In 2015, recording with members of Grammy-winning South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and cast of the West End’s The Lion King, David wrote and released the social change album SPARK. His song Lionhearts, picked by legendary anti-apartheid activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu and conservationist and 'Keeper Of The White Lions' Linda Tucker, became the anthem of a movement that changed history.Working with schools, charities, and organisations around the world, David and his music led and galvanised a community of thousands across 97 countries behind the 'Global March For Lions' campaign to ban the trades of trophy hunting and 'canned' hunting of Lions and other wild animals around the world.
ACCLAIMED BIG BAND SINGER
David's grandfather, Moz, was a pioneering bandleader and so, naturally, David's first musical love has always been the Big Band and swing music Moz would listen to and arrange. In his early twenties, David sang on BBC Radio for a Children In Need fundraiser. A Big Band leader in Nottingham called Terry Peters heard the show and asked him to sing with his Big Band. From there David went on to sing with some of the leading Big Band Orchestras in Europe and performed at celebrity and society events, and concerts internationally with his own SWING SE7EN Orchestra (see video) and with full Big Band Orchestras.
AND 90'S CULT PUNK FRONTMAN
In David's teenage years he was lead singer and co-songwriter in the cult UK pop-punk band BULLYHEAD. After their debut EP Wunderkinds gave them national attention, they created a full album combining it's five tracks with some of the newer songs they were writing. The end result? 1997's Sweet Vandal. Then, in true Rock n Roll fashion, they split up!