BIG BAND SINGER
My grandfather, Moz, was a pioneering bandleader (see my 'Moz's Band' page!) and so, naturally, my first musical love has always been the Big Band and swing music he would listen to; Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis, Buddy Rich. In my early twenties, I sang 'Have You Met Miss Jones' on BBC Radio for a Children In Need fundraiser. A Big Band leader in Nottingham called Terry Peters heard the show and asked me to sing with his Big Band. From there I went on to sing with some of the leading Big Band Orchestras in Europe and have performed at society events, weddings and concerts internationally with my SWING SE7EN Orchestra (see video) and with full Big Band Orchestras. Hear some sample recordings below.
Recorded in 2015 and featuring ex members of Grammy award-winning African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and the cast of The West End production of The Lion King, SPARK is a social change concept album, and concert, which galvanised communities across the UK and South Africa. "David's songs LionHearts and Children Of The Sun galvanised the whole world, and brought Desmond Tutu to our cause" - Linda Tucker, Pioneering Lion Conservationist and indigenous 'Keeper Of The White Lions'.
CULT PUNK FRONTMAN
In my teenage years from 1995 to 1997, I was lead singer and co-songwriter in the cult UK pop-punk band BULLYHEAD. After our debut EP Wunderkinds gave us national attention, we decided to create a full album combining it's five tracks (Circus Scene / Hypocrite / Still Easy / Magazine / Sham Scam Thank You, Man!) with some of the newer songs we were writing, ones that our (maniacally dedicated!) fans loved us playing live. The end result? 1997's Sweet Vandal. Then we split up...