David Brent, Ricky Gervais’s character from The Office, will release a book of his own music and musings this summer, just in time for the release of his first film.
The David Brent Songbook will coincide with the release of Life on the Road starring Gervais, on August 19.
The film follows Brent, who who now works as a rep selling cleaning (and ladies personal hygiene) products up and down the country.
But he hasn’t given up his dream of becoming a rock star – or more specifically, singer/songwriter and lead guitarist for rock band Foregone Conclusion.
The songbook is the official companion to the film, with song introductions and all music written by Brent. It will also include exclusive images of Brent and be arranged for piano, voice and guitar.
Gervais said: “This book is a dream come true for Brent. At last, the chance to pontificate about his art and divulge the stories behind such classics as “Equality Street”, “Native American”, “Lady Gypsy”, “Slough”, and “Please don’t make fun of the Disableds.”
“Even though this is clearly a humour book, the sheet music is real and the songs are insanely catchy and easy to play. Go and get the guitar.
The David Brent Songbook will be published on August 11.