQ & links
Available to buy
Green and Blue
All text, images and audio files on this website copyright of Broken Records, UK.
Hour Moon EP
The TLG Collection
The Big Idea
As Far As Dreams Can Go
Broken Records - The Singles
7" Vinyl Singles
Inside The Music Vols. 1 & 2
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Live photos of Stewart / Gaskin band, Tokyo 2009 copyright Harumi Maezawa.
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