This week heralds the start of an exciting new era for rushonrock fave and InMe frontman Dave McPherson as he sets about cementing what could well be a glittering solo career.

Fans can now contribute to his upcoming solo debut The Hardship Diaries via Pledge Music and rewards range from a copy of the album prior to release to chances to claim personalised items from the man himself! All Pledgers will receive a digital copy of the album before it is released, hear exclusive material, videos and gain access to other rewards. They will also have the chance to obtain collectibles such as handwritten notes, personalised songs, original artwork and more. Dave will also be donating a portion of his pledge to UNICEF. For more information and to pledge support you can visit the project homepage below on

McPherson said: “The support for InMe and my solo work has been consistently overwhelming so I’ve decided to team up with Pledge Music to offer fans access to a range of unusual and one off treasures that go much further than the usual way artists connect with their fans.”

During his time writing and performing with InMe, Dave scored a number one in the UK Rock Charts when he was just 20, played the main stage of festivals such as Leeds/Reading, and toured the world – sharing stages with Deftones, Serj Tankian, Feeder, Biffy Clyro, Pendulum and many more.

Like the aforementioned Tankian, and the likes of former Million Dead frontman Frank Turner, McPherson is now ready to step out on his own properly as his band enter a new phase following their ‘Best Of’ release.

Flying solo, however, is nothing new to Dave – armed with an acoustic guitar and a disciplined hard work ethic he’s been touring anywhere and everywhere since 2007 and has played more than 700 shows. The difference now is that, as opposed to a collection of self-released EPs that provided snapshots of Dave’s songwriting ability, he has recorded his debut album.

McPherson has lived and breathed music since childhood, drawing influence from artists such as Talk Talk, Loudon Wainwright III, Pink Floyd, Damien Rice, Amos Lee, Counting Crows and countless other vibrant artists. He is now ready to forge an identity of his own outside of the band that he has dedicated himself to over the past few years.

The new album was recorded by the enigmatic upcoming studio wizard Mike Curtis at CDS Studios and a full headline tour will coincide with the album’s release in March.

March UK Tour

Saturday 5th – YORK, Basement

Sunday 6th – HULL, Adelphi

Monday 7th – GLASGOW, Cathouse

Tuesday 8th – EDINBURGH, Sneaky Pete’s

Wednesday 9th – NEWCASTLE, Trillian’s

Thursday 10th – MANCHESTER, Jabez Clegg

Friday 11th – LIVERPOOL, Mello Mello

Saturday 12th – LEEDS, Cockpit

Wednesday 16th – BRISTOL, The Fleece

Thursday 17th – LONDON, Borderline

Saturday 19th – BIRMINGHAM, Flapper

Wednesday 23rd – GUILDFORD, Boiler Room

Thursday 24th – SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners

Friday 25th – EXETER, Timepiece

Saturday 26th – BRIGHTON, Pav Tav